Man, wind bombing is so fun in Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Ride like the wind, Bullseye

Going back to Zelda: Breath of the Wild is a treat. As is learning all the lingo that the community comes up with.

It was crazy playing it pre-launch in a complete bubble, talking to no one. Slowly but surely, after that embargo lifted, I saw people doing a lot of the same things I did. And very quickly, and completely unexpectedly, folks started sharing some crazy clips.

By the time the makeshift boat and airship clips hit, I was completely hooked at delving into the unknown oddities of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. I don’t just like chronicling them, I like trying them out for myself. This one, shared by Independent_Regular8 on Reddit, explains why.

The clip itself can be quickly summed up: a player glides through the air and shoots an explosive at a cave to uncover a shrine. But the term “wind bombing” is key here in terms of how great this video is. Did you know about it? The practice of leaping up into the air, selecting a bomb really quick, blasting yourself off into space, then gliding?

A lot of people are going to go “I know this already!” And some of you are going to have your minds blown.

The clip:

One of my favourite wind bombing clips from r/Breath_of_the_Wild

And here’s a classic tutorial on wind bombing:

Chris Carter
Reviews Director, Co-EIC - Chris has been enjoying Destructoid avidly since 2008. He finally decided to take the next step, make an account, and start blogging in January of 2009. Now, he's staff!