Nintendo has officially released the details on The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild’s first expansion pass DLC. This DLC is available to all those who have purchased the season pass of the game, it comes with a different set of new modes as well as trials that makes the Master Sword more powerful.
The expansion pass DLC pack 1 will feature the following additions to the game.
Trial of the Sword
When you get to a certain sacred location, you can take on the new “Trial of the Sword” challenge. Face an onslaught of enemies, one wave after another. Link starts the challenge without any equipment or weapons. When all the enemies in a room are defeated, Link proceeds to the next. Clear all the trials (about 45 rooms in total), and the true power of the Master Sword will be awakened, and it will always be in its glowing powered-up state while usable.
Hero’s Path Mode
This new map feature shows the path Link has walked through Hyrule from the last 200 hours of gameplay. Use the time tracker bar to see where you’ve spent the most time and where you have yet to explore. There’s bound to be more adventures and maybe a shrine or two on the road less traveled.
In Hard Mode, enemies gradually regain health, so take them out as quickly as possible. All enemies are also powered up by one level. For example, Red Bokoblins in Normal mode are now Blue Bokoblins. Enemies can also have higher maximum levels than they would in Normal mode. Look up, and you may also find enemies and treasure chests in the sky!
Somewhere in the world, there is a chest with a Travel Medallion inside. When you use this, you can register your current location as a fast travel point on the map. You can only register one location using the Travel Medallion.
The Korok Mask is also hidden in a treasure chest somewhere in the world. While wearing this mask, it shakes whenever Link is near a hidden Korok location. There are 900 Koroks hiding in Hyrule, so this should help you discover quite a few of them.
Finally here are the screenshots featuring the DLC in either in-game form or through concept arts. Looks like Link will have to battle flying enemies as well.
This expansion pass DLC pack 1 is set to release sometime this summer. Once it is out, you will have to search for the newly added items in the game’s world since their location still remains a surprise for now.