One of the key tools at Link's disposal in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is a paraglider. You'll get it relatively early on in the game. It has limited usability while falling/flying from high distances... except when one player got their hands on it and managed to venture five miles across Hyrule.
YouTuber Yukino San posted up the video. The five mile stretch across Hyrule is part of a 22 minute playthrough clip, where we see Link with the glider out in the field after gliding over a cliff, which is part of a trial to see the hero attempt to cover an 8,000 meter distance without touching the ground.
Yukino proceeds to use the explosive arrow types to create explosions on the ground, and the after-effect of the explosion creates a gust of wind that pushes Link into the air.
The updraft from the explosion is a creative alternative to the Divine skill in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild that allows Link to blast high into the air after taming Van Medoh and gaining the power of Rito's spirit.
In this case, Yukino uses the fire arrows and a seemingly endless supply of stamina jars to keep the momentum going in order to travel throughout Hyrule.
Essentially, everything Link does in Breath of the Wild requires stamina, including gliding and firing arrows. So, there's an intense and time-sensitive element to racing through the mini-game in order to travel from one end of Hyrule to the other.
The event ends on an island after Yukino manages to travel over 7600 meters. It's part of a flying challenge that starts at the tower location between Hebra and Central Hyrule. There's a map at the end of the video showing where you'll need to travel from and where you'll need to travel to. The journey ends on a small island on the southeast side of the map just east of Faron and just north of Necluda.
It's crazy how it takes 20 whole minutes to fly from near the upper-middle part of the map in Breath of the Wild to the very bottom of the map. It kind of shows just how large the entire game world really is, and gives the game an entirely different scope of the time and dedication Nintendo put into crafting the world.
Easily, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has one of the biggest open-world maps in gaming. And it's not just that it's big, it's actually thoroughly populated with a lot of unique locations, creative secrets, and various discoveries that can be made throughout the journey. It's not like the wide open space of mostly emptiness or unfilled valleys and mountains that make up the maps of the Just Cause games.
If you want to take on the bird-man challenges in The Legend of Zelda you'll need to carve out plenty of time to do so, because you'll need at least 20 minutes to complete them.
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