We’re used to seeing new tricks and secrets uncovered in Zelda: Breath of the Wild on a surprisingly regular basis, but here’s something a little different.
Zelda fan and modder Waikuteru delved into the game’s files, preparing a viewable and playable version of a shrine that didn’t make it into the final game. As Waikuteru explains in the video below, the 136 shrines available in the base game and its DLC are listed as ‘Dungeon000’ through ‘Dungeon135’, but there is also a ‘Dungeon136’ secret to be found.
As you can see when the shrine is loaded, it appears to be a basic model form used for development purposes and takes the form of a blessing shrine; Waikuteru speculates that this was likely a model that could be used to build new shrines in the game.
Seeing an empty shrine model readily available in the in-game files leads us to consider the possibility of a Super Mario Maker-style shrine builder, similar to the dungeon editor in Zelda: Link’s Awakening. Imagine if players could design their own shrines and puzzles in Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2!
No, let’s not go too fast …