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The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild’s first DLC pack adds new outfits and a hard mode

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild’s first DLC pack adds new outfits and a hard mode

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Nintendo has lifted the lid on the first downloadable content pack for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, showing off new items, armor, and outfits, as well as a new difficulty mode that will make the game’s enemies tougher to beat.

The new sartorial options include the imposing Phantom armor — heavy purple plate that gives Link demon-esque horns — and a mask that will shudder whenever a Korok is nearby. There are also nods to older Zelda games, including the helmet sported by Twilight Princess’ Midna, the Majora’s Mask (from Majora’s Mask), and the unsettling green onesie worn by creepy series stalwart Tingle.

DLC Pack 1 also introduces the Hero’s Path mode: a map feature that shows specifically where players have been over the past 200 hours of game time. Link’s journey is shown as a green line across Hyrule, helping players to identify areas they’re yet to explore, or allowing them to retrace their steps to a particularly tricky shrine. In one corner of the world, you might find the Travel Medallion — a new item that will let players place their own fast-travel point wherever they choose.

The first DLC pack does introduce a new area to the game — an escalating “Trial of the Sword” that allows players to upgrade their Master Sword by facing waves of enemies — but most of it is devoted to adding accessories and quality-of-life upgrades to make Breath of the Wild’s existing story more fun to play. DLC Pack 1 is due out this summer, but if you want more quests and more story, you’ll have to wait until DLC Pack 2, set for release some time later. Do note, however, that you can’t buy them separately — both packs come together for $20.