Breath of the Wild glitch lets you start game with glider, Bow of Light

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild glitch Bow of Light glider keep new game save Memory Storage glitch

As anyone who has played The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild in the past three-plus years knows, the Bow of Light is a powerful weapon you only have access to during the final battle against Ganon. However, a new, really complicated Breath of the Wild glitch — the “Memory Storage glitch” — has been discovered that can allow you to finally keep the Bow of Light outside of the final battle, and you can even bring it and the glider into a new game save. It has been demonstrated by GamingReinvented and is the product of YouTuber LegendofLinkk‘s discoveries.

To set up the Memory Storage glitch, GamingReinvented explains that you first need the Travel Medallion, the upgraded Sheikah Sensor with at least one picture, at least one Memory, and a sidequest to mark on the map. After that, there are multiple multi-step processes you have to follow to get and keep the Bow of Light. It would be foolish for us to try to summarize it all, so either watch the video or give GamingReinvented a click.

However, there’s a huge segment of the process where “you’ll need to do everything else here without ever saving, loading a save, quitting the game, or dying,” including acquiring every item through normal play that you hope to transfer to a new, memory-exploited save file. This is a Breath of the Wild glitch for only the most hardcore players, which seems kind of appropriate if we’re talking about keeping the Bow of Light.

The Memory Storage glitch can be used to transfer any item (except hearts or stamina upgrades) you want to a new save file though, including the fully powered Master Sword, Champion abilities, and, yes, the glider. It’s just up to you whether it’s worth the enormous hassle of collecting all those items in one no-death, no-save run of the game first. At the very least, this glitch will provide lots of exciting new opportunities for challenges in the The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild community.


John Friscia
Head Copy Editor for Enthusiast Gaming, Managing Editor at The Escapist. I'm a writer who loves Super Nintendo and Japanese role-playing games to an impractical degree. I really miss living in South Korea. And I'm developing the game Boss Saga!