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The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

What is Hero's Path Mode?

Seren Morgan-Roberts

This page offers a guide on how to find and use the Hero’s Path in Breath of the Wild. The Hero’s Path was added with The Master Trials DLC.

How to Use Hero’s Path Mode

The Hero’s Path is available to you as soon as you enter into the game after purchasing and downloading the Expansion Pack. Open up your Sheikah Slate Map and then press Joy_Con_X.png to access Hero’s Path Mode.

When you open your map, you’ll find an option for the Hero’s Path Mode.

Hero’s Path let’s you see your movements across the map from the last 200 hours. With it, you’ll know where you’ve been and where you still need to explore - helping you find those all important korok seeds and hidden shrines!

Move Controls
Change Speed (of playthrough) Press up_dpad.png or down_dpad.png
Back/Forward Hold left_dpad.png or right_dpad.png
Icon Display Press Joy_Con_Y.png
Pause/Cancel Press Joy_Con_B.png
Play Press Joy_Con_A.png

You can watch your path from start to finish just by pressing play, but you might find it more satisfying to zoom through your pathing history by holding the right d-pad button to fast forward through it quickly.

(1 of 2) You can watch your pathing from the very beginning

You can watch your pathing from the very beginning (left), and then see just how much you’ve explored the map and where you still need to go! (right)

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Guide Information
  • Publisher
  • Platforms,
    Switch, Wii U
  • Genre
    Action Adventure
  • Guide Release
    6 April 2018
  • Last Updated
    27 June 2023
    Version History
  • Guide Author
    Cassie Sun

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You wake up in the mysterious Shrine of Resurrection and see a Hyrule you no longer recognize. All you have by your side is the equally mysterious Sheikah Slate and the voice of a stranger to guide you. Take up the mantle of the chosen hero Link and journey throughout the most expansive, open iteration of Hyrule yet in your quest to destroy the monstrous Calamity Ganon and recover your memories of what happened 100 years ago.

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Version 1.1 (Updated October 2021)

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