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Breath of the Wild mod makes buying Link’s house less of a scam

Your humble abode gets way more perks

While some would argue that The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is perhaps one of the greatest games ever made, there are still aspects of the experience that are disappointing, or not quite as fleshed out as they could be. Take buying a house, for example. Seems like it would be a pretty big deal, right? Dropping thousands of rupees to own a piece of property carries with it the expectation that you’ll get something worth your while.

Instead, the house just has some knick knacks that you can display (for more rupees!), and it also lets you restore your health. You’ll probably still buy the house if you’re a completionist, but the cost doesn’t quite seem to justify the return on investment. Perhaps this is why modders like Waikuteru have come to the rescue.

As spotted by Eurogamer, a new Breath of the Wild mod revamps the house and gives it a total makeover. There are more decorations that make the space cozier, like hanging concept art, but that’s just the start. There’s also a new stable where you can store a horse, a fast travel point, a cooking area, a fishing spot, and even a mechanic that allows you to keep a pet. Depending on how you treat your pet chicken, it can reward Link with eggs that can be used for cooking. Nice.

The video above shows off all the perks that come with the mod, but unfortunately, you can’t experience this unless you’re playing an emulated version of BOTW. Still, it’s nice to see folks beefing up a game that’s already excellent — perhaps Nintendo will try and incorporate some of these ideas in the eventual follow-up?

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