In the new Nintendo Treehouse for October 2020, we got a glimpse into the gameplay of a bunch of different characters! Each character has their own weapons and abilities that will make them all very different and exciting. There are plenty of different fighting styles to choose from, which will be a great way to keep the game fresh, or to lock in on one of the characters you live with in particular.
While this may be a little treat for some, it looks like in Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity the weapons don’t break! This was probably the most controversial feature of Breath of the Wild, in that you were constantly going through weapons, as they were apparently all made of paper. In the new Hyrule Warriors, you will no longer have this concern, as they will not break and can be upgraded at the blacksmith!
You will collect weapons throughout the various stages of the game, and when you find one that you like, you can take it to the blacksmith and pay him rupees with weapons you no longer want to upgrade. As you find more weapons, you will notice that some of them have additional bonuses, which you can use to your advantage. You’ll find a few less important weapons, but they all have a use. You will be able to merge them with the weapon you actually want to use, which will add additional bonuses!
Now this is all well and good, but we are going to speculate here now. It could be a bit of a hint that the Breath of the Wild sequel could also eliminate weapon breakage… The weapon leveling and fusion system is a lot more appealing to me than having to constantly switch between lesser guns, and even having to use stuff I don’t like in the first place. While this can be quite far-fetched, I’m sure Nintendo and the developers of the original game have heard players’ screams about the weapon system, and hopefully will consider making at least a few changes to it. . It remains to be seen whether or not that means eliminating the durability system, or at the very least giving you ways to repair your weapons!
If you missed the Nintendo Treedhouse: Live livestream, you can check out all the gameplay featured in the video below!