On their first day of E3, Nintendo decided to showcase The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild’s first DLC, showing gameplay of what will appear in the first DLC pack as well as showing a trailer for the second DLC pack. In celebration of both, I will give a rundown of what we know about both DLCs so that you can decide which one you’re more hyped for.

Breath of the Wild‘s first DLC pack, the Master Trials, adds in several new armors, items, and features. Specifically, the armors being added are Zelda’s Phantom Armor from Spirit Tracks, Majora’s Mask from Majora’s Mask, Tingle’s outfit from The Wind Waker and Majora’s Mask, Midna’s Helmet from Twilight Princess, and the Korok Mask, which can detect nearby Korok Seed opportunities (though I would still recommending using our Interactive Map to find them). Two new features that are added are the Hero’s Path, which allows players to view where Link has been over the past 200 hours of gameplay, and the Travel Medallion, which lets you set a fast-travel point on the map that you can warp back in the same way you can warp to different shrines. Finally, the two semi-titular features added are the Trial of the Sword, a series of challenges that task the player with surviving with no armor, weapons, materials, food, or abilities, and Master Mode, the Hero Mode of Breath of the Wild that also has its own separate save file (and also appears to have a new gold variant for all of the enemies). Overall, The Master Trials adds more features that are helpful for completionists as well as provide a new challenge for people who have already completed the game.

By contrast, not much new was revealed regarding Breath of the Wild‘s second DLC, The Champion’s Ballad. While it was already confirmed to contain a new story as well as a new dungeon, the trailer revealing it seems to heavily indicate that it will revolve around the 4 Champions of Breath of the Wild and, oddly enough, might be initiated by talking with Kass, the traveling Rito minstrel, based off the dialog that appears.

With all the known content of both DLCs laid out, my question to you is this: Which DLC are you more hyped for? Has Nintendo given Breath of the Wild a proper treatment with both DLCs? Let us know in the comments below!

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  • pedrobrvs

    The champions ballad. I just hope I can manage to get a Switch then get enough money to buy the season pass before it releases.

    • Jakob

      Same here

  • Believe it or not, I’m still trying to finish the game.

    • Darkstar

      Me too. I’ve finish 3 out of the 4 Divine beasts (I just have the Gerudo Desert to ccomplete, then Hyrule Castle and some shine/side quests)

      • No, you don’t understand, I bought the Switch with Breath of the Wild on the release date and I’ve been playing the game ever since. I’ve seen every nasty corner of Hyrule and I’m still waiting for the universe to give me a sign the kill off that swirling swine. For some reason the world keeps throwing new secrets at me…

        I’ve decided to finish the game after I found all shrines.

  • Neither look particularly great. I was hoping they’d hype the 2nd dlc some more. Overall it looks pretty average from what we’ve seen.

    • Christian Beach

      My hope is they’ll have a trailer for it in the next couple of months.

  • Kids Daniell

    the master trials look really great

  • Christian Beach

    Why not both?

    • Matthew Wells


      • Christian Beach

        Both. Both is good.

  • Squirrel on crack cocaine.

    Well, the problem is we don’t really know that much about the second DLC so I can’t get excited for something I know nothing about and the first pack is a wasted opportunity. So at the moment, neither.

    • Christian Beach

      IMO the entire first pack should’ve just been some big patch update instead of DLC.

  • William Roark

    The master trials, because it sucks that you have to have the amiibo to fully unlock everything in the ballad.

    • burchdude65

      We don’t really know much about Pack 2 yet.

    • Christian Beach

      Apparently that’s not actually the case. I personally thought it was, but then I was reminded that the Champion amiibo can be used with or without the DLC. So whatever they unlock has nothing to do with the Ballad.

      • William Roark

        Nintendo has stated that you need the champion’s amiibo to “fully experience the DLC”

        • Jakob

          I would assume that whatever the amiibo do won’t actually hinder you if you don’t have them, they probably just unlock items or some sort of ability that will make the ballad more interesting to play.

          • Dylan

            maybe skin upgrades? like play as Daruk, Mipha, Revali/Falco and Umbossa.

        • Christian Beach

          If they actually said that, then why are we able to use them without the DLC? Seems rather contradictory.

  • Valwin Mediaz

    Neither very disappointed

  • JoJo

    I found Normal mode kinda easy to beat (enemy-wise.) I’m excited for an even harder experience.

  • burchdude65

    Pack 1 because we know almost nothing about Pack 2, but I’ll probably enjoy the second pack more.

  • Happy Mask Collector

    I just hope pack 2 isn’t just more memory quests or something. Liked the memories in the game, but more for paid dlc would be underwhelming

  • Adam

    Definitely Champion’s Ballad. New challenges and features are cool, but I am a sucker for story and I genuinely like all the champions.

  • Cycy Link

    Well I have got an idea for zelda is : can sit on the ground and on chair and stoll ; more color for deying for clothing; and when to sleep in road house or heberge ,well look like skyward Sword he lie down on the bed and wake up to the bed. New power for sheika tablet to play music for example :music of asarim . And gadget : grapnel , butterfly net, ocarina , spinner, and other . And have a health bar for arms, shield and bow. (sorry for my bad English )

    • Sir Linebeck

      a status bar for durability would be VERY useful lol.

  • Chris Jagucki

    I’m really looking forward to both, and I now have all the champion Amiibo preordered. However, I’m looking forward to the Trial of the Sword more, since it’s coming at the end of this month.

  • Sentinel

    Well The Master Trials is full of hot garbage which alone might keep me from buying the DLC at all since I can’t pick and choose.

    The Champion’s Ballad intrigues me somewhat, but it’s some separate prequel thing, I’m not buying. I might consider it if it’s connected to the main game.

  • Juan Gabriel Martinez Rodrique

    I’m definitely looking forward more to the release of Champions.

  • Redead Link

    Is this really a question?

  • Msanch73

    If anyone is still looking to preorder the 4 champion amiibos, they got the good good at walmart going on: