The Reward For Collecting All The Korok Seeds In Breath Of The Wild Is Shit
The following may contain spoilers for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.
The Legend of Zelda series had us catching fish, delving through dungeons and even singing to cows to collect pieces of the Triforce, heart containers and even bottles. How were there no empty bottles just lying around?
Well now they’ve brought back the Korok Seeds and before you start on your painstaking collection of all 900 of these seeds you may want to read this.
In Breath of the Wild there’s this big woodland-spirit-thing named Hestu that tasks Link with hunting down a whopping 900 Korok Seeds spread across the world. Even if locating hidden items isn’t exactly new to the Zelda series, that number is a bit lofty. You’re bound to stumble upon some of them through normal play but, if you want to claim all 900, you’re going to need to put in quite a few extra hours just scouring the realms of Hyrule.
That wouldn’t be so bad if the player was rewarded for their effort with a sweet item. Like maybe a powerful sword that you literally can’t accidentally hurl off of a cliff. But it turns out that’s not the case.
Twitter user FateAwaits has posted a video showing off what happens when you approach Hestu after adding all 900 damn seeds to your collection. After helping all of the Korok children return to Korok Forest, Hestu pokes fun at the fact it should have taken a small army of players to track all of the little buggers down. After that, he gives you “Hestu’s Gift,” an item that literally looks like a pile of golden crap with a description that reads, “It smells pretty bad.” 💩
As you hit landmarks for finding Koroks throughout Breath of the Wild, you’ll unlock inventory expansions. This final “gift,” though, does absolutely nothing as far as anyone can figure. Someone might stumble upon a use at some point but, at nearly 100 percent completion, I’m not super hopeful.
You got us good this time Nintendo!