Zelda Tears of the Kingdom engineer makes surprising breakthrough: Cows are OP

The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom cow
(Image credit: Nintendo)

A Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom player has made a surprising discovery; cows are weirdly OP.

As spotted in the Hyrule Engineering subreddit, one player has made a potential breakthrough and it's all thanks to a literal raging bull. As you can see from the clip below, the cows are unsuspectedly fast - all you need to do to see this for yourself is get them in a homemade trap and let them do the rest. 

I don't think this player expected the cow in question to yeet themselves across Hyrule at such speeds but, as they say in their caption, it's definitely a good idea for Tears of the Kingdom players to consider the possibility of cow-powered vehicles. I'm not sure how I feel about the poor thing falling out of the contraption whilst in the air though...

More research needs to be done on cow-powered vehicles from r/HyruleEngineering

This discovery has gone down well in the subreddit, as one player explains: "first this made me laugh my ass off. then it put me in a state of wonder." Another has also shared their interest in the breakthrough, adding: "Ladies and gentlemen we have reached yet another age of technological advancements." Finally, my favorite reaction to the video comes from this user who simply commented: "I have to go now. My planet needs me."

As it turns out, the cows aren't the only NPC you can do this trick with. Other players in the thread have pointed out that they've seen similar videos with Beedle, for example. Luckily for you, I've managed to track one of these instances down which you can see for yourself below. 

Interestingly, Beedle doesn't have nearly the same amount of speed as the cow but still manages to coast across Hyrule like he's standing on some kind of motorized vehicle. Although likely a bug in the game, the possibilities with this one are endless. 

Faster than Mach? The speed of Beedle. from r/HyruleEngineering

If you were hoping for more reasons to head back into Hyrule, we have some bads news. Last month Nintendo revealed that Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom isn't getting DLC after all - despite all of the rumours we've been hearing. The reasoning behind this decision is simply because the team is all out of ideas for this game for now. 

Looking for something new to play? Take a look at our games like Zelda list. 

Hope Bellingham
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After studying Film Studies and Creative Writing at university, I was lucky enough to land a job as an intern at Player Two PR where I helped to release a number of indie titles. I then got even luckier when I became a Trainee News Writer at GamesRadar+ before being promoted to a fully-fledged News Writer after a year and a half of training.  My expertise lies in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, cozy indies, and The Last of Us, but especially in the Kingdom Hearts series. I'm also known to write about the odd Korean drama for the Entertainment team every now and then.