Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom player yeets Link as far as humanly possible

The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom
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The art of yeeting in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom has reached its peak after months of trial and error.

Engineering is a tricky business in Tears of the Kingdom, even with all the newfound powers Link's been afforded in the sequel. The act of throwing Link high up into the skies above Hyrule has become an art form all of its own, and it all started two months ago with the Reddit post below.

So today I found out the height limit is 3292 meters from r/tearsofthekingdom

Coincidentally, the player also happened to discover that the height limit in Tears of the Kingdom is a reported 3292 meters. That's an impossible distance for Link to traverse using ordinary means, but that all becomes a reality when he's being chucked up into the sky by a giant propeller platform.

The same enterprising user then attempted to launch Link from the bottom of Death Mountain all the way to the height limit using the same trick. The clip below sends Link shooting into the sky so quick that Tears of the Kingdom literally has to pause itself for a few seconds to load the overworld and sky.

I performed the biggest recorded launch in TOTK: over 4km, from the base of the death mountain chasm to just below the height limit. from r/tearsofthekingdom

But finally, victory was achieved after weeks of dedication. The post below shows the player triumphant in their challenge to hit the height limit from the bottom of Death Mountain, travelling a whopping 4185 meters in total into the air, going at a staggering mach 1.54 over the entire thing.

One final paracopter post: I finally did it! I launched from Death Mountain Chasm to the height limit! from r/HyruleEngineering

One would think Link's brains would fly out of his face at such speed, but thankfully Tears of the Kingdom wasn't built to allow such a monstrosity. In all fairness, we've got to wonder if anyone at Nintendo even thought players could hit the maximum height limit by yeeting Link off a propeller platform.

Tears of the Kingdom players have also been recreating Majora's Mask's wildest side quest, if you were wondering what other zany exploits they've been up to of late. 

Here's 26 game developers explain why Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom will be talked about for years to come around the industry. 

Hirun Cryer

Hirun Cryer is a freelance reporter and writer with Gamesradar+ based out of U.K. After earning a degree in American History specializing in journalism, cinema, literature, and history, he stepped into the games writing world, with a focus on shooters, indie games, and RPGs, and has since been the recipient of the MCV 30 Under 30 award for 2021. In his spare time he freelances with other outlets around the industry, practices Japanese, and enjoys contemporary manga and anime.