OoT Navi.png

Hey! Listen!

This wiki contains spoilers! Read at your own risk!

Master Mode

Master Mode
BotW Master Mode Home Select Screen.png
Master Mode main menu
Game(s) Breath of the Wild
Feature(s)Increased difficulty

Master Mode is a mode in Breath of the Wild included in The Master Trials DLC Pack.[1]


In Master Mode, most enemies and bosses are powered up by one level, can detect Link's approach easier and regain health over time; however, there is a limit to their health recovery. Stronger, golden versions of enemies are also introduced. Some enemies, such as Lynels, also appear in more areas, including the Great Plateau. Enemies and Treasure Chests may also appear floating in the sky on planks being held by Sky Octoroks,[2] usually containing strong and rare weapons such as the Royal Guard set.

There is ordinarily a mechanism preventing Link from getting killed in one hit by powerful attacks, leaving him alive with a quarter Heart instead. This protection is not present in Master Mode.

Save data for Master Mode is kept separately from Normal Mode.[3] In contrast to Normal Mode, there is only one Autosave slot available.


  • The Master Mode was originally called Hard Mode during the Expansion Pass announcement.[4]


TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.png
Language Name Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese マスターモードー (Masutā Mōdō) Master Mode
Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Meesterstand
French Republic Flag.png FrenchEU Mode expert
Germany Flag.png German Master-Modus
Italy Flag.png Italian Modalità master
Portugal Flag.png PortugueseEU Modo master
Russia Flag.png Russian Режим мастера (Rezhim mastera)
Spain Flag.png SpanishEU Modo experto

See Also


  1. "Master Mode" — N/A (Breath of the Wild)
  2. "In Hard Mode, you'll encounter tougher foes from the outset of your adventure – you won't find any Red Bokoblins in this quest! You might even see new ranks of enemies that you've never seen before. You'll need to rethink your strategies too – foes will be better at detecting your approach and they'll slowly recover health in battle. While exploring in Hard Mode, be on the lookout for planks floating in the sky. Tougher foes and useful treasures await those willing to tackle these airborne challenges!"The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – The Master Trials DLC revealed!, Zelda UK, retrieved May 2, 2017.
  3. "Save data for your game in Master Mode will be kept separately from youre regular mode save data." — Brian, Zelda: Breath of the Wild DLC fact sheet, Nintendo Everything, published June 13, 2017, retrieved June 13, 2017.
  4. Nintendo, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Expansion Pass, YouTube (Video), published February 14, 2017, retrieved May 2, 2017.
Community content is available under GNU Free Documentation License unless otherwise noted.