Welcome to IGN’s Walkthrough for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. This guide will seek to assist you through the main story adventure in Breath of the Wild, from Link‘s strange awakening to the final boss fight.
With an open world unlike any other Zelda game, the main story quest can be tracked in Link‘s Adventure Log – and can be undertaken at any point – or avoided in favor of exploring Shrines and taking on numerous Side Quests.
Note that the sections are divided up below in terms of the Main Quests that you get while playing. However, many of these quests – like the order you complete dungeons – can be done in any order. Almost all of the Main Quests are technically optional in one way or another, and some will provide more benefits than others on the road to defeating Ganon.
See the sections below for an optimal route through the main quests and their locations.