What does BOTW stand for in gaming?

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

BOTW is a popular abbreviation among Nintendo gamers. It’s the short form for the game The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, which is an open-world, action-adventure game. This game was launched in 2017 and is available on the Wii U and Nintendo Switch.

In this game, you play as Link, a courageous hero with a sword. Link is the main character in all games of The Legend of Zelda series. In BOTW, you help Link, who has lost his memory, to remember everything and save Hyrule from the evil Calamity Ganon.

But there’s more to BOTW than just the story. Players also have to explore the intricately designed game world. BOTW is often praised by players and critics for its attention to detail, the freedom it gives players to try different things, and how the game’s open world is built.

As of 2022, more than 28 million copies of BOTW had been sold. In 2020, Nintendo launched a sort of prequel called Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity. They followed this up with a complete sequel, named TOTK, in 2023.

Example for using ‘BOTW’ in a conversation

Hey, have you played BOTW?

Yeah, it’s awesome! I love exploring Hyrule!

Me too! The game world is so beautifully designed 🌳🏰

I know, right? And the attention to detail is incredible! 🎮🔍