Download & Play Zelda Breath Of The Wild On PC With Cemu | 2021 Guide

Fond of The Legend Of Zelda-Breath of the Wild game? Now Play Breath of the Wild PC game. Yes! That’s right, now you would be able to play your favorite Botw game on your PC.

Technology has changed the way of gaming as well. Earlier we had games with a simple interface and architecture. But now, gaming has got more advanced and gamers are now able to enjoy 3D gaming with characters that can show real life-like expressions.

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Now, people can play games either on gaming consoles or their PC depending upon the support game provides. The legend of Zelda Breath of Wild PC game is the one that you now play on your PCs easily. Originally, the game is available only for the Nintendo Switch and Wii U which are popular gaming consoles.

It will take you around 60 hours to complete the entire game if you do t right.

Can you play the legend of Zelda’s breath of the wild on PC?

Yes, you can. But, If you want to enjoy it on your PC, you would need Zelda breath of wild emulator. The developers of the game have not yet released Zelda for PC. To play it on a PC you would need a specific software which is known as an emulator.

The emulators for games actually creates a virtual environment of the original platform of the game in your PC, which enables it to support your PC easily. One of such emulator is Cemu Emulator on which you can play the Zelda PC game.

What is Cemu Emulator?

Cemu Emulator is an emulator that is specifically supported Nintendo gaming console and Wii U. It allows you to play the games made for these gaming consoles on your Windows PC. The emulator can be used in 64-bit computers only. If your computer supports, Cemu is able to run 4K quality games on your PC.

To use this emulator on your PC you need a minimum of 4 GB RAM and Open GL 4.1 compatibility. Apart from this, your PC should also have a video card and a powerful processor. It supports NVIDIA and AMD GPUs only. It doesn’t support Intel GPU.

The software has a different variety of controller options available. DRC, pro and classic controller, Wiimotes with native support, keyboard, and USB controllers are the options it has.

This breath of the wild emulator, already allows you to play this game with decent quality. This can be increased to better quality as one of the cemu Discord channel members has revealed a hack of increasing it to 30fps to 60 fps. However, all PCs are not able to run 60fps on it. Only Computers having very strong processors can run 60fps games on it.

How to play botw on PC using Cemu?

Now, let’s discuss how to play botw on PC using Cemu. The first thing you would need to do is to check whether your motherboard drivers, GPU Drivers, and Audio drivers are updated or not. If not, then update them first.

Here are the things you would have to download first to get Zelda PC game

  • 7Zip
  • DirectX
  • C++ Redistributable

Now, another set of software that you need to download in your device are-

  • Cemu
  • Cemu Hook
  • Graphics Packs
  • Shader Cache

System Requirements:

The minimum system requirements to use Cemu emulator in your PC should be:

  • OS: 64-Bit Windows 7 Service Pack 1, or Windows 8, Windows 10
  • Graphics: NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 660 or AMD Radeon™ equivalent
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Processor: Intel® Core™ i3 or AMD Phenom
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Storage: 8 GB available space

Here are the recommended system requirements:

  • OS: 64-Bit Windows 7 Service Pack 1, or Windows 8, Windows 10
  • Graphics: NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 970 or AMD Radeon™ equivalent
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Processor: Intel® Core™ i5 or AMD FX-8350
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Storage: 8 GB available space

Installing Cemu Emulator for Legend of Zelda PC

To install cemu emulator follow these steps-

  • Go to the official website of Cemu emulator and download the latest version of this software.
  • Using 7Zip software, unzip the downloaded file.
  • In this step, you would need to download Cemu Hook software which should be compatible with the version of cemu you have downloaded.
  • Now, move to the file you have extracted in the previous step.
  • Extract file in the Cemu folder in which you have moved it. After extraction, you can remove the zipped file if you want.

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  • In Cemu current release folder you would get a graphics pack folder. Here paste the Graphics Zip file.
  • Extract this graphics zip file using 7Zip. If it asks to overwrite any file, click yes.
  • The last folder to extract is the Shader Cache zip folder you have downloaded. Extract it. You would need to move xxxx.bin file from the extracted folder. To do this, go to Cemu folder, open shader cache. Here you will get the transferable folder. Move the xxxx.bin file here.
  • Cemu is now installed in your PC.

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Configure Cemu Emulator for Legend of Zelda Breath of Wild PC Game

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With the following steps configure Cemu for Breath of Wild PC game-

  • Launch Cemu.exe. It will ask you to download certain fonts, download them. If in case you are getting problem in downloading it, try to exclude Cemu from your PC’s antivirus. It will help you to download fonts.
  • In the top menu of the Cemu, you will get ‘Options’ menu. Click on it.
  • Now select input settings, here you can set your controllers and keyboard keys as per your preference.
  • After doing it, set a profile name and save it. Now close the window.
  • Again go to the ‘options’ menu and choose graphics packs.  Here you can select graphics options for Legend of Zelda PC game and can choose the resolution you want.
  • After this, select these options-
    – FPS++
    – LWZX Crash Workaround
    – Nvidia Explosion Fix
    – RefExtra-Enhanced
    – Square shadow fix
  • For a better experience of the game, set these options in your Zelda breath of wild emulator-
  1. In options Menu-
    – Go to Upscale Filter and select Bilinear.
    – In fullscreen scaling, keep aspect ratio.
    – In GPU buffer cache accuracy, select Low(fast)
    – In Experimental option, Uncheck Enable BotW crash workaround
    – Again in Experimental,  Uncheck Use RDTSC This is Optional:(If you’re getting NPC popping issue or Physics issue)
    – In Experimental, Check Full Sync at GX2DrawDone()
  2.  In Debug Menu-
    –  In Custom Timer, set Cemu Default 1x
    – Set MM Timer Accuracy as 1ms
  3. In CPU Menu-
    – Go to Affinity and select all logical cores option.
  4. Now, Cemu is ready to be used as we have installed and configured the emulator.

Download Zelda Breath of Wild for PC

Before you head to the steps, create these three folders in Cemu Emulator folder-

  • Helper
  • Helper DX
  • Helper EX

Now Download WiiU_Usb_Helper.

Here are the steps you need to follow for downloading Legend of Zelda Breath of wild PC emulator PC Game-

  • Open WiiU_USB_Helper. In the opened window you will see an option to set default directories. Set the following directories as default-
    – Set Wii U Helper Download Directory to Helper DL Folder
    – Set Wii U Helper Extraction Directory to Helper EX Folder
  • In Wii U helper, Search for Legend of Zelda breath of wild.

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  • Click on the game which will be as per your region. Right click on it and choose to download. It will ask you for DLC and updates, click no for this.
  • Again right-click on the game and select the download update option. Choose v1.76 version to update.
  • Once again you would need to right click on the game, this time choose download DLC.
  • Now click on the options start download, to begin the process.
  • Once downloaded, right-click on game and click on Unpack option.

Install Breath of Wild PC Game

With the following steps, you can install Legend of Zelda breath of Wild PC game-

  • Open Cemu emulator and click on select files. Now click on install game updates or DLC.
  • Locate the file we have created earlier- Helper Ex folder in the cemu folder. Click on the update file and select meta.xml in the meta folder.
  • Do same for DLC files and select its .xml files.
  • Once completed with installing DLC and updates, click on the File menu, then go to load option. Click on the Helper EX folder and go to the Legend of Zelda folder. Here go to the code folder and select xxxx.rpx file.
  • Once load completes, close cemu.

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  • In cemu folder, you would need to open log.txt file and in this file go to the ‘Shader cache name’
  • Copy this name.
  • Go to the shader cache folder and then the transferable folder. Here you will get xxxx.bin file, rename it with your shader cache name.
  • Now you are ready to launch your game on Cemu. The first time, shader cache may take some time to compile.
  • Every time you run breath of wild PC game, turn on GX2setGPUFenseskip (HACK).

With the above-mentioned process, you would be able to run Legends of Zelda breath of wild PC game using cemu emulator. Don’t wait anymore, go and enjoy your Zelda on PC.


Zelda Breath Of The Wild On PC With Cemu | F.A.Q

Now, that we have covered the whole guide for you, here are some frequently asked questions to help you out.

How much gameplay is in Breath of the Wild?

It will take you about 60 hours to finish Nintendo’s latest masterpiece, Zelda, Breath of the Wild.

How do you get 100% completion of Botw?

You need to first complete all the Main Quests. Once you’ve defeated the last boss, load the last auto-save and check out your Sheikah Slate. You should be able to see your completion status.

How many levels are in Breath of the wild?

Main Quests – There are 15 Main Quests to complete in Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Find the key points here that also include freeing the Divine Beasts and Destroying Ganon. Shrine Quests – Complete these to unlock the 42 hidden shrines in Zelda: Breath of the Wild.

What order should I do Botw?

To make it super easy for you, I have put down the chronology-
• Divine Beast Vah Ruta of Zora’s Domain (Lanayru)
• Divine Beast Vah Rudania of Death Mountain (Eldin)
• Divine Beast Vah Medoh of the Hebra Mountains (Hebra)
• Divine Beast Vah Naboris of Gerudo Desert (Gerudo Wasteland)

How long does it take to 100% Botw?

I will be honest, it will take you a bit to get a hang of it. Even if you’re playing as fast as possible.
The current record is held by the French player Xalikah, who attained 100 percent in Breath of the Wild in 49 hours, nine minutes and 41 seconds.

How long does it take to get 100% breath of the wild?

It may take you around 50-60 hours. All 120 shrines + main quests take much longer than 50-60 hours. However, provided you are not using a guide for it.

Can you 100% Botw?

You can. But, again I would say take your time and enjoy the game.

How do you get 100 in Link’s Awakening?

Here is how you can get all the 100 in Link’s Awakening.
• Obtain all 14 Heart Containers.
• Obtain the Level 2 Sword.
• Obtain the Boomerang.
• Upgrade the Arrow capacity to 60.
• Upgrade the Bomb capacity to 60.
• Upgrade the Magic Powder capacity to 40.
• Collect all Stone Slabs.
• Collect the extra Small Key in Key Cavern.
• Clear the game without dying.

Link’s Awakening DX

Additional Links are-
• Collect all Stone Beaks (in place of Stone Slabs).
• Complete the Color Dungeon.
• Complete the The Travels of Link album.

Link’s Awakening for Nintendo Switch

• Obtain all 20 Heart Containers.
• Obtain all 50 Secret Seashells.
• Obtain all 3 Fairy Bottles.
• Obtain the Boomerang.
• Upgrade the Arrow capacity to 60.
• Upgrade the Bomb capacity to 60.
• Upgrade the Magic Powder capacity to 40.
• Collect all 10 Figurines at Trendy Game.
• Collect all Stone Beaks.
• Unlock all 10 Warp Points.
• Complete the Color Dungeons.
• Complete all 24 Chamber Dungeons.
• Obtain all 14 Chamber Stones.
• Obtain all 6 amiibo Chambers.
• Collect the extra Small Key in Key Cavern.
• Clear the game without dying.


2 thoughts on “Download & Play Zelda Breath Of The Wild On PC With Cemu | 2021 Guide”

  1. It worked in my laptop, even though i have only a geforce 920m. I runs in 15-25 fps and sometimes it peaks down to 1-5 fps, very breathly. I think it’s playabe. Thanks a lot for this tutorial!!!


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