Breath of the Wild’s Second Wind Mod Videos Taken Down By Nintendo
The Second Wind mod to The Legend of Zelda is Nintendo’s latest copyright target. Second Wind is a mod that was released in 2021 for the game and continues to be updated. A mod that allows multiplayer is one of the latest mods for Breath Of The Wild.
The Second Wind mod The Legend of Zelda – Breath of the Wild adds a wealth of content to the game. These include new recipes, weapons, shrines, and animals. The addition of blacksmiths to make weapons is one of the new features. This is in response to criticisms of Breath of the Wild’s durability. Breath Of The Wild’s Second Wind Mod demonstrates the fan devotion required to satisfy the demand for more content in a game already completed and highly regarded when it was launched.
Nintendo’s copyright strikes aren’t able to protect Breath of the Wild video mod videos. Nintendo (via Nintendo Life) has blocked 40 videos of YouTube channel Waikuteru from the mod’s developer. Waikuteru responded by asking YouTube community members to join a Discord server to attempt to persuade Nintendo to reverse its decision.
This is a notorious moment for Nintendo’s copyrighting YouTube content. In 2020, Nintendo removed all of Gilvasunner’s soundtrack videos on Super Mario 64 as well as The Legend of Zelda : Ocarina of Time. Nintendo has also taken down a number of fan-made mods and projects, including Super Mario 64 for PC. Many fans are well aware of Nintendo’s tendency to end fan-made mods as well as YouTube videos supporting them.
This legacy makes it difficult to see why Nintendo made this decision. However, it is still disappointing. Many Nintendo fans are unhappy with the way Nintendo polices fan-made content online. Waikuteru has organized a protest to this. Nintendo still controls Nintendo content. Even though the YouTube creators program was terminated, it took a 40% revenue cut for fans uploading videos about Nintendo games. Nintendo doesn’t usually support fan-made mods. This policy also applies to YouTube, which sends a message that not all content creators are taking this policy seriously.