Last year, YouTuber and Twitch streamer PointCrow declared that he would pay $10,000 to anyone who managed to create a working multiplayer mod for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Well, two creators who go by stanz and ARCHITECT managed to do just that, and PointCrow made good on his promised reward. Just recently, the mod went public for the first time via Discord, and PointCrow has been sharing videos showing it off on his channel. As you might have guessed already, Nintendo wasn’t exactly thrilled about this.
According to PointCrow, Nintendo has demonetized several of his videos featuring the Breath of the Wild multiplayer mod (as well as some that don’t feature it at all). This means that while those videos are still available to watch, he is unable to make any money off of their views. (They were initially blocked altogether, but a YouTube appeal led to this new outcome.)
Nintendo is famously aggressive when it comes to quashing fan made mods, roms, and other unofficial projects that use their copyrighted material. It remains to be seen if they’ll change their minds about these particular videos, but as of now, it appears as though they’ll be demonetized permanently.