These tips will make wandering Hyrule in The Legend Of Zelda: Tears Of The Kingdom easier and more fun.
Even though it has a long and beloved past, The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom might be the hardest game in the series to play. Even though other Zelda games have their own game mechanics to learn and secrets to find, Tears of the Kingdom is a huge task because it has so many different game mechanics, places to explore, and enemy types. It’s unlike anything that’s come before, including its own predecessor.
At first, the follow-up to 2017’s Breath of the Wild might seem too hard, but after a little practice, you’ll be able to take out Horriblins and Like Likes just like the pros. Here are a few tricks that will help you play Tears of the Kingdom like a pro.
Use Recall To Retrieve Nearly Anything
In Tears of the Kingdom, Link’s right arm gets a lot of new powers, and Recall might be the most important one. When you use this ability, time stops right away, and you can use a cursor to select any moveable item you can see. If you use Recall on an object, it will go back in time and go back to every state it has recently held.
This skill sounds so powerful and useful on paper that it’s hard to believe, and it only gets more impressive when you see it in action. Players who know what they’re doing know that Recall can change almost anything you can see, even things that are far away. Have you ever thrown something off a sky island? As long as you can still see it in the sky or on the ground, Recall is likely to bring it back to you right away.
Use Sage Abilities In Unique Ways
After each of the big dungeons in Tears of the Kingdom, you get a Sage ability. The Sages will each make a promise of loyalty to Link and give him a piece of their spirit to help him on his quest. It’s a very useful mechanic, even if some skills are better than others at using it. Still, good players will be able to use these skills in clever ways as they move around Hyrule.
Yunobo can help you remove Zonaite and mineral deposits, which is pretty clear, but it can also be used to make fire quickly. Riju is actually just as useful when it comes to breaking rocks and other obstacles as it is when it comes to attacking. Sidon’s ability may seem like a simple defensive boost at first, but his water bubble can help you live in hot places and boost the power of weapons that use water, like the Lightscale Trident.
Extend The Life Span Of Your Zonai Creations
In Tears of the Kingdom, it’s a lot of fun to use the Zonai cars, bases, weapons, and other things you build, but they don’t last forever. If you leave these things and go too far away, they will despawn and disappear from the game’s world.
Smart Tears of the Kingdom players have found out that there are ways to make their buildings last longer. Brightbloom seeds, which grow glowing plants in the game that can be used to light up the area around them, last much longer. And if you connect them to your creations, you can go much farther without losing them. Use a dragon part instead if you want to go even further without thinking about losing your contraption. It has the longest durability window in the game.
Use Lightroots To Locate Shrines (And Vice Versa)
The Depths are far below the surface of Hyrule and can be scary to visit. Dark and full of dangerous creatures, you’ll often head straight for the closest Lightroot because each of these big glowing plants will light up a large part of the map.
At first, it might seem hard to find these Lightroots in the darkness and Gloom. But smart players will find it much easier once they realize that each Lightroot is in the same place as a shrine on the surface. If you’ve found a lot of Lightroots but are still looking for shrines. You can use where the Lightroots are to find shrines you might have missed above.
Launch The Wing Glider Without Rails
The big Zonai wing gliders that you can find all over the Sky Islands can be a lot of fun to fly. Not only can they be used to make a lot of things, but they can also help Link fly through the sky at an amazing speed, letting you get to different places and move things a long way.
Most of the time, a set of rails will be close to these Zonai wing gliders. If you put the glider on top of the rails, it will slide down them, giving you time to get on it before it takes off. If you don’t have a train system to help you launch one of these gliders, though, there is a small trick you can use. Just lift it off the ground with Ultrahand and let it fall. Then, you can use Recall to stop its movement by getting on it as it rises back into the air and triggering something, like rockets, that will give it some speed. You won’t have to wait long to fly.
Travel Across The Map With Very Few Zonai Parts
In Tears of the Kingdom, wing gliders are a very useful item, but they do have their limits. Not only is it hard to get higher with them, but they also stop working after a short time, leaving you to paraglide toward your goal if you haven’t made it yet.
So, it’s not surprising that people have made their own flying devices to use when gliders aren’t enough. Hovercrafts are one of the most famous and useful types of vehicles. They are made from just two fans and an angled steering stick. Because of the way the fans are set up, these boats can move quickly both forward and upward. This makes it easy to go anywhere in the game, from the sky islands to the deepest parts of The Depths.
Use The Purah Pad’s Zoom In Midair
The Purah Pad, which is like the Sheikah Slate in Tears of the Kingdom, makes it much easier to explore and move around. Not only does the device have your trusty map. But you can also use it as a makeshift pair of binoculars by clicking the right stick. You can zoom in on faraway places of interest and even put a pin on them if you need to.
Many players might not know that this function can be used in the air, like when Link is flying or falling after being shot out of one of Tunnel Rush game’s towers. Also, time will stop while you look around. So you can look around without having to worry about your energy going down. Pros will use this feature to look for and mark the places and things they want to find on their trip.
Turn Your Shield Into A Skateboard
Shield surfing from Breath of the Wild is back in Tears of the Kingdom, which is great. The standout feature, which lets Link hop on his shield and ride it down any hill in Hyrule, has always been popular with players. But the real pros have found a way to take it one step further.
On your trip, you’ll see many kinds of wheeled carts, like the mine carts that are used to get from one rail line to another. These carts can be fused to your shield, and since their wheels are still attached and work. Link can ride around the kingdom on them like a homemade skateboard. Even though it’s not the most realistic skating game in the world, it’s still a lot of fun.
Sleep At The Stables For Free
In a pinch, the horse stalls in Tears of the Kingdom are very useful. Not only can you board and pick up your horses there, but you can also get a good night’s sleep. If you’ve been to the stables often or helped a few people. You might be able to stay there for free sometimes.
The horse stables in Tears of the Kingdom have a bonus system that gives you rewards. When you do things like register horses or visit new stables. These points add up until you get different services and things for being a customer. For example, a Sleepover Ticket lets you use a regular bed for free. Some of the poor people in Hyrule may even thank you by giving you one of these tickets.
Help Other Hylians In Battle
The people of Hyrule have started to fight back against the Bokoblins and Lizalfos that are attacking their homes. As you talk to more and more people. You’ll hear that the heads of Hyrule’s royal guard are planning these hunts.
Players who know what they’re doing will take note of the places mentioned in these talks. You can go there later to help the Hylians. There are fights going on all over Hryule, and Link can do a lot to help change the outcome.
Stockpile Resources To Sell
In Breath of the Wild, there were a lot of goods to get from killing monsters or exploring the map. Aside from the rare and valuable things, you’d probably end up with a lot more inventory items than you needed, and smart players started to notice the valuable objects and monster parts that could be collected in large numbers. If you needed more rupees, you could sell a lot of these things and get more money that way.
Even though Tears of the Kingdom’s Fuse and Ultrahand abilities can make this method harder to use. It’s still a good way to make money. You’ll need to be a little more careful, though. Because the Fuse ability gives these items a lot more use in this update.
Climb In The Rain
One of the most controversial things about Breath of the Wild is that rain makes it hard to climb easily. When it’s raining and the ground is wet, Link will slip and fall every few seconds. This will slow him down until the rain stops.
Poor weather is still a problem in Tears of the Kingdom, but there are ways to get around it. And they all have to do with frogs. You could try to find Sticky Frogs. Which can be cooked into a drink that lets you climb in the rain. If you want a more permanent solution, you can get the same result from a set of armor that is part of a side quest that involves the game’s newspaper.