With Link's brand new arm in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, the hero of Hyrule has access to four new abilities that we've all seen in the trailers — Ultrahand, Fuse, Ascend, and Recall.

However, there's actually a fifth one, and you don't need to get it as part of the main story: Autobuild. This handy ability is a useful tool if you're a bit less creative, or you don't want to go through the rigamarole of Ultrahand.

Here's everything you need to know about Autobuild, including what it does and where to unlock it.

Zelda: Tears Of The Kingdom: How To Get Autobuild

What is Autobuild exactly?

Autobuild is the fifth and final ability for Link's new arm in Tears of the Kingdom. Represented by three purple hands on the ability wheel, Autobuild allows you to rebuild previous Ultrahand builds automatically, as long as the materials are in front of you.

To use Autobuild, press the 'L' button and you'll get a list of previous builds you've created before. Select what build you want to reuse, and a large purple circle will appear in front of you. Highlight the materials you need with the circle and let the system

How to get Autobuild

Despite being an arm power, Link actually has to go a little out of his way to get this upgrade. But if you're the adventurous sort, and you especially like dark and dangerous places, you'll likely make your way to this upgrade in no time.

Once you've got the Paraglider from Lookout Landing, speak to Josha — Purah's new assistant — in the building underneath Purah's lab to start the main quest Camera Work in the Depths. This quest unlocks the Camera function of the Purah Pad, but it also puts you on the path to the quest that gets you Autobuild.

Complete that, and after some time has passed Josha will eventually have a second request related to the depths — A Mystery in the Depths. we're not sure what the trigger is for this to appear yet, and we got the prompt fairly late in the game, but we'll let you know as soon as we figure it out.

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How to complete 'A Mystery in the Depths'

When you talk to Josha again, she's looking at a stone slab and mentions something about the figures on the slate all looking towards where the next figure is standing. She muses on whether this is related to the statues in the depths, and asks you to investigate. You know what to do. Bring lots of Lightbloom Seeds or glowing elixirs.

Warp to the Iayusus Lightroot and start by following the first statue's gaze, which is facing south east-ish. Every time you get to a statue, check which way it's facing and follow that direction until you reach another statue, then check again. If you're going the correct way, you should eventually pass through the Grove of Time. Your final destination is the Great Abandoned Central Mine, around coordinates -0678, -1611, -0512.

Head into the mine and attempt to rebuild the vehicle, where two researchers will ask for your help in rebuilding their vehicles. Activate the Construct, which will then give you Autobuild. Use it to rebuild both vehicles and then you'll be challenged by a returning foe from Breath of the Wild.

We won't spoil who this boss is right now. However, it's a relatively easy fight against the enemy, who is riding a rather dangerous vehicle. All you need to do is knock them off of the vehicle with your archery skills (or some bombs), attack them, rinse, and repeat. Do this and you'll activate a brand new Side Adventure.

Once you're finished at the mine, return to Lookout Landing, speak to Josha, and use Autobuild to fix up the hot air balloon outside. And that's that. You'll get a Large Zonaite as a reward.

That's how to get this potentially missable power in Tears of the Kingdom. Worried you'll miss anything else? Check out our full Tears of the Kingdom walkthrough for all of the tips you need.