Welcome to our Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom Full Walkthrough Guide hub!
This Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom Walkthrough — which includes All Shrine Locations, All amiibo Unlocks, All Korok Seed Locations, plus maps, Beginner's Advice, tips on Where To Go First, how to conquer Bosses, where to find the Best Armour and Weapons, and much more — will guide you through the Surface, Sky, and other regions of Hyrule on your quest to vanquish evil from the kingdom.
We awarded the game a sparkling 10/10 in our Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom review, saying that it "does the impossible and makes Breath of the Wild feel like a proof of concept; it takes everything its predecessor does, improves upon every single aspect, and gives you even more freedom, an even bigger world, and tons more secrets to uncover."
Note: Please be aware that this Zelda: TOTK walkthrough is a work in progress and that — naturally — SPOILERS ABOUND, so beware if you want to experience the game completely fresh! For the first several weeks we will label any late-game areas and elements obscurely in this hub, but as always exercise caution while scrolling and clicking.
Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom Guide: Getting Started
Here we share tips and tricks for beginners, with advice on what to do if you're just starting out on your journey through Hyrule.
- Beginner's Tips - What To Do First
- Best Early Weapons
- Where To Find Your First Armour
- Where To Find The Climbing Gear
- How To Avoid, Resist & Heal Gloom Damage
- How To Get The Paraglider
- How To Get Rupees
- How To Throw Items
- How To Increase Battery, Upgrade Energy Cells
- How To Read Map Coordinates
- How To Use Wing Zonai Devices
- Which Region Should I Visit First? - Recommended Route
Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom Guide: Walkthrough
This section of our Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom Guide is a full walkthrough taking you from the tutorial area through each of Hyrule's domains covering all the Main Quests. It covers how to get to each region, how to solve the puzzles, and beat the challenges you find there.
You begin in a tutorial area where you gain the abilities you'll use throughout the game, the equivalent to Breath of the Wild's Great Plateau...
Tutorial Area & Surface Intro
- Great Sky Island Walkthrough - Shrines, Closed Door Quest, Abilities
- To The Kingdom Of Hyrule Quest - Where To Find Lookout Landing
- How To Get To Rito Village, Rising Island Chain
- Wind Temple - All Puzzle Solutions
- How To Defeat The Wind Temple Boss
- How To Get To Goron City, Death Mountain
- Fire Temple - All Puzzle Solutions
- How To Defeat The Fire Temple Boss
- Zora's Domain - Where To Find King Dorephan, Toto Lake
- How To Solve 'Clues To The Sky' Quest, Wellspring Island
- The Water Temple - All Puzzle Solutions
- How To Defeat The Water Temple Boss
- How To Get To Gerudo Town, How To Solve The Red Pillar Riddle
- Lightning Temple - All Puzzle Solutions
- How To Defeat The Lightning Temple Boss
This section will contain spoilers for the final area of the game and the final boss(es) — click on these with caution!
- How To Complete 'Crisis At Hyrule Castle' Quest
- How To Defeat Hyrule Castle Boss
- After Hyrule Castle - Where To Find The Ring Ruins, Thunderhead Isles
- Guidance From Ages Past Quest - Construct Factory, Spirit Temple
- How To Defeat The Spirit Temple Boss
- Where To Find The Demon King - Final Dungeon Walkthrough
Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom Guide: Shrine Locations & Solutions
Shrines are back in Tears of the Kingdom. Here's where you'll find the locations of every Shrine, plus the solutions to some of the trickiest, and how to get the Shrine Sensor: We've also got a list of all Shrine Quests and solutions for a few choice ones.
- All Shrine Locations And Maps
- How To Get The Shrine Sensor
- Kiuyoyou Shrine Solution
- Mayachin Shrine Solution (Baseball)
- Mayaumekis Shrine Solution
- Orochium Shrine Solution
- Tenmaten Shrine Solution
- Makasura Shrine Solution
- Zanmik Shrine Solution
- More coming soon
- All Shrine Quests
- Keys Born Of Water Shrine Quest Solution
- More coming soon
Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom Guide: Key Locations & How To Unlock
Here you'll find the coordinates of every major location, including all Skyview Towers:
- All Skyview Tower Locations
- How To Unlock Sahasra Slope Skyview Tower
- How To Unlock Popla Foothills Skyview Tower
- How To Unlock Rabella Wetlands Skyview Tower
- How To Unlock Gerudo Canyon Skyview Tower
- How To Unlock Gerudo Highlands Skyview Tower
- How To Unlock Thyphlo Ruins Skyview Tower
Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom Guide: Weapon & Equipment LocationsHere you'll find the locations of desirable gear you'll want to equip for your journey through Hyrule and beyond, including where to find the Master Sword and Hylian Shield:
- How To Upgrade Armour
- How To Get The Master Sword
- How To Get The Hylian Shield
- How To Get The Dark Tunic
- How To Get The Tunic Of Memories
- How To Get The Link's Awakening Mask & Armour Set
- How To Get The Yiga Clan Armour Set
- How To Get The Zonaite Armour Set
- Coming soon
Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom Guide: Side Quests, Side Adventures
Here you'll find solutions to Side Quests and Side Adventures:
- All Side Adventures
- A Call From The Depths
- A Letter To Koyin
- A New Signature Food
- Cece's Secret
- Honey, Bee Mine
- Infiltrating The Yiga Clan
- Master Kohga of the Yiga Clan
- Messages From An Ancient Era
- Reede's Secret
- Serenade To Cotera
- Serenade To A Great Fairy
- Serenade To Kaysa
- Serenade To Mija
- Tarrey Town Quest (Mattison's Independence) - How To Build A House)
- Team Cece Or Team Reede?
- The Flute Player's Plan
- The Hornist's Dramatic Escape!
- The Mayoral Election
- Gloom-Borne Illness
- Coming soon
Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom Guide: Collectibles - Korok Seeds, amiibo Unlocks, Rewards
Here you'll find full lists and locations of all the collectible items:
- All amiibo Unlocks
- All Armour Locations
- All Bubbul Gem Rewards - What Are Bubbul Gems?
- All Dragon Locations & Materials
- All Korok Seed Locations
- All Paraglider Fabrics - Full List, Locations, How To Change
- All Pony Points Rewards
- All Schema Stones & Autobuild Blueprints
- Coming soon
Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom Guide: Recommendations - Best Armour, Weapons, Recipes
Here you'll find armour, weapon, and recipe recommendations to help you find and equip the best gear and items in the game:
- Best Armour Sets
- Best Horses, All Horse Types, Locations, How To Upgrade
- Best Recipes - How To Cook, Full Recipe List
- Best Weapons - Where To Find, Best Fuses
- Coming soon
Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom Guide: FAQs
Here we answer frequently asked questions about the game(s) that you might have.
- Can You Go Straight To The Final Boss?
- How Do You Beat The Battle Talus?
- How Do You Get Autobuild?
- How Do You Get To Korok Forest, Lost Woods?
- How Do You Get Diamonds?
- How To Get Ganon's Horse
- How Do You Shield Surf?
- How Do You Take Pictures?
- How Do You Tow A Carriage With A Horse?
- How Long Does It Take To Beat TOTK?
- Should You Play Zelda: Breath Of The Wild Before Tears Of The Kingdom?
- What Happened Before Tears Of The Kingdom? Breath Of The Wild Story Recap
- What Transfers From A Breath Of The Wild Save File?
- Where Are The Sunset Fireflies?
- Where Can You Get Bomb Flowers?
- Where Does TOTK Fit In The Zelda Timeline?
- Where Is Captain Hoz?
- Where Is Hestu?
- Where Is The Drummer?
- Where Is The Horn Player?
- Who Are The Zonai? - Zelda's Ancient Tribe Explained
Zelda Tears of the Kingdom Guide: Updates & Patch Notes
Here you can see the full update history of the game from launch, with patch notes for each new release:
Where To Buy Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom
If for some reason you're reading a guide for a game you don't own — hey, it's possible! — you can check out the best Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom deals in our guide below.
- Where To Buy Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom On Switch
- Where To Buy The Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom Nintendo Switch OLED Model Console
That's all for our Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom walkthrough. We'll be updating this guide with more info, so check back for more info in the near future and let us know below if you found these helpful.
Ok Nintendolife, so, a few days before the launch : Hey guys, no spoil here, that's our rule !
The release day : Hey guys, everything on the game, total spoil !!!
Why would someone want this?
@gurtifus This is very clearly a walkthrough guide for the game. It's labelled as such, and we've even put a spoiler warning at the top in case you somehow accidentally click on it!
If you click on a walkthrough guide and then get offended by spoilers, I don't know what to tell you.
I love that the game imports your BOTW horses.
Here's a spoiler. Great sky Island is way too spread out for a tutorial, especially when link can sprint for, like, 0.02 seconds at the start of the game.
@Manxman64 I'm not looking at any guides now, but when I want to 100% the game eventually, they're good for seeing what I missed.
I’m avoiding this at all costs unless I get really stuck.
The great sky island was much better than the great plateau. I actually wanted to explore it, whereas the plateau I just wanted to get the paraglider and leave.
@gurtifus Was waiting for a comment like this and I wasn't disappointed. You complain about so called spoilers yet you and those who liked your comment still chose to look anyway. I love it just love it.
@Manxman64 Pfftt isn't it obvious?
@Ade117 Exactly. People on here post such stupid comments sometimes >_>
I was so happy when my tried and true companion Crumpet was waiting for me at the Stable 🥲
(too bad it wouldn't import the royal steed though!)
@gurtifus You don’t have to click. Let them do their jobs.
@Manxman64 Are you new to video games?
@RubyCarbuncle @MrLinkTathapast That was just sarcasm, saying that Nintendolife was "No ! We won't say anything like other website" and not inserting pictures in their articles (although spoil tag exist). But, just the day of the release, not a single day latter, the day of the release, they upload an article saying "Everything we know for you to help !" not letting even a day pass ! As if everyone was already bored to play and was almost at the end of the game
@gurtifus They are releasing a guide to help people navigate the game; has nothing to do with boredom.
@MrLinkTathapast Yes but helping people which are only a few hours in (when this guide appeared) is maybe a little too early, is it ?
@gurtifus Not at all. Help can be needed at anytime.
I noticed that these guides are the most read pages on this site. I mean, a lot of people want to play this game blind (myself included) but they're clearly useful for many people.
I wish I had the self control to not look up things when I get stuck on certain puzzles, because it's much more satisfying and accomplishing to figure it out on your own. Same goes with naturally discovering all the game has to offer, it takes the magic out of it if I just read an article that lists all the unlockables and activities.
With that said, I am very grateful segmented guides like this exist for those of us that don't enjoy being stumped on a puzzle for more than 30 minutes.
Our lack of self control is the problem, not these guides.
@PlasmaticSnake I completely forgot about the white horse with the royal gear.
I think I named mine "Blanco", but you're right, it didn't transfer over.
All the same, it's still very amusing riding Ganon's massive beef hunk of a horse in comparison to Link's tiny Teen body.
I named that chunky horse "Dragmire"
No thanks Nintendolife. I’m doing this one alone.
@Baler You just walked into a Banana shop only to tell the employees you don't like bananas.
I appreciate this guide. I enjoy getting through things on my own but sometimes get stuck. I'll come back here if Im ready for some answers lol
AKA: "How to ruin the entire game only a week after launch. Thanks but no thanks lol
@Astral-Grain yes I did.
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