While The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom encourages players to get creative with Link’s all-new abilities to solve puzzles and reach new exciting locations, many players find that building a very long bridge can be very useful.
Link can build these super-long bridges with the help of his Ultrahunt ability, which allows players to string together a variety of materials including logs, wooden planks, and more. Tears of the Realm allows many of these items to be linked together, and it helps to solve puzzles, reach new locations in unplanned ways, and cross broken bridges or areas with high water.
Speaking of water, @mechafriend Twitter wants to inform players that they don’t need a boat to cross the river as the bridges are clearly higher!
A boat? What is it..? I built my log bridge and I think it’s neat #Tears of government pic.twitter.com/sDvc6RhZUk
– Noah!! Playing TotK⚔️ (@mechafriend) May 12, 2023
Bridges also allow you to pass through the security of a place like the Hyrule Field Skyview Tower. @TheAndyCortez It shows that you can even use Ascend to climb a bridge that you can’t walk to.
This game lol #Tears of government #Zelda #NintendoSwitch pic.twitter.com/f8CrdRsd1Z
— Andy Cortez (Unpaid) (@TheAndyCortez) May 14, 2023
@AlexLaverde16 Crossing the sky islands shows the power of a “long log bridge”.
Long Tree Bridge in Tears of the Kingdom pic.twitter.com/qVLjaPCKnU
— R2D2_Alex (@AlexLaverde16) May 13, 2023
@AndresPlays93 Shows you how to build a high bridge where you can’t normally climb.
Long Bridge #Tears of government #Zelda pic.twitter.com/FGFbiSdVno
— AndrésPlays 🎮 (@AndresPlays93) May 14, 2023
All is not perfect in the world of bridge building, however, and players must be careful not to end up that way @KenjxXz Miss the beautiful bridge where you have to watch it drop hundreds of feet to the ground.
The moment I lost my little bridge in the kingdom’s tears #Empire of Tears #twitchclips pic.twitter.com/7dAKHWz2SK
— Kenj (@KenjxXz) May 13, 2023
@dancegaming Also shows the dangers of a false bridge, warning others to be careful where they place their new creation!
A bridge-building project goes awry in Zelda: Kingdom Tears… pic.twitter.com/9DzeuXHSaU
— DansGaming (@Dansgaming) May 13, 2023
This creativity is one of the reasons we love The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, a game where you really want to know there’s no wrong answer and you can solve problems in any number of ways you see fit.
In our The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom review, we called it “an unfathomable follow-up that expands a world that already feels beyond expectations and lifts it ever higher into the clouds.”
And for help with all the kingdom’s tears, check out ours Kingdom Walk and Guide’s Tears As for making your way through Hyrule, you can actually start here:
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