The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom full of cheating opportunities.
I’m not talking about real hacking or cheating – Historically, Nintendo hasn’t been down with gamers cheat in games. The cheating I’m talking about refers to playing the game in a way that the developers may not have intended. Now fans of tears of the kingdom take this philosophy to new levels; they build great bridges to solve all their problems and share snippets of their work on platforms like TikTok.
In tears of the kingdom, Link has a new ability called Ultrahand. This allows him to pick up and organize objects as well as glue them together to create a larger structure. This is a key change introduced in Tears of the Kingdom, and it introduces several sandbox mechanics as players build machines and other constructs to help them solve puzzles or navigate Hyrule’s rugged environment.
More importantly, you can use this ability to create a bridge. You can basically make a bridge out of anything. Sure, wood from a felled tree works, but there are plenty of other random materials scattered across Hyrule that you can glue together to create a bridge and get from place to place. Players have demonstrated what they can do with a simple but very long bridge.
If you build a bridge and then leave the area, everything you build will disappear. So some people just carry their bridge from place to place like a fucking 100 foot purse.
Others are convinced that they broke the physics of the game by creating a bridge that was too long.
This person made a bridge long enough to rival the Eldin’s Bridge and somehow crammed it into a shrine. Don’t ask me where all the pillars come from, it’s ridiculous.
My favorite is this clip in Mayachin Shrine – the bridge isn’t that long, but it’s rambling. It is certainly a unique way to solve the puzzle.
It’s sort of the one-way mind, the himbo-ist solution that makes sense to me. Oh, you can’t make it to a tower? Build a bridge. You don’t want to fight all the Bokoblins? Build a bridge to bypass them. Don’t understand a timing puzzle? Just use the items to build a bridge. I can’t build a fully functional robot, war machine, or even glider at this point, but do you know what I can build with confidence? A bridge. And it works.