How to Quickly Finish Zelda: Breath of the Wild Before Tears of the Kingdom

With The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom officially less than a month away, now is the perfect time to finally finish playing Breath of the Wild. While you can certainly move on to the sequel without finishing the first title, wouldn't it feel good to reach the conclusion of the very best Legend of Zelda game before you do?

Completing this massive game is easier said than done, however. The average playthrough of just the main story can take about 50 hours, and that doesn't even include all of the extra bits. Whether you're coming back to an old save or starting the game anew, you're likely going to need some help to finish the story in time for the upcoming Tears of the Kingdom release.

To help you on your quest through The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, we recommend utilizing our expansive BotW Wiki Guide. Below are some key resources within our guide that can help speed up your playthrough.

Follow Our Breath of the Wild Walkthrough

One of the best aspects of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is how massive the open world is. You can pretty much run, climb, and swim anywhere you want shortly after you leave the Great Plateau. While this freedom is definitely core to the gameplay, it doesn't necessarily help with streamlining the story. Because of this, we recommend referencing our Breath of the Wild Walkthrough for all of the main quests and challenges.

This will help guide you through the main storyline with everything you need, while also offering tips for important unavoidable battles like the Divine Beasts.

Use Our Interactive Map to Find Everything

Hyrule is enormous. There are a ton of different regions and locations for you to visit, with even more little things to discover. Although you don't need to find everything to beat the game, the fights get a lot easier if you have the best weapons and armor. You'll also need to complete Shrine quests to increase your hearts and stamina.

The easiest way to find all of these things quickly would be to use our interactive Breath of the Wild Map. It includes every Shrine location as well as markers for all of the Korok seeds across the map.

Find Side Quests You Might Have Missed

We don't know everything about Tears of the Kingdom, but we do know that Link is heading back to Hyrule. That means that any characters or side plots from Breath of the Wild may end up being relevant again in the sequel. Because of this, we recommend checking out our exhaustive list of all Side Quests in BotW to find the ones you might have missed.

Obtain the Master Sword

Although you don't actually need to get the Master Sword to defeat Ganon, it's likely going to be an integral part of Tears of the Kingdom. We know from the trailers that the Master Sword is broken in the new game, and it was previously indestructible in Breath of the Wild. You can check out our guide on How to Get the Master Sword, which requires having completely full hearts.

If you want to take it a step further, you can also obtain the Green Tunic and the Hylian Shield to complete the ensemble.

Utilize Tips for Beating Ganon

None of the monsters in Breath of the Wild are particularly easy to fight. Throughout the game, you are faced with seemingly insurmountable challenges from mostly avoidable enemies. The exception to this is the fights you have to have with Ganon to make your way through the story. Not only do you have to defeat different versions of him within each Divine Beast, you eventually have to defeat his final form to finish the story. For a full walkthrough, you can check out our guide on How to Destroy Ganon and finish the game.

If you need help fighting the different versions of Ganon to free the Divine beasts, you can also check out our guides for Vah Ruta, Vah Medoh, Vah Naboris, and Vah Rudania.

The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom arrives on May 12. You can already preorder the game ahead of time to make sure you can play it on day 1. Check out the latest trailer for the most recent gameplay footage:

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