This Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild guide and walkthrough covers everything you need to know to make your way through the ruins of Hyrule. As you navigate Link through shrines, find shrine locations, fight strong monsters and solve various puzzles, you may get stumped or need a solution. We’ve got you covered with information on shrine locations, how to find certain items, gain specific abilities, solve puzzles in shrines and more! This Zelda: Breath of the Wild guide and walkthrough will be updated frequently, so if you don’t see a solution to your problem, chances are we’ll have it within the next day or two.
We've got an in-progress video walkthrough as well as Breath of the Wild guides for many of the challenging shrines in the game. If you're just starting out our Breath of the Wild guide and walkthrough offers strategy articles providing info on all of the basic features of the game from fighting monsters to whipping up a dish to replenish hearts and stamina. As always, if you don't see something you're looking for new content is added daily, so be sure to keep on eye on our Zelda: Breath of the Wild guide. For now, check out our Zelda: Breath of the Wild walkthrough videos and written strategy articles below!
Breath of the Wild Quick Tips
- Don’t let your stamina completely run out or you can’t do anything that requires stamina until it’s completely replenished.
- Watch for sparkles on the ground that indicate there’s an item to be found.
- Hit an enemy in the head with and arrow for double the damage.
- If you hit an enemy from behind it increases your damage output.
- Perform a Perfect Dodge by evading a horizontal attack by pressing X and back, or vertical attack with X and left or right at the last moment.
- To perform Perfect Guard, equip a shield and press A just as you're about to get hit to deflect the attack and get an oppotunity to counterattack.
- Watch the temperature gauge so you know when you need to equip cold weather gear or light a fire.
- Turn “Aim with motion controls” off if you don’t want to play with motion controls.
- Different enemies come out at night, so you may want stop at a camp fire and rest until morning.
- Throwing a weapon inflicts double the damage, but wait until your weapon is almost broken before you throw it.
- During a lightning storm, remove all metal equipment to avoid getting hit with a lightning strike.
- Swimming costs stamina and if you run out you will drown, so don’t swim out too far.
- When buying items from shops, simply walk up to the item and purchase it. You don't need to speak to the shop owner.
- Any NPC with an exclamation point by their dialogue box as you approach will offer a quest if you speak to them.
- You can eat food while in the middle of climbing, meaning you can eat something that replenishes stamina to extend your climb.
- If you can catch a fairy and keep it in your inventory, when Link dies he will instantly come back to life with a few hearts to spare.
Shrine and Quest Guides
Misko, The Great Bandit Side Quest
Discover the location of the treasure cave and find out everything hidden inside!
Hestu Locations, Increase Inventory Size, The Priceless Maracas Side Quest
Increase the size of your inventory by completing The Priceless Maracas quest!
How to Get the Master Sword - The Hero's Sword Side Quest
Find out what you need to pull the Master Sword from the ground and make it your own!
Defeat the Lynel - Lynel Safari Side Quest and Shock Arrows
Learn how to take down the Lynel before you venture to the Divine Beast.
Divine Beast Vah Ruta and Lightscale Trident Guide
Make your way through the first Divine Beast and get all the chests plus the Lightscale Trident.
Thunderblight Ganon Guide
Find out how to defeat the boss of the Divine Beast Vah Naboris.
Shrine Locations Guide
Find all of the shrines in Breath of the Wild and learn how to complete each one.
Daka Tuss Shrine Guide
Unlock the mysteries of the Sunken Scoop as we guide you through the Daka Tuss shrine.
Ha Dahamar Shrine Guide
Solve the puzzle of the Ha Dahamar Shrine and collect the loot in the out of reach treasure chest!
Kaam Ya’tak Shrine Guide
Solve all of the puzzles in the maze-like Kaam Ya’tak shrine with our in-depth guide!
Keo Ruug Shrine Guide
Find out how to solve the puzzles inside the Keo Ruug shrine!
Muwo Jeem Shrine Guide - Combat Trial
Get tips on battling the Guardian you face in the Muwo Jeem shrine!
Myahm Agana Shrine Guide - Find the Phrenic Bow
We walk you through the motion control puzzle in the Myahm Agana shrine so you can grab the long-range Phrenic Bow!
Sheh Rata Shrine Guide - Find the Giant Boomerang
Find out how to access the chest in the final chamber of this shrine to get the Giant Boomerang.
Toto Sah Shrine Guide
Find out how to rotate all of the platforms to make it through this hidden shrine!
Ya Naga Shrine Guide
Join us as we navigate through the Ya Naga shrine in Zelda: Breath of the Wild.
More coming soon!
Breath of the Wild Strategy Articles
How to Cook - Cooking Recipes List
Learn how to cook and make your favorite dishes in Zelda: Breath of the Wild.
Combat Tips - Perfect Dodge, Sneakstrike, Weapon Durability and More
We cover some basic and advanced combat tactics to get you through Breath of the Wild.
Heat Resistance - How to Reach Goron City and Death Mountain
Find out how to get to Goron City and Death Mountain, and what kind of heat resistance you’ll need while you’re there.
Find the Lost Woods and Korok Forest
If you’re tired of getting lost in Zelda’s classic forest, the Lost Woods, we’ve got directions for you.
Gerudo Town Secret Club Password Guide
Find out how to gain access to the Gerudo Secret Club shop in Gerudo Town.
What is the Glowing Blue Spirit Rabbit
Find out what the glowing blue spirit rabbit means in Breath of the Wild.
Find the Great Fairy Fountain
Find out where the fountains are located and what they’ll do for you!
Armor Sets, Locations and Stat Bonuses
Discover where to find each armor set and what the set bonuses are!
How to Find and Farm Star Fragments - Lunar Cycle
Find out what you can use those rare Star Fragment items for in Zelda: Breath of the Wild.
How to Use Amiibo and What They Do
Learn what amiibo do in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
How to Get Fire Arrows
Find out how to acquire the Fire Arrows early in Breath of the Wild!
How to Get More Heart Containers and Increase Stamina
Find out how to increase the number of hearts you have by collecting heart containers.
How to Make Spicy Meat and Seafood Fry
Learn how to cook this meal that will net you a Warm Doublet early in the game!
How to Stay Warm, Find the Warm Doublet
Find out how to stay warm in the cold climates of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.
How to Dye Clothes and Change Armor Color
Find out how you can change the color of Link’s gear in Breath of the Wild!
More coming soon!
Breath of the Wild Video Walkthrough
Zelda: Breath of the Wild Video Walkthrough Part 1 - Sheikah Slate, The Great Plateau Tower
Journey through the beginning of the game as you acquire the Sheikah Slate.
Zelda: Breath of the Wild Video Walkthrough Part 2 - The Isolated Plateau, Oman Au Shrine, Fire Arrows
Explore more of the Isolated Plateau, including the Oman Au and Ja Baij shrines and finding Fire Arrows.
Zelda: Breath of the Wild Video Walkthrough Part 3 - Ja Baij Shrine, Soldier's Bow, Warm Doublet
Take on the Ja Baij shrine, pick up the Soldier's Bow and find the Warm Doublet.
Zelda: Breath of the Wild Video Walkthrough Part 4 - Keh Namut Shrine, Owa Daim Shrine, Iron Sledgehammer
Conquer the puzzles in the Keh Namut and Owa Daim shrines and pick up the Iron Sledgehammer.
Zelda: Breath of the Wild Video Walkthrough Part 5 - Bosh Kala Shrine, Korok Seeds, Dueling Peaks Tower
We make our way through the Bosh Kala shrine and through the Dueling Peaks area.
Zelda: Breath of the Wild Video Walkthrough Part 6 - Boomerang, Ha Dahamar Shrine, Horse Taming
Find the first boomerang, then solve the puzzles in the Ha Dahamar shrine and tame some horses.
Zelda: Breath of the Wild Video Walkthrough Part 7 - Toto Sah Shrine, Misko The Great Bandit Side Quest
Complete the Toto Sah shrine and find all the treasure Misko has hidden in Hyrule.
Zelda: Breath of the Wild Video Walkthrough Part 8 - The Priceless Maracas Quest, Kakariko Village
Head to Kakariko Village with a pit stop to complete the Priceless Maracas Quest along the way.
Zelda: Breath of the Wild Video Walkthrough Part 9 - Ta'Loh Naeg Shrine, Sailing, Daka Tuss Shrine
We tackle the Ta'Loh Naeg shrine and do some sailing before diving into the Daka Tuss shrine.
Zelda: Breath of the Wild Video Walkthrough Part 10 - Sheh Rata Shrine, Speed of Light, Giant Boomerang
Join us as we start off with teh Sheh Rata shrine and snag ourselves a Giant Boomerang.
Zelda: Breath of the Wild Video Walkthrough Part 11 - Myahm Agana Shrine, Hateno Ancient Tech Lab
Complete the motion puzzle and open the chest to obtain the Phrenic Bow.
Zelda: Breath of the Wild Video Walkthrough Part 12 - Sheikah Slate Power Up, Sunshroom Sensing Side Quest
We finally upgrade the Sheikah Slate and complete the Sunshroom Sensing side quest.
Zelda: Breath of the Wild Video Walkthrough Part 13 - Fairies, Muwo Jeem Shrine
Head to the mountain top near Hateno to find fairies, the complete the nearby shrine.
Zelda: Breath of the Wild Video Walkthrough Part 14 - Captured Memories Picture, Central Tower
Find the first picture in the Captured Memories quest and climb the Central Tower.
Zelda: Breath of the Wild Video Walkthrough Part 15 - Kaam Ya'tak Shrine, The Fairy Fountain Quest
Collect all of the chests in the Kaam Ya'tak shrine, then locate the first Great Fairy Fountain!
Zelda: Breath of the Wild Video Walkthrough Part 16 - Hinox Fight, Forest Dweller's Bow, Lanayru Tower
Defeat the mighty Hinox, find the Forest Dweller's Bow and climb the Lanayru Tower.
Zelda: Breath of the Wild Video Walkthrough Part 17 - Soh Kofi Shrine, Reach Zora's Domain Quest
We go through the Soh Kofi shrine and make our way into the Zora Domain.
Zelda: Breath of the Wild Video Walkthrough Part 18 - Blood Moon, Korok Seeds, Reach Zora's Domain Quest
Experience a Blood Moon, find some Korok Seeds and maybe even finally get to the Zora Domain.
Zelda: Breath of the Wild Video Walkthrough Part 19 - Ne'ez Yohma Shrine, Diving is Beauty Side Quest
Explore the Ne'ez Yohma shrine and complete the Diving is Beauty side quest in the Zora Domain.
Zelda: Breath of the Wild Video Walkthrough Part 20 - Lynel Safari Side Quest, Dan Hesho Shrine
Before you head out for the first Divine Beast, defeat the Lynel and the Dan Hesho shrine.
Zelda: Breath of the Wild Video Walkthrough Part 21 - Divine Beast Vah Ruta, Lightscale Trident
We take down the Divine Beast Vah Ruta and pick up the Lightscale Trident.
Zelda: Breath of the Wild Video Walkthrough Part 22 - Rucco Maag Shrine, Great Fairy Mija
Work through the Rucco Maag shrine before heading over to the second Great Fairy fountain.
Zelda: Breath of the Wild Video Walkthrough Part 23 - Robbies Research and The Ceremonial Song Side Quests
Travel to the second research lab and complete a couple side quests, including the Ceremonial Song.
Zelda: Breath of the Wild Video Walkthrough Part 24 - Dagah Keek Shrine, Akkala Tower, Ze Kasho Shrine
Climb Akkala Tower on the way to Death Mountain, along with the Dagah Keek and Ze Kasho shrines.
Zelda: Breath of the Wild Video Walkthrough Part 25 - Mo'a Keet Shrine, Tah Muhl Shrine, Sah Dahaj Shrine
A triple dose of shrines with Mo'a Keet, Tah Muhl and Sah Dahaj.
Zelda: Breath of the Wild Video Walkthrough Part 26 - Lynel Fight, Zuna Kai Shrine, Kilton Location
We take another another Lynel in the Akkala region, find Kilton and complete the Zuna Kai shrine.
Zelda: Breath of the Wild Video Walkthrough Part 27 - Hestu Second Location
We enhance some gear, complete the Wahgo Katta, Hila Rao and Kaya Wan shrines, and find Hestu's second location.
Zelda: Breath of the Wild Video Walkthrough Part 28 - Hestu Third Location, Eventide Island
Find Hestu's third location, go through Chaas Qeta shrine and complete Eventide Island with the Korgu Chideh shrine.
Zelda: Breath of the Wild Video Walkthrough Part 29 - Eldin Tower, Qua Raym Shrine
We make it to the top of Eldin Tower and complete the Qua Raym shrine on the way to Goron City.
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