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Tears of the Kingdom Is My First Ever Zelda Game and It’s a Wild Ride

6 Things to Do After Beating Tears of the Kingdom

Don't want it to end?

Completing the main storyline is most people’s ultimate goal when playing games in the Zelda franchise, but doing so hardly means there’s nothing left in the game to do. Take a look at this list to see what else there is to do after beating Tears of the Kingdom.

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Below you will find a list of worthwhile things to do after rolling credits on Tears of the Kingdom.

Completely Explore the Depths

If your primary focus has been completing the main storyline, you might have missed some of the hidden treasures within the Depths, a new addition to Tears of the Kingdom. This area is teeming with valuable loot and infested with gloom-infected enemies. These creatures present a different challenge compared to those on the surface, as excessive damage hinders your heart regeneration.

While exploring the Depths, remember to visit the Lightroots scattered throughout. Much like Shrines, Lightroots serves as convenient fast-travel points, simplifying your exploration. There are a total of 120 distinct roots to uncover, and activating each one will earn you a special commemorative medal known as Dispelling Darkness.

 Fix All of Addison’s Signs

You’ve likely come across the man displaying signs featuring Hudson’s face throughout Hyrule. Addison can be commonly found near supply areas along the roads, but he also appears in more secluded locations across the map. If you’ve already completed the main storyline, helping Addison with his signs can be a rewarding way to spend your time. Each repaired sign will earn you a few rupees, a cooked meal, and an additional material from him. Players who assist with all 81 signs will have the opportunity to personalize their paraglider with a new fabric known as Addison’s Paraglider Fabric.

Find All the Korok Seeds

The Koroks make their return in Tears of the Kingdom. This time, apart from their usual hidden locations on the map, you’ll have the opportunity to reunite two separated Koroks during your journey. Each time you encounter or assist one of these little creatures, you’ll receive a Korok seed, which can later be traded with Hestu in Korok Forest. In total, there are approximately 1,000 Korok seeds to discover. Collecting all of them will maximize your storage for bows, weapons, and shields. Additionally, as a bonus, Hestu will grant you a unique parting gift and will have new conversation options, allowing him to dance for you whenever you want.

Earn All Six Monster Medals

If monster hunting is more your thing, consider speaking to Gralens, who can usually be found in beneath Lookout Landing. Begin by completing the six monster quests he offers. After finishing these quests, Gralens will provide you with valuable information about the number of monsters scattered across Hyrule. Armed with this knowledge, you can embark on your journey to defeat them. Once you vanquish enough of the creatures, you’ll earn a corresponding medal for your accomplishments. The monsters you must face include Hinox, Stone Talus, Molduga, Flux Constructs, Frox, and Gleeoks. With more than 200 of these adversaries to conquer, this is an ideal choice for those looking to ramp up the game’s challenge.

Complete the Hyrule Compendium

For those who have already completed the story in Tears of the Kingdom, filling out the Hyrule Compendium is a rewarding endeavor. To finish it, you must capture images of every monster, creature, material, equipment, and treasure, totaling over 500 pictures. Items you’ve previously photographed will appear in blue when using your camera, while those still needed will be highlighted in orange. Don’t overlook the small birds and mammals you encounter, as they also contribute to the compendium. As an incentive, once you’ve accomplished this task, you’ll be rewarded with Robbie’s exclusive paraglider fabric.

Work Towards Getting 100% Completion

If you’ve already completed the main story in Tears of the Kingdom, your game will undergo some subtle changes. The map will now display a completion counter out of 100, tracking your overall progress in fully completing the game. This encompasses tasks such as discovering all the Korok seeds and Shrines and finishing all the side quests and adventures. While you won’t receive additional rewards beyond the quest-specific ones, you’ll be able to proudly claim your status among the elite few who have accomplished everything in the game.

Those looking to get a 100% completion, may want to find all the Cherry blossom tree locations in Tears of the Kingdom. These beautiful trees can help you find important areas on your map.

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Kirstin is a Prima Games writer who has loved video games ever since playing her first RPG as a child. While that love has continued, she also enjoys various genres, including Dungeons-crawlers, city-building, and life simulators. When not gaming, she enjoys spending time with her family.