How Old is Link in Tears of the Kingdom? – Answered

The Master Swordsman's age is a little confusing at times.

The highly-anticipated Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is right around the corner, and fans of Breath of the Wild are beyond excited about what it’s likely to offer. There are a ton of new items for Link to toy around with, including the ability to build your own car or plane to traverse Hyrule. One question on a lot of people’s minds is a strange one and has a rather ambiguous answer. Here’s how old Link is in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom.

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What is Link’s Age in Tears of the Kingdom?

To answer this question, we first need to venture back to Breath of the Wild. Link technically has two different ages depending on how you look at things. In terms of physical age, Link in Breath of the Wild is anywhere from 17-20 years old. Thanks to being placed in a healing chamber before the start of that game, though, he was frozen in time for about 100 years. That would make his actual age about 117-120 in that game.

With this in mind, we simply need to know the time difference between the events of Breath of the Wild and Tears of the Kingdom. There isn’t anything concrete at the time of writing, though most people believe it to be around a year or two due to both Link and Zelda looking very similar appearance-wise. This would put Link anywhere between 118-122 or 18-22 physically. The Master Sword wielder is still very young, though he has at least aged a bit more since last protecting Hyrule.

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The lands of Hyrule have aged a bit as well, if the new sky islands are anything to go off of. These should provide some serious gameplay changes, though they are also just pretty to look at. Speaking of pretty to look at, check out all the pre-order bonuses for Tears of the Kingdom with our guide.


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Shawn is a freelance gaming journalist who's been with Prima Games for a year and a half, writing mainly about FPS games and RPGs. He even brings several years of experience at other sites like The Nerd Stash to the table. While he doesn't bring a fancy degree to the table, he brings immense attention to detail with his guides, reviews, and news, leveraging his decade and a half of gaming knowledge. If he isn't writing about games, he's likely getting zero kills in his favorite FPS or yelling at the game when it was 100% his fault that he died.