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How to Get the Glider in Tears of the Kingdom

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by Nikola "Nick" Jovanovic
How to Get the Glider in Zelda Tears of the Kingdom

The glider is a signature item from Breath of the Wild as Link receives it almost immediately at the start of the game and can use it to glide from high areas and land safely. Tears of the Kingdom, the sequel to the 2017 hit game, draws a lot from its predecessor, so the glider makes a return, but you won’t get it right away. To find out how to get the glider in Zelda Tears of the Kingdom, check out the guide below.

How to Get the Paraglider in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

At the very beginning of the game, Link will wake up on Great Sky Island: a newbie zone where players will have to spend some time learning the basics of the new game. It is necessary to complete four Shrines and figure out how traversal works and all those new fancy physic-related mechanics. Going around this island would be a much easier affair if you had the glider, but you will have to do without it.

Only after finishing the opening story and the first four Shrines, after Link descends to the surface world, by aiming for the bodies of water to break the fall, will you be able to unlock the glider. To do so, follow the quest “To Kingdom of Hyrule” which will lead you to the Lookout Landing encampment. Talk to Purah there; she will unlock fast travel and give you a Paraglider.

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You will need a Paraglider immediately to land safely after entering the first Skyview tower, which will launch you very high in the air to scan the map. To use Paraglider, press the X button while in the air, but be mindful of the green stamina meter. If you use up all your stamina, you won’t be able to stay in flight with the Glider, nor will you be able to open it again when you get close to the ground because stamina doesn’t regenerate while falling! So be careful when you open the glider. Later in the game, it is possible to expand the stamina meter and unlock other abilities that will improve your Paraglider flying range.

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Nikola "Nick" Jovanovic

Nick has been a Prima Games Staff Writer since May 2022, an old-school gamer, and a gamer journalist with over 25 years of expertise. Our resident micro-influencer from Serbia! When he's not driving through Belgrade, he's probably racing in Gran Turismo or Forza, playing some strange JRPG games or just watching pro wrestling.

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