While The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom encourages players to be as creative as they want using all of Link’s new abilities to solve puzzles and reach new exciting locations, many players have discovered that making a really long bridge is just as effective.
Link is able to make these really long bridges with the help of his Ultrahand ability, which allows players to connect different objects together, including logs, wooden planks, and more. Tears of the Kingdom allows a lot of these items to be put together, and this has helped players solve puzzles, reach new locations in unintended ways, and cross areas with a broken bridge or a lot of water that would seem otherwise impassable.
Speaking of water, @mechafriend on Twitter wants to let players know they don’t need a boat to cross a river as bridges are clearly superior!
a boat? what’s that..? i just built my log bridge i think it’s neat #TearsOfTheKingdom pic.twitter.com/sDvc6RhZUk
— noah!! Playing TotK⚔️ (@mechafriend) May 12, 2023
Bridges can also help bypass the security of a place like the Hyrule Field Skyview Tower, and @TheAndyCortez shows that you can even use Ascend to get to a bridge that you can’t just walk onto.
this game lol #TearsOfTheKingdom #Zelda #NintendoSwitch pic.twitter.com/f8CrdRsd1Z
— Andy Cortez (didn’t pay) (@TheAndyCortez) May 14, 2023
@AlexLaverde16 shows the power of a “long log bridge” that makes traversing the Sky Islands a breeze.
Long log bridge in tears of the kingdom pic.twitter.com/qVLjaPCKnU
— R2D2_Alex (@AlexLaverde16) May 13, 2023
@AndresPlays93 shows how you can build a tall bridge to make a climbing platform in a place you wouldn’t normally be able to climb.
LONG BRIDGE #TearsOfTheKingdom #Zelda pic.twitter.com/FGFbiSdVno
— AndrésPlays 🎮 (@AndresPlays93) May 14, 2023
Not all is perfect in the world of bridge building, however, as players must be careful not to end up like @KenjxXz and lose a beautiful bridge that you must watch fall hundreds of feet to the ground.
The moment I lost my portable bridge on Tears of the Kingdom #tearsofkingdom #twitchclips pic.twitter.com/7dAKHWz2SK
— Kenj (@KenjxXz) May 13, 2023
@DansGaming also shows the dangers of a misplaced bridge, cautioning others to be careful of where they place their new creation!
Building a bridge did not go to plan in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom … pic.twitter.com/9DzeuXHSaU
— DansGaming (@Dansgaming) May 13, 2023
This creativity is one of the reasons we love The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, a game that wants you to know there really is no wrong answer and that you can solve problems in so many ways you see fit.
In our The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom review, we said it is “an unfathomable follow-up, expanding a world that already felt full beyond expectation and raising the bar ever higher into the clouds.”
And for help with everything Tears of the Kingdom, take a look at our Tears of the Kingdom Walkthrough and Guide about making your way through Hyrule, in fact, you can start here:
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Adam Bankhurst is a news writer for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter @AdamBankhurst and on Twitch.