Nintendo has announced a new way for players of The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom to get some free items that can help them in their adventure. The items are a Hylian Shroom and a Soldier’s Broadsword, which can be obtained by following a few simple steps.
To claim the free items, players need to have the latest update for The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, which is version 1.2.0. This update fixes some issues with the main quests and adds some new features.
After updating the game, players need to go to the Switch Home Menu and select the News icon. There, they will find a news story titled “Fun uses for Fungi”, which is about how mushrooms can be used in various ways in the game. By selecting “Play Now” in the news article and launching the game, players will receive the Hylian Shroom and the Soldier’s Broadsword in their inventory.
What are the Benefits of the Free Items
The Hylian Shroom is a common ingredient that can be found in various locations in Hyrule. It can be eaten raw to restore half a heart, or cooked with other ingredients to make different dishes that can boost health, stamina, or other effects. For example, cooking a Hylian Shroom with an Apple and an Acorn will make a Simmered Fruit dish that restores three hearts.
The Soldier’s Broadsword is a one-handed sword that has a base attack power of 14. It is a reliable weapon that can deal decent damage to enemies. It can also be used to cut grass, trees, or other objects to find items or clear paths. The Soldier’s Broadsword is one of the weapons that can be dyed at the Kochi Dye Shop in Hateno Village, allowing players to customize its appearance.
Why Nintendo is Giving Out Free Items
Nintendo has not given an official reason for why they are giving out free items for The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, but it could be a way to celebrate the success of the game or to encourage more players to try it out. The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is a sequel to the critically acclaimed Breath of the Wild, which was released in 2017. It features an open-world exploration, dynamic combat, and a rich story that expands on the lore of the Zelda series.
The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom has received positive reviews from critics and fans alike, and has sold over 10 million copies worldwide as of September 2023. It is also nominated for several awards, including Game of the Year, at the upcoming Game Awards 2023.
Nintendo has previously given out free items for other games, such as Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, and Splatoon 2. These items usually have some connection to the theme or gameplay of the game, or are related to some special event or promotion.
How to Get More Items in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom
The free items that Nintendo is giving out are not the only ones that players can get in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. There are many other ways to obtain items in the game, such as:
- Exploring the world and finding chests, Korok seeds, shrines, towers, or other secrets.
- Completing quests, side quests, challenges, or mini-games.
- Defeating enemies, bosses, or guardians.
- Hunting animals, fishing, or gathering plants.
- Buying or selling items at shops, stables, or merchants.
- Crafting items with materials or recipes.
- Upgrading items with resources or fairies.
- Finding amiibo-compatible items with compatible amiibo figures.
The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom offers a lot of variety and creativity when it comes to finding and using items. Players can experiment with different combinations and strategies to suit their playstyle and preferences.