With new abilities on (ultra)hand, The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom players are constantly discovering new ways to interact with the world of Hyrule, build mechanical contraptions, and most importantly, do terrible things to Koroks. Breath of the Wild’s cute little forest critters are back in Tears of the Kingdom, and like the 2017 game, finding them scattered across the game world forms a core part of the gameplay loop.
In this Zelda sequel, you’ll come across Koroks who are looking to be reunited with their friends. These little fellas have packed way too much into their rucksack, can’t move, and just lack the willpower to even make an effort. It’s up to you to figure out how to get them from point A to point B, and as Tears of the Kingdom players have discovered while using their new abilities, doing this in the most sadistic way possible is more rewarding than the two Korok seeds that you’ll receive for your efforts.
Over on Twitter, Dan Kois has been compiling a list of some of the more disturbing methods for dealing with lonely Koroks. Behold, a Korok rotisserie:
Koroks make for surprisingly great hood ornaments and crumple zones:
Finally, the Korok Space Program is here:
By the end of this decade, we will have a Korok on the moon:
Korok Space Program day 2: After adopting a more typical rocket shaped structure I had high hopes for this brave korok, however the extra weight had some unexpected effects of todays launch. pic.twitter.com/5wewLqESBT
— HopCat (@HopCaterpie) May 13, 2023
Step right up folks, the Link carnival is open for business!
Is it just me, or is trebuchet just a really fun word?
Six years of development and this is how you choose to play the game:
Remember, when you’re not committing Hyrule Convention crimes, the Korok seeds you’ll earn from these escort missions can be taken to Hestu, who’ll upgrade your inventory in exchange for them. If you’re looking for a few tips on how to save Princess Zelda, check out our Tears of the Kingdom guides hub that’s regularly updated with new features.
For some insight into how these new Korok-abusing powers were designed, you can read up on how the Ascend ability was originally a cheat code before Tears of the Kingdom’s developers realized just how much fun it would be for players to also have access to it.
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