How To Fly In Zelda Breath Of the Wild

Below you can find directions detailing how to soar across the skies of Hyrule.


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Unlike our April Fools video about how to pilot a Guardian in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, this guide is entirely legitimate. It's a little known fact that you can fly in the game. But the means to do so may not be what you'd expect. Below you can find directions offering in-depth details on how to soar across the skies of Hyrule.

For more about Breath of the Wild, check out our full review, our guide roundup, or our feature detailing everything you need to know about it.

How To Fly

In order to fly, you need a mine cart and a metal box. The easiest way to acquire these two components is to go to the Death Mountain region.

To get a mine cart, follow the path towards the Goron Hot Springs, which is located southeast of Goron City. You'll find it either on a rail or resting near the edge of a cliff.

X marks the path.
X marks the path.

Now you need to find a metal box. Luckily, there are quite a few in a nearby Lizalfos encampment. Quickly grab the mine cart with your Magnesis rune and head down the path through the hot springs until you see an X-shaped steel plank on the ground, signaling a fork in the road. Follow the path to the right; you'll notice several steel planks lining it. Once you reach the end of this steel plank road, make a U-turn to the right towards the path leading downhill. Proceed down this path until you reach an encampment surrounded by metal boxes.

Lay down the mine cart and dispatch the enemies at the encampment. After doing so, use your Magnesis rune to place the mine cart onto the ground as flat as possible. Next, grab one of the metal boxes and center it on top of the mine cart. Once both pieces are set, jump on top of the metal box and lightly pull upward with Magnesis to propel the mine cart up into the air. Make slight adjustments with the right analog stick to maintain a steady course, but don't pull up too hard, as doing so will cause the box to fly out of the mine cart.

Next level Hylian airship technology, right here.
Next level Hylian airship technology, right here.

And that's how you fly in Breath of the Wild. Enjoy!

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