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Below you can find our in-depth guides detailing how to better survive in the world of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.

Unlike recent games in the series, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is fairly indirect in how it shepherds you through its world. While it reveals some details, most of the time it's up to you to figure out how to survive. That's why we've compiled all of our in-depth guides to better help you in your journey to understand and overcome the game's myriad threats and mysteries. Keep in mind, there are potential spoilers in some of the guides below.

You can also check out our full review of the game, as well as our feature detailing everything you need to know about it. Be sure to check back often as we update this article with our upcoming Breath of the Wild guides and features.

Early Game Guides

Beginner's Guide

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It's dangerous to go alone in the world of Breath of the Wild; the unwary can perish in a matter of seconds. That's why we've compiled beginner's tips to help you become a veteran survivalist of Hyrule. For a condensed take on what you need to know, watch the video above. Otherwise, check out our comprehensive guide for the full details. [Beginner's Guide]

Things The Game Doesn't Tell You

There are numerous important mechanics and concepts that the game never explains outright. At times the game alludes to them, but the majority of the time, you're left to figure them out on your own, either by experimenting or completing a sidequest that introduces a particular mechanic. With so many veiled secrets, we've compiled a plethora of useful things to know to help you on your journey. [Things The Game Doesn't Tell You]

How To Care For Your Horse

Breath of the Wild changes the tradition from past games in the series by removing Link's iconic trusty steed, Epona. Instead, you must find your own horse. Check out the video above for some tips on how to better tame and care for it. [How To Care For Your Horse]

How To Survive Every Environment

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Pretty much everywhere you go in Zelda: Breath of the Wild can be dangerous, but some areas require more specific preparation than others. Venturing out in the middle of a thunderstorm or scaling a snowy mountain can be deadly, if not downright impossible, without the right gear, items, and knowledge. Here’s what you need to know to survive in almost every situation. For a condensed version of the guide, watch the video above. Otherwise, check out our comprehensive version for the full details. [How To Survive Every Environment]

All The Weapons We've Found (So Far)

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There are plenty of weapons to find in Breath of the Wild. In our time spent with the game, we've found quite the arsenal. Take a look at all the weapons that we've found so far. [All The Weapons We've Found (So Far)]

All The Armor We've Found (So Far)

Breath of the Wild has a plethora of awesome armor sets to discover. In our time spent with the game, we've been able to find a decent amount. Check out each armor set we've found thus far. [All The Armor We've Found (So Far)]

How To Make Money

Money can be hard to come by in Zelda: Breath of the Wild, but if you’re resourceful, you can get rich in no time. We detail seven tips to keep your pockets full of Rupees. Check out our comprehensive version for the full details. [How To Make Money]

How To Find Korok Seeds

If you’ve been playing through Zelda: Breath of the Wild for even a few hours, you might have noticed that you have very little inventory space for weapons, bows, and shields. Luckily, you can expand your inventory slots! All you have to do is find Koroks, children of the forest that are hiding all over the map. When you find one, it will give you a Korok seed, which you can then trade to an adorable musician named Hestu for inventory slots. There are 11 different kinds of Korok hiding spots and 900 Korok seeds total--you can get them all for completion, but you’ll only need 441 to max out your inventory slots. Rather than show all 900 locations, we’ve put together everything you need to know to find as many as you need. [How To Find Korok Seeds]

Cooking Tips And Tricks

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Cooking is essential to your survival in Breath of the Wild. Eating food raw will restore a very small amount of your hearts, but cooking food will maximize its health benefits--and sometimes grant you useful side effects, like the cold resistance you need to safely travel through snow. For a condensed version of the guide, watch the video above. Otherwise, check out our comprehensive version for the full details. [Cooking Tips And Tricks]

Late Game Guides

Great Fairy Fountain Locations

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It's possible to upgrade your armor in the game. But to do so, you must reawaken the power of any of the four Great Fairies that exist in the world. However, finding them is a difficult task if you're not sure where to look. Here are details on how to find the Great Fairies, as well as how to reawaken them. For a condensed version of the guide, watch the video above. Otherwise, check out our comprehensive version for the full details. [Great Fairy Fountain Locations]

How To Find The Master Sword

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Breath of the Wild breaks away from tradition, discarding many of the time-honored tropes the series has been known for. Despite this, it still keeps a few iconic elements from past games. The most notable is the Master Sword, which remains a useful tool you can use to complete your quest. But acquiring the blade is no easy task, as it's hidden somewhere beyond your reach. Here are directions to help you find the Master Sword. [How To Find The Master Sword]

All The Memory Locations

As you explore, you can discover special cutscenes called Captured Memories. These scenes are triggered when you reach specific locations that correspond to photographs in your Sheikah Slate's album. Finding these memories is difficult, as it requires an intimate knowledge of the world. To help you obtain and find all the memories, we've compiled a guide with details on the locations of all 12. [All The Memory Locations]

How to Defeat Breath of the Wild's Mini-Bosses

Are the Lynels causing you trouble? Is the Stone Talus rocking your world? Here are some pointers on how to take down Breath of the Wild's massive mini-bosses. [How to Defeat Breath of the Wild's Mini-Bosses]

How To Get The Best Armor Sets

You start your adventure with nothing but an old shirt and well-worn trousers. But as you progress, there are myriad armor sets to find that offer more useful bonuses than just an increase to your defense. Whether it’s a boost to your attack or climbing speed, there's something for every situation. That's why we've compiled a guide on how to find the best armor sets available in the game. [How To Get The Best Armor Sets]

Guides to Fun Unlockables

Where To Find All The New Armor And Items

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The game has an impressive array of armor sets and items, but now that the game's first DLC pack is out, there's more to discover. From Majora's Mask to Tingle's outfit, there's a lot of new equipment available that hardcore fans of the franchise will appreciate. [Where To Find All The New Armor And Items]

Everything You Can Ride

There are a wide variety of creatures you can tame and ride in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Whether you're riding on horseback or plowing through enemies atop a bear, you have no shortage of mounts to ride across the Hyrule countryside. [Everything You Can Ride]

How To Get Monster Masks

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You can find monster masks in the game, which allow you to blend in with the corresponding enemy it represents. They're handy pieces of equipment that are well worth tracking down. Check out how to find monster masks and Kilton, the eccentric merchant that sells them. For a condensed version of the guide, watch the video above. Otherwise, check out our comprehensive version for the full details. [How To Get Monster Masks]

How To Dye Your Clothes

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Unlike previous games in the series, Breath of the Wild allows you to change the color of your clothing. To do so, you need to talk to Sayge, the manager of Kochi Dye Shop in Hateno Village. Below you can find details on where to find him and what you need to do in order to dye your clothes. [How To Dye Your Clothes]

For more on The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, check out the news stories below.

Amiibo Unlock Guide

The official Nintendo page for the The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild lists Amiibo that are compatible with the game, but it provides few other firm details. Fortunately, we've tirelessly been scanning various Amiibo into our games here at the office to try and lock down exactly what items you can get. [Amiibo Unlock Guide]

How To Buy A House

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The game allows you to purchase your own house. And the best part is that you can get one relatively early in the game. Check out how to become a homeowner in the land of Hyrule, as well as how to expand the benefits you receive from it. For a condensed version of the guide, watch the video above. Otherwise, read our comprehensive version for the full details. [How To Buy A House]

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