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Zelda: Tears Of The Kingdom Infinite Item Glitch Will Give You All The Rupees You Want

Until Nintendo patches it out, that is.


Just days after it launched, The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom players have discovered a new glitch in the game that allows them to generate infinite resources. It's relatively easy to pull off, doesn't require you to have progressed too far into the game, and once mastered, it can fill Link's inventory up within minutes. You can probably expect Nintendo to patch this exploit very soon as it essentially upends the delicate economy of Tears of the Kingdom, but if you have a quick trigger finger, here's how it works.


As of version 1.1.0 of Tears of the Kingdom, the patch that was installed on launch day, this exploit still works. As mentioned above, Nintendo doesn't mess around when it comes to plugging this holes in its games and a future patch will likely see this glitch removed from the game, so if you're intending to use it, you'll want to be quick.

For game progress, you'll want to have unlocked the Fuse ability, have at least two bows, and the item that you want to duplicate. Oh, and very quick fingers.

How to create infinite items in Tears of the Kingdom

You'll need to follow these steps to pull off the item duplication glitch, or you can check out the embedded tweet below for a visual guide.

  • Equip your bow by quickly pressing the ZR trigger.
  • Press up on your D-pad to bring up your inventory of materials.
  • Select the material that you want to duplicate and fuse it to your arrow.
  • Press the Start--or Plus--button to bring up your inventory.
  • Drop the equipped bow (it's highlighted in blue).
  • Equip a new bow.
  • Now press the Start button twice as quickly as possible.
  • Drop your currently equipped bow.
  • Close your inventory screen.
  • Pick up both of your dropped bows.

And that's it! With any luck, if you were quick enough, you just glitched in a duplicate of the item that you wanted to have more of. The nice thing about this glitch is that you won't have to worry about losing any of your items, as you can simply reclaim them and try again if you fail.

This exploit comes in especially useful when you fuse rare gems to your arrows, as you can sell those for a premium to merchants in Hyrule, giving you all the Rupees you'll need to acquire the gear that you want. You can also get extra materials for increasing the power of your weapons, ingredients to craft handy elixirs, and other rare items for when you start building machines. You can never have too much Zonai hardware, after all.

Of course, there are more legitimate means to earn Rupees and materials, but if you feel like taking a shortcut in Hyrule's dangerous sandbox, the choice is up to you. For more tips and tricks that don't require breaking the game, you can check out our Tears of the Kingdom guides hub.

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