What is Recall in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom?

Andrew Highton
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One of the new abilities in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is Recall. If you’re wondering exactly what this is, we’ve put together a quick and easy guide to break down Link’s new ability in the highly anticipated sequel.

Tears of the Kingdom is shaping up to be a huge follow-up to Breath of the Wild with plenty of new features including a set of exciting new abilities that Link can use.

One of the main abilities that can directly affect Link’s environment and help with traversal is Recall, and if you’re wondering exactly how it works, our guide has you covered.

For our full thoughts on Tears of the Kingdom, you can check out our review here.

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What is Recall in Tears of the Kingdom?

Quite simply, Recall is a new ability that acts as a rewind mechanic that reverse the actions or movement of an object for a brief window of time in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom.

So, if you’ve been messing around with a giant boulder and it rolled off a cliff, for instance, Recall will rewind time on that specific object and should be able to get it back onto the cliff.

How to use Recall in Tears of the Kingdom

Like any other Tears of the Kingdom ability in Link’s arsenal, our protagonist will need to be looking at an object and select the Recall ability to use. Make sure the cursor is on the object you want to rewind time on and push the action button to use Recall.

During the Official Gameplay Demonstration video that Nintendo did on March 28, 2023, they used the example of a rock that had fallen from the sky.

Link climbed on the rock, used Recall on it, and the rock zipped straight back up into the sky, allowing Link to access one of the game’s many sky islands.

As with everything, we’re sure that players are going to find innovative ways to use this mechanic and it’ll also play a big part in, presumably, the returning Shrine puzzles too.

For even more news and guides on all things Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, check out some of the other articles we’ve whipped up below for you:

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About The Author

Andrew Highton is a former Games Writer for Dexerto. He has a Creative Writing degree from Liverpool John Moores University and has previously written for games websites such as Twinfinite and Keengamer. With 13,000+ PlayStation Trophies to his name, Andrew is a fan of a huge variety of video games, his favourites being God of War and Metal Gear Solid. Contact him at andrew.highton@dexerto.com, on Twitter @AndyHighton8 or at www.linkedin.com/in/andrew-highton.