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

Link using the Ultrahand ability in Zelda Tears of the KingdomNintendo

Ultrahand is a new ability in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of Kingdom that lets Link move items and even build vehicles. So, here’s everything we know about Ultrahand in Tears of the Kingdom.

The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is the long-awaited sequel to Breath of the Wild and introduces a variety of new abilities, as well as keeping some of the elements many fans either love or hate.

One such ability is named Ultrahand which was revealed thanks to a gameplay demonstration on March 28. So, what does Ultrahand do in Tears of the Kingdom? Here’s everything you need to know about this brand-new ability.

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A vehicle built with Link's Ultrahand ability in The Legend of Zelda Tears of the KingdomNintendo

What is the Ultrahand ability in Tears of the Kingdom?

Ultrahand is a brand new ability that Link can use in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom to pick up objects and move them around. Objects that can be moved will glow when entering Ultrahand mode.

You can use the A button to pick items up, the D-Pad to push items forward or back, and the R button to rotate items. You can also attach different objects by moving them together and pressing the A button.

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If you make a mistake when building something, you can detach items that have been stuck together by shaking them around.

The Ultrahand ability making a boat in The Legend of Zelda Tears of the KingdomNintendo

What can Ultrahand be used for in Tears of the Kingdom?

The main reason for using Ultrahand appears to be building vehicles that will allow Link to travel around Hyrule. For example, he can pick up three logs and merge them together with two fans to create a raft for getting across bodies of water.

We’ve also seen footage of a car-like vehicle that can be used to quickly travel across the land, as well as a flying vehicle that allows Link to travel through the sky and reach floating islands. It seems likely that these will be more difficult to build than a standard raft.

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Eiji Aonuma, the Producer of The Legend of Zelda series, has teased that there are “all sorts” of combinations that you can put together in the game, so it seems the Ultrahand ability will open the doors for loads of experimentation.

“There are all sorts of objects you’ll come across in this game, and depending on how you use your imagination, you can do a lot with them,” he explained. “Try crafting different things and explore this world at your leisure.”

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That’s everything we know about the Ultrahand ability right now! We’ll keep this page updated when more information is revealed, but until then, visit our Zelda page for the latest news or take a look at some of our other handy guides and content:

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