Do weapons still break in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom?

Tears of the Kingdom speedrunsNintendo

The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is finally here and many fans are wondering whether the rather frustrating weapon durability will be returning. Let’s take a look and find out.

Releasing six years ago, Breath of the Wild was considered the game of a generation, with its vast open world and unbelievable lore, characters, armor, and weapons. However, one point of both joy and frustration within this popular title was its weapon durability.

Article continues after ad

Essentially, using the same weapon too many times would break it, forcing you to either choose a new weapon or avoid your favorite sword through fears of it being destroyed.

So, with Tears of the Kingdom on its way, many are wondering whether the feature appears once again. Let’s take a look and see if weapon durability is in the game.

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

Article continues after ad
link wielding weapon in tears of the kingdomNintendo

Is weapon durability in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom?

Whatever your stance on weapon durability in Zelda, you will have to live with it as Tears of the Kingdom features weapon durability once again.

If this didn’t bother you too much in the original game, then you should be ok. If the gameplay mechanic did bother you, then you might be disappointed to see that it’s back, but it shouldn’t detract from what is expected to be another classic entry in the storied franchise.

Article continues after ad

In a proper gameplay demonstration for The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, we saw Link using a branch as a weapon, and after only a handful of hits it broke. This is to be expected if you’re attacking enemies with a mere branch, but the inclusion of weapon durability will keep players on their toes.

It’s offset slightly by the new Fuse ability which allows Link to merge weapons with environmental objects and even other weapons to create interesting new gadgets.

Article continues after ad

That’s everything you need to know about weapon durability in Tears of the Kingdom! For more Zelda content, check out our guides below:

Sky Islands map in Zelda: Tears of the KingdomAll Geoglyph locations | All Great Fairy Fountain locations | All Skyview Tower locations | How to get Zelda’s Golden Horse | Best place to farm Zonaite | How to increase your inventory slots in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom | Bubbal Gem locations | Bargainer Statue locations | How to get Phantom Armor set | Where to get the Steering Wheel | How to respec Heart Containers and Stamina Vessels in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom | How to get Autobuild | How to get Hylian Shield

Article continues after ad