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

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Ascend is one of the new abilities in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. If you’re wondering exactly what Link can do with this new skill, here’s everything you need to know.

The highly anticipated sequel to Breath of the Wild is finally here and throughout Link’s journey to defeat Ganondorf players will have to master a handful of new abilities if they want to succeed.

Ascend is one of these fresh new powers available to players in the game, and if you’re wondering exactly how it works we’ve got everything you need to know in this guide.

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

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What is Ascend in Tears of the Kingdom?

Ascend is a much faster way of being able to climb mountains and get up high very quickly in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom.

In Breath of the Wild, an inordinate amount of time would be spent scaling mountains and hills, burning through stamina in the process. Now, thanks to Ascend, this should, hopefully, become nothing more than a lost art due to the speediness of Ascend.

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How to use Ascend in Tears of the Kingdom

To use Ascend, Tears of the Kingdom users will first need to find a location with a ceiling, whether that’s a house or a cave. Once you’re inside the designated spot, select Ascend and Link will move upward in a glowing updraft, and eventually, appear at the top of the surface.

The devs have said that there will be some restrictions put in place, but Ascend can be used anywhere.

This is likely one of many new measures designed to speed up traveling and make the game even more accessible than it was before. If we learn anything else useful about Ascend, then we’ll be sure to update this guide and give you handy tips!

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If you’re interested in more of what The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom has to offer, then we have a few other guides below for you to check out:

Sky Islands map in Zelda: Tears of the KingdomAll Geoglyph locations | Do weapons still break in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom? | 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

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