Players of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom take the abuse of Koroks to another level
The player's elaborate rocket constructions push the building system in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom to new boundaries, causing Koroks to soar into th...
The player's elaborate rocket constructions push the building system in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom to new boundaries, causing Koroks to soar into the sky.
The multi-stage rocket tested by the player successfully sent a Korok to a sky island before it broke apart.
The player's second rocket design also achieved impressive heights, showcasing the potential for further innovations in dealing with Koroks.
A player of The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom decided to utilize their technical skills to push the potential of dealing with Koroks to the limit with intricately constructed rockets. Aside from their pure entertainment value, their performance is noteworthy as it showcases the incredibly advanced state of the building system in Tears of the Kingdom.
Although rockets are by no means the most efficient devices for traversing Hyrule in the latest Zelda game, they have still captivated many players who have been enjoying the game since its release in mid-May, following the footsteps of Breath of the Wild. And while the creations spawned from this enthusiasm within the community were initially quite simple, it didn't take long for the Tears of the Kingdom fanbase to showcase some truly wild rocket launch systems and similar inventions.
As further evidence of this trend, Reddit user Scared_Cry_4931 recently developed several intricate rocket constructions that push the game's building system to its limits. Subsequently, they tested them by successfully launching Koroks into the sky. While both of the player's devices are elaborate additions to the various Korok torment methods in Tears of the Kingdom, they also represent engineering feats. This is especially true for the multi-stage rocket that was at the center of the player's first test. It managed to transport a helpless Korok to one of the sky islands in the game before breaking apart and sending the tiny creature plummeting back to the ground.
This particular device consists of a Zonai levitation stone and several batteries, as well as about half a dozen construct heads, each attached to an equal number of Zonai rockets. The careful positioning of the construct heads, which are constantly searching for enemies to target, causes them to activate each rocket individually, while the surrounding batteries ensure that the device has enough power to continuously gain altitude until it exhausts all propulsion options. A similar trick to delay the activation of Zonai rockets was recently applied to an impressive Tears of the Kingdom fighter jet, equipped with a missile launcher and an afterburner system, as well as manual triggers for both.
Strengthened by the success of this test, the author soon decided to construct another Korok launch apparatus. And although their second attempt clearly aimed to capture the aesthetics of a real rocket, the end result still achieved an impressively high altitude. Only time will tell if this marks the end of this particular line of innovations or if new Tears of the Kingdom technological discoveries will enable further potential applications in dealing with Koroks.
The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is now available for Nintendo Switch.