The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom – How to access buried treasure chests

Learn how to unlock the buried treasure chests filled with riches in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom.


The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom – How to access buried treasure chests

Tears of the Kingdom

The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is an action-adventure game developed by Nintendo EPD and published by Nintendo exclusively for its gaming system, the Nintendo Switch. The Zelda franchise is a huge one consisting of 27 games in the series including the remakes. Nintendo released The Legend of Zelda in February 1986, almost 3 decades ago and The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom being the last one to be released.

The winner of the Most Anticipated Game of 2022 at the Game Award, The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom belongs to one of the biggest franchises in the gaming industry with a large fanbase. The game comes under the action-adventure genre set in the world of Hyrule following the adventures of the protagonist Link and his friend Zelda as they fight the evil forces that desire to destroy the kingdom of Hyrule.

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The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom released worldwide on May 12, 2023. The game has received very positive reviews and is expected to do very well. Here is everything you need to know about how to access buried treasure chests.

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How to access buried treasure chests in the Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

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The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom offers players a large number of useful items through buried treasure chests. Tears of the Kingdom is similar to its predecessor in regards to the need for a special ability to access buried treasure chests. However, unlike its prequel where Link had the power of the Magnesis Rune, he needs use to unlock and use the Ultrahand Ability to complete this task. the Ultrahand Ability is much like the Magnesis Rune but more versatile.

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How to Unlock and Use the Ultrahand Ability

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There’s a feature offered to players that allows them to “grab and move objects, rotate them and stick them to other objects.” Players will be able to unlock this ability after the tutorial mode of The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. This happens when the protagonist Link regains consciousness in the Great Sky Islands and tries to access the Temple of Time. After players unlock the Closed Door main quest, they will meet Rauru who will direct them to the closest Shrine on one of the floating islands.

 The shrine’s name is the Ukouh Shrine, and it’s the place where players first unlock the Ultrahand Ability. Players will then need to use Ultrahand to construct bridges and hooks to retrieve the Shrine’s Light of Blessing in order to complete the given mission. In order to equip the Ultrahand Ability, player must:

  • Hold down the L-button.
  • Use the right stick to select Ultrahand.
  • Release L-button and Link will be able to grab objects with A-button.
  • Select the chest with A-button and tilt the R-stick until it pops loose

What do buried treasure chests contain?

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Unlike normal treasure chests, buried chests do not require players to defeat enemies in order to access them. These treasure chest spawn in every region of The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, Hyrule, and the Sky Islands. As for what they contain can be completely random. Players will find weapons, gems, or sometimes money. Depending on what they find, they can either choose to collect it or leave it be.

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