While some players have dedicated their time to speedrunning the game and developing mods that can turn it into a retro Nintendo DS game or add a spark of randomness to your adventures, many seem to have been drawn in by the allure of building interesting contraptions.
Though many of these cool creations have been able to unleash waves of destruction, help solve platforming puzzles, or make it possible to travel without damaging the environment, one of the latest does something truly special.
What kinds of all-terrain vehicles have you built in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom so far?
The vehicle in question is the work of user Fantastic-Pound-1698, who shared a clip of them using it to drive straight up sheer cliff faces and casually trundle across the ceiling of a cavern without falling to the ground to the subreddit r/HyruleEngineering.
They revealed that main components they’d used to engineer the vehicle’s ability to disregard gravity were the buoyant board from the Jonsau shrine, picked out for its low weight in comparison to stone boards, and the propeller and motor from the Gemimik shrine.
In terms of how exactly these work to deliver the desired outcome, user DeusExMarina theorised: “I think the fans push the vehicle forward and downward at the same time, causing it to stick to any surface due to the air pressure, while the wagon wheels and stabiliser setup allow the steering wheel to stay upright, regardless of the vehicle’s current orientation.”
Fantastic-Pound-1698’s only addition to this explanation was to point out that: “The stabiliser also adds traction.”
Meanwhile, user Webmetz suggested that with the addition of some fire-proofing, the vehicle’s gyroscopic steering mechanics would make it ideal for exploring areas filled with lava.
As they shared in another post, Fantastic-Pound-1698 has since taken on this advice and upgraded the vehicle to make it both lightning and fire-proof, making it an almost unbeatable all-terrain transport.
Regardless of what you’re getting up to in Tears of the Kingdom while you wait for its eventual DLC to arrive, make sure to follow us for a bunch of helpful guides that can aid your adventures in Hyrule by showing you how to find the secret Gerudo shop, grab a Hylian Shield or unlock Skyview Towers.