While some players have dedicated their time to speedrunning the game and developing mods that can give Link his own Gloom Hand or add a bit of randomness to his adventures, many have been drawn in by the allure of building interesting contraptions.
So far, the cool creations of these Hylian engineers have done everything from unleashing waves of destruction on unfortunate enemies to driving across the ceilings of caverns. Now, however, one group of them has set off on a quest to take their builds to the next level, by unearthing every detachable object the game has to offer.
What’s the strangest object you’ve managed to include in a Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom build so far?
This gang of incredibly dedicated architects, all of whom are members of the Hyrule Engineering Club Discord Server have dubbed themselves the Hyrule Detachable Parts Division (or H.D.P.D for short) and have a simple mission, as outlined by user MiztrSageTOTK-Only in a recent post on the Hyrule Engineering subreddit.
“We’re trying our best to detach seemingly unobtainable parts from all over Hyrule,” they declared, citing the discovery of a railing that can become a fusible object once detached from the platform it’s part of as the perfect example of the kind of thing the group are looking for.
To aid their quest, the group has founded a new subreddit, r/HDPD, which has already amassed 1k members since its creation and is devoted to cataloguing their efforts to detach everything from fan blades, to turbine parts, and even doors.
Some are even considering putting together a massive spreadsheet cataloguing the location of every detachable part the group finds, as well as the method required to detach it, which seems like it’ll be quite an undertaking.
For now, if you want to get involved in their mission to gradually disassemble half of Hyrule, the group recommends that you share clips of your findings to the HDPD subreddit, so everyone can pool their engineering knowledge and work towards completing the mission together.
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