Zelda modder plans to add every weapon from older 3D entries in the series to Tears of the Kingdom

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Some retro weapons in Tears on the Kingdom.
Credit: Tach9 on Gamebanana.

Since Tears of the Kingdom arrived, Legend of Zelda fans have spent an incredible amount of energy relentlessly exploring the picturesque plains of Hyrule and enjoying what they have to offer.

While some players have dedicated their time to speedrunning the game or tearing its worldspace apart in order to fuse together creations that keep getting more and more impressive, others are giving the game a makeover using mods.

Some of these works have already turned Tears of the Kingdom into a retro Nintendo DS game and given Link his own Gloom Hand. Now, an ambitious new project plans on adding a bunch of armaments from a host of older 3D Zelda titles to the latest entry as standalone weapons.

Ever wanted to wield your favourite weapons from Ocarina of Time or Skyward Sword in Tears of the Kingdom?

The mod in question is called ‘Legendary Weapons (Standalone)’, and is the latest work of modder Tach9. They’ve previously released fully functional versions of the Mirror Shields from Ocarina of Time and Majora's Mask, which replace existing in-game shields.

This time, however, they’ve decided to take things a step further, embarking on a quest to “bring every sword, shield, and bow from each 3D Zelda (game), from Ocarina of Time to Skyward Sword, into Tears of the Kingdom as a standalone weapon,” which they acknowledge will probably be the biggest task they attempt in terms of modding the game.

The current version of the mod, which you can download right now, contains an assortment of seven weapons from Ocarina of Time, Majora's Mask, and Twilight Princess, which are acquirable via game-specific amiibo loot tables.

Over time, Tach9 plans to gradually expand this pool, as well as creating specially curated in-game locations that can serve as more immersive distribution points for individual weapons.


“Now that I have my workflow figured out for making standalones, I should be able to accelerate the creation process in the coming weeks,” says the modder, adding: “I hope to have a fairly substantial update (for the mod release) every week (or) two weeks.”

Regardless of which retro Zelda weapons you’re hoping to see arrive 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 to finding the secret Gerudo shop and unlocking skyview towers.

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