Zelda Tears of the Kingdom mod gives Link his own Gloom Hand

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Link in Zelda Tears of the Kingdom.
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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 building interesting contraptions that can unleash waves of destruction, make it possible to travel without damaging the environment, or drive across a ceiling, others have already given the game a makeover using mods.

No matter whether you’re looking to turn Tears of the Kingdom into a retro Nintendo DS game, add a spark of randomness it, or make Purah tall enough to play in the NBA, modding has you covered, with a new work possibly being exactly what you need to conquer your fear of those pesky Gloom Hands.

Ever wished Link had his own Gloom Hand in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom?

The mod in question is ‘Miasma/Gloom Arm Mod’, and is the latest work of modder Lintenso. Some of their previous projects for Tears of the Kingdom have enabled Link to rock the Ross Kemp look and ride around on an invisible master cycle.

This time, they’ve decided to switch up the appearance of everyone’s favourite Hylian hero in a much less goofy manner, by replacing King Rauru's Right Arm with one tainted by miasma, also referred to as Gloom.

Featuring the trademark, withered appearance, red glow and terrifying yellow eye of the Gloom Spawn, enemies which have proven to be the stuff of many players’ nightmares, the new arm offers an ideal aesthetic for those looking to give Link a bit of a darker edge or simply outfit him with a reminder of the dangers he’s facing.

Sadly, it won’t help you to move more swiftly or swipe at foes with deadly attacks, but, quite frankly, given the kinds of death-dealing gizmos he can build using fuse, adding to Link’s arsenal any further seems a bit like it’d be overkill.


Lintenso has chosen to release two different versions of the mod, with one boasting a slightly better looking texture transition between the arm and the rest of Link body, though some users have reported experiencing issues with that variant, so you might want to stick with the less glamorous one.

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.

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