Following much trial and error, one tenacious The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom player managed to build an impressive three-floor house in spite of some notable restrictions imposed on the game’s home construction mechanics. They swiftly took online to showcase their achievements, having done so just as some fans began speculating that a Tears of the Kingdom DLC announcement is imminent.
Whether it’s because the fandom called for Tears of the Kingdom to make better use of Link’s house or another reason, the new Zelda game completely revamped the home-building mechanics from Breath of the Wild. The end result of that effort is a much more powerful system that allows players to build and customize their dream Hyrule home with some help from a few familiar faces.
While many players have been eagerly experimenting with these mechanics since the game’s May 12 debut, few have managed to push the limits of the Tears of the Kingdom home-building system as far as Reddit user dullxeyes did. After 17 attempts, this relentless fan put together an impressive three-floor house that contains nearly every in-game amenity, including a stable, bedroom, garden pond, kitchen, blessing room, and every type of equipment stand that The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom has to offer.
Though Tears of the Kingdom’s the home-building system is a big improvement over the previous game’s house-furnishing mechanics, it still imposes some severe restrictions on players, such as its 15-room limit. Not only does this cap prevent fans from utilizing all 18 available amenities at once, but it also inhibits their ability to architect multi-floor lodgings, especially since most rooms come in the form of 2 x 1 blocks instead of having more versatile 1 x 1 dimensions. Due to those limitations, most players have so far resorted to building simple box shapes or—at most—open-air Tears of the Kingdom resorts, making this three-floor design by dullxeyes all the more impressive.
In order to overcome the game’s building restrictions, the author of this spacious housing unit had to make its upper floors inaccessible by regular means. Instead, their design hinges on Tears of the Kingdom’s Ascend ability, which allows Link to move through any overhead horizontal platform that’s close enough. In this scenario, it basically functions as a one-way elevator.
Some of the fans reacting to this impressive achievement used it as an opportunity to call for Nintendo to extend the game’s home construction mechanics so that the players don’t have to jump through so many hoops just to build a proper multi-floor house. Whether the developer actually ends up doing so is dubious, but even should that happen, it won’t be because of those pleasurable; assuming Tears of the Kingdom DLC is happening, the game’s post-launch content roadmap has likely been set in stone for a while now.
The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is available on Nintendo Switch.
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