Octoroks are more useful than ever in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom


Since weapons are weaker than ever in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, octoroks are even more useful than in Breath of the Wild.

Spoilers ahead!

If you’ve been able to dive into Tears of the Kingdom over the past week, you probably know that the weapons in Hyrule aren’t doing all that great. That nasty gloomy thing is causing them to break down and there’s no way to fix them. In Breath of the Wild, the Octoroks could clean up any rusty weapon you have if they absorbed one, and in Tears of the Kingdom, they do something even more useful than that: they restore your weapons to full.

As shared by Tristan Cooper on Twitter (thanks, GamesRadar) Octoroks are back (and still annoying), but their suction powers are pretty useful. In the clip shared by Cooper, you can see him throw a spear that is about to break into Octoroks’ mouth. When he spits it out again, the spear is brand new, and even better, it has a stat buff that increases its attack. It should be noted that some players have noted that you can only do this once per Octorok, but it resets after Blood Moon.

There are a lot of great details like that in Tears of the Kingdom, one of the best things being the even more beautiful way the game continues to pay homage to the late Nintendo president Satoru Iwata.

Interestingly, the game developers recently shared that Breath of the Wild and Tears of the Kingdom are the “new format” for the series going forward. It wasn’t clear if this means that all games will be completely open from now on, or if it just means that the flexibility of the game is what will be kept in spirit. But overall, you can probably expect future Zelda games to be more like these two than any of the classic titles. Hopefully you can play as Zelda in one of them.


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