Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom has a lovely nod to BotW’s DLC that’s easy to miss

If you played and beat the Champion’s Ballad DLC on breath of the wildyou might find something small but special in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom.

Story spoilers ahead for the Breath of the Wild and Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom DLC.

When the DLC for Breath of the Wild was announced, many fans were excited about how the world and story could be expanded. But some were a bit disappointed that it mostly just fleshed out the Champion’s backstory, which I personally loved as it helped inform the kind of people they were. However, one of the best touches came once you got past the DLC, as the final cutscene shows a scene of the champions taking a photo together. You’d then find this photo hanging in Link’s house in Hateno, a really nice touch to mark that you’ve finished it, and it turns out that if you’ve beaten the DLC, Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom knows it, and it will. show the same photo in that exact house.

Anyone who made it to Hateno in Tears of the Kingdom will know that the house now belongs to Zelda (makes sense, since that’s where most Hylians now live). I was wondering if the house would still be there in Tears of the Kingdom, so I headed there very early to check it out and was pleasantly surprised to find the picture of the champions all together.

With and without the photo.

The only reason I know the photo isn’t there anyway is because my partner is also playing the game, but currently doesn’t have a save file where he beat Champion’s Ballad. They were quite disappointed to see that the photo was not there, but when I told her that I was happy to see it there, she was surprised that she had not seen it. A nice little detail for those who played the DLC!

That’s not the only thing in Tears of the Kingdom that carries over from your save file. You can also import your horses from Breath of the Wild, another great touch since I grew to love my horses in the first game.

Now all players need to do is start believing that the game exists for everyone to see for themselves.

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