Giving durability its due: How Zelda’s breakable weapons improve gameplay in Tears Of The Kingdom

Breath of the Wild's breakable weapons are actually a great design choice, even if some players complained. Tears of the Kingdom doubles down and improves on the concept, and we examine how and why. — SHAUN A. NOORDIN

Hi everyone, my editor told me to stop playing The Legend Of Zelda: Tears Of The Kingdom, and start writing a new article for LevelUp. So I’ll spend the rest of this article writing about The Legend Of Zelda: Tears Of The Kingdom!

Let me clarify: no, this isn’t a review for an excellent adventure game (see the sidebar for that). Instead, this is an in-depth look into one specific mechanic that made the previous Zelda title, Breath Of The Wild (BOTW), such an amazing adventure game, and how the new Tears Of The Kingdom (TOTK) improves on it: weapon durability.

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