Tears of the Kingdom Duplication Glitch

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Considering Tears of the Kingdom was only just released, it should come as no surprise that a few glitches and bugs snuck under the QA tester’s radar. But unlike most annoying and immersion-breaking bugs, this one might just provide some more enjoyment to the player.

With this glitch, you can duplicate your items and bypass some of the more frustrating farming elements of Tears of the Kingdom. And although this glitch requires a little bit of prep, it’s relatively easy to rerplicate.

Tears of the Kingdom Duplication

The glitch was posted to YouTube by Caspah, here he explains the preparation needed to conduct this glitch properly. But ahead of anything, you might want to turn off the game’s auto updates, in case Nintendo quickly fixes this bug.

In the game, you’ll need to make sure you have two bows that are the same, and are next to each other in your inventory. Then, you’ll want to equip a small to medium shield – and any sword. Then head back to the bows and arrows tab before exiting the inventory screen.

From then, all you need to do is:

  1. Press ZR (Right trigger) to pull out your bow.
  2. Press up on the d-pad to attach the item you want to duplicate to the end of your bow.
  3. Press Plus to open the inventory menu, then select the bow highlighted in blue and ‘Drop’ the bow.
  4. Head to the next bow in your inventory, then equip it.
  5. Then press the Plus button twice in rapid succession – if done correctly, Link will now appear to be holding the bow with the item you want duplicated on the end of it.
  6. Now, select this bow in blue and drop this one too – and finally exit the inventory menu. You should now be able to press up on the d-pad, and the item number should now have gone up by 1.
  7. Feel free to pick up the bows on the ground and repeat as many times as you want.

The timing during step 5 may take a little practice to get it exactly right – if you’re too slow, there won’t be any item on the end of Link’s bow, and if you’re too fast the menu won’t open at all. So you just need to find the sweet spot.

With this glitch, you can duplicate any item as long as it’s in your inventory, so use it wisely.

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