Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom – How To Survive Cold Temperatures

TOTK cold resistance
TOTK cold resistance

The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom can be a bit overwhelming for brand new players, especially those who never touched Breath of the Wild. You will encounter many different mechanics even in Great Sky Island, the starting area, including temperature, as you have to venture into an ice cold region in order to complete a shrine. With Link quickly losing hearts and ultimately dying if you’re not protected from the temperature, you’re going to need to find some kind of way of surviving.

The first and most obvious way of protecting against cold is to wear clothes. There aren’t that many around the starting area, but keep an eye out for chests in the warmer areas and you might come across a few bits of gear.

However, you technically don’t even need to wear clothes to survive against freezing temperatures in Tears of the Kingdom.

Another way of not getting affected by the cold is to eat special food or meals. Spicy Peppers are fairly abundant in the local area to Gutanbac Shrine, which you can make into a Spicy Sauteed Peppers meal by taking 1x Spicy Peppers to a cooking pot or Portable Pot Zonai Device and cooking them. Cooking 5x Spicy Peppers will give you twelve and a half minutes of cold resistance, helping you to take no cold damage and complete everything you need to do in the cold area, including the Gutanbac Shrine.

One final way of staying warm is to carry a torch with you, which is most easily done by holding or throwing a stick near a source of fire. Bear in mind that this may not effective way of staying warm, as torches don’t last forever and may go out if you need to climb or do much of anything physical.

The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is available now on Switch.

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