Tears of the Kingdom Has a Pretty Simple Duplication Glitch

Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom Has a Pretty Simple Duplication Glitch

Legend of Zelda

Turns out Link has even more magical powers than we thought.

All the new mechanics in Tears of the Kingdom create some pretty great synergies. However, there can be some unintended side effects. In this case, that takes the form of a pretty easy duplication glitch that can be done absolutely anywhere. All you need to start is two bows and at least one of the items you want to duplicate.

This doesn’t quite lead to an exponential increase, as each time you do it, you will only be getting one more of whatever item you use. Keep in mind you can only duplicate items that can be attached to an arrow. Sadly, you cannot duplicate the Light of Blessings.

How to Do the Tears of the Kingdom Duplication Glitch

It’s a very quick process, and there are only a handful of steps to it.

While aiming your bow, attach the item you will be duplicating using up d-pad. Lower the bow so you aren’t still aiming it, but have it ready.

Duplicating Glitch Step One
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Open the equipment menu with + and tab over to your bows. Drop the bow you have equipped entirely, don’t unequip it first.

Duplicating Glitch Step Two
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Now, move to a different bow and equip it.

Duplicate Glitch Step Three
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This part is a little tricky. You’re going to have to close and open the menu very quickly with just a fast two presses of +. Don’t worry if you mess up this part, as you aren’t risking the item, and you can easily try again from the top as many times as you like.

Once you reopen the menu, drop the bow you equipped.

Duplicating Glitch Step Four
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Close the menu and collect the two bows on the ground. If you did the open and close part correctly, you will now have one more of the item that you originally attached.

Duplicating Glitch Step Five
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It’s hard to say how aware Nintendo is of this duplication glitch, but it is likely it will be removed with the first patch. In the meantime, however, it’s a good way to rack up money by selling gems.

About the author

Cameron is a freelance writer for Twinfinite and regularly covers battle royales like Fortnite and Apex Legends. He started writing for Twinfinite in late 2019 and has reviewed many great games. While he loves a good shooter, his heart will always belong to JRPGs.

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