As a sequel to Breath of the Wild, Tears of the Kingdom of course has many connections to its predecessor from the world the game spins between its characters and story. But he also has a very tangible connection: He reads your Breath of the Wild save data and uses that data in Tears of the Kingdom to a feature that amazes us all.
Warning: spoilers for what this feature kicks in is below the video. Read at your own risk!
Like Breath of the Wild, Tears of the Kingdom includes horses that you can hunt, tame and ride in the fields of Hyrule. In fact, we have a detailed step-by-step guide in our Wiki section. But one nice feature of Tears of the Kingdom horses is that the game will read your Breath of the Wild save data and allow Link to import any horses he has tamed into Breath of the Wild once he visits a stable.
You’ll need to upload your save data to your current console for this to work, so if you’re playing on another Switch, you’ll need to make sure your data is uploaded to the cloud and then uploaded to your current device, or transferred manually. Also make sure to use your same profile as before! But once you get there, you can visit any stable in Tears of the Kingdom and talk to the guy behind the counter to see what horses you rode there. Their names and assignments will also be saved.
So if you have fond memories of the horse you rode to defeat Ganon six years ago, good news: he’s still waiting for Link all this time later. Thank you my friend.
For more Kingdom Tears content and guides, we’ve got you covered. You can check out our review of Tears of the Kingdom, which we called “an unfathomable sequel to one of the greatest games of all time, and an improvement in one way or another in almost every way.” And for help with all things Kingdom Tears, take a look at our Kingdom Tears walkthrough and a guide for navigating your way through Hyrule, in fact you can start here:
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