How to Break Rock Barriers in Zelda Tears of the Kingdom

Can’t figure out how to break rock barriers in Zelda Tears of the Kingdom? Don’t you worry, we’re here to help. We are going to explain the simplest way to destroy these stone walls, one which you can use at pretty much any time in the game. That way, you’ll always have the tools to get to whatever is behind the barrier.

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how to break rock barriers in zelda tears of the kingdom
How to Break Rock Barriers in Zelda Tears of the Kingdom

How to Break Legend of Zelda Tears of the Kingdom Rock Barriers

There are several ways to break rock barriers in Zelda Tears of the Kingdom, but it’s pretty difficult to do in the beginning stages of the game. There’s a lot to find in Great Sky Island, but there aren’t many weapons that can break down a rock slide. Weapon durability is still a thing, and a regular wooden club or an old sword won’t be enough to bring them down. What you need to do, at least at the start, is to go to the In-Isa shrine. That’s in the southwest of the first area, and it’s where you get the power to fuse. Check out the screenshots below to see where the shrine is. The very first thing you’ll learn inside is how to break down stone barriers.

So, the easiest way to break the Rock Barriers in Zelda Tears of the Kingdom is to fuse a boulder to a sword. Ideally, you want it to be a claymore, if possible. It doesn’t matter if it’s rusty; it will get the job done. Equip the sword, activate Fuse, highlight a boulder and hit Y. You will now wield an actual sword in the stone, effectively giving you a giant mallet. Swing it at the rock barrier and watch it fly apart. There’s one wall of rocks right outside the shrine that you can break this way. You’ll find a chest behind it. Be sure to destroy every stone wall you come across; you never know what they might be hiding. Could be a Korok, another chest, or who knows what else.

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