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Tears of the Kingdom – Do Weapons Respawn in TotK

The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom has continued the breaking weapons of BotW, but do they respawn for a restock?

Weapons are crucial while playing The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. There are a wide variety of weapons to find while exploring Hyrule, and you can further empower them by Fusing a weapon with a nearby material, resource, or even monster parts to make them even more powerful.

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Many BotW fans were unhappy to hear that weapon durability was making a comeback in TotK. This mechanic created a grueling experience for players, often requiring long, tedious hours of gameplay to replace seemingly fragile weapons. This has left many wondering if weapons will respawn in TotK, and how plentiful they might be.

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How Long Until Weapons Repsawn in Tears of the Kingdom?

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Weapons do respawn in Tears of the Kingdom. If you pick up a weapon from a location and return at a later point, it will have reappeared, and you can grab it again, adding its power back to your growing arsenal.

The timing of any weapon respawn is associated with the Blood Moon in Tears of the Kingdom. The Blood Moon occurs every seven in-game days, which means you have to wait a week before you can acquire more weapons that you’ve found out in the world.

How The Blood Moon Influences Weapon Respawns

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Any time a monster falls, the Blood Moon raises them from the dead and returns them to the game. This also has the weapons they were holding, and you can now grab them up from the ground whenever you take them out, but you will need to track them down once again while they’re wandering around the world.

However, it is important to note that the chests don’t respawn. If you found a weapon inside a chest, this one will not reappear, and you won’t be able to pick those up again. These materials won’t appear again, as those are one-offs, so don’t try to track those too much, and instead focus on the weapons, bows, and shields that you can find throughout Hyrule kingdom in Tears of the Kingdom.

How to Save Chest Items in The Legend Of Zelda: Tears Of The Kingdom

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Fans who want to preserve the rare items found in chests can do so by using weapons that are easier to find. For example, if you have an inventory of lower-stat weapons, and you open a chest with a rare weapon, you can choose to leave it in the chest, and simply mark the location you found it down on your map. This make for easy retrieval before a big fight.

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And that’s it! Check out our other The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom guides below to help with crafting, exploring, and tackling challenges across Hyrule.

Tears of the Kingdom Complete Guide | Every Ability & How To Unlock Them | How to Get The Paraglider | How to Get & Use The Travel Medallion | All Armor Locations & Where to Find Them | All Construct Materials & Where to Find Them | All Shrine Locations & Strategies | How to Get More Heart Containers

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