PSA: Zelda: Tears Of The Kingdom News Channel Giving Out Free In-Game Items

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Shield Surfing Update for The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

In the latest update for The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, Nintendo introduces shield surfing as a new feature. Players can now redeem a Soldier’s Shield and Cart to enjoy shield surfing in the expansive world of Hyrule. Here’s how you can redeem these items:

How to Redeem Items from the Switch News Channel:

  • On your Switch Home Menu, select the ‘News’ icon
  • Scroll to the Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom news story “Shield Surfing: the Speedier Way to Get Around”
  • Click ‘Play Now’ within the news article
  • Boot up Zelda and load your game file
  • “Receive a Soldier’s Shield and a Cart”

Nintendo provides a detailed description of shield surfing:

“Greetings, all! When you think of using a shield, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? You’re probably thinking ‘blocking attacks’, but your trusty shield doesn’t have to be a one-trick pony! With a shield out, press the X Button to jump and then the A Button to mid-jump to shield surf down a slope.”

But the fun doesn’t stop there. If you fuse a shield with a cart, you can experience the thrill of shield surfing while also enjoying a speed boost from being on wheels. There are even rumors that fusing a frozen ingredient will provide a smoother ride…

This update is part of Tears of the Kingdom version 1.2.1, released earlier this week. For all the patch details, refer to the official post.

Will you be redeeming these latest news menu items to go shield surfing? Let us know in the comments below.

Liam Doolan

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Liam Doolan is an avid video game enthusiast and reporter. When he’s not paying off a loan to Tom Nook, he enjoys sharing the latest Nintendo news and expanding his library of games. While his favorite Nintendo character used to be a guitar-playing dog, he now prefers to spend time with Judd the cat.