This article contains spoilers for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, and The Champions’ Ballad DLC.
Nintendo has included a touching reference in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom for players who have completed The Champions’ Ballad DLC for The Breath of the Wild.
The Champions’ Ballad DLC explored the backstories of the champions who were chosen to pilot the divine beasts before they lost their lives in the fight against Calamity Ganon. At the culmination of the story, Link and Zelda pose with the champions for a picture, which is later hung in Link’s house in Hatano village.
As reported by VG247, players who completed the DLC will be able to find an identical picture adorning the wall of the same residence in Tears of the Kingdom, which is now owned by Zelda. Sadly, anyone who failed to finish the DLC will be greeted by nothing more than a blank wall, and regret.
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – The Champions’ Ballad Screenshots
Players looking to carry over more from their experience with Breath of the Wild can also transfer any horses tamed during the original game to Tears of the Kingdom. All you need to do is download your Breath of the Wild save data to your Switch, and visit an in-game stable, where you’ll be given the option to import your steed.
In our 10/10 Tears of the Kingdom review we described the game as an “unfathomable follow-up” that expanded a world “that already felt full beyond expectation”, while “raising the bar ever higher into the clouds”.
Be sure to take a look at our Tears of the Kingdom Walkthrough and Guide for all the best tips and tricks that you’ll need while making your way through Hyrule. In fact, you can start here:
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