Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom Easter Egg References Breath of the Wild’s Champions’ Ballad DLC
The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom has included a thoughtful Easter egg for those who completed The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild’s Champions’ Ballad DLC. Nintendo has decided to show appreciation for the gamers who ventured into the DLC by bringing something special into Tears of the Kingdom.
The Champions’ Ballad DLC for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild delves deeper into the lives of four of the game’s key characters – Revali, Mipha, Daruk and Urbosa, who together with Link form the five Champions of Hyrule. The group was determined to face off against Calamity Ganon in their Divine Beasts, but unfortunately, they all perished before reaching their goal. Champions’ Ballad provides further understanding into their motivation for becoming Champions, thus deepening the player’s connection to them.
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The Champions’ Ballad DLC culminates with Link being given a photograph of the Champions, which he has kept safe ever since. This same photo appears to be featured in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, though it may not be accessible to everyone.
In the Champions’ Ballad, Link is able to put up a photograph he received on the wall of his house and it remains there for eternity. Even in Tears of the Kingdom, where Link no longer owns the house, the photograph will still be there if the players have already completed the Champions’ Ballad DLC and saved the data on their Nintendo Switch.
It’s important to point out that the Easter egg is only available to those gamers with save file data from Champions’ Ballad. People who don’t have the Breath of the Wild DLC will not have the photograph on the wall. It’s a special recognition for devoted players of Breath of the Wild. If one wants to see the Easter egg, they need to get back to playing and complete Tears of the Kingdom.
It isn’t meant to be an invitation to those who experienced Tears of the Kingdom to go back and participate in the DLC of Breath of the Wild. It is simply a unique way to honour those people who did finish Champions’ Ballad. The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is a tribute to the many qualities of Breath of the Wild, and so the least Nintendo could do is offer a small reward to those that completed Champions’ Ballad.
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