March 5, 2024

Tears of the Kingdom Trick Builds Invisible Connections Between Objects


  • Quantum linking in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom allows players to build invisible connections between objects, leading to an influx of impressive community creations.
  • The latest breakthrough, called stake nudging, has gained popularity due to its ability to create massive machines and surpass the game’s part limit.
  • Stake nudging involves securing two objects on a stake, gluing another stake from a distance to create a small gap, and using Tears of the Kingdom’s Autobuild ability to increase the gap between components.

The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom players can build invisible connections between objects, courtesy of a previously discovered and recently refined trick dubbed quantum linking. The latest version of this method is currently reshaping the game’s building meta, having ushered in an influx of impressive Tears of the Kingdom community creations.

The last big breakthrough from the fandom came in the form of a unique guard rail unearthed in one of the game’s underground dungeons in early July. That component was so lightweight that it let Tears of the Kingdom players improve on the classic hoverbike design, among many other types of flying contraptions.

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In contrast, quantum linking has already demonstrated an even greater potential, not least because the ability to create invisible connections between components allows players to build massive machines that would otherwise hit the game’s 21-part limit. Following much experimentation, some Tears of the Kingdom fans devised four distinct approaches to quantum linking, the latest one of which — dubbed stake nudging — works on all game versions and doesn’t require any major glitches.

How To Create Invisible Connections Between Objects in Tears of the Kingdom

  1. Secure two objects on a stake
  2. Glue a second stake to one of them from a distance
  3. Save the stretched contraption with Autobuild and reassemble it
  4. Repeat steps 2 and 3 until satisfied with the size of the gap (the green glue will disappear after several iterations)

Stake nudging consists of securing two objects intended to be pulled apart with a Zonai stake, then gluing another stake to one of the fixed components from a distance. This will create a small gap between the parts and stretch the green Ultrahand glue, which is merely a visual effect hiding the already invisible connection between the components. Using Tears of the Kingdom‘s Autobuild ability on the design saves the stretched object positions but ignores glue tension. Therefore, reassembling the slightly extended contraption with Autobuild and nudging it again with a stake lets players keep increasing the gap between components.

There’s seemingly no limit to how much distance the player can put between two objects with stake nudging, although creating large gaps is fairly time-consuming due to how incremental the changes are. Apart from the ability to create large contraptions with a minimal number of parts, this trick also allows for sub-45-degree orientation adjustments to individual components, which is something that’s impossible with Tears of the Kingdom’s Ultrahand ability alone.

Quantum linking has already ushered in an influx of some ridiculous community creations, including a plane made of suspended steaks and a gyroscopic hover bike. One player even decided to use it as a humorous failsafe mechanism in a plane that only comes into effect once the machine’s Zonai Wing disappears, allowing Link to continue flying on a suspended Zonai Steering Stick invisibly linked with a pair of propellers. The list of Tears of the Kingdom players who helped develop quantum linking includes Reddit users BlockOfRawCopper, TheArtistFKAMinty, The_Janeway_Effect, PokeyTradrrr, and travvo.

The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is available now on Switch.

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