Although The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has introduced a number of major changes with destructible weapons, an open world layout, and even voice acting, some purists still look for the series’ mainstays. One thing that players might be surprised to see isn’t front-and-center in the game is Link’s iconic green tunic.
Since The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild tries to give players more freedom, it also offers them a wide variety of outfits to choose from. Some of these outfits help boost Link’s climbing or swimming speed, while others protect him from the elements (heat, cold, etc.). It’s a unique twist on the tunic setup from past games, and helps imbue a little more variety into Link’s look.
Unlocking Link's Green Tunic of the Wild
That being said, there is still a green tunic to be found in Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, but acquiring it is no easy task. In order to do so, players will need to find and complete all of the Shrines in the world of Hyrule. For those that are curious, there are 120 shrines in the game.
Completing all 120 of the Shrines will unlock the Cap of the Wild, the Tunic of the Wild, and the Trousers of the Wild. Put together, this outfit will give Link a look that most fans will be more familiar with.
It’s also worth mentioning that while ‘of the Wild’ outfit is the only green tunic look for Link that’s baked into the game, it’s not the only recognizable costume. All of the Link Amiibos also unlock a green tunic look for Link, based on their respective franchise entries.
Amiibo Tunic Unlocks
The Smash Bros. Link, for example, which is based on Zelda: Twilight Princess, will unlock the Cap, Tunic, and Trousers of Twilight. In total, there are 5 Amiibo outfits to collect for Link, based on popular series entries like Wind Waker and the original Legend of Zelda.
However, not all Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild players will have Amiibos, and some of the Link versions can be hard to find at this point. So the only guaranteed way to get a green tunic for Link without spending (or having spent) money is to complete all of the Shrines in the game.
It doesn’t matter which tunic set players wear, but wearing a two-star complete set will unlock a Master Sword beam upgrade. Essentially, players are able to do a little more damage with the Master Sword’s beam attack, which can be done while trying to throw the weapon.
Upgrading the tunics is no easy task, but requires a fair number of star fragments. These can be found every few days, if players follow the crash of a shooting star to a glowing beam of yellow light in the sky.
There is also evidence that more Amiibo tunic unlocks are on the way, but Nintendo has yet to confirm anything. Apparently, datamining of the Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild files have discovered a tunic based on Skyward Sword Link and a tunic based on Majora’s Mask. There may even be a Fierce Diety Sword drop packaged in there as well.
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is available now for Switch and Wii U.