The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom‘s revolutionary Ultrahand and Fuse mechanics let players build whatever they want. Whether it’s practical or comical, what you say goes. Say you love shield surfing like me but don’t want to wait until you hit a hill. Thankfully, you can make a skateboard and slide almost anywhere! See what you need to ride and trick through Hyrule here.
Shield + Mine Cart = Skateboard
Making a skateboard in Tears of the Kingdom is pretty simple. It only requires two items:
- Mine Cart
Be sure to use a shield you won’t mind losing, as skateboarding does break shields down over time. I usually use the Zonaite Shields because I think they’re ugly.
Mine Carts are often placed by railways, so keep your eyes peeled for one if you’re missing this critical component. You can’t put these items in your inventory to store, either, so when you find one, it’s time to get to work.
Once you have these two items, toss the Mine Card on the ground and pull out your shield. Equip the Fuse ability to pair your shield with the Mine Cart. That’s all you have to do!
Tears of the Kingdom Skateboard Controls
After you finish your skateboard, all that’s left to do is get some speed and take off! Follow these simple instructions to skate through Hyrule in style. If you played Breath of the Wild, the controls are the same as with shield surfing.
- Hold ZL Press X, then A in rapid succession to mount the board
- Turn the Left Stick to the left and right to steer
- Up on the Left Stick increases the speed
- Down on the Left Stick decreases the speed
- Press Y to do a trick/spin attack
- Press X to jump
With that, you have everything you need to get started on your Hyrule Pro Skater career.
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