The night turns red like blood, and Link hears cries of the fallen enemies… The Blood Moon is upon us. This creepy world event is nothing new for the fans of Breath of the Wild, but in Tears of the Kingdom, it works a little bit differently.
While it manifests as a surge of dark energy that will cause vanquished monsters to reappear, Blood Moon has its benefits as well. In case you’re cooking in the late stage of this event, your food will turn out with the “great success” quality, which can lead to more hearts or better and longer effects. Even the monster respawning can be seen as useful because you get a way to farm some rare resources (for example, getting Rupees by defeating Talus’. So can you force or speed up a Blood Moon in Tears of the Kingdom? Let’s explore the answers!
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Can You Force a Blood Moon in Tears of the Kingdom?
The short answer to this question is—no, unfortunately, you cannot force a Blood Moon in Tears of the Kingdom and have it appear sooner than regularly scheduled. However, the way this event works has been improved compared to the mechanics of Breath of the Wild—at least in our opinion—so there is some predictability now that you can rely on.
In other words, the Blood Moon event in Tears of the Kingdom happens every seven in-game days. Knowing that one in-game hour corresponds to one minute of real-time and with the help of some basic math, we can conclude that you will need to wait for two hours and 48 minutes while playing the game.
As we stated above, there is no known way to speed this up. In addition, you should also be aware that two hours and 48 minutes refer to actual playtime. The time you spend at a campfire or sleeping in bed won’t count, so the best course of action is to set up an alarm and then try to make good use of your wait by doing something like gathering resources or completing shrines all over Hyrule. You should also know that the time spent in menus won’t bring you closer to the Blood Moon event, so it might be a bit longer than the actual three hours of wait.
In any case, patience is advised. The Blood Moon event will eventually kick off with a short cutscene, and you will be able to use it to your advantage even though it may not come as fast as you’d like. And in case you’re struggling with some other aspect of this huge game, we have more useful guides in our dedicated Tears of the Kingdom section here on TouchTapPlay!
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