The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is huge – and we love it. I guess that’s what happens when developers have had six years to work on this game after the release of Breath of the Wild. It’s not a surprise that completing every single part of the game takes up to 200 hours.
Fans who keep coming back to the Zelda series of games already know that a big part of the exploration is finding and completing various shrines scattered across Hyrule. But since Tears of the Kingdom comes with 152 shrines, it can get super complicated keeping track of the completed ones. In this guide, you can learn how to tell if a Shrine is complete in Tears of the Kingdom, so you don’t have to worry about missing or replaying any of them.
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How to tell if a Shrine is complete in Tears of the Kingdom
The map in Tears of the Kingdom can get overwhelming, and you can get distracted just by the sheer size of it. And while the game’s non-linear open world offers a myriad of opportunities for free exploration, it can also be a source of anxiety—especially if you have the completionist approach to gaming, as we do.
Since completing Shrines increases Link’s health and stamina, it’s no wonder that you may want to focus on these locations and put them as your priority in every new region you get to. You discover several of these locations along the way, so it is good to know a little trick that helps you figure out whether you’ve already completed a particular Shrine in Tears of the Kingdom. As soon as you finish the Shrine’s puzzle and open the chest that contains some precious material or a piece of gear, a small chest icon shows up next to the Shrine’s location on the map.
This is particularly useful if you find a particular Shrine more challenging than you initially thought, so you have to leave it for later. Just open the map to see which ones are left unexplored and get to them later on, when you improve your skills.
We hope this information helps you complete all shrines in this new Zelda game more easily. If you find yourself in need of some more help, just come back to our dedicated Tears of the Kingdom section and consult one of our many useful guides.
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