Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom – How to Duplicate Weapons

    Clone that Weapon at Will!

    In Tears of the Kingdom, every weapon counts as each has limited durability like the game’s predecessor, Breath of the Wild. So, naturally, when a duplication glitch comes along, you have to take advantage of it. If you’re wondering how to duplicate weapons in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, you’ve come to the right place.

    Here, we’ll explore just exactly how you can double whatever material, weapon, or shield you’d like. It really is possible! We would like to note that most likely, this duplication glitch will be patched in an update sometime in the near future. It’s assuredly not meant to be in the game and will probably be classified as a bug in the patch notes. With that out of the way, here’s everything you need to know about how to duplicate items in TOTK. 

    Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom – How to Duplicate Weapons

    Zelda Tears of the Kingdom

    To duplicate a sword, shield, or bow, you’ll need to follow these steps carefully. First, you’ll want to enter the main menu by pressing +. Find a weapon that you want to clone and equip it as your weapon Link is using. Next, save the game by tabbing over to the very right of the menu. After doing so, go back to the weapons menu and drop the equipped weapon (the one you want to clone) on the ground. 

    Once it’s on the ground, you want to then equip another random weapon in your inventory without leaving the menu. At this point, quickly spam the + button twice to close and reopen the menu as fast as possible. Once back in the menu, drop the weapon you are currently holding. Finally, go tab back over to the game settings and load the save file you just created.

    Upon loading back in, you’ll see that not only is the first weapon you dropped on your back, but a second one is waiting for you on the ground! This glitch is super easy and can be done with any of the swords, shields, or bows. Even fused weapons work!

    Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom – Duplication Glitch Notes

    Tears of the Kingdom Shrine

    While this glitch is extremely handy, you should keep in mind that it will only give you one item at a time. However, this method only takes a few seconds if you’re working extremely quickly. After a few passes with this method, you’ll be a pro in no time! Recapping the steps:

    1. Enter the main menu by pressing +.
    2. Select the weapon you want to clone and equip it.
    3. Save the game manually.
    4. Go back to the weapons menu and drop the weapon you’ve equipped.
    5. Select a new weapon without leaving the menu and equip it.
    6. Quickly press the + button twice to exit and enter the menu.
    7. Drop the weapon you are holding.
    8. Tab back to the game settings and load the save you made earlier.
    9. Upon loading you will see both the weapon on your back and a new one on the ground!

    Please keep in mind that this glitch works with the current version of the game only (Version 1.10). When Nintendo releases an update, this will be patched. If you’re looking to prevent this from happening, go into the System Settings on the Nintendo Switch home screen and turn off auto updates.

    Interested in how you can upgrade your Battery in TOTK or how to get Autobuild early? Check out our Tears of the Kingdom guides!

    Noah Hunter
    Noah Hunter
    Noah is Final Weapon’s Editor-in-Chief. He co-founded the website in June 2019 and has been writing for it ever since. In total, he has over five years of writing experience across many publications, including IGN Entertainment. His favorite series include Xeno and Final Fantasy.

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