Tears of the Kingdom: Building a Ridiculously Long Aircraft
One player of The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom has taken the game’s building mechanics to the extreme by designing a massively long aircraft that cannot be powered conventionally. This remarkable creation has caught the attention of the gaming community and has been widely shared on social media platforms. This achievement comes shortly after another player built a starfighter inspired by The Mandalorian within the game.
Since its release in mid-May, Tears of the Kingdom players have been drawn to flying machinery due to its practicality. Many players have focused on creating efficient and straightforward designs. However, others have opted to experiment with more extravagant concepts such as the King Gleeok mechs.
The latest engineering marvel to emerge from the game is a ridiculously long plane designed by Reddit user PokeyTradrrr. This remarkable contraption utilizes 16 guard rails found in the game’s Construct Factory, with 14 forming the body and two acting as wings. The key to the plane’s ability to take flight despite its size lies in the unique physical properties of the guard rail, which is the lightest object in the game.
A crucial component of this design is the placement of a Zonai Battery near the tail of the aircraft, just below its sole propeller engine. Tears of the Kingdom imposes restrictions on the distance between a Zonai device and its energy source, typically Link’s battery strap. Since this plane exceeds that limit, an external power source is required for its sole engine. Therefore, the designer equipped it with an additional battery to sustain flight.
Although the plane cannot rely on Link’s energy reserves, its singular propeller is not particularly power-intensive. This allows the ridiculously long aircraft to remain airborne for an extended period. PokeyTradrrr also created an alternative version of the plane that uses two Zonai Fans instead of a propeller. This version does not require an external battery but sacrifices mobility due to the absence of wings and horizontal momentum.
Interestingly, the guard rail has been utilized in other creative ways by the game’s community. Shortly after its discovery, another player improved the classic hoverbike design using this unique component. It remains uncertain if Nintendo will patch out the guard rail’s unique properties in future updates.
The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is available on the Nintendo Switch.
As a virtual reality gamer, I’m constantly amazed by the innovative creations that players come up with within games like The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. The ridiculously long aircraft built by PokeyTradrrr is a testament to the limitless possibilities of in-game building mechanics. It’s inspiring to see players push boundaries and experiment with unconventional designs. Projects like these not only demonstrate the creativity of the gaming community but also provide inspiration for future game updates and developments. If you want to stay up-to-date with the latest news and updates on virtual reality games, be sure to visit VR Game News.