Nintendo has distributed another free in-game item to those playing The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, available through The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – Tips from the Wild News channel on Nintendo Switch.
After the first articles explained how you can befriend the dogs that you encounter, how to make Honey Candy, and mucking around with the boomerang, game director Hidemaro Fujibayashi has now provided tips on how to shield surf in Link’s open-air adventure.
“So how do you use your shields? Are you just using them to defend yourself against enemies? Well, there’s another use too – it’s called shield surfing!” Fujibayashi begins.
“When you’re on the slope of a mountain or hill, hold up your shield with the ZL Button, jump with the X Button, and then jump onto the shield with the A Button. And off you go!
“While you’re shield surfing, you can also do some special tricks by pressing the Y Button. You can even use this move to damage enemies if you time it correctly.
“If you would like to try this out, please press the button below to accept an Emblazoned Shield. To accept this in-game gift, please make sure that you either have the game card inserted or the digital version of the game on your system. I hope you enjoy shield surfing!”
Nintendo once again adds that you must have obtained the paraglider before you can receive these items and that you may not be able to receive them at some in-game locations such as shrines and dungeons or on certain terrain.
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is now available exclusively for Nintendo Switch and Wii U worldwide.