In the expansive world of The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, players are given the opportunity to document their journey through photography.
This functionality, introduced in Breath of the Wild with the Sheikah Slate, returns in the latest installment, albeit with a new device – the Purah Pad.
The Purah Pad serves as Link’s multipurpose tool in his quest through Hyrule, functioning as a map, a communication device, and a Camera. This article will guide you through the process of using the Purah Pad to take pictures in Tears of the Kingdom.
How To Take Pictures In Tears Of The Kingdom
Before you can actually take pictures in Tears of the Kingdom, you must first unlock the Camera. Luckily, this is done quite early in your adventure.
To get the Camera, you must first make it to the surface and then to Lookout Landing. Once here, complete the initial quest from Purah and then return to Lookout Landing once more. This time, instead of speaking to Purah, converse with Robbie to get the Camera Work in the Depths quest. Wrap this one up and you’ll have the Camera.
To start taking photos, you’ll need to open the Purah Pad to do so. This is typically done by pressing the ‘+’ button on your controller, which will bring up the game’s main menu, but for the Camera specifically, you use another method.
Open Link’s abilities holding ‘L’ and you should see a Camera icon in here. Hover over it and hit ‘A’ to start the picture taking process.
Now that you’ve accessed the Camera function, you’ll see the game’s world through the lens of the Purah Pad. Using the left analog stick, you can move the Camera around to frame your shot. You can also zoom in and out using the right analog stick.
Once you’re satisfied with the composition of your shot, press the ‘A’ button again to take the picture. The image will be saved to your Album in the Purah Pad, which can be accessed at any time from the main menu.
The Camera function of the Purah Pad also allows for the identification and documentation of various creatures, enemies, and materials found throughout Hyrule. This can aid in tracking and locating these entities for quests or collection purposes.
In conclusion, the ability to take pictures in Tears of the Kingdom adds an engaging and fun layer to the game. Whether you’re documenting a breathtaking vista or snapping a quick picture of a rare creature, the Purah Pad’s camera function allows you to capture and relive your favorite moments in Hyrule.