Harvest Moon: The Winds of Anthos — How to Upgrade Your Axe and Hammer

You'll need a better axe and hammer to secure high-quality resources in The Winds of Anthos. Here's how to upgrade them.

How to Get Hammer and Axe Upgrades in Harvest Moon: The Winds of Anthos
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In Harvest Moon: The Winds of Anthos, you’ll need to rely on the tools at your disposal to tend to your farm and rebuild the game’s towns. You’ll start off with handmade tools, which can be upgraded later on. That said, you’ll need the proper materials to modify your equipment. Here’s how to upgrade your axe and hammer in The Winds of Anthos.

How to Upgrade Your Axe and Hammer in Harvest Moon: The Winds of Anthos

How to Upgrade Your Axe in The Winds of Anthos

How to Upgrade Axe Harvest Moon: The Winds of Anthos
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Unlocking tool upgrades is as simple as venturing to new towns and gathering the necessary materials in The Winds of Anthos. To upgrade your axe, you’ll just need to head to Herbstburg Village and visit the town crafter, Andrea.

At the shop, you can purchase an axe upgrade after you’ve managed to repair the instruments in Music Square and play the Harvest Melody for Autumnus.

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How to Upgrade Your Hammer in The Winds of Anthos

How to Upgrade Hammer Harvest Moon: The Winds of Anthos
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Upgrading your hammer will take a bit more work in The Winds of Anthos. You can secure an upgrade from the town crafter in Zimagrad Village, a snow-covered town in the north. While you’ll just need the proper materials and enough Gold to purchase the hammer upgrade, getting to Zimagrad will take some time.

This is because you’ll first need to traverse the harsh terrain leading to its entrance with the help of heat-inducing food like Coffee and Stew. Fortunately, you won’t need to rough it for too long. You can purchase Warm Clothes in the village once you’ve earned a four-star Cultural Level.

That’s how to upgrade your axe and hammer in The Winds of Anthos. Securing resources and saving stamina will be made much easier with the help of your new-and-improved tools. For more on life in Anthos, visit our Harvest Moon: The Winds of Anthos guides hub.

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