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Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom — How to Use Rockets in TotK

Here's our guide to help you use Rockets in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom.

The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom Rocket is one of many Zonai Devices you’ll come across in Hyrule. It’s one of the most useful to have around since it provides a massive burst of acceleration, but you’ll hardly be able to control the movement once it’s active. Here’s our guide to help you use Rockets in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom.

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How to Use Rockets in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

You can find TotK Rockets in several ways:

  • Lying around while exploring, usually in areas where there are gaps that you can cross, but only a rocket-powered device would be suitable.
  • They can be found in Armories, small facilities once operated by Zonai and their constructs. These places also tend to have other devices, often crafted together to make various contraptions.

There are also Device Dispensers, which are large orbs that require you to hand over some Zonai Charges. Doing so will cause them to spew out random devices based on their respective item pools. Should you find one that contains Rockets, then you’re all set.

The Power of TotK Rockets Explained

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So, what exactly makes Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom Rockets so valuable? Well, it’s their inherent acceleration and top speeds. They easily provide the biggest burst of speed for a few seconds, though they’d peter out and get consumed/disappear afterward.

I recommend keeping the following in mind when using a TotK Rocket:

  • When you hit a Rocket with a weapon, it will get activated and fly off. Using it on its own is generally pointless, so avoid wasting one.
  • Instead, make sure to attach Rockets to other contraptions, such as Zonai Devices or makeshift vehicles. These include Boats, Hovercrafts, and even Minecarts.
  • A Rocket has to be pointed in a general direction, which is where you expect the object/vehicle to move. For instance, if you attach it to a Hover Stone device, and you want that to move straight up, then you have to use Ultrahand to rotate the Rocket so that it’s upright before being attached. Alternatively, if you want it to move sideways, then the Rocket has to face that side, too.
  • I also recommend only using one Rocket at a time. Activating two or more Rockets simultaneously won’t help out much.
  • Last but not least, we encourage you to try fusing a shield and a Rocket, then pressing the ZL button to block. That’s definitely one way to reach new areas.

With the above in mind, make use of Rockets in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. You’ll never know where your experimentation can lead you. Perhaps you’ll reach far-flung areas that hold secrets. For tips and walkthroughs, visit our Zelda: TotK guides hub.

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