One of the most difficult situations you will run into in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is making sure Link doesn’t get too cold. If you are a former Breath of the Wild player, then you know all about trying to stay warm and avoiding the “Unbearable Cold” debuff that occurs from being in a frozen environment for too long without protection. Staying warm has once again catapulted to the top of players’ to-do lists in Tears of the Kingdom, as there are several cold locations across Hyrule.
If you want to learn about all of the ways you can stay warm in Tears of the Kingdom, read my guide below for a full explanation. I will go into a couple of different ways you can avoid the cold so you’re never left without an option.
Staying warm in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom
There are two primary ways of making sure Link doesn’t get cold and hit with an Unbearable Cold debuff. Both of those ways are explained further below.
Making warm food
The easiest way of staying warm is to make food that gives you a cold resistance buff. During your first few quests in Tears of the Kingdom, you need to conquer the Ice Mountain and reach the Shrine that sits atop the mountain. Luckily, you will be able to find Spicy Peppers along the way. This is the best food item to collect if you want to ensure you stay warm.
By cooking on a fire with a pot, you can combine Spicy Peppers with other foods to create recipes that give you a cold resistance buff. Some of those recipes are:
- Spicy Pepper, Acorn, Meat
- Spicy Pepper, Skyshrooms (2)
- Spicy Pepper, Skyshroom, Apple
You can also just cook a single Spicy Pepper for 2:30 minutes of cold resistance. To make a fire to cook all of this on, simply throw Flint and Wood close to each other on the ground and strike them using your weapon.
Wearing warm clothes
The other, constant way of staying warm is to wear clothes that buff your cold resistance. The primary clothing set that offers this buff is the Archaic set. The Greaves to this set can be found directly after leaving the icy region where you begin the game. You can find them after completing the Gutanbac Shrine and learning the Ascend ability.
Wearing the Archaic Greaves will stop the Unbearable Cold debuff immediately, so they’re quite a nice item to have. This, paired with Spicy Pepper recipes, will allow you to travel in the cold as much as you want in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom.