Fans are turning Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom into Korok Space Program

The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom
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The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom launched just last week, and in that time, we've witnessed players use Link's new abilities in increasingly inventive ways resulting in all manner of clever and quirky contraptions. So far, we've seen a player create an orbital satellite laser cannon that's powerful enough to take out a boss in under a minute and another build a controllable mech to rival Armored Core. Now Zelda fans are trying their hand at rocket building, effectively turning Link's latest adventure into Korok Space Program.

First off, as spotted by Twitter user @DaNanoBiologist, one creative Tears of the Kingdom player has already managed to craft a two-stage rocket. That player is @Ambler, who has seemingly had enough of Tears of the Kingdom players torturing the Koroks and is using their splendid creation to blast the little guys into space. This is definitely one small step for Korok, one giant leap for Korok-kind.

Meanwhile, over on the Tears of the Kingdom subreddit, user bishlo showed off their impressive multistage rocket that sees Link almost touch the stars. According to the player, their aim was to "create a larger rocket with longer flight time than the default rocket", and they achieved this by skilfully slotting together multiple wooden structures. As the video shows, Link can then activate the Zonai rocket attached to each section one at a time, and these simply detach and fall away once the device is out of juice. Link can't quite make it all the way to space, but it does give us a spectacular view of Hyrule.  

Constructed a multistage rocket (manually controlled) by having interlocking parts from r/tearsofthekingdom

Not all Zelda fans have got to grips with the game's building mechanics just yet, though, which has led to some disastrous contraptions that, when operated, usually result in Link plummeting to his doom.

Check out our Zelda Tears of the Kingdom abilities and powers guide for all the new tricks Link has up his sleeve.

Anne-Marie Ostler
Freelance Writer

Originally from Ireland, I moved to the UK in 2014 to pursue a Games Journalism and PR degree at Staffordshire University. Following that, I've freelanced for GamesMaster, Games TM, Official PlayStation Magazine and, more recently, Play and GamesRadar+. My love of gaming sprang from successfully defeating that first Goomba in Super Mario Bros on the NES. These days, PlayStation is my jam. When not gaming or writing, I can usually be found scouring the internet for anything Tomb Raider related to add to my out of control memorabilia collection.