How to support signs in Zelda Tears of the Kingdom

Zelda Tears of the Kingdom sign support
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The Zelda Tears of the Kingdom support signs puzzle is a recurring little miniquest that you can find in many places around Hyrule, with Addison, carpenter for the Hudson company, trying to hold up wooden signs all around the map. He wants help to support the signs so he can nail them down and secure them to the ground, and because Link is apparently allergic to using his arms, you'll need to use Ultrahand, the most versatile of the Zelda Tears of the Kingdom abilities, to support the sign and fix it in place. Here's how to use Ultrahand to support signs in Zelda Tears of the Kingdom, and how to figure out which materials and placements suit each puzzle.

How to support signs in Zelda Tears of the Kingdom

Zelda Tears of the Kingdom sign support with boulder

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To support Addison's signs in Zelda Tears of the Kingdom, you need to do the following:

  1. Look for beams, planks, boulders or anything to use as building materials. 
  2. Work out where the sign needs supporting. 
  3. Use Ultrahand to position and fix items to support the sign, reinforcing your construction with additional material if needed. 

There are a few different kinds of Hudson signs and their respective structures means there are a few variations to consider when trying to hold them up and fix them. Most of the time, you'll be able to see straight away that the worker is standing by a pile of wooden beams, planks of wood, or even wheels – so you should always try to use a combination of these first.

To get started, look at the placement of the sign and check which parts are already supported - usually, one side will be attached to a wooden post, while the other will be unsupported entirely. When you see a sign like this, try wedging a wooden beam under it at a diagonal and then attach another post, or a boulder, to the opposite end of the diagonal support to form a base that won't slide away. Remember: It doesn't have to look pretty, it just has to hold up the sign.

Sometimes, you'll come across a sign that has a flat wooden platform sticking out at the base of its one supported side. These signs are even easier to support: just lift a large nearby boulder with Ultrahand, rest it behind Addison so that it's weighing down the flat wooden platform, and the sign will stand by itself. 

Just always remember to tell the construction worker to let go, or he won't reward you with your rupees, a high-health replenishing meal, and a Pony Pass. Check out our Zelda Tears of the Kingdom horses guide for more on what those are for.

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