- A Tears of the Kingdom player has recently come across a strange glitch that caused a wagon to disappear into thin air.
- The unusual bug might have been caused by their attempt to duplicate a diamond.
- The underlying issue may not affect the latest version of the game, which the player who encountered the vanishing wagon never installed because they wanted to keep using one of the Tears of the Kingdom item duplication exploits that Nintendo patched out.
Although bugs aren’t a regular occurrence in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, one player has recently stumbled upon an unusual glitch that made an entire wagon disappear into thin air. The footage of this unusual issue later made the rounds online, demonstrating how Tears of the Kingdom is not entirely immune to these sorts of bugs that are typically associated with other open-world games.
That’s not to say that the latest Zelda game is nothing short of a technical marvel; despite the fact that Tears of the Kingdom played it safe with the Switch hardware, it still managed to deliver a vast open world and an intricate physics system that was performant enough for the game to position the Ultrahand building ability as one of its central gameplay mechanics. The fact that Nintendo reportedly delayed the project by about a year with the sole purpose of refining it—as previously revealed by the series’ long-time producer, Eiji Aonuma— ostensibly contributed to the fact that the game ended up boasting one of the most polished open worlds in recent memory.
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Even so, Tears of the Kingdom is not entirely free of glitches and bugs. This was most recently confirmed by Reddit user ItsYaBoiAnimeGeno, who encountered a rather peculiar issue that caused an entire horse carriage to disappear while they were rotating the camera around Link. The gameplay clip of their unusual experience later emerged on the front page of the r/TearsOfTheKingdom subreddit, prompting multiple fans to joke about how the player clearly triggered Link’s schizophrenia.
Disappearing Objects May Not Be a Problem on the Latest Tears of the Kingdom Version
What exactly caused the wagon to disappear into thin air is unclear. Regardless, it is possible that vanishing objects are no longer an issue on the latest version of the game, which wasn’t the one that ItsYaBoiAnimeGeno was using. Evidence of this comes from the video itself, as the clip starts with the player attempting to perform an old item duplication glitch that was patched out of Tears of the Kingdom back in July 2023.
Dropping Some Rare Items Might Cause Other TOTK Objects to Disappear
The author of the clip also confirmed that they had deliberately avoided updating the game so that they were still able to continue using this exploit. While that doesn’t guarantee that the duplication mechanics were somehow at fault for this disappearing wagon, that is not outside the realm of possibility.
Namely, it has long been known that certain items in Tears of the Kingdom have massive despawn distances compared to others. It’s hence possible that the player’s act of dropping a Diamond—which has a fairly large despawn distance—might have forced the game to mark some non-essential assets in Link’s vicinity for removal as part of its behind-the-scenes optimizations, ultimately causing the wagon to disappear as soon as it was off-screen.
The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom
The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is the sequel to the beloved open-world adventure, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. This installment once again sees Link and Zelda battling to protect Hyrule from falling to Ganondorf. This new adventure takes place in the same land of Hyrule as Breath of the Wild but sees something called the Upheaval, which allows link to travel to Sky Islands, as well as deep into the Depths beneath Hyrule. Players can use special abilities to fuse together weapons, and build items to help them progress through the release.
- May 12, 2023
- Rated E for Everyone 10+ for Fantasy Violence and Mild Suggestive Themes
- How Long To Beat
- 59 Hours