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Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity guides, tips, and tricks

100 years before Breath of the Wild

Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity takes place 100 years before the events of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Unlike its predecessor, you’ll take control of Link and several other characters from this timeline and smash your way through literally thousands of enemies. Polygon’s guides will help you unlock new characters and discover the depth that this brawler has to offer.

Getting started

Unlike Breath of the Wild, Link won’t have to take on the forces of Calamity Ganon alone. One of the first things you’ll want to do is unlock all the characters, including the four main Champions and the hidden characters. Once you understand the task ahead of you, check out our Age of Calamity beginner’s guide and our tips and tricks guide on more complex combat.

Getting stronger

As you work to unlock quests that will deliver benefits like more health and longer combos, you might need to figure out how to use the Sheikah Sensor to find the missing materials you need.

To get your characters to their highest levels without having to replay dozens of missions, make sure to visit the Military Training Camp to level up and the Hylian Blacksmith to fuse weapons.