Finding Captain Hoz is the first part of the “Crisis at Hyrule Castle” quest in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom.
You’ll start this quest immediately after finishing “To the Kingdom of Hyrule” by meeting Purah and Robbie in Lookout Landing. Purah will send you to the castle to meet the search party led by Captain Hoz.
Once found, if you are looking for other things to do in the early game, our beginner’s guide for what to do first can help.
How to find Captain Hoz’s location
As you approach Hyrule Castle, you’ll arrive at Hyrule Castle Town Ruins — where you can find Kyononis Shrine. A little north of Kyononis Shrine, you’ll meet Oliff, who tells you to report to Captain Hoz and points you to the “gate tower at the top of the hill, past the lower gates.”
As you continue north and across the bridge, you’ll come to some large, closed doors. Use the ledges on the sides to just walk around them. On the other side, you’ll meet Raseno who says Captain Hoz is in the “first gatehouse up ahead.”
Keep following the road north. You’ll pass by Sharce who is guarding a hallway who tells you that Captain Hoz is in the first gatehouse, up at the end of this road. Continue past him and along the road to the northeast.
The next guard you meet along the road is Yutas. Duck through the door he’s guarding to find a traveler’s shield in the back left corner. Continue along the road to the right.
How to reach the roof of the gatehouse
You’ll meet Wingo next (with his pot helmet) who lets you know the captain is on the roof of the gatehouse. Inside the lower level of the gatehouse, you can find a torch, soup ladle, soldier’s spear, and soldier’s broadsword.
The problem is that it’s raining too hard to climb the castle walls. Back outside and to the left of Wingo, you’ll see some construction materials. Grab two of the large wooden panels and Ultrahand them into one long panel. Use that as a ramp up to the top of the wall.
At the top of the first wall, grab your ramp with Ultrahand and position it to climb the rest of the way up and onto the roof of the gatehouse. Head around on the left side to find Captain Hoz.
He’ll send you back to Purah to continue the “Crisis at Hyrule Castle” main story quest elsewhere. Then, later in the game, once the Regional Phenomena quest is complete, you’ll return here to find Zelda’s location once and for all...