The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom players have discovered several new methods for cloning items in the hit Switch game. Their findings emerged online shortly after the Tears of the Kingdom 1.1.2 update patched one fan-favorite item duplication exploit.
As was the case with Breath of the Wild, it only took a few days for Tears of the Kingdom players to uncover a way to get rich fast by relying on an item cloning exploit. The original method was quite straightforward, as it merely required hoping on a shield and opening the inventory, then selecting up to five items for Link to hold. Simultaneously pressing the B and Y buttons to exit the menu would then leave the player with a stack of cloned items lying on the ground.
While Nintendo didn't take long to patch out that exploit, two new methods for duplicating items in Tears of the Kingdom surfaced online in the past few days. Neither is as convenient as the shield glitch, but both have been demonstrated to work reliably once the players get the hang of them. The faster method of the two was recently detailed by YouTuber Gaming Reinvented, who found that placing a piece of equipment in a display at Link's house while simultaneously getting zapped by a Shock Emitter will duplicate the held item. The timing is a bit tricky, but getting it right will cause Link to drop the held item, while still placing its copy in the display that's in front of him.
A more convoluted alternative that also works on the 1.1.2 version of The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom was recently outlined by Nintendo Everything. This approach requires saving the game, fusing an item meant to be duplicated to a weapon, holding the R button to start the throwing animation, opening the map, and then scrolling to the memories section of the Adventure log. From there, players will want to replay any four memories, though the cutscenes themselves can be skipped. With that out of the way, the only thing left to do is press the plus button to open the pause screen, then load the last save file.
Since Nintendo only took around a week to fix the game's first popular item duplication glitch, it's plausible that the Japanese developer won't take long to address these newly uncovered exploits, either. Yet if Breath of the Wild is any indication, Nintendo is likely looking at a losing battle here. Not only are there still working methods for duplicating items in the previous Zelda game, but new ones continue to be uncovered on a somewhat regular basis. Back in early 2022, one player even discovered a way to duplicate Korok seeds in Breath of the Wild, thus completely trivializing the game's biggest collectible hunt.
The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is available now on Switch.
Source: Nintendo Everything