Tears of the Kingdom Recall ability – how to get and use

Tears of the Kingdom Recall ability – how to get and use
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While other abilities might be getting all the attention, Link’s Tears of the Kingdom Recall ability is one of the most versatile new abilities added to the new Legend of Zelda game. Being able to rewind time for certain objects is sure to have plenty of applications in TotK, whether that’s for combat or puzzle solving, and is sure to play a big role while you explore Hyrule.

How to get Recall in Tears of the Kingdom

In order to get Recall in Tears of the Kingdom – you need to complete the Closed Door quest.

After trudging through Gutanbac Shrine and In-Isa Shrine, you need to head over to the Temple of Time. Once you open the door, you will have completed the quest, and you can head-inside.

After this, the Recall ability will be yours.

How to use the Recall ability in Tears of the Kingdom

Once you have ability, using it is pretty simple.

After activating, you can see objects which can have their flow of time affected, you simply need to use the ability and the object will rewind through time.

What is the Recall ability in Tears of the Kingdom?

Tears of the Kingdom Recall allows you to reverse time for certain obje​​​​cts. In essence, it’s similar to the Stasis ability from Breath of the Wild, except instead of freezing objects in time, the Recall ability sends them back in the direction they came from.

The most obvious example of this is how Link travels to the Tears of the Kingdom Sky Islands. Link can use his Recall ability on rocks that have fallen from the sky, reversing its momentum to send the rock back up with Link on it, allowing Link to reach the Sky Islands above.

While you start on the Great Sky Island there are many other locations reachable in-game that will only be accessible with the Recall power. From here, you can unlock Shrines, such as In-Isa Shrine and Gutanbac Shrine, alongside the first shrine Ukouh. Jam-packed with puzzles, giguring out how to manoueuvre the flow of time to move large boulders is only one of many new powers implemented in the game.

Aside from this, Recall also has some combat applications. In the game’s 2021 E3 teaser, we saw Link use Recall on a spiked ball rolling down a hill, sending it back up the hill to hit enemies. In the recent third official trailer, we saw Link use Recall on an Octorok to send the rock they shoot back at them. With its strengths against projectile-based enemies, Recall has proven itself as one of the most useful combat tools in Link’s arsenal.

In Tears of the Kingdom, Link has four new abilities, which are Recall, Fuse, Ultrahand, and Ascend.

Recall is sure to get a lot of use, especially when it comes to exploring the Sky Islands in Hyrule’s new Tears of the Kingdom map. And if you’re interested in Link’s other abilities, check out what we know about the Tears of the Kingdom Fuse ability.