Test your understanding to get ready for The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

There are several methods to get ready for The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom before it launches on May 12: Replay certain games to learn from the top franchise content creators.

It might be time to grab the Zelda reference book. Plus, you could use HyruleGuessr to test your understanding of the wide-ranging map found in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.

Test your understanding to get ready for The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom
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The original GeoGuessr game is basic: The game asks the user to make an educated guess as to where in the world a Google Street View image was shot. Players indicate their response by dropping a pin at a specific place on a map of the world. Of course, there are methods to it; street signs or well-known landmarks might provide information about a location. This straightforward idea is used by HyruleGuessr, which transforms the map into Hyrule from Breath of the Wild.

Five rounds of HyruleGuessr are on hand, with each round showing a screenshot of Link gazing out into Hyrule. He might be staring towards the marshes of the Lanayru Wetlands or out into the deep Faron forest. Is that the constantly storming Thundra Plateau? Or perhaps it’s the odd, upside-down trees in Ludfo’s Bog. Once you have the solution, you move on to the following round by marking your answer on the Hyrule map. Your score is defined by how closely your guess matches the true location.

HyruleGuessr’s creator Nimarzel revealed that a similar game set up in a Discord channel served as an inspiration. According to a Reddit post by EngineeringHyrule, which is described in the game website’s description, the map size estimates are based on that post.

Users can alter the rules of the game in HyruleGuessr by establishing a time restriction for guesses, for example. There is a ranked mode with three games of increasing difficulty and a leaderboard, and other users have devised challenges to test your knowledge of Hyrule. Also, players can submit screenshots for inclusion in the game, expanding the already sizable collection.

We realize that Breath of the Wild and Tears of the Kingdom are set in the same universe, so having a sense of geography is certainly helpful. Of course, The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom has sky islands and other changes, so there is undoubtedly much more to learn. Try playing the GeoGuessr games for Genshin Impact, Elden Ring, or World of Warcraft if you’re totally sick of Hyrule.