While immersing yourself in the open world of The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, you might need to change the time of day. Passing the time might be done to clear a particular quest objective or investigate a time-based mystery in the environment. Those who have played the game’s prequel, Breath of the Wild, will likely be familiar with this day-and-night cycle mechanic works. But if you’re a newcomer who just started playing the Zelda series, changing the time of day in Tears of the Kingdom is easy to do.
How to Pass the Time in Tears of the Kingdom
If you’re not a fan of traveling at night, you can easily change the time of day in Tears of the Kingdom by resting at a Campfire. After getting your first Stone Axe and receiving a tutorial from the Maker Construct, you can chop wood to make a mini-campsite. After lighting the fire with Fire Fruit or Flint, you can pass the time by resting in Tears of the Kingdom.
How To Make a Campfire in Zelda Tears of the Kingdom
Both Fire Fruit and Flint are relatively common resources that you’ll often encounter during your travels. The main difference between the two for starting fires is that Flint needs to be struck with metal to produce sparks. Fire Fruit is naturally hot enough to ignite after being hit with any weapon. Unfortunately, you cannot choose the specific time of day in Tears of the Kingdom you want to be set. You’re given the three options of “Until Morning,” “Until Noon,” and “Until Night.”
Bonfires are the best way to pass the time while you’re on the move from location to location. However, if you stumble upon a settlement with an Inn or Horse Stable, you can use the available beds to rest as well. Be prepared to shell out a few Rupees for your lodging, as the comfort of a soft bed isn’t free.
On the other hand, the Emergency Shelter of Lookout Landing does offer beds for Link without cost. The downside is you must go to this particular location if you want to change the time, which can be anything but convenient. Whatever the case, it’s nice to know that there’s a free option for a comfortable sleep at Lookout Landing.
Of course, there’s also the option of waiting for time to pass by going AFK or watching Link stand by idly. For reference, one day and night cycle is approximately 20 or so minutes, so multiple days can pass within the span of a real-world hour. Luckily, Link can’t starve and won’t complain if he doesn’t get any sleep. For more useful tips and tricks in Tears of the Kingdom, here’s a video by Boomstick Gaming: