Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom Blood Moon Guide

Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is here, and one of the game's features is the Blood Moon. But you can't just call for the Blood Moon event in TotK, nor just wait for it. Here's what you need to know about the Blood Moon in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom.

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Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom: Here's what you need to know about the Blood Moon. | © Nintendo

The Blood Moon in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is a recurring creepy event that also occurred in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. The night sky turns a deep crimson, creating an eerie atmosphere throughout the land resulting in a powerful surge of dark energy that resurrects defeated enemies.

In this article, we will dive into the particularities of the Blood Moon and explain under which conditions a Blood Moon can appear. The article's information is based on what we were experiencing during the first days since the release, as well as what is known about the Blood Moon functionality from Breath of the Wild, which is expected to have stayed the same.

Zelda Tears of the Kingdom: How Can I Make The Blood Moon Appear?

The Blood Moon in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom appears only under certain conditions. | © Nintendo

The Blood Moon occurs approximately once every in-game week at 00:00 am, but the exact timing is random, since its (non-)appearance also depends on how you actually play the game.

If you play Tears of the Kingdom actively, meaning exploring the map and fighting enemies, the Blood Moon should appear after seven days of in-game playtime. Since one minute of playtime is equal to one hour of time in Tears of the Kingdom, a Blood Moon event will be triggered after 2 hours and 48 minutes of playtime.

But it's important to notice that there are certain activities that will not be counted to the Blood Moon timer – and it's actually everything that would ease the wait. So, resting at a camp fire or in bed until the night, as well as sleeping or just standing around doing nothing will only be a waste of time, resulting in waiting forever. So try to make something useful with your time, like activating all towers for example.

The Blood Moon event also brings in some advantages: During the late phase of a Blood Moon, all the food you cook will get a stronger effect than usual!

How To Quickly Realize It's Blood Moon Night In TotK

What is even more annoying than having to wait for the Blood Moon is to realize that the event has occurred exactly during the two minutes where you've been afk. But there are some signs that announce an incoming Blood Moon, so look out for them:

  • The night sky is getting a slightly red color which is getting more and more intense
  • The music is changing to the Blood Moon theme
  • Tiny red particles are beginning to show up on your screen

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