Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom Battery Guide: How To Upgrade Your Energy Cell

Find out here how you can upgrade your battery in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom and what places in Hyrule you should visit to improve your energy cell.

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How to upgrade your battery/energy cell in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom | © Nintendo

In Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, anything is possible, thanks to the new crafting and building systems. Sadly, there is one little thing limiting you right at the start of the game and that is your very small battery life. Such problems even plague Hyrule, it seems.

So, upgrading your energy cells in Zelda Tears of the Kingdom is one of the first things you should do once you have the resources. Nothing is more annoying than building a dope vehicle but then running out of energy all the time, so here's a guide on how to upgrade it fast.

Zelda Tears of The Kingdom: How To Upgrade Your Battery

Upgrading your battery in Zelda: tears of the Kingdom requires a lot of farming in locations where you don't want to be. But don't worry, we will tell you exactly what you need and where to look for it. So that you can upgrade your battery life faster.

To get more energy cells for your battery, you need 100 Crystallized Charges. These are made in a Forge Construct with Zonaite ore. So hand the ore over and you will get a shiny Crystallized Charge. Sadly, there is a cap on how many charges you can get from one Forge per in-game day and the ratio of charges/ore is not 1:1, but instead more like 1:3, so you'll need around 300 Zonaite ore for one upgrade.

When you got your hundred charges, travel to a Crystal Refinery of your choice and give the charges to the friendly Zonai construct. As a reward, he will give your battery more capacity.

Unfortunately, one battery upgrade will not give you a full additional battery, but only one of the three slots. On Link's belt there is space for eight batteries, so upgrading the batteries to the maximum will require A LOT of farming, have fun with that.

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Zelda Tears of the Kingdom get crystallized charges | © Faris Delalic via EarlyGame/Nintendo

More Energy Cells In Zelda TotK: How To Get Zonaite Ore To Upgrade Your Battery

The Depths of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom offers the ultimate farming location for Zonaite Ore. Not only do enemies within this area generously drop a plethora of Zonaite Ore, but there are also numerous ore deposits waiting to be broken for additional yields. So, just go around murdering and destroying everything you see here, and you'll get your 300 Zonaite ores very quickly.

The Most Efficient Way Of Farming Crystallized Charges

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How to get as much Crystallized Ore in a day as possible | © Nintendo

Since, there are limits to the amount of Crystallized Charges to farm in a day, the most efficient place to do that is a special Forge Construct situated within the Depths. While there is a daily limit of 30 charges, the Forge Construct sells a variety of sizes, including five Large Crystallized Charges and one Huge Crystallized Charge. These larger charges are worth 20 or even 100 times the normal ones, making them highly valuable.

To acquire the large charges, you'll need the corresponding large version of the ore. Fortunately, mining down in the Depths, allows you to obtain these ores as well. By combining both farming Zonaite Ore from enemies and breaking ore deposits, and purchasing Crystallized Charges from the Forge Construct, you can get quite a lot of charges within a single day.

And that is all you need to know about upgrading your battery in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. Now you can really discover Hyrule without being limited by your battery life!

If you need further assisance with upgrading you battery, take a look at this short video, where we explain it step by step

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