Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom Battery Upgrade Guide: How To Get More Energy Cells

Upgrading your battery in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom can take a while if you're not familiar with the quickest method. This guide will provide all the necessary information to help you upgrade your battery as quickly as possible.

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

Upgrading your battery in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is one of the things you should do early on in the game. Running out of energy quickly after creating an awesome vehicle can be quite frustrating and won't get you far. Here's a guide on how to upgrade your battery.

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Zelda Tears of The Kingdom: Upgrade The Battery

Upgrading your battery in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom involves farming in undesirable locations way underneath Hyrule... However, we'll provide the necessary information on what you need and where to find it. This way, you can enhance your battery life more efficiently.

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Get more battery life with these methods | © Nintendo/EarlyGame

To get more energy cells for your battery, you require 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.

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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: Look for a Crystal Refinery to upgrade your battery capacity | © Faris Delalic via EarlyGame/Nintendo

Where To Farm Zonaite Ore

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.

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Zelda Tears of the Kingdom: 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!

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

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