Zelda Breath of the Wild is about exploring the open world, which is not worth doing without expanding regions on the map. Similar to many other open-world games, in Zelda Breath of the Wild, the Sheikah Towers come into play to expand the map and reveal more gameplay opportunities.
You must find and activate these Sheikah Towers to get a detailed map of Hyrule. In this guide, we will help you in unlocking all those towers. Here’s how?
What are Zelda: Breath of the Wild Sheikah Towers?
Sheikah Towers are giant ancient structures found across the Hyrule kingdom. These Towers detect the signs of calamity revival and were built years ago.
They provide an additional map of their surroundings and have a waypoint empowering you to travel to the other parts of the region quickly. You may also get a vast view of the surrounding area.
Where to find all Sheikha Towers in Breath of the Wild
There are a total of 15 Sheikah Towers in Zelda: Breath of the Wild. You can find and unlock these towers in any order. However, you will need to have access to the area where the towers are.
Great Plateau Tower
The first tutorial tower is on the great plateau south of the Temple of Time. You cannot progress to the main quest until you have activated this Sheikah Tower. The location is shown on the map.
Dueling Peaks Tower
Finding this Tower is easy and likely will be the second tower you will visit. All you have to do is move from Great Plateau and head towards the West Necluda region.
You will spot it close to the Dueling Peals in Zelda BOTW. You will need to swim a bit and then climb up to get to the tower. The location of the Tower on the map is as follows.
You can find this Tower in the northeast of the Zora’s Domain simply by heading straight from the Zora’s Domain. The location of the tower is as follows.
You can find this Tower on the East side of the Rito Village. Move towards the Tabantha Tundra area, and you will find this Tower. The location of the tower on the map is as follows.
To find this Tower, you must head towards Hyrule Ridge by staying close to the Field in Zelda Breath of the Wild. The location of the Central Tower in Zelda BotW is as follows.
This tower is located to the South of Lake Hylia, on an island in the middle of the lake. You will have to climb on the hill using your horse.
There will be some enemies you will have to deal with while moving up for this Sheikah Tower in Breath of the Wild.
This one is next to the Lanaryu Wetlands, heading towards Zora’s Domain in Zelda BOTW. The location of this tower is as follows.
To find this Tower, you must head toward the West side of Akkala Tower. If you haven’t found that yet you can move Northeast from Death Mountain to find it. On the map, you can find the tower as shown below.
Finding this one is easy as well. You can find this Tower on the North-east ridge of the Hyrule. The location is directly Southeast of the Hebra Tower.
There will be many enemies which you will have to eliminate before you get to the tower by freezing water and making platforms.
This is on a hill northeast of Hyrule Castle and the East of the Faron Grasslands in the Ridgeland region. This is a steep hill climb so keep an eye on your stamina bar.
This is on a hill Northwest of Rito Village. You will reach it by heading West from the Hyrule Ridge.
There will be a lot of poison growth which you have to climb onto to move forward. So, make sure to keep healing items with you for this Sheikah Tower in Breath of the Wild.
To find this Sheikah Tower, you must first get to Lake Hylia in Zelda: Breath of the Wild. After that, just head West, and you will see it on top of a mountain.
Head to the Gerudo Desert region and look for a mountain with Wastelands Tower on top. To reach the tower, you will have to traverse the dangerous water using platforms that you can make.
The taller towers can be jumped across to reach the tower. The location of the tower on the map is as follows.
This Tower is West of the Eldin Tower. You will find it atop a village close to the Korok Forest. The location of the Woodland Tower on the map is as follows.
This one is in an area right in the center of two areas. First is the Hateno Village, and the second is East Necluda.
The tower is covered with thorns which you will have to remove using Fire Arrows. They are almost to the top.
How to unlock the towers in Zelda BOTW
Some towers in Zelda BOTW can be found easily, but some are difficult to find and activate. Here is the method to unlock the towers, which applies to all.
Use Sheikah Sensors
Sheikah Sensor is a handy tool for locating the towers in Zelda BOTW. It is helpful to navigate to the towers in dense forests and mountains. You must set the sensor to locate the Tower and then follow the signals to the nearest showing tower.
Climbing to the top of the Tower
To unlock the Tower, you first need to climb to the top of the Tower, but this is not a piece of cake. There will be many hurdles, such as certain terrestrial conditions, enemies, etc., such as super dangerous guardians. So ensure you have all the necessary gear, like guardian/ancient armor, to counter these difficulties.
Look for hidden paths
Reaching each Sheikah Tower in Zelda: Breath of the Wild is difficult, so it demands some exploration. Look for some hidden paths or alternative routes to climb the Tower easily. You may have to use a paraglider to reach the Tower or climb some nearby hill to get a better view of the Tower.
Activate the terminal
After reaching the top of the Tower, you need to activate it. This can be done by finding a device on the top and interacting with it. The activation of the Tower raises it in the air, and a portion of the map is revealed to you.
Finding and unlocking all the towers in Zelda BOTW is not easy, but it offers great rewards. You can locate and activate all the towers with the help of this guide.