Where The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild started players off on The Great Plateau in Hyrule, the sequel takes an altogether different route and largely begins high above in the Sky Islands.
If you’ve played Breath of the Wild and you’re already familiar with Link’s Paraglider, you might assume that it’s an obvious tool you’ll get during the opening hours of the game while you navigate these floating islands miles above the ground. That’s not the case though, as you won’t actually be able to get the Paraglider in Tears of the Kingdom until you’ve already made your way back down to the surface, and you’ll need to stick to the critical path for a bit to ensure you get it early on.
How To Get The Paraglider In Zelda: Tears Of The Kingdom
Once you’ve gone through the initial quests in Tears of the Kingdom and made your way all the way down to Lookout Landing, you’ll meet a character named Purah, who will put you onto a main quest called Crisis at Hyrule Castle.
Pursue this quest as a priority, as you’ll not only unlock the ability to activate Skyview Towers and start revealing the map of Hyrule, but you’ll be given the Paraglider in order to complete some of its objectives.
The quest will send you to Hyrule Castle itself to meet with one Captain Hoz, once you make your way there you’ll be treated to some scenes, and then have to return to Purah at Lookout Landing. Do that, then head to the Skyview Tower as she instructs and find her once more. Once you’re here and have a couple more chats with Purah she’ll finally give you ostensibly one of the most useful items in the game – the Paraglider.
How To Improve Your Glide Zelda: Tears Of The Kingdom
Once you’ve got the Paraglider, you might want to pursue another useful bit of gear to make your airborne travels even easier.
If you’ve gone ahead and found Hestu, the big Korok who’ll upgrade your inventory slots in exchange for Korok Seeds, you’ll be close to the Skyview Tower at Lindor’s Brow. If you activate this tower you’ll be shot up until the sky and be able to see a circular island with some stairs leading to a platform and some huge rings below it.
Glide over to this island, then dive off of a platform through the rings below onto another island, where you’ll meet a Construct. You’ll then be challenged to take that same dive again only through a series of smaller, glower rings within a specific time, and rewarded with the Glide Shirt at the end. The Glide Shirt adds extra mobility to your gliding, making it easier to control and aim where you land.
This same challenge can be found across a few other Sky Islands, giving you more pieces of the Glide outfit and even furthering increasing your gliding ability.