How to Get Through the Lost Woods in Zelda: Breath of the Wild

by Kyle Hanson

Ah the Lost Woods, the tune from Ocarina of Time has been stuck in my head for almost two decades now. The reason? Because the Lost Woods is usually a place where you get, well, lost. Stuck in an endless loop of caverns and openings; make one wrong step and you end up back at the beginning again. This is true once again in Breath of the Wild, but we’re here to help you through. Here’s our guide on how to get through the Lost Woods in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, which is important since it’s where you get a pretty important item.

First off, I’m trying to help, not totally lay out the steps with this guide. Discovering things is part of the magic that made Breath of the Wild one of the best reviewed games of all time. So, to avoid spoiling the whole experience, I’m instead going to give you tips for how to get through the two main sections of the Lost Woods. This really should be enough to get you through, but if you need extra help just leave a comment below and I’ll answer your questions.

So, how to get through the Lost Woods in Breath of the Wild. The secret is the wind. Specifically the wind will show you the path that you want to follow. In the first section you can essentially move from torch to torch, but at a point you won’t be able to see the next step of the path. This is when you need to watch the wind, which will be sending embers into the air from the torches. Look for the direction that the embers are flying in and follow that.

Soon you will reach the second section of the Lost Woods. To get through this you need to create your own fire, since the torches will be gone. Either equip a torch or wooden weapon, or find one nearby. There should be plenty right near the entrance. Light the torch and carry it with you, making sure to stop often to make sure you are still following the path the embers are laying out for you. If you’re heading toward a tree, or you see a large open section nearby, it’s a good hint that you should stop and see where the embers are still flying.

And that’s it for now on how to get through the Lost Woods in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. We’ll update this guide if people are still having trouble, so let us know in the comments.

- This article was updated on March 8th, 2018