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Skyrim Switch Guide: How to Get Zelda Items without amiibo

by Kyle Hanson


One of the big benefits of getting The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim for Nintendo Switch is that the game features some exclusive items themed after The Legend of Zelda. We previously showed you how to unlock these items using amiibo, but this requires you to have a bunch of Zelda amiibo and use them often. There’s limitations on use, and the loot you get is random, so you only have a 20% chance of getting the special items. So, what do you do if you have no amiibo, or are just tired of trying over and over again? Well, here’s a quick guide on how to get Zelda items without amiibo in Skyrim for Switch.

Somewhere, hidden in the massive world of Skyrim is a chest that contains these elusive items. Where is this special chest? Well, that requires some spoilers, so be warned. If you have already played Skyrim before, or just don’t care about some minor location details, then keep on reading to find out how to get the Zelda items.

The chest full of Zelda items is in a chest at the top of the Throat of the World. This massive mountain plays a big part in the story of Skyrim, and you’ll encounter it during the main quest. The chest is right at the top of the mountain, so you’ll need to have the Clear Skies Dragon Shout unlocked. You’ll get this during the Throat of the World quest within the main story questline.

Just follow the main quest until you reach this point, gain the shout you need, and at the top of the mountain you should find the chest. Within it will be all of the exclusive Zelda items (UPDATE: Some players have not received all of the items, instead only getting two of them. It’s not clear how this works exactly.) that are unlocked by scanning amiibo. This should satisfy those fans that don’t own the Zelda amiibo, or just don’t want to rely on random chance.

- This article was updated on:March 8th, 2018

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