Zelda: Breath Of The Wild - Here's How To Keep Warm
Breath of the Wild includes several means with which to keep Link toasty.
Players won't make it far into The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild before realizing that Link begins to freeze within the game's many frigid areas. Though the hot and cold mechanics are eventually detailed, some may find themselves wondering how to continue through snowy mountain passes. Worry no more, because we're here to show you how to keep Link nice and toasty, as well as point to the various locations where the Hero cannot pass without clothing or items.
First Obstacle: The Great Plateau
The first place most players will find themselves trying to fend off freezing wind is the Great Plateau, a snowy expanse that must be crossed on the path toward the Keh Namut Shrine. Though it's not a direct path, the easiest way to push through the cold is to head North, cross the River of the Dead, and take on the blue Boboblins manning the nearby tree fort. These guys are tough, and players would be wise to try to take them out with well-timed bombs followed by close-range melee attacks.
Once the ne'er-do-wells have been cleared out, players can check underneath the fort to find some Spicy Peppers. Using Breath of the Wild's cooking mechanics, players can combine the Spicy Peppers with apples or with meat to create a dish that will provide simple cold resistance.
Alternatively, players can steel themselves for a climb up Mount Hylia. The path is relatively straightforward, and once at the peak, players will encounter the enigmatic Old Man. He'll offer Link props for making it to the top without appropriate garb, and by way of acknowleding the player's greatness, will bestow upon Link the Warm Doublet. The Warm Doublet provides a permanent low-level cold resistance buff, removing the need to carry around food or elixers.
Better Equipment, Better Exploration
Link's newly-acquired Warm Doublet is generally adequate for many of the game's areas, providing enough warmth at least to be able to camp out in the Gerudo Desert overnight. However, later areas in the game, like the Rito Test Range, require more substantial clothing. The best time to find some new gear occurs around when players are preparing to take down the Vah Medoh Divine Beast: in the area near the Hebra Mountain Range lies Rito Village, which happens to have its very own clothing shop.
Within, players can drop 1,000 Rupees on the Snowquill Headdress, 600 Rupees on the Snowquill Tunic, or 550 Rupees on the Snowquill Trousers. Each piece of the set offers its own small bonus to cold resistance, but for maximum warmth, players will want to don all pieces at once. With all parts equipped, players will be able to brave the coldest reachest within Breath of the Wild without having to carry a single food item or cold resistance elixer.