An avid data miner has found some possible hints about future DLC for The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom after digging up some unused paragliding fabric from Nintendo’s hit game. Their discovery comes as the fandom begins brainstorming ideas for The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom DLC.
One of the many ways that Tears of the Kingdom ups the ante compared to its predecessor is in its handling of the paraglider, which was introduced in Breath of the Wild. While this tool is once again among Link’s most useful modes of transportation, players can now also customize it with dozens of cloths scattered across Hyrule. Many of these skins can be found in chests, while others are given as quest rewards.
Still others could be planned as future DLCs, with YouTuber Lootward recently discovering two such fabrics that already have in-game models but cannot be unlocked during normal gameplay. The skins in question are called Princess Zelda and Gerudo King, denoted by ID numbers 1049 and 1050 respectively. As the IDs of all paraglider fabrics in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom follow a simple indexing format, some fans believe that these two unused models are not necessarily a sign of future DLC, but hints of future amiibo figures. .
For context, the last ID associated with a currently unlockable paraglider skin is 1048, which denotes the fabric of the champion’s tunic, obtained by scanning the Tears of the Kingdom Link amiibo. Other circumstantial evidence substantiating the amiibo theory concerns the currently available TotK paraglider fabrics with “Princess” or “Gerudo” in their name. All of them – Princess of Twilight, Hyrule-Princess, Gerudo, and Gerudo-Champion – can only be obtained as unique drops rewarded for scanning Breath of the Wild or Tears of the Kingdom amiibo.
If Nintendo is indeed planning to release at least two more Tears of the Kingdom amiibo, then the new dated paraglider fabrics should offer some hints about their design. Namely, the Princess Zelda paraglider seems to be based on Zelda’s Zonai outfit, while the Gerudo King is clearly inspired by Ganondorf’s look from some scenes in Tears of the Kingdom.
And while DLC interpretation of these newly discovered paragliding fabrics may be less likely, that doesn’t change the widespread fan expectation that post-launch content for The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is just a matter of time. The Breath of the Wild expansion pass was originally announced about two months after the previous Zelda game was released, so if this timing is any indication, official news about the Tears of the Kingdom DLC could arrive as early as July.
The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is now available on Nintendo Switch.