How do coordinates work in TOTK (Zelda Tears of the Kingdom)?

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Any clue covering a location in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is bound to have (or should have) coordinates. Fans might come across this odd string of numbers and think, “What am I reading?” Don’t worry, though; Coordinates are really easy to read once one understands what they stand for.

Explanation of coordinates in TOTK (Zelda Tears of the Kingdom)

When Link reaches an area in Tears of the Kingdom, a set of coordinates will be displayed in the lower right corner of the screen.

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When viewing the map, these coordinates will still be visible. What the numbers represent is Link’s location relative to the center of Hyrule.

Each set of coordinates shows three values, showing where the link is on the X axis, the Y axis, and the Z axis on the overworld. Each axis displays the following values:

  • x axis: How far left or right is Link from the center of Hyrule.
  • y axis: How far north or south is the link from the center of Hyrule.
  • Z axis: how high or low the link is in relation to the Earth.

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Sometimes, players may find negative numbers in their coordinates. The numbers become negative as Link is left from Central Hyrule, South Central Hyrule, or below ground level.

Based on the test, I found that the link coordinates will be displayed no matter where the player scrolls on the map. So, if you travel to Gerudo Town and open the map to look at Rito Village, the coordinates will still show the location of Gerudo Town. Therefore, I can’t look at the coordinates of the location just by displaying the map; The link must actually exist.

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