Zelda Breath of the Wild Shrines Guide: Locations, Map, and Treasures | IGN

Whether you’re a new Switch owner or a long-term player, it’s never too late to dive back into IGN’s 2017 GOTY, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. The bestselling Zelda game of all time – and regularly cited as one of the greatest games ever made – Breath of the Wild is packed with enough content to keep even the most zealous Zelda fans busy for weeks.

One of the many things that kept us busy were Breath of the Wild’s 120 Shrines. IGN’s The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Shrine guide contains solutions to every Breath of the Wild Shrine puzzle, with detailed directions on how to collect every Shrine treasure. Each puzzle shrine in Breath of the Wild has at least one Treasure Chest and Spirit Orb, and securing four Spirit Orbs will allow you to expand your Heart Containers or Stamina Vessels by trading them at any Goddess Statue (located in the Temple of Time and all major towns).

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Breath of the Wild’s Shrines offer a variety of challenges. Some are small dungeons containing a central puzzle theme, while others feature monsters that test Link’s combat skills. These encounters can range from relatively easy to quite difficult.

You can also use IGN’s interactive Breath of the Wild Shrine map that details the location of every Shrine in Hyrule. The map features the ability to check off Shrines as you complete them, which should help cut down on any confusion.

Note that some Shrines aren’t always visible, and Link will need to undertake Shrine Quests to solve riddles to reveal their location. There are 42 Shrines in BOTW that cannot be accessed until their corresponding Shrine Quest is completed.

There are also some “free” shrines. These include the Shrines in the Lost Woods and the three labyrinths, plus some Shrine Quests. These Shrines contain no puzzles or monsters and the Treasure Chest and Spirit Orb are awarded simply for accessing the shrine.

You can discover all Breath of the Wild Shrine locations by region below!

Akkala Shrines

The Akkala region has a total of eight Shrines. Four of the Akkala Shrines are hidden until their associated Shrine Quest is completed.

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Shrines in Central Hyrule

There are no Shrine Quests in Central Hyrule.

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Dueling Peaks Shrines

There are nine Shrines located in the Deuling Peaks Region, two associated with Shrine Quests that must be completed.

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Eldin Shrines

There are nine Shrines in the Eldin region, with three hidden until their Shrine Quest is completed.

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Faron Shrines

The Faron region features eight Shrines, four of which are hidden until their Shrine Quest is completed.

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Shrines in the Gerudo Highlands

The Gerudo Highlands region has a total of six Shrines, three of which are hidden until their Shrine Quest is completed.

Shrines in the Gerudo Wasteland

There are 12 Shrines in the Gerudo Wasteland region. Four of the Gerudo Wasteland Shrines are hidden until their Shrine Quest is completed.

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Shrines in the Great Hyrule Forest

The Great Hyrule Forest Region has eight Shrines in it, four of the which are hidden until their Shrine Quest is completed.

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Shrines in the Great Plateau

There are just four Shrines in the starting region in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.

Hateno Shrines

The Hateno region has seven Shrines, and four of them require Shrine Quests to uncover.

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Hebra Shrines

The Hebra region has a total of 13 Shrines, but only three of them are hidden until their Shrine Quest is completed.

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Lake Shrines

The Lake region has six Shrines. Two of them are hidden until their Shrine Quest is completed.

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Lanayru Shrines

The Lanayru region has a total of nine Shrines. Two of the Lanayru Shrines are hidden until their Shrine Quest is completed.

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Ridgeland Shrines

There are seven Shrines in the Ridgeland region; two are hidden until their Shrine Quest is completed.

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Tabantha Shrines

The Tabantha region has six Shrines in it, and two of them are hidden until their Shrine Quest is completed.

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DLC Shrines

As part of The Champions’ Ballad DLC, several new Shrines were added, spanning a variety of regions. They can only be found by solving clues given by Kass over the course of the DLC’s quest.

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Great Plateau Shrines

Lanayru Shrines

Eldin Shrines

Tabantha Shrines

Gerudo Shrines

Once you’re done with those, why not hunt down all 900 Korok Seed? We’ve got a guide for that too. For even more game help, visit the complete Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild guide.

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