Totk Gut Check Rock Viewed From A Distance
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What to do at Gut Check Rock in Tears of the Kingdom (TotK)

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The land of Hyrule is enormous, especially as seen in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. You’ll find peaks, valleys, shrines, plateaus, castles and towns. They all have names, and a lot of them appeared previously in Breath of the Wild. This may leave you to wonder which places are worth visiting in the sequel. This guide tells you what to do at Gut Check Rock in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom.

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Tears of the Kingdom – what to do at Gut Check Rock

When you come across Gut Check Rock, located in Hyrule’s northern reaches, it’s natural to assume there must be some important task you are supposed to complete in its vicinity. However, the location offers more as a landmark than it does as a destination.

Totk Gut Check Rock Silver Rupee From Treasure Chest

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Gut Check Rock doesn’t include any major activities you must complete. The bolded map label suggests otherwise, but that’s because the area played a larger role in Breath of the Wild. In the former game, you needed to quickly scale the rock while collecting rupees. If you made it to the top within the permitted time, you revealed a shrine.

In this game, Gut Check Rock is located southwest of Kimayat Shrine, which is the only local shrine. There’s no sign of the Goron who issued a challenge in the previous game. However, you can earn a reward for climbing to the top. Just use the Ultrahand ability to unearth a mostly buried treasure chest that contains a Silver Rupee.

Totk Gut Check Rock Korok Encounter After Following Red Arrow Signs

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Also in this area, you should notice three signs. If you know how to solve the Red Arrow puzzles, you should figure out the point the three signs indicate, on top of one of the high rocks. Check the flower petals you find there to obtain a Korok Seed.

With that, you’re done with Gut Check Rock. However, don’t forget to explore the surrounding areas. There are hot springs for healing, along with a few enemies you can farm to obtain components for various armor upgrades.

The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is available on the Nintendo Switch.

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Jason Venter is a contributing writer for PC Invasion since 2022 who can trace his love for video games back to the Apple IIe port of Mario Bros. in the late 80s. He remains a diehard Nintendo fan to this day and loves JRPGs, adventure games, and platformers in particular, but he still plays games in most genres and on most hardware. After founding indie gaming site HonestGamers in 1998, he served as an editor at Hardcore Gamer Magazine during its entire print run. He has since freelanced for a variety of leading sites including IGN, GameSpot, and Polygon. These days, he spends most of his time writing game guides and entertaining readers with his fantasy novels.