Breath of the Wild: How to Get the Camera

Breath of the Wild: How to Get the Camera

Here's how to get the camera in Zelda Breath of the Wild

Link can actually obtain a camera in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, which is great for taking pictures of dogs. In this Zelda Breath of the Wild camera guide, we'll be walking you through how to get the camera in Breath of the Wild as easily as possible, as well as upgrading your Shiekah Slate.

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How to Get the Camera in Breath of the Wild

To get the camera in Breath of the Wild, take the path to the east where the road splits (marked on the map below) and follow it until you reach Fort Hateno. As long as you're on horseback there shouldn't be much trouble on the way, with enemies easy enough to ride past. Be careful with your horse's stamina as running out can leave you open to attack.

Follow the path east where the road forks

Continue along the path, once again being careful not to get ambushed by enemies, until you reach a fork in the road. The left path heads towards Hateno Village while the right path leads to the Equestrian Riding Course.

You've then got another long ride ahead of you, and there are plenty of enemies hiding behind rocks waiting to jump out and make your day considerably worse. Just keep going along the main path and once inside the village itself head up and around until you can see the Hateno Ancient Tech Lab high up on a cliff top.

Enter the lab and talk to the young girl. Her name is Purah and she'll tell you that the director is in the back. This is Symin. He'll show an interest in your Sheikah Slate and request to see the runes on it. He notes that the Slate is missing the basic runes, but he doesn't seem like the person in charge. After a brief chat he'll get the attention of the Director. The director is in fact Purah after all! Twist!

You'll have a conversation with Purah, in which she loosely explains why she looks like a child, and then she'll move on to discussing restoring basic functions to your Sheikah Slate. As is generally the way, she'll repair it but first you have to do something for her: bring the blue flame from the ancient furnace in town and use it to the light the furnace in the lab.

Use torches and lanterns to get the flame to the ancient tech lab

Light the Furnace With the Blue Flame

This is a pretty simple task once you find the blue furnace, it's at the base of the hill and road leading up to the lab. Use a torch to carry the blue fire from lamp to lamp, meaning that you don't have to worry about rain putting the flame out and forcing you to start from the beginning. It's likely your torch of choice will break while on the journey so just keep a look out for small bushes that produce branches when struck. The lamps will more or less guide you on the path to take.

Unlock the Camera in Zelda Breath of the Wild

Once back outside the ancient tech lab, light the furnace with your torch and a travel gate will be activated. Head into the lab and talk to Purah to begin the Sheikah Slate repair. The repair job will add a Camera, Hyrule Compendium, and an Album. Now you can capture all your favourite Link and character moments.

Purah adds some cool functionality to your Sheikah Slate

Purah will ask you to take a photo of her and then explains the old landscape photos stored in the album. They are photos taken by Princess Zelda, captured many years ago and most likely with Link at her side. Purah suggests these photos could help retrieve lost memories.

We have a lot more on Breath of the Wild for you to take a look at. There's Mat's writeup on how you can use whistling to fish. Next up is Hirun's piece on how to launch Guardians into the area using the Cryonis Rune.

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Tom Orry

Audience Development Manager, Gamer Network

Tom started life on a circus in Australia before his family moved to the UK. His love of gaming started soon after, which essentially meant he bought every video game magazine available and worked numerous part-time jobs as a child in order to afford costly N64 games. He created UK site VideoGamer.com, of which he was the Editor for over a decade. He now doesn't like circuses.

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