The wait is over, and Nintendo fans across the world have finally jumped into The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom’s vast open world and set off on the huge main quest!

Of course, the review scores for TOTK have been almost perfect across the board, and it’s little wonder when the game has so much to offer.

In fact, Tears of the Kingdom is the biggest Zelda game of all time, not just in terms of map size, but also story length!

How Many Story Missions Are There in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom?

There are 23 main story quests in Tears of the Kingdom for players to complete. This is 8 more than the previous game in the series, Breath of the Wild.

With so many missions, it’s no wonder that just the main story in TOTK will take dozens of hours to finish!

The list of main missions below will contain minor spoilers for story events.
Zelda holding the Master Sword in Tears of the Kingdom

Tears of the Kingdom Main Story Quests List

Following the prologue, these are the 23 main story quests to complete in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom:

  1. Find Princess Zelda
  2. The Closed Door
  3. To the Kingdom of Hyrule
  4. Regional Phenomena
  5. Find the Fifth Sage
  6. Crisis at Hyrule Castle
  7. Camera Work in the Depths
  8. Trail of the Master Sword
  9. Recovering the Hero’s Sword
  10. Tulin of Rito Village
  11. Yunobo of Goron City
  12. The Sludge-Covered Statue
  13. The Broken Slate
  14. Restoring the Zora Armor
  15. Clues to the Sky
  16. Sidon of the Zora
  17. Riju of Gerudo Town
  18. Secret of the Ring Ruins
  19. Guidance from Ages Past
  20. A Mystery in the Depths
  21. Impa and the Geoglyphs
  22. The Dragon’s Tears
  23. Destroy Ganondorf

The order which you will get and complete these main quests can vary. Tears of the Kingdom is a very open game and will usually give you the choice of a few main quests to finish, so this can lead to players completing them in a different order.

However, Destroy Ganondorf and Find Princess Zelda will be the ones you complete last.

As TOTK is a direct sequel to Breath of the Wild, you may also want to know how it fits in with its predecessor’s story. Find out how long after BOTW Tears of the Kingdom is set!

Senior Staff Writer
Django grew up with a PlayStation controller in his hands and loves all kinds of games, from Football Manager to Yakuza.