If you’re eager to hop back into Hyrule the moment the game goes live, here’s how to pre-load The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom on Nintendo Switch.

The follow-up to Breath of the Wild is almost here but mega fans can get a headstart by installing it right now.

Since Tears of the Kingdom is confirmed to be Nintendo’s biggest game ever, it couldn’t hurt to save yourself some download time on launch day this Friday.

How to Pre-Load The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

  • Boot up your Nintendo Switch console
  • Open the Nintendo eShop
  • Find The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom
  • Hit Pre-Order and purchase the game.
  • Then, choose Pre-Load to install it ahead of launch day.

The moment this Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom release countdown comes to an end, you’ll be able to jump in and play!

Pre-loading is available for those that purchase Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom digitally via the Nintendo Switch eShop.

Don’t forget that you can use this trick to get Tears of the Kingdom for a significant discount!

Pre-Load Legend of Zelda Tears of the Kingdom

Alternatively, gamers can sign into their account on the Nintendo store and place their pre-order there before downloading the game to their consoles.

Tears of the Kingdom File Size

The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom has a file size of 16.2 GB, according to the game’s pre-load.

Considering that Switch consoles come with just 32 GB of storage space without an SD card, that’s over half your device’s default storage.

Zelda fans will likely need to either delete some games or get their hands on some additional storage before installing Tears of the Kingdom.

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