How to transfer your Zelda Breath of the Wild save file to another Switch

Ahead of the release of The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, many players are hopping back into Breath of the Wild. If you picked up the special edition Tears of the Kingdom OLED Switch model, you might even be wondering how to get your save data transferred over to the new console.

How to move BOTW save to new Switch through the Cloud

Becoming a paying subscriber to Nintendo Switch Online makes this a breeze as it’s as simple as syncing up both consoles on the Cloud. Doing this will make moving between the two a seamless transition. This can be done by going to Settings, Data Management, and Save Data Cloud Backup.

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If you want to move your save files over without using the Cloud, there is a different route you can take. Unlike Nintendo games from the the cartridge eras, the saves aren’t stored on the Breath of the Wild cartridge itself, so players will have to move things over digitally.

How to transfer BOTW save to another Switch

Another route to go would be setting up both Switches, and then going through the transferring and receiving steps. This does delete the save on the original console, so you won’t be able to play BOTW on the old Switch anymore.

To do this. go into System Settings, Data Management, and then Transfer Your Save Data. Select the Send Save Date to Another Console setting and choose Breath of the Wild. On the second Switch, go through the same steps but select the receive save data option instead.

For more The Legend of Zelda news and guides, take a look at Shortest Zelda Games – All Zelda Games Ordered By Lengths on Pro Game Guides.

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