How to Sneak on Enemies in Tears of the Kingdom

Channel your inner Solid Snake and sneak up on enemies.

Umer Cheema
Umer Cheema
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Breath of the Wild allowed players to sneak around so Link can thin out weaker enemies before attacking the stronger ones. Luckily, the latest installment brings back this amazing feature. That is why we will show you how to sneak up on enemies in Tears of the Kingdom.

If you have played Breath of the Wild, you will be quite familiar with how this mechanic works. However, if you are new to the series, worry not because we will show you what you have to do. With that said, let’s jump straight in and get started.

Tears of the Kingdom: How to Sneak Up on Enemies

To sneak up on enemies, you must first learn how to crouch. To crouch in Tears of the Kingdom, you need to press the left joystick. Link will start crouching and make less noise compared to normal walking or running.

Apart from crouching, make sure that you are not in the enemy’s line of sight or they will instantly spot you. If you see a question mark on top of the enemy’s head, it means that they are looking out for you. So, make sure that you crouch and move behind them.

Once you are behind an enemy, you need to get close to them and wait for the ‘Sneakstrike’ prompt to show up. At this point, press “Y” to launch a sneak attack that deals tons of damage. It will instantly kill most weaker enemies in the game.

This allows you to thin out weaker enemies before you get to the stronger ones. Doing so will ensure that you don’t get spotted or ganged up by a lot of enemies at once. Keep in mind that this attack does more damage than your normal attacks so always try to take out smaller enemies like this when possible.


And there you have it; that’s everything you need to know about how to sneak up on enemies in Tears of the Kingdom. If you find a strong foe or do not want to alert all nearby enemies, make sure that you sneak up on them and deal tons of damage with the sneak attack.

Do you like the sneaking mechanics in Tears of the Kingdom? Or do you prefer going guns blazing in combat? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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By day, Umer loves writing about games and talking about them; by night, he is an avid gamer that loves playing League of Legends and RTS games. Being a massive fan of Metal Gear Solid, you'll find Umer always praising the legendary Hideo Kojima.
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