The attach limit for Ultrahand in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is 21. As such, you can only attach 21 objects to something before the game stops you. While this limits how creative you can be, 21 objects are still plenty for constructing cars, planes, and mechs.
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Why Is There an Attach Limit?
Even though Tears of the Kingdom is a fairly well-polished title, all video games have limitations. If the developers let players attach as many objects together as they wanted, this would definitely lead to issues.
A game’s engine can only process so much information. If overloaded with information, the game’s software will get bottlenecked with commands since it can only deal with a few at a time. At this point, delays begin to occur between when things happen in-game and when the game’s engine can address them.
Too many objects attached together would result in game freezes, crashes, and other problems. Also, the Nintendo Switch is not the most robust console out there by a long shot, so there are hardware concerns in addition to software ones.
On a more powerful console (or on PC), Tears of the Kingdom could probably have a higher attach limit. Though, it’s a Nintendo exclusive—like all Legend of Zelda games. As a result, we’ll likely never see a title from this franchise legally appear on a different console or on PC.
Is Attaching the Same as Fusing?
No, attaching and fusing are different. When we discuss attaching objects to one another, we’re referring to using the Ultrahand power. This power’s symbol is an orange handprint and it creates an orange aura when activated.
When we talk about fusing things together, we’re talking about using the Fuse power. This power’s symbol is a blue sword and it creates a blue aura when activated.
The only way to build a vehicle, machine, or other contraption is to attach items together with the Ultrahand power. The Fuse power is only used to connect weapons to one other object—and only one. On top of that, you can detach things attached with the Ultrahand power, but things joined together with the Fuse power cannot be separated.
With that said, we recommend that you go wild with these powers! The freedom to create and experiment is one of the best parts of Tears of the Kingdom. Try fusing different materials into your arrows and weapons for combat advantages. There are also lots of Zonai parts that you can get from Device Dispensers for some crazy combos. When it comes to creativity, the sky is the limit…which makes the sky the number 21.