A Skyview Tower with glowing blue energy around it in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom.

How to Unlock Skyview Towers in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

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Key Takeaway

Find a way up! To do this, use Recall on any nearby fallen rock or use the available platforms and Zonai devices to rise into the sky above the Skyview Tower. Once you do, drop down into the tower from above and activate the terminal within to unlock the main entrance.

To unlock Skyview Towers in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, you need to get into them without using the main entrance. There aren’t many locked towers in-game; however, the few that exist can be annoying to deal with. Thankfully, there’s a pretty simple way around this issue.

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    How to Get Into a Locked Skyview Tower

    At every locked Skyview Tower that we’ve found so far, we were able to get in from above. How we did so varies from tower to tower—but every strategy we used involved getting high into the air.

    Use Recall on Fallen Rocks

    The most straightforward way to get high above a Skyview Tower (without using it) is to use Recall on any nearby fallen rocks. These look less organic than most large boulders. When you use Recall on a fallen rock, it ascends into the sky—just make sure you’re standing on it first! Otherwise, you’ll just send a rock into the air without you.

    Link standing on an airborne rock that is rising due to the Recall ability. Link is near a Skyview Tower.
    To quickly check your surroundings for usable fallen rocks, we recommend activating the Fuse ability. You don’t need to actually fuse anything together; simply activating the ability causes nearby fallen rocks to glow blue and makes them much more obvious.

    Use Nearby Devices

    At some locked Skyview Towers, there are platforms, Zonai devices, and other helpful tools. These are here to help you get high into the air without relying on fallen stones and the Recall ability.

    Attach rockets, fans, and whatever else you want to platforms to make them rise into the sky. While doing so, make sure to keep an eye on your battery power. Also, keep in mind that platforms retain a bit of momentum after the devices that move them power down—so you’ll always go a bit farther than you think.

    Regardless of what method you choose to get above a Skyview Tower, you’ll need to drift down afterward to enter its central shaft. Do so by opening and closing your Paraglider to gradually descend into the tower.

    Link gliding into the top of a locked Skyview Tower.

    How to Open a Locked Skyview Tower’s Main Entrance

    Once you descend the central shaft of a locked Skyview Tower, interact with the terminal within to open the main door. That way, you’ll be able to easily access this Skyview Tower again whenever you want!

    Link trying to unlock a Skyview Tower by interacting with the terminal within it.

    Skyview Towers are helpful for investigating your surroundings as well as for reaching new places—both on the ground and in the air! Be sure to make use of them as you’re exploring, like when you’re seeking out important locations such as Woodland Stable, Rito Village, Goron City, and more. After you unlock Skyview Towers, nothing can stop you from exploring far and wide at your leisure!