March 1, 2021

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How to Unlock All Characters in Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity

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Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity features a diverse cast of playable characters, each with their own unique playstyle and set of special combos. Our guide aims to help you understand the strengths and weaknesses of each character while detailing requirements for unlocking characters and any additional bonuses.

Below is a list of every playable character along with how to unlock them. Click each character’s name to head to a detailed character page with move lists and combo explainers.

SPOILERS! This page reveals which characters end up playable in Age of Calamity. We don’t show the character art for some of the late-game characters but their names are still shown. Proceed with caution!

Story Characters

Optional Characters

These characters are not unlocked by simply playing the main missions but are instead unlocked by completing specific challenges and quests.

ArtNameHow to Unlock
Mystery art.pngGreat FairiesComplete the Offering Help on the Road, a quest unlocked during Chapter 4. This will unlock four Fairy Fountain challenges. Complete them to unlock this character.
Mystery art.pngMonk Maz KoshiaComplete the Trial of Monsters, Trial of Stones, and Trial of the Mighty Foe quests which are unlocked during Chapter 4. This will unlock the Trial of the Ancients challenge. Complete it to unlock this character.

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