The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is a game that constantly rewards you for being a good person on your adventures. Helping fellow travelers, escorting Koroks to friends, and charging into battle with a monster control board are all actions that can reap good rewards. The instinct is to reach out to him.
That doesn’t seem to be the case for quite a few Tears of the Kingdom players, as many are just now realizing that Addision can actually help Addision by propping up the sign with various pieces of wood while holding it in place. With popular YouTuber SmallAnt sharing the news that the game took 130 hours to complete 100% of the time, many are realizing that Addison isn’t just a recurring NPC that players point at and grin at to continue their quest.
Twitter user Schaffrillas was the one who blew the minds of fellow Tears of the Kingdom players. They said “I didn’t know I had to do something with the Hudson sign all this time”. The answers are full of a mix of people who already know, baffled as to how they could miss this, and players surprised and guilty for making Addison struggle for so long.
“I thought it was a fun running gag,” explains MegaX. MegaX jokingly told Addison to let go whenever he bumped into him. There are similar explanations from others who admit that many thought they “always got past it” or that the signs were “just a little bit”, and that it took them too long to discover on their own. Then there are those who didn’t know it was a requirement for 100% completion and are now astonished that they have to trek across Hyrule but again keep an eye out for Addison and his signs.
In fact, it says a lot about the Zelda community that people started torturing poor Addison before actually helping them. Like many Koroks in the game, many players went to great lengths to ensure that Addison’s attempts to spread rumors of Hudson Construction were as unsuccessful as possible, launching his sign into the air with rockets. Next time you see Addison having trouble holding a sign, you can help the poor guy.
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