Camfire and cooking pot (Breath of the Wild)

Link at a campfire

Campfires are a feature from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. They are found all over Hyrule. Link can sit by a campfire to pass time until the next morning, noon or night. If a campfire is abandoned, he will need to light it himself. In many campfires, he can also roast basic ingredients or prepare dishes.

Several items such as ingredients, materials or weapons can be discovered around. Bokoblins settle several campfires, sitting, dancing, eating, chatting or sleeping at night. Certain monster sometimes accompany them such as Moblins or Lizalfos. Link can occasionally find fish or meat roasting over an open fire in enemy camps and can take it for himself.

Camfire and pot (Breath of the Wild)

Link cooking at a campfire

Standing or crouching next to a lit campfire increases Link's temperature and prevent him from freezing in cold areas. Campfires can serve as a continuous source of fire which he can use to lit a torch or a wooden weapon.

While most campfire are located in specific areas, Link can build one practically anywhere by lighting wood on fire, for example with a lit torch, Fires or Bomb Arrows, or by striking Flint with a metal weapon. However rain or strong wind will put out any lit campfires unless it is covered. Built campfires usually go out after using it to pass the time, forcing Link to light it again.