You can unlock items in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild just by reading the news.
When you first turn on your Nintendo Switch, you might have noticed a few news updates appear along the left-hand side of the console’s UI. These news stories often inform the user of new games on the eShop, updates to games, and DLC that has become available. Nintendo is about to add another news channel to the list of ones that users can subscribe to: The Tips from the Wild.
Players who read the news from Tips from the Wild and launch the game through that channel will be able to receive special in-game items. Nintendo hasn’t revealed what these items will be, but did note that some may be unobtainable depending on how far you’ve progressed in the story and where you’re standing in the game. The details can be read as part of the game’s most recent patch notes.
It seems likely that these games will be similar to the Amiibo items found in chests, perhaps dropping food, weapons, or even crafting materials at Link’s feet (as opposed to entirely new sets of armor or unique items). We’ll have to wait to find out for sure, however.
Tips from the Wild can be accessed through the News tab on the Home menu of the Switch. The channel will go live tomorrow, on Wednesday, August 9th, so be sure to check it out then for some free goodies in your game.