How to upgrade tools in Disney Dreamlight Valley

How To Upgrade Tools in Disney Dreamlight Valley

Here's how to upgrade your tools in Disney Dreamlight Valley.

When you first acquire the Royal Tools in Disney Dreamlight Valley, you’ll be able to use them in various activities, such as fishing, mining, and gardening. But, as you get further in the story, you’ll need to boost the strength of your equipment to clear out specific barriers throughout the map. With this guide, we’ll show you how to upgrade your tools in the game to help you unlock new areas of the realm.

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Upgrading Tools in Disney Dreamlight Valley

To enhance the Royal Tools in Disney Dreamlight Valley, you can upgrade your equipment by increasing friendship levels with characters. In return, players will be able to remove barriers with these improvements and access locations that were previously blocked.

Here is a list of tasks that you can complete for each item:

  • Pickaxe: Complete Maui’s quest – A Tale of Stone and Fire (Level 4) & Elsa’s mission – The Singing Ice (Level 6)
  • Watering Can: Complete Merlin’s quest – The Final Trial (Level 10)
  • Shovel: Complete Anna’s quest – An Icy Invitation (Level 2)

The Pickaxe of Disney Dreamlight Valley has different upgrades for two types of barriers: large ice and sea debris. When you initially meet Maui, he will help you with the first enhancement that can break smaller sea chunks around the beach. Then, you can take it a step further by breaking giant sea debris once you increase your friendship level with the character.

Upgrading the Pickaxe in Disney Dreamligh Valley
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As for the second upgrade of the Pickaxe, you must recruit Elsa from the Frozen realm, located at Dream Castle. However, this improvement will only allow you to remove tiny amounts of ice, so you’ll need to reach Level 6 to unlock The Singing Ice quest for the following enhancement. Besides these barriers, you can use the Watering Can upgrade to eliminate large mushrooms and an enhanced Shovel to remove the tree stumps.

That’s everything you need to know about upgrading your tools in Disney Dreamlight Valley. For more content about the game, you can check out our guide about how to bypass these barriers without enhancing your tools and explore any of the relevant links below.

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Kristina is a Staff Writer and has been with Twinfinite for more than a year. She typically covers Minecraft, The Sims 4, Disney Dreamlight Valley, anime, Call of Duty, and newly released games. She loves the Metal Gear Solid series (Snake Eater especially), Rockstar's Bully, the Horizon franchise, What Remains of Edith Finch, and many more. Her dog is also an avid video game watcher, primarily when there's a horse or a cat. She has a Bachelor's degree in English from the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo and grew up gaming on the islands.