Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart is an action-packed game with lots of gun action. The game’s walkthrough is straightforward mainly (apart from a couple of planets you can visit at any time and play freely), and you will easily be lost. But you may create more hassle than you need to if you ignore specific points. This is why we provide you with some tips to help you along the way.
Take all bolts and nuts
Ratchet, Clank, and their new and old friends mostly fight against evil cutthroats and robotics from Dr. Nefarious’s army. However, the defeated enemies will leave behind nuts and bolts, also known as bolts. This is the main currency used in the game that you can purchase at the market. While most of them come towards you if you’re near the area where you defeated the specific adversary, a few are scattered across the region. Make sure you collect all the bolts to have enough money to buy new weapons and other supplies.
Find Gold Bolts and CraiggerBears
There are a variety of collectibles to discover that will not just give you trophies. However, they also provide small advantages when playing. For instance, for each Gold Bolt you find, it is possible to alter regular Bolts’ appearance and activate additional “cheats.” Making the appearance of bolts as rubies may seem like a trick initially, but it’s benefit in that you can easily find bolts lying around, even in situations where the surrounding appears slightly darker.
Crack all boxes
Everywhere you look, there are boxes in various sizes and colors. Within the vast majority, you’ll see bolts, while in other (the green color) as well as ammunition, which you will require during battles. Thus, make sure you don’t leave any crate. Smash them all with the melee attack activated by pressing your square buttons. Crates with ammo and healing generally come back after some time if you hold them for some duration. It’s not always the case, and it’s not all the time; however, the majority of the time.
Switch weapons frequently to make them more level
In the game, you’ll find an extensive arsenal of weapons you slowly get access to and then purchase by purchasing them from a merchant. Certain weapons appear to be more effective than others at first sight. Therefore, it’s tempting to concentrate on one weapon and ignore the others. But you shouldn’t. Instead, you should use all weapons available and then keep switching between the different weapons. If you can take on more foes and take them out with a gun quicker, it will be upgraded and then enhanced by using raretanium. Therefore, when lasers are first thin, they have more power, while search projectiles can be hit many times, and explosive shells boost their effectiveness. This also lets you carry more excellent ammo.
No matter what, you’ll never be able to survive with only one weapon since certain types of enemies are resistant. It is common to use all the ammunition from one weapon and switch to a different one. It is therefore recommended that a number of your guns are upgraded.
Ammo is not wasted by melee
In time, you’ll begin to be familiar with various types of enemies. Some are highly resistant, while others aren’t. Finally, take note of which opponents are fragile. You can knock them out with a few blows using the wrench. This will help you save ammunition for the larger chunks. Particularly for frogs, small dogs, and other smaller animals that are often in large quantities, yet aren’t dangerous, so you shouldn’t throw away ammunition.
Exchange your titanium briskly
Titanium is an uncommon blue mineral found in a variety of locations. You can collect it by hitting it. By using this mineral, you will be able to unlock the properties of your weapons and boost them up. However, as there are always ever-more dangerous enemies attacking you, it’s best not to keep the titanium but rather to make upgrades with the robotic retailer Mrs. Zurkon.
Make the most of your armor
Ratchet and Rivet will discover a variety of outfits during the journey. Both of them are accessible (even at the same time). They are all composed of three components (helmet, torso, and boots). You will gain several advantages when you put them in, like more money when you collect sanitarium or experience points, and other benefits. Make the most of these benefits!
Do not get caught up in collectibles
The most important objects you’ll come across during your adventure will automatically be drawn on the map in-game when you are close enough to them. But, you might not be able to reach certain of them immediately because you don’t have an ability or trait. Do not get bent into a tangle in such a situation. You can return later to clear all of the clutter.
Pay close attention to the words Ratchet, Rivet, Clank, and Kit are saying.
The game’s four heroes provide commentary on the majority of your battles. In most cases, they’ll come out with funny quips. However, occasionally, they offer useful tips that can aid you in defeating difficult opponents. Pay attention to what’s said in fights.
Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart The Intro to The Parade
The game starts by introducing the darkest scene. Do not be concerned that you’re not sure of the concept of it yet. It will be clear shortly. Then, the game continues into a lively scene: a big celebration! Ratchet and Clank are honored for their previous heroic acts, including a parade and all that comes with it. Beginning the process doesn’t come with any difficulties as all you need to do is follow along with the Tootlipps displayed. Take your wrench (your melee weapon) and let the hover platforms guide you through the show until you’re required to crack a seal by using your wrench. You’ll be able to find behind it the first weapon with a range, the blaster. An ammunition bin will be revealed shortly thereafter to the left behind the gun. Break it up using your wrench (square button) to access the ammunition contained within.
Now you have ammunition. You can use it to blast those fake Blarg ships that hang on ropes to the side. This is all part of the game. However, not for long because soon after, the first real-life cutthroats are revealed, who would like to take down our heroes. They don’t know, they just threaten you, or display a spectacle. They’re looking to get you on the leather! Take them out with the blaster!
You can now climb the platform next. As you climb to the opposite side, you’ll be thrown off the platform and crash onto the rail. The ratchet wheels across the rail. He leaps over the balloons at the right time. As you’ll see, Ratchet is equipped with magnetized shoes on. They’ll keep you on certain tiles even when gravity pulls you down, such as right now when the floating platform falls over. Be sure to take out enemies to the left and right.
There’s a hook ahead of you. Hold L1 to stretch the hook and then hold the hook. The hook will lead you up to the gas balloons, and from there, you leap onto your next level. A couple of tiny robot dogs will be chasing you. They can be eliminated quickly with a couple of melee combinations. The wrench is powerful enough to sweep them away in one hit.
The following phases of your run will can teach you important lessons. For instance, you can benefit from red barrels by shooting them, causing their exploding. Also, you’ll find the first healing containers. They’re transparent and have a white glowing core. You must smash them to access the healing power to get that white substance. But, they can only be collected if you also require a life force. But, if you’re not injured, they’ll remain and be able to stay. So you don’t end up wasting them.
Take out all the supporters, and you are confronted by a massive flying ship (transporter). It constantly changes its position and is looking for the best angle to launch it to unleash its laser. You can dodge the laser through leaping across the beams (which isn’t without risk) as well as trying to hide behind walls.
Go onto the second station, which is on a small round platform. There, Clank, your friend Clank presents you with a unique present: the repaired Dimensionator. A large, bizarre-looking gun that opens dimensions portals
Unfortunately, right now, the evil Dr. Nefarious arrives and steals this dimension gun. Here you start a spectacular chase. You grind steel cables and leap between ropes when the rope becomes electric. You’ll reach a round platform with a red button located in the middle. Get rid of all enemies and utilize a stomping jump (jump using the X button and hit the square button mid-air to speed up towards an area of ground). The tethers will come off.
Now is the now time for you to leave!
Ratchet and Clank arrive within the center of the town. This is where the actual game begins. You’ll be able to see when you can access an overview map in the very first instance. The overview map is opened using the touchscreen area on the PS5 controller.
The player will encounter the robot seller Mrs. Zurkon for the first time. She is constantly selling new weapons for bolts all through the game. Then, she’ll offer you the possibility of upgrading weapons, provided that you possess the appropriate material for it: rare earth. This upgrade is currently not available. However, it will soon be available.
Get another weapon with Mrs. Zurkon: the Enforcer. It’s a weapon with a small range but great spread and consequential damage. It’s sort of like shotguns but with a sci-fi twist. With this weapon, you’ll be able to take out the next cutthroats that come to the scene. Be sure to conserve ammunition by killing those tiny robotic dogs in close combat using a wrench.
Once you’ve cleaned up the space, return with the house of Mrs. Zurkon. You are now likely to have enough bolts for the next weapon that you can purchase and also: The butterfly bomb! It’s a sort of handgun. Extremely powerful, yet with a limited ammo supply.
Continue through the dome, turning right side towards The train station. You will meet Dr. Nefarious, who is determined to utilize the Dimensionator to take out our heroes duo. However, Ratchet can shoot at it in a film sequence, which is damaged. The malfunction that is emerging creates numerous dimensions of fractures. Chaos breaks out.
You can also benefit from the fissures starting today. Take a look at the yellow portal in the front behind you and then press the L1 button to activate the rift, Ray. The ray will draw the portal toward Ratchet the portal, which allows users to perform a tiny dimension leap. In this instance, it will cross an abyss.
ADVICE: Even at this stage, you might be unable to find the first treasures. The game will direct your attention to the left and the nearby yellow portal. However, don’t get in a rush! Take a look to the left. There’s a small side-platform with a second yellow dimensional portal. You can go there to collect your first set of Titanium Crystals from the game. You can now take the path the game originally intended to take you, the yellow portal to the left.
A portal of yellow brings you to the edge. It’s an enormous crate, which an enormous crane transports. You can climb up to wait until it is at its highest point. You will then see the next yellow opening on the next crate for cranes. You can pull yourself there.
Be on the lookout: The game concentrates your attention in one direction and straight towards an additional dimension. Do not be in euphoria! Instead, leap down from the crate using your left hand and carefully slide to the platform beneath you (hold the button to X to move). Once you’ve reached the lowest point, rotate your camera to the right. Then slightly up. There is a second yellow portal to the dimensional dimension higher. You can get yourself up by taking an elevated position on the crate close to the wall. The portal will lead you to a tiny dead-end, and there there is a Raritaniumlies. After you’ve cashed in that money, it’s time to head back to the crates of cranes and continue your normal route.
The remainder of the intro stage is accessible as you simply follow the instructions. First, you can swing using hooks, then on the ground, and you are escorted to a far-off platform. This is another chance to purchase the item from Mrs. Zurkon (unfortunately, you’re not able to put the titanium into upgrades at the moment, but that’s yet to be done). Go to the next area, eliminate all the Goons, and do this with the Enforcer as long as you are close to them. In the background is a corridor that leads to a gap. This is the point where the first boss fight begins.