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Shadow of the Tomb Raider
Strategy Guide

First Published: 27-10-2018 / 00:00 GMT
Last Updated: 31-10-2019 / 18:47 GMT
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Shadow of the Tomb Raider Guide

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Challenge Tombs

Peruvian Jungle - Judge's Gaze


Located near the first Base Camp of the jungle, you’ll need the climbing axes before you can gain access. Once you have reunited with Jonah at another plane crash site and retrieved the axes, you can return here to get inside the tomb.

Note: You’ll have to complete the jaguar fight and the Croft Manor flashback first.

From the Plane Wreckage Base Camp, stick to the right wall until you are prompted by a challenge tomb nearby. Find the yellow-painted skulls and hoist yourself up the ledge.

Wade through the water and then use your climbing axe to break through the wall – slip through the crevice to get inside. Move forward but ignore the grapple swing point – you’ll slip from the handhold on the other side and fall into the water below anyway, so just dive in instead.


From the water, head through the opening on the right. In the next area you can inspect a mural on the left side of the stone steps ahead. Then climb the two ledges over on the right and jump to the counterweight to raise the statue.

Inspect the mural
Use the counterweight to open the passage

Head through the new opening to find the Jungle Cavern Base Camp. You can stop here to auto-save your progress and make any upgrades or purchases as needed.


Cross over the long bridge into the temple and swim under the wall ahead. Go left towards a dead-end and clamber up the right wall. Inspect the mural in front of you before entering the next room on the right.

The challenge here is to raise the ladder using the pulleys and counterweights on the left and right side of the room.

The solution is as follows:

  • On the left side, find the cart holding one of the counterweights. Pull it back to release the counterweight and then push it forward next to the ladder on the ground.

  • Still on the left side, pull the second cart until it sits where the first one originally was.

  • Now on the left side of the ladder, tether a rope between the white coil on the ladder and the left statue.

Move the carts
Tether a rope between the ladder and statue

  • Turn around to find the white-painted wall in the back corner and scramble up. Cut the tripwire and head around the right corner where you’ll see the raised counterweight now in front of you. Pick up Document – Jack’s Journal before jumping on the counterweight.

Disarm the spear trap
Document - Jack's Journal

  • The ladder will raise halfway up, so hop off the weight and finish pushing the cart over to the right side of the room until it sits beneath the raised counterweight.

  • Tether another rope from the right side of the ladder to the right statue.

  • Climb back up to the entrance and scramble up the right wall. Turn left and jump to the counterweight to raise the ladder into place.

  • Climb the ladder and jump the gap to interact with the stele on the other side.

Acquire new Skill
Interact with the stele


There’s a rope coil behind you – tether a rope between the two beams and zip line back down to the right side of the puzzle. Pick up the Document on your left before moving to the pry barrier ahead. Then break through, scramble up the walls, and slide down the next rope.

Zip line down
Break through the barrier

At the bottom of the muddy slope, head forward and attach to the craggy wall, then jump right to the next one. Jump left to the ledge, hop through the tree branches, then grapple swing from the next branch to the craggy wall.

Climb the craggy walls
Grapple swing across

Climb up, jump to the next craggy wall, and rappel down to land at the tomb entrance.

Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Square Enix
  • Platforms
    PC, PS4, XB1
  • Genre
  • Guide Release
    27 October 2018
  • Last Updated
    31 October 2019
    Version History
  • Guide Author

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