Climbing

Just like Drake’s adventures in previous titles, you’ll be guiding Chloe through some pretty risky climbing shenanigans.

If you’re familiar with other Uncharted games, you may recognise that not all obstructions are climbable, and most along the linear path are marked with ledges that are lighter in colour compared to their surroundings. Many handholds are highlighted in yellow during this game to help you find your way.

There are also few ledges that require you to shimmy across rather than jump up to, marked by long scratches across the wall.

Simply navigate the direction you wish to go by using the left analog, and pressing X to repeatedly traverse climbable areas throughout the game.

(1 of 2) Climbable sections are often marked differently to their surroundings

Climbable sections are often marked differently to their surroundings (left), including places you can side-step rather than jump to (right)

You will also come into contact with other objects such as ladders, and later in the game you will obtain a piton that acts as an anchor in tougher walls that have no discernable ledges to grab hold of.

Jumping

As to be expected, what with climbing all over the place, there’s a lot of jumping throughout the game. This core function of gameplay goes hand-in-hand with climbing and grappling, and helping you to rope-swing from platforms or large gaps that you simply cannot reach with a simple jump.

To execute a jump, just press X in combination with the left analog to move in the direction you wish to go, and Chloe will jump up handholds, to rope-swing opportunites, and even vault over one object to another. There are even some moments that require zip-lining!

(1 of 2) The piton anchors you to walls with no ledges

The piton anchors you to walls with no ledges (left), Use the grappling hook to rope-swing across large gaps (right)

Swimming

To add to the interesting ways in which you can navigate the world of Uncharted, swimming becomes an important part of moving from one area to the next that may not have a door. Why make it that easy, right?

To swim, simply use the left analog to move through the water, and circle to dive beneath the surface. You don’t have unlimited breath, obviously, so make sure to return to the surface when the screen begins to darken so as not to drown Chloe!

(1 of 2) Use the left analog to move Chloe

Use the left analog to move Chloe (left), Use circle to dive underwater (right)

Grappling Hook

As mentioned above, the grappling hook is an incredibly useful, and well utilized, tool throughout the game.

Use L1 to attach the hook to things like tree branches that are sticking out of things like walls and cliff-faces, usually marked with white rope tied around them to signify a rope-swing opportunity. When hanging from the rope, use the left analog to move back and forth for more momentum, or hold down L1 and move up or down to climb or descend the rope. Sometimes, if you use the rope close to a wall, you can even wall-run to the next available platform.

There are many moments throughout the game that require this function in order to traverse the area and make it across large gaps that you simply cannot jump to on your own. In some cases, you’ll have to jump from a platform first, quickly followed by pressing L1 to have Chloe throw out the grappling hook in the nick of time!

In most cases, if you miss or time the jump wrong, Chloe will plummet to her death.

(1 of 2) You can use the grappling hook when you see a white rope tied around a branch, and in this case, you will get the opportunity to wall-run

You can use the grappling hook when you see a white rope tied around a branch, and in this case, you will get the opportunity to wall-run (left), Hold down L1 and use the left analog to climb or descend the rope for higher and lower platforming (right)

Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Sony Interactive Entertainment
  • Platforms
    PS4
  • Genre
    Action Adventure
  • Guide Release
    9 May 2018
  • Last Updated
    7 December 2020
  • Guide Author
    Jemma Hough

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Uncharted: The Lost Legacy is an action-adventure game developed by Naughty Dog. In this spin-off expansion to the popular franchise, you’ll play as the sassy fortune hunter, Chloe Frazer, as she seeks the legendary Tusk of Ganesh in India during a civil war. Pursued by an insurgent leader, and joined by her allies, the quest to recover the Tusk soon becomes a perilous mission to save all of India.

In this guide you will find:

  • A complete story walkthrough
  • A guide for the optional ‘Mystery Ruin’ side quest
  • A complete Treasure Hunting Guide covering the locations of all 68 treasures
  • A complete Photo Locations Guide covering all optional photo opportunities
  • A complete Optional Conversations Guide
  • A complete Lockbox Locations Guide
  • Full Trophy list

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