Getting started tips and tricks to get the most out of Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart for PS5. Everything that the game does not tell you and will help you in the latest adventure of the lombax and his mechanical friend.
Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart for PS5 is now on sale, and before you start playing we leave you some tips and tricks so you can get the most out of the game from Insomniac Games (also responsible for Spider-Man Miles Morales).
And now we go with all those tricks that the game does not tell you and that will help you if you get stuck at any point in Ratchet and Clank.
Fidelity, performance, and ray tracing modes
Our recommendation to fully enjoy the game is to start in fidelity mode, at 30 FPS, with 4K dynamic resolution and ray-traced lighting effects. On the second lap, or when we have unlocked the challenge mode, we can try the 60 FPS mode, which is better played but is not as spectacular.
Modify game speed
Among the accessibility options, Ratchet and Clank allow you to slow down the action, in case we get stuck at some point of “skating on rails”, which requires alternating movements such as the “wallrun” or the use of the grapple. In slow motion, everything is much easier … and we are not going to miss any of the raritanium crystals that pass us at full speed.
This help can be activated in the accessibility options. We can also activate lifelines to avoid leaving the stage by mistake or select a target route for Ratchet to automatically look towards his next destination if we find ourselves lost.
Explore every corner
There are a number of trophies related to exploration, such as collecting the earthworms, teddy bears or golden jitters that require us to explore every corner of each planet. The spy robots can give us information about the planets that we have passed on our way.
Collecting the gold jigs gives us access to tricks such as changing the appearance of the ship, changing the appearance of the hammer, activating the big heads mode (or with tiny heads), or modifying the filters and the effects that accompany the defeat of the enemies.
In total there are 25 gold jitters in the game, 10 spy robots, and 12 lombaspheres .
Combine the movements double jump, ghost run, wall run
Navigation in Ratchet & Clank A separate dimension rests on the combination of jumping, gliding, a ghost running or running on the walls. If we manage to alternate all of them together with skating (with propelled boots) we will be able to access any part of the stage.
In the accessibility options, we can activate fall arrest, automatic glide or turbo, in case you have difficulties with any of these movements.
Master the weapon change
Combat in Ratchet & Clank has a strategic component that is based on the use of weapons. You have to master combinations such as the poison against the punisher, or the volley for unique enemies in flight. During the weapon change the action slows down, so we will have the possibility to think about what arsenal we are going to take advantage of at each moment.
We can also assign our 4 favorite weapons to a quick selection system, using the Dualsense digital crosshead.
Level up the glove of the apocalypse, pruner, and other automatic weapons
Certain weapons have an automatic behavior, which is devastating in combat. The glove of the apocalypse creates an army of clanks that fight for us, the mower uses sprinklers to temporarily turn enemies into plants, and we also have toxic mushrooms that are released with the mushroom.
It is important to level up the weapons as soon as possible (with their use) and to unlock all the upgrades with Rarityanium upon reaching the store.
Complete all the challenges in the tavern
The tavern has a combat arena, in which to participate in three categories of events. The rewards for completing these arenas are very juicy, and they do not present too much difficulty. Our advice is that we adhere to the bronze, silver, and gold categories as soon as they are available (we visit them on different occasions throughout history).
All three pieces of the same armor
Getting the full armor grants additional bonuses, in addition to the advantages that we get with each of the pieces (head, torso, and legs) separately. We can change armor at any time to benefit from these bonuses; for example, depending on the type of enemy in each level (native creatures, pirates, or minions of Nefarius).
In total there are 8 complete armors in the game, and most of the parts can be obtained in the dimensional pockets that are scattered around the planets.
Check the map before leaving each planet
In the game map (by pressing the touch panel of the dual sense controller) we can discover the location of golden jitters or raritanium crystals that we have overlooked. It is always advisable to review which areas are “dark” to see what remains to be explored.
How to disable challenge mode
It is enough to finish the story at any difficulty level to unlock this extra game mode, in which we have access to Omega weapons and new missions. The difficulty is a bit higher, but we will also be armed with a superior arsenal.