Raft Varuna Point Walkthrough

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Image of The Varuna Point Skyscraper In Raft

Our next stop in the Raft Walkthrough and Story Guide is Varuna Point, two skyscrapers that you'll need to explore for clues and loot. Read on for a complete Varuna Point Walkthrough, and be ready to do a LOT of swimming.

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Preparing for Varuna Point

Varuna Point has some dangerous enemies, including another one of the bosses in the game -- the Rhino Shark.

Here's what I recommend you bring with you:

  • Basic Bow
  • 60 Metal Arrows
  • Machete
  • Food
  • Water
  • 2 Flippers
  • 2 Oxygen Bottles
  • Zipline Tool
  • Backpack

Varuna Point should take you 1-2 days to explore, and you're going to do a lot of swimming. Like, a LOT.

Approaching Varuna Point

As you approach Varuna Point, you should see some scaffolding alongside the larger skyscraper. Park your Raft nearby and scale it, and you can climb the building if you'd like - but you're going to need the Crane Key in order to make your way through the opposite skyscraper.

Note: If you see a red "G" you'll find things (such as crates) nearby!

Raft Varuna Point Apartments Entrance Underwater

Exploring Varuna Point - Main Skyscraper Apartments (Part 1)

Getting the Crane Key isn't so simple though! You're going to have to head inside the skyscraper's submerged apartments in order to collect some Spotlight Parts to repair one of the lights on the outside of the structure underwater.

If you're on the first crumbling skyscraper - jump in the water between both and turn back towards the building. If you head downwards (This is where the flippers and oxygen bottle come in handy) underneath the working Spotlight, you'll be able to head inside to the apartments. Be wary of Anglerfish as you explore, and if you see what looks like a fishing lure - head upwards to get air!

Once you've explored the first set of rooms, head back outwards to find an elevator shaft just inside the entrance - head upwards and keep searching to find the remaining Spotlight Parts. Now that you have the Spotlight Parts - light that bad boy up to see it disperse the jellyfish below and open up a new place to explore!

Raft Varuna Point Spotlight Entrance

Exploring Varuna Point - Unfinished (and trapped) Office Space (Part 2)

Once you've dispersed the jellyfish, head into the tube running between the two structures. On the close side, you'll find a door (unlocked later!) and a red "G" on the far side - head that way and into the unfinished offices. There's a few things to pick up in the water, but make your way along past the next "G" to find a dead end - head upwards and out of the water to find an opening in the ceiling.

Jump up into the ceiling (how are these tiles not destroyed?) and make your way along the path - but watch out for the traps! You're going to continue until you see a red beam you can hop onto and head upwards. This guy Grabber (hence the G!) doesn't want anyone to take his loot!

Continue forwards through the upper level but go slow because there are trip wires to watch out for. Slowly make your way, stopping to recover health if you need it, through the floor, wall, and angled traps until you reach a drop with a red "G" to your left. Jumping over the tripwire, drop down and 1 level further down you'll see all sorts of goodies scattered around.

Snag the Advanced Head Light Blueprint on a table and the Motherlode key right next to a note. Then turn around and head for the boxes that are stacked on top of each other, and climb them up towards another ledge and area with even more loot. Once you're done, continue along towards another G, and a door that you can open. Drop down into the water, and you'll find yourself just above the walkway!

Raft Varuna Point Motherlode Entrance Underwater

Exploring Varuna Point - Opening the Motherlode (Part 3)

Now, we get to open up the Motherlode. Follow the column of glowing jellyfish downwards, to find another crack in the building with a G just above an opening. Head down in and avail yourself of the wonderful oxygen flowing just outside of it. Then, unlock the garage door with the motherlode key and head in!

Once inside, follow the red "G" as usual - getting air from the vents as you move further down. You'll come to a long hallway with some crates and equipment at the end - head that way, and then the Rhino Shark busts it down!

Raft Varuna Point Rhino Shark Hitting a Column and Destroying It

Varuna Point Boss Fight - The Rhino Shark (Part 4)

This fight doesn't require any fighting, but it does require that you position yourself a certain way and frequently get air from the vents on the ground. It plays out across 3 different levels of the building, and you're going to do a bit of repetition. The shark will bust through each wall, and you'll likely be caught off guard a few times.

How to Fight the Rhino Shark:

  1. Swim near a column and wait for him to charge. Stay very close, you want him to hit it, not you!
  2. Once he's hit it - drop down to get air.
  3. Repeat step 1 until the column crumbles
  4. Grab an explosive barrel from the middle of the room, and place the barrel in the column.
  5. Get the Shark to hit the column again, dealing damage and breaking the column.

You'll repeat the 4 steps a few times:

  1. First Floor - Column takes 1 hits before you can place a barrel
  2. Second Level - Column takes 2 hits before you can place a barrel
  3. Final Level - Column takes 3 hits before you can place a barrel

Once you've destroyed the final column, the blast will take the Shark with it, and you can loot him for a 25 pieces of shark meat. Head up through the hole, and up the stairs to find the Crane Key, a Wind Turbine Blueprint, and a note. Head up the ladder next to you and climb through the pipes and into the water, which takes you to the locked door we found earlier!

Now that we're ready to climb up the crane - head back to your raft and drop off your loot before we climb!

Exploring Varuna Point - Using The Crane (Part 5)

With all our loot offloaded, head up the scaffolding and onto the larger crumbling building. Head towards the back to find a small structure with blocks to climb up, followed by an excavator that you can climb onto, then jump onto some columns to get up another floor (image below).

Raft Varuna Point How To Climb Up The Crane

Continue to follow the jumps, and scaffolds, upwards until you reach the crane. Climb up two sets of ladders (if you haven't already) and grab the loot at the very top, including the Electric Grill blueprint! Once you've got that, head back down towards the zipline and open up the control area door. Put the key in, and pull the lever to watch the crane drop its payload and open up a whole new area!

Ride the zipline downward, and head straight downward into the structure - follow the yellow light to get the Advanced Batter Blueprint, and the code to make your way towards Temperance.

Head back to your raft, and we're ready to input the new code and head for Temperance!

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