Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart - Ardolis Gold Bolts Guide

Ratchet & Clank Rift Apart Ardolis Gold Bolts


Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart - Ardolis Gold Bolts Guide

June 10, 2021

By: Chris Penwell

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Insomniac Games
PlayStation 5
Release Date
June 11, 2021
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Ardolis is a pirate paradise with a funky tavern and a grand marketplace. But the only booty you want to find with this guide are gold bolts. Here's how you can find both of them in Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart.

Gold bolt #1 in Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart

Ratchet & Clank Rift Apart Gold Bolt

For this gold bolt, you want to go to where you take the pirate trials on the north west area of the map. If you’ve forgotten how to get to it, we’ve got your back. From your ship, warp over to the marketplace and on your left is a wooden bridge that’s slanted up. Keep going forward at top speed with your hoverboots to get to a plot of land. After getting into a conflict with a pirate hanging out in the area, you’ll find a green swingshot on your right. Reach to the next platform. Following that, ride the skeetle. And go through the ring of fire. Once on the next platform, reach the yellow slingshot and make your way to the trials. Keep going forward and go up the elevator. 

Ratchet & Clank Rift Apart


You’ll find a virus-ridden port on the left side. You’ll have to hack into it with Gadget to get the gold bolt. Eradicate the viruses inside and remember that you sometimes have to go up the walls with Gadget’s spider feet, in order to attack her foes. If the viruses start to swarm you, use a blast of energy to make them back off. Once you’ve completed this section, the gold bolt will be available to you. 

Gold bolt #2 in Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart

Ratchet & Clank Rift Apart Gold Bolt

Go to the marketplace and search for a store with a red roof. Climb up using the metal crates on the side. Next, fly down to the island in front of you with a big leap. You might have to dash at the end to make it. Once you’ve landed, follow the path down and go right. Then pass through the rocky area on the left side. Keep going straight until you see a cauldron and lantern. You can find a spy bot here too. Further to the left, you’ll see a speetle nest. Summon your snail friend and begin to ride it.

Ratchet & Clank Rift Apart Gold Bolt 2 Ardolis

Now you’re in the water, keep going straight towards the boost ramp. Now, avoid the explosives. Make sure you boost at the second ramp because you want enough of a boost to reach the gold bolt. To get back to the mainland, go to the swingshot on the top of the rocky hilltop. It will bring you to Skull Mountain. 

Chris Penwell TechRaptor
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The British “Canadian” Chris Penwell has been a video game journalist since 2013 and now has a Bachelor’s degree in Communications from MacEwan University. He loves to play JRPGs and games with a narrative. You can check out his podcasts Active Quest every Tuesday and Go Beyond: A My Hero Academia Podcast on Wednesdays.

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