Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart - Scarstu Debris Field Gold Bolts Locations

06/10/2021 - 11:42 | By: Chris Penwell

Scarstu Debris Field follows a lovely tradition within the Ratchet & Clank series of bashing alien heads in a tournament to get a grand prize. Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart offers some thrilling combat scenarios that will give you some gold bolts, but there is one underneath that can confound a few people. Here's how to get the gold bolts from this area. 

Gold bolt #1 in Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart

Ratchet & Clank Rift Apart Scarstu Challenge

You'll find the gold bolt challenge in the bronze section of the tournament screen. Head over to the Zurkie's bar and go over to the green console in the back of the room. Once there, press triangle to access it. Once in the menu, select "Awesome Bugtrax Done Quick," a neat reference to speedrunning charity organization Games Done Quick. You're now in a race against time as you complete checkpoints and avoid explosive obstacles. Ride the speetle ahead of you once Rivet's dropped down with the triangle button. Hold R1 to boost and don't let go of it. Immediately go to the right side to avoid the explosive boxes on the left after going through the first portal. Use the ramp to jump to the middle section. Next, stay center to cross over the next set of explosives.

Ratchet & Clank Rift Apart Speetle

 
 

Stay centered and once again when you get to Nefarious City, use the metallic ramp to get over to the other side. Continue to look out for those nasty red boxes when you're instantly teleported to Sargasso. Don't get distracted by side paths; keep going forward and make sure you reach the portals in time. There are explosive boxes immediately to your right and then to your left. Once you've gone through the section with the big dinosaur, make sure to stay to the right and use the hills to get enough momentum to jump over the next set of explosives. 

Gold bolt #2 in Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart

Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart The Executor

For the second gold bolt, you can find it within the silver division in a challenge called "Pest Control." If you're early in the game, you'll have to revisit it after a significant plot point. In this challenge, you'll be tasked with defeating 50 pests before the poison in the air kills you. Use wide-ranged weapons for this bout like the Enforcer, Shatterbomb and the Neutron Collider to get rid of these pesky, albeit relatively easy, foes. If you're later in the game, you can opt to use the Void Repulser and the Glove of Doom. 

Ratchet & Clank Rift Apart Neutron Collider

Your health will be going down drastically during this fight, however, so make sure you get nanotech in the middle of the map to stay alive; don't get too carried away with the bug killing. Once you've finished multiple rounds, you will get the gold bolt. 

Gold bolt #3 in Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart

Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart

This gold bolt doesn't require any combat, but you won't be able to access it until you've completed Blizar Prime. Once you've done that, get out of your ship, and go right. Turn right again and then you’ll see a gravity boot section on the left. Walk down it and you’ll find yourself at a dead end. Above you, however, you’ll see the gold bolt on the other side. To get to it, you need to initiate a jump with your boots. It can be tricky to get but you should see a beige hexagonal emblem on the other section by tilting your camera upwards and getting close to the barrier. Press circle to initiate the jump. Now, simply walk over to the gold bolt and it's yours. Well done, you've found all them in the Scarstu Debris Field.


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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.