Obtaining the legendary RYNO 8 in Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart is an amazing milestone for completionists. If you collect every spy bot, you'll not only have more lore about the series, but you'll also get a bad ass weapon alongside it. Here's every spy bot location in the game.
Corson V (Nefarious City) in Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart
Mrs. Zurkon says that she hid a spybot in the factory. In order to find the factory, go right from Mrs Zurkon’s shop in the main square. Keep following the path until you find a magnetic slope. Use your gravity boots to go up. Now, turn right and follow the stairway to the factory. As you enter, you’ll be facing Emperor Nefarious’ forces. Go through the hectic level to find the spybot inside a vent.
Sargasso in Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart
This can be given by Mort if you provide him with 60 zurpstones to feed Trudi. You can find him near your ship in front of the factory. The side-mission “Help Trudi” will be available after you push back Nefarious’ forces from Sargasso, RIvet’s home planet. To succeed, keep looking at your map, to find the zurpstones on the ground.
They are purple stones that are on the ground. They glow, so these stones stand out among the swamp landscape. Then, when Trudi lets you ride her, you can find zurpstones on towers after shooting them with her fireballs. Collect all 60 throughout Sargasso and go back to Mort to collect the spy bot.
Scarstu Debris Field in Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart
Finish the “Vroom Around” mission in the gold section of the arena. You won’t be able to access it until the end of the game before you fight the final boss. In this fight, you’ll be battling in low gravity. For the first round, you want a powerful projectile weapon to be rid of the flying enemies. They like to zoom around from left to right, so the Warmonger is an effective weapon as it locks on. The lightning bolt/strike weapon can also stun them in place and takes the flying foes out in an instant. In addition, the negatron collider can take multiple out in one fell swoop due to its sheer power.
With the second round, it offers up a few flying enemies once again with many critters on the ground. Use a Mr. Fungi, the Glove of Doom, or the topiary sprinkler to slow them down. You can also use your wrench to take out the weaklings quickly before focusing on the big guys. Use the same tactics for the third wave, and you’ve got a spy bot!
For the second spy bot, go right of the bar entrance and go directly behind the building. Use the yellow grapple hook to zip to another island. You'll find the spy bot there. You may need to wait until you complete Torren IV.
Savali in Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart
Warp to the outpost from your ship’s landing area and head north east until you find a big red tree with a pool of water by it. Once you’re there, go through the rock archway and follow the wires up to where you see a yellow flag. Go right and you’ll find a rocky stairway. Go up itWith enough momentum from the boost pads jump up to the higher rocky surface.
Once you’re there, follow the trail, jump over the large gap with the slingshots, and a wrecked pirate ship is in front. The spy bot is waiting for you after defeating a few waves of enemies.
Blizar Prime in Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart
You will find this spy bot by finishing the “Find The Missing Chef” mission.
Leap out of your ship, and head over to the purple transporting device on the left. Head over to the main mining hub and go right. You should see about six workers grouped up together beside an archway with a yellow sign. Follow the path to the righ, and you’ll discover some nasty Goons-4-Less on the left and the right. Once they’re finished with, you have to time your jump perfectly with the fire. Wait for the plume of simmer down before jumping over the red hot lava. Go into the cavern on the right and hit the purple crystal at the end. Go through the gravity boots section by pressing circle on each bridge in order to jump over. Hit the purple crystal next and then once transported to the normal dimension, go right and jump on the bouncing platform. Wall jump up after the ounce and go forward. You’ll meet the chef shortly after.
After accepting her quest by cranking the mechanism in front of the Chef, you’ll be facing off waves of enemies and protecting her. Equip the Wasteland Gear armor set to get up to 20% damage resistance against indigenous creatures. You can find it by collecting all the lorbs in Savali. Chef Tulio, when the battle begins, points out a trap you can turn on by pressing the buttons to the left and the right. It will engulf them in flames and is particularly useful if things get too hectic on one side. Warp to the portals with the L1 button to get to the buttons quickly, but keep in mind that the traps need time to reset. Guns like the Negaton Collider, the Enforcer, the Void Repulser, the Buzz Blades, and the Shatterbomb will be helpful in this fight as they can provide an area of effect, as well.
The Goons-4-Less will show up for the third and final wave. Make sure you equip a powerful weapon like the Warmonger or the Negaton Collider to take them out quickly. You’ll get a spybot for your help.
Ardolis in Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart
Venture to the plunder marketplace of Ardolis and find the shop with a red roof. There will be some blocks by the side to help you climb on top. You’ll see a new island in front of you. With a big jump, glide over to the new land and keep in mind that you might need to dash at the end to make it. Once you land ashore, be sure to pick up the raritanium.
Follow the path down and proceed right. Then go immediately left and after you’ve passed the rocky entrance, go right. Keep going down until you see a spy bot next to a cauldron and lantern.
Torren IV in Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart
Follow the path from your ship, take out the enemies in front of you. Next, on your left, slingshot your way over to a wall running platforming section and reach the main street. Once you’ve landed on the ground, go right, up a metal ramp. Keep following the route until you reach a gravity boots section. Run down it to find your spy bot at the end of it.
Cordelion in Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart
From your ship, warp to the rubion forge through a teleporter on the right. This is in the normal dimension so don’t worry about shifting over. You’ll see a broken forge in front of you as you teleport in. Jump on the bouncing platform on the right that has smoke coming out of it. Then, on your left, warp above you to a higher platform. The spybot is waiting in front of you there.
Viceron in Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart
Inside the prison, go to the ventilation shaft. It’s in the first one you approach. Go right and then immediately right again. Break the fan by throwing your wrench. You can spy on the Goons-4-Less, but you can also find a spybot on the right.
The RYNO 8 in Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart
Once you have all the spy bots, go back to Mrs. Zurkon and she’ll make the legendary RYNO weapon for you. It’s a unique gun that instead of rockets from the previous games, fires portals that summons large objects above enemies' heads. We even saw a big dinosaur land on someone. It will be available to you at no cost for your efforts. Enjoy!