Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart Articles RSS Feed | GameSkinny.com Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart RSS Feed on GameSkinny.com https://www.gameskinny.com/ en Launch Media Network Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart Top 10 Best Weapons https://www.gameskinny.com/js10q/ratchet-and-clank-rift-apart-top-10-best-weapons https://www.gameskinny.com/js10q/ratchet-and-clank-rift-apart-top-10-best-weapons Tue, 22 Jun 2021 14:10:47 -0400 David Carcasole

1. Ryno 8

This should be no surprise for long time Ratchet and Clank fans. The Ryno is almost always the best weapon in whatever Ratchet and Clank game it appears in, and Rift Apart is no different in that regard. It is of course, extremely powerful and deals heavy damage to your enemies but what makes this version of the Ryno better than the rest and better than all the other weapons in the game is not how effective it is, but rather what it fires. 


The Ryno 8 can open portals to other dimensions, and as such Insomniac decided this was the place to put all the Easter eggs they could. You'll open dimensions to Horizon Zero Dawn and drop a Sawtooth on top of an enemy. Or watch Jak and Daxter pop out of a portal. Or the Cooper gang's van. It is an endless cycle of fun Easter eggs from PlayStation's past while being the most effective tool of destruction in your arsenal. 




That is the definitive top 10 best weapons list for Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart. Which weapons would you have put on this list? Would you have changed the order? Let us know in the comments below! And check out our other Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart guides here on GameSkinny.

2. Drillhound/Drillpack

The Drillhound is the weapon tied with the Topiary Sprinkler for my own personal favorite new weapons. It locks on to your enemies and, rather than just firing a heavy drill, fires a tiny drill robot who wants nothing more than to burrow into the ground only to launch into the sky and explode on your enemies' faces. 


Hearing and watching the robots dive at your enemies is probably one of the funniest animations in Rift Apart, I'm pretty much always laughing when I use this gun. It also packs a considerable punch, and after unlocking the ability to lock on to multiple enemies at once, it becomes an even better mix of everything that makes a good Ratchet and Clank weapon. It has more personality than any other weapon and is only just a little less fun to fire than our top spot. 

3. Topiary Sprinkler/Toxiary Sprinkler

The Topiary Sprinkler is a new weapon introduced in Rift Apart and as far as the new additions go, it is currently tied with one other new weapon for my favorite new addition. It deploys a turret which showers your enemies in a special water which makes them into.. topiaries?!


Not only does it have an impressive and funny effect on your enemies, but it stuns them for a significant amount of time to allow you to pile on damage. It'll also shower your enemies in acid after leveling it up, which makes it even more effective than it already was. 


The Topiary Sprinkler is potentially the best passive weapon ever to be introduced in Ratchet and Clank, and I sincerely hope Insomniac brings it back for future titles. 

4. Ricochet/Wreckochet

The Ricochet is another new weapon to the Ratchet and Clank series, and I'm already getting the feeling we'll be seeing it again in future entries.


It fires what is essentially a pinball, and after you hit your enemy for the first time, you can keep pressing R2 to hit them again and again. It makes for a very effective weapon and for some really funny animations. 


It also singlehandedly re-creates the feeling of a pinball machine, at least in aesthetic, with an incredible barrage of lights and sounds with each bullet. It's the kind of intuitively Ratchet and Clank weapon that makes old fans like myself more than aware Insomniac has not lost their touch, but rather sharpened it. 

5. Mr. Fungi/Ms. Fungal

Mr. Fungi, or Ms. Fungal as it eventually levels up into, is the first passive weapon on the list and it is both the return of an old classic from the series while being its own unique weapon.


Now, the Zurkon family all play different key NPC roles within Ratchet and Clank, so Insomniac created the Fungal's to replace them.  Mr. Fungi is the Rift Apart take on Mr. Zurkon, a classic weapon from Ratchet and Clank which spawned a tiny robot with one goal: destroy your enemies. 


The mushroom version of Mr. Zurkon is a very worthy successor, with it being just as effective as Mr. Zurkon was in previous entries thanks to it helping you take out multiple enemies without spending a bullet.


It's also hilarious listening to the little lines between Ms. Fungal and Mr. Fungi take out your enemies as a family. It's both funny and heartwarming.

6. Lightning Rod/Lightning Strike

The Lightning Rod is where in this list we start to see weapons that bring plenty of personality and hilarity to combat while also being highly effective. It fires tiny bolts of electricity, which will cause your enemies to be stunned as they twitch and shake in a very funny cartoonish matter. 


What also puts the Lightning Rod at number six is that when you kill an enemy while they're being electrocuted, enemies nearby them will immediately be electrocuted as well. It is very effective, and it's pretty funny to watch the different electrocution animations for each enemy. They're all worth it. 

7. Blackhole Storm/Blackhole Vortex

The Blackhole Storm is a rapid fire machine gun that is a brand new weapon for the Ratchet and Clank series. It is highly effective when taking on large crowds of enemies at once because you can keep an almost constant barrage of bullets flying their way while avoiding oncoming attacks. 


Though it doesn't suck enemies into a blackhole the way its name might suggest. What it does do after you've reached level five is cause enemies defeated by the Blackhole Vortex to implode in a bright purple spectacle, hitting everything unfortunate enough to be close by and putting on a heck of a light show.

8. The Enforcer/Executor

The Enforcer, or the Executor, is again one of the most powerful weapons in the game. What gives it a step over the Headhunter and Burst Pistol is it's usefulness, since it is an extremely powerful shotgun that can help get you out of many a sticky situation. 


Its personality comes from the amount of destruction it lays down, eventually making your enemies catch fire after you have upgraded it enough. The flash of lights you see emanate from this quadruple barrel is always entertaining, though it does little much to distinguish itself otherwise.


With all the other bright lights and spectacles to be seen from weapons we'll see shortly, the Executor ends up falling towards the back of the pack. Though it is still a very effective weapon you should probably make regular use of. 

9. Burst Pistol/Blast Pistol

The Burst Pistol, or Blast Pistol as it is later known, is actually the first weapon you'll acquire in the game. It is also one of the weapons we recommend you upgrade first. So why then has it seemingly barely made the list?


The answer is really in its simplicity. It is a straightforward weapon that yes is very effective, especially after unlocking the three shot spread and upgrading its rate of fire. It is quite lacking in a sense of personality or comedic output though, which is why it falls to the back of the list. 

10. Headhunter/Migrane

The Headhunter or as it's later called the Migrane is one of the more powerful weapons in the game, which is honestly the main reason it's cracked the top 10 best weapons. It is your classic sniper, though it also comes with the added ability to slow down time when pressing down fully on L2. 


Slowing down time mixed with the fun animations you'll see enemies perform as you blast them straight on their forehead with this weapon definitely makes it a solid entry into the series and in Rift Apart, though it is not a very useful weapon for most scenarios due to its short range.


Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart could be argued as one of the best entries in the series for its weapons alone, with each tool of destruction either being the return of a classic staple or the introduction of a new favorite (in most cases). 


There are a total of 20 weapons to collect in the game, but only those available on a first playthrough will be considered for this list.


Even though I would have liked to include the Pixelizer it is one of the best weapons available you don't unlock it until you've started challenge modeRift Apart's version of new game plus.


If you've purchased the deluxe edition of the game or pre-ordered Rift Apart, you were given access to the Pixelizer from the start. So consider this honorable mention a PSA if that's you. 


A good Ratchet and Clank weapon is more than just an effective tool in combat. It also has to have personality and comedic factor. The best weapons are those that have all these elements, and all 10 of the weapons listed here have those elements as well. 

Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart Zurpstones Guide: How to Get the Sargasso Spybot https://www.gameskinny.com/cftjg/ratchet-and-clank-rift-apart-zurpstones-guide-how-to-get-the-sargasso-spybot https://www.gameskinny.com/cftjg/ratchet-and-clank-rift-apart-zurpstones-guide-how-to-get-the-sargasso-spybot Mon, 14 Jun 2021 13:20:30 -0400 Aaron Bayne

There are a lot of collectables scattered around Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart, and while most are relatively simple to find, Zurpstones, which are specific to Sergasso, can be a little confusing to locate. They're part of the Help Trudi side quest, but getting them all isn't exactly easy. 

This Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart Zuerpstones guide will walk you through how to find Zurpstones, why you need them, and what you get for all of your efforts.

Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart Zurpstones Guide

Help Trudi Side Quest 

Zurpstones are locked to an optional side quest in Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart, which becomes available after liberating the Sargasso Outpost and the resident Morts. Besides the main hub area – where your ship is located – you’ll see one of the Morts tending to a dragon-like creature called Trudi.

Mort will ask you to collect Zurpstones for Trudi, who is a poor wee soul too tired to collect them for herself. You’ll first be tasked with collecting 30 Zurpstones for Trudi, which can be very easily located nearby.

For reference, Zurpstones are purple plants littered throughout Sargasso.

Just head back towards your ship's location and jump the collapsed bridge with a Sneedle. The first batch of Zurpstones will be surrounded by some of Nefarious’ men. Zurpstones can also be found:

  • At the nearby factory
  • In Rivet’s hideout
  • Along with most central ground-level locations

The good thing is that Zurpstones are marked on the map, making the process of collecting them a bit more efficient. 

Return to Mort and Trudi

Once you have collected your 30 Zurpstones, return to Mort and Trudi. You will be rewarded with a pair of Space Boots.

However, Mort will then ask for another favor: collect 60 Zurpstones. Collecting 60 Zurpstones will unlock one of 10 Spybots scattered throughout Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart. This time, however, you can do it with the help of Trudi, who can fly you around the map.

Collect Zurpstones with Trudi

Annoyingly, you cannot collect Zurpstones while riding Trudi. You must find select perch points to land on, and then collect the Zurpstones on foot.

Trudi’s perch points can be found in the southern half of the map, and typically have Zurpstones nearby.

Once you have collected all ground-level Zurpstones (45), you’ll unlock the ability to breathe fire as Trudi. This allows you to collect Zurpstones that are located in previously unreachable places, such as the tower and cylinder peaks, as well as high ledges.

Again, refer to your map for directions, and the Zurpstones will typically stand out with their purple hue.

Collect the Spybot

Once you have collected all 60 Zurpstones, return to Mort. He will reward you with the Sargasso Spybot. Spybots unveil information about each world they are located on, and by collecting the other nine Spybots – found across Rift Apart’s worlds – you will be able to access an ultimate weapon from weapons vendor Ms. Zurkon. 

And that's how you find and collect all of the Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart Zurpstones for Trudi to get the Sargasso Spybot. For more guides on Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart, be sure to stick around with GameSkinny.

Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart Release Date Announced, Pre Orders Live https://www.gameskinny.com/v81c1/ratchet-and-clank-rift-apart-release-date-announced-pre-orders-live https://www.gameskinny.com/v81c1/ratchet-and-clank-rift-apart-release-date-announced-pre-orders-live Thu, 11 Feb 2021 12:05:30 -0500 Josh Broadwell

Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart releases June 11 exclusively for PlayStation 5, Insomniac announced in a new blog post. Rift Apart pre orders are open now for both the digital standard and digital deluxe editions.

Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart follows Ratchet and his robo-pal Clank on a journey through the dimensions to stop the evil Dr. Nefarious and his plans to rule the omniverse. Insomniac calls Rift Apart an ideal entry point for series newcomers, though the duo will re-visit warped versions of famous locales with nods to past Ratchet games.

Along the way, they'll also encounter another Lombax, and while Insomniac didn't offer her name yet, they did say "you’ll be feeling rosy soon."

Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart comes in two versions for now, the standard and deluxe. The digital and physical standard editions cost $69.99. 

Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart digital deluxe edition will cost $79.99 and include:

  • Five armor sets
  • 20 Raritanium
  • Stickers for photo mode
  • Digital soundtrack
  • Digital artbook

All pre-orders include two special items, the Carbonox armor from Going Commando and the Pixelizer blaster from the 2016 Ratchet and Clank reboot. They unlock automatically for digital pre orders, while physical pre orders include a voucher for downloading the items. Insomniac recommends confirming with retailers whether they're offering the pre order bonus, however. 

Stay tuned for more on Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart in the coming months, including our review of the game later this summer. 

[Source: PlayStation Blog]

Several of Sony's PlayStation 5 Exclusives Still on Track for 2021 Release https://www.gameskinny.com/gpxf3/several-of-sonys-playstation-5-exclusives-still-on-track-for-2021-release https://www.gameskinny.com/gpxf3/several-of-sonys-playstation-5-exclusives-still-on-track-for-2021-release Mon, 09 Nov 2020 11:13:50 -0500 Josh Broadwell

Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart, Gran Turismo 7, Returnal, and Horizon: Forbidden West are still on track for their 2021 release dates, as confirmed in a new PS5 trailer direct from Sony. 

The anticipated release time frames feature in subscript at the bottom of the trailer. It reads "Gran Turismo 7, Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart, Returnal: Anticipated first half 2021. Horizon: Forbidden West: Anticipated second half 2021."

So it looks like that Gran Turismo 7 release date blip was on the money after all.

Of course, "anticipated" is key there, since it's possible any or all of these games could face delays depending on how COVID-19 affects production.

Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart is a PS5 exclusive with rift-shifting action made possible by the system's high-powered SSD. The duo is called upon to save the universes once again after Dr. Nefarious launches a plan to bend the dimensions to his will.

Fans have waited years for Gran Turismo 7, and if early indications are anything to go by, its gorgeous collection of new and classic cars means it'll be well worth the wait.

Sony highlighted Returnal and Horizon: Forbidden West during an earlier State of Play. Apart from the basics — an explorer stuck in a loop of rebirth and Aloy uncovering secrets in a post-apocalyptic North America — details remain scant for both. Stay tuned to GameSkinny for more PlayStation 5 exclusives news as it develops.

Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart is a PlayStation 5 Exclusive https://www.gameskinny.com/337u7/ratchet-clank-rift-apart-is-a-playstation-5-exclusive https://www.gameskinny.com/337u7/ratchet-clank-rift-apart-is-a-playstation-5-exclusive Mon, 02 Nov 2020 13:29:39 -0500 Josh Broadwell

Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart is a PlayStation 5 exclusive, Insomniac confirmed via Twitter. Unlike some other major PlayStation 5 releases, including Horizon: Forbidden West and Spider-Man Miles Morales, Rift Apart won't be playable on the PlayStation 4.

The news comes in a short reply to a question on Twitter. User Spidey889 asked Insomniac is "R&C Rift Apart (will) be coming to the PS4 as well or just PS5." Insomniac's short reply was that "it's a PS5 exclusive." 

Insomniac's previous gameplay demonstration for the new Ratchet and Clank game ended with a brief statement that it would be PS5-exclusive, so this isn't exactly new news, just further confirmation. It's unsurprising, too, seeing how the game uses the PS5's unique features for its signature rift tearing.

However, communication surrounding next-gen titles hasn't always been clear, so now we know for sure, and this announcement should clear up any doubts about Ratchet and Clank at least.

Rift Apart is slated for release sometime during the PlayStation 5's launch window, roughly four to six months from the time the system releases on November 12.

Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart Will Be PlayStation 5 Launch Window Game https://www.gameskinny.com/l0ycb/ratchet-and-clank-rift-apart-will-be-playstation-5-launch-window-game https://www.gameskinny.com/l0ycb/ratchet-and-clank-rift-apart-will-be-playstation-5-launch-window-game Thu, 27 Aug 2020 17:43:25 -0400 Josh Broadwell

Update 8/28/20: In a Famitsu interview following Rift Apart's Gamescom presentation, Daly and Smith said the game offers two performance modes: 4K at 30 FPS, and a "lower resolution" at 60 FPS. 

Original Story:

Gamescom 2020's Opening Night Live ended with an extended look at early portions of Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart. There were plenty of features shown off, and Mike Daly, Rift Apart's Game Director, also announced it will be a PlayStation 5 launch window release.

Rift Apart revolves around Ratchet and Clank's quest to stop the evil Dr. Nefarious from using his Dimensionator weapon to control the world. Creative Director Marcus Smith said it technically acts as an extension to Ratchet and Clank: Into the Nexus.

Newcomers can still ease into it with no prior knowledge, but longtime fans will recognize plenty of returning characters and callbacks to earlier games.

Events take a turn for the worse when Ratchet attacks Dr. Nefarious and de-stabilizes the Dimensionator, opening rifts between worlds throughout the galaxy.

These rifts serve multiple purposes. Purple ones suck NPCs into the unknown and deposit enemies into Ratchet and Clank's path. Orange rifts are scattered throughout each world, and Daly said players can use these to traverse obstacles and get a surprise drop on unsuspecting foes.

The big rift-roaring action, where Ratchet and Clank get shunted from world to world in quick succession, is reserved for key moments in the game.

More rift types await, but Daly said they're keeping those back for another time. Daly also mentioned a bit more about how Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart uses the DualSense's special features.

An earlier PlayStation Blog post mentions how things work — pulling triggers past certain points to alter a weapon's power — but Daly said the haptics and adaptive triggers add a new layer to every weapon. Players will have to decide on the fly which weapon features to use and whether it's worth going all-out on certain foes or to save up for bigger challenges.

As mentioned, Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart is a PlayStation 5 launch window game. However, it's not certain how long after launch that window remains open, and neither Smith nor Daly said much about how far along Rift Apart's development is. Stay tuned to GameSkinny for more Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart news as it develops.

[Source: Famitsu]