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.