Shadow of the Tomb Raider achievement guide & roadmap

 

You can get every achievement in one playthrough - but given you need to do a run on the hardest difficulty (for {{One with the Jungle}}) and difficulty affects all sorts of things like the visiblity of collectibles it is strongly recommended that you run in two playthroughs; the first on normal difficulty for all the collectible/grind achievements and a 2nd (quick) playthrough on the hardest difficulty.

Note that after the story there are no more enemies left to fight, so technically all the combat oriented achievements - grind or otherwise - are missable.

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Single-player only

Difficulty DOES affect achievements

4 missable achievements (plus 38 unknown)

Guide 25% complete - please help finish it

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Path of the Stars

Story, Unmissable,

Decipher the Path of the Stars

Día de Muertos

Story, Unmissable,

Remove the dagger from the Temple of the Moon

Recipe for Disaster

Story, Unmissable,

Survive the flood

First Steps

Objective, Optional,

Purchase a Skill

Survival Instincts

Story, Unmissable,

Defeat the Empress Jaguar

Look, Over There!

Grind, Optional,

Kill 3 enemies while they are distracted

Fire of Life

Story, Unmissable,

Enter the Temple of Life's inner chamber

First Blood

Objective, Optional,

Perform a Stealth Takedown from a mud-covered wall

Asking Price

Objective, Optional,

Buy an item from a merchant

The Hidden City

Story, Unmissable,

Find Paititi

Treasures from the Past

Objective, Optional,

Decipher a Monolith

Like a Shadow

Grind, Optional,

Perform a Stealth Takedown on 25 enemies

Untold Riches

Grind, Optional,

Gather 40 gold ore

Gold is lying around all over the place for you to collect - but its most common in Challenge Tombs. You'll need to do these anyway for {{Stele Hunter}}/{{Tomb Raider}} so this should be easy to tick off.

Point of Interest

Grind, Optional,

Learn of 5 interesting locations from civilians

Make sure you talk to everyone in the 3 hub areas (towns). There are most people in Paititi.

The Underworld

Story, Unmissable,

Get out of the Cenote alive

New Heights

Objective, Optional,

Complete a climb after finding the Overhang Climbing Gear

Help thy Neighbor

Objective, Optional,

Complete a Side Mission

Archeologist

Story, Unmissable,

Complete an Artifact Collection

Family Ties

Story, Unmissable,

Free Unuratu from prison

Tables Turned

Kill 5 enemies while they are searching for Lara

Heart of the Serpent

Story, Unmissable,

Find the Mission of San Juan

The Chosen One

Story, Unmissable,

Find the Silver Box of Ix Chel

Playing with Fire

Objective, Optional,

Burn 2 enemies simultaneously

Back to Where We Started

Story, Unmissable,

Return to Paititi

Makeshift Arsenal

Grind, Optional,

Fully upgrade a weapon

Buy the skill "Raposa’s Wit" first, you need this to be able to fully upgrade anything. Then buy the upgrades at a base camp. the Recurve Bow will be easiest - only 8 upgrades to buy.

Unwelcome Guests

Objective, Optional,

Get rid of the pillagers outside of Kuwaq Yaku

Complete the side mission "Deal with the Pillagers", given in Kuwaq Yaku.

Queen of the Damned

Story, Unmissable,

Make an unlikely ally

Quite the Adventure

Story, Unmissable,

Finish the main storyline

Smart and Resourceful

Story, Missable,

Complete Shadow of the Tomb Raider on Smart and Resourceful difficulty

Difficulty achievements do stack.

Resting Places

Grind, Optional,

Uncover 3 main game Crypts' secrets

Stele Hunter

Grind, Optional,

Complete 3 main game Challenge Tombs

Last Known Position

Grind, Optional,

Lose the enemy 10 times

Better Equipped

Grind, Optional,

Get 3 pieces of equipment

Zoologist

Grind, Optional,

Collect 20 critters

Hearts and Minds

Objective, Optional,

Retrieve Manko's Necklace

I Believe Hakan Fly

Objective, Optional,

Rescue Hakan from the cultists

Complete the side mission "Rescue Hakan", given by Etzli in Paititi.

Marksman

Grind, Optional,

Perform 20 headshots with the bow

Rite of Passage

Story, Missable,

Complete Shadow of the Tomb Raider on Rite of Passage difficulty

Difficulty achievements do stack.

Total Party Kill

Grind, Optional,

Kill 5 enemies with friendly fire

That's a Knife!

Grind, Optional,

Fully upgrade the knife

Legendary Hunter

Grind, Optional,

Hunt and loot 5 rare animals

Beast of Legend

Objective, Optional,

Defeat the Nahual

Complete the side mission "Retrieve the Champion’s Bow", given in Paititi. This doesn't become available until almost the very end of the story - and can be cone after completion of the story too.

Up to the Challenge

Grind, Optional,

Complete 5 Challenges

Thread the Past

Grind, Optional,

Restore 5 vestige outfit pieces

Chain Gang

Grind, Optional,

Perform the Serpent's Fury 3 times

To the Nines

Objective, Optional,

Restore and equip a matching vestige outfit

Underwater Archeologist

Collectible, Optional,

Collect 5 underwater Artifacts

Surprise!

Grind, Optional,

Perform 5 Eagle's Talon takedowns

On the Go

Grind, Optional,

Craft special ammunition 50 times

Fire arrows are the cheapest/easiest type to grind this out with.

Tomb Raider

Grind, Optional,

Complete all main game Challenge Tombs

Good Samaritan

Grind, Optional,

Complete 8 Side Missions

Sixth Sense

Grind, Optional,

Hunt and kill 10 enemies while Perception is active

Como Te Llama

Grind, Optional,

Pet 5 llamas

Specialized

Grind, Optional,

Earn all Skills in one category

In the Moment

Grind, Optional,

Kill 10 enemies while Focus is active

That Was A Breeze

Complete the Path of Huracan Challenge Tomb

Destiny's Trialed

Complete the Forge of Destiny Challenge Tomb

Treasure Hunter

Collectible,

Find and open all the main game Conquistador treasure chests

Go With The Flow

Complete The Age Makers Side Mission

Heir Born

Complete the Echoes of the Past Side Mission

Monkey Do

Complete the Howl of the Monkey Gods Challenge Tomb

Harmony

Complete the Path of Fear Side Mission

Mushroom With A View

Complete The Sixth Seal Challenge Tomb

He Ain't Heavy

Complete The Dragon and the Prince Side Mission

Dr. Croft

Grind, Optional, Partially glitched,

Complete all Artifact Collections

Some reports of this glitching and sticking at 99% completion; e.g. where Monoliths don't have treasure, or artfacts glitching and not getting added to your collection.

Hydro Power

Complete the Slayer's Gauntlet Challenge Tomb

Completionist

Grind, Optional, Partially glitched,

Reach 100% completion

See also {{Dr. Croft}} re glitchiness.

Whole World Blind

Complete the Two Graves Side Mission

One with the Jungle

Story, Missable,

Complete Shadow of the Tomb Raider on One with the Jungle difficulty

Difficulty achievements do stack - so do this and you'll also get {{Rite of Passage}} and {{Smart and Resourceful}}.

Caiman Conquered

Complete the Zipacna's Craving Challenge Tomb

Leaping Lizards

Complete The Wrathful God Side Mission

Put Herself Together

Complete the Mother Protector Challenge Tomb

Thanksgiving

Objective, Optional,

Shoot a turkey with a Flare Round

Moonlight Sonata

Complete the Eternal Reward Side Mission

Gunslinger

Objective, Optional,

Perform 3 headshots in 3 seconds with the pistol

Seasoned Pro

Complete all 7 downloadable content missions and receive the Tunic of the Shorn One

Made to Endure

Grind, Optional,

Takedown 10 enemies while Endurance is active

Creature Comforts

Obtain White Breath skill, equip Grip of Fear White Knuckle and Scales of Q Feathered Serpent

Bleeding Edge

Obtain the Grenadier Skill, equip the Umbrage 3-80 Shade weapon, and Brocken Shadow outfit

Eyes Of The Storm

Obtain A Thousand Eyes skill, equip elite versions of Oathtaker's Bow and Sinchi Chiqa Battle Dress

Spoiled For Choice

Obtain Divine Bounty skill, equip Serpent Lash Godslayer weapon and Dragon Scales Legend outfit

Ready To Rumble

Obtain the Volcano Skill, equip Whispering Scourge Pandemic weapon and Reptile Hide Leviathan outfit

Dressed For Success

Obtain the Raptor's Eye skill, equip the Silent Sting Scorpion weapon and Hunter's Array Apex outfit

Deadly Obsession

Story, Missable,

Complete Shadow of the Tomb Raider on Deadly Obsession difficulty

Moonlit Knight

Obtain Magic Touch Skill, equip Silver Strike Moonbeam weapon and Midnight Sentinel Farseer outfit

Echoes of the Fast

Obtain a Bronze, Silver, or Gold medal in Time Attack for the Forge of Destiny Challenge Tomb

Echoes of the Furious

Obtain a Bronze, Silver, or Gold medal in Score Attack for the Forge of Destiny Challenge Tomb

Float Like A Butterfly

Obtain a Bronze, Silver or Gold medal in Time Attack for the Path of Huracan Challenge Tomb

Go Cart

Obtain a Bronze, Silver, or Gold medal in Time Attack for The Sixth Seal Challenge Tomb

Sting Like A Bee

Obtain a Bronze, Silver or Gold medal in Score Attack for the Path of Huracan Challenge Tomb

Howl Long

Obtain a Bronze, Silver, or Gold medal in Time Attack for the Howl of the Monkey Gods Challenge Tomb

Go Fish

Obtain a Bronze, Silver, or Gold medal in Score Attack for the Slayer's Gauntlet Challenge Tomb

Rapids

Obtain a Bronze, Silver, or Gold medal in Time Attack for the Slayer's Gauntlet Challenge Tomb

Cannonized

Obtain a Bronze, Silver, or Gold medal in Score Attack for The Sixth Seal Challenge Tomb

Organ Grinder

Obtain a Bronze, Silver or Gold medal in Score Attack for the Howl of the Monkey Gods Challenge Tomb

Zip It

Obtain a Bronze, Silver, or Gold medal in Time Attack for the Zipacna's Craving Challenge Tomb

Offshore Count

Obtain a Bronze, Silver, or Gold medal in Score Attack for the Zipacna's Craving Challenge Tomb

Chel Game

Obtain a Bronze, Silver, or Gold medal in Time Attack for the Mother Protector Challenge Tomb

Chak Attack

Obtain a Bronze, Silver, or Gold medal in Score Attack for the Mother Protector Challenge Tomb