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Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart collectibles guide: Ardolis Pirate Base

Find every Armor Pod, Gold Bolt, Spybot, Lorb, and CraiggerBear

Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart collectibles guide: Ardolis Pirate Base Image: Insomniac Games/Sony Interactive Entertainment via Polygon

Scattered throughout Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart’s Ardolis Pirate Base level, you’ll find collectibles like Armor Pods, Gold Bolts, Spybots, Lorbs, and CraiggerBears. In this Rift Apart Ardolis Pirate Base guide, we’ll show you the location of every collectible in the level with maps and screenshots to make sure you don’t miss anything.

Armor changes Ratchet’s appearance and gives you a stat boost whether it’s equipped or not. Gold bolts put new skins on your weapons and unlock cheats. Spybots have intel about planets, but more importantly, will earn you a special weapon when you collect enough.


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Ardolis Pirate Base collectibles locations

Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart collectibles guide: Ardolis Pirate Base Graphic: Jeffrey Parkin/Polygon | Source images: Insomniac Games/Sony Interactive Entertainment via Polygon

On your first visit, there are 2 Gold Bolts, 2 Armor Pods, 1 Spybot, and 1 CraiggerBear to find in Ardolis Pirate Base.

Like other Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart levels, you’re free to explore this level once you’ve finished the story objectives. It’s a little easier to collect everything once the story-based pressure is off.


Ardolis Pirate Base Gold Bolt locations

Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart collectibles guide: Ardolis Pirate Base Graphic: Jeffrey Parkin/Polygon | Source images: Insomniac Games/Sony Interactive Entertainment via Polygon

There are 2 Gold Bolts to find in Ardolis Pirate Base.

Ardolis Pirate Base Gold Bolt 1

Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart collectibles guide: Ardolis Pirate Base Graphic: Jeffrey Parkin/Polygon | Source images: Insomniac Games/Sony Interactive Entertainment via Polygon

During the Pirate Trials in the northwest of Ardolis, you’ll find this Gold Bolt in the second trial’s room. Use Glitch to clear out the console, and you’ll unlock Music Pack 2.

Ardolis Pirate Base Gold Bolt 2

Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart collectibles guide: Ardolis Pirate Base Graphic: Jeffrey Parkin/Polygon | Source images: Insomniac Games/Sony Interactive Entertainment via Polygon

In the middle of Ardolis, there’s a section where you’ll have to ride a Speedle to progress (this is on the way to the Pirate Trials). When you pass through the flaming hoop, watch for this Gold Bolt along the right. Just watch out for the exploding barrels. This bolt unlocks Rendering Modes Pack 2.


Ardolis Pirate Base Spybot location

Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart collectibles guide: Ardolis Pirate Base Graphic: Jeffrey Parkin/Polygon | Source images: Insomniac Games/Sony Interactive Entertainment via Polygon

There is 1 Spybot to find in Ardolis Pirate Base.

Ardolis Pirate Base Spybot 1

Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart collectibles guide: Ardolis Pirate Base Graphic: Jeffrey Parkin/Polygon | Source images: Insomniac Games/Sony Interactive Entertainment via Polygon

Grab a Speedle from the north of Ardolis along the path to the Pirate Trials. Take it northeast, and you’ll find your way to an island.


Ardolis Pirate Base Armor Pod locations

Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart collectibles guide: Ardolis Pirate Base Graphic: Jeffrey Parkin/Polygon | Source images: Insomniac Games/Sony Interactive Entertainment via Polygon

There is 1 Armor Pod to find in Ardolis Pirate Base.

Ardolis Pirate Base Armor Pod 1

When you complete all three Pirate Trials, you’ll receive the Robot Pirate Helmet as a reward.

Ardolis Pirate Base Armor Pod 2

Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart collectibles guide: Ardolis Pirate Base Graphic: Jeffrey Parkin/Polygon | Source images: Insomniac Games/Sony Interactive Entertainment via Polygon

Watch for a Pocket Dimension on the beach below the base — you’ll probably fall down here accidentally anyway. Inside, use the Hookshots to reach this Armor Pod and the Captain Starshield Boots.


Ardolis Pirate Base CraiggerBear locations

Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart collectibles guide: Ardolis Pirate Base Graphic: Jeffrey Parkin/Polygon | Source images: Insomniac Games/Sony Interactive Entertainment via Polygon

There is 1 CraiggerBear to find in Ardolis Pirate Base.

Ardolis Pirate Base CraiggerBear 1

Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart collectibles guide: Ardolis Pirate Base Graphic: Jeffrey Parkin/Polygon | Source images: Insomniac Games/Sony Interactive Entertainment via Polygon

After you complete the pirate trials and collect the Robot Pirate Helmet, look for this CraiggerBear in the corner just before you exit the trials.