Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart wouldn't be much without the arsenal of weapons at your disposal. As you progress throughout the game, you'll be able to purchase new weapons from Ms. Zurkon with all of the bolts you collect. Because ammo can sometimes be scarce and because of the wide variety of weapons, I highly recommend switching between several instead of sticking to just one. You'll want to purchase the entire lot to make the most out of combat.
Here's every weapon you can get in Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart:
Description: Fires three shots of hot plasma at once. Accuracy decreases if shots are fired in a stream.
Description: Able to fire single or quadruple barrels of plasma.
Description: A grenade that explodes upon impact.
Description: Attacks enemies and potentially distracts them.
Description: Deploys a sprinkler that stuns enemies and turns them into topiaries.
Large Negatron Collider
Description: Charges up to fire a beam that will go through multiple enemies before triggering a massive explosion.
Description: Fires a projectile that can strike enemies multiple times until it explodes, and damage scales up with successfully timed hits.
Description: Fires electric needles, and if enemies die while being electrified, their electricity can spread to nearby enemies.
Description: Fires a hound that digs its way toward your enemy, moving faster is locked-on, and explodes in their face.
Description: Provides a protective shield that can catch incoming fire and shoot it back, and it can also fire its own short-range, wide-spread blast of energy.
Description: Freezes enemies with a close-range blast of cold air.
Glove of Doom
Description: Releases DoomEggs full of Agents of Doom: little friends that bite the closest enemies they see.
Description: Deploys a drone that flies in a straight line and drops bombs as it goes.
Description: Fires blades that bounce off enemies and the environment.
Description: Fires a rocket that will release micro-rockets upon impact.
Description: Spins up to fire bullets extremely quickly, but will overheat if fired for too long.
Description: Slow time to shoot enemies near and far.
Description: Total devastation can come in all sizes! launch a grenade that releases micro-grenades upon impact with an enemy or the environment.
Description: Feeling nostalgic for the days of chiptunes and 2D platformers? Then send your enemies back to the digital stone age with the Pixelizer!
Description: Fires a ball of energy that opens a portal above the battlefield, allowing mysterious objects to fall through. When an object strikes the ground, it creates a massive explosion.
All of your weapons can be upgraded at Ms. Zurkon's, and you'll need Raritarium to do so. You can find Raritarium all across the environment marked off on your map. The more you use a weapon, the more it levels up, meaning you unlock new upgrades to purchase. These upgrades can range from damage buffs, a larger magazine, area of effect, and more depending on the type of weapon. When you unlock every upgrade around an orange section of the tree, you'll get a special bonus for that weapon, too.
After you beat the game and unlock Challenge Mode (basically New Game+), you'll be able to earn Omega versions of weapons, which allow you to level them up to Lv. 10 instead of Lv. 5. Challenge Mode is also where you can purchase the Bouncer and Pixelizer.
Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart is easily a game of the year contender and one of the best PS5 games to release this year. If you haven't been able to play it yet, pick it up and give it a try.
Gather your weapons and save the multiverse
Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart sets a new series high, crafting a stellar adventure that fans and newcomers will enjoy. Be sure to save up your bolts and purchase every weapon you can from Ms. Zurkon to make your gameplay experience even better.
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Jennifer Locke has been playing video games nearly her entire life. You can find her posting pictures of her dog and obsessing over PlayStation and Xbox, Star Wars, and other geeky things.