Tomb Raider Optional Tomb Guide: Flooded Vault

As if the game wasn’t huge enough with all the Island exploration, secret items and relics to collect and locations to find, Tomb Raider also has 7 optional Tombs scattered all around the island in addition to the one present in the main story. Since these tombs are completely optional, there’s no reason to search for them and complete the puzzles withing if you’re just going to complete the story of the game. There are, however, a few advantages in completing these optional tombs: completing them will give you some extra XP which is pretty good, considering how many skills are in the game and how much EXP points are needed to master all of them. At the same time you’ll be able to find some extra items and relics, as well as simply enjoying more of the excellent Tomb Raider gameplay. If you’re looking to 100% the game and obtain all trophies and achievements you will have to complete all seven extra tombs, since the Intellectually Superior trophy / achievement is unlocked only after completing the extra seven tombs. Another tomb is available as DLC, the Tomb Of The Lost Adventurer, but it’s not required to obtain the trophy/ achievement. In this guide we will cover all the extra tombs with tips to find and complete them.

  • Flooded Vault

The Flooded Vault is one of the two tombs found in the Shipwreck Beach area: the tomb’s entrance is located on the path leading to the Endurance and the Cliffside Bunker. Rope arrows, shotgun and pry axe and required to enter and complete the tomb. Use the pry ace on the Sun graffiti to open the tomb’s entrance and get inside.

Once inside the tomb, you’ll notice some electronic locks. The first two buttons are easy_ push the green buttons on the panels in the upper room and by the door close to the day camp.

To remove the wooden barricades blocking your way you will have to use the shotgun. Once removed free the raft by burning the anchor. Once the raft is free pull it closer to be able to jump on it.

To be able to move in the water safely you will have to use the electric socket on the raft. Pull the raft into the correct position from the edge of the room past the stairs. Once the socket has been placed correctly, you will be able to get to the treasure chest easily.

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