Lightning Never Strikes Twice achievement in Tomb Raider: Anniv.

Lightning Never Strikes Twice

Complete the Hephaestus room in Greece without being struck by lightning.

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How to unlock the Lightning Never Strikes Twice achievement

  • GuiN30GuiN30193,208
    09 Jun 2009 09 Jun 2009
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  • HolyHalfDeadHolyHalfDead539,456
    16 Jul 2012 16 Jul 2012 16 Jul 2012
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    The Hephaestus Room is on the St. Francis Folly level. To get this achievement you have to enter through the Hephaestus doorway, get the key and return to the Hephaestus doorway without being struck by lightning.

    Enter the lightning room then save. You need to lower the gate in front of you. To do this you must stand on the four raised squares near the corners. From the side you start on, wait for a raised square to lower then jump to it and jump back then do this for the other square on this side. Next you need to cross to the other side. Watch the patterns in the floor and always stay on low squares. Once you are on the other side, wait for a raised square to lower, jump to it then jump back and repeat for the last square. If you get hit by lightning, reload.

    Complete the puzzle with the hammer, blocks and busts, get the key and then save. Return to the lightning room and cross the floor, staying on the low squares. If you get hit by lightning, reload. Once you reach the Hephaestus doorway you will get the achievement.
  • GuruThaGreatGuruThaGreat1,036,840
    15 Aug 2011 15 Aug 2011
    3 2 0
    The Hephaestus room is located in the "St. Francis Folly" section of Greece. I would recommend saving your game when you get to the room. If you get hit by lightning, reload you save file and try again.

    Alternatively, you can also keep getting hit by the lightning until you die. When the game reloads itself you will be just before the part of the floor that gets struck by lightning. Just make another attempt to avoid the lightning. Dying from the lightning does not have an effect on the achievement. Using this method I got the achievement after intentionally dying at least 3 times. This technique is helpful when using the "Replay Level" feature since during the replay you cannot create save files.

    The achievement will pop once you exit the Hephaestus room back into the large main room. To be clear this means you have step on the switches to open the gate, get the key and then return back to the main room without getting struck.

    For anyone having trouble with the room, here is a video walkthrough for it. This is not my video and all credit goes to TRATutorial.
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