Golden Child achievement in Rise of the Tomb Raider

Golden Child

Complete every level in Score Attack with a gold score

Golden Child0
5 guidesOnline Game ModeSingle PlayerStackablePartly Discontinued/Unobtainable
This achievement may not unlock on the Xbox One X with the Enhanced 4K update installed.

How to unlock the Golden Child achievement

  • Bk2DaFutureBk2DaFuture713,160 713,160 GamerScore
    16 Nov 2015 16 Nov 2015 23 Nov 2015
    134 10 94
    To add to Pvt Tuker:

    I came here to write a little guide but Pvt Tuker has covered most things i was gonna say! I will add that if you go on the leaderboards for each level you can see the high scores of the top people, if you click on the person with A you can see which cards they used. I then noticed if your press A again you can use the same cards for 2000 credits without owning them. So all you gotta do is find a set of cards your comfortable with and get the correct score so when multiplied by your cards you have gold. If you havent got enough just restart and you will keep the cards. I personally used high multiplier cards and one which had unlimited poison arrows, this makes it so easy to kill enemies and keep your multiplier. There are people at the top of each leaderboard which have use a unlimited poison arrow card you can copy or feel free to add me and copy my cards. I came number 1 on some leaderboards doing this and normally on the first page of the leaderboard. I hope this helps i did most first go having unlimited poison arrows!

    To add:
    To get gold all i did was try to keep the multiplier as high as i could up to the enemies in the level and kill them without losing the multiplier. If you manage to keep a good multiplier and kill the enemies you will most likely have enough points and it doesn't make a difference if you die as you lose only 300 score. I did a run on each level to make sure i knew where to go, where the enemies are and to find a good path to run to get the multiplier up. As commented below make sure to shoot any lanterns you see these give you extra points and add to your multiplier. If you shoot them from far away you get extra points. Just make sure you work out what score you need to get before the end of the level so when multiplied by your card bonus you have enough points for gold. Thats it really its simple once you get the hang of it and the poison arrows make it easy to kill people without losing your multiplier.

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    FQXCool so if I own an Xbox Series X and series S I just have to replay lost expedition on the series S and it'll unlock both achievements? I might wanna get this game started then.
    Posted by FQX on 08 Aug at 00:17
    Goggs25So scumbag developers still not fixed the achievements
    Posted by Goggs25 on 29 Oct at 08:27
    secretspy911Can someone point to a gamertag in the leaderboard having the Toxicity card? OP does not have it despite saying so and I've searched for half an hour without finding one.
    Posted by secretspy911 on 11 Nov at 23:43
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  • Frankie DrumsNYFrankie DrumsNY426,533
    30 Nov 2015 01 Dec 2015 04 Oct 2016
    96 4 29
    The two solutions which already have been posted are fantastic and deserve your thumbs up. They got me through 28 of the 29 challenges, but I was stuck on the toughest one, Copper Mill. I beat it twice today and have created a video walkthrough in case you get stuck as well.

    After Copper Mill, the next-toughest Gold medal requires 250,000 points and most hover around the 150,000-230,000 range; the tombs require 5,000-30,000 points to get gold medals on. But for some reason, the Copper Mill requires 700,000 points. You can reach this score with a good bit of planning and by using the first place on the leaderboard's cards to give you a +350% multiplier.

    As long as you have 2,000 credits, you should be able to press cn_A to view details of any leaderboard player, and then on the bottom of the screen you'll see another option to press cn_A to "play with these settings." I found the easiest card lineup to be:

    First Aid: No auto-regen (which is disabled in Survivor difficulty)
    = +100%
    Toxicity: Unlimited poison arrows = -50%
    Holstered: Reduced pistol damage (which is irrelevant since you're using poison arrows) = +50%
    No Leftovers: No ammo pick-ups (irrelevant since you're using poison arrows): +100%
    Armor-Plated: Enemies have double armor strength (irrelevant since poison bypasses armor) = +100%

    This means you receive your score +300% (or 4x your score) and the only penalty is that you have to use unlimited poison arrows. Grip is a pain in the ass and One Life To Live can be frustrating if you don't have an area memorized. However, in this case, the best option was to use someone's card set which included One Life To Live, so I was very careful once I reached the score goal to make sure I survived the level even if it cost me my combo multiplier.

    EDIT: HolyWarr27 has created a playlist for gold medals without the use of cards. Check it out here: m/watch?v=5peuFX8wbLk&list=PLRhsb9b6OrYSFG9AJlRbnHK8lB-06SfJB&index=1

    Please feel free to reply in the comments. I'm on TA frequently, answer all questions, and give credit to anyone who contributes to the solution.
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    Ksar96I'm having only Xbox one X, can I able to finish all the levels on ONE X and finish the last one level on ONE S (from a friend's Console), does it helps to unlock this achievement? or still it'll be glitched?
    Posted by Ksar96 on 11 Feb at 05:05
    Frankie DrumsNYKsar96 We don't have enough data on this glitch to be sure.
    Posted by Frankie DrumsNY on 11 Feb at 13:35
    CorleoneGangYes this unlocks the Xbox Series S...I did all the the other achievements on the Series X and score attack on the Series S with no problem...
    Posted by CorleoneGang on 20 May at 00:42
  • Trikke den 1eTrikke den 1e564,588
    01 Feb 2017 03 Feb 2017
    52 3 10
    Already 4 great solutions related to this achievement here on TA, and still not exactly what I was looking for.

    In case you would prefer visual aid like I do, I found these HQ vids on YouTube which you would've found anyways.
    I'm only linking, I take no credits for it.
    So, a BIG thanks goes to the author Icarus Wings who took the time to record them and share these with the world on YouTube.

    The thing I personally like about vids, is that they give me a good idea of what cards were used (look at the summary at the end of the vid), what the level looks like, what weapons (if applicable) to use, which path to take to build up and maintain the score combo multiplier, etc.

    As already suggested by many others, it's better to go to the leaderboards and look for a gamer who used a set of cards you feel most comfortable with.
    Personally, I think it's better to spend 2.000 Credits to have the perfect set of cards, because when you beat the level (and get gold), you will get 10.000 credits and thus still make 8.000 profits whilst having the perfect set of cards and not consume any of your own cards from your collection.

    Alright then... on with the vids!

    The Prophet's Tomb (Gold 165.000 points - Par time 10:30)

    Siberian Wilderness (Gold 220.000 points - Par time 8:30)

    Lost Expedition (Gold 29.000 points - Par time 3:30)

    Soviet Installation (Gold 150.000 points - Par time 7:30)

    Ancient Cistern (Gold 20.000 points - Par time 3:30)

    Soviet Gulag (Gold 130.000 points - Par time 14:00)

    Voice of God (Gold 11.000 points - Par time 3:30)

    The Copper Mill (Gold 700.000 points - Par time 11:00)

    The Red Mine (Gold 9.000 points - Par time 5:00)

    The Prophet's Blessing (Gold 230.000 points - Par time 13:30)

    House of the Afflicted (Gold 11.000 points - Par time 6:50)

    The Village (Gold 230.000 points - Par time 7:00)

    Catacomb of the Sacred Waters (Gold 8.000 points - Par time 4:00)

    The Acropolis (Gold 160.000 points - Par time 5:00)

    The Tower (Gold 110.000 points - Par time 7:00)

    The Pit of Judgment (Gold 6.000 points - Par time 4:00)

    Approaching Storm (Gold 143.000 points - Par time 8:30)

    Flooded Archives (Gold 250.000 points - Par time 10:00)

    Baths of Kitezh (Gold 12.000 points - Par time 8:30)

    Research Base (Gold 160.000 points - Par time 15:10)

    The Orrery (Gold 12.000 points - Par time 3:30)

    Path of the Deathless (Gold 80.000 points - Par time 9:30)

    Gate of Kitezh (Gold 44.000 points - Par time 9:30)

    Chamber of Exorcism (Gold 5.000 points - Par time 5:30)

    Outskirts of Kitezh (Gold 150.000 points - Par time 17:30)

    The Lost City (Gold 29.000 points - Par time 4:30)

    Chamber of Souls (Gold 85.000 points - Par time 11:00)

    Return to the Wicked Vale (Gold 32.000 points - Par time 5:30) (*)

    Witch's Cave (Gold 32.000 points - Par time 15:20) (*)

    (*) Please note that the levels Return to the Wicked Vale and Witch's Cave are NOT needed for this particular achievement (Golden Child) since they are part of the Baba Yaga DLC, but they are needed if you're going for this achievement:

    Rise of the Tomb RaiderWitch TrialsThe Witch Trials achievement in Rise of the Tomb Raider worth 100 pointsBaba Yaga: Complete every Wicked Vale Score Attack with a gold score

    Any suggestions to improve this guide are welcome!

    Thanks for voting thumbs up if this guide was helpful.

    I wish you all the best of luck to get gold on all the levels of this fabulous game!
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    FairerTOHSAKAWhere i can get toxicity cards i only have 1....and i need 6 or 7
    Posted by FairerTOHSAKA on 04 Aug 18 at 21:19
    SinSTeRS DEVILU can get toxicity cards in the advantage pack iv found few of them
    Posted by SinSTeRS DEVIL on 09 Sep 18 at 18:58
    JullianGGI did lots of tombs in the campaign but they don't show in Score attack. Anyone know why?
    Posted by JullianGG on 20 Jul at 04:49
  • Pvt TukerPvt Tuker536,083
    12 Nov 2015 13 Nov 2015
    43 4 7
    There are 2 main types of levels, challenge tombs and infiltrate/kill everyone levels.

    I did all levels on survivor difficulty. The most important thing for all levels is keeping your multiplier up. (Collect wisps, resources, shoot lanterns and kill stuff) speed is not necessary once the bonus points run out the penalty increase is slow.

    The tombs are generally easier especially knowing the puzzle going in. I used the cards that gave the highest multiplier (except for hold X to hang from ledges). Once you have a decent multiplier the lanterns you shoot are generally enough for to get gold.

    For infiltrate missions the cards I used were, no health regen, no ammo boxes, weaker pistol, more damage from explosions, and big headed enemies. (Gives 295% bonus) I recommend working out how many points you need before the multiplier so you know how your going, completing the level uses up your cards but restarting doesn't.
    Big headed enemies makes this significantly easier as you can usually headshot people in cover and you can headshot shielded enemies over the top of their shield.
    Dying does not matter too much, the points penalty is small (-300) as long as you at some point put together a nice combo you should be able to get gold.
  • ChunkybrickChunkybrick473,435
    02 Feb 2019 15 Jan 2020 13 Apr 2021
    7 2 9
    ALERT: If you have the xbox one x model with the latest 4k update, the two achievements "Way to go" and "Golden Child" will become discontinued for you. Those of you who have windows 10 version, the two mentioned achievements is still unobtainable. As of the people who owns the 360 version, only the "way to go" achievement was available.

    UPDATE: The windows 10 version of the two said achievements is now partially discontinued/obtainable.
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