Rise of the Tomb Raider (Xbox 360) Walkthrough

19. Story - The Lost City


Tombs: 1
Crypt Treasures: 1
Relics: 10
Documents: 8
Murals: 3
Survival Caches: 6
Coin Caches: 3

Banner Wars - Shoot and burn down all of the Deathless Banners
For Whom the Bell Tolls - Cut down all the bells in Kitezh
Vandal - Destroy all the headless statues in Kitezh
Burn Baby Burn - Use a trebuchet to light the signal towers


Enter the city.

The Frozen City - Get through the first gate

Grab THE LAST MAN (DOCUMENT 1/8) near the Threshold of Kitezh Base Camp. Zip line down and as you're about to get to the next zip line press cn_B to unlock:

Zipper in Rise of the Tomb Raider (Xbox 360)
Zipper23 (15)
Perform a manual zip line transfer
  • Unlocked by 2,115 tracked gamers (41% - TA Ratio = 1.56) 5,169

If you didn't get the achievement, simply reload from checkpoint.

Once you land from the zip line, head down left towards the MONOLITH. Face Lara in the direction of the objective beacon and burn BANNER 1/8. Dig up COIN CACHE 1/3 on the floor by the stairs closest to the banner.

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Go back to the monolith and face away from the objective beacon. Turn right and burn BANNER 2/8 near the ice wall. Use the white-marked wall to the right of banner 2 and head right. BANNER 3/8 will above an arch close to a Deathless One. Go to the arch that the banner was above and face it. DESPERATE STRUGGLE (DOCUMENT 2/8) will be to your right, inside the building on the same height as you.

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Jump into the water between banner 3 and document 2. Act like you're heading towards the objective and you'll find a path that leads to the crypt on your left. MURAL 1/3 will be in front of you when you get out of the water. Break the wall down and grab VALENTINUS, THE TIME KEEPER (DOCUMENT 3/8) on the path to your left. As soon as you reach water, go left to find ADVENTURER'S QUIVER (CRYPT TREASURE 1/1) and unlock:

The Chosen Few in Rise of the Tomb Raider (Xbox 360)
Uncover the remains of all Jacob's disciples (Secret)
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Exit the crypt.

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Emerge from the water and, facing the objective, go to the left building and zip line down. Break the destructible barrier to collect THE PAGAN GOD (RELIC 1/10). BANNER 4/8 is on the other side of the wall to the relic's right.

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Head back to the monolith, face the objective beacon, and go to the building right of the building that had banner 1 on it. SURVIVAL CACHE 1/6 will be below the highest wooden platform (the building will be in between Lara and the objective beacon). BELL 1/5, which you have to cut down, will be a story above the survival cache. Facing the objective beacon, turn right and BELL 2/5 in a tower another story above. Facing the objective beacon, turn right and attach the rope to a roped trapped door and lift it with the wheel near bell 2. Facing the objective beacon, HEADLESS STATUE 1/8, which you have to destroy, and MURAL 2/3 will be on the ground behind you. ARCHIVIST MAP will be inside the room below the roped trap door.

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Go back to bell 2 and jump to the roof to the left. BANNER 5-6/8 will be to your left and right on the side of the buildings. AMBER NECKLACE (RELIC 2/10) is on the first floor of the building you're standing on. Go to the town's center by heading to the objective beacon until you see a giant pole with a rope coil and a box hanging from it. COIN CACHE 2/3 is near the circular base of the pole.

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Near the center is metal barrier. Blow it up and collect STALKING THE DEATHLESS ONES (DOCUMENT 4/8) behind it. Exit the building and turn right. A clothed barricade with KITZHIAN SILVER (RELIC 3/10) behind it is straight ahead. REBIRTH (DOCUMENT 5/8) and BELL 3/5 are on top of the tower that relic 3 was in.

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Zip line down to the objective beacon where you will be attacked by a trebuchet in a cutscene.

The Frozen City - Seize the trebuchet

You have to gain control of it by making your way to it. When you reach the trebuchet, lure a Deathless Ones to its edge and knock them down with melee attacks. They will climb back up. Repeat this 4 more times to unlock:

Renegade in Rise of the Tomb Raider (Xbox 360)
Renegade27 (15)
Melee 5 enemies off a ledge
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There is a bug that causes you to get hit by a fire arrow when you try to use the trebuchet. Simply zip line down until the trebuchet starts to fire at you again and go back to the top.

Kill the Deathless Ones.

The Frozen City - Use the trebuchet to destroy the gate

Take control of the trebuchet. Before breaking down the gates, light SIGNAL TOWER 1-4/5. There are 2 to the right of the gate and 3 to the left, although one to the left is too far away. Break down the gate.

The Frozen City - Get through the second gate

Once the gate is broken, blow up the metal barrier to the left left and head inside. Cut down BELL 4/5 inside and grab RUS DRINKING HORN (RELIC 4/10) just outside.

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Head towards the gate and zip line down. Go to the left building and zip line down. Jump to the left roof and swing across to another zip line. FLINT STRIKER (RELIC 5/10) is to your right. Facing the relic, head to the left and drop down. Collect SURVIVAL CACHE 2/6 on the ground to your left near a tree stump. At the base of the stairs of the gate your just opened is TRAPPED (DOCUMENT 6/8). To the left is HEADLESS STATUE 2/8. To the right is HEADLESS STATUE 3/8 and BANNER 7/8. Climb up the set of stairs to your right and go into the building ahead by taking a path to your left. Drop down and look to your right to find SPURS (RELIC 6/10) on a barrel.

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Head through the gate and light the Citadel Plaza Base Camp. Destroy HEADLESS STATUE 4-5/8 to the left and right of the horse statue in the middle. Head across the area, pass the horse statue, and translate MURAL 3/3. Head to the objective beacon and collect ARMOR-PIERCING ARROWS in a cutscene.

The Frozen City - Survive the ambush!

Survive the ambush!

Gate Crasher - Find a way to destroy the gate

After defeating the Deathless Ones, head to the objective until your have to rope swing. Instead of rope swinging, destroy the destructible barrier to your right. Jump the gap behind the barrier and then collect WOODEN ICON (RELIC 7/10) at the end of the upper path.

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Head to the objective and rope swing across the gap. Bring down the roped barricade to your right (where you can go back to the camp, if you wish) and zip line down. Pull the roped wooden crane once. Climb up to your left to grab the ARCHIVIST MAP and then use the vase at the end of the wooden crane to break the ice. Make a path up and climb up the soft wood.

Gate Crasher - Use the trebuchet to destroy the gate

Climb up the trebuchet and turn it until the aiming mechanism creates a platform for you to reach the rope post. Connect the roped post with the roped rubble on the trebuchet. Head back to the trebuchet and turn it until the rubble breaks off. Light SIGNAL TOWER 5/5 and land a shot at the gate.

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Gate Crasher - Go to the other trebuchet

A third trebuchet will destroy yours so you're going to have to go claim it. Reach it through the linear path and kill any Deathless Ones near the trebuchet.

Gate Crasher - Break the ice off the gear and fire the trebuchet

Ice will be blocking you from turning the trebuchet. To break it, start by pulling the lower side of the wooden crane once and then climbing on top of it to reach the platform across. Connect the bucket on the platform to the higher side of the crane and grab an EXPLORER SATCHEL behind some wooden ruble (this isn't pictured or in the video). Zip line down. Pull the lower side of the crane and then the lever beneath the bucket. Pull the higher side of the crane so that the bucket will fill with water. Drain the bucket by pulling its lever until the vase is level with the ice and then stop the bucket from draining. Use the vase to break the ice and head to the trebuchet.

Gate Crasher - Destroy the gate and repel the attack

Use the trebuchet to take out the archers and finally the gate.

Gate Crasher - Cross the bridge

Continue to the gate, killing any enemies in your path.

You Shall Not Pass - Run!

Run pass the collapsing bridge in an action sequence. Make sure to use your grapple axe at the end.

You Shall Not Pass - Defeat the Deathless Warriors

Fight and kill the Deathless Ones in the area. A cutscene will play.

Ascension - Climb the Tower

Climb some soft wood with climbing arrows. Once you're back on your feet, grab IVORY CARVING (RELIC 8/10) to the right. Examine the carvings the earn more XP.

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Keep climbing. You're in no real danger as long as you don't fall. Eventually you'll reach the Broken Spire Base Camp.

Ascension - Reach the top of the Tower

Keep climbing. The last jump will require you to grapple axe to the cross. You'll get a cutscene with Sofia and the Remnant helping you with a trebuchet.

The Divine Source - Fight your way to the Chamber of Souls

Progress through this until you reach the Final Precipice Base Camp. This is the point of no return so make sure to upgrade everything before progressing.

Head to the final area where you'll be fighting a helicopter. You'll damage it by hitting a trebuchet shot when it nears the helicopter, but don't worry, you'll call the shots (excluding the first two) and the fireball will slow down as it nears the helicopter. There will be an initial shot that does not slow down when it nears the helicopter, put if you hit it near the helicopter, it will still count as a hit.

In between trebuchet shots, Trinity soldiers and Deathless Ones will attack you. Once you damage the helicopter three times, you'll fall down and have to fight tow waves of Deathless Ones, although they don't know you're there at first so you can stealth kill them.

The Divine Source - Find an exit

Once you're done with them, Constantine will show up. The first hit is dealt by jumping from a pillar. Distract him with an object and sneak behind him for a second hit. The third and final hit will require you to dodge counter right after the second hit.

A cutscene will play and then you can either kill Constantine with yourself or let him die in the burning building.

The Divine Source - Enter the Chamber of Souls

A final cutscene will play and as soon you enter the doors. As the credits start rolling you will unlock:

The Price of Truth in Rise of the Tomb Raider (Xbox 360)
Finish the game on any difficulty
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There is a post-credit cutscene.

Congratulations on completing the story, but we still have a bit of backtracking to do. I intentionally left some backtracking so that this achievement:

Siberian Ranger in Rise of the Tomb Raider (Xbox 360)
Beat 15 combat encounters after completing the game
  • Unlocked by 1,074 tracked gamers (21% - TA Ratio = 2.19) 5,169

...could be earned while we backtrack. Additionally, you may still be missing some of the miscellaneous achievements, so make sure to check your list for any of those. Particularly the 'Dead Ringer' achievement for 25 headshots with the Bolt-Action Rifle. You may well have it by now, but the parts you receive for it from strongboxes is ultimately randomized.

Dead Ringer in Rise of the Tomb Raider (Xbox 360)
Get 25 headshots using the Bolt-Action Rifle
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