Rise of the Tomb Raider (Xbox 360) Walkthrough

5. Story - Siberian Wilderness


Strongboxes: 1
Relics: 3
Documents: 6
Survival Caches: 3
Coin Caches: 3

Grab and Go - Loot the corpses of 3 dead enemies for resources


A Cold Welcome - Find a place to take shelter / Gather resources to build a fire and shelter / Return to camp and build a fire

*If two or more objectives are close to each other, they will be separated by a "/"

Quite A Tumble in Rise of the Tomb Raider (Xbox 360)
Survive the avalanche (Secret)
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Starting where we last left Lara, we need to find supplies to build a campfire to help Lara warm up. Once you light the Wilderness Refuge Base Camp (new base camps will be underlined), a cutscene will play. After the cutscene, you will need to upgrade your bow. Upgrading cost materials that you can find in the world. Once you have upgraded a weapon fully, you will unlock:

Weaponsmith in Rise of the Tomb Raider (Xbox 360)
Fully upgrade any weapon
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You can change outfits here. If you have some DLC, you may already have outfits. Look through them as some have bonuses attached to them.

You can also spend skill points here. I would suggest you get Eye for Detail and Avid Learner in the Survivor category as these will make challenge objects glow and help you level up faster when looting Caches, Documents, Relics, and Challenges, respectfully. Once you have all skills in one of the three categories, you will unlock:

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Purchase all skills in a single category
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While you can't right now, later you will be able to craft equipment that help you carry more. Once you craft five, you will unlock:

Craftswoman in Rise of the Tomb Raider (Xbox 360)
Craft 5 pieces of Equipment
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Echoes of the Past - Explore the forest for signs of the Lost City

Once you exit the base camp menu you will unlock:

Tougher Than She Looks in Rise of the Tomb Raider (Xbox 360)
Survive a night in the Siberian wilderness (Secret)
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At this point, you should start collecting any supplies you can to upgrade your equipment.

From the campfire, go forward and right to run along the wall. You will pass a roped barricade with a message saying "MISSING GEAR." Right after this, you should find a body with an EXPLORER SATCHEL. This reveals survival caches, cave entrances, and strongboxes. Facing away from the wall, you should see a small cliff nearby and a small plateau (the one with a torn down wall) father away. Go to the plateau to find THE PRIZE AWAITS (DOCUMENT 1/6).

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Walk around the trees near the document and reach a deer carcass (the same one you used to build the campfire) and a log. Standing on the deer and looking at the log, go right to the sightly elevated rock with the bushes. Past the bushes you will find IN THE TOMB (DOCUMENT 2/6).

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Continue going straight and you will see another raised patch of bushes. You will have to use some lower platforms to the right to climb up and dig up SURVIVAL CACHE 1/3 (it's between the bushes and the tree).

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Face the wall, turn right, and hug it until you come across a wooden board with white marks (white marks will usually tell you what's climbable and where to go). Climb the board, go straight ahead to the tree, climb the tree, and jump to the cliff. On the cliff, you will find ARMY OF THE UNWILLING (DOCUMENT 3/6).

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Go back to where you climbed the wooden board (at the top, not the base) and use the zip line above it to reach the platform on the tree where an ARCHIVIST MAP is located. Jump down at the corner where the bird's nest is.

Echoes of the Past - Investigate the Ruins

This will activate a bit of dialogue, turn the sky red with a flare, and give you a new objective, but we're heading to the MONOLITH to translate it. Once translated, look in the direction of the red sky and you should see a log near you on the ground along with a bush near the log. Head past the log and bush to find SURVIVAL CACHE 2/3. Across the gap, you will find COIN CACHE 1/3.

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Go back to the base camp, pass some bushes, and collect COIN CACHE 2/3 at the foot of the rock wall.

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Open the map with cn_back and head to the right side of the map. Near a trident with a strange object attached to it is SURVIVAL CACHE 3/3. Use your map if you have trouble finding it.

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Standing on top of the second survival cache and looking at the trident, climb a small plateau to your left and find the CROWN OF A PRINCE (RELIC 1/3). Examining the broken part will net you more XP. Drop to the right to collect COIN CACHE 3/3.

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Heading to the left of relic 1, you will find a cave with ON THE BORDERLANDS (DOCUMENT 4/6) inside of it.

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Head to the objective to encounter the bear. You will have to do a QTE (press cn_B) to dodge the bear and run. Avoid deep snow by jumping off of objects along your path. Lara will get stuck in some roots where you'll have to melee the bear with cn_Y. Lara will then run to the edge of a cliff where you will then have to dodge and time a melee attack to hit the bear who throws you off a cliff. A few cutscenes play before you take control of Lara again.

Echoes of the Past - Gather resources and heal injuries

Once in control, gather herbs and cloth to make a healing salve to restore health. Healing yourself during combat three times will unlock:

Rapid Recovery in Rise of the Tomb Raider (Xbox 360)
Heal yourself in combat 3 times
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You will discover a Trinity base, but to access it, you will have to kill the bear.

Best Laid Plans - Find a way to defeat the bear / Find Mushrooms for the Poison Arrow Upgrade / Find Cloth for the Poison Arrow Upgrade / Return to camp to upgrade arrows

You will have to backtrack to find mushrooms for the poison arrows. You should find a mushroom as you head back (Lara will say something about the deathcap mushrooms). The cave where you found document 4 has two mushrooms near the entrance.

Near the monolith you will find two more pieces of cloth.

With the supplies in hand, head back to the base camp and craft poison arrows. Some cutscenes later, you'll learn about air stuns and finishers. Make sure to LOOT CORPSE 1/3 to start the easiest challenge in the game. Now takedown the solider that gets near the bush, LOOT CORPSE 2/3, and unlock:

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Stealth kill an enemy while they are having a conversation
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Best Laid Plans - Sneak or fight past the Trinity soldiers to reach the cave

Kill at least one Trinity soldier to LOOT CORPSE 3/3. GEARING UP (DOCUMENT 5/6) is now located at the table with the spotlight shining on it.

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Best Laid Plans - Defeat the Bear / Explore the cave to find an exit

Head inside the bear's cave and lure it out by attacking it. When it's stunned by the poison, launch arrows at it. Repeat this until it dies and collect its hide. Head inside the bear's cave and find NORTHERN PASSAGE (DOCUMENT 6/6) and STRONGBOX 1/1.

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Break the wall at the end of the cave and leave the Siberian Wilderness.


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