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Uncharted 4: A Thief's End Game Guide

Uncharted 4: A Thief's End Game Guide

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Last update: Wednesday, April 15, 2020

This unofficial guide to Uncharted 4 A Thief's End contains all the information necessary to complete the game 100 percent and get the platinum trophy. The main part of our guide is the very detailed walkthrough for all chapters of the game, which includes, among other things, hints on how to avoid or eliminate opponents (including bosses), information about the best routes to a mission's objectives, and detailed solutions of more complex puzzles. The guide is enriched with high-quality images on which we have marked e.g. places where you have to jump or shelves to reach.

A large part of the guide is devoted to the secrets/collectibles section, which presents the exact locations of all 109 treasures. The Secrets chapter also contains locations of journal entries, notes and optional conversations. In addition, we have also included solutions to the most difficult puzzles and information on how to obtain rare weapons.

The last major chapter is the trophy guide, in which we explain in detail how to unlock 100% of the trophies and how to get the platinum one. Each trophy found in Uncharted 4 has a detailed description. More complex trophies are further discussed on the separate pages of the trophy guide.

Uncharted 4 A Thief's End is the next installment of the hugely popular series of action-adventure games, in which we follow adventurer Nathan Drake. His brother Sam also plays a significant role in the game, appearing in many stages and cut-scenes. The gameplay mechanics have not changed much compared to previous parts of the series, although there are certain moments where we have more freedom. Sometimes we also have to make decisions that affect the further course of the campaign (their consequences are discussed in the guide, of course).

Note - The walkthrough is based on Crushing, the highest difficulty level available. If you play on an easier difficulty level, some of the scenes discussed in the guide may be easier to complete (fewer opponents, a greater margin of error, etc.).

Quick starting tips

Below are some quick starting tips for Uncharted 4. They can be useful especially in the early chapters of the campaign.

  1. We don't advise picking the Crushing difficulty level right away. Playing on the very hard difficulty can make it more challenging for you to win fights featuring larger groups of opponents and "elite enemies". In addition, it will be harder for you to reach collectibles or fulfill conditions for combat-related trophies. We recommend finishing the game 2 times - first on the normal difficulty level and then on Crushing.
  2. Not all stages allow you to use weapons. Don't try to find weapons in these sections at all costs, as this may simply be impossible due to the specific nature of the stage. Instead, focus on exploration, sneaking or climbing.
  3. Look around for shiny objects. This is how the treasures that can be collected are marked. Their shine can make them much easier to find, especially if they lie in dark places or on remote shelves.
  4. Use covers during combat, but watch out for grenades thrown by enemies. Standing in the open is a very bad idea even when playing on lower difficulty levels. You should also react quickly in situations where enemies decide to throw grenades at Drake.
  5. You don't have to worry about your AI partner's health. In some missions, Drake may be accompanied by another person. Fortunately, you don't have to protect your AI partner at all costs. Focus solely on keeping on your character healthy.
  6. If possible, aim at the heads of your opponents. If you have a problem with that, use the aim assist. Headshots can kill enemies much faster, especially those with heavy armor.
  7. You can sneak up on a lot of opponents. Stealth has many advantages - you can eliminate a given character without using ammo and without alerting the surrounding area. Stealth mechanics can also be used to plan ambushes and easily reach places from which you can attack opponents effectively.
  8. Watch out for snipers. You can tell them by the red laser beams. When you are in locations with snipers, pay even more attention to hiding behind covers. Also, look for opportunities to shoot them - whether from a distance or when approaching them by running from one cover to another.

All Uncharted 4 chapters

Our Uncharted 4 walkthrough describes all 24 chapters. There are 22 main chapters, a prologue, and an epilogue.

  1. Chapter 0 - Prologue
  2. Chapter 1 - The Lure of Adventure
  3. Chapter 2 - Infernal Place
  4. Chapter 3 - The Malaysia Job
  5. Chapter 4 - A Normal Life
  6. Chapter 5 - Hector Alcazar
  7. Chapter 6 - Once a Thief...
  8. Chapter 7 - Lights Out
  9. Chapter 8 - The Grave of Henry Avery
  10. Chapter 9 - Those Who Prove Worthy
  11. Chapter 10 - The Twelve Towers
  12. Chapter 11 - Hidden in Plain Sight
  13. Chapter 12 - At Sea
  14. Chapter 13 - Marooned
  15. Chapter 14 - Join Me in Paradise
  16. Chapter 15 - The Thieves of Libertalia
  17. Chapter 16 - The Brothers Drake
  18. Chapter 17 - For Better or Worse
  19. Chapter 18 - New Devon
  20. Chapter 19 - Avery's Descent
  21. Chapter 20 - No Escape
  22. Chapter 21 - Brother's Keeper
  23. Chapter 22 - A Thief's End
  24. Chapter 23 - Epilogue

Does Uncharted 4 have choices and different endings?

No, Uncharted 4 is a completely linear production. The main objectives are completed by following predetermined ways, although some stages (e.g. Chapter 12 - At Sea) offer more freedom in exploration. The main storyline of Uncharted 4 also has only one ending - you get it regardless of how you behaved throughout the game.

How long is Uncharted 4?

The story should take you about 15 hours to complete - Uncharted 4 is the longest game of all in the series. Getting all the collectibles can extend the game by about 2-3 hours. In order to get the platinum trophy, you should complete the game at least twice - this will take you at least 30 hours in total.

Uncharted 4 also has a multiplayer mode that can take you even more hours. Fortunately, you don't have to spend a lot of time in online games to get the platinum.

Uncharted 4 treasures

Treasures are the main type of collectibles in Uncharted 4. We divided them according to the chapters in which they are found. In most missions, you can find between one to several treasures.

  1. Treasures in Chapter 2: Hell
  2. Treasures in Chapter 3: The Malaysia Job
  3. Treasures in Chapter 6: Once a Thief...
  4. Treasures in Chapter 8: The Grave of Henry Avery
  5. Treasures in Chapter 9: Those Who Prove Worthy
  6. Treasures in Chapter 10: The Twelve Towers
  7. Treasures in Chapter 11: Hidden in Plain Sight
  8. Treasures in Chapter 12: At Sea
  9. Treasures in Chapter 13: Marooned
  10. Treasures in Chapter 14: Join Me in Paradise
  11. Treasures in Chapter 15: The Thieves of Libertalia
  12. All the treasures in Chapter 16: The Brothers Drake
  13. Treasures in Chapter 17: For Better or Worse
  14. Treasures in Chapter 18: New Devon
  15. Treasures in Chapter 19: Avery's Descent
  16. Treasures in Chapter 20: No Escape
  17. Treasures in Chapter 21: Brother's Keeper
  18. Treasures in Chapter 22: A Thief's End

Do I have to find all the treasures in a single playthrough?

No, you can easily go back to those stages where you haven't found 100% of secrets. The replay mission option is in the game's main menu. When selecting the stage, you will be told how many treasures you have already found and how many treasures are still to be discovered. You can also play on any difficulty, e.g. the easiest in order to get to the missed collectibles faster.

Other important secrets and collectibles in Uncharted 4

Treasures aren't the only category of secrets in Uncharted 4. You can find other secrets and their locations are described on separate pages of the guide.

  1. All collectibles - journal entries in Uncharted 4
  2. All collectibles - notes on Uncharted 4
  3. All collectibles - optional conversations in Uncharted 4 - Note: These secrets can be easily missed if you don't react to the conversation icon above an NPC's head.

I'm having trouble solving the puzzle

Uncharted 4 has a few more challenging puzzles - Uncharted 4: A Thiefs End Game Guide

Uncharted 4 has a few more challenging puzzles. The most difficult puzzles in Uncharted 4 are:

  1. The lights and the crosses puzzle in the Grave of Henry Avery from chapter 8
  2. The turning mechanism puzzle from chapter 9
  3. The puzzle with the Founders' Wheel from chapter 11
  4. The puzzle with steering wheel and spheres from chapter 12
  5. The puzzle with crossing a booby-trapped footbridge from chapter 19

You can find solutions to all the puzzles in our walkthrough and on the Harder puzzles page.

Does Uncharted 4 have unique weapons?

Yes, besides standard weapons, Uncharted 4 also has unique ones - Uncharted 4: A Thiefs End Game Guide

Yes, besides standard weapons, Uncharted 4 also has unique ones. They are:

  1. Barok .44 revolver pistol
  2. Flintlock pistol
  3. China Lake GL
  4. DShK heavy machine gun
  5. RPG rocket launcher

Check Rare weapons chapter to learn their locations.

Is there a photo mode in the game?

Yes, Uncharted 4 has Photo Mode. You must first enable it in the game options and then press both analog sticks (L3 + R3) during the proper gameplay. The game can temporarily block the photo mode, for example, during the cut-scenes. Photo Mode allows you to freely manipulate the camera, improve focus, apply filters to the screen, etc.

Is the Uncharted 4 platinum trophy difficult to get?

The platinum trophy in Uncharted 4 can be quite challenging, although there have been many games released for the PS4 that are even more difficult to platinum.

The most problematic trophies are those received for completing the game on Crushing difficulty, within a specified time (speedrun) and with high accuracy rate. Expect to finish the game at least twice. There are also a few trophies related to combat and collectibles. The platinum trophy requires you to also get those related to multiplayer, but they shouldn't be very difficult. All information about the Uncharted 4 trophies can be found in our trophy guide.

I have trouble with getting a trophy in Uncharted 4

Some trophies in Uncharted 4 have complicated or difficult requirements. The most important ones are described on separate pages of our trophy guide:

  1. How to unlock The Cliffhanger? - You get it for throwing opponents into the abyss while hanging from the edge.
  2. How to unlock I Thought I Heard Something? - You get it for defeating opponents with stealth air takedowns.
  3. How to unlock Not a Cairn in the World? - You get it by destroying 16 different cairns. Our walkthrough shows exactly where you can find the cairns.

How to beat the record in Crash Bandicoot?

The first opportunity to play a classic version of Crash Bandicoot appears in the fourth chapter of the campaign (A Normal Life) - Uncharted 4: A Thiefs End Game Guide

The first opportunity to play a classic version of Crash Bandicoot appears in the fourth chapter of the campaign (A Normal Life). You can't break the record (the best score) yet.

Instead, you have to until the epilogue. This is your chance to get the best score - you just have to finish the stage flawlessly. This way you will win the Best Score! hidden trophy.

Do I need PS+ subscription?

You don't need PlayStation Plus subscription to complete the main campaign. It was designed entirely for a single player. However, Uncharted 4 has a separate multiplayer mode. In this case, a PS+ subscription is mandatory.

It is also worth noting that a PS+ subscription is required to get the platinum in Uncharted 4. In addition to single-player trophies, the game also has online trophies - we have described them in our trophy guide.

Do I have to play the previous parts of the series?

This isn't required, although we still advise you to complete the first three parts of Uncharted first. The fourth installment tells a new story but features many characters known from the previous games. A lack of familiarity with parts 1-3 may result in, for example, not understanding the relationships between some of the main characters.

The first three parts of Uncharted were fortunately released for the PS4 as part of Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection. This collection was made available for free to PS+ subscribers in January 2020.

Does Uncharted 4 have story DLCs?

Uncharted 4 doesnt have story DLCs but there is a large stand-alone expansion - Uncharted: The Lost Legacy - Uncharted 4: A Thiefs End Game Guide

Uncharted 4 doesn't have story DLCs but there is a large stand-alone expansion - Uncharted: The Lost Legacy. This production offers a whole new story. The playable protagonist of The Lost Legacy is Chloe Frazer, known from the main Uncharted installments. She is also accompanied by two other characters, Nadine Cross and Sam Drake (Nathan Drake's brother).

Does Uncharted 4 look better on the PS4 Pro?

Yes, the developers of Uncharted 4 have prepared a special update for PlayStation 4 Pro. The PS4 Pro version has increased resolution - 1440p/30fps (instead of 1080p/30fps) for the single-player campaign and 1080p/60fps (instead of 900p/60fps) for multiplayer.

Will Uncharted 5 be released?

At the time of updating this guide, unfortunately, there was no information about plans for the fifth installment of the Uncharted series. Naughty Dog studio, the series' developer, isn't interested in creating more parts. However, it isn't out of the question that another Sony developer will produce the next Uncharted game and that it will be released for the PS5.

Key controls

The table below shows the most important control buttons in Uncharted 4. The full control scheme can be found on the Controls page.

Move - Uncharted 4: A Thiefs End Game Guide

Move.

Look around - Uncharted 4: A Thiefs End Game Guide

Look around.

Zoom in - Uncharted 4: A Thiefs End Game Guide

Zoom in.

Use a hook rope - Uncharted 4: A Thiefs End Game Guide

Use a hook rope.

Aim, Brake while driving - Uncharted 4: A Thiefs End Game Guide

Aim, Brake while driving.

Dodge, Hide behind a cover, Roll - Uncharted 4: A Thiefs End Game Guide

Dodge, Hide behind a cover, Roll.

Melee - Uncharted 4: A Thiefs End Game Guide

Melee.

Reload weapon - Uncharted 4: A Thiefs End Game Guide

Reload weapon.

Jump, Climb - Uncharted 4: A Thiefs End Game Guide

Jump, Climb.

Shoot, Accelerate while driving - Uncharted 4: A Thiefs End Game Guide

Shoot, Accelerate while driving.

Grenade throw - Uncharted 4: A Thiefs End Game Guide

Grenade throw.

Change weapon - Uncharted 4: A Thiefs End Game Guide

Change weapon.

Change weapon - Uncharted 4: A Thiefs End Game Guide

Change weapon.

Drakes journal - Uncharted 4: A Thiefs End Game Guide

Drake's journal.

Pause menu - Uncharted 4: A Thiefs End Game Guide

Pause menu.

Does Uncharted 4 have special editions?

Yes, in addition to the standard version of the game, there are two special editions:

Uncharted 4 A Thiefs End Special Edition - Uncharted 4: A Thiefs End Game Guide

Uncharted 4 A Thief's End Special Edition. It contains:

  1. Uncharted 4: A Thief's End video game
  2. Steelbook designed by Alexander Iaccarino (illustrator working with companies such as Sony Entertainment, Naughty Dog, AMC and NBC television station)
  3. Artbook containing 48 pages of concept artwork
  4. Points for unlocking additional multiplayer content and character upgrades
  5. Special stickers
Uncharted 4 A Thiefs End Libertalia Collectors Edition - Uncharted 4: A Thiefs End Game Guide

Uncharted 4 A Thief's End Libertalia Collector's Edition. It contains:

  1. Uncharted 4: A Thief's End video game
  2. Steelbook designed by Alexander Iaccarino (illustrator working with companies such as Sony Entertainment, Naughty Dog, AMC and NBC television station)
  3. Artbook containing 48 pages of concept artwork
  4. Points for unlocking additional multiplayer content and character upgrades
  5. Special stickers
  6. 12" Premium Drake Statue
  7. Three character costumes for multiplayer mode: Uncharted: Drake's Fortune, Heist Drake, and Desert Drake
  8. Three weapon skins: Golden Weapon Skin, Snow Weapon Skin and Desert Weapon Skin
  9. Three baseball caps: Henry Avery, Thomas Tew and Adam Baldrige Sigil Ball
  10. Madagascar Sidekick Outfit
  11. Phurba Dagger - taunt
  12. PlayStation 4 theme

Uncharted 4 is also offered in two digital versions - Standard and Digital Deluxe Edition. The Digital Deluxe Edition contains:

  1. Desert Drake Outfit
  2. Desert Weapon skin
  3. Heroes: Thomas Tew and Adam Baldridge
  4. Uncharted 4 Triple Pack - Season Pass
  5. Unlocks two items available in multiplayer

About Uncharted 4: A Thief's End Game Guide

Author : Jacek Stranger Halas & Grzegorz Alban3k Misztal for gamepressure.com

Translator : Michal Grygorcewicz & Jakub Bugielski & Slawomir Niejadlik & Karol Drozynski

last update : May 31, 2016

Guide contains : 56 pages, 642 images.

Use the comments below to submit your updates and corrections to this guide.

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