Challenges can be a great way to net you some extra rewards while playing through SotTR. Our Shadow of the Tomb Raider Challenges Guide will guide you through all of the challenges in the game in a step-by-step process,
Shadow of the Tomb Raider Challenges
Below are all the challenges and the places where you can find them across the world of Shadow of the Tomb Raider.
Whistle in the Dark – Cozumel
In this challenge, you need to locate five different blue ceramic whistles which are hung from ropes. The first one is found right after you escape the narrow underwater tunnel. The second one is before you dive in the water.
The third one is after you climb ashore past the narrow underwater tunnel. Finally, the last two can be found in the open spaces right beside the pyramid.
Peruvian Jungle – Flower Picker
This challenge requires you to pick up 5 different flowers from the canopy.
All of these flowers can be found near the plane wreckage base camp. In order to find the first one, climb up the rock structure beside the pond, and then jump onto the first branch to pick the flowers.
Then head south of the pond in order to jump up the vines around the tree trunk and get to the branch above to find some more flowers.
Some more flowers can be found if you jump to the curved vine and swing to the branch behind it. Jump to the next branch to get the flowers and then jump to the vine ahead to go to the other branch which has more flowers near the nest.
The final flowers can be found west of the pond where there is a platform. There is a branch extending from the platform which you can use to jump to the next branch and get the flowers.
Ruffled Feathers – Peruvian Jungle
You need to shoot down 4 Oropendola nests to complete this challenge. The first one is at the crates where your gear falls down. There is a nest southeast of you. Another one is to the west on a branch which is on top of the abyss.
The third one is on the center rock structure beside the wreckage. Go southeast to see the nest hanging there.
The last one can be found when you stand on top of the rock structure beside the pond. Face northeast and the nest will be visible. Shoot it from there or use the branches to get closer to it.
Bullseye – Croft Manor
You have a ball and you need to hit every single target with it. You can find a ball around the playground and then find the first 3 targets to your right side.
One of them is on the trunk, one of them on the branch and one of them on a tripod. The last one is towards the backside of the garden, hanging above a hammock.
Bottom Feeder – Kuwaq Yaku
You need to harvest five different aquatic plants. Simply begin exploring and look for them close to the docks. You can use survival instincts to highlight them, making this challenge very easy.
Nam Deus – Kuwaq Yaku
You have to destroy dive sacrilegious totems. Just shoot them around the area. One is at the entrance of the challenge tomb and one is at the exit. One of them is on the East side of the elevated rock structure.
Another one is at the North side of the same structure and the last one is in the clearing to the most northern part of the area, before you enter the challenge tomb.
Crude Awakenings – Kuwaq Yaku
You have to destroy five oil barrels in this challenge. Go left from the merchant and go past the NPC to find the first one. The second one is right beside it and the third one is found at the Hunting Grounds – the right path of the second barrel.
The fourth one is at the ruins camp, slightly to the North side. The final one is on the path to the right of the Ruins camp. When the jump comes close, take the left path to find the barrel near a pond.
Keep Calm and Carrion – The Hidden City
You need to collect condor feathers in this challenge. One of them can be found in the Hidden City inside the area with the abandoned cabins – to the North Western corner.
Another one can be found if you climb the wall right side of Unuratu’s home in Paititi.
Dunkin’ Bones – The Hidden City
For this challenge, you’re required to bump three skeletons into the river. We’ll be using the rappel line to push them off. Fast Travel to Temple of Kukulkan, and head to the prison where you freed Unuratu.
Jump to the climbable wall, and get to the top. Now go down the wall that you can climb on, and rappel down. Run along the wall and ram into him.
Go further down the route to the prison and continue until you can rappel down. There’s a skeleton to your left, bump into him whilst swinging.
Keep going along the path to the prison, you’ll reach a forked path, head left. Use a rope line over to the prison and turn right to use the swing pole and jump the gap.
You’ll see the last skeleton around the climbable wall. Jump to the right and attach yourself to the ceiling. Swing into the skeleton, and complete the challenge.
High Diving – The Hidden City
The challenge requires you to swan dive off of four diving platforms. Initially, as you enter the hidden city, you can find the very first platform right above the pool. Dive in.
Another platform is found near the entrance of the crypt.
The third platform can be found in the North-Eastern part of Paititi, use the Reinforced Knife to cut down the braided rope barrier and then jump into the river below the waterfall.
The fourth diving board you’ll need to complete the challenge can be found near the Temple of the Sun Challenge Tomb. You can find it on a ledge above the Temple Path Base Camp
Speak of the Dead – The Hidden City
There are four crypts for you to find in this challenge. Find the first one in the lake to the north. The second one can be found in the albino capybara territory.
Go near the lake and look for the crypt near the challenge tomb. You can look specifically near the High Dive, similar to the first crypt.
Dropping Decimals – The Hidden City
You are going to attach your grapple to three hanging quipus. The first one is in the abandoned part near the base camp.
The second one is right above the monolith to the south side of Paititi. Use higher ground to be able to get close enough to grapple it.
Changing the Weather – The Hidden City
You need to pull five frog totems using the rope. These totems are shaped like frogs and are purple in color. Simply shoot a rope arrow at them to complete the challenge.
Sunken Treasure – Cenote
You are going to open five underwater chests. The first one is to the left side of the entrance of the temple. The second one is at the corner to the right of the entrance.
The third one is at the corner that is farthest right from the entrance and the fourth one is beside it towards the pit of human skeletons.
Respected – Cenote
For this challenge, we’ll be destroying five effigies with our rope arrows. You can find these scattered around Cenote’s Caverns.
The first one is after the battle with the multiple monsters in the caves. Climb the ledge to your left and you can find the first effigy right in front of you.
The second one is in the large room with a double door. Walk down the steps leading away from the door and head left.
You’ll find a room with only one person defending it, kill the warrior, and use your bow to destroy the second effigy.
A third effigy can be found once you’ve opened two doors in the caves. Swim underneath the waterwheel to get to the other side of the room and then destroy the third effigy.
After your jump into the lagoon, you can find the effigy in the South-West corner.
The final one can be found just next to the Cenote Temple Ruins base camp.
Raise the Flag – Mission San Juan
Time to find 5 flagpoles for one very specific San Juan challenge. The first one can be found outside of the gates, near the base camp.
Make a zip line from the stone faces and you can find the second flagpole right next to where you land.
The third one is past the don’t cross the river sign.
Head to the north of the complex and you’ll be able to see the flagpole residing at the top.
The final flagpole is at the North tip of the mission compound.