ACCESS THE CRYPT

Once you reach the abandoned village, you can access this crypt right away. As you enter the village, head left to find the archway to the lake. Beside the archway you can scramble up the wall and tether a rope over the lake, then traverse along the wall on the other side to reach the crypt entrance at the top.

(1 of 2) Head left of the village entrance to find the white painted wall

Head left of the village entrance to find the white painted wall (left), Tether a rope between the two coils (right)

FIND THE SARCOPHAGUS

Crawl through the entrance and disarm the trap at the bottom of the tunnel, then continue forward to the circular chamber. Inspect the mural on the right wall, then head through the left door and down the spiral staircase to pick up some Jade bricks.

Then head right of here and scramble under some spears to reach the next room. You can dive straight into the water (swim straight to the bottom for a survival cache) and head forward to squeeze through the crevice in the wall.

(1 of 6) Enter the crypt

Grab some air from the pocket then continue ahead until you see the second one. Sitting on a stone shelf just ahead is Relic – Lord and Lady of the Dead.

Find the steps to the right and behind you to resurface in a corridor. Disarm the spear trap, scramble under it, and turn the corner to pick up an Archivist Map. Then jump into the water ahead and search the bottom of the tunnel for another survival cache.

(1 of 2) Disarm the traps

Disarm the traps (left), Archivist Map (right)

Now head back the way you came in and swim directly ahead to a pry barrier. Tear it down, squeeze through, and follow the tunnel. At the spiral staircase, swim upward to resurface in the next room.

There are two doors on either side of the room, but unless you have the Reinforced Knife, you can’t cut through the braided-rope barriers. Instead, go up the steps directly in front of you to find the sarcophagus waiting at the top.

Loot it for a new outfit piece, VESTIGE: MANKO’S BOOTS, which you can restore at a Base Camp.

(1 of 2) Tear down the barrier

Tear down the barrier (left), Loot the sarcophagus (right)

Note: Looting the sarcophagus activates the region challenge, Speaker for the Dead. To complete the challenge, simply uncover the locations of all four crypts in the region. Only two are accessible on your first visit, but the other two are not available until you return later on.

EXIT THE CRYPT

Opposite the sarcophagus is the way out. Follow the path and rope-pull the barrier ahead to return to the first room of the circular chamber. Simply exit the crypt the same way you entered, then swan-dive off the wooden platform outside to add it to the High Diving challenge.

Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Square Enix
  • Platforms
    PC, PS4, XB1
  • Genre
    Action Adventure
  • Guide Release
    27 October 2018
  • Last Updated
    9 December 2020
    Version History
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This guide contains the following:

  • An introduction to the characters and gameplay
  • Complete and detailed Story Walkthrough
  • Region summaries at the start of every chapter
  • A guide for every available Side Mission
  • The location of Region Challenges and how to complete them
  • All Crypt entrances
  • All Challenge Tombs
  • All Treasure Chest locations and how to open them
  • Full Trophy guide and roadmap

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