The PlayStation exclusive for console has made it to mobile with the first Android and iOS entry in the Uncharted franchise. Uncharted: Fortune Hunter has different mechanics from the other games in the series, and it is, to be perfectly honest, more of a companion game for Uncharted 4. Still, you get to follow the story of the series’ hero Nathan Drake, as you solve more than 200 deadly puzzle chambers, go through history in six different adventures, collect over 50 treasures across four worlds, and team up with Sully so that you can maintain the loot you collected in the game. And if you connect to the PlayStation Network, you can bring your multiplayer rewards once Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End gets released on Monday, May 10.
It may not be an Uncharted game in the very truest of senses, but it is challenging, and you may be wondering what you need to do to solve more puzzles and gather more treasure. Those questions and more can be answered by this Uncharted: Fortune Hunter strategy guide, which contains various tips and tricks covering a vast array of topics.
1. How Do The Puzzles Work In The Game?
For the most part, you’ll be doing a lot of playing around with switches and toggles, and you may have to shoot them so that you can come up with the right combination to collect the key and earn the prizes. That means there’s going to be a lot of trial and error involved in the game – this may be frustrating at times, but just keep at it and you’ll find just what you need to proceed further. In fact, you may have to make some changes in the middle of a level just so you push forward.
2. There Is A Difference Between Beating The Level And Getting The Key
Very basic tip here, but this is something you may want to keep in mind if you’ve just started playing the game. So that you can win the level, you’ll need to find the treasure – the old saying holds true here, as X marks the spot. But if you’re hunting for a key, you’re going to have to find the treasure within a given amount of moves.
Fortunately for you, the game allows you to replay levels you’ve previously completed; if you aren’t able to find a key the first time, you can always try again some other time. Don’t let that “key move limit” daunt you, because grinding will be there to save you.
3. When In Doubt, Hit Every Switch And Disc
Just to keep your expectations in line, things can be quite overwhelming once you begin a level. Aside from switches, you may see boxes, discs, and all manner of obstacles, such as moving platforms and darts. That’s where trial and error comes in, as we said earlier – you might want to try hitting all the switches you can see. And once you’ve done that, you can refer to Nathan Drake’s journal, which allows you to track what the different switches are able to do. Activate everything you see, and remember what each of those things do. Likewise, you’ll also want to keep shooting discs, as doing so won’t count against your moves – they may also be able to do certain things or activate something in a certain way.
4. Turn On Your Notifications For Loot Drops
It’s fairly common to get loot drops in the game. So if you’ve got more than your fair share of keys, you can turn on the notifications on your Android device or iPhone/iPad so that you get notified when there’s a new loot drop up for grabs. Just make sure you’ve got enough keys so that you can open the treasure chests you can get through the loot drops.
5. What Can You Do With Mystical Orbs?
Mystical orbs are sort of like a premium currency in Uncharted: Fortune Hunter. These orbs can be used to buy boosts, which can then help you complete a difficult level. By that alone, you’ll want to save your orbs for those really frustrating levels which you’ve replayed numerous times, but just can’t defeat no matter how hard you try. You might want to save the orbs for levels you’ve tried, but failed after about five or six tries or more. But if you’re dealing with levels where you just need a little patience and out-of-the-box thinking, those orbs are best left unused.
6. Take Your Time
The key bonus is well and good, but if you have no plans of going for it, it’s still a wise idea to collect yourself and take your time in each level. Map out each of your moves, because as we said earlier, you may be facing some dangerous obstacles. For example, you’ll have to restart a level if you accidentally move Drake into the line of sight of a dart trap. Don’t move yet when you begin a level, and look around you for some clues as to what switches you can activate.
7. If You Own A Playstation, Then Link Your Playstation Network Account
Last, but not the least, there are benefits to linking your PlayStation Network account. You can earn new outfits, skins, and other goodies if you have a PlayStation and plan to buy Uncharted 4 once it becomes available in stores very soon. You’ll also be able to earn Relics in Uncharted: Fortune Hunter, which can then be transferred to Uncharted 4 if you’ve got both games linked together via PSN.
These would be our tips and tricks for Uncharted: Fortune Hunter. If you happen to know more hints for the game, feel free to let us know by commenting below!