Ratchet & Clank Rift Apart has 25 Gold Bolt Locations. Finding all Gold Bolts unlocks various Cheats, including Infinite Ammo, Infinite Health and Gold Weapons. For trophies you only need to find 5 Gold Bolts to get trophy Nooks and Crannies, so not all of them are required.
They are a type of Collectible that gets marked on the map when you go near it. They look like golden shining bolts. You can keep track of your progress via the Collectible Menu and also via the World Map.
There are 2-3 Gold Bolts per Planet (9 Planets in total). None of the Gold Bolts are missable, you can still get all of them after the story by resuming the game from the title screen and it will put you back before the endboss. Then you can backtrack to all their locations. You get a spaceship after the 2nd planet and then you can fly back to old planets any time.
All Ratchet & Clank Rift Apart Collectibles:
- Blizon Crystals
- All Gold Bolts
- Glitch Challenges
- Collectibles Guide (All-in-One)
Planet 1: Corson V
Gold Bolt #1
After you meet the Ms. Zurkon weapon vendor in the market area, head to the right and go up the magnetic boot ramp, follow the path to reach the factory entrance that has an optional objective marker on it. From where you enter the factory, look straight ahead and go to the assembly line at the end of the room where boxes go up a ramp and disappear behind a laser grid. On this assembly line are some big moving boxes. Jump on the side of one such box when it passes by the last “balcony” in the room. Then “wall jump” from the side of the box to the balcony above it. You only have a short time window because the box is moving, but you can simply wait for the next box if you miss. It’s easiest when you are standing on the production line behind the box, facing in the direction it’s moving in. Now that you’re on the balcony you should see a wall with blue hexagon patterns on it, you can wall-jump up there. Once at the top, turn around to see the bolt (before going into next room). You can jump on the production lines at the top of the room and glide around the big boxes that are coming your way until you reach the bolt at the end.
Gold Bolt #2
During objective “Follow the Phantom”, you can grapple to the yellow rifts with to find this Bolt.
Gold Bolt #3
After getting the Omniglove (Story Item), backtrack to the start of Corson V in the very north where you came from. Now that you have the Omniglove you can run across a wall panel with blue arrows to reach this Bolt.
Planet 2: Sargasso
Gold Bolt #4
In the very north of this planet at the edge of the map you can grapple to a yellow rift on a hill. This brings you to the gold bolt.
Gold Bolt #5
After “repairing” the bridge (story objective) and fighting a Grunthor (big dinosaur), it’s behind a green silo in the area where you defeated the Grunthor.
Gold Bolt #6
This one you cannot get on your first visit to this planet! After finishing the 3rd planet “Scarstu Debris Field” you need to backtrack here (at this point you are able to backtrack to all planets with your spaceship). A new side quest will now be available in Sargasso, it’s automatically marked on the map and called “Help Trudi (Optional)”. Complete this quest and you will unlock some Zurpstone icons on the map. Collect 30 total and return them to the quest giver to unlock a flying dragon mount. You can now use this to fly over the map. Around the center of the map, southeast of where you unlock the flying dragon mount, there’s a gold bolt in the air inside a ring you can fly through. It’s up high in the air, only reachable with the flying dragon mount! See Ratchet & Clank Rift Apart – All Zurpstone Locations.
Planet 3: Scarstu Debris Field
Gold Bolt #7
Close to where you land on this planet there’s a golden bolt floating in the air under the central platform. It’s a very small world, once you go on the central platform you will see the bolt icon on the map (you can mark it there to see a waypoint). Reaching this one is a bit tricky. You need to jump off the central platform and then hold to glide in the air. You must glide into the gold bolt.
Gold Bolt #8
Reward for completing the 4th Battleplex Bronze Challenge “Bugtrax”.
Gold Bolt #9
Reward for completing the 3rd Battleplex Silver Challenge “Pest Control”. Only available after beating Planets 4-7. The story will make you return to the Battleplex console inside the bar at this point and a fight takes place there, afterward the silver challenges are unlocked.
Planet 4: Savali
Gold Bolt #10
This Gold Bolt is on a little mountain in the west of planet Savali. However, you can’t simply reach it from there. Instead, you must quickly drive over 3 green floor plates from the northeast to the southeast. There’s a wire connected to these. After you drive over all 3 quickly enough, it will open a purple dimension portal (at the 3rd floor plate) that teleports you to the Gold Bolt. The first two screenshot below show the starting point where the wire with the 3 floor dots starts, the last 2 screenshots show the portal that opens at the end of it and the actual gold bolt location where you get teleported to.
Gold Bolt #11
Found in the southeast corner of Savali. There’s a flying platform behind a mountain wall. When you approach, it will start flying away from you. Chase after it and when you get close to it press to grapple onto it. Then stand on the pressure plate to make the platform stop, which lets you pick up the Gold Bolt from it.
Gold Bolt #12
This one you cannot get on your first visit to this planet! It’s only reachable after finishing the 8th planet Ardolis. After this the story will take you back to the 4th planet Savali. The environment will change a bit on this story visit, you must follow the story objectives until you go underground in the northwest of the planet. The story objective you need to watch out for is called “Access the Catacombs”. Once you head underground, before holding to spin a bolt platform, turn around to find a Glitch Challenge. Solve it to unlock the gold bolt.
Planet 5: Blizar Prime
Gold Bolt #13
In the lava area take the side path on the left and follow it to the end.
Gold Bolt #14
When you reach the center of the map where lots of miners are, hit the Blizon Crystal there to switch to a different dimension. Then you can use your magnetic boots on magnetic bridges to reach the Gold Bolt.
Gold Bolt #15
In the northeast of Blizar Prime, on the path to find Chef Tulio for side quest “Find the Missing Chef (Optional)”. On your way to Chef Tulio you will have to hit a Blizon Crystal and then jump on some magnetic bridges with . Hit the next Blizon Crystal after this section and then head left. At the end of this path is another Blizon Crystal, hitting this one will spawn the Gold Bolt in front of you.
Planet 6: Torren IV
Gold Bolt #16
At the start of this planet take the path to the right and use your Hoverboots to jump over the speedramp. This leads to a wallrun section with the gold bolt at the end.
Gold Bolt #17
As part of the story you will be forced to do a long rail grind. During this you can grapple to a yellow rift to your left, which makes you collect the gold bolt.
Planet 7: Cordelion
Gold Bolt #18
After hitting the first Blizon crystal on this planet you will enter a snowy dimension. From the platform where you fought enemies earlier use your hover and build up speed with to jump across to the platform in the east, hit the Blizon crystal there to make the bolt appear.
Gold Bolt #19
After the first elevator ride in the level you will enter an underground tunnel. The first room to the left has a gold bolt, you must grapple to the yellow rift behind the half-open door.
Gold Bolt #20
In the underwater section where you stick to the floor using your magnetic boots. When there’s a fork in the path, take the right and use your magnetic boots to jump ( ) up a wall. At the top is this gold bolt.
Planet 8: Ardolis
Gold Bolt #21
When you reach the northwest part of the map you will have to go through the “Pirate Trials”. After the first room where you have a karaoke session with pirates, you will come to the 2nd room which has a Grunthor skeleton. On the left side is a computer console with a Glitch Challenge, finish this to unlock the gold bolt.
Gold Bolt #22
After finishing all main story objectives on this planet you will be returned to your spaceship. Just in front of your spaceship a new purple teleporter will have opened up that brings you back to Ms. Zurkon in the center of the map. Take the path to the immediate right of Ms. Zurkon and use the rope swing to land on a floating pirate ship. On the left side of this pirate ship is an elevator, at the top are 2 more rope swings. After you land look to your right, the northeastern part of the map. There’s a sandy island there and some half-broken bridges leading to it. From here you must use your hoverboots at full speed to jump onto the broken bridges below, then you can get onto this island and find a Speetle crab at the end. Use the Speetle and take the left path on the water, the Gold Bolt is hanging over a ramp with explosive around it. Use the Speetle’s boost to go full speed over the ramp to jump into the bolt.
Planet 9: Viceron
Gold Bolt #23
After you meet Ms. Zurkon follow the path to the right and use phantom dash through the checkpoints. In the area furthest to the right (east) is a gold bolt.
Gold Bolt #24
After rescuing Clank it’s found in the next outside area, in the top right corner (northeast).
Gold Bolt #25
After reaching the warden’s office the window will be broken and you will have to go through it. Shortly after you will reach a cell block with a riot going on. Check the cells to the left of where you enter for the final bolt!
That’s all of the Gold Bolts in Ratchet & Clank Rift Apart.