Rise of the Tomb Raider Multiplayer Guide – Easy way to play with friends

For all the Rise of the Tomb Raider fans, we have brought you a multiplayer guide. Read the guide carefully and enjoy it with your friends.

The co-op Endurance Mode found Lara trapped in the subarctic Siberian wilderness in Rise of the Tomb Raider’s downloadable expansion. But this time, she’s not alone! Unfortunately, the amnesia she was suffering from the single-player Endurance appears to be infectious, as Lara’s companion, too, sets off with only the bare necessities for survival and armament.

Though much stays the same as in the single-player version, Endurance’s co-op experience has some variations, additional Challenges to complete, and a few things to keep in mind before embarking.

This mode is available on the PS4, Xbox One, and PC (not Xbox 360). It is included in the Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration edition, along with all the other DLC. If you already own Rise of the Tomb Raider on PC or Xbox One, you may unlock co-op Endurance by purchasing the Endurance Mode DLC pack or the Season Pass. Though the Endurance solo and co-op experiences are generally identical, venturing into the wilderness with a companion introduces some substantial changes and modifications. We’ve included a multiplayer walkthrough for Rise of the Tomb Raider below.

How to select the Multiplayer mode

Co-op, like normal Endurance, is accessed via the Expeditions menu. Endurance is the game’s mode, while Multiplayer is the players’ menu. There is just one level option: Siberian Wilderness. However, the landscape is dynamically created, so each expedition will be unique.

After clicking “Continue,” you’ll be sent to the matchmaking screen, where you may request a buddy or seek a random participant. Although each player can select his or her own difficulty level, the lowest option applies to both players throughout a given round.

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Rise of the Tomb Raider Multiplayer Guide: Communication

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Ideally, you’ll be able to communicate with your companion while playing by using microphones. If that isn’t an option, the game does include a solid nonverbal communication method: marking. If you use one of your weapons to aim at a location or item in the forest and then click the jump button, you’ll leave a marking that both you and your buddy can see. 

A downward-pointing arrow serves as a location marker, while foes (both human and otherwise) are represented by a skull, foodstuffs by a knife and fork, areas of interest and traps by a magnifying glass, and so forth. Even though they’re useful, these marks tend to evaporate rapidly, so keep an eye on them and re-mark anything you’ve highlighted if necessary.

Rise of the Tomb Raider Multiplayer Guide: Appearance

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Your and your partner’s looks are not the most significant factors to consider here, but there are certain aspects to consider. To begin, you will always view yourself as Lara, holding an orange glow stick, and your partner as Nadia, holding a blue glow stick. However, if either person selects an Outfit Card before leaving, their look will alter on both players’ displays.

Most Cards’ effects are shared by both players. The exception is Outfit Cards. Cards, much as in single-player Endurance, may be used to customize your co-op experience. For a total of four cards, each player can choose two cards that, in most situations, apply to both players. Outfit Cards appear to be the sole exception. 

In other words, if you select a card that grants a particular weapon, both players will possess that weapon. Your partner will not be able to get that outfit, nor any of the skills it may grant if you use one enabling an alternate outfit.

Rise of the Tomb Raider Multiplayer Guide: Activate Survival Instinct

Your partner’s state is reflected by Hunger and Warmth meters at the top-left of the screen, much like yours. Your partner’s meters, which take the form of a little, person-shaped symbol to the right of each of your own, aren’t as instructive. They will simply change from green to yellow to red based on your partner’s status, flashing when the issue is serious.

This will quickly become second nature, but if you and your buddy become separated, simply activate Survival Instinct. Your partner’s position will be shown by a green beacon with a human icon.

Rise of the Tomb Raider Multiplayer Guide: Extra Lives

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Rise of the Tomb Raider (Image credit: Steam)

When playing co-op, you don’t always have to worry about getting killed or caught in a trap. You are given two extra lives at the beginning of each expedition, with a maximum of three available. Your partner shares these lives with you so that in the event of one of you dying, the other will be able to recover.

In this situation, you will have exactly one minute to reach your partner and activate Interact to revive them. In the event you fail to arrive in time, you’re out of luck, regardless of how many lives you have left.

So, keep somewhat near to each other and never enter into Crypts alone, no matter how sure you are of your ability to make it through. When you open the Codex or Sarcophagus discovered in each Crypt, you will get an additional life, up to a maximum of three. Obviously, one life is lost every time you save your mate from death—or vice versa. If either character dies after they’ve run out of supplies, the expedition will come to an end.

Rise of the Tomb Raider Multiplayer Guide: Trap

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Rise of the Tomb Raider (Image credit: Steam)

The exception is the good old spike pit, which works exactly the same in co-op as it does in single-player. When activated, the spikes will retract into the earth, enabling one player to resuscitate the other; however, the spikes will reset as you leave the area. Don’t let the fact that a pit has already been triggered mislead you into believing it’s safe. With the Well Read Card, spotting these monsters, and all other traps will be very easy.

The final Escape

Calling for extraction in co-op works just like it does in single-player. The only difference is that the evac helicopter will drop two ropes, each of which you must catch in order to escape. One player is unable to depart without the other.

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Omer Khan
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