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Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart FAQ – Everything We Know So Far

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Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart is the latest effort from Insomniac Games, bringing the beloved PlayStation platforming duo to PS5 this summer. It’s shaping up to be one of 2021’s standout releases, and we can’t wait to hop into this colourful adventure. In the meantime, we’ve put together this FAQ so you can get up to speed with everything there is to know about Rift Apart.

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What Is the Release Date for Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart?

Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart’s release date is 11th June, 2021. The game launches worldwide on this date, so there’s no waiting around.

How Much Does Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart Cost?

Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart is a full-price, premium release from PlayStation Studios, retailing for $69.99 / £69.99.

Are There Any Pre-Order Bonuses for Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart?

When you pre-order Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart physically or digitally, you will receive early access to two in-game items. You’ll immediately unlock the Pixelizer weapon, as well as the Carbonox armour set.

Do You Have to Pre-Order Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart to Get The Pixelizer and Carbonox Armour?

No. The Pixelizer weapon and Carbonox armour set will be available in the game whether you pre-order or not. If you pre-order, you will simply get these items sooner than by unlocking them regularly.

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Is There a Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart Special Edition?

There is only one version of Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart being released physically, and it’s a simple, standard release. There’s no fancy collector’s or special edition available physically.

However, on PlayStation Store you can buy the Digital Deluxe edition of Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart. This version of the game comes with a bunch of digital extras: five armour sets, a sticker set for Photo Mode, 20 Raritanium, a digital soundtrack, and a digital artbook.

When Will Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart’s Pre-Load Begin?

If you pre-order Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart digitally, you will be able to download the game ahead of its release so you can start playing immediately on launch day. Pre-loading is usually enabled a few days before release, so we expect you’ll be able to pre-load Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart week commencing 7th June 2021.

Will Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart Be On PS4?

No, Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart will not be available for PS4. The game is releasing exclusively for PS5.

What Is the Story in Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart?

The game’s story picks up after the events of Ratchet & Clank: Into the Nexus. At the start of the game, Ratchet and Clank are being celebrated for their heroism with a huge parade, but it’s interrupted by Dr. Nefarious, who steals the Dimensionator weapon. He intends to use it to open a portal to a world where he always wins. Ratchet and Clank are separated as they tumble through rifts in space, and Clank runs into Rivet, a new Lombax character. The pair aim to fix things while Ratchet tracks them down.

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Who Is Rivet in Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart?

Rivet is a brand new playable character being introduced in Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart. She is a female Lombax, the same species as Ratchet. Rivet is essentially Ratchet, but from an alternate reality. In her version of the world, Rivet never meets Clank or anyone like him, she has a mechanical arm, and she wields a hammer instead of a wrench.

Do You Need to Play Previous Ratchet & Clank Games to Understand the Story?

Developer Insomniac Games has said it’s built the game to be a standalone story, meaning if this is your first Ratchet & Clank game, you’ll still be able to enjoy it. However, Rift Apart does follow on from Into the Nexus, so there are bound to be references to previous events. You’re probably safe to enjoy Rift Apart without playing any of the other games in the series, but those who’ve played all the mainline games will likely get a little more from the narrative.

What Weapons Will There Be in Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart?

The Ratchet & Clank series is known for its imaginative arsenal of weapons, and Rift Apart will be no different. Weapons we currently know will appear in the game include:

  • Blackhole Storm
  • Burst Pistol
  • Buzz Blades
  • Cold Snap
  • Drillhound
  • Enforcer
  • Glove of Doom
  • Lightning Rod
  • Mr. Fungi
  • Negatron Collider
  • Pixelizer
  • Ricochet
  • Shatterbomb
  • Topiary Sprinkler
  • Void Repulsor
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Is Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart an Open World Game?

Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart is not an open world game. However, its levels are fairly large, and there will be some open areas to explore. For the most part, though, this is a linear action platformer.

Will Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart Have Multiplayer?

While nothing has been officially confirmed or denied, it’s unlikely that there will be any multiplayer modes in Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart. The series is traditionally a single player action adventure, and Rift Apart looks to be the same.

Is There a Photo Mode in Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart?

Yes, Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart features a full Photo Mode. Similar to the one found in Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales, the Photo Mode will let you place and adjust your own light sources, change character expressions and poses, apply stickers, and change the character’s outfit. This is in addition to all the usual Photo Mode functionality, like camera and shutter adjustments, frames, and filters.

Is There a Day One Patch for Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart?

Nothing has been officially said about a day one patch for Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart. However, we would be very surprised if there’s not an update to download on launch day. We would expect there to be a day one patch.

What Is the File Size for Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart?

Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart will take up approximately 42GB of space on your PS5’s SSD.

Will Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart Be 60FPS?

The short answer is yes. Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart will have at least two modes you will be able to pick from. You can choose a resolution mode, which runs the game at 4K but caps the frame rate at 30 frames-per-second. Alternatively, you can select a performance mode that means the game will run at 60 frames-per-second at a reduced resolution.

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