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Tomb Raider Guide: Weapon Parts Guide

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You get four different weapons in Tomb Raider and each can be upgraded by finding various parts throughout the game. This upgrades make the game much easier and let you buy additional perks for your guns. With this guide you will get them as you go!

Bow Parts

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Bow

If you miss a part you can always go back after you progress in the story via the camp sites. I am also starting to think based off all the comments that they are actually randomly placed on the island and based off how you far you are in the story and not a specific location. This is where I found my parts but most of them were in breakable crates so be sure to check crates as you progress!

You get an upgraded bow as you play through the story.

Bow Part 1
As you progress through the story you will eventually face off with a mini boss with a large shield, and you will have to kill him. The key is to wait until he attacks the use the dodge button to avoid him, after he misses shoot him until he dies. Once he is down loot his body for the weapon part.

Bow Part 2
After you call for the plane and it crashes, you will back track to the mountain village. Once there, you will have to wait for these three guards to separate while you are going to save the co pilot. Once they split up wait for the third one to take the rope down then take out the other two guards, break the crate on the ground near the steps to the house for the next part.

Bow Part 3 – Chasm Monastery
In the room where you need to open two windows in order to knock the bell from the ceiling, you will face off with a large enemy with a spear. Once you kill him loot his body and he will have the next bow part.

Hand gun Parts

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You will receive a Handgun upgrade as you progress through the story.

Handgun Part 1
Completing the Hall of Ascension tomb will unlock this weapon part, check out our guide here Tomb Guide

Handgun Part 2
Beating the Chamber of Judgement tomb will get you this part, the guide is here Tomb Guide

Handgun Part 3
Beating the Temple of the Handmaidens will get you the last pistol part, check this guide Tomb Guide

Rifle Parts

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Rifle Part 1
Right after the Hall of Ascension tomb you will make a rope bridge down to another platform. Look right and you will see another platform you can jump to, on that platform is a crate that has the rifle part in it.

Rifle Part 2 – Shanty Town
After you make it through the water part and back to land, you will face off with some pirates. Take the stairs up and loot all the bodies to find the next rifle part.
Shotgun

Rifle Part 3 – Shanty town
As you progress through the story you will come to part with people throwing dynamite at you and sounding an alarm. You will have to face a few waves of people and after you kill them you can cross the gap, once across drop down and break the crate to get the part.

Shotgun Parts

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Shotgun Part 1 – Mountain Village
After you hear Sam get taken over the radio you will need to work your way back down the mountain. On your way down you will be to the back of 4 guys grabbing some fuel and talking about it being pay dirt. Kill them and one of them has the shotgun part.

Shotgun Part 2 – Solarii Fortress
After you find Sam and attempt to escape with her you are ambushed in a burning building. Kill all the enemies until two big units arrive, kill them and loot both of them for the shotgun part.

Shotgun Part 3 – Cliffside Bunker
This is the area of shipwreck beach where you find some guys welding equipment and chatting while you sneak in. Kill all the individuals in the room until you are allowed to go up to the second floor, there will be more enemies up there so kill them as well. You should see a gap with a door on the other side, jump the gap and open the door to gain access to the shotgun part in a crate.

I’ll be searching for the rest of the parts after I finish up the guide, check back soon for updates.

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37 Comments

    1. They’re not random. This is correct. I got a shotgun part while holding the rifle and a bow part while holding a handgun. From the ones I remember, I found them in the exact same places listed here.

      1. Actually they are random, or at least some of them are. I found them in different places than listed here. This has also been confirmed on other sites, and in the official guide.

        If it drops salvage it can drop a part, depending on how far along you are. I had the third bow part before the Chasm Monastery. I wonder if the game just gives it to you there if you haven’t gotten the drop before that, for balance reasons.

        “I got a shotgun part while holding the rifle and a bow part while holding a handgun”

        I’m not sure what that has to do with the randomness question.

        1. You had the final bow part before the Chasm Monastery because either it only took 2 to upgrade the first time or the person who wrote this guide didn’t find the earlier location. I’m pretty sure the Chasm Monastery started my second set of bow parts as well, and as you can see from this youtube vid at 4:04, this youtuber had the same experience, and the second set is only 2 parts. (url ends v=eESKz9mb04I ) But as you can see, the Chasm Monastery bow part IS scripted, so if you missed an earlier location, the Chasm Monastery will give you your final part, or if you got the earlier locations, it’ll give you the first part of your second set.

          The only reason that the locations you found stuff at differ from the partial list on this site is because it is partial.

          I’ve played the game twice and the parts came from the same salvage boxes in the same locations, which speaks against their randomness.

          I mentioned that it doesn’t depend on what weapon you’re holding because various sites and guides that were released early said that it is random and based on the weapon you’re holding, such that you have to rotate what weapon you’re holding in order to get them all. This info was completely false and misleading.

          1. “I mentioned that it doesn’t depend on what weapon you’re holding because various sites and guides that were released early said that it is random and based on the weapon you’re holding”

            Got it, thanks for the clarification.

            -Krieger Died

    1. They’re not random. This is correct. I got a shotgun part while holding the rifle and a bow part while holding a handgun. From the ones I remember, I found them in the exact same places listed here.

      1. Actually they are random, or at least some of them are. I found them in different places than listed here. This has also been confirmed on other sites, and in the official guide.

        If it drops salvage it can drop a part, depending on how far along you are. I had the third bow part before the Chasm Monastery. I wonder if the game just gives it to you there if you haven’t gotten the drop before that, for balance reasons.

        “I got a shotgun part while holding the rifle and a bow part while holding a handgun”

        I’m not sure what that has to do with the randomness question.

        1. You had the third bow part before the Chasm Monastery because either it only took 2 to upgrade the first time or the person who wrote this guide didn’t find the earlier location. I’m pretty sure the Chasm Monastery started my second set of bow parts as well, and as you can see from this vid at 4:04, they had the same experience, and the second set is only 2 parts. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eESKz9mb04I

          The only reason the locations you found stuff differ from this partial list one this site is because it is partial.

          I’ve played the game twice and the parts came from the same salvage boxes in the same locations, which speaks against their randomness.

          I mentioned that it doesn’t depend on what weapon you’re holding because various sites and guides that were released early said that it is random and based on the weapon you’re holding, such that you have to rotate what weapon you’re holding in order to get them all. This info was completely false and misleading.

        2. You had the final bow part before the Chasm Monastery because either it only took 2 to upgrade the first time or the person who wrote this guide didn’t find the earlier location. I’m pretty sure the Chasm Monastery started my second set of bow parts as well, and as you can see from this youtube vid at 4:04, this youtuber had the same experience, and the second set is only 2 parts. (url ends v=eESKz9mb04I ) But as you can see, the Chasm Monastery bow part IS scripted, so if you missed an earlier location, the Chasm Monastery will give you your final part, or if you got the earlier locations, it’ll give you the first part of your second set.

          The only reason that the locations you found stuff at differ from the partial list on this site is because it is partial.

          I’ve played the game twice and the parts came from the same salvage boxes in the same locations, which speaks against their randomness.

          I mentioned that it doesn’t depend on what weapon you’re holding because various sites and guides that were released early said that it is random and based on the weapon you’re holding, such that you have to rotate what weapon you’re holding in order to get them all. This info was completely false and misleading.

          1. “I mentioned that it doesn’t depend on what weapon you’re holding because various sites and guides that were released early said that it is random and based on the weapon you’re holding”

            Got it, thanks for the clarification.

            -Krieger Died

  1. i don’t know about this list. cause i find all the parts in different places. for example i find 1 shotgun part at Shanty Town. is it random?

    1. there are multiple sets of 3 because there are multiple upgrades per weapon. There are permanent locations, but you might find them out of order. This seems to only list one set, but there are more locations.

    2. I am starting to think based off the comments that these are random and just based off how far you progress in the story. Be sure to loot every body and check all breakable crates after a cut scene for the best chance to find one.

  2. i don’t know about this list. cause i find all the parts in different places. for example i find 1 shotgun part at Shanty Town. is it random?

    1. there are multiple sets of 3 because there are multiple upgrades per weapon. There are permanent locations, but you might find them out of order. This seems to only list one set, but there are more locations.

  3. I got a shotgun part in a secret tomb. The parts are definitely random but I think it’s based on group patterns like you get the parts at the same location as the other guy or something.

  4. I got a shotgun part in a secret tomb. The parts are definitely random but I think it’s based on group patterns like you get the parts at the same location as the other guy or something.

  5. you are missing a rifle the rifle found in the mounten village after the plane chrashes.
    i already found 2 parts 3rd part is also someware there still looking for it. but your incomplete if these even are the locations. do your homework before posting

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