The Clank Sphere Puzzle in Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart can be quite a doozy to solve. With multiple screens and lots of actions you need to take in exact sequence, this puzzle can involve a lot of trial and error. To save you time and frustration, we’ve put together this Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart – Clank Sphere Puzzle guide, which will show you the fastest and most efficient way to solve this area.
Solving The Clank Sphere Puzzle
The Clank Sphere Puzzle is part of Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart’s Main Quest, so you will need to complete it to advance the story. When Clank touches a dimensional anomaly on Sargasso, he is transported into a “space between dimensions” as Gary, your guide in this area, explains. Here, he needs to guide his “Possibilities” – an endless line of Clank copies – from one side of the room to the other, clearing obstacles along the way. If you’ve ever played any of the Lemmings games, then you are already familiar with the concept.
Sphere Puzzle: The First Room
Once Gary has finished explaining the situation to you, make your way to the platform to the right, smashing the boxes in your way. Behind these is a Lift Sphere. These red spheres reduce the gravity on objects you throw them at. You can also press “R2” to recall them back to your hand. Pick up the sphere and walk towards the edge of the platform where the Possibilities are falling. You will see that the round area in the floor is highlighted. Throw your sphere at it.
This will reduce the gravity, allowing you and your Possibilities to jump over. Smash the two rows of boxes to clear the way. Once seven of the Possibilities have reached the Meta-Terminal, the way to the next room will open. Walk through it.
Sphere Puzzle: The Second Room
You are now in the second room. Immediately go to your left, smash the boxes, and pick up the green Speed Sphere. Naturally, this sphere increases your speed. Throw it at the first round gap in the middle floor. Walk through the green light. This will give you the boost needed to break the metal boxes on the platform to the right. Pick up the red Lift Sphere. You can swap between spheres by pressing the triangle button. Throw the Lift Sphere at the second round gap in the middle floor.
Now you have combined two statuses – you’ve gained the speed of the Speed Sphere and the extra jump from the Lift Sphere. Walk through both and jump over to the ledge beyond. Instead of proceeding straight, your Possibilities are still going left and plummeting to their doom. Go left to the green button and stand on it. This will make the Possibilities run straight ahead, opening up the way to the final room. Walk into the now-open Meta-Terminal.
Sphere Puzzle: The Third Room
This is the final room. Pick up the Lift Sphere and throw it at the pneumatic mechanism directly in front of you. This will stop you – and your Possibilities – from getting crushed. Walk over it and recall your Lift Sphere. Throw it at the mechanism to the right where the Speed Sphere is and go collect it. When you reach the end of the middle platform, turn left. Throw a Speed Sphere at the first round gap to the left. Throw a Lift Sphere at the second. As before, walk through both of these to get enough speed and lift to reach the red Lift Sphere on the tower next to it.
You’ve now collected all of the spheres in the room and you have enough of them to solve the final section of this puzzle. Throw a Lift Sphere to the first mechanism (the one at the entrance to the room). Then, throw a Speed Sphere at the first round gap in the middle row. Throw a Lift Sphere at the second. Go behind and step on the green button. Now all the Possibilities are moving the correct way. Congratulations, you’ve solved the Clank Sphere Puzzle!
Enjoy the rest of your game and be sure to check out some of our other Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart guides if you need more help.