Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart Blue Barrier Guide – Corson V Barrier

You can't just throw a secret area at me right at the start.

In the first real level of Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart, you’ll find yourself exploring this new world you’ve found yourself in. As usual, there are a ton of hidden collectibles and resources to gather. One of the first things you’ll likely notice on Corson V is a blue barrier, behind which lies a bunch of boxes and Raritanium. How do you get through this barrier? Is there a secret entrance or a switch to flip somewhere? In this guide, we’ll tell you exactly how to get the goodies inside.

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How to Open the Blue Barrier

The solution is actually really simple. You can’t open this barrier. Keep progressing through the main story quest on Corson and eventually Phantom will give you a gauntlet. One of the skills this grants is the new Phantom Dash ability. This lets you briefly phase out of existence and back in. As you can imagine, that’s useful for a number of situations. You can get around enemies, dodge their attacks, and yes, even get through impenetrable barriers.

Try as you might, there are no other entrances into this hidden area. The good news is the main quest will lead you right back to this central platform so you don’t have to walk all the way back the second you get the glove. Just make sure to collect the treasure before leaving the area by interacting with the statue. All of this is basically a way of making sure you understand the game’s mechanics. Outside of Corson V there are no other planets with barriers like this.

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After completing Corson V you get your own spaceship, allowing you to travel to any planet you’ve unlocked. If you don’t feel like exploring or gathering collectibles, you can always come back later. In fact, if you’re pressed for time we recommend that in general. There are lots of unlocks and upgrades which will make exploring quicker and easier.

There’s nothing too important inside of the room. Some Raritanium, sure, but more than anything it’s just something new players will likely bang their heads against. Hopefully we saved you from spending half an hour trying to do something you can’t. There are a few situations like this early on in Rift Apart, but thankfully the game gets much, much better at explaining things after the first few planets.

If you’re looking for more assistance, make sure to check out our tips guide where we highlight all of the things the game doesn’t tell you. We also have a Gold Bolts location guide you can follow as you trek through the universe. Getting all 25 isn’t a super easy task and does take some time, so why not gather them as you go?


Dillon Skiffington

Dillon is the Guides Editor at Fanbyte. He can't seem to quit games as a service or looter shooters — unfortunate news for his backlog, really. Can't get enough game art, soundtracks, or space games. You can find him on Twitter @Squiblon.

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