New Game Plus
Once a player has completed Shadow of the Tomb Raider, they unlock the ability to play through a mode with all-new features called New Game Plus. Here, the work they have done will carry over into the next play-through. This includes Skills, Weapons, Outfits, Equipment Upgrades, and Gear. New Game Plus also unlocks three new Paths that Lara Croft can master, each tailored to fit a particular gameplay style:
- Path of the Serpent: features an emphasis on stealth and subterfuge. Players take down enemies using sound and decoys to sow chaos. Mud and camouflage lets players lash out before slipping back into the shadows.
- Path of the Jaguar: features an emphasis on hunting and combat, focusing on agility and close-ranged combat via knife takedowns.
- Path of the Eagle: features an emphasis on traversal and resourcefulness. Observe enemies from afar, scouting out to plan the next attack. Traverse with ease, attacking enemies from long range.
Each chosen path will unlock a variety of exclusive rewards that further complement playstyle and gameplay. By selecting a path, players unlock mastery skills featuring a variety of unique new abilities. On top of new skills available, chosen Paths feature unique themed weapons and outfits.
How to Unlock the Nine Strides Outfit
The first part of getting the Shadow of the Tomb Raider Nine Strides outfit is simple. Once you have access to the town of Kuwag Yaku, find the merchant there who sells a variety of items. He’ll be able to sell you the chest piece for the Nine Strides costume, which will set you back 3,200 gold coins. You cannot, however, buy the boots from him. So, where do you get them from?
To add the Shadow of the Tomb Raider Nine Strides outfit boots to your full costume, you’ll need to travel to a certain crypt. The one you want is located South West of Kuwag Yaku. Open up your map and look for the lake that is on the left hand side of it. You’ll find the crypt in that region, and you’ll need to complete the tasks inside to get the materials for the boots. Once you’ve done that, you only need to craft them to complete the Shadow of the Tomb Raider Nine Strides outfit.
The benefits of wearing the Shadow of the Tomb Raider Nine Strides attire is that it allows you to craft more ammunition for your bow and arsenal of guns, so it’s worth wearing this skin on harder difficulties where ammo is scarce.
How to Unlock the Manko Outfit
To unlock the Shadow of the Tomb Raider Manko outfit, you’ll need to work your way to the Hidden City. You’ll want to travel to the lake that’s situated to the South West of the howling wolf image on your map. Once there, you’ll need to head to the North East side of that lake and use your rope arrow ability to cross the body of water and enter the crypt. Once inside, complete the tasks within the crypt, and you’ll earn the materials that you need to craft the Shadow of the Tomb Raider Manko outfit.
The Shadow of the Tomb Raider Manko outfit gives Lara two boosts. Equipping the upper body part allows you to close in on animal prey more efficiently, as it takes them longer to sense that Lara is nearby. The lower body portion of the Shadow of the Tomb Raider Manko outfit gives Lara more XP points for non-stealth kills. If your play style is more suited to gung-ho approaches than patience, you may want to equip these trousers.