Plague Tale Requiem: Chapter 5, How to Reach the Boat – Walkthrough

In Chapter 5 (In Our Wake) of Plague Tale Requiem, one of the tasks is to return to the floating boat. Our walkthrough will guide you through the construction field, ferry and chain puzzle, and the rescue of Lucas.

This part of our Chapter 5 (In Our Wake) walkthrough for Plague Tale: Requiem explains how to reach Joseph’s boat after the protagonists split up. Our walkthrough will guide you through crossing the construction site while avoiding rats, clearing the path for the boat, and saving Lucas’ life.

  • Free the boat
  • Find a way to reach the boat
  • Cross the construction site
  • Clear a path for the boat
  • Find a way to reach the boat – continued
  • Help Lucas

Free the boat

The boat must be freed after it gets stuck. Get out of the boat and stand next to it, then start pushing. You’ll manage to free it, but it will immediately swim away. Amicia and Lucas must follow it and find a way back on board.

Find a way to reach the boat

Take the only available path by the rocks. At the fork in the road, choose to go through the forest. You’ll eventually hear animal sounds. Don’t move for a while to unlock a souvenir – The Stag’s Roar.

Both paths eventually converge in the same place – you must move an obstacle and squeeze past some rocks.

Cross the construction site

In this new location, you must create a way forward while avoiding rats. Use your sling to shoot the hanging hay with an Ignifier. The light will chase the rats away, allowing you to safely reach a distant platform.

Once you’re there, command Lucas to use the crank. This will move another hanging hay bale.

Set it on fire with the Ignifier. Use the Ignifier vessel to chase away more rats as well. You’ll reach another platform.

Work with Lucas, twisting more cranks and setting fire to more hay bales.

At a certain point, a scripted event will happen – you’ll get surrounded by a swarm of rats. Use Pyrite to save yourself from death. Grab it from Lucas and quickly press the displayed button (Triangle/Y on the controller). Pyrite only works for a limited time – you must reach a safe platform before it runs out.

From now on, you can find Pyrites as loot. Try to always have some in store in case you make a mistake and get swarmed.

Use another crank and once you let go, quickly set another hay bale on fire with the Ignifier. You may now move on.

On the new platform, grab a stick and throw it to Lucas (pictured above). He’ll set the stick on fire and use it to reach the next platform.

Set fire to some hay, jump down, and look for a new secret chest in which you’ll find a tool. After looting the chest, run for the next platform.

Prepare your slingshot and shoot the hook next to Lucas so he can move forward. There are still rats below that you need to chase away by setting fire to the hanging hay with the Ignifier. Lucas will join Amicia again.

Continue on your journey. You will find a new workbench on the way.

Take a stick from the basket, light it on fire, and enter the rat swarm. You need to safely reach the lit basket. You will find some planks that you can undermine to unlock a narrow passage.

Clear a path for the boat

You will end up near the boat again with the other characters. You will also learn a large ferry crossing chain is blocking the river.

Try to use the crank to bring the ferry closer. Unfortunately, it gets stuck, so you need to investigate the issue.

Look around the borders of the area. You can go under the boards and ask Lucas to catch a cart. This will unlock the way forward.

Make your way through the contaminated area until you reach the corpse stuck in the mechanism. Pull it out.

Wait for Lucas to pull in the ferry. Get on board and ask Lucas to let go of the crank. You will reach the opposite side of the river.

Get back on land and look up. Use your slingshot to shoot the hook and knock down the counterweight to unlock the way forward for the boat. Amicia and Lucas will split up for the time being, so you need to traverse the next areas alone.

Find a way to reach the boat – continued

Before heading deeper into this area, there are two secrets you can find:

1) You can go under the hut to find a secret chest.

2) You can find a hole in the fence next to the hut, squeeze through it, climb the ladder to the attic and find a locked workbench. You will have to sacrifice a knife to unlock it, but you will be rewarded with a tool and crafting ingredients.

Head towards the stone structure by the river. Start pushing the crate on wheels and take it to the ledge pictured above. Climb onto the crate and from there to the top.

In the next area, you must reach the rotating mechanism – using it moves the platform. Move it to the area you came from.

You must now return to the previous location. To do so, shoot the hook with your slingshot (pictured above). This unlocks a new bridge. Walk over it and squeeze past the boards.

Start pushing the cart again. This time you must place it on the platform you have just moved (pictured above).

Return to the rotating mechanism. Use it to transport the platform and the cart to a new area. You can now set the crate on wheels under a new ledge (pictured above). Climb onto it to trigger a cutscene.

Assist Lucas

To rescue Lucas from the enemies, utilize a fixed crossbow placed on the boat.

Shoot the enemies with the crossbow to save Lucas. The bolts can penetrate their armor, so it doesn’t matter where you hit them.

Now, make a lit route for Lucas to reach the boat. Change the bolt type by pressing R1/RB on the controller and selecting Ignifier Bolts from the menu.

Shoot the wooden surfaces with the bolts to create light. The complete path has been illustrated above. Lucas will arrive safely at the boat, and you will continue your journey down the river.

FAQ

1. How do I start Chapter 5 in A Plague Tale Requiem?

To start Chapter 5 in A Plague Tale Requiem, you need to complete the previous chapter, which is Chapter 4. Once you have completed Chapter 4, the game will automatically start Chapter 5. The objective of this chapter is to find a way to reach the boat. You will have to navigate through various obstacles and enemies to reach the boat. Make sure to use stealth and avoid being detected by enemies, as they will attack you on sight. Keep an eye out for collectibles and upgrades that will help you on your journey.

2. What are some tips for completing Chapter 5 in A Plague Tale Requiem?

To complete Chapter 5 in A Plague Tale Requiem, you need to be stealthy and avoid being detected by enemies. Use your sling to distract enemies and create diversions. Make sure to look for collectibles and upgrades that will help you on your journey. Keep an eye out for rats, as they can be used to your advantage. Remember to save your progress regularly, as the game can be challenging at times. Lastly, be patient and take your time, as rushing can lead to mistakes and failure.

3. What happens after I reach the boat in Chapter 5 of A Plague Tale Requiem?

After you reach the boat in Chapter 5 of A Plague Tale Requiem, the chapter will end and the next chapter will begin. You will have to navigate through various obstacles and enemies to reach the boat. Once you reach the boat, the game will save your progress and you will be able to continue your journey. Make sure to look for collectibles and upgrades that will help you on your journey. Remember to save your progress regularly, as the game can be challenging at times. Good luck!

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