How to Get the “Surprise!” Trophy in Shadow of the Tomb Raider

If you want to unlock the bronze “Surprise!” trophy in Shadow of the Tomb Raider, you need to perform five takedowns using the Eagle’s Talon skill. This guide will explain how to get the trophy and what you need to do.

It’s important to note that you might miss the trophy if you don’t eliminate enemies using this specific method. After you complete the game, new enemies won’t appear in cleared locations, so be sure to get the trophy before finishing the game.


Eagle’s Talon is a skill that becomes available later in the game. To unlock it, you need to explore the temple in Kuwaq Yaku and find a mural. After examining the hall with the mural, Lara will reach the shrine shown in picture 1 (the mission is called Path of the Dead). Examining this shrine will unlock the skill.


Once you have the Eagle’s Talon skill, you can use it to hang enemies on trees. To do this, climb a tree and wait for an enemy to approach. Then, hold down the takedown button to hang the enemy on the tree and kill them instantly (picture 2). Look for trees you can climb in each subsequent fight and carry out this attack on at least five enemies to get the trophy.

FAQ

What is the “Surprise!” trophy in Shadow of the Tomb Raider?

The “Surprise!” trophy is a secret achievement in Shadow of the Tomb Raider that can be unlocked by performing a specific action during a specific part of the game. To earn this trophy, players must sneak up behind an enemy and kill them with a takedown attack while wearing the “Hunter’s Array” outfit. This outfit is available to players who pre-ordered the game or purchased the Croft Edition.

How can I unlock the “Surprise!” trophy in Shadow of the Tomb Raider?

To unlock the “Surprise!” trophy in Shadow of the Tomb Raider, players must follow these steps:

  1. Equip the “Hunter’s Array” outfit, which is available to players who pre-ordered the game or purchased the Croft Edition.
  2. Find an enemy and approach them from behind while remaining undetected.
  3. Press the takedown button to perform a silent kill on the enemy.

If done correctly, players will unlock the “Surprise!” trophy and receive a notification on their screen. Keep in mind that this trophy can only be earned once per playthrough, so players will need to start a new game if they want to try again.

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