Shadow of the Tomb Raider has 16 Challenges but only 15 are needed for 100% Completion (Completionist trophy and achievement). Each region has different requirements and new unique tasks to complete. The tricky part is that the game does not tell you what to do and unlike Collectibles, the Challenges do not get marked on the map. To make this easier, buy the skill “Owl’s Wisdom: Reveal Challenge objects while using Survival Instincts”.
It’s highly recommended you do the challenges on easy difficulty. That’s because on easy the Survival Instinct can be used to highlight them if you have the Owl’s Wisdom skill unlocked. Climbing paths are also marked clearly on easy. On hard there is no survival instinct and no markings so it would be harder to do.
After the story you can go back everywhere in free-roam, except to Croft Manor. The challenge “Bullseye” in Croft Manor (young Lara in garden) is missable, but it is not needed for 100% completion or the trophies / achievements. It only gives some extra XP and doesn’t count towards any map.
Whistle in the Dark
Objective: 5/5 death whistles knocked down
Location: Peruvian Jungle
Objective: 4/4 oropendola nests hit
Objective: 5/5 plants collected
Location: Croft Manor
Objective: 4/4 targets hit
In the dream sequence when young Lara is the garden of Croft Manor, pick up the ball and throw it at the 4 targets. They are all in the garden in plain sight (one is hanging from a tree left of the other 3 targets). You can’t get back to Croft Manor if you missed this, but luckily it’s not needed for 100% game completion or any of the trophies / achievements, so this challenge can safely be ignored.
Location: Kuwaq Yaku
Objective: 5/5 totems destroyed
Objective: 5/5 oil barrels detonated
Objective: 5/5 aquatic plants harvested
Location: The Hidden City (Paititi)
Keep Calm and Carrion
Objective: 3/3 Condor feathers gathered from nests
Objective: 4/4 Dives Made
Objective: 3/3 skeletons knocked down
Objective: 3/3 quipus grappled
Changing the Weather
Objective: 5/5 frog totems pulled down
Speak of the Dead
Objective: 4/4 Crypt Secrets Revealed
Objective: 5/5 treasure chests found
Objective: 5/5 effigies destroyed
Location: Mission of San Juan
Raise the Flag
Objective: 5/5 flag pulleys cut
These are all the Challenges in Shadow of the Tomb Raider (SOTTR). Special thanks to PSN User “DrWixie” who provided a full list of all the challenges.
You may also find the following guides helpful:
- Shadow of the Tomb Raider: All Story Puzzle Solutions
- Shadow of the Tomb Raider: All Challenge Tomb Locations & Solutions