Rage 2 has a number of different Weapons and Nanotrite Abilities that can be found in vessels called an Ark. These Arks are scattered throughout the wasteland. On top of a Weapon or Nanotrite Ability, each Ark has an Ark Chest and Storage Containers to find. This guide will serve as a walkthrough for all of the Arks in the game, showing you how to get inside each one and find all the Storage Containers and Ark Chests.
- Vineland Ark (Tutorial) – Dash Nanotrite Ability
- Junker’s Pass Ark – Shatter Nanotrite Ability
- Quake Hill Ark – Vortex Nanotrite Ability
- Great Crack Ark – Grav-Jump Nanotrite Ability
- Canyon Cove Ark – Defibrillation Nanotrite Ability
- Gunbarrel Ark – Combat Shotgun Weapon
- Spikewind Ark – Barrier Nanotrite Ability
- Strongbox Ark – Smart Rocket Launcher Weapon
- Earthscar Ark – Slam Nanotrite Ability
- Needle Falls Ark – Grav-Dart Launcher Weapon
- Greenhaven Ark – Hyper-Cannon Weapon
- Dank Catacomb Ark – Firestorm Revolver Weapon
- Dealypipe Ark – Rush Nanotrite Ability
- Shrouded Vault Ark – Charged Pulse Cannon Weapon
The Vineland Ark, 401A, is an unmissable Ark. Walker visits this Ark during the tutorial of the game in the Twisting Canyons area.
After the battle against The Authority has concluded, Walker will be woken up the next day by Lily. Eventually, your objective will ask you to visit the Presidio. Follow the objective marker to the entrance and scan your hand on the panel to the left of the door. Progress down the hallway and wait for the door to open.
Before we head to the Ark, we need to listen to Prowley’s holo-recording, where she will tell you about the Arks and the Nanotrites in your blood that can be augmented. Once the recording finishes, head down the hallway on your left and out to the Ark. Stand next to it and hold L1 to focus, allowing Walker to open the Ark.
Once inside interact with the Injector to gain access to the Dash Nanotrite Ability. This will allow you to dash to one side by pushing the left stick and pressing L1. Once you have completed the ability tutorial, you are finished with this Ark.
The Twisting Canyons is home to the Junker’s Pass Ark, 416A. This Ark can be found in the north of the region.
As you approach, you will find a number of Goons surrounding the Ark, which you can take out with your weapons easily. You can hop into the closed-off area, via the ledge to the left, denoted by pink rope. As you climb up, continue forward to find the first Storage Container sitting on the left.
Head to the other side of the walkway and climb across the cliff and metal sheeting to reach the second Storage Container on the middle overhang, next to the mannequin.
From that container, jump down into the main area and look behind you. Inside a small room, along the left side, you can find another Storage Container sat on the table.
When looking at the Ark in the main area, look to the right. Resting on a crate, you can find the Storage Container.
To the right of the Ark you can find a small path that leads to a cliff. Resting against the balcony, you can find the final two Storage Containers.
Head back to the Ark and look to the left of it. The white chest is the Ark Chest. Focus with L1 to open it and gain a Nanotrite Booster.
The final thing to do is walk up next to the Ark, open it with L1 and use the injector inside. This will give you the Shatter ability, allowing you to strip armor and fling enemies away with L1 and Square. As you return to your vehicle, a number of Goons will ambush you, they can be killed quite easily. That is everything in this Ark.
The Quake Hill Ark, 403A, is found in the Twisting Canyons. It can be found just North-East of Vineland.
When looking at the building, head to the left side of the lot. Go down the slope to find a Storage Container.
Go back to the building and make your way inside. Resting on the desk at the end is a Datapad entitled Eastern Dogs Report 264.10.
Inside the next room, take a right as you reach the first fan. Resting on the desk is another Datapad. This one is called Kvasir’s Log – Entry12:234.
Continue forward a little and look to the left. Inside this section, you can find a Storage Container on a box.
Walk across the bridge ahead and it will collapse. Continue forward and use the Vortex explosions to jump up to the platform ahead. Open the Ark and use the Nanotrite Injector inside. This will give you the Vortex Nanotrite Ability. By pressing L1 and Triangle you can throw a small orb that will suck objects in and launch them back out after a few seconds.
Take the ramp up and use the ladder. Go through both doors and collect the Datapad, Assistant Venn’s Last Log.
Sitting next to that Datapad you can find an Ark Chest.
Hop across the bridge and kill the handful of Mutants that have come to kill you.
The Great Crack Ark, 408A, houses the Grav-Jump Nanotrite Ability. This ark is found in the Broken Tract region, South of Gunbarrel.
As you enter the area, a number of Goons will ambush you. Make use of your dashes and grenades as there are a lot of them. Once they are all dead, head back to the start of the area. At the bottom of the slope, to the left, you can find the first Storage Container.
Continue through the area and make your way up the stairs on the right to find the second Storage Container on a table.
Jump down into the arena ahead and stick to the right once again. Halfway along, you can find another Storage Container.
Continue forward until you drop down for the first time. The Ark Chest can be found directly in front of you.
Drop down once again and open the Ark ahead. This one will grant you the ability to double jump in the air. Once you have beaten the tutorial for this Ability, head outside and kill the Goons that have shown up.
Make your way to the beginning of the area and climb up to the buildings on the right using your new Grav-Jump. Jump to the railing and walk along it to the roof of the building opposite. The pink Storage Container is sat up here.
The Canyon Cove Ark, 404C, can be found in the Broken Tract region. It is South-East of Gunbarrel.
The area surrounding the Ark has a group of Goons you will need to take out. You can use the building as cover. Some of the enemies here are wearing armor. Use your shatter ability if it is safe. Otherwise, strafe from side to side, using your Dash to avoid their gunfire.
Once they are all dead, use Focus on the door to the Ark to open it.
Inside, use the Nanotrite Injector to obtain the Defibrillation Nanotrite Ability. This will allow you to revive yourself upon death, providing you hit a certain button combination in time.
After completing the tutorial, head outside and kill the Goons that have shown up. That covers everything to do at this Ark.
The Gunbarrel Ark, 402A, can be found during a mission you are asked to complete for Marshall. Once you talk to Marshall in Gunbarrel for the first time he will give you the mission Blackout to complete.
Follow the objective marker to the lift at the entrance of the town, and head down to the Sewers by interacting with it. A few minutes into the mission, you will come across the Ark. Use focus to open it and pick-up the Combat Shotgun inside.
After completing the tutorial, you can continue with the mission.
The Spikewind Ark, 412B, is found in the Broken Tract region. It can be found along the western edge.
As you enter the area surrounding the Ark the Shaded and Goons will be fighting each other. Try to take cover and peek out when it is safe. Focus your fire on the two bosses. The Junk Mek can be destroyed by hitting the glowing spot when it is weak.
Once everyone is dead, head inside the building on the left. Sitting on the table, you can pick-up a Data Pad entitled Hot On The Trail.
Head behind the wall at the back of this building to find the first Storage Container.
Jump up to the roof of this building to find another Storage Container.
Look across to the opposite set of buildings to find a Storage Container sat on a rooftop. Make your way over there.
Turn to your left and hop to the rooftop of the building ahead. Along the edge, you can find the final Storage Container.
Head to the Ark and use Focus on it to open it up. Use the Nanotrite Injector to get the Barrier Nanotrite Ability. This will allow you to place down a Barrier as cover.
Once you have completed the tutorial, head outside and kill the remaining enemies.
The Strongbox Ark, 415B, can be found in the Torn Plains region. It is located North-East of Gunbarrel and towards the East of Wellspring.
There are a number of Goons sprinkled throughout the various areas of Strongbox. They shouldn’t be too hard to take out.
Once you reach the fan, look to the metal fence just up the steps from it. Inside here you can find an Ark Chest.
Walk into the next arena and look towards the fire ahead. To your left, in a side alley, you can find the first Storage Container. The wall next to it has graffiti on it.
Walk up to the fire and look to your left once again. Here you can find a valve to turn. Doing so will open up the hatch. Jump into the path that is now open to find another Storage Container at the end.
Continue ahead until you can see the arena on your left. Look to your right to find another Storage Container sat next to some dumpsters.
In the centre of this area, you can see a large pillar. Hanging off of it are a few platforms. Jump onto one and across to the rooftop with the Storage Container on it.
Drop back to ground level and progress forward. Once you reach the wooden box, look to your right to find the final Storage Container.
Turn around 180 degrees to find the second Ark Chest opposite you.
At the base of the stairs, resting on a wooden box, you can find a Data Pad, Mutant Love-Child.
Make your way up the stairs and open the Ark. Inside you can pick up the Smart Rocket Launcher Weapon. It will lock onto targets when aiming down sight and shoot micro-missiles.
After you have completed the tutorial, head outside and kill the Goons that have shown up. Use the Rocket Launcher on the larger Goons as it only takes two locked-on shots to kill them.
The Earthscar Ark, 422A, is found in the Torn Plains region. It is located in the centre of the region.
Make your way to the top of the slope. Look to your right to find a Storage Container.
Turn around and look at the boxes on the opposite side of the slope. Here you can find the second Storage Container.
Next, open up the Ark with Focus and use the Nanotrite Injector inside. This will give you the Slam Nanotrite Ability. Hitting L1 and cross will cause you to jump up into the air and punch the ground. The greater the distance between you and the ground, the more damage you deal.
Head outside and kill the enemies that have shown up.
The Needle Falls Ark, 421C, is found in The Wilds region. It is located in the western half of the region, above Wellspring.
As you enter, you will see a blue container in the water. Head inside to find the first Storage Container.
Walk up to the slope and look at the pipes on your right. Resting on a rock between them is a Storage Container.
Head up the slope and kill the enemies surrounding the Ark. Watch out for one of the Cyber Mutants. He has a bunch of dashing sword attacks that are very deadly. Once you reach the top, turn around and head inside the crate on the edge of the cliff. Inside you can find the final Storage Container.
Enter the Ark to pick-up the Grav-Dart Launcher Weapon. Shooting an enemy with R2 will attach Grav-Darts to them. If you then hit L2 whilst aiming at a wall, they will be sucked towards it.
Exit the Ark and make your way to the next one.
The Greenhaven Ark, 409C, can be found in The WIlds region. It is in the North section of the area.
As you approach the Ark, you will notice the area is surrounded by Mutants. Once you begin to kill them a Cyber Crusher will jump into the arena. In order to kill it, hit it with a Rocket from the Smart Rocket Launcher to stun it. Immediately, run behind it and shoot one of the blue canisters that are now exposed. Repeat this until both canisters are destroyed, exposing its health bar. You can now deal damage to the Cyber Crusher anywhere on the body.
Once it is dead, open up the Ark and pick-up the Hyper-Cannon Weapon. This weapon’s projectile can be charged, causing it to penetrate through multiple enemies.
Once you have completed the tutorial, head outside. The wall to the right will blow up. Head down the path that has been created to find a Storage Container.
Stick to the right side and head down the alley. At the end, you can find an Ark Chest.
To your right, underneath the walkway above, you can find a Storage Container.
Up, on the Walkway’s left side, you can find a third Storage Container.
Return to the main courtyard and look behind a set of crates at the corner of the wall to find the final Storage Container.
From there, look to your right at a larger courtyard. Progress in that direction and kill the Mutants Once you reach the arena with the central pillar, look on your left to find an Ark Chest next to some crates.
The Dank Catacomb Ark, 410B, can be found in the Sekreto Wetlands. It is North of Lagooney.
There are a lot of enemies here, with the enemy difficulty being 7. Be sure to have a variety of Weapons and Projects, ensuring you are capable of surviving. Using the weapons on your Phoenix is a good way to kill a lot of the enemies.
Once everyone is dead, open the Ark with Focus and pick-up the Firestorm Revolver Weapon inside. This weapon will attach a bullet to enemies you shoot with R2. Hitting L2 afterwards will cause that bullet to set your enemies on fire.
Head back outside and kill the enemies that have shown up. Be sure to use cover as there are a lot of them.
The Dealypipe Ark, 407A, is found in the Sekreto Wetlands. It is in the southern section of the region, lodged in-between two buildings.
Kill the Junk Mek guarding it with your Smart Rocket Launcher. Hop down and head inside the building on the left. The first Storage Container can be found on the balcony.
Head outside and towards the stairs opposite. Before going up, head inside the room ahead to find another Storage Container.
Make your way up the stairs outside and into the small booth ahead. Here you can find the third Storage Container.
When looking at the stairs you just scaled, on your left you will find a ladder. Jump up to the gap to find another Storage Container.
Next, scale the ladder to find the final Storage Container.
The final thing to do is open the Ark using Focus. Use the Nanotrite Injector to gain access to the Rush Nanotrite Ability. Kill the Mutants that have arrived outside.
The Shrouded Vault Ark, 411C, can be found in the Dune Sea region. It is located in the South-East.
Upon pressing the button on the door, you will learn that the power is not working. In order to restore it, you need to head to the two Sub Stations that are now marked on the map. We will head to Sub Station Bravo first.
Kill all the enemies outside first. From there, head inside the Sub Station and look to the right. Resting on the crate is a Data Pad entitled, Atom Hammer Is The Future.
Continue forward until you reach the stairs. On your right, at the base of them, you can find an Ark Chest.
Up the stairs, you can find a Storage Container, with another one lying in the next room. The next thing to do is pull the lever.
Once you have pulled the lever, head back downstairs and use Focus on each of the panels. Once the bar is full, shoot the blue orb in the centre to destroy the panel. Do this three times to complete the Sub Station.
Now, it is time to head to the Alpha Sub Station.
Once you arrive, kill the enemies standing around. Lying on the ground, next to the ladder you use to enter the station, you can find ‘The Unforgettable Tale Of The Shrouded’ Data Pad.
Once you are in the vent system, continue along until you spot another Data Pad entitled The Unconquerable Will Of Iron.
Climb up the ladder at the end of the vent. A Storage Container can be found on a crate, to the left of the next ladder.
Scale the next ladder and turn around. At the top of the ramp, you can find an Ark Chest. Directly to the left of that chest, you can find the second Storage Container.
Head around the square platform at the bottom of the ramp. Resting upon the crate you can find a Data Pad entitled The Resolute Shield of Sanctity.
Pull the lever at the top of the ramp and destroy the panels on the device.
Now, head back to the Ark. You should now be able to open the door. Kill the enemies inside and head down the elevator. Pull the lever in the next room to gain access to the Ark room.
Head out into the Ark room and kill the enemies nearby. Return to the top of the staircase where you entered and look to your left to find a Storage Container.
Head down the stairs and look to the right to find another container sat next to a table.
Follow the path around to the right. Halfway up you will come across another set of enemies. Once you are behind the Ark, you can find an Ark Chest against a crate.
Now it is time to open the Ark. Approach it and use Focus. Inside you can pick-up the Charged Pulse Cannon. This weapon does more damage the closer it gets to overheating. Once you beat the tutorial, head back outside and kill the enemies emerging from the doorway on the right.
Straight ahead, you can find another Ark Chest.
To the right of the stairs ahead, you can find a Storage Container.
Upstairs you can find another two Storage Containers tucked in the corner. Open the door and make your way back outside.
That covers all of the Arks in Rage 2.
Check out our selection of Rage 2 Guides:
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- How To Upgrade Nanotrite Abilities, Where To Find Feltrite & Nanotrite Boosters
- How To Upgrade Vehicles, Where To Find Auto Parts
- Projects Explained, How To Get Project Points, Projects To Buy First
- All Ark Chest Locations Guide
- Data Pads Collectible Guide and Locations