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Uncharted 4 Rock Cairn locations: Where to knock down every rock pile in Madagascar

Uncharted 4 Rock Cairn locations

You’ll stumble upon a series of Uncharted 4 rock cairn locations while exploring Madagascar in A Thief’s End that need to be knocked over. What’s a rock cairn, you ask? Well, it’s essentially a fancy pile of rocks. Why do they need to be knocked over? For a trophy of course! The Not a Cairn in the World trophy specifically. There are 16 of these cool-looking rock stacks littered across Madagascar, and you can choose to ruin someone’s hard work by either ploughing through them in your jeep or running over and punching them down. Take that, rocks. 

If you’re reading this many years after release, you’re probably here because Uncharted 4 is part of PS Plus Collection Games. Whenever you’re playing this though, A Thief End’s is still likely to be a brilliant game - so we’re sure you’ll enjoy knocking over these rocks no matter what the decade. A little note of warning, however: you’ll hit several points of no return during the chapter, so if you do happen to miss any of the Uncharted 4 rock cairn locations, you’ll have to replay the chapter and knock them all down on your next playthrough. Rock on, brothers and sisters.

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Uncharted 4 Rock Cairn #1

Straight ahead of you at the start of the chapter.

Uncharted 4 Rock Cairn #2

Along the track as you approach the waterfall area.

Uncharted 4 Rock Cairn #3

After you pass under the rickety bridge, at the bottom of the muddy slope.

Uncharted 4 Rock Cairn #4

At the top of the muddy slope before crossing the bridge.

Uncharted 4 Rock Cairn #5

On the other side of the bridge, to the left under a tree.

Uncharted 4 Rock Cairn #6

After driving up a rock with lemurs on it and spotting the tower ahead.

Uncharted 4 Rock Cairn #7

Next to the small waterfall and sliding rock you drive up.

Uncharted 4 Rock Cairn #8

After using the winch for the first time and spotting the volcano, down the watery path heading left towards the ruins.

Uncharted 4 Rock Cairn #9

After dropping into the next area, opposite the cave on the right hand path.

Uncharted 4 Rock Cairn #10

Once you've 'fixed' the next bridge and driven up the muddy slope, up the hill to your right.

Uncharted 4 Rock Cairn #11

Straight ahead of you when you see the Shoreline trucks in the distance.

Uncharted 4 Rock Cairn #12

Up the hill at the far side of the area, near the rocky hill to the left.

Uncharted 4 Rock Cairn #13

At the top of the rocky hill to the left in the same area.

Uncharted 4 Rock Cairn #14

Heading up the hill towards the Beacon Tower, just before the ornate pillars.

Uncharted 4 Rock Cairn #15

On top of the rocks opposite the Beacon Tower.

Uncharted 4 Rock Cairn #16

On the narrow track at the other side of the drawbridge.

At this point you should unlock the Not a Cairn in the World trophy - congratulations!

Iain is better known to many as ‘Mr Trophy’, due to his slightly unhealthy obsession with amassing intangible PlayStation silverware, and he now has over 150 Platinum pots in his virtual award cabinet. He does not care for Xbox Achievements.