In The Lord of the Rings: Gollum, the main character has several tricks up his sleeve to navigate the levels of the game. Gollum is a very agile creature, capable of jumping quite far, scaling cliffs and other rough walls, and traversing small spaces that larger creatures could not fit into.
Due to the pace of the game, it is very possible that players are in the middle of Chapter 2 of The Lord of the Rings: Gollum before they need to use the crouch button again after briefly using it in the tutorial/opening. This guide will cover the basics of how to crouch and crawlallowing players to navigate otherwise inaccessible parts of the game’s levels in case they understandably forgot to crouch is even an option.
How to Crouch and Crawl in The Lord of the Rings: Gollum
Players will find that Gollum is pretty good at getting into most of the game’s narrow hallways with no prompting other than directing him towards them. Still, when entering particularly small openings that are close to the ground, players will need to manually crouch and crawl into them.
Since they only needed to do this once during the game’s opening act, and there’s likely been quite a bit of history between then and the next time crouching is required, it’s quite possible that players forget that they can manually crouch.
When faced with an opening, Gollum doesn’t automatically go in; players can make him crouch by holding the right bumper. This allows him to enter smaller openings and hide under certain furniture, such as tables, to hide from enemies. This is important to know when navigating the game world, especially when lighting explosives during Chapter 2 (where forgetting the crouch button exists can be fatal).
While the game doesn’t require Gollum to crouch very often during its opening chapter, and indeed in many of the platforming sections, it becomes crucial during stealth sequences, where access to cover under a table or bench can be difficult. be the difference between success or the end of the game. .
It’s an easy skill to forget in most other situations, but remember that crouching is an exceptionally important option for progressing in certain sections of the game.
The Lord of the Rings: Gollum is available for PS4, PS5, PC, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S. The Nintendo Switch version will be released at a later date.
MORE: What Happened To Gandalf After LOTR?