How to Skip Cutscenes in Shadow of the Tomb Raider
Shadow of the Tomb Raider is the final chapter in the reboot of Lara Croft’s iconic adventures that kicked off back on the Xbox 360 and PS3 all the way back in 2013. As Lara completes her transition into the bad-ass tomb raider we know her to be in Shadow of the Tomb Raider, she’ll have to, of course, take on plenty of bad guys, and casually save the world from a Mayan apocalypse. All in a day’s work for our titular hero. As such, fans can expect plenty of challenging tomb puzzles they’ll need to solve, and shootouts with pursuing enemy forces. Among all of this, Shadow of the Tomb Raider has a number of cutscenes to help explain the story and simultaneously drive it forward. They look stunning and do a pretty solid job, but if you don’t care about the story, you might be wondering if it’s possible to skip cutscenes.
It turns out that yes, you can skip cutscenes in Shadow of the Tomb Raider. To do so on PS4, all you need to do is press and hold down the touchpad. You’ll then see a little icon appear on-screen. Wait for this to disappear and the screen to go black, and shortly after the cutscene will be skipped and you’ll be back into gameplay.
If you’re playing on Xbox One, it’s just as simple as on PS4, except rather than holding down a non-existent touchpad on your controller, you’re pressing the Views button instead. That’s the one to the left of the big Xbox home button if you were unsure.
That’s all you need to know to skip cutscenes in Shadow of the Tomb Raider. Although, it’s worth noting that we wouldn’t advise skipping cutscenes in the game if you’re wanting to follow the story.
For more on Shadow of the Tomb Raider, including tips, tricks, and our full thoughts on the game in our review, be sure to check out our ever-expanding wiki.