Tomb raider – chasm monastery escape – cant swing

If like me you got stuck trying to swing and break free from the hook please read this.

No matter how fast or slow I waggled the stick left and right Lara would not get any momentum.I even tried changing my sensitivity and a different pad!

After 25 minutes of pain and wanting to give up I restarted my check point. To my surprise a simple left to right waggle (2 or 3 times) got Lara swinging.

After escaping I was annoyed I had to do that as up until that point I had loved every minute of the game.

One odd thing that I did notice was that after the checkpoint restart I actually didn’t have that annoying LS stick moving from left to right telling me what to do.

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31 Responses to “Tomb raider – chasm monastery escape – cant swing”

  1. jenni and sammy Says:

    thank you so much it worked god and we hve been trying to get it for like a hour

  2. THANK YOU! i hate resorting too walkthroughs, i watched a video and saw it got done so easy and was like what the hell man. Really appreciate the info. i would have just shut the game off and tried again tomorrow but im back in action!

  3. Amazing, thank you. Even 10 minutes of this left me very frustrated and walkthroughs were no help. Thanks for the tip!

  4. Thank You, this worked on PC as well.

  5. Thanks, that was sooo annoying lol..

  6. shnmendis Says:

    im stuck there too,im play tomb raider on pc i can swing but how much i swing nothing happens, i even reloaded the check point too.. :( plz help

    • I have to admit your the first person to say it hasn’t worked. Have you tried using the arrow keys instead of AWSD. I have heard that can help on a PC.

      • shnmendis Says:

        yep i even did with the arrow keys.. i even reinstalled tomb raider again.. n played til here.. no difference :(((
        unluckiest guy ever…

  7. shnmendis Says:

    i googled this … i found a a few people too have the same problem for pc.. hopefully a fix will come soon ..fingers-crossed

    • Wow, that is really harsh. I guess you started a new save as well, after the reinstall. a lot of people seemed to have hit this issue, surely it must have been seen during play testing..

      Hope they do patch it for you as bug aside its an ace game.

  8. I am having the same problem on the PS3. This game was great up until this point. I am SO frustrated. I’ve restarted the check point multiple times but it still doesn’t work. Argh!!!

  9. shnmendis Says:

    OMG !!! after weeks and weeks of trying!!! and reintalling and playing till this point for a third fucking time!!! i got pass the QTE!!!! thank god!!

  10. I found the answer. Its like waggleing but you swing one direction (left or right) then let her swing back, then the same one ya used till she’s in full swing and reaches for the beam. Not left then right just left, let her swing back, left then let her swing back. I had to kick myself cause it was so darned easy. I hope this helps. May be the same for PC’s too.

  11. You are my saviour.

    How ridiculously, ridiculously annoying.

  12. THANK YOU SO MUCH! I had been trying for ages and was just about to scream. I did exactly as you said and it worked immediately! It was driving me crazy!

  13. caloisus Says:

    I restarted my checkpoint and it worked easily the second time. clearly some kind of bug. I am so glad to have found your note!

  14. Wow.. thanks so much … You re a Godsend!!!!

  15. Marian O'Really Says:

    Thank You Soooo Much !

  16. shnmendis Says:

    Hi.. i had the same problem on my Pc.. i know how u guys feel..
    for those who play it pc.. reduce the resolution to the smallest possible, for this QTE or any other, once its over, change it back to the normal one… hope it helps!!!

  17. omg thank you so much…i was doing this for a half hr

  18. May Olarve Says:

    I’ve been stuck for an hour and i even changed controllers running out of options. You’re a hero! :D

  19. Thank you the whole pressing one button worked for me.

  20. Ellie Peterson Says:

    The one button thing worked for me too!! I’ve been at this for practically an hour. Just be really patient! Make sure you time it correctly. When she’s furthest right on the screen, press the left swing arrow (<) on the keyboard. Don't get discouraged. It might take 2 minutes or so. Thanks for the tips everyone!

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