"Okay, looks like I'm gonna have to do this the hard way."
— Nate before diving into the water
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Chapter 3 - A Surprising Find
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Chapter 2 - The Search for El Dorado

"A Surprising Find" is the third chapter of Uncharted: Drake's Fortune.


Nate and Sully stumble upon a German U-boat stuck in the middle of the jungle. Nate is eager to start exploring it, but Sully is cautious, saying that something feels a little fishy. Nate insists he stays behind while he goes explore the submarine. Before investigating, Nate gives Sully Francis Drake's diary to hold on to while he searches the submarine.

Nate dives into the water and begins scaling a few cliffs to get onto the submarine. Once inside the vessel, he notices that "something horrible" had happened inside due to there being blood and soup everywhere.

He finds a body with pockets full of Spanish gold, shortly before arriving in the captain's quarters. He then finds the captain's body, which has been "ripped to shreds." Nate finds a Kriegsmarine map which shows the location of an island that the Spanish took the El Dorado statue to, along with a smaller hand-drawn map that shows the island in detail. As he informs Sully of his discovery over his walkie-talkie, Sully is suddenly cut off. Nate leaves the boat to find out what is up.

On his way out, Nate accidentally activates a torpedo. He swims out of the submarine to safety, only to discover Sully is being held at gunpoint by Gabriel Roman, Atoq Navarro and his mercenaries. Roman informs Nate that Sully owes him a lot of money. Nate is forced at gunpoint to relinquish the Kriegsmarine map to Roman and Navarro, although he keeps the second map that he found. Roman, not quite satisfied, feels that Sully needs a "reminder" and aims his .38 revolver at Nate. As Sully tries to discourage him by telling him that Nate has nothing to do with it, Roman shifts his aim to Sully without hesitation and shoots him in the chest.

As Sully falls to the ground, the U-Boat explodes, catching Roman and Navarro off guard and knocking them over. Nate glances at Sully's motionless body before running back into the jungle unarmed. He runs into Elena, who greets him with a punch to the face for leaving her behind. He informs her of Sully's death, before telling her that they have to escape. She apologizes and gives him a PM-9mm pistol, and the two fight their way back through the temple, killing several of Navarro's mercenaries.

They two approach the jeep. Nate asks Elena if she can memorize the coordinates to the Kriegsmarine island, which is UK-2642. They fire up the jeep and leave the island.


Explore the U-Boat

After the cutscene, dive into the water and swim over to the other side. Then start scaling the cliffs to get onto the U-boat. Once on top of the boat, just head up to the entrance and climb down the ladder. Once inside, pass through until you come across the corpse of a dead pirate, then a cutscene will trigger. After that, keep moving forward until you reach the captain's quarters. Another cutscene will trigger, and after that, you must find your way off the boat.

Escape the mercenaries

After the long cutscene, you must now run from the mercenaries. As you run down the path, take out the unarmed mercenary who comes up on you. The next cutscene will trigger. Following that, you and Elena must run back through the temple, fighting the mercenaries. Once you reach the entrance and take out the last few mercenaries, look for the jeep in the far right section of the woods. The following cutscene leads to the next chapter.



Number Treasure Location
1 Gold Tairona Pendant Midway through climbing up, you'll encounter your first yellow vine with red leaves on it (this is the third vine you encounter). Instead of swinging across with it, stop its swinging and climb up to the top where this treasure is waiting.
2 Gold and Turquoise Inca Earring This treasure can be found at the very tip of the German U-boat before entering it.

First appearances


  • The events between this chapter and the next chapter were later explained by Naughty Dog when they created an extra chapter called Strip Search at PAX East 2010.
  • Glitch: Sometimes Sully won't be heard on the radio when Nate is scaling the cliffs.
  • Goof: In gameplay, if one looks at the U-Boat after it explodes, it'll be undamaged.
  • Sullivan would appear to be shot and killed again in Uncharted 3, Chapter 21 - The Atlantis of the Sands. Though it would be revealed to be part of a hallucination.


Uncharted - Drake's Fortune - Walktrough - Chapter 3 - A Surprising Find

Uncharted - Drake's Fortune - Walktrough - Chapter 3 - A Surprising Find