Drake and Sully activating a charge.

The Explosive Charge is an NPC-only weapon that appears in Uncharted: Drake's Fortune, Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception, and Uncharted: Eye of Indra.

Uncharted: Eye of Indra

Main article: Uncharted: Eye of Indra

Eddy Raja uses explosive charges to create a distraction when breaking into the mansion of Daniel Pinkerton with Nathan Drake. He also sets a charge on the safe containing the Eye of Indra, but it fails to detonate and they are subsequently captured.

Uncharted: Drake's Fortune

Main article: Uncharted: Drake's Fortune

A charge appears in Chapter 13. Immediately after Nate and Elena Fisher enter the monastery, a mercenary detonates the explosives, trapping Nate and Elena inside the monastery.

Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

Main article: Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
Borneo camp

The charge already activated.

In Chapter 3, Nate and Victor Sullivan activate explosive charges around Lazarević's camp. The charge glows green when it is unactive and safe to be around, but once activated it changes to red to indicate that it is armed and dangerous to be around.

Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception

Main article: Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception

Co-op Adventure

In Chapter 2 of the co-op adventure missions, Charlie Cutter uses an explosive charge on a wall blocking the party's path. The explosive does not trigger straight away, however, rather detonating while the trio are halfway through the gap.


  • The weapon cannot be freely used by the player in singleplayer or multiplayer.
  • The explosive charge appears to be C4. A powerful plastic explosive used by the military and demolition crews.