Here's Why Nathan Drake Is So Good At Dodging Bullets

Here's Why Nathan Drake Is So Good At Dodging Bullets

Don't try this at home unless you're drinking a smoothie made out of four leaf clovers.

Explorers tend to be a lucky bunch, but Nathan Drake of Naughty Dog's Uncharted series is seemingly the offspring of two leprechauns who bedded down on a hill of rabbits' feet. Yesterday, Naughty Dog animator Jonathan Cooper revealed bullets straight-up miss Drake until Lady Luck finally gets bored and turns her back on him.

That's right: When Drake's UI turns red, it doesn't indicate a bullet hit his body. Rather, it indicates bullets are chipping away at his luck. But that store of luck is finite, and when it runs out, the next bullet might be the one that puts an end to Drake's adventuring days.

Amy Hennig, the creative director and writer for the Uncharted series, confirms Drake is one lucky bastard. After all, he's supposed to be an homage to Indiana Jones and other explorers who happen to be Fortune's favorite—until they're not.

If you're trying to push through Nathan Drake's latest adventure but find your own luck running out again and again, visit our guide to Uncharted: The Lost Legacy for the solution to every fight and puzzle in the game. Lucky you found us, huh?

Sometimes we include links to online retail stores. If you click on one and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. See our terms & conditions.

Nadia Oxford

Staff Writer

Nadia has been writing about games for so long, only the wind and the rain (or the digital facsimiles thereof) remember her true name. She's written for Nerve,, Gamepro, IGN, 1UP, PlayStation Official Magazine, and other sites and magazines that sling words about video games. She co-hosts the Axe of the Blood God podcast, where she mostly screams about Dragon Quest.

Related articles

Baldur's Gate 3's Next Update Will Have Its First Story Changes

Be sure to read the fine print about your saves, though.

Red Dead Online Will Launch as a Separate Game Next Month

It'll be pretty cheap at launch, too.

Fortnite's New Crew Subscription Aims to Turn Regular Players Into Regular Customers

With many still banking V-Bucks from one Battle Pass to buy the next, Epic’s adding a new subscription to entice players.

You may also like

Xbox's Phil Spencer Thinks "Apathy" Is the Biggest Threat to Both Microsoft and Sony

Spencer still isn't into the console wars mindset. The real issue, as he sees it, is one the whole entertainment industry faces.

The Next-Gen Version of FIFA 21 Is EA's Idea of a "Strand Game"

A look at all the enhancements being made to FIFA 21 on Xbox Series X and PS5.

Starting Screen | Now Is a Perfectly Good Time to Tackle Tough Subjects in Games Coverage

This terrible, historic year has also seen an uptick in interest around gaming. That's exactly when our best writers should follow their instincts.