Things are getting truly epic in Shadow of the Colossus for PS4. You’ve bested the first four colossi and now are on to the 5th, and man is it a good one. It’s not particularly tough, especially compared to some of the ones you still have ahead of you, but it does require some thinking in regards to how to even reach him. You see, the 5th colossus can fly. Here’s how to beat the 5th colossus in Shadow of the Colossus for PS4.
Yes, this guy can really fly, and he’ll use this to avoid you most of the time, perching on top of a massive pillar that you simply cannot climb. You can get to him though, or rather you can get him to come to you. The key lies in the water below him, with platforms and buildings scattered all around. The best way to get onto the 5th colossus is to get onto one of the floating platforms in between the two larger structures, just swim to them and get onto the middle one. From here you want to fire arrows to get the colossus’ attention.
He’ll fly around a bit, so keep firing to make sure he knows exactly where you are. Eventually he’ll swoop down toward you. This is where you get onto his back. Time it just right and you can jump and grab onto his shoulder, which is coated in fur. Grab on and he’ll fly up, taking you along for the ride. There’s three weak spots you need to hit, his tail, and each of his wings. The tail is the easiest, so knock it out quick, then climb out onto the wings.
If you do enough damage to one of these, the colossus will do a roll, so hold on. Watch your stamina, it could get low (see how to increase stamina here). Retreat to his shoulders if you need to. Finish off one wing and then the other and the colossus will fall into the water below, delivering you victory.
That’s how to beat the 5th colossus in Shadow of the Colossus for PS4. Check out our other guides, including how to beat the 6th colossus.