Clank fitted with the Heli-Pack in Tools of Destruction and A Crack in Time


Clank fitted with the Heli-Pack in Ratchet & Clank

The Heli-Pack was an upgrade which Ratchet and Clank acquired on planet Kerwan by paying 1,000 bolts to Big Al at his Roboshack. The Heli-Pack gave Clank helicopter-like propellers and helped Ratchet glide, high jump, and stretch jump. In some levels, some high areas could only be accessed using the Heli-Pack's high jump, showing that the Heli-Pack developed more lift than the Thruster-Pack. The helipack also had a slower rate of descent than the Thruster-Pack while gliding.

In Ratchet & Clank: Going Commando and onwards, Ratchet continued to use it on his adventures except for Secret Agent Clank, when Ratchet was in Prison; and Ratchet & Clank Future: Quest for Booty, when Ratchet finds Clank.

In Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One and Ratchet & Clank: Full Frontal Assault, Clank used one of the Heli-Pack's blades as his throwing weapon.

In Ratchet & Clank: Into the Nexus, Clank once again returned to Ratchet's back and provided him with the Heli-pack. However, it made a different noise when using any of the moves associated therewith.


Clank's Heli-pack blades in 'All 4 One'

Into the Nexus (03)

Ratchet gliding with Clank's Heli-Pack

Heli-Pack Descriptions

Ratchet & Clank in-game

"With the Heli-Pack upgrade, you can perform a Boost Jump by jumping from a crouched position. You can also perform a Stretch Jump by pressing R1 while running, then immediately pressing X.

To glide, simply press and hold X while in the air. Visit your local Robo-Shack dealer to equip this upgrade!"

Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack in Time

The Heli-Pack later gained the ability to give Clank a mid-air boost when jumping. It could be performed by pressing X.[1] Clank could boost in mid-air a total of three times in a row. After acquiring the Heli-pack with Ratchet, the player would still glide with the Hover-boots, but Clank would still activate the pack.


  • In Ratchet & Clank, a glitch occurred, where the player could hover with this pack by using the thruster pack to hover, then switching to the Heli-Pack. Ratchet continued to hover, but Clank did not have any thrust emitting from him. If the Walloper was used, the hover would stop, and Ratchet would drop to the ground.



See also


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