Raft New Characters: How To Unlock & Locations 

This Raft The Final Chapter New Characters guide will showcase 4 characters as well as how to unlock them and use them in your party!

Raft is a survival-based game released in 2018, and with the recent chapter 3 being released to the public, it has introduced a few new characters. With new characters come newer opportunities to unlock them and have them in your arsenal. So, in our Raft The Final Chapter New Characters guide, we will uncover how to unlock the four Raft characters known as Tala, Johnny, Elaine, and Shogo. 

Keep in mind, however, that players in Raft will need to have crossed the main storyline and have progressed to the part where they are on the islands where the characters in Raft are located. Therefore, we will briefly explain how to access these remote islands where the characters can be unlocked. With that, let’s get started! 

Key Takeaways

The game’s new release came with the addition of a bunch of new characters named Tala, Johnny, Elaine, and Shogo. 

  • Tala: Located in the Radio Tower in Raft. Interact with her until you finish her dialogues to unlock her as a character.
  • Johnny: Found on Balboa Island. Initiate a conversation with him and complete his dialogue to add him to your party.
  • Elaine: Accessible after unlocking Tangaroa City. Simply interact with Elaine to unlock her as a character.
  • Shogo: Located in the Temperance area. Find Shogo, interact with him, and unlock him as a character.

All Characters And Locations

Location details about the new characters in Raft: 

TalaRadio Tower
JohnnyTraveling to Balboa Island
ElaineFound after unlocking Tangaroa City
ShogoCyro-chamber, Selena Research Faculty, Temperance


Raft Tala

Tala is one of the new characters introduced in Raft, and you can find her in the Radio Tower. To access and navigate the Radio Tower, follow these steps:

  1. Accessing Radio Tower: As you progress through the Raft storyline, you’ll eventually activate a reception that grants you a four-digit code. This code is essential to reach the Radio Tower. You can use a boat or sail to reach the tower safely.
    Raft Navigating Radio Tower
    Navigating Radio Tower
  2. Tower Location: The Radio Tower is located below the water’s surface. Once you arrive, the tower will have rooms you can explore. Be cautious of sharks in the water and the risk of drowning.
  3. Exploration: Inside the tower, explore the rooms and collect loot from crates and boxes scattered around. Make sure to stay safe by entering rooms not submerged in water.

To unlock Tala, follow these steps:

Raft Unlocking Tala
Finding Tala
  1. Arrival at Tower: Park your sail or boat close to the edge of the tower to avoid falling into the water.
  2. Navigating the Tower: After climbing the first set of boxes, enter a room with stairs leading up. Follow the staircase to the top and exit through the door.
  3. Ledge Crossing: Cross several ledges and platforms, carefully navigating the tower’s exterior.
  4. Climbing: Jump across a small ledge, then follow a stairway connected to the building’s edge. Continue until you reach another main platform.
  5. Reaching the Roof: Climb up some boxes to reach the rooftop and access a ladder connected to the tower.
  6. Meeting Tala: Inside the tower, you’ll find Tala sitting on a chair. Interact with her, exhaust her dialogue options, and you will successfully unlock Tala as a character.


Raft Johnny

Another important New Character is Johnny in Raft The Final Chapter, and this particular one can be obtained after heading over to Balboa Island. 

You can unlock him after heading over to Balboa Island. To unlock Johnny, follow these steps:

Accessing and Navigating Balboa Island:

  1. Balboa Island is a storyline-related unlockable area that resembles a preservation park with multiple outposts, trails, and sheds.
  2. The island features various structures and wildlife, including bears, which serve as bosses and pose a significant threat to players.
  3. There are a Ranger Station and relay stations on the island, along with loot pieces, lore-related items, blueprints, journal notes, and more.
  4. To reach Balboa Island, anchor your raft by the beach and swim to land.
    Raft Navigating Balboa Island
    Navigating Balboa Island

Unlocking Johnny:

Raft Finding Johnny
Finding Johnny
  1. Head inland on Balboa Island through broken fences until you reach a hill.
  2. Follow the main pathway to a dead-end with a sign-board showing four signs.
  3. Turn left at the sign-board and continue until you find another dead-end with a split mountain.
  4. Take the left path and ascend the mountain hills.
  5. Ignore bears, if any, and run past them.
  6. Discover a cave entrance covered in vines and break free with a weapon.
  7. Traverse the cave, exit it, and cross a large tower.
  8. Climb to the tower’s top, where Johnny is found sitting on a mattress in a room.
  9. Interact with Johnny, exhaust his dialogue options, and unlock him as a character in Raft.

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Raft Elaine

Another important character in Raft will be Elaina, who will be unlocked after players access and unlock the Tangaroa City. 

Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to access and unlock Elaine in Raft:

  1. Accessing and Navigating Tangaroa:
    • Access Tangaroa City, a massive city with various sub-divided areas.
    • Explore the entire city carefully, as it consists of different parts with valuable loot.
    • Navigate key areas such as the Basement Area, Bridge, Main City Area, Main Tower, Plantation Area, Secret Basement, Skyscrapers, and the main storage area.
    • Stock up on food and water supplies before exploring, as the city is extensive.
      Raft Navigating Tangaroa Island
      Navigating Tangaroa Island
  2. Unlocking Elaine:
    • Complete the Tangaroa storyline and explore significant parts of the city.
    • Look for a small tower in Tangaroa with a partially submerged ladder leading to it.
    • Dock your raft, climb the ladder, and enter the room at the top of the tower.
    • Inside the room, locate Elaine, who is buckled up to one of the seats.
    • Interact with Elaine by talking to her to officially unlock her as a character in your game.

Raft Unlocking Elaine


Raft Shogo

Last but not least, the fourth character is Shogo, that has been newly added to the newest chapter. 

Here’s how to unlock and navigate Temperance to find Shogo:

Navigating Temperance:

  1. Accessing Temperance: You will naturally progress to Temperance as part of the main storyline. Temperance is located at the arctic end of the map and consists of snowy terrain, icebergs, and ice caps.
  2. Use a Snowmobile: Navigating Temperance can be challenging due to its vast, snow-covered landscape with few buildings or platforms. To explore effectively, it’s recommended to use a snowmobile rather than walking to avoid getting lost.
  3. Explore Key Areas: Within Temperance, you’ll find several notable areas, including the Igloo Village, Observatory, Bunker, Radio Tower, Selene Research Facility, and more. Each of these locations offers unique elements to explore.
  4. Manage Food: While exploring Temperance, be sure to keep an eye on your food consumption, as finding food sources may be challenging in this snowy region.
    Raft Navigating Temperance
    Navigating Temperance

Unlocking Shogo:

  1. Find the Boiler Room: As you explore Temperance, you will eventually come across a boiler room. Inside this room, there will be a circular platform that leads to another hallway.
  2. Collect a Note: While progressing through the hallway, be sure to pick up a note that you’ll find on the ground. This note will play a role in your gameplay.
  3. Reach the Heart Monitor: After reaching the end of the hallway, you will encounter a closed door. Open the door and enter the room beyond it. In this room, steer to the left.
  4. Interact with the Heart Monitor: On top of a small ledge in this room, you’ll find a heart monitor. Interact with the heart monitor by pressing the “E” key. This interaction will trigger a dialogue with the character Shogo.
  5. Talk to Shogo: Engage in conversation with Shogo, and this interaction will unlock him as a playable character in your Raft game.
    Raft Finding Shogo
    Finding Shogo

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