Water Hops

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Performing water hops in Sentinel Beach

Water hops are a technique which can be used to navigate through water faster than usual. It is performed by repeatedly jumping as Jak lands back in the water to preserve speed. While normally slower than fast swimming, with blue eco it is a lot faster.

Water hops can be performed in Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy. It remains to be confirmed whether or not they can be performed in Jak II: Renegade and Jak 3 (though they will not have use cases due to the lack of blue eco in these games).


It is not currently known how or by whom this technique was discovered.

Movement Techniques in the Jak and Daxter series
Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy Boosted UppercutEco BoostExtended UppercutFall Damage Animation CancelFast SwimGround Cancel JumpIce MomentumInfinite BounceJump Pad One FrameJump Pad Hitbox ExtensionLava WalkProxy JumpQuad JumpRocket UppercutWater HopsWater RolljumpWet FeetZoom Walk
Jak II: Renegade AbahbounceBoosted UppercutExtended Uppercut (dark jak) • Fast SwimJetboard (extended frontflip, hover) • Proxy JumpRocket UppercutVehicle ClipVehicle FlingVehicle JumpVehicle SubstitutionWater Rolljump
Jak 3 AbahbounceBoosted UppercutConcussor Spin JumpExtended Uppercut (dark jak) • Fast SwimGlitch High JumpInfinite Flight GlitchJetboard (extended frontflip, hover) • Peace Maker LaunchProxy JumpRocket UppercutSpeed ZoomerVehicle ClipVehicle JumpVehicle SubstitutionWater RolljumpWave Concussor Infinite Jumps
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