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Identifier: South 3-3
Area: Circular Oasis
Puzzle Type: Main
Previous Puzzle: The Passageway
Next Puzzle: Control

Dismantling is the third main puzzle in the Circular Oasis area of The Talos Principle 2.

Puzzle elements

Although rotating platforms are not mentioned in the list above, in this puzzle we encounter moving platforms made of concrete which require similar puzzle solving styles. Additionally, that is the theme for this area.


When you enter the puzzle, you find yourself in an open area two two tall structures, a near one and a far one.

  • There is a pressure plate close to the near one, next to a moving platform that is currently on the ground floor and moves vertically upwards on activating. There is a hexahedron nearby.
  • On the upper level, there is a teleporter, and two pressure plates.
  • The first pressure plate moves a concrete platform on the left side from the far structure towards the near structure, where the progress wheel is located.
  • The second pressure plate moves a concrete platform on the right side from the near structure towards the far structure.
  • All of these horizontally moving concrete platforms activate blue doors while they are moving, preventing any people or equipment from falling off or activating during the journey.
  • On the left side of the far structure, there is another hexahedron.


A basic hint:

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Since the name of this puzzle is Dismantling, you have to think about this puzzle piece by piece. Think about what you need to do to reach the next location.

If you're struggling to get started:

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There is no dexterity required in this puzzle. Start by picking up the hexahedron, standing somewhere favorable, then activating the pressure plate.

If you're struggling to make progress due to lack of equipment:

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Remember that teleporters are very flexible. You can hold items and teleport also.

If you're stuck near the end:

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If you have the teleporter somewhere favorable, you no longer need to worry about the pressure plate on the right side.

A list of major objectives:

[ hint ]
Put the teleporter somewhere visible. Use the hexahedron to move the teleporter away. Activate the other pressure plate.