Outside the Box

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Outside the Box
Identifier: South 2-Gold
Area: Verdant Canyon
Puzzle Type: Gold
Previous Puzzle: Stowaway
Next Puzzle: None

Outside the Box is the gold puzzle in the Verdant Canyon area of The Talos Principle 2.

Puzzle elements


As you enter the puzzle, you find a swapper with an inverter in it, and a gravshifter available to you. There is an area of the puzzle walled off with a purple barrier with a hexahedron. There are a couple of surfaces where the gravshifter can create a gravity well, and two blue doors that control access to a little area. The progress wheel is above that area.


A basic hint:

[ hint ]
Although the name of the puzzle is Outside the Box, that is not much of a hint. Instead try exploring the area inside the room blocked off by the purple barrier. What equipment will you need to bring with you to make progress in that room?

If you're having trouble getting started:

[ hint ]
The first thing to do is to get the hexahedron on this side of the forcefield. Use the gravshifter.

If you're having trouble moving the gravshifter:

[ hint ]
The gravshifter typically does not move itself. However it moves other objects. What if the gravshifter was sitting not on the ground, but on top of another object?

If you're having trouble figuring out what to feed the swapper:

[ hint ]
You don't need the inverter until you're ready to pass the two plasma doors. By that point, all your equipment should already be on the correct side of the purple barrier.

If you crossed the two plasma doors but can't find the progress wheel:

[ hint ]
After you cross the plasma doors, the progress wheel is still a level above you. There is a grav-shiftable ceiling above you.


[ solution ]


Upon completion of the puzzle, the player hears another message from Cornelius Noema Messages. That is, if this is the eighth gold puzzle that the player solved, they will hear the eighth message.