The Gift

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The Gift
Identifier: North 1-5
Area: Desolate Island
Puzzle Type: Main
Previous Puzzle: High Ground
Next Puzzle: Two-Body Problem

The Gift is the fifth main puzzle in the Desolate Island area of The Talos Principle 2.

Puzzle elements


When you enter the puzzle, you find yourself in a large room. To the right are two smaller rooms. The first has a pressure plate in front of it, and behind a blue door is a hexahedron. The next room has a half-height grate, and a connector and a red emitter are behind it. On the left side is a red receiver next to a blue door. Inside that room on the left side is a pressure plate next to a fan. There is also a ladder that leads back outside.

In front of you is a balcony area at the height of about one full floor. On that balcony, a clone is visible standing on a pressure plate that controls access to the progress wheel. The left end of the balcony is accessible from the left room below through a purple barrier.


A basic hint:

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Since the name of the puzzle is The Gift, at some point, one of the clones will be giving the other one a useful piece of equipment as a gift.

If you're struggling to get started:

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Don't be afraid to take the upstairs clone and jump down. Grab the hexahedron first.

If you're struggling to open the blue door to the fan room on the left:

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You will need some elevation. You may also want to keep the position close to the grate so that the angle is favorable.

If you're reaching for something from upstairs but can't make progress:

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Equipment on the ground or being held by a clone is not accessible. You will need to raise it a bit before it becomes accessible.