The Rearranger

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The Rearranger
Identifier: North 3-Gold
Area: Lost Marshes
Puzzle Type: Gold
Previous Puzzle: Elegance
Next Puzzle: None

The Rearranger is the gold puzzle in the Lost Marshes area of The Talos Principle 2.

Puzzle elements


On entering this puzzle, you see three swappers to the side, and several rooms, each blocked off by a plasma door with a receiver near each that disables it. To begin with, there is only a detached fan in the main room, but as you unlock more rooms, you get more equipment.


A basic hint:

[ hint ]
The name of the puzzle, Rearranger suggests that throughout the puzzle you will have to move around the connectors and inverters quite a bit, as is appropriate for that stage of the puzzle.

If you're having trouble getting started:

[ hint ]
Grab the connector from the first room. Then, notice that in the second room there are two pieces of equipment within easy reach.

If you're wondering if some puzzle equipment is useful or not:

[ hint ]
The detached fan elements are completely useless, immediately put them on a swapper and never take them out again. One of the two hexahedrons still has a use.

If it seems there's just not enough items for a solution:

[ hint ]
Look around all the rooms you have access to with your current items. There's probably one more fan you've missed.

If you've opened three gates but can't figure out how to make progress:

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Understand that if you can get enough equipment into the third room (the one that opens with a red receiver), and you have access to a energy beam, a connector, and a inverter inside that room, then you can solve the puzzle even if the door closes behind you.

If you've figured out roughly where to position the equipment, but can't relocate them inside the room:

[ hint ]
Bring the driller with you inside the third room. Position the hole close to the edge of the door. Keep all your equipment close to the hole so that you can reposition them from either side of the hole.


[ solution ]


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