The Witness: secrets and techniques and audio information information
One of March 2019’s PS Plus free games, The Witness is stuffed with overt puzzles, however there are larger mysteries to resolve. What is that this place? Where did everybody go? Why doesn’t anyone simply use a key like a traditional particular person? In this ongoing visible information, we’ll checklist the secrets and techniques and audio information we discover on our explorations, in addition to displaying you tips on how to discover them for your self, together with puzzle options.
We’ve put this data right here as a result of persons are going to to ask for it, however severely: simply stroll away, have a glass of water, and are available again with a recent thoughts; we wager you’ll be able to work it out for your self. If not, get lost and take a look at one thing else for some time; you don’t need to discover the island in a linear vogue, and generally the psychological instruments you want are proper across the nook, simply ready for you.
The first audio file is obtainable as quickly as you remedy the game’s first main puzzle – tips on how to open the gate main out of the backyard. Once you’re via, flip left and comply with the trail alongside, looking to the left aspect till you attain a inexperienced financial institution you’ll be able to climb up (pictured).
Turn again in direction of the backyard, with the ocean in your proper aspect, and head again in direction of the castle-like partitions surrounding the backyard. You may also get to this space by way of a path hidden within the vegetation across the base of the partitions after you exit the backyard.
When you get again to the backyard partitions, search for an space the place the stones have crumbled somewhat, offering entry to the ramparts. It must be just about instantly in entrance of you in the event you strategy utilizing the instructions we gave; backyard in entrance of you, sea in your proper.
Climb on and journey anti-clockwise (flip proper) till you’re above the doorway to the cave.
Walk out onto the roof above the cave entrance and search for the audio file hidden to 1 aspect of the cushion right here. You must get shut and press the work together key, then put the pointer on the file and press the work together key once more, to set off it. You may wish to flip subtitles on first.
What a beautiful non-public spot somebody discovered to benefit from the breeze and escape the claustrophobia of the gardens.
There are two extra secrets and techniques proper by the Walled Garden. First, return to the backyard and head to the maze terminal within the nook close to the sofa. Open the puzzle interface and click on to resolve it a second time – however this time, set off the primary (prime proper nook) objective fairly than the second, sending energy – the place? (Don’t fear, you received’t be trapped right here. That ship has sailed.)
Go exterior the backyard and switch left, hugging the partitions to stroll previous the crumbling spot on the ramparts the place you climbed up for Audio File #1. Continue round, hugging the wall on the base, and it’s best to discover a small path main across the fringe of the partitions, alongside the cliff above the ocean.
Don’t fash your self; even in the event you dash, you’ll be able to’t fall down. You’ll finally attain a gate with a quite simple maze terminal lock. It was really easy I forgot to screenshot it.
There’s a second maze gate between you and the key. This one’s somewhat bit more durable, however in the event you’ve executed all the opposite puzzles up to now you should get it after a couple of tries.
We can give you the solution to this maze board, if you need it. Or, you could possibly remedy it for your self, utilizing your mind. We consider in you!
Once via, search for and audio file close to the bottom of a tree.
Was somebody – recording inspirational quotes? Why was this deserted right here, like a chunk of garbage?
Before you permit the key space, go searching to discover a puzzle board. You must face it squarely with a purpose to activate the maze puzzle.
This one’s a bit difficult; look intently at it and work out what makes it totally different from the others. If it flashes crimson and erases your line, you didn’t get it proper. Keep going till you get that good little “you did it” sound. Nothing else occurs… but.
Need assist? Here’s the solution.
Don’t backtrack! There’s one other inexperienced maze terminal you need to use to open a door main again to the principle path exterior the backyard. Jonathan Blow loves you and doesn’t need you to waste your time working backwards and forwards if he can keep away from that.
He in all probability doesn’t love me, as a result of I’m spoiling all of the secrets and techniques. For instance, right here’s the solution to this maze terminal.
To discover the subsequent secret, head out of the backyard and proceed alongside the principle path till you notice some orange rocks, with a slender path main right down to a home. Don’t go down this path; that is simply to point out you the overall space of the trail to the key.
If you’d like to seek out the key for your self from right here, depart now and are available again if you’re executed.
Still with me? You’re going to really feel a bit foolish. All you must do is flip left, assuming you had been dealing with down the orange-ish path, and stroll onto the grassy space.
From right here you’ll be able to climb up a delicate slope onto the orange rocks.
You can cross onto the roof of the home (it’s an artist’s studio, I feel) after which use the catwalks and two metallic staircases to finish up on the far aspect, closest to the ocean.
Search underneath the steps and lip of the gable and also you’ll discover a puzzle board fairly simply.
This one must be fairly simple even in the event you didn’t work out the trick with the final one, however in the event you can’t get it executed for some cause, here’s the solution.
To discover the subsequent audio file, head clockwise down the coast from the artist’s studio till you attain a desert dotted with ruins.
Search round till you notice the construction proven on this image – an odd type of stone monument.
You can stroll proper up the slender ramp on the monument. An audio file is sitting on the flat rock on the prime. Not very laborious this one, is it?
Start your seek for the subsequent puzzle board near the place you discovered the final audio file.
Walk alongside the sting of the desert, wanting over the ocean, till you see some stairs main right down to the seashore.
On the seashore it’s best to simply spot this door, guarded by a fierce puzzle lock. Brr! Ignore it for now and take the slender path to its proper, heading additional alongside the seashore.
The puzzle board is definitely noticed when you around the headland, mendacity brazenly on the sand.
You might have found out the trick to those by now, but when not, right here’s the solution.
The subsequent puzzle board is within the tunnels underneath this windmill, which is definitely noticed in and across the city. If you’ll be able to’t discover it, search for the autumnal or cherry bushes; they’re each fairly near it. If all else fails, backtrack to the walled backyard you began in, exit, comply with the trail hugging the fitting wall till you attain the city by the water. You ought to spot it alongside the way in which.
The windmill door is locked. The solution could be very cute.
You can ignore the puzzle contained in the windmill; look across the room for some stairs main downwards and comply with the rocky corridors down and round.
You ought to solely meet one level of resistance on the way in which; in the event you can’t determine it out, it’s best to return and do the blue puzzles near the place you exit the walled backyard. Anyway, right here’s the solution.
Eventually you’ll discover somewhat theatre. If you’ve been exploring totally up until now, you even have what you want for this… however that’s not what we’re right here for.
To discover the puzzle board, simply stroll across the theatre clockwise from the doorway hall to identify it mendacity on the ground. Here’s the solution.
This subsequent puzzle board is on the quarry. I received right here by strolling clockwise alongside the coast from the desert, however you may also comply with the streams away from the city and mountain.
However you get there, you wish to find yourself on one aspect, overlooking the buildings and whatnot as footage. Facing downstream, flush in opposition to the locked gate into the quarry, that is the left aspect. If you’d like to seek out the key for your self from right here, depart now and are available again if you’re executed.
Just climb onto the big reddish roof and poke round by the vents; you’ll in all probability must cross to the opposite aspect of the roof, then flip round and stroll again, to identify the puzzle board.
Now that you simply’ve discovered it, I suppose you’d higher solve it.
The subsequent secret is on the other aspect of the quarry from the final puzzle board. Look for a path main via the autumnal forest.
Ignore the puzzle boards (a part of the leafy tree puzzle sequence) and push on via the forest to the far finish, turning left to go downhill, as in the event you wished to run proper into the stream within the quarry because it meets the ocean.
The pictured space is what you’re aiming for.
If you stroll in direction of the left hand window (dealing with the construction) then flip left and search round it’s best to discover this tiny little path main as much as a container of some sort.
The audio file is simply mendacity on the ground of the container. There doesn’t appear to be the rest right here. Was this the one place somebody might discover some privateness and quiet throughout building…?
To discover the subsequent audio file, head to the Keep (the castle-like construction; not the walled backyard the place you began!) and transfer into the world the place you’ll want to stroll round on boards to resolve the mazes – in different phrases, the walled part, not the hedge mazes.
Beyond the primary puzzle there are a number of entrances into the ramparts on the far aspect of the fortress – the aspect that overlooks he sea. With a little bit of looking you’ll discover a path via to the opposite aspect, resulting in this gantry and stairway right down to a floor stage – and a sunken ship. If you’d like to seek out the key for your self from right here, depart now and are available again if you’re executed.
Climb up into the rusted ship and comply with the twisted path round till you’ll be able to entry the principle bridge – that’s the construction pictured right here.
The audio file is mendacity on the ground within the command deck – the topmost flooring bar the roof. It’s very thematic.
Back on the Keep, you’ll must make your means into the fourth walled puzzle space with a purpose to discover the subsequent puzzle board.
The secret is definitely discovered in the event you simply stroll across the exterior fringe of the fourth puzzle space, wanting inwards always. It’s on the again of a pillar. Here’s the solution.
The subsequent puzzle board is discovered on the Mountain. From the Monastery and Jungle, start climbing the mountain by taking the trail that runs alongside the coast.
You’ll know you’re on the fitting path if you go the pictured yellow construction (the Bunker) with Town, Monastery and Jungle at your again. Hooray!
See this fallen tree? It’s tempting to run throughout it, isn’t it? Don’t. Take a couple of steps onto it and cease proper there. Turn round.
Wha…? How lengthy has that tiny little path been there?
The puzzle board is mendacity on the very finish of this path, close to a waterfall. You may must rotate on the spot to see it.
You’re superb at puzzle boards by now, so I’m positive you don’t want the solution.
There are masses extra secrets and techniques within the Mountain. This one is discovered after you gentle up all of the lasers and make it into the hart of the mountain.
After crossing the primary flooring, you’ll find yourself in a room stuffed with architectural fashions. Position the digital camera excellent to seek out an audio file hidden inside one near the far wall.
This secret is discovered within the Bunker, a construction protruding the aspect of the Mountain.
It’s simply noticed as soon as the place it’s – on the extent you’ll be able to’t attain within the elevator as a result of the cables has been broken.
You can nonetheless get there although; simply hop out of the raise on the acceptable stage in your well past from above or under. See our Bunker walkthrough for additional particulars.
For my subsequent trick, let’s go to the Treehouses. As you discover this space (solely accessible by boat) you’ll quickly come to a junction, with pink, ornage and inexperienced paths obtainable.
The puzzle board is in somewhat hut on the finish of the inexperienced path. You can see the solution right here.
Getting there may be the laborious bit, so right here’s a gallery displaying the options you’ll must cross the inexperienced walkway.
The Town is a complicated place to navigate, however this puzzle board isn’t effectively hidden. Look for this constructing; on the aspect dealing with the dock, it has distinctive marking.
Inside the constructing you’ll discover a locked transport container. Here’s the solution to the lock.
Once inside it’s best to have roughly zero issues discovering the puzzle board.
What’s that? You want the solution, too? So demanding.
That’s all for now! We’ll have extra for you shortly.