Outlast 2 has a fair amount of puzzles littered throughout its taut, tense campaign, and we've rounded up the solutions below to as many of them as possible, as well as ordering them by the chapter in which they occur. On this Outlast 2 Puzzle Solutions Guide hub you'll find walkthroughs for all the tricky puzzles in the game.
Should you need help with any other areas of Outlast 2, then make sure to head over to our Outlast 2 guides hub, featuring articles that will help you make it through specific areas of the outskirts of the Sonoran Desert, as well as helping you to find all the batteries and bandages in any one area of the game.
As well as detailing how to solve the actual Outlast 2 puzzles themselves, we'll always provide a brief walkthrough on additional items that you might miss while solving said puzzle. For example there are numerous batteries and bandages that the player can easily miss while looking for the hook in the Genesis chapter, but our walkthrough of the puzzle will cover how to find these items along the way.
This Outlast 2 Puzzle Solutions Guide page will act as a jumping off point for the solutions to various puzzles found within Outlast 2, and as such, we'll list the ones below that we have the solutions to so far, building upon this list as and when we come across additional puzzles in the game.
Keep in mind that in detailing the events that take place during the game, some spoilers for Outlast 2 can be found within the following articles!
Outlast 2 Puzzle Solutions Guide
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Outlast 2 Puzzles
While the areas in Outlast 2 may vary fairly dramatically depending on what stage you're at in the game, the way the puzzles work throughout the game tend to be fairly similar, generally revolving around an item that must be found in order to progress to the next part of the game.
This method of sending the player to search for a single item occurs a number of times in just the opening chapter of the game, named Genesis. The first instance of this happening is when the player is tasked with finding a crank in order to turn a gear, which in turn stops the revolving wheel in a factory, allowing protagonist Blake Langermann to crawl underneath it.
However, while finding and claiming the object in order to proceed is usually a task that occurs without much danger, there's a good chance of an enemy standing in the way of Blake once he has retrieved the object in question. This occurs in the puzzle involving the hook, in which Marta reappears, having seemingly finished terrorizing Blake just minutes earlier, and proceeds to hound him until he successfully installs the puzzle object in the gate and is able to escape from her.
As such, be on your guard when retrieving the puzzle items in any given situation, as since Blake Langermann can't fight back, any enemy that gets the jump on you can be fatal!