Control Terminals Puzzle - How to Activate the Punchcard Terminals and the HRA Machine

Control Terminals Puzzle - How to Activate the Punchcard Terminals and the HRA Machine

Here's our Control guide to the punchcard terminals puzzle, and how to activate the HRA machine.

A few hours into Control, you'll come across a puzzle sequence where you have to match the correct shapes to the numbered computer terminals. In this Control terminals puzzle walkthrough, we'll be taking you through each of the 5 terminals, detailing the correct symbol to match with each one.

Control Terminals Puzzle Walkthrough

As we mentioned at the top of this guide, the Control terminals puzzle occurs just a few hours into the game. When you first reach the HRA Lab area, which in itself is found within the Research area of the game, you'll meet this puzzle.

In each of the images below, we'll be guiding you through the 5 terminals. But firstly, you'll want to run around the area and grab all the bits of yellow paper you can see in the environment. You should end up with 5 bits of paper with 5 different symbols on them, which is what you'll need to solve this puzzle.

Control Terminals Puzzle Solution

First up is terminal 1. You can see the correct symbol just below, and the terminal itself is found just a very short distance from the HRA machine in the middle of the room.

Solution for the first Control terminal. | Hirun Cryer/USG, 505 Games

Then there's terminal 2, which you can see the correct symbol for just below. This terminal is located just to the left of the HRA machine.

Solution for the second Control terminal. | Hirun Cryer/USG, 505 Games

Then there's terminal 3, which is near to where you first entered the room. You can see the correct symbol for terminal 3 just below.

Solution for the third Control terminal. | Hirun Cryer/USG, 505 Games

For terminal 4, you're going to need to reach the small lab which overlooks the HRA machine, which can be reached by going up the staircase to the right from the HRA machine.

Solution for the fourth Control terminal. | Hirun Cryer/USG, 505 Games

Then finally, there's terminal 5. This final one is found directly in front of the HRA machine, and you can see the correct symbol for it below.

Solution for the fifth Control terminal. | Hirun Cryer/USG, 505 Games

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