Talos Principle 2: Road to Elysium walkthrough

Philosophy and puzzles; the perfect combo!

I've enjoyed the original game, but I'm super excited that we get new content with the DLC. If you are struggling to get through a level, check out our full Talos Principle 2: Road to Elysium walkthrough.

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The Talos Principle 2 Road to Elysium DLC contains three episodes: Orpheus Ascending, Isle of the Blessed, and Into the Abyss. Each chapter has plenty of puzzles and secrets to solve, and we'll help you with them in this full guide.

This is a work in progress - puzzle solutions for all episodes will be uploaded ASAP!

Orpheus Ascending

In the Orpheus Ascending episode, your goal is to collect all fragments of Sarabhai and bring them back to life.

Yield Puzzle (1)

  • All laser connections in Yield puzzle of Orpheus ascending Talos Principle 2 DLC
  • Solution of Yield puzzle in Orpheus ascending Talos Principle 2 DLC

Head through the barrier and into the area of the puzzle. You'll see an Inverter that you will use to open up the blue barrier and get the Sarabhai fragment. You need to clear a path for the blue laser to get to the Blue receiver. In order to do so, you have to:

  • Pick up the Inverter.
  • Connect it to the red laser Emitter on the left.
  • Connect it to the Red receiver.
  • Connect it to the Blue receiver to unlock the gate.

Crossing the River Puzzle (2)

To solve the Crossing the River Puzzle in the Orpheus Ascending DLC, you'll have to use the two connectors to get the laser to the blue Receiver.

  • Pick up the Connector on the laser Emitter side.
  • Connect it to the Emitter.
  • Connect it to the second red Receiver (1) on the right.
  • Connect it to the third red Receiver (2) on the left.
  • Connect it to the blue Receiver (3) next to the gate.

Using the first Connector like this intersects with all of the lasers and gives you a clear path to the second Connector.

  • Connect the two Connectors, then head over to the other side.
  • Pick up the second Connector on the blue Receiver side (while keeping all of its current connections).
  • Connect it to the blue Receiver, and you'll complete the puzzle.

Sequence Puzzle (3)

In the Sequence Puzzle area, you'll find an Accumulator and a Connector, which you can use to find the solution. This one might seem complicated because of the two different colored lasers, but it's actually quite simple.

  • First, grab the Connector and connect it with the red Emitter. Don't worry about the fact that it can't get through the barrier just yet.
  • Now connect the Connector to the red Receiver (1) on the wall next to the gate as well as to the Accumulator (2).
  • Step on the pressure plate to have the red Emitter charge the Accumulator with the red laser.
  • Pick up the Accumulator and connect it to the red Receiver to charge and unlock the gate.

Vastness Puzzle (4)

There are two Connectors in the Vastness puzzle, which you will use to solve it. One of them is behind a blue barrier, so you have to unlock it first.

  • Pick up the first Connector (2) and connect it to the red Emitter (2), then connect it to the red Receiver (3) on the wall to the left. This will unlock the second Connector (4).
  • Take it and connect it to the red Emitter and the red Receiver through the window in the other room. This will unlock the second blue gate.
  • Grab the first Connector and take it to the second room.
  • Connect it to the blue Emitter (which is locked behind a blue barrier), to the blue Receiver, and the red Receiver to the left (the one that unlocked the second Connector).
  • Place the Connector on the pressure plate to unlock the laser and complete the puzzle.

Chain Puzzle (5)

The Chain puzzle in the Talos Principle Orpheus Ascending DLC is pretty simple. All you have to know is where to hit with the laser.

  • Flip the Switch to pop up the puzzle
  • Pick up the Connector and connect it to the blue Emitter.
  • Once you do, connect it to the fourth blue Receiver.

Equilibrium Puzzle (6)

it's just as the name of the puzzle says: you need to establish an equilibrium between the blue and red laser. There are two Connectors and two Accumulators which you need to use. There needs to be the same exact number of points that a laser goes through on both sides.

On the red side, there are already four immovable connectors. However, on the blue side, there are only two. That means that the two Connectors you can move are both going to go on the blue side

  • Pick up the red Accumulator and connect it to the first point on the right.
  • Connect the two Connectors in a line to the left.
  • Take the blue Accumulator, attach it to the last Connector in the line, and open the gate.

Domino Effect Puzzle (7)

For this puzzle, it's important to figure out which Receivers to hit exactly. There are four Connectors for each of the four sections.

  • Click on the Switch to bring up the puzzle.
  • For the first red section, connect the Connector to the red Emitter and the first red Receiver.
  • For the first blue section, connect the Connector to the blue Emitter and the third blue Receiver.
  • For the second red section, connect the Connector to the red Emitter and the fourth red Receiver.
  • For the second blue section, connect the Connector to the blue Emitter and the third blue Receiver.

Concatenation Puzzle (8)

For the Concatenation puzzle, you will follow a similar train of thought as in the Equilibrium puzzle. There are two connectors locked behind a purple barrier, and one isn't. First, let's take care of the red side.

  • Go through the purple barrier and take one of the two Connectors.
  • Connect it to the red Emitter and then to the first immovable point to activate the red Receivers.

The red side is simple, but the blue side gets more complicated.

  • First, take the second Connector in the red area close to the purple barrier where you can see the blue laser Emitter and connect them.
  • Go back to the other room and take the one Connector there.
  • Attach it to the red area Connector before connecting it to the blue immovable point (don't connect it directly to the blue Receiver, as it won't work).
  • Once you've connected everything, place the Connector on the pressure plate to open the blue Emitter.

Causation Nexus Puzzle (9)

If you're like me and get confused about how to get the Hexahedron that is way up in the air with no other items, don't worry. It's easy to forget that 1k can also block lasers with his body.

The blue and red lasers intersect, with only one making it through. The two pressure plates only open the gates to help the lasers reach their respective Receivers. With all of that information in mind, let's begin.

  • First, step on the pressure plate to drop the Hexahedron one platform down.
  • After it drops, block the red laser to the right. Now, the blue laser is active, which means you can head on over to the other pressure plate. This will let the blue laser reach the blue Receiver, and the Hexahedron will drop once more.
  • Go to the other side and block the blue laser. Once the red laser makes it through, step on the pressure plate on that side for the third Hexahedron drop.
  • This is the final one. Just like before, block the red laser and step on the pressure plate.
    The cube is now on the ground. Use it as a step to reach the fragment.

Incarnation Puzzle (10)

The tenth puzzle of the DLC utilizes the same strategy as the one before, using 1k's body to switch the lasers in different directions.

  • Head to the blue laser in the middle area and block it. This will allow the red laser to hit the red Receiver and open the blue gate.
  • There will now be a red laser opposite the blue laser you just blocked. You should block the red laser now to open the second blue gate.
  • Now, head through the first barrier and block that red laser. The blue barrier will close up again, effectively trapping the red laser.
  • Go to the red Emitter and block the laser coming out of it. This will open the blue gate towards the shard.
  • To get back, block the blue laser so that the red laser hits the red Receiver once again.

Breakthrough Puzzle (11)

In order to activate the Receiver at the end, you will need to clear the path with the two Inverters.

  • Connect both Inverters to the blue Emitter individually.
  • Connect it to the green Receiver (2) on the right, along with the red Receiver (2) next to the gate.
  • Take the second converter and connect it to the green Receiver (3) on the left and the red Receiver (2) next to the gate.

Switchboard Puzzle (12)

Seeing the Switchboard puzzle can be very overwhelming for the first time, but it's all about simple laser placements (no need to overcomplicate it). There are two Connectors that will help you reach the solution.

  • Take one Connector and attach it to the blue Emitter.
  • Connect it to the third point (from left to right) in the bottom row.
  • Now put that down, grab the other Connector, and attach it to the red Emitter.
  • Connect it to the first point in the second row.
  • Take the first Connector again and connect it to the second point in the second row along with the third point in the first row. This will activate all Receivers and solve the puzzle.

Extension Puzzle (13)

This one is similar to the Equilibrium puzzle, where you have to get the exact number of points for each laser. The red laser has six points, while the blue only has two. That means you have to add all three available Connectors to the blue side.

  • To unlock the two Connectors, grab the one outside and place it on the pressure plate.
  • Connect the red Emitter and the red Receiver through it.
  • Take the two Connectors out of the room and leave the third one on the pressure plate.
  • Connect the three Connectors in a line, and then connect the last one to the blue Emitter on the wall.

Data Stream Puzzle (14)

Similar to the Domino Effect puzzle, here you have to figure out which Receivers to hit in the row.

  • For the first red section, connect the Connector with the red Emitter and the first red Receiver.
  • For the first blue section, connect the Connector with the blue Emitter and the third blue Receiver.
  • For the second red section, connect the Connector with the first red Connector and the third red Receiver (if you connect it directly to the red Emitter, then the two blue Receivers on each side will shut down; that's why you have to dilute it through the other Connector).
  • For the second blue section, connect the Connector with the blue Emitter and the second blue Receiver.

Flow Control Puzzle (15)

Much like the name of the puzzle suggests, you are supposed to control the flow of the lasers with the six Hexahedrons.

  • Take two Hexahedrons and place them on each side of the blue laser at the start. This will activate the blue Receiver.
  • Head to the right. Place a Hexahedron on the nearest green laser coming from the top, then place another one to block the closest laser to the green Receiver. This will activate it.
  • Move over to the left now. Block the closest green laser with a Hexadron. Go to the green laser coming from the ceiling closest to the red Receiver and block it. This will activate it and solve the puzzle.

Propagation Cancelation Puzzle (16)

The point of this puzzle is to cancel out some of the lasers with different colors. It seems a bit overwhelming, but it is quite simple.

  • Connect the green Emitter and the second notch from the green Receiver to activate it.
  • Connect the blue Emitter and the first notch from the blue Receiver to activate it.
  • Take the same Connector and connect the blue Emitter to the fourth notch from the red Receiver to activate it.

Heart of Annubis Puzzle

Once you get all of the fragments from the blue puzzles, you'll activate the Heart of Annubis puzzle. You can see it as a yellow marker on your map, but it's located at the crossroads that lead to all of the different puzzles. Step into the purple beam and climb up the stairs to reach the puzzle.

Your goal is to activate all Receivers on the walls (two of each color) of the heart of Annubis. There are two Connectors that you will use to achieve this. There are also only red and green Emitters for this puzzle.

  • First, take one Connector and attach it to the green Emitter.
  • In order to turn on both green Receivers, connect to the point between them and the one point to the right of it.
  • To activate the bottom blue Receiver (as well as set up half of the activation for the top blue Receiver), use the green laser to connect to the two points in the row next to them.
  • To activate the red Receivers, connect the red Emitter to the three points in a row above the bottom red Receiver.
  • To activate the top blue Receiver, use the red laser to connect to the right point.

Once you have it complete, head into the purple beam again to reach the last fragment of Sarabhai. However, once you are back down, there are three additional (optional) yellow puzzles you can complete to find more fragments.

Hysterisis Yellow Puzzle

The first yellow puzzle you'll encounter is Hysterisis. There are two Connectors and two Receivers, along with a pole in the middle that keeps moving. You have to use this to switch which laser and receiver are active.

  • Connect the blue Emitter and Reciever, then connect it to the red Receiver as well. Put the Connector in the corner farther from the entrance.
  • Connect the red Emitter and Reciever, then connect it to the blue Receiver as well. Put the Connector in the corner closer to the entrance.

As the pole moves, it will keep disrupting each of the lasers. All you have to do is wait for the switch in front of both blue walls, and you'll find the fragment.

Clockwork Yellow Puzzle

When it comes to the Clockwork puzzle, you will need to set it up so that each blue barrier goes down one by one in a clockwork direction. This can happen when all three color laser beams cross. The timing of it also won't allow for the fans to power up, so you can easily pass through.

  • Connect one Connector to the blue Emitter and Receiver along with the green Receiver.
  • Connect one Connector to the red Emitter and Receiver along with the blue Receiver.
  • Connect one Connector to the green Emitter and Receiver along with the red Receiver.

Step by Step Yellow Puzzle

The final yellow puzzle of the Orpheus Ascending Talos Principle 2 DLC is the Step by Step puzzle. You'll employ the body block mechanic here.

  • Connect the left Connector to the blue Emitter (1) and Receiver (2) along with the right point (3) and red Receiver (4).
  • Connect the right Connector to the red Emitter (5) and Receiver (6) along with the left point (7) and blue Receiver (8).
  • Click on both Switches to lift up the gates.
  • Stand in front of the blue Emitter to block the laser and let the red laser hit the point.
  • Step on the pressure plate and wait until the red laser activates the first left red Receiver.
  • Stand in front of the red Emitter to block the laser and let the blue laser hit the point.
  • Step on the pressure plate and wait until the blue laser activates the first right blue Receiver.
  • Repeat this two more times and climb up the stairs to reach the right fragment.

Once you have collected it, head back outside and select to go back to the real world, thus completing the Orpheus Ascending episode of the Road to Elysium Talos Principle 2 DLC.

Isle of the Blessed - Green Island

The Man Behind the Curtain Puzzle (1)

There are a lot of blue gates blocking your way in this puzzle, but that's where the Activator and Jammer come in.

  • Take the Activator and connect it to the Emitter.
  • Pick it back up (while keeping all of the connections) and take it to the blue gate with a Connector locked behind it. This will drop the gate, and you'll be able to grab it.
  • Connect the Connector to the Emitter.
  • Connect the Activator with the Connector and place it next to the gate with a Jammer locked behind it. Take it out.
  • Use the Jammer to disable the right blue gate.
  • Place the Activator in the perfect position so that it can disable both blue gates in its range.
  • Take the Jammer with you and jam the last blue gate to reach the Progress Wheel

The Snatchback Maneuver Puzzle (2)

We are starting off strong in the Isle of the Blessed first puzzle. There are

  • Grab the Driller and make a hole in the right golden wall.
  • Take the Inverter through the hole and put it outside.
  • Go to the room with the red Receiver and grab a Connector from the left.
  • Connect the Connector with the red Emitter and red Receiver.
  • With this section done, take the Driller and make a hole in the left golden wall.
  • Connect the Inverter to the Connector and to the blue Receiver through the hole (make sure to place it as close to the hole as possible)
  • Go through the first gate and grab the Inverter. This will deactivate the second blue gate, and you can reach the Progress Wheel.

The Loop Puzzle (3)

  • Grab the Accumulator and head all the way to the right. You'll see a Teleporter through the bars in the wall.
  • Make sure to teleport with the Accumulator.
  • Move the Teleporter on the pressure plate.
  • Pick up the Accumulator and charge it with the red Emitter before connecting it to the red Receiver.

You may have just brought the Accumulator in, but now you have to figure out how to get it back outside. Lucky for you, we have it all written out.

  • First, place the Accumulator on the pressure plate. This will hold the gate open while you take the Teleporter to the other side of the bars.
  • Pick up the charged Accumulator and teleport to the other side.
  • Connect the Accumulator to all three red Receivers. Put the Teleporter back inside.
  • Pick up the Accumulator while keeping the connections and head to the grate to teleport.
  • Now, you can place the Accumulator through the small door in the grate and it will still be connected to the red Receiver.
  • Climb over the wall with the ladder and head over to interact with the Progress Wheel.

The Turnabout Puzzle (4)

  • Connect the Connector to the red Emitter and the moving platform. Step on the pressure plate to get it moving. Once the platform reaches the far wall, pick up the Connector so that it loses power.
  • Get to the other side and connect the Connector with the bottom red Receiver and the red Emitter. You can now pick up the Hexahedron.

Now that you have the Hexahedron, it's time to get the Inverter (which you can find in the corner) to the other side.

  • Connect the red Emitter with the top red Receiver to open the blue gate.
  • Grab the Inverter and take it to the other side, placing it on the moving platform.
  • Connect the Connector to the platform and red Emitter again.
  • Once it stops moving, grab the Inverter and connect it to the red Emitter before placing it back onto the moving platform.
  • Take the Hexahedron and place it on the pressure plate.
  • After you do, grab the Connector and connect it to the Inverter.
  • After you do, take it to the corner where you found it first and connect it to the blue Receiver in the other room. Place it on the Hexahedron so that the laser beam can reach across the fences.

The Theodorian Knot Puzzle (5)

The Jammer is the big key in the Theodorian Knot puzzle for the Talos Principle 2 DLC.

  • Grab the Jammer and take it to the left. Through the window, jam the blue gate right across from you so that you can take the RGB Converter.
  • Take the RGB Converter and place it on the single pressure plate.
  • Go back to move the Jammer further to the left, jamming the fan so that you can go through.
  • Take off the fan from the wall and place it on the pressure plate instead of the Hexahedron.
  • Bring the Hexahedron to the middle area and place it on the left pressure plate (where there are two).
  • Pick up the RGB Converter and place it on the right pressure plate, opening the gate.

This part is the trickiest in the Theodorian Knot puzzle. You have to make sure that your lasers don't interact with each other.

  • Take the Jammer again, only this time, bring it to the right side. You'll see a blue gate to the right that you need to jam.
  • Go inside and grab the Connector, which you will connect to the red Emitter. Once you do, connect it to the RGB Converter as well.
  • Now grab the RGB Converter and connect it to the blue Emitter, as well as the green Receiver. Place it on the Hexahedron so that the lasers won't cross, and you've solved the puzzle.

The Binary Paradox Puzzle (6)

  • Grab the Driller and place it on the pressure plate, facing the golden wall so that you can open up a hole.
  • Now, take the Connector and connect it to the red Emitter (which you unlocked with the pressure plate) and the red Receiver through the hole. Head over there to find another Connector.
  • Bring the second Connector over and connect it to the red Receiver around the corner. Connect the two Connectors to the red Emitter.
  • Take the unlocked Hexahedron and put it in place of the second Driller. Take it to the other golden wall and make a hole. You'll see the blue Emitter through it.
  • Go and grab one of the Connectors and connect the blue Emitter to the blue Receiver.
  • Once you do, grab the other Connector and connect it through the top hole to the red Emitter and the red Receiver (just make sure to position it carefully so that the lasers don't overlap).

The Cutoff Quandry Puzzle (7)

This puzzle is separated into two sections, but luckily you have a body in each of them that you can go between.

  • First, take the Jammer and jam the fan through the window in the left corner.
  • After you do that, connect the Connector to the Emitter up top and to the Connector on the other side of the wall.
  • Take control of the other body so that you can move on the other side.
  • Use the Driller to make a hole in the lower golden wall.
  • Take the Hexahedron and place it on the fan. Now, you can connect the Connector to the Emitter and place it on the Hexahedron (you can't place it directly onto the fan).

You'll be doing a lot of back and forth in this section. Take it slow so you don't get confused (like I do).

  • Teleport to the other body.
  • Remove the Jammer, and the Hexahedron and Connector will fly high in the air.
  • Go back to the other body and move the Driller to the right so that it's now making a hole in the higher golden wall.
  • Grab the platform from the floor, jump onto the fan, and pick up both the Hexahedron and the Connector.
  • Go to the hole and switch to the other body. From the other side, you can now grab the Hexahedron (the Connector will drop to the platform now).
  • Jam the other fan on the side where the Jammer is and place the Hexahedron on top of it. Pick up the Connector and place it on top of it, too. After that, remove the Jammer, and they will both fly in the air.
  • Head back to the other body that is still holding the platform and second Connector.
  • Get onto the fan, and the body will go up in the air, unlocking the Progress Wheel. Go back to the other body and touch it.

The Mechanical Gyre Puzzle (8)

  • Click on the Switch to get the wall with the small window. Look through it to connect the Inverter to the blue Emitter and the red Receiver. This will lower the bars, and you can go to the other room.
  • Grab the Connector and take it back outside to replace the Inverter.
  • Take the Inverter into the unlocked room and connect the blue Emitter to the red Receiver, unlocking another blue gate.
  • Switch the wall to the blue gate with the two Receivers. Point the Jammer at it so that you can go through it.
  • Go through the wall and take the Connector to bring it all the way into the rooms, where you will find a single red Receiver. There is a Driller locked behind it, which you should grab.
  • Move the Inverter so that it hits the Connector and the red Emitter, then take out the Driller to the first area.
  • Press the Switch again until you spin a golden wall. Make a hole in it with the Driller.
  • Through the hole, connect the Connector with the red Receivers to hold both the first and the second blue gate open.
  • Connect the Inverter to the Connector and then connect it to the blue Receiver.
  • Now, use the Switch again until you get to the wall with the blue gate and two Receivers.
  • Connect both the Connector and the Inverter to the blue Emitter and with their Receivers.
  • Once the gate is down, take the Jammer and bring it to the gate that is blocking the Progress wheel. Jam it, and you'll solve the puzzle.

Auxiliary Factor (Lost Puzzle)

  • First, grab the Connector and attach it to the blue Emitter and blue Receiver to open the gate.
  • Bring both RGB Converters to the first area.
  • Connect one RGB Converter to the blue Emitter, then connect it to the red Emitter.
  • Connect the second RGB Converter to the red Emitter and to the blue Receiver.
  • Connect the RGB Converters together, and you will get a blue laser that will keep the blue gate open.
  • Since you don't need it outside anymore, take the Connector inside and attach it to the red Emitter. Put it next to the window so that you can see what needs connecting later.
  • Take the first RGB Converter and connect it to the blue Receiver, the red Emitter, and the Converter.
  • Take the second RGB Converter and connect it to the blue Emitter, the red Emitter, the Connector, and the first RGB Converter.
  • Go and pick up the Connector without keeping the connections. Instead, just connect it to the second RGB Connector and to the green Receiver.

Isle of the Blessed - Red Puzzles

When you're done exploring the Green area, head to the red section of the Isle of the Blessed DLC episode.

The Missing Element Puzzle (1)

  • Take the Accumulator and put it next to the blue gate, but more towards the right frame. This way, when you activate the Accumulator, both the first and the second blue gate will go down.
  • Step on the pressure plate to activate the Accumulator.
  • Now, go inside and pick up the Hexahedron.
  • Put the Hexahedron on the fan, then put the Accumulator on top of it. Once you step on the pressure plate again, both will fly up and dispel the blue gate above, which is holding the Connector (it will fall down now).
  • For the last step, place the Accumulator near the blue gate that is hiding the Progress Wheel.
  • After you do, take the Connector, connect it to the blue Emitter and Accumulator, and then place it on the pressure plate. Interact with the wheel to solve the puzzle.

The Laser Circus Puzzle (2)

  • Take the Hexahedron and put it on the pressure plate to get the RGB Converter.
  • After you take it out, put the Hexahedron on the pressure plate in front of the red Emitter.
  • Now, connect the RGB Converter to the red Emitter (1), blue Emitter (2), and green Receiver (3) to open the gate, then take out the second RGB Converter.
  • Connect the second RGB Converter to the first and to the blue Emitter to get the red laser. Use it to open the red Receiver to the right and get the third RGB Converter.
  • Connect the third RGB Converter to the first two and get the blue light that is needed to open the blue Receiver. Grab a fan from behind it, which you should put on the pressure plate instead of the Hexahedron.
  • Pick up the second RGB Converter and connect it to the red Emitter and the first RGB Converter. You'll get a blue laser.
  • Now, when you connect the third RGB Converter to the other two, it will give you a red laser, which is perfect for opening up the last red receiver and gate.

The Bilateral Challenge Puzzle (3)