How to solve the light puzzles in act 3 in Scorn
Scorn is a challenging game in almost every way. It will not only put your mettle to the test as you try to maneuver through its unsettling settings, but it will also constantly obstruct your progress with cryptic puzzles. There are one or more big puzzles in each act of the game, but they rarely provide much in the way of instruction as to what you should even be doing. A couple of strange light puzzles make up the third act of Scorn’s toughest challenge. These are perhaps the trickiest problems you’ll encounter throughout the game, mostly because of how vague the instructions are. Here are the solutions to the light problems in Scorn Act 3, in case you’ve been gazing at this strange, squishy apparatus of lights and orbs for too long.
How to solve the first light puzzle
We need to determine what the heck we’re even trying to do before we look at the puzzle’s answers. Making all of the inner circles glow is your objective when solving these puzzles. Although it seems straightforward, turning on or off one light affects all the others. In addition, because some of the lights are coupled, you must take their rotation into consideration. The right lights must be turned on in the end before you can spin the lights into position.
Step 1: Select the middle dial so the connector is pointed to the upper right, and the top two nodes are not connected.
Step 2: Spin the left node until it’s lit.
Step 3: Spin the middle so the longer bar so it is now pointed to the upper left node.
Step 4: Spin the right node until it’s lit.
Step 5: Put the middle bar back to the top right again.
Step 6: Spin the top right node four times.
Step 7: Switch the middle bar back to the top left node.
Step 8: Spin the top right node until it’s lit again.
Step 9: Spin the middle bar to face straight down.
How to solve the second light puzzle
The second light puzzle operates precisely like the first, with the exception that this one has more bars and nodes. How to fix it is as follows:
Step 1: Spin the bottom central bar upward.
Step 2: Spin the left node until it is lit.
Step 3: Spin the upper middle node until the center node and top node are lit.
Step 4: Point the bottom center bar to the right.
Step 5: Spin the right node five times.
Step 6: Move the lower middle bar straight up.
Step 7: Spin the right node until it’s lit.
Step 8: Spin the lower middle bar straight down.