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Outer Wilds guide: Brittle Hollow’s black hole and the White Hole Station walkthrough

What to do when you fall into the black hole

Outer Wilds guide to falling into Brittle Hollow’s black hole and exploring the White Hole Station Mobius Digital/Annapurna Interactive via Polygon

While exploring Brittle Hollow in Outer Wilds, it’s only a matter of time before you fall into the black hole at the center of the planet.

The black hole won’t kill you, though. In fact, it’ll take you to a new Nomai location and teach you about their teleporting technology.

Below, we’ll walk you through what happens when you fall in, and how to get back to Brittle Hollow and the Hanging City.

Black hole // White Hole Station

Outer Wilds White Hole Station
The White Hole Station.
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The black hole will spit you out into deep space — out near the edge of the solar system. Directly in front of you is the White Hole Station. Jetpack your way to it, and land on the gravity crystal tiling around the outside.

Find the entrance, and drop through. Use the ball to trigger the pentagonal switch, and drop down to the floor.

Check the Nomai writing on the wall for an explanation about the station and its warp tower. Take the elevator down to the floor below. Move the ball into either side of the W-shaped switch — it just starts the tower rotating — and head back up.

Grab the Ember Twin projection stone from the shelf nearby, and stand in the middle of the room. When Brittle Hollow rotates overhead, you’ll warp back to the north pole of the planet.

Northern Glacier // Brittle Hollow

Outer Wilds Brittle Hollow Northern Glacier ruins
The ruins at the Northern Glacier.
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From the pad where the White Hole Station drops you, follow the spiraling path out. Take a look at the readings on the sensor just outside of the exit, and then make your way to the ruins just to the west. Stop just before the entrance for a note from Feldspar and some jetpack fuel.

There’s a broken elevator inside and a sign pointing down to the Hanging City. Go past and up the stairs. Check the Nomai writing to learn about the warp tower and add it to your ship’s log.

Follow the platform left, and then down to the floor below.

Place the Ember Twin projection stone in the pedestal in front of the blank wall. Read about the warp tower anomalies and the research being done at the High Energy Lab along Ember Twin’s equator.

Placing the Ember Twin projection stone in the other pedestal — the one in the depression in the floor — will show you a hologram of Ember Twin, but you can’t do anything with it.

Instead, head to the ruin that’s directly on the planet’s north pole.

Climb the stairs and jump the gap to read some more Nomai script. Here, you’ll learn about the phantom moon and add it to your ship’s log. Now it’s time to go to the Hanging City.

Northern Glacier entrance to Hanging City

Outer Wilds Brittle Hollow Northern Glacier tunnel to Hanging City
Location of the tunnel from the Northern Glacier to the Hanging City.
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From the script at the top of the north pole ruins, step to the right and find a gap in the wall. Below you there’s some water with tiny, snowy islands. Head to the far side of that water from where you’re standing.

Turn around and face north — back at the ruins you just came from. There’s a small tunnel leading down in one of the snow islands. Head inside.

This leads you to the Meltwater District of the Hanging City.