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Outer Wilds Echoes of the Eye walkthrough: Endless Canyon guide

Watch out for owls!

The Endless Canyon in Outer Wilds: Echoes of the Eye Image: Mobius Digital/Annapurna Interactive via Polygon

In this Outer Wilds: Echoes of the Eye Endless Canyon walkthrough, we’ll guide you over the invisible walkways, help you find Reels, and teach you how to dodge the patrolling owls in this dark area.

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Endless Canyon walkthrough

If you’ve visited the Abandoned Temple via the Submerged Structure, you’ve seen that unlocking the vessel hidden there appears to require three codes. The quest to track them down involves traveling to the Other World. Let’s start with Endless Canyon.

From the ritual hut in the Hidden Gorge, emerge into the Endless Canyon. Once you exit the ritual structure, you should see a large wooden building lit up with candles. That’s your destination but, unfortunately, there isn’t currently a way to reach it. To fix that, head to the right, using the artifact’s focus ability to light your way. You should find a wooden statue with a hole in the middle. Shine your artifact’s light through the hole to light up a bridge that you can now use to cross over to the building.

A building covered in lights in Outer Wilds: Echoes of the Eye Image: Mobius Digital/Annapurna Interactive via Polygon

Do so, and once you’re inside the building, turn right to head up the stairs. Follow the stairs until they dead end into an exterior balcony, then turn right and walk until you reach a small staircase leading down to dirt. From here, you should see a few chairs arranged around a stage. To the left, there are a pair of unlit candles along the cliff.

Candles near some chairs in Outer Wilds: Echoes of the Eye
Light these candles
Image: Mobius Digital/Annapurna Interactive via Polygon

Light them both with the artifact, and walk along the invisible path that leads from these candles to the pair on the opposite cliff. When you get there, you will see another wooden statue, which you can use to extinguish the lights in the big wooden building. Doing so will open all the doors in the building that were previously closed (good) and unleash several patrolling owl creatures who will attack you on sight (bad). Drop down from the ledge with the statue and follow the path back to where you started.

Never Stop Sneakin’

Avoiding the owl people can be very frustrating and if they catch you, you’ll wake up and have to enter the Other World again. So, you may want to practice your route with the lights on before you attempt it in the dark.

An owl person in the dark in Outer Wilds: Echoes of the Eye
Avoid them or you’ll have to start over
Image: Mobius Digital/Annapurna Interactive via Polygon

When you’re ready, enter the building and take a left to go down the stairs. On your right, you’ll see the space where a bridge once was, leading to a portrait of an owl. Your goal is to make this bridge reappear, so continue down the stairs— at one point using a hand device to teleport across a gap — until you reach an area where there is a garden in front of you and a door leading back into the building to your left.

Both areas are patrolled by owl creatures. Stay in the garden and flash your lantern at the owl in quick bursts to bait them into the garden, then move around them and over the bridge. Turn left and head up into the building then take the last door on the left to find the stairs to the next floor up. There’s an owl patrolling here as well. Avoid them and move straight forward to the opposite side of the room. Here you’ll find a statue overlooking the bridge area. Shine your light through the hole in the middle to activate the bridge.

Finding the Reels

Head back to the bridge and cross it. Take the stairs down to the bottom level where there is an owl creature patrolling. Avoid them and walk straight out the door and across an invisible path to reach an elevator. Shine your artifact on the controls to take it down into the Forbidden Archive.

A mechanism in Outer Wilds: Echoes of the Eye Image: Mobius Digital/Annapurna Interactive via Polygon

There are two reels to view here. Set your artifact in the projector slot and walk up the stairs to the right. At the top, you’ll find two reels. The lower of the two bears the symbol of an artifact on the outside and shows the owl people gathering to watch a projection showing the world being made from lines and polygons. The second, which you will need to jump to reach, bears an emblem with the ringed planet glitching out and shows an owl person setting their artifact down and walking out of its range. When they get out of its dome, they take on a blocky, polygonal appearance.

A polygonal looking world in Outer Wilds: Echoes of the Eye
Use this is a guide
Image: Mobius Digital/Annapurna Interactive via Polygon

This second reel is your hint to set the artifact down on the ground and try it out for yourself. Do so, and walk back towards the elevator. On the right, you’ll see two blocky, green platforms leading to a container. Remember where the platforms are and walk back and grab your lantern. Now, come back and walk along where the platforms were to reach the container. Open it to reveal that the code you seek has been scratched out. You have now completed all there is to do in the Endless Canyon.