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Outer Wilds: Echoes of the Eye walkthrough – Abandoned Temple guide

The end of the end

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

In this Outer Wilds: Echoes of the Eye Abandoned Temple walkthrough, we’ll guide you through the ending of this DLC. Beating this add-on content also gives you a new ending for the original game.


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Abandoned Temple walkthrough

We’ve almost reached the conclusion of Outer Wilds: Echoes of the Eye. But, first, GASP!, we have to die.

Standing in a fire in Outer Wilds: Echoes of the Eye
Pick option three: Burn
Image: Mobius Digital/Annapurna Interactive via Polygon

Artifact in hand, head to the Island Tower and remove the lanterns in front of the painting with the ringed planet to reveal the secret passage to the ritual room. Then, instead of sleeping at the fire, jump into it and stay there until you die.

Instead of the loop restarting as normal, you will wake up in the Other World. Leave the tower and go into the stilted village. Keep left until you find the wooden statue with the hole in the middle and use your artifact to light up the area near the tower, revealing the raft. Go back and get on the raft.

Take the Plunge

Ride the raft until you reach the dark, transitional space between the docking areas. As the reel in the Shrouded Woodlands revealed, you need to jump off the raft while you’re in this dark area.

Do so, and you’ll land in the Abandoned Temple, but on the opposite side of where you access it from the Submerged Structure. From the location where you land, you can also access other areas that you’ve visited before, so make sure you’re walking toward the three, green, vertical lights of the mysterious vessel.

The Three Seals

Walk across the water until you reach the statue with the hole in the middle which faces the mysterious vessel. Follow the prompt and extinguish. This will take out the center seal.

Now, ride the raft across the water and turn your attention to the control panel on your right. It’s just as unsolvable as ever if you have your artifact in your hand, so walk toward the mysterious vessel and drop the artifact.

A polygonal world in Outer Wilds: Echoes of the Eye
Line up the platforms to get across
Image: Mobius Digital/Annapurna Interactive via Polygon

Walk back, and you’ll enter the polygonal world, revealing platforms that you can manipulate with the control panel. Line up the platforms, then walk across and use the statue to extinguish the seal.

Now, turn your attention to the last area: the bridge guarded by watchers. Turns out, you can now walk across the bridge without any problem because you’re dead. Do so, and use the statue to extinguish the last seal.

A bridge in Outer Wilds: Echoes of the Eye
You can walk across this bridge now
Image: Mobius Digital/Annapurna Interactive via Polygon

Approach the mysterious vessel and rotate the crank to open it. Walk down the stairs (don’t worry if you can’t see anything), until you reach a dimly lit room with a telescope-like device.

Light all the candles to open the door and proceed through. Insert your artifact into the device to descend. Remove your artifact at the bottom and walk toward the other artifact to meet the Prisoner. Talk to them and they will show you a reel using their Vision Torch, then hand Vision Torch to you. Return the favor, casting a green light into the Prisoner’s eyes.

After the Prisoner leaves, take the elevator up, then the stairs, and find the Vision Torch planted in the ground outside the vessel. Watch one last vision.

New Ending

If you just wanted to play Echoes of the Eye without revisiting the base game, congratulations, you have completed it! But, completing the DLC also adds a new ending to Outer Wilds, which you can reach by completing the game. The process of getting to that ending is the same one we outlined in our original guide.