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The Talos Principle 2: How to Instantly Complete or Skip Puzzles

Are you completely stumped by a puzzle solution in The Talos Principle 2? Why not skip the whole thing?

Many brain teasers await you, though you need not always feel frustrated due to the challenges. Our guide discusses how to instantly complete or skip puzzles in The Talos Principle 2 by using a particular item.

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How to Instantly Complete or Skip Puzzles in The Talos Principle 2

You can skip or instantly complete puzzles in The Talos Principle 2 by spending Prometheus Sparks on Prometheus Terminals. The terminals themselves appear as circular panels on the wall next to the barrier of a puzzle room. If you interact with one, you’re asked if you wish to spend tokens, which is another term for Prometheus Sparks.

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How to Get Prometheus Sparks

The Talos Principle 2 Prometheus Sparks appear as bright orange orbs, and there are only a select few of them scattered in each level. Here’s a quick summary:

  • Some Prometheus Sparks are simply found in specific spots in a zone. Try to keep your eyes peeled since they can be anywhere, even on top of ledges.
  • Others are rewarded if you complete Monument-type puzzles. For instance, if you complete the Monument Sprite in Desolate Island, you’ll receive a spark token for your efforts.
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When Should You Spend Prometheus Sparks to Skip Puzzles

Since the game has a lot of puzzles and only a select few tokens, you might be wondering when you should spend them. In my opinion, I feel that it’s better to hold off until you’re almost at the end of the campaign. I can tell you that you only need to complete eight puzzles of any type to clear a zone. As such, you could do a couple of lost puzzles in case the numbered puzzles are giving you a problem.

All in all, that means you won’t need to use up a spark token early on. Instead, if you hold on to your tokens until much later, you can ensure that you have a lot remaining. I think this is a great idea once you’ve finally encountered several puzzles that leave you stumped, or if you’re going for 100% completion.

That’s it: that’s everything you need to know about how to skip or instantly complete puzzles in The Talos Principle 2. If you’re new to the game, you might want to learn about how to fast travel and how to find puzzles/secrets, as well as how to return to New Jerusalem. For other tips and tactics, you can visit our Talos 2 guides hub.

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Jason Rodriguez is a game reviewer and guides writer from the Philippines. With around 5,000 published articles, he's freelanced for numerous outlets, including GameSkinny, GameSpot, Polygon, IGN, PCGamesN, PC Invasion, and more.