When you get to the second act in Disdain, you should be prepared for how obtuse this game is. Nothing is made clear, and the game relies on you just figuring out what to do, whether through trial and error or luck. While there is some combat in the game, your main sticking points will come down to the puzzles you face in each act. The puzzle of the second act is one of the most complicated in the game.
Instead of a single puzzle, Disdain throws a series of spinning puzzles at you when you get to the second act. You’ll need to solve four individual puzzles before you can interact with the main controls you see after entering the glowing red room. Here, you will collect the cylindrical device you need to interact with these puzzles of a corpse. With it in hand, here’s how to solve each of the spinning puzzles in Disdain act 2
How to solve the first sliding puzzle
The first sliding puzzle is right next to the body you take the device from.
Step 1: Turn the dial to the left twice.
Step 2: Press the “use” button on the notch.
Step 3: Turn the dial to the right four times.
Step 4: Press the “use” button on the notch.
Step 5: Turn the dial to the left once.
Step 6: Hit the “use” button on the last notch.
Step 7: Turn the dial to the left once so all three are lined up vertically.
How to solve the second and third spinning puzzles
The problem with the following puzzles is that the notches you’re trying to line up will move on their own, making it impossible to give specific instructions on how to solve it. However, there is a trick to find out.
Step 1: Look at the notches and see where they stop.
Step 2: When a notch stops, it will make a clicking sound.
Step 3: Line up the dial with where the notches will stop and press “use” at the right time.
Step 4: Do them in the same order as the first puzzle, starting with the outer ring and working your way to the inner rings.
Step 5: Once you have all three, take them to the top to solve the puzzles.
How to solve the final spin puzzle
It’s also impossible to give specific instructions for the last spinning puzzle. Once again, the rings will spin and click when notches can be interacted with, only now the last notch will be invisible.
Step 1: Repeat the same tactics as puzzles two and three.
Step 2: When you only have the final notch, place your dial on the bottom left side.
Step 3: Wait for the click and grab it.
Step 4: Complete the puzzle as usual.