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Heroes of Hammerwatch: How to solve puzzles secrets

Heroes of Hammerwatch- How to solve puzzles

Want to be able to solve the Heroes of Hammerwatch puzzles and secrets with ease?

Breakable and hidden walls

Keep your eyes open for these breakable walls and secret corridors throughout your adventure to find items and treasure!

Act 1, The Mines

Act 2, The Prison

Act 3, The Armory

Act 4, The Archives

Act 5, The Chambers

Secret Rooms

You can find one of three different things behind a cracked wall secret room:

  • A chest and some gold
  • RNG button, 3 types, each generating a random reward:
    • A button in the middle of a 5 x 5 grid
    • A button in the middle of a 5 x 5 grid with ~1/2 of the buttons missing
    • A button in the middle of a smaller 3 x 3 grid
      • Each spot on the floor has a 50% chance to pop up in the time before generating the reward.

Some of the smaller RNG rooms don’t always give an item, however the largest button room can give all item types, with commons appearing on the bottom, uncommons on the right, rares at the top, and epic or legendary on the left.

  • A legendary item can be obtained when all but 4 (or less) of the buttons are activated. Epic at 5 or 6 away.

For the Full 5 x 5 grid, the probability of the various rarity of items is as follows and is completely random based, carrying LUCK based gear can help towards this (rounded to 2 decimal places):

Legendary 0.08%
Epic 1.06%
Rare 6.45%
Uncommon 65.36%
Common 26.99%


Puzzles will be spread all throughout your adventure. Solve them to claim prizes from gold to keys to chests containing powerful items!
There are several different types, some are self-explanatory, but a few leave you blind guessing.
The most common puzzles involve spike traps and projectiles. These are easily solvable by studying the pattern at which the spike traps are moving, then there are the other types which can become a mini-game.

Spoiler Alert! If you do not wish have these puzzles revealed and explained, stop here.

Lightning Run

Should you see a 3 x 3 pattern of squares on the floor with lightning bolts, this is the lightning run!
From the moment you step on the blank tile, the timer starts. Race to the next unlit tile as many times as you can before the timer finishes.
As you touch the unlit tiles, the 5 tiles on the left hand side of the 3 x 3 grid will start light up one by one. This indicates the level of prize you will receive.
The highest prize is tough to achieve as there is little margin for error.
Having high movement speed on your character will be a great advantage here. A tip is that the next unlit tile must be 1 away from the previous unlit tile, and can be diagonally from the previous one.

From highest to lowest the rewards are:

  • Silver locked chest
  • Bronze locked chest
  • Unlocked chest
  • Bronze key
  • Apple

The locked chests does need a key, so if you don’t have any, try not to complete the puzzle to the highest level or you will miss out on your reward!

Lights out

This little head-scratcher of a puzzle can be difficult for any newcomer to the puzzle and often leads to the lower rewards.
Brute force will not get you through this puzzle with a good reward!
It consists of a 3 x 3 grid, with panels that are either lit up or dark. There is also a treasure spawn panel to the right.
Each time you step on a panel, it and all the adjacent panels will change state: if they were off, they are now on. If they were on, they are now off.
The objective is to have all the panels lit up.
You are allowed to make a 3 or 4 mistakes and still get the best reward.

There is also a 5 x 5 version of this puzzle in the Archives that can appear extremely rarely.

From highest to lowest the 3 x 3 rewards are:

  • Silver locked chest
  • Bronze locked chest
  • Unlocked chest
  • Bronze key
  • Food or gem pickup(?)

From highest to lowest the 5 x 5 rewards are:

  • Ace Key (perfect)
  • Gold locked chest
  • Silver locked chest
  • Bronze locked chest
  • ?
  • Apple

Just remember that you will require the right key to open up any rewarded chest!

Symbol Memory

This puzzle has you test your memory. Once you press the button 5 different symbols will appear in the 3 x 3 grid in a random sequence, but there will always be 3 Λ’s, 2 O’s, 2 X’s, 1 Y and 1 Z.
Each symbol type needs to be stood on and lit up in the order you just saw. You have unlimited time to complete this puzzle, but you cannot reset it and try again.
If you feel like this puzzle is too troublesome taking a screenshot or even recording a video from your phone will allow you to easily solve it.

From highest to lowest the rewards are:

  • Silver locked chest
  • Silver Key
  • Bronze locked chest
  • Unlocked chest
  • Bronze Key
  • Apple

again remember that you will need the correct key to open the chests.

Remember the Path

This is a 5 x 5 puzzle that appears in the Archives once you press the button a path will light up tile by tile and it’s your job to remember and repeat it.
You are timed upon stepping onto a tile so doing the puzzle slowly will not fly. The path can loop back on itself and if you misstep once you lose.

From highest to lowest the rewards are:

  • Golden locked chest
  • Silver locked chest
  • Bronze locked chest
  • Wooden Chest
  • Apple

Want more Heroes of Hammerwatch? Be sure to have a look at the review of the game. 

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