Lost Temple music puzzle in Remnant 2

remnant 2 music puzzle with water harp mechanism

remnant 2 music puzzle with water harp mechanism
September 1, 2023: We've updated our guide on the Remnant 2 music puzzle in the Lost Temple.

So here's what you need to do to get the Water Harp mechanism to work and solve the music puzzle in Remnant 2. Gunfire Games' newest offering has some highly engaging puzzles that require you to pay attention to your surroundings. So when you first approach the Lost Temple and walk up to the puzzle, it can look like an extremely confusing mechanism. Even if you figure out the strange symbols, it still won't work.

But the puzzle has two steps that you need to perform in order to solve it. So we'll be going over both of these steps in order and get you through this puzzle with the fastest route available. Therefore, join us in solving the Lost Temple music puzzle in Remnant 2.

But for more on the game, be sure to check out whether Remnant 2 has crossplay or not. We've also got a guide for all the bosses in Remnant 2, alongside details on how to heal.

Making the lever work

It's not possible to immediately solve the water harp puzzle as there are two parts to the mechanism. But you're going to have to explore and take a detour around the temple, where you'll have to go through two different dungeons.

remnant 2 nameless nest detour
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So after clearing the first area, make your way to the Nameless Nest. Over there, you will have to face off against the area's boss. In our case, it was the Mother Mind.

remnant 2 mother mind boss
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Once you're done, you need to go through the Faithless Thicket ahead and open the door leading back to the Lost Temple.

remnant 2 path around faithless thicket
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However, if you walk upstairs, you'll see a mechanism with a lever. This is the second half of the Water Harp that powers the machine. Firstly, pull the lever, and the Water Harp will become functional again.

remnant 2 water harp puzzle second half power lever
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Water Harp Music Puzzle solution

The solution to the music puzzle does not require any musical knowledge at all. So all you need to do is read the journal next to the Lost Temple world crystal and understand what it means.

remnant 2 water harp music cylinder with five symbols
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The Water Harp music cylinder has eight rows for you to arrange. The entry in the book will show you a list of symbols with dashes representing blank spaces for a total of eight. Therefore, each symbol corresponds to a column number and you simply have to raise the appropriate peg.

remnant 2 music puzzle solution notes
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So this means that for the above symbols, we get an arrangement of the following:

  1. 5th column
  2. Empty
  3. 4th column
  4. Empty
  5. 3rd column
  6. 4th column
  7. 1st column
  8. Empty

Once you pull the lever, the mechanism should work fine and raise the bridge to move forward to the Ravager's Lair.

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But there you have it, that's all you need to know about solving the Lost Temple Music Puzzle in Remnant 2. While you're here, be sure to also check out our guides on how to dual archetype, as well as the best weapons in the game.

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