22 Sep 2021 4:48 PM +00:00

Sable: 'When the Swords Cross, Stand Face to Face' Puzzle Solution

While climbing the Bridge of the Betrayed in Sable you may come across a mask puzzle. The clue that you are given is 'When the swords cross, stand face to face'. It can be a tricky puzzle to solve if you don't know what you're doing. In this guide we'll detail the solution to the 'When the swords cross' puzzle, and let you know what the reward is.

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Sable: 'When the Swords Cross, Stand Face to Face' Puzzle Solution

While climbing the Bridge of the Betrayed in Sable you will come across a mask puzzle. There's a gold mask on a small column, and behind it is a pedestal that you can stand on. When you're up there, you can face a large glowing mask face.

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Interact with the gold mask and you'll get the following clue:

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'When the swords cross, stand face to face'

This refers to the two statues that are above the puzzle. You'll need to stand on the pedestal facing the mask, waiting for the sun to rise and join the two shadows cast by the swords. This happens a few minutes after sun rise. I just left my character standing there and did something else. The mask will open automatically as long as you are facing it when the sun is in the correct position.

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Reward

Once you have opened the face mask at the right time of day, there will be a chest for you to claim. It has the Monumental Stone Bottoms piece of gear. This is a cosmetic piece that can be equipped to Sable's legs.

That's how to solve the crossed swords puzzle in Sable. For more help with the game be sure to check out our guide on Changing the Colour of Your Bike. Elsewhere there's our guide on Heartbreak In the City Walkthrough.