Starfield Hyla II Ancient Ruins Puzzle Solution

Hyla II ancient ruins puzzle in Starfield is both cryptic and irritating in nature due to lack of information. Follow our guide to complete this puzzle without banging your head in the wall.

Hyla II ancient ruins puzzle in Starfield takes place during the final moments of the main campaign, where you must track down the Pilgrim. Once you finish “A High Price to Pay” main quest, your next quest, Unity, starts. The Unity ancient ruins puzzle is a part of this quest and requires you to obtain an important item called “Scorpion Sting” in Starfield. A quick summary of the Starfield Unity Quest is given below:

  • The quest starts with you talking to Matteo, who will mention visiting Keeper Aquilus.
  • To find him, you must go to the MAST district and find the Sanctum Universum building on the left side.
  • After finding Keeper, he will tell you to visit Singh, a Pilgrim who spoke to all three religious leaders in the galaxy.
  • You need to go to the Enlightened building in the Well district.
  • After that, you must find and visit Mirza, a follower of the Great Serpent in the Sysdef Compound.
  • Follow the quest marker on the map to reach where you will find a legend indicating the location of the Pilgrim Settlement.
  • The settlement mentioned in the legend is the Pilgrim’s Rest, located on the Indum II planet. Here, you will come across Pilgrim’s computer Puzzle, which you need to solve to obtain a journal named Pilgrim’s Final Writing document.
  • Upon reading the journal, it directs you to the Hyla II planet in the Hyla system (Unity constellation), where you need to solve the Hyla II Ancient Ruins Puzzle.

How to solve Starfield ancient ruins puzzle on Hyla II

Once you reach Hyla II, you will see a strange alien structure guarded by two giant scorpions. Don’t attack these creatures, as they are docile. Once you reach the Hyla II puzzle structure in Starfield, you will notice a strange constellation on the floor resembling a scorpion. The last star of the constellation represents the tip of the Scorpion’s Tail.

Look up, and you will notice a beam of light hitting the ground from the top of the Hylia II ancient ruin structure. This is where you need to figure out what to do, as the game doesn’t give you any hint at all. To solve the Unity ancient ruins puzzle, you need to direct the light source on the tail of the constellation.

There is a glyph at the entrance of the Starfield ancient ruins light puzzle structure with 4 buttons shaped like the d-pad of a controller. Once you aim at any button, it shows “Glyph” text and allows you to interact with it.

These glyph buttons control the direction of the light. You must long-press the glyph button to move the light source in that direction. A simple press of E on the keyboard or A on the controller won’t do.

Due to the random placement of light sources for everyone, it is difficult to give a definite solution. For me, it was pressing the left glyph twice and the bottom glyph once (hold on them) to reach the tail of the constellation.

Once the light source hits the scorpion’s tail, the Starfield Hylia II ancient ruin puzzle is solved, and you gain access to the next part of the quest.

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