How To Open The Ancient Stronghold In AC: Odyssey

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Assassin’s Creed Odyssey has its fair share of side quests. One of the side quests is Journey’s End, which begins in Ellis after talking with Phidias. During the mission you will gain They wandered of Phidias, which will enable you to go to An ancient fortress and obtain weapons from them. However, to complete the quest and obtain the weapon, you will need to complete a puzzle.

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This isn’t the trickiest puzzle in the game, as it’s quite short. In fact, you can complete it and get the loot in one minute. To do this, here’s everything you need to know.


Updated June 26, 2023 Ben Jessey: The map in Assassin’s Creed Odyssey is full of all kinds of things to find and do. For example, in this guide we tell you about the puzzle in the Journey’s End quest.

It doesn’t take long to complete if you know the solution. This part already contained the mentioned solution, but it was not very clear. So we’ve gone back to the guide to tweak it a bit and make it as easy to follow as possible.

How to solve the Journey’s End puzzle

A map showing the location of an ancient fortress and a side quest near it.

After acquisition They wanderedwill be your next goal to make your way to An ancient fortress which is located on the island of Lemnos.

Once you achieve it, go to the hall.

Deal with any enemies you come across as you go through.

Screenshot of Assassin's Creed Odyssey Inside Ancient Stronghold

You can also take over The Enigma of Ostraca the tablet located on the right side before entering the puzzle room.

After receiving the tablet, go into the puzzle room and you see four plates on either side of the room with symbols on them.

You have to press four of these eight panels in the correct order. This will complete the puzzle and open the door further.

Plate order

Left wall inside the puzzle room in the ancient fortress.

The order in which you will interact with the panels is the same order shown in Scytale.

they exist you need to press two on each wall.

It starts on the left wallcommunicate with the first plate on your left. Then do the same for panel on the far right.

Right wall inside the puzzle room in the ancient fortress.

Then, go to the right wall. On this, your focus should be on the two plates in the middle.

Interaction with third down from where you enter, before pushing the one to the right of it.

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Chest loot

Alexios interacts with the chest after completing the side quest.

After solving the puzzle, continue and interaction with the doorwhich will take you to a small room with a chest in the middle.

Checking the Atlantean Blade in inventory.

Looting will get you Atlantean Bladethe dagger that you +15% hunting damage, 25% critical damageand 30% armor penetration.

You can also equip a good engraving on it for more stat bonuses.

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