Marvel’s Midnight Suns is home to exciting battles and difficult puzzles, one of which is the puzzle of the Standing Stones. Here’s how to solve it.
One of the best things about video games is that even after the main storyline is completed, there are often chances to backtrack and finish side-quests that allow players to discover even more of the game. Most third-person adventure titles and the sub-genre of superhero games are known for this. Great examples of this are Marvel’s Spider-Man and the Arkham series, with side missions that are just as entertaining as the main narrative. Marvel’s Midnight Suns has taken this concept to a whole new level.
Marvel’s Midnight Suns was developed by Firaxis Games and adopted its classic strategy template from other titles made by the company, like XCOM. What resulted is a Marvel game that saw popular characters using abilities that showcase the best of their powers in a unique, but stylized, combat system. In the player’s downtime, they can explore the Abbey, the hub world where players can uncover mystical mysteries and build friendships with other heroes. In addition, there are also puzzles like the Standing Stones puzzle that require some out-of-the-box thinking and searching to successfully complete.
What the Standing Stones Are in Midnight Suns
The Standing Stones are located on the east end of the Abbey and are five stone pillars that have glyphs carved into them. These glyphs are crucial to solving the puzzle but are different for each player. While the location is easy to find on a map, they require a challenge to be met. Players have to obtain the Words of Power before they can unlock the answers to the Standing Stones.
How To Solve the Standing Stones Puzzle
Solving the Standing Stones is a matter of hide and seek as players must search the grounds to find the right sequences in which to activate the glyphs. Once those sequences are found, players must return to the stones and input them in the same order to access a corresponding legendary chest. With that in mind, players must scour every corner of the Abbey to find the three sequences.
The first one is the easiest to locate as it’s scrawled on the wall of the Abbey’s chapel. Once players obtain the sequence, they must return to the stones and use Reveal. Doing so will allow them to input the sequence and be awarded a chest. Players can use Arcane Keys to open this and the other two chests, once they are uncovered.
The last two glyph sequences are a bit harder to reach, requiring the other Words of Power to unblock pathways. The second sequence can be found in Agatha’s cottage, located in the north section of the Abbey. Once that sequence has been found, players can input it into the stones as they did with the first one. This will manifest a second chest.
The final sequence is in Lilith’s Garden in the northwest region of the map. The third Word of Power, Purify, will uncover the garden, and players can run to the back of the greenhouse and use Break to destroy a wall and access a ladder that takes the player to a lower level. In that small room, the final sequence will be on the wall. Players can then use it with the Stones to access the last legendary chest.
What Players Get for Solving the Standing Stone Puzzle
The three legendary chests contain some fantastic rewards tied to many aspects of the game. Some of these rewards include blueprints, color palettes for hero suits, and combat items. All in all, the Standing Stones aren’t an inherently difficult puzzle to solve, but they do have many prerequisites and items to complete. Plus, since all players have different random sequences, there’s no easy way to cheat the system and get to the rewards without finding said sequences. The level of discovery required is rewarding on its own and adds another level of detail to Marvel’s Midnight Suns.