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Outer Wilds

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Secret Achievement466 (90)

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Achievement won on 01 Jun 19
TA Score for this game: 2,714
Posted on 31 May 19 at 19:41, Edited on 01 June 19 at 22:24
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Reach the Eye of the universe in one loop.

The other solution is great if you're working your way towards
Outer WildsArchaeologistThe Archaeologist achievement in Outer Wilds worth 272 pointsHidden Achievement
and you don't want to lose that progress, but if you're running this from a new expedition and just want to get the achievement here is the step by step guide:

NOTE: If you die at any point, you need to quit and start a new expedition again, this needs to be done in a single loop.
1. Acquire your launch codes from Hornfel in the Observatory
2. Launch your ship and head to the Ember Twin orbiting near the Sun
3. Land near the Distress Beacon (bright blue light being projected into the air) and acquire that Signal by scanning it with your Signal Scope
4. Hop back in your ship and fly to the Ash Twin (the other planet attached)
5. Land offset of the equator so your ship doesn't get sucked up in the sand and wait for a little bit. (You're waiting for the tower to be uncovered)
6. The tower we need to use is broken roofed one found by following the bridge from the Sun Shaped tower, there are two towers here, you want to enter the one with the dead Nomai laying in front of it (should have a broken/exposed roof)
7. Stand against the wall and look up, making sure you're underneath a piece of the remaining roof as to not get sucked up into the sand
8. Once the black hole teleporter (the purple square on the floor) is exposed, you are ready to teleport
9. To teleport, wait until the sand has come around and is going directly overhead, as it's passes over step into the middle of the room while looking up and you will be warped to the core of the Ember Twin
10. Once you've entered the core, run around the loop until you reach the orb switches, deactivate the shielding around the warp core and turn of artificial gravity and grab the newly exposed core
11. Maneuver your way back to the White Hole warp pad and leave the core and return to your ship
12. Fly to the Dark Seed Bramble and enter it with the Distress Signal searching, following the signal through seed until you arrive at the source
13. Turn around and follow the little light blocks until you reach a seed with a bunch of dead Nomai around
14. Shoot your Scout through the seed and watch it land on the Vessel now fly down to the red light
15. Stop just outside the red light seed and get out of your ship, making sure your air and fuel are full
16. Line up so you're not looking directly at any of the white lights and SLOWLY move forward to enter the seed.
17. Once you enter you should just be floating perfectly passed the Anglerfish, if you NEED to make adjustments make them very sparingly. Your goal is to float past them and when the scout reads ~1.5km you can move a little faster
18. Head to the scout location being careful of the one other potential anglerfish
19. Once you reach the seed, you can fly fast into it and head straight for the Vessel on the otherside
20. Enter the Vessel and head to the left in the hallway and enter the entryway on the left to find where you need to place the warp core
21. Place the warp core, move the orb switch to the code input device (so move it to the right) and then enter the code
22. Once the code is entered and the code entry machine descends downward, grab the orb switch and pull it upwards and enjoy your achievement!

If you have any questions, feel free to comment!
Ch1ps It's merely information others may not have known, seeing as this shows "Hidden Achievement" when showing the Secret Details. I understand it's not an exact description of what to do, but gives us an idea of what is needed.
Posted by Ch1ps on 31 May at 20:13
King fiShiZ just tried it, but with unplugging the network cabel and keeping my old save in the cloud (Archaeologist Chivo...), did't work for me. But Microsoft don't like offline playing so maybe the Chivo is just delayed... proof:
Posted by King fiShiZ on 31 May at 23:04
Woodsen Moosen Could you post a video? I thought I understood but I ended up in an endless seed loop in the Dark Seed Bramble.
Posted by Woodsen Moosen on 03 Jun at 00:24
Ch1ps At which step did you get into an endless loop? Before finding Escape Pod 3?
Posted by Ch1ps on 03 Jun at 01:13
terrett101 Couple of questions/pointers:

1. Does the player know the code by the time they get to the Vessel? I'm assuming the only way to obtain it is on Giant's Deep, which is being skipped here. It might be worth adding that here.
2. I think you can remove steps 15/16. You don't need to leave your ship when avoiding the anglers. Just head right into that next seed, and as the scene transitions, just don't touch your left thumbstick or RT/LT. Once you get close to the red center, you can then start gassing it again to the scout. I'm also pretty sure ANY adjustment to your trajectory will trigger the fish, although I haven't tested it thoroughly.
Posted by terrett101 on 04 Jun at 03:10
Ch1ps To answer number 1, this is assumed that you already know the code to be entered on the Vessel, I don't have a screen cap of it, otherwise I would have added it, but yeah... I figured no one would be going for this one FIRST as it kinda ruins the game to rush through right away.
Posted by Ch1ps on 04 Jun at 04:49
thatNoseyParker I got very confused at around 12-13 (although I was also getting confused at earlier steps, referring to the video I’m the other solution where necessary for visual aid).
Flew into the foggy core, “following the light blocks”, didn’t see any “seed” or dead nomai, suddenly the light turns out to be a GIANT angler (heart skipped a beat lmao) which then proceeded to chase me and eat me

I appreciate the text steps and the effort you’ve put in so far, but so more details or even better some screenshots would help immensely
Posted by thatNoseyParker on 06 Jun at 01:31
terrett101 @thatNoseyParker - the light blocks are not the glowing lights in the fog, but rather a trail of lights that lead away from the signal source described in step 12. It sounds like you haven't reached the source described in 12 yet, so focus on that, and then the trail of lights should be more evident. These lights are only a few meters apart once you find them.
Posted by terrett101 on 06 Jun at 14:17
Ch1ps Thanks for clarifying terrett!
Posted by Ch1ps on 06 Jun at 15:28
thatNoseyParker Thanks for the help, let’s give it another go!
Also, you don’t need to be looking up at the ember twin when teleporting
Posted by thatNoseyParker on 06 Jun at 18:03
thatNoseyParker Ok I found the seed with the dead nomai, but shooting the scout at it either gets it stuck on the edge or goes straight through, not sure what “vessel” you mean? I assume it’s supposed to teleport somewhere?

Moving on I got past the angler fish and was approaching the red light and then the supernova got me lol
Posted by thatNoseyParker on 06 Jun at 18:37
Ch1ps So with the scout, you can take pictures as it flies through, so upon doing so you'll see it hit a big nice ship, but really you just need the scout to know where to fly after entering the Red Seed.
Posted by Ch1ps on 06 Jun at 21:27
WhyattThrash Yup 15 and 16 are unnecessary. When entering that particular seed, the speed and direction will ALWAYS be the same so that you will safely (although slowly) get past the anglerfish. It doesn't matter whatsoever how you enter it.
Posted by WhyattThrash on 12 Jun at 17:08
Calex dEUS For step 12 you are not going to have the distress signal to follow if doing this on a new save in one loop.
Posted by Calex dEUS on 15 Jun at 11:58
WhyattThrash You do if you fetch the signal (step 3)
Posted by WhyattThrash on 15 Jun at 13:55
Calex dEUS I need to learn how to read
Posted by Calex dEUS on 15 Jun at 21:57
BlazingNobleKid Got this today first try. My last achieve. I had like 1 minute left I thought I was going to have a heart attack. Thanks for the guide. What a game.
Posted by BlazingNobleKid on 23 Jun at 22:50