Are you struggling to solve the Mystic Lock puzzles in Forspoken? Don’t worry, you’re not alone.

These slider-based puzzles can be quite tricky, but with the right approach and a bit of patience, I’m sure you can handle them. 

In this article, we’ll go over everything you need to know about how to solve Mystic Lock puzzles in Forspoken, including some handy tips to make the process easier. Let’s get started!

How do Mystic Puzzle Locks Work?

Mystic Lock Solved

The goal of the Mystic Lock puzzles is to make a path that connects the Sun and Moon tiles by sliding the tiles around. You can see what a solved puzzle looks like in the image above.

The controls can be a bit confusing at first.

You press a direction to fill the empty spaces with tiles. If you press left, you will slide tiles from right to left. If you press right, the tiles will come from the left side and move to the right.

There’s not just one solution to these puzzles, so they can take a while. You can often solve these locks with up to five moves.

You can reset the puzzle tiles by holding the Triangle button, but backing out of the puzzle will shuffle the tiles and change their starting position.

Tips and Tricks for Solving Mystic Lock Puzzles

When you begin a Mystic Lock puzzle, take a moment to examine it.

As I mentioned above, many of these puzzles can be solved with a few moves. So, moving the tiles around aimlessly can make things much harder than they need to be.

If you use more than six or seven moves, starting over might be a good idea. Reset the puzzle and try again in a different way.

With the tiles positioned in a different way, you might be able to see a solution that you missed during your previous attempt.

Puzzles are about patience and planning. You can’t just move the tiles. You must try to come up with a plan and think two or three moves ahead.

How to Skip Mystic Lock Puzzles Completely

Puzzle 2

If Mystic Lock puzzles just aren’t for you, Forspoken offers two different ways to skip them. There’s no fixed cost.

The first one is by spending Mana to open the lock instead of solving the puzzle. The amount of Mana will always depend on the puzzle’s difficulty and possibly other aspects.

That being said, you can always find more Mana in Forspoken. Once you approach the end of the game, spending Mana should not be a problem anymore.

The other way to do it is by going to the game’s options settings. You can turn on something called Automatic Lock-Picking in the Accessibility Settings area of the options menu.

Once you do that, Frey will automatically solve all puzzles for you at no cost. I don’t particularly find this solution fun, but it is a solution nonetheless.

Solving Mystic Lock puzzles in Forspoken can be challenging and sometimes annoying. Still, they are deceivingly simple to solve. Once you get used to them, you will notice they are much simpler than they seem.

Puzzles are a good addition to the game since they help break the pace and add one more thing to the gameplay loop. However, don’t hesitate to use the Auto Lock-Pick option to skip the puzzles if they do nothing but annoy you.