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Stasis Bone Totem magnetic lock puzzle – how to open the gate

The mysterious world of Stasis Bone Totem will have you on the edge of your seat the whole way through the game, which is why we’ve put together this Stasis Bone Totem magnetic lock puzzle guide. You probably want to spend as little time standing around as possible, so get to reading before the game’s atmosphere becomes too much.

Chapter 1 of the sci-fi adventure game can be confusing, especially as you’re just getting to grips with the game’s complicated mechanics and eery Alien-esque world. You’ll find this puzzle to be one of the first ones you come across, and likely one of the first that will leave you scratching your head in frustration, too.

Below, you’ll find everything you need to know about the Stasis Bone Totem magnetic lock puzzle and how to solve it.

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How to solve the magnetic lock puzzle in Chapter 1 of Stasis Bone Totem

As Mac, you’ll come across a locked gate with a magnetic lock in chapter 1 of Stasis Bone Totem as you explore the oil rig. However, you need to open this gate to progress. When you first encounter the gate, you’ll have a short codec chat with Charlie where she says you need something to pry it open but that you lost your crowbar.

Switch to Charlie, and jump across the bridge. Explore the oil rig further until you reach a porthole that can’t be opened. Examine the outer edges of the porthole and you’ll see some twisted-up metal. You can pry a twisted rod off the porthole, but it still won’t open right now.

Send the twisted rod to Mac via the shared inventory system. Use Mac’s strength ability to straighten out the metal bar. Then use the straightened rod to pry open the magnetic lock on the gate.

That’s everything you need to know about getting past this complicated puzzle in the early stages of Stasis Bone Totem. Have a poke around for some of our other guides on the sci-fi point-and-click adventure game.

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