A Plague Tale Requiem: How To Get Bracer Secret Armor

Solve the Windmill puzzle & access the cave to obtain Bracer Secret Armor in A Plague Tale Requiem

There is a secret bracer armor tucked away behind the Windmill puzzle in A Plague tale Requiem’s chapter 9. If you are already there, then you should not move on to the next area without solving this little puzzle piece and obtaining the special armor piece in the game. We have curated this guide and entailed how to solve the set pieces of the Windmill puzzle and unlock the passage to a hidden cave to get the bracer armor.

Key Takeaways
  • Bracer Secret armor can be obtained if you’ve reached Chapter 9 in A Plague Tale Requiem.
  • You need to solve the Windmill puzzle involving 4 mechanisms that will give you access to a cave’s entrance.
  • Windmill 1 & 2 needs to be switched off and Windmill 3 & 4 needs to be switched on.
  • After that, access the cave, descend further into it, and reach at the far end to open a chest containing secret armor.
  • Not getting the bracer armor will put you on the downside of Amicia not healing at a faster rate.

Switching Off Windmills 1 And 2

Windmill puzzle location [Image Credit: eXputer]
Before you go left from the location as we have shown above, continue taking the stairs on your right, and you will find four windmills in a row. Each windmill has a number given to it in Roman language, and you can see that as well by looking right above its entrance door. 

running towards 1st windmill [Image Credit: eXputer]
What you need to do is take the stairs and run towards the first windmill. The entrance to it is not blocked by anything so just interact with the door, climb up the stairs, and you will find a starting mechanism at the far end of the wall. Here is an image for your reference. 

entering 1st windmill [Image Credit: eXputer]
Interact with the mechanism, and it will stop Windmill 1 from spinning its blades. This is the cue that you’ve progressed through the first part of the puzzle. Now, get out through the entrance, and you will see the second Windmill right in front of you, whose door is connected with a rope, as also shown in the image here.  

examining rope connected with contraption of 2nd windmill [Image Credit: eXputer]
This time around, you can’t just show up at the door and enter the control room of the second Windmill. Instead, you will find a rope connected to some objects blocking the entrance to the area. Move towards the rope and interact with it. Amicia will start pulling it, and in a few seconds, you will be able to remove the contraption so that you and Hugo can go inside it by crouching the entrance.

approaching 2nd windmill entrance [Image Credit: eXputer]
Assuming you’ve successfully pulled off the first part of the windmill puzzle in A Plague Tale Requiem, now you just need to complete one more step and get access to the hidden cave.

Switching On Windmills 3 And 4

After coming out of Windmill 2, you will find Windmill 3 in front of you. By default, this Windmill is set to be switched on, and you don’t need to do anything. So, switching on the Windmill 4 is the only piece of the puzzle left now. 

You will find Windmill 4 at the very far end of the third one. Once again, entering the control room of this one is not just interacting with the door, but you need to make a detour.

climbing scaffolding [Image Credit: eXputer]
Go to the back side of Windmill 4, and you will need to crawl under a scaffolding, albeit a small one. After that, climb the stairs, and you will find a window giving you a good look at Windmill 4’s door. Use your ranged weapon to hit the contraption that is barging into the entrance door, as seen in the image here. 

disabling the lock on 4th windmill [Image Credit: eXputer]
After you’re done with it, come down from the scaffolding, and run back to the entrance of Windmill 4. You can now easily enter it as you’ve already removed the lock that was barging your entrance to the control room. Interact with the mechanism of Windmill 4 and switch it on. 

The step-by-step part of the Windmill puzzle and finding the bracer armor in A Plague Tale Requiem is done now. Next, look out for a road containing a rocky semi-circle structure above it. Here is an image we captured for your reference. 

finding rocky semi-circle road leading to cave [Image Credit: eXputer]
Follow the path, and it will guide you to a ladder leading to a cave’s entrance. Once you’re there, climb down the ladder and start taking the stairs that descend further down into the cave. 

entering the cave’s entrance via a ladder [Image Credit: eXputer]
descending cave with Hugo [Image Credit: eXputer]
descending cave [Image Credit: eXputer]
When you are about to reach the bracer armor’s location, Hugo will ask, “is it real?” a question from Amicia, hinting that you are near the secret armor piece. Finding the location is pretty much like following a path, and you really can’t miss it. 

Almost reached the cave containing secret armor. [Image Credit: eXputer]
Reaching secret armor location [Image Credit: eXputer]
Once you’ve reached the place, the Bracer armor piece can be found hidden in a chest at the far end of the cave. Open it and obtain the secret armor.

reaching bracer armor chest [Image Credit: eXputer]
There are other tools and pieces in nearby chests for you to obtain, so make sure you open and collect those as well before you leave so that you can upgrade Amicia’s abilities and skills

Secret Bracer Armor 

Obtaining bracer armor [Image Credit: eXputer]
Once you’ve acquired the armor piece, Amicia will equip it instantly. This gives her the ability to recover her health from enemy attacks at a much faster rate

Melee and ranged combat with human enemies can be tough at times, especially when you get multiple hits and the health regenerates at a sluggish pace. After equipping this secret armor piece, hopefully, things will change and make your further journey easier in the game. 

That is pretty much everything we had to break down about acquiring the secret bracer armor in A Plague Tale Requiem by solving the windmill puzzle. Did you reach this location yet? Did you manage to solve the puzzle and get the armor piece? Let us know more of your thoughts in the comments section below.

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Irfan Ansari is a Senior Editor and Guides Writer on eXputer. He has seven years of Video Game Journalism experience and has been gaming for more than 22 years. Over his editorial career, he has gained experience at multiple sites, including TheGamer and VeryAli Gaming. Irfan has also earned a degree in Writing and Editing from the University of Michigan. Learn some more about Irfan's gaming journey on his Steam, PSN, and Xbox profiles.

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