A Plague Tale Requiem: How To Lower Central Platform

Lower the central platform to solve the puzzle & continue progression in A Plague Tale Requiem

Lowering the central platform in A Plague Tale Requiem is tricky and needs much attention. It is one of the many mini-objectives you must complete before meeting Magister Vaudin to help Hugo. The task unlocks some new alchemy things and gameplay elements that are useful in the future. We will guide you on how to lower the central platform in Plague Tale Requiem.

Key Takeaways
  • Lowering the central platform is a mini-objective in the game before meeting Magister Vaudin to help Hugo.
  • You must first find and interact with two cranks to lower the central platform.
  • The first crank is located on the right after climbing the stairs.
  • This opens two gates and releases rats.
  • The second crank is located in the second underground alcove.
  • To reach the second crank, you must clear the rats in the first alcove using an ignifer pot.
  • Once you have interacted with both cranks, the central platform will lower.
  • You can climb to the platform and wait for Lucas to join you.
  • Once Lucas is on the platform, it will ascend and take you to the next area.

Newcomers

After you exit the arena’s underground areas, you will find yourself with a new objective telling you to lower the central platform. At first, it might seem very easy as there are no rats, but suddenly the place is bombarded with rats, and the puzzle becomes tricky. 

Premises
Lower the central platform – [Image Credits – exputer]

The First Crank

Your first task is to climb the stairs on the right and go to the crank. When you reach that, you will see an interact button pop up. You need to interact with it, and using your left analog stick and move it with Lucas. 

Location of the first crank
Location of the first crank – [Image Credits – exputer]
This will result in the two gates opening, as shown in the picture below, which results in rats flocking the area, making the simple puzzle tricky, but you don’t need to stop and ensure both gates are opened.

How To Lower The Central Platform In Plague Tale Requiem
These two gates will open – [Image Credits – exputer]

The First Room

Since you have climbed the stairs, you do not need to come to the ground at any cost at this moment. Your first task is to find the two rooms on the floor you are. The first room is to the right of Amicia, as shown in the picture below.

How To Lower The Central Platform In Plague Tale Requiem
Go to the room on the right of Amicia – [Image Credits – exputer]
Upon entering that room, you need to open the chest, as shown in the picture below; it contains alcohol, which is needed to light the area with fire on the ground floor and help clear the rats by crafting an ignifer. 

Alcohol in first room in plague tale
The chest with alcohol – [Image Credits – exputer]
You must have seen by now that there are two platforms and rats below. Your first task is to reach the platform on the right, which we have illustrated in the image we captured below.

How To Lower The Central Platform In Plague Tale Requiem
Go to this platform – [Image Credits – exputer]
As you reach the platform, you need to hit the two hanging meat with your sling; as you hit that, it will come crashing down to the ground, infested with rats, and clear the area for you to go to the other platform. When you look straight to the other platform, one meat is to the far right, and the other is on your left.

Hanging Meat
The hanging meat – [Image Credits – exputer]
After doing this, you need to climb down and climb the ladder to get to the other platform. You will find a chest, interact with it and collect the alcohol bottles.

The First Room's Illustration
The first room’s illustration – – [Image Credits – exputer]
Now you need to climb down the stairs you came up from and go to the stair on your right to go back to Lucas, and you are done with the first room. The first element, alcohol, is with you. Now, it is time to find sulfur.

How To Lower The Central Platform In Plague Tale Requiem
Climb this ladder and exit the room – [Image Credits – exputer]

The Second Room

The second room is to the left of the crank. Return to the crank and then take a left; you will see the second room.

How To Lower The Central Platform In Plague Tale Requiem
Location of the second room – [Image Credits – exputer]
Upon entering the room, you must take the left ladder and go up. You need to get to the object encircled in the picture below.

Climbing the ladder to reach the object
Climb this ladder to reach the object – [Image Credits – exputer]
But to get there, you need to take help from Lucas. In the game, you can command Lucas to do certain tasks. As you climb the ladder, you will see a crank; by pressing the LB+Y button (we were playing on the Xbox), you can command Lucas to take care of the crank. This will result in an elevator coming up. Get to the other side.

Elevator Handled by lucas
Go to the other side as Lucas Pulls the elevator up – [Image Credits – exputer]
Interact with the object and bring it to the center of the elevator. Now command Lucas to bring down the elevator. 

How to Lower the Central Platform In Plague Tale Requiem
Lowering down the elevator – [Image Credits – exputer]
As Lucas brings down the elevator, now you will need this object to get to the sulfur. You need to take the object to the platform to which we have drawn the path in the screenshot below.

How To Lower The Central Platform In Plague Tale Requiem
Take the object where the arrow has been pointed and climb it -[Image Credits – exputer]
Climb the object and then get to the platform. You will find the chest, open it, and take sulfur from it. Now you will be done with the second room, regroup with Lucas and go to the central crank.

Grab The Sulfur
Grab the sulfur — [Image Credits – exputer]

The Ignifer

As you regroup with Lucas, a set of instructions will pop up. You need to press the RB button to open the selection menu and then, using the right D-Pad button, select the ignifer by holding the A Button; you have to craft it.

how to make the ignifer in the palgue tale requiem
Crafting the ignifer – [Image Credits – exputer]
Now select the sling and, using the RT button shoot an ignifer into the central ember to light it up. This will clear the rats, and your life will become easy.

How to Lower the Central Platform In Plague Tale Requiem
Shooting the embers – [Image Credits – exputer]

The First Alcove

Now, you need to go down and go to the first underground alcove, as shown. Now light the room with the ignifer, and the rats will be cleared away.

The first alcove
The first alcove – [Image Credits – exputer]
Open the first chest on your right and take the alcohol from it and there is a second chest; open it and take the sulfur from it. There is also a clay pot; if you don’t have one already, you need to pick one on the table near the sulfur.

Picking the essentials
Picking the essentials – [Image Credits – exputer]
The next step is to hit the ember at the top using your ignifer, but it will not clear all the rats. It confused us too, but Lucas will tell you something, and you need to hear it carefully.

How to Lower the Central Platform In Plague Tale Requiem
The old trick doesn’t work – [Image Credits – exputer]
You need to craft the ignifer pot; for that, you need to select the pot and then use the right D-Pad to select the ignifer option. Amicia will craft an ignifer pot. Then you need to throw it on the ground, temporarily clearing the rats. Clear your way and reach the ladder.

A New Way
The new way – [Image Credits – exputer]
Upon climbing the ladder, you will find another crank and a chest. Open the chest box to get +1 alcohol and +1 sulfur,  and then command Lucas to interact with the crank. You must return to the ground floor as he interacts with the crank.

The Second Alcove

As you drop down to the ground floor, the second alcove will be in front of you. You need to enter that.

How To Lower The Central Platform In Plague Tale Requiem
The second alcove – [Image Credits – exputer]
Using your ignifer, you first need to light the room and do just that. Then collect the pot and the alcohol + sulfur from the chest. Using your sling ignifer now, light up the far right of the room.

How to Lower the Central Platform In Plague Tale Requiem
Step 01: Clearing the second alcove – [Image Credits – exputer]
The next step is to clear the central area from the rats by using your ignifer pot and then bring down the hanging meat on the far left; this will clear all the rats.

Clearing the 2nd alcove
Step 02: Clearing the second alcove – [Image Credits – exputer]
Now you need to climb the stairs on the right. It took us some time to figure it out because the area is not very lit, but you can take an idea from the illustration below.

The second alcove stairs
Stairs in the second alcove

At the top, you will find another crank, press the interact button and use your analog stick to move it. This will result in both Lucas and Amicia moving the opposite cranks together, and the central platform will come down.

How to Lower the Central Platform In Plague Tale Requiem
The platform is lowered – [Image Credits – exputer]
Climb Down to the platform
Climb down to the platform – [Image Credits – exputer]
Go to the ground floor now and wait for Lucas and the platform to come down. Quickly hop on the platform and go up. Congratulations, you have solved the puzzle and know how to Lower the Central Platform In Plague Tale Requiem.


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Sulaymaan Ahmad is a Senior Writer on eXputer who covers all the latest and greatest games. He has an engineering background and a knack for decimating players in First-Person Shooter games. He also enjoys narrative-driven games with characters he can emotionally invest in. Sulaymaan's love for gaming has been going strong for several years which is evident on his gaming profiles at Steam and PSN. Experience: 3+ Years || Written 150+ Guides || Mainly Covers Strategy Guides on eXputer

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