The Past Within is one of the Rusty Lake installments where you will need to solve a series of puzzles in order to escape the room. It’s perfect for horror lovers who love solving puzzles together, as it is a new co-op experience. In this guide, we will take you through the process of how to solve the Ear puzzle in The Past Within: Chapter 2.
Ear Puzzle Solution in The Past Within: Chapter 2
Once you have found the hook, you will be able to progress to the next puzzle. If you have not obtained the hook for the ear yet, check out our guide for the last puzzle in the link below.
Once you are at the side of the device where the ear is, place the hook that you have found on the rope. The switch can be moved to lift up the ear. A new board will appear, and you need to set the notches to the correction position.
- Column 1 – 5th notch
- Column 2 – 2nd notch
- Column 3 – 2nd notch
You will get an arrow code which you need to insert into the computer. It is in the following order: Right, Left, Left, Up, Right, Down
A new screen will appear with a new code. The code is Y3X1Z2. Paste it into the machine to get to the next part of the puzzle.
You will see this diagram with the path you need to follow on the computer. This is to get the ear into the room. Pick up the glass from the ground, and enter the room with the lockers. In the middle drawer, you will find the Scalpel.
Cut some flesh off the ear and enter the right side of the locker. You will need to click on the table, where the Future player will get a message saying there is a missing heat. This leads to the next puzzle, which involves cooking up some hot coffee.