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Tower of the Darkened Ruins: how to activate it in Zelda Tears of the Kingdom

Among the many activities players can take part in in Zelda Tears of the KingdomThe activation of the various reconnaissance towers. This is a colossal project, with no fewer than fifteen towers in all. In this guide, we explain how to access the Tower of the Ruins of the Obscure and the steps to follow to get it up and running.

Find the Darkened Ruins Tower

Location of the Tower of the Obscure Ruins - Zelda TOTK

Location of the Tower

Zone : Chaîne d'Ordinn

Contact details 0345; 3145; 0174

Nearby sanctuary : Maya Hisiqa

The Tower of the Obscure Ruins lies at the centre of a water-filled crater, not far from the Ordinn Range. If you have not yet visited this area, we recommend that you activate the Col de Térel Tower beforehand. You can then teleport there and head east along the road. This will take you to the ruins.

Steps to activate the Tower

Once you're there, go and talk to Piquieh (he's in the tower). He explains that the tower has stopped working for some reason he can't understand. In fact, the problem comes from the top of the tower: there's a large stone platform blocking the exit. So you have to climb to the very top to remove it.

The Tower of the Darkened Ruins in Zelda Tears of the Kingdom.

To reach the top of the tower, you'll need to using floating platforms available nearby. Use Emprise to grab the platform if you can't get on it. Be careful, there's a golem on one of them.

When you're on the platform, use the rockets provided - Glue one on two opposite sides, with the point facing upwards - so that you can soar above the tower and fall back gently with the help of the paravane. You need to land below the block blocking the tower. Then all you have to do is move it to release the lid.

Go back and talk to Piquieh, then place the Pru'Ha tablet on the terminal. That's all for this guide! The hunt for Towers isn't over yet, and we're now suggesting that you head east towards the Ravin d'Ordinn Tower.

For solutions to the other tricks, please refer to our page dedicated to the different Zelda Tears of the Kingdom recognition towers.

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