How to Solve Swinging Axes Puzzle in Sherlock Holmes The Awakened Not sure how to solve the Swinging Axes puzzle in Sherlock Holmes: The Awakened? The new Sherlock adventure from Frogwares is a remake of the classic from 2007.
Based on H.P. Lovecraft’s stories about Cthulhu, we’re sure to go to many otherworldly places. And in one of these worlds, we’ll have to figure out how to get past the Swinging Axes.
Near the very end of your adventures in New Orleans, you will stumble upon some ritual grounds amidst the swampy bayous. By investigating the gruesome scenery, you’ll soon discover that there’s a hidden passage in the nearby rocks. When you enter the hidden doorway, your faithful friend John H. Watson will stop for a bit as he’ll need to fix his lantern. And just like the last time you’re left alone in the Cthulhu temple, you’ll start hallucinating, and your mind will be transferred to an alternative reality.
See our separate guide for how to solve the puzzle of the invisible stairs. And if you want to know more about the Swinging Axes puzzle, keep reading. The puzzle isn’t too hard, but it does have an interesting twist that has some players stumped.
First, use your “Focus” view (“Q” on PC) to look at the stones in the central area. There are traces of blood in front of the stones. Also, you’ll see that each of the three stones is marked with a symbol. The blood on the floor means that you’ll have to spill some of your own to solve the puzzle. You already know that there is no death in this world.