Skip to main content

Long read: The beauty and drama of video games and their clouds

"It's a little bit hard to work out without knowing the altitude of that dragon..."

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy.

Destiny 2 Corridors of Time quest: Solution and all other puzzle solutions explained

Everything we know about navigating the mysterious maze.

Destiny 2's Corridors of Time is a surprise new quest, and has seen the Destiny community band together to work out its mysteries.

Released following January 14th, 2020's weekly reset, it sees Osiris give you the vague task of exploring the Corridors of Time - a maze reached by activating the Sundial.

Within is a series of rooms branching off from one to the next, and by following the right path, you'll find various endings. Though no one has 'solved' the Corridors of Time and completed the quest at the time of writing, various routes and some clues as to what's next have been uncovered. Here's what players have solved so far.

Update (10:15am, January 20th, 2020): After almost six days, a solution for the Corridors of Time quest has been found. See the 'how to complete the Corridors of Time' quest section below for details - allowing you to get started with the Bastion quest ahead of the January 20, 2020 weekly reset.

How to enter the Corridors of Time and how it works

To enter the Corridors of Time and pick up the 'Exploring the Corridors of Time' quest, visit Osiris, who can be found at his usual location at the Sundial, found on the Mercury director screen.

The quest will explain "there are places within the Corridors of Time that you haven't seen yet", and to get started, you must interact with the Sundial's console to the right.

The Corridors of Time is essentially a maze constructed rooms branching off in multiple directions, with a symbol assigned to each. Follow the correct route via these symbols and you'll reach an ending, giving you some lore and a possible further clue for how to solve the quest.

Once you have completed a route, you can reset the Corridors of Time by interacting with the panel to the left of where you first enter and before you run the maze.

It's possible to use this reset button if you mess up the route or get lost. Note that if you die on your travels - these rooms are filled with Vex, which you are free to run past - then you'll re-enter the maze wherever you left off, so there's no need to start over.

How do you work out where to go? Each of the Obelisks found throughout the solar system - which were introduced during this current season - are currently showing a grid of symbols. This is a route you can take through the maze, starting with the upper right symbol, then clockwise around to the top, then to the centre panel.

This Obelisk tells you how to complete 'Route 4' in the below table.

Every Obelisk shows the same thing, and they all refresh every hour. So far, thanks to the likes of the raidsecrets reddit, 19 clues have been displayed by the Obelisks, each one leading to the same end location - the Timelost Vault - giving you a new piece of lore as part of a Triumph.

How to complete the Corridors of Time quest in Destiny 2

Almost six days after the puzzle went live, the community has banded together to find a path to the end, with GLADD reported to be the first to complete it.

Via jaydenkieran on reddit, the path is as follows:

  • Flower, Diamond, Snake, Flower, Plus, Plus, Hex, Hex, Hex, Plus, Diamond, Plus, Snake, Diamond, Flower, Snake, Plus, Plus, Snake, Snake, Hex, Diamond, Flower, Plus, Diamond, Hex, Hex, Diamond, Plus, Diamond
The five symbols to follow - Flower, Snake, Diamond, Hex, Plus.

The solution was discovered by crowdsourcing grids from the community, revealing a path to the very end of the maze:

Completing this quest then leads to a monologue from Saint-14, and a new quest to pick up from Saint-14 at the Tower - which ultimately leads to receiving exotic Bastion as your reward.

It should be noted this isn't the only method to unlocking Bastion, if you don't fancy exploring the maze!

The Season of the Deep is here alongside the Into the Depths quest. You can know go fishing too! Don't forget to keep an eye on the Lost Sector and King's Fall challenge rotation schedule!

Destiny 2 Corridors of Time routes and puzzle solutions discovered so far

Obelisks across the solar system will cycle through one of 19 sets of symbols, hour-by-hour. Run the routes as shown, by going through the door next to the corresponding symbol, to reach the Timelost Vault and receive some lore.

A reminder of the five symbols to follow - Flower, Snake, Diamond, Hex, Plus.

Note the order you run each route doesn't matter - the route number is simply in the order they first appeared, and you'll receive lore in order from 1 to 19 regardless of which one you start with.

The route doesn't currently need to be showing on the Obelisk for you to run the route either - though some in the community have said that, if a route doesn't work to try running it backwards, which seems to do the trick.

Credit to raidsecrets reddit for solving the following routes.

Corridors of Time routeSymbols to follow
1Plus, Snake, Flower, Hex, Snake, Plus, Diamond
2Flower, Flower, Hex, Hex, Plus, Diamond, Snake
3Plus, Flower, Diamond, Diamond, Snake, Diamond, Diamond
4Diamond, Flower, Plus, Hex, Flower, Hex, Flower
5Diamond, Plus, Snake, Hex, Hex, Diamond, Plus
6Diamond, Hex, Snake, Hex, Flower, Flower, Plus
7Diamond, Plus, Flower, Hex, Snake, Hex, Snake
8Flower, Plus, Flower, Hex, Flower, Diamond, Snake
9Flower, Flower, Flower, Snake, Diamond, Hex, Diamond
10Plus, Hex, Flower, Hex, Plus, Diamond, Hex
11Snake, Hex, Snake, Hex, Diamond, Hex, Snake
12Hex, Snake, Plus, Hex, Snake, Hex, Plus
13Flower, Plus, Flower, Diamond, Snake, Snake, Hex
14Hex, Diamond, Snake, Plus, Hex, Plus, Plus
15Flower, Hex, Plus, Diamond, Plus, Snake, Diamond
16Snake, Hex, Hex, Hex, Plus, Diamond, Diamond
17Flower, Diamond, Hex, Flower, Plus, Diamond, Plus
18Diamond, Plus, Plus, Flower, Snake, Plus, Diamond
19Hex, Plus, Plus, Diamond, Hex, Snake, Snake
EmblemDiamond, Flower, Snake, Plus, Hex, Hex, Plus, Hex, Diamond, Flower, Snake

We'll be updating the page when any more discoveries - including the end of the quest itself - has been found!