Plague Tale Requiem Walkthrough: Chapter 11 – Exploring the Underground Area

In Chapter 11 (The Cradle of Centuries) of Plague Tale Requiem, the protagonists need to explore the underground area. This guide will help you solve the puzzle with wagons on rails and destroy explosive copper containers.

Upon reaching the ruins in Chapter 11 – The Cradle of Centuries of Plague Tale: Requiem, you need to explore the area underneath them. Our walkthrough provides step-by-step instructions on how to detonate Greek fire (copper) tanks and how to solve the puzzle with three carts moving on rails.

  • Explore the underground area
  • Three carts puzzle

Explore the Underground Area

Follow the linear path until you reach a dark area. Use Ignifier on the faintly visible basket to illuminate the entire room.

Before moving further, explore the small area to the side where you’ll find a secret chest, as pictured above.

Follow the illuminated path and examine three symbols on the ground in the next room. You’ll reach a gap you must squeeze through.

Jump down to the lower levels and reach a locked gate. You’ll find tanks filled with Greek fire or copper. Sophia will inform you that they can be detonated. Wait for her to move one of the tanks near the locked gate, move back to a safe distance, and shoot the tank with an Ignifier. The explosion will blow open the gate.

You’ll find a workbench in this area. In the location pictured above, you can blow up another copper tank hidden behind the boards. This will unlock a passage to a new area, which holds a feather for Hugo’s Herbarium: European Goldfinch.

To progress, climb up to a higher ledge and destroy the explosive tank through a hole in the wall (as pictured above). The explosion will unlock a new passage.

In the new area, turn left and head uphill towards the large cart. Walk underneath the damaged grate and use the crank to raise the grate. The cart will start rolling downhill, unlocking the way forward.

Three Carts Puzzle

You’ll reach a large cavern where you need to use an Ignifier on the central bonfire (as pictured above). There’s a puzzle you must complete where you need to create a safe way forward to the faraway bridge while avoiding rats. To solve the puzzle, you must use three nearby carts on rails.

Head towards the right carts (looking towards the exit) and use Sophia’s prism to refract the light. You can push the carts, but only on rails. Move the cart near the side area pictured above.

You need to chase away the rats for some time. The easiest way is to throw tar into the bonfire to increase the light radius. Jump down to a lower ledge and examine it to find a souvenir, Chateau d’Ombrage.

The puzzle requires you to return to a higher level safely. To do so, shoot the burning basket in the cart with tar, which will allow you enough time to climb up and return to it. After that, push the cart towards the central structure close to where you started the puzzle. There is an anchor point in the center, so stand next to it and aim your crossbow at the left cart to pull it closer. Next, use the prism to refract light again, starting with the cart in the middle and then the left one. Move the left cart along the rails towards the cavern exit and stop once the rails end. From here, you can detonate a copper tank with an Ignifier. After the explosion, return to the starting point at the central circular platform. Push the right cart again, which you used before to get a collectible. Thanks to the explosion, the way forward is now available. At the first fork, turn left and then right, which will take you to the bridge, serving as the area’s exit.


1. What is Chapter 11 of Plague Tale Requiem about?

Chapter 11 of Plague Tale Requiem is all about exploring the underground area. Players will have to navigate through a series of tunnels and sewers while avoiding rats and other hazards. The chapter is filled with puzzles and challenges that must be solved in order to progress through the story. Players will also encounter new enemies and obstacles that require careful planning and strategy to overcome.

2. What are some tips for navigating the underground area?

There are a few tips that can help players navigate the underground area successfully. First, it’s important to pay close attention to the environment and look for clues that can help solve puzzles and avoid hazards. Second, players should make use of their abilities and equipment to overcome obstacles. For example, using the slingshot to break objects or the Ignifer to light the way. Finally, players should be patient and take their time to avoid making mistakes that could lead to death or failure.

3. What are some of the challenges and obstacles in Chapter 11?

Chapter 11 of Plague Tale Requiem is filled with challenges and obstacles that must be overcome in order to progress. Some of the most notable challenges include navigating through dark tunnels filled with rats, solving puzzles to unlock doors and pathways, and avoiding traps and hazards such as collapsing floors and gas leaks. Players will also encounter new enemies such as armored soldiers and must use their wits and resources to defeat them.

4. How long does it take to complete Chapter 11?

The length of time it takes to complete Chapter 11 of Plague Tale Requiem can vary depending on a number of factors such as the player’s skill level and familiarity with the game mechanics. On average, it takes most players between 30 minutes to an hour to complete the chapter. However, some players may take longer if they struggle with certain puzzles or challenges.

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