On this page of the Dying Light 2 guide, you will find a walkthrough of the first puzzle with activating the electrical substation. It is about the first power plant from A Place to Call Home main quest - you will learn how to get to the substation and how to pull 3 cables.
Reaching the electrical substation
The puzzle described on this page appears in A Place to Call Home main mission - the first story quest after arriving at the downtown.
One of the main tasks is to activate the Downtown Electrical Station (the picture above).
After reaching the destination, you'll encounter Peacekeepers, an event that will start another fight against Renegades. During the battle, watch out for friendly fire. It may a good idea to attack those renegades that are busy fighting.
After the battle, talk to Peacekeepers again (dialogue options don't hold any importance). You have to complete a simple climb to reach the hole in the wall of the building (picture above) - climbing involves, among other things, use of yellow pipes. Thanks to this, you will enter the substation area.
Solving the puzzle with 3 cables
A bigger puzzle will start here - you have to restore the power supply by connecting 3 different cables in the right places. Spend some time to get around the area. The substation has several floors and you can move between them by using stairs, ladders, ropes, and climbing.
You can connect the cables in any order. Green Box 2 can be found on one of the middle floors.
After taking each cable, pay attention to its number and remaining length. Running out of the cable will prevent you from dragging it any further - you will have to release the cable, return to the box and start dragging it again. The key is to make the path of the cable as short as possible.
While carrying cable 2, move to the nearby balcony. You have to swing on the rope shown in picture 1 and jump towards the balcony visible in the distance.
A bit further you will find a red box 2 from picture 2. You have to plug the carried cable into its socket.
Now go to the lowest floor of the substation - first jump down to the lower level and then jump into an inactive elevator shaft on the side. The green box 3 is in the "basement" - pick up the cable and start dragging.
While carrying the cable, you have to return to the elevator shaft . In the elevator, start climbing the yellow elements from picture 1.
After you climb up, turn back and jump towards the open elevator door. The red box 3 (picture 2) is on the same level - find and insert the cable into it.
Don't leave this floor of the substation yet, as here you'll find:
- green box 1 (picture 1)
- red box 1 (picture 2)
This is the simplest part of the puzzle - carry the cable in a straight line as you climb up the fence on your way.
Succesfully plugging the cables to red boxes 1, 2 and 3 will activate the elevator . Enter the elevator and press the button to travel tothe control room .
There is a substation activation panel in the control room, but the game recommends that you search and loot the area first. Among others, you'll find a chest with inhibitors and locked chests containing valuable loot.