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  • Hidden-object puzzles are referred to as HOPs. Only the locations of the HOPs will be shown.
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Chapter 1: Ruins

Hidden Expedition: The Altar of Lies
  • Talk (A).
  • Take Fact Card (@1).
  • Take ANCIENT STONE DECORATION, SAMPLE TUBE, and SCANNER (B).
  • Go (C).
Hidden Expedition: The Altar of Lies
  • Look at note; take WINCH BLOCK (D).
  • Select scraper (E); take SCRAPER (F).
  • Pan up; place ANCIENT STONE DECORATION (G); take TABLET PIECES 1/2 and STONE TILE (H).
  • Pan down; place STONE TILE (I).
  • Use SCRAPER (J).
  • Select 1-4. Play HOP; receive DENSE LIQUID.
Hidden Expedition: The Altar of Lies
  • Answer phone (K) on scene.
  • Select vine; use SAMPLE TUBE (L); receive PAINT SAMPLE.
  • Use DENSE LIQUID; select 1-3; take TABLET PIECES 2/2 (M).
  • Walk down.
Hidden Expedition: The Altar of Lies
  • Place PAINT SAMPLE and select mortar (N). Select bowl (O); take CARBON DATING (P).
  • Select dirt; place TABLET PIECES 2/2 and use SCANNER (Q); receive TRANSLATOR.
Hidden Expedition: The Altar of Lies
  • CARBON DATING on TRANSLATOR. Solution (R).
  • Take MACHETE (S).
  • Move forward. Go to Ruins.
  • Use MACHETE and go (T).
Hidden Expedition: The Altar of Lies
  • Use MACHETE (U); take PARACHUTE (V).
  • Use PARACHUTE on scene.
Hidden Expedition: The Altar of Lies
  • Solution is random (W).
Hidden Expedition: The Altar of Lies
  • Play HOP (A); receive PHOTO.
  • Take Fact Card (@2) and MIRROR (B).
  • Open hood; take CAR BATTERY (C); take HOOD ORNAMENT (D).
  • Go (E).
Hidden Expedition: The Altar of Lies
  • Take HOSE and JUMPER CABLES (F).
  • Use HOOD ORNAMENT (G); receive WIRE CONNECTOR.
  • Select both covers (purple); place CAR BATTERY and JUMPER CABLES (H).
  • Place WINCH BLOCK (I); attach cable (J).
  • Pull lever (K).
  • Enter (L).
Hidden Expedition: The Altar of Lies
  • Take Fact Card (@3).
  • Take AWL (M).
  • Go (N).
Hidden Expedition: The Altar of Lies
  • Take NOZZLE and BROKEN SPRAYER (O).
  • Return to Diner.
  • Use AWL; take ELECTRIC MOTOR (P).
  • Return to Auto Shop.
Hidden Expedition: The Altar of Lies
  • Place ELECTRIC MOTOR (Q); take DEGREASER (R).
  • Press two buttons (S-T).
  • Select screen twice and select Decipher (U).
Hidden Expedition: The Altar of Lies
  • Solution (V): (N-O)-(H-G)-(L-P)-(D-P)-(J-N)-(M-N)-(F-J)-(K-J)-(G-E)-(I-E)-(B-C).
  • Solved Image (W).
  • Select Memory Card on screen (X).
Hidden Expedition: The Altar of Lies
  • NOZZLE and HOSE on BROKEN SPRAYER; receive SPRAYER GUN.
  • Use SPRAYER GUN (Y).
  • Use DEGREASER; take METAL GASKET (Y1).
  • Go (Z).
Hidden Expedition: The Altar of Lies
  • Use METAL GASKET; take COG and WIRES (A).
  • Go to Diner.
  • Open cover; place WIRES and WIRE CONNECTOR (B); take MEMORY CARD (C).
  • Go to Auto Shop.
Hidden Expedition: The Altar of Lies
  • Use MEMORY CARD; take RESEARCH DATA (D).
  • Open panel and look at note: take LORD SPEARHEAD and UTILITY KNIFE (E).
  • Answer phone on scene.
  • Go (F).
Hidden Expedition: The Altar of Lies
  • Use UTILITY KNIFE (G).
  • Select tires 5x (H).
  • Play puzzle (I).

Hidden Expedition: The Altar of Lies
Hidden Expedition: The Altar of Lies

  • Solution (J); press play (K).
  • Solution two (L); press play (M).
Hidden Expedition: The Altar of Lies
  • Answer phone on scene.
  • Take Fact Card (@4).
  • Take WIRE CUTTERS (N).
  • Try to go (O); receive HAIRPIN.
  • Use HAIRPIN (P).
Hidden Expedition: The Altar of Lies
  • Play HOP (Q). HOP solution: place car on board and rotate tracks as shown (purple).
  • Press (R); change numbers to 06.
  • Press (R); change numbers to 08.
  • Press (R); change numbers to 10 and press (R).
  • Receive HEART.
Hidden Expedition: The Altar of Lies
  • Give HEART (S); receive SCOOTER KEY.
  • Use SCOOTER KEY and select; take HOOK and BAG SIGIL (T).
  • Use HOOK; take ENGINE OPERATOR (U).
  • Go (V).
Hidden Expedition: The Altar of Lies
  • Take Fact Card (@5) and BEAD 1/3 (W).
  • Open glass (X) and place ENGINE OPERATOR (X1).
  • Open compartment; take BROKEN CLOCK MECHANISM and SOLAR KEY (X2).
  • Select locker; place MIRROR and use WIRE CUTTERS. Open locker; look at note and take CREDIT CARD (Y).
  • Insert CREDIT CARD (Z); take TICKET (Z1).
Hidden Expedition: The Altar of Lies
  • COG on BROKEN CLOCK MECHANISM. Solution: Ax2-Bx2-F-G. Receive CLOCK MECHANISM.
  • Pull lever (H).
  • Open glass; place CLOCK MECHANISM and select key (I).
  • Use TICKET (J).

Chapter 2: Ravine

Hidden Expedition: The Altar of Lies
  • Take Fact Card (@6).
  • Take STEEL BRUSH and SUN ROD (K).
  • Go (L).
Hidden Expedition: The Altar of Lies
  • Answer phone on scene.
  • Take BEAD 2/3, BRANCH, and MATCHES (M).
  • Place SUN ROD (N).
Hidden Expedition: The Altar of Lies
  • Pull lever 3x (O).
  • Take Fact Card (@7).
  • Use STEEL BRUSH; take LOCK CENTERPIECE (P).
  • Walk down.
Hidden Expedition: The Altar of Lies
  • Use BRANCH; take SUPPLY BAG (Q).
  • Place BAG SIGIL on SUPPLY BAG. Look at note; take WIRE and SHIELD TILE (R).
  • Go (S).
Hidden Expedition: The Altar of Lies
  • Place SHIELD TILE; select 1-6. Use SOLAR KEY (T).
  • Solution: (A-B)-(F-B)-(F-C)-(E-D)-(D-C).
Hidden Expedition: The Altar of Lies
  • Play puzzle. Solution (E).
  • Go (F).
Hidden Expedition: The Altar of Lies
  • Take PULL HANDLE 1/2 (G).
  • Walk down.
  • Use WIRE; take TROWEL (H).
  • Walk down.
Hidden Expedition: The Altar of Lies
  • Use TROWEL; take BUCKLE PIECE (I).
  • Go to Garden of Worship.
  • Use BUCKLE PIECE (J); take SPEARHEAD (K).
  • Go to Ravine.
Hidden Expedition: The Altar of Lies
  • Select Heliconia (L).
  • Use SPEARHEAD; take HELICONIA (M).
  • Place HELICONIA (N). Play HOP; receive BEAD 3/3.
  • Go to Garden of Worship.
Hidden Expedition: The Altar of Lies
  • Place BEAD 3/3 (P).
  • Place LOCK CENTERPIECE. Solution (Q): B-Ex2-Bx4-Dx2-Bx3-Cx2-Bx4-Ex2-Bx3-A.
  • Bx4-Cx2-Bx3-E-Bx2-C-B-D-Ex2-Bx3-A-C-Bx3-A-Bx5.
  • D-Bx4-A-Bx4-D-Bx3-E-B-D-Bx2-Ax2-B-Cx2.
  • Go (R).
Hidden Expedition: The Altar of Lies
  • Take BENT POLE (S); select area.
  • Look at note; take MAZE TILE (T).
  • Take PROJECTOR (U).
  • Go (V).
Hidden Expedition: The Altar of Lies
  • Take Fact Card (@8).
  • Take NEON BULB, RAG, and CAMERA (W).
  • Look at note (X). Place PROJECTOR (X1) and RESEARCH DATA (Y); take PROJECTOR.
  • Place PROJECTOR (Z).
  • Select tiles 1-4.
  • Walk down.
Hidden Expedition: The Altar of Lies
  • Place RAG and use MATCHES; take BURNING TORCH (A).
  • Use BURNING TORCH (B). Play HOP; receive HAMMER.
  • Walk down.
  • Use HAMMER; take FEATHER TIARA (C).
  • Go (D).
Hidden Expedition: The Altar of Lies
  • Place FEATHER TIARA (E); open container and take RELIC (F).
  • Go (G).
  • Place RELIC (H).
Hidden Expedition: The Altar of Lies
  • Solution: L-I-L-J-K-I-K-J-K-I-L-J-I-K-I-L-I-K-J.
  • Look at note; take PULL HANDLE 2/2.
  • Walk down.
Hidden Expedition: The Altar of Lies
  • Play HOP (M); receive JADE SKULL.
  • Place PULL HANDLE 2/2; take Fact Card (@9) and CRYSTAL SKULL (N).
  • Go (O).
  • Place JADE SKULL and CRYSTAL SKULL (P).
  • Go (Q).
Hidden Expedition: The Altar of Lies
  • Take BATTERY (R).
  • Use BENT POLE; go (S).
  • Look at envelope; take NAILS (T).
  • Place MAZE TILE (U).
Hidden Expedition: The Altar of Lies
  • Solution; select A-B-C-D until each quadrant (brown, blue, red, and green) looks like the image in the screenshot. Once all are aligned, press (E) to solve.
  • Look at note; take WRENCH EMBLEM.
Hidden Expedition: The Altar of Lies
  • Place WRENCH EMBLEM; take PROPELLER TEMPLATE and NAIL GUN (F).
  • Take Fact Card (@10).
  • Place PROPELLER TEMPLATE (G); flip lever (H). Remove template; take PROPELLER TIP (G).
  • Remove cover; take FILE (I).
  • Walk down.
Hidden Expedition: The Altar of Lies
  • Use FILE on lock; take SWITCH (J).
  • NAILS and BATTERY in NAIL GUN; receive LOADED NAIL GUN.
  • Remove broken tip; place PROPELLER TIP and use LOADED NAIL GUN (K).
  • Go (L).
Hidden Expedition: The Altar of Lies
  • Place NEON BULB and SWITCH (M); select switch.
  • Play HOP (N); receive CODE.
  • Give PHOTO (O).
  • Place CODE; enter 4628 (P).
  • Take LORD SPEAR PART and MACHINE CYLINDER (Q).
  • Walk down.
Hidden Expedition: The Altar of Lies
  • Place MACHINE CYLINDER (Q). Press button (R).
  • Select plane (S).

Chapter 3: Barbershop

Hidden Expedition: The Altar of Lies
  • Take Fact Card (@11).
  • Take PROPELLER and DRONE HOOK (T).
  • Remove note (U).
  • Go (V).
Hidden Expedition: The Altar of Lies
  • Take BROKEN DRONE and CHAIR DECORATION (W).
  • Walk down.
Hidden Expedition: The Altar of Lies
  • PROPELLER, CAMERA, and DRONE HOOK on BROKEN DRONE; take DRONE.
  • Use DRONE (X); open box and take COMB (X1).
  • Use COMB; look at note and take TELESCOPIC POLE (Y).
  • Go (Z).
Hidden Expedition: The Altar of Lies
  • Use TELESCOPIC POLE (A); receive INSULATION TAPE.
  • Walk down.
  • Use INSULATION TAPE (B).
Hidden Expedition: The Altar of Lies
  • Solution (1-9).
  • Enter (C).
Hidden Expedition: The Altar of Lies
  • Take RUNES 1/2 (D).
  • Place CHAIR DECORATION (E); take SAW (F).
  • Go to Dead End.
  • Use SAW; take MAILBOX ORNAMENT and CABINET KEY (G).
  • Walk down.
Hidden Expedition: The Altar of Lies
  • Place MAILBOX ORNAMENT; take SCISSORS EMBLEM (G).
  • Enter (H).
  • Use CABINET KEY; take LORD SPEAR BASE (I).
  • Look at note; take PLIERS (J).
  • Place SCISSORS EMBLEM (K).
  • Go (L).
Hidden Expedition: The Altar of Lies
  • Take Fact Card (@12) and BRONZE WOLF (L).
  • LORD SPEAR PART and LORD SPEARHEAD on LORD SPEAR BASE; receive LORD SPEAR.
  • Go (M).
Hidden Expedition: The Altar of Lies
  • Take Fact Card (@13).
  • Look at note (N).
  • Take PULLEY HANDLE 1/2 and PULLEY KEY (O).
  • Walk down.
Hidden Expedition: The Altar of Lies
  • Place PULLEY KEY; take Fact Card (@14) and SAPPHIRE (P).
  • Walk down.
  • Place SAPPHIRE (Q); select buttons (green); take SILVER RAVEN (R).
  • Go to Dead End.
Hidden Expedition: The Altar of Lies
  • Use PLIERS (S). Play HOP; receive PULLEY HANDLE 2/2.
  • Go to Gallery.
  • Place PULLEY HANDLE 2/2 and select each one (T).
  • Play HOP (U); receive TRIANGLE TRINKET.
  • Go to Main Room.
Hidden Expedition: The Altar of Lies
  • Place TRIANGLE TRINKET; take ODIN’S ADORNMENT (V).
  • Walk down.
  • SILVER RAVEN and BRONZE WOLF on ODIN’S ADORNMENT.
  • Place ODIN’S ADORNMENT; select 1-4.
  • Go (W).
Hidden Expedition: The Altar of Lies
  • Take Fact Card (@15).
  • Take SCREWDRIVER (X).
  • Use PLIERS and select board; take SLAT SKETCH (X1).
  • Go to Main Room.
Hidden Expedition: The Altar of Lies
  • Use SCREWDRIVER; take DRAGON HEAD EMBLEM (Y).
  • Go to Storage.
  • Place DRAGON HEAD EMBLEM; take H.E.L.P. CARD and PASSWORD BREAKER (Z).
  • Go to Main Room.
Hidden Expedition: The Altar of Lies
  • Place H.E.L.P. CARD; take SAFE COMBINATION (Z1).
  • Use PASSWORD BREAKER (Z2); select lock icon (Z3).
Hidden Expedition: The Altar of Lies
  • Yellow Token: A-C-Dx2.
  • Pink Token: Ax2-B-D.
  • Red Token: A-G-A-G.
  • Green Token: C-A-C-D-A-C.
  • Select JPG icon on screen; receive SHIELD CLUE.
  • Answer phone on scene.
  • Go to Storage.
Hidden Expedition: The Altar of Lies
  • Select picture; place SAFE COMBINATION. Move counterclockwise to 3, clockwise to 5, clockwise to 7, counterclockwise to 2, and counterclockwise to 1 (I).
  • Look at note; take TURTLE EYE (J).
  • Place TURTLE EYE (K); take RUNES 2/2 (L).
  • Place RUNES 2/2 (M).
Hidden Expedition: The Altar of Lies
  • Solution (N).
  • Take EMERALD EYE.
  • Walk down.
Hidden Expedition: The Altar of Lies
  • Place EMERALD EYE (O).
  • Play HOP (P); receive SCROLL CASE.
  • Open SCROLL CASE; take SERVICE KEY and look at note.

Chapter 4: H.E.L.P. HQ

Hidden Expedition: The Altar of Lies
  • Answer phone on scene.
  • Look at note; take Fact Card (@16).
  • Take EMPTY SMOKE MACHINE and TAPE (Q).
  • Use SERVICE KEY; take PICKAXE (R).
  • Use PICKAXE; take BOLT CUTTERS (S).
  • Use BOLT CUTTERS (T); enter (U).
Hidden Expedition: The Altar of Lies
  • Answer phone on scene.
  • Look at note (V).
  • Go (W).
Hidden Expedition: The Altar of Lies
  • Take NORDIC FIGURINE 1/3 (X).
  • Look at note. Use TAPE (Y); move it to printer (Y1); receive HANDPRINT.
  • Use HANDPRINT (Z); go (Z1).
Hidden Expedition: The Altar of Lies
  • Take BRIEFCASE EMBLEM (A); remove cap (B).
  • Go to Grand Hall.
  • Place BRIEFCASE EMBLEM (C); open both latches (purple); take CABLE TIP (D).
  • Go (E).
Hidden Expedition: The Altar of Lies
  • Place CABLE TIP (F).
  • Take Fact Card (@17).
  • Take INCOMPLETE VR HEADSET and WOODEN TILE (G).
  • Walk down.
  • Place WOODEN TILE and SLAT SKETCH (H).
Hidden Expedition: The Altar of Lies
  • Solution (I).
  • Take AVIATOR EMBLEM.
  • Go to Research and Development.
Hidden Expedition: The Altar of Lies
  • Place AVIATOR EMBLEM; take Fact Card (@18) and LENSES (J).
  • Walk down.
  • LENSES on INCOMPLETE VR HEADSET; receive VR HEADSET.
  • Place VR HEADSET (K).
Hidden Expedition: The Altar of Lies
  • Solution: L-M-N-O.
  • Open drawer; take CROWBAR and NORDIC FIGURINE 2/3.
Hidden Expedition: The Altar of Lies
  • Use CROWBAR; take MAGNETIC ROD (P).
  • Go (Q).
Hidden Expedition: The Altar of Lies
  • Use MAGNETIC ROD; take AGENT’S BADGE (R).
  • Place AGENT’S BADGE (S). Play HOP; receive PROTECTIVE GLOVE.
  • Open door; use PROTECTIVE GLOVE and take LIQUID NITROGEN (T).
  • Go to Grand Hall.
Hidden Expedition: The Altar of Lies
  • Remove top on EMPTY SMOKE MACHINE and pour LIQUID NITROGEN; select button; receive SMOKE MACHINE.
  • Use SMOKE MACHINE; play puzzle (U).
Hidden Expedition: The Altar of Lies
  • Solution (V).
  • Go (W).
Hidden Expedition: The Altar of Lies
  • Open compartment; take MODEL PROPELLER (X).
  • Go (Y).
Hidden Expedition: The Altar of Lies
  • Take Fact Card (@19).
  • Play HOP (Z); receive NORDIC FIGURINE 3/3.
  • Walk down.
Hidden Expedition: The Altar of Lies
  • Place NORDIC FIGURINE 3/3 and SHIELD CLUE; swap figurines as shown (A).
  • Take OUROBOROS 1/2 (B).
  • Go to Research and Development.
  • Place MODEL PROPELLER (C); take ALTAR PLATE (D).
  • Go to Cave Passageway.
Hidden Expedition: The Altar of Lies
  • Place ALTAR PLATE (E); take FLOOR HANDLE (F).
  • Walk down.
  • Place FLOOR HANDLE; take OUROBOROS 2/2 and GAS MASK (G).
  • Go (G1).
Hidden Expedition: The Altar of Lies
  • Place OUROBOROS 2/2 (H).
  • Go (I).
Hidden Expedition: The Altar of Lies
  • Use GAS MASK on scene.
  • Take JAGUAR EMBLEM (J).
  • Go to Outer Room.
  • Place JAGUAR EMBLEM; take Fact Card (@20).
  • Look at note (K) take SNAKE SKULL (L).
  • Go to Cave Depths.

Hidden Expedition: The Altar of Lies
Hidden Expedition: The Altar of Lies

  • Place SNAKE SKULL (M); take LORD SPEAR (N).
  • Place LORD SPEAR (O).
  • Solution is random (P).
  • Congratulations, you’ve completed Hidden Expedition: The Altar of Lies!

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