The Witness Questions & Answers

The Witness is an exploration-puzzle game. The game is being developed by a small, independent team, a mix of full-timers and contractors.

If you are looking for help relating to The Witness, a list of questions that people have already asked can be found below. If nothing here is helpful for you, feel free to submit a question of your own.


I was able to get inside the monestary and I’ve opened some shutters looking out into the small pond/ water area. There is a fence outside that looks like it has 3 puzzles on it where only one is currently active. I don’t see any clues around the place that will give me a hint […]

I have gotten to a little temple in the desert and there are a couple of red puzzles inside. I have looked all around for some clues but I can’t find anything that shows me what pattern I should use on these puzzles. What’s the secret for solving the red puzzles in the desert area […]

I have accidentally made a mess of the first floor puzzles in the castle area. I stand on the glass panels and it makes them light up yellow. I didn’t know this was a puzzle and now I don’t know how to reset it so that I can try it again. What do you do […]

I opened a gate around the back of the castle at the start of the game. This has brought me around to a door that has a green puzzle on it and I don’t know what to do. How do you solve the green puzzles in the witness. Bringing the ball to the end does […]

Is there a way to make your character run or at least walk faster than he does by default in The Witness?. The standard walk speed is so slow it will take forever to beat this game


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