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All Scout Xenoglyph Cipher Locations in Tower of Sisyphus – Returnal

Find every single Xenoglyph Cipher hidden in the Tower of Sisyphus.

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All Scout Xenoglyph Cipher Locations in Tower of Sisyphus – Returnal

Xenoglyph Ciphers are used to decipher and unlock Xenoglyphs in Returnal.

While the game’s main story mode already had a large amount of Xenoglyph Ciphers, the free Ascension update added another 20 Xenoglyph Ciphers.

These 20 Xenoglyph Ciphers are all found within the Tower of Sisyphus, which is what we will be covering in this guide.

Scout Xenoglyph Cipher Locations in the Tower of Sisyphus

Before we begin, note that there’s some randomization element as to which rooms you might find during each run. As such, it might take a while before you get the specific rooms to find certain Ciphers.

On top of that, some rooms might appear in more than one Phase. This means that the Phase number we give you is only a guideline, sadly.

We’ll try to note when rooms can appear in multiple phases, at least that we’re aware of. We don’t know the entirety of how rooms might be generated in the game.

Also, you can find the Xenoglyph Ciphers as green triangles on your game map. Use this to help locate them if you’re having trouble even with our instructions.

With that out of the way, let’s proceed.

1. Starting Room

Starting Room

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This Xenoglyph Cipher is found in a hallway by the starting room.

Take the northern exit from the starting room. Before you reach the room with the holograms, check the eastern wall to find the Cipher on it.

2. Phase 1: Parasites Bonus Floor

Phase 1 Parasites Bonus Floor

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You can find this one on a Bonus Floor that usually has two parasites laying on the floor. There are two large cylindrical buildings in this room as well.

The Cipher is found to the left of the translocator.

3. Phase 1: Midpoint Shop

Phase 1 Midpoint Shop

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This one is found when you reach the point at the midpoint of Phase 1 in Room 11.

It’s behind the shop, to the right, on a small pillar close to the translocator leading to the next room.

4. Phase 1: Fabricators Bonus Floor

Phase 1 Fabricators Bonus Floor

This Cipher is located on a small Bonus Floor that has two Fabricators.

It’s a small, white room with not much of note besides the Fabricators. You can spot the Cipher in one of the corners of the room.

5. Phase 1: Small Room With Two Doors

Phase 1 Small Room With Two Doors

You can spot this Cipher in a small room that has two doors.

You’ll notice that one door is a cyan color and is lower. The other door is blue up some stairs. Go up the stairs toward the blue door and look to your right.

The Cipher is on the wall by the door.

6. Phase 1: Boss Room

Phase 1 Boss Room 1

This one is in the large room with two chests in Phase 1, Room 20. As soon as you enter this room, you have to jump down to reach a pair of chests and a translocator.

The Cipher is on the wall that you entered the room from, on the ground level.

7. Phase 2: Ground Laser Trap Room

Phase 2 Ground Laser Trap Room

This Cipher is in a room that has a large number of lasers you have to jump over.

After you manage to jump across the lasers to the other side of the room, you should be close to the translocator and a chest.

The Cipher is on the pillar next to the chest.

7. Phase 2: Ceiling Laser Trap Room

Phase 2 Ceiling Laser Trap Room

You can find this one in a room that has lasers coming from the ceiling and a device emitting circular lasers across the floor. As soon as you make it across the section with lasers and climb the ledge, you’ll see a large set of stairs.

The Cipher is on the wall to the right of the stairs before you start going up the stairs.

8. Phase 3: Timed Room With Three Pillars

Phase 3 Timed Room With Three Pillars

You can find this Cipher in a timed event room that has 3 large pillars.

This room might appear during Phase 2 as well but usually appears in Phase 3.

In this room, you’ll take a platform elevator up to another section of the room. As soon as you get up there, look to the northern wall to find the Cipher.

9. Phase 3: Laser Hallway Trap Room

Phase 3 Laser Hallway Trap Room

This is found in a room with an open hallway that is laced with lasers. This room usually appears in Phase 3, but can appear in Phase 2 as shown in the picture above.

Instead of going up the stairs to the section with lasers, go to the right of the stairs. Keep going until you find a gap on left. Make your through the gap then turn right.

You will find the Cipher on a column near the southeastern edge of the room.

10. Phase 1: Timed Room With Two Pillars

Phase 1 Timed Room With Two Pillars

You can find this one in the timed event room with two pillars.

Make your way to the end of the room, past the large open area with statues. The Cipher is in plain sight, to the left of the translocator that takes you to the next room.

11. Phase 1: Very Large Room

Phase 1 Very Large Room

This one is right near the end of a very large room full of enemies. You’ll find it after a very large and long room full of traps and enemies. Thankfully, it isn’t particularly hidden.

It’s on the northeastern wall where the translocator is, next to two chests.

12. Phase 1: Statues Bonus Floor

Phase 1 Statues Bonus Floor

This Cipher is found on a Bonus Floor with two large statues in the room. As soon as you head into the room, look to your right. You’ll find it on the eastern wall of the room.

13. Phase 2: Timed Room

Phase 2 Timed Room

This Cipher is found by taking the middle path in a timed room with three paths. As soon as you start the timed event, the hallway will start to close.

Sprint and jump to enter the middle path in this room, and the Cipher will be directly to your left.

14. Phase 2: Trap Room

Phase 2 Trap Room

You can find this somewhere near the end of a trapped room. This room can appear during Phase 1 as well.

After you cross a section where two spheres block a pathway with lasers. The Cipher is on the wall right in front of you as you come up the stairs.

15. Phase 2: Segmented Room

Phase 2 Segmented Room

This one is found in a room with many floating platforms you have to jump across, hidden right at the bottom.

There’s a long stretch of a platform on the eastern side of the room, near the bottom. Drop down to it and find the Cipher on the northern pillar.

16. Phase 2: Laser Corners Trapped Room

You’ll find this one in a trapped room that has a large open area with the 4 corners being separated by lasers.

Make your way past the laser traps by going through an opening in the lasers. Jump to the ledge and go up a flight of stairs.

The Cipher is in the middle before you go up the stairs to the translocator.

17. Phase 2: Grappling Room

Phase 2 Grappling Room

This is located somewhere in the middle of a room with separated platforms that you need to grapple to. It’s on a long thin platform with not much else to see.

Look for it on the tall pillar on the southern edge of this platform.

18. Phase 3: Trapped Translocator Room

Phase 3 Trapped Translocator Room

This one is a circular room with lasers on the ground. The translocator leading to the next level is in the middle of the circular room.

Look for a small alcove to the south of the circular room. There should be a container in the small opening. The Cipher is on the wall to the right of the container.

19. Phase 3: Grappling Room

Phase 3 Grappling Room

This one is located at the end of a room with separated arenas you need to grapple to. This room is most likely during Phase 3 but can appear in Phase 2 as well.

As soon as you reach the final platform at the end of this room, look for a broken pillar at the edge of the platform. The Cipher rests on the pillar on the same platform that has the translocator.

20. Phase 2: Laser Room

Phase 2 Laser Room

The last one is right next to the chest on the wall in the Obolite drop/laser room. It sits right in the middle facing a wall, with the chest to the left side.

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