Uncharted 4 - The Cross Puzzle Solution - Chapter 9: For Those Who Prove Worthy

Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End is full of adventure and combat, but another key element of this game is the abundance of puzzles. Many chapters of the game feature a semi-hard puzzle that must be completed right, otherwise, Nathan Drake will die.

One such puzzle is the one in Chapter 9: For Those Who Prove Worthy. The puzzle consists of a few wheels with crosses on them. You must rotate the wheels until the crosses form a specific order and then pull a level inside a wall.



If you fail to put the crosses in the proper order, you guessed it, you will die.

Here’s how to complete the Cross puzzle in Chapter 9, step-by-step.

First of all, you need to play Chapter 9 until you reach the puzzle room. You don’t need to do anything else until that point, so waltz straight there.

  1. Go to the door and take the skeleton’s hand from the switch in the wall. The puzzle will now activate.
  2. The crosses wheel will now rotate and a bucket will now be available inside the wheel.
  3. Take the bucket and fill it with water. There’s a water source to the left of the door.
  4. Once you pass the bucket to Sam, climb back up and start to rotate the wheel.

There are 3 different crosses (Dismas, Jesus, Gestas) on the wheels and all 3 must be in the spotlights in a certain order. The order is:

  1. Short white cross on the left spotlight (Dismas).
  2. Long white cross on the top spotlight (Jesus).
  3. Black cross on the right spotlight (Gestas).




Here’s the correct order to rotate the 4 levers/wheels on the puzzle to move the crosses. I am labeling the levers from 1 to 4, 1 being the leftmost one near the door and 4th being the rightmost one. See the image below for the numbering.

  1. Rotate wheel/lever number 1 one turn to the right (clockwise).
  2. Rotate wheel/lever number 3 two turns to the left (counter-clockwise).
  3. Rotate wheel/lever number 4 one turn to the right (clockwise).
  4. Rotate wheel/lever number 2 one turn to the left (counter-clockwise).
  5. Rotate wheel/lever number 4 two turns to the right (clockwise).
  6. Rotate wheel/lever number 3 one turn to the right (clockwise).
Uncharted 4 Cross Puzzle Chapter 9 Solution
Uncharted 4 Cross Puzzle Chapter 9 Solution

Sam or Nate will make a remark that this must be it once you finish. Go ahead and pull the switch in the wall near the door. If you did everything fine, a cutscene will begin which shows the bucket spilling at the top and the water traveling into the door mechanism opening it.

Video guide for solving this Uncharted 4 Cross Wheel Puzzle

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Jotaro Kujo

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I am a gamer myself. Very passionate about a lot of games, but my favorite series remain Uncharted, and of course, Tomb Raider. I play mostly on PlayStation 4, but I grew up playing on PC as well. You can find here the best game guides, so enjoy.

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