Dead Space comms array puzzle solution, how to fix comms array with satellite dishes

The satellite dish communications array puzzle from Chapter 8 has been reworked in the new version of Dead Space, but you still need to solve it in order to contact USM Valor.

It’s not immediately obvious what you need to do, so below we detail how to fix the communications array in Dead Space, including exactly how to solve the communications array puzzle if you’re in a hurry. This doesn’t cover how to fix the communications array in the original Dead Space.

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How to Fix Satellite Communications Array in Dead Space

During Chapter 8, while attempting to contact the USM Valor, you will encounter another problem in Isaac and Daniels’ plans when they discover that the satellite dishes needed to contact the crew have been destroyed or misaligned.

Your locator is useless in the communications control room during this puzzle, as it stops showing you a straight line to your target and instead highlights the entire room.

To fix the communications array in the Dead Space remake, you need to create a single blue line of energy from the power source to the top of the room, all the way to the central node.

To guide this blue line of energy, it is necessary to use satellite dishes that have white lines. These white lines represent the direction in which the blue energy will flow. Not all satellites have these lines and not all satellites with a white line need to be used to solve the puzzle.

Use your Kinesis to take out the satellites without lines on top of the power source. This is the large fuse-like thing with a blue glow under the main Communications Control screen.

You’ll know you’ve inserted the correct satellites and solved the communications array puzzle when Ishimura’s computer tells you that the communications array has been realigned and Daniels contacts you again.

We can help guide you through Ishimura with our weapon and suit locations, marker fragment locations for the secret ending, secret break room codes, security clearance levels, master override, the scientific methods side quest, and the location of Peng treasure. We also have solutions for the communications satellites and Centrifuge puzzles, a list of trophies and achievements, and strategies on how to beat the Hunter, Leviathan, and Leviathan Remnant bosses.

Dead Space Communications Array Puzzle Solution

It can take a while to determine which satellites go where, so to speed things up, the image below shows the exact solution to the communications puzzle in Dead Space.

Align the satellite dishes like this to solve the communications array puzzle.

Your goal is to change the flow of blue energy from right to left using only the ‘L’ satellite dishes, starting on the right side of the power source.

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