Control - Find the Black Rock Prism by exploring the Black Rock Quarry (2022)

How to find a Black Rock Prism in the quarry.

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You've made your way through the Turbine Room in Control and, surprisingly, the Oceanview Motel again to reach Black Rock Processing.

Getting a Black Rock Prism, however, is going to be surprisingly harder than it looks. You're going to end up climbing down into the Black Rock Quarry that is, somehow, beneath the Federal Bureau of Control.

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I think we can all agree that the Oldest House is not your regular office building.

On this page:

  • Find a Black Rock Prism in Control
  • Search Dr. Darling's Black Rock Lab in Control
  • Find the Black Rock Quarry in Control
  • Activate the explosives to excavate the Black Rock Prism in Control
  • Collect the Black Rock Prism from the excavated seam in Control
  • Speak with Marshall in Control

Need more help in your quest through the Oldest House? Then check out our Control walkthrough hub, with links to all our Control guides.

Find a Black Rock Prism in Control

It's time to explore Black Rock Processing, head through the door on the right-hand side of the room and keep following the corridor until you reach Black Rock Processing.

Head down the right-hand side of the corridor and through the double doors at the end.

Upon entering this room, Jesse's psychic friend will illuminate a container for Black Rock Prisms. Go and check a look.

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Sadly, you'll discover that all the prisms have shattered. Things get worse as you'll be attacked by a Hiss Distorted.

Hiss Distorted have the ability to turn invisible. The best way to attack this monster is to use your Launch power to ready a projectile and then throw it at the Hiss Distorted when it reappears. A couple of hits and it will die.

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Collectables to be found:

  • Case Files - Altered Items - Swan Boat Procedures
    • (In the alcove to the left when you first enter Black Rock Processing.)
  • Research & Records - Hiss Research - Hiss Distorted
    • (Receive upon killing a Hiss Distorted.)
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Search Dr. Darling's Black Rock Lab in Control

Killing the Hiss Distorted will allow you to access Dr. Darling's Black Rock Lab in the left-hand side of the room. The door tells you to wear a protective coat, but I'm sure you'll be fine.

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When you enter Darling's Black Rock Lab, there will already by a Darling Presentation running. You'll learn that the Bureau mines its Black Rock from a quarry - if you want a Black Rock Prism you better head there.

Go to the desk where the presentation is playing and take the Clearance Level 5 key you find on the desk.

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Collectables to be found:

  • Multimedia - Darling Presentation - Black Rock
    • (Receive upon entering the Dr. Darling's Black Rock Lab.)
  • Research & Records - Research - Black Rock
    • (On the floor in Dr. Darling's Black Rock Lab.)
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Find the Black Rock Quarry in Control

Before you leave Dr. Darling's Black Rock Lab, head upstairs and open the chest you'll find there. Once you've done that head through the door to the Black Rock Quarry with your fancy new Clearance Level 5 key.

Go through the door and take the lift to the next floor.

Follow the corridor and you'll find yourself on a set of walkways high above the NSC Energy Converters. Take out the enemy Hiss that will attack you as you travel through this room and take a quick detour to the left to open a chest, which is through the door to the left.

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Go through the door for the Black Rock Quarry and head up the stairs. Ignoring the lift, head to the right and through the door. You'll emerge on the higher levels surrounding the NSC Power Plant and here's a Control Point for you to cleanse on the left.

Follow the walkways to across the Power Plant and reach the Black Rock Quarry, taking out the Hiss you cross paths with. Here will also be another chest for you to open.

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When you reach the other side of the Power Plant, head right until you reach the Clearance Level 5 door.

Beyond this door you'll find a new elevator and a shelter containing a chest.

Sadly, the lift doesn't seem to be working today, so, instead, you're going to have to climb your way down the shaft.

To start this drop down to the lower level next to the elevator where you can see the crates. From here you can easily go down floor to floor, level by level, by jumping down on walkways beneath you or onto pipes.

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As you descend, there will be a couple of Hiss Charged you to take out and don't be surprised if you take some fall damage as well.

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When you finally reach the bottom of the elevator, take out the Hiss waiting for and cleanse the Control Point. From now on, the elevator will work perfectly.

Make your way into the Black Rock Quarry and kill the Hiss that attack you.

After killing the Hiss, take the right-hand passageway. Be careful when you take this path, because at the end you'll find another rubble creature from the Astral Plane.

You can either begin climbing the stairs to avoid it or run past it for the chance to find a collectable and open a chest. These items are guarded by a horde of corrupted mine workers, but they are trapped behind a pile of stone allowing you to easily kill them.

When you're ready, go up the stairs and then climb up the stone blocks. You'll find yourself standing next to a set of floating stones. It's time to do some platforming - jump from one stone to another to reach the other side.

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Once you've on the other side, you can take a quick detour to the left, climb up to the next level and come across a chest hidden in an alcove in the rock.

Head straight on to enter the Black Rock Quarry and you'll find yourself beneath a surprisingly starry sky.

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Drop down to the quarry floor and head to the staircase on the left. Opening the door you find at the top will create a useful little shortcut if you need it later on.

Collectables to be found:

  • Research & Records - Research - NSC
    • (On the computer bank on the upper floor of the NSC Power Plant.)
  • Case Files - Altered Items - Fan Supplement
    • (Climb over the fans in the NSC Power Plant room just before the door to the elevator that takes you to the Black Rock Quarry.)
  • Correspondence - Non-Official - Quarry Equipment Order
    • (On a block of stone in the right-hand passage to the Black Rock Quarry.)
  • Correspondence - Non-Official - Quarry Worker Incident
    • (In the Black Rock Quarry after running past the Astral Plane creature, take a right, kill the creatures behind the stone blocks and then climb over the blocks to find this on the other side.)
  • Correspondence - Official - No Smoking Reminder
    • (In the main part of the Black Rock Quarry, then the stairs near the shortcut door.)
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Activate the explosives to excavate the Black Rock Prism in Control

Now head to the centre of the quarry and take out the Hiss occupants. Be prepared for this battle, because a range of different Hiss enemies will attack you, including two Hiss Warped backed up by a Hiss Cluster.

Remember to take out the Hiss Cluster as soon as it appears, because they can heal other Hiss enemies. You'll also have to fight off some Hiss Charged, so avoid getting stuck in a corner during this fight.

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When the Hiss have been defeated, it's time to start putting electricity boxes onto sockets.

The three sockets are directly opposite where you fight the Hiss forces on the wall and you can easily find electricity boxes throughout the quarry. Use your Launch powers to place the electricity boxes on the sockets.

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When the electricity boxes are placed, run back to the computer bank in the centre of the quarry and press the red button to blow up the wall.

Collectables to be found:

  • Research & Records - Reports - Quarry Incident
    • (On the computer bank in the middle of the Black Stone Quarry.)
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Collect the Black Rock Prism from the excavated seam in Control

Run up to your exploded wall and collect a Black Rock Prism.

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It’s time to journey into the mysterious Federal Bureau of Control. Our Control walkthrough can help you through the storyline missions, including Welcome to the Oldest House, Unknown Caller, Directorial Override, Old Boy’s Club, Threshold, My Brother's Keeper, The Face of the Enemy, Finnish Tango, Polaris and Take Control.You can also learn new supernatural powers by completing A Merry Chase, A Good Defence and A Captive Audience. We also have guides on upgrading the Service Weapon, your Abilities, how to use Weapon and Personal Mods, how to unlock every outfit and the solution to the Roulette Wheel puzzle.

Speak with Marshall in Control

With the Black Rock Prism, you can now head back to Marshall.

Monsters from the Astral Plane will now appear in the quarry, so climb up to different levels to avoid them or simply run past them. You can take the shortcut you opened up previously, by heading up the stairs and going through the door.

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There will be more Astral Plane monsters between you and the elevator. Quickly run past them. Now you can either fast travel via the Control Point back to Central Executive or you can take the long road back through the Maintenance Sector.

Either way Marshall will be standing near the Control Point - tell her about what you've been up to.

Collectables to be found:

  • Hotline - Board - Astral Constructs
    • (Receive after completing Threshold)

Now it's time to find Dylan in My Brother's Keeper.

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FAQs

How do I find the black rock quarry in Control? ›

A valuable Black Rock Prism is located underground and can be excavated by Jesse Faden with explosives. The Black Rock Quarry can be reached through an elevator on the right side of the map, near to where the NSC energy converter is labelled, and slightly above where the Ventilator is labelled.

How do you get into the Black Rock Quarry elevator? ›

Find the Black Rock Quarry

Eventually you'll be back at the NSC Power Plant, but much higher up. Claim the Control Point and eliminate the enemies up there as you cross to the other side. Go through the next Level 5 security door, then start dropping down ledge by ledge as you discover the elevator is broken.

How do you open the door in Black Rock Quarry? ›

Find the Black Rock Quarry

Take down the enemies ahead and keep pressing forward. Note: take the path on the left to unlock the doors and connect the NSC Control room with this area.

How do you beat the monster black rock processing? ›

And waiting until you're in the position to be able to see it again. So you're gonna need to move

How many hours does it take to beat Control? ›

If you want to complete the main campaign of Control, including all the side missions, then you should expect it to take roughly eleven to fifteen hours. If, however, you'd prefer to simply play through the main campaign, then it will take between ten to eleven hours.

How do you find black rock processing? ›

When you're ready take the Sector Elevator down to the Maintenance Sector. You'll find yourself in Central Maintenance. Head through the door on your left marked Black Rock Processing.

What are the black balls in Control? ›

Astral Spikes are mysterious entities found within the Astral Plane, made up of violently shifting and morphing pieces of the type of black and gold marble found in the Astral Plane.

How do you beat the monster Control? ›

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How do I get into the Atlas chamber? ›

The way to Atlas Chamber

Pull the cord three times and you will go back to the real world. The bridge leading to the Black Rock Processing has been lowered, so you can go on. After a short walk, you will hear shots. Go towards them, and you'll get to the Atlas Chamber.

How many hidden locations are in Control? ›

Control has 19 hidden locations. We walk you through exactly how to find them all.

How many missions are in Control? ›

How many missions in Control? All up, there are 10 missions in Control. These 10 missions are the golden path and reveal the story of Control. While 10 missions may not sound like many, each mission takes quite a long time and so, you'll be getting a decent amount of playtime from Control.

How do I pause quarry on PC? ›

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PC Controls.
ControlMove/Action
DMove Right
Move MouseCamera Angle / Choose an action
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What is control threshold in project management? ›

The control threshold enables you to determine whether or not one company is controlled by another. The control threshold is the percentage below which the companies in the portfolio no longer have control over their subsidiaries.

Where is active threshold? ›

The Active Threshold, also known as the Mold Threshold, is a Threshold active in the Oldest House which can be found in the Research Sector.

Is Control a short game? ›

If you were to focus on the main story and not dabble in any side quests, Bureau Alerts, or decide to focus on collectables, Control will take roughly 12 hours to beat.

Is Control a AAA game? ›

Control – the AAA third-person action adventure game – is FREE for a limited time!

Does Control have multiple endings? ›

As for the ending, the game has only one. What is more, it is quite open and clearly indicates the continuation of the adventures of Jesse Faden. However, don't worry - the adventure and gameplay in Control is interesting enough that it doesn't need illusory choices.

How do I get to central maintenance Control? ›

Simply walk or run over to the Sector Elevator and step inside once it opens itself up for you. Once inside the Sector Elevator, you should see two options appear when you activate its controls. Choose the “Maintenance Sector Access Corridor” option and you've done it.

How do you beat the ball in control? ›

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What is the point of shade balls? ›

Shade balls were originally known as bird balls, as they were developed initially to prevent birds from landing on toxic tailing ponds produced by mining operations. They have also been used by airports to prevent birds from being attracted to nearby drainage ponds thus reducing collisions with planes.

How do I beat Astral SPike? ›

You can't kill him so you have to trap him. Get inside that big hangar and seal the exit. When Astral SPike gets close to you shoot him to stun him and quickly seal him inside.

Does control have a final boss? ›

Obviously, spoilers for Foundation and its final story mission, “The Pyramid”, lie ahead. Turns out, Marshall was dead — that's how she could use the Hotline, after all. The final boss of the expansion is none other than the Bureau's former Head of Operations, and she's a bit tough.

Does control have boss fights? ›

Control is very interesting in terms of bosses. So, during the main story, you will not find any full-fledged boss fights. Some opponents have a classic health bar and are slightly stronger than normal enemies, but at best they can be called minibosses.

How do you get across the bridge to Blackrock? ›

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How many episodes of Threshold kids are there? ›

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Production
Executive producersBrannon Braga David S. Goyer David Heyman
ProducersAndré Bormanis Karen Moore David Livingston
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How do you find Dylan in Control? ›

Find Dylan

From Central Executive, go to the elevator and travel down to Containment. Walk through the corridors until you come across a bunch of enemies, followed by a door to Logistics & Security with even more foes. Clear all these out and there'll be a Control Point for you to cleanse.

How do you Control all points? ›

How to get Ability Points in Control. You earn Ability Points by completing missions. You receive Ability Points in Control by completing both storyline missions and side missions. From Unknown Caller onwards, you'll receive 4 Ability Points for every storyline mission you complete.

How do you cleanse an object of power Control? ›

Reach the Object of Power to Cleanse it in Control

If you get hit, you will take damage. Sprint to the stairs on the right-hand side of the room, making sure to dodge or hide from any projectiles, and then, once you're on the upper floor, across the walkway to the left side of the room.

What are all the abilities in Control? ›

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  1. 1 Levitate.
  2. 2 Launch. ...
  3. 3 Evade. ...
  4. 4 Shield. ...
  5. 5 Melee. Melee in Control is just a glorified force push. ...
  6. 6 Ground Slam. The ground slam is a powerful attack, but it has its downfalls. ...
  7. 7 Seize. Seize allows Faden to lure her enemies into fighting for her. ...
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Is Control a hard game? ›

Originally published by Remedy Entertainment in 2019, Control was well known for being incredibly difficult. Multiple people told me, “Well, it's very hard, but it's so worth it because the story is so good.” I believed them.

Is anything missable in Control? ›

All areas of the game are always accessible, even after the story, which means that none of the trophies or Collectibles are missable. If some areas are inaccessible during your Main Story run, it's because you need to play through Side Missions.

Is Control a horror game? ›

It's overtly a third-person action game based around paranormal encounters. However, there has been a fair amount of debate among gamers when it comes to the genre that the game falls in. It's definitely a shooter game with how it plays, but some fans also want to classify it as a horror game.

What happens if you play the piano in The Quarry game? ›

If you decide to play, the piano will let out a horrendously out-of-tune note and dust will emit from it, causing Laura to curse.

Can you save Max in The Quarry? ›

Essentially, Max is one of the easiest to keep alive. You need to have some of the others alive and need to make one decision near the end of the game to get out. At the very start of the game, you can choose to help Max or leave him.

How scary is The Quarry? ›

The Quarry has some scary moments, but not always. However, it does a good job of keeping you at the edge of your seat at all times. At Hackett's Quarry, the danger is all around you and nobody is truly safe. You're purposely kept guessing at the true threat until the final few chapters.

What is a change control log? ›

Change Control Log means a detailed accounting of all approved (CCO) and proposed Contract Change Orders (PCO) that compares the overall change risk to the Board approved contract value. This may be maintained by the AC Transit Project Manager or an AC Transit information system.

How is risk threshold calculated? ›

Determining the risk threshold requires interviews and meetings with the stakeholders. This is necessary to find out about what their risk appetites are. Based on their risk appetite, the project manager should analyze the risk tolerance first before calculating the threshold.

What is variance threshold in project management? ›

Variance thresholds are an important component of any project change management plan. They constitute the material changes to the project, and therefore necessitate documentation and approval in a PCR. Not all PCRs will result in reestablishing scope, schedule, or budget.

What removes mold? ›

A bleach solution also works to kill mold. Mix one cup of bleach in a gallon of water, apply to the surface and don't rinse. Mix a 50/50 solution of ammonia and water. Spray on the surface, wait two to three hours, then rinse.

What mess kills mold? ›

To eradicate the mold you must destroy 6 green, glowing, mold balls. You can destroy these mold balls by either using your Service Weapon or by launching an object at them. Keep an eye out for any Hiss forces too.

How do you beat the mold in Control? ›

Mold-1 will attack you by spitting out poison bullets and throwing one of its arms out at you. You can avoid these attacks by levitating around the room or hiding behind one of the large blocks. The best way to attack Mold-1 is to alternate between using your Launch powers and then hitting it with your Service Weapon.

How many hidden locations are in Control? ›

Control has 19 hidden locations. We walk you through exactly how to find them all.

What are the black balls in Control? ›

Astral Spikes are mysterious entities found within the Astral Plane, made up of violently shifting and morphing pieces of the type of black and gold marble found in the Astral Plane.

How do you find Dylan in Control? ›

Find Dylan

From Central Executive, go to the elevator and travel down to Containment. Walk through the corridors until you come across a bunch of enemies, followed by a door to Logistics & Security with even more foes. Clear all these out and there'll be a Control Point for you to cleanse.

How do you cross the Atlas chamber? ›

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How do you Control all points? ›

How to get Ability Points in Control. You earn Ability Points by completing missions. You receive Ability Points in Control by completing both storyline missions and side missions. From Unknown Caller onwards, you'll receive 4 Ability Points for every storyline mission you complete.

How do you unlock levitate in Control? ›

Defeating Salvador in Control will allow you to return to the Astral Plane and unlock Levitate. This new supernatural power will let you soar around the offices of Federal Bureau of Control. Take your time to experiment with this power and reach the previously inaccessible floors of the Panopticon.

How do you cleanse an object of power Control? ›

Reach the Object of Power to Cleanse it in Control

If you get hit, you will take damage. Sprint to the stairs on the right-hand side of the room, making sure to dodge or hide from any projectiles, and then, once you're on the upper floor, across the walkway to the left side of the room.

How do you beat the ball in control? ›

Catch the Astral Spike Threshold Destructive Ball Old Boy's Club ...

What is the point of shade balls? ›

Shade balls were originally known as bird balls, as they were developed initially to prevent birds from landing on toxic tailing ponds produced by mining operations. They have also been used by airports to prevent birds from being attracted to nearby drainage ponds thus reducing collisions with planes.

How do I beat Astral SPike? ›

You can't kill him so you have to trap him. Get inside that big hangar and seal the exit. When Astral SPike gets close to you shoot him to stun him and quickly seal him inside.

Is Dylan the hiss? ›

Hiss Invasion

During these events, Dylan fell under the influence of the Hiss, but unlike its other victims, he appeared to retain much of his sanity and control over his own mind. Dylan regarded the Hiss as his friend and liberator, and sought to aid it in its endeavor to spread and take control over humanity.

Is Alan Wake in Control? ›

Alan Wake is a supporting character in Control where he serves as the overarching protagonist of the add-on AWE. He is a writer and paranaturally altered individual identified by the Federal Bureau of Control during the Bright Falls AWE in 2010.

What does my brothers keeper mean? ›

notes for brother's keeper, Am I my

Cain's words have come to symbolize people's unwillingness to accept responsibility for the welfare of their fellows — their “brothers” in the extended sense of the term. The tradition of Judaism and Christianity is that people do have this responsibility.

How many missions are in Control? ›

How many missions in Control? All up, there are 10 missions in Control. These 10 missions are the golden path and reveal the story of Control. While 10 missions may not sound like many, each mission takes quite a long time and so, you'll be getting a decent amount of playtime from Control.

How many episodes of Threshold kids are there? ›

Threshold (TV series)
Threshold
No. of episodes13
Production
Executive producersBrannon Braga David S. Goyer David Heyman
ProducersAndré Bormanis Karen Moore David Livingston
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What is Control threshold in project management? ›

The control threshold enables you to determine whether or not one company is controlled by another. The control threshold is the percentage below which the companies in the portfolio no longer have control over their subsidiaries.

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