Moments ago, http://linkinpark.com updated to redirect to http://burnitdown.linkinpark.com, revealing a puzzle for Linkin Park's upcoming single "Burn It Down". This means that the promotional campaign is upon us, and pretty soon we will be hearing previews of the song, which Mike Shinoda confirmed on Twitter is the purpose of these new puzzles.
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FULL GRID PROGRESS
As you can see, the puzzle has finally been completed, fully revealing the single art for Linkin Park's new single, "Burn It Down", however no snippets of the upcoming track have been released as of yet. See the individual puzzle pieces below!Living Things Theory
LPA users have been hard at work on the code of the numbers since the Cypher 5. 4. announcement and the stand-out theory is the "Living Things Theory". Here's how it works. Coded into the page source of the Burn It Down puzzles are a series of 5 digit numbers followed by 4 digit numbers, these are added each time a puzzle piece is revealed on the site. By taking these numbers and subtracting all four digits of the second number with the last four digits of the first number we are only left with the first digit of the sequence. Subtract this from the result of the first calculation and we are left with a number between 1-26, which is then ultimately translated into the alphabet. Here is a grid of how Living Things was derived using this method. What this means is unknown but it's the only legible result so far. It's also worth noting that website http://livingthings.linkinpark.com
is being prepped as a sub-domain which currently links to the http://burnitdown.linkinpark.com
page. Keep your eyes on the LPA for any updates and discuss this theory on the LPA Forums
01. <!--53282 3265--> | (3282-3265)-5 =12 -- L
02. <!--41602 1589--> | (1602-1589)-4 =09 -- I
03. <!--31157 1132--> | (1157-1132)-3 =22 -- V
04. <!--00000 0000--> | (0000-0000)-0 =00 -- _
05. <!--79546 9530--> | (9546-9530)-7 =09 -- I
06. <!--61752 1732--> | (1752-1732)-6 =14 -- N
07. <!--53168 3156--> | (3168-3156)-5 =07 -- G
08. <!--00000 0000--> | (0000-0000)-0 =00 -- _
09. <!--44682 4658--> | (4682-4658)-4 =20 -- T
10. <!--39376 9365--> | (9376-9365)-3 =08 -- H
11. <!--84149 4132--> | (4149-4132)-8 =09 -- I
12. <!--00000 0000--> | (0000-0000)-0 =00 -- _
13. <!--72029 2008--> | (2029-2008)-7 =14 -- N
14. <!--65276 5263--> | (5276-5263)-6 =07 -- G
15. <!--00000 0000--> | (0000-0000)-0 =00 -- _
16. <!--58780 8756--> | (8780-8756)-5 =19 -- S
Puzzle Progress 16
NEW GRID ART POSTED AT 7:30AM PST / 10:30AM EST / 3:30PM GMT
Puzzle Progress 15
NEW GRID ART POSTED AT 7:30AM PST / 10:30AM EST / 3:30PM GMT
Both puzzle pieces 15 and 16 were released simultaneously after the site was offline for a short period of time.
Puzzle Progress 14
NEW GRID ART POSTED AT 10:30PM PST / 1:30AM EST / 6:30AM GMT
The 14th quadrant is revealed with the 14th puzzle, continuing the bottom row of the Burn It Down artwork.
Puzzle Progress 13
NEW GRID ART POSTED AT 1:30PM PST / 4:30PM EST / 9:30PM GMT
The 13th piece reveals the bottom right corner to the Burn It Down artwork.
Puzzle Progress 12
NEW GRID ART POSTED AT 6:00PM PST / 9:00PM EST / 2:00AM GMT
A piece of the white area has been revealed.
Puzzle Progress 11
NEW GRID ART POSTED AT 7:00AM PST / 10:00AM EST / 3:00PM GMT
Puzzle piece 11 reveals the lower left quadrant of the Burn It Down cover art.
Puzzle Progress 10
NEW GRID ART POSTED AT 10:30PM PST / 1:30 EST / 6:30AM GMT
The top row is now complete which clearly shows the Linkin Park typeface.
Puzzle Progress 9
NEW GRID ART POSTED AT 10:00AM PST / 01:00PM EST / 06:00PM GMT
The new puzzle piece reveals another remaining piece of the Linkin Park logo.
Puzzle Progress 8
NEW GRID ART POSTED AT 12:00AM PST / 03:00AM EST / 08:00AM GMT
This is from the bottom section of the image. The third quadrant across features the "Burn It Down" typeface indicating this will be the single cover art.
Puzzle Progress 7
NEW GRID ART POSTED AT 08:00PM PST / 11:00PM EST / 04:00AM GMT
Puzzle 7 reveals the other side of Chester's face.
Puzzle Progress 6
NEW GRID ART POSTED AT 10:30AM PDT/ 01:300PM EST/ 06:30PM GMT
Puzzle piece 6 reveals the top right section of the image, continuing the Linkin Park font placed across the top of the image.
Puzzle Progress 5Within minutes LPA user edflinkinp solved the puzzle. Here is what you see when it is finished:
Another piece of Chester's shoulder has been unveiled, however still no sign of snippets.
Puzzle Progress 4
NEW GRID ART POSTED AT 11:30AM PDT / 2:30AM EST 7:30AM GMT
The fourth piece shows a little of the Linkin Park font as the image continues to develop.
Puzzle Progress 3
NEW GRID ART POSTED AT 1:00PM PDT / 4:00PM EST / 9:00PM GMT
After the third puzzle, there is still no audio of the song available. It looks like it'll be a while longer before we hear a snippet of the song. Please be sure to keep checking this post for more updates!
Puzzle Progress 2
NEW GRID ART POSTED AT 2:30AM PDT / 5:30AM EST / 10:30AM GMT
This puzzle is similar to the last in that you are required to move the sqaures to reveal the image. Revealing the image shows a continuation of the art from the previous puzzle, adding to the charred silhouette of Chester to form part of the chest. See it below.
Puzzle Progress 1
The image when solved appears as a charred silhouette of Chester's face. In addition, upon zooming out in the flash it appears there are spaces for 16 quadrants. More to come!
How The Burn It Down Puzzles Work
The object of the puzzles is to arrange the blocks in the correct order so that the section of that image is decipherable in the context of the artwork. There are 16 puzzles in total on the grid which are being unveiled one at a time, solving the current puzzle will add a piece of the Burn It Down artwork to the grid. If you are having trouble solving these puzzles and want to do it the intended way, LPA member ZoeLinkingal
wrote a handy guide to solving puzzles of this type. You can view that here
If You've Missed Some Puzzles
Have you found yourself missing some of the puzzles due to time zone conflicts and being away from the computer and want to know if you can go back to a puzzle you didn't get a chance to complete? Unfortunately you can't go back and solve puzzles you have missed. You only have the opportunity to solve one puzzle at a time which will be the current puzzle highlighted in white on the grid. All the other puzzles will be greyed out, whether they've been completed or not, and can't be accessed again. It remains to be seen if the amount of puzzles you have completed will have any effect on the completion of the Burn It Down artwork.
More About The Burn It Down Puzzle PageClicking on the circular LP logo in the lower left hand corner brings up a terminal. Below is an image of the input screen you are greeted with once you have clicked the LP logo.
The only known command to do anything in the terminal is "SUDO SOLVE()". This will bring up the option to enter a password. Viewing the page source and searching for "SUDO" reveals the password to "insta-solve" the puzzle, although dependant on your browser, this may be temperamental and not guaranteed to work. Check below for the "puzzle cheat".
For the impatient, a puzzle cheat has been discovered. Right click, view page source of the puzzle, do CTRL+F and search "SUDO". Find the number then type SUDO SOLVE() in the terminal. Use number as password. As of the third puzzle, this method has been prevented, but only sometimes. Occasionally you'll find this method does still work. If you try to do it now and you are greeted with the password "OOPS" upon entering the "SUDO SOLVE()" text, chances are you were greeted with a pop-up window and RickRoll'd. Here's how to get around that.
Instant Puzzle Solving Cheat
Instant Puzzle Solving Cheat Update
Right click on one of the completed images, click Inspect Element. At this point you can search "square" to bring up the section you'll need to edit. You can view the section you need to edit here. Change where it says class="square complete" to class="square" on 2 of the div elements that have "complete" in the class. Then enter the password using the method explained above and it'll solve the puzzle.Thanks to LPA user GoldFire for the tip.
This has been confirmed to work in Chrome, Safari and Firefox. It's uncertain if using this "cheat" will have an effect on the outcome or not.
Eyes & Ears Entertainment and Uprising Creative, Creators of Linkin Park Puzzles
Linkin Park 5. 4. Cipher Tweet
During Puzzle 8 & 9, Linkin Park threw a spanner in the works, indicating there is more to the Burn It Down puzzle page than fans have discovered so far. Linkin Park Tweeted the following:
"There's more than meets the eye. 5. 4. Cipher. It's there. http://burnitdown.linkinpark.com
This has been later followed up with replies from the creator's of the Burn It down puzzles, who insist we "focus on the numbers".
It remains uncertain which numbers they are referring to, but the LPA community think these
may be the most likely. A sequence of 5 - 4 number patterns in relation to each puzzle hidden in the code. Just how exactly is still being worked on, along with other possibilities. Help us find these "easter eggs" now and join in on the LPA Forums
Linkin Park STL22 Tweet
In their latest tweet, Linkin Park have revealed that LPA member STL22 is the closest to solving the puzzle itself. Here is a summary post
of all of STL22's theories on how to solve.
LPA member Nameless discovered that Eyes & Ears Entertainment have teamed with Uprising Creative to create this Burn It Down puzzle and most likely are working on any upcoming projects in the build to Linkin Park's next album. Read what they have to say about this particular Burn It Down puzzle below and follow them through social media.
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