How to Get Past Spinning Fans in Psychonauts 2

Psychonauts 2

Come across a spinning fan in Psychonauts 2 and wondering how to get behind it? Here’s what you need to know.

Dotted around Psychonauts 2 are a number of large, spinning fans. There’s one in the mail room, in fact – and you can see there’s some tasty collectible waiting behind it. There must be a way to get past the fan, but how? Yes, there is – but you’ll need to wait.

As you may have guessed, you need to stop the spinning fans in Psychonauts 2 in order to get past them. But you can’t do this right away. You’ll need the correct skill in order to stop them. And you don’t get the skill until much later in the game.


Eventually, you’ll learn a skill called ‘Time Bubble’. This allows you to slow down time around a particular item. In levels, it slows moving platforms, allowing you to jump on them. It also works on spinning fans, slowing them down enough to allow you to pass through them.

So if you want the goodies behind the fan in the mail room and beyond, you’ll simply have to be patient. Once you’ve got the Time Bubble skill, you can revisit them, use the skill, and sneak on through.

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