Glyphs are symbols on a Portal's wheel. These is also referenced in-game in Menu → 'Guide' tab.
Summary[edit | edit source]
An Atlas Rises portal has 16 inscribed symbols on the outer ring. When dialing, this outer ring rotates until the dialed symbol is aligned with the top position, at which point the ring pauses and the same glyph displays on the game HUD.
With 16 symbols to choose from and a 12-symbol address, the Portal network in Atlas Rises has
- 16^12 = 281,474,976,710,656 possible addresses (281 trillion)
However, not all points in space represented by these addresses have Portals; indeed, there are sufficiently few valid coordinate sets that randomly dialing the Portal is largely futile.
All Portals since Atlas Rises use a Portal Terminal to enter addresses.
Finding Glyphs[edit | edit source]
You can mainly find them by asking travellers where they came from. This will lead you to a grave in the system that then can be searched to get a new glyph. It is possible to find a grave without asking, but they are rare and easily missed. They spawn like other buildings with a small plateau around them and they will show up with the same icon as Knowledge Stones and Ruins when using the multi-tool scanner.
Table of correspondence for Glyphs:[edit source]
Wiki use[edit | edit source]
To display a 12-symbol portal address on the wiki, this sample format can be used. Simply use the glyph IDs in the proper order.
Use this phrase:
To produce this visual:
Glyph X[edit | edit source]
Among the resources of the game an image was found with "Glyph X". . This texture is not used anywhere in the game, and the purpose of this asset is unknown.