Rocksmith DLC Clue 11/04: We’re Stumped! (UPDATE)

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Well, Rocksmith fans, it looks like Dan may have finally stumped us all for the longest time. 81 pages and counting, and nobody has solved it yet!

It all started with a reasonably inconspicuous GIF image of the Rocksmith twitter feed’s Dream Guitar Friday image, hinting that there may be a file hidden within:

10.31 clue

Using Sourceforge’s hide-in-picture software, The_Working_Man successfully cracked it using SGDiabloTremolo as the password, revealing a reversed MP3 file. Ox1a4toke reversed it, revealing a mysterious phrase in Polish, with the sole English word “Placement” in the middle.

After several attempts to translate the phrase, Dan posted this MP3 (reversed by theramiro000), which is the same Polish audio clip with the addition of spaces between individual phrases.

RollingStone222 transcribed it as this:

pomięte przez chmury
połączenie zmian w pobliżu i placement
tu błedów i całego nieba za
samo

Which can be roughly translated as:

creased by clouds
combination of changes in the near and placement
errors here and the whole sky for
itself

Dan then hinted at the translation’s syntax being wrong, and that the Polish phrase itself is confused. Lastly, he asked us to pay close attention to the difference between the two audio files.

And this is where we leave off. Guesses ranged from Jimi Hendrix‘s “Little Wing” to Live‘s “Lightning Crashes,” and yet nobody has managed to solve the clue yet.

Since this DLC is coinciding with the launch of the game on PS4 and Xbox One, we have much reason to believe it may be a pretty big release.

What do you think we’ll see on Tuesday? Let us know in the comments!

(Oscar writing now) UPDATE: Well, we finally know what we’re getting, thanks to the reveal on Facebook.

That’s right, it’s a 3-pack of Killswitch Engage, and we know one of the songs thanks to the post.

So, The End of Heartache is all but confirmed, but what of the other two songs? Well, let’s speculate, shall we?

My Curse

This song has shown up in practically every other game KSE has, so it’s not unlikely that it will also come to Rocksmith.

HOLY DIVAHH

Because this song was awesome the first time it came to Rocksmith, logic states that it must be awesome the second time around!

Are you happy for moar metal in Rocksmith, or did you hype yourself up too much for this? Let us know in the comments.

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Jason
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Jason

@HA!

Seriously, do you just get off on being an elitist… On the internet of all places?! Get a life.

HA!
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HA!

Nope, just doing my little part to try and fix stupid.

Noname Rocker
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Noname Rocker

What did the Polish have to do with anything?

Elliott
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Mike
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Mike

We interrupt the butthurt from the Killswitch Engage DLC announcement with some breaking news. According to an XBOX One leak, we will be getting a Tom Petty 5-Pack DLC.

The breaking news scene should be a picture of a guy smashing his guitar while in the corner there’s a Dan Amrich trollface.

Noname Rocker
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Noname Rocker

Where is this alleged Tom Petty 5 pack?

Mike
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Mike

Look at TRR feed and the Ubisoft forums.

Noname Rocker
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Noname Rocker

Tom freaking Petty! Everyone! Tom freaking Petty!

jayrock
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jayrock

The Curse is showing up on XBOX ONE store. Don’t see the third title though.

Elliott
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My Curse*

Thanks for the update 😀

jayrock
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jayrock

Yeah. My bad. Sorry.

jayrock
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jayrock

Get ready for My Curse and Holy Diver.

http://www.xbox.com/en-US/Search?q=killswitch%20engage#All

Mike
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Mike

Getting their cover of Holy Diver would be stupid. We already have the good version.

IZ
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IZ

This is what all the hype and excitement was about…? Man here we were thinking we would actually get the likes of AC/DC, Black Sabbath, Zeppelin, Hendrix, SRV, some even guessed Pink Floyd.

Dan my man next time you throw such a curveball of a puzzle at us, it’d be nice if the reveal was a little more rewarding.

Elliott
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Well I’m not sure why you thought you would get any of those artists just randomly but that was your choice.

IZ
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IZ

I wasn’t the only one lol.

Elliott
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Yup a lot of people like to get disappointed instead of listening to Dan and other members of the Rocksmith community explain how licensing works over and over and over. Stay tuned for a big announcement tomorrow though!

dave
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dave

Has the ipad version left beta yet? I would think that’s the next big announcement.

Elliott
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It’s DLC related

Noname Rocker
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Noname Rocker

Yes I know you’re hungry oh look here comes the DLC I’ve been waiting for!

Noname Rocker
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Noname Rocker

If its a Bill & Ted reference it’s Van Halen not what I thought…

IZ
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IZ

Awesome looking forward to it. 😀

Ethan
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Ethan

My friend likes Killswitch Engage
but I never really had the time to listen to there music, the only time was the holy diver cover and the song on guitar hero van halen

Dylan
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Dylan

I really hope we get in due time in the pack, it’s one of their newer songs so also relatively likely. Rose of Sharyn would make this my fovourite DLC yet but it’s kind of unlikely.

Dave
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Dave

Yes. Rose of Sharyn would be awesome. That would be the first song I have officially requested. Super excited about this pack!
Only 3 pack though…
Regardless of the song selection this in insta- buy for me.

Wilkins Micawber
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Wilkins Micawber

Damn it, I was hoping for some Stones!

Mike
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Mike

What’s the hate for KSE?

Noname Rocker
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Noname Rocker

I don’t get it either…

WHAT?
Guest
WHAT?

still waiting for the megahits galore

Noname Rocker
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Noname Rocker

By logic we could get a Dio pack, Poison pack, Billy Squier pack by the end of next summer…

Klagnutts
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Klagnutts

Haven’t had this big an anti-climax since my viagra wore off.

chris
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chris

What a waste of a buildup to KSE, I figured next Gen release wold mean something great. That’s the last time I look at the hint on forums

Noname Rocker
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Noname Rocker

Likely pack:
The End Of Heartache
My Curse
The Arms Of Sorrow

I actually really like this band and I’m not too big of a modern metal fan, so this was worth getting banned for almost…still waiting for Alice Cooper though…

rummhamm
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rummhamm

The band is Killswitch Engage. Confirmed by Dan that it will be a 3 pack.

http://forums.ubi.com/showthread.php/941007-Dan-s-clue-for-11-4-DLC/page121?s=b69e208b715aede80a0d758bb0a713dc

Zombie Client
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Zombie Client

It’s Jefferson Airplane! The word placement it to let us know it’s in the atmosphere not starship!
This is my new assessment after frupel’s input.
The Bassist was of polish descent.

Jesse James Hope
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Jesse James Hope

Ozzy Osbourne: no more tears

Come on Dan
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Come on Dan

Good thing I prepped myself for a large letdown. I’d rather not have these puzzles as the hope it puts out gets bands like killswitch

Mike
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Mike

Killswitch Engage 3-Pack tomorrow.

Mike
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Mike

We have reached The End of a Heartache as Dan’s Curse has been lifted. Killswitch Engage tomorrow.

Michael
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Michael

We’ve solved it -- killswitch engaged

mattyd
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mattyd

Dream Theater?

Bat Wings
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Bat Wings

Hurry Up & tell us already Dan…
as there is a Big Bang Theory marathon coming on soon that some of us are wanting to watch

Jayrock
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Jayrock

The Polish translates to:

combination of changes near the aircraft placement errors, and the whole sky obscured by clouds

not sure if placement is part of the clue or just to let us know it was out of order.

frupel
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frupel

Backward messages would also fit to stairway to heaven ‘satanic message’ 😈

Unmuscleman
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Unmuscleman

Clouds, planes ..
Please let it be Led Zeppelin.

frupel
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frupel

I am polish native.
After listening to the reversed mp3 I have following thoughts :
It consists of three separate parts glued together.
Three words are cut in the middle and the whole phrase could be:
first part :

(pochło)(*word cut*)nięte przez chmury
połączenie zmian w pobliżu
the placement

second part:

tu błędów i całego nieba zas(??)(*word cut*)

third part:
samol(ot/ów)(*word cut*)

swallowed by the clouds
combination of changes in the near
the placement

errors here and the whole sky (*unknown cut word*)

airplane/airplanes

Jayrock
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Jayrock

You are right. Except it is four parts. Order should be 2 4 3 1.

połączenie zmian w pobliżu placement samolotu błędów i całego nieba zasloniete przez chmury

Jason
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Jason

Its obviously Black Sabbath.

The guitar… Tony’s.
“Insert maniacal laugh here…” Intro to crazy train.

Noname Rocker
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Noname Rocker

No, it’s solo Ozzy. He already denied Sabbath…

HA!
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HA!

Dude…you realize that “Crazy Train” isn’t Black Sabbath…right? And that it isn’t Tony Iommi on guitar…right?

HA!
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HA!

So I’m not sure what page of the forums this happened on, but someone mentioned a tweet sent out within the last week by (I think) another developer that referenced Wayne’s World.

I thought personally that his idea that Dan’s clue is a “trick” only and that maybe we’re getting Alice Cooper tracks could be the “treat.”

I’m on board. If that’s not the case, then party on anyway! I like most of the DLC, and I’m just happy that they continue to put new stuff out so often!

HA!
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HA!

…could be the “treat” was brilliant.

Apparently my computer chopped those last two words off.

Noname Rocker
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Noname Rocker

Actually…I didn’t see Alice denied yet…I can hope you’re right…

U2 For Rocksmith
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U2 For Rocksmith

Jimi Hendrix is certainly big. U2 is another big one. David Bowie, Janis Joplin?

Bob
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Bob

I’m gonna guess Brianstorm by Arctic Monkeys for no other reasons than it has storm in the name and has already been featured in Guitar Hero 5. Also Jamie Cook plays an SG and I really want more Arctic Monkeys. 😀

Assault21
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Assault21

I say it’s prince, unfortunately.

Wilkins Micawber
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Wilkins Micawber

And on my birthday DLC? Well, at least I may actually get something worthwhile… I can dream…

Mike
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Mike

Damn you Dan, damn you!!!!

Guess we’ll have to wait to see what’s on Facebook and Twitter tomorrow. 🙁

Dyseman
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Dyseman

Well, riddles, puzzles and mix-ups are one thing. But its getting to a point we’ll have to hire top notch hackers to crack a code for guitar players. That’s a bit much.

It better be a good DLC week after all of this.

HA!
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HA!

Are you not entertained?!?!

I mean, if people don’t crack it, you only have to wait a few days for the actual announcement. Puzzles are fun!

Dak
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Dak

Entertained.. heck yeah. Quite the shock after visiting TRR every Monday to find out the upcoming DLC like clockwork though! Dan really outdid himself this time!

Of course, now it just HAS to be something really good..

Zombie Client
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Zombie Client

It’s either a reference to Dick Dale, or Iron Maiden’s Janick Gers!

I am thinking that Dick Dale is more likely and part of me wants to hope the “Placement” is reference to “Stick in the middle with you”.
That being said, look for some old school surf rock or a Tarantino pack!

Josh
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Josh

Kim Thayil from Soundgarden always played a black SG, so maybe that?

Noname Rocker
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Noname Rocker

They already denied…

Noname Rocker
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Noname Rocker

Hey this is NewWaveNinja, I got banned off the Dlc hint thread but I just wanted everyone to know that i was not intentionally spamming…

Aces High
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Aces High

Boy, that clears it up!

Colin Mcsloy
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Colin Mcsloy

Does that mean you were unintentionally spamming?

Noname Rocker
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Noname Rocker

I don’t know I’m new to forums…