Portal 2 Puzzle Maker: Stairs

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This article contains content specific to the Portal 2 Puzzle Maker. For the Authoring Tools equivalent, see Panels.
The Stairs in the Puzzle Maker.
The Stairs in-game.

Stairs are a testing element in Portal puzzles. They are two blocks long, and when deployed allow the player to walk one block high.

Editor Adjustments

  • Stairs can be rotated to any cardinal direction by dragging the round rotation handle; they will rotate around their lower end where the handle is located

Item Properties

Entity Cost: 13

  • Start Deployed
    • If checked, the Stairs will start in the raised position when the level begins
    • If unchecked, the Stairs will be flush with the floor when the level begins


  • If "Start Deployed" is checked, an active connection will retract the Stairs
  • If "Start Deployed" is not checked, an active connection will raise the Stairs