Please help by answering unanswered questions!
Register and earn badges for helping!


Subscribe to me on YouTube
Follow us on Twitter!

Join our Steam group!
361,785 questions
29,773 answers
2,732 comments
43,789 users
Ask YOUR question:

portal 2 whats the difference between the blue portals and the orange portals?

+9 votes
whats difference between a blue portal and orange portal in portal 2?
asked 8 years ago in GeneralGeneral by anonymous  

Looking for more answers? SHARE this question:
  

17 Answers

+2 votes
 
Best answer
There's no actual difference, they're just two colors to differentiate for the two portal buttons mapped to the gun.  This lets you see, for instance, which portal you haven't fired yet (so you don't accidentally move an existing portal you set up).
answered 8 years ago by TxdoHawk Mercenary (1,466 points)   1 1 17
–3 votes
They are just 2 different ends of a portal...
answered 8 years ago by xboxer King (32,462 points)   6 11 48
–1 vote
The only difference between the two different colored portals is, well.. The colors. You can thInk of one as an enterance and one as an exit, if you'd like, but that distinction isn't exclusive to either of them in particular. Basically, when you enter one color portal, you exit the other.
answered 8 years ago by mrtowel Prince (27,434 points)   8 18 41
+3 votes
There is no difference, the colors are there to distinguish from each other. If they were both blue or both orange, it would be really confusing to the player, since you wouldn't know what was the last portal you opened.
answered 8 years ago by TigerboyPT Newbie (128 points)   3
–1 vote
they are both the exact same, color is the only thing that differentiates between them.
answered 8 years ago by jaykay Master (8,580 points)   5 7 51
–1 vote
There is no difference. They are just linked to the other one.
answered 8 years ago by smitti9 Adept (760 points)   11
–1 vote
Pretty much nothing. It is like the difference between the colors red and blue themselves. They are simply jsut different colors.
answered 8 years ago by bain9321 Mercenary (1,466 points)   1 2 14
0 votes
Theres no difference it just tells you which portal is which button like so you dont remove your other portal
answered 8 years ago by dark788 Soldier (2,610 points)   7 15 36
0 votes
There is no difference between the two. One is Orange, the other is Blue. It's not that one is an "entrance" and the other is an "exit" They work both ways. The colors help differentiate between the two in case you want to place a portal but keep one of the current two in a specific place.
answered 8 years ago by Mr.TwisT Journeyman (621 points)   7
0 votes

There is no difference, the colors are just holdovers from Narbacular Drop (made by the same developers before Portal, as a student project).

answered 8 years ago by q00u Adept (831 points)   8
0 votes
Not really a difference, besides that Blue Portals are more popular, and used more, being easier to summon.

Orange portal ---> Blue Portal

Blue Portal ---> Orange Portal
answered 8 years ago by l4d2bob Grandmaster (11,115 points)   5 10 48
0 votes
There is not any difference, the colors just help you tell them apart easier. In portal one you can only use one portal for some of the levels, making it harder.
answered 8 years ago by asdf Mercenary (1,154 points)   10 15 22
edited 6 years ago by chronodev
0 votes
The only difference between them is the colors.
answered 8 years ago by thor40000 Champion (7,055 points)   2 6 41
0 votes
Other than the color, there is no difference.
answered 8 years ago by BobDorian Hero (3,769 points)   2 7 34
0 votes
No difference just the orange portal transports you to the blue portal and vice versa
answered 8 years ago by djs Soldier (2,570 points)   3 10 39
0 votes
There's no actual difference. The two colors are just to help people keep track of which portal is where, and whether the next portal needs to be an orange one or the blue one.
answered 8 years ago by Saffir Journeyman (634 points)   5
0 votes
There is no difference, except for color. They are different because... well, say you are in a chamber and you must use the tractor beam to catch you. If they are both blue or both orange or both black or both white or whatever, you might fire the portal that the beam is going into where you need to be caught, and if you fail, you die. If it is orange and blue, you will know which is which and not die
answered 5 years ago by anonymous  

Related questions

0 votes
1 answer
+1 vote
1 answer
+2 votes
0 answers
asked 8 years ago in GeneralGeneral by anonymous  
+1 vote
0 answers
asked 8 years ago in GeneralGeneral by anonymous  
0 votes
1 answer