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Alan Wake 2 Guide

Alan Wake 2 Guide

Get out of the Dark Place Alan Wake 2 guide, walkthrough is tips for beginners, all trophies. We present solutions to all puzzles, all bosses, secrets, collectibles, chapter order, Minds Place, best weapons, endings, system requirements, controls.

Last update: 24 November 2023

Our Alan Wake 2 guide will help you survive the nightmares experienced by the titular writer and FBI agent Saga Anderson. It will help you, above all, in completing the game since it offers solutions to puzzles, descriptions of boss fights and information about the game's ending. The guide includes information about secrets and collectibles, various tips for key gameplay mechanics and answers to frequently asked questions. Using our tips will also help you to get the platinum trophy and complete Alan Wake 2 in 100%.

Alan Wake 2: Guide content

Our guide opens with Tips and tricks where we write about important things that are worth knowing before starting the game. The chapter on the basics describes, among others, the 2 playable characters (Alan Wake and Saga Anderson) and the differences between them, as well as fighting various types of enemies.

We have prepared puzzle solutions that you may encounter while completing main or optional missions. All boss fights are discussed in a separate section, from which you will learn about their moves and recommended combat tactics.

Our guide also has secrets and collectibles with their exact locations. We have also prepared a FAQ section, from which you will learn, e.g. how to save the game, what is the recommended order of chapters and whether you can repeat already finished stages.

The guide also has an appendix where you can find a trophy guide that will help you unlock the platinum trophy. In addition, we have prepared pages on topics such as the controls, system requirements, language versions, availability on Steam and on Game Pass, and whether you need to be familiar with the Alan Wake series.

Alan Wake 2: Tips and tricks

  1. Saga must be up to date with all investigations. The most common reason for getting stuck in some place in her chapters is not placing the gathered clues to the case board.
  2. Use shortcuts to quickly select items. You have to create it yourself and, for example, a quick access to a painkiller or switching to another weapon can save your life.
  3. You don't have to fight everyone. Avoiding confrontation can reduce the risk of injury and help you conserve supplies. You can avoid enemies or run away from them to the light.
  4. You won't be able to explore every place 100% right away, because your character may not have a key, skill or a quest item. However, examine everything, so that the map of the area gets filled with icons.

More tips and hints can be found on a separate page: Tips and tricks.

Alan Wake 2: Basics

  1. Difficulty levels - We have described the basic differences between the available difficulty levels.
  2. Mind Place - We explain why you should visit Saga Anderson's mind and what you can do there.
  3. All weapons - We have prepared lists of the available and, in our opinion, best weapons separately for Alan Wake and Saga Anderson.
  4. Best weapon upgrades - We have prepared a list of the best upgrades that you should spend your manuscript fragments on.
  5. Best Words of Power upgrades - We've compiled a list of Alan's upgrades that are worth unlocking first.

Alan Wake 2: FAQ

  1. How to save the game? - We explain whether you can use manual saves and when the game creates autosaves.
  2. How to survive a confrontation in the morgue? - We explain how to retrieve the pistol and win the first fight in the morgue in Bright Falls.
  3. How to leave the morgue? - We solve the problem of a blocked exit from the morgue.
  4. How to get into a car? - The page describes the problem with the lack of interaction with the vehicle and return to Bright Falls. You will learn how to be able to enter the car.
  5. How to play as Alan? - Learn when you can switch from Saga to Alan.
  6. How to open the gate in the parking lot? - We explain a fairly simple problem of how to get the key to the gate next to the parking lot in Cauldron Lake.
  7. How to get the gun and flashlight for Alan? - Learn how to make Alan stop being defenseless. We show where to find revolver and flashlight in the Dark Place.
  8. How does switching between stories work? - We explain how to change the character at will and when you can unlock this option.
  9. How to unlock For Later tracks? - You will learn how to remove the For Later limitation and add more clues to Saga's case board.
  10. How to assign quick items? - We explain how to add weapons and single-use items to quick slots in the inventory.
  11. Where to find screwdriver? - You can find out where to get this gadget useful for destroying locks and opening containers.
  12. Where to find Bolt Cutters? - Thanks to the bolt cutters, Saga will be able to open gates and reach new places on the maps.
  13. Does the game feature a Photo Mode? - You can find out if the game has photo mode and if you can turn off the UI.
  14. How to heal? - Learn how to regenerate lost health points and keep your heroes alive more effectively.
  15. What hides behind the smile? - We describe the cult stash next to the Huotari well puzzle, which requires finding a smiling figure.
  16. Can you turn off jumpscares? - We explain whether the game uses this method to scare the player with sudden loud noises or images.
  17. How to come up with a new plan? - We described this problematic main mission objective in the Sheriff's Office in the Return 6 chapter.
  18. Is there a point of no return? - Find out whether you can miss collectibles and when is the last chance for free exploration of the map.
  19. How to pet the dog? - We suggest where to find the barking dog in Watery, when Saga can pet it and what the reward is for that.
  20. How many amps does B2 have? - We described one of the more difficult puzzles of the Watery cult stashes, which requires calculating amperes and batteries.

Alan Wake 2: Bosses

  1. Nightingale - On this page, you will find a description of the fight with the first main boss that Saga must defeat in Cauldron Lake.
  2. Dark Presence - We described the fight with a ghost in the subway tunnels and escaping from the monster as Alan Wake.
  3. Mulligan and Thornton - Saga faces these two bosses and the former sheriff's deputies in Collision at Watery.
  4. Cynthia - You must face this boss as Saga. Cynthia is hiding in the Collision in the Wellness Center.
  5. Scratch - Saga fights the dark version of Alan Wake for the first time in the parking lot of the sheriff's office in Return 6.

Alan Wake 2: Puzzle solutions

Main story missions

  1. Cauldron Lake Murder Site - We have described the first big puzzle in the game, which involves examining the corpse and analyzing all the traces.
  2. Door codes in the Talk Show studio - You will learn how to get the codes for the electronic door lock in the TV studio.
  3. Safe in the souvenir shop - You will learn how to determine the combination to the safe during your stay at Coffee World.
  4. Padlock in the Kalevala Knights Workshop - We show where to find the instructions for the right symbols sequence on the padlock.
  5. Circuit Board in Espresso Express - We show where the circuit board is located at the carousel, how to reach it and how to install it in the platform.
  6. Password for the computer in the Wellness Center - You will find out what is the correct code for the computer in the Valhalla Nursing Home.
  7. Fuse in the Valhalla Nursing Home - Learn how to reach the fuse box in the basement of the building and what is the code to the box.

Cult Stashes

  1. Cauldron Lake - We have described all the hidden stashes you can get while exploring Cauldron Lake as Saga.
  2. Bright Falls - You will learn about the location and solutions to all the stashes in Bright Falls.
  3. Watery - We show where to find the stashes in Watery and how to solve their puzzles.

Nursery Rhymes

  1. Cauldron Lake - Here you will find solutions to puzzles for nursery rhymes found in Cauldron Lake.
  2. Watery - We have described solving all the nursery rhymes puzzles hidden in Watery.

Locked places and unique loot

  1. Display case with a sawed-off shotgun - We inform you how to open the display case with the weapon located in the General Store in Cauldron Lake.
  2. Computer in Witchfinder's Station - Learn how to find out the password to the computer in Cauldron Lake.
  3. Stash with a hunting crossbow - We show where to find the hunting cabin and the cult stash in Watery, as well as how to complete the puzzle and obtain the crossbow.
  4. Door knob to the workshop with a rifle - We show where the hunting rifle is hidden in the Wellness Center and how to get to the weapon.
  5. Code for the shotgun in the sheriff's office - Learn how to obtain the Pump-Action Shotgun from the display case in Tim Breaker's office.
  6. Lighthouse key - We explain the requirements for obtaining the key and what secrets the Watery lighthouse hides.

Alan Wake 2: Secrets and collectibles

Return - Saga Anderson

  1. Manuscript Pages - Here you'll find a list and exact locations of all pages-collectibles that appear in Saga's story.
  2. Location maps - On this page we show where to find location maps during Saga's chapters. This is a useful collectible to have as you can use once-obtained maps to facilitate exploration of locations, find collectibles, and return to missed pathways.
  3. Lunch Boxes - Cauldron Lake - Here you can find the locations of Lunch Boxes appearing in Cauldron Lake and learn how to obtain additional manuscript pages thanks to them.
  4. Lunch Boxes - Watery - Here we show the locations of Lunch Boxes containing the Manuscript Fragments from the Watery region.
  5. Inventory upgrades - We have prepared a list of locations where you can find inventory upgrades for Saga. We also explain how to increase Alan's inventory.
  6. Pat Maine Radio Show - We show the locations where you can listen to new radio auditions.
  7. Koskelas Ads - Here you can find the locations of Koskela Ads appearing in Saga's chapters.

Initiation - Alan Wake

  1. Echoes - We show where echoes are hidden and how to unlock them while playing as Alan.
  2. Words of Power - We prepared a list of locations where you find all Words of Power used to upgrade Alan's abilities.
  3. Writer's Journey - Here you can find exact locations of all collectibles from this category which are connected to videos played on encountered TVs.

Alan Wake 2: Endings

The chapter about the endings is in progress.

Alan Wake 2: Game length

On average, completing Alan Wake 2 should take a dozen hours, but exploring 100% of the game's content and unlocking all trophies will increase this time. You will find more information on the page: Game length.

Alan Wake 2: Trophies, Achievements

Alan Wake 2 has 67 trophies. Achievements can be earned on all platforms, including the PC version on the Epic Games Store. You can find our trophy guide on the page: Trophies/Achievements.

Alan Wake 2: Minimum PC sysytem requirements

  1. Operating system: Windows10 64-bit
  2. Processor: Intel Core i5-7600K
  3. Graphics card: Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 with 6 GB VRAM / AMD Radeon RX 6600 with 8 GB VRAM
  4. RAM: 16 GB
  5. Disk space: approximately 90 GB (SSD recommended)

More about the recommended requirements and the game's performance on consoles can be found on the page: System requirements.

Alan Wake 2: Language versions

Alan Wake 2 is available in 11 languages. The full list of languages supported by the game can be found on the page: Language versions.

About Alan Wake 2 Guide

Author : Jacek "Stranger" Halas for

Translator : Mateusz "Ictius" Sawka

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Alan Wake 2 Video Game

  • genre: Action

  • developer: Remedy Entertainment
  • publisher: Epic Games
  • platform: PC, PS5, XSX

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