In the intense world of Alan Wake 2, arming yourself with the right weapons is crucial for survival. Among the arsenal, the Alan Wake 2 Rifle stands out as a powerhouse, capable of dispatching even the most formidable Taken creatures. However, it’s surprisingly easy to overlook.
In this guide, we’ll walk you through the steps to acquire this potent 5-shot weapon and shed light on the enigmatic missing doorknob puzzle.
Locating the Alan Wake 2 rifle
The key to obtaining the rifle lies within the Wellness Center in Bright Falls, during the events of Return 5: Old Gods. As Saga navigates through the center, a critical moment arises when the Security Room doors need unlocking. Here, you’ll also stumble upon another valuable weapon pickup.
The rifle, however, is nestled within the Workshop adjacent to the Security Room. Unfortunately, the door guards a secret with its missing knob, rendering it inaccessible at first glance. This area is deceptively unassuming, making it all too easy to walk past without a second thought.
Obtaining the doorknob
To gain access to the Workshop, you must first secure the missing doorknob. Head to the Ward Reception, where the Staff Lounge and Front Desk booth hold the answers. It’s within the Front Desk booth that you’ll discover the coveted doorknob item.
With the doorknob in hand, make your way back to the Workshop on the map. Here, you’ll unlock the door and unveil the hidden treasure—the powerful Alan Wake 2 rifle.
Cracking the clue
Unraveling the mystery of the missing doorknob involves deciphering a cryptic clue found on the Security Computer. Navigate to the e-mails section and peruse the messages to learn that someone has absconded with the guard’s workshop doorknob. The clue: ‘glass box with flowers,’ guides you to the Ward Reception area.
The potency of the rifle
Once in possession of the Alan Wake 2 Rifle, you’ll wield a tool of immense power. This slow-to-fire weapon boasts unparalleled accuracy and packs a serious punch. Though ammo may be scarce, its value is immeasurable. Your initial ammunition cache can be discovered in the Dining Hall / Kitchen.
Upgrading the rifle
To truly harness the potential of the Alan Wake 2 rifle, consider investing in upgrades:
- Feedback Loop (Cost: 12 Fragments): This enhancement significantly reduces the time between shots upon consecutive successful hits.
- Kill Shot (Cost: 15 Fragments): By standing still, you can activate an improved focus mode. This grants perfect accuracy and guides shots toward enemy weak spots, dealing amplified damage.
- Way Home (Cost: 18 Fragments): This upgrade allows bullets to penetrate the enemy’s Darkness Shield, ensuring your shots find their mark.
With the Alan Wake 2 rifle in your arsenal, you’re armed with a formidable weapon capable of turning the tide against even the most relentless of enemies. Remember, while the path to obtaining it may be cloaked in mystery, the power it wields is anything but enigmatic.
Keep your wits about you, and make every shot count. Good hunting!
Meanwhile, if you ever need assistance at any other point in the game, make sure to check out our articles on it, such as the ones on where to find all Cult Stash locations and how to solve the Rock Rock Tree puzzle.
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