Alan Wake 2: Bolt Cutters How & Where To Get Them?

If you're sick of being locked out of having cooler gear and collectibles, well say no more, the bolt cutters are a cut above the rest and can help you get through those pesky locks!

In Alan Wake 2, the Bolt Cutters are an essential tool that can help you access areas that you can’t otherwise. Navigating through the eerie backdrops of Bright Falls, Cauldron Lake and Watery, you’ll come across many gates and locked doors that can’t be opened with a key or a screwdriver.

Key Takeaways

  • Obtain the Bolt Cutters in the chapterReturn 5: Old Gods” while navigating the Valhalla Nursing Home as Saga Anderson in Alan Wake 2.
  • In the surreal Overlap area, find the Bolt Cutters in a cabinet using the Tool Cabinet Key found in a room after activating a light.
  • The Bolt Cutters unlock previously inaccessible areas, allowing access to hidden treasures like Cult Stashes, Nursery Rhymes, and Dolls.
  • Players must backtrack through Alan Wake 2’s areas to discover hidden items, adding a rewarding exploration aspect.

To make sure you don’t overlook any hidden treasures in Alan Wake 2, I will lead you through the steps of getting the Bolt Cutters. Let’s get started!

Bolt Cutters Purpose

Bolt Cutters in Alan Wake 2 are given to you in one of Saga Anderson’s main missions, much like the screwdriver, which will open some of those locked stash boxes on the hiking trails throughout Cauldron Lake.

You’ll come across locks like these all over the world of Bright Falls and its surronding areas || Captured By VeryAli Gaming

NOTE: Turn away now if you’d like to prolong the mystery; otherwise, continue reading to find out where the bolt cutters are in Alan Wake 2.

Where To Get The Bolt Cutters?

In Alan Wake 2’s main plot, you can find the Bolt Cutters in the chapter titled “Return 5: Old Gods.” Here’s how to obtain them:

  1. You’ll be playing as Saga Anderson in this chapter, visiting the Valhalla Nursing Home to meet Odin and Tor, two of the Old Gods of Asgard.

  2. During your journey, you’ll encounter nightmares within the Manor House and Wellness Center.

  3. As you progress, you’ll reach an Overlap, a surreal place with challenging obstacles and twisting rituals.

  4. Enter a portal to access a different Overlap zone with a drowning/sewer theme.

  5. This realm appears as a loop, making it easy to get disoriented.

  6. You’ll eventually find a section with a lever to turn on the light, revealing another room.

  7. Search through the drawers and containers in this room to locate the Tool Cabinet Key.

  8. Use the key to unlock the cabinet containing the Bolt Cutters.

  9. Proceed to the next chamber in the Overlap, where you’ll face a vicious Taken boss. Be prepared for a challenging encounter.

Once Defeated and you have the Bolt Cutters in Alan Wake 2 , you’re free to use them to access previously unreachable areas in Alan Wake 2. This includes Cult Stashes, Nursery Rhymes, and Dolls. Get ready for some backtracking!

My Experience With Bolt Cutters 

Having tools such as the screwdriver and bolt cutters is a very nice feature that I’m enjoying during my playthrough. It requires players to backtrack through the many areas the game has to offer to get ahold of the hidden stashes and items the game has, which personally to me is a fun and rewarding experience.

That’s all for this guide, if you found it helpful then leave your thoughts down below and I’ll catch you in the next one!

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