Here is how you can obtain all 21 lunchboxes in Alan Wake 2 scattered throughout Cauldron Lake, Watery, and Bright Falls.
Alex Casey Lunchboxes are a type of collectible in Alan Wake 2.
Each lunchbox will reward you with Manuscript Fragments.
There are a total of 21 lunchboxes in Alan Wake 2.
There are 8 lunchboxes in Cauldron Lake, 6 in Watery, and 7 in Bright Falls.
The lunchboxes in each area get unlocked with each new Return.
Alan Wake 2 has a total of 21 lunchboxes that are scattered throughout the map. Some of these you will come across on your normal playthrough. While others you will have to go out of your way to pursue. Thus, I have compiled a list of all the lunchbox locations you can use to track your progress throughout Alan Wake 2.
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Cauldron Lake Lunchboxes Locations
The first three Cauldron Lake Lunchboxes can be found during Return 1.
Cauldron Lake Lunchbox At Waterfall Vista
In Alan Wake 2’s starting mission, there is a path to the right in the woods with a hiking sign. Follow along, and there will be a sign about the Mortar Falls. You will see the lunchbox to your left. This lunchbox will give you two Manuscript Fragments.
Cauldron Lake Lunchbox At Witch’s Hut
Reach Witch’s Hut and turn left. Walk straight until you come across a chair. Turn right, and there will be a lunchbox next to some bushes. You will get one Manuscript Fragment.
Cauldron Lake Lunchbox at FBC Station
The deputy will give you a key after you have spoken to him. Go through the door, and you will come across a left turn. Pass the FBC Monitoring Station to find a lunchbox that will give you two Manuscript Fragments.
You can obtain the next four Cauldron Lake Lunchboxes during and after Return 2.
Cauldron Lake Lunchbox At Ranger Cabin
Next to the cabin at Witchfinder’s Station, you will come across a table with eggs on the floor. You should follow them to find the lunchbox at the area’s border. This lunchbox provides a generous nine Manuscript Fragments.
Cauldron Lake Lunchbox At Waterfall
Take the right next to the lake above Witch’s Hut. You will find a lunchbox near some rocks next to the start of the waterfall. This one will also net you nine Manuscript Fragments.
Cauldron Lake Lunchbox At Campground
Go below the Cauldron Lake to the left of the murder scene. You will find the lunchbox with three Manuscript Fragments after passing some ruined tents.
Cauldron Lake Lunchbox At Landslide
Go north from the General Store on a path that comes to an end. The lunchbox will be next to some rocks. You will obtain one Manuscript Fragment.
Cauldron Lake Lunchbox At Cabins
The Bolt Cutters are found during Return 5, so you cannot access this lunchbox earlier in Alan Wake 2.
Enter the second building at the Rental Cabins from the backdoor after using the Bolt Cutters on the main gate. The lunchbox will be on a desk on the left. This will give you nine Manuscript Fragments.
Watery Lunchboxes Locations
You can find all of the Watery Lunchboxes during Return 3.
Watery Lunchbox At Radio Tower
Go to the Radio Power zone and pass the tower to find the lunchbox near a cliff. You will obtain seven Manuscript Fragments.
Watery Lunchbox At Northwest Watery
On the way to Coffee World, you will come across a turn. You will be able to see the fortune wheel from here. Turn right to reach a small campsite with the lunchbox. You will get five Manuscript Fragments.
Watery Lunchbox At Coffee World
Exit the Coffee World from the south. Take the left around the big kettle to see that the back is open. Here, you will find the lunchbox. You will receive nine Manuscript Fragments.
Watery Lunchbox At LightHouse Trailer Park
Talk to the older men after entering the Lighthouse Trailer Park area and take the right turn. You will see the box across the swings. You will find seven Manuscript Fragments.
Watery Lunchbox At Kalevala Knights Workshop
Find the boats at the north of the Kalevala Knights Workshop. The box is between them. This will give you six Manuscript Fragments.
Watery Lunchbox At Lighthouse
The box is around the staircase that leads you to the Lighthouse. It can be found north of the Break Room, according to the map. This one has nine Manuscript Fragments.
Bright Falls Lunchboxes Locations
You will obtain the Bright Falls lunchboxes several hours into Alan Wake 2 during Return 5.
Bright Falls Lunchbox At Center Bright Falls Forest
There will be a Break Room after passing through a bridge on the other side of Bunker Woods. Use the southern path to reach a sign. Go through the trees on the left to find a lunchbox on the ground. You will find seven Manuscript Fragments.
Bright Falls Lunchbox At Center Nursing Home Valhalla
Go to the Office room to your right after entering the Nursing Home. The lunchbox is on the left furniture. This box has five Manuscript Fragments.
Bright Falls Lunchbox At Bunker Woods
You will get access to a path in the west of the area after finishing the nursing home chapter. Follow the path and ignore any turns to come across a lunchbox under bushes. This will net you nine Manuscript Fragments.
Bright Falls Lunchbox At Ranger Station
Go through the path on the left north of the cabin at the Ranger Station. The box will have eight Manuscript Fragments.
Bright Falls Lunchbox At Ranger Station Beach
Go through the path on the right this time around to reach the beach. The box will be on a cliff. You will get a hold of six Manuscript Fragments.
Bright Falls Lunchbox At Billie’s Boat Yard
You will find a lunchbox next to some trees southwest of Billie’s Boat Yard. The box will have nine Manuscript Fragments.
Bright Falls Lunchbox At Biltmore Avenue Park
You will run into a tree next to a sheltered building on the right side of Biltmore Avenue Park. You will be awarded five Manuscript Fragments.
My Thoughts On Lunchboxes In Alan Wake 2
I had a good time exploring Alan Wake 2’s intricately designed environments. All 21 lunchboxes were in fairly easy-to-find locations if you explore well enough. I had a bit of trouble finding the Bunker Woods, but other than that, it was smooth sailing. I cherish games like this that reward you for going out of your way to explore the world. If you want to find more collectibles, find all the cult stashes.
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