The Gift Shop Safe Puzzle: Alan Wake 2

Arnan Bonny
By Arnan Bonny
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Alan Wake 2 Gift Shop Safe Puzzle

Here is a step-by-step guide to solve the gift shop safe puzzle in Alan Wake 2

Alan Wake 2 is Remedy Entertainment’s sequel to the 2010 Alan Wake which was a big hit in the survival horror game genre. In this game, the story follows the best-selling horror novelist Alan Wake, who, for 13 years has been trapped in a twisted alternative dimension.

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Fill in the shoes of the trapped novelist himself as he ventures through distorted realities in order to make his grand escape. However, you also have to play as the FBI agent Saga Anderson who also finds herself tangled in the same supernatural horror realm.

The world of Alan Wake is filled to the brim with puzzles of all shapes and sizes. Some of them are fairly obvious and some of them are more convoluted and layered. Nevertheless, the integration of puzzles adds a layer of satisfaction when you get the reward for solving it, whether the reward is a new weapon, an essential item, or something you need to progress with the story.

One such puzzle is the one at the gift shop where you need to open the safe. Therefore, if you’re stuck in this particular puzzle then don’t worry, we got your back!

Solving the Gift Shop Safe Puzzle in Alan Wake 2

Alan Wake 2 How to solve the coffee shop puzzle

The gift shop safe puzzle is a puzzle that can be solved after figuring out how the names you find in the note above the safe can be related to the noticeboard behind you.

Alan Wake 2 How to solve the coffee shop puzzle

Start by looking at the note at the top of the safe. You’ll see that someone named Jaakko indicates that the password hits were ‘Lookout’, ‘Fixer’, and ‘Supplier’ and he’s furious that the password has been changed since. Then look at the bottom of the note to see that someone named IImo says that now the combination to the safe is ‘Tracker’, ‘Lookout’, and ‘Cleaner’.

Well, this can still seem pretty confusing as these words don’t mean anything on their own. But notice that there is a staff board on the opposite side of the room where the pictures of every staff member are hanged and their roles are written below them.

Alan Wake 2 How to solve the coffee shop puzzle

Although there aren’t any staff with the titles ‘Tracker’, ‘Lookout’, or ‘Cleaner’ written below them, you have to do a slight interpretation regarding their roles in the workplace. So the three titles you found on the note can be interpreted as such:

  • Tracker – Related to Lost and Found – Susan
  • Lookout – Related to Security – Joonas
  • Cleaner – Related to Janitor – Victor

Alright great, now you have the interpretation of the three titles in terms of employee names. However, the keys to the safe require you to put in numbers, not names. So here’s what you need to do next in order to proceed.

Alan Wake 2 How to solve the coffee shop puzzle

Now this part is pretty weird, even for an Alan Wake Puzzle. Notice that every picture on the staff board has a number of coffee beans stuck to it. Specifically, Susan has 1, Joonas has 4 and Victor has 6 coffee beans. And there you have it, 146 is the combination to the safe.

Enter in the code 146 and you can open the safe and acquire the trailer key at long last. After that you can leave Coffee World.

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Arnan Bonny is a Guide writer at GameRiv.