Navigating through the subway level of Alan Wake 2 can be a perplexing experience, especially when you arrive at the task of completing the ritual to clear a collapsed tunnel. The procedure is not straightforward and can lead players into confusion.
This guide provides a step-by-step walkthrough on how to successfully execute the ritual, evade the menacing Dark Presence, and ultimately reach the murder site, propelling the narrative forward.
How to Complete the Ritual in Alan Wake 2’s Subway Level
Preparing for the Ritual: End of the Line Scene
To find the ‘End of the Line’ section in the subway, navigate through the subway level. Once you reach this section, interact with the Plot Board and select the ‘Murder Cult’ inspiration. This will turn the area red and reveal a wall covered in pages at the back. To listen to Alex Casey’s monologue, take a step back from the wall of pages and look up to find an Echo. Position yourself in front of the Echo and listen to the monologue. This will unlock a new inspiration for the Plot Board called the ‘Summoning Ritual’.
Executing the Ritual: Collapsed Tunnel Scene
To proceed, make some changes. Replace the current scene ‘End of the Line’ with ‘Summoning Ritual’ on the Plot Board. Then, go back across the track, move through the water, and follow the map to locate the shortcut that leads to the section called the Collapsed Tunnel.
Once you reach the Collapsed Tunnel, find the Writer’s Room and use the Plot Board there to switch to the scene ‘Summoning Ritual.’
This change will trigger an encounter with the Dark Presence. You must quickly escape by running through an open train carriage and exiting through a door at the end to evade the dark entity.
After successfully evading the Dark Presence, return to the Collapsed Tunnel, which will now be accessible. Proceed through this newly opened pathway to reach the murder site.
After arriving at the location of the murder, you will receive instructions for your next task, which indicates it is time to leave the subway and move on to the next objective. However, it is important to note that you are not obligated to leave immediately. Exploring the area can be beneficial, as you may find useful resources such as Words of Power.
The subway ritual in Alan Wake 2 can be a difficult and frustrating experience, but this guide will help you complete it successfully.
Alan Wake II, released on October 27, 2023, is a survival horror video game developed by Remedy Entertainment and published by Epic Games Publishing. Serving as a sequel to the original Alan Wake game, the narrative centers around Alan Wake, a best-selling horror novelist who has been confined in an alternate dimension for 13 years. In a quest to escape, he crafts a horror story featuring an FBI agent named Saga Anderson. The game is available on multiple platforms including PlayStation 5, Windows, and Xbox Series X/S.