How to find Words of Power in Alan Wake 2

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How To Find Words Of Power In Alan Wake 2
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Upon getting to play as Alan in the Alan Wake sequel, you’ll soon discover Words of Power. You’ll want to know how to find Words of Power in Alan Wake 2.

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These yellow repeated words in random locations can upgrade many of Alan’s abilities. But sometimes spotting them is a little tricky, so I’ll explain how to find them.

Alan Wake 2: How to get Words of Power

Just like Saga’s weapon upgrades using Manuscript Fragments, Alan has a few upgrades of his own using these Words of Power. How you can find Words of Power in Alan Wake 2 is by finding circled locations on your map and following the yellow arrows.

The first thing you may notice when exploring New York as Alan are random yellow arrows. Follow where they’re pointing, and more will appear, making a trail. Sometimes the end point is easy, and other times it’s a little difficult finding where they point to.

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These arrows only appear when your flashlight is on them, so keep that light on. They’ll soon bring you to a jumble of words written in a circle. Stand in the right position and cast your light on them to acquire a Word of Power upgrade.

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Alan has seven different types of Words of Power, each with three unique upgrades. Also, each have three levels to put upgrades into. Once you get one type of Word of Power, press ‘Tab’ to enter his Writer’s Room, which is like Saga’s Mind Place. Then head to the typewriter to access your Words of Power.

How To Find Words Of Power In Alan Wake 2 Writers Room
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The card highlighted yellow is the one you unlocked, and clicking on it reveals three different upgrade options. It’s up to you which upgrade you want to allocate your Word of Power into.

If you’re having trouble tracking down more Words of Power, here’s a tip. Sometimes you’ll find special maps in the Dark Place that add more locations and points of interest to your map. Randomly, I’d find rooms with the Sheriff from Bright Falls with the map available to collect.

How To Find Words Of Power In Alan Wake 2 Map
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Looking at your new and updated map, it should show random yellow circles with a question mark. Anytime I’ve gone to these locations, they lead me to Words of Power. This is an excellent way to track all the Words of Power in your area!

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Alan Wake 2 is available on the Epic Games Store, PS5, and Xbox Series X|S.

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Anyka Pettigrew has been a Staff Writer for PC Invasion since November, and a Contributing Writer since February 2023. She is a Canadian graduate of a Bachelor of Arts degree who has been writing in games journalism for three years. Anyka writes anything from news pieces, to guides, and even reviews. Having a never-ending passion for video games for as long as you can remember gets you into a plethora of genres like story games, RPGs, horror, puzzles etc. Some of her favorite franchises are God of War, Persona, The Last of Us, Zelda, and Resident Evil. She also enjoys reading fantasy and sci-fi books, as well as drawing digital art. Anyka also regularly listens to podcasts on gaming news from 'Kinda Funny Games', and 'Play, Watch, Listen'.