Monday, November 6, 2017

Life is Strange: Before the Storm - Episode 2 - Brave New World - Walkthrough


Episode 2 of Life is Strange: Before the Storm begins with Chloe and Rachel being disciplined by principal Wells for ditching class the day before.














Part 1 - Principal's Office
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Since Chloe has a history of problems at Blackwell, Principal Wells begins to say that Chloe has forced his hand, alluding to a potential suspension from the school. Before he can finish his sentence, Rachel interrupts and puts on a show in an effort to convince him and their parents that it was all her idea.

Principal Wells responds by relieving Rachel from her admin job in the school office along with taking her out of the school play, The Tempest. Everyone in the room, especially Chloe, is shocked at his decision since the school play is happening that very night. After a little back and forth, a major choice will come up. Chloe will have to choose between the following:

1. GO ALONG WITH RACHEL
2. TAKE THE BLAME
Going along with Rachel will result in both of you being suspended along with Victoria Chase taking the lead in the play. You’ll have an opportunity later to change this.

Taking the blame will result in a Back Talk challenge and Chloe’s expulsion from school.

After the meeting in the Principal's office, Rachel will tell Chloe that she wants to meet at the junkyard later. Chloe will then be escorted by Skip the security guard to clean out her locker. You’ll be able to go through her locker, one item at a time. She’ll then ask Skip if she can use the bathroom so she can tag it before she leaves

Part 2 - Parking Lot
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As Chloe enters the parking lot to meet her mother, you’ll have the opportunity to speak to Eliot. You can find him near his car in the middle of the parking lot. Chloe will tell him about her punishment and he’ll offer to give her a hug. He’ll then ask if Rachel Amber was involved.

A minor choice will come up as Eliot offers to take you to see The Tempest to help take your mind off things. Chloe can take him up on the offer or turn him down.

After speaking to Eliot, keep walking towards Joyce and David who will be waiting for her. When you reach the car and talk to them, David will start by saying, “Your mother and I have been talking.” Chloe and David will go back and forth for a bit until David asks for an apology in an effort to start over. This is a minor choice where Chloe can apologize to David or refuse his peace offering.

After that, David will ask Chloe to prove that she’s not abusing drugs and alcohol to build his and Joyce’s trust. A major choice will come up that is impacted by previous choices in the first episode. Chloe will have to choose between the following:

1. COMPLY
2. REFUSE
If Chloe bought weed from Frank in the first episode and complies, they’ll find it when she empties her pockets and her mother will be disappointed.

If Chloe stole the money from the t-shirt vendor, still has it on her, and complies, they’ll find it and Joyce will be shocked and slightly disappointed.

If Chloe didn’t make any of those choices in the previous episode, she’ll prove that she’s not abusing drugs or alcohol and Joyce will apologize.

If Chloe refuses to empty her pockets, David will accuse her of being guilty and Joyce will be disappointed.

After this scenario, Joyce will start talking about how everyone needs to treat each other better. She’ll say that this is the start of a new chapter involving all three of you. Chloe will ask what this means and David will break the news that he will be moving in.

Chloe will start explaining to her Joyce that she knows she’s been making it difficult for her but she never thought she’d choose David over her. David will go on about how she’ll know what a stable home feels like and will open the car door for Chloe to get in. Chloe will walk over, kick the door shut, and walk away.

Part 3 - Junkyard
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Chloe ends up at the junkyard. She’ll walk around with a bat until she finds a rusted truck. She pops the hood, pulls out the battery, and sets her sights on fixing it up. Your first task will be to find a car battery that works.

Walk past the school bus and continue down that path until you see a white pickup truck with a boot on it. Interact with the hood and you’ll notice that it won’t open. Use the latch inside the truck to pop it open, remove the battery, and bring it back to the rusted truck.

Chloe will try to start the truck with a screwdriver she finds inside of it. It won’t start but she’ll then focus on sprucing up the interior. There are 3 areas you’ll have to interact with inside the truck which will be a torn seat, rusted floorboard, and an empty lightbulb socket. Once you look at these 3 items, scavenge the junkyard for the items.

The 3 items you’ll need to find are:


  • Toy Robot (located towards the back of the junkyard, behind the boat)
  • Putting Green (located towards the back, near the train tracks)
  • Pirate Flag (hanging off the side of the boat)

Bonus item:


  • Singing man bobblehead (located inside a tan shoebox near Chloe’s dad’s car, next to rusted white barrels)

After collecting all the items, go back to the rusted truck and place them in their designated spots. Chloe will climb inside the truck to hang out for a bit. She’ll get a call from Frank and he’ll want to meet up with her. She’ll tell him that she’s at the junkyard.

After hanging up with Frank, Chloe will say it’s time for a well deserved smoke break. Interact with her pack of cigarettes on the dashboard of the truck. She’ll light one and a scenic moment will commence. Chloe will fall asleep and end up in a dream sequence.

Part 4 - Dream
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Chloe wakes up in a dream where it’s night time in the junkyard. She’ll climb out of the truck to find the woods on fire right next to the junkyard. One of the cars in the junkyard will also be on fire and she’ll walk over to it to find her dad roasting marshmallows.

After Chloe sits down beside him, pick up the stick in front her and grab a marshmallow from the bag on her left hand side. Roast the marshmallow and the screen will pan out.

Chloe’s dad will start to talk about fire and what it symbolizes. He’ll turn to her and you’ll see his face is half burned off as a crow picks at the scars. Chloe will wake up to Rachel banging on the truck door.

Part 5 - Junkyard Later
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When Chloe wakes up, Rachel will be hanging outside of the truck. She’ll ask to be invited in. She’ll have a dufflebag full of things that she’ll throw in the back of the truck before climbing in.

Once inside, she’ll comment about the decor of the truck. She’ll say how incredible it is that Chloe found an escape vehicle. The two will talk about their plans to leave, the meeting in principal Wells, and the night before. Rachel will say that you both could use some therapy.

Chloe will lay down and you’ll have the option to tell Rachel all about what’s bothering her. When it gets to Rachel, she’ll ask to talk about something else. You’ll continue talking until she realizes it’s almost time for the show. Before she leaves, she’ll ask if you two can hang out afterwards.

Chloe will agree to the plans. After Rachel leaves, Chloe will bring the duffle bag into a toolshed in the back of the junkyard. You can use it to change her clothes. You can also decorate the shed with various items you’ll find hanging around inside.

Frank will text you that he’s at the junkyard. Leave the tool shed to meet up with him.

Part 6 - Frank's RV
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When you get to Frank’s RV, you’ll see the woman who was kissing Rachel’s dad exit out of the door and walk away. Chloe will knock and Frank will yell for her to come inside. He’ll ask you to get his notebook. Walk all the way to the back of the RV. Open the door that leads to the bedroom in the back. There’ll be a puppy inside that will come running out. On Frank’s bed will be the notebook you’re looking for. Grab it, take it up front, and give it to Frank.

Chloe will inquire about the woman who left the RV. Frank will be reluctant to talk about her but you can engage in a Back Talk challenge to get more information out of him. This has no effect on the game other than Chloe telling Rachel the woman’s name. Rachel won’t be particularly thrilled with this information and her identity will be revealed later in the story anyway.

Frank will then say that he and Chloe have things to discuss. Chloe will ask if it’s about the money she owes him and Frank will at first say no. He’ll then ask if she has the money. A minor choice will come up where if Chloe has the money, she can choose to pay him off or dodge him again.

Frank will tell Chloe about Damon engaging in some seedier than usual tactics and then task Chloe with collecting a large sum of money from Drew North. He’ll tell you that Drew has been dealing drugs to his teammates to improve their performance on the field and owes Damon over a thousand dollars. Chloe will agree to do it for 10% of the money and Frank drops her off at Blackwell.

Part 7 - Dormitories
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Chloe will arrive outside of the dorms. Walk up to the door and try to open it. It’ll be locked so you’ll have to find a way to get in. To the right of the door, Steph will be sitting on a bench. Speak to her and she’ll talk to you about principal Wells, skipping with Rachel, and the play.

After telling you a little bit about the play, she’ll tell you about how she’s been planning to make a move on Rachel but wanted to ask if you two were together. A minor choice will come up where Chloe can tell Steph that Rachel is single, that you two are dating, or that you don’t know.

After speaking with Steph, walk to the Janitor’s room all the way at the end of the building. The door will be open and Samuel will be inside. On the bench near the door will be his keys. Look at them and Chloe will say, “If only those keys were unsupervised… What’s Samuel working on, the sprinklers?”

You can choose to talk to Samuel if you like. Walk over to the wheel borough outside where Evan is taking picture of a bird. There will be a sprinkler next it. Look at it and Chloe will hint at scaring the bird to get Evan away from the sprinkler.

Position yourself behind the bird and facing the big totem pole in the back. Scare the bird towards that direction until it eventually flies onto the top of the totem pole. Once Evan is away, smash the sprinkler. Samuel will come out to fix it. Grab the keys and head for the door to the dorms.

As your about to go inside, Skip the security guard will come out. He'll ask what you're doing at the school and some dialogue options will come up. You'll have to initiate a Back Talk challenge here since Skip won't allow you to go in otherwise. The goal is to make him feel as awkward as possible.

Eventually, he'll get a call on his walkie about a strange vehicle in the parking lot of the school. He'll run off after telling you he'll pretend he never saw you at the school.

Part 8 - Boy's Dormitories
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Once inside the dorms, Chloe will have to find Drew’s room. Walk down the first hall and make a left. Drew’s dorm will be all the way at the end on the left. You’ll be able to tell by the white board next to the door. You’ll have the option to knock or just open the door. It doesn’t matter which you choose since Drew won’t be in there anyway.

After checking around the room, you’ll find out that Drew’s father is homeless which explains the missing money and Drew’s drug dealing.

There’s a trunk to the right of you as soon as you walk into the room. If you try to open it, you’ll be met with a 4 number lock. Chloe will suggest checking around the room to find the lock pin. Try using the numbers on the poster and the date circled on Drew’s calendar.

None of the numbers in the room will work on the chest. After trying to numbers mentioned above, Chloe will text Steph to find out Mikey’s birthday. This will be the pin to the lock.

Lock pin: 1227

Once the chest is open, Chloe will find the money and grab it. As you're leaving the room, you’ll bump into Mikey who’ll ask what you’re doing in Drew’s room. Before you can answer, Drew will find you in his room and ask the same the question. Chloe will be interrupted again as Drew dismisses her and tells Mikey to quickly grab his stuff. Someone at the door will grab Drew’s attention, and he’ll ask both you and Mikey to stay in the room and not to open the door.

It’s revealed that the person at the door is Damon. He’s there to collect his money from Drew. The two will get into a heated argument and Damon will begin to beat up Drew. A major choice will come up as things begin to get heated. Mikey will try to go help his brother and Chloe will be have to choose between the following:

1. GIVE DAMON THE MONEY
2. STAY WITH MIKEY
If Chloe gives Damon the money, Damon will hit Mikey and break his arm. Mikey will end up in the hospital. Frank will tell Chloe that she did the right thing and ask to meet the next day.

If Chloe stays with Mikey, Damon will break Drew’s knee. Drew will end up in the hospital. After Damon leaves, you’ll have the option to keep the money or give it back to Drew.

Part 9 - Campus Back Stage
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Following the Damon incident, Chloe will look for Rachel backstage at the play. You’ll run in Samantha who is eavesdropping on a conversation between Nathan and his father. You’ll see that Nathan’s dad is scumbag. Chloe will have an opportunity to tell Nathan’s dad off or remain silent.

Nathan will run into you and Samantha before taking off in a fit of anger. If you talk to Sam following the incident, her and Chloe will get into a conversation about Nathan. A minor choice will come up where she asks for advice on how to handle being there for Nathan.

After speaking to her, head into the woman’s dressing room. Depending on your choices earlier, this scene may play out differently for you. Ultimately, you’ll have a confrontation with Victoria Chase that involves you and Rachel.

If you take the blame for Rachel in the principal’s office earlier…

You’ll have a scene where Victoria will try to sabotage Rachel by spiking her tea with muscle relaxers. When Victoria offers Rachel the tea, Chloe will be confronted with a minor choice to distract Victoria or tell Rachel.

If Rachel gets kicked from the play…

Victoria will be inside the dressing room giving herself a pep talk in the dressing room. Chloe and Rachel will confront her. Victoria will be her usual catty self. Rachel will wish Victoria the best but Chloe will be confronted with a minor choice to either support Victoria or engage in a Back Talk challenge to convince her to drop the play.

Rachel and Chloe will walk outside the dressing room to find Mr. Keaton having a meltdown. One of the actresses is running late and they don’t have an understudy for her. Rachel volunteers Chloe and convinces her to step in until the actress gets there.

The scene cuts to Chloe in the dressing room in her costume and makeup. Look at the script in front of you and try your hardest to memorize all the lines and movements for the play. These will factor in during the play later on. Once you’re confident you’ve got everything down, leave the dressing room.

Part 10 - The Tempest
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Chloe will be called onto the stage by Rachel. Use the following dialogue options to complete the play perfectly.


  • Walk to the yellow x near her and then speak to her.
  • I boarded the King’s ship…
  • Hell is empty…
  • Walk to the shipwreck and stand on the yellow x at the top of it.
  • In Troops…
  • More toil…
  • Liberty or Equality.
  • But… Thou hast promised…

Feel free to improv from here.

Once the scene is finished, Mr. Keaton and the original actress for the part you stepped in for will applaud your performance. Nathan will then take the stage and he’ll bomb pretty badly.

Despite that, the rest of the play will go well and as everyone bows at the end, Rachel will grab Chloe and drag her onto the stage to join the rest of the cast. The mysterious woman will be seen smoking a cigarette and leaving the play.

Part 11 - Neighborhood
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The two girls will be walking through Rachel’s neighborhood. Rachel will begin gushing about Chloe’s performance. She’ll be in an incredibly good mood. Rachel will bring up the plan and Chloe will become hesitant. She’ll come up with a variety of reasons why they shouldn’t go but Rachel counters all of her reasons. Chloe gives in and a minor choice will come up where Rachel asks Chloe where they should go.

Rachel will continue to be in good spirits. Chloe will get upset and ask Rachel to stop if she doesn’t mean all the things she’s saying. Rachel will ask Chloe how she can prove that she’s serious and a major choice will come up. Chloe will have to choose between the following:

1. A KISS YOUR
2. BRACELET
3. A TATTOO
If Chloe chooses a kiss, the two will kiss and the intensity will depend on previous choices made.

If Chloe chooses your bracelet, she’ll get a story from Rachel about her bracelet and give her the bracelet.

If Chloe chooses a tattoo, she will draw a star in permanent marker on Rachel’s wrist and says she’ll only take her seriously if she gets it done as a real tattoo when they get to their location.

The two reach Rachel’s house and go inside.

Part 12 - Amber House
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As Rachel starts to go upstairs, you both will bump into her parents. Her parents will ask you to stay for dinner and despite trying to weasel out of it, Rachel will convince you to stay. She runs upstairs to pack her things so you two can leave once dinner is finished. As she’s upstairs, Rose employs the help of Chloe to set the dinner table.

Walk up to Rose in the kitchen and ask her about setting up the table. She’ll ask you to grab 4 plates and set them on the table. These are located in a cabinet to the left of where Rose is cooking. Once you’ve grabbed them, set them on the table. Walk back up to Rose and ask, “What next?”

She’ll ask you to ask Mr. Amber what he would like to drink. When you talk to Mr. Amber, he’ll tell you that he’d like a sherry and then ask about Rachel’s recent change in behavior. He’ll use his district attorney superpowers to read Chloe like a book and then go back to reading his newspaper.

Talk to Rose again and Chloe will ask her about being married to the DA. After talking to her for a bit, you’ll be able to tell her that Mr. Amber wants a sherry. She’ll point you to the china cabinet in the dining room. Grab a glass and set it down at the head of the table.

Speak to Rose one last time. She’ll say as the dinner guest, you get to light the candles. Go back to the dinner table and light the candles. Once you’ve done that, dinner will commence.

Rachel’s mom will start some dinner conversation. The topic of the fire will come up and Chloe will mention how it could only come from a crime of passion. Mr. Amber will chime into the conversation and speak about all the troubling things going on in the world and how Arcadia Bay isn’t excluded.

He’ll then start talking about how important family is. Rachel will become visibly annoyed. A minor choice will come up where Chloe can calm Rachel down or initiate a Back Talk challenge against Mr. Amber.

Rachel eventually snaps and lets everything out. A fight break out between everyone. Rachel smashes the dinner table and demands the truth from her father. He tells Chloe that the woman he was with wasn’t his mistress, but her biological mother.

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