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Alan Wake Remastered collectibles guide – Episode 3: Ransom

Where to find every collectible in the third chapter

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In this Alan Wake Remastered Episode 3: Ransom collectibles guide, we’ll show you where to find every coffee thermos, manuscript, TV show, radio show, sign, chest, and can pyramid in the game’s third episode, listed in the order you are likely to initially encounter them.


Table of contents


Coffee Thermos (32/100)

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Follow Randolph as he leads the way through the mobile home park until you come to a large boat blocking the path. Head right from there to find the thermos on a picnic table.

TV Show (6/14)

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Knock on the door to trigger a cutscene. Once that concludes, view the broadcast on the nearby TV.

Coffee Thermos (33/100)

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Leave the bedroom and head into the front room, then look in the kitchen to your left to find the thermos on a counter.

Manuscript Page (33/91)

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Outside the trailer, head down the steps and find the manuscript page resting on the ground.

Radio Show (5/11)

Head forward from the manuscript and veer slightly left to follow some stepping stones through a gap in the fence, where a radio rests on some steps.

Manuscript Page (34/91)

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After an event, you find yourself racing through the forest ahead of pursuers. Eventually, you climb over a boulder and drop a short distance along the pathway. Continue forward and as you drop over a small ledge, watch the ground ahead of you to spot the manuscript page.

Manuscript Page (35/91)

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As you flee, a police car crashes along the road ahead of you. Head right along the road to find the manuscript page on the ground.

Coffee Thermos (34/100)

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After a sequence involving a helicopter, continue along the trail and ascend some steps to an outlook tower. Enter the room at the top to find a thermos resting on a stone slab with a stove.

Coffee Thermos (35/100)

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Look near the spotlight that you must power up in order to clear away a gate. Nearby, some boards extend to a boulder with a thermos resting on it.

Radio Show (6/11)

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When you reach a Safe Haven after receiving your first flashbang grenades, the radio is on the table next to some additional grenades.

Manuscript Page (36/91)

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Cross the bridge after the Safe Haven and immediately head right along the rocky ledge for a manuscript page.

Chest (10/30)

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Follow the leafy path through the grass and veer right as needed. Keep to the path in that direction to find arrows painted on rocks that lead to a chest with some flares, next to a generator you can activate to enable a Safe Haven.

Coffee Thermos (36/100)

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From that Safe Haven, head through the forest while defeating enemies until you arrive at the radio station’s parking lot, then look under the billboards to the left of the building to find a thermos.

Radio Show (7/11)

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Enter the radio station, where the host is talking to a guest. Enter the room to automatically activate this radio.

Manuscript Page (37/91)

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When the cutscene ends, run along the path and watch for the manuscript page on a fence.

Manuscript Page (38/91)

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At the Safe Haven, proceed directly ahead toward the face of a cliff while battling enemies. Veer slightly left as needed to arrive at the base of a trail leading up the mountainside to a radio tower. The manuscript rests on a concrete slab near the corner of the wired fence, next to some flares.

Coffee Thermos (37/100)

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Head back down the trail from the radio tower and watch for attacking birds. Look for a rocky outcropping branching off to the left, with a thermos resting near its edge.

Can Pyramid (5/12)

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Return downhill to the Safe Haven with the pickup truck, and continue through it as you proceed into the darkness. Directly ahead, you should reach a pickup truck with some electric lights nearby and a shack. Further ahead and to the left, there is a second shack you can enter to find the can pyramid.

Manuscript Page (39/91)

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At the main shack near the truck, where you find a shotgun and ammo, defeat enemies, and then exit out the building’s side door, to the right from where you grabbed the weapon. Proceed in that direction to reach a fence gate with a manuscript page posted.

Coffee Thermos (38/100)

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Backtrack toward the shack, but hold to the right and pass behind it. Follow that trail to spot a thermos sitting on a barrel in an open shack.

Manuscript Page (40/91)

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Follow the main trail past the shack and watch for a manuscript page on a rock to your right.

Manuscript Page (41/91)

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Follow the trail as it runs parallel to some train tracks. After receiving a phone call, continue advancing to reach a stump with the manuscript page resting on it.

Chest (11/30)

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Turn back the way you came to see yellow arrows pointed along some rocks, leading you up a slope to another shack, which contains the chest.

Manuscript Page (42/91)

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After you make your way through a metal-enclosed chamber that runs beneath some train tracks, where objects become animated and attack, pass through the gate at the end and climb uphill to reach a ladder against a concrete wall, with the manuscript page located to its left.

Coffee Thermos (39/100)

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Climb the ladder, then pass through the Safe Haven. Drop into an open yard area and proceed toward its back right corner to find the thermos.

TV Show (7/14)

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Enter the building near the far edge of the yard area and head upstairs to locate the TV on a table.

Manuscript Page (43/91)

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Head through the nearby beige door, found in the same room as the TV, and look on the balcony rail to your left.

Coffee Thermos (40/100)

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After you defeat the bulldozer and nearby goons, open the gate leading out of the yard. As you pass through it, check in the garage to your right for a thermos.

Coffee Thermos (41/100)

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Once you start driving your truck, following a cutscene, proceed along the road until you reach a broken bridge and the road veers right. Start toward the right on that road, but get out of your truck and run up the hill to the right to find a red chair on a precipice with the thermos resting in its seat.

Radio Show (8/11)

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Back in your truck, follow the road through the ravine with the remnants of the broken bridge overhead. Just through that opening and to the right, there are wooden steps that lead up to a shack on higher ground, or you can just continue following the road to reach the same building. Inside that building is the radio.

Radio Show (9/11)

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Return to your vehicle and continue along the logging road to arrive at some steps leading up to a ranger station. Climb up to the ranger station and check the room at the top to find another radio.

Manuscript Page (44/91)

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In your vehicle once again, continue along the road until you come to a red building on the left. Enter the building and climb the stairs inside to reach a high platform with a manuscript page resting on a crate.

Sign (7/25)

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Proceed along the road until you reach the series of buildings at its end, which are the Mine Museum. Look around and read not one but two signs positioned between the museum and the mine shaft.

Coffee Thermos (42/100)

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To the left of the signs you read, in the mine shaft area, check the back corner for a thermos.

Manuscript Page (45/91)

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Head toward the museum’s entrance now and check the walkway for a manuscript page.

Coffee Thermos (43/100)

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Inside the museum, following a cutscene, jump over the chain on the chute and descend to a lower room. Head through the room and check the supply shelves on your left to find a thermos.

Manuscript Page (46/91)

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After pulling a switch and dropping through a hatch, start across the grassy area ahead of the old railway cars and look for the manuscript page on some boards near a large gear.

Coffee Thermos (44/100)

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Make your way through the railway cars until you reach an area with a sparking electrical fence, which you must disengage. Battle your way across the field and press a button in the glow of the Safe Haven. Then battle your way back across the field. Jump over the fence and climb the stairs, then work your way through the upper rooms until you reach the base of a metal ladder. Climb it and find a chair at the top, with a thermos resting in its seat.

Manuscript Page (47/91)

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To the left from where you found the thermos, a manuscript page rests on some boards covered in a green tarp.

Manuscript Page (48/91)

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Follow the path back into the woods and as you proceed along it, you’ll fight some Taken and then find the manuscript in the middle of the path.

Chest (12/30)

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At the top of the slope beyond where you found the manuscript, arrows point into a shallow mine, where you will find the chest.

Coffee Thermos (45/100)

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Head out of the shaft and make your way to the left, down some wooden steps. Ahead, boards extend to form an awning, with a thermos resting at the end.

Coffee Thermos (46/100)

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Once you reach and cross a footbridge just past the nearby Safe Haven, head left where the path forks to find a red building. There is a thermos inside on a table.

Manuscript Page (49/91)

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Return to the fork in the path and this time follow it toward the right to eventually reach a graveyard and, beyond that, an abandoned town. A manuscript page sits on a bridge near the town’s entrance.

Sign (8/25)

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Cross the bridge and check near the building to your right to read a sign.

Coffee Thermos (47/100)

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Head around the red building and to your right, then veer left and veer left to reach another abandoned building directly ahead, where a thermos rests in plain view.

Coffee Thermos (48/100)

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Continue through the town and head along the tracks, battling flying objects until you defeat a train’s engine. Nearby, there is a shack with a locked door. Check behind the smaller shack to its left to find a thermos.

TV Show (8/14)

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In the smaller of the two shacks, you find keys to unlock the larger shack. Enter that shack and as you start through it, the TV will turn on automatically.

Chest (13/30)

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Head out of the building through its back door and proceed. After you climb two ladders, point your flashlight at the rocks to see arrows pointing to the right. Follow the rock ledge in that direction to reach the chest.

Manuscript Page (50/91)

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When you fall into the mines, head along the passageway until it splits wide and you see yellow writing on a rock. Veer left and travel to the end of that passageway to find a manuscript page in the room at the end (it is just to your right as you enter).

Manuscript Page (51/91)

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Backtrack to the fork in the passageway and follow its other branch to reach a rock ledge with chains dangling from the ceiling. On the ground ahead of you, near the base of a wooden structure, is a manuscript page.

Coffee Thermos (49/100)

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Enemies attack in the wide area, including one who breaks through boards along a wall. Defeat enemies and head through that opening, then watch for an opening to your left as you proceed along the passageway. The thermos is plainly visible.

Manuscript Page (52/91)

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After moving elevators to ascend through a high shaft, you will exit the mines. Climb the wooden staircase immediately to your right to reach a high rock area, then climb the ladder on the wooden structure to reach its highest point and find a manuscript page.

Can Pyramid (6/12)

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After a cable car ride that ends badly, ascend to the Safe Haven and look to the nearby platform to spot the can pyramid on its railing.

Sign (9/25)

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The next Safe Haven has a “Cauldron Lake” sign posted near it that you should read.

Coffee Thermos (50/100)

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Make your way across the suspension bridge and at the far end, head left to a rocky area where a thermos waits.

Chest (14/30)

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Return to the suspension bridge and follow the main trail. Shine your flashlight around to highlight markings on rocks and trees that point the way to the chest, located behind a boulder in a rocky area to the left of the trail.

Manuscript Page (53/91)

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The trail leads to one side of a broken bridge. Start left around the bridge to find the manuscript page on a rock.

Coffee Thermos (51/100)

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Climb to the highest point of the castle-like building. Drop through an opening in the wall to a lower ledge, then from there drop to the ground level. Then head left around the side of the building to find the thermos against a fence of iron bars.

Manuscript Page (54/91)

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As you start down the wooden walkway from the castle, the manuscript page is in plain sight near the left railing.