How to find & get the shotgun in Alan Wake 2

How to find & get the shotgun in Alan Wake 2
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Written by 

Jack Roberts


28th Oct 2023 14:19

You may have found the shotgun pretty early on in Alan Wake 2, but you’re going to need the correct code combination if you’re going to open the padlock that’s keeping it inside its cabinet - which is exactly what we’re here to bring you.

The shotgun is one of several weapons in the game that can devastate some of the more dangerous enemies lurking around, even on the higher difficulties.

So, read on to find out the shotgun code in Alan Wake 2 so you can take down The Taken in a bombastic fashion.

SPOILER WARNING: This guide may contain story spoilers, so be sure to proceed at your own risk to ensure details in the game remain a surprise.

Where to find the Shotgun in Alan Wake 2

The padlock to the shotgun case in Alan Wake 2. There is a sticky note next to it that says "Check with Lady Fortuna at the counter".
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The shotgun in Alan Wake 2 is found relatively early on in the third chapter of the game: The Heart. In this chapter, you’ll be sent back to Cauldron Lake in search of a human heart (lovely). Along the way, you will come across the shotgun on the wall of the General Store’s back room (you’ll just have to take down a pesky cultist first).

However, if you’re going to get your hands on it, you’re going to need to know the 3-digit code to the padlock, and we’re going to walk you through the solution to find it.

Alan Wake 2 shotgun code solution

The lottery ticket and notepad that will help you figure out the shotgun code in Alan Wake 2
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When you first check out the shotgun, you will find a sticky note suggesting that the code is “with Lady Fortuna at the counter”. So, head back through the store and look behind the counter.

Near the cash register is a notepad with several crossed-out numbers that, we can assume are previous codes before it was changed.

If you look at the lottery ticket, you see the last two digits of the crossed-out numbers match up with the order of the numbers on the ticket.

Having already crossed a few options out, you should be able to work out that the newest number, and the current code for the padlock, is 739.

So, head back to the padlock, input the combination and et voila, the Alan Wake 2 shotgun is yours.

Not only will you get the shotgun, but you will also get the “Bring It” achievements, one of several trophies in Alan Wake 2 tied to collecting the various weapons within the game.

That’s everything you need to get your hands on a shiny new shotgun in Alan Wake 2. With it, you’ll be mowing down enemies in no time. You should also check out the Quality vs Performance modes of Alan Wake 2 so you can play as optimally as possible.

Jack Roberts
About the author
Jack Roberts
Jack is a Guides Writer at GGRecon. With a BA (Hons) & MA in English and Creative Writing, he was also the Gaming Editor for The Indiependent. When not pondering which game has the best cup of coffee (and drinking far too much of it himself), he can often be found playing Dead by Daylight, Street Fighter or making yet another build in Bloodborne.
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