PlayStation 5

Alan Wake 2 Trophy Guide

Time
20-25h
Difficulty
3/10
Trophies
1
1
65
Online Trophies
x
Missable Trophies
Difficulty Trophies
x
Glitched Trophies
x

General Info

FAQ

How long does it take to beat Alan Wake 2 and unlock all trophies?

20-25 hours.

How difficult is it to beat Alan Wake 2 and unlock all trophies?

Easy (3/10).

Does Alan Wake 2 have online trophies?

No.

Does Alan Wake 2 have difficulty-specific trophies?

No.

Does Alan Wake 2 have missable trophies?

Does Alan Wake 2 have glitched trophies?

No.

What is the minimum number of playthroughs required to unlock all trophies in Alan Wake 2?

One.

Does Alan Wake 2 have a Platinum Trophy?

Yes.

Trophy Guide

Trophy Guide and Road Map for Alan Wake 2

Alan Wake 2 is a survival horror game that serves as a sequel to the critically acclaimed Alan Wake. Developed by Remedy Entertainment, this highly anticipated game follows the thrilling story of best-selling thriller novelist Alan Wake. Trapped in an alternate dimension for 13 years, Wake struggles to retain his sanity and beat the devil at his own game. In Alan Wake 2, players will have the opportunity to play as either Alan Wake or FBI agent Saga Anderson, each with their own separate but connected realities. The game features intense third-person shooter mechanics, limited resources, puzzles, and the ability to switch between the two protagonists. With its captivating storyline and immersive gameplay, Alan Wake 2 promises to be a must-play experience for fans of the horror genre.

Phase One - Finish Saga and Alan's Story & Find All Collectibles

For the first phase of our Alan Wake 2 Trophy Guide you can jump straight into the story knowing that every trophy can be unlocked within a single playthrough. There are no difficulty trophies nor any collectibles that only appear in a harder difficulty. Everything can be found on Story difficulty and you are even given some freedom with travelling between areas whenever you have access to your car as Saga. Similarly, for Alan you can re-enter most places in the Dark Place version of New York City. Only a few of Alan’s exclusive collectibles are truly missable. Lastly, both Saga and Alan have a Point of No Return (Return 6: Scratch for Saga, Initiation 8: Zane’s Film for Alan) that you must be aware of and make a Manual Save should you need to clean-up some last minute collectibles and/or trophies before finishing the story.

It’s recommended that you open our Alan Wake 2 All Collectibles Guide in another tab and consult it as you playthrough this phase so you don’t miss any collectibles. Alternatively, you can ignore collectibles in this playthrough—with the exception of Alan’s missable collectibles—and mop everything up before progressing beyond the Point of No Return; though I wouldn’t recommend this approach as it’s not clear which areas get locked off as you progress.

The only trophy I would consider to be truly missable is The Nice Things in Life for petting Mayor Setter. This dog will appear in only certain chapters with the very last appearance being in Return 6: Scratch. You will find and pet him if you follow along with our Alan Wake 2 All Collectibles Guide as he awards you with one of the 14 Charms needed for Rustic Charm.

Unmissable Story Trophies

Hunting Season

Complete chapter "The Cult"

What is this?

Story-Related

Unmissable

You will unlock Hunting Season naturally as you complete the very first chapter.

Not the Last

Pick up the first Manuscript Page

What is this?

Story-Related

Unmissable

After investigating the Crime Scene in Return 1: Invitation you will come to a large tree where Saga will automatically pick up the first Manuscript Page.

Somebody's Home

Complete chapter "Invitation"

What is this?

Story-Related

Unmissable

Somebody’s Home will unlock after you visit the morgue in the Police Station at the end of Return 1: Invitation.

Coffee Thermos

Discover a Break Room

What is this?

Story-Related

Unmissable

During Return 2: The Heart you will return to the Cauldron Lake Campgrounds and have to place a Fuse into the breaker outside the Witch’s Hut to light up the interior. Once the lights are on and you walk inside Coffee Thermos will unlock.

Lawman

Defeat Nightingale

What is this?

Story-Related

Unmissable

Spoiler

You will fight Nightingale as part of the story. When you defeat him Lawman will unlock.

Darkness Coiled

Destroy a Darkness Shield

What is this?

Story-Related

Unmissable

A Darkness Shield is a black aura that surrounds enemies in Alan Wake 2. Just like in the first game, you must boost your flashlight beam on them to destroy this Darkness Shield—though in Alan Wake 2 the boost button is now . Once you destroy a Darkness Shield in Return 2: The Heart, Darkness Coiled will unlock.

Chased the Source

Destroy a Source Point

What is this?

Story-Related

Semi-Missable

Unlike in the first game, Alan Wake 2 features new enemy weak spots which look like red glowing spots on enemies. To reveal these spots—i.e. Source Points—you must first remove their Darkness Shield with and then use a weapon to shoot the Source Point to destroy it. This is most likely a given while playing Alan Wake 2, but since you can kill a Taken without shooting their Source Point, Chased the Source is tagged as semi-missable.

Talk Show

Complete chapter "Late Night"

What is this?

Story-Related

Unmissable

Talk Show will unlock after making your way into the Basement of the Talk Show Studio and powering on a TV screen.

Find the Light

Find the Flashlight and Revolver

What is this?

Story-Related

Unmissable

At the start of Initiation 2: Casey, you will enter an alley to find a light source and along the way discover a Flashlight and Revolver.

Storm Cloud

Escape from the Dark Presence

What is this?

Story-Related

Unmissable

Storm Cloud will unlock near the end of Initiation 2: Casey as Alan Wake unblocks the Collapsed Tunnel.

New York City

Complete chapter "Casey"

What is this?

Story-Related

Unmissable

New York City will unlock as Alan Wake reaches the Murder Site at the end of Initiation 2: Casey.

Return

Complete chapter "Haunting"

What is this?

Story-Related

Unmissable

Return unlocks after completing the very short chapter Initiation 3: Haunting.

The Other Side

Change between stories once

What is this?

Story-Related

Unmissable

The Other Side unlocks automatically after switching back to Saga Anderson after completing Initiation 3: Haunting. From this point on you can switch between Saga and Alan whenever you want.

Finding a Way

Find the Screwdriver

What is this?

Story-Related

Unmissable

You will need the Screwdriver to progress the story. It’s exact location is on the control box at the back of the Percolator ride in Return 3: Local Girl.

Into the Overlap

Complete chapter "Invitation"

What is this?

Story-Related

Unmissable

Into the Overlap will unlock after finishing Return 2: The Heart.

Bright Falls Finest

Defeat Mulligan and Thornton

What is this?

Story-Related

Unmissable

Spoiler

This trophy will unlock at the end of Return 3: Local Girl.

Back in Watery

Complete chapter "Local Girl"

What is this?

Story-Related

Unmissable

Back in Watery will unlock at the end of Return 3: Local Girl.

Yippee Ki-yay

Find the Double-Barrelled Shotgun

What is this?

Story-Related

Unmissable

At the start of Return 4: No Chance you will come across the Double-Barrelled Shotgun and need to pick it up to advance the story.

We Watch in the Night

Complete chapter "No Chance"

What is this?

Story-Related

Unmissable

Return 4: No Chance starts immediately after Return 3: Local Girl and is a rather short chapter. We Watch in the Night will unlock at the end of the chapter.

Lights Shining

Find the Flare Gun

What is this?

Story-Related

Unmissable

During Initiation 4: We Sing you will climb a ladder and this Flare Gun will be on a desk. You have to collect it to progress the story.

All His Life

Complete chapter "We Sing"

What is this?

Story-Related

Unmissable

In a Fancy Hotel

Complete chapter "Room 665"

What is this?

Story-Related

Unmissable

In a Fancy Hotel will unlock as Alan finishes up at the Oceanview Hotel in Initiation 5: Room 665.

Told and Retold

Complete chapter "Return"

What is this?

Story-Related

Unmissable

Told and Retold will unlock after the short chapter Initiation 6: Return.

Cut Short

Find the Boltcutters

What is this?

Story-Related

Unmissable

You need to find the Boltcutters to progress the story in Return 5: Old Gods.

Girl in Love

Defeat Cynthia

What is this?

Story-Related

Unmissable

Spoiler

You will fight Cynthia in the Bunker during Return 5: Old Gods.

The Old Gods

Complete chapter "Old Gods"

What is this?

Story-Related

Unmissable

The Old Gods will unlock at the end of Return 5: Old Gods.

Behind the Masks

Complete chapter "Masks"

What is this?

Story-Related

Unmissable

Behind the Masks will unlock after the very short chapter Initiation 7: Masks.

The Cult of the Word

Complete chapter "Zane's Film"

What is this?

Story-Related

Unmissable

The Cult of the Word will unlock after completing Initiation 8: Zane’s Film.

Seeing Double

Complete chapter "Scratch"

What is this?

Story-Related

Unmissable

Seeing Double will unlock after finishing Return 6: Scratch.

His Way out

Complete chapter "Gone"

What is this?

Story-Related

Unmissable

His Way Out will unlock after Initiation 9: Gone.

Filled with Rage

Defeat Scratch

What is this?

Story-Related

Unmissable

Spoiler

You will fight and defeat Scratch during Return 7: Summoning.

Rock n' roll, Baby

Complete chapter "Summoning"

What is this?

Story-Related

Unmissable

Rock n’ Roll, Baby will unlock after finishing Return 7: Summoning.

The Final Deerfest

Complete chapter "Deerfest"

What is this?

Story-Related

Unmissable

The Final Deerfest will unlock at the end of Return 8: Deerfest.

End of the Road

Complete chapter "Come Home"

What is this?

Story-Related

Unmissable

End of the Road will unlock after finishing Return 9: Come Home.

The Story Come True

Complete Alan Wake 2

What is this?

Story-Related

Unmissable

You will unlock The Story Come True at the end of Alan Wake 2’s story.

Chapter-Specific Trophies

The Nice Things in Life

Pet Mayor Setter

What is this?

Chapter-Specific

Missable

At the end of Return 6: Scratch you can return to Watery before you talk with Casey and Estevez to find a dog sitting on the stage. When you pet him The Nice Things in Life will unlock. Mayor Setter can appear in earlier chapters, however, Return 6 is the absolute latest you can find him so make sure you find him and pet him before you move on otherwise you’ll have to do another playthrough to pet him and collect all Charms.

Collectible Trophies

Nightmare Territory

Pick up a map

What is this?

Collectible

Nightmare Territory will be your first collectible-related trophy in Alan Wake 2. As you take control of Saga Anderson for the first time you will see Casey, who look strikingly similar to Sam Lake from Remedy Entertainment, stood next to a large map at the entrance to the woods. Approach the map and press on it to “pick it up”.

Although you only need to find one map for this trophy, all maps in Alan Wake 2 are covered in our Alan Wake 2 All Collectibles Guide.

Secret Stashes

Discover one Cult Stash and one Lunch Box

What is this?

Missable

Collectible

Just two of the many collectibles in Alan Wake 2 are Cult Stashes and Lunchboxes. You will need to find one of each for Secret Stashes to unlock. All Cult Stashes and Lunch Boxes are covered in our Alan Wake 2 All Collectibles Guide.

Bring It

Find the Sawed-Off Shotgun

What is this?

Missable

Collectible

Inside the General Store in the Cauldron Lake Campgrounds area is a room with a display case and a shotgun inside. You can reach this shotgun during Return 2: The Heart. Though you will need to find the code to open it before you can take the weapon. This weapon is just one of the eight total you need to collect in Alan Wake 2 and all of them are covered in our Alan Wake 2 All Collectibles Guide.

Carry his Words

Discover a Word of Power

What is this?

Missable

Collectible

Words of Power appear as a spiral of words that light up when you point your Flashlight at them. There are 27 Words of Power in Alan Wake 2, however, you only need to find 1 to unlock Carry his Words. It’s recommended you find as many as you can, if not all of them, as they act as upgrades for Alan Wake and can help you out on your journey.

Although you only need to find one Word of Power for this trophy, the rest of them are also covered in our Alan Wake 2 All Collectibles Guide.

Greatest Hits

Find the Crossbow

What is this?

Missable

Collectible

Outside the very first Break Room in Return 3: Local Girl is a Cult Stash that contains the Crossbow. See ourAlan Wake 2 All Collectibles Guide for all Weapon locations.

Strange Reality

Solve five Nursery Rhyme Puzzles

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/5

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What is this?

Missable

Collectible

Providing you have found and solved every Nursery Rhyme Puzzle, Strange Reality will unlock during Return 3: Local Girl before you reach the Trailer Park, at the earliest. All Nursery Rhymes, and how to solve them, are covered in our Alan Wake 2 All Collectibles Guide.

Ready for a Fight

Find the Hunting Rifle

What is this?

Missable

Collectible

The Hunting Rifle can be found in Return 5: Old Gods. In the Wellness Center you will find a room with a missing door knob. The Hunting Rifle is inside. To acquire the door knob you need to figure out the password to the computer in the Security Office so you can unlock all doors and then head to the Staff Lounge to find the door knob. Once you’re inside the room and pick up the Hunting Rifle, Ready for a Fight will unlock. This weapon and the seven others are covered in our Alan Wake 2 All Collectibles Guide.

Spoilers! Click to Show

The password for the computer is 170823.
I'll Find You

Find all Nursery Rhyme dolls

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/13

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What is this?

Missable

Collectible

Nursery Rhyme Dolls are necessary for completing Nursery Rhyme Puzzles. These dolls are almost always found within a few feet of a Nursery Rhyme Puzzle or in the immediate area. The very last doll appears after completing the 16th puzzle of 17 total puzzles. All Nursery Rhyme Doll locations can be found in our Alan Wake 2 All Collectibles Guide.

Shift in Reality

Complete all Nursery Rhyme Puzzles

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/17

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What is this?

Collectible

There are a total of 17 Nursery Rhyme Puzzles in Alan Wake 2. Each puzzle is a collection of chalk drawings and a piece of paper that tells a story. You have to decipher the story and place a Nursery Rhyme Doll on the corresponding chalk drawings. Upon successfully completing a Nursery Rhyme Puzzle you are awarded with a Charm that spawns somewhere nearby. Make sure to follow our Alan Wake 2 All Collectibles Guide to find all Nursery Rhyme Puzzles.

The Trail of the Writer

Watch all the Writer's Journey videos

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/8

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What is this?

Collectible

In Alan’s side of the story you can find TVs which will play a brief video featuring snippets of his time in The Dark Place. There are 8 total to find and they can only be found in Alan’s story. Every Writer’s Journey Video location can be found in our Alan Wake 2 All Collectibles Guide.

Stop Right There

Find the Pump-Action Shotgun

What is this?

Collectible

During Return 6: Scratch you will head back into the Police Station. While here you can pick up a new weapon once you find are given the Police Station Keys from Agent Estevez. The Pump-Action Shotgun is in Sheriff Breaker’s Office in a display case. See our Alan Wake 2 All Collectibles Guide for all Weapon locations.

All Accounted For

Find all weapons for both characters

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/8

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What is this?

Collectible

In Alan Wake 2 there are a total of 8 weapons for Saga and Alan to find and all of them are covered in our Alan Wake 2 All Collectibles Guide.

Saga Anderson’s Exclusive Weapons:

  1. Pistol
  2. Sawed-Off Shotgun
  3. Crossbow
  4. Hunting Rifle
  5. Pump-Action Shotgun

Alan Wake’s Exclusive Weapons:

  1. Revolver
  2. Flare Gun
  3. Double-Barrelled Shotgun
Hidden by the Trees

Find all Cult Stashes and Lunch Boxes

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/43

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What is this?

Collectible

Alan Wake 2 features Cult Stashes, which are locked boxes found by following Cult Logos in the forest, and Lunch Boxes which are found by following knitted decorations hanging from trees. Only Saga can find these collectibles.

Cult Stashes usually task you with solving small puzzles to decipher a combination code, searching the environment for Cult Symbols, playing a pattern memory mini-game, and even solving algebra problems.

Lunch Boxes are never locked, very easy to find, and always have Manuscript Fragments inside that Saga can use to upgrade her weapons.

Make sure to use our Alan Wake 2 All Collectibles Guide to make finding all of these easier.

Rustic Charm

Find all the Charms

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/14

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What is this?

Collectible

All Charms in Alan Wake 2 are rewarded for completing Nursery Rhyme Puzzles. That is all except for two Charms; Logan’s Charm, and the Mayor Setter Charm. The former is already in Saga’s possession while the latter can only be acquired by petting the dog, Mayor Setter, on the stage in Suomi Hall in Watery. Mayor Setter will only appear in certain chapters (I found him at the end of Return 6: Scratch). With the help of our Alan Wake 2 All Collectibles Guide finding all 14 Charms will be easy.

Note: The Lantern Charm is given as a pre-order bonus and will be in the Shoebox waiting for you instead of being awarded for completing a Nursery Rhyme Puzzle.

The Koskela Brothers

Watch all Koskela brother commercials

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/6

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What is this?

Collectible

There are 6 total Koksela Brother’s Commercials to find in Alan Wake 2 and all but one can be found while playing as Saga. If you are following along with our Alan Wake 2 All Collectibles Guide you won’t miss a single commercial.

Miscellaneous Trophies

Growing Stronger

Upgrade any weapon once

What is this?

Semi-Missable

Whilst collecting Lunchboxes you will notice you are receiving Manuscript Fragments from them. These fragments can be used to upgrade weapons inside Saga’s Mind Place. You will need a minimum of 12 fragments for the cheapest upgrade on the pistol she carries.

Felt Good

Use a Healing Item

What is this?

Semi-Missable

Taking damage in Alan Wake 2 is almost guaranteed. When you do, you can use Healing Items such as Painkillers to regain some of your health unlocking Felt Good in the process.

Grew Bigger

Upgrade the inventory's size

What is this?

Semi-Missable

During Return 2: The Heart you will enter the General Store in the Cauldron Lake Campgrounds and be attacked by a Taken who bursts through a wall. After the fight, go into the room the Taken came from and you can find an inventory upgrade next to a Sawed-Off Shotgun.

Aimed Ahead

Defat five enemies with headshots

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/5

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What is this?

Semi-Missable

Cumulative

Defeating enemies with headshots is generally the best way to defeat them as it does more damage and saves on ammo so it’s recommended you try to go for exclusively headshots when you can. After killing five enemies with headshots Aimed Ahead will unlock.

Filling the Shape

Place a Charm in all of the bracelet's slots

What is this?

Semi-Missable

In Alan Wake 2 Saga Anderson has in her possession a Charm Bracelet that lets her equip Charms. These Charms offer her various bonuses such as dealing more or less damage, staggering enemies more frequently and so on. The Charm Bracelet has 3 available slots and you need to put a Charm in each one to unlock Filling the Shape.

In One Go

Defeat an enemy with a single shot from the Crossbow

What is this?

Missable

You need to acquire the Crossbow from a Cult Stash in Return 3: Local Girl. The stash is outside the first Break Room in the woods. Once you have the Crossbow, pick up the bolts stuck in the number cards to the right of the stash. On the main trail will be a Taken with his back to you. Press to use your Flashlight Boost and then shoot it in the head with the crossbow to kill it “in one go”.

This is the Moment

Dodge at the last minute to avoid an enemy attack

What is this?

Missable

Alan Wake 2 features a dodge mapped to just like the previous game. To unlock This is the Moment you need to perform a “perfect dodge” at the last moment before the hit connects with Saga or Alan. The timing for this seems rather tight and capricious.

Note: Most of my dodges seems to be right before the attacked connected, however, the time the trophy popped for me was when I was caught off-guard and pressed at the very moment the attack connected which means I received damage anyway.

All Smiles

Fully upgrade a single weapon

What is this?

Missable

In Alan Wake 2 Saga can upgrade her weapons using Manuscript Fragments that are found inside the Lunch Box collectibles. The easiest weapon to fully upgrade and possibly the earliest is the Pistol as it’s Saga’s “standard issue FBI sidearm” that she starts with. Providing you have located and found all Lunch Boxes and obtained their Manuscript Fragments the earliest you can fully upgrade the Pistol is during Return 3: Local Girl.

Coffee-Themed Fun

Shoot Mr. Drippy or any other cardboard cutout in Coffee World

What is this?

Missable

You will visit Coffee World during Return 3: Local Girl. When there you will see several cutouts of Coffee World characters. Shoot any of them to unlock Coffee-Themed Fun.

Stop the Monster

Interrupt a Taken Thrower's relocation attempt with the Flashlight Boost

What is this?

Missable

Taken Throwers are Taken enemies that throw weapons such as hand-axes at you. Sometimes they will attempt to “relocate” by shifting around at a high speed. When they do this you need to press to use your Flashlight Boost to stop them in their tracks. The best way I found to make this happen is to wait until you are facing a Taken Thrower is at quite a distance from you as they seem to use this relocating move to close the distance. Either way once you stop a relocation attempt with the Flashlight Boost, Stop the Monster will unlock.

Shining in the Night

Ignite a Hand Flare to keep enemies at bay

What is this?

Semi-Missable

Just like in the first Alan Wake game, in Alan Wake 2 you can use flares to create a powerful light source and keep enemies at a distance. Once you have a flare in your possession, equip it and press to ignite it when enemies are close to you. You can also hold and then press to throw the flare once it is lit.

Gone for Good

Defeat an enemy with an explosion

What is this?

Semi-Missable

In Alan Wake 2 you can acquire Propane Tanks which, when equipped, can be thrown at enemies. You then need to shoot them to make them explode. To unlock Gone for Good you need to throw a Propane Tank at an enemy, or preferably a group of enemies, and quickly shoot it to defeat them in the explosion.

Escape its Gravity

Use a Hand Flare to escape an enemy Grapple

What is this?

Missable

Just like in Resident Evil 2: Remake, you can use throwables to quick escape from an enemy grapple. All you need to do is have a Hand Flare in your inventory and when an enemy grabs you, press when the prompt appears to use a Hand Flare to escape. I found the best place to attempt this is during Return 5: Old Gods. After finding the record and returning to the ground floor of the Valhalla Nursing Home Manor, an enemy will appear that likes to disappear into the ground. You can see a pulsing ring, kind of like ripples in a pond, moving around and if it gets close to you the enemy will jump out of the floor and grapple with you. There is a Break Room you can use to make a Manual Save on the 2nd floor of the Manor so you can have infinite attempt at this trophy.

Stunning Vistas

Stun an enemy with a Flashbang

What is this?

Missable

Both Alan and Saga can use Flashbangs. All you need to do to stun an enemy with one is to equip it, hold and throw it with . It will flash once it lands and stun any Taken within its range.

Back to Life

Use a Coffee Mug Charm to prevent defeat

What is this?

Missable

One of the Charms in Alan Wake 2 that Saga can use is the Coffee Mug Charm. This charm is a single-use only charm that revives you with full health when you “die”. To unlock Back to Life, equip a Coffee Mug Charm and just let an enemy hit you until your health reaches zero.

Phase Two - Clean-Up

If, after the credits roll, you still don’t have the Platinum Trophy Unlocked then use Phase Two of our Alan Wake 2 Trophy Guide to go over what you might have missed and re-attempt them. Hopefully, you made a Manual Save before the Point of No Return points for both Saga and Alan to prevent a full playthrough.

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Gain all trophies

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