On this page of our game guide to Control AWE DLC you can find information about the location of hidden places and areas. Finding secret locations will bring you closer to unlocking the Chief Investigator trophy. In addition, the discovery of each hidden location is rewarded with 1 skill point. Our description also explains how to find the clock and solve the clock puzzle.
- Hidden Place 1 - Abandoned Offices
- Hidden Place 2 - Observation Deck
- Hidden Place 3 - Turntable
- Hidden Place 4 - Shifted Offices
- Hidden Place 5 - Shifted Passage
- Clock - optional puzzle
Hidden Place 1 - Abandoned Offices
A secret area can be found in the western part of Abandoned Offices.
Locate the barricaded office space shown in the picture above. Use any power or Service Weapon to get rid of the furniture.
Note that the wall to the adjacent office is weakened. Destroy it, for example, with the help of telekinesis or a Surge. In a hidden place, you'll find a chest that can be looted.
Hidden Place 2 - Observation Deck
The secret area can be found in the Observation Deck.
During the first visit in this location, Jesse must restore the power supply and unlock the elevator shaft visible in the background.
On the left is another, unlit window - as shown in the attached picture. Jump into it to discover a hidden place. At the bottom of the shaft there is a loot chest.
Hidden Place 3 - Turntable
A secret area can be found at the Turntable location in the western part of the sector. Select the Eagle Limited AWE Entrance fast travel point.
Walk a bit west to enter a room with a Turntable as shown in the picture.
Jump down, turn 180 degrees and use, for example, telekinesis or a Surge to destroy the weakened wall shown in the picture.
Enter an unlit area - you can find a lamp here and move it by using the telekinesis. The game will reward you with a skill point after walk a bit further, but examine the area thoroughly to find two chests which contains some loot.
Hidden Place 4 - Shifted Offices
The secret area can be found just after entering the Shifted Offices on the north side.
Before you head south, turn 180 degrees and start using levitate to reach the higher floors of this location.
The hidden place is located at the top floor - you can find a loot chest there.
Hidden Place 5 - Shifted Passage
A secret area can be found in the location of the Shifted Passage. It is best to move to a checkpoint adjacent to the location of the Loading Bay AWE.
Reach the area where the indestructible monster wanders around. Stand in place shown in the picture above - this is a higher floor with a yellow edge. In the picture we have marked your destination.
In the area highlighted in the picture above you need to tear down a part of the wall - use the Surge weapon or telekinesis. This will allow you to enter a new secret area.
Help yourself with levitate while traveling around a secret location. You will reach a room from shown in the picture - you have to reach it by moving through the gap in the ceiling.
This room has a loot chest and an interactive radio, but it is not the secret area yet. One of the walls of this room is weakened - destroy it. If you're going to use a Surge to destroy a wall, then fly out of the room through the gap before detonating the sticky bomb grenade.
Jesse will reach the location with a clock and it is a secret area.
Clock - optional puzzle
There is an optional clock puzzle that will allow you to reach several new locations. Interact with the clock. In order to solve the puzzle you have to stop clock arrow at the right times and you have to do so by pressing the interaction button (Square in case of the PS4 version).
The correct order of stopping the clock arrows is - I, VII, VII, I, VI, IV, IX, VII.
If you've done it all correctly, the floor with the clock will raise up. Jump in there and levitate to the lower ledge.
You will find yourself in a red-lit area where you have to fight a battle against opponents controlled by Hiss. During the battle, watch out for an elite opponent surrounded by levitating objects. Destroy his shield by using telekinesis and then attack him with service weapons.
After the battle, find the hanging switch. Use it 3x to teleport to the Oceanview Motel.
At the motel, head straight to room 226, where you'll find a key. On the way back you will be able to watch a bonus cutscene / vision of Alan Wake - Valhalla Nursing Home. Open the door with an inverted black triangle and use a switch three times to return to the real world.