During any of the 3 visits to The Slums in Stray, you can find a safe and solve the puzzle of opening it. Our guide tells you how to read a message written in a binary code, where to find a combination for the safe and what you can get for opening the safe.
Safe location - The Slums level
You will visit the Slums 3 times throughout the game. You can locate and open the safe during any of these visits - it is an optional activity that is not related to the main storyline.
The safe is in the alley near the place where Morusque - a local musician who plays the guitar - is staying.
A note with a Safe Mysterious Password is attached to the safe. You can view it in the inventory and find out that it was written in binary code. Fortunately, you don't have to translate the code yourself (the note is also hard to read). To complete the puzzle, you will simply need to visit a few places - we described them in the paragraph with the solution to the puzzle.
The safe contains Sheet Music 8/8. This is one of the collectibles related to Morusque from the Slums. Bring him Sheet Music so that he can play new melodies. Delivering all 8 Sheet Music is rewarded with the Meowlody trophy.
The locations of all 8 collectibles in this category are described on the Sheet Music page in the Secrets and collectibles chapter.
Solving the puzzle with the safe combination
The person who can read the note is Elliot from the Elliot Programming building. It is located in the central part of the Slums and has 2 entrances:
- You can use the main entrance from picture 1 - lean your front paws on the door and scrub them with your claws until the door is opened by one of the robots.
- You can reach the shutter at the back of the building shown in picture 2 - you just need to climb there.
Elliot is in the room on the first floor. Start a conversation and show him the note from your inventory (you must select it from the list of items you have).
The robot will send you to the Dufer Bar - its entrance is glowing in red (picture above).
In the bar, jump on the counter and examine the left picture hanging on the wall. Interacting with it will knock it off the wall. This will reveal a code - 1283.
You can now go back to the safe and ask B-12 to enter the code 1283.