Alan Wake 2 Cult Stash Code Math Problem: How Many Cars Are in the Factory?

Drop your calculators!

by J.R. Waugh
Alan Wake 2 Cult Stash How Many Cars
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Some of us graduated from school a long time ago and didn’t expect math problems in video games. Alan Wake 2 has shaken this peace by introducing cult stash locks, each with a specific code, with this one asking a simple question: how many cars are in the factory?

We’re with Jaakko Koskela on this one, we didn’t expect math problems, but locked away in each of these are often incredibly valuable resources, especially on higher difficulties. But put away your calculator, we’ve got this code already for you.

Alan Wake 2 Vehicles Cult Stash Code: How Many Cars — Answered

The answer is 177 cars in the factory, so your combination should be 1-7-7 from top to bottom to open this cult stash in Alan Wake 2. Like all cult stashes, you’ll receive occasionally straightforward math problems like this, or cryptic clue hunts for others. But the math checks out for this one:

  • 200 total vehicles in the factory
  • Cars and bicycles in the factory, with cars having 4 wheels and bicycles having 2 wheels
  • 754 total wheels in the factory
  • 177 cars (4 wheels each) means 708 wheels total
  • This leaves a remainder of 23 bikes, or 46 wheels
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This will unlock the stash, allowing you to add its contents but also complete its entry on your Case Wall.

Where Is This Cult Stash in Alan Wake 2?

This cult stash is located just north of the Ranger Station on the Bright Falls map, on the western outskirts of town. Also worth noting is that this area is near where you’ll soon find the Boltcutters, allowing you access to other spots in the 3 main areas you previously couldn’t open. It’s also just before a really significant story development for Saga’s side, so get ready!

- This article was updated on October 27th, 2023

About The Author

J.R. is a Staff Writer with AOTF and has been covering gaming and entertainment in the industry since 2022. Along with a B.A. in History from the University of Cincinnati, he has studied at the University of Birmingham, UK, and part of his M.A. at the University of Waterloo. You'll find J.R. particularly at home writing about the hottest manga and anime. He is highly passionate about horror, strategy, and RPGs, and anything about Star Trek or LOTR. When not ranting about fan theories or writing guides, J.R. is streaming his favorite RPGs and other forgotten gems.