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What Light Through Yonder Window achievement in Alan Wake

What Light Through Yonder Window

Defeat 50 Taken with the flaregun, the way Shakespeare intended.

What Light Through Yonder Window0
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How to unlock the What Light Through Yonder Window achievement

  • TheRickMoranisTheRickMoranis125,956
    20 May 2010 20 May 2010
    53 2 6
    IXEpIcRaNdOmXI's strategy is the best, especially if you missed out on your first play through (like me!) and want to get the remaining kills you need. So, to piggy back on EpicRandom's, the earliest opportunity is in the tutorial after the very first red emergency box; in it should be a flare gun with 3 flares.

    Drop down and use it on the 3 Taken, then go forward a few feet til the one crawls over the rock. You can take him out now or run back to trigger another enemy (maybe 2 more? I can't remember), then hang around in the grassy area until another group of Hitchhikers come, take THEM out, then run off the cliff face and die, reload the checkpoint and do it again.

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    Dr MoraviaWhen I got this and no longer cared, that area actually spawned 3+1+2+2 (I got it on the first 2 and didn't wait to see if there were more - I was out of flares anyway.)
    Posted by Dr Moravia on 25 Dec 11 at 01:05
    iyamwattiyamgreat tip - everyone - thanks.
    Posted by iyamwattiyam on 13 Aug 13 at 16:41
    prakkeroStill working in July 2021. Also, I only had to kill 7 taken for it to pop, I guess kills done way back on the Xbox 360 version carry over when playing this with backwards compatibility on Xbox One X.
    Posted by prakkero on 15 Jul 21 at 23:25
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  • Neko PounceNeko Pounce143,642
    20 May 2010 20 May 2010 17 Apr 2011
    55 8 1
    Easy way to do it if you want it fast. if you get a flare gun at anypoint in the game, dont use it till you get to a checkpoint.

    as soon at some come in contact with the taken, take out as meany as possible and then load last checkpoint, kills still get counted.

    rince and repeat.
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    KrandorWould be good to add a specific spot to go back to especially for people that have completed the game so they know what would be a good chapter to load and location to go to.
    Posted by Krandor on 25 Dec 10 at 13:18
  • FoxMcFly88FoxMcFly88140,177
    01 Jun 2010 01 Jun 2010
    22 0 0
    In episode 3, when you have to cross the mountain ruins, there is a house you have to go through. you have to get to the top but the ground falls underneath you and you're surrounded by Taken. Since there's a hidden chest with a flare gun before this, use it and you can get 5-7 kills in this room. Restart the checkpoint until you get 50
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