How to Aim and Shoot in Alan Wake Remastered

By Sam Woods

October 4, 2021

If you’re now diving into Alan Wake for the first time, or are just about to, you’ll soon find out that shooting is a major mechanic of the game.

As you make your way through the game’s different locales, you’ll be regularly ambushed by Alan Wake’s major adversaries, the Taken.

These monsters need to be flashed and then shot in order to despatch of them quickly and move on with your journey.

But how exactly do you aim and shoot in Alan Wake Remastered – we have that covered for you right here.

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How do you Aim in Alan Wake Remastered?

Unfortunately, there’s no traditional aim down sight in Alan Wake Remastered, so you have to rely on yourself being a bit of a crack shot.

However, there is one thing you can do to assist your aiming. By holding down L2/LT on your controller, you’ll be able to guide and aim your flashlight at the Taken.

Once you have your flashlight’s beam fixed on one of the enemies, you’ll effectively be locked onto them, this means when you shoot, you’ll have a way better chance of hitting them. Just be careful, when your flashlight runs out of batteries, aiming becomes a bit more difficult so be sure to stay stocked up.

How do you Shoot in Alan Wake Remastered?

Once you’ve got your flashlight glued to an enemy, you’re going to want to shoot them.

First of all, make sure you have your weapon of choice in hand by selecting it with the D-Pad and then simply press R2/RT as many times as you need until they dissipate!

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Sam Woods

Sam is the Managing Editor at DualShockers. He's been playing video games for as long as he can remember and you can regularly find him on his Nintendo Switch. When he's not playing games, he'll no doubt be suffering watching his beloved Ipswich Town.

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