In the unforgiving world of Alan Wake 2, knowing how to heal is half the battle. Luckily, there are multiple methods that you can use to keep your health topped up. Whether you are playing as Alan or Saga, the way you heal is largely the same. In this guide, we have detailed everything you need to know about healing in Alan Wake 2.


Alan Wake 2 Healing

As stated earlier, there are multiple ways using which you can heal missing HP in Alan Wake 2. Here is a rundown of all these methods:

Healing Items

There are multiple types of Healing Items in Alan Wake 2, ranging from Painkillers to First-Aid Kits. You will find these items scattered around various areas — just be sure to search lockers, boxes, drawers, cabinets, etc.

Once you have found an item, it will automatically be added to your inventory. From there, you simply need to select it and press the ‘Use’ button.

However, opening your inventory whenever you need to heal is not very practical — this is where the Quick Heal comes in. While in your inventory, you should be able to assign any Healing Item to a quickslot. This should allow you to instantly use your desired Healing Item even when you are in the missle of a fight.

Safe Havens

Safe Havens are special areas marked by a bright light. You can stay in the light to replenish a small amount of HP while being undetectable by nearby enemies. This is very helpful if you need a breather when running low on Healing Items. ou should try to learn where these Safe Havens are located so that you are able to use them to your advantage whenever you are in trouble.

Charms and Words of Power

As mentioned earlier, Safe Havens and Healing Items are two primary means of replenishing HP in Alan Wake 2. However, there are different methods to boost the healing capabilities even further. These are:

CharmsThese are special items that you can equip to get various advantages, some of which are related to healing. You should try to play around with different Charms to see what you like.
Words of PowerWhile playing as Alan, you will come across several Words of Power, some of which also provide passive healing bonuses. These are scattered across various locations so it will take a while before you come across the ones you need.
Weapon UpgradesThere are some Weapon Upgrades that provide some lifesteal whenever you defeat an enemy.

These are all the ways using which you can heal in Alan Wake 2. If there is anything else that you would like to add, be sure to let us know in the comments down below!