In Alan Wake 2, your survival hinges not just on finding weapons, but also on how frequently you can upgrade them. Whether you are playing as Saga or Alan, knowing how to upgrade your weapons is crucial. Weapons in Alan Wake 2 can be upgraded to get increased damage, larger clip size, lifesteal, headshot damage, etc. In this guide, we have detailed everything you need to know about upgrading weapons in Alan Wake 2.


Alan Wake 2 Upgrade Weapons

Before we begin, it is important to note that the process of upgrading weapons in Alan Wake 2 is different for Saga and Alan. Below, we have shared both the methods.


When it comes to Saga, you will need Manuscript Fragments to upgrade her weapons. These items can be found in Alex Casey Cold Case Lunch Boxes scattered across Bright Falls. You will find them at various POIs i.e. buildings, campsites, and other structures.

To begin, you will first need to collect enough Manuscript Fragments. Once you have collected enough Manuscript Fragments, you will need to head over to Mind Palace where you will be able to upgrade your weapons. Here, you will have the option to use these Manuscript Fragments to upgrade various aspects of your weapons i.e. increasing reload speed, improving headshots, lifesteal, etc.

It is important to note that these Alex Casey Cold Case Lunch Boxes will not show up on your map, so you will need to be thorough in your exploration. Also, these upgrades require a lot of Manuscript Fragments so you will need to find quite a lot of them.


As for Alan, he upgrades his weapons through the Words of Power that you will encounter throughout the game — these are etched into the environment.

In order to upgrade a weapon, you will first need to find a Word of Power related to that specific weapon type. Once you have located the Word of Power, interact with it to imbue your weapon with a new upgrade. Similar to Saga, these upgrades can range from increased damage to faster reload times, larger magazine, etc.

This is everything we have on how to upgrade weapons 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!