How to solve Hess Farm puzzle in Stranger Things 3: The Game

Access the underground area of Hess Farm by solving the first puzzle in Stranger Things 3: The Game.

As you play through Stranger Things 3: The Game, you’ll be tasked with investigating Hess Farm. To complete this part of the chapter, you’ll need to solve the Hess Farm puzzle and open up access to the underground area. Searching around the house, there are various things you can interact with including a moose head, grandfather clock, and golden bear statue. Struggling to open the underground access at Hess Farm? Below, we’ve put together a quick guide explaining how to solve the Hess Farm puzzle in Stranger Things 3: The Game!

How to solve Hess Farm puzzle in Stranger Things 3: The Game

To solve the Hess Farm puzzle in Stranger Things 3: The Game, you'll need to interact with objects including a grandfather clock, moose head, and golden bear statue. © BonusXP
To solve the Hess Farm puzzle in Stranger Things 3: The Game, you'll need to interact with objects including a grandfather clock, moose head, and golden bear statue.
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In Stranger Things 3: The Game, you’ll need to search Hess Farm for clues. The general Hess Farm area is comprised of the main house and a storage shed. While you can find a collectible Gnome over in the storage shed, it’s the main house you’ll want to explore. Inside the main house, everything seems quiet, though you’ll notice what appears to be a secret entrance that’s blocked.

This entrance leads underneath the house. To unlock the entrance to the underground area of Hess Farm, you’ll need to complete a short puzzle. For clues on how to solve the puzzle, interact with the telephone spotted as you first enter the house. As you listen to the phone recording you’ll hear weird codes like, “Cold Borscht served at 2:00.”

These codes relate to tasks you’ll need to complete in order to open secret underground entrance. To make this easier, the answers to the codes given on the phone are as follows:

  • Swing both antlers on the moose head down to face the ground.
  • Turn the golden bear statue around until it faces the window.
  • Adjust the grandfather clock to 9:00.
  • Set oven to 200 degrees.

By doing all of these correctly, you should get a prompt informing you that your efforts have been successful and the underground entrance is now open. Venturing into the underground area, you’ll encounter other puzzles, including the Four Golden Bears puzzle which we’ve also solved in a recent guide.

Overall, the Hess Farm puzzle is somewhat complicated in that the clues you’re given are a little odd. The important thing to keep in mind when solving the Hess Farm puzzle is that you’ll need to interact with the moose head, golden bear statue, grandfather clock, and oven to access the underground area.

Now that you know how to solve the Hess Farm puzzle in Stranger Things 3: The Game, be sure to read through some of our other guides including how to unlock all playable characters in Stranger Things 3: The Game, how to use fast travel in Stranger Things 3: The Game, and whether Stranger Things 3: The Game contains show spoilers.

Morgan is a writer, indie game lover, and socially awkward coffee addict. Need something? Morgan can be reached at morgan.shaver@allgamers.com or if you like, you can say hello using GIFs on Twitter.

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