Where to get Bolt Cutters in Stranger Things 3: The Game

Open up locked gates by unlocking the character with Bolt Cutters in Stranger Things 3: The Game.

In Stranger Things 3: The Game, an early question that’s asked is where to get the Bolt Cutters and how to use them. As you explore different areas in the world, you’ll encounter gates locked by chains that can only be opened using Bolt Cutters. In order to open new areas and find hidden collectibles like Gnomes in Stranger Things 3: The Game, knowing who has the Bolt Cutters and how to get them is key. To help, we’ve put together a quick guide explaining where to get Bolt Cutters in Stranger Things 3: The Game.

Where to get Bolt Cutters in Stranger Things 3: The Game

Where to get Bolt Cutters in Stranger Things 3: The Game.
To get Bolt Cutters in Stranger Things 3: The Game, you'll need to unlock Joyce as a playable character.
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To get Bolt Cutters in Stranger Things 3: The Game, you’ll need to find and unlock Joyce as a playable character. Unlike characters like Will where you need to seek out certain items in order to unlock him and add him to your party, Joyce will join the team automatically after you reach Chapter 3. During Chapter 3, you’ll need to head over to Melvald’s in Hawkins Square and speak with Joyce behind the counter.

In doing so, she’ll agree to join your party. Once Joyce joins your party, you’ll have access to Bolt Cutters whenever the need arises. To use Joyce’s Bolt Cutters, approach a gate locked by chains and Joyce will begin the process of cutting through the chains. Note that you’ll need to complete a short quicktime event to break through chained gates using Joyce’s Bot Cutters.

The more you do this, the easier it gets, similar to Dustin’s hacking ability. Because there are a plethora of chained gates in Stranger Things 3: The Game that require Bolt Cutters to unlock, it’s important that you make that trip to Melvald’s and speak with Joyce. With Joyce added to your party as a playable character, you’ll be able to break through all of these chained gates, and can backtrack to gather up collectibles including Gnomes in Stranger Things 3: The Game.

Now that you know where to get Bolt Cutters in Stranger Things 3: The Game, be sure to recap some of our previous guides including how to unlock Eleven as a playable character in Stranger Things 3: The Game, how to get the Tiny Person in Stranger Things 3: The Game, and how to solve the Hess Farm puzzle in Stranger Things 3: The Game.

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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