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This page lists interesting but easily missed observations, in addition to the ReferencesEaster Eggs and Inconsistencies, you can make throughout the game Life is Strange: Before the Storm. Those observations mainly include actions the player is not directly involved with, objects the player cannot interact with, or simply interesting parallels or foreshadowings.

Episode One - "Awake" Edit

Nodface Edit

When Chloe Price wakes up in her room in the morning, she can view several webpages on her computer. One of these is an email notifying her that Victoria Chase has commented on a photo Chloe is tagged in. The URL of the social network is http://nodface.d9/, which can be a reference to Dontnod, Facebook, and Deck Nine at the same time. DEKmail is another possible reference to Deck Nine.

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Joyce's Self-Help Book Edit

When reading Joyce's self-help book, Chloe reads, "A single spark can start a fire that burns the entire prairie." In Life is Strange, Episode 4, Alternative Chloe will quote the same line to Max if she wipes the sand out of Chloe's eyes.

Warren Graham's 2D Model Edit

Warren Graham can be seen with free camera mode (as a 2D model), when David takes Chloe to school and she walks around Blackwell. This asset was also present in the original Life is Strange.
Cardboard Warren

Chloe's Push-Ups Punishment Edit

If the player tries to leave Chloe's house without having taken David's car keys before, Chloe will refuse to open the door and comment "Oh, crap. I forgot David's keys...(sigh) That's probably worth at least ten push-ups." Headphones

It can either imply that Chloe considers physical activity as a bother or that she wanted to make fun of David (this kind of "push-ups punishment" being very common among military members).

Samantha's Book Edit

If the player looks closely at Samantha's book (Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?) while talking to her at the campus, it becomes apparent that the book originally belonged to Alyssa Anderson.

Samantha-book

Nice Rachel Edit

If the player chooses the "throw the belt over" option while in the Drama Lab with Rachel Amber, and later picks the option "nice weather" while in the train, Chloe will say: "It's nice weather we're having." But if the player's choice was to "give her the belt", then Chloe will enter the changing room and pass the belt to Rachel directly, while also seeing her in underwear. If the "nice weather" option is then picked in the train, Chloe will instead say "It's nice Rachel we're having." Rachel laughs at her and Chloe quickly corrects herself with "I mean, weather! It's nice weather."

Hobo Signs Edit

Several hobo signs[1] can be seen on a wall of the train. Their interpretation is presented below.[2]

Hobo signs translation

Fuck That Edit

When smashing things at the junkyard, Chloe says "Fuck off, Rachel," when smashing a mannequin, "Fuck you, David," when smashing a toolbox, but only "Fuck cameras," when smashing a camera that reminds her of Max.

Chloe as Ariel Edit

During Chloe's second dream, a The Tempest poster can be seen.

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Tree Engraving Edit

During Chloe's second dream, opening the journal reveals a drawing of Max hung up at the old tree at the Overlook Park. The scribbles on the tree read "MC. 1.26.09", which presumably means "Max Caulfield" and the date of Max's "death". The meaning of 1.26.09 is currently unknown. The Farewell episode might address this.

Chloe's 2nd dream

William Turning into David Edit

During Chloe's second dream, for a brief moment William turns into David, then back into himself.

Ansia Edit

During the final scene at the oak tree, Chloe has "ansia" written on her left hand. "Ansia" translates from Italian as "anxiety". In the game files, this objective is called E1_S09_OBJECTIVE_ANSIA and E1_S09_OBJECTIVE_TOSKA. While the second line is clearly unused, "toska" is a Russian word that translates as "melancholy".[3]

Ansia

Clocks Not Working Edit

None of the clocks seen in inside locations (Chloe's house, the drama club...) work, the hands seemingly not moving. In Life is Strange all the clocks were actually working.

Episode Two - "Brave New World" Edit

Frank's Beans Edit

Once inside Frank's RV, Chloe can look at a cabinet, and she says "I wonder what Frank eats when he gets the munchies..." If she chooses to open it, it will turn out to be packed with many cans of beans. Chloe comments: "Thats an insane amount of beans."

Frankbeans-cupboard-bts

Sera at the Play Edit

Sera can be seen attending the play watching it from afar.[4]

References Edit

  1. See here for more information about hobo signs.
  2. Source: Reddit post by u/Loping_xylophone
  3. Toska wiktionary entry
  4. Reddit post by MrTeaForce

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