Before the Storm

Due to the episodic nature of Life is Strange: Before the Storm, many inconsistencies can be found throughout the game. The following page lists all inconsistencies, sorted in chronological order by the episode they appear in.

Since this prequel game was made by a different developer, consistency issues also exist between this prequel and the original Life is Strange.

Episode One - "Awake" Edit

License Plate Edit

  • The 978 AM plate seen in the Old Mill behind the bar area displays a future expiry year of "14" (2014) at its bottom right-hand corner. These stickers (issued by the DMV) have a two-year expiry, which would make this plate inconsistent in a game set in 2010. [note 1]

Train Illustration Edit

A illustration of the train from the prologue scene of the first episode in Chloe's journal appears to be flipped, making the word "Oregon" and the numerals "1337" appear back to front.

Poster Edit

A poster hanging at Chloe's wall looks identical to a promo image for the American movie version of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, which was released in 2011. While it made sense to be in Chloe's room in Life is Strange, in 2013 when it was already released, it doesn't make sense to be existent in Chloe's room in the prequel, one and a half years prior to the movie's release.

Periodic Table Edit

On the 7th line of the periodic table seen in Chloe's room, the elements "Nh, Mc, Ts, Og" can be seen. These four elements got an official denomination by the IUPAC in June 2016: nihonium (Nh), moscovium (Mc), tennessine (Ts), and oganesson (Og).[1]

Periodic Table BtS

Before the Storm taking place in 2010, the four elements should have had the old names: ununtrium (Uut), ununpentium (Uup), ununseptium (Uus) and ununoctium (Uuo).

Most likely, the developers referenced a too recent periodic table to make their own.

Social Media Edit

When Chloe looks at her computer and sees the picture of Rachel and herself, she is using the social media "nodface.d9" (a reference to Dontnod, Deck Nine and Facebook). Later, Victoria mentions that the picture in question was seen by everyone because it was posted on Facebook, not Nodface.

Nail File Edit

After Chloe uses Rachel's nail file to unscrew the plaque dedicated to Martin Lewis Prescott, she throws the nail file to the ground. Afterwards, it has disappeared.

Victoria and ChloeEdit


Rachel's T-shirt Edit

In one of the drawings in Chloe's letters, Rachel is drawn wearing a t-shirt with palm trees on it. However, Rachel only wore a plain red t-shirt after having changed her clothes in the drama lab.

The explanation is that in early builds of the game, Rachel was wearing a red t-shirt with palm trees on it, as confirmed by leaked pictures.

Placemat in the Junkyard Edit

The Two Whales Diner placemat found in the junkyard looks very different once zoomed: two whales on a white background instead of two whales in the ocean, with Arcadia Bay and its lighthouse in the background.

Temporal Issues Edit

Soundtrack Edit

  • The song that plays in Chloe's room in "Awake", "No Below" by Speedy Ortiz, was released in 2013, while the game is set in 2010.
  • The song that plays at the punk club the night before, "Are You Ready For Me" by Pretty Vicious, was released in 2016.

Notes Edit

  1. This is a recycled asset that was previously seen in David Madsen's garage in DONTNOD's original game. A dirtier version of the plate appears in Chloe's hideout in the American Rust Junkyard, also in the original game.

References Edit


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