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Season 1, Episode 2
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Release date March 24, 2015
Written by Jean-Luc Cano

Christian Divine

Directed by Raoul Barbet

Michel Koch

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Note: This page contains spoilers for all the currently released episodes of the game.

"Out Of Time" is the second episode of Life Is Strange. The episode was released March 24, 2015 and is available on PC, Mac, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. An unfinished version of episode two had been leaked on February, 2015.

Synopsis Edit

While Max must convince a skeptical Chloe that she can time travel, she begins to experience sporadic loss of her power. Kate Marsh deals with the public humiliation from the student body of Blackwell after a viral video of her intoxicated at a Vortex Club party is leaked onto the internet.

See here for diary entries and messages from this episode.

Checkpoints Edit

  1. Girls' Dormitories
  2. Dormitories - Morning
  3. Main Campus - Morning
  4. Bus
  5. Diner
  6. Junkyard
  7. Railroad
  8. Main Campus - Before Class
  9. High School
  10. Dormitories
  11. Principal's Office
  12. Main Campus - With Warren

Characters Edit

Deaths Edit

  • Kate Marsh (Determinant) - Kate isn't able to take the constant humilation anymore and tries to end her life by jumping off of the dormitory roof. It's up to Max to stop her, but it's not guaranteed to be successful.

Featured Music Edit

Main article: Soundtrack
  • "Something Good" - Alt-J (Max wakes up in her room the day after "Chrysalis")
  • "Naughty" - William Davies, Edward Nutbrown, Charles Nutbrown, Tajh Abdulsamad (Dana's room)
  • "What a Day" - Barrie Gledden, Chris Bussey, Steve Dymond (Dana's room)
  • "Save the World" - Barrie Gledden, Chris Bussey, Steve Dymond (Dana's room)
  • "Crosses" - José González (bus drive to the Two Whales Diner)
  • "Mt. Washington" - Local Natives (Max and Warren together on the campus and the eclipse occurs, ending scene)

Reception Edit

  • Out of Time has the same Metascore as the previous episode Chrysalis of 77 and a User Score of 8.7.
  • IGN gave it a good 7.0 calling it a good step in the right direction after the last episode, criticizing the writing and voice-over.

Achievements Edit

There are twelve achievements the player can earn on Steam, PlayStation or Xbox.

Field Of View Achievement
Field Of View  
Take optional photo #1 in Episode 2: Out of Time
Full Exposure Achievement Full Exposure
Take optional photo #2 in Episode 2: Out of Time
Processor Achievement Processor  
Take optional photo #3 in Episode 2: Out of Time
Image Stabilizer Achievement Image Stabilizer  
Take optional photo #4 in Episode 2: Out of Time
Compressed Achievement Compressed
Take optional photo #5 in Episode 2: Out of Time
Pixelated Achievement Pixelated
Take optional photo #6 in Episode 2: Out of Time
Dynamic Range Achievement Dynamic Range
Take optional photo #7 in Episode 2: Out of Time
Colorized Achievement Colorized
Take optional photo #8 in Episode 2: Out of Time
Meter Made Achievement Meter Made
Take optional photo #9 in Episode 2: Out of Time
Resolution Revolution Achievement Resolution Revolution
Take optional photo #10 in Episode 2: Out of Time
Lab Master Achievement Lab Master
Take all optional photos in Episode 2: Out of Time
Out Of Time Achievement Out of Time
Finish Episode 2: Out of Time

Leaked Build Edit

Main article: Out of Time (Leaked Build)

Trivia Edit

  • Following the release of "Out of Time", DONTNOD Entertainment provided sources to international help hotlines to players who may be experiencing bullying, harassment or suicidal thoughts and hence might have been affected by the issues Life is Strange, and especially episode two, deal with. The link is here.
  • The website link Victoria writes on the bathroom mirror, "katesvid.com", is an actual link that leads to a blog with a single post and a video that was "removed" by Youtube, linking to the fact that Victoria took the video down after Kate's suicide attempt.
  • In Dana's room, when Max sees roller blades in the corner, she mentions she wanted to be a Derby Girl. Derby Girls, however, wear roller skates, not in-line skates.
  • When Max gets dressed she mentions Einstein wore an identical suit every day of the week. This is an indirect reference to the fact that characters in the game are modeled with or maintain the same outfits with different skins.
  • Chloe and Max re-enact the railroad scene from the coming of age film Stand by Me. Writer Jean-Luc confirmed the reference on Facebook adding that it's one of his favorite films.
  • Max mentions American novelist and poet Jack Kerouac when explaining the attraction of train tracks to Chloe.
  • The quote "maybe she doth protest too much" by Mr. Jefferson to Max during their conversation about Kate at the Art Lab refers to the to the quote "the lady who doth protest too much, methinks" from the play "Hamlet" by William Shakespeare.
  • During April's Fools, the Square Enix blog advertised a Lisa plant as official Life Is Strange merchandise.
  • February 26, 2015, gaming website Destructoid reported that "Out of Time" had been delayed on the assumption that the episodes were to be released exactly six weeks apart from each other. However, DONTNOD Entertainment reported the episode was on still schedule and expected to be released near the end of March.
  • March 6, 2015, a hands-on demo of the beginning of the second episode was available during Life Is Strange panel, "What if: An Insiders Look at Life Is Strange", at Pax East.
  • March 14, 2015, DONTNOD Entertainment premiered a fifteen-minute look at the second episode's opening at Eurogamer's EGX Rezzed.
  • The locomotive in the junkyard and in the second "Save Chloe" scene is of an indeterminate type. Due to the flared radiators on the back, placement of the air reservoirs above the fuel tank, the placement and size of the dustbin vent and hatch, the placement of the radiator fans, presence of HTCS trucks, and the overall length, we can assume the base is an EMD SD70M-2, SD70Ace, or SD80MAC (the biggest detail being the flared radiators). However, the nose's design is probably based on a GE 8-40B. The aforementioned locomotives are only found in Oregon through class 1 railroads such as BNSF and UP, as no class 2 or 3 railroads in Oregon own said locomotives. The railroad "Oregon Rail" bolstered by the locomotive is also fictitious with design elements similar to the Central Oregon and Pacific Railroad. The couplings of the locomotive are Scharfenbergkupplungen, a type of coupling used all over the word for high speed trains. This type of coupling is, however, not used in America. The railcars pulled by the locomotive are a type of stake car found exclusively in Germany and Austria. American railcars never have less than 4 axles and are always on rotating trucks, usually with coil springs. The couplings on the railcars do not match the ones on the locomotive and appear to just be a piece of metal.

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