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Big Joe's Parking Lot is a parking lot located in close proximity to Big Joe's house and the drifters' camp in Humboldt County, California. It is an explorable location in Episode 3 of Life is Strange 2.

Overview

A bird's eye view of the parking lot.

Note: This image was taken using a freecam.

The parking lot is an unpaved area surrounded by a rectangular chain link fence with a cut far left corner. A security camera looks over the area from a tall, wooden pole in the near right corner. Several small bushes and trees grow against and around the fence, and a large redwood tree is located in the far left corner. Piles of trash, wooden planks, and supplies rest against the fence's near left corner.

Notable Items

  • Storage locker – Located across from the entrance is a short, rusted yellow storage locker beside three barrels of rat poison. It contains several items including a roll of duct tape, bullet cartridges, buckets of paint, and a hammer.
  • Workbench – Located in the far right corner of the lot is a wooden workbench with a slanted roof, which contains items including a tool box, a box containing the key to the storage locker, and a bear skull.
  • Big Joe's truck – Parked in front of the entrance is Big Joe's truck, which Sean can break into in multiple ways in order to reach Merrill's house.
  • Big Joe's car – Parked across from the entrance is a car with a Washingtonian license plate. If Sean examines it, he guesses that Big Joe keeps it around to "get down to Arcata and pick up some girls".
  • Big Joe's storage truck – If Sean agreed to the heist, a large storage truck can be found parked in front of the workbench. If he didn't agree to the heist, Finn and Daniel take the truck to Merrill's house off-screen.

Episode Three - "Wastelands"

If Sean agreed to join the heist, he will arrive with Daniel and Finn. Sean has Daniel break open the gate's lock. Once inside, they are caught by a camera, which Daniel disables. Sean can find a screwdriver that he can use to force open the metal box on the workbench containing a key that he can use to open a nearby locker or just use the screwdriver to force the locker open, pry open the car and storage truck's hoods, force open the pickup truck's window, and deflate the car and storage truck's tires. He can also ask Finn for his knife, which can also be used to deflate the car and storage truck's tires. The locker, metal box, the pickup truck's window, and the car and storage truck's hoods can also be opened using Daniel's powers. While attempting to hijack the pickup truck, Sean can either break the window with a hammer from the locker or a pipe from the workbench, ask Daniel to open the door, or force open the truck's back window with the screwdriver or Daniel's powers. Sean can also sabotage the car and storage truck to keep Big Joe from following them by deflating their tires and wrecking their engines. Making any noise (forcing open the locker, the car and storage truck's hoods, and pickup truck's window with the screwdriver, and breaking the truck's window) will alert Big Joe. After hotwiring the truck, they drive off to Merrill's house.

Alternatively, if Sean chose not to join the heist, he will instead arrive with Cassidy. They will find the gate already open, the camera already destroyed, and the storage truck gone (Finn and Daniel had taken the storage truck to Merrill's house). Choices of attempting to hijack the pickup truck and sabotaging the car are still the same (with the exception of Finn's knife), but without Daniel's help, Sean may have a bigger chance of alerting Big Joe. After hotwiring the pickup truck, Sean and Cassidy leave for Merrill's house.

Interactions

PC users: Hover over the text to see Sean's comments. See here for all interactions in the game.

Accepted heist
  • Sean can look at and ask Daniel to break the gate padlock. (required) (Comment: Look: "What the hell are we doing here...")
  • He can look at Big Joe's house. (Comment: "He's just right over there... This plan is crazy.")
  • He can try to open the doors to the car and pickup truck. (Comment: First door: "Figures... Check the other door now."
    Second door (if on truck): Maybe the car then?
    Second door (if on car): "Maybe the truck then..."
    Third door: One door left to check...)
  • He can look at and ask Finn for his knife. (Comment: Look (if Sean kissed Finn): "Still can't believe we kissed... Wonder what he likes about me."
    Look (if Sean didn't kiss Finn): "Swear... Finn never gets scared... He's always ready."
    "Never realized Finn had a crush on me... Wonder what he sees in me.")
  • He can pick up a metal pipe. (Comment: "Hmm... nice.")
  • He can look through a junk pile. (Comment: "This buncha pigs sure don't care about this place...")
  • He can look at some buckets of rat poison. (Comment: "Holy shit... that's why there's no critters around here...")
  • He can look at, ask Daniel to open, attempt to force open with a screwdriver, and use the keys on a storage locker. While searching through the locker: (Comment: Look: "How can I get this open?"
    Force open (with screwdriver): "C'mon... Get in there, fucker... Shit!"
    Use keys: "Score!")
    • He can look at a roll of duct tape. (Comment: "Don't think I can use that...")
    • He can look at and take one of the bullet cartridges as a souvenir. (Comment: Look: "Man, that guy is really not joking..."
      Take: Finder's keeper's...)
    • He can look at some buckets of paint. (Comment: "Yeah, no.")
    • He can look at and pick up a hammer. (Comment: Look: "I could break shit with that...")

Vehicles

  • He can look at the pickup truck's window. After obtaining the steel pipe, he can break the window.
  • He can look at, ask Daniel to break open, try to use the keys on, try to force open with a screwdriver, or open after Daniel has unlocked the pickup truck's door. (Comment: Look: "Man, focus! We have to get into that truck."
    Force open (with screwdriver): "Shit! Broken...")
  • He can climb into the back of the pickup truck. There:
    • He can search through a box under the left bench. (Comment: "Jeez, come on, give me something...")
    • He can look through a tire filled with junk.
    • He can try to open, ask Daniel to open, or use the screwdriver to open the rear window. Afterwards, he can ask Daniel to climb into the window and open the car. (Comment: Look: "Maybe we can get in through here... No way...")
  • He can look at or use a screwdriver to force open the hood to the car. Afterwards, he can break the engine. (Comment: Look: "I can wreck that engine if I can open the hood..."
    Break engine: "Not gonna follow us now, motherfucker.)
  • He can look through the window of the car. (Comment: "Wonder why he keeps that car here... Probably to get down to Arcata and pick up some girls...")
  • He can look at and, after obtaining either Finn's knife or a screwdriver, puncture all four tires of the car. (Comment: Look: "Need to find something to slash these..."
    "Okay, something sharp should do the job...
    Puncture: "There she blows..."
    "Damn... That was fun.")
  • He can look at or use a screwdriver to force open the hood to the storage truck. Afterwards, he can break the engine. (Comment: Look: "Just gotta find a way to keep that truck here..."
    Force open (with screwdriver): "Open up, you piece of... YES!"
    Break engine: "Sorry, Big Joe. Your truck is fucked.")
  • He can attempt to puncture the storage truck's tires. (Comment: "Damn... These treads are like bricks... Way too strong to pop.")

Workbench

  • He can search through some boxes under the workbench. (Comment: "Nothing over here, man...")
  • He can look at a bear skull on the workbench. (Comment: "Eco-friendly, my ass... they're just criminals...")
  • He can look at and search through a toolbox on the workbench. Within the toolbox: (Comment: "Gotta be something here I can use...")
    • He can look at a roll of duct tape. (Comment: "Forget it.")
    • He can look at and take a screwdriver. (Comment: "Might use that to force something open.")
  • He can attempt to search through, look at, ask Daniel to break, and force open a metal box on the workbench with a screwdriver. (Comment: Look: "There might be keys inside...")
    • Afterwards, he can take the key. (Comment: "Oh yeah. Maybe this fits in one of the cars?")

Didn't accept heist
  • Sean can look at the broken gate. (Comment: Look: "Daniel... What are you getting into?")
  • He can try to open the doors to the pickup truck. (Comment: First door: "Figures... Check the other door now."
    Second door (if on truck): Maybe the car then?)
  • He can look at Big Joe's house. (Comment: "He's just right over there... This plan is crazy.")
  • He can try to open the doors to the car and pickup truck. (Comment: First door: "Figures... Check the other door now."
    Second door (if on truck): Maybe the car then?
    Second door (if on car): "Maybe the truck then..."
    Third door: One door left to check...)
  • He can pick up a metal pipe. (Comment: "Hmm... nice.")
  • He can look through a junk pile. (Comment: "This buncha pigs sure don't care about this place...")
  • He can look at some buckets of rat poison. (Comment: "Holy shit... that's why there's no critters around here...")
  • He can look at,attempt to force open with a screwdriver, and use the keys on a storage locker. While searching through the locker: (Comment: Look: "How can I get this open?"
    Force open (with screwdriver): "C'mon... Get in there, fucker... Shit!"
    Use keys: "Score!")
    • He can look at a roll of duct tape. (Comment: "Don't think I can use that...")
    • He can look at and take one of the bullet cartridges as a souvenir. (Comment: Look: "Man, that guy is really not joking..."
      Take: Finder's keeper's...)
    • He can look at some buckets of paint. (Comment: "Yeah, no.")
    • He can look at and pick up a hammer. (Comment: Look: "I could break shit with that...")
  • Vehicles

    • He can look at the pickup truck's window. After obtaining the steel pipe, he can break the window.
    • He can look at, try to use the keys on, try to force open with a screwdriver, or (after unlocking it from the inside) enter the pickup truck's door. (Comment: Look: "Man, focus! We have to get into that truck."
      Force open (with screwdriver): "Shit! Broken...")
    • He can climb into the back of the pickup truck. There:
      • He can search through a box under the left bench. (Comment: "Jeez, come on, give me something...")
      • He can look through a tire filled with junk.
      • He can try to open or use the screwdriver to open the rear window. Afterwards, he can go through it and unlock the pickup truck. (Comment: Look: "Maybe we can get in through here... No way...")
    • He can look at or use a screwdriver to force open the hood to the car. Afterwards, he can break the engine. (Comment: Look: "I can wreck that engine if I can open the hood..."
      Break engine: "Not gonna follow us now, motherfucker.)
    • He can look through the window of the car. (Comment: "Wonder why he keeps that car here... Probably to get down to Arcata and pick up some girls...")
    • He can look at and, after obtaining a screwdriver, puncture all four tires of the car. (Comment: Look: "Need to find something to slash these..."
      "Okay, something sharp should do the job...
      Puncture: "There she blows..."
      "Damn... That was fun.")

    Workbench

    • He can search through some boxes under the workbench. (Comment: "Nothing over here, man...")
    • He can look at a bear skull on the workbench. (Comment: "Eco-friendly, my ass... they're just criminals...")
    • He can look at and search through a toolbox on the workbench. Within the toolbox: (Comment: "Gotta be something here I can use...")
      • He can look at a roll of duct tape. (Comment: "Forget it.")
      • He can look at and take a screwdriver. (Comment: "Might use that to force something open.")
    • He can attempt to search through, look at, and force open a metal box on the workbench with a screwdriver. (Comment: Look: "There might be keys inside...")
      • Afterwards, he can take the key. (Comment: "Oh yeah. Maybe this fits in one of the cars?")

    Trivia

    • The license plate on Big Joe's pickup truck is Californian, and its number is 101 CNA. The storage truck's license plate is also Californian, and its number is 458 PL0. The car's license plate is Washingtonian and does not have a distinguishable number.

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