- For a list of all references in the game, see here.
ACFC Drive-Thru Edit
All-Seeing Eye Edit
The All-Seeing Eye that was originally seen in Life is Strange reappears various times throughout Life is Strange 2.
Diner Song Edit
The song that plays in the Two Whales Diner in Episode 2 of the original Life is Strange reappears in Stephen Reynold's workshop.
Eriksen Family Trip Carving Edit
On a picnic table in the picnic area along the Trout Spring Trail in Mount Rainier National Park, a carving with Chris Eriksen, Charles Eriksen, and Emily Eriksen's names can be found, who made their first appearances in The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit. The year etched below their names appears to be 2014, which is consistent with Emily's death having occurred in late December 2014.
Exit Door to Somewhere Else Edit
Chloe Price's "Hole to Another Universe" graffiti from Season 1 is echoed in Season 2 with the "Exit Door to Somewhere Else" graffiti that can be found in Karen Reynolds' room when a lamp is turned on.
Junkyard Car Edit
The broken down car that Sean can discuss with Daniel in Episode 1 appears exactly the same as one found in the junkyard in both Life is Strange and Before the Storm.
Leet Train Edit
The train that Sean and Daniel jump on at the end of Episode 2 has "1337" written on the side. This is the way "leet" is spelled when using only numbers. The same train originally appeared in the first Life is Strange. It also had made an appearance in Before the Storm.
Mushroom's Bandana Edit
In the Diaz Household's living room, a "PlayBox" (a portmanteau of two real-world console brands, PlayStation and Xbox) can be found. The "PlayBox" brand made its first appearance in The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit, where Chris can tell Charles that he wants one for Christmas and, later on, discover that Charles has already bought him one and is keeping it hidden in his closet.
Raoul Barbet's Dog Edit
Life is Strange 2 marks the third appearance of Co-Game Director Raoul Barbet's dog signature on a pencil case, just like it appeared on Max Caulfield's pencil case in the original Life is Strange, and on Chris Eriksen's pencil case in Captain Spirit. It is unknown whether Raoul drew it on the pencil case texture himself or whether somebody on the art team drew it on his behalf.
Raoul's dog signature has made its appearance on pencil cases belonging to all playable characters in the Life is Strange games created by Dontnod Entertainment.
Saving a Bird Edit
When saving the bird trapped under a box at Bear Station, Sean will say, "Fly, be free!" Max and Chloe from the original Life is Strange use this same line when freeing birds throughout the previous two games.
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Sean Singing Edit
If Sean turns on the MP3 player in his room while preparing for the Halloween party in Episode 1, he will sing along to certain verses of the song "On The Flip Of A Coin". He will also drum his hands against his thighs to the beat.
When Sean looks at his laptop, he will say, "I'm not a selfies kind of guy." This may be a reference to Life is Strange and Max Caulfield's love for photography. At the beginning of the game, Mark Jefferson holds a lecture about selfies.
Three Seals Motel Edit
Cassidy's Backpack Tribute Edit
Cassidy's backpack displays three references to things that feature in Season 1. These three things are a Pacific Steve's Famous Crab patch, a "No Fucks" patch that mirrors a young Max Caulfield's "No fucks given" scrambled-letter T-shirt, and some red plaid (possibly a blanket) that mirrors a shirt belonging to Rachel Amber, worn by Max in "Chaos Theory."
- While popcultural references found on license plates were prominently featured in the original Life is Strange, the license plates in Season 2 don't appear to follow this pattern.