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How to turn on Control Room computers in Stray

There's more to Annapurna Interactive's exciting cat-based sci-fi adventure game than meets the eye; here's how to turn on the Control Room computers in Stray.

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There’s more than one puzzle facing the cat in Annapurna Interactive’s dystopian sci-fi adventure Stray – so, it’s okay if you need a helping hand with one or two of them. If you’re nearing the end of the game and you want to know how to turn on all the Control Room computers in Stray, we have you covered with a step-by-step guide below.

While a lot of Stray is laid out in front of you nicely, a lot of it isn’t – and it’s more than easy to get distracted and miss important details when you’re playing about as a literal cat in this fantastic robot-filled dystopian city. But, that’s okay – we’re here to help. If you’re struggling with this task, keep reading and we’ll fill you in on all the information you need to know about below. But, be warned… There are some minor spoilers below. So, avoid reading if you don’t want to know what happens next.

How to turn on all Control Room computers in Stray

To turn on all Control Room computers in Stray you need to:

  • Jump up onto the Control Room computers’ desk
  • Look for black-screen computers
  • Walk onto the keyboards for these computers

We know this one looks simple, but it’s actually more hidden than other challenges in Stray prior to this.

First things first, you’re going to want to get yourself up onto the desk of each row of Control Room computers – this should be as easy as finding the right place to jump up onto the desk.

From here, you need to work out which computers are currently off. Interestingly, the ones with power will be displaying a blue screen – rather than a fully black screen. In order to turn the Control Room computers on, all you need to do is walk over the keyboards of each computer that has a black screen, making the screen turn blue. Once all computer screens are blue, it is mission accomplished!

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We won’t tell you what happens next, but that’s how you turn on all the computers in the Control Room in Stray. If you’re looking for more help at other parts of the game or are worried you missed any little secrets along the way, we have a Stray walkthrough for you to check out here.