What is the School Locker Code in Silent Hill: The Short Message?

Find the digits, match the colors, and voila.

SUMMARY

  • The school locker code is a puzzle and as the name suggests is set in school in Silent Hill: The Short Message.
  • Players have to find digits and figure out the code to open the locker to solve the puzzle.
  • There is an important clue about the combination on a desk in the middle of the school corridor.
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Konami announced Silent Hill: The Short Message at the latest PlayStation State of Play and it was also shadowdropped later that day, available exclusively on PS5. The game is the first title in the popular Silent Hill series games that will be launched in the coming times. The Short Message follows a teenage girl called Anita who visits an apartment called the Villa and is chased by a creature.

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The game features themes such as depression, suicide, and bullying. While most of the gameplay is focused on environmental interaction to help progress further in the game, there is a puzzle in the game that players need to solve. The school locker puzzle is hard to find and players need to retrieve a code from their surroundings to solve it.

Where to Find School Locker Code Puzzle in Silent Hill: The Short Message?

The School Locker Code is the only puzzle in Silent Hill: The Short Message that players need to solve.
The School Locker Code is the only puzzle in Silent Hill: The Short Message that players need to solve.

The Short Message sees Anita’s journey through her traumas from her childhood and teen years. The game takes players to different locations from her past as they progress further in the game and one such location is the school from Anita’s past. Players will find the school locker code puzzle as they enter the locker corridor.

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Players need to open their locker to get some information that will provide more details on Anita’s relationship with her friends. When players interact with the locker, they will find that they need a code to unlock the locker and get the information inside it.

While it may sound easy, it certainly is not, and not because the code for the locker is hidden but because of the placement that is easy to miss if one is not focused. All players have to do is look around the corridor and find the code, figure out the combination, and unlock the locker.

What Is the School Locker Code and How to Solve the Puzzle?

Players need to find a code and combination to solve the puzzle and open the locker.
Players need to find a code and combination to solve the puzzle and open the locker.

When players interact with the locker they will find that the locker has a four-digit padlock that they need to open it. Players now need to find the digits that are painted in the corridor environment. The first digit is 0 which players can find painted above the opposite door to where they first enter the locker corridor and it is painted in black.

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The second digit 1 can be found near the doors on the left wall and it is painted yellow beside a yellow drinking water fountain. Remember that the fountain can only be viewed from the left and it’s important to be able to find the digit. The third digit is 3 which is just a few steps away from the digit 0 and it is painted on the ceiling in red next to the lights.

The last digit, 2 can be found at the start of the locker corridor, the exact opposite of 0, and is painted in blue. Now that players have the four digits, they need to find the right combination or order of the digits for the code to work before they unlock the locker.

This is the easiest part of the puzzle as there is a desk in the middle of the corridor where it “Liar” is spelled in different colors. Players just need to place the numbers according to the colors on the desk, that is, L is black, I is red, A is yellow, and R is blue so the combination is 0312. Once players enter the combination, the locker is unlocked and they can access the content inside.

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Rohit Tiwari is a Gaming Journalist and Editor at FandomWire. With a Master's degree in Mass Communication, Rohit combines academic insight with a passion for the games and the stories they tell. He is an ardent supporter of Real Madrid and when he's not busy playing games, you'll find him reading or idolizing the GOAT Cristiano Ronaldo.