Psychonauts 2: Emotional Baggage Locations in Compton’s Cookoff

Get the location of every Emotional Baggage collectible in Compton's Cookoff as you take on one of Psychonauts 2's most frantic levels!

Compton’s Cookoff is one of the more frantic minds within Psychonauts 2, which means that the Emotional Baggage collectibles can also be more difficult to find. After entering Compton Boole’s mind and defeating the Judge enemy, you’ll be thrust into a cooking game show set of the wildest variety. Regardless of the explored themes, all that interests us right now are the Emotional Baggage collectible locations in Compton’s Cookoff!

Key Takeaways
  • After defeating the Judge in Compton Boole’s mind, enter a cooking game show.
  • Purse: Tag before level start, found in Froggy Flipper Frying Station; Purse in Froggy Flipper Frying Station.
  • Suitcase: Tag in Froggy Flipper Frying Station, Suitcase in Hippo Pot boiling station.
  • Duffle Bag: Tag in Hippo Pot boiling station, Duffle Bag in Pork Chopper Chopping Station.
  • Hat Box: Tag in Pork Chopper Chopping Station, Hat Box in the same area.
  • Steamer Trunk: Found in third purple mystery box post third cooking challenge; Trunk in Patty Puree Blending Station.

Emotional Baggage Locations in Compton’s Cookoff

Here is a summary of all Emotional Baggage locations:

CollectibleTag LocationBag Location
The PurseOn the upper bench between the Patty Puree blending and Froggy Flipper frying stationsBelow the second bend in the stove trail, watch out for purple goo
The SuitcaseBehind the large board on the Froggy Flipper frying stationDescend onto the ramp on the left after the gap with purple goo, tucked away near the Hippo Pot boiling station
The Duffle BagHanging between two grapple points, accessed via a thought bubble chainBehind the Pork Chopper's chopping arm, past the spinning death blades, near the Pork Chopper chopping station
The Hat BoxAt the end of a pink sliding rail, accessed by reversing sliding directionAt the end of the slide next to the pink rail with purple slippery stuff, to the right
The Steamer TrunkLocked inside the third purple mystery box, unlocked by completing the third cooking challenge within the time limitBehind the Patty Puree blending station, reached by squeezing through gaps towards the sides of the blender

The Purse

You can get the Purse tag immediately since it sits before Raz begins the level. You’ll catch a glimpse of it in the introductory cutscene as well. While standing on the central stage, look towards the audience benches between the Patty Puree blending and Froggy Flipper frying stations. The tag will be on the upper bench here.

Psychonauts 2 Emotional Baggage Collectible Locations Compton's Cookoff
Purse tag

For the bag itself, make your way up the line of stoves that lead to the Froggy Flipper frying station. Watch out for the red ones, though. As you approach the second bend in the stove trail, you’ll spot the Purse collectible lying below in the space between the bend. Make sure to avoid the purple goo as you get to the bag since it’ll damage Raz.

Psychonauts 2 Emotional Baggage Collectible Locations Compton's Cookoff
Purse

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The Suitcase

The next Emotional Baggage collectible you can get in Compton’s Cookoff will be on the same station as the Purse. Make your way to the movable frying pan on the Froggy Flipper frying station.

Use it to jump onto Froggy’s head. Don’t worry, he won’t mind. Once there, look behind the large board with the frying pan logo and see the Suitcase tag. It’s a little high, so you may have to use your Pouncy Ball, one of the best powers in Psychonauts 2. 

The Suitcase tag
Suitcase tag

Proceed towards the Hippo Pot boiling station to get to the Suitcase bag. Jump over the gap with the purple goo. However, instead of going up onto the walkway leading to the trampolines, descend onto the ramp on the left. The Suitcase will be tucked away here, desperate to be sorted.

Psychonauts 2 Emotional Baggage Collectible Locations Compton's Cookoff
Suitcase

The Duffle Bag

On the same Hippo Pot boiling station, approach the trampoline that propels you up to the boiler. However, instead of going onto that trampoline, you should look down to the left, where you’ll see another similar trampoline. Jump onto it.

You should subsequently be able to spot a thought bubble chain leading behind the station. Grapple onto it using Mental Connection. You’ll eventually be led to the tag hanging between two grapple points.

Psychonauts 2 Emotional Baggage Collectible Locations Compton's Cookoff
Duffle Bag tag

The bag lies on the other side of the area. Go towards the Pork Chopper chopping station, past the spinning death blades, and up to the chopping board. Afterward, go to the right and look behind the Pork Chopper’s chopping arm. The bag will be here.

The Duffle Bag
Duffle Bag

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The Hat Box

This particular Psychonauts 2 collectible in Compton’s Cookoff requires some of Raz’s acrobatics. Firstly, start at the Pork Chopper chopping station and get onto the pink sliding rail on the left side of the station. As you pass the first rail intersection and head right, reverse your sliding direction.

To do this, press F on PC, Y on Xbox, or Triangle on PlayStation. This time, when you pass the same intersection, you’ll take the right side. The pink rail will end soon; you’ll have to jump to the blue rail in front. Ride this all the way, and you’ll snag the Hat Box tag found at the end.

Psychonauts 2 Emotional Baggage Collectible Locations Compton's Cookoff
Hat Box tag

The second part of this collectible is easier to attain. Start at the Pork Chopper chopping station again. This time, however, take the slide next to the pink rail with purple slippery stuff on it. Once you reach the end of the slide, look to the right, and the Hat Box will be here for the taking.

Psychonauts 2 Emotional Baggage Collectible Locations Compton's Cookoff
Hat Box

The Steamer Trunk

The last Emotional Baggage collectible location I’ll review will be for the Steamer Trunk. This tag is locked inside the third purple mystery box, which only unlocks upon completing the third cooking challenge within the time limit.

However, since you’ll immediately enter a boss battle after the third challenge, you won’t be able to get the tag on the first playthrough. Return to the level via the Collective Unconsciousness to secure it.

Also, note that many players are known to be facing a glitch where the third mystery box doesn’t open upon replaying the level. This mostly happens when the player does not complete the third cookoff challenge within the time limit. If this is the case, you will likely have to beat the game and revisit the level to unlock the box and acquire the Steamer Trunk tag.

The Steamer Trunk tag
Steamer Trunk tag

Now that the hard part’s over, all that’s left to do is reunite the tag with the Steamer Trunk itself. For this, head over to the Patty Puree blending station. Squeeze through the gaps towards the sides of the blender to reach the space behind it. The Steamer Trunk will be sitting here, rather upset with being left for last.

Psychonauts 2 Emotional Baggage Collectible Locations Compton's Cookoff
Steamer Trunk

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That’s all the Emotional Baggage collectibles that Compton’s Cookoff had to offer in Psychonauts 2. Let us know how you otherwise enjoyed the fast-paced cookoffs inside the mind of Agent Boole. If you enjoyed this Emotional Baggage hunt, you’ll also want to check out the Psychoseismometer locations in Psychonauts 2! And once you’ve gotten inside Ford’s bowler persona, you’ll find our Emotional Baggage guide for Strike City useful!

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