How To Win Hide & Seek Against Lucas In Plague Tale Requiem

The brief guide where we entail the best strategy to win the Hide and Seek game in A Plague Tale Requiem

As you slowly get acquainted with both Amicia and Hugo from the opening cutscene, along with Lucas, another supporting character from A Plague Tale Requiem. You will soon run into a short mini-game where you need to learn the art of stealth and win a game of classic Hide and Seek against Lucas in A Plague Tale Requiem.

Key Takeaways
  • Players will run into the Hide and Seek Mini Game against Lucas during the first chapter of A Plague Tale Requiem.
  • It will essentially teach players the basics of Stealth mechanics and you will need to complete it in order to progress with the main objective.
  • After a couple of minutes, players will need to startle Lucas from behind which can be easily done with the correct strategy.
  • The objective will be cleared once you startle him, allowing players to continue along with the main story.

Simply follow along with our strategy to complete the objective with ease and scare Lucas in the process of the Hide and Seek game in A Plague Tale Requiem:

Step 1

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The first step (Image credit: eXputer)

As you can see from our image above, the first thing to note is that the game will begin once Lucas starts counting down from under the arch. Amicia and Hugo will need to hide from him and survive for at least a few seconds until you are prompted with the option from Amicia to scare Lucas instead.

So as the game begins and he starts counting down from ten, immediately head to the back facing Lucas and take cover behind the ruins as exactly as we have from the image. You will know you’re in the right place because you can also see Lucas from that angle approaching you, so carefully place yourself behind the cover we mentioned and follow along to the next step of this guide.

Step 2

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The second step (image credit: eXputer)

The next step is pretty because, as you can see from the image above, you will want to re-position yourself along the left side of where you were original. Simply sneak over to the left side where the broken window opening is, as seen in the image above, and make sure you’re still crouched, or else Lucas will easily spot you.

So please make your way towards the opening as shown in our image because Lucas will be directly coming towards the spot where you hid originally from the first step. Remain in cover here and follow along with our next step where we mention the next approach that you need to take here.

Step 3

The third step hide and seek
The Third Step (Image Credit: eXputer)

Eventually, Lucas will now prompt you to scare you if you were in the cover position of the first step, but if you’ve been following closely, you can see that he should now be on the backside of the ruins here. Now you just need to wait for the exact time when he moves toward the back so you can quickly jump into the opening to re-position Amicia and Hugo.

Step 4

the fourth step
The fourth step (Image credit: eXputer)

If you’ve been following along, the next step to do here is quickly hopping out of the window opening, as shown in the image above. Preferably, Lucas should now be behind the cover where you had positioned yourselves from the first step, and we have also highlighted him in our image so you can keep track of where he goes next, which is exactly the small room we were in during step two.

The timing is pretty straightforward as you simply need to move here once he is out of your line sight in the central area as he will always go towards the back side of the arena during the first turn.

Do not worry about alerting him because climbing through openings during stealth sections in the game does not make any sound. Press the ‘X’ or ‘A’ button on your controller if you’re on either of the two consoles or the Spacebar key on the PC to vault over the opening.

Startle Lucas And Complete The Game

How to startle lucas
The Final step (image credit: eXputer)

To startle Lucas and complete this game section:

  1. As Lucas approaches the opening from the Third step, Amicia will suggest scaring him.
  2. Wait for the moment when Amicia says, “You know what? We should scare him too!”
  3. When Lucas investigates the room and Amicia speaks that line, quickly move behind Lucas.
  4. While crouched, fill up his startle meter by scaring him. This usually involves vaulting back over the opening where you came from.
  5. If done correctly and swiftly, you should be able to startle him.
  6. Be cautious not to get caught, as Lucas will have a different pattern if you’re detected.
  7. After startling Lucas, he will leave you, allowing you to continue your journey in the chapter.

Follow this sequence to successfully startle Lucas and progress in the game.


A Plague Tale Requiem has been recently facing backlash for its poor optimization on the PC platform as well as having no option to enable performance settings mode on the PS5 and Xbox Series X/S ports of the game. It is frustrating because the game is single-handedly designed for next-gen platforms, yet there was no mention of the framerate mode being absent from consoles prior to the release of the game.

Hardcore fans of the game who had been waiting for the release of A Plague Requiem are clamoring for a fix or any feedback related to the tons of issues with the game. There has been no official word yet on when the game will become stable enough or up to the standards that players had hoped, but if anything major does happen, we will be sure to share it with you as soon as possible.

This wraps up our guide on how to win the Hide and Seek game against Lucas. So are you enjoying the game so far? If so, what is your favorite change? And are you enjoying being able to reunite with these wonderful characters again? Let us know all about your experience with the game in the comments section below!

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Irfan Ansari is a Senior Editor and Guides Writer on eXputer. He has seven years of Video Game Journalism experience and has been gaming for more than 22 years. Over his editorial career, he has gained experience at multiple sites, including TheGamer and VeryAli Gaming. Irfan has also earned a degree in Writing and Editing from the University of Michigan. Learn some more about Irfan's gaming journey on his Steam, PSN, and Xbox profiles.

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