Like every other mental world you visit in Psychonauts 2, Hollis’ Hot Streak also features its share of Emotional Baggage collectibles. After Raz’s ill-advised intervention, the mind of Agent Forsythe undergoes a stark shift. Gone are the mundane surroundings of a classroom and hospital, replaced by a rigged casino and lots of neon. However, that doesn’t mean that we can’t continue our hunt for all the Emotional Baggage collectibles the level has to offer!
The Hollis’ Hot Streak location in Psychonauts 2 stores three pieces of Emotional Baggage. The collectibles are tucked away deeper within the mind of the Second Head of the Psychonauts than they were in previous mental worlds, perhaps pointing to the newfound emotional complexity Raz has uncovered within the character. Moreover, one of the bags requires a Psychic Power upgrade that players will not have been able to unlock yet. This means that just like in Loboto’s Labyrinth, you will not be able to get all the Emotional Baggage collectibles on your first playthrough.
With that said, let’s dive into all the Emotional Baggage locations for Hollis’ Hot Streak in Psychonauts 2!
Emotional Baggage Locations in Hollis’ Hot Streak
The Suitcase tag will be the first collectible you can secure in the level. It can be found in the parking lot of the hospital-turned-casino after Raz is kicked out of the ambulance. You’ll recognize this place from Hollis’ Classroom, back when it was just a humdrum hospital parking lot. To reach the tag, you need to get to the roof of the building by either grappling onto the thought bubbles, or by using the ambulance roof to jump up. Once there, make your way to the far-left corner of the roof. You’ll find the Suitcase tag here, in between some vents.
You will come across the Suitcase Emotional Baggage itself a little later on in Hollis’ Hot Streak during Raz’s mission to find three Gazillion Dollar coins and gain entrance into the High Roller’s Lounge. From the Morgue (the place with the rolling grey cube with doors on each face), take a dip into the Cardiology section. Go through the long plain tunnel until you come into a bar lounge that definitely does not seem to be interested in heart care. Look towards the left where you’ll see some tables. At the right-most table of the lot, you’ll find the Suitcase, looking absolutely dejected.
As you continue, you’ll eventually go into the Maternity Ward section from the Morgue. Proceed through the entrance passage until it opens up to the Maternity Ward itself. Instead of going ahead, however, you should jump onto the first broken shard platform and then look behind, towards the left. You should be able to spot a thought bubble. Grapple onto it using Mental Connection, and follow the thought bubble chain. This will eventually take you to the top side of the vent you just entered through. Here, right underneath the last thought bubble, you’ll find the Purse tag.
To acquire the Purse, go back to the Morgue, and this time go into the Records door. There’s not much to do in this location, except for getting a couple of collectibles. Go forward a bit and you should see another passage originating on your right. Follow that passage till the end, and you’ll stumble upon the Purse sobbing in front of a dumpster.
The Duffle Bag
The last piece of Emotional Baggage collectibles for Hollis’ Hot Streak will be the Duffle Bag.
You can snag the tag on your first playthrough in the Maternity Ward Back Room. This is the platforming area you enter by going through the backside of the large Roulette wheel in the Maternity Ward. Proceed ahead, make your way across the moving platform, and jump onto the broken shards. You should subsequently see three poker chips going in a circle, with the Duffle Bag tag visible towards the left end of their path. To reach the tag, jump onto a Poker chip. Before the chip passes through the dice, grapple onto the thought bubble in front. Grapple again towards the next bubble, and drop down onto a chip as it passes. You can now simply ride the chip to the tag.
The Bag itself requires the Dark Thoughts upgrade to find, which can’t be unlocked before Intern Rank 30. Once you do get it, return to Hollis’ Hot Streak using the Collective Unconsciousness. Go to the Maternity Ward again, and go behind the Roulette wheel. You’ll see two dark blue thought bubbles here that you can now grapple onto. Do that, and it will finally lead you to the last Emotional Baggage collectible in the level – the Duffle Bag. You’ll find the bag lying on top of a stack of dice.
Hollis’ Hot Streak Summary
With that, you’ve acquired all the Emotional Baggage collectibles in Hollis’ Hot Streak in Psychonauts 2! How did you enjoy playing through the massively changed mind of Agent Forsythe? And what other secrets were you able to uncover about her character? Let us know all your thoughts down in the comments. Additionally, you may also be interested in checking out our guide on how to find Queepie in Psychonauts 2!
There are three pieces of Emotional Baggage in this level. They are the Suitcase, the Purse and the Duffle Bag.
No. The Duffle Bag requires the Dark Thoughts upgrade for Mental Connection, which cannot be unlocked before Intern Rank 30. Therefore, a revisit to the level will be necessary.
To replay the level, visit the Collective Unconsciousness through the Brain Tumbler found in Sasha’s office. Once you’re in, go towards the purple door for Hollis Forsythe’s Mind, and select the Hollis’ Hot Streak level.
Emotional Baggage are collectible items that reward you for exploration and encourage you to visit new areas. They help you level up your Intern Rank faster.
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