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Phasmophobia: How To Complete Detectives Only Challenge

Here's how to complete Phasmophobia's tough Detectives Only challenge.
Phasmophobia: How To Complete Detectives Only Challenge
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Phasmophobia's Detectives Only challenge is by far one of the game's hardest weekly challenges, giving you very little to work with as you attempt to find the ghost's identity.  You'll have the lowest tier gear and only be able to work with inconclusive evidence.

How To Complete 'Detectives Only' Challenge In Phasmophobia

Here are the parameters of the Detectives Only Challenge in Phasmophobia:

  • This challenge takes place on 42 Edgefield Road.
  • Ghosts won't give evidence.
  • There is no grace period.
  • You can access truck screens, as well as the Ouija Board Cursed Possession, at all times.
  • The fuse box is accessible, but it's turned off.
  • Start with 100% Sanity.
  • Start with all gear at Tier I (save for the Head Gear)

No doubt, the hardest part of this challenge is identifying the ghost with absolutely no evidence; you have your tools, but you'll have to use them wisely to get the information you need.

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Phasmophobia's Detectives Only challenge is for dedicated ghost hunters. (Picture: Kinetic Games)

Use The Ouija Board

Using the Ouija Board, which is always accessible in this weekly challenge, can help you get useful information to help you identify the ghost. You can ask the ghost questions to help you find their location, too, which will help you right off the bat.

Study Up On Ghost Types

Without any concrete evidence on your side, you won't be able to identify the ghost just through finding evidence and using the process of elimination. Instead, you'll need to know how each ghost type in Phasmophobia behaves, and rule types out - or identify them - accordingly. Therefore, it's important to study up on Phasmophobia's ghost types before even attempting this tough challenge.

Turn On The Fuse Box

While you'll have access to the Fuse Box, it starts off not being turned on during the Detectives Only challenge. You'll need to seek it out and turn it on to get a little extra light. Not only will it be easier to see after you go out of your way to do this, but you'll be able to gain intel about the ghost based on their interactions with the fuse box. Will they turn it off, or leave it alone? Some ghosts are known for turning off the lights, which can easily point you in the right direction during your investigation.