Life Is Strange: True Colors has been out for a few days and if you binged the game you might have completed your first round or are near the ending. Now the biggest question is, how did your choice affect the story?
If you’re a veteran of Life is Strange then you’re no stranger to how the game system works. There are five chapters in True Colors, each with multiple decisions to make. Your choices both large and small will have an effect on the way things turn out for Alex and the citizens of Haven Springs.
Officially, there are six different endings you can see, but these are slight variations on two core outcomes you can choose from when it comes to the close of chapter 5. Here are all the different endings in Life is Strange: True Colors and the decisions that lead to them. We’ll work backwards from the main Chapter 5 decisions.
Obviously, there are major spoilers for True Colors but I’m just saying it again in case you missed it before.
True Colors Ending
The whole story of Life is Strange: True Colors culminates in gathering the Haven community’s support of Alex’s claims about Typhon. In that regard, you’ll have to convince six people to side with you to garner full support: Steph, Ryan, Duckie, Eleanor, Charlotte, and Pike. Some of these major decisions can affect who supports you and how the game ends
Stay In Haven Springs (Chapter 5)
One of the main choices at the end of the game is whether to stay in Haven Springs or leave and seek adventure. However, the events of Chapter 5 can change based on your decisions throughout the game as well. Including your decision of being in a romantic relationship with Steph or Ryan.
If you choose to stay in Haven Springs these endings will happen:
Stay in Haven (No Romance) – If you decide to stay in Haven Springs you’ll get a job at the record store and start to build a life for yourself in the town. Steph will decide to leave Haven Springs and hand over the record store to you.
Stay in Haven (Ryan) – You decide to stay in Haven Springs with Ryan. Will cause Steph to still leave town and hand over the record store to you. You’ll see the pair share moments together as they build a life in the town.
Stay in Haven (Steph) – If you stay in Haven Springs, Steph will stay with you and you’ll work in the record shop together. Here you’ll see them share moments together.
Seek Adventure (Chapter 5)
If you seek adventure, Alex will leave Haven Springs to pursue a music career.
Depending on your relationship with the people of Haven Springs, certain people will see you off at the bus stop. Your romantic interest depending who you choose, be it Ryan or Steph will leave with you.
Seek Adventure (No Romance) – You leave Haven and pursue a music career. If you kept Eleanor’s confidence, didn’t take Charlotte’s anger, and you removed Pike’s fear, all of them will be at the bus stop to see you off. If you made the alternative choices, they won’t be there.
Seek adventure (Ryan) – Just like before, if you leave Haven you’ll set off to peruse your music. Only this time, Ryan will go with you. On stage you’ll get a text from him showing his support and photos of him will be in your guitar case.
Seek adventure (Steph) – If you leave, Steph will go with you as you pursue your music career. Steph will also send you a supportive text before your show and her photos can be seen in your guitar case.
Sign the Affidavit or Risk Taking Pike’s Fear? (Chapter 4)
In Chapter 4, Pike will take you into custody as a result of the evidence you discovered by taking the USB. Here, Pike asks you to sign an affidavit stating that you won’t pursue Typhon further and let go of the evidence you found.
Alex can sense Pike’s fear about Typhon, and it’s here that you can decide whether you sign the affidavit, or continue to resist by taking away Pike’s fear. This is the last major choice of Chapter 4, and it’ll affect which side Officer Pike will take at the end of Chapter 5.
Sign the affidavit – If you sign the affidavit, the story will still go in the same direction. But Pike will be too afraid to confirm what you’re saying during the town council meeting.
Take Pike’s fear – If you do remove his fear then he won’t be scared of Typhon anymore and he’ll take your side at the council meeting in Chapter 5.
Tell Riley About Eleanor or Keep Eleanor’s Confidence? (Chapter 4)
In Chapter 4, Riley is at the bus stop about to leave Haven Springs. If you go to the bus stop and speak with Riley, you’ll have to decide whether you tell her about Eleanor’s condition or not. Eleanor doesn’t want Riley to know since she wants to stop her from pursuing her dreams outside of Haven, so it’s a tough choice to make. Imo Riley should know.
Tell Riley about Eleanor – If you tell Riley about Eleanor’s condition at the bus stop, Riley will decide to stay in Haven to take care of her. Do this and Eleanor won’t take your side at the end of Chapter 5.
Keep Eleanor’s confidence – If you keep Eleanor’s condition a secret, Riley will leave Haven to pursue her aspirations outside of the town. Letting Eleanor speak up for you during the meeting in Chapter 5.
The important thing to note here is that Riley can find out about Eleanor’s condition on her own, leaving you unable to even make this decision in the first place. If this happens, Riley can still be found at the bus stop during the Spring Festival, but she will have already made up her mind about not going to school.
Make sure you don’t accidentally let Riley know about Eleanor in Chapter 2 or 3!
Take Charlotte’s Anger or Leave Her Alone? (Chapter 3)
How Charlotte ends up largely depends on your choice to take her anger or leave her alone at the end of Chapter 3.
Take away Charlotte’s anger – If you take away Charlotte’s anger Alex will end up having an angry outburst in front of Steph and Ryan shortly after. Because of this, Steph and Ryan will leave the apartment and you’ll investigate the USB on your own. Charlotte as well will feel like something is wrong with her emotions and she’ll feel strangely detached from everything. During the festival in chapter 4, when you meet Charlotte, she’ll tell you that she feels numb. Later on, she won’t stand up for you during the final confrontation during the town council meeting in chapter 5.
Leave her alone – In this version, Alex does not take Charlotte’s anger away. But you can apologize or offer reassurance that everything’s going to be okay. This in turn leads to Alex not having an outburst. So Ryan and Steph will stay with you as you look through the USB. When you see Charlotte during the festival in Chapter 4 you’ll share a moment by the river where she apologizes for being horrible. She’ll then later stand up for you in Chapter 5.
Life Is Strange: True Colors
Life is Strange: True Colors is on our list of upcoming games to end 2021 with. The game is out now on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and PC – Steam. With the Nintendo Switch version of the game coming out later this year.