To progress through the main story and complete the quest Repair Ford’s Shattered Mind, Razputin will need to seek help from Nick Johnsmith. Before you can continue, however, you will need to find a new brain for Nick so you can access the Secure Mail Room. By the end of this guide, you will know the steps to getting a spare brain for Nick in Psychonauts 2.
How to Get a Spare Brain for Nick in Psychonauts 2
To get a spare brain for Nick, you will need to find Otto Mentallis. The missions journal details that Otto may have a spare brain, and to visit his lab in the Quarry.
To reach Otto’s Lab, you will need to interact with the ThinkerPrint and head down to the reception in the Motherlobe. From here, head out of the building towards the Quarry. Raz’s journal will show a map of the area, including the location of Otto’s Lab.
Once you head in the direction of the lab, platforms will appear above the water. Jump across, and you will see a building named Otto Lab. Enter the lab, scan yourself with the ThinkerPrint, and proceed forward. Speak to Otto, and a cutscene will begin where he will give you items that you need.
Once you finish speaking to Otto, go to the back of the lab and up the stairs to the brain machine. Interact with it and select “Unprocessed Minds” to find a list of brains that you can take. You will find “Heptadome Harry”, which is the only unlocked brain that you can dispense. Return to Nick in the mailroom, and give him the newly acquired brain. He will now help you access the Secure Mail Room. Congratulations! You have successfully finished finding a spare brain for Nick in Psychonauts 2.