Your main goal in Hello Neighbor is to break into your neighbor’s house and discover the secrets that he has hidden in the basement. During Act 1 of the game, the player’s character witnesses the neighbor as he locks a door, after several loud screams were heard erupting from the house. At this point the neighbor sees the player looking in, and catches them. From here, you’ll be given a clear view of the neighbor placing a red key on a blue table in a room on the second floor of the house. Your first goal in Hello Neighbor is to grab this red key, and today we’ll show you the easiest way to get ahold of the red key in Hello Neighbor, and unlock the door.

How to Find the Red Key

The easiest way to find the Red Key that you need to unlock the basement is to climb up the roof using the shelf and boxes on the left of the front porch. You can find a couple of boxes in the backyard, near the back right-hand corner of the house. Pick up at least two of them, and then climb up the shelf.

From here, drop the boxes directly beneath you so that they boost you up and you can jump onto the roof. At this point, you should be on a part of the roof that you can’t move past, as the roof is too steep to climb. Turn around and look for the very front of the roof. You should be able to jump over to this. You could also try placing three boxes beneath you to reach it.

Once you are on the front part of the roof, locate the white boards on the side and hop down onto one of them, and move to the next portion of the roof. This will give you access to the portion of the roof with two windows that lead to the upstairs area. Make sure you bring something with you to smash through one of the windows, and then head inside.

Now you want to locate the painting right next to the door and interact with it. This will pull it off the wall, revealing a hole in the wall that you can jump through. Head through the wall, and turn around.

Grab the Golden Key off the hanger and unlock the lock on the door, and then look for the Red Car Key on a hook nearby.

Grab it and head back out of the room, and off of the roof to the ground.

Watch out for the neighbor as you go, and make your way back down to the car. Use the Red Car Key at the trunk to open it up and obtain the Magnet Gun.

With the Magnet Gun in tow, make your way back up to the second story, and use the Magnet Gun through the keyhole to pull the Red Key to you and under the door.

Now that you have the Red Key, head back downstairs and unlock the door. Head into the basement to trigger the next portion of Act 1. For more help, head back to our Hello Neighbor guide and be sure to check out our Hello Neighbor tips to get up to speed with everything you need to know to stay hidden and uncover the secrets being kept in your neighbor’s basement.