How to Get the Red Key and Unlock the Basement in Hello Neighbor

A look at how to get the Red Key needed to unlock the mysterious basement in Hello Neighbor. 

Now that Hello Neighbor has officially been released, many players have found themselves wondering how to get the elusive Red Key. The Red Key is important, as you’ll need to grab it in order to unlock your neighbor’s creepy basement.

Where is the Red Key? Well, your neighbor set it down on a table in a room on the second floor of his home. To get it, you’ll need to find a way up to the second floor without being caught by your neighbor.

To make things easier, we put together a quick guide on how to get the Red Key and unlock the basement in Hello Neighbor!

How to Get the Red Key in Hello Neighbor

Below, we walk you through the steps needed to get the Red Key and unlock the basement in Hello Neighbor.

The first step in getting the Red Key in Hello Neighbor centers around climbing up your neighbors roof to the second floor. Before you start to climb, make sure you have a tool on hand that can be used to break one of your neighbor’s windows.

Now, to climb up onto your neighbor’s roof, you’ll need to grab at least two boxes from your neighbor’s backyard (located near the back right-hand corner of his house), then take them over to his front porch.

On his porch, you’ll find an abandoned shelf. Climb up on the shelf, then drop the boxes underneath you in order to boost yourself up high enough to jump onto your neighbor’s roof. Next, turn and look for the front portion of the roof. Jump over to this area. If you have a hard time, try placing three boxes underneath you in order to help you reach it.

To get on the roof, you'll need to grab a few boxes, then stack them on the shelf sitting on your neighbor's porch in Hello Neighbor.

Now that you’re at the front part of your neighbor’s roof, look for white boards on the side of the roof, then step down onto one of them. As you move to the next part of the roof, you’ll be able to access two windows that head inside your neighbor’s house.

Using the tool you brought, smash one of the windows and make your way inside. In front of you, you’ll spot a painting to the left of a white door. Interact with this painting to remove it from the wall, revealing a large hole. Enter the hole in the wall, then turn around. On your left, you’ll find a golden key hanging from a hook.

After making your way through the hole in the wall in Hello Neighbor, be sure to grab the golden key.

Grab the golden key, use it to unlock the door, then look for the Red Car Key located nearby. Steal your neighbor’s Red Car Key, head out of the room, through the window, onto the roof, then down onto the ground.

Be extremely careful while you do this, as you don’t want to alert your neighbor to your whereabouts. As you carefully make your way to the car, use the Red Car Key and open the trunk. Inside, you’ll find the Magnet Gun.

Take the Magnet Gun, then head back up to the second story of your neighbor’s house the same way as before. Once inside, use your Magnet Gun on the door’s keyhole to pull the Red Key towards you and under the door.

Using the Red Key, unlock the basement and proceed on to the next part of Act 1 in Hello Neighbor.

With the Red Key in hand, head back downstairs and use it to unlock the basement door. After you’ve unlocked the basement door, you’ll move on to the next part of Act 1 in Hello Neighbor.

And there you have it, a look at how to get the Red Key and unlock the basement in Hello Neighbor. Did you do things a little differently? Tell us how you got the Red Key down in the comments below!

By reading through this guide, you should now know how to get the Red Key and unlock the basement in Hello Neighbor.

Morgan is a writer, indie game lover, and socially awkward coffee addict. Need something? Morgan can be reached at or if you like, you can say hello using GIFs on Twitter.


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