Missing collectibles got you gnashing your teeth? Well, have no fear because our Gears 5 collectibles guide has your back, starting with Act 1! For simplicity, we’ve spread out our collectibles guides by act. This one will cover the locations of every collectible in Gears 5 Act 1. There are a whopping 26 collectibles to find in Act 1 of Gears 5, spread out across the four chapters. Let’s start with…
Chapter 1: Shot in the Dark – Gears 5 Collectibles Guide
Weathered Spectacles: After you rappel down into the water, turn right and head to the edge of the water. You’ll find the spectacles on a rock.
Onyx Guard Challenge Coin: Move out of the water and up the path a little until it forks. Head left, down the slope, and you’ll find the Onyx Guard Challenge Coin on the ground. The coin belongs to Keegan, one of the new Escape mode characters in Gears 5.
Wellness Advisory Poster: Move through the crumbling ruins of the Azura facility until you come to an opening. Here, Gears 5 will introduce the Fetch mechanic to you, showing you how to grab distant objects with your robot helper, Dave. Once you do that, move through the rubble and into a control room. The poster is on the wall — on your left near the exit where you have to chainsaw your way out.
COG Tags – Fallen Azura Gear: After you use Dave to open the first door and re-enter the facility, move straight ahead and into the infirmary. Once in the infirmary, turn right and look near the “give blood now” sign. The COG tags are by a dead Gear on the floor.
Chairman’s Wristwatch: Leave the infirmary and ascend the stairs to your right. Head through the door on your left into a control room. It is incredibly dark in here, but make your way to the back of the room and you’ll find a small office. The watch is on the desk in this office.
Lightmass Missile Strike Authorization: After ducking under a low door, you’ll enter a wide-open room with balconies flanking both sides. Here you will fight your first Scion, along with a ton of Juvies. Once you beat them, move up and over the fallen catwalk on the left. Then head through the door on your immediate left. You’ll find the document on a computer console at the back of the room.
UIR Hammer of Dawn Blueprints: Head back into the main room where you fought the Scion and get Dave to unlock the exit door. Head through the door, then move straight forward. The blueprint is on the table directly ahead of you.
Chapter 2: Diplomacy – Gears 5 Collectibles Guide
Photograph of Kilo Squad: On the desk in Baird’s lab, right at the start of the act. Turn left once you get control and you should see it.
Mark 3 Lancer Blueprint: In the next room, where you pick up the Flash module for Jack. It’s on the left as you enter, on top of some boxes.
Trauma Record – Marcus Fenix: In the same room, on the right-hand side. Near the door to the testing range, on a metal trolley next to an old Chinese food box (do they have Chinese food in the Gears universe? I mean, they don’t have a China).
Gym Notice to Trainees: In the gym, after your little sparring session with Fahz, you’ll find this attached to the wall.
DBI Marketing Brochure: As you make your way out of the armory on your way to meet with Jinn, you’ll come to a lobby-type area with a reception window. The brochure can be found on one of the fancy benches in this area.
Chapter 3: This is War – Gears 5 Collectibles Guide
COG Tags – Fallen Raven Pilot: After the Raven crash sequence and your battle with the Juvies. Once Del and Fahz free you, you’ll find these COG tags on the floor on your way out of the burning room. Don’t hang around here too long, though! You take damage from the fire.
The New Ephyran – 20th Anniversary Edition: In the next room, on a desk straight ahead of you as you exit the burning room.
Seditious Literature: Proceed through the door and watch some DeeBees get wrecked by a Swarmak. A bunch of Swarm Drones will rush down the stairs, giving you your first firefight of the chapter. Once you’re done, head up the stairs. This collectible is sat on a desk to your left as you reach the top.
Settlement 2 Welcome Package: When you reach the apartment with the trapped civilians inside, check the bedroom (with the guitar and exercise bike in it). You’ll find this on the table as you enter the room.
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Storied Embry Star: When you get to the section where you must support Lizzie’s convoy, there will be a ruined building ahead of you filled with snipers. Once you clear out the enemies, head into this building and upstairs. Straight ahead of you there is chest of drawers with one drawer open. The star is in the open drawer.
COG Tags – Fallen Gear at Condor Crash: After making your way through the park and crossing a bridge, you’ll come across the wreckage of a crashed Condor. The COG tags can be found on the path as you make your way through the wreckage by the corpse of a gear (it’s hard to see in that picture, but trust me, it’s in there).
Seran Colossus: After your first encounter with the Poppers. Instead of progressing through the archway on your right, towards Carmine, turn left and move into the bookstore opposite. Inside you’ll find the collectible on the hexagonal table in the center of the store.
Chapter 4: The Tide Turns – Gears 5 Collectibles Guide
Memo to Bomah Hotel Staff: After finding the crashed Raven and fighting your way past the Swarm, you’ll chainsaw your way through a locked gate into a loading dock. Ignore the door ahead and instead climb up to the left through the open garage door. In here you’ll find the collectible on top of a table behind some boxes.
COG Tags – Fallen Gear at Hotel: As you exit the double doors from the garage, you’ll enter a dark room. When Jack turns on his lights, you’ll see two dead gears straight ahead. One of these bodies has the COG tags.
Lost Horse Plush: After fighting your way through the restaurant of the hotel, you’ll move through some double doors. There are some stairs to your right, but ahead of you is a dark alcove. The horse plush can be found on the floor in the darkness.
Settlement 2 Summer Birth Pamphlet: Now head up the stairs and follow the path around. You’ll see some tables with purple tablecloths set out for a celebration. The pamphlet is on the table nearest to the exit door.
Song Lyrics: Once you regroup with Marcus and Kait, head inside the theater and move upstairs. Take a left at the top of the stairs, into a dressing room and then another left into a smaller changing room. The collectible is on the dressing table.
Worn Lighter: Continue through the theater, into a large room filled with yet more dressing tables. The lighter can be found on the left side of the room, on the closest table to you as you enter.
Octus Canon Scroll Prop: Move through the double doors to the stage. At the far end of the room, near the controls for the curtain, you’ll find the collectible on some equipment boxes.
And there you have it! That’s the location of every collectible in Gears 5 Act 1. Stay tuned to Fanbyte and we’ll have guides up for the rest of the Acts soon.