The fourth installment in the popular Gears of War franchise releases this month. Before you go ahead and dive into the single player campaign, you might be interested in reading about every collectible present in the game and where you can get them. This guide helps you find each of them easily and get the Completist Achievement in-game.
The collectibles are in various forms such as newspapers, COG Tags and more. Finding these will not only help you achieve 100% completion but also let you unveil the backdrop of the Gears of War 4 plot and its characters. Without any further ado, let’s head out to each of these collectibles and their corresponding locations.
Complete List of Collectibles and Where To Find Them
This is complete list so if you have anything else that you would like to add, feel free to comment.
In our Gears of War 4 collectibles guide, we detail everything you need to know about finding all the collectibles in the game.
Act 1 – Prologue
Collectible #1 UIR Security Report
Before returning to Dom, you need to head inside the bunker on the other side of the one you blew up and find the collectible sitting on a desk.
Collectible #2 – COG Tag
After finding the first collectible, head over to the area from where Dom comes and find a COG Tag near the corpse of a COG solider on your left-hand-side.
Collectible #3 – UIR Anti-Cog Pamphlet
You need to head out of the facility gate – the one with the weapons cache and head right. You basically need to collect the poster pasted on the wall.
Collectible #4 – Jacinto Herald
This collectible is inside a security den on the path leading to the House of Sovereigns. You need to collect it before heading down towards the Hammer of Dawn.
Collectible #5 – Cog Tag
You need to go across the steps from the Boomshot in order to find the corpse of a COG soldier behind a pillar with a COG Tag right next to it.
Collectible #6 – Bernie’s Last Will and Testament
After the perspectives change, do not head towards the top of the wall and grab the collectible sitting on a table on the right-hand-side.
Collectible #7 – COG Tag
Before you climb the ladder near the tank, search the area near the almost extinguished fire to find the final collectible of the Prologue. You need to make sure that you do not climb the ladder without getting it first.
Act 1 – Chapter 1 – The Raid
Collectible #8 – Rubble Reclamation Manifest
After shooting the barricade in order to open up the gate, head right towards the crane and find the collectible sitting near a stack of crates.
Collectible #9 – DeeBee Protection Pamphlet
After you see the gigantic builder robot and before heading down into the street, head over to the back-left corner of the area in order to find the collectible.
Collectible #10 – Settlement 5 Resident Assignment List
After you head inside the second ring, go towards the building on the right-hand-side and find the collectible sitting on the shelves. You need to make sure that you do not head up the stairs before grabbing this collectible.
Collectible #11 – COG Birthing Pamphlet
This collectible is located in plain sight. While walking through the Maternity Annex, find it sitting on a table near a couple of sofas and a ‘Find Your Purpose’ advert.
Collectible #12 – Windflare Lockdown Procedure
Once you get to the area where the final group of DeeBees attacks, head to the front side of the Maternity Annex to find the poster that you need to grab.
Act 1 – Chapter 2 – In and Out
Collectible #13 – DeeBee Schematics
The collectible in this chapter is located in the same room from where you get the Fabricator – inside the Construction Hub. Do note that you need to interact with the monitor on the left-hand-side – the one with green glow – to get the collectible.
Act 1 – Chapter 3 – New Friends
Collectible #14 – DeeBee Safety Notice
Once you get your hands on the Tri-Shot, fend off the enemies and find the collectible on the right-hand-side of a bench – in the very same courtyard.
Act 1 – Chapter 4 – A Few Songs
Collectible #15 – Village Mare Breeding Record
After heading right from the Town Hall towards the crops, make your way towards the area with the firewood and find the collectible on ground; right next to a chair.
Collectible #16 – Village Windflare Lockdown Procedure
You need to head over to the frontal side of the Town Hall and find the collectible on the wall with the rope and shovels – pretty hard to miss!
Collectible #17 – Book Inscribed to Kait
You basically need to head all the way across the village – on the opposite side of the Town Hall – in order to find the collectible near an apple tree and a chair.
Act 2 – Chapter 1 – The Prodigal Son
Collectible #18 – Anya’s Favorite Flower
After paying your respect on JD’s mother’s grave, head towards the entrance and find a flower near the gate. The only way of getting this collectible is to make sure that you enter the graveyard first.
Collectible #19 – JD’s Sixth-Birthday Present from his Uncle Cole
Instead of heading towards the manor with Marcus, you need to head right after heading out of the window and find the collectible near the fence.
Collectible #20 – COG Military Academy Acceptance Letter
Once you are inside the manor, you need to head towards the lower-level area and find the collectible near a mirror and a bookshelf. You must grab it before heading towards Marcus in the armory.
Act 2 – Chapter 2 – Geared Up
Collectible #21 – Photo of JD and Anya
Before heading towards the basement, you need to head inside the room right next to Armory and find the collectible sitting on the floor near the fireplace.
Collectible #22 – House Plans
You need to head inside the room with the secret passage and find the collectible lying on the workbench near a stack of Lancer crates.
Collectible #23 – Old Bottle of Wine
Immediately after the Condor crash, you need to head over towards the left-hand-side of the wreckage and find the collectible under the roof.
Act 2 – Chapter 3 – Plan B
Collectible #24 – The New Ephron
Before you head towards Kait and Del after crossing the bridge, you need to find the collectible sitting on the back of the truck parked near fence.
Collectible #25 – JD’s Old Toy Figurine
As soon as you fall upon the riverbed path, head towards the tractor near the ladder in order to find the collectible.
Act 3 – Chapter 1 – Almost Midnight
Collectible #26 – COG ID Bracelet
At the very start of the chapter, follow Marcus towards the left-hand-side and find the collectible in the weeds. If Kait finds water before you find the collectible, you have come too far.
Collectible #27 – Ancient Book
This collectible is located on the right-hand-side of the pink puddle that JD interacts with. You must grab it before moving on.
Act 2 – Chapter 2 – Night Terrors
Collectible #28 – Medical Supplies Status Form
After disposing off a couple of Juvies that emerge through the stable door, turn left – once you are outside – and find the collectible on a corpse near a corpse.
Collectible # 29 – COG Tag
Just as you see the Snatcher, head right from the bench and get the collectible. You must grab the collectible before heading towards the station.
Collectible #30 – Tourist Map of Fort Revel
Once you are in the cloistered courtyard, head over to the left-hand-side of the fountain and grab the collectible from there.
Act 3 – Chapter 3 – At the Doorstep
Collectible #31 – King Figurine Souvenir
Near the very start of the mission, head up the steps to the left-hand-side and find the collectible near a vending machine.
Collectible #32 – Evacuation Procedures
Before you head inside the mess hall, make sure to grab the collectible from the wall inside the storage area.
Collectible #33 – Fort Revel Military Museum Pamphlet
Immediately after you see the Snatcher, head inside the room on the left-hand-side and find the collectible near the rubble and the Longshot.
Collectible #34 – COG Tag
Before you head out on the balcony, you need to grab the final collectible of the chapter inside an alcove in the keep, right next to a corpse.
Act 3 – Chapter 4 – Do Not Go Gentle
Collectible #35 – COG Tag
You need to head over to the platform located on the right-hand-side of the Buzzkill – right next to the ammo crate.
Collectible #36 – Silver Age Dagger
After you arrive in the area with the altar and the mummies, head towards the altar near the exit and find the collectible on it.
Act 3 – Chapter 5 – Elevator to Hell
Collectible #37 – Ephron Tribune
While heading from the control room to the area with the backup controls, head inside a small room on the right-hand-side and find the collectible on the toilet seat.
Act 3 – Chapter 6 – Origins
Collectible #38 – Locust Shell Crystal
In order to get this collectible, you need to interact with the Locust shell.
Collectible #39 – Mine Scavenger List
After the Pounce battle, you need to head towards the walkway and find the collectible near the Hammerburst crates.
Act 4 – Chapter 1 – Get Out
Collectible #40 – Locust Shell Disposal Form
Once you have rescued Marcus and come out of the cave, head left and find the collectible on the backside of the yellow carts.
Act 4 – Chapter 2 – No Detours
Collectible # 41 – COG Tag
In order to find this collectible, you simply need to interact with the corpse of a COG solider near the fallen tree.
Act 4 – Chapter 3 – Knock, Knock
Collectible #42 – COG Orders
After clearing the street of Drones, you need to head inside the double-storey building and find the collectible on the ground floor – in a corner.
Act 4 – Chapter 4 – Powerless
Collectible #43 – COG Tag
After heading past the double doors and the turbines, you need to head inside the large control room on the left-hand-side and find the collectible on a corpse near the command console in the centre of the room.
Collectible #44 – Rations Schedule for Abandoned Gears
After getting rid of the Drones in the first area with the chains, you need to head inside the office on the other side and then inside the storage area to find the collectible on stacks of crates.
Act 4 – Chapter 5 – Storm Warning
Collectible #45 – COG Tag
Immediately after entering the substation, you need to head inside the room on the right-hand-side and find the collectible sitting on a table.
Collectible #46 – Letter
After getting rid of the blockage, you need to head across the sandbags in order to find the collectible lying right next to a corpse.
Act 5 – Chapter 1 – Convergence
Collectible #47 – Cog Tag
After clearing the plaza off DeeBees and Swarm, backtrack your way and head inside an alleyway on the left-hand-side. Once inside, you should be able to find the collectible near a corpse.
Collectible #48 – Work Stoppage Order
After heading inside the factory, continue towards the opposite corner of the area from where you entered and find the collectible inside the room with tendrils and the computer terminal.
Act 5 – Chapter 2 – Killing Time
Collectible #49 – Speyer Scavenger List
After cutting the chain on the gate, reunite with your friends and head inside the garage to find the collectible near blue barrels.
You can find the complete Gears of War 4 guide here.