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Gears 5 Act 2 – Chapter 4: The Source of It All collectibles guide

Find all 10 collectibles (and a ton of Components)

Gears 5 Act 2 – Chapter 4 The Source of It All East Comm Tower Substation The Coalition/Xbox Game Studios via Polygon

Gears 5 Act 2 – Chapter 4: The Source of It All takes Kait and Del on a tour of the tundra. There are 10 collectibles to find, and in this guide we’ll show you the location of every one.

There are also Components scattered throughout the map, and we’ll include the locations of any that are along the path, too.

Table of contents

Components (3) [Old COG Gate]

Gears 5 Components (3) [Old COG Gate] The Coalition/Xbox Game Studios via Polygon

In the room just beyond the switch that Jack uses to open the old COG gate, there’s a boatload of ammo on one side and a fuse box with Components on the other.

Component [East Comm Tower Substation]

Gears 5 Component [East Comm Tower Substation] The Coalition/Xbox Game Studios via Polygon

Inside the East Tower Substation, in the northwest corner (relative to where you came in).

Collectible 1 // Security memorandum [East Comm Tower Substation]

Inside the East Tower Substation, you’ll find this document on a pair of cardboard boxes stacked on the wall opposite Lena’s frozen body.

Finding this will complete a part of the Lost Outsiders Secondary Objective.

Component [East Comm Tower]

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After you enter the East Comm Tower and determine that you’ve got to restore power to the console, turn around so that you’re facing away from the console. This is sitting next to the staircase that you just descended.

Component [East Comm Tower]

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After you scan the map in the East Comm Tower, enter the next room. This Component is on top of a filing cabinet on the right side of the room (relative to where you enter). Use Jack to retrieve it.

Components (5) [East Comm Tower]

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After Jack uses the map in the East Comm Tower, you’ll walk down some stairs in a room where Kait notices some turrets and says that there’s a lot of security for a coms tower. Turn left at the bottom of the stairs, and look for a fuse box on the wall. Open it for five (!) Components.

Components (3) [Condor Crash Site – South] and
Components (3) [Condor Crash Site – South]

There are multiple Condor Crash Sites on the map. This is the southernmost.

After fighting off the dual swarms, make your way up to the crash site. These Components are in a fuse box on the opposite side of a makeshift wall that the crash created, just before you have to hang a left to continue up.

After you hang a left to continue up, you’ll reach a dead end with a safe. These Components are embedded in a block of ice on the ground.

Ultimate Upgrade: Marked for Death [Condor Crash Site – South]

After you hang a left to continue up, you’ll reach a dead end with a safe. Have Jack open it to find this Ultimate Upgrade, in which “Attacks against Pulsed enemies deal 20% more damage. This upgrade has been automatically equipped.”

And with that, you’ll complete the Condor Crash Secondary Objective.

Collectible 2 // Krav’s Locust Tag [Old Derrick Site – West]

There are multiple Old Derrick Sites. This one is the farthest to the west.

Before you head inside, look around the entrance for a corpse and this tag.

Collectible 3 // Grindlift Actuator Component and Secondary Objectives [Old Derrick Site – West]

There are multiple Old Derrick Sites. This one is the farthest to the west, and it’s a twofer.

Clearing out the Old Derrick Site is an objective in and of itself, and a pretty great way to combine stealth and sniping.

Per Gears 5’s Hollow Storm description, “Del wants to use tech from old Grindlifts to build Jack a new ability.” After you clear out the area, check inside of a fuse box. Instead of a standard Component, you’ll find a part — the Grindlift Actuator Component — to fulfill a quest objective. It’s also a collectible. .

Collectible 4 // Lena’s Scribbles [North Tower Substation]

Gears 5 Act 2 – Chapter 4 Collectible 4 [North Tower Substation] The Coalition/Xbox Game Studios via Polygon

It’s pasted to the substation door switch.

Component [North Tower Substation]

Gears 5 Act 2 – Chapter 4 Component [North Tower Substation] The Coalition/Xbox Game Studios via Polygon

Hug the left wall when you enter the substation, and you’ll find this on the ground, nestled between some crates.

Ultimate Upgrade: Seeker [North Tower Substation]

Inside a safe in the substation. According to its in-game description, “Shock-Bots chase targets and do double damage.” It’ll be automatically equipped in the Shock Trap Active Ability menu.

And with that, you’ll complete the Lost Outsiders Secondary Objective. (Each of the Lost Outsiders Secondary Objectives is tied to a substation.)

Components (3) [North Comm Tower]

Gears 5 Components (3) [North Comm Tower] The Coalition/Xbox Game Studios via Polygon

Have Jack open the safe in the Condor Crash Site that you find while making your way to the North Comm Tower.

Components (3) [North Comm Tower]

Gears 5 Components (3) [North Comm Tower] The Coalition/Xbox Game Studios via Polygon

Just before you enter the tower, dispatch the corrupted DeeBees that the Condor was carrying, and have Jack open the safe on the platform to get these three Components.

Component [North Comm Tower]

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As soon as you enter the tower, turn left, and enter the room at the end of the walkway. This Component is in a fuse box.

Cloak Support Ability [North Comm Tower]

Use the map in the tower, have Jack open the nearby door, and you’ll find this new ability on a table in the next room.

Collectible 5 // Orders from Ketor Skorge [Old Derrick Site – East]

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There are two Old Derrick Sites. This collectible is at the easternmost. As soon as you walk in, check the ground to your right for a corpse. The letter is right next to it.

Collectible 6 // Grindlift Radiator Component [Old Derrick Site – East]

Enter the easternmost Old Derick Site, climb the only ladder, and open the fuse box to find this item, which is both a collectible and a step in the quest.

Ultimate Upgrade: Flash Freeze [Old Derrick Site – East]

If this is the last component for the Hollow Storm Secondary Objective, it’ll unlock the Ultimate Upgrade: Flash Freeze for Jack. According to the in-game description, it “Freezes enemies.” It’s automatically equipped as part of Flash in the Assault column of the menu.

Components (3) [Old Derrick Site – East]

Facing the Old Derrick Site, look to the left and run as far back as you can. There’s a small alcove there blocked by some ice. Shoot or melee the ice blocks to find a bunch of ammo and three Components.

Component [Condor Crash Site – North]

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There are two Condor Crash Sites on your map. This is the northernmost.

Instead of taking the direct path into the crash site, veer right and look at the ground. This Component is partially buried in the snow.

Components (3) [Condor Crash Site – North]

Take the path through the ice crystals and into the crash site. Before you slide down, look on the ground to your right. These three Component are partially buried in the snow. (Be ready to fire after you pick it up.)

Ultimate Upgrade: Brawler [Condor Crash Site – North]

After fighting the helicopter, have Jack open the safe where it landed.

Inside, you’ll find the Ultimate Upgrade: Brawler. According to its in-game description, “Melee damage is tripled while Stimmed.” It’ll be automatically installed under the Stim tree in your menu.

Component [Condor Crash Site – North]

On your way out, just before you hop down, this Component is partially buried in the snow on your left.

Collectible 7 // Letter to Momma [Centaur wreck]

On your way to the Abandoned Mine, you’ll have to cross over an ice bridge in the southeast corner of the map. A little west of the bridge, Del will notice a “busted-ass Centaur” wreck. Hop off the skiff and investigate to find this note.

Component [Abandoned Mine]

When you discover the train wreck, you’ll need to go to the left. Go right instead, and you’ll find a Component in the train car that’s blocking the tunnel.

Collectible 8 // Frayed pouncer-tooth necklace [Abandoned Mine]

After you fight off the waves of enemies beneath the bridge, take the elevator up. You’ll pass through a room where Kait realizes that the mine was once an Outsider camp. Leave that room, and you’ll be on the bridge. Directly across from the door is a tower. Climb up the ladder, and you’ll find this there.

Note that this collectible is grouped with the Chapter 4: The Source of It All collectibles.

Components (5) [Abandoned Mine]

Enter the mine, open the roll up door, and enter the room to your right. Have Jack open the safe for five Components.

Collectible 9 // Nethercutt Mining Poster [Abandoned Mine]

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Enter the mine, open the roll up door, and enter the room to your right. (It’s the room with the safe holding five Components.) This is on the wall immediately to the right of the door. You need to be in the room facing out of the room to see it.

Collectible 10 // Nethercutt Miner’s Journal [Abandoned Mine]

Open the doors with the press of a button to enter the room above, and hug the left wall until you see a little room-within-a-room. This collectible is on a table.

Components (3) [Abandoned Mine]

Open the fuse box in the same room as the Nethercutt Minter’s Journal above to get these three Components.