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Gears 5 Act 1 – Chapter 1: Shot in the Dark collectibles guide

Find every collectible in Act 1 – Chapter 1

The Coalition/Xbox Game Studios via Polygon

Gears 5 collectibles in Act 1 – Chapter 1: Shot in the Dark, are hidden throughout the map as soon as you begin. In this guide, we’ll show you how to find them all.

Table of contents

Collectible 1 // Weathered spectacles

As soon as you take control of JD, turn so that the waterfall is on your left, and walk as far as you can. Gears 5’s first collectible is sitting on a rock just above water level.

Collectible 2 // Onyx guard challenge coin

You begin Gears 5 in a pool of water. Leave the water (which you can see us doing in the first image above), and hug the left wall (instead of veering up and to the right).

Look on the ground where the path ends to find this collectible.

Collectible 3 // Wellness Advisory Poster

The location of a collectible poster in Gears 5 The Coalition/Xbox Game Studios via Polygon

After the first collapse, you’ll come to a second sinkhole room. Turn left to go into the bunk room (where someone will comment on the bodies), and continue through to the Shaft Access room. This poster is on the wall just to the left of the urinals.

Collectible 4 // COG tags: Fallen Azura Gear

Gears 5 Collectible 4 // COG tags Fallen Azura Gear The Coalition/Xbox Game Studios via Polygon

After your fight against the carrier, you’ll send Dave (no relation) through the crack in the wall to open a door. You’ll end up on the floor with the infirmary (a sign for which you can see above the door). Head into the infirmary. These tags are on the corpse on the floor to the right (along with some Snub ammo).

Collectible 5 // Chairman’s Wristwatch

After you send Dave (no relation) through the crack in the wall to open the door, you’ll end up on the floor with the infirmary (a sign for which you can see above the door, like in the first image below).

Take the stairs to the left of the infirmary up to the next floor.

On the next floor, enter the first door on your left.

Veer slightly to the left, and enter the first door you see on your right. (It kind of looks like a closet.)

The collectible is sitting on a desk to the right of the room.

Collectible 6 // Lightmass Missile Strike Authorization

Gears 5 Act 1 Chapter 1 Collectible 6 Lightmass Missile Strike Authorization location The Coalition/Xbox Game Studios via Polygon

After the infirmary, but before you reach the commander’s office, you’ll have a quick firefight. Stick to the left wall, and look for a small room with stairs. Climb the stairs and head back the way you came to find a control room. This collectible is on the console.

Collectible 7 // UIR Hammer of Dawn blueprints

Gears 5 Act 1 Chapter 1 Collectible 7 location The Coalition/Xbox Game Studios via Polygon

Just before you reach the commander’s office, you’ll have to send Dave through an air vent to unlock a door. The commander’s office will be on your right. Head into the other room directly ahead of you to grab this collectible off the table.