Gears 5 collectibles are hidden throughout Act 1 – Chapter 4: The Tide Turns. In this guide, we’ll show you how to find all seven and several nearby Components.
COLLECTIBLE 1 // MEMO TO BOMAH HOTEL STAFF
Instead of heading into the Staff Entrance to the Bomah Hotel, head to the left where the trucks are. Jump up into the loading dock, and follow the path around to your left. This letter is sitting on a table.
Jump up to enter the loading dock through the open door. Turn left and open the (closed) shutter door. Have Jack fetch the a Component from the bed of a truck outside.
COLLECTIBLE 2 // COG TAGS: FALLEN GEAR AT HOTEL
Enter the loading dock, and go through the doors into the dark room where Jack has to turn on the lights for you. There are two dead soldiers in front of you. One has a weapon. The other, a COG tag.
In the dark hallway where Jack turns on his light for you, hug the right wall and enter the laundry room. It’s the first door on your right, just after you take control (and collect the Fallen Gear at hotel COG tag above). The Component is in a fuse box on the wall.
COLLECTIBLE 3 // LOST HORSE PLUSH
After you defeat the corrupted DeeBees in the hotel lobby, you’ll open a door. Take the left path around the chandelier (or the right, honestly), which leads to a little alcove under the stairs you’ll soon climb up. You’ll find this collectible there.
COLLECTIBLE 4 // SETTLEMENT 2 SUMMER BIRTH PAMPHLET
After you defeat the corrupted DeeBees, open the double doors into the next room and walk up the staircase. Before you have to duck under some wreckage (pictured above) to get into the next room, you’ll find this collectible on the table near some balloons to your right.
COLLECTIBLE 5 // SONG LYRICS
After your fight in the street, you’ll enter the theater and rendezvous with Kait and Marcus. Walk up the stairs.
Enter the dressing room on your left, and take the first left into another room. This document is sitting on a table in the far right corner of that room.
COLLECTIBLE 6 // WORN LIGHTER
Head through the dressing room, and you’ll walk down a couple of stairs. Hug the left wall, and look for this lighter sitting on the corner of desk (which is directly in front of us in the image above).
COLLECTIBLE 7 // OCTUS CANON SCROLL PROP
Open the stage door, and Marcus will tell you that you need to open the curtain next. Before you do that, head to the far wall — the one directly away from the door where you entered. You’ll find this collectible scroll on a box in the right corner.
After you’ve left the theater, you’ll walk through hallways. Just before you get to the stairs to the upper lobby, check a fuse box in the (labeled) electrical room.