In Polygon’s The Last of Us “Bill’s Town” collectibles guide, we’ll show you the location of the 11 artifacts, 3 Firefly pendants, and 1 Training Manual. (There are no comics this chapter.)
“Bill’s Town” has four sections: The Woods, Safehouse, Graveyard, and High School Escape, but you won’t see those names as you’re playing the game. You can find, select, and begin playing at any section from the Chapters option on the main menu. We’ll explain where and when each part begins and ends at the top of each section below.
The Woods collectibles
The first section of this chapter begins as Joel and Ellie walk through the titular woods, and it extends as you explore the town, meet Bill, and make your escape from the zombie horde.
Pills Note artifact location
From the start of the chapter, head through the woods generally forward and uphill — toward the water tower. After you plank across the roofs near the water tower, you’ll head down into town, and drop through a gap in a fence.
When you land, there’s a set of metal stairs on the left side of the building in front of you. Head through the door they lead to, and into the room on the left. The Pills Note is on the ground on the far side of the room.
Hui Wang Firefly pendant location
Back outside, you’ll boost Ellie over a fence to reach the street. (There’s a fenced-in garden to the left and behind you with some supplies.) Turn right, and head down the street until you reach the crashed RV. Use the cop car at the front to climb onto the RV’s roof. Head to the back to find the Hui Wang Firefly pendant.
Note to Bob artifact location
From the RV, look to the barricaded end of the street. The Note to Bob is stuck to the barricade’s razor wire.
This note has another safe code on it. The safe is back up the street a bit. Backtrack to the diner and the mandatory evacuation sign, and look for a rusty pickup on your left. The safe is right next to the truck.
Perimeter Note artifact location
From the RV (and the barricade), turn left and look for the record shop. Head behind the counter and into the back room for some supplies and the Perimeter Note.
Note to Rachel artifact location
Back outside, face the record shop. Head down the alley on the right. Duck under the tripwire trap. (There’s a shiv door and supply room to the left.) To the right, you’ll find some arrows sticking out of a corpse. Past that, there’s a ladder on the ground. Use the ladder to climb to the top of the box truck and pick up the bow. Use the plank to cross off the box truck. You’ll need to use the plank a few times to keep crossing the roofs. Use your new bow on the clicker, and then continue along until you run out of rooftops.
Back on street level, duck under the next tripwire, and take a left. Follow that wall until you come to a door (with something pounding it from the other side.) Open it, and head upstairs into the apartment’s kitchen. Kill the zombie, and collect the Note to Rachel on the table underneath where “Rachel ↓” is written on the wall.
Safehouse begins in the bar after you meet Bill and escape the zombies. It ends when you enter the church’s cellar.
Fences Note artifact location
As soon as you regain control of Joel inside the bar, turn around and look for the open door in the right corner. Head into that room, and you’ll find the Fences Note sitting on a coffee table to the left with some supplies.
Bill’s Map artifact location and Shiv: Sharpening Training Manual location
Back in the main room, you’ll find Bill’s Map on the table to your right just before the bar.
The Shiv: Sharpening Training Manual is on the other end of the bar near some ammo.
Hunters Note artifact location
When you leave the bar, you’ll close the door behind you, and head up some stairs. At the top, turn right and head into the open room at the end of the hall. The Hunters Note is sitting on a table at the far end of the room.
Alex Raymond Vincent Firefly pendant location
Follow Bill through the buildings, and kill the infected that appear among the cars as soon as you exit. Don’t leave the area. Off to the right side of this square, look for a rusted brown van along the sidewalk. The Alex Raymond Vincent Firefly pendant is hanging from the telephone pole in front of it. Shoot it down.
Graveyard begins in the basement of the church, leads through the graveyard and a residential neighborhood, and ends when you enter the high school.
Tools level 1 location
While in the church cellar, pick up everything that isn’t nailed down. Bill will call you over to show you his nail bombs. Head into the alcove directly ahead of that table to find your first tools level 1 — this will unlock new upgrades at the workbench nearby.
Bombs Note artifact location
After you’re done looting the church cellar, head up the stairs and into the church. Follow Bill toward the altar, and head into the room on the right. The Bombs Note is on a table against the wall to your left as you enter.
Peter Mrozik Firefly pendant location
After you dodge the clickers in the graveyard, you’ll exit into the alleys of a residential neighborhood. Off to the right and a little uphill, there’s a bluish-greenish house with a fenced-in back yard. Take out the infected or avoid them, and make your way into the house. The Peter Mrozik Firefly pendant is in the first floor laundry room (about halfway across the back wall of the house).
Boy’s Diary artifact location
After a few more yards and garages, Ellie will crawl through a doggie door. After that, you’ll make your way through a house filled with clickers, onto an RV, and through a treehouse. At that point, you’ll find yourself next to a house with an empty swimming pool.
Head upstairs in that house, and enter the door on your right into a child’s bedroom. The Boy’s Diary is sitting on a bench beneath a window.
High School Escape collectibles
High School Escape begins when you fight your way into the school and continues through the end of the chapter. It’ll be a while before you can find the last couple of collectibles.
Note From Frank artifact location
After fleeing the high school, you’ll fight your way into a house. After you discover Frank’s body (and watch a cutscene), but before you push the truck, head out of the garage and back into the house. From the garage door, keep going straight across the house, you’ll find a bedroom filled with supplies. The Note from Frank is on a table against the far right wall as you walk in.
Note From Frank (again) artifact location
After you find the Note from Frank collectible, return to the garage and talk to Bill. Joel will hand him the note, and Bill will crumple it up and throw it on the ground. Pick it up, and you’ll get the crumpled version of the same collectible.