In Polygon’s The Last of Us “Lakeside Resort” collectibles guide, we’ll show you the location of the 12 artifacts, 2 Firefly pendants, 1 Training Manual, and 2 comics.
“Lakeside Resort” has two sections: The Hunt and Cabin Resort, 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 Hunt starts with Ellie hunting a deer, and ends after Ellie and David survive an infected assault.
As soon as you start the chapter as Ellie(!), you’ll have these 8 artifacts and 1 Firefly Pendant in your backpack. Open your inventory and hit X to view each of them. Turn, flip, and zoom in on them. Usually, Ellie will make a comment of some sort.
You’ll get the following artifacts:
- No Pun Intended
- No Pun Intended: Volume Too
- To Get to the Other Side!
- Riley’s Pendant (This is a Firefly pendant, but appears under Ellie’s artifacts list.)
- Sam’s Robot
- Note from Mom
- Joel & Sarah Photo
Uncertainty comic location
While chasing the deer, you’ll follow it into a collapsing building. As you walk in, watch along your left for a room. The Uncertainty comic is in a desk drawer in the far right corner.
Travis Kristof Firefly pendant location
Much later, after a lot of infected, you and David will be fleeing through a large storehouse, and he’ll boost you up to the catwalks. As you’re making your way around the building, watch for a room on your left — it’s just before you reach the ladder. The Travis Kristof Firefly pendant is on a crate to your left as you walk in.
Cabin Resort starts when Ellie realizes she’s been tracked by hunters. It ends (much, much later) when Joel and Ellie reunite.
Paul D. Braun Firefly pendant location
Once you’re back on foot, you’ll flee into a large house. After the first wave of hunters are handled, head out the front door and turn right. Head into the gazebo, and the Paul D. Braun Firefly pendant will be on the bench to your right.
Negentropy comic location
A bit later, once you escape the cabins (and several more hunters), you’ll shuffle your way over to a new path. When you crawl through a pipe (the first of two), turn around to your left. Head up the stairs to find the Negentropy comic on the farthest bench.
Lake Resort Map artifact location
You won’t find the next artifact for a long time. You’ll play as Ellie, and then Joel, and then Ellie, and then Joel again. When you have control of Joel in the snowstorm after Ellie’s stabby-stealth encounter, you will already have the Lake Resort Map.
Smoke: Shaping Training Manual location
When you start your approach through the snowstorm as Joel, you’ll be on a street with a gas station on your right and a motel on your left. (The gas station has a bunch of arrows, so it’s a good place to stage your stealth attack as you clear out the first bunch of hunters.) A few rooms down along the motel, there’s a crashed pickup and an open door. Head through that motel room, and then climb out of the bathroom window. Turn left to find a shiv door. The Smoke: Shaping Training Manual is inside.
Ellie’s Backpack artifact location
Keep pushing through the storm and the streets until you duck through a door and enter a cutscene — it’s the only way to progress, so you can’t miss this door. Joel will find Ellie’s Backpack during a cutscene.
Meat Ledger artifact location
Once you have Ellie’s backpack (and control again), turn to the right. The Meat Ledger is on a shelf by your shoulder.