In Polygon’s The Last of Us “Bus Depot” collectibles guide, we’ll show you the location of the 3 artifacts, 3 Firefly pendants, 1 Training Manual, 2 comics, and 1 tool.
“Bus Depot” has two sections: Highway Exit and Underground Tunnel, 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.
Highway Exit, unsurprisingly, starts on the highway by an exit. This section follows Ellie and Joel through a quarantine zone, and ends when they reach a tunnel.
Family Photograph artifact location
Head down the highway through all the abandoned cars. You’ll pass an ambulance on your left. Right after that, there will be an RV with an open door. Head inside to find the Family Photograph.
Katrina Perich Firefly pendant location
A little farther along, you’ll head down an exit ramp. Just past the school bus, there’s a white station wagon against a wall and some barrels. Loop around the car, and the Katrina Perich Firefly pendant is on the ground by the barrels.
Note to Wife artifact location
Once you climb over the bus and drop into the quarantine zone, you’ll cut over to a bus station. Inside, keep to the left and head down the stairs. You’ll find the Note to Wife in a pile of luggage.
Precipitate comic location
After your quick detour to the roof, you’ll head back down a different set of stairs. At the bottom, you’ll head into a lobby(?). Head into the bathroom on your right to find the Precipitate comic.
Tools level 5 location
On the other side of the bus station, you’ll come to a triage area with several medical tents. Head into the largest tent (second from the left). The tools level 5 is on a table to the right as you walk in.
Nicole Hoo Firefly pendant location
Keep following the tents to the left. After the final, blue tent, Look up at the floodlights near the overturned dumpster. The Nicole Huu Firefly pendant is hanging from the lower right lamp.
Salt Lake Q.Z. Map artifact location
From there, cross to the far right corner to find another tent by itself. The Salt Lake Q.Z. Map is inside, along with a workbench.
Joel & Sarah Photo artifact location
Before you leave the triage area, Ellie will run up and hand you the Joel & Sarah Photo she stole.
Natalie Hoo Firefly pendant location
After you crawl through the bus blocking the exit to the triage area, you’ll be on a(nother) street. Follow it to the left. Loop around the front of the bus on your left, and you’ll find the Natalie Hoo Firefly pendant on the ground.
Underground Tunnel begins, also unsurprisingly, when Ellie and Joel reach the underground tunnel. It ends after you’ve escaped the flooded tunnel.
Bomb: Shrapnel Training Manual location
A little way into the tunnel, after the first couple encounters with infected, there will be a side hallway on the right. After handling the three infected inside and looting everything not nailed down, head back to the main tunnel. This flooded section will be full of all flavors of infected. In the middle of the tunnel, near a column, there is a box truck. The Bomb: Shrapnel Training Manual is on the roof.
Catalysis comic location
A bit farther along again, you’ll come to a jackknifed semi that you have to swim under. When you drop the ladder from the roof down to Ellie, there are air ducts along the left wall. Climb on and follow them all the way to the far end to find the Catalysis comic.