Gears of War 3 Campaign Collectibles Locations

The world of Sera is a dangerous place — it’s also a messy place. People have left behind plenty of papers, notes, and bits of backstory to give players a nice reading experience between all the horribly gruesome violence. Three achievements and fourty-two collectibles are available and ready to be taken by enterprising gamers. Scroll down to find them all.

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Achievements Unlocked

Collector (5G): Find 5 collectibles while playing the campaign.

Pack-Rat (10G): Find 20 collectibles while playing the campaign.

Hoarder (15G): Find all 42 collectibles while playing the campaign.

Campaign Collectible Locations

Act 1

  1. Chapter 1: Find a 20$ Bill inside the kitchen, inside Marcus’ cabin on the table.
  2. Chapter 1: In the hull of the ship, take a left to enter a medical room where a woman is sitting on her bunk. Look for a metallic medical tray, that’s where you’ll find the Psych Report.
  3. Chapter 1: Before heading up a flight of stairs, still down in the ship’s hull, hang a left into a repair shop. Inside, next to one of those floating invisible drones on the desk, you’ll find a Requisition Form.
  4. Chapter 2: Pull the lever to open a garage door, then look to your left instead of entering the mech suit. Against the left wall, you’ll find the Silverback Manual.
  5. Chapter 3: Kick open the door to your left, near a poster to enter into a small enclosed space. Run past the empty seating to find a journal on the ground in front of the abandoned shop.
  6. Chapter 3: Entering the school yard, look on the jungle gym and play equipment. Climb up onto the fort, or use the slide, to get up and find the diary in the corner.
  7. Chapter 3: Inside the abandoned supermarket, look on one of the check-out surfaces to find a grocery list.
  8. Chapter 4: Look behind a shipping container pressed up against a corner to find this newspaper clipping on the floor, near some pallets.
  9. Chapter 5: On the upper level, enter one of the open store fronts with weapons inside. Just look behind the counter to the right of the shining weapons to find this collectible season pass.
  10. Chapter 5: In the section still under construction, look for an alcove with some extra ammo and a bright blue vending machine. The handbook is just near the machine on the floor.
  11. Chapter 5: On the stadium field, look near a woman’s body laying against a stack of abandoned boxes under a makeship tent.
  12. Chapter 6: Nearing the toll booths, look for steps leading into the middle booth. Instead of going inside, look to the right of the steps to find this bag of tokens.
  13. Chapter 6: On the destroyed bridge, enter the open shipping container and break the wooden crate inside to find a collectible hidden in the shadows.
  14. Chapter 6: Climb up a ladder to reach an exit out onto a high platform far above the bridge’s road below. Hang a right to follow your teammates, but as you reach steps leading up, look on the floor to your right so spot this book.

Act 2

  1. Chapter 1: As you pass a red shipping container, kick open the doors to get inside and grab the guide book inside.
  2. Chapter 1: Nearing the crashed chopper, look next to the junk embedded in the ground near the water to find this medal.
  3. Chapter 1: Continuing the mission, you’ll find a large open arena where two Locust Drones are near a Longshot rifle. Directly above those two, you’ll be able to spot a wooden crate hanging from the cliff above. Blast the crate until it breaks and out drops this collectible log book.
  4. Chapter 4: Running down through the last of a series of bunkers, before leaving, look right for a stack of crates. As you pass by, turn around to find this hammer on the ground.
  5. Chapter 5: Leaving the indoors and heading out to a large vista, where Locust are taking potshots at you, immediately turn right to find an old bunker with the gate fallen. Inside, you’ll find the collectible symbol.
  6. Chapter 6: Stepping into a firefight on the wrecked highway, instead of heading into the fight to your right, turn left and run towards the blinding light of the sun. In the corner of a car wreck, you’ll find this manifest.
  7. Act 3

    1. Chapter 1: Just to the right of the weapons cabinet, in the beginning of the chapter, you’ll find this plaque hanging on the wall.
    2. Chapter 1: Run upstairs and hang a right down the hallway, entering the first large room to your right. You’ll spot the large painting hanging on the wall right away. Use the right-most set of stairs to reach this area before leaving the building.
    3. Chapter 1: Running down a catwalk, find this collectible in the corner of the wooden building before leaving through the front gate.
    4. Chapter 2: When a scary lambent Berserker shows itself, run towards a glowing ammo crate in one of the corners, you’ll find the journal nearby. Look behind the building in the center of the arena.
    5. Chapter 4: Going downstairs inside the old ruined mansion, look in the alcove to the right of the large windows where you’ll find a flamethrower weapon. Near the weapon is also another collectible note.
    6. Chapter 5: Upstairs in the town hall, look for this note laying on the floor down the left hallway, before heading down the steps ahead.
    7. Chapter 5: In the mines, look for a sign posted on one of the support beams to your left. Instead of taking off towards the elevator, turn left and climb the ledge to find this sign.

    Act 4

    1. Chapter 2: Near the beginning of the chapter, kick down the door of a small destroyed structure to your right after leaving the tower. The collectible is inside, on the floor.
    2. Chapter 3: Before running up the wide steps leading up into the building ahead, turn left and run around to the side, around some makeshift structures, to find a collectible order form on the ground near a Lancer and a fence.
    3. Chapter 3: Running through the burning building, eventually you’ll enter a living room with a couch to your right. The magazine collectible is somewhat hidden underneath the couch.
    4. Chapter 4: Entering a shipyard from another hangar, look around for a very large shipping container with the red insignia spray painted on the side. When you spot it, circle around to find a dark alcove with this magazine clipping on the ground.
    5. Chapter 5: Running downstairs into a large maintenance room, look left for an open passage into a smaller side room. Inside that room, you’ll find the bulletin on the floor.
    6. Chapter 5: Run upstairs and across the catwalk to enter a hanging office where the collectible is on the floor to the left of the entrance near some cabinets.

    Act 5

    1. Chapter 1: Run upstairs and look to the left end of the hallway to find this pamphlet on the floor. Grab it before killing all the enemies in the area to avoid a cutscene.
    2. Chapter 1: Dash ahead through the caves while hugging the left wall down a passage, leading into a walled structure. In the back right corner, you’ll find the plans.
    3. Chapter 2: In the lobbery, press the bright flashing button behind the desk in the center of the lobby. Look against the right wall to see the painting move and reveal a safe, that also opens. Grab the schematics inside.
    4. Chapter 3: Running through the hallways of the tower, run down the left-most hall and stop where the hall continue to your right. Against the left wall there is a dead bloody body, and a strange panel on the floor. Interact to smash the tile and get your hands on this hidden collectible cash.
    5. Chapter 3: Run up the circular staircase and enter the circular waiting area filled with red couches. Look on the table near a box of ammo to find a collectible diary.
    6. Chapter 4: Entering an enormous hall by walking up a set of steps, just keep running straight from the steps towards a shining bust on a pedestal.
    7. Chapter 4: Stepping off the elevator, press the elevator’s call button before continuing forward. The elevator doors to your left will open, with this announcement hanging on the wall inside.
    8. Chapter 5: Run along the balcony and down the steps towards the lower floor where Locust enemies are positioned. Cross the room while hugging the wall to your right to find this brochure on the floor behind a pillar.
    9. Chapter 5: Don’t leave the office right away, instead look on a trunk near the windows to find this final collectible.

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1 Comment on Gears of War 3 Campaign Collectibles Locations


On September 30, 2011 at 10:36 am

Appreciate the info. A bit more detail would be more helpful though.