Last of Us: Left Behind – Artifacts Locations Guide

Find every artifact in the Left Behind DLC for The Last of Us with the collectible locations guide below.

These hidden notes, relics, and records provide interesting insight into the past. Learn about the grisly events surrounding a rescue team during the onset of the outbreak. Don’t miss out, get closer to earning the “Picked Clean” trophy with the artifacts below.

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Artifacts Locations Guide

Chapter 1: Back in a Flash: 4 Artifacts

  • Artifact #1: Located in Weston’s Pharmacy, behind the counter. Can’t be missed, it’s required for progression.
  • Artifact #2: Key found on the pharmacist’s body. It can’t be missed.
  • Artifact #3: After taking the key, this artifact will fall out of the corpse’s pocket. Before leaving the American Princess store, take the note next to the body.
  • Artifact #4: Leaving the pharmacy, Ellie must crawl through wreckage in a nearby store. Before leaving the salon, look for a note next to a soldier’s body to the right of the exit door.
  • Chapter 2: Mallrats: 2 Artifacts

  • Artifact #1: Entering the first empty apartment, walk toward the large windows to find a table covered in wanted posters. Take it, you’ll find the artifact before reaching an area where Riley climbs up to the floor above.
  • Artifact #2: Just after smashing the windows of the red car with bricks, Riley will lead Ellie into the maintenance halls of the mall. After going downstairs, turn into the first open door to find a note on a desk. This room is found before turning on the power.
  • Chapter 3: So Close: 4 Artifacts

  • Artifact #1: Dropping into the atrium at the start of the chapter, look in a dark corner under a sign for a doughnut shop. There’s a note next to the stretcher with a severed arm still attached.
  • Artifact #2: Inside the loading bay, find a note right next to the generator.
  • Artifact #3: Returning to the atrium with the power back on, sneak past the clickers and open the locked door. Up the escalators, turn left and check inside the military tent to find an artifact.
  • Artifact #4: This artifact is collected during a cutscene at the end of the chapter. It can’t be missed.
  • Chapter 4: Fun and Games: 2 Artifacts

  • Artifact #1: After riding the Merry-Go-Round, Riley will give Ellie a pun book. It can’t be missed.
  • Artifact #2: Once you’re in control of Ellie, enter the fast food burger restaurant and check the kitchen to find a note.
  • Chapter 5: The Enemy of My Enemy: 2 Artifacts

  • Artifact #1: Leaving the atrium with the crashed helicopter, Ellie will encounter bandits outside a record store. Before reaching them, look to the right to find an opening in the boarded-off section. Go inside and check the back corner to find a note.
  • Artifact #2: While crawling through the vents, follow the blood trail to a body. The last artifact is located next to the corpse.
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