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The Last of Us Remastered: All 85 Artifact Locations - It Was All Just Lying There

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The Last of Us Remastered doesn't just have a lot of collectibles, it has some of the coolest you'll find in recent history. With things such as Comics and Firefly Pendants, the integration of these hidden gems is quite impressive.

Today, we're going to cover all 85 Artifacts that can be found in the game, and just like the others, the integration into the story is incredible. If you've already beaten the game and want another excuse to play it, look no further.

After collecting all 85 Artifacts, players will unlock the It Was All Just Lying There trophy.

Artifact #01 | The Quarantine Zone | Military Pamphlet

This Artifact is given to you automatically as part of the story. You can view it in your backpack once you pick it up a short ways into the chapter.

Artifact #02 | The Quarantine Zone | Boston Q.Z. Map

This Artifact is given to you automatically as part of the story. You can view it in your backpack once you pick it up a short ways into the chapter.

Artifact #03 | The Quarantine Zone | Note to Brother

You'll find this just after you encounter the first three Infected in the game. Head upstairs, then into a back room. The Note to Brother will be sitting on a table next to the window.

Artifact #04 | The Quarantine Zone | Drafting Notice

The Drafting Notice is located after you pass through a bus where a thug tries to stop you. Rather than follow Tess to where she'll trade ration cards for information on Robert, look on the ground nearby and you'll find the Artifact.

Artifact #05 | The Quarantine Zone | Wanted Poster

The Wanted Poster is found just a few feet after the Drafting Notice. It's pinned to a wall. You need to pick it up prior to meeting Tess and kick off a cut scene where she trades ration cards for information on Robert.

Artifact #06 | The Quarantine Zone | Warehouse Key

You can find the Warehouse Key shortly after you and Tess take out the first two of Robert's men with stealth. There will be two more men in a building. When eliminated, one will drop the key. You must pick this up to advance the story.

Artifact #07 | The Quarantine Zone | Shipping Manifest

You'll find the Shipping Manifest shortly after a brief cut scene where you get your look at Robert. It's on the ground just to the right of your starting point on the wharf.

Artifact #08 | The Quarantine Zone | Docks Note

The Docks Note, the final Artifact of The Quarantine Zone, is also located on the far right side of the wharf. It is laying on the ground next to a metal bin.

Artifact #09 | The Outskirts | Tess' List

You'll find Tess' List at the beginning of the chapter. As soon as you have control of Joel, turn around and head back into the other room. The list is sitting on the desk.

Artifact #10 | The Outskirts | Patrol Routes Map

The Patrol Routes Map is found shortly after the first Artifact of the chapter. After a cut scene where Tess comments about Ellie being some big wig's daughter, you'll step off a lift. The map is laying on the ground to the right, next to a wooden pallet.

Artifact #11 | The Outskirts | Evacuation Leaflet

You'll find the Evacuation Leaflet shortly after the cut scene where you finally escape the soldiers and exit the drain pipe. Climb up onto the highway and you'll see it laying on the ground next to a light post.

Artifact #12 | The Outskirts | Field Ops Log

The Field Ops Log is found shortly after you enter the large building. As you head up the stairs you'll find a dead body. The Artifact is next to it.

Artifact #13 | The Outskirts | Firefly Map

The Firefly Map is located in the same area that you're first given Molotovs. Look for two escalators with some stairs between them. The map is found on a dead body resting on the stairs.

Artifact #14 | The Outskirts | Note to Derek

You'll find the Note to Derek after crawling under some debris and spotting a room full of Clickers and Runners. When you enter the room, go into a store on the left and check the drawer behind the counter. The note will be in that drawer.

Artifact #15 | The Outskirts | Medical Pamphlet

The Medical Pamphlet is found shortly after you exit the building, then enter a house with three Runners sitting inside. Use the dumpster to jump up on the truck, then when you jump down, turn around and go inside the trailer. You'll find the pamphlet laying on the floor.

Artifact #16 | The Outskirts | Firefly Orders

Find the Firefly Orders shortly after leaving the museum and placing a plank across a gap so everyone can cross to another building. Go down two flights of stairs, then turn right and look for a dead body. The Artifact will be laying next to it.

Artifact #17 | The Outskirts | Smuggler Note

You can pick up the Smuggler Note after evading or killing the two soldiers in the subway station near the end of the chapter. Continue on until you have to get a wooden pallet to help Ellie cross the water. You'll find the note laying on the ground, close to Ellie before you ferry her across.

Artifact #18 | Bill's Town | Pills Note

You'll find this Artifact in a building near a Shiv Door, close to where two Clickers are hanging out at the beginning of the chapter. The Pills Note is located on the second floor of an office building, laying on the floor in an office room where Ellie is trying to whistle.

Artifact #19 | Bill's Town | Note to Bob

The Note to Bob is found on the main street in Bill's Town. After boosting Ellie over the gate so she can let you through, head to the far end of the street. The note is laying in a barbed wire fence.

Artifact #20 | Bill's Town | Perimeter Note

This Artifact is located in the back room of the record store along the main street of Bill's Town. You'll find the Perimeter Note sitting on a table with a printer on top.

Artifact #21 | Bill's Town | Note to Rachel

You can find the Note to Rachel shortly after crawling underneath one of Bill's Traps. Look to your left and there will be something banging on a door and trying to get out. Go into the door, then head up to the second level. The note will be on a table in the main living area.

Artifact #22 | Bill's Town | Bill's Map

You can find Bill's Map shortly after a cut scene where he puts Ellie in hand restraints. It's just to your right and sitting on a table next to the bar.

Artifact #23 | Bill's Town | Fences Note

You'll find the Fences Note right after Bill's Map. It can be picked up off the coffee table in the back office of the bar.

Artifact #24 | Bill's Town | Hunters Note

This Artifact is found after leaving the bar with Bill and Ellie. Go up a flight of stairs, then turn left and head into a room. You'll find the Hunters Note sitting on a round table.

Artifact #25 | Bill's Town | Bombs Note

The Bombs Note is found after Bill gives you the Shotgun and the Bomb. After heading to the second level of the church, go into Bill's room where you'll find the note sitting on a table next to a plate of food.

Artifact #26 | Bill's Town | Boy's Diary

You'll find the Boy's Diary on the second floor of the first house after you pass through a tree house. Head upstairs, then take the first door on your right. The diary is sitting on a bench next to the window.

Artifact #27 | Bill's Town | Note from Frank

The Note from Frank is found after escaping the high school and finding Bill's friend hanging in the house. The note is in the bedroom, laying on a table next to a boarded up window.

Artifact #28 | Bill's Town | Note from Frank

You'll have to pick up the Note from Frank a second time. Pick it up after a cut scene with Bill where he throws it on the ground.

Artifact #29 | Bill's Town | Siphon Hose

The Siphon Hose is given to you by Bill at the end of the chapter. This is part of the story and cannot be missed.

Artifact #30 | Pittsburgh | Tourists Manifest

This Artifact can be found shortly after the start of the chapter. Once you kill all the Hunters from the initial ambush, open a garage door to find the Tourists Manifest sitting on top of a flipped over cart.

Artifact #31 | Pittsburgh | Ambush Map

You can find the Ambush Map shortly after the Tourists Manifest. After you head up some stairs, go to the far end of the hallway and through another door. The map is on the wall in the same room as the crafting table.

Artifact #32 | Pittsburgh | Lost Hill Note

To find the Lost Hill Note, wait for three Hunters to drop down from a bus and walk past you while on a patrol. After climbing over the bus yourself, you'll find the note laying on the ground in a booth next to the checkpoint.

Artifact #33 | Pittsburgh | Traitors Flyer

You can pick up the Traitors Flyer shortly after the Lost Hill Note. Pass through the checkpoint's turnstiles and you'll see a door directly in front of you, as well as three Hunters nearby. The flyer is stuck to the wall inside the second door.

Artifact #34 | Pittsburgh | Applicant Checklist

The Applicant Checklist is found just inside the front door of the library on the first floor. You'll find it laying on some boxes underneath the stairs.

Artifact #35 | Pittsburgh | Abandoned Zone Map

The Abandoned Zone Map is found on the first floor of the library. It's sitting on a desk in one of the rooms at the back right corner of the building if you're standing at the front door.

Artifact #36 | Pittsburgh | Lost Areas Map

You can find the Lost Areas Map on the second floor of the library. It's sitting inside the building's only Shiv Door. If you open the door it's almost impossible to miss.

Artifact #37 | Pittsburgh | Mother's Letter

You'll find the Mother's Letter shortly after seeing some men move a plank up ahead. If you turn to your right, there will be a Shiv Door with a red marking on it. Go inside to find the Artifact laying on a chair.

Artifact #38 | Pittsburgh | Stash Note

The Stash Note is found just after you find Mother's Letter. Head toward the bus and into the water, then swim through a container to a building on the left. You'll find the note on the second floor, sitting on a table in the far part of the room.

Artifact #39 | Pittsburgh | Note to Staff

You'll find the Note to Staff after entering the hotel. Place the ladder to reach the upper level, but rather than going left, go right and shimmy across some broken stairs. The note is on the ground in the corner of the room.

Artifact #40 | Pittsburgh | Hotel Keycard

The Hotel Keycard is one of the creepiest Artifacts in the game since picking it up triggers some Infected to attack you. After falling down the elevator shaft, you can find it on the second level of the basement you are locked in. You have to pick this up to progress the story.

Artifact #41 | Pittsburgh | Fireflies Note

You will find the Fireflies Note just after you fight a bunch of Hunters with Ellie covering you from above. When everyone is dead, head inside a restaurant on the right side of the area. There will be a walk-in freezer in the back with a dead body tied to a chair. The note is on the floor in that room.

Artifact #42 | Pittsburgh | Final Attack Note

This Artifact is found after a cut scene where a Humvee guns down two civilians. Head up the stairs and kill the two patrolling Hunters. The Final Attack Note is in the office on the floor by a desk chair. It's on the opposite side of the room from where you entered the area.

Artifact #43 | Pittsburgh | Mob Attack Note

You can find the Mob Attack Note a short ways after the Final Attack Note. When you come to an area with a bunch of Hunters, head into a nearby building and go to the second floor. Once all the bad guys are dead, you can find the Mob Attack Note behind a desk in a back room.

Artifact #44 | Pittsburgh | Truck Note

The Truck Note is in the same area as the Mob Attack Note, just a little further down the road. When you come to a building that says Ration Depot on it, head inside and you'll find the note sitting on a table in the first room.

Artifact #45 | Pittsburgh | Trial Note

The Trial Note can be found after you meet up with Henry and Sam, then take out two guys on a rooftop. Head into the next building, then into a an office with a separate board room. The note is on the ground in the corner, not far from the large table.

Artifact #46 | The Suburbs | Boat Note

This Artifact is found inside the boat just after the beginning of the chapter. Open the door to the cabin and you'll find the Boat Note sitting on the counter inside.

Artifact #47 | The Suburbs | Sewers Note

You can obtain the Sewers Note shortly after Sam and Henry split up with you. You'll come to a room that can only be accessed by Ellie crawling through a ventilation shaft. The note is on the desk inside that room.

Artifact #48 | The Suburbs | Trading Note

The Trading Note is found shortly after you jump into the water and Henry raises a large metal gate for you to swim under. Climb up the ladder, then open the door on your right. There will be a Runner and Clicker inside, but once it's clear, you can get the note from the mattress at the back of the room.

Artifact #49 | The Suburbs | Rain Catcher Note

This Artifact is found after you pass through a chain link gate and get attacked by a couple of Infected. Go up the closest stairs to a room with some large barrels in it. The Rain Catcher Note is found on a table next to a white bottle.

Artifact #50 | The Suburbs | Cornered Note

You can find the Cornered Note after leaving the Rain Catcher Note room and heading right. Jump over some debris and go up a flight of stairs. There will be a room on your left with the door closed. Go inside and you'll see a dead body in the corner. The note is on a bench between that body and some white sheets with more dead under them.

Artifact #51 | The Suburbs | Kid's Drawing

The Kid's Drawing can be found after Ellie and Sam trade places and you are locked in a room with a bunch of Infected. Clear them out, but before boosting Sam up to the ledge, grab the drawing from a bookshelf in the same room.

Artifact #52 | The Suburbs | Looting Note

This Artifact is found in the first house that you can enter after escaping from the sewers. Head up to the top floor, then find the Looting Note in the first bedroom, sitting next to a lamp on an end table.

Artifact #53 | The Suburbs | Father's Note

The Father's Note is found down the street from the Looting Note, in the house that the open garage belongs to. Head up to the second floor and find it in a bedroom, laying next to a TV on a dresser.

Artifact #54 | The Suburbs | Survivor's Note

You can find the Survivor's Note in the last house you can enter on the street. Head up to the second floor and go into the first bedroom that's available. The note will be on the desk near the back of the room.

Artifact #55 | The Suburbs | Matchbook

The Matchbook is located on the third floor of the same house where you'll find the Survivor's Note. Find it sitting on a computer desk at the top of the stairs that lead to the attic.

Artifact #56 | Tommy's Dam | Power Plant Map

The Power Plant Map is found before you meet Tommy, but in area just outside the gates of his compound. After crawling under a log, look for a small shack. Inside and on the wall you'll find the map.

Artifact #57 | Tommy's Dam | Plant Schematics

This Artifact is found just after the firefight breaks out in the power plant. As you're making your way back to Ellie, you'll pass through a room that you previously used a crafting table in. The Plant Schematics are sitting on the big table in the middle of the room.

Artifact #58 | The University | Sniper's Nest Log

You'll find the first Artifact of this chapter in the same area where you find a crafting table and the Flamethrower. Head up some nearby stairs to find the Sniper's Nest Log laying on the floor of a balcony.

Artifact #59 | The University | Wall Panel Note

The Wall Panel Note is found just after the horse gets spooked and you pass through a gate, leaving Ellie safely on the other side. Look to your right to find the Artifact on the wall next to the gate and some wires.

Artifact #60 | The University | UEC Campus Map

To find the UEC Campus Map, crouch under some debris and pass through a door to enter the dorms. The artifact is laying on top of the reception desk at the far end of the room.

Artifact #61 | The University | Student's Journal

The Student's Journal can be found on the second floor of the dormitory, in Room #202. The artifact can be picked up from inside the drawer of a bookshelf close to the door.

Artifact #62 | The University | Newspaper Clipping

You can find the Newspaper Clipping after you kill the Bloater on the basement dorms. Head up the stairs and into the first room on your right. You'll find it just to the left of the door on top of a mini-fridge.

Artifact #63 | The University | Office Recorder

The Office Recorder is on the very top floor of the science building. When you get to the top of the stairs, go through the door on your left, then one more that is also to the left. You'll find the Artifact on the desk, next to a picture of a woman holding a dog.

Artifact #64 | The University | Fungal X-Rays

You can grab the Fungal X-Rays just after the first Officer Recorder. Head down the hall, passing through some tents that form a tunnel. Turn left when you enter the next room and find the X-Ray on a desk at the back of the room.

Artifact #65 | The University | Lab Recorder

This Artifact is found in the same room where you scare away all of the monkeys. You'll find the Lab Recorder sitting on a desk in the middle of the room.

Artifact #66 | The University | Firefly's Recorder

The Firefly's Recorder is obtained in a cut scene and cannot be missed. You get it when you find the body, just before the Hunters start shooting at you.

Artifact #67 | Lakeside Resort | No Pun Intended

You can find this Artifact in Ellie's backpack at the beginning of the chapter. You must open her backpack and view the item, even turning it over and sitting through her commentary. To verify that you got this Artifact, go to Bonuses, then Collectibles from the main menu. It should be listed.

Artifact #68 | Lakeside Resort | No Pun Intended: Volume Too

You can find this Artifact in Ellie's backpack at the beginning of the chapter. You must open her backpack and view the item, even turning it over and sitting through her commentary. To verify that you got this Artifact, go to Bonuses, then Collectibles from the main menu. It should be listed.

Artifact #69 | Lakeside Resort | To Get to the Other Side!

You can find this Artifact in Ellie's backpack at the beginning of the chapter. You must open her backpack and view the item, even turning it over and sitting through her commentary. To verify that you got this Artifact, go to Bonuses, then Collectibles from the main menu. It should be listed.

Artifact #70 | Lakeside Resort | Riley's Pendant

You can find this Artifact in Ellie's backpack at the beginning of the chapter. You must open her backpack and view the item, even turning it over and sitting through her commentary. To verify that you got this Artifact, go to Bonuses, then Collectibles from the main menu. It should be listed.

Artifact #71 | Lakeside Resort | Sam's Robot

You can find this Artifact in Ellie's backpack at the beginning of the chapter. You must open her backpack and view the item, even turning it over and sitting through her commentary. To verify that you got this Artifact, go to Bonuses, then Collectibles from the main menu. It should be listed.

Artifact #72 | Lakeside Resort | Walkman

You can find this Artifact in Ellie's backpack at the beginning of the chapter. You must open her backpack and view the item, even turning it over and sitting through her commentary. To verify that you got this Artifact, go to Bonuses, then Collectibles from the main menu. It should be listed.

Artifact #73 | Lakeside Resort | Switchblade

You can find this Artifact in Ellie's backpack at the beginning of the chapter. You must open her backpack and view the item, even turning it over and sitting through her commentary. To verify that you got this Artifact, go to Bonuses, then Collectibles from the main menu. It should be listed.

Artifact #74 | Lakeside Resort | Note from Mom

You can find this Artifact in Ellie's backpack at the beginning of the chapter. You must open her backpack and view the item, even turning it over and sitting through her commentary. To verify that you got this Artifact, go to Bonuses, then Collectibles from the main menu. It should be listed.

Artifact #75 | Lakeside Resort | Joel & Sarah Photo

You can find this Artifact in Ellie's backpack at the beginning of the chapter. You must open her backpack and view the item, even turning it over and sitting through her commentary. To verify that you got this Artifact, go to Bonuses, then Collectibles from the main menu. It should be listed.

Artifact #76 | Lakeside Resort | Lake Resort Map

The Lake Resort Map is given to you as part of the story. It cannot be missed and will be viewable in your backpack once you receive it.

Artifact #77 | Lakeside Resort | Ellie's Backpack

Ellie's Backpack is part of the story. Joel will pick it up during a cut scene when he enters meat locker.

Artifact #78 | Lakeside Resort | Meat Ledger

This Artifact can be found just to the right of Ellie's Backpack. It will be sitting on top of a shelf only a couple of feet away.

Artifact #79 | Bus Depot | Family Photograph

You can find the Family Photograph in the RV at the start of the chapter. Just head up the road a short was and go inside. It will be sitting on a counter on the left side of the vehicle.

Artifact #80 | Bus Depot | Note to Wife

The Note to Wife can be found at the bottom of the stairs when you first enter the bus depot. It will be on the left side of the room sitting in a suitcase.

Artifact #81 | Bus Depot | Salt Lake Q.Z. Map

Pick up the Salt Lake Q.Z. Map in the last tent after you exit the bus depot. It's in the same tent as the crafting table, sitting on a table of its own on the opposite side.

Artifact #82 | The Firefly Lab | Surgeon's Recorder

The Surgeon's Recorder is found as soon as you reach the top floor, shortly after barricading the double doors with a chair. When you exit the stairwell, grab the Artifact off the desk directly in front of you.

Artifact #83 | The Firefly Lab | Marlene's Recorder 1

Find Marlene's Recorder 1 in the same area as the Surgeon's Recorder. When you reach the top of the stairs, turn right, then go in the first door on your right. The Artifact is on a desk on the right side of the room.

Artifact #84 | The Firefly Lab | Marlene's Journal

This Artifact is found shortly after the Surgeon's Recorder and just after you leave the Shiv Door in the same area. You'll enter a large tent, and in the second room you'll find Marlene's Journal on a work station next to some medical equipment.

Artifact #85 | The Firefly Lab | Marlene's Recorder 2

You'll find the final Artifact of the game just after you fight a hallway full of Fireflies, then barricade a door with a blue bin that is full of discarded medical supplies. Go in the first door on the right and you'll find Marlene's Recorder 2 sitting on a table next to a hospital bed.

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