The GPS Caches in Tomb Raider are also divided in sets, but their purpose is to unlock a series of extra bonuses which can be located in the games menu.
Additionally, for each Tomb Raider GPS Cache, players earn 5 XP Points, which means that those who find all of them will increase Laras total amount of experience by 375 points.
Even if this amount is small compared to the number of XP Points earned for raiding a tomb for example, finding all GPS Caches is mandatory if players wish to unlock the achievement/trophy called No Stone Left Unturned.
To find all Tomb Raider GPS Caches, players can use three different methods.
The first method, which is also probably the easiest, is to find all Tomb Raider treasure maps. The maps allow players to see all collectibles on the in-game map, including the documents and relics; but players will have to retrieve the treasure maps while exploring each region.
When a treasure map has been acquired, and the GPS Caches added to Laras map, players can mark the location of a GPS Cache, and then using Laras Survival Instinct, they will have to follow a blue beam which is generated on the exact location of the collectable.
Another way to find the Tomb Raider Caches is to use the maps provided below as they reveal all GPS collectibles in the videogame. The maps have been created for those who encounter difficulties in finding the hidden caches, and they have been modified to include all zones in the video game.
The third and final method is to use Laras Tier 3 skill known as Cartography. A common mistake is to believe that the Cartography skill will automatically add all collectibles locations on the main map. In fact, these locations will be added only if Lara is near a collectible and players activate her Survival Instinct.
Without activating the said instinct, the collectibles will remain hidden. Even if the Cartography Skill is unlocked, finding all GPS Caches using the third method can be time consuming and distracting, especially if players wish to focus on the games story or on completing other objectives.
Tomb Raider GPS Caches List
Coastal Forest – 5 GPS Caches
Mountain Temple – 2 GPS Caches
Mountain Village – 15 GPS Caches
Base Approach – 2 GPS Caches
Mountain Base – 2 GPS Caches
Base Exterior – 1 GPS Cache
Shantytown – 15 GPS Caches
Summit Forest – 5 GPS Caches
Geothermal Caverns – 5 GPS Caches
Research Base – 3 GPS Caches
Shipwreck Beach – 15 GPS Caches
Cliffside Bunker – 5 GPS Caches