The Gears of War 4 Act II collectibles should not be missed if you wish to get 100% completion or to unlock all the achievements in the video game.
Like we mentioned in our previous part, you can grab the collectibles at any time, since the progress will save automatically, even if you die before reaching a checkpoint.
As a tip, you can look for glowing objects that have a magnifying glass over them. These are the Gears of War 4 collectibles.
There are 4 chapters in the second act, fewer than in the first one, and you can find collectibles only in 3 of those missions. The total number of collectibles is 8 and none of them are COG Tags.
At the end of Act I, Kait’s village was attacked by an unknown force and her mother, Reyna, along with the villagers were kidnapped. In order to find her, JD and his friend must seek help from a familiar face, the one and only Marcus Fenix, JD’s father.
The reunion between JD and his father doesn’t go as planned and they are soon hunted by Jinn’s robots. They barely escape from the burning house to find that they have no means of transportation.
But Marcus has one more trick up his sleeve. In the final chapter they use a pair of motorcycles named Track Mules to escape the Vulture, a giant attack plane.
Use the tips and tricks in the following guide if you have difficulties locating the Gears of War 4 collectibles in Act II.
Additionally, the guide includes a video from our Gears of War 4 playlist on YouTube which details the location of every collectible found in Act II.
ACT II: Chapter 1 – The Prodigal Son
Anya’s Favorite Flower
At the beginning of the chapter cross the bridge and head right, but don’t get inside the house to advance the story. Instead, open the gate to the cemetery and watch the cutscene.
After the cutscene, pick up the flower from the flower pot outside the gate. That is the first collectible in Gears of War 4 Act II.
JD’s Sixth Birthday Present from his Uncle Cole
After you meet with Marcus and you regain the control of your character, walk forward just a bit. To your right hand side is a small shed. Go behind it to find the collectible next to some broken wooden crates.
COG Military Academy Acceptance Letter
When you enter the manor after the fight, don’t follow your team up the stairs. Turn left and go inside the room in the far corner. Turn right as you enter to spot the collectible on a dresser.
ACT II: Chapter 2 – The Prodigal Son
Photo of JD and Anya
After you destroy the Kestrel helicopter, head inside the room next to the armory where you restocked at the beginning of the chapter. Lying on the floor near the fireplace is the photo collectible.
After your path gets blocked by the burning house, head down to the cellar. As you enter, turn left to see the collectible on a table against the wall.
Old Bottle of Wine
Advance through the chapter until you trigger the sequence with the plane that crashes because of the Windflare storm. Immediately after the crash, turn left and go behind the stack of crates to find the bottle collectable.
ACT II: Chapter 3 – The Prodigal Son
JD’s Old Toy Figurine
The final two Gears of War 4 Act II collectibles can be found later in the chapter, when the path splits during the Windflare. You can collect them interchangeably regardless of the path you choose.
Pick the right path, the riverbed, and before heading left to the enemies, go forward and check the right corner. Next to a red tractor is the figurine toy collectible.
The New Ephyran
If you picked the right path, finish the battle and before going through the barn gate, head back and cross the covered bridge. Just ahead you should see an old pickup truck. The final collectible in Act II is on the bed of the said truck.
ACT II: Chapter 4 – The Great Escape
No collectibles can be found in this chapter.