Prey has 6 Smuggler’s Dead Drop Locations for completing the side quest Talos Smuggling Ring. This will also unlock the “Black Market” trophy or achievement.
The dead drops look like safes hanging on walls, with a red circle on them and a red light above them. The Talos Smuggling Ring side mission starts by listening to the TransCribe of Lily Morris, found in the lobby of Arboretum.
You can still get all Smuggler Dead Drops before the point of no return. During main quest “Before I Give You The Key” you can free roam in all areas of Talos I and go back to find missing collectibles. You can also collect them while going through the story, it’s up to you.
The drops contain some useful items and materials, such as Neuromods and exotic crafting resources. They are always in the same places. Below is a picture of what they look like:
Prey Smuggler’s Dead Drops Locations
#1 – Arboretum (Quest Start) – 0:05
#2 – Crew Quarters – 1:27
#3 – Talos I Lobby – 2:28
#4 – Talos I Lobby – 3:03
#5 – Hardware Labs – 3:34
#6 – Cargo Bay – 4:24
Upon finding the sixth dead drop the quest will end automatically.
While you’re here check out the guide for all Prey Starbender Book Locations for earning the trophy “Prism Master”.