Death Stranding has 56 Memory Chip Locations (Collectibles). Finding all of them unlocks the trophy Fount of Knowledge & A Thirst for Knowledge. Memory Chip #31 is also required for a fabrication plan (trophy “Homo Faber”).
None of the Memory Chips are missable! You can find all of them after the story in free-roam. You can see which collectibles have been found and which are missing by pressing Options-Button > Left > Data > Memory Chips. If you found it, it will have a key icon on it. You still need to decrypt the chips by bringing them to a terminal! Only after decrypting them at a terminal the trophy will unlock!
Before you start collecting the Chips here are a few important things to know:
- Finish the Story first and build out a zipline network as soon as you unlock PCC Lvl. 2. The ziplines make it quick to reach any place.
- Level up all facilities to 5 Stars (trophy “Best Beloved”). Make sure you sleep in a private room after you leveled up all facilities and read through all of their emails! Leveling up facilities grants you new emails (after sleeping to pass time). Reading those emails makes some specific Collectibles spawn on the map! You can’t find some collectibles without leveling up their respective facilities first (pointed out in the text guide and video guide below).
If you find a chip during the story or while leveling facilities go ahead and pick it up. This will save you some backtracking later.
- Use the map to see what is closest together and plan the most effective route.
- Then refer to the number in the guide below to see the zoomed-in map location and area screenshot.
- You can also follow the video guide which shows them in the order they are closest together.
- If an item is not there, get all facilities to 5 stars and read all emails first.
Death Stranding Memory Chip Location Maps
This video shows everything in the order it’s closest together – see video descriptions for timestamps to each in-game number.
Death Stranding Memory Chip Locations
Memory Chip #1 – Frame Arms: Byakko – Found on a rock a few meters southwest of Waystation West of Capital Knot City.
Memory Chip #2 – Frame Arms Girls: Byakko – Found just behind the Wind Farm.
Memory Chip #3 – Frame Arms: Kagetora – In Lake Knot City head back east towards the city walls and you will find in on a truck there.
Memory Chip #4 – Frame Arms: Genbu – Found under the satellite dish building southwest of Weather Station.
Memory Chip #5 – Frame Arms: Mingwu – Found in a small tunnel at Mama’s Lab.
Memory Chip #6 – Kotobukiya Ludens Girl Model – On the hood of a truck just outside the facility entrance of Distribution Center North of Mountain Knot City.
Memory Chip #7 – Prime 1 Studio 1/2 Scale Ludens Statue – From Mountain Knot City head north until you see pillars on a snowy plateau. The memory chip sits between the pillars.
Memory Chip #8 – Sentinel 1/6 Ludens Action Figure – Halfway between the Doctor and the Photographer in a cave.
Memory Chip #9 – Max Factory Ludens figma – This memory chip is located on the crater lake shore of South Knot City. It’s on the bottom end of the shore among some rubble, inside the South Knot City perimeter.
Memory Chip #10 – Good Smile Company Nendoroid Jumbo Ludens – Inside Edge Knot City facility, at the very back of the elevator/terminal room.
Memory Chip #11 – Christine – From Elder head down the cliff in the northeast direction to find the Memory Chip sitting at the bottom of the mountain.
Memory Chip #12 – Godzilla – Can be found in Mountain Knot City. In the tar pit next to the facility itself. Isn’t obtainable when first arriving there, only once episode 6 starts and the tar pit gets empty.
Memory Chip #13 – The Walk – On top of the mountain basically next to First Prepper. Only spawns after having leveled up “First Prepper”. As you level up this facility you get an email from First Prepper with title “Food Tastes Better When You’re Up High!”. Only after reading this email the memory chip will spawn in your game! Sleep in private room to get new emails after this facility has been leveled up.
Memory Chip #14 – Stand By Me – On top of the Incinerator West of Lake Knot City, at one of the small bridges leading to the big chimney. Only spawns after having leveled up “Waystation North of Mountain Knot City” (Charles Khan). As you level up this facility you get an email from Charles Khan with title “I Saw Another One of Those Glowing Things…..”. Only after reading this email the memory chip will spawn in the game! Sleep in private room to get new emails after this facility has been leveled up. If it doesn’t spawn also read email “A Strange Light at the Incinerator” from George Baton (Waystation West of Capital Knot City), and max out all other facilities and read all their emails too.
Memory Chip #15 – Big Fish – On top of some cargo containers inside Port Knot City.
Memory Chip #16 – Fright Night – A bit west of the Ruined Shelter crater (outside the crater), close to the water where the map ends in the north.
Memory Chip #17 – Matango – Southeast of the Elder and north of Film Director. There is a large cluster of Cryptobiotes with a tall Cryptobiote tree. Next to the Cryptobiote tree is the memory chip location.
Memory Chip #18 – The Seven Samurai – In the cave leading to the MULE camp south or Distribution Center West of Capital Knot City.
Memory Chip #19 – The Bridge on the River Kwai – Between Timefall Farm and Mama’s Lab there’s a river. In the middle of the river is a broken bridge, on the west shore of the bridge you find this memory chip location.
Memory Chip #20 – Dr. Strangelove – From Heartman’s Lab head southwest, where the heart-shaped lake is. You can find it on the shore where the two heart halves meet in the south.
Memory Chip #21 – Eggshell Carving – MULE camp just south of Lake Knot City.
Memory Chip #22 – Glasscraft – East of the Craftsman location is a MULE camp, north of it is a street building point. There is a small alcove on the mountain range, the memory chip is there.
Memory Chip #23 – Coffee Cup– In the MULE camp north of Timefall Farm. In one of the tents where the camp’s right-side MULE postbox is.
Memory Chip #24 – Soap Bubble – On the roof of Timefall Farm, near the front railing.
Memory Chip #25 – Frozen Soap Bubble – Just a small bit west of Heartman’s Lab on a high cliff.
Memory Chip #26 – Dandelion Seeds – In the mountains south of Spiritualist. This is where the cabin was destroyed by the tornado at end of Episode 8 which trapped you and Deadman in the WW2 scenario.
Memory Chip #27 – Wine Glass – West of the Mountaineer, in a cave halfway along a mountain path near the peak.
Memory Chip #28 – Pottery – Found at the tall tower building just behind Mama’s Lab. It needs a ladder to be reached.
Memory Chip #29 – Snow Crystal – Southeast of Mountain Knot City it is next to a building on the higher cliffs there.
Memory Chip #30 – Fused Silica – In the gas-filed crack south of the Paleontologist. Only spawns after having leveled up “The Paleontologist”. After fully leveling up this facility (5 stars) you get an email from The Paleontologist with title “Much Respect to Porters Everywhere!”. Only after reading this email the memory chip will spawn in the game! Sleep in private room to get new emails after this facility has been fully leveled up. Some players have reported not getting the email straight away after sleeping and having reached 5 stars with Paleontologist. If you don’t get the email, keep doing a few more deliveries for Paleontologist and sleep in private room after each delivery until the email comes.
Memory Chip #31 – Reverse Trike: “Ride” Type – Roughly halfway between South Knot City and Weather Station is a waterfall. On the bottom of the waterfall on the west side follow the shore and you will find the memory chip in a small alcove.
Memory Chip #32 – Honda NSR250R – This memory chip location is in the MULE camp southwest of Craftsman and north of Elder.
Memory Chip #33 – Honda Rebel 500 – In the MULE camp north of Timefall Farm, at the left-most postbox in the camp.
Memory Chip #34 – Triumph Bonneville Bobber – A memory chip is located in the MULE camp between Distribution Center South of Lake Knot City and Film Director. In the tent on a sofa.
Memory Chip #35 – Triumph Street Triple RS – Found at the Junk Dealer, on some cargo containers.
Memory Chip #36 – Yamaha MT-09 – Chip is found in MULE Camp southwest of Craftsman (where top left MULE postbox is in that camp).
Memory Chip #37 – Yamaha RD500LC – In the MULE Camp between Distribution Center North of Mountain Knot City and Waystation North of Mountain Knot City.
Memory Chip #38 – Kawasaki Z1 (900 Super Four) – Found inside the MULE camp south of Distribution Center North of Mountain Knot City and east of Novelist’s Son.
Memory Chip #39 – Kawasaki Ninja H2R – in the MULE camp halfway between Exo-devo Biologist and UCA-41-011: Potential Chiral Relay Construction Site.
Memory Chip #40 – Harley-Davidson Pan America 1250 – Just outside the Distribution Center North of Edge Knot City.
Memory Chip #41 – Death Stranding/Low Roar – In front of a blue container east of the entrance to Port Knot City.
Memory Chip #42 – Lucio Fulci’s Horror & Thriller Compilation – On the roof of the Incinerator West of Capital Knot City. If it’s not here, beat the story first.
Memory Chip #43 – Profondo Rosso Original Motion Picture Soundtrack – On a roof across the street to the west of the Isolation Wards in Capital Knot City. Only spawns after leveling up “Capital Knot City” (mine was at Level 4) and reading their email “A Weird Glowing Object in Capital Knot City”. Sleep in private room after leveling them up to get the email.
Memory Chip #44 – Thelma Original Motion Picture Soundtrack – In the abandoned building (BT area) between Craftsman and Waystation North of Mountain Knot City.
Memory Chip #45 – dawn/SILENT POETS – Northeast of the Musician.
Memory Chip #46 – Low Roar/Low Roar – North of Timefall Farm.
Memory Chip #47 – 0/Low Roar – Inside Late Knot City. Found on top of a container in the place where you first arrived in Lake Knot City after taking the boat trip with Fragile.
Memory Chip #48 – Once In A Long, Long While…/Low Roar – From the Film Director head straight north until you reach a gas-filled crack in the ground. In this crack is the memory chip (beware of the poisonous gas, don’t spend too much time here).
Memory Chip #49 – God of War Original Video Game Soundtrack – Found on a rock next to a postbox almost exactly halfway between Wind Farm and Distribution Center West of Capital Knot City.
Memory Chip #50 – Bronson Soundtrack – Northwest of the Waystation North of Mountain Knot City.
Memory Chip #51 – Valhalla Rising: Original Soundtrack by Peter Peter & Peter Kyed – A memory chip sits on the peak of the mountain south of Timefall Farm.
Memory Chip #52 – Nicolas Winding Refn The Wicked Die Young – Southeast of Mountain Knot City are some ruins of tall black towers. A memory chip is found in the ruins.
Memory Chip #53 – My Life Directed By Nicolas Winding Refn – Halfway between Distribution Center North of Edge Knot City and Edge Knot City.
Memory Chip #54 – An Unknown Man’s Journal Part 1 -At the entrance to the Ruined Shelter crater (the south-west point inside the crater).
Memory Chip #55 – An Unknown Man’s Journal Part 2 – In the abandoned BT town southwest of Junk Dealer, you have to go there to collect parts for him during the story. The memory chip is on the back of a car, on an old street.
Memory Chip #56 – An Unknown Man’s Journal Part 3 – Found in Higgs’ Hideout, but only after Episode 9. After Episode 9 you will receive an Email from him telling you about his hideout, which is at the facility Peter Englert. Go to Peter Englert (facility east of Ruined Shelter), and the entrance door will be open. Inside you find the final Memory Chip Location.
That’s all of the memory chips in Death Stranding. Remember to bring them to a terminal to decypher them and unlock the “Fount of Knowledge” trophy.
Special thanks to the following people for helping with the collectible hunt: “DK” & “Lordmaim” & “Sabaku08”.