Detroit Become Human has 46 Magazine Locations (Collectibles). Finding all Magazines unlocks the Bookworm trophy. It’s impossible to locate all magazines on the first playthrough because they depend on your choices. Some reflect on events in the game, what this means is if you chose Decision A you will get magazine A – if you chose decision B you will get magazine B (in the exact same location a different magazine will spawn). The requirements are all pointed out in the collectible guide. Grab what you can and clean up the rest in chapter select. Some of these will require partial replays.
If you did miss a choice-specific magazine you must replay all chapters from the point where the important choice takes place. You cannot jump/skip the chapters in between as it doesn’t save your progress this way. After finding a magazine you you can quit out immediately and it will show up in the extras menu which is enough for the trophy. However, if you’re going for 100% flowchart completion you must play the chapter until the end to make it register in the flowchart (cannot quit out to the main menu immediately). Make sure you have the Save Feature enabled when searching these through chapter select if you want 100% flowchart completion.
This guide lists them in chronological chapter order as well as the numbers and names that the magazines have in the Extras Menu. In the Extras Menu you can check at any time which ones you are missing. You can also check the flowchart of each chapter, they are listed there too.
Important: You have to read every page and check both covers of each magazine. They usually have two cover topics. Swipe down on the touchpad to scroll through the pages and swipe right to view the other cover. Even though they are in the same magazine they count as separate collectibles!
Magazines Video Guide
Magazines Text Guide
Shades of Color
No. 10 – Tech Addict: Secrets of Androids
No. 19 – Green Earth: Climate Change-Up
When you first take control of Markus, you can find this magazine on the bench on the right side of the park. Use to scan for it (will get marked by a yellow icon). As with all magazines, be sure to read all pages and check both covers (swipe touchpad to the right). Remember: every magazine has two covers and you must read both of them for the Bookworm trophy.
A New Home
No. 22 – All Sports: Android Power!
No. 1 – Century: Connecting the Dots
On the living room table, after Kara enters the house.
No. 23 – All Sports: Android QB
No. 11 – Tech Addict: The Price of Life
Upstairs, in the master bedroom on a cupboard.
No. 2 – Century: The North Pole
No. 27 – Detroit Today: Life Found on Titan!
Downstairs, this magazine is located on the living room table in front of the TV.
No. 25 – Gossips Weekly: Android Sex Officially Better!
No. 12 – Tech Addict: Is Your Android Spying on You?
In the kitchen of the murder house, where you must collect 10 pieces of evidence and investigate the dead body.
No. 3 – Century: The Bee-Line to Disaster
No. 26 – Gossips Weekly: It’s Time to Face the Music
Inside the laundromat, on a cupboard next to the door through which you entered.
Waiting for Hank…
No. 28 – Detroit Today: Famous Detroit Painter Dies
No. 30 – Detroit Today: Ivanoff Says “Niet”!
On a desk in the middle of the police station, use to scan for it.
–> “Famous Detroit Painter Dies” is only available if Markus did not attack Leo in “Chapter: Broken”.
No. 29 – Detroit Today: The Three Laws of Robotic Parenting
Replaces No. 28 if Markus did push Leo in “Chapter: Broken” (exact same magazine in the police station now shows a different page). You will have to replay all chapters continuously from “Chapter: Broken”. It won’t update your decisions if you skip chapters in between.
–> only available if Markus did push Leo in “Chapter: Broken”.
On the Run
No. 31 – Detroit Today: Cyber Wildlife
(Not Numbered) – Canada: Canada still Android-Free Zone
If Kara & Alice slept in the Squat, it will be on the left side of the Squat where Alice slept. If they went to sleep at the Motel, it will be in front of the TV. If they slept in the old car it will be in front of the car. It doesn’t matter which route you take, the magazines in either location are identical.
No. 32 – Detroit Today: Android on the Run!
No. 13 – Tech Addict: Android Astronauts
After Markus gets off the train, it’s on a bench right at the train station.
–> for “Android on the Run!” Kara must have escaped the house with Alice in “Chapter: Stormy Night” and in “Chapter: On the Run” she was seen by police and ran across the highway to escape.
No. 15 – Tech Addict: Cyberlife’s Fortune Teller Computer
Same place as #32 & #13, in the same magazine as those two.
–> This spawns instead of No. 32 (in the same book, same location as No. 32) if Kara spent the night in the Abandoned Car in “Chapter: Fugitives” and stealthily evaded the police in “Chapter: On the Run” without being seen or chased (no highway chase). #32 spawns if she was chased across the highway, #15 spawns if she escaped stealthily without triggering the highway chase. You can also #15 near the end of the game in “Chapter: Meet Kamski” (if it doesn’t spawn here already).
No. 20 – Green Earth: Past the Tipping Point
No. 33 – Detroit Today: Red Ice Epidemic
When Hank kicks in the door to the apartment, immediately check the small side room on the right (before you enter the room with the many birds). In that small side room the magazine sits on a table hidden behind the door, easy to miss. *Credit to Yuutsu
No. 34 – Detroit Today: Arctic Tensions Escalate
No. 35 – Detroit Today: Now Androids Alter Your Brain
Upstairs in the bedroom of Zlatko’s villa. You can go there after Zlatko resets Kara (while you search the house for Alice).
–> No. 35 only spawns if Kara was detected by the police in “Chapter: On the Run” and fled across the highway (where you had to push buttons to not get hit by cars).
No. 41 – Detroit Today: AX400 Getaway
Upstairs in the bedroom of Zlatko’s villa. You can go there after Zlatko resets Kara (while you search the house for Alice). Exact same magazine as #34 & #35 but spawns under different conditions.
–> No. 41 replaces No. 35 if Kara stayed at the Abandoned Car or at the Motel in “Chapter: Fugitives” (not the Squat) and then stealthily sneaks past the police in “Chapter: On the Run” without being seen. Kara isn’t allowed to trigger the highway chase. She must sneak past all the police patrolling the street unnoticed and make it to the train station without being chased. Only then this magazine will spawn. You will need to do two partial playthroughs, one for No. 35 and one for No. 41. You can’t jump/skip chapters in between. You must replay in one continuous run with the Save Feature enabled.
No. 5 – Century: Time to Pull the Plug
No. 4 – Century: Tainted Love
Inside Hank’s house, in his bedroom (after you lead him to the bath and bring him clothes). When you freely explore the house while he pukes, you can grab this magazine.
The Eden Club
No. 14 – Tech Addict: The First Immortals Are Among Us
No. 36 – Detroit Today: The New Super-Powers
Inside the warehouse, after tracking the Tracis. The magazine is on a box in the back of the warehouse. Be sure to pick it up before following the blue blood droplets to the end.
The Pirates’ Cove
No. 37 – Detroit Today: USS Iowa Missing
No. 24 – Gossips Weekly: All-Android Band Tipped for Music Prize
After Luther kicks in the door to the pirate house (short cutscene), the magazine will be on the barrels where Kara puts down her flashlight. After you regain control of Kara it’s right in front of you.
No. 8 – Century: The Mysterious Mister Kamski
No. 40 – Detroit Today: Markets Predict War
After Connor gets out the car it’s on the bench straight in front of you. Be sure to pick it up before talking to Hank (no way back after that).
The Stratford Tower
No. 6 – Century: President Warren A Woman in Trouble
No. 38 – Detroit Today: G.I. Android
Found at floor 47 after taking the elevator up from the lobby. Sitting on a counter in the restaurant area (you can grab it before putting on the uniform in the bathroom). *Credit to Yuutsu
No. 16 – Tech Addict: Bleeding Blue
No. 21 – Green Earth: Clean Food Craze
Found in the kitchen of the broadcast room.
No. 9 – Century: World War Three
(Not Numbered) Treat Yourself!
On the kitchen table, but can only be read after Rose left the house. Be sure to grab it before opening the door for the cop.
No. 39 – Detroit Today: Who is It?
No. 7 Century: An Android for President?
At the very start of the chapter, as soon as you gain control of Markus, turn left immediately (literally before taking a single step). It’s on a box just next to you. Take 2 steps and it will be out of sight already.
No. 17 – Tech Addict: Space Tourism on the Rise
No. 15 – Tech Addict: Cyberlife’s Fortune Teller Computer
In the entrance hall of Kamski’s house (after the Chloe lets you in), check out the picture on the right wall. After viewing the image you can read the magazine sitting just underneath the image on a cupboard. It’s only available after having viewed the image!
No. 42 – Detroit Today: Android Riot
No. 18 – Tech Addict: The Eastern Space Race
At the very start of the chapter, after taking control of Markus, it’s found just 1-2 steps to the left of where you start. Literally just where you spawn look at the floor to the left.
–> only spawns if Markus freed the Androids from the store and did a violent demonstration in “Chapter: Capitol Park”.
Crossroads – Connor
No. 43 – Detroit Today: Detroit in Chaos
No. 44 – Detroit Today: Android Terror in Detroit
When Connor first enters Jericho, the magazine can be found sitting on a box in the back of the area. Use to scan for it. However, do not proceed to the staircase yet (which is nearby). Doing so will skip ahead to a new scene with no option to go back.
–> only available if Markus charged at the police in “Chapter: Freedom March”.
Battle for Detroit – Kara Leaving Detroit
No. 46 – Detroit Today: Civil War in Detroit
On the right side at the bus stop.
–> only available if Markus chose REVOLUTION (Launch an Assault on the camps to liberate the Androids) in “Chapter: Night of the Soul”. Also make sure Alice and Kara aren’t captured and sent to the recycling plant during their escape in CROSSROADS.
Battle for Detroit – Markus Demonstration
No. 45 – Detroit Today: They Defy Us
On the right side of Markus’ camp, if he chose the peaceful demonstration option instead of violent revolution. You can grab it after you sit/kneel down in front of the soldiers and barricaded the encampment. The magazine sits on a bench in the encampment.
–> only available if Markus chose DEMONSTRATION (March peacefully toward the camps to pressure the authorities) in “Chapter: Night of the Soul”.
That’s all of the magazine locations in Detroit Become Human. After picking up your last one make sure you finish the chapter and the Bookworm trophy will unlock during the flowchart overview after the chapter is complete. The trophy does not unlock instantly.