Death Stranding has one main collectible in the form of memory chips. There are 56 total memory chips available to collect. You can donate memory chips to delivery terminals around the game world to upload and view their data. Restoring your first memory chip will grant you the trophy or achievement « A Thirst for Knowledge, » while restoring all 56 memory chips will grant you the « Fount of Knowledge » trophy or achievement. You can come across most memory chips while exploring the world, but some have specific requirements to spawn, and many are just plain hard to find.
Here’s where to find all 56 memory chip locations in Death Stranding, plus some tips on making your hunt for them easier. Check out our updated Death Stranding review for our impressions, plus thoughts on how it runs on PC.
How To Find Memory Chips
Memory chips are small, shiny objects that you will be able to spot by their distinct sparkle. A glowing blue memory chip icon will also mark their location both in-world and on the map. Memory chips will only show up as an icon on the map when other players have marked it. If you find one and it isn’t marked on the map, do your fellow porters a favor and place a marker on it.
What To Do With Memory Chips
Once found, memory chips can be donated to delivery terminals and their data decrypted and restored. You must deliver all memory chips to terminals in order to get the Fount of Knowledge trophy–just collecting them is not enough.
Memory chips are flash drive-like objects that contain relics of cultural data from the world before the mass extinction event. Each contains information on things like classic movies, music and soundtracks, plastic model kits, vehicles, entries from personal diaries, and even « lore » on more mundane « artifacts, » like coffee cups.
Once you restore the data on a memory chip, you can access it via your cufflinks by opening up options, navigating to the Data section of the sidebar on the left, and scrolling down to Memory Chips. From this screen, you can see which memory chips you still have to find, and read the data for the ones you’ve already registered.
All Memory Chip Locations And Requirements
Below you’ll find a list of every memory chip in numbered order. This is not the most natural order you will find the memory chips in. Instead, scroll to the lists below this table, where we’ve broken out memory chips by general region, and use the following table for more detailed reference on location and requirements. If you miss a memory chip before moving on to the next region, you don’t have to worry. At no point do any of the memory chips become impossible to collect or inaccessible, so you will eventually have a chance to collect them all.
#Memory ChipRegionLocation / Requirement(s)1Frame Arms: ByakkoEasternNear some mossy rocks by the Waystation West of Capital Knot City2Frame Arms Girls: ByakkoEasternAt the Wind Farm, up some stairs and on top of some grating in a corner3Frame Arms: KagetoraCentralIn the back of a cargo truck on the east side of Lake Knot City, by the loading bays on the waterfront side4Frame Arms: GenbuCentralAt the base of the radar tower just south of the Weather Station5Frame Arms: MingwuCentralIn a cave of collapsed highway near the northern end of Mama’s Lab6Kotobukiya Ludens Girl ModelCentralOn top of a large transport truck parked on the south end of the Distribution Center North of Mountain Knot City7Prime 1 Studio 1/2 Scale Ludens statueCentralOn some rubble in the wide open area with all the broken columns just north of Mountain Knot City8Sentinel 1/6 Ludens Action FigurineCentralOn the ground inside a large cave west of Mountain Knot City, near where the large river forks9Max Factory Ludens figmaCentralOn top of some rubble near the tar lake on the east side of South Knot City10Good Smile Company Nendoroid Jumbo LudensWesternInside the Edge Knot City terminal, in the back corner11ChristineCentralOn top of a rock underneath a large rocky overhang, slightly northeast of the Distribution Center South of Lake Knot City and the Elder Shelter12GodzillaCentralOn a rock in the small tar puddle at the bottom of the crater at Mountain Knot City13The WalkCentralOn top of the mountain just northwest of the First Prepper shelter [Requires: Level up First Prepper and read the email « Food Tastes Better When You’re Up High! »]14Stand By MeCentralOn a walkway leading to the large tower at the Incinerator West of Lake Knot City, accessible by running up its sloped side to the roof and climbing over [Requires: Level up Waystation North of Mountain Knot City and read the email « I Saw Another One of Those Glowing Things… »]15Big FishEasternOn top of a shipping container in the container port at Port Knot City16Fright NightCentralAt the base of a small rocky structure near the water south of the massive crater17MatangoCentralOn the ground near all the Cryptobiotes, on the east side of the large rocky structure east of the Distribution Center South of Lake Knot City18The Seven SamuraiEasternUp on a ledge inside the cave near the MULE Camp, slightly southwest of the Distribution Center West of Capital Knot City19The Bridge on the River KwaiCentralOn the west side of the collapsed bridge across the river west of South Knot City and Mama’s Lab20Dr. StrangeloveCentralOn the ground on the south end of the heart-shaped lake near Heartman’s Lab, on the beach between the two rounded parts21Eggshell CarvingCentralOn an army cot inside a tent at the MULE Camp south of Lake Knot City22GlasscraftCentralOn the ground near a large, rocky structure at around the halfway point between Lake Knot City and the Distribution Center South of Lake Knot City, or between the Engineer and the Craftsman shelters23Coffee CupCentralOn top of the reddish orange rug inside a large tent in the MULE Camp northeast of the Timefall Farm, or just directly west of the large collapsed bridge24Soap bubbleCentralOn the roof of the Timefall Farm, accessible by running up the sloped ramp in the back25Frozen Soap BubbleCentralOn the ground on top of the cliff overlooking Heartman’s Lab from the west26Dandelion SeedsCentralOn the ground by the rubble of the cabin on top of the big metal platform up in the mountains, southwest of the First Prepper shelter–the same location where you meet Deadman at the cabin27Wine GlassCentralOn the ground in a cave in the snowy, mountainous region west of the Mountaineer shelter28PotteryCentralOn top of a ledge on the huge tower south of Mama’s Lab29Snow CrystalCentralOn a metal walkway attached to one of the large square buildings on the southeast end of Mountain Knot City30Fused SilicaCentralInside a pool of water in the vog crater at the bottom of the ravine to the southwest of the Paleontologist shelter [Requires: Level the Paleontologist to 5 stars and read the « Much Respect to Porters Everywhere! » email–bring a gas mask!]31Reverse Trike: « Ride » TypeCentralNear a cave at the base of the cliff near the huge waterfall32Honda NSR250RCentralOn a white table inside a large tent at the MULE Camp, near the halfway point between Lake Knot City and the Distribution Center South of Lake Knot City33Honda Rebel 500CentralOn a shelf on the second floor of the old warehouse in the MULE territory north of the Timefall Farm34Triumph Bonneville BobberCentralNext to a pile of books on a black couch in a large tent at the MULE Camp just southeast of the Distribution Center South of Lake Knot City35Triumph Street Triple RSCentralOn top of a white shipping container in the junkyard behind the Junk Dealer’s shelter36Yamaha MT-09CentralOn a white table inside a tent at the MULE Camp northwest of the Distribution Center South of Lake Knot City37Yamaha RD500LCCentralOn a sleeping bag on an army cot inside the big tent at the MULE Camp far west of the Waystation North of Mountain Knot City, or just southwest of the Incinerator West of Lake Knot City38Kawasaki Z1 (900 Super Four)CentralOn a red toolbox cabinet inside a tent at the MULE Camp in the swampy region south of the Distribution Center North of Mountain Knot City39Kawasaki Ninja H2RCentralOn an army cot inside the large tent at the MULE Camp west of the Paleontologist shelter and south of the Evo-Devo Biologist shelter40Harley-Davidson Pan America 1250WesternOn the ground next to the submerged truck near the Distribution Center North of Edge Knot City41Death Stranding/Low RoarEasternJust east of Port Knot City, on the ground near one of the light blue shipping containers by the water42Lucio Fulci’s Horror & Thriller CompilationEasternIn the corner of the roof of the Incinerator West of Capital Knot City43Profondo Rosso Original Motion Picture SoundtrackEasternOn a rooftop near Capital Knot City, accessible with a ladder [Requires: Read the email « A Weird Glowing Object in Capital Knot City »]44Thelma Original Motion Picture SoundtrackCentralOn a palette inside an open white shipping container in the warehouse at the halfway point between the Craftsman shelter and the Waystation North of Mountain Knot City45dawn/SILENT POETSEasternBetween Distribution Center West of Capital Knot City and Port Knot City, near some rocks under a large rocky archway46Low Roar/Low RoarCentralOn the ground near a large riverside rock north of the abandoned warehouse in MULE territory470/Low RoarCentralOn top of a square shipping container inside the loading bay port on the south side of Lake Knot City48Once In A Long, Long While…/Low RoarCentralOn the ground down inside the canyon east of the Distribution Center South of Lake Knot City, against the east edge of the map49God Of War Original Video Game SoundtrackEasternOn some rocks on the slope between the Wind Farm and Distribution Center West of Capital Knot City50Bronson SoundtrackCentralOn the ground in the mountains west of the Waystation North of Mountain Knot City51Valhalla Rising: Original Soundtrack, by Peter Peter & Peter KyedCentralAt the base of the torii gate-like monument up on the mountain south of the Timefall Farm52Nicolas Winding Refn The Wicked Die YoungCentralOn some rocks next to one of the upper floors of the the huge building submerged in the snow, to the southeast of Mountain Knot City53My Life Directed By Nicolas Winding RefnWesternOn the sidewalk at the deadend near the collapsed road, ground level54An Unknown Man’s Journal: Part 1CentralOn the ground near some rubble in a destroyed building near the ruined shelter55An Unknown Man’s Journal: Part 2CentralIn the bed of a pickup truck on the collapsed highway northeast of the tar lake near South Knot City56An Unknown Man’s Journal: Part 3CentralInside Peter Englert’s shelter [Requires: Complete Episode 9 and read emails from Higgs]
Eastern Region Memory Chip Locations
This is a list of memory chips located in the Eastern Region where Death Stranding’s opening chapters take place. You may not necessarily find these in the order listed.
#1 – Frame Arms: Byakko#2 – Frame Arms Girls: Byakko#15 – Big Fish#18 – The Seven Samurai#41 – Death Stranding/Low Roar#42 – Lucio Fulci’s Horror & Thriller Compilation#43 – Profondo Rosso Original Motion Picture Soundtrack#49 – God of War Original Video Game Soundtrack#45 – dawn/SILENT POETS
Central Region Memory Chip Locations (Lake Knot)
This is a list of memory chips located in the Central Region, where the bulk of Death Stranding’s chapters take place. This first part accounts for the memory chips located on the eastern, Lake Knot side of the region, before the snowy mountain section. You may not necessarily find these in the order listed.
#3 – Frame Arms: Kagetora#4 – Frame Arms: Genbu#5 – Frame Arms: Mingwu#9 – Max Factory Ludens figma#11 – Christine#14 – Stand by Me#16 – Fright Night#17 – Matango#19 – The Bridge on the River Kwai#21 – Eggshell Carving#22 – Glasscraft#23 – Coffee Cup#24 – Soap bubble#28 – Pottery#31 – Reverse Trike: « Ride » Type#32 – Honda NSR250R#33 – Honda Rebel 500#34 – Triumph Bonneville Bobber#35 – Triumph Street Triple RS#36 – Yamaha MT-09#44 – Thelma Original Motion Picture Soundtrack#46 – Low Roar/Low Roar#47 – 0/Low Roar#48 – Once In A Long, Long While…/Low Roar#51 – Valhalla Rising: Original Soundtrack, by Peter Peter & Peter Kyed#54 – An Unknown Man’s Journal: Part 1#55 – An Unknown Man’s Journal: Part 2#56 – An Unknown Man’s Journal: Part 3
Central Region Memory Chip Locations (Mountain Knot)
This is a list of memory chips located in the Central Region, where the bulk of Death Stranding’s chapters take place. This second part accounts for the memory chips located on the western, Mountain Knot side of the region, including the snowy mountains section and everything that lies west of that. You may not necessarily find these in the order listed.
#6 – Kotobukiya Ludens Girl Model#7 – Prime 1 Studio 1/2 Scale Ludens statue#8 – Sentinel 1/6 Ludens Action Figurine#12 – Godzilla#13 – The Walk#14 – Stand by Me#20 – Dr. Strangelove#25 – Frozen Soap Bubble#26 – Dandelion Seeds#27 – Wine Glass#29 – Snow Crystal#30 – Fused Silica#37 – Yamaha RD500LC#38 – Kawasaki Z1 (900 Super Four)#39 – Kawasaki Ninja H2R#50 – Bronson Soundtrack#52 – Nicolas Winding Refn The Wicked Die Young
Western Region Memory Chip Locations
This is a list of memory chips located in the Western Region where Edge Knot City resides. You may not necessarily find these in the order listed.
#10 – Good Smile Company Nendoroid Jumbo Ludens#40 – Harley-Davidson Pan America 1250#53 – My Life Directed By Nicolas Winding Refn
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