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Death Stranding Memory Chip Location Guide: How To Get Fount Of Knowledge Achievement



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 Chip Region Location / Requirement(s)
1 Frame Arms: Byakko Eastern Near some mossy rocks by the Waystation West of Capital Knot City
2 Frame Arms Girls: Byakko Eastern At the Wind Farm, up some stairs and on top of some grating in a corner
3 Frame Arms: Kagetora Central In the back of a cargo truck on the east side of Lake Knot City, by the loading bays on the waterfront side
4 Frame Arms: Genbu Central At the base of the radar tower just south of the Weather Station
5 Frame Arms: Mingwu Central In a cave of collapsed highway near the northern end of Mama’s Lab
6 Kotobukiya Ludens Girl Model Central On top of a large transport truck parked on the south end of the Distribution Center North of Mountain Knot City
7 Prime 1 Studio 1/2 Scale Ludens statue Central On some rubble in the wide open area with all the broken columns just north of Mountain Knot City
8 Sentinel 1/6 Ludens Action Figurine Central On the ground inside a large cave west of Mountain Knot City, near where the large river forks
9 Max Factory Ludens figma Central On top of some rubble near the tar lake on the east side of South Knot City
10 Good Smile Company Nendoroid Jumbo Ludens Western Inside the Edge Knot City terminal, in the back corner
11 Christine Central On top of a rock underneath a large rocky overhang, slightly northeast of the Distribution Center South of Lake Knot City and the Elder Shelter
12 Godzilla Central On a rock in the small tar puddle at the bottom of the crater at Mountain Knot City
13 The Walk Central On 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!”]
14 Stand By Me Central On 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…”]
15 Big Fish Eastern On top of a shipping container in the container port at Port Knot City
16 Fright Night Central At the base of a small rocky structure near the water south of the massive crater
17 Matango Central On the ground near all the Cryptobiotes, on the east side of the large rocky structure east of the Distribution Center South of Lake Knot City
18 The Seven Samurai Eastern Up on a ledge inside the cave near the MULE Camp, slightly southwest of the Distribution Center West of Capital Knot City
19 The Bridge on the River Kwai Central On the west side of the collapsed bridge across the river west of South Knot City and Mama’s Lab
20 Dr. Strangelove Central On the ground on the south end of the heart-shaped lake near Heartman’s Lab, on the beach between the two rounded parts
21 Eggshell Carving Central On an army cot inside a tent at the MULE Camp south of Lake Knot City
22 Glasscraft Central On 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 shelters
23 Coffee Cup Central On 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 bridge
24 Soap bubble Central On the roof of the Timefall Farm, accessible by running up the sloped ramp in the back
25 Frozen Soap Bubble Central On the ground on top of the cliff overlooking Heartman’s Lab from the west
26 Dandelion Seeds Central On 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 cabin
27 Wine Glass Central On the ground in a cave in the snowy, mountainous region west of the Mountaineer shelter
28 Pottery Central On top of a ledge on the huge tower south of Mama’s Lab
29 Snow Crystal Central On a metal walkway attached to one of the large square buildings on the southeast end of Mountain Knot City
30 Fused Silica Central Inside 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!]
31 Reverse Trike: “Ride” Type Central Near a cave at the base of the cliff near the huge waterfall
32 Honda NSR250R Central On 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 City
33 Honda Rebel 500 Central On a shelf on the second floor of the old warehouse in the MULE territory north of the Timefall Farm
34 Triumph Bonneville Bobber Central Next 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 City
35 Triumph Street Triple RS Central On top of a white shipping container in the junkyard behind the Junk Dealer’s shelter
36 Yamaha MT-09 Central On a white table inside a tent at the MULE Camp northwest of the Distribution Center South of Lake Knot City
37 Yamaha RD500LC Central On 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 City
38 Kawasaki Z1 (900 Super Four) Central On a red toolbox cabinet inside a tent at the MULE Camp in the swampy region south of the Distribution Center North of Mountain Knot City
39 Kawasaki Ninja H2R Central On an army cot inside the large tent at the MULE Camp west of the Paleontologist shelter and south of the Evo-Devo Biologist shelter
40 Harley-Davidson Pan America 1250 Western On the ground next to the submerged truck near the Distribution Center North of Edge Knot City
41 Death Stranding/Low Roar Eastern Just east of Port Knot City, on the ground near one of the light blue shipping containers by the water
42 Lucio Fulci’s Horror & Thriller Compilation Eastern In the corner of the roof of the Incinerator West of Capital Knot City
43 Profondo Rosso Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Eastern On a rooftop near Capital Knot City, accessible with a ladder [Requires: Read the email “A Weird Glowing Object in Capital Knot City”]
44 Thelma Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Central On 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 City
45 dawn/SILENT POETS Eastern Between Distribution Center West of Capital Knot City and Port Knot City, near some rocks under a large rocky archway
46 Low Roar/Low Roar Central On the ground near a large riverside rock north of the abandoned warehouse in MULE territory
47 0/Low Roar Central On top of a square shipping container inside the loading bay port on the south side of Lake Knot City
48 Once In A Long, Long While…/Low Roar Central On the ground down inside the canyon east of the Distribution Center South of Lake Knot City, against the east edge of the map
49 God Of War Original Video Game Soundtrack Eastern On some rocks on the slope between the Wind Farm and Distribution Center West of Capital Knot City
50 Bronson Soundtrack Central On the ground in the mountains west of the Waystation North of Mountain Knot City
51 Valhalla Rising: Original Soundtrack, by Peter Peter & Peter Kyed Central At the base of the torii gate-like monument up on the mountain south of the Timefall Farm
52 Nicolas Winding Refn The Wicked Die Young Central On some rocks next to one of the upper floors of the the huge building submerged in the snow, to the southeast of Mountain Knot City
53 My Life Directed By Nicolas Winding Refn Western On the sidewalk at the deadend near the collapsed road, ground level
54 An Unknown Man’s Journal: Part 1 Central On the ground near some rubble in a destroyed building near the ruined shelter
55 An Unknown Man’s Journal: Part 2 Central In the bed of a pickup truck on the collapsed highway northeast of the tar lake near South Knot City
56 An Unknown Man’s Journal: Part 3 Central Inside 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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