Halo 5: Guardians is the most collectible-heavy of all of the Halo titles, with 117 pieces of intel to collect and 13 skulls spread across 15 levels. Each level has between five and 12 pieces of intel, most of which belong to a specific series that tells a unique story. To collect these intel pieces, you just need to approach and access them by holding the action button.

Collecting all 117 intel will net you an achievement worth 40 Gamerscore, called "Hunt the Truth." These intel will appear on all difficulties, and are often relatively on path towards the end of the level, just slightly off to the side and hidden somewhere. Not too many large detours will need to be taken, so it's fairly reasonable to knock these out during your Legendary playthrough.

Halo 5: Guardians Intel Location Guides

Collectibles in the game can be found throughout the entirety of the campaign, not just the first three missions. If you're looking to clean up some missed collectibles in other levels, look no further than our other guides.

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Each piece of intel has a unique name, and each mission's collected intel can be seen by pausing the game and clicking "Mission Intel." All of the intel in this guide will be listed with their name, so if you are looking for a specific one that you are missing, you can find it here easily.


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Osiris features seven data pads to be collected. The first can be found at the very beginning as soon as the opening cinematic completes, in the back right of this area between two purple crates. Hug the right wall in the spawning spot and you will find it.

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Continue through the level until you learn to charge, and have to bust through an ice wall. Immediately after doing so, head forward and to the left to see the data pad on a lower ledge.

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Once you reach the point pictured below, jump up to the metal platform on the left, then sprint-jump to the higher ledge to your right. You will need to grapple this to pull yourself up.

Continue forward and up to the higher, smaller ledge in front of you to find the data pad in the snow.

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Upon your arrival at the icy cave pictured, walk up to the two very large cluster of icicles ahead.

Behind the icicle on the right, in a small hole will be the first of four of Halsey's notes.

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Once you reach the Forerunner structure below, jump up the ledge to the right of the door where the turret was.

Walk in a straight line after climbing up to find the data pad on a small platform near the edge.

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Immediately after the last intel, you will run through some hallways in the Forerunner structure. Once you reach the room below, the data pad will be in the right corner by some crates.

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In the very next room following the third set of research notes, head to the right of the room.

Up on top of a small elevated platform behind the center strut, amongst some crates will be the level's final intel.

Blue Team

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Blue Team has eight intel, one more than the previous level. The first can be found as a station log at a computer once you reach the point below. It will be directly ahead of you after you head up the ramp.

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Slightly further into the level, when you first encounter enemies, take a left and you should see a large silo with a glowing red square light. Head around to the back of this silo to find a station log.

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A while after the last intel, you will reach a door that says "Central Control" over it. When you see this, turn around and face the opposite corner of this room.

Climb up the three platforms in that corner. Turn around at the top and jump to the top platform to find the intel.

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After going through the dark tunnels of suicide grunts, you'll come to an area with a large glowing red corner, pictured below.

Go to this red corner and you should see a stack of crates. Behind these crates is a hole in the wall.

Crouch through this hole to find the intel in a secret room.

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In the next area, once you pass all of the windows overlooking space, head through the circular door and the station log will be directly in front of you.

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After riding down the elevator that the hunter attacks, the data pad can be found in the middle of the room on the floor, just left of where the hunter is standing in the picture below.

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This one is also very easy. After you reach the following area, drop down and immediately face left. You will see the station log sitting in the corner.

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After entering the hangar bay, continue through the hallways until you see the partially opened door pictured below. Directly in front of this door will be this level's last intel.


Evelyn Collins: Meridian Day 1

The first of Glassed's six intel pieces can be found shortly after you reach the bottom of the elevator. Head into the large room pictured below and take a right over the "Personnel Walkway Only" text.

Head to the back left corner of this area to find the data pad sitting on a box.

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Immediately after the first intel, you will head outside to the area seen below. Head outside and take an immediate left.

Behind the large green tarp, sitting on a box is a radio encased in a rock. This is the intel.

Evelyn Collins: Meridian Day 5

In the same area of the last intel, head up to the second floor of the large building pictured below.

Head down the hallway and take a right into a small room. Sitting on the chair in the back corner is the intel.

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After the gate opens and you get yourself a warthog, head forward to find the area pictured below. In the back right, you should see two red crates.

Drive over to these two crates and climb up the right one. Behind it, on the ground will be the radio.

Evelyn Collins: Meridian Day 17

During your driving portion, you will pass through a building seen here. Once you reach it, exit your warthog and go to the left of the building, as opposed to going across the bridge.

In here, the data pad can be found sitting on top of a desk.

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After crossing the bridge, take out all of the enemies in the immediate and lower area to open up Garage 14 in the back lower corner. You can see it on the left of the pictured below.

Enter it to find a scorpion, and some intel behind it on a crate.

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