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How to get all the Halo Infinite Foundation collectibles

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Find these Halo Infinite Foundation collectibles as you fight your way through the fragments of Zeta Halo to reach the surface. Foundation is the second mission in the Halo Infinite campaign, and during your journey through the Forerunner architecture, you’ll need to find the Cowbell Skull and a few Banished and UNSC audio logs. Doing so will give you a bit more background information for the events immediately preceding Halo Infinite’s campaign, so any lore enthusiasts should keep an eye out. Here are all the locations for the Halo Infinite collectibles in the Foundation mission.

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Halo Infinite Foundation collectibles locations

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In the Halo Infinite Foundation mission, there are two UNSC audio logs, one Banished audio log and one Skull. To see how many of each collectible type is present in the mission and how many you’ve collected, open the Halo Infinite map and look at the information box towards the top-left corner of the screen. At the moment, there is no way to replay missions in Halo Infinite without starting an entirely new campaign. Since this mission does not take place in a free roam area, all of the collectibles can be missed. The locations of these collectibles are presented below in the order that you’ll find them in the mission, so follow this guide as you play to get them all with no problems.

Foundation Cowbell Skull

Foundation Skull

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To get the Skull in the Foundation mission, you need to have picked up the Weapon, taken the lift to the room full of holographic children (don’t ask), and then reached a large room with a walkway on the left that is accessed by passing a window and turning left down a corridor.

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The Skull is hidden up in the Forerunner ceiling rafters of this room. You can use Master Chief’s Scan ability to temporarily reveal the Skull so you know exactly where to go. To reach it, you must use the Grappleshot. First grapple yourself into one of the gaps in the nearby support structures.

Halo Infinite campaign foundation collectibles cowbell skull

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Now you need to jump, grapple and swing up to the structure that the Skull is sitting on. This is the Cowbell Skull which increases the acceleration objects gain from explosions.

Foundation UNSC audio log 1

Foundation UNSC audio log 1

Much like the very first Halo Infinite Warship Gbraakon collectibles, this UNSC audio log is obtained automatically just by playing through Foundation. It is unlocked in the Database tab after the Weapon says, “Did I miss something? There’s a file that’s been unlocked but I don’t have access”, which plays just after a cutscene.

Foundation Banished audio log

Foundation Banished audio log

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To get this Halo Infinite Foundation collectible, you need to get to the large room in which the Weapon will construct two bridges for you. There is a large blue beam of light up towards the ceiling too. Once both bridges have been raised, clear the enemies and head to the exit door. The Banished audio log will be on the left side of the door.

Foundation UNSC audio log 2

Foundation UNSC audio log 2

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The final Foundation collectible is towards the end of the mission when you’ll be directed to find a Power Seed to power up a lift that will take you to the Ring’s surface. Follow the waypoint to the Power Seed and walk down the long walkway towards the Forerunner console. The final UNSC audio log and collectible in this mission is to the left of the console. Look out for the other types of collectibles out on Zeta Halo as you explore and work your way through the campaign, such as Halo Infinite Mjolnir Armories that award multiplayer cosmetics for your own Spartan.

Will Sawyer

After realising I hated writing local news when I started my journalism degree, I decided to make it my mission to combine my gaming interests with work and become a games journalist. Even with my final year of uni cut short by a small virus you may have heard of, I managed to graduate from Kingston University London and have been doing freelance guides writing since the start of 2021. I was previously at Game Rant, but now I'm over here at GamesRadar+, no doubt still spending far too much time doing Warlock space magic stuff in Destiny 2, and trying to claw my way to Apex Predator in Apex Legends.