Let’s start with the basics, if you are missing tons of collectables and want to follow a guide to walk you through going to every single collectable: This is NOT the guide for you. This would be a great place to turn for someone who followed another guide but missed a few along the way. Before you use this guide, you should complete the story and just be tracking down info individually instead of needing everything at once.
I have noticed that other guides discourage any collecting since so many of the collectables will be unobtainable until you progress further in the story. I prefer to explore as I play, I liked the boost in XP, and I enjoyed the story being supplemented by Echos that I found along the way. I collected 90+% by exploring as I played through the story and wanted an efficient way to just locate the few collectables I was missing per map. I was not looking forward to following a guide for hours while traveling to locations I already collected the items at.
It is impossible to complete the collectable achievements until you get all the necessary abilities late in the game and back-track. So do yourself a favor and just finish the story before you wrap up collectables.
I have created a list that you can check your progress against and just go after the pieces you are missing. You can see what collectables you are missing in the menu, and if you reference here for the name of the one you are missing, you can then go after that specific one.
Once you know what you are missing, then use a guide like this one to find the exact location:https://www.powerpyx.com/star-wars-jedi-fallen-order-all-col...
I used a “Find” feature on my browser (Control F) to search through the POWERPYX Guide and take me to exactly what I was missing. Be aware of slight language errors: Laborer for me was spelled Labourer in the POWERPYX Guide (for example).
*The POWERPYX Guide was missing a few locations, so I noted a quick reference of where I found items that were not listed by POWERPYX. Since I only used that guide to find one’s I had missed through my own search, please let me know if you notice any other locations I should point out to supplement the POWERPYX Guide.Lightsaber Emitter
This same guide can be used for any of the achievements that you found most of the collectables naturally, and you just need a small percentage to finish. I will include the info for all of these together since it would save you a time to nab the the few Echos you need while you are in the same area as the Stim Canister you missed (for example):Collector
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