To unlock Intel Operative achievement or trophy in Spec Ops: The Line, you have to recover all 23 intel items scattered throughout the game World.
If you are aiming for 1000 gamer score points or platinum trophy, getting this achievement or trophy should be priority. If that’s the case, this guide will assist you in recovering all the intel items in Spec Ops: The Line.
Chapter 1 – Intel Items
Intel Item #1 Location. While moving towards the objective, you will come across a military truck among military vehicles. Your first intel item is near this truck. Pick it up after killing the first group of enemies you encounter. You can pick this collectible right after the cutscene triggered by the dropped dead body.
Intel Item #2
Look for this intel item on the ground as you approach the entrance of wrecked aircraft while crossing the fuselage. You will find this item next to the stairs that you follow to enter the plane.
Chapter 2 – Intel Items
Intel Item #3
When the chapter starts, look to your left for a blue umbrella. This is where you will find the first Intel item of this chapter. It’s a brown bag so it shouldn’t be difficult for you to spot it.
Though you will have to kill the terrorists on the platform below before you can retrieve this Intel. Clear the terrorists and return to this area to collect this tape.
Intel Item #4
After clearing the bottom floor (TV Studio) in the Nest, take the stairs down and turn right. Look for a small black tape between a desk and a recording camera.
Chapter #3 – Intel Items
Intel Item #5
When you evacuate the starting area in your bid to escape the ambush in the hotel, sprint following the cursor on the screen, and you will come across a corridor. Cross the corridor and in the next area, take a left and jump down.
After landing, search the left side of the room. You will find a desk with two chairs. Search this area to find this collectible.
Do note that, entering the room will trigger the cut-scene, if it happens before you pick up the collectible, return to this room after clearing the enemies in the next area to retrieve this collectible.
Chapter #4 – Intel Items
Intel Item #6
At the start of the chapter, inside the Nest, search the first corridor. Look on the right wall for some drawings and a small entrance. On the ground is the first Intel item of this chapter.
When you are moving towards the objective, one of your team-mates will stop and look at the tent on the left side of the same corridor. On the opposite of that wall, is this Intel item.
Intel Item #7
You can retrieve this Intel item after locating McPherson. Follow McPherson and rappel to the next area. After reaching the ground, look for a large map on the ground, to the right. Next to this map is the observation desk, and on it is this Intel item.
Chapter 5 – Intel Items
Intel Item #8
After reaching the building on the other side, follow the stairs and clear the first room. After the next few checkpoints, you will reach the spa area. When you are to rappel through a large window, look on the wall for a green sigh – Sky Wadi – Fitness Wellness.
Facing the sign, look to your left for a door that allows you to enter the room. Enter this room and search the ground, you will find the first Intel item of this chapter.
Intel Item #9
After using the zip-line for the second time and landing by the pool filled with sand, you will enter the building after crossing the bridge ahead. Follow the stairs on the left leading to the second floor and search the first room.
Look for an orange painting, behind it, by the bed with red pillows, is the second collectible of this chapter.
Chapter 6 – Intel Items
Intel Item #10
At the start of the chapter, when the support squad arrives to help fight the terrorists.
Maintain the position of the turret and open the door to the next area to reach the sewers. While passing through the sewers filled with dead bodies, keep an eye on the right side of the tunnel.