Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Intel Locations ‘Ferrum Absconsum’ Guide

By   /   Nov 3, 2014

In Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, Intel is not only required for the sake of earning Achievements/Trophies or to acquire a deeper understanding of the game’s story, but are also required to earn Upgrade Points to upgrade your character in a number of ways.

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Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Intel Locations

There are 45 Intel scattered throughout 15 missions of the single-player campaign – 3 in each chapter. Like previous Call of Duty titles, these collectibles appear as laptops. Once you reach one, press the action button to upload the data to your collection.

You can keep track of your collected Intel by hitting the Main Menu and choosing Mission Select. Finding all Intel will unlock the following Achievements/Trophies:

  • History in the Making
  • Ferrum Absconsum

In this guide, I’m going to share locations of all Intel that can be found in the game. This guide may contain minor spoilers, so read it at your own discretion:

Mission #1 – Induction

Intel #1
Location: After heading inside the hotel, reach the first floor and you will find it sitting on a table on the right side.

Advanced Warfare Intel Locations

Intel #2
Location: After meeting up with the Atlas Squad, you need to head inside a building named Sakura. Once inside, reach the third floor to find the collectible. The Intel is located at the top of the living room with a set of large televisions.

Advanced Warfare Intel Locations

Intel #3
Location: Before getting to the aircraft to plant the charges, go through the large waterfall beneath the platform containing the carrier to come across a hidden room. Head inside the room to find the last Intel of this mission.

Advanced Warfare Intel Locations

Advanced Warfare Intel Locations

Mission #2 – Atlas

Intel #4
Location: After rescuing the president, go inside the newly opened door located opposite from where you rescued him. Once inside, check the small rest room to find the Intel.

Advanced Warfare Intel Locations

Intel #5
Location: After completing the tour with Jonathan Irons, head inside the small bunker located opposite of where Gideon stands waiting for you.

Advanced Warfare Intel Locations

Intel #6
Location: After completing the grenade training, go down towards the supply room and turn right from the bottom of the stairs to find the last Intel of this chapter near two workers.

Chapter #3 – Traffic

Intel #7
Location: Before placing the Harmonic Device to rescue the president, come a little back and check near the cubicles on the left side to find this Intel. It is located near a photo-copier machine.

Advanced Warfare Intel Locations

Intel #8
Location: After escaping the turret-mounted vehicle, you will go up the stairs and drop down into a courtyard. Once you are in the new area, stick to the left side and head inside a building with table-tennis tables.

Reach the upper floor of this area to find the Intel near the two vending machines.

Advanced Warfare Intel Locations

Intel #9
Location: After flanking the turret, you will rally with your squad to climb up a wall. Before doing so, look directly opposite of the wall to find the Intel in plain sight.

Advanced Warfare Intel Locations

Mission #4 – Fission

Intel #10
Location: After coming out of the elevator, don’t continue towards the objective marker. Instead, enter the windowed room located on the right side to find the first Intel of this chapter located behind the shelves.

Intel #11
Location: After arriving in the Reactor Room, you will be asked to use your Assault Drone. After clearing out the area, cross the first stairs on the right and you will come across a couple of stairways on the right side. Go under these stairways to find the Intel.

Advanced Warfare Intel Locations

Intel #12
Location: After coming out of the large vault door, don’t take the stairs leading down and continue on the catwalk located on the right side to find this Intel.

Mission #5 – Aftermath

Intel #13
Location: After your separation with Gideon, you will be asked to stay hidden. Go straight and turn left at the intersection to find the Intel in plain sight.

Advanced Warfare Intel Locations

Intel #14
Location: Once you regroup with Gideon, check the white bunker on the left side to find the Intel.

Advanced Warfare Intel Locations

Intel #15
Location: After dragging the ambulance for cover, you will enter the hospital emergency. Once inside the emergency, reach the upper floor and stick to the left side. You need to head inside a door located on the left side to find the Intel.

Advanced Warfare Intel Locations

Mission #6 – Manhunt

Intel #16
Location: After suiting up in your Exo-skeleton, check the nearby table near Ilona to find this Intel.

Advanced Warfare Intel Locations

Intel #17
Location: After killing the wrong Hades, go with Ilona to rally with your squad. While crossing the street, look for a brown building on the left side. Head inside this building and reach the upper floor to find this Intel.

Advanced Warfare Intel Locations

Advanced Warfare Intel Locations

Intel #18
Location: After Torres dies during the sniper sequence, go up the stairs and head inside the building in front of you to find the Intel behind a counter.

Advanced Warfare Intel Locations

Mission #7 – Utopia

Intel #19
Location: Once you gain control of Mitchel, turn back and check the large counter behind you to find the first Intel of this chapter.

Advanced Warfare Intel Locations

Intel #20
Location: While on the street level, stick to the left side and you will come across a construction site. Head inside the building on the left, right next to the construction site, to find this Intel.

Advanced Warfare Intel Locations

Advanced Warfare Intel Locations

Intel #21
Location: While on the rooftop with shipping railings, go towards the building with a blue pool. Once there, shoot the glass located towards the right of the pool to find the Intel inside.

Mission #8 – Sentinel

Intel #22
Location: After overriding security, head inside the Control Room and you will find the Intel in plain sight.

Advanced Warfare Intel Locations

Intel #23
Location: After heading inside Irons’ Office, check the large central desk to find this Intel.

Advanced Warfare Intel Locations

Intel #24
Location: Inside the large warehouse area, Cormack will grapple to a pile of crates to watch over Jonathan Irons’ meeting with the doctor. Instead of grappling above, check the area on the right side and crouch through the small space to find this Intel.

Mission #9 – Crash

Intel #25
Location: After the crash, you will see three large crates near the crash site. You need search the area at the base of these crates to find the first Intel of this chapter.

Advanced Warfare Intel Locations

Intel #26
Location: After coming out of the cavern, check the platform on the eastern side to find the Intel in plain sight. You will have to Boost Jump to reach the area.

Advanced Warfare Intel Locations

Intel #27
Location: After meeting up with Gideon, you will be asked to grab a Stinger to destroy the chopper. In this area, there is a destroyed aircraft with the Intel located right next to it.

Advanced Warfare Intel Locations

Mission #10 – Bio Lab

Intel #28
Location: After gaining control of your character inside the wooden shack, check the area near the left side of the entryway to find the collectible.

Intel #29
Location: After gathering Intel on Maticore, Cormack will ask you to flank from either left or right. Choose the right path and it will be sitting on a table.

Advanced Warfare Intel Locations

Intel #30
Location: After planting jammers on the rooftop, head inside the door opened by Knox. While in the new area, break a window located on the right side and head inside to find the Intel located on a back shelf.

Advanced Warfare Intel Locations

Mission #11 – Collapse

Intel #31
Location: After your vehicle is destroyed, check the black car on the left side to find the Intel inside it.

Advanced Warfare Intel Locations

Intel #32
Location: You need to boost jump to reach a digital sign reading Downtown SF with your Intel located near it.

Intel #33
Location: Near the very end of the mission, stick to the left side and you will come across the Intel located on top of a crate near a white bus. If you have moved past the helicopter, you have gone too far.

Mission #12 – Armanda

Intel #34
Location: After placing jammers on the both sides, use your Boost Jump to rally up with your squad. Once you are in the upper area, check the Control Panel on the right side to find this Intel.

Advanced Warfare Intel Locations

Intel #35
Location: Once you hear that US Army’s fleet has lost another ship, travel to the upper floor and head inside the small room on the right side to find this Intel. Note that this is before the second Night Vision sequence in this mission.

Advanced Warfare Intel Locations

Intel #36
Location: Before getting on the Targeting Computer AKA Terminal to destroy the Atlas Ships, check the central structure to find the last Intel of this chapter.

Advanced Warfare Intel Locations

Mission #13 – Throttle

Intel #37
Location: Instead of going towards the Iraqi Financials with your squad, head straight and you will find this Intel at the very end of the path.

Advanced Warfare Intel Locations

Intel #38
Location: This is a hard one to find! You will enter the area with turrets and a white overpass leading left. You need to travel towards the street on the right and go upstairs to reach a tent.

Instead of heading inside the tent, look up and grapple to the very top to find the Intel.

Intel #39
Location: After taking out the AST, you will be asked to grab a Missile Launcher. Before grabbing the weapon, go straight and check the benches on the left side to find the last Intel of this chapter.

Mission #14 – Captured

Intel #40
Location: After finding out that Jonathan Irons plans to launch the Maticore attack across the U.S., head inside the door on the right side to find this Intel.

Advanced Warfare Intel Locations

Intel #41
Location: After helping Gideon open up a door with a scientist on the other side threatening to shoot you, check the area on the right side to find this Intel.

Advanced Warfare Intel Locations

Intel #42
Location: Before entering the AST, turn around the check the area on the farther end to find the last Intel of this chapter.

Advanced Warfare Intel Locations

Mission #15 – Terminus

Intel #43
Location: After surfacing inside the Atlas Base, go straight and head right to find the first Intel there.

Advanced Warfare Intel Locations

Intel #44
Location: After moving down into the base, head inside a room on your left side to find this Intel.

Advanced Warfare Intel Locations

Intel #45
Location: After defeating multiple ATS with Gideon, open up the gate with him and check the room located on the left side to find the last Intel of Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare.

Advanced Warfare Intel Locations

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