Battlefield Hardline Case Files Evidence Locations ‘World’s Greatest Detective Guide

By   /   Mar 17, 2015

After acquiring the scanner, you can scan your nearby areas for potential evidence.

While scanning, check the upper-left corner of the screen to view the total number of evidences in your vicinity and distance to the nearest evidence.

For more help on Battlefield Hardline, read our Weapons Locations and Suspects With Warrants Locations Guide.

Battlefield Hardline Case Files Evidence Locations

Finding evidences is an optional quest but will reward you with XP and a handful of Trophies or Achievements.

The Hot Shot File

You start investigating this case file during Episode #1: Back to School. Once completed, you will acquire new revolvers and a battlepack.

Document: Ledger and Money
Location: Episode #1: Back to School – inside school

During episode #1, head to the school and make your way up to the second floor. The document sits on a desk right next to a half-eaten burger inside a lab.

Document: Surveillance Photo of Stoddard
Location: Episode #1: Back to School – inside school

This document is located inside the lab where you find Document: Ledger and Money. Go to the far wall on the right-hand side and check the table with a printer on it.

Trace: Box of Hot Shot
Location: Episode #1: Back to School – inside school

There is a small room connected to the lab inside the school. Khai will also point out the box with her flashlight to make it easier for you to find.

Hot Shot Supply Chain

You start investigating this case file during Episode #2: Checking Out. Once completed, you will acquire new battle rifles and a battlepack.

Trace: Box of Hot Shot
Location: Episode #2: Checking Out

While standing on the entrance to the laundry room, walk to the corner on the far-right side. You will find a box of hot shot sitting on the ground.

Trace: Crate of Hot Shot
Location: Episode #4: Case Closed

You need to enter the basement of the Domo Roboto warehouse. Once you are there, kill the guard at the camera controller and check the backside of the room to find this evidence.

Trace: Exploded Drug Bale
Location: Episode #3: Gator Bait

This evidence is located in the Everglades Nature Reserve. You need to use the zipline to travel to the opposite side of the fence and scan the ground to find it.

Trace: Palette of Hot Shot
Location: Episode #6: Out of Business

During episode #6, you need to head inside the chop shop and then to the office on the backside. You will find the evidence sitting under the walkway.

Trace: Hot Shot Lab
Location: Episode #8: Sovereign Land

First off, you need to disable the alarm inside the trailer park. After doing it, head inside the trailer and check the area with the stove to find this evidence.

Physical: Gym Bag of Money
Location: Episode #4: Case Closed

You need to head inside Neltz’ Warehouse and make your way up to the first floor of the area. Once you are up there, head inside the office on the right side to find this evidence.

The Elmore Hotel

You start investigating this case file during Episode #2: Checking Out, Once completed, you acquire new machine pistols and a battlepack.

Document: Care Instructions Memo
Location: Episode #2: Checking Out

You need to head inside the laundry room and walk to the shelves placed on the very center of the area. You will come across a Hawaiian shirt hanged there which you need to scan to scan to log the evidence.

Document: Drug Purchase List
Location: Episode #2: Checking Out

While you are inside the laundry room, head inside a connected room on the right side to find this evidence sitting on a table.

Trace: Vial of Hot Shot
Location: Episode #2: Checking Out

Once you enter the hotel lobby, scan the guard on the right side (dressed all in black). You need to take him down using a non-lethal takedown and search his body to find this evidence.

Document: Tablet with IM Client
Location: Episode #2: Checking Out

Inside the hotel lobby, there is a photocopier standing behind the reception with a tablet placed on top of it – you need to scan this tablet.

Physical: Answering Machine
Location: Episode #2: Checking Out

Inside the hotel lobby, head inside the room located behind the reception desk. Inside this office, check the table on the left side to find an answering machine that you need to scan.

Document: Elmore Plaza Business Card
Location: Episode #4: Case Closed

For this evidence, you need to head inside Neltz’ Warehouse and make your way up to the third floor break room. Once there, use the steps to reach the manager’s office and find the Elmore Plaza Business Card sitting on a desk.

Internal Affairs

You start investigating this case file during Episode #3: Gator Bait. Once completed, you will acquire new assault rifles and a battlepack.

Trace: Toxic Barrel
Location: Episode #3: Gator Bait

While you are on your way to the boathouse in the natural reserve, you will come across a toxic barrel half-immersed in water near the corner of the dock. You need to scan this barrel to log the evidence.

Trace: Kilo of Cocaine
Location: Episode #3: Gator Bait

There is another dock near located near the sawmill (near the southern side of the lake). Once you reach this area, use your grappling hook to reach a tower and find this evidence placed on a wooden table.

Document: Newspaper Story
Location: Episode #3: Gator Bait

You need to head to the gator farm and scan a person named Thomas Bell. Once you dispatch him, scan his body to find a newspaper clipping on him.

Document: Regional Zoning Map
Location: Episode #3: Gator Bait

You need to head north from the nature reserve and travel to the right side as soon as you see a dock.

a little farther and use your grappling hook to reach the open end of a tower. Once you reach the tower, move a little towards north and reach a lower platform that comes into view. It’s in this location where you find the evidence.

Physical: Dead Gator
Location: Episode #3: Gator Bait

While you are in the Everglades, use an airboat to reach the gator farm located on the north side of the lake. Once you reach there, you will find a dead alligator on a walkway. You need to scan its body to log the evidence.

Physical: Torture Traces
Location: Episode #3: Gator Bait

This evidence is also located at the Everglades gator farm. You need to head inside the tall building on the right-hand side and a pair of bloody boot lying on the floor – scan them.

Trace: Chemical Barrel
Location: Episode #3: Gator Bait

You need to head south from the gator farm to come across a small group of huts – the location can also be reached from the east side of the nature reserve. Once you arrive at the dock, scan a chemical barrel located nearby to log the evidence.

Physical: Stained Fanboat
Location: Episode #3: Gator Bait

You will come across a large fanboat located in the very center of the sawmill. An easy way to log the scan is to do it from the water tower.

Physical: Water Sampling Equipment
Location: Episode #3: Gator Bait

You need to exit the sawmill using the left side of the large barn located in the area. On your way, you will come across water sampling equipment (test tubes, beakers, and stuff like that) on a wooden workbench.

Document: Note Pinned with Switchblade
Location: Episode #3: Gator Bait

This evidence is also located at the sawmill. You will come across a long log pile located near the east side of the large barn. If you look closely, you will come across a letter pinned to the log. You need to scan this note to log the evidence.

Document: Manila Envelope
Location: Episode #3: Gator Bait

While you are in sawmill, head inside the cargo container and then into the office inside. You need to scan the document placed near a couple of monitor screens to bag the evidence.

Document: Flyer for Tamiu-Tamu
Location: Episode #4: Case Closed

In order to find this evidence, you need to head inside the Domo Roboto Warehouse and make your way down to the main office. Once you head inside the office, check the table placed right next to the water dispenser to find the evidence.

Physical: Talking Tamu-Tami Stuffy
Location: Episode #4: Case Closed

You need to head inside the Neltz’ Warehouse and make your way up to the third floor. Once you are there, head inside the office on the right-hand side right next to the break room. You need to check the left corner of the room to find the evidence.

Trace: Barrels of Dye
Location: Episode #4: Case Closed

You need to head inside Neltz’ Warehouse and make your way up to the first floor. Once you are there, scan the blue barrels located in the area to find this evidence.

Physical: Burner Cellphones
Location: Episode #4: Case Closed

You need to head inside Neltz’ Warehouse and make your way up to the third floor. From the middle alleyway, check the office on the left side to find a dustbin with burnt phones inside.

Document: Letter from Neltz’ Business Manager
Location: Episode #4: Case Closed

There is a large office located near the entrance of the Domo Roboto Warehouse. You need to search the desk located in the area to find the letter placed on a table.

Physical: Tamu-Tamu DVDs
Location: Episode #4: Case Closed

You need to head inside the Domo Roboto Warehouse and make your way to the upper office. From the fenced area, scan the central shelf to find the evidence.

Document: Poster for Tamu-Tamu
Location: Episode #4: Case Closed

You need to head inside the Domo Roboto Warehouse and look right under the Tactical Gear to find this evidence.

Power Play

You start investigating this case file during the Episode #3: Out of Business. Once completed, you will acquire new battle rifles and a battlepack.

Document: Letter from Kang’s Wife
Location: Episode #6: Out of Business

You need to head inside the dealership and make your way to the back office. The table with computer and telephone also contains a letter which you need to scan to find this evidence.

Document: Purchase Order for Bianchi
Location: Episode #6: Out of Business

This evidence is also located inside the dealership. Once you are inside, check the desk sitting on the left-front desk to find the evidence.

Document: Boomer Photo
Location: Episode 6: Out of Business

For this evidence, you need to head inside the garage in the salvage yard and find James Mun. Once you dispatch him, scan his body to find the evidence.

Trace: Designer Luggage
Location: Episode #6: Out of Business

For this evidence, you need to head inside the garage in the salvage yard and check the side table located in the area.

Physical: K-Pop Album
Location: Episode #6: Out of Business

For this evidence, clear the warehouse of all enemies and search the area located opposite to the office to find the evidence located there.

Physical: Remote Detonator
Location: After acquiring the scanner, you can scan your nearby areas for potential evidence.

While scanning, check the upper-left corner of the screen to view the total number of evidences in your vicinity and distance to the nearest evidence.
Finding evidences is an optional quest but will reward you with XP and a handful of Trophies or Achievements.

The Boomer Connection

You start investigating this case file during Episode #8: Sovereign Land. Once completed, you will acquire new SMGs and a battlepack.

Document: Bomb Blueprint
Location: Episode #8: Sovereign Land

You need to join Boomer inside the communication trailer after escaping the silo. Once you are inside the trailer, check the large blueprint to log this evidence.

Physical: ATF Agent’s Badge
Location: Episode #8: Sovereign Land

In order to log this evidence, you need to arrest one of Tony’s followers named Jim Preston. You can find Preston and locate his ATF Agent’s badge inside the trailer park.

Document: Boomer Dossier
Location: Episode #8: Sovereign Land

For this evidence, you need to head inside Tony’s compound and locate the mobile home situated in the south-east edge of the area. Once you are there, simply scan the Boomer Dossier located on the table.

Physical: Torture Room
Location: Episode #8: Sovereign Land

From the position of your gear, exit the compound and use the ravel outside the trailer to reach the mobile home. Once you arrive at the new location, scan the table, chair, and torture equipment to log the evidence.

Physical: Cell Phone
Location: Episode #8: Sovereign Land

This evidence is located inside the trailer containing the equipment for torture. Once you reach this area, you will find a cell phone located in one corner of the area.

Physical: License Plate
Location: Episode #8: Sovereign Land

After the events that take place at the gas station, walk to the far side of the building and scan the license plate on the sedan parked there to log the evidence.

Physical: ATF Agent’s Grave
Location: Episode #8: Sovereign Land

From the gas station, you need to cross the road and make your way towards the burnt house with a grave outside. You need to scan the grave to log the evidence.

Trace: Ricin Bomb
Location: Episode #8: Sovereign Land

In order to grab the last evidence, you need to head towards the airfield and then inside the hanger. Once you are inside the hanger, check the corner on the left-side to find the last evidence for this case file.

Preferred Outcomes

You start investigating this case file during Episode #9: Independence Day. Once completed, you will acquire M240B LMG and a battlepack.

Document: Staffing Chart
Location: Episode #9: Independence Day

Once you arrive at the high-rise through the loading dock, head inside the security room and dispatch the security guard standing there. You need to scan the table with the camera controllers to find this evidence.

Document: Box of Books
Location: Episode #9: Independence Day

In order to log this evidence, you need to run around the building to reach the back alley and dispatch a couple of security guards standing there. Search the area near the bodies to find a box full of books which is your evidence.

Document: Letter from Chicago Politician
Location: Episode #9: Independence Day

You need to reach the 20th floor and head inside the office near the reception desk. Once you head inside the office, scan the tablet sitting on a table to log the evidence.

Document: Revenue Sketch
Location: Episode #9: Independence Day

You need to reach the 20th floor and head inside the meeting room located near the elevator. Once inside, simply scan the white board standing in the corner to log the evidence.

Document: Notice of Transfer
Location: Episode #9: Independence Day

You need to dispatch a suspect named John Starnes on the 19th floor. Once you have done so, search his body to find the notice of transfer which is your evidence.

Document: Photo of Dawes’ Dying Wife
Location: Episode #9: Independence Day

In order to log this evidence, you need to head inside the penthouse and use the stairs outside to find a bedroom. Once you arrive inside the bedroom, check the bedside table to find a photo of Dawes’ dying wife.

Document: Bank Website
Location: Episode #9: Independence Day

Once you are inside the penthouse, head inside the office near the vault. Once you arrive inside the office, check the laptop on the desk to log the evidence.

Document: Photograph of Dawes’ Wife
Location: Episode #9: Independence Day

In order to log this evidence, you need to head inside the office located on the 21st floor. The shelf right next to the elevator carries a photo of Dawes and his wife – you need to scan the photograph.

Document: Fax from Neil Roark
Location: Episode #10: Legacy

From the roadblock, you need to head inside the back building from which the alarm box hangs. Once you arrive there, scan the desk containing a fax machine to find this paper which is your evidence.

Document: Summons from the IRS
Location: Episode #10: Legacy

For this evidence, you need to reach the pedestrian bridge on the far side of the cabanas. You need to head inside the building right next to the second alarm box. Once you are inside, search the shelf behind the bar to find the evidence you need.

Document: Dossier on Captain Hector Mendoza
Location: Episode #10: Legacy

In order to find the last evidence, you need to head inside the southeast building in the utility complex. Once you head inside this area, check the desk to find the last evidence.

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