Dead Space 3 Circuits are essential if you want to survive the nineteen grueling chapters in the game. For those of you who do not know, the Circuits are basically just upgrade points for your weapons which you collect and use to increase things like the amount of damage the weapon deals, rate of fire, reload speed and so on.
We will try and help you find these with help of this Circuits Locations guide:
Dead Space 3 Circuits Locations
Dead Space 3 Circuits – Chapter 3
This mission contains the first two Circuits you can find in Dead Space 3:
+1 Reload – Circuit #1
Location. The first Circuit can be found in the room where you use telekinesis to push some power cells in order to power up a Bench (you can’t miss it). When you enter the room, turn right and open the box on the wall. Inside is the first Circuit in the game.
+1 Rate of Fire – Circuit #2
Location. As you proceed through the chapter, you’ll come to a presentation room/cinema theater. When you leave this room, turn right and continue to the end of the corridor (enemies will spawn on the way). On the right wall there will be a power box which contains the second Circuit.
Dead Space 3 Circuits – Chapter 4
This mission contains a total of seven circuits. Let’s find them:
Location. In the start of the mission when you meet up with the team, there should be a Bench nearby. Near the Bench is a SCAF improvised tent. Look inside the tent and you should find the Circuit in between some mattresses. Use telekinesis to grab it.
Location. As you continue with the chapter you’ll come to the door that leads to the Repair Bay. Instead of going in, open the unlocked door to the right and enter a storage room. There is a fuse box on the wall you can open to find the next Circuit.
Location. This Circuit is found on the CMS Greely optional mission. When you’re doing this mission, you’ll eventually come across a puzzle involving a fuse box in the Broadcasting Room.
After this puzzle, use the door below the box and you will end up in an area near a Bench. Now, instead of heading through the door towards the waypoint, look to the right and enter that door to emerge in a bathroom. The Circuit is in one of the sinks.
Location. This Circuit is found on the CMS Greely optional mission. Once you have the key from the reactor room you can open a room near the area with the last Circuit (the place with the bench).
Near this room is another locked door that can only be opened with a Tungsten Torque Bar. Inside this room you will find a box on the wall that contains the next Circuit.
Location. This Circuit is found on the CMS Brusilov optional mission. When you fast travel to this mission, you will see a large piece of wreckage with the number 6 (or 9) on it.
There is an unlocked door to the side of the wreckage that can be opened to access a room with some lockers and a large crate at the end of the room. You can find the Circuit inside the crate.
Dead Space 3 Circuits – Chapter 5
There are a total of six Circuits you can find on this level. Here they are:
Location. When you get to Terra Nova and use the elevator to get to the second floor, after you’ve reached the cockpit, head up the stairs the locator guides you. On the left wall is a fuse box with the first Circuit for this chapter.
Location. When you arrive at the tram station, check the wall with the big yellow display. Near the tracks you will find another fuse box with another Circuit.
Location. This Circuit is found on the Conning Tower optional mission. Once you’ve obtained the Conning Tower key you can open a locked door outside the Control Station.
Eventually you get trapped in a room with some invincible enemies where you need to use the cargo lift to go down a level. Before using the cargo lift you turn around and on the bench in front of you is the Circuit.
Location. This Circuit is found on the Conning Tower optional mission. After the gravity plating is reversed you have to find a way to shut it down. Follow the path until you come to a door that can be unlocked with a Tungsten Torque Bar.
Inside is the next Circuit located within another fuse box.
Circuit #12 and #13
Location. These two Circuits are found on the Conning Tower optional mission. Once you have the Access key, use the cargo lift to get to the upper level. There you can open a locked door where you will find a large chest. This chest contains two Circuits.
Dead Space 3 Circuits – Chapter 6
This chapter contains only two circuits, here’s where to find them:
Location. Once you’ve installed the remote relay, follow the waypoint until you end up in a room overlooking the ship’s back side. On the far end of the room is a fuse box with the first Circuit.
Location. After refueling the ship you have to escape to the shuttle bay. Climb down the ladder in a small room and open the box sitting next to you, you’ll find the second Circuit there.
Dead Space 3 Circuits – Chapter 8
This chapter contains two circuits, here’s where to find them:
Location. The first circuit can be found right after the cut scene where a part of the ship nearly falls on Isaac. Take a couple of steps towards the wreckage and you will see the circuit behind the flames. It’s difficult to see because of the glare from the fire.
Location. The second circuit is found just after you leave the RS 10 Radio Tower (where you activated a generator). You will take a cargo lift and enter the pipe. As you enter, turn around to see the circuit.
Dead Space 3 Circuits – Chapter 9
There are five circuits in this chapter, here’s where to find them:
Location. After you’ve activated the elevator and used it to go to a lower floor, you should come to a kitchen area where an enemy runs away. Proceed through the next set of rooms until you fight some weaker enemies, two rooms later you will find some more sound sensitive foes. Behind the wall in the middle, between the beds is the first circuit of the chapter.
Location. Sometime after the fight with the big necromorph (once you have the arctic survival suit) you will use a cargo life to leave an outpost. Walk straight until you find a locked garage and complete the mini-game to open the door.
Continue through the garage and immediately after you head outside, turn left to see a fuse box which contains a circuit.
Location. During the Supply Depot side quest, you will come to a room labeled ‘Explosive Storage’. In this room you will call a storage elevator and will get ambushed by many enemies. At the end of the fight open the stash to find two circuits.
Location. Next, you will come to another elevator, and once again, you are attacked by some enemies. Turn left when you exit the elevator, and there will be a fuse box near the locker which contains this circuit.
Dead Space 3 Circuits – Chapter 10
There is only one circuit in this entire chapter, here’s where to find it:
Location. When you enter Coring Platform area in this chapter there will be a fuse box to your right. This box contains the first and only circuit in this entire chapter.
Dead Space 3 Circuits – Chapter 11
There are a total of ten circuits in this chapter, here’s where to find them:
Location. A little bit after you’ve entered the furnace room, the RIG informs you there’s a new suit waiting at the suit kiosk. The suit kiosk in on your right side but to your left you will find the first circuit in a fuse box.
Location. Eventually you’ll come to a point where you need to insert a battery somewhere to activate the heating system. You can find a fuse box on the far left wall of the room, inside of which is a circuit.
Location. Once you reach Delta Barracks and enter you will find a locked door that requires a Tungsten Torque Bar to open. If you have one use it as there is a fuse box on the wall that contains a circuit.
Location. Soon you will reach the NX-02 site where you have to find three components. As you enter the site open the fuse box on the wall to the right to find another circuit.
Location. This circuit is found during the Armory side quest. Use the elevator to go to the second level (where the tram is) and then use the next elevator to descend to the third level in the armory. Head through the next door inside a cylindrical room, and use Kinesis to open one of the grilled doors on your sides while standing on top of a bridge to get this circuit.
Location. This circuit is found during the Armory side quest. As you proceed through the level you’ll come across another cylindrical room. As you enter the room that’s after the second cylindrical one, check the desk in front of you for another circuit.
Dead Space 3 Circuits – Chapter 13
Location. Shortly after you begin the mission, you reach a survey office. Go inside and you can find a fuse box that contains a circuit.
Dead Space 3 Circuits – Chapter 14
There are thirteen circuits in this chapter, here’s where to find them:
Location. Just as this chapter begins, move towards the frozen barracks and look left to see a circuit on top of some wooden crates.
Location. Once you’ve received the research facility key from Ellie, proceed to the lower level and access the Pump Room via the circular corridor. You will find a fuse box on the wall in this room, inside is a circuit.
Location. After getting to the Paleontology Sector you need to use telekinesis to unlock a door. This is the room where you obtain the Reaper Barracks key. You also find a circuit here in this room inside a fuse box on the wall.
Location. Eventually, you will come across a Rosetta Sample. Once you’re done with it you proceed through an infested corridor to a control room where you need to deploy the gas. You will find a circuit behind this room.
Location. After the Paleontology sector, you will come to the Geology sector. Not long after you get here you will find an area with a bench. To the left of the bench, across the room there is a fuse box with a circuit inside.
Location. This circuit is found during the optional Reaper Barracks side quest. While going through the Reaper Barracks you will come across spiked piston traps. When you reach the second piston (it’s offline) look around the piston’s tube to find a fuse box that contains a circuit.
Location. This circuit is found during the optional Reaper Barracks side quest. When you’re leaving the barracks through the kitchen, you’ll find a door that you need to hack to open. Inside the fridge, get rid of the traps and collect the circuit that’s on the other side of the room.
Location. This circuit is found during the optional Disposal Services side quest. As you are doing the quest, you’ll come to a point where you need to solve a puzzle to lower a bridge. You’ll find a circuit in the fuse box on the wall opposite to the puzzle.
Location. This circuit is found during the optional Disposal Services side quest. As you continue with the quest, you’ll use a cargo lift after coming across a Bench. In the next room you’ll find a locked door that can be opened using a Tungsten Torque bar. There is a circuit inside.
Dead Space 3 Circuits – Chapter 16
This is a short chapter, and contains only one circuit. Here’s where to find it:
Location. After you rappel down for the second time, you’ll come to a room that contains a bench and a suit kiosk (you have to hack a door to enter here). As you’re leaving this room, look behind the left corner to find a fuse box on the wall which contains a circuit.
Dead Space 3 Circuits – Chapter 17
In this chapter we can obtain a total of ten circuits. Here’s where to find them:
Location. After the cutscene with the Machine, walk down the path until you can’t go any further. Here you need to find a trigger to set off some bombs. You’ll find a circuit near the box where you get the explosives. You’ll need to use Telekinesis to grab it.
Location. Eventually you will come to a point where you need to activate an anti-gravity generator in an area where you find a glowing marker. Look up on the ceiling and you will see this circuit (exactly when you are attacked by the Necromorph with tentacles, just before you enter the next room).
Location. Once you exit zero-gravity, you’ll find a disc-shaped area on the floor that amplifies the strength of your Kinesis module. Look at the top of the wooden scaffolding that’s nearby to see another circuit.
Location. Soon you will come to a door that requires alien hieroglyphics and enter a room with a weird statue/structure in the middle. You’ll find a circuit on a rock under the statue.
Location. This circuit is found during the optional Artifact Storage side quest. In this side quest you enter zero gravity environments quite a bit, and as you enter the second room with zero-gee look left to see an alcove in the wall. Here you will find a circuit box with a circuit inside.
Location. This circuit is found during the optional Artifact Storage side quest. As you leave the anti-gravity rooms you will find an engineering bench to your left. You will find a circuit next to this bench.
Circuit #46, 47 & 48
Location. This circuit is found during the optional Artifact Storage side quest. In the room after the last circuit you will find a large supply cache that needs to be opened. You will find three circuits inside here.
Location. This circuit is found during the optional Artifact Storage side quest. This circuit is in the area where you get attacked by two invincible Necromorphs. When you reach the control box that needs to be hacked, you can see a short ladder in the opposite direction. Climb down, and next to the ladder is the fuse box with the circuit.
Dead Space 3 Circuits – Chapter 18
This chapter only has one circuit in it, here’s where to find it.
Location. Eventually in the chapter you will reach an unpowered cargo lift where you need to turn on a generator to use it. After using the cargo lift turn around to see a circuit at the base of the crates that are on your right side.
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