The Secrets are a special collectible that you can find in the story mission of Sniper Ghost Warrior 2. They come is three forms; a Hula Girl statue, a Film Reel and a Buddha statue. There are four secrets in each chapter and ten chapters, so 40 secrets in total.
The first act includes three missions and 12 secrets; the second includes the same amount, and the third act contains four missions with a total of 16 secrets. Collecting all the secrets in an act nets you the ‘Poking the Bush’, ‘Keepsakes Of War’ and ‘In Search of Enlightenment’ achievement/trophies.
Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2 – Act #1 Secrets Locations
Secret #1 – Chapter 1: Communication Breakdown
Location. Follow Diaz and complete the tutorial where you have your first kill then use the thermal vision goggles to kill the man in the shed. Once that’s done, go to the shed itself. Inside, you’ll find a hula girl statue behind the generator. This is the first Secret.
Secret #2 – Chapter 1: Communication Breakdown
Location. Once you’ve gotten through the village undetected by going under the pier you’ll need to stealth kill a soldier to reach the over watch. Before you climb down to follow Diaz, turn around and go left inside a building. On your right side there is a box under the stairs and you’ll find the Secret on top of it.
Secret #3 – Chapter 1: Communication Breakdown
Location. You can find this secret soon after you eliminate the enemies while in the crashed plane. A little after that you have to create a diversion using C4. The explosion will clear a path for you and Diaz.
Before following him head inside the building that’s next to you and go upstairs. You should see the hula girl statue in a corner near the exit to the balcony (there are two enemies up here, so pay attention not to get spotted). This statue is the third Secret.
Secret #4 – Chapter 1: Communication Breakdown
Location. There will be a point where you kill a sniper in a bell tower, then swim an underground pass to reach a church. Get through the church’s entrance and immediately look to your right to spot some stairs. They lead to a balcony where you can find the last Secret for the chapter.
Secret #5 – Chapter 2: From Out Of Nowhere
Location. Proceed through this mission as normal until you have to kill three patrolling enemies. After dealing with them cross the long bridge towards the waypoint. You should now see an enemy sniper standing near the edge of the cave.
If you look to your right side, you can see that there’s an enemy position overlooking the bridge you crossed. You’ll find the Secret on a crate behind the rock here.
Secret #6 – Chapter 2: From Out Of Nowhere
Location. After the section where you cover the assault team, you’ll go through the caves to reach the southern side of the resort.
In the resort, there is an enemy on the roof that is talking on the phone, and a sniper on the villa across the courtyard, past the swimming pool. Get rid of them and then access the villa where the sniper was. Before going upstairs, check beneath the staircase to find the Secret.
Secret #7 – Chapter 2: From Out Of Nowhere
Location. In the same villa mentioned above, you have to eliminate the enemies on the road to clear the way. After the battle, and before you follow the waypoint to the observatory, head inside the villa nearby. There is a Secret on a small cabinet/table on the right side of the room.
Secret #8 – Chapter 2: From Out Of Nowhere
Location. When you reach the observatory building, eliminate the enemy soldiers, and then climb the building next to the observatory in order to access the observatory’s balcony. Go left on the balcony to find an entrance to the middle section of the observatory. The fourth Secret is here, on top of a wooden crate.
Secret #9 – Chapter 3: Leave No Man Behind
Location. Follow the path to reach the house on the beach. There are some rocks around the house, near the water. You can find the hula girl statue laying in the sand behind the rocks. This is the Secret.
Secret #10 – Chapter 3: Leave No Man Behind
Location. After the outpost, you reach a high vantage point where you eliminate the enemy lookouts. When you jump from the cliff in the water your objective is to eliminate the enemies in the beach house. Deal with the enemies carefully and go upstairs to find the Secret on top of some crates next to the stairs.
Secret #11 – Chapter 3: Leave No Man Behind
Location. Prior to entering the cable car at the lower cable car station, check the control room nearby to find the Secret. The hula girl statue is on one of the desks (the one that doesn’t have a computer).
Secret #12 – Chapter 3: Leave No Man Behind
Location. After you reach the higher cable car station, you’ll need to eliminate the enemies in the station’s vicinity. After doing so, enter the room/building that’s on the station’s right side (while looking towards the waypoint).
The Secret is on one of the four tables that can be found in this room. If you’ve collected all the secrets in the Act you’ll unlock the ‘Poking The Bush’ Achievement/Trophy.
Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2 – Act #2 Secrets Locations
Secret #13 – Chapter 4: Operation Archangel
Location. Eliminate the opposition near the tank, and proceed to follow Maddox down the hill. Soon you will go inside a house to watch Maddox stealth kill another guy. The Secret is in the next room on the table to your right. This time around, the collectible comes in the form of a film reel.
Secret #14 – Chapter 4: Operation Archangel
Location. Proceed through the train yard with Maddox until you reach the station. Eliminate the enemies and then head for the train waiting area. On the bench next to the second column/booth you can find another film reel, this is the Secret.
Secret #15 – Chapter 4: Operation Archangel
Location. Soon you will find yourself in a city square with three AA guns and a lot of damaged buses and tramcars. Plant the C4 on the first AA gun, and then get to the second one to watch it be destroyed by a plane. Between the second AA gun and the third one is a tramcar. You will find the Secret in the conductor’s cabin of this tramcar.
Secret #16 – Chapter 4: Operation Archangel
Location. After destroying the last gun, sprint into the underpass. You’ll find the Secret is found on top of a metal table on the left side of the corridor.
Secret #17 – Chapter 5: And Justice For All
Location. In the beginning, follow Merinov and Maddox through the first and second floor while killing all the guards. When Merinov says that you need to go up one more floor, go instead across the whole floor until you can’t go any further.
The Secret is on the desk in the corner (film reel).
Secret #18 – Chapter 5: And Justice For All
Location. After photographing the genocide, follow Merinov until he speaks with the enemies. Then, head inside the building that’s near the crashed helicopter to find the Secret on one of the shelves.
Secret #19 – Chapter 5: And Justice For All
Location. Found after the section in the garage when you come to a park’s entrance. Before getting inside the park, walk alongside the fence to your right. There’s a small area at the end of the fence where you can find a dumpster, and next to it, the Secret (film reel).
Secret #20 – Chapter 5: And Justice For All
Location. After you’re done with the park, you will be told to go to an over watch. Follow the waypoint inside a building. Here behind Maddox’s position is a table with a med kit. On the same table is the Secret.
Secret #21 – Chapter 6: Ghosts of Sarajevo
Location. Take the pistol and then follow the path to find your gear on the first floor. You’ll find this Secret in the same room where you pick up the sniper rifle on the coffee table in the middle.
Secret #22 – Chapter 6: Ghosts of Sarajevo
Location. Once you leave the school building, go around the enemies in the courtyard to reach the library. As you enter the library building, look on your right side to find the small table that has the Secret on it.
Secret #23 – Chapter 6: Ghosts of Sarajevo
Location. When you’re through with the library and the apartment, use the the sewers to reach the park. There will be a ruined building near here that you need to pass through. Go upstairs, stealth kill the soldier, and then turn right to see the Secret next to some med kits.
Secret #24 – Chapter 6: Ghosts of Sarajevo
Location. Eventually, you’ll reach the hotel. There are some sort of glass decorations in here. On the first floor right at the top of the stairs, turn left. The Secret is found on the coffee table behind the glass decorations. Collecting all the secrets in Act 2 will net you the ‘Keepsakes Of War’ achievement/Trophy.
Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2 – Act #3 Secrets Locations
Secret #25 – Chapter 7: Knife In The Dark
Location. Follow Diaz and take out the enemies in the village. If you killed them silently, there would have been an enemy on top of some sort of old ruins. Go there and look at the top of the column next to the lamp post to spot a Buddha statue, the Secret.
Secret #26 – Chapter 7: Knife In The Dark
Location. Afterwards, you’ll take out more foes marked by Diaz. When you go down the ladder, a truck comes from uphill and Diaz will tell you to run inside a house and hide. When you’re near the hiding spot, use the stairs to the right. Then go to the house that’s on the highest spot to the left. You will find the Secret inside.
Secret #27 – Chapter 7: Knife In The Dark
Location. Eventually you go through a cave tunnel to reach another village shortly after killing three snipers. Diaz will tell you to follow him using the stairs on the left side. Instead of going after him, go up the stairs to your right. Inside the house, on the opposite corner of the room, is the Secret.
Secret #28 – Chapter 7: Knife In The Dark
Location. There’s another section where you and Diaz eliminate some enemies. When the area is clear, follow him, open a door, and then silently take out two targets. There should be a suspended storehouse in front of you.
Use the first set of stairs and turn right in order to access it (if you follow Diaz further you will lose the collectable). Get inside and grab the Buddha statue that’s on the wooden boxes next to the staircase.
Secret #29 – Chapter 8: Burning Bridges
Location. After crossing the first bridge, you’ll find a campfire surrounded by enemy soldiers. If you look down from your current position you should spot the Buddha statue inside a basket (right side of the area). Carefully follow the path until you can grab this Secret.
Secret #30 – Chapter 8: Burning Bridges
Location. Immediately after finding the last Secret, you’ll have to jump into the water. Kill a scout and Diaz will tell you that it is better to use the upper path. Do as he says until he tells you to stop to avoid being detected by a guard. Tail the guard inside a small chamber (in a cave). Kill him and get the Secret that’s on a crate on your right side.
Secret #31 – Chapter 8: Burning Bridges
Location. After you’ve got your weapon, eliminate the searchlight and its crew. After that, follow your waypoint until you reach a point where Diaz marks your targets. Kill all enemies, and Diaz tells you to use the stairs, so head down, and at the end of the staircase you should see the Buddha statue on a small crate right in front of you.
Secret #32 – Chapter 8: Burning Bridges
Location. Shortly after the last Secret, you cross a bridge to reach a familiar area. Diaz tells you to grab the C4 and plant charges, but before doing that head up the stairs on the left. At the top of the stairs turn right to spot the Secret on top of a metal table next to some crates.
Secret #33 – Chapter 9: Bad Karma
Location. Go after Diaz and kill the enemy in the distance. There will be a cutscene where you and Diaz stealth kill two enemies at the same time. After that, Diaz is going up the stairs, but you need to go on the right side of the courtyard to find a large statue. Check behind the statue for the Secret.
Secret #34 – Chapter 9: Bad Karma
Location. After the last Secret, breach the door and head upstairs. Before eliminating the enemies in the temple, search the corners of the room to spot the Buddha statue Secret.
Secret #35 – Chapter 9: Bad Karma
Location. After you’ve dealt with the enemies in the temple, you have to take out the enemies in the square. When they’re all dead, head down and go near the building that’s on the right side of the area. The Secret is behind the wall near the rocks.
Secret #36 – Chapter 9: Bad Karma
Location. You will go with Diaz through a cave (where he knife kills an enemy), but don’t go on the road yet, because you’ll get spotted by a vehicle that is passing by. Kill the enemy on the road, and then eliminate the other two targets: the patrolling soldier and the one that’s manning the mounted gun in the vehicle. Then, crawl under the bell to your left in order to find the Secret.
Secret #37 – Chapter 10: No Loose Ends
Location. Cross the bridge after the cutscene where you and Diaz get attacked by Maddox. Diaz uses smoke to cover your movement. Diaz will ask you to blow up a fuel tank. Look to your left to see the Buddha statue on top of a barrel.
Secret #38 – Chapter 10: No Loose Ends
Location. Blow up the fuel tank, kill the remaining enemies, and continue after Diaz. When he says to turn right (and he climbs the stairs), stop and take a look to your left to see a building. The Secret can be found at the top of the stairs that lead to the building.
Secret #39 – Chapter 10: No Loose Ends
Location. Proceed as normal until you both split up. A little after that, you are nearly killed by Maddox and Diaz needs your help. Go around the corner to see the bridge and then quickly turn around. The Buddha statue is on a bench right in front of you.
Secret #40 – Chapter 10: No Loose Ends
Location. Blow up the fuel canisters in Maddox’s tower then cross the bridge to enter the building. Use the ladder to go up, and when you’re outside again, look slightly to your left. On top of the barrel is the Secret. Collect all the Secrets in the act to obtain the ‘In Search Of Enlightenment’ Achievement/Trophy.
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