This Outlast 2 Documents and Recordings Locations Guide to help you find all 55 Documents and 50 Recordings in Outlast to unlock ‘The Apostle Paul’ Achievement/Trophy.
None of these collectibles are missable and you can acquire them even after completing the game. However, you can follow this guide to collect each Document and Recordings as you progress through the game.
Outlast 2 Documents and Recordings Locations
Documents, in Outlast 2, are simple papers that you can walk up to and pick up. Recordings, on the other hand, require you to record certain events and things.
While most of these things stay in the game, you can miss certain events. Keeping this in mind, I recommend collecting all the documents and recordings in one go.
Recording #1 – The Jane Doe Story Part-I
Recording #2 – The Jane Doe Story Part-II
Recording #3 – The Wreckage
Record the crashed chopper after the crash.
Recording #4 – The Crucified Pilot
After the previous recording, record the corpse hanging on a tree.
Recording #5 – The Impossible Town
After the previous recording, record the village.
Recording #6 – Remembering the Lost
Head past the barn with the dead cow and record the fence before heading inside the house.
Recording #7 – The Compound
Head up the hill and record the church in the distance.
Recording #8 – Jessica’s Suicide Note
Arrive in the school and record the blackboard in the second classroom.
Recording #9 – Interrogation
Record the dead man’s corpse. The man whom the witch kills.
Recording #10 – Crucified Heretics
Exit the area with water and record the burning trees.
Recording #11 – Marta
After the previous recording, record the witch dragging the heretic behind the cornfield.
Recording #12 – Dead Birds
Record the dead birds – killed by the light.
Recording #13 – Cavern Temple
Head down the cave and record the temple’s entrance.
Recording #14 – New Temple Gate
Leave the cave after the previous recording and record the village in the distance.
Recording #15 – Temple Gate
Use the elevator and record the sign after heading out.
Recording #16 – Hanged Jessica
During the school dream, keep some distance and record the girl hanging from the ceiling.
Recording #17 – The Show Room
Record the woman tied to a bed after the sequence with the cultists.
Recording #18 – Why you have to Die
From the church’s basement, head up to record the blackboard writing.
Recording #19 – The Chapel
Climb the fence to reach the chapel but record it first before entering.
Record the victims of the torture inside the chapel.
Recording #21 – The Abattoir
Record the cadavers inside the slaughterhouse.
Recording #22 – A Game of Hangman
During the school dream, record the recording of the man on the wall.
Document #1 – My Dear Sweet Ellie
Arrive in the village the check the first house on the right-hand side.
Document #2 – Dear Father
Arrive at the barn with a dead cow and follow the man inside a house.
Document #3 – Midwife’s Lament
Check the altar in the area with blood everywhere.
Document #4 – Knoth’s Gospel Chapter 8
Avoid the witch by crawling into a barn and use the box to climb up a broken ladder.
Document #5 – Visions Come
After the bright light stuns all enemies in the village, check the hill before the church.
Document #6 – New Gospels, Part-I
Inside the church, check a small room with this document inside.
Document #7 – Val’s Secret
In the area with people trapped, drop down into a hole to find it.
Document #8 – New Gospels, Part-II
From the previous document, continue the journey and check the top-floor to find it.
Document #9 – Ethan’s Letter
After the man’s death at the hand of the witches, check the left-hand side of the house.
Document #10 – Knoth’s Gospel Chapter 5
From the water, head inside the wooden hut to find it.
Document #11 – Letter from a Husband
From the previous document, head past the field and check the first house on the left-hand side.
Document #12 – Val’s Journal Part-I
Push a cart to reach a broken ladder and check the upper floor of the barn.
Document #13 – Temple Gate Anima Cristi
From the previous document, continue straight and check the statue.
Document #14 – Val’s Journal Part-III
After you arrive in the next village, crawl your way – the stairs are broken – into a house to find it.
Document #15 – Letters from Val to Knoth
From the previous document, head up to find it.
Document #16 – Knoth’s Gospel Chapter 6
Arrive at the village with a lot of enemies and head inside a house with an enemy inside. Reach the house’s cellar from the backside to find it.
Document #17 – Val’s Journal Part-V
Arrive at the village with a lot of enemies and head inside a house with a barricaded door. Once inside, move the shelf in the basement to find it.
Document #18 – Sundries from the Sinful World
This one is directly in front of the generator room.
Document #19 – Garden Note
On a corpse on the left-hand side after getting off the elevator.
Document #20 – Accept my Suicide
After you escape the school, arrive in a round room. Once there, reach the other side of the cave to find it.
Document #21 – Gospel Duty
Inside a secret room in the church’s basement.
Document #22 – Lesson Plan
It is located on the top-floor of the church.
Document #23 – A Letter to Mom
From the previous document, jump out of the window and check a stroller in the new area.
Document #24 – Knoth’s Gospel Chapter 10
This one is located right next to the singing woman in the village.
Document #25 – Temple Gate Act of Contrition
From the previous document, continue ahead and stick to the left-hand side to find it.
Document #26 – Val’s Journal Part-IV
From the previous collectible, escape the witch by climbing over the fence. Head inside the right-hand side house and move the closet to find it.
Document #27 – Rest These Bone
Head past the statue and find it inside a small cemetery.
Document #28 – Letter from Nick to Knoth
Head inside the chapel and find it in plain sight.
Document #29 – Knoth’s Gospel Chapter 2
In the room next to a singing woman with a child.
Document #30 – Val’s Journal Part-II
From the previous collectible, head out of the window and find it inside the house on the opposite end.
Document #31 – Knoth’s Gospel Chapter 1
In the wooden shack with a dead cow and a patrolling witch, find it inside a crawling space.
Document #32 – To Marta, My Avenging Angel
It is inside the same slaughterhouse where you receive the hook.
Document #33 – Outside Marta’s Chapel
From the previous document, continue ahead towards a stairway and holy crosses to find it.
Recording #23 – Road to the Old Mine
Arrive at the hilltop and record the mountains in the distance.
Recording #24 – The Locusts
Record the swarm on the bridge.
Recording #25 – Sickness Here, God Bless
Crawl through the tree trunk and record the fence ahead.
Recording #26 – The Symblote
Record the archer after the campfire – you must do it quickly!
Recording #27 – A Sickness in St. Sybil
During the school dream, record the girl at the end of the hallway and the blood on the walls.
Recording #28 – Ruptures
After the crucifixion, trigger the school dream and record the blood on the walls.
Recording #29 – The Trap
Record the wire fence near your casket.
Recording #30 – The Hanged Man
Arrive at the camp after the previous recording and record the hanged man behind the fence.
Recording #31 – Til Death do us Part
Use the rope to head down and record the dead enemies.
Recording #32 – Roots and Branches
In the school, arrive at the cafeteria and record the drawing of a tree on the wall.
Document #34 – Scalled Bound
After you get teleported to a hilltop, do not cross the bridge and search the area to find it.
Document #35 – Welcome to Plague
After the fall, find it on the narrow path in the forest.
Document #36 – Out Quarantine
After crawling through the tree trunk sequence, find it near the dead body.
Document #37 – Knoth’s Gospel Chapter 4
At the end of the cave with four mineworkers.
Document #38 – Knoth’s Gospel Chapter 9
From the previous collectible, continue ahead until you are attacked by a villager inside the house. The document is inside the house.
Document #39 – The Hegemon
It is inside the house with four mineworkers standing outside it.
After you arrive in school, check the room to find it.
Document #41 – Memo to a Corpse
It is located right next to your casket.
Document #42 – Gospel to the Scalled Christ
From the previous collectible, head up the hill to find it on an altar.
Document #43 – I Took your Rope
It is inside the room in which you need to attach a rope. Hard to miss.
Recording #33 – Beach Heads
Record the pikes after you arrive at the lake.
Recording #34 – Distant Towers
Record the tall building on the other side of the lake.
Recording #35 – Help
Arrive at the beach and record the ‘HELP’ sign on the sand.
Recording #36 – Dead Fish
Record the dead fish – killed by the flash of light.
Recording #37 – Floaters
Record the corpses floating in the waters.
Recording #38 – Warning
After the raft crashes, record the dead people on the pikes.
Recording #39 – They’re All Going to Laugh at You
During the school dream, head inside the girls’ restroom and record the blood coming out of the shower.
Document #44 – Come with These Men
Arrive at the lake after the school and check the left-hand side house to find it.
Document #45 – Old Traveler
It is located on a small clearing on the left-hand side inside the lake.
During the sequence in which you are required to use the raft. Check the left house in the area to find it.
Before using the raft, head inside the cave on the right-hand side to find it at the end.
Document #48 – Knoth’s Gospel Chapter 3
After the raft’s crash, check the nearby area to find it.
Recording #40 – Rain of Blood
After the school, record the raining blood.
Recording #41 – Pulse
Use the second computer in the school to force some flickering on the screens – record it!
Recording #42 – I have Lots of Friends
Arrive at the school and record the hanging corpses in the courtyard.
Document #49 – Knoth’s Gospel Chapter 13
Arrive inside the Mine Facility and check a corpse inside a right-hand side room to find it.
Document #50 – Knoth’s Gospel Chapter 12
After you leave the school, check the nearby building to find it.
Document #51 – Knoth’s Gospel Chapter 7
After the school scene, cramp through two shelves and find it next to a Battery.
Recording #43 – Descent
After the elevator crashes, record the elevator shaft.
Recording #44 – Skinned Man
Inside the Mine Facility, head down the initial ladder and head right to record the hanging man near the fire.
Recording #45 – Skin Wallpaper
Open the first door inside the Mine Facility, record the people stripped to the wall.
Recording #46 – The Bone Arbor
During the sequence with a singing man, record the two skeletons inside a room.
Document #52 – Knoth’s Gospel Chapter 11
After the elevator crashes into the mine, take the left-hand side path to find it at the end.
Document #53 – Knoth’s Gospel Chapter 14
During the sequence with the mine cart, check the area near the fire to find it.
Document #54 – The Atheist
Turn off the power and escape the boss the second time, do not head up the ladder and head inside a hole to find it.
Document #55 – Knoth’s Gospel Chapter 15
After the previous document, head up the ladder and check the area near the mine cart tracks to find it.
Recording #47 – The Storm
Meet up with Lynn and record the weather outside.
Recording #48 – Fire in the Sky
With Lynn, record the lightning and chapel from a distance.
Recording #49 – Dead Prophets
Record the dead man who slits his throat inside the chapel.
Recording #50 – She will Never Die
Record the corpses in the market to get the final recording of the game