Anthem Cortex Items Locations Guide – Find All Cortex Entries

With the help of our Anthem Cortex Items Locations Guide, you will be able to find all the Cortex Entries during Freeplay and inside Fort Tarsis.

Anthem Cortex Items

Cortex Items are collectibles in Anthem. They contain information about the items available in Anthem. You can collect these Cortex Entries to uncover the lore and secrets behind certain items as well as their origin story.

New Cortex Items will appear around Fort Tarsis as you progress through the story, so if you want to collect them all, be sure to explore frequently and check here to see when new Anthem Cortex Entries will become available.

Available at the Beginning

Cortex How to Find
Striders From your Javelin, turn left and head straight towards the closed gate. Pass the guard in the Javelin and turn right and you’ll find the Striders item laying on the ground.
Interceptor From your Javelin, turn right and head towards the Vault. On a table, to the left of the Vault NPC, you will find the Interceptor item.
Ranger from your Javelin, turn left and head up the stairs. After reaching the top of the staircase, turn right and you will find the Ranger item sitting on a box.
Shaper Relics From your Javelin, head forward and down the stairs to the right. Once you reach the bottom, turn right. The Shaper Relics item will be on a shelf to your left.

Complete “Lost Arcanist”

Cortex How to Find
Cyphers After completing “Lost Arcanist”, you will appear by the News table. Turn around and you will find the Cyphers Cortex entry.
The Gateway After completing “Lost Arcanist”, you will appear by the News table. Turn around and head up towards the stairs. On the stone water basin next to the staircase, you will find the Cortex entry for The Gateway.

Complete “Incursion”

Cortex How to Find
Shopping List Head down to where Owen is usually hanging out and head left, through the newly opened area. Head through the doorway and up the stairs to the left and, at the top of the landing, you will find the Shopping List item.
Detective Hops Mysteries From your Javelin, head through the market and walk through the big double doors. Continue up the stairs and turn left. You will see a man leaning forward on a table next to a radio.

Turn the radio on to obtain the Detective Hops Mysteries item for the Cortex.

The Legion of Dawn From your Javelin, head through the market and walk through the big double doors. Continue up the stairs and turn right. You will find the Legion of Dawn Cortex Item laying on a stone bench along the wall.
Laundry Ticket From your Javelin, head through the market and walk through the big double doors. Continue up the stairs and turn right and you’ll find the Laundry Ticket item in a bag sitting against the wall.
General Helena Tarsis From your Javelin, head through the market and walk through the big double doors. Continue up the stairs and walk forward, towards the water fixture, and you will find the General Helena Tarsis Cortex Item on a table to your left.
Fashion Club Announcement From your Javelin, head through the market and walk through the big double doors. Continue up the stairs and walk forward, towards the water fixture, and you will find the Fashion Club Announcement Cortex Item on a table to your left.
Storm From your Javelin, head through the market and walk through the big double doors. Continue up the stairs and turn right at the water fixture.

Head through the doorway and follow the corridor to the right and you will find the Storm item sitting on the floor next to Matthias.

The Anthem of Creation From your Javelin, head through the market and walk through the big double doors. Continue up the stairs and turn right at the water fixture.

Head through the doorway and follow the corridor to the right and you will find the Anthem of Creation item sitting on a table across from Matthias.

Safety Meeting Poster From your Javelin, head through the market and walk through the big double doors. Continue up the stairs and walk forward to the water fixture. Head left and you will find the Safety Meeting Poster Cortex Item pinned to the wall.
The Crimson Lancer From your Javelin, head through the market and walk through the big double doors. Continue up the stairs and walk forward, past the water fixture. Head left through the walkway and you will find a radio on top of a crate.

Turn it on to obtain the Crimson Lancer Cortex Item.

Pirndel Container Warning From your Javelin, head through the market and walk through the big double doors. Continue up the stairs and walk forward, past the water fixture.

Head left through the walkway and you will find the Pirndel Container Warning Cortex Item pinned to a wall next to Pirndel Blatch, the Fort Tarsis custodian.

Tessi the Tesilar From your Javelin, head through the market and walk through the big double doors. Continue up the stairs and walk forward, past the water fixture.

Head left through the walkway and follow it all the way to the end and you will find the Tessi the Tesilar Cortex Item on the ground just beyond a gate.

Announcement: Grain Shortage From your Javelin, head through the market and walk through the big double doors. Continue up the stairs and walk forward, past the water fixture.

Head up the stairs and then head left and you will find the Announcement: Grain Shortage Cortex Item on a table to the right.

General Helena Tarsis (Second Entry) From your Javelin, head through the market and walk through the big double doors. Continue up the stairs and walk forward, past the water fixture.

Head up the stairs and then continue to the right and you’ll find the second General Helena Tarsis entry laying on a stool.

The Anthem of Creation (Second Entry) From your Javelin, head through the market and walk through the big double doors. Continue up the stairs and walk forward, past the water fixture.

Head to the right before the staircase and you will find the second Anthem of Creation entry on a table next to The Bard.

Rules for Civilized Use of Shared Space From your Javelin, head through the market and walk through the big double doors. Continue up the stairs and walk forward, past the water fixture.

Head to the right before the staircase and you will find the Rules for Civilized Use of Shared Space Cortex entry on a table next to The Bard.

RESPECT MY PROCESS From your Javelin, head through the market and walk through the big double doors. Continue up the stairs and walk forward, past the water fixture. Head to the right before the staircase and walk just past The Bard and turn left.

You will find the RESPECT MY PROCESS Cortex entry attached to a small gate.

Announcement: The Governor is Dead From your Javelin, head through the market and walk through the big double doors. Continue up the stairs and walk forward, past the water fixture.

Head to the right before the staircase and walk past The Bard, through the hallway, and down the stairs to find the Announcement: The Governor is Dead Cortex Item on a table.

Complete “Finding Old Friends”

Cortex How to Find
Amplifiers From your Javelin, head through the market, through the doorway to the right, and down the staircase. Walk past Owen and into the bay on the right. Approach the last Cypher bay to obtain the Amplifiers Cortex Item.
The First Cypher From your Javelin, head through the market, through the doorway to the right, and down the staircase. At the bottom of the staircase, the First Cypher Cortex Item will be on your left.
Royal Proclamation From your Javelin, head forward through the market. Turn left before you reach the double-doors and you’ll find the Royal Proclamation Cortex Item on a shelf.
Locks From your Javelin, turn right and head up the stairs. Once you reach the top, turn left and you will find the Locks Cortex Item sitting on a box.
Speed Disk Tournament From your Javelin, head through the market and walk through the big double doors. Continue up the stairs and walk forward until you reach the water fixture.

Head left through the first doorway and you will find the Speed Disk Tournament Cortex Item at the end of the hall, sitting on a box.

The First Cypher (Second Entry) From your Javelin, head through the market, through the doorway to the right, and down the staircase. Walk past Owen and into the bay on the right. You will find the second First Cypher Cortex Item sitting on a ledge on the right.
Cyphers (Second Entry) From your Javelin, head through the market, through the doorway to the right, and down the staircase. Walk past Owen and into the bay on the right.

Immediately after walking through the doorway, turn left and you’ll find the second Cyphers Cortex Item sitting underneath a bench on the left.

Cataclysms From your Javelin, head through the market and walk through the big double doors. Continue up the stairs and walk forward, past the water fixture. Head to the right before the staircase and walk just past The Bard and turn left.

You will find the Cataclysms Cortex Item leaning up against the wall.

Regulators From your Javelin, head through the market and walk through the big double doors. Continue up the stairs and walk forward, past the water fixture.

Head up the stairs and then continue to the right and you’ll find the Regulators Cortex Item on top of a shelf.

Announcement: Wyvern Clean Up From your Javelin, head through the market and walk through the big double doors. Continue up the stairs and walk forward, past the water fixture.

Head up the stairs and then continue to the left and you will find the Announcement: Wyvern Clean up Cortex Item sitting on a ledge.

Matthias Erryl Sumner From your Javelin, head through the market and walk through the big double doors. Continue up the stairs and turn right at the water fixture.

Head through the doorway and follow the corridor to the right and you will find the Matthias Erryl Sumner Cortex Item sitting on the floor across from Matthias.

Oculate Warranty From your Javelin, head through the market and walk through the big double doors. Continue up the stairs and walk forward, past the water fixture. Head left through the walkway and follow it to the right.

Stop before the staircase and you will find the Oculate Warranty Cortex Item pinned to the wall on the left.