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Scraps of Mystery is a side quest in Final Fantasy XV. It is one of the longest, most obscure tasks in the game. To complete Scraps of Mystery you must find mystery scrap items scattered across the vast open world of Eos. Along the way you will also discover pieces of Sylvester’s treasure map. Following all the clues is long and difficult, but the reward is well worth it. Here's our guide for aspiring treasure hunters looking to obtain all the Scraps of Mystery.

Whether you've got on or , the process for finding all the Scraps of Mystery is the same.

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Get all the the Scraps of Mystery in Final Fantasy 15:

  • The quest begins when you find a scrap of paper lying on the ground in an outpost, a service station or a town.
  • These scraps are easily identified as they're the only items in the game that appear as actual objects, and not glowing dots.
  • Pick it up the scrap to get a new quest – Scraps of Mystery. It will also have a number, depending on which scrap you’ve found.
  • The quest will direct you towards a location where you’ll be able to find part of a treasure map. Rather than show the exact location, it just points towards the general area, marking a radius on your map in which the prize is hidden.
  • There are 14 scraps and 14 map clues to collect. Scraps of Mystery are listed by numbers and Sylvester Map Pieces are listed with letters A-N, you need to collect both to get the reward.

Scrap of Mystery 1 - Sylvester Map A

Map location for the first scrap [Square Enix]
Map location for the first scrap [Square Enix]
  • Region: Leide
  • Recommended Level: 5
  • Reward: Sylvester's Map A

To start the side quest, you need to go to the Longwythe Rest Area Outpost in Leide (south of Hammerhead) and approach the Three Z's Motel. From your car look at the hotel, go to the left side of it and look around the white plastic chair. The first piece of the map should be lying on the floor next to it. Pick it up to initiate the quest, which will update with the next location.

Scrap 1 location [Square Enix]
Scrap 1 location [Square Enix]

Map piece A is located near Balouve Mines, on the North side of a large rock that is located between the main road and the dirt road by the mines. If you check the minimap, the map is hidden just a few paces South of the quest marker.

Sylvester's Map A location [Square Enix]
Sylvester's Map A location [Square Enix]

Scrap of Mystery 2 - Sylvester Map B

Map location for the second scrap [Square Enix]
Map location for the second scrap [Square Enix]
  • Region: Leide
  • Recommended Level: 9
  • Reward: Sylvester's Map B

In Chapter 2 of the main story, you can find this map clue is across from the arms dealer in the Prairie Outpost in Leide, under a small cart next to a tall fence.

Scrap 2 location [Square Enix]
Scrap 2 location [Square Enix]

The Map Piece B is hidden a little way to the northeast, next to the Keycatrich Trench dungeon entrance. Go to the northeast part of Keycatrich Ruins to find some scaffolding and archaeological excavations. In the northeast corner is another wooden cart and a big square rock. On the ground you should see the yellow quest item shine and pick up Sylvester's Map Piece B.

Sylvester's Map B location [Square Enix]
Sylvester's Map B location [Square Enix]

Scrap of Mystery 3 - Sylvester Map C

Map location for the third scrap [Square Enix]
Map location for the third scrap [Square Enix]
  • Region: Leide
  • Recommended Level: 4
  • Reward: Sylvester's Map C

The first scrap not found near an outpost, this clue is found at an abandoned hut to the southwest of Formouth Garrison in Leide, between the dirt and main roads leading up to the Prairie Outpost. This scrap lies under a cabin awning near the water tower.

Scrap 3 location [Square Enix]
Scrap 3 location [Square Enix]

Head to the marker in Three Valleys and the map can be found behind some metal slabs against the rock face, just a few paces southwest of the map marker.

Sylvester's Map C location [Square Enix]
Sylvester's Map C location [Square Enix]

Scrap of Mystery 4 - Sylvester Map D

Map location for the fourth scrap [Square Enix]
Map location for the fourth scrap [Square Enix]
  • Region: Leide
  • Recommended Level: 44
  • Reward: Sylvester's Map D

Go to the roadblocks to the capital of Insomnia (the Esterleiden Blockade parking spot,), head east past the trooper blockade and check large red wall on the right for a gap with some rubble behind it. The clue lies on top of a black sheet of metal on the ground.

Scrap 4 location [Square Enix]
Scrap 4 location [Square Enix]

You will need to travel into Crestholm Channels to get the Map D. This area is full of dangerous high level enemies. Advance into the dungeon until you reach a large four-way intersection on the first floor and defeat the high level imps and flan that guard it.

Sylvester's Map D location map view [Square Enix]
Sylvester's Map D location map view [Square Enix]

Then check the east passage and look behind the doorway to the intersection to find Map Piece D is stashed away in the corner.

Sylvester's Map D location [Square Enix]
Sylvester's Map D location [Square Enix]

Scrap of Mystery 5 - Sylvester Map E

Map location for the fifth scrap [Square Enix]
Map location for the fifth scrap [Square Enix]
  • Region: Leide
  • Recommended Level: 7
  • Reward: Sylvester's Map E

On the northwestern tip of the easternmost of the Three Valleys in Leide you should see a small dirt road close to the yellow marked main road. Approach a ruined building next to a large pipe coming out of the ground. The scrap is among the rubble directly below the raised part of the pipe.

Scrap 5 location [Square Enix]
Scrap 5 location [Square Enix]

Follow the clue further south, along the western edge of Longwythe Peak, and check the small rock formation not far from the road for map E. The map piece is a few paces east and up on some rocks from the quest marker on your minimap.

Sylvester's Map E location [Square Enix]
Sylvester's Map E location [Square Enix]

Scrap of Mystery 6 - Sylvester Map F

Map location for the sixth scrap [Square Enix]
Map location for the sixth scrap [Square Enix]
  • Region: Duscae
  • Recommended Level: 13
  • Reward: Sylvester's Map F

The first of five clues in Duscae can be found at the Roadside Scrapyard parking spot west of The Nebulawood. In the stop itself, there are two abandoned cars. The scrap is right under an old rusted car that is parked next to the pile of pipes.

Scrap 6 location [Square Enix]
Scrap 6 location [Square Enix]

The map F is just a little farther north, among the large rock arches by Alstor Slough. Check along the rock walls of the arch carefully, the map piece is hidden in a small crevice, just a few paces north of the quest marker.

Sylvester's Map F location [Square Enix]
Sylvester's Map F location [Square Enix]

Scrap of Mystery 7 - Sylvester Map G

Map location for the seventh scrap [Square Enix]
Map location for the seventh scrap [Square Enix]
  • Region: Duscae
  • Recommended Level: 11
  • Reward: Sylvester's Map G

This scrap is hidden in the middle of the Chocobo racing track, just south of the Wiz Chocobo outpost. Look for the silos with golden roofs and check out the largest. You'll find the scrap underneath the small staircase leading up to the silo door.

Scrap 7 location [Square Enix]
Scrap 7 location [Square Enix]

The map is in the center of the Malachi Hills, in the area marked by rocks on the map, close to the Fociaugh Hollow dungeon entrance. Check carefully behind one of the monoliths near the hilltop to find Sylvester’s Map Piece G lying in the rubble.

Sylvester's Map G location [Square Enix]
Sylvester's Map G location [Square Enix]

Scrap of Mystery 8 - Sylvester Map H

Map location for the eighth scrap [Square Enix]
Map location for the eighth scrap [Square Enix]
  • Region: Duscae
  • Recommended Level: 22
  • Reward: Sylvester's Map H

Head to the large warehouse located at Cauthess Rest Area. You can find the clue in the northeastern edge of the closest warehouse next to some shelves in the back.

Scrap 8 location [Square Enix]
Scrap 8 location [Square Enix]

For Map H, head east of Coernix Station - Cauthess. Head across the road and follow a dirt path going east until you find a large rusted and abandoned imperial troop carrier. The map is wedged in on the eastern side of the transport.

Sylvester's Map H location [Square Enix]
Sylvester's Map H location [Square Enix]

Scrap of Mystery 9 - Sylvester Map I

Map location for the ninth scrap [Square Enix]
Map location for the ninth scrap [Square Enix]
  • Region: Duscae
  • Recommended Level: 20
  • Reward: Sylvester's Map I

Head to Taelpar Rest Area and look around Crow's Nest Diner to find a couple of converted shipping containers. Check behind them, the scrap is tucked under the one closest to the road.

Scrap 9 location [Square Enix]
Scrap 9 location [Square Enix]

The location for Map I is in Schier Heights, under one of the large rock archways. It's hard to spot, so start from the marker on the dirt road, then head right and hug the rock wall going southeast until you see the map in a small recess. On the minimap, the piece should be a little to the west of the quest marker.

Sylvester's Map I location [Square Enix]
Sylvester's Map I location [Square Enix]

Scrap of Mystery 10 - Sylvester Map J

Map location for the tenth scrap [Square Enix]
Map location for the tenth scrap [Square Enix]
  • Region: Duscae
  • Recommended Level: 15
  • Reward: Sylvester's Map J

This scrap is in a small fenced off area just west of the Niflheim Imperial base in the Kelbass Grasslands. Look around and you can find the scrap tucked in the vent on the south side of the northernmost building.

Scrap 10 location [Square Enix]
Scrap 10 location [Square Enix]

To Map Piece J, go slightly to the east from the center of the area marked on the map to find a huge rock formation. Look around its eastern side and carefully check the surrounding rubble. Sylvester’s Map Piece J is hidden there.

Sylvester's Map J location [Square Enix]
Sylvester's Map J location [Square Enix]

Scrap of Mystery 11 - Sylvester Map K

Map location for the eleventh scrap [Square Enix]
Map location for the eleventh scrap [Square Enix]
  • Region: Cleigne
  • Recommended Level: 18
  • Reward: Sylvester's Map K

The first of the Cleigne clues, this scrap is located in the ruined buildings by the Alpine Stable parking lot in Pallareth Pass. From the parking spot, cross the road and go up the hill to the west. You should see ruined building, search inside to find the scrap on the ground.

Scrap 11 location [Square Enix]
Scrap 11 location [Square Enix]

Map K is in Lestellum, next to a metal grate on the steps leading down from the weapons shopkeeper. There's a large sack against the bars, with the map hidden behind it.

Sylvester's Map K location [Square Enix]
Sylvester's Map K location [Square Enix]

Scrap of Mystery 12 - Sylvester Map L

Map location for the twelfth scrap [Square Enix]
Map location for the twelfth scrap [Square Enix]
  • Region: Cleigne
  • Recommended Level: 27
  • Reward: Sylvester's Map L

Head to the Meldacio Hunter HQ on the road to the Vesperpool. At the western end of the HQ there's a small hut with trees and flowers planted at one end. Look around it to find scrap in the yellow bin.

Scrap 12 location [Square Enix]
Scrap 12 location [Square Enix]

The map fragment is located in the loop of road west of Pallareth Pass. Exit the car at the final curve coming down from Meldacio, and look for a partially buried and destroyed stone bunkeron the hill. Entering it, you'll find the map in the corner.

Sylvester's Map L location [Square Enix]
Sylvester's Map L location [Square Enix]

Scrap of Mystery 13 - Sylvester Map M

Map location for the thirteenth scrap [Square Enix]
Map location for the thirteenth scrap [Square Enix]
  • Region: Cleigne
  • Recommended Level: 33
  • Reward: Sylvester's Map M

This scrap can be found near the entrance to the Malamalam Thicket dungeon, but not actually inside the dungeon. On the last curve of the rising dirt path leading to the dungeon, check the west side to find a small path that leads to a lone shopkeeper. The clue around the side of the shopkeeper's cottage, near the umbrella.

Scrap 13 location [Square Enix]
Scrap 13 location [Square Enix]

The map piece is available only once you have been to Altissia and have access to the lift in the lighthouse at Cape Caem. Take the lift up to the deck, and check for the map fragment at the back of the balcony.

Sylvester's Map M location [Square Enix]
Sylvester's Map M location [Square Enix]

Scrap of Mystery 14 - Sylvester Map N

Map location for the fourteenth scrap [Square Enix]
Map location for the fourteenth scrap [Square Enix]
  • Region: Cleigne
  • Recommended Level: 29
  • Reward: Sylvester's Map N

Almost there! The final scrap is located near Fort Vaullery in Leide, near Old Lestallum. South of the fort you can find a rusty abandoned car, check the driver's seat for the last scrap.

Scrap 14 location [Square Enix]
Scrap 14 location [Square Enix]

To find the map you'll need to return to the Glacial Grotto, make your way down the first two slippery slopes and drop to the area below. The map fragment is waiting in a small alcove on the north side.

Sylvester's Map N location [Square Enix]
Sylvester's Map N location [Square Enix]

X Marks The Spot

Sylvester's Map completed [Square Enix]
Sylvester's Map completed [Square Enix]
  • Region: Rock of Ravatogh
  • Recommended Level: 48
  • Reward: 5,000 XP, Mythril Ingot, 50,000 gil

The final clue that points to the Rock of Ravatogh and requires you to complete the dungeon crawl and reach the summit, then drop down into the large open area where you can do the Zu Bounty Hunt. Follow the path to the Tomb of the Fierce to find your prize hidden just south of the quest marker on your map. Aside from the money, the Mythril Ingot can itself be sold for 20,000 gil. Congratulations!

The ecstasy of gil [Square Enix]
The ecstasy of gil [Square Enix]

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