Dead Rising 4: Personal Mysteries Locations | Collectibles Guide

Only on Xbox One: Earn easy XP with these optional collectible side-quests. See where to find all 22 Personal Mysteries in Willamette.

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Part collectible and part side-quest, ‘Personal Mysteries’ a small text-only side-stories available for Frank West to piece together while exploring the devastated town of Willamette in Dead Rising 4. Personal Mysteries come in small series of about 4-6 entries, and finding them all will net you a big PP reward.

Whether you want the PP or you’re working toward 100% completion, we’ll provide easy locations for every mystery. Below, the mysteries are broken up into different series, with locations for each individual cell phone. If you’re having trouble finding them, pop out Frank West’s camera and switch to the different viewfinder modes — they just might help point out those easy-to-miss phones in the environment.


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Personal Mysteries Locations | Collectibles Guide

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Personal Mysteries are side-quest collectibles. Look for a glowing cell phone in the environment to unlock new entries. Finding all entries will reward Frank West with a PP bonus. You can purchase waypoints for all cell phones in an area from the Locations Vendor in the Emergency Shelter.

  • Blackest Friday
    • Incident Report: Willamette Memorial Megaplex – On the security terminal on the second floor of the Willamette Mall Emergency Shelter.
    • Text Exchange: Willamette Memorial Megaplex – Inside Robsaka Digital, on a product shelf.
    • Audio Log: Willamette Memorial Megaplex – Found in the Foro-4 Electronics near the north exit to the Amazon Food Court.
    • Audio Log #2: Willamette Memorial Megaplex – Found behind the tall temple prop structure, beneath the railing near Benny Jack’s BBQ Shack in the Amazon Food Court.
  • Happiest Place on Earth
    • Incident Report: Willamette Memorial Megaplex – At the stool seating next to Raj’s Samosa Hut in the Amazon Food Court area.
    • Incident Report #2: Willamette Memorial Megaplex – This is one of the trickiest collectibles in the game to collect. Find it on the rooftop of Burger Fiefdom in Medieval Town. To get it, climb up the path from the Bratwurst store and circle around to reach the rafters. Jump to the left corner of the rafters and exit the broken window to find this phone.
    • Photo: Willamette Memorial Megaplex – On a shelf in the Toy Rex.
    • Photo #2: Willamette Memorial Megaplex – Inside the Fire Extinguisher box in Slappy’s Fun Shack, a store in the Miami Boardwalk.
  • Willamette Wants Workers
    • Audio Recordings: Willamette Memorial Megaplex – Hidden in the Virago Hotel Zom-B safe room, in the Amazon Food Court area.
      • The key to the Zom-B bunker is in the women’s restroom, right next to the Virago Hotel.
    • Audio Recordings #2: Willamette Memorial Megaplex – Behind the desk of the North Pole Town Square Workshop in the Central Plaza.
    • Audio Recordings #3: Willamette Memorial Megaplex – In the back right corner of ZEN, a store on the second floor of Kiichiro Plaza.
  • Obscuris Tactical Briefings
    • Brad Park: Willamette Memorial Megaplex – In the Quarantine PMC outpost outside the Central Plaza. Grab it from the crate in the second interior room.
    • Vick Chu: Old Town – At the front entrance of the Town Hall, where the soldiers have an abandoned outpost up the stairs.
    • Frank West: North Peak – Under the metal watchtower next to the west entrance into Willamette Army Reserve base.
    • Kylie Hammond: North Peak – Inside the small guard booth next to the locked gate in the northwest corner of the Willamette Army Reserve base.
    • Tom Pickton: North Peak – Just through the exit to the Willamette Hydroelectric Station, look behind the military truck. There’s a crate with this cellphone.
  • After the Heist
    • Panicked Texts: Old Town – On the desk in the second floor of the Old Town Emergency Center.
    • E-mail: North Peak – In the first floor room of the Peaks Motel.
    • Text Message: Old Town – In the Rockpile Liquors building.
    • Police Report: Old Town – Near a dead body and dumpster in the alley behind the Vacant Offices / Colossus Express Courier Ltd.
  • Busy Season
    • E-mail Sent Home: Old Town – In the back of Tetro’s Comics & Collectibles.
    • E-mail Sent Home #2: Old Town – Found in the Hurly Bird Buffet, on the floor near a booth.
    • E-mail Sent Home #3: Old Town – In the back room of the Colombian Roastmasters.
    • A Message: Old Town – At the Old Town City Hall brick sign at the corner up the street from the Archives door.
    • A Message #2: Old Town – Inside the Willamette Bus Depot Zom-B Safe bunker.
      • The key is found behind the dumpsters in the Old Town Christmas Tree Lot.
    • A Message #3: Old Town – In the cafeteria of the Old Town Emergency Shelter.
  • Book Reviews
    • Review: Old Town – Found in the Men’s Public Restroom in the Old Town park.
    • Review #2: Old Town – Under the archway over the raised walking path, near a dead body in the Old Town park.
    • Review #3: Old Town – On the bleachers near the tennis courts at the Old Town park.
  • Not a Creature Was Stirring
    • Poem Verse: West Ridge – On the desk, in the office on the first floor of the house in Tom’s Compound.
    • Poem Verse #2: West Ridge – In the bathroom of the house on Tom’s Compound.
    • Poem Verse #3: West Ridge – On the second floor of the barn in Tom’s Compound.
    • Poem Verse #4: West Ridge – Behind the makeshift targets in the back-right corner of Tom’s Compound.
  • Tom and Luke
    • Voicemail: West Ridge – Inside the classroom at the Willamette Jr. High School.
    • Text: West Ridge – In the second floor barrack in Tom’s Compound. Only accessible in Case 5.
    • Selfie: West Ridge – On the second floor balcony of the house in Tom’s Compound.
    • Audio Log: West Ridge – Inside the locked cellar in Tom’s Compound.
      • The key is located in Tom’s secret office, available during the events of Case 5.
    • Letter: West Ridge – In the Gardner Residence bedroom.
  • Terror is Romantic
    • Fanfiction: West Ridge – Found in the Fogeys home.
    • Fanfiction #2: West Ridge – Inside the gymnasium of the Willamette Jr. High School. Look on a yellow cot.
    • Fanfiction #3: West Ridge – Search the kid’s bedroom on the second floor of the Mekaniks residence.
    • Fanfiction #4: West Ridge – In the Muzak Family residence, on the floor in the second floor bathroom.
  • Arcane Writings
    • Poem: North Peak – In the backroom of the Ruff ‘n Tuff Motors store.
    • Poem #2: West Ridge – In the Hunter Residence home, inside the Mountain Ridge Estates Gated Community area.
    • Poem #3: West Ridge – In the gated community, look for a tree behind the Booker Family residence. There are multiple machetes buried inside the tree. The phone is on the ground here.
    • Poem #4: West Ridge – On a bench not far from a parked golf cart in the tennis court area of Mountain Ridge Estates.
    • Poem #5: North Peak – In the Glitter Dolls Nightclub, go to the second floor and look on the pool table.
  • Blackburne’s Notes
    • Notes: North Peak – Inside the overturned truck where CALDER escaped the convoy truck in Case 3.
    • Notes #2: North Peak – From the train track tunnel in North Peak, enter the underground and follow the passages to a locker with a Split Shot inside. The phone is behind the green machinery.
    • Notes #3: West Ridge – On the front porch of the unnamed house to the right as you enter Mountain Ridge Estates.
    • Notes #4: West Ridge – Inside the study, to the right of the safe on the second floor of the Booker Family residence. This house is inside the gated community area.
    • Notes #5: West Ridge – On a military table outside the house where you rescue Dr. Blackburne during the events of Case 3.
    • Notes #6: North Peak – Inside the Santa’s Workshop warehouse, next to a sled.
    • Notes #7: North Peak – On the second floor of the North Peak Fire Hall, look in the open lockers to the right, between the bunks.
  • Behind the Mask
    • Text Message: West Ridge – Inside the military truck in the middle of the street to the right as you enter Mountain Ridge Estates.
    • Audio Log: West Ridge – On a bench to the left of the central picnic area in Mountain Ridge Estates.
    • Audio Log #2: West Ridge – In Mountain Ridge Estates, this phone is found on the children’s play area, at the top of the slide.
  • Barnaby V. His Winemaker
    • E-mail: West Ridge – Near the Christmas tree seating area on the second floor of the mansion in Golden Apple Vineyards.
    • E-mail:West Ridge – On the piano inside the Golden Apple Vineyards mansion.
    • E-mail: West Ridge – Inside the second room on the left in the Golden Apple Vineyard basement.
  • Her Name Is Hammond
    • Text Message: West Ridge – Inside the House Under Construction that becomes available during Case 4. The same house where Hammond is located.
    • Voicemail: West Ridge – On the second floor of the Dojos Residence, within the Mountain Ridge Estates Gated Community area.
    • Photo: West Ridge – Inside the garage of the unnamed house to the left as you enter Mountain Ridge Estates.
  • Greater Mountain Grizzly Girls
    • Saved Note: West Ridge – On the wooden table in the middle of the X-Mas Tree Lot near the hydroelectric dam.
    • Saved Note #2: West Ridge – Near the bridge adjacent to the dam, there’s an army truck down the road from the firework stand.
    • Saved Note #3: West Ridge – At the fireworks stand on the street near the X-Mas Tree Lot.
    • Saved Note #4: West Ridge – In the barn attached to the X-Mas Tree Lot farm field, look on a barrel in the corner.
    • Saved Note #5: West Ridge – Inside the barn where you encounter the scarecrow maniacs, climb up onto the high platform with the treasure chest to collect this phone.
    • Saved Note #6: West Ridge – At the Kent Farm Zom-B Safe bunker.
    • Saved Note #7: West Ridge – On the counter inside Speedy Expresso.
  • In the Field
    • Text Message: West Ridge – Search the front entrance of the Golden Apple Vineyard. There is a dead body outside the mansion itself, near the front door.
    • Test Message #2: Old Town – In the McKenzie Auto Repair front desk, the auto-repair garage that’s inside the Willamette Impound and Junkyard.
    • E-mail: Willamette Memorial Megaplex – Found in the makeshift barricade with beds under the escalators at the north entrance into Medieval Town.
  • Obscuris Research Logs
    • Recording #1: North Peak – Found in the eastern checkpoint guard booth.
    • Recording #2: North Peak – Inside the Willamette Army Reserve base, after crossing the bridge inside, look for an observation room with a window looking over the jet engine fire-spewing chamber.
    • Recording #3: North Peak – Found after leaving the investigation room. Continue down the stairs and in the first dark room, find the phone near the exit door.
  • Deserters
    • Audio Log: North Peak – On the warehouse rooftop near the final convoy crash site just outside the train tracks. This is the area where you find the Obscuris researcher in a hazmat suit.
    • E-mail: North Peak – In the Peaks Motel. Search the second floor hotel room to the left of the stairs.
    • Abandoned Phone: North Peak – On a shelf in the center of the McKenzie Motors & Auto-Repair garage.
    • Audio Log #2: North Peak – In the first under-construction building you’ll enter to reach Tom in Case 5. Fight through the Evolved and as you reach the third floor, right before getting the Exo Suit, find this phone on a dead body to the left of the top of the stairs.
  • Mad Tom
    • Audio: West Ridge – In Tom’s bedroom, on the second floor of the house on Tom’s Compound. Only available on Case 5.
  • The Deep
    • Flip Phone: North Peak – Found in the dark, dark chamber where Frank encounters sleeping Evolved during the events of Case 5.
    • Flip Phone #2: North Peak – Entering the underground, in the first room past the locked gate Frank West uses the explosives to open, look for an open door on the right. There’s a Technician’s Key and a cell phone inside.
    • Flip Phone #3: North Peak – Encountering the room with the hanging Obscuris Soldier corpses, use the Technician’s Key to unlock the door. The cell phone is on the crate at the back of the dark room.
      • The key to the door is found in the same room as Flip Phone #2.
  • Letters to Santa
    • Letter: North Peak – In the room with the burning Christmas decorations, right past the sleeping Evolved in the underground.
    • Letter #2: Willamette Memorial Megaplex – On the floor of the candy cane house in Central Plaza.
    • Letter #3: Willamette Memorial Megaplex – On the second floor of the Central Plaza, look in the sled prop near the doors to the skywalk.