Activision’s annual cash cow, the Call of Duty franchise, is back again, and this time — the criticisms are personal. Despite Call of Duty: Ghosts being lambasted for its copy and paste approach to cutscenes, samey single-player experience and overall failure to innovate, developer Infinity Ward can at least count on the near-fanatical devotion of its millions-strong fan base.
Speaking of devotion, collecting all of the game’s 18 Rorke files takes quite some doing, but with ’15 Achievement Points, and/or a Bronze PlayStation trophy on offer,’ ‘The Audiophile’ badge is one well worth picking up – as part of your first or second play through.
For a guide to each and every Rorke file location — displayed as a chunky laptop in Call of Duty: Ghosts — check out the following walkthrough (courtesy of Games Radar) – each level features just the one Rorke file a piece.
File #1 — ‘Ghost Stories’
After leaving the starting location, turn right. Follow the sidewalk and make a second right into an open house on the other side of the car. Hesh will call out “through that house.” The Rorke file will be sitting on the wooden floor, next to the window — right side
File #2 — ‘Brave New World’
During the Father-son cut scene, players enter a command center. The Rorke file is located on a workbench opposite a bank of monitors, with a ferris wheel visible through the adjacent doorway.
File #3 — ‘No Man’s Land’
Upon reaching the ODIN crash site, players will be notified of incoming hostiles. Enter the small gray trailer building on the left hand side. The Rorke file is seated on a computer desk, underneath a set of CCTV monitors.
File #4 — ‘Struck Down’
During the darkness and red flares sequence, breach the double doors and sweep the locker room for enemies. The Rorke file should be located in one of the team’s wooden lockers – left-hand side.
File #5 — ‘Homecoming’
The first building entered houses a staircase, go to the left of this staircase until you spot a set of sandbags. Pick up the Rorke file from the top of these sandbags. If you’ve reached the beach assault/ machine gun sequence, you’ve gone too far.
File #6 — ‘Legends Never Die’
Following the flood scene, pursue Rorke, using the knife to take out any enemies encountered. After crossing the makeshift bridge, head around the corner, into an office room complete with enemies. Take out the soldiers, before nabbing the Rorke file on the right hand side — the laptop should be the only one illuminated by the Sun.
File #7 — ‘Federation Day’
After ziplining your way across to the adjacent building and cutting through the glass, head left, around the corner. The next room on the left — that’s the one featuring a large, twisting steel pipe – houses the Rorke file, propped up on the edge of a desk.
File #8 — ‘Birds of Prey’
Upon breaching the final door, the squad begins a conversation with Rorke himself. The laptop is located on a desk just behind him. Exit through the window to complete the level.
File #9 — ‘The Hunted’
Once you’ve located the downed aircraft, be on the lookout for a small waterfall to the left. The Rorke file is located just under the vines, in the center of the valley. If you’ve re-united with your squad already, you’ve gone too far.
File #10 — ‘Clockwork’
During the first night vision sequence, Hesh will begin conducting scanning tests. Follow the small set of stairs to the office space. The Rorke file should be located on a computer desk therein, between a PC monitor and landline phone.
File #11 — ‘Atlas Falls’
After breaching the control room for the pressure regulators, a squad mate will begin attacking the Foreman. Turn right into a small office area, where the Rorke file is located on top of two filing cabinets.
File #12 — ‘Into the Deep’
Take out the large ship with the rocket, before escaping the scene. After losing your air tube, Keegan will notify you of enemy divers in the vicinity. The Rorke file should appear to the right of your path, seated at the foot of a large rock.
File #13 — ‘End of the Line’
Enter the pressure-lock doorway and follow the white hall. Upon reaching the missile bay, look for a stairwell and descend. The Rorke file is sitting on a desk, adjacent to some Perspex glass, with a walkway and a red signal flaring above it.
File #14 — ‘Sin City’
Follow the two sets of escalators down to the gate. After the squad has lifted the obstruction, crawl underneath and turn left to view a number of vases, next to a sloping window. The Rorke file is sitting on a wooden desk, adjacent to the brown sofas.
File #15 — ‘All or Nothing’
Upon starting the level, immediately turn right and approach the illuminated lower bunk. The Rorke file is located on the bed therein.
File #16 — ‘Severed Ties’
After launching the missile, set off down the left-hand staircase after Hesh. Once you’ve passed through the doors at the base of this stairwell, Hesh will remind you that your mission isn’t over, take an immediate right and enter the open office on the left. The Rorke file is sitting on a sloping, electronic desk to the left.
File #17 — ‘Loki’
Make your way to the space station entrance, and view the chaotic cutscene. When you regain control, a large bronze-colored solar panel will be located to your left. Before entering the circular opening below, head to the center-left of this panel, where the Rorke file will be floating freely in space
File #18 — ‘The Ghost Killer’
During the beginning of the mission – when Hesh is commenting on Icarus gaining control of the rods – look out for a red mechanic’s toolbox. The Rorke file should be sat on top of this box, adjacent to one of the Jeep’s wheels and a stack of wooden boxes.
Are you having trouble with any of Call of Duty‘s collectibles? Is keeping your eyes peeled for intel more distraction than immersion? Let us know in the comments below, and be sure to check in with all of the latest Call of Duty news, right here on Game Rant.
Call of Duty: Ghosts is now available for PC, PS3, Wii U and Xbox 360 platforms. Next-gen editions of the game are scheduled to launch alongside their respective consoles, on November 15th (PlayStation 4) and November 22nd (Xbox One).
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