Final Fantasy 15 Scraps of Mystery is the closest thing the game has to collectibles. Hidden around the world are 14 'mysterious scraps', and collecting one will put a new sidequest into your log, pointing you to the location of a map fragment.
Once you have all 14 map fragments, you'll then get a complete map that takes you to the location of a hidden treasure for the 'X Marks the Spot'. While the first step provides a helpful hint of the second, it's finding those initial clues from scraps which makes things difficult - so here is the location of each scrap, subsequent map and ultimately the treasure at the very end.
Scraps of Mystery map piece locations in Final Fantasy 15
Scraps of Mystery I location:
Head for Longwythe Outpost and look under the plastic chair on the porch area on the end furthest from the motel reception. Picking it up will mark a location to the south east, near the Balouve Mines entrance. Head towards the marker and you'll find a treasure spot, and the map fragment is located nearby.
Scraps of Mystery II location:
Opposite the Hunter outpost in Prairie Outpost there's a wooden hut, and tucked between the hut and the fence is a small wooden trolley where you'll find the second scrap. Picking it up will direct you to an areas near the Keycatrich Trench dungeon. Head to the marker and look in the north east corner of the area to find the fragment on another trolley.
Scraps of Mystery III location:
Between Hammerhead and Prarie Outpost there's a collection of ruined buildings and water towers. Head for the small hut up the hill to the east, and the scrap is on the floor near some sacks. Head to the marker in Three Valleys and the map can be found behind some concrete pillars against the rock face.
Scraps of Mystery IV location:
This requires entering Crestholm Channels, so you'll need to be around level 50 to collect the fragment, although you can pick up the scrap earlier. Head to the Esterleiden Blockade parking spot, deal with the Imperial soldiers, and head through the gate to the end of the road.
The scrap is located on the ground behind the red barriers in the south west corner. Head into the nearby dungeon entrance (see the dungeons guide for more details), follow the passage and climb the steps at the end, turn right at the top, and turn left at the junction ahead. Drop down to the area below, go right, and then turn right again and climb the ramp.
Head down the corridor and turn left, turn right when you reach the metal bars, and drop down through the gap at the end. Turn right, and when you reach the four way junction go through the door straight ahead, and it will be just to the left tucked against the wall.
Scraps of Mystery V location:
The next scrap is located close to where the third map was found. There's a dirt road heading south from the main road that cuts through Three Valleys until you find the remains of a small building next to a short segment of pipe sticking out of the ground - the scrap is in the debris beneath the pipe.
Head for the marker, and the map fragment is perched on a rock just west of the centre of the search area.
Scraps of Mystery VI location:
Head for the parking spot just west of Nebulawood and locate the scrap next to the rusty car at the north end. The map fragment is tucked in the corner right at the centre of the search area.
Scraps of Mystery VII location:
In the middle of the northern part of the Chocobo race track are a couple of cylindrical buildings with gold roofs; the seventh fragment is under the stairs in front of the taller of the two. Head just south of the centre of the marker and look behind the square pillar to the west to find the fragment.
Scraps of Mystery VIII location:
Next to Cauthess Rest Area are two warehouses. Enter the closest one and the scrap is in the far right corner on the floor near the shelves. The fragment is near the centre of the marked area tucked next to a downed Imperial troop carrier.
Scraps of Mystery IX location:
Next to the Crow's Nest Diner in Taelpar Rest Area there are a couple of shipping containers turned into huts. Head behind them and the scrap is tucked under the one closest to the road. To find the fragment, park on the northern edge of the search area, join the path through the woods, and head east keeping tucked in along the large rock wall on your right, and you'll find it tucked in some bushes just west of the central marker.
Scraps of Mystery X location:
Just west of the Niflheim Imperial base on the Kelbass Grasslands there's a small fenced off area, and the scrap is tucked in the vent on the south side of the northernmost building. The corresponding map fragment is on the eastern edge of the large rock formation in the centre of the search area.
Scraps of Mystery XI location:
Head to the Alpine Stable parking spot in Pallareth Pass, and climb the hill to the west. You'll find the remains of a house, and the scrap is inside in the west-most corner. The map fragment is located in Lestallum, tucked in a metal grate on the steps leading down from the weapon vendor.
Scraps of Mystery XII location:
At the western end of Meldacio Hunter HQ there's a small hut with trees and flowers planted at one end. Head behind the western side of it, and the scrap is in the yellow bin tucked round the corner. The map fragment is in a small concrete bunker in the loop of road west of Pallareth Pass.
Scraps of Mystery XIII location:
South of the entrance to the Malmalam Thicket dungeon is a small cottage, and the scrap is tucked around the side near the parasol. In order to collect the map fragment you'll need to have been to Altissia and have access to the lift in the lighthouse at Cape Caem. Take the lift up to the deck, and it's tucked around the back of the balcony.
Scraps of Mystery XIV location:
The scrap is in an abandoned car just south of the Imperial building west of the River Wennath, and you'll need to return to the Glacial Grotto to find the map; make your way down the first two slippery slopes and drop to the area below, and it's in a small alcove on the north side.
Need more help? Our Final Fantasy 15 guide and walkthrough can provide tips on main story, as well as the open-world's many quests and activities. Learning how to get AP fast, EXP fast and money or Gil fast will aid you in many optional dungeons and tombs - including how to open and explore their locked doors. There's also plenty of interesting side-quests, too, such as the Scraps of Mystery and Professors Protege frog locations. And if you want to get around easier, you can rent a Chocobo, learn the infinite sprint trick and later in the game, get the flying car Regalia Type F. There's also more to see and do with DLC, such as Episode Gladiolus and Episode Prompto.
How to use the completed Sylvester's Map for the X Marks the Spot quest
Once all 14 map fragments have been retrieved, you can find the treasure - a Mythril Ingot that you can sell for 20,000 Gil. It's located on the final ascent to the Tomb of the Fierce in the Rock of Ravatogh dungeon, so see our dungeons guide for more information if you've not yet visited it.