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Final Fantasy XIII-2 Walkthrough: Fragment & Artefact Locations (Part Two)

Dave Cook

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Final Fantasy XIII-2’s fragments are hard to find, but we continue to explain how to collect all 160 in part two of our massive walkthrough guide.

Published on Feb 27, 2012

This guide will be updated regularly with new fragments, so check back regularly for all 160 collectible locations.

 

Yaschas Massif (110 AF)

This time period is unlocked in the Historia Crux by using a Wild Artefact on the northern Time Gate in Bresha Ruins 300 AF. There are many fragments to find here, so thorough exploration is to be advised.

Also, keep an eye out for red orbs floating around the map, as these will eventually give you side-quests that will earn you more fragments.

 

Gerhilde’s Blossom Fragment

Head to the Paddrean Archaeopolis area in the top right of the map. You will find a red orb with a speech bubble above it in front of the Time Gate. Touch the orb to begin the Gerhilde’s Blossom side quest.

Head south into the Pass of Padra area of Yaschas Massif until you reach a Chocobo. Take the path east, then south at the next junction. You will see a semi-invisible woman called Millie walking around the path.

Use Moogle Hunt to reveal Millie and talk to her to receive the Wedding Jewelry item. Take the jewelry back to the orb to complete the quest and earn the Gerhilde’s Blossom Fragment – worth 500 CP. 

 

Waltraute’s Flower Fragment

You can only attempt this side quest once after you collect the Gerhilde’s Blossom Fragment in Yaschas Massif 110 AF. Find the red orb to the west of the Time Gate in Paddrean Archaeopolis. Touch it again to receive the Waltraute’s Flower side quest.

The orb will ask you to find a service manual. First head to Hope’s command centre at the top of the ramps and you will find an invisible floating treasure box. Use Moogle Hunt to reveal the box and open it to grab the Service Manual Key item.

Next, head back down the ramps and jump on the red Chocobo next to the Paddrean Archaeopolis Time Gate. Head south into the Pass of Padra area and head west towards the big field.  

To the left you will see a raised platform with a man standing on it. He has a speech bubble above his head. Use the Chocobo’s jump and glide ability to leap up on to the ledge.

Speak with the man to trigger a dialogue option. Select “The Manual” to earn the Technician’s Note.” Item. Take the note back to the red orb to earn the Waltraute’s Flower Fragment – worth 500 CP. 

 

Ortlinde’s Bloom Fragment

Head back to the Paddrean Archaeopolis and walk up the ramps towards Hope’s command centre. Keep going all the way up to the top and speak with the red orb at the summit. The orb will explain that it is looking for a terrorist’s mark somewhere in the Pass of Paddra area of Yaschas Massif 110 AF.

Head to the big field to the west of the map and look for an invisible floating treasure box in the middle of the large field. You will find the box floating next to the giant crack in the middle of area.

Use Moogle Hunt to reveal the box and interact with it to collect the Terrorist’s Mark item. Return it to the red orb to earn the Ortlinde’s Bloom Fragment – worth 500 CP. 

 

Book of Avalon Fragment

After earning the Ortlinde’s Bloom fragment, a temporal rift distortion will appear on your map, In the bottom left corner of the map, within the Pass of Paddra area of Yaschas Massif.

Head over there and interact with the anomaly to start the puzzles within the rift.  Complete the puzzles to close the rift and you will earn the Book of Avalon Fragment – worth 500 CP.  

 

Ugallu Fragment

To make this quest appear on the map, you must first earn the Ortlinde’s Bloom Fragment, Book of Avalon Fragment and complete the temporal rift puzzle in the Book of Avalon side quest (See above), as well as completing all other side quests in Yaschas Massif 110 AF.

As soon as you meet all of these requirements, a marker will appear on the map next to Chocolina in the north of the Pass of Paddra area. Head over to the marker and you will find another floating red orb with a speech bubble above it.

Interact with the orb to trigger the Ugallu quest, which will appear as a waypoint in the west of the Pass of Paddra area. Head over there to make the Ugallu beast appear.  

You can either choose to battle Ugallu now, or tackle it after the main quest. You will definitely need to level up a bit before taking him on. But after some leveling up, you will defeat Ugallu, which earns you the Ugallu Fragment – worth 2,000 CP. 

 

Control Device Password 1 Fragment

Oddly, the quest for this fragment only appears in this time period once you have started the Adamantite Ring side quest in Bresha Ruins 100 AF (unlocked a little later in the game), and after you have found the Thorne’s Information Key item in Yaschas Massif 100 AF.

You can find Thorne’s Information Key by running up the ramps in the Paddraean Archopolis area and speaking to Uma in Hope’s command centre. She will hand over the key after you speak with her.

Once you have met these requirements, head to the far right of the Pass of Paddra area, down a dead end corridor. Jump down the rock platforms and you will find the silhouette of a man walking around.

Use Moogle Hunt to reveal the man and speak with him. He will ask you a question. Answer “Thorne” and he will give you the will give you the Control Device Password 1 Fragment – worth 300 CP.

 

 

Yaschas Massif (100 AF)

The last variation of Yaschas Massif is set 97 years after the start of Serah and Noel’s quest. You must visit this time period to complete many fragment side quests in other variations of the area. But there are also a lot of fragments to be found here as well.

 

Helmwige’s Nightshade Fragment

First, head to the top right of the map and interact with the floating red orb in the middle of the Paddraean Archaeopolis. Next, head to the dead end in the east of the Pass of Paddra area – jumping down the steps until you reach the bottom.

Here, you will find an invisible floating treasure box. Use Moogle Hunt to reveal it, then open it to receive the Picture Frame item. Take the item back to the red orb t claim the Helmwige’s Nightshade Fragment – worth 500 CP. 

 

Siegrune’s Spiritbloom Fragment

You can only attempt this quest after earning the Helmwige’s Nightshade Fragment. Open your map and locate the Chocobo icon in east of the Pass of Paddra area, just to the south of Chocolina. You will find a red orb floating here.

Speak with it to activate this quest, then head to the command centre that is located up the ramps in the Paddraean Archaeopolis. Here, you will find an invisible floating treasure box. Open it to reveal the Bulb of Hope item. Take the bulb back to the red orb to claim the Siegrune’s Spiritbloom Fragment – worth 500 CP.

 

Schwertleite’s Flower Fragment

You can only attempt this quest after earning the Helmwige’s Nightshade Fragment. To activate this quest, head the south-most point of the map, and you will find another floating red orb just a little north of the Time Gate. Speak with it to start this quest.

The orb will ask you to track down a Comm Device item. Head open up your map and locate Chocolina in the north. The Comm Device can be found in an invisible floating treasure box just to the south of Chocolina, next to the left-hand wall of the path.

Use Moogle Hunt to reveal the box and open it to claim the device. Return it to the orb to earn the Schwertleite’s Flower Fragment – worth 300 CP.

 

Book of Valhalla Fragment

Head to the far south of the map, and you will find a temporal rift puzzle anomaly a little to the north of the Time Gate. Enter the rift and solve the puzzles within to earn the Book of Valhalla Fragment – worth 500 CP.

 

Rossweisse Skyblossom Fragment

Head to the northwest tip of the Pass of Paddra area and speak with the floating red orb you find there. You will be tasked with finding the Sealed Tablet item, which can be found underneath the ramps that lead up to the giant statue head in the Paddraean Archopolis area.

Use Moogle Throw to open the floating treasure box underneath the ramp. You will earn the Sealed Tablet item. Deliver it to the red orb to earn the Rossweisse Skyblossom Fragment – worth 500 CP.

 

Book of Shambala Fragment / Wild Artefact

You can only complete this quest after earning the Rossweisse Skyblossom Fragment. Head to the Paddraean Archopolis area to the north. You will see a new Temporal Rift puzzle anomaly at the base of the ramps leading up to the statue’s head. Enter the anomaly and complete the puzzles inside to earn the Book of Shambala Fragment – worth 500 CP, and a wild artefact. 

 


Sunleth Waterscape (400 AF)

Serah and Noel arrive at Sunleth Waterscrape to find a gathering of multi-coloured Flans. They have lost their children, who are scattered across the map. This triggers the Monster Finder quest, which can be completed quickly, giving you five fragments for relatively little work.

 

Monster Finder Quest

This is a large quest that is completed when you find the following fragments:

 

Lapis Lazuli Fragment

From the Time Gate in the extreme south of the map, head north slightly and you will find an invisible Flan roaming around just before you reach the vines. Use Moogle Hunt to expose it and you will earn the Lapis Lazuli Fragment – worth 800 CP.

 

Cosmo Aura Fragment

After getting the Lapis Lazuli Fragment, head south-east across the series of tree branches until you reach the Isle of Arboreal Embrace area. You will find another invisible Flan here. Expose it to earn the Cosmo Aura Fragment – worth 800 CP.

 

Heliodor Ore Fragment

Head back to the Bow Isle area where you started, then north, taking the left vine instead of the left. You will swing into the Hidden Woodland area. Keep going north until you see an invisible Flan. Expose it to earn the Helidor Ore Fragment – worth 800 CP.

 

Carnelian Fragment  

From the Hidden Woodland area, head north until you read the clearing at the Forest Crossroads. From the crossroads, head west and up the branches to find another roaming Flan. Expose it to earn the Carelian Fragment – worth 800 CP.

 

Celestine Fragment

Head back to the crossroads, but this time go east, past Chocolina and jump on to the small platform at the end of the walkway. The final Flan can be found here. Expose it to earn the Celestine Fragment – worth 800 CP. Congratulations! The Monter Finder quest is now complete.

 

Miniflan Fragment

Now that you have found all of the hidden Flans, head back to the crossroads and then go north towards the waypoint in the Assembly Area – the same place you fought Mutantomato in Sunleth Waterscape 300 AF. The Flans will challenge you to a fight. Win this insanely simple fight to earn the Miniflan Fragment – worth 2,500 CP.

 

Graviton Core Eta  

After you defeat the Flans, return to the Assembly Area again to find invisible fragment floating above a stone circle. Use Moogle Hunt to reveal the fragment, and pick it up to earn Graviton Core Eta – worth 500 CP. 

 

You will need to collect five Graviton Cores to complete a quest much later - that takes place in Academia 4XX AF. Hope Estheim will ask you deliver five Graviton Cores hidden throughout time to his lab in this era. But you can grab them early to avoid doing it later.

 

 

Augusta Tower (200 AF)

Noel and Serah travel to a more complex and dangerous version of Augusta Tower, full of complex puzzles and enemies to fight. This is also a great place to level up, as well as holding many fragments and secrets.

 

Wild Artefact

After arriving at Augusta Tower, let the cutscene play out, then walk to the inner ring of the floor you start on. Head to the north of the inner walkway and use Moogle Hunt to expose an invisible wild artefact.

 

Idea Circuit Fragment

Before you attempt this fragment, you must first collect the 50th Floor Access Key from Augusta Tower 300 AF. If you don’t have it, head back there using the Historia Crux and go up to the 15th floor. The key can be found in a rotating room to the far west of floor 15

Now, return to Augusta Tower 200 AF. You will now be able to use the 50th Floor Access Key on the main elevator in the centre of the room, and use glowing control panels to rotate rooms dotted around each floor. This is important, as some fragment can only be obtained using these panels.  

To obtain the Idea Circuit Fragment, use the panels to navigate your way to the southeast room – the one with Chocolina inside.

Look around the Chocolina room and you will see an invisible floating treasure box hanging in one of the corners. Use Moogle Throw to expose the box and earn the Paradox Agent Type A item.  

Next, head to the rotating room in the northwest corner of the map and activate the computer terminal inside to trigger the Idea Circuit quest. The terminal will ask you for the Paradox Agent Type A item, which you already have. Hand it over to receive the Idea Circuit Fragment – worth 400 CP.

 

Enigma Codex Fragment / Difference Engine Fragment

Once you have completed all of the core missions on 50th floor, you will use the elevator to travel to the 49th floor. Use the panels and rotating rooms to reach the far west of this floor and look out across the gap to the edge in the distance. You will see a floating treasure box.

Use Moogle Throw to grab the box and collect Paradox Agent Type B. You can return the item to the computer terminal to the northwest of floor 50 to earn the Enigma Codex Fragment – worth 400 CP.

However, before you do that, head over to the far east of floor 49, and follow the outer walkway as north as it will go. Now look east, then look down.

At the bottom of the tower shaft you will see a floating treasure box miles below you. It looks tiny at such a distance, so keep your eyes open.  Hurl Mog at it to open the treasure box – this may take a few attempts to aim it correctly – to receive the Paradox Agent C item.

Then return to the 50th floor terminal in the northwest to earn the Difference Engine Fragment – worth 400 CP.  You will also earn Access Key 13 for Augusta Tower 300 AF, giving you access to this floor next time you visit that time period.

 

Academia (4XX AF)

Noel and Serah travel to an alternative Academia, in the year 4XX AF. Unlike the normal 400 AF version, this depiction of Academia is peaceful and free of monsters. There are many fragments here that require brainpower and patience.

 

Wild Artefact

Head to the Alley area in the bottom right corner of the map. To the right of this area you will see a smaller alleyway in this shape:

 

Head to the area as depicted by the red dot above, and you fill find a floating invisible artefact. Use Moogle Hunt to reveal the wild artefact and grab it.        

 

Academic Ranks: Monster Professor Fragment. 

Perhaps the biggest side quests in Final Fantasy XIII-2, Monster Professor tasks you with defeating one of every enemy in the entire game, so this one is best left for the end of the game.

To start the quest, head to the entrance of the Academy building in the far north of the map, and speak with a man walking round the central help desk called Dr. M.  

 

Keep an eye on the in-game bestiary to see what monsters you have fought and which ones you have yet to encounter. Once you have fought them all, return to Dr. M to claim the Academic Ranks: Monster Professor Fragment - worth 1,000 CP.

One good tip for completing this quest is to acquire the Fragment Skill 'Battlemaster' - unlocked after you complete the Academic Rank: Paradox Professor side quest in Academia 400 AF, and unlock the Academia 500 AF time period - which increases the spawn rate of monsters.

You should also get the Fragment Skill 'Encounter Master', which is earned when collecting every single fragment across all variations of Yaschas Massif, and unlocking Academia 500 AF, which further increases the appearance of rare monsters.

 

Transcript: The Future Is Hope Fragment

First, complete the main plotline and earn the Paradox Scope item. Head to the Historia Crux and close the Academia 4XX AF time gate to reverse the events that took place there. Enter the time period.

Head north to the Academy building and speak with Alyssa to once again deliver the Graviton Cores to her. Be careful not to skip any of the cutscens that follow as you hand over each core.

After you deliver the fifth and final Graviton Core, Alyssa will try to hand you the Vagabond Artefact. If you refuse to take it, you will trigger a paradox ending scene, earning you the Transcript: The Future Is Hope Fragment - worth 3,000 CP.

 

Captain Cryptic Fragments

You will encounter a character called Captain Cryptic in the north of Academia 4XX AF, inside the entrance area of the Academy building. Cryptic will ask you a general knowledge question about events, characters and features of Final Fantasy XIII-2, or about the wider Final Fantasy series.

Get a question right, and you will be awarded with a new quiz rank, as well as a fragment and Crystogen Point bonus. While Captain Cryptic always dispenses his first question in the entrance area of the Academia building, his subsequent locations are always randomised.

As you walk around Academia 4XX AF, you will hear civilians talking about Captain Cryptics new location, giving you clues as to where you can find him next. He is always invisible however, and you must the Moogle Hunt ability to reveal him. 


Here are the names of each quiz rank fragment and their CP worth:
  • One correct answer  - Quiz Rank: Private - 400 CP
  • Two correct answers - Quiz Rank: Sargeant - 400 CP
  • Three correct answers - Quiz Rank: Lieutenant - 600 CP
  • Four correct answers - Quiz Rank: Colonel - 600 CP
  • Five correct answers - Quiz Rank: General - 1,000 CP

 

Brain Blast! Fragments

Aside from the Captain Cryptic questions, you can also play games of Brain Blast! - a quiz game based on the world of Final Fantasy - at four quiz terminals dotted around Academia 4XX AF.

To earn each of the four Brain Blast! fragments, you must answer 10 questions in a row at each quiz terminal. Here are their locations:

 

  • Brain Blast: Stoic Virtue Fragment

Head to the Academy building entrance area to the far north of Academia 4XX AF. The first terminal is located to the left of the entrance to Hope's laboratory. Correctly answer all ten questions in a row to earn the Stoic Virtue Fragment - worth 500 CP.

 

  • Brain Blast: Lyceum Knowledge Fragment
The second Brain Blast! Terminal is found in the western area called New Town. Head over to the lower section of New Town and walk to the bottom left corner, as depicted here:


Interact with the terminal and answer ten questions in a row to win the game and earn the Lyceum Knowledge Fragment - worth 500 CP.


  • Brain Blast: Academia Wisdom Fragment
Head north from the Lyceum Knowledge Fragment terminal to the upper levels of New Town. This terminal can be found in the most northern walkway of this area, as depicted here:



Interact with the terminal as depicted above and correctly answer ten questions in a row to earn the Academia Wisdom Fragment - worth 500 CP.


  • Brain Blast: Epicurean Song Fragment

The final Brain Blast! terminal can be found in the Grand Avenue Square area of Academia 4XX AF. This is to the south east of the map, as depicted below:

Approach and interact with the terminal to start the final game of Brain Blast! Answer ten questions in a row correctly to earn the Epicurean Song Fragment - worth 500 CP.

 

 

Vile Peaks (200 AF)

Noel and Serah travel to the debris-ridden mountain range Vile Peaks. It's a great place to level up later in the game, and it also hold a slot of fragments.

However, you will only be able to earn some of the fragments by visiting Vile Peaks 010 AF, which is unlocked near the end of the Historia Crux. As such, you should try these fragments near the end of your adventure.

 

Torreno's Last Light Fragment / Blitz Squadron Mission Report Fragment

This quest sees Noel and Serah hunting across Vile Peaks 200 AF and 010 AF to locate members of Lightning's old military unit Blitz Squad. They have become stranded in the area after being attacked by an alternative version of Odin, who is Lightning's Eidolon.

After you arrive in Vile Peaks 200 AF, head south and you will see an invisible soldier standing around. Use Moogle Hunt to reveal the solider and he will introduce himself as Torreno, and you will earn the Torreno's Last Light Fragment - worth 500 CP.

Torreno will ask you to help him find the five remaining members of Blitz Squad. Each time you find one of the missing soldiers, you will earn a new fragment. 

Note: Please refer to both the Vile Peaks 200 AF and Vile Peaks 010 AF sections of this guide to fully complete this quest. Here is the full list of fragments you will need to complete the Honour of Blitz Squad quest, as well as what time period you can find them in.

 

  • Torreno's Last Light Fragment - Vile Peaks 200 AF
  • Falcon's Last Light Fragment - Vile Peaks 200 AF
  • Thunder's Last Light Fragment - Vile Peaks 200 AF
  • Baxter's Last Light Fragment - Vile Peaks 010 AF
  • Ray's Last Light Fragment - Vile Peaks 010 AF
  • Sarge's Last Light Fragment - Vile Peaks 010 AF
Once you have found all of these fragments, and defeated Odin inb oth Vile Peaks 200 AF and 010 AF return to Torreno to claim the Blitz Squadron Mission Report Fragment - worth 500 CP.

 

Falcon's Last Light Fragment

After speaking with Torreno, head west through the tunnels made of debris. You will see a solider a little way ahead of, but he will get scared and run west into the area called Another Man' Treasure.

Follow him until you catch up, then speak with him. His name is Falcon, and he will explain more about the predicament facing Blitz Squad, and give you the Falcon's Last Light Fragment - worth 500 CP.

 

Thunder's Last Light Fragment

After speaking with Falcon, continue west and then follow the path north. unti you see a soldier shooting at a cloud of smoke emitting powerful energy.

Speak with the soldier, and he will introduce himself as Thunder - remember that name, as you will need to use it as a password im this area.

Thunder will explain more about the monster that attacked his squad, and reward you with the Thunder's Last Light Fragment - worth 500 CP. 



Falcon's Compass Fragment

Note: You will need this fragment before heading to Vile Peaks 010 AF, as you must show Falcon's Compass to the members of Blitz Squad who are stranded there, in order to earn their trust.

Head to the west and you will find Falcon standing south of the Time Gate. Speak to him and he will ask you a question regarding Thunder's codename. Answer "Thunder" and Falcon will give you his compass.

You will also earn the Falcon's Compass Fragment - worth 500 CP. You can now head to Vile Peaks 010 AF and attempt to rescue the three remaining members of Blitz Squad and battle Odin.

Do not attempt to fight Odin in Vile Peaks 200 AF at all, as you will surely lose. You must first beat him in Vile Peaks 010 AF to weaken him in 200 AF.


Twilight Fragment Beta

Note: You must obtain Twilight Fragment Alpha by defeating Twilight Odin in Vile Peaks 010 AF before you can achieve this fragment. Please head over to the Vile Peaks 010 AF section of this guide to find out how to get it.

After you have defeated Twilight Odin and earned Twilight Fragment Alpha in Vile Peaks 010 AF, you're reeady to take on the more powerful version of Twilight Odin in this time period.

Once you're ready, head to the top left corner of the map in the Another Man's Treasure area of the map and interact with the plume of smoke to start your battle with Twilight Odin. 

Now that he is weakened, Twilight Odin can be defeated easily, and once he falls, you will earn Twilight Fragment Beta - worth 3,000 CP, and the option to rectuit Twilight Odin to your squad using your Paradigm Deck.


Words of Light Fragment
After you have collected Twilight Fragment Alpha, Twilight Fragment beta and rescued all six members of Blitz Squad across both Vile Peaks 200 AF and 010 AF, head to the Time Gate in the far east of the map. Just south of the gate you will see the outline of an invisble woman. 

Use Moogle Hunt to reveal the woman and talk to her to trigger a dialogue cutscene. Once hte scene ends you will earn the Words of Light Fragment - worth 500 CP.


Father's Song Fragment
After you have collected Twilight Fragment Alpha, Twilight Fragment beta and rescued all six members of Blitz Squad across both Vile Peaks 200 AF and 010 AF, the invisible outline of a person will appear to the far west of the area. 

He is standing near the entrance to the tunnel. Use Moogle Hunt to reveal him to trigger a dialogue cutscene. Once the sequence ends, you will receive the Father's Song Fragment - worth 500 CP.



Vile Peaks (010 AF)

Although Vile Peaks 010 AF is one of the last areas unlocked in the Historia Crux. you will need to visit it to complete quests in Vile Peaks 200 AF, and vice-versa.

 

Baxter's Last Light Fragment

After you arrive in Vile Peaks 010 AF, head south and you will see an invisible member of Blitz Squad roaming around the entrance to a tunnel in the Another Man's Treasure area. 

Use Moogle Hunt to reveal a soldier called Baxter. Speak with him to learn more about Blitz Squad's predicament and he will reward you with the Baxter's Last Light Fragment - worth 800 CP.

 

Ray's Last Light Fragment

Note: Ray will only speak with you if you possess the key item Falcon's Compass, found in Vile Peaks 200 AF. Please refer to that section of our guide for more information.

Walk to the far east section of the map called Dismal Dunescape (where the Time Gate is in Vile Peaks 200 AF) and you will find another soldier walking around called Ray. 


Twilight Fragment Alpha

Head north into the area called Wrack and Ruin. You will see a plume of smoke radiating energy, as well a lone figure standing in front of it. This is the final Blitz Squad member Sarge, but you cannot defeat him untiil you battle the monster within the smoke.

Interact with the smoke to start the battle against Twilight Odin, who is a feral version of Lightning's Eidolon. He is fairly simple as long as you keep your defense up with Sentinel whenever Odin unleashed large attacks. If you have a Green Chocobo, use it to heal your squad quickly.

Once Twilight Odin is defeated, the alternate version of Twilight Odin in Vile Peaks 200 AF will become weakend, and can now be defeated with relative ease. You will also earn Twilight Fragment Alpha - worth 3,000 CP.


Sarge's Last Light Fragment

Now that Twilight Odin has been defeated, head west through the Wrack and Ruin area until you come across the invisible Sargeannt Blitz. Ude Moogle Hunt to reveal him.

Speak with Blitz to learn more about what happened to his squad, and he will reward you with the Sarge's Last Light Fragment - worth 800 CP. You are now ready to return to Vile Peaks 200 AF and defeat the second Twilight Odin there.

After speaking with Sarge, you can return to Vile Peaks 200 AF and speak with Torreno to complete the missing Blitz Squad member quest. 

 

 

Oerba(300 AF)

Noel and Serah return to Oerba 300 AF, but this time it is even more desolate that before. There is a dense fog here that is hard to navigate. However, you should look for glowing time anomalies to find your way through.

These anomalies lead to Temporal Rift puzzles. There are many of them in this time period, and each of them will reward you with a new fragment to help top up your collection.

 

Where to find all nine fragments

Because of the poor visibility in this area, and the fact that all nine fragment in Oerba 300 AF are tied to puzzle rifts, it makes more sense for us to show you where each rift lies. Follow this map, and you can't lose.

 

Click the map image to expand it


Click the map image to expand it.

 

Oerba (400 AF)

Noel and Serah travel to another future version of Oerba, and similar to Oerba 300 AF, this 400 AF variant also houses many temporal rift puzzles. There are eight rift puzzles in total, each with their own fragment reward. 

This version of Oerba is different in that you can now walk along the dry ocean floor, earning 100 per cent map exploration. This huge area to the north is called The Ashensand. 

Again, it is much easier to show you where these puzzle rifts are, rather than explain them in detail. Simply consult our map below to locate all eight rift locations.

 

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Click the map image to expand it.

 

Graviton Core Zeta

There is a Graviton Core fragment floating in the far north, in the beach area called The Ashensand. Open your map and find the chocobo icon in the far north. The Graviton Core can be found floating directly north of the chocobo. Pick it up to collect the Graviton Core Zeta Fragment - worth 500 CP.

 

 

The Void Beyond (??? AF)

Serah becomes stranded in the fabric of time, and becomes trapped in some ancient, crumbling ruins. You must help Serah escape, but you can also collect some fragment along the way by speaking to six reincarnations of Yeul. 

All of the Yeul fragments here are unavoidable, and you will definitely get them as you progress through the story. Waypoint markers will appear on your map to show you where each version of Yeul can be found, ensuring you won't miss a single one.

The Yeul fragments are:

Etro's Sorrow Fragment - worth 600 CP

Pulse's Resolution Fragment - worth 600 CP

Lindzei's Desire Fragment - worth 600 CP

Mwynn's Tenderness Fragment - worth 600 CP

Bhunivelze's Sleep Fragment - worth 600 CP

After you have collected the Bhunivelze's Sleep Fragment, you will fight Caius and automatically return to the Historia Crux. However, there is still one fragment here that you can grab later.

 

Transcript: Beneath a Timeless Sky Fragment

This fragment can only be earned once you have completed the main plot line and have the Paradox Scope fragment skill in your possession. To start earning this fragment, you must first activate the Paradox Scope skill, then close the gate to Academia 4XX AF in the Historia Crux.

Once closed, activate the re-enter Academia 4XX AF and replay the storyline there until you reach the time gate that leads to Caius. Enter the time gate to get Serah stranded in the Void Beyond ??? AF again.

Once there, play through the events of The Void Beyond ??? AF as you did before, although this time, be prepare to face a truly fearsome version of Caius.

Ideally you want to have Serah and her accompanying monster companions levelled up to a significant degree before taking on Caius. Play smart and you will beat him, earning you the Transcript: Beneath a Timeless Sky Fragment - worth 10,000 CP, as well as a new paradox ending.

 

 

New Bodhum (700 AF)

 

Serah is stranded alone in a bleak future depiction of her homeland, but fear not, there are fragments to be found! However, you can only get the first three fragments while Serah is stranded alone in the Void Beyond.

The rest of the fragments can only be obtained when Noel is back in your party, and New Bodhum 700 AF has opened up in the Historia Crux.

 

Fang's Crown Fragment / Vanille's Fruit Fragment

Serah enters this era via the Meteorite Impact Site in the east, and is greeted by two familiar faces. After the dialogue scene has ended, Look for two floating treasure boxes in the north and south east of the crater. 

if you miss these boxes you can only make them appear by closing the Academia 4XX Time Gate in the Historia Crux, re-entering and playing through the Void Beyond again. So make sure you get them. 

Interact with the floating treasure boxes to earn the Fang's Crown Fragment - worth 600 CP and the Vanille's Fruit Fragment - worth 600 CP.

 

Transcript: "Fate and Freedom" Fragment

You can't miss this paradox ending fragment as it is linked to the plot. Eventually Serah will come across a manifestation of Lightning. She will ask Serah if she wants to stay in the Void.

If you select yes, the game will end and you will see a paradox ending. You will also earn the Transcript: "Fate and Freedom" Fragment - worth 1,500 CP. You can then restart just before making the choice again. Select "No" to continue the game.


Hope's Message Fragment (Noel must be in your party)
Once you return to this era from the Historia Crux, head to the anomaly in the middle of the map. Interact with the anomaly and resolve it to earn the Advanced Moogle Hunt skill, which lets Mog reveal advanced anomalies. 

These advanced anomalies are depicted by a floating treasure box surrounded by a glowing ring. There are three advanced treasure boxes in this area.

Once you have Advanced Moogle Hunt, head east. Before you reach the beach huts, you will see a rock in the sand. Behind the rock is an advanced treasure box that contains the Hope's Message Fragment - worth 600 CP.

Cartesian Board Fragment (Noel must be in your party)

Note: Requires the 'Advanced Moogle Hunt' skill. Once you have unlocked this era in the Historia Crux, you can revisit the area to collect this fragment. This fragment is found to the far east of the map, as far east as you can go.

The fragment can be found among a patch of branches, and requires Advanced Moogle Hunt to reveal it. Then use Moogle Throw to have Mog grab it for you. You will then earn the Cartesian Board Fragment - worth 600 CP.

 

Laplacian Board Fragment (Noel must be in your party)

Note: Requires the 'Advanced Moogle Hunt' skill. This fragment is found in the south-west corner of the map, near the beach huts. Follow the map's border to this area until Mog senses an object nearby.

Mog will float over to the invisible treasure box. You can then use Advanced Moogle Hunt to reveal it, then use Moogle Throw to have him open it. You will then earn the Laplacian Board Fragment - worth 600 CP.

 

Serah's Message Fragment (Must complete plot first)

This fragment requires you to have the Paradox Scope item first, which is obtained by completing the game's main plot. Once you have the Paradox Scope, activate it, then return to this era via the Historia Crux.

Once there, head east to the beachfront area of the map and then south towards the sea bed. There you will see the Serah's Message Fragment - worth 600 CP.

 

Noel's Message Fragment (Must complete plot first)

This fragment is the same as Serah's Message, as you must complete the main story and activate the Paradox Scope before you can see it. The fragment is found in the far west of the map. Pick it up to earn the Noel's Message Fragment - worth 600 CP.

 

 

 

A Dying World (700 AF)

The heroes travel to Noel's time, only to find the world coming to an end and humanity dying out. It might be bleak, but there are many fragments to be found here.

Some fragments can only be found once you complete the plot in this area, then go back there using the Historia Crux, but we've highlighted which ones those are so you won't get stuck.

 

Gogmagog Fragment Gamma

As you follow the plot in this area, Noel and Serah will become reuinted and you will come face to face with yet another version of Gogmagog. Simply defeat him to earn the Gogmagog Fragment Gamma - worth a staggering 15,000 CP.

We then advise that you leave this area and then come back from the Historia Crux, as this opens up another section of the map that is about twice as large as the starting area. There are also tons of new fragments to be found. 

 

Chaos Brand Fragment

After you return to this era, you will notice that you start off in a new area called the Black Sands. It's massive and is home to some good fights that are worth a lot of Crystogen Points.

First, head north until you reach a ravine with a bridge running across it. To the south of the bridge, you will see a floating treasure box. Open it to earn the Chaos Brand Fragment - worth 800 CP.

 

Omega Brand Fragment

Head north over the bridge into the Abyssal Fissure area (it's in the top left of the map) and head over to the western wall. Floating above the map border, you will see a treasure box, use Moogle Throw to open it and earn the Omega Brand Fragment - worth 800 CP.

 

Ultima Brand Fragment

Head south-east back to the ruined village area. As you enter the village area, you will come across a well. There is a floating treasure box inside the well. Use Moogle Throw to grab it, earning you the Ultima Brand Fragment - worth 800 CP.

 

Transcript: Heir To Chaos Fragment (Paradox Ending)

To begin this Paradox Ending, you must first complete the main storyline then return to the Historia Crux. Close the gate for Academia 4XX AF, activate the Paradox Scope item, then enter. Play through the story again until you reach A Dying World 700 AF again.

 

Note: Failure to activate the paradox scope before doing these steps will stop prevent this from working. Also, you must reactive the Paradox Scope item after bypassing the 'Timeless Sky' paradox ending in New Bodhum 700 AF.

Please check out the relevant section of this guide to find out how to do this.

 

Once you have met all of these requirements, follow the plot and you will encounter a new version of Caius in A Dying World 700 AF. Defeat him to unlock the Transcript: Heir to Chaos paradox ending in the Historia Crux.

Select the ending and watch it to earn the Transcript: Heir to Chaos Fragment - worth 10,000 CP.

 

Wild Artefact

Once you have completed the plot of A Dying World 700 AF, leave the area and then re enter. Find the village to the east on your map. To the north of the village you will see the Farseer's Relic - a statue surrounded by stone columns.

Use Moogle Hunt to reveal an Oracle Drive item. Interact with it to watch a cutscene. When prompted, answer "I can do this", and you will then see a Wild Artefact appear.

 

 

Bresha Ruins (100 AF)

The final form of Bresha Ruins is swarming with mercenaries looking to hunt monsters. Don't worry though, they're actually a friendly bunch, and will help you find more fragments.

Note: Make sure you do these quests in the order they are listed here, as they unlock one another.

 

Palladium Ring Fragment

After arriving in this time period, walk west from the starting Time Gate and look for a soldier called Pat. Speak with him to trigger a quest in which he asks you to help him find a weapon material key.

Head North into the ruins until you see the big room with wooden walkways and water below (if you open your map, the path on the left should lead you to a Chocobo).

Here you will find an invisible floating treasure box. Use Moogle Hunt to open it and retrieve the weapon material key. Take it back to Pat to receive the Palladium Ring Fragment - worth 1,000 CP.

 

Osmium Ring Fragment

Open your map. You will see that there are four Chocobo locations. Head over to the south west feather icon, and you will find a professor standing next to the Chocobo you find there. He will be standing near the entrance to the ruins. 

Sepak with the professor to trigger this quest. Head south into the ruins and follow the wooden walkway to the east. You will find an invisible person walking around. 

Use Moogle Hunt to reveal them, then talk to the person to earn a Monster Analysis report. Take the report back to the professor to earn the Osmium Ring Fragment - worth 1,000 CP.

 

Ruthenium Ring Fragment

Head to the south east corner of the map. This is the area that has previously been sealed of in all other versions of Bresha Ruins. Speak with the scientist called Walter. He will explain that he is worried about a tough mercenary standing near him called Raymond.

Go over and speak to Raymond and respond with these answers each time you are promted:

1) "Are you the famous Raymond" - or - "You've gotta be the famous Raymond."

2) "That's an extraordinary weapon!" - or - "That's an amazing weapon."

3) "I'd love for you to teach me how to fight!" - or - "You've gotta teach me how to fight sometime."

Follow these answers to stroke Raymond's ego, then you will rceive the Ruthenium Ring Fragment - worth 1,000 CP.

 

Rhodium Ring Fragment

Head back to the Time Gate in the north east of the area and speak to Ronan in the Lamentable Rest area. After triggering this quest, exit the area and return to the Historia Crux. 

Now, travel to Bresha Ruins 300 AF and return to the same spot and you will find a stuffed Carbuncle toy. Examine it and you will earn the Old Device Key.

Return to Bresha Ruins 100 AF and give the key to Ronan to earn he Rhodium Ring fragment - worth 1,000 CP. This will also unlock the room in the north east of the ruins that house the Atlas control panel.

 

Adamantite Ring Fragment

Head into the ruins in the north and head to the Atlas control room in the north east. The control panel requires two passwords to activate, and as these passwords are actually fragment in other time periods and areas, you might even have them already. Speak with Porter to begin the quest.

In case you don't have these passwords already, here they are:

 

1) Control Device Password 1

Head to Yaschas Massif 100 AF and head to Hope's command centre in the Paddraean Archaeopolis area to the north. Speak to Uma and you will earn the Thorne's Information key item.

Now head to Yaschas Massif 110 AF and open your map. Locate the north-most Chocobo icon on the map. You will see a dead end passage branching off to the left, just below the feather icon. 

Head to the passage and jump down the rock steps and you will find an invisible man walking around there. Speak with the man and answer "Thorne" when you are prompted to earn the Control Device Password 1 item.

 

2) Control Device Password 2

Head to Bresha Ruins 300 AF and visit the Atlas control room in the north east of the ruins. Speak with the annoying scientist to trigger three Temporal Rift puzzles. Solve them all to earn the Control Password 2 item.

After obtaining both passwords, head back to Bresha Ruins 100 AF and speak with Porter again to earn the Adamantite Ring Fragment - worth 1,000 CP.

 

Kalavinka Fragment

Speak with Porter a second time to trigger the Kalavinka Fragment quest. This will cause a waypoint to appear on your map, which will lead you to a tough boss battle. Make sure you are levelled up and ready to fight before going to the waypoint.

Once defeated, you will earn the Kalavinka Fragment - worth 4,500 CP.

 

 

Academia (500 AF)

The final area in Final Fantasy XIII-2 is tough to navigate, but surprisingly, both fragments in this time period are unmissable. We won't give anything away in terms of spoilers, so we'll keep this part of the guide short. Happy hunting.

 

Amethyst and Luvulite Fragment

About half way up the map, you will encounter a mandatory boss battle against two monsters. Simply defeat them to earn the Amethyst and Luvulite Fragment - worth 8,000 CP

 

Paradox Scope Fragment

Once you have it, the Paradox Scope can be activated in your Fragment Skill menu to unlock new, harder to find fragments. We've listed which ones you will need it for in this guide.

To get it, simply reach the efar north of Academia 500 AF and trigger the final boss battle. Well done for making it this far, and enjoy the ending!

 

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