Hyper Light Drifter

Hyper Light Drifter

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All 186 gear bits with map locations and screenshots
By Cable
Every single gear bit numbered and marked on the map. Screenshots included.
 
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Introduction
The 186 gear bits are divided into 5 regions: central, north, east, south and west. They are numbered as follows:

Central
Box: C01 – C13

North
Box: N01 – N30
Enemies: NM01 – NM13
Boss: NB01 – NB03

East
Box: E01 – E35
Enemies: EM01 – EM06
Boss: EB01 – EB03

South
Box: S01 – S19
Enemies: SM01 – SM06
Boss: SB01 – SB12

West
Box: W01 – W36
Enemies: WM01 – WM07
Boss: WB01 – WB03

The following map shows the location of each gear bit, with Boxes numbered in white, and enemy drops numbered in red:

Complete HLD Map[a.pomf.cat]

It is based on the map by Andy6000; I just added the numbers. A few of the gear bit symbols are missing, but none of the numbers are missing. This map should contain all the info you need to locate all the gear bits, including any hidden paths you need to find. There is also a refined version of Andy6000's map by hiryu64, which you may find useful.

If you need more help, I recommend Steeper's 100% Guide, and Tterraj42's video guides. If you get stuck on a particular bit, use the screenshots below to find that bit in Steeper's guide, which will probably have a good explanation of how to reach it.

A note on NG+: despite checking each location four times, I still have only 185 gear bits on my NG+ save file. I'm pretty sure my game is bugged.
How to use this guide
All the gear bits are in a convenient order for you to go through each region, using the provided map, and check whether you have them (except for EM06, which can be checked right after EM01). This assumes you have already beaten the necessary bosses and have the necessary keys to reach certain areas.

I suggest you either use a checklist or take a screenshot of each location when you reach it. You will end up with 6 coins plus 2 bits left over after upgrading everything in a normal game, or 24 coins plus 2 bits in NG+.

I have added some extra screenshots to help you find some of the harder to reach bits. Note that many (but not all) secret paths are marked with the following symbol on the ground (including off-screen switches, false walls, and invisible platforms):


One common exception to this rule is paths hidden by breakable objects, which typically do not have this symbol.
Central
[C01]

[C02]

[C03]

[C04]

[C05]

[C06]

[C07]

[C08]

[C09]

[C10]

[C11]

[C12]

[C13]
North
[N01]

[N02]

[N03]

[N04]

[N05]

[N06] [N07]

[N08]

[N09]

[N10]

[N11]

[N12]

[N13]

[N14]

[N15]

[N16]

[N17]

[N18]

[N19]

[N20]

[N21]

[N22]

[N23]

[N24]

[N25]

[N26]

[N27]

[N28]

[N29]

[N30]

[NM01]

[NM02]

[NM03]

[NM04]

[NM05]

[NM06]

[NM07]

[NM08]

[NM09]

[NM10]

[NM11]

[NM12]

[NM13]

[NB01] [NB02] [NB03]
East
[E01]

[E02]

[E03]

[E04]

[E05]

[E06]

[E07]

[E08]

[E09]

[E10]

[E11]

[E12]

[E13]

[E14]

[E15]

[E16]

[E17]

[E18]

[E19]

[E20]

[E21]

[E22]

[E23]

[E24]

[E25]

[E26]

[E27]

[E28]

[E29]

[E30]

[E31] [E32]

[E33]

[E34]

[E35]

[EM01]

[EM02]

[EM03] [EM04]

[EM05]

[EM06]

[EB01] [EB02] [EB03]
South
[S01]

[S02]

[S03]

[S04]

[S05]

[S06]

[S07]
This is not a false wall, I just couldn't be bothered walking all the way to the box (you need to hit 2 more pressure switches):

[S08]

[S09]

[S10]

[S11]

[S12]

[S13]

[S14]
I gave my life to take this screenshot:

[S15]

[S16]

[S17]

[S18]

[S19]

[SM01]

[SM02]

[SM03]

[SM04]

[SM05]

[SM06]

[SB01] [SB02] [SB03]

[SB04] [SB05] [SB06]

[SB07] [SB08] [SB09]

[SB10] [SB11] [SB12]
West
[W01]

[W02]

[W03]

[W04]
This is the entrance from the previous area, as indicated by a green corridor on the map. It is found after passing through the hidden path used to access W02, as indicated by a yellow corridor on the map.

[W05]

[W06]

[W07]

[W08]

[W09]

[W10]

[W11]

[W12]

[W13]

[W14]

[W15]

[W16]

[W17]

[W18]

[W19]

[W20]

[W21]

[W22]
This false wall is hidden by a breakable object:

[W23]
This path is also hidden by a breakable object:

[W24]

[W25]

[W26]

[W27]

[W28]

[W29]

[W30]

[W31]

[W32]

[W33]

[W34]

[W35]

[W36]

[WM01]

[WM02]
This one is positioned incorrectly on the map. It should have been marked on the bottom right of the area (which is reached after exiting the underground passage).

[WM03]

[WM04]

[WM05]

[WM06]

[WM07]

[WB01] [WB02] [WB03]
Changelog
23-03-2017: Added square brackets around the gear bit labels because they would not display correctly without them.

04-08-2016: Added a note regarding the incorrect placement of WM02 on the map.

18-04-2016: Added extra screenshots to help find some of the harder to reach bits. Created a "How to use this guide" sections with some tips for finding all the bits.

17-04-2016: Added gear bit C13, which was added in a patch as a soccer reward. Total changed from 185 to 186.
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26 Comments
Cable  [author] Jul 13 @ 12:33am 
a.pomf.cat seems to be a bit unreliable, but is working for me right now.
Ele Jun 24 @ 8:37am 
a.pomf.cat keeps timing out for me too
BloodyPsycho Mar 17 @ 1:01pm 
Thank you very much , helped me get the achievement , and it's well made ^^
MuDDy_BLooDy Mar 8 @ 5:09am 
EAST FUCKING 8.I HATE IT SOOOOOOO MUCH!
Veralos Mar 6 @ 3:48am 
This might be an issue on my end, but whenever I try to view the map (https://a.pomf.cat/tozcnw.png) the connection keeps timing out.
Achrdili Feb 10 @ 8:48am 
EAST 8 - PAIN IN THE ASS!
Oblivion Doge Sep 9, 2016 @ 7:29pm 
Now that ive got all dem gear bits, time to kill myself 1000 times
Imanodesu Aug 28, 2016 @ 8:19pm 
Thank god there is a map of gearbits. Missed literally 2 gears and I think I'd never find them without it.
Cable  [author] Aug 4, 2016 @ 4:21am 
Thanks, I have added a note to WM02 regarding this mistake.
tom Jul 30, 2016 @ 2:42pm 
WM02 needs to be moved to the exit of the underground passage.