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Magitek Core Locations in Final Fantasy XVThe exact location of the Magitek Core is in chapter 13. This is the part of the main story where you end up in Zegnautus Keep. This is a rather large chapter. In order to progress through the story, you’ll have to unlock new areas by completing certain tasks. One of them consists of gathering security clearance levels for your card.
Sooner or later, you’ll get up to the point where the security clearance level 3 card upgrade is needed. This is also the part where you have to “rescue” Prompto. There is a square room at the end of the tunnel that leads to Prompto. It doesn’t have any doors, and by the looks of it, it’s a storage room.
As soon as you enter this room, take a look to your right. The Magitek Core is there, on the ground.
You don’t need to complete the chapter if you want to hand in the Magitek Core. Once you do it though, you’ll need to complete a couple of side quests or hunting quests to get a call from Cid. He will inform you that the Drillbreaker Version 2 is ready.
If you are still having problems with getting a call from Cid, be sure to stay at some resting place. This way, several days will pass, and you’ll increase the chances of getting the call from Cid.