Artifacts are equipment in South Park: The Fractured But Whole. As you progress through the main story, you’ll unlock more and more artifact slots, which will allow you to equip them. When you do, they’ll increase your stats. Depending on your play style, you might favor items that increase your might level, or you may go for those that affect stats like health or brawn. There’s also the option to focus on team bonuses. If you manage to increase your might by 600 by equipping artifacts, you’ll unlock the Deep Seated Power achievement. Since you can only use the cream of the crop if you want this particular trophy, we’ve decided to write a guide about South Park Fractured But Whole best artifacts, detailing their locations and stats.
Best starting artifacts
As you get initiated into the Coon & Friends, you’ll get the Junior Coon Friend Gyro. Since it’s the first item you can get, you can’t expect it to be any good. However, if you hop on over to Kyle’s house, you can get a much better one as soon as you have the Snap & Pop ability. Go inside the house and climb upstairs. Head into Kyle’s parents’ bedroom, and look at the shelf on the left, near the window. You’ll see a golden statue on top of it, which you can get down by throwing a firecracker at it.
The statue is called the Pride of Nippopolis. It will give you 25 might, +2 to brains, brawn and spunk, as well as 18 additional health. As far as team bonuses are concerned, it’ll grand you +105% knockback combo damage. It’s a great starter item, and you can have it as soon as gain access to an artifact slot.