Stray Scratching Locations [All 12 Chapters]

This Stray guide will entaill the scratching locations from each chapter of Stray so you can obtain the Territory achievement.

The game is great at showing how and what cats do in their lives. Most cat owners would know that cats like to scratch walls, rugs, carpets, and doors. Similarly, you can make your cat do that scratching in Stray and there are certain locations where you can do that in the game.

Key Takeaways
  • Chapter 1: Inside the Wall, as soon as you take control of the cat, you will find a tree that other cats are also scratching. 
  • Chapter 2: Dead City: once you push a paint can inside the room, you’ll find carpets next to the bed. 
  • Chapter 3: The Flat, where, when you enter the flat, you’ll find a carpet next to the kitchen area. 
  • Chapter 4: The Slums, where, when you open up the garage in the slums, you’ll find a carpet in the garage. 
  • Chapter 5: Rooftops carpet is on the rooftop with a sign of an arrow. 
  • Chapter 6: The Slums Part Two: the carpet in Momo’s apartment. 
  • Chapter 7: Dead End on the lowest floor inside Doc’s house will be a carpet. 
  • Chapter 8: The Sewers use B-12 to open the locked gate. Once it’s open go inside the next room full of barrels. There is a wooden plank/cardboard which can be scratched. 
  • Chapter 9: Antvillage, where you’ll head to the first level you’ll come across a room where two robots are sitting on a bunk bed. There, you’ll find cardboard which can be scratched. 
  • Chapter 10: MidTown heads to the main street and takes a hard right. You’ll find a robot sitting on a couch under the robot carpet. 
  • Chapter 11: Jail at the end of the chapter, you will have to scratch a car door which will get the attention of Clementine.
  • Chapter 12: Control Room, where you will have to scratch the wires in a panel to open the door of the control room.

All Scratching Spots & Locations In Stray

You’ll find various locations where you can scratch in each of the 12 chapters of Stray including the Prologue as well. Additionally, you only need to do the scratching once per chapter for the trophy/achievement to pop.

Following is the list of chapters in Stray where you can do the scratching:

ChaptersNameLocation
Chapter 1Inside the WallScratch the tree trunk to your left after jumping up two steps
Chapter 2Dead CityDrop blue print pot to smash window, get inside and scratch the rugs in the room
Chapter 3The FlatEnter the room with computer terminal, you'll get another carpet to scratch
Chapter 4The SlumEnter the Garage with various robots and Get the carpet to scratch it
Chapter 5RooftopsA rug is present in the start of the chapter to scratch with the sign of an arrow
Chapter 6The Slums Part twoGo back to Momo's apartment to scratch another rug
Chapter 7Dead EndGet to the Lowest Floor, a rug is available at the Doc's house
Chapter 8The SewersUse B-12 to oepn the gate, go inside the room to find a wooden cardboard to scratch
Chapter 9AntvillageYou'll get the cardboard to scratch once you come across the room with two robots sitting on a bunk bed
Chapter 10MidTownGet to the main street and turn right to find a rug under the robot
Chapter 11JailScrath the Car door you find in the yard, at the end of the chapter
Chapter 12Control RoomWork with B-12 to open the control room, scratch the inside of the control panel

Chapter 1: Inside The Wall 

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Scratching Location in Chapter 1 of Stray

When you take control of your cat in Stray at the beginning of Chapter 1, you will come across some stairs. Climb these stairs to get near a tree in the game. You’ll see one of the other cats is already scratching on that tree. The game gives you an indication that you can also scratch on that tree making it your first location where you can scratch in Stray. 

Chapter 2: Dead City 

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Scratching Location in Chapter 2 of Stray

For your next scratching location, you’ll have to go through the city in Stray. During your journey here, the game will ask you to push a paint can into a room in order to enter the area. Once you enter the room, you’ll additionally see some carpets on the floor next to a bed in the game. You can basically scratch on these carpets for your chapter 2 scratching spot in Stray. 

Chapter 3: The Flat

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Scratching Location in Chapter 3 of Stray

You can find a scratching location at the beginning of this chapter in Stray. As soon as you enter the Flat itself, you’ll get access to the scratching location in Chapter 3. When you enter the flat, you’ll find a carpet next to the kitchen area of the living room in the flat. That is your scratching spot for Chapter 3.

Chapter 4: The Slums

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Scratching Location in Chapter 4 of Stray

Again the scratching location can be found at the beginning of Chapter 4 in Stray. When you open up the garage in the Slums of Stray, you’ll find a carpet in the garage full of robots. You can scratch that carpet in Chapter 4. Additionally, there is Guardian Robot in a Red Robe standing next to the garage holding a big pole.

Chapter 5: Rooftops

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Scratching Location in Chapter 5 of Stray

The scratching spot in Chapter 5 is located on the very first rooftop. When the chapter starts, you’ll find yourself on the rooftop with a sign of an arrow. The carpet that you will scratch is located right next to that sign. Scratch that carpet to progress your achievement. 

Chapter 6: The Slums Part Two 

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Scratching Location in Chapter 6 of Stray

When you return to the Slums in Stray while playing through Chapter 6, you’ll find yourself inside Momo’s apartment. just scratch the carpet present in Momo’s apartment and you’ll be halfway through completing the Territory achievement. 

Chapter 7: Dead End 

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Scratching Location in Chapter 7 of Stray

There is only a single spot in Chapter 7 where you can do the scratching so do not miss out on that location in Stray. You will find this spot inside the Doc’s house in Chapter 7. Once you enter his house, go talk to the Doc. The Doc will advise you to explore his house. Go to the lowest floor inside Doc’s house. There you will find a carpet that you can scratch near a desk.

Chapter 8: The Sewers 

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Scratching Location in Chapter 8 of Stray

Again, Chapter 8 has only one scratching spot so be on the lookout for that location while you’re playing through Stray. Play through Chapter 8 until you come across a locked gate. You will need to use B-12 in order to open that gate by unlocking two panels. Once the gate is open, proceed into the next room full of barrels. There is a wooden plank/cardboard near the left-most wall of that room which you can scratch in Stray.

Chapter 9: Antvillage 

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Scratching Location in Chapter 9 of Stray

There are many locations where you can scratch in Chapter 9 of Stray. The abundance of these locations in Antvillage is almost as high as that of the Slums. However, for your quickest scratching spot, head over to the first level. After going upwards, you’ll come across a room where two robots are sitting on a bunk bed. The room will also be full of paint. You’ll find cardboard that you can scratch right next to the bed. 

Chapter 10: MidTown

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Scratching Location in Chapter 10 of Stray

Getting to the location of the scratching spot in Midtown is pretty easy in Stray. Once you’re on the main street of Midtown, just take a hard right. You’ll find a robot sitting on a couch at that location. Under the robot’s foot, you’ll find a carpet that you can scratch in Stray. 

Chapter 11: Jail

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Scratching Location in Chapter 11 of Stray

There are two different locations where you can scratch in Chapter 11 of Stray. Scratching one of these locations is actually part of the story so you won’t miss out on that location. Basically, at the end of the chapter, you will have to scratch a car door which will also help you in getting the Territory achievement.

Scratching that car door also allows you to get the attention of Clementine in Stray. Additionally, you can scratch a tree’s bark located near that car.

Chapter 12: Control Room 

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Scratching Location in Chapter 12 of Stray

Chapter 12 is another one of those chapters where you’ll scratch things as part of the story. So you will not miss out on the scratching locations of the Control Room in Stray. Once inside the room, you will have to scratch the wires in a panel to open the door of the control room.

Summary

Stray is one of the best indie games that you can play right now. It is a recently released game and is available to download on the Playstation 4, Playstation 5, and PC. The game has quickly gained massive popularity and is one of the most loved games of 2022. However, it is a small game but the quality of Stray is exceptionally good.

This concludes my guide on the scratching locations in Stray. I discussed the scratching locations of each chapter. Hopefully, the guide helped you obtain the Territory achievement in the game. Let me know what you think about Stray in the comments below!

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Irfan Ansari is a Senior Editor and Guides Writer on eXputer. He has seven years of Video Game Journalism experience and has been gaming for more than 22 years. Over his editorial career, he has gained experience at multiple sites, including TheGamer and VeryAli Gaming. Irfan has also earned a degree in Writing and Editing from the University of Michigan. Learn some more about Irfan's gaming journey on his Steam, PSN, and Xbox profiles.

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