Soldier of Fortune II: Double Helix FAQ/Walkthrough. By Tye 'Tyrlan' Arnett Version: 0.9.7 Latest revision: June 25, 2002 This document Copyright 2002 by Tye Arnett. Contents: 1.1) Introduction/Warning 2) Version History 3) SOF History 4) Setup 5) Weapons I) Single Player Campaign 6) Bugs 7) Links II) Multiplayer 1.1) Introduction/Warning: This FAQ is almost complete. One of the great things about SOF2 is that there are multiple ways to do things in about one half of the level's in the game. While I will be updating this FAQ with those routes in the future, it needs to be warned that some of the more creative solutions to the mission objectives will cause the game to not let you advance. This is a bug that is being worked on by Raven right now, but until they are fixed you MIGHT have to reset the level you are on from the beginning. This isn't as much trouble as you would think, but please make sure you are not stuck in one of these situations before e-mailing me/posting on the board about it. Please check back often for updates to this FAQ. If you have any comments/questions/suggestions please feel free to e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org. WARNING: This game is NOT for kids... well most of them, and it NOT for those stupid adults that want to total sensor OTHER peoples children from anything they might find offensive. There is a violence lock on this game, but if you can't handle it the way the creators intended I say don't bother. This game includes realistic damage to the body, from real life weaponry. People will get shot/killed/maimed/turned into red goo or even just a red vapor in the air. IF you can not tell the different between real life violence and fake violence, don't bother playing this game. This game is rated Mature for a reason. Now ends my rant about stupid people. 2) Version History: Version 0.9.7: FINISHED walkthrough! I also edited something on almost every mission to better help people understand what to do. Added a few useful links, to the links section. Also edited a few things in the multiplayer section to make them make more sense. Next update will include a look at all the single player weapons (damage/range/etc), updates to the history section and multiplayer section. Version: 0.7.6: Added more to the walkthrough. It now covers up to about 2/3 rd's the way through the Kamchatka mission. I added a Links section, but there's nothing in it right now... I will add all those next update. Hoping to have a big update by Monday morning. Version: 0.5.6: First update. Walkthrough is finished through Mission 4 and a few things from the first 2 missions where edited to be clearer. Added: A bugs section after the walkthrough. This has a list of mission specific bugs that you might encounter inside missions. Kelvin was cool enough to send me a breakdown of the Multiplayer weapons. It has some good info in there. Version: 0.3.5: First official release of the FAQ. Lots of sections are missing, this is because of the outcry for a walkthrough of the game (people are getting stuck a lot, so I've put them all on hold until it is done. The Single player section is done through the second mission and start of the third. The multiplayer section has all the basic's put in. 3) SOF History I'm looking for anyone that wants to submit a brief history/summery of SOF1 for this section. It's been too long since I played the first game. 4) Setup: If you need help with this please see Ravens website/boards. Or look in the multiplayer section although have it noted that some settings need/can be different in single player. This section will be added in the future after the walkthrough is done. 5) Weapons: Nothing like learning how to use weapons on the go. A few tips: First: Moving will decrease your aim. Second: Your aim is modded depending on your difficulty settings. Third: Remember the Extra Weapon effect buttons. Forth: If you want a silencer you HAVE to select it at the mission briefing. You will not be able to pick one up during ANY of the missions. As a general rule I always throw a silencer on my pistol. Fifth: You can only carry up to a curtain amount of weaponry. This played into latter in the game where you have to choose between guns. Also the more you carry the louder you will be if walking while hurt. Sixth: Thermals pick up heat through objects/walls. (Not sure if this is a bug or not) I) Single player Campaign: Introduction: For the sake of time and my sanity I'm writing this walkthrough while playing the game on Amateur difficulty. I've played through the game in both Gun For Hire and Consultant modes and the only difference I've noticed is in you aiming, the enemy's aiming/health/armor, and how much sound plays into the game. On the harder difficulty's you will almost NEVER run around a level. For single player you should have auto-run OFF by default on any difficulty and have a key setup that let's you quickly access any of the needed functions in the game. Also I'm not going to include the location of EVERY bad guy in the game... they move and react to what's going on the in world, so just assume that when I say "move onto X place" that there might be a badguy between you and that place. I will note ambushes and curtain scripted events that will happen no matter what. Also all directions/descriptions of where doors/switches are located in rooms are orientated to where you enter the room from. IE Right side of the room is the players right side from the entrance. Tutorial: Location: Texas This is pretty basic. If you haven't played any FPS before you better load this up first. This will give you the basics for the game. This includes walking/jumping/swimming/weapons/HUD. Also it gives you a nice and USEFUL bit of stealth training. Mission 1 Prague: Prague: Flashback: Watch the nice cut scene telling you about your mission and how hard it's going to be. Prague: Street: You start off with the mission-briefing screen, here you can see your mission info, your objectives, your weapon info, and a world map with your current location on it. Your starting weaponry is 6 Knifes, M1911A1 and Binoculars. From outside the pub you will be facing towards another ally. Behind you is a dead end with a armor and health pack. Head forward through the ally until the end. There are 2 guards here and another from around to the left that comes to help once you kill the first 2. Remember to aim for the head. Collect the M3A1 submachine gun off the dead guards, and continue down the street. Around the next corner is a long walk to where a guard will be shooting from behind a car. Shooting once or twice will set off a gas line, and thus a big explosion, behind the guard (this also triggers an alarm that will bring an extra 2-5 guards, kill them for their ammo). Now proceed up the street past the guard tower. Work your way through the creates to the next guard tower. The third guard tower will have a guy in the top, kill him and anyone else you run into on the ground. Watch out for 1 guard on top of the containers. Also if you need it there is 2 large health's and an armor stashed around the middle of the containers. Now walk up past the third guard tower. Looking to your left (behind the containers) there will be a door with a stairwell symbol on it, go to this door. Watch out for the guard pushing down creates from above. Now you get to pick your first lock! Walk up to the door and you will see the pick lock icon appear. Once this happens HOLD DOWN the use key and you will see a bar of the status of the lock/picking. Once it is done the door opens and the surprised guard on the other side greet you. I suggest ducking back outside and picking them off in the doorway. Now head up the stairs and outside where you will jump from the catwalk onto the roof. Walk all the way down to where you can jump down. I suggest jumping down on the left side of the gate, killing the guards, then use the door to go through to the other side of the gate. Kill off all the guards and then make your way along the right side of the street. Once you go past the entrance to the building, there will be some more guards and an exploadable barrel by the fence. Shoot this and make your way towards the truck by the fire escape. There's a Armor past the truck if you need it. After this climb the fire escape ladder like john says then walk out onto the ledge in front of the hotel. Once on the other side of the hotel a window will shatter. You should take this time to lean around and shoot the guy on the inside. Now continue to the other side of the hotel. There will be 2 guards on the ground, so either shoot them or run on the ledge and jump onto the walkway with the open door. This will complete your secondary obj (Gain entry to the converted Hotel Prague) Work your way forward through the ceiling area with lots of box's and work your ways towards the far corner where there is a ladder leading down into the hotel. Prague: Hotel Prague: There is 2 doors here, if you need armor go into the left door otherwise exit out the right door. 2 guards outside will have a conversation, you should wait until it's over and 1 of the guards leaves. Kill the guards and proceed down the hall. Take a left and go down the hall. If you need more handgun ammo go in the doorway to the right and pick the lock on the next door. After doing this, go back out into the hall and go in the first door on the left side. Kill the guard with a shotgun and shoot the guard across the way (shooting through the window) Leave the room and walk down the hallway (watch out for grenades) until you see an opening to the left with stairs going down. Take the stairwell and go until you hit a double door. Opening this door will trigger a few guys coming out of hiding. Do so and clear the room. If you need health go up the stairs on the right side of the room and search the rooms up above. If not continue past the tables and through the open doorway to the left. Sweep out the next room of bad guys and search the side storage rooms for 2 health's, an armor, and ammo. Proceed through the open doorway on the left side of the room into a room with a fireplace. Once you have killed the enemy's in here proceed to the double doorway. You are now inside the kitchen. Be careful as there is a ton of enemy's inside here ready to ambush you. Proceed through the kitchen exiting through the open double doors on the far side. Proceed up the large stairwell in the next room and follow the corridor at the top. The first door at the top of the stairwell is a storage closet with a guard in it. The next door on that wall is locked along with the double doors. Go through the only remaining door. Proceed through the room towards the open door (Left side) of the far wall. Inside here on the table is a large armor and health kit. Proceed through room, past the tipped over beds and through the closed door. Proceed into the next room. The first door on your right opens to a storage area that has a vent you can shoot through and kill the guys in the next room. Otherwise go through the other closed door at the end of the room. Head left and go through the room where a guard kick's over a table for cover. (Get the shotgun shells on the other table) Proceed into the large hallway that's shaped like an L. Kill the 2 guards around the corner. Now if you need armor or health at this point pick the lock on the middle door. Otherwise pick the lock on the far right door (only other 1 you can pick) and enter to meet the Doctor. After a quick conversation, head outside the room (before the doctor) and go to the far end where the doorway is now open. For this part it is important to stay ahead of the doctor (so that he doesn't get shot. Also you need to stay out of his pathway, as this can sometimes cause him to stop. Now kill the 4 guards in the next room and open the doorway on the far side of the room. Kill the 2 guards to the left and cover the stairwell while the doctor runs past you into the next room. Now go into the room and either, watch the doctor block the doorway then jump out, or just jump out yourself. Prague: Outside Hotel: Now for a different kind of level, this is what we like to call a rail-shooter level. You are stuck on 1 location (usually a car/truck/chopper) and you have to cover it from enemy fire as the driver tries to escape. Go up the ramp on the side of the truck and hit the USE key once you are behind the gun. You will move into position behind the gun and your health will change to that of the trucks. Also note that you have 4000 rounds in your gun. While you don't have to reload it, once your out, you are dead. Now you get to sit there and take out the guards that try to kill your truck. While the doctor is starting the truck there are 4 spots that enemy's will come out of. The balcony to the upper left, the ally-way to the left the freight door to the right and on top of the gate/walkway. Kill all these and the doctor will get the truck started. Once you move into the next area face your gun forward and kill the tanks to blow up the gate. Now cover the truck while it moves out. Prague: Countryside: Another rail shooter level. On this one you have other trucks that come after you. Always shoot the guards on top first and then blow the engine up. Firing enough at it will cause the hood to pop off, then the truck to explode. Now this level is pretty simple, just follow the path on the truck and shoot anything that gets in your way. Also to destroy the truck in front of you, just keep firing at them, they will blow up. Once you are half way through the level a Helicopter will attack you. Just keep firing at it, and it will go down. After the helicopter you will have to trucks on another road to the trucks right, kill both of the passengers in each truck and then wait until the come down onto your road to destroy them (Saves ammo). Now watch the front of your truck. You will see a huge fuel tank and a guardhouse on the left with a truck blocking the road. Now shoot both the tank and the barrels in front of the building to blow the truck out of the way. Watch out for the 2 trucks of men coming from the left hand side of the screen. After the truck is gone, the doctor will floor it and half way through the tunnel you are free. Prague: Train Station: After that thrilling ride you have arrived at the train station. This is a stealth mission. There is now an alarm right above your armor/health display. If this goes off it's game over. Follow the doctor until you reach a green door at the end of the station. Proceed inside to get your passport from Nemec. Head over to the case and hit your USE button to pick it up (this updates your objectives). Now walk back outside to the front of the building. Go back towards the truck until you see the ticket taker standing behind a window. Hit you USE key on him and then proceed through the green door on the left that he unlocked. Go through the next door and disable the guard. (Disabling a guard: Whenever I say to disable a guard it's best done 1 of 2 ways. First off is a head shot with the silenced pistol. Secondly is to walk up behind him and hit him with your pistol, alt fire, then lean down and slice his neck/head with your knife. Some times you might want to carry them off a bit before killing them, so other guards don't see the corpse, so the second is the preferred method. Also if you just knock them out, they will wake up latter and sound the alarm.) Now head to the left and pick the lock on the green door down there. This lets the doctor into this area of the train station. He will move onto the train and tell you that you need to get it moving now, or else you will get caught. Walk outside to have your mission obj updated. Now walk to the other side of the train station to where there is a double green doorway. Open this and wait for the guard to leave before entering. Now sneak IE walk, up behind and disable/kill this guard too. Now proceed up the stairway and through the door at the top. Go through the next doorway, head to your left and follow the corridor until you come on some box's. Use your knife to destroy these and then walk down the hall until you come to a break in the wall to your left. Couch down and go through this. Sneak along behind the fuel tank and disable/kill the guard. Sneak around into the warehouse and disable/kill the guard that's looking at the board. Now a lot of people have problems with this next section, so this would be a good place to SAVE. Now open the double green doors and listen for the guard to be moving. Once he is walk into the room and sneak up to the guard standing still, the other guard needs to have walked past him, but NOT be at the stairs yet. Now just hit this guard with your pistol. Then RUN up to the other guard (he will be near or at the stairs now) and hit him with your pistol. Now knife both of them so they don't wake up latter. Proceed up the stairs and at the green door at the top turn right and jump onto the ducting. Follow this to the other balcony. Turn left and jump onto the balcony, and now take this first green doorway into the next room. Peek around the corner and you will see another guard who you need to kill/disable. If you want you can walk around to the other side of the room, but it's not necessary. Now walk up to the window and couch to walk through it. Turn towards your right and follow the venting to the end of the building. If you peek around the corner you now see a guard shack and a pile of creates. Go down onto the creates and then work your way up the stairs to the guard shack. Now release the breaks and you are done. Sit back and watch the cut-scene. Texas: The Shop Main Level: All you have to do here is meet with the director and learn your new assignment. Now I'm not going to walk your through this level. There are sign's pointing you towards the conference room you need to go to. There are a lot of other little scripted events that you can see by exploring around the shop though. Some are amusing. Texas: The Shop Level Two: Same deal as the deal as before, just walk around and then go to the conference room to continue along with the story. After your briefing (You can skip with the USE key, but I would suggest you don't) head to the helipad on the roof for your next mission. If you want to take a look around the roof, you'll be back here latter. Mission 2 Colombia: Colombia Mission Briefing: Again this tell you all you need to know about the mission at this point. Continue onto the outfitting screen and press the recommended INV button. The only thing you might want to change is the M60 for a M590 Shotgun. But I just leave it the way it is. Click Start mission to continue. Colombia: Helicopter Insertion: Listen to the briefing on the Helicopter and prepare to have fun. Colombia: Marine Base Camp: Walk up to the captain standing outside the tent. He will brief you more before meeting the wrong end of a sniper rifle. Now head into the tent and pick up some more ammo and any health/armor you need. After that you should move to the other side of the camp (away from the helicopter and over the flipped over truck) and into the jungle. Kill the 5 people waiting for you around the corners and proceed forward to exit. (You will pick up a shotgun and an AK47) Colombia: Temple Ruins: Walk forward and into the ruins. To the right of the first doorway is a guard waiting (lean and kill him) and this will cause to other guards to come through right in front of you, for an easy ambush. Now go forward and lean around the corner to take out another sniper standing there waiting to shoot you. Get his rifle and then head back the way you came, but head around the left side of the ruins. Proceed forward past more ruins and guards. When you come to a place with creates far in the distance, it's time to pull out the sniper rifle and kill the guards there (this is also a good place to save because of the guard with a mounted gun). When you start to see a bunker on the left hand side of the screen, try sniping the guard manning the mounted gun inside there before he sees you. Now proceed forwards walking on a cliff side until you come to a 3 way intersection. If you go left and back it will take you a the bunker with armor and some ammo. If you don't need these keep going forwards. Fight your way until you see 2 buildings, where you will have to go to your left. There is a sniper on the left side of this trail about one half the way down. After killing him, climb up the ladder to his spot and sniper the 3 guards by the temple. Proceed down to the temple. If you go up the stairs there is 1 guard up here, if not go around to the left side (through the broken wall) and then head through the doorway to the right (killing the guards in there), there is a large armor and health in here, then proceed onward. Work your way forward and exit. Colombia: Forward Camp: Proceed forward with caution, after working past the double wall (and the guards there) you will see a big rock in the distance. Walk up to this and use it as cover from the helicopter as you disarm the trap that's next to the tree. Work your way up to the cave and kill everyone inside. Watch out for the helicopters gun fire when exiting the cave, head towards the sniper tower and defuse the bomb right next to the big rock. Kill all the guards and proceed onwards. Stay near the broken wall and snipe the person in the next guard tower, and the guys by the little hut. Proceed forward and take out the 6 guys the helicopter drops on the other side of the bridge. After that continue forwards until you see a tent. Try to snipe as many guards as you can before going on. Work your way around the tent and kill the guards inside. There is more ammo, health and an armor inside the tent. Proceed onward past the double broken wall and up a small hill to a bunker (Obj updated) Now go inside the bunker and climb the ladder to the top. Turn to your right and hit USE on the panel that says fire. Watch as the Helicopter is destroyed by their own missile. Then hit fire 2 more times on the panel. After the third time run down the ladder and out/away from the building. Watch as the missile destroys the bunker you where in and the building in front of it. Go into the new hole in the building and activate the gate. Walk through it to end the level. Colombia: The Bridge: Walk forward and hang to the left. Watch out for tripwires and guards. In the bunker on top of the hill is a health pack and there is an armor/health pack inside the hut on the far side. Proceed forward to meet up with Bravo Team. Once the enemy on the side of the bridge is destroyed the team leader will talk to you. Have fun watching the bridge go bye bye, and then follow the marines. They do a good job showing you how to work as a team for when your in multiplayer ^_^ If you get too far ahead or behind the team leader he will kill you for disobeying orders. Now follow Bravo team to show you where to go, and assist them as they need it. Once you get past another 2 guard towers all you have to do is walk forward and exit the level. If the Bravo team just stops moving, try going a little ahead of them then going back to get them going again. Colombia: Rebel Encampment: Work your way into the rebel encampment. The Bravo team will take out most of the bad guys, but you can help when you have clear shots. Remember not to run ahead of the team. Once you get up to the middle of the village Petterson will tell you to go in and clear out the building. He's talking about the one with the steps and a double porch. Go in through the front door and clear out all the enemy's. The shotgun works great for these close battles. After killing all the guards (7 or 8) walk over to the table and you will say something about the attack. Then exit the building. Head to the building across the way where Petterson will again tell you to clear it out. Isn't he nice? Sometime the bravo team will get stuck on their paths. Try to tell where they are going and then stand in the opposite direction, this will force them to walk towards where they should be. There is armor and health in here, once you get to the top of the building, exit through the door up there. Next you have to search the warehouse. Kill the 4-5 guards in here and if you need it take the armor/health up top, otherwise exit the building. You then need to pick the locks on the cell (there's explosives there) and then walk over to the gate and again use the USE key to plant explosives on it and get away while it blows up. Then exit through the gate to beat the level. Colombia: River Landing Zone: Follow the Recon team to the extraction point. The marines will kill most of the enemy's, but you might as well help them along. Follow the team over the river and through the woods to get to the helicopter. Just in case you need to know you go along the river, through some ruins, loop up around behind the waterfall and to the coppers. After you get to the helicopters, you have to man the M60 and take out the guards coming up the trail you just came up until you take off (about 1 min) Colombia: Helicopter Evacuation: Whoo hoo another rail-shooter level!!! This one is a lot harder. It's been asked a lot about on the boards, so I will try to explain each step of the way for this one. Remember you only have around 5000 rounds of ammo. First off there is 3 building. Nail all 7 barrels around the camp to create as much damage as you can and shoot the guys as they come out of the 3 buildings. After about 1 min you wont' see anymore guys and you will continue on to the next camp. Second camp: This is the most deadly one is the most deadly one on most difficulties. The first building you approach has a gun emplacement on the upper level. Either shoot out the gunner, or aim for the barrels beside the building to do the most damage, once you circle around behind the building, there are some more barrels that will take it out for good. After taking out the main building, you will continue onwards. Third Camp: On the way to the third camp, on the right side is a tower, take out the barrels under it to keep going. This isn't really a camp... it's a bridge, take out the barrels on it and the truck to totally destroy it and move on. Forth Camp: There is a helicopter on the ground, shoot at the building and the barrels will explode, then take out the boat (just keep firing at it) and your home free. Colombia: Pureza: Oct 29, 2002 Walk straight forward to the truck and go up the stairs into it. Talk with Taylor and put on a suit. Now you get to follow her around and learn more about the plot. Mission 3 Vergara's Mansion: Vergara's Mansion Mission Briefing: Standard deal here as every other mission briefing. Again the best gear for the job is the recommended gear, just make sure you have a silenced pistol and if you want you can take a sniper rifle instead of the shotgun, but the shotgun comes in very handy. Vergara's Mansion: Grounds: Oct 30, 2002 This is another stealth mission. Sneak around and find a way into the mansion. The easiest/fastest way in is to go left from your starting place, run down the hedge line (watch out for the camera) go around the corner of the building. Shoot the camera on the opposite building with your pistol and then walk up behind the guard and dispose of him. Now move back until you can see the camera along the back side of the house. Shoot it. Now follow the hedge/concrete wall until you come to a gap on the right of you. Look around the corner and while the guard start to walk away then sprint towards the wall under where the guard was. You can climb up the lattice that is against the wall. (If you draw a line from where you are looking at the entrance of the pool to where the sniper is... move this line down to if you where looking level with the ground and this is where the lattice is) Take out the guard and then hope over the railing. Sneak over to the venting and pick the lock on it. Crouch to enter it and then walk towards the other side of the small room to exit the level. If you don't want to chance the run and shoot for your life with the sniper, you can also go past the gap in the wall and follow that same wall to your right until you come to a door right under the vent you would have crawled into. Dispatch the guard with a shotgun on the other side, and then jump onto the car to get to a ladder that will take you up into the room with the exit. I prefer the roof manner, because it's easier to shoot a guard that's facing away from you then one after you open the door. Vergara's Mansion: Main house: Now that you are inside the house, you have to find the study. Note the darkness, if you want use your night vision. Going straight forwards, there is an armor by the lantern (on the self), and health on the next 2 shelf's. Keep going forward until you are forced to turn right. Walk straight back towards the big window and jump down the hole in the floor (roof) that is there. Now you are in a storage closet. Looking towards the coats, the door to your right leads to a bathroom and a bedroom with health in it. You do not need to go in here. Head out the door on the left side of the room. Now be careful going out the door. There is a maid that wonders around this room the next and the hallway. It's best to use sound to see where the maid is. When She comes down the hallway she will always head into the room on her left first. So hide behind the weightlifting station, and shoot her in the back of the head AFTER he goes into the room but before the door shuts. This sometimes takes a few tries. If she sees you the alarm will sound and the number of guards will at least triple. (Not a good thing) Now that the maid is dead, go to the doorway and lean around looking for the next guard. If your lucky he will be standing, with his back turned, shoot him in the head and move on. Go forwards across the top of the stairs and turn left into the first hallway. Now go up to the open doorway on your left and lean/kill the guard patrolling in here. After that, keep going forwards and then head right and down the stairs. At the bottom of the stairs, the door to your right is a closet with ammo and the door to your left is the one you want to go in. As soon as you enter the room, head to your right and through the open hallway there. At the end is a door that leads to the study. This is a good time to change to the shotgun or a machinegun go forward's past the desk and pick the safe in the corner (USE key) this triggers a cut-scene. Now you get to have fun! 2 guard will bust through the other door into the office. Kill them and it's not time to forget about not triggering the alarm. Proceed through the doorway the 2 guards came through, kill the guys in there and watch out for another 3 guards coming in the 2 doorways to the right. Proceed forwards to the doorway by the bar, open it, get all the ammo/health you need and proceed down the stairs to exit Vergara's Mansion: Wine Cellar: As you enter the main bad guy mentions a bunker... guess where you are going. Stay to one side of the double door as you pick it, and then dispatch the 3 guards on the other side. Proceed forwards and around the turn into the next room. Look around this room, the double green doors is where you will end up latter. Head behind the bar and open the storage room if you need ammo/health/armor. If not, take the first door on the right (as you had entered the room) and proceed down the hallway. Head left and through the double doors and into the boiler room. Kill the 3 guys trying to ambush you here. (Fun with exploding things) And then go to the other side of the room to the stepladder. Go up the ladder, crouch into the vents and go forward then to the right. This is a good place to use the night vision goggles. Hang against the right hand wall and head past the grating. There is a small light source in the distance. Work your way forwards to the Vent. You can listen to the people talking... and then break up their fun. This is kind of a hard spot, because to break the vent alerts the guards. You can do a few things. 1) break the vent and throw down a nade or 2, 2) break the vent and jump down shooting (shotgun preferred) Saving is an okay idea at this point. Kill the 6 guards and go out through the open doorway. Head down the hallway and clear out the next room. Go through the room, and now your on the other side of the green doors! Walk down the stairs and head left. Through the doorway straight ahead is a shooting range and safe. If you need armor or ammo go in here, kill the guard and pick the safe. IF you go in the safe, watch out for the guards that will come up behind you. Otherwise go through the other double doorway. Head forward and down the stair into the wine cellar, where you get to kill more guards. This is a square room with 2 wine racks down the center. Against the right wall is a sniper that can hit you if your in the main doorway. And another sniper is across the way on the opposite wall. Clear out all guards and exit through the half-open doorway on the left wall. Enter the next wine cellar, and head to the right. Kill the sniper along the right-hand side and walk all the way until the end where you see a wind rack and a semicircle in front of it. There is a switch behind a few box's to the left of the door. More guys come in the way you came, so either wait and kill them or just go through the rack. Once you hit the switch, stand inside the circle and you will be moved to the other side of the wine rack. Watch out for the sniper on the other side. Head forward, grab the nades and health and go down the stairs to exit. Vergara's Mansion: Bunker: Go down the stairs and through the doorway. To your left behind the box's is some health and armor, to your right is the way you want to go. Head through the next room and into the open doorway. Head to your right and proceed forwards. The guy taunts you some more and then flees, go through the doorway, head to the left and kill the sniper around the next turn. Head back past the last doorway and around the hallway to the left. A big explosion greets you so wait for the dust to clear and then head through the doorway on the left. Kill the guard and open the door to the left, then head right through the next room. Go across the hallway, and clear out the next room. The exit is on the right side of the far wall. Clear out the next hallway and then head through the door to the right (It's right next to the one you entered the hallway through) Your obj will be updated when you get near the door with a scanner. Keep going past it until you loop around and see a pipe by a puddle of water on the ground. Follow the pipe. Now comes the part a LOT of people have problems with. Recommended to save before this guy. Basically, there is a ton of shelves in the way, and a fence, and a mounted machine gun protects him. The easiest way I've found to kill him is this. RUN straight through the room past the pillar and hide (crouch) against the concrete wall (usually will get hit by 1 bullet when doing this. Now keep your back against the wall and look between the out struck wall and the shelf. You will see a half brick half-concrete wall. Pull out your nades and throw them so it hits the top of the bricks and bounces towards the bad guy. You will need to throw 2 nades and then he will be fried by the power box in the corner. Basically any way to damage the power box until it overloads is the way to kill him. Now go to where he died, get the red key card and head back to that locked door with the scanner. Don't forget to get the armor and health. Now you get to watch another cool cut-scene... what's with people killing themselves in these games? Mission 4: Seaward Star: Seaward Star Missions Briefing: Again we have another mission briefing. Taking the pre set equipment is best for this mission. If you really want to play havoc you can have fun with the MM-1 auto grenade launcher. ^_^ The sniper rifle is also kind of useful on this level... but you are going to be sneaking around again so you don't need it, unless you plan on being seen/heard. Seaward Star: Main Deck: Watch the cool boarding of the ship and then you get to have fun sniping guys in the heads again. Listen to the people talk and then decide where you want to go. Some people have found that you can break into the bridge without the key. I'm going to walk you through the way with the key just to be safe. Wait for the 1 guard to walk off and then shoot both of them, and take their uzi's. Now enter the doorway on the left. (it has a radio and stairway symbol by it. And go inside. Once you see the stairs head to the left and then down that corridor to the first right. Go down the stairs here. Head out the doorway to your left and hang a right down the hallway. The first door on the left has a uzi in it, and the first door on the right has a man sleeping in it. Open this door and kill him, take his uzi and grab the keycard on the desk. Note the Doom game being played on the computer ^_^. Now head back up the stairs, go up the second set of stairs, and turn around at the top. There is a doorway leading back outside which you want to go through here. After getting back outside head left and up the stairs to the top of the ship. See the doorway with the scanner on it? USE your keycard on it and your obj will update. Head inside the bridge now. Walk past the radio room door and shoot the guy on the bridge in the head, and grab all the ammo in this room. Now head back to the radio room door and pick it open. Watch out for the guard in this room, sometimes he's patrolling and other times he is in the next room looking out the window. Head down the stairs and go into the door on your right. Hit the switch in this room and your obj will update. Now you have to go remove the container from on top of the bay doors. Head back out the doorway and go out the portal/door on your right. The crane is way far in the distance at the front of the ship. The easiest way down is to jump over the railing, land on the shipping containers and then sneak forwards along the left side. Shoot the guard down there once he stops and then jump down. Go forwards until your standing over the cargo bay doors, and then head to the right hand side of the ship. Sneak forwards, take out the 1 guard, and then goto the crane. If you need armor, go in the little hole behind the crane. Otherwise active it. Once you start the crane a few men will come back from the way you came (now the left side of you. Go to your right and hide behind the box's there. Jump up on top of the box's and you will be able to get to the other side (where the container you just lifted is. Now sneak your way back to the radio room (2 new guards) and hit the switch to open the bay doors. Watch out for the new guards on the way back to the Radio room. Now take the same route you did the first time, going to the crane, and instead this time go to where the cargo bay doors and are jump down into it. Jump in the hole in the upper left corner of the packages to end the level. Seaward Star: Interior: Notice something different? No alarm! Time to break out the bigger guns. Proceed forwards on the walkway and through the doorway at the end of it. Go forwards through the next section of the cargo bay and jump over the railing and down between the shipping containers. Head forwards into the next compartment. Now run all the way forwards, kill the guard on the overhead walkway (hard to see) and head left. Jump down to where there is a small lifter and activate it (USE). Now jump up the box's to the left of the lifter and you can now jump onto the newly raised box's so that you can jump onto the catwalk. Go down the catwalk and head through the open door. If you want shoot the guys through the glass, but I find it's easier to run inside with the shotgun. After clearing this room, next through the far side. Grab the health's if you need it and proceed through the door. Kill the 5 guards in this room and then head down the stairway. Use the walkway at the bottom to go over the engine and then exit through the far doorway. Go through this hallway and into the next engine room. Kill the all guards and then exit through the doorway to your left, hang a left from here and go down a ladder into the bottom of the engine room. Head down the long corridor and turn the wheel at the end (Shuts off the flames) Now go all the way back to the ladder but head right instead. You have to run past the steam, I usually stick to the far left and only take a little damage, but I heard you can crawl under it to take no damage. Go down and through the next doorway to get your obj updated. Now you get to destroy the ship instead... more things blowing up! Work your way through the biohazard containers until you come to a ladder leading down. Take it down and head to your right (only way you can go) Go through the first door there and down the ladder to set the first charge (USE key) Now go back up and head to your right. Head in the door the guard just came out of and down the ladder by the blinking red light to set the second charge. (There are 2 small health kits up here) You can crouch to get under the steam vent. Now go through the door on the opposite side of the room (past the equipment) and kill the guy hiding to the right. There is a armor and ammo by him. Then head down the corridor. Head to the right and through the doorway. Loop around and through the next 2 doors. In the room with the big generator is a large health kit and to the right after you exit that room is the ladder leading to the third charge. Once back up the ladder, head down the corridor and to the left to find the forth bomb site. Now go back up the ladder, to the left around the box's (kill the 2 guards there) and go forwards until you go through a doorway and have to go up another ladder. Open the doorway and prepare to fight among all the canisters. Once you go out the door, hang a hard left and go back that way, kill the 4 guards, and hang to the right path. When you see a, well lit, flat place of box's jump up on to of it and head right. When you jump back down, if you turn to your right you should see another doorway. Go in this and down the ladder in there. Go right out the doorway around the corridor and then through the first doorway on the left. Kill the 2 guards and then go down and plant the fifth explosive. Seaward Star: Atlantic Ocean: Cut-scene, with cool boom. New York: The Armory: November 3, 2002 The Armory Mission briefing: Standard stuff here. Walk over to the buzzer on the door and ring twice. Watch the cut-scene and follow Sam. Try not to get in the NPC's path... although it's funny hearing Sam yell "Go AWAY!!!" Mission 5: Hong Kong: November 6, 2002 This mission has been giving people on the boards a bunch of trouble. I'd recommend sticking with the base layout, although I like the flame/frag grenades better then the smoke ones. One note about this mission: always be looking up along the building sides, because there is a ton of snipers around. Hong Kong: Lower Docks: November 6, 2002 Exit your "creative" shipping method and turn around. Kill the guard in this room and head through either of the doors and kill the 4 guards in that room also. Once done, head up the stairs and kill the 2 guards in here. Exit out the big doorway and clear the deck of the ship, including the guy that's on top of the room you just came out of, of guards. Use the plank to get off the boat and head to your right. If you fall in the water, there is a ladder leading back onto the dock in the far corner of the water. Head through the open gate. Head right when you get to the T intersection and then work your way forward along that street. There is 2 small health kits by the building (near the mill truck), after that, go forwards into the ally-way. Watch out for the guy shooting you through the window at the end of the ally. (after you take a left had turn) Then use the box's to jump into the window, pick up the large health and armor if you need it. Head up the stairway and exit the level. Hong Kong: Upper Docks: Obj is updated, and you want to head forwards into the building. Follow the hallway until the end and take the only open doorway there. Destroy the box and jump outside the window. Go forwards and work your way around the containers. When you see a forklift there will be about 10 guys wait to ambush you. Best to draw them to you and kill them off. After they are dead head out into the street and go to your right (past some bags and a handcart) and in-between move containers. (Also you can walk up to the back of the truck right in front of you and then head right, between the concrete wall and the containers. At the end of the wall take a right and head forwards towards the guardhouse. (Has unbreakable glass windows) Get the armor/health/ammo inside the guardhouse and then head around to the other side of it. Now walk up to the side of the forklift that is here and USE it. Now jump on top of the box's on the other side of the forklift and over the wall to exit the level. Remember to Jump/crouch. Hong Kong: Streets: One Note: The 2 guys walking around here are non-hostels. If they die it's game over... and they die fast (1 shot usually) Head to the right, to grab armor if you need it, if not head to the left. When you turn around the corner, more bad guys will meet you so make sure the other 2 guys aren't in the line of fire. Remember what I said about snipers? Well here they are, and in numbers. There's one on the second story on the left and another 2 in the next street. Work your way around the corner and then head down the next street on the left. Go down the ramp into the building at the end of this street. Go through past the cars and up the stairs, to open a green door. Now go to your left and down the small ally. Break through the boarded up windows and clear out this section of the building. (2 guys) then head though the door on the left (of the first room you entered) and head up the stairs. Clear out this and the next floor of bad guys and once you find a door leading out onto a balcony (on the third floor) it's a good idea to go out and kill the snipers on the other buildings. Once out on the third floor balcony note the crashed cars... you need to get on the other side of them. Go through other door on this big balcony and go through a U shaped room to come out on the other side of the "Here & Now" sign. Jump out onto the top of the sign. This is best done by, hitting jump and forwards at the same, time while on top of the railing. Once on the sign go across it and on the second story of the next building. Go inside and work your way up to the third story of this building. I find the auto shotgun is best suited for clearing out these kinds of buildings. Anyways once you get to the third story, Head out the door to your right and onto the next balcony. There should be a large sign right in front of you. You need to jump up on top of it and run towards the other side of it and hit jump at the end so you land on the next buildings balcony. Walk around to the right side of the building (on the other side of the burning cars and snipe the sniper at the end of the street on the third story of the left building. Then head down the ladder and onto the street. Once another car crashes, kill the bad guys down both the alleyways and head down the right ally. You will say "Gotta get over that fence", so it's time to jump/crouch and get over the fence. Hong Kong: Market: Head down the alleyway and out into the market. Head to the right side of the market and down the next street. Hang a left when you get to the end and watch out for the snipers along the left side building (Both second and third floors have them) After killing all the guys here, head down the street until you come to a doorway in the wall on the right side. (NOT the, turn of the street, go back if you hit this) Go through the doorway into the warehouse area and kill everyone in the outside courtyard. If you need it, there is a armor if you follow the outside of the warehouse all the way around. Otherwise head in through either of the 2 doors. I'll leave how you want to clear out this building to you, but just after you kill all the guys on the bottom, go up the stairs in the middle and clear out the 4 guys up there. Then hit the switch that opens the fence in the main part of the warehouse. (It's by the top of the stairwell.) Use the elevator to exit Hong Kong: Warehouse: Exit out of the elevator and go down this hallway, once it branches, if you need armor/ammo/health go to the left, if not go to the right and open the storage door (Metal/rolls up) by hitting the panel. Work your way through this room and head to the right. Continue through the hallway until you come to the next big storage area. Head across the room and up onto the walkway overhead. Had back towards the entranceway and through the door directly above where you entered the room. Head through the room and across the walkway in the next room. Open the door and enter to view another cut-scene. Walk up to the computer in the next room, hack it and get "rewarded", hehe. Hong Kong: Prison: Date: Unknown. Missions Briefing Prison: You where knocked out after learning abound the remus virus, now you have to figure out what happened and escape. Continue on the level and then learn more about the plot through another cut-scene or 2. Sit tight for a while until the prisoner next store knocks out the guard and lets you out of the cell. Some people use this bad ass guy as a human shield as you move throughout the level. Otherwise he will follow you and provide backup. Go to the end of the cellblock and pick up your equipment from the table in the little alcove to the left. Pick the lock on the green down by your toolkit and then get the armor and pick the lock on the weapons cabinet. Head through the door that the guards came out of and proceed through the hallway and out the double green doors. Work your way around to either the left or right, or go through the green doorway across the hall. All of them lead to the same place, which is a cell door. Pick the cell door and proceed through it to get armor/health, and then continue through the 2 sets of double green doors. Now head to the left and Through the next room. It has a small room to the right with a auto shotgun guy in it, and a set of double green doors that leads you to what looks like a driveway. Go out into the courtyard and kill all hostel's in here. (There's a search light, just so you know if your at the right place.) There are 2 bad guys in here. One with a SAW on the ground and Deviant 1 is up on a balcony to the left with a sniper rifle. Kill both of them and the door under deviant 1 will become pick-able. Pick the door and go up the ladder to recover the computer virus from where you killed deviant 1. This will end the mission. Mission 6: New York: New York: The Armory: November 10, 2002 You are to meet up with Sam in the armory and deliver the computer disk. Walk up to the armory just to have it explode in your face. Now you have to search out the inside of the shop and rescue Sam. Walk into the shop, jumping over the fire and head to the left of the main room. Walk up the door that was blown off the bathroom and through the wall. Go down the ladder and jump across the elevator to the other side of the shaft and go through the door there. Walk up the I beam and talk to Sam. Now you have to carry him outside. Go through the new hole in the wall and down the ladder there. Use the light on the pistol if you need to see. Head left into the next room and then turn right and USE the value to shut off the steam. Now go back to Sam pick him up and go back out the first door you came into this room. Head to the left and through the doorway. Now drop Sam and jump onto the pipe to remove the rubble. Pick Sam back up and proceed through the hole. Go left and use the doorway as a walkway to go up and then run into the rubble to move it. Walk over the rubble and proceed through the fence and to the left outside the armory. Walk forwards past the fireman to the white gurney to end the level. New York: Sam's Room: November 11, 2002 Having saved Sam you now have to go to the hospital and hope he recovers enough to tell you who the traitor is. Walk forwards through the hall to the left and talk to the nurse to have her let you in. Go through the door and into the elevator. Head down the hall and keep going left at any turns you need to make a choice at. This will bring you to Sam's room. (Has a guard in front of it) Go inside and talk to Taylor. Once the terrorist breaks into the room and you have control again, run past the curtain and pick up Taylor or the guard's gun to take out the bad guy. Now grab his M4, and go back outside the room. Check the other rooms in this hallway for health and then go back down to where there was a ramp leading up. Shoot the 2 guys through the windows to the right and proceed forwards to the double doors. They will open and you need to dispatch all guys on the other side. If you want the ammo from the other 2 guys you killed go through the doorway on the right otherwise jump through the large open window and head right through either of the doors. Continue forwards through the hallway here. Sweep out the next room, watch out for the 2 guys on the upper level to the left and then use the stairs to get you up to the top of the lights. Jump across the lights onto the balcony and use the elevator to exit the level. New York: Patient Services: Make sure you don't shoot the guards on your side. Proceed through the door the guard opens for you and take the terrorists in the next hall through the window. Head through the open doorway on the right side of the hall, sweep the room and go through the doorway on the other side of it. Kill the 2 guys repelling down the side of the building and continue down the hallway. Work your way around the wing of the hospital and when you come to a stairway leading down, don't take it, go past it and go through the closed brown door in the corner of the room. Now head up the stairwell through the door and walk around the hole in the floor. Now walk straight ahead and through the door on the other side of the room. Sweep out the next room and the room to the right. Work your way through the next hallway and when you path is blocked, jump out the breakable window and walk along the ledge to get to the other side of the barricade. Remember that pistol whipping will completely break a window in, so don't waste your shots. Follow the hallway and take out the guard by the elevator. Go forwards past another set of small barricades to reach the stairwell and head up to the next floor of the building. If you go forwards to the end of the hall here, behind the big curtain there is a large health kit, if you don't need it take the first door on the right from the stairs. Head around following this corridor until there is a walkway to the left and a way to go forwards. If you go forwards you can get some health, if not take the hallway to the left and work your way around this corridor. Going through the window (hope onto the table) is a good way to get a drop on the guys around the corner. Go through a small corridor with a brown door on the end that opens when you get to it, kill all the guys inside (4) and move into the room. Proceed forwards to the next brown door and up the stairs on the other side. Move to the top of the stairs to exit the level. New York: Hospital Roof: Now watch the cut scene of the roof carefully. See the big panel on the side of the helicopter? This is where you need to shoot, HINT there's TWO of them. First you have to take off the panel and THEN you have to shoot it again to take out the engine. Once the first engine is destroyed the helicopter becomes unbalanced and moves a lot faster, plus fires more bullets. I recommend that you take out both panels first and then take out the engines, it's just easier that way. As for the roof, there are 4 sections to it. The part you start in, the next part with a big greenhouse and a tank that you should SHOOT as SOON as you get on the level. Also in the other building (not the green house) is a large armor and some health. Shooting the tank will destroy the fence leading to the next part of the roof, kill the bad guys there and then destroy the transformers/poll to have it fall over into the next section of the roof. In here is a few more health kits and 2 nice box's to hide between while you shoot at the helicopter. Also a nice big gun is in here. I'll leave it up to you how and when you want to take out the panels on the helicopter, but I like to run/gun through to the last section and then take it out with selective shots. Destroying the helicopter will end the level. Texas: The Shop Level Two: November 12, 2002 More Plot scenes! But first you get to have fun with a new toy... the OICW. Head to the left and go to the firing range to get briefed on your new best friend... well sort of. After the tutorial go back to the start of the level and follow the signs to the conference room for the next cut-scene. Mission 7: Kamchatka: Another mission briefing: Take the base load out as it's pretty much the best you can get or want. I like to add a silencer to the pistol, just in case, and remember the OICW has a zoom/sniper so you don't need a sniper rifle. Kamchatka: Perimeter: November 18, 2002 Another cool entrance by Mullin's before you start the level. Walk forwards to the small hut and kill the guard inside of it, then kill the guard in front. Now keep going forwards towards the road up ahead. Hang to the right and go up the hill there to reach the road. Kill the 4 guards up here and then walk to the end of the road where there is a break in the fence. Go through this and proceed forwards. Most of the guards in this next segment tend to be on the right side, with only 3 on the left side. The small house on the left side has health/armor/ammo and a mounted gun if you need it. Follow the river bed, or the path on the right by all the guard towers (with no guards in them) until you come to the next fence. Walk up to the weird looking place in the fence on the far right-hand side of it and you will get a pair of wire cutters symbol there. Hit your USE key and cut a hole in the fence. Jump through it and continue onwards to the main road. Now go up to the building on the right side and clear it out. To enter the building, circle around behind it and do a running jump onto the overhang and then up onto the balcony. Pick the door and go inside. Go to the far right hand side of the room where there is a panel with a lever (and a window that looks out towards the gate) and pull it to open the gates. Go back outside, you can use the front door if you want, and go through the gates. Watch out for the guards that come out of the gate on the left when you exit the building. Walk down into the tunnel and active the hand scanner on the left of the doorway to open the door and exit the level. Kamchatka: Main Road: Walk forwards out of the tunnel, kill the guards at the entrance, under the bridge and the sniper up to the right by the light. Proceed forwards under the bridge and up to the right. Go past the 3 trucks and keep following the road up to the right. The road will bank around to the left again and you will see the big guard structure from the start of the level up ahead, snipe all the guards and then proceed onto the structure. Get the sniper rifle from where you had killed the other sniper in the start and then keep following walkway until you come to the end with a switch under a small shelter. Flip the switch and jump down over the railing to the left of the shelter. Looking down you will see a pipe with an open door, jump down to it and crawl inside. Proceed through the pipe and head along the tunnel. Kill the guards around the big right turn and then move along until you come to another pipe, which you will need to enter. Moving forwards ends the level. Kamchatka: Train Depot: Proceed forwards along the valley. At the middle of it is a bunch of guards and they will almost always see you before you see them, even with the threat detection. So charging in is the best way I've found to kill them all... and luck. Proceed forwards to the next guard building with a mounted machine gun in it. Kill the guy aiming it and go inside to get a large armor and some health. Then go back to the bridge, and climb up the ladder on the middle support strut. Go to the left and go through the door there. Clear out the room and go to the left and up the ladder at the end of the room. Open the door and head outside again. Kill the guards guarding the bridge, and pick up the armor that is lying around here. Head right over the bride and have your OBJ updated. Once across the bridge, head to the right of the building and walk along the cliff face until you come to a break in the fence, OBJ updated. Go through the fence and head to your left, work your way along the brick wall until you find a broken section of it, Jump through this. Kill the guy guarding the trains and if you need it go up the building straight ahead and get an armor/large health from the upper story. If you don't need it, turn to your right and head down to the end of the train yard. Go up inside the engine of the train, and release the break, this pushes the cars forwards. Now leave the engine and go all the way forwards to the other end of the train yard. Jump inside the open car, and turn around, look at the green box's and the hole in the ceiling. Jump up there and then head towards the big vent shaft over the closed doors. (OBJ updated) Moving forwards exits the level. Kamchatka: Train Bridge: Kill the 2 guards and move onwards through the corridor they were guarding. It's best to sit by these doors and kill the enemy's as they come to you. After they are all dead head into the big room. Inside the train, is a large armor, otherwise head to the left and follow the train tracks. Head around to the left side of the train and through the doorway. Work your way across the next bridge, and kill all the guys surrounding the buildings. Go along the pathway to the left and up the stairs that are there. Open the door to where the guy with the mounted machine gun was and go up there. Now jump out the window and onto the roof. Go to your left and into the open hatch on the roof. Turn to the left and go down the long passageway you see there. On the right is a working vent, you will be coming back here latter. Shoot the guys down below through the second vent on your left and then go to the end and drop down. Open the gate and go into the room you just cleared. Go into the chain cage and USE the switch to turn off the fans. Now go out the double doors and back up the sniper tower and back onto the roof. Go back inside the upper vent shaft you had crawled through and go back to that vent on the right side. The fan will now be stopped. Move forwards to exit the level Kamchatka: Checkpoint: Your objective in this level is to shut down the security grid. Grab the armor and health if you really need it and go out the door. Heading left or right will end up putting you in the same room, just depends on what side you want to be on. I find it's best to go left and go all the way down the hallway to the truck, then go right outside the door and snipe all the guys in the next big room. There's also an armor down here to the left. Once you have killed the 4 guards and the 2 inside the little building in the center, go to the far right corner of the room (past the train) and go through the double doors. Go to the right and kill the 4 guards in the next room... now head down the stairs and into the room with all the cages. Go to the far side and into the big cage. Flip both the switches on the sides of the pen and then hit the switch in the middle. This will overload the grid (OBJ updated). Now go back out the way you came and notice the newly remodeled roof. Jump up onto the collapsed roof and go up until you can jump over onto the roof of the shed in the middle. Go across to the other side of this roof and jump onto the ducking and make your way forwards to the glowing red air vent. Drop down at the end of the vent and kill the 2 scientist however you want. Go forwards through the corridor until you come to the double doors at the end. Head left out the doors and past the trucks/box's. Go past the scientist trapped under the rubble and keep following the road with the trucks. At the end of the hallway there is 2 health's and a large armor. Go up the stairs and through the doorway at the top. Go through this hallway and down the stairs on the other side. Head to your right and through the double doors at the end of this road. Go up over the rubble that's holding down the train. (Mullin's will say "Looks like that trains not going anywhere") Kill the 3 guards and then go up between the engine and the back cars of the train and pull out the pin. Now go up to the engine of the train and start it up to exit the level. Kamchatka: Cave Complex: Now exit the train, kill the 4 guards and go around to the other side of the train, up the stairs and through the double doorway. Kill the 2 guards to the left and then go right and through another double doorway. This brings you into a large open room. I suggest sniping the 4-5 guards and the sniper from the doorway before going into the room. Go up the stairs to the left of the sniper's tower and through the double doors there. Go up the stairs inside the building, and around to the right up more stairs. (there's a lot of ammo/health/armor in here) You will come to another double doorway to go through. Kill the guards down below and then take the elevator down. Go out and follow the passageway around to the right. Go down another small stairway, and through the passageway to the left. At the end turn right (OBJ updated) Move forwards to exit. Kamchatka: Main Generator: Go forwards, killing the guards, through this hallway until you come to a large door. Open the door and fight your way into the next room. Go past all the computers and desks and through the open double doors on the other side of the room. Head to the right and through the next set of double doors. Fight your way down the stairs and to the right at the bottom. Head down the stairs and watch out for the 2 guards on each side of the big room. They can most likely shoot at you while you are in the middle of the stairway, but it's hard for you to shoot back. Running down each set of stairs is a good idea. Once at the bottom of the big room head forwards through the fenced area and though the large walkway in the wall. There is a big ladder to climb down here. Go down and kill the guys in the generator room. The ladder leading up to the upper level is to the right of the big ladder you came down, go up this now. Go all the way around the outside of the generator and onto the top of the generator. Flip the switch here and go back to the room that's a bit inside the wall of the upper level. There is a switch here (you'll be looking at the generator when you flip it), flip it to end the level. Kamchatka: Main Generator: Now all those places you killed guards to get down here, guess what? They have guards again! Kill all the guards in the generator room and head back up the giant ladder. Work your way back up all the stairwells until you come to a closed double doors, open these. Watch the cool sequence on the left and then jump through the window there. Take the large health and then go down to where the fire is (avoiding it) and go through the little vent in the floor. Go through the vent and kill the 2 guards on the other side. Proceed forwards and open the double doors, killing the 2 guards on the other side. Proceed through the hallway around to the left and up the ladder on the left side of the hall. Kill the guards in the next room to the left and then go right at the top of the small stairs to open another double doorway. Go across the lab and through the door to the right of the windows (panel on the right side opens it). Kill all the guards and head to the right as SOON as you go through the doorway, to update your OBJ and exit the level. Kamchatka: Cave Complex: Go to the right and pick the double doors to be able to go down another long hallway with lots of guards. Proceed forwards, kill the guards down the hall to the left, but keep going forwards instead of taking this hallway. Go to the pulsing light and head to the right through another 2 doorways and up a ladder. Go forwards until you hit a wall and head to the right. Keep to the left and forwards until you can't go any further and then turn right and there will be another passageway. Go through this and you are at the elevator. USE the switch to open the hatch on the roof and climb up there. Climb up the elevator cable on either side of the shaft (hold down run) and at the top jump onto the little platform to your side (side strafting onto it works well) Now you are back up top. Kill the new guards down by the trucks and go back through the double doors and down the stairs inside the building. Exit out the double doors to where the trucks are, and kill the guards, then go to the right where there is a switch. Flip the switch and watch the crane fall. Looking down you will now see a hole in a walkway. Now go back up to the elevator cables, and go back down them to the very bottom. Go out the elevator and forwards through the hallway until you see a big hole. Jump over this hole to the left and proceed forwards. (OBJ updated) Go through the double doors and at the end of the hallway go right to end the level. (there is a dim red light to guild your way.) Kamchatka: Research Facility: Go straight down the hallway and pick the door only if you need health, otherwise go to the left and follow that hallway. Shoot the guards and head up the ramp. Head to the right, and through the next lab. Head out the door on the left-hand wall, and through the red passageway. Pick the lock on the door at the end. Now head up the stairs to the left, and follow the corridor until you come to a few big window panes at the end. Break them and jump down into the room below. Jump through the blown out window and activate the switch inside the small room with the water. Now once the water opens the doors, proceed through them. Head up the stairs and around to the top of them. Kill all the guards in the next room and then goto the hallway on the other side to exit the level. Kamchatka: Labs 1,2,3: Okay, first off there is a small bug with the first part of this level. When you get the new explosives, sometimes it doesn't register it and when you plant them it doesn't work. IF after you plant some explosives a little box doesn't appear and beeping is sounding, you have to restart from start of the level. Now move on down the hallway and kill the guards around lab 1. From the entrance of lab 1, walk straight forwards and hit USE on the shiny tube. Go outside the lab, and head out the double doors to the left of the lab and then go right down the small stairs and through the next hallway.(OBJ updated) Open the double doors and snipe all guards outside by the trucks. Go up the stairs and activate the crane TWICE. This will bring the explosives on the second creates to you. Now go back and blow up the lab, stand outside the lab while it blows. No go through the hole in the wall that was created. Head to the right and through the next doorway. Head all the way forwards and then to the left, now work your way across the walkway and then down the stairs on the other side, go through the double doors and into the lab on the right. Now once you plant the explosives, RUN back to the stairwell leading up to the second level. Kill all the guards in the room to the right and go up to where they were. Go through the broken window (it is bulged out beams are left) and shoot the vent shaft on the other side. Go around and crawl into the shaft. Go through the vent on the other side and drop down the hole in the end of the shaft. Kill the guards, and guy in the lab coat and proceed forwards. Kill the guards in lab 3 and then go in and blow the 3rd lab. Run out to the room with 3 double doors (right outside the lab) and stick by the side of the locked doors, once the lab blows, the guards will open this door. Proceed through it and move forwards to exit the level Kamchatka: Lab 4: Go through the doorways, grab the armor/health if you need it and go through the next doorway. Kill the 3 guards and head through the double doors on the other side of the room, this will loop you around back into the room by a switch. Throwing the switch will open the other set of double doors in this room. Go back and through those double doors. Go through the protective suits room and throw the switch to open the next door, go through and open another door to get into the next hallway. Go through the double doors at the end to enter lab 4.(OBJ updated) Kill all the guards and then go through the double doorway on the other side of the room to reach the stairs leading down into the lab. Go across the chamber, and through the double doors here, flip the switch on the panel to open up a part of the chamber. Flip the switch's on either side of the chamber to reach the place to plant your explosives. Plant the bomb and then run back to the stairwell. Go to the top of the stairs, kill the guards and then jump onto the moving piston to get up into the broken ceiling. As you move forwards through the vents, listen to the guard and the doctor talking. You have to crawl a few times to get through the vents. Once you get to the part with a bunch of red lights and a big vent blocking the way at the end, you will fall down through the ceiling. Kill the 3 guards and NOT the doctor. Talk to the doctor and then follow him out of the labs. Once he explains about the doors, do down the stairs and to the cage on the left, pick the door and go inside to restore power to the tram. Go back up the stairs to the doctor, and use the switch to open the tram once it gets there. Now this is the fun part. Basically you are stuck on the tram and there's a bunch of guards it goes by, and you have to shoot them before they get you. Once you get to the end you are put into a cut-scene of you escaping the base. Mission 8: Switzerland: Only thing I recommend changing from the basic layout is a USAS-12 instead of the hand pumped shotgun. You get a few more shots and it's a quicker reload. Switzerland: Security Station: November 21, 2002 Once you arrive at the airport, talk to the chief of police and then proceed into the airport. Now for this mission you have to watch out not to shoot Civilians. Head through the double doors, to the right, and then through the hallway on the right. Go up the escalator and kill all the terrorists in the bathrooms to the left. There is a large health in the women's bathroom. Then go back out and proceed past the magazine racks and around the corner to the left. Proceed forwards through the next 2 hallways until you come to another escalator. Go up it and go forwards until there is another escalator leading down. The guy will tell you there's 2 guards down there. If you need health go on the other side of the magazine racks before going down the escalator. Go through the fence doorway and around to the right. Go down the long hallway, watch out for the shot-gunner coming out of the far room, and then head around to the right and down another long hallway. Go around to the left and then forwards past the check-in desks and up another escalator. This time there's a health kit in the men's room to the right, otherwise keep going forwards down this hallway to exit. Switzerland: Airport Terminal: Kill the 2 guards at the top of the escalator and then go up and kill the other 3 guards. Go around to the right and through the corridor there. It loops back around to the left and then to the right again where there is a ton of guards and either a walkway or a escalator to reach the bottom. I recommend the walkway. There is a large health by the 6 baggage claim. If you don't need it, go through the hallway by the bottom of the ramp/walkway that you came down on. Work around through this hallway and up to the metal detectors. Go past the metal detectors, don't set them off, and then around to the right and up through the wall with tiles and a door on each side. Go through the doorway and around to the left in the next hallway. No go to the end and through the open doorway to exit the level. Switzerland: Airport Hangar: Go through the hallway, kill the guards to the left and then go through the doorway and down the stairs. Now jump on the moving belt in the bottom of this room and duck to get into the next room. I find it's best to stand at the edge of the belt and then snipe the 4 guards in the room below, before jumping down. Go up the big stairway, to the door up there and pick the lock. Proceed through the hallway to the left and then up the ladder in the room with a lot of explodable barrels. Shoot the double barrels that will blow a hole in the floor. Jump down and kill the 2 guards that come in before picking the lock and crouching through the next hallway above the belt. Watch out for the ambush from below and then drop down through the hole in the grating. Work your way around to the left and through the open door at the end of the hallway. The big building right in front of you is the hanger (obj updated). Now kill the guards to the right and head that way. Go straight through the crates/containers, and remember to use the explosives to your advantage. Once you see another building and a fence in front of you, to the left is the hanger entrance, kill all the guards and enter the hanger. Sniping most of the guards in here works best. Now head to the LEFT engine on the plane and up the stairs that are placed there. Jump up onto the wing and then go to the main body of the plane. Look towards the tail and you will see a little platform back there. Do a running jump onto the platform and pick it to enter the plane... ending the level. Switzerland: Airplane: Go up the ladder in front of you and head forwards and to the left. If you need health/armor, go to the front of the plane, otherwise head up the stairs. Okay now break out your best friend, IE your auto shotgun, and have some fun in closed spaces. Head to the right and then through the door to the right. Now forwards and to the right, then head left towards the back of the plane. There is a red keycard on the table in the far back room. Now hit your USE key to pick up the keycard, and go back towards the front of the plane. Use the keycard on the red pad and head up the stairs to talk to Nachrade. Head to the cockpit and radio the shop. Throw the red switch to the right in the cockpit and go back down into the belly of the plane. From the stairs leading down, head 180 degrees and go to the front of the plane. There is a bunch of cables leading down (the armor/health is back there), go to the left side and go around and through the open door. Cut the wires on the big box in here and then go to the far back of the plane. Grab the parachute and then jump off the back of the plane to exit the level. Mission 10: The Shop: Well this is it, get your final mission briefing and we are off. Grabbing the recommended equipment is good. Texas: The Shop Main Level November 22, 2002 Remember the layout of the shop before? Good now head back into the shop. Head through the first set of doors to the right, and then through the next set. Head to the right and through the gun scanner, then through the next doorway. Head to the left first and to till you can rescue a shop employee. Then head back to the first intersection and head right instead of left. Head down the hallway to the place where the bathrooms are on the left and the hole in the ceiling is on the right. If you need health go in the women's bathroom, otherwise use the file cabinet and jump up through the hole in the roof. Now crouch down to go through the vents. You will have to crawl through the latter part of the vents once you reach a little ways into it. When you reach the overhead walkway (still crawling) go left at the first turn, then right and proceed forwards until you are across the room. At the end of the vent, snipe the guards down below before dropping down. Facing away from the door with the scanner, head to the right. If you need it there is a large health inside the first door to the left, otherwise keep going down the hallway and use the elevator to exit the level. Texas: The Shop Level Two: Go to the right a little bit and watch the nice explosion. Then head back the other way towards the weapons research and dev section. Go through the door with a scanner and follow the hallway to the right. Head forwards to the research section. I recommend on stalking up on weapons. Go to the left and head to the armory/firing range. The door on the left is the firing range and the door on the right is the armory. Clear out the armory and pick up a ton of ammo/health/armor. Then head back down the hallway and onto section 2-C. If you want head through the hand scanner door and kill some more bad guys, otherwise just keep going down the hallway and use the elevator to exit the level. Texas: The Shop Laboratory: Exit the elevator and head to the right. Go through the door with the hand panel and head to the left through the double wooden doors and then through the lab and out the door on the other side. Go left, away from the water, and through another hand scanner doorway. Follow this hallway and turn left at the first intersection. Head down this new hallway and into the first door on the left. Follow the lab until you see another hand scanner type door, and go through the single door at the end of the lab to get to it. Head left through the lab and at the end look to the left to see who the traitor is! After a short cut- scene, turn around and head out the hand scanner door behind you. Head to the left and then take a left at the next intersection. The elevator at the end now works, so exit the level. Texas: The Shop Roof: Now it's time to have the final confrontation, the big show down, the grand... why the hell does HE get a big machine of death and your stuck on foot!!! Oh well I know by now you all have favorite weps and strategies, so I'm just going to give a few tips. First thing you should do on this level is run out the doorway, go right, jump over the railing, run to the right and to you right will be a doorway. You should pick this now before the helicopter gets a chance to come around to where you are. This place is good for hiding, and it has 2 armors, health and ammo, just in case. Now as for taking out the traitor, first steps are just like the hospital roof. Shoot off the panels covering the wiring on both engines, and then shoot out both engines. There is a difference in this one though, because once you shoot out one of the engines he will not only use machine guns, but rocket launchers! Once both engines are taken out you will see the cockpit pop off. Now 1 really good shot to the head of the pilot will take this bird down for good. With the sniper rifle it only takes 1 clip of 5 shots to take this guy down. Also using the pillars or the venting on the upper level for cover from the machine gun fire is the best. I've noticed that sometimes you won't see the cockpit fly off until you've done more damage to the helicopter. You can also shoot off the mini missile racks, the side missiles and the landing gear of the helicopter. Good luck and enjoy the ending once you have beaten the game. Texas: Cemetery: Follow up... pretty amusing and truthful. Good job everyone. Also take you Raven games for a great experience. Game Time completion: First Run: About 18 hours on consultant. Second Run: About 15 hours on Gun for Hire. Third run: About 35-40 hours on amateur, while writing walkthrough. Forth Run: Very fast. ======================================================================= 6) Bugs: I will list whatever bugs I find or have reported to me inside here as a quick reference for anyone running into what they think is a bug in the game. 1) In the flashback missions once you rescue the doctor he might be shot and killed but not have the end of mission/death animation happen. He will just stand still. This also happens when you shoot him after opening the door but NOT activating the cut-scene. Some people have reported being able to still finish the level by clearing out all bad guys. Solution: Don't let him get hit. If clearing out the level doesn't work going back to your closest save is the only other option. 2) In the Colombia missions, once you get to the bravo squad, sometimes the squad will just stop and wait there for no reason, even after the bad guys are killed. This is a known bug in the NPC AI. Sometimes the commander will loose track of where you are, and thus stops the squad so that you can catch up. This happens mainly when he reaches a checkpoint and can't see you, due to a building/tree/wall. Solution: Stay near the commander at all times. Also if they do stop, walk forwards and backwards from the squads position a bit. This will sometimes trigger the AI. Other then that you can wait around until he notices you, or restart from your closest save. 3) Pointing the Tactical light at NPC's (Colombia mission is most frequent) will cause them to think you are targeting them and they will start shooting you. 4) Also as for the AI there is a little bug in their line of sight. In the Colombia missions if you are crawling through undergrowth (You can't see them), the AI can still see you. Also sometimes they will shoot at your right before you walk around a corner. Annoying, but useful for using up their clips. Thx Kerwin Tsang. 5) Final Boss can still fire missiles after you've blown off all 4 missile racks. ^_^;; ======================================================================= 6) Links: If you want your Soldier of Fortune 2 website listed here, send me an e-mail. www.gamefaqs.com/ Permission to host this FAQ www.ravengames.com Permission to host this FAQ http://www.cheatcc.com Permission to host this FAQ http://DLH.Net Permission to host this FAQ www.gamesover.com Permission to host this FAQ http://ravengames.com/sof2/ www.ravencommunity.net www.ravenclans.com http://sof2.rfhq.com/ http://www.sofcenter.com/ http://www.sof2files.com Forums: http://forums.ravengames.com/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=forum&f=13 ======================================================================= II: Multiplayer 1) Intro 2) Getting started/Settings 3) Server Settings. 4) Weapons 5) Gameplay Modes A) Deathmatch B) Team Deathmatch C) Elimination D) CTF E) Infiltration 6) Maps 7) Tips/Strategies 1) Multiplayer Intro: First off I want to say that SOF2's multiplayer mode is one of the best most addicting ones of any FPS. I have played them all and there's just something really special about this. In this section I am going to try and give you an overview on SOF2's different multiplayer weapons, modes, and maps. Firstly this guild assumes you've played a lot if not all of the single player campaign before going online. This is recommended because of a few basic things. Firstly, online play has a more limited selection of weapons then the full game. But you will be more used to using, and knowing where to shoot people if you have completed the single player campaign first. Secondly you will be more used to the controls and flow of the gameplay. Third is that people will talk about the single player game on the servers, and you don't want it spoiled for you. I'll be adding more reasons, as I think of them in the future, but those are the main ones. 2) Getting started/Settings: First off to start multiplayer mode you have to use the shortcut on your desktop or start menu for "Soldier of Fortune 2 Multiplayer" This will bring up the main menu screen. You should be looking at the options menu at this point. The row of icons at the top is your list of different options config screens. A) Options Screen: 1) Player Setup (Dog Tags): Name: Used for whatever name you want to be shown in the scoreboard. (Put clan tags in here also) Identity: Choose what model you want to be seen by other players in game. 2) Controls setup (4 keys): There are 7 buttons on the left side of the screen, use each of these to goto different control setting pages. The bottom one resets it to the games default. Key's to note: Fire mode, Drop weapon, Thermals/NV, Radio message, Vote yes/no, chat, team chat. These are all-important keys that I've seen people overlooking in multiplayer games. 3) Display Setup (Monitor): I'll leave this up to you to decide, it really depends on what kind of machine you run the game on and what type of internet connection. Remember to click APPLY before leaving this screen. 4) Sound Setup (Speaker with noise): Firstly: Turn OFF the music. You don't need it and it doesn't help you in Multiplayer modes. The other 2 settings are up to you, but I keep sound Frequency at 22 khz. 5) Misc. Setup (Check box's): Most of these are personal pref's on how you want the game to look. Note: Radar Type of Friends + Map is the best mode for it. 6) Scalability Options (Scale): Again these are personal settings depending on computer. I recommend Low shadow quality, Dead bodies set to stay (This really helps in INF/team games), and the rest are up to you. 7) Network Settings (Comp's hooked together): MOST IMPORTANT: Set the RATE setting to whatever your modem/BB is. The default is 56.6k. Also if you have a firewall in here is where you set the game to go through it. 8) CD Key (CD with a key on it): This is where you enter your cd key from the inside of your box. You have to enter it again even if you entered it when you started up single player mode. Now along the bottom is 5 buttons in this order: Join Server, Host Server, Options, Violence Lock, and Exit. To jump into an Internet game all you have to do is click on Join server. The most important Part in here is the source you are getting your servers from. Default is "Local". Click on this once to change it to Internet, then click the "Get New List" button. The server list will be updated and you ready to double click 1 of them to play. TIP: It is best to click on the Ping tab to make sure your connecting to a fast server, for best gameplay. Also note that you can change the type of games you are looking for (DM/TDM/INF etc) and to show the server if it's full or empty. All settings are saved when you move out of the menu so the next time you come back to it you do not have to change the settings again. 3) Server Settings: When creating a server there are a few important settings to remember. First off is score and time limits. Secondly is friendly fire, this is better left off on most internet servers because of the mass team killing that will ensue from accidents/TK'ers. The most important setting is the "Dedicated" one. This setting does not let you play while running a server, but it allows people connecting to the server to have the best experience possible. Lastly remember to name your server and keep the max number of players to a limit that is good for what kind of connection you are serving the game on. 4) Weapons: Inside each of the map sections, there will be mention of spots where curtain weapons will be more useful then others. The weapons in INF, CTF, ELIM modes are based selected in the team-outfitting screen. Kelvin "Kilo Tanga" Tay has been nice enough to submit a weapons breakdown to me. It is listed next. ================================ SOF II Multiplayer Weapons Guide ================================ By Kelvin "Kilo Tanga" Tay Weapons --------------- *Knife* Primary (65 dmg/per slash)= A slashing attack, not affected by armor Secondary (80 dmg/per throw)* = A throw, not affected by armor Tips: Slash and hack AFK's! if you're out of any indirect weapons (anything that doesn't need a line of sight to kill with) and there's an enemy behind cover, try to throw a knife over their cover and you might just hit/kill them. * A great thing to do with the knife is to throw it up into the air (like in a 35 degree angle) while you're running and try to catch all of them *M1191A1* Primary (50 dmg/per shot)= A single shot, damage gets absorbed by armor. Secondary (70 dmg/per whip, weird how a pistol whip does more damage than a bullet) Pistol whip = not affected by armor. Tips: Although this gun does more damage than the SOCOM, I would rather use the SOCOM any day because of the larger clip size. *US SOCOM* (does slightly less damage than the Colt) Primary (40 dmg/per shot)= A single shot, damage gets absorbed by armor Secondary (70 dmg/per whip)= Pistol whip, not affected by armor Tips: This is my favorite handgun because not only does it do good amount of damage, its large clip makes it easier to kill with. *Pump-action shotgun* Primary (22 dmg/per pellet, 8 pellets) = Shotgun buckshot, armor absorbs lots of damage. Secondary (70 dmg/per whip) = Shotgun whip, not affected by armor Tips: One of the better secondary weapons in my opinion due to its ability to get a one shot kill at close range and power. *USAS 12* Primary (15 dmg/per pellet, 8 pellets) = Shotgun buckshot, armor absorbs lots of damage Secondary = nil Tips: The USAS 12 is an inhuman close quarters killing machine because not only does it do a decent amount of damage per shot, it's fully automatic so only a few rounds are needed to kill. Because of this, many servers have disabled this weapon as it seems that the USAS 12 is too overpowering at times. *Micro-Uzi* Primary (40 dmg/per shot) = Fires, damage gets absorbed by armor Secondary = nil Tips: The Micro-Uzi without doubt is probably the best spray and pray gun in the whole game. Unfortunately, the gun has little affect at longer ranges because of its recoil. *M3A1* Primary (50 dmg/per shot)= Fires, damage gets absorbed by armor Secondary = nil Tips: Although this gun doesn't stand a chance against the more damaging assault rifles or the spray and pray Micro-Uzi the M3A1 makes a good secondary gun for any sniper. *M4/M203* Primary (35 dmg/per shot)= Fires the gun (what else do I say?), damage gets absorbed by armor Secondary (101 dmg/per shot, radius = 200)= Fires the grenade launcher, if it's a direct hit, it's a one shot killer. Tips: Nicknamed the "n00b cannon" the M4/M203 is probably the best all round weapon in the game. The M4 is great in close quarters as well deadly when circle strafing an enemy. The M203 grenade launcher packs a deadly punch as it can take out more than one opponent and it can be used to kill opponents around corners from the grenade's splash damage. This gun may be banned on some servers mainly because the M203 is unfairly considered an "n00b cannon" due to its effectiveness (usually hated by AK 74 users) Tyrlan's Notes: I love using this weapon. While I change to the auto shotgun for curtain maps and the AK 74 for others the added grenade launcher on here is just wonderful. This, like all weapons, is a weapon of skill. I was being called a newbie and such on a server for a while, while using this weapon until taking down 7 players with 1 clip and a nade. Then switching to an AK74 I picked up to finish off the other 2 people. (Won the map ^_^) Anyways, basically you should be good with all weapons and use what you feel best with. *AK74* Primary (45 dmg/per shot) = Fires the gun, damage gets absorbed by armor Secondary (75 dmg/per stab) = Bayonet stab, not affected by armor Tips: The AK 74 is probably the most accurate, when fired in bursts, of the two assault rifles but it lacks the accuracy of the M4 on the run or the M203's splash damage. *M60* Primary (55 dmg/per shot) = Fires the gun, damage gets absorbed by armor Secondary = nil Tips: Although few use the M60 for its true use, cover fire, the M60 is a great gun because you can fire 3 times as much rounds before reloading compared to an assault rifle. This gives the user the advantage by killing the enemy if the enemy is caught reloading. Also the long reload times of the M60 are deadly in a close quarter battle. *MSG90A1 AKA: Sniper Rifle* Primary (120 dmg/per shot) = Fires the rifle, headshots kill no matter what. Secondary = Toggles sniper scope, up to 20x Tips: Always toggle the scope before firing as the sniper rifle is very inaccurate without the scope (although in emergencies it never hurts to try to "rail" someone without the scope). Always, and I mean ALWAYS aim for the head with the sniper rifle as enemy's with AK 74's or M4's will pick you off before you usually get another shot. *Fire grenades* Good for making a blockade while doing as much damage as a frag grenade. *Smoke grenades* Great for making escapes with the objective and also to confuse enemies *Flash bang* Great for surprising the enemy's, but watch out for hitting teammates also. *Frag grenades* Hold down for 1.5/2 seconds and then throw so the enemy has no time to run away from the blast *Armor* Use it whenever you can as it WILL save your arse. *Night-Vision* Use it in dark maps with the sniper rifle as no other vision enhancing gadgets can be used along with the sniper rifle. *Thermos* Use it in dark maps with lots of bush (doesn't work with sniper rifle). Beware: watch your fire on friendly fire servers because it's hard to determine friend on foe from anything but point blank range with the goggles on. Tyrlan: after a little practice and use of the map this doesn't become a problem. *Backpacks* (CTF only, in the tents) Replenishes all health, armor and ammo, dropped weapons don't come back when you run over a backpack. Weapon Combo --------------- Inf: I normally recommend the: M4/M203, Pump shotgun, Fire grenades, US SOCOM, Knife, Armor This is because on most Inf maps, it's going to be close quarters so the shotgun and the M4/M203 are your best bets. Elim: I normally recommend the: USAS 12, Micro-Uzi, Frag grenades, US SOCOM, Knife, Armor This is because the goal in Elim is to take out as many enemies as possible each round. Since the USAS 12 and the Micro-Uzi is probably the easiest to kill with (at close range) I usually use the aforementioned combo for Elim. Weapon Damage analysis --------------- After looking at all the weapon damage ratings, I'm shocked. Apparently, the M3A1 does more damage than both of the assault rifles which is, in my opinion surprising because I usually thought assault rifles in general do more damage than submachine guns. The M4 actually does LESS damage than M3A1, US SOCOM, M1191A1 and the Micro-Uzi, the .45 round in the M3A1, SOCOM and M1191A1 might be argued against but the Micro-Uzi?!? The knife slash, throw, pistol whip, shotgun whip AND bayonet stab on the AK 74 does MORE damage than all of the guns except the sniper rifle. Maybe this is for balance, but it really ruins the realism... Although some damage values might me "unfair" or "strange" in reality, the game runs quite smoothly and is balanced. Also, the thrown knife seems to be able to "stick"/cut into to anything in the whole game! Even through stone and the helicopter in Inf! Weird! ================================================ 4.1) Team Outfitting: This is used during the INF, CTF, and ELIM gamemodes. It let's you choose what equipment you are going to be using until 1 of a few things happens. 1) You die. 2) You beat the mission 3) you pick up someone else's gun after killing them (You have to drop your own gun to do this) listed below are the choices that you can make from this screen. Please refer to the weapon section for further details on the guns. 1) Primary Weapon: Ak74+Knife, M4 Assault w/grenade launcher, USAS12 Shotgun, MSG90A1 Sniper, M60 Machinegun. 2) Secondary Weapons: M590 Shotgun, MicroUzi, M3A1 Sub-machinegun. 3) Pistol: M1911A1, US SOCOM 4) Grenade: ANM14 Incendiary, SMOHG92 Frag, M84 Flash, M15 Smoke, 5) Accessory: Armor, NV goggles, Thermal Goggles. 5) Gameplay Modes: All gameplay modes allow for random maps to be used. This is one of the better features, although sometimes annoying in INF, of SOF2 multiplayer. A) Deathmatch: This is your standard deathmatch type gameplay. Everyone on the server spawns with 6 knifes and a SOCOM pistol. You can carry as many weapons as you can find, and the weapons depend on the lvl you are playing. See the Maps section for where weapons are in the maps. Playable Maps: Colombian Jungle, Finca Housewarming, Hong Kong Hotel, Hospital Roof, Kamchatka Labs, Jersey Winter Wonderland, Prague Streets, Raven Office, The Shop Under Siege. B) Team Deathmatch: No real explanation is need for this. It is the same gamemode as Deathmatch, but you have teams. IE you can only kill the other team. Note: Your teammates show up on the radar and have a X above their heads in your team color. Playable Maps: Colombian Jungle, Finca Housewarming, Hong Kong Hotel, Hospital Roof, Kamchatka Labs, Jersey Winter Wonderland, Prague Streets, Raven Office, The Shop Under Siege. C) Elimination: This is the first of the team based modes. Basically the players are divided into to groups that are places on opposite sides of the map from each other. They have to seek out and destroy the other team. Once you are fragged (Eliminated) you have to wait until one full team is dead, OR the time runs out. Playable Maps: Colombian Jungle, Hong Kong Hotel, Hospital Roof, Kamchatka Labs, Prague Streets, Raven Office, The Shop Under Siege. D) Capture the Flag: Do I really need to explain this to anyone out there? Well anyway, I haven't played this mode at all in SOF2, but here is the basic's. Again you have 2 teams, each one has a base with a flag in it. You have to play both offense and defense in this game to win. The goal is to get into the enemy's base, get their flag and get back to your base(Your flag stand with flag on it). If you die while carrying the flag it is dropped in the place where you died. It will be returned to the enemy base after 30 seconds if left on the ground. Simple enough? Good. Playable Maps: Colombian Jungle, Jersey Winter Wonderland E) Infiltration: This is by far my favorite game mode. You have 2 teams again, but this time one is attacking(Blue) and the other is defending(Red). The objective for the Blue team is to get into the reds base, steal the case (Don't ask what's in it... we'll just say it's important) and get it back to their Chopper for a quiet escape. Simple enough? Well this is where the Red team comes in. It is their job to protect the case and make blue have a very bad day. There is always a mission briefing that explains the details of the mission at the start of every map. Now because of the nature of combat, the defending teams usually get a slight advantage on the maps. Some maps it is dead even, and others give blue an advantage. A small thing to note is that during Inf games the RMG can be a bad, bad thing. As sometimes the case will spawn closer to blue then red, or ever with the blue team between the red team and the case. This as you will sometimes see makes for very hard wins. Maps: Colombian Jungle, Finca Housewarming, Hong Kong, Hotel, Raven Office, The Shop Under Siege. 6) Maps: I've put this section on hold for a bit while I work on the single player walkthrough. The best thing you can do right now is to start your own server and walk around the maps. Look for spots that have good hiding places and different ways into and out of key spots in the maps. One of the good things about SOF2 multiplayer maps is the abundance of ways into and out of places. 7) Tips/Strategies: Right now this section is on hold while I work on the single player part of this FAQ. Also it takes a while to work out good all around strategies for these maps since there are so many different ones. Right now I'll give you one of the best pointers you'll ever hear. Watch other people. Watch how they walk/run around the levels, watch how/where they shoot, watch were they spend time and WHAT equipment they are using for different places in the level's. You'll die a lot in the start (even the FPS vets) but spend that time in spectator mode wisely. One of the best things to do is to watch the person with the highest score or the person that just killed you. Take note on how much you hurt them before you died, and try to change your behavior to benefit yourself and your team. I've got a lot more rough outlines on tips/strategies, but I don't want to release them yet until they are a little more polished. I'll take any and all submissions for this section. Just e-mail me at email@example.com. This document Copyright 2002 by Tye Arnett. If you want to Post/print/host/submit/whatever else you would do with a walkthrough other then just read it. You must e-mail, call, or write me for permission to host or reprint this in any form. If you have paid money for this, you have been ripped off and should report it to both the police and me. SOF2 and all it's trademarks, characters, and code are the property of Raven Software.