Weapon Upgrade FAQ by Supercircus

Version: 1.5 | Updated: 04/07/08 | Printable Version

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Upgrade Descriptions. . . . . . .[DES00]
	Clip Extender...................[DES02]
	Double Shot.....................[DES03]
	Enferon Shells..................[DES04]
	Fire Power......................[DES05]
	Fire Rate.......................[DES06]
	Reload Speed....................[DES08]
	Stopping Power..................[DES09]
	Upgrade Slots...................[DES10]

Upgrade Locations. . . . . . . . [LCN00]
	Chapter 01......................[LCN01]
	Chapter 02......................[LCN02]
	Chapter 03......................[LCN03]
	Chapter 04......................[LCN04]
	Chapter 05......................[LCN05]
	Chapter 06......................[LCN06]
	Chapter 07......................[LCN07]
	Chapter 08......................[LCN08]
	Chapter 09......................[LCN09]
	Chapter 10......................[LCN10]

Upgrade-Related Achievements............[ACV00]
Contact Info............................[CNT00]


Before we start, let's go over some points of
interest concerning Weapon Upgrades in the PS3/
Xbox 360 game Dark Sector :

Applying Upgrades__________________________
You can apply Upgrades to weapons at Black 
Markets. Upgrades cost nothing and can be 
applied to any weapon as long as the weapon 
has open Upgrade slots available. You can 
apply the same type of Upgrade to a weapon 
as many times as you want, or you can switch 
it up for some fun.

Finding Black Markets______________________
You'll find your first Black Market at the
beginning of Chapter 4. From then on every
Black Market appears as a manhole with a glim-
mering cover. Stand on them and a prompt will
pop up that will allow you to access the Black

Upgrades are Permanent!____________________
Once you apply an Upgrade, it cannot be removed,
so choose wisely.

Find Each Upgrade Before Proceeding!_______
You should try to be sure you've found an Up-
grade before proceeding further into the 
chapter. Going through doors with prompts,
jumping down sections, entering cutscenes, and
going in elevators are all a one-way trip. If
you miss an Upgrade and one of these occcurs,
the Upgrade is lost unless you restart the

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Decreases recoil and spread of fire. You'll 
get less of that nasty kick-back that sends
your crosshair flying. Each upgrade will
reduce recoil by twenty-five percent.

Clip Extender____________________[DES02]____
Expands clip capacity for more shots between
reloads. Each Upgrade applied will increase the
clip size by twenty-five percent.

Double Shot______________________[DES03]____
Fire secondary bullet on each shot. In other
words, one tap of the trigger shoots twice
the bullets. Will double the amount of damage
a gun can dish out, but keep an eye on your
ammunition. Best used with Clip Extender

Enferon Shells____________________[DES04]____
Coats enemies in clouds of Enferon gas. When
you apply this Upgrade, your weapon will have
an increased fire power of ten against Tech-
nocyte enemies, but no damage bonus against
normal troopers. You'll notice a brown gas
cloud where you aim the weapon, be careful
not to get caught in it, since Enferon affects
you as well.

Fire Power________________________[DES05]____
Increases weapon damage. Each Upgrade applied
will increase the power of a gun by twenty-
five percent. Best used with Fire Rate Upgrades.

Fire Rate_________________________[DES06]____
Increases rate of fire. Each Upgrade applied 
reduces the amount of time between shots by
twenty-five percent. Best used with Clip Ex-
tender and Fire Power Upgrades.

Shots travel through flesh targets to strike 
beyond. With this upgrade you can shoot through
enemies and hit enemies behind them. Each
Upgrade applied allows the bullet to travel 
through one more enemy. 

Reload Speed______________________[DES08]____
Reduces reload time. Each Upgrade applied will
reduce the amount of time it takes to reload
a gun by twenty-five percent.

Stopping Power____________________[DES09]____
Bullets have increased chance to knock down 
enemies. These Upgrades help immensely when
faced with swarms of Technocytes, since a downed
enemy is one that can't attack. Each Upgrade
applied increases the chance of knocking down
an enemy by twenty-five percent.

Upgrade Slots_____________________[DES10]____
Increases available number of upgrades. Each 
time you apply this, you get one added upgrade
slot to the weapon. This Upgrade does not 
actually take up any slots.              

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\__________Chapter 1 : Prologue___[LCN01]______\
None! So go blow up that helicopter already.

\__________Chapter 2 : Exposure___[LCN02]______\

1. (Fire-Rate)
After blowing up the door with C4, enter the 
building and look straight ahead. Use the Glaive 
to fetch the Upgrade from across the gap.

2. (Fire Power)
After the Colossus retreats, exit the warehouse
and go to the right. Use the Glaive to fetch
the Upgrade from the second story of the tower.

\_____Chapter 3 : Baggage Claim___[LCN03]______\

3. (Accuracy)
After using the Power Throw for the first time,
enter the tent with the radio transmission playing.
It's sitting on the table.

4. (Fire Power)
In the room where you first need to use elec-
tricity, look behind the power generator
(circular thing) and the Upgrade is sitting on the

5. (Double Shot)
Before entering the elevator (small square space 
with caging around it), search the room to find
the Upgrade, also on the floor.

6. (Clip Extender)
After obtaining AfterTouch and eliminating the
enemies, go into the small structure in the middle
of the area and descend down the stairs. The
Upgrade is behind some boxes.

\___Chapter 4 : Moths to the Flame___[LCN04]___\

7. (Puncture)
In the area with the fountain and electrical
poles, where you fight Lasrian troops (with one
high in a building), pass the turret and go to the
entrance of the school but DO NOT GO IN. Turn
around and look down a ways to find an alcove
to the left with a door surrounded by caution
tape and cones. The Upgrade is sitting on
the left side on the ground.

8. (Reload Speed)
On the ground level of the courtyard with the
gas burning in the middle, search the outer
walkway to find the Upgrade sitting on the floor.

9. (Fire-Rate)
After the Colossus lays the beat down on the Lasrian
troops (the area with a slope leading up to it),
go behind the tents in the corner to find this

10. (Stopping Power)
In the area where you first use a machine gun turret,
go to the far end of the walkway the turret is on.
The Upgrade is nudged up against the short wall. 

11. (Accuracy)

Instead of walking too far forward, go immediately 
left as you enter the attic with dead bodies. The 
Upgrade is behind the wall of planks. Use the 
Glaive to get it.

12. (Fire-Rate)
Immediately after you are tossed out of the building,
search to your left and behind. This Upgrade is on
the ground.

13. (Enferon Shells)
In the area with the ruined building in the center
and no enemies, search near a statue in the building,
the Upgrade is sitting on a stone table.

14. (Reload Speed)
In the building after the graveyard with the 
circular room and torch, where you must turn 
a valve. After turning the valve look directly
behind you.

15. (Puncture)
Before entering the Colossus fight, in the area
before the church with multiple things on fire,
search behind a planter to find the Upgrade
on the ground.

16. (Upgrade Slots)
Right as the timer starts after the cutscene, run
to the room on your right. The Upgrade is on a
table, so retrieve it quickly, exit the room,
and escape before the timer runs out.

17. (Clip Extender)
Sitting on a metal case in front of where you
start, right after jumping down from the corridor
after escaping from the C4.

\______Chapter 5 : The Shipment___[LCN05]______\

18. (Double Shot)
In the area above the deck of the freighter, jump
down and turn to the right. Behind the wall of
crates is the Upgrade, sitting on the ground.

19. (Fire Power)
In the room with the caged dog-like Technocytes,
turn to your left as you come in and search the
corner to find the Upgrade.

20. (Upgrade Slot)

When you reach the top of the stairs, instead of
running out the doorway and escaping off the ship,
turn right and run up a second flight of stairs 
to find the Upgrade sitting on the ground at
the top.

\_________Chapter 6 : The Bait___[LCN06]_______\

21. (Accuracy)
In the area where you first meet the projectile
enemies, there is an Upgrade sitting on a table
in a tent. If you enter the tent, enemies will
attack you, so instead, before reaching the tent,
use the Glaive to retrieve the Upgrade from the
opening and then bypass the tent altogether.

22. (Enferon Shells)
In the room with the hole and leaking pipe in
the center, look around the hole to find the
Upgrade on a table.

23. (Stopping Power)
In the area where you first fight the heavy trooper,
look on the right, raised walkway. The Upgrade is
sitting on the first bench.

\__Chapter 7 : Industrial Evolution___[LCN07]__\

24. (Fire Power)
After using the ice to freeze away the webbing,
go into the next area where the zombie-like
Technocytes attack and onto the train car in
front of where you entered.

25. (Stopping Power)
In the area where the stealthing and projectile
Technocytes attack, where there is a large frozen
cooler to nab ice from on a train car, run to
the end of the area and then turn right and go
down the space between the train cars. The Upgrade
is on the floor at the end of the space.

26. (Upgrade Slots)
Right after using AfterTouch to open a gate with
electricity, enter the next area and look 
directly above you through a grated walkway.
The Upgrade is sitting on the walkway, so use
the Glaive to get it.

27. (Puncture)
In the outside area with the train tracks 
and stealth/projectile Technocytes (the area 
has a slight left curve and fire at the end), there 
is a machine sitting next to some coolant 
canisters. The Upgrade is sitting in an open space 
on the machine.

28. (Clip Extender)
In the area where you vault over the rails to the 
machine gun turret. After eliminating the enemies,
go to the far corner that the turret faces, and use 
the Glaive to fetch the Upgrade on the ground.

29. (Double Shot)
When you enter the area with the large statue and 
no enemies, look under a truck to spot the Upgrade. 
Use the Glaive to get it.

30. (Stopping Power)
In the room with very large generators and pipes
running along the floor, where stealth/projectile
Technocytes attack you. You start on a very tall
walkway and must walk down stairs to get the enemies
to spawn. After eliminating them, go back up the
stairs to the tall walkway and look at a balcony
across from you. The Upgrade is sitting on the edge
of it so use the Glaive to get it.

\___Chapter 8 : Unnatural History___[LCN08]____\

31. (Accuracy)
In the very first long hallway before the 
showers, the Upgrade is sitting in the first room 
on the right side. 

32. (Clip Extender)
In the two-storied, large office area, defeat all 
the enemies and then go to ground level. Look for 
the Upgrade behind the curved desk in the center.

33. (Fire Power)
In the room where multiple stealthing Technocytes
attack, there are examination tables strewn across
the left side of the room. Use the Glaive the nab
the Upgrade that's sitting on one of them.

34. (Reload Speed)
In the first area after obtaining the Proto-Armor,
where you fight a horde of Technocytes, look 
on the left side of the area and the Upgrade is
sitting on a cart about mid-way down the side.

35. (Enferon Shells)
In the area where you zap two security turrets 
and then fight off Lasrian troopers, there is a
hallway on the right side. Follow it to find the 
Upgrade on a table.

\___Chapter 9 : Threshold Guardian___[LCN09]___\

36. (Fire-Rate)
In the first area of the chapter, after walking up
some wooden planks and into the winding stone pathways
(Where two shield troopers attack you). Do not enter 
the building; instead turn left and search the 
alcove to find the Upgrade.

37. (Fire Power)
On the bridge area where the zombie-like Tech-
nocytes attack, look to the left of the bridge 
down into the water before the turn. There is a 
boat washed up on the rocks, and in it is the 
Upgrade. Use the Glaive to get it and take a moment 
to enjoy your achievement.

\____Chapter 10 : The Dark Sector___[LCN10]____\
None! Didn't you realize this when you got the
achievement in the last chapter? :P

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***A Quick Thing To Note***
When working on these achievements, note that 
the requirements for each must be met in one 
playthrough. For example, you must find ALL 
Upgrades in the SAME playthrough if you want the 
Master Researcher achievement. You CANNOT just 
find half the upgrades in one playthrough and 
half in another, because they DO NOT carry over.

The same goes for the other achievements - don't
just apply three Upgrades in one playthrough and
two in another, and don't just find seven Upgrades
in one playthrough and three in another, because 
you will not get the achievements.

Requirement : Apply 5 Upgrades
Description : To get this achievement just apply
any five Upgrades to any gun. It doesn't have to
be the same gun or the same type of Upgrade.  

Requirement : Find 10 Weapon Upgrades
Description : Just find any ten Upgrades at any
point in the game.                                 

Master Researcher_____________________15G_______
Requirement : Find all Weapon Upgrades
Description : To get this achievement you'll need
to find all thirty-seven Upgrades in the game on a
single playthrough.


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\_______Copyright and Thanks___[END00]_________\

Well my first FAQ and I didn't even do all of the
work. :P OVER NINE THOUSAAAAND thanks to the
awesome Kenny/Otakufreak907 for helping me with
the descriptions and types of upgrades, and
especially for gunning through the game not
once, but twice in a row with me over the course
of a day. NOW ON TO ONLINE!

And of course a shout-out to the P3 Chat who
waited long hours with me for this game to be

Additional thanks to Mud Magic and Glass Giant
for the ASCII generators. 

And a final thanks to Digital Extremes and all 
its hard-working members for all they've done in 
this ambitious project. The wait was long, but it
was more than worth it and I can only hope you guys 
have found the same satisfaction in completing 
this game as countless will find playing it. 

Can't wait for the sequel! ;D

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