Location: The International Automotive Expo, Detroit, Michigan, USA
Target: Unknown, procure intel on site
Good evening, 47. Your next destination is the International Automotive Expo taking place in Detroit. This mission is a bit different than the usual affair; we don’t know the identity of our client OR target.
Our client recently received information regarding a planned assassination of the CEO of Alva, the world’s foremost manufacturer of Electric and Hybrid automobiles, as well as futuristic visionary entrepreneur, Aaron Reid.
The hit is suspected to be planned to take place at the International Automotive Expo during Reid’s press conference during which he plans to unveils three new models of his line of electric vehicles. The intel suggests that an especially greedy individual connected to a major oil corporation may be behind the hit, but information is scarce. The motivation appears the be an attempt to both tank Alva’s stock, as well as serve as a subtle warning to other would-be innovators not to encroach on the big oil monopoly.
Rather than cancel the press conference and put Reid under protection, our client intends to use this opportunity to flush out the Assassin and eliminate them. There is no one better suited to think like an Assassin than you, Agent 47, so you have been assigned to this mission with purpose.
Furthermore, any intel you are able to procure on site beyond the identity of our rival assassin will be invaluable to our client, who has not only offered a substantial bonus, but also the opportunity for a follow up contract to eliminate the person who hired the hit. We don’t normally take multiple contracts from the same client, but in this case, we would consider both targets to be part of the same job.
Good hunting, 47.
An Assassination is planned to take place at the International Auto Expo in Detroit, Michigan this evening during the Alva press conference. Aaron Reid, CEO of Alva is the target.
The mission is to uncover and eliminate the Assassin before they take down Reid. There is no information regarding the Assassin’s plan, but more than likely the act will take place once Reid has taken the stage for the press conference.
To uncover the identity of the Assassin, you will need to patiently observe your surroundings and keep an eye out for suspicious behavior. If you see someone acting suspiciously, tail them for some time and monitor their actions. At some point, the Assassin will need to prepare for the hit, at which point you can take them down.
A timer will be displayed, showing the time until Reid takes the stage. This is the amount of time you have to find and stop the Assassin. Failing this, you will still have an opportunity to protect Reid from assassination, at which point you will need to chase down the Assassin before they escape.
A number of NPC’s might exhibit suspicious behavior. Subduing them will not reveal whether or not they’re the Assassin - you must either witness them with a weapon or setting a trap (or whatever), or gather evidence, such as discovering bodies that the Assassin has hidden and disguised themselves as. If you find the body of a photographer, for example, you’ll know that the Assassin may be currently dressed and posing as a photographer.
Part One of Two Covertly tail the Assassin, discovering all of his hidden stashes, listening in on phone conversations, swipe his laptop and copy his hard drive to your thumb stick - all without him noticing. If he catches you, he will kill you on sight, so put those Ninja skills to good use. Gathering this intel will help the ICA assist the Client in learning the identity of the oil company CEO who hired the hit, and will unlock that mission. You may kill the Assassin at the end of all this either manually, or by triggering any of the opportunities that you will have unlocked by the end of his cycle.
Insurance Policy - Subdue Aaron Reid and take his Disguise. This should lure the Assassin out at some point, but you’ll have to be very aware of your surroundings lest you be Assassinated yourself. You can either kill the Assassin yourself, or cause them to botch their attempt and get gunned down by security.
NOTE- The following opportunities will set the Assassin on a set path when triggered. Normally the Assassin’s actions and method of assassination are randomized, but triggering an opportunity will set the Assassin on a particular path for you to follow up on.
Backfire - While listening to the Assassin’s phone conversations, you’re able to decipher his code-speak and determine that he plans on assassinating Reid with a sniper rifle from the rafters. First, go to the maintenance area and collect a wrench if you don’t already have one, a bolt, and quick-hardening epoxy. Then, head up to the rafters above the show floor and find the sniper perch and rifle. First, use the wrench to loose the bolts holding the railing behind the sniper perch in place. Then, insert the bolt into the chamber end of the barrel and use the epoxy to secure it. When the Assassin fires the bullet, it will hit the bolt and shrapnel will explode out of the chamber. This should cause the Assassin to lose his balance and grab a hold of the railing, which will give way, causing him to fall to his demise.
Auto-Pilot - While tailing the Assassin, you learn that his escape vehicle is one of Alva’s very own self driving electric cars, a redundancy to help him avoid suspicion. Collect a module programming unit from the Alva tech crew staging area, then head to the parking garage roof and program the Assassin’s car to drive off the top of the parking garage, crashing onto the pavement 5 stories below - a fall no one could survive regardless of safety equipment - and then blow the Assassin’s cover so he flees.
Broadside - You’ve discovered a hidden body of one of Alva’s tech crew, leading you to realize that the Assassin is now posing as part of the crew. You will need to monitor the crew member’s behaviors to see which of them does not fit in, thereby identifying which one is the Assassin. He will be doing his best to blend in, which should afford you an opportunity to take him out. Once you’ve identified him, he will be asked to move some boxes from the side door of a box truck over to the staging area. Conveniently, one of Alva’s prototypes is parked perpendicular to the truck, plugged in to a laptop, with a tech programming it to drive itself onto the stage during the press conference. You’ll need to subdue, distract, or wait for this tech to leave so you can reprogram the car to throttle straight ahead and ram the Assassin while he is collecting another box from the box truck.
Auto-Asphyxiation - You’ve explored and discovered one of the Assassin’s supply caches - a small storage room. He has apparently had a crate with equipment smuggled into the building, but has yet to retrieve it. First, you will need to disable the storage room’s exhaust ventilation, and you’ll need a screw driver to do it. Second, there is a backup generator on the other side of the wall, but the generator’s exhaust is piped through the storage room into the main exhaust ventilation system. Use a wrench to disconnect the pipe. Third, wait for the Assassin to enter the room to collect his supplies, and latch the door shut from the outside. Finally, manually start the backup generator, which will then flood the room with dangerous exhaust fumes, and the Assassin will soon be eliminated.
Failure to Yield - Event Security is armed and prepared to exercise lethal force in the event of a hostile act. The Assassin has been dodging the watchful eyes of the Security team so far, but should you manage to expose him, you can eliminate the target without any direct contact whatsoever. Follow the Assassin and lure a Security Guard to his location while he is in the process of setting up for his hit.
The main floor is a large convention hall. The Auto Expo is currently only open to the press, so not all exhibitors are set up yet - just the ones giving press conferences today. The main exhibition room is 3 stories tall, with lights and sound rigging about mid-way up and a system of catwalks and a sound control platform.
There is a food vendor area, a kitchen, public restrooms, a main lobby, and of course, all of the behind-the-scenes concrete hallways and staging areas.
The lower level is mostly for short term vehicle and equipment storage. Here you’ll find box trucks, display vehicles, large crates and other things with staff coming to and fro. There are also a number of long term storage rooms meant for use by exhibitors who are regularly present at the various events held at the convention hall.
The roof is an empty, plain roof as you’d expect, with a chain-link fence seperating it from the attached 5 story parking structure. There is a hole cut in the fence, apparently pre-planning on the part of the Assassin. The lower two floors are blocked off by security - no one comes in unless they have a permit to park on the upper floors, and no pedestrians are allowed through - vehicles only. The top floor of the parking structure is where you’ll find the Assassin’s escape vehicle.
Unique Challenges - There are just the ones that I can think of at the moment.
1. Meta-ssassin - Take out the Assassin and steal his disguise, then use his vehicle to escape.
2. Exhausted - Kill the Assassin with the Generator’s Exhaust.
3. Drop Dead - Push the Assassin off of the catwalk and onto the show floor.
4. Guess Who? - Disguise yourself as Aaron Reid and kill the Assassin when he shows up to kill you.
5. Justice is Served - Trick the Assassin into getting killed by Security.
6. Hood Ornament - Kill the Assassin by causing him to be hit be a vehicle.
7. Parachute Not Standard - Kill the Assassin by causing his vehicle to fall from the parking structure.
8. Patience is a Virtue - Refrain from killing the Assassin until you have uncovered all available intel.
9. Full Throttle - Trigger an evacuation and kill the Assassin before he escapes.
Anyway, I’m sure there’s some glaring flaws (besides the obvious requirement of new mechanics being added), but I think this would be a fun mission and I wanted to share it with you all.