Map: Santa Fortuna
Mission: Three-Headed Serpent
Location: Elevated Jungle near Crashed Plane
Required Preparation: KO two guards that patrol this area. Take care not to be seen by the two guards at the iron gate to the Delgado compound. A lockpick may be necessary if you try to access this area directly through the iron gate from the Shaman’s Hut starting point.
Credit goes to @Tetrafish_21 for pointing out this spot to me.
Once the two guards are KO-ed this entire area seems to be sound absorbent! Even the guards at the Delgado compound that seem to be very near can’t hear a thing, but they will attack if you are spotted visually.
It also may be possible to get Jorge Franco and even Andrea Martinez from this area but I haven’t figured it out. May require ICA phone lures or something.
However, this sniper nest has value for its ability to allow an outright kill on Rico Delgado with relative ease. The only risk is that it is possible Rico’s personal bodyguard will witness his death and then trace route to your spot in Searching (but never instant Combat which is a huge bonus). With all the foliage this lone bodyguard is easy to evade or KO. Very good spot. Would be better if other targets can be brought into line of sight.
N.B.: As of the February 2.14 update, IOI have clarified that Guards need direct Line-of-Sight between them and the Sniper Nest, tracing from the downed victim all the way to the shooting position in order to be able to search your spot. Given that one would naturally shoot Rico Delgado while his personal bodyguard’s LOS would be blocked by the mansion’s walls from seeing this 909 spot, I take this to mean that he should also no longer come here… Will test to update.