OK, so we have a new behaviour in Colorado for NPCs - STALKING.
This is apparent in two different contracts - the Sarajevo six contract, which is considerably harder than the other four combined - and the Mallory Misfortune escalation, from levels three upwards.
In the Sarajevo Six contract, the target and his five bodyguards will be suspicious of you no matter what you are wearing. If they lock eyes on you from a reasonable distance, THEY WILL START WALKING TOWARDS YOU WITH THE SUSPICION METER GROWING.
First time this happened was pretty terrifying. They will pursue you for a short distance or until line of sight is broken. It’s almost impossible to get near to the target without pacifying the pursuers first.
In the Escalation, there is a single stalker, however he is more persistent in chasing you, and much harder to shake off. If you throw a distraction to try and KO an NPC, he will often head to the source of that distraction.
He’s kind of like the Terminator. Just calmly walking towards you, following you wherever you go…
This is a GREAT new addition to the game, and significantly breaks the simple pattern of just learning where the NPCs will walk and setting them up…