The hardest mission so far in the game is finally here! Playing as a soldier makes this mission easier, but this walkthrough shows the steps for a scientist or other “civilian” player. The mission is timed, so you must play aggressively and not waste time.
At the start of the chapter, you are provided several screens describing the reason for the mission and some tips for how to equip yourself. This leads you to the supply room where you choose equipment and weapons for the mission. The choices should be obvious but here is the list for success:
- MP5 submachine gun
- Night vision goggles
- Combat knife
- Cavalry sword
The last item is interchangeable with any other weapon, as you are allowed to go over weight limit for the last picked item. Don’t worry about taking a flashlight as Carl will give you one in the next section as you travel by boat to the first vessel.
Inside the vessel, your first stop is the below-deck control room. It is best to use night vision goggles here. We’ll use our NVGs sparingly in the early part of the mission, but for now, it’s best to wear them as it frees up your hands.
Inside the room, you do not need to “Check the intercom.” Doing so now will not have any impact but is simply there to foreshadow a conversation you will have later, You do want to “Search the room thoroughly” to make the conversation with the lone survivor aboard go smoother (work on him later). When you search the room, you will find a plastic-covered manual and a business card for Richard Laurent. Take them using the option – “Take the manual and business card.”
From this point, it is easier as a scientist or civilian to go to the nearby boiler room, as several simply paths will help you get by your first encounter with a pair of zombies. Choose, “Go through the narrow passage.” Once inside, “Investigate the boiler room.” Two zombie workers enter: a rugged cowboy and taller soot-covered zombie. Fighting them head on is not possible, so you want to “Hide from the pair and wait for an opportunity to head to the control room.” Your first inclination now is to wait for them to pass you, then sneak out through the entrance. But it is best to deal with them now, or they will show up later in the mission at an extremely inopportune moment.