After following the coordinates sent to his phone, Cole was phoned by Moya, telling him that she was picking up some strange interference near his location, and asked him to retrieve a sample and send it back to her through his phone. Using his Psychic Vision, Cole located the sample on the rooftop of the high-rise building and found a portable audio drive attached to a satellite dish. He plugged it into his phone to listen to the message, however, it was scrambled due to it be a encrypted message.
Moya then asked Cole to search around town for another sample. Upon doing so, he attached it to his phone, and another scrambled message played. Moya was running the signals through a decryption program on her end, and was close to cracking it. She asked Cole to retrieve just one more sample.
Cole headed for the third building, which was guarded by a large group of Reapers. After clearing them out, Cole located the satellite and sent the final signal to Moya. She decoded it and sent a decrypting algorithm to Cole's phone, which would allow him to listen to the message and any more he found.
Upon listening to the decrypted message, Cole and Moya heard a man explain how he could not stop Kessler, that the Ray Sphere had been detonated, and that he had collected it and was now hiding. The man went on to ask for immediate extraction. When the message ended, Moya, sounding shocked, explained that the voice in the message was John White, and that these "Dead Drops" must have been his way of communicating with his handlers. Moya then advised Cole to find as many more as he could, as they would probably lead him to John.
Use Cole's Psychic Vision to locate each satellite, and press , as prompted, to collect the samples. Throughout the mission, you may encounter several random Reaper troops. After collecting the fist two samples, you will be confronted by a group of Reapers, one of which wield a shield for protection. Take them down before retrieving the final sample. Once this mission is complete, the rest of the Dead Drops will be available to collect around the city.
- This is the only time the player is required to find three satellites for one Dead Drop message.
- Though only one message is heard after collecting these three Dead Drops, the other two can be accessed through the pause menu.
- Any other Dead Drops that are discovered during this mission cannot be collected.