Story[edit | edit source]
After following the coordinates sent to his phone, Cole was contacted by Moya, who told him about some strange interference she has been picking up near his location. She required him to retrieve a sample and send it back to her through his phone. Using his Radar Pulse, Cole located the first sample on the rooftop of the high-rise building and found a portable audio drive attached to a satellite dish. Once he plugged it into his phone, he was able to hear some sort of 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 began 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 made his way to the third building, which was guarded by a 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 allowed him to listen to the message and any more he found.
As they listened to the decrypted message, Cole and Moya heard a man explaining how he could not stop Kessler, that the Ray Sphere had been detonated, and that he had collected it and was now hiding. He then went on to ask for immediate extraction. When the message ended, Moya, realized 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.
Walkthrough[edit | edit source]
Use Cole's Radar Pulse to locate each satellite, and press to retrieve the samples. After collecting the first two samples, you will be confronted by a group of Reapers on a rooftop, one of which wields a protective shield, marking the first appearance of these Reaper variants. Take them down before retrieving the final sample. Once the mission is complete, the remaining dead drops will be available to collect around the city.[note 1]