Mission 7: Suffer With Me
Near the end of the mission, you will escort Noriega to
the drop off spot where Mason will be told by Hudson to trust him. Immediately afterwards, you will take Noriega
to a rooftop where he will tell you that Menendez is down below with a bag over
his head and you are free to take him out.
As we know, it isn’t Menendez, but rather Mason with the bag over his
head. When he walks out, if you resisted killing Kravchenko, you will hear his
voice repeating that Raul has people in the CIA.
This choice doesn’t affect the story per se, but rather
the ending sequence of the game instead. If you shoot Mason in the head, you
will kill him-- and if you capture Menendez at the end of the game, David Mason
will retire. If you shoot Mason in the
chest however, he will live, and show up in the ending with David and Woods.
Mission 8: Achilles' Veil
The main decision through this mission, as you first play
as informant Farid, will be whether or not you kill Harper who gets captured
when Raul shoots down his jet. The
choice may seem inconsequential at first—well, except to Harper—but it actually
has a ripple effect that can drastically change the ending of the game. If you decide to let Harper live, Farid will
die and therefore he will not be present on the USS Obama when Menendez attacks
it. Not a big deal right?
Except that when either Salazar or DeFalco, (depending on
if you killed Defalco previously) shoot up the bridge, they will kill
Chloe. If Farid is alive, he will jump
in front of the bullet saving her. If he
isn’t there, Chloe will die and she won’t be able to put a stop to the virus at
the end of the game.
Other changes that occur if Harper is still alive are
that he will shoot Salazar when he surrenders in the hanger, and he will be
present alongside you for the next few missions and at the end when you face
Menendez. As you can see, for the greater good of the world and the ending,
Harper has to die; burned up face or not.
Mission 9: Odysseus
This is where the outcome of the major decisions start to
come into play. The Obama is getting attacked by Raul’s PMCs and all hell is
breaking loose. If you have successfully completed all the Strike Force
Missions that were available, then you will be given a scene where Briggs is
told that the China will do what it can to protect the Obama.
As mentioned in the previous mission choices, if Harper
is alive, and you saved Chloe, then Chloe will die on the bridge by Salazar
shooting her. If you saved Chloe during
the Second Chance Strike Force Mission, then DeFalco will still be alive and
will slice her throat. However if Farid is still alive, he will save Chloe from
both Salazar and DeFalco, but will end up dying either way (shot by Salazar or
shot by Defalco while simultaneously killing DeFalco.)
The next choice is immediately after and you will have
the choice of shooting Briggs in the leg or head, effectively just wounding him
or killing him. If you wound him, he
will still be able to reactivate the Obama’s defenses that he shut down, which
allowed Raul to access the bridge, to help fend off the incoming drones. If you kill him however, even if you are
friends with China and their reinforcements arrive, the Obama will be lost. If
you don’t decide to shoot Briggs in the head or body, then Salazar will knock
him out, but he’ll still live and be able to activate the defenses.
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