GRAY IMPORTS - Minimal kill Tutorial (0 kills)
The objective here is to take out a Russian arms dealer, who is meeting with some Ballas for a weapons deal. However, the arms dealer is holed up in a small room on the top floor of a warehouse. The warehouse itself is heavily guarded by guards armed with pistols (including a few dual-wielders) and SMGs. You've got your work cut out for you! Before taking on this mission, it is strongly recommended that you've collected all tags, and finished the Burglary, Paramedic and Vigilante missions.
Start off by going to Grove Street and recruiting 3 homies. Give preference to those with Desert Eagles, but if that takes too long, feel free to grab any SMG guys as well. Once you have your posse, grab any 4 door car, make sure everyone is aboard, then drive to the marker on the map via the Flood Control channels. After the cutscene, we are ready to begin the main part of the mission!
The main part of the mission consists of 3 distinct stages: 1) Outside the Warehouse, 2) Storming the Warehouse, 3) The Chase Sequence. We will take a look at each stage in turn.1) Outside the Warehouse
Despite the heavy firepower available to the enemy, you're actually quite safe. Simply drive straight into the compound and let them start shooting at you. Your homies should make short work of the enemy. Keep moving, though, since the enemy guards will try to jack you from your car, and you don't want that to happen.
The only major problem here is the two forklifts. One of them is carrying explosive barrels, so a lucky shot can ignite the barrels and instantly blow up the forklift. Anyone caught in the blast radius (including obviously the driver of the forklift) is killed, and all those kills will be attributed to you!
The solution here is to lure the forklifts out of the combat zone. Make sure that they are heading towards you, then flee quickly back into the Flood Control channel. Get out of your car, and tell your homies to stay put. Eventually, both forklifts will come at you and try to ram you. Sidestep the slow moving vehicles, and pull the riders out of the forklift. Then watch and laugh as your homies waste them with a barrage of Desert Eagle shots while they try to kill you with a pitiful pistol.
Once all outdoor guards and the forklifts are taken care of, you're ready to storm the warehouse. If your vehicle is still intact, drive it around back and use it to block the rear staircase. If needed, damage it enough so that it is spewing black smoke. This step is optional, however, so if you don't have your vehicle, or you can't be bothered, feel free to skip this step.
There are two armor pickups here: one near the main entrance to the Warehouse, plainly visible on top of a cargo container, and the other in one of the many train cars in the warehouse south of the main warehouse. Pick one of them up if necessary.2) Storming the Warehouse
Shoot the keypad to open the main roll-up door to the warehouse. Trigger the guys inside to shoot at you, then hide and watch your homies take care of them (or not -- it doesn't matter. See the next paragraph). The objective here is to let your homies take out as many of the indoor guards as possible before they themselves are killed. Actually, your homies are pretty darn effective in there, so don't be surprised if they are still alive by the time everyone inside is toast. There is one health and two armor pickup indoors if you should need them.
But here's the real secret to this part of the mission: even if your homies are totally useless, and get themselves killed right at the very beginning, all is not lost. Simply run straight to the end. Yes, you read that right: just run! For the amount of firepower they have in there, your enemies are pretty cautious shooters, and there are lots of natural barriers to boot. You won't take much damage as you rush the small upstairs room where the Russian Arms Dealer is holed up. So the basic strategy is to let your homies take out whoever they can, then rush to the small upstairs room. This will prompt the Russian Arms Dealer to run out the back door in an attempt to escape, initiating part 3. Don't forget to grab the body armor in this room before heading out for the chase.3) The Chase Sequence
The Russian Arms Dealer will run down the back stairs, attempt to get to his Banshee, and drive away. You have to prevent this from happening. However, there are some difficulties here: 1) A new set of outdoor guards are waiting for you and 2) The dealer himself is very heavily armored. However, if you had blocked off the staircase with your car earlier, then you can use this to your advantage. Super sprint past the dealer down the staircase, and jump in front of the blocking car. The outdoor guards will shoot at you, but they aren't terribly good shots. They will hit the car behind you, and hopefully set it on fire. The dealer will be stuck at the car, and will take a good deal of damage when it blows up.
Yes, that's right: a "good deal of damage", not "dead" -- unless you whittled down his health a bit before he got stuck at the car. So don't stop to admire your handiwork. Run quickly over to the dealer's Banshee that will have magically spawned near the warehouse entrance, and jack it. You should have no trouble doing this because the dealer takes the long way around to get to his car, plus he does not super sprint (maybe his impressive body armor is too heavy?).
Drive the Banshee away into the Flood Control Channel, and the dealer is stuck without a ride. Damage the Banshee until it is almost ready to go up in flames. The dealer will try to run away on foot. Once he's outside the warehouse compound, and out of the relative safety provided by his outdoor guards, knock him over with the Banshee (make sure you don't run into him too hard, or else you kill him), and get the Banshee to go up in flames while parked on top of the dealer. That should be sufficient to kill him, if he took one explosion earlier at the back stairs. If not, leave the Banshee parked on top of the dealer, jack a second car, and get the second car to explode next to the Banshee. This will blow up the Banshee, and combined force of the two explosions should kill the dealer.
Edited by balatro, 18 August 2007 - 04:06 AM.