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Back to the Beginning

Posted by Vikestart on June 5, 2014
Last updated by Vikestart on August 5, 2015
Zone Starting Location Rewards
Kaidan Subway Entrance (385,660) XP299 205 PAX15 000  BB

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Once you have completed the entire story arc from this issue, you can replay this mission from the start location shown above.

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Tier 1

Objective: Catch up with Sarah

Sarah will be waiting for you near the escalators. Approach her to continue.

Pieces of Sarah: You might want to consider picking up this side mission before taking off with Sarah. This mission can be picked up down there.
The Bomb #2: Located in the first room of the subway, where you enter.

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Objective: Make your way to the surface

Sarah will be following your lead in this part. The path forward is pretty linear, so it should not be too hard to find the way.

Eventually, you will get to a point where the path ahead of you is blocked by rubble that has fallen down from the ceiling. If you remember the events of one of the first story missions in the game, Ground Zero, this should be familiar to you.

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The Black Signal #4: There is a lore piece on the other side of the rubble.

As you go down the escalators ahead, you should see a filth infected human stuck under the locked gate. After a few seconds, Sarah will tell you to attack it. You discover that you are unable to deal damage to it because of its AEGIS shield. Sarah will then move to engage the enemy and take down its shield so you can kill it.

AEGIS Guide: Read about how the AEGIS system works and ways to handle it.

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After that, Sarah will forcibly open the gate with her powers. The room you are about to enter will have more AEGIS shielded enemies attacking you.

In order to obtain the achievement Master of the Metro, you (or the entire group if you are in a group) must get through this mission without Sarah dying or you receiving any healing from her. She will attempt to heal you if you go below 50% health for more than a couple of seconds.

Sarah will continue to take down the AEGIS shields on the ambushing enemies. Once their shields are down, you can kill them. If your health is dropping, try using impairs to buy yourself some precious time.

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There will be a few waves before you and Sarah can continue through the metro station. Once all enemies have been dealt with, meet up with Sarah by the entrance to the train at the other side of this corridor. She will open the train doors.

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Once you get through the train wagon and step outside on the other side, Sarah will begin to feel unwell and become passive. You have to attack the Filth Hulk in the vicinity to proceed. The Filth hulk has two AEGIS shield types; psychic and demonic.

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The Bomb #2: There is a Black Signal lore piece in this area, in the opposite direction from the hulk.

Objective: Try to survive while Sarah recovers

Sarah will be unable to help you for around 15 seconds. You should not stay in direct combat with the Filth Hulk meanwhile. Run around and avoid its attacks. You can also use impairs to temporarily disable the Filth Hulk, buying you some time.

Objective: Defeat the Filthy Hulk

After the timer has expired, Sarah will regain her senses and proceed to help you. It will take some time for her to take down both shields, so move around strategically, avoid ground attacks and use impairs to buy yourself time.

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Objective: Make your way to the surface

Once the Filth Hulk has been defeated, you and Sarah can continue moving through the metro station. You will approach a very dark area, however, Sarah will deploy flares.

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There will be a few more waves of AEGIS shielded filth infected enemies here as well. Again, keep a distance from them until Sarah has depleted their AEGIS shields.

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Once all waves have been countered, move to the other side of the room by the escalators to continue moving towards the surface.

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Objective: Push Back the Filth

Eventually, you will get to the last room in the metro station before reaching the Tokyo surface. There will be a couple of waves of enemies here as well.

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Objective: Defeat the manifested Filth

However, two stronger forms of filth enemies will spawn. They will use a lot of fast ground attacks and hit for a decent amount of damage. Chances are high that you could die here. If you die, you will respawn just outside the room. Run back in and continue fighting them.

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Once they are dead, Sarah will tell you that she cannot leave the station. After that, she takes off and your new goal is to exit the metro station.

Objective: Travel to Kaidan

Go up the escalators and interact with the gate to travel to Kaidan, Tokyo.

The Bomb #3: Located next to the left of a kiosk stand in this last subway room.
The Bomb #1: Will show up once you have picked up the previously mentioned lore, in the exact same spot.

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Comments

  • mitien

    So “Master of the Metro” achievement is missable?
    Is there any way to repeat this mission?

    • Vikestart

      Yes, if you complete all story missions from Issue 9, you can replay each individual story mission. This one can be found outside the Tokyo portal in Agartha.

      • Mr. Trix

        Repeat starts at the Subway entrance in Kaidan (380,670). Thanks to Lady-Pyre for pointing me in the right direction.

        • Vikestart

          Thanks :) I put in a note and a picture for all mission repeat locations for all the Issue 9 story missions soon :)

  • Kurogetsu

    Your mission changes into “Runaway Circus” after that cutscene when you get out right?

    • Vikestart

      Yup :P

  • Fuyuno

    i’m still wondering how to learn sarah’s healing ability…