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Starting The Face of the Enemy mission - finding the Prime Candidate Program

Return to the Containment Sector to investigate the Prime Candidate Program.

It turns out that you didn't have to visit the Panopticon at all - Dylan arrived at Central Executive all by himself. He doesn't seem to be hostile, which is nice, but he also seems to be very infected by the Hiss.

The Face of the Enemy is the seventh mission in Control. On the advice of Dylan, you need to head back to the Containment Sector and investigate the Prime Candidate Program. Maybe you'll get some answers about Ordinary along the way...

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Speak with Emily in Control

It's time to head back to Central Executive once again. Before you leave, however, it's worth exploring the P6 Cell.

Use your Levitate ability to head to the Control Point either at the bottom of the Panopticon or on the fourth floor. You can also take this time to upgrade your Abilities and unlock a new Weapon Form if you want.

Fast travel back to Central Executive.

If you talk to Arish, you can start the Old Friends side mission.

Speak to Arish to start Old Friends.

Head into the Board Room and talk to Emily.

Collectables to be found:

  • Research & Records - Reports - Dylan Faden Observation
    • (On the floor next to you when the mission starts in P6 Cell.)
  • Multimedia - Interviews - Dylan Questioning
    • (In the main room of the P6 Cell in the same workspace.)
  • Research & Records - Hiss Research - Speech Analysis
    • (In the Board Room in Central Executive.)
  • Research & Records - Hiss Research - Timeline of Events
    • (In the Board Room in Central Executive.)
The locations of the collectables - Dylan Faden Observation, Dylan Questioning, Speech Analysis and Timeline of Events.

Speak with Dylan on the upper level in Control

Head up the stairs to the right of the Board Room door and follow the walkway till you come to the guards. Enter the room they are guarding.

Talk to Dylan in his glass box and he will give you the key for Clearance Level 6. If you want to hear about Dylan's dream, continue talking to him.

Find the Prime Candidate Program in Control

Back to the Containment Sector we go. Use the Control Point to fast travel to Logistic or go the long way by taking the Sector Elevator.

Go into the Security department and then up the stairs. The door leading to the Prime Candidate Program is on the right-hand side of the upper floor.

Head through the Clearance Level 6 door and through the metal detectors, killing the Hiss Guard that attacks you. If you head into this small office space, you'll be able to start Self-Reflection mission by picking up the Mirror Supplement collectable from the desk inside.

You'll come to another locked door, so go down the corridor to your left. Follow this until you reach a large room and kill the Hiss that you find inside. Remember to take out the Hiss Cluster first, so that it doesn't heal your enemies.

Take the time to explore this room and it's interesting structural design. Here is a chest at the far end of the right-hand walkway, another in the shelter on the lower floor of the room and a third on the lower floor of the room past the Hiss barrier.

So this is weird...

Killing the Hiss will give you access to the other side of the Prime Candidate Program. First, unlock the doors to give yourself a shortcut. You can visit Closed Cases and P6 for a couple of collectables.

Head into the P7 room when you're ready.

and this is creepy.

Collectables to be found:

  • Case Files - Altered Items - Mirror Supplement
    • (In the small office just past the doors leading from Security to the Prime Candidate Program. Finding this will start the Self-Reflection mission.)
  • Hotline - Trench - Prime Candidates
    • (Receive upon entering the Prime Candidate Program.)
  • Case Files - Altered World Events - Bright Falls Supplement
    • (Underneath the cart at the far end of the twisted room.)
  • Multimedia - Threshold Kids - You and Your Special Powers
    • (In Closed Cases in the Prime Candidate Program. Interact with the television you find in there.)
  • Case Files - Altered World Events - Bright Falls Summary
    • (In Closed Cases in the cabinet to the left of the room's entrance.)
  • Multimedia - Darling Presentations - Ordinary
    • (Receive upon entering the P6 room in the Prime Candidate Program.)
  • Research & Records - Reports - Dylan Faden Transcript
    • (On a desk in the P6 room in the Prime Candidate Program.)
  • Research & Records - Reports - P6 Victim Autopsy
    • (On a cabinet in the P6 room in the Prime Candidate Program.)
The locations of the collectables - Mirror Supplement, Bright Falls Supplement, You and Your Special Powers, Bright Falls Summary, Dylan Faden Transcript and P6 Victim Autopsy.

Find the Ordinary AWE area in Control

There are a couple of collectables for you to find in this room. When you're ready, head through the door at the back of the room.

In this new office, you'll find a chest and a button that will open the doors, allowing you to progress further into the Containment Sector.

Head up the stairs and take out the Hiss that attack you. Continue down the corridor and you'll find a chest in one of the darkened office. There is also a small storage room, containing a chest and a collectable.

Call the Transit Elevator and then take more than a couple of steps back, because, when the doors open, the Hiss Charged waiting for inside will explode. After that, take the Transit Elevator down to the floor below.

Kill the Hiss Soldiers and Charged to clear the way to the next Control Point you need to cleanse.

Collectables to be found:

  • Research & Records - Reports - Jesse Faden Movement Tracking
    • (In the P7 room in the Prime Candidate Program next to the white board.)
  • Multimedia - Interviews - Jesse Therapy: Slide Projector
    • (In the P7 room in the Prime Candidate Program on a desk.)
  • Correspondence - Non-Official - Work Chat: Dead Dog
    • (On the floor in the office up the stairs from the Prime Candidate Program.)
  • Research & Records - Reports - Willow AWE Shipping Manifest
    • (In the storage room opposite the Transit Elevator.)
The locations of the collectables - Jesse Faden Movement Tracking, Jesse Therapy: Slide Projector, Work Chat: Dead Dog and Willow AWE Shipping Manifest.

It’s time to journey into the mysterious Federal Bureau of Control. Our Control walkthrough can help you through the storyline missions, including Welcome to the Oldest House, Unknown Caller, Directorial Override, Old Boy’s Club, Threshold, My Brother's Keeper, The Face of the Enemy, Finnish Tango, Polaris and Take Control. You can also learn new supernatural powers by completing A Merry Chase, A Good Defence and A Captive Audience. We also have guides on upgrading the Service Weapon, your Abilities, how to use Weapon and Personal Mods, how to unlock every outfit and the solution to the Roulette Wheel puzzle.

Access the Ordinary AWE area by rotating the turntable tracks in Control

If you want to reach the Ordinary AWE, you'll need to rotate the turntable tracks. First, however, you better take out those attacking Hiss forces. They'll probably get in your way.

There is a loose Astral Plane monster on the main floor of this room too, so be careful when you drop down.

There is a just on the lower floor just to the left of the entrance to this room.

You need to head to the Bridge Operator's office on the opposite side of the Turntable from where you came in. Use Levitate or simply run to avoid the Astral Plane monster.

Head up the stairs to reach the Bridge Operator's office. If you go through the first door you see on this stairwell, you'll find yourself a very welcome chest.

Enter the Bridge Operator's office and press the big red button. Sadly, something is blocking the turntable tracks.

Levitate over on to the turntable and head to the end nearest the Bridge Operator's office. That pesky fungus is back and blocking the way. Use your Service Weapon to blow it up, so that the turntable tracks can bring you to the Ordinary AWE area.

Collectables to be found:

  • Correspondence - Non-Official - Work Chat: Teeth
    • (On the desk in the Bridge Operator's office.)
The location of the collectable - Work Chat: Teeth.

Next up in Control, it's time to explore the Ordinary AWE area.