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Bug CIA Listening Post is a mission from Operation Deus Vult set in Rome.

Summary[]

Infiltrate the CIA listening post in Rome and download their operational intelligence. Try your best not to harm your fellow American agents or set off any alarms.

Available Intel[]

Intel Type Source Price Description
CIA Dossier Grigori $5,000 Dossier information on the CIA. Purchasing this intel will expand your dossier on the United States international intelligence agency.
Hacking Data Anonymous $2,000 Reduced infiltration difficulty. An insider will sell you information that will aid you in hacking and sabotaging CIA computers and electronics.
  • Even if you purchase the Hacking Data intel, there will still be a difficult hack and a difficult lock on the 3rd floor. You may consider acquiring and equipping Printed Circuitry and Integrated Circuitry armor mods to make hacking easier.

Objectives and Walkthrough[]

This mission is one of the few that qualifies for the One with the Shadows perk (complete 3 missions wherein less than 5 enemies were killed and no hostiles became alerted to your presence.)

The way you handle CIA agents in this mission can greatly influence your reputation with Mina Tang and, later, Conrad Marburg, with killing agents earning you disapproval from Mina (-1 per kill) and a loss of positive reputation (+2, once) from Marburg. It also changes which perk you earn at the end:

Note that getting detected, triggering an alarm or incapacitating CIA agents through non-lethal means will not trigger the loss of reputation or produce any negative post-mission effects.

Cut Video Feed (optional)[]

Cut the video feed at the junction box in the basement.

You start in the basement of the CIA listening post. You get two mandatory objectives right away and a third, Cut Video Feed, will be added if you head up the stairs. Open the video feed circuit box in the basement to complete this objective.

  • XP: +50

A guard will head down stairs to check on the video after it is cut so be prepared. Even if you have already gone through the level and are on your way out, you can still cut video feed and an agent will appear from nowhere to check it downstairs, as long as you don't kill the first agent.

  • Money: $7,500 - Next to the hackable camera video feed circuit.

Install Back Door[]

Hack into the CIA's network system to install a security backdoor that will provide future access to their database.

Head up the stairs to exit the basement them take the next flight up to the 2nd floor. The guard only patrol the hallway and avoids the rooms on this floor, so if you are trying for the Under The Radar perk, you may want to let the guard pass and take a right at the top of the stairs heading into the side room. Mina will contact you with the Distract Operatives optional objective which will make sneaking around the 3rd floor easier and is completed by hacking a computer on this floor.

The are two pick-ups in the room to the right:

Follow the objective marker to the computer and hack it to complete the objective.

  • XP: +300

Distract Operatives (optional)[]

Hack into the CIA's security console on the 2nd floor to disable the security camera on the 3rd floor. You can also remote hack the camera, but the reward isn't as good.

  • Money: $5,250
  • XP: +150

If you are avoiding the guards watch out for the one on the 3rd floor as he can see you sneaking up the stairs.

  • Dossier: Mina Tang - In the room to the right on the 3rd floor.
  • Money: $6,500 - Along with the dossier.

There is also a hackable computer in the central room, which will give you money and has some entertaining emails.

  • Money: $3,000

Before approaching the operations room you may want to head into the room on the far side of the stairs to collect the dossier information and equipment by completing the Acquire Equipment objective.

  • Dossier: Jibril Al-Bara (computer in the room leading to the armory on the 3rd floor).

Acquire Equipment[]

You "borrowed" some equipment from the listening post's armory.

This objective is added and completed once you unlock the door to the armory on the 3rd floor containing a weapon and armor mod.

  • Weapon Mod: Silencer Mk3, inside the 3rd floor armory.
  • Armor Mod: An ultra-expensive armor mod, randomly chosen out of 4 options, inside the 3rd floor armory.
  • XP: +50

Clear Operation Room[]

Find a way to get the CIA agent out of the operations room in order to access the CIA database.

As you approach the operations room a new mandatory objective Clear Operations Room will be added. Sabotage the air conditioning unit to get the guards to open the room allowing you access to the computer inside.

  • XP: +250

Download Intel Database[]

Download the CIA's operational intelligence database from Roman operations.

Once the agents are are out enter the room and hack the computer to complete the objective.

  • Money: $5,250 (on the top shelf to your right as you enter the Operation Room from the air conditioning room; the pickup icon is very difficult to see but the prompt to pick up item will appear when you are close enough).
  • Dossier: Halbech Corporation - On a table next to the operational database computer.
  • Money: $2,800 - Along with the dossier.
  • XP: +150

Exit Listening Post[]

Leave the building via the lobby doors.

Head back to the ground floor. One new guard will spawn in the basement doorway just as you come down the last set of stairs.

  • XP: +200

As was mentioned, you earn one of the following perks at the end based on your performance in this mission:

Choices and Consequences[]

Consequences in Following Missions[]

Killing CIA agents will upset Mina, resulting in a -1 reputation loss with her for each agent killed.

Avoiding killing any agents here, along with any civilians in two other Rome missions (Intercept NSA Intelligence and Identify Jibril Al-Bara at Chateau), will earn you positive reaction (+2) from Marburg in your conversation with him during Contact Jibril Al-Bara/Halbech Contact.

There is a dossier on Conrad Marburg here. If you wish to turn Marburg to your side or manipulate him into fighting you and obtain the Agent of Change perk at the end of the game, which requires 83% of his dossier unlocked, you must collect it.

Notes[]

On the 3rd floor there's a Silencer Mk3 pistol mod inside the armory. It silences the pistol without reducing damage and is one of the most expensive mods ($40,250 on Hard difficulty). This instance is the only one where it can be acquired outside of the Clearinghouse. However, if you already have this mod equipped a bug may prevent the new one from appearing in your inventory (PC version).

In the same room there's also a high-end armor mod worth $70,000-90,000, chosen randomly out of 4 options:

  • Improved Digital Camouflage
  • Adrenaline Optimizer
  • Advanced Ceramic Plates
  • Carbide Matrix

The mod is chosen at the moment you pick it up, so you can try reloading a previous checkpoint if you didn't get the mod you want. Be aware though that reloading respawns already defeated enemies. Like with the Silencer Mk3 mod, this is the only place in the game where such an expensive mod can be acquired without paying.

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