|«||Make an important decision
|«||I'm no goddamned economist; I'm no goddamned politician - who the hell am I to know the repercussions of a situation that I can barely get my head around? My gut tells me one thing - but - who's to say..? I'm just a man who gets the job done.
The Chinese have got their hands all over this. They've made their underhand play in the region - trying to strike a blow against both Russia and the U.S. - and now it's blown up in their own faces..
It seems like there's so much at stake: international relations, the domestic jobs market - hell, my whole future back in Cali could be defined by my actions in this backwater of humanity. Can I do this? I trust Reynolds - I mean, I thought I did. I just don't know what's going on. Where do these orders come from? ION? Vrana Corp Industries? Reynolds acting alone as a loose cannon? Hell, I don't know what's better right now - or what's worse.
The players control ION mercenaries Brian Frost and Henry Asano. Although Team Sword and the UN inspectors have safely returned to Zargabad, Reynolds has been contacted by a new client and has changed the terms of their contract. Team Sword must now make a monumental decision: will they choose to protect the truth, or prioritise their own personal wellbeing and silence the inspectors?
- Brian Frost
- Henry Asano
There are no alternate pieces of equipment to choose from.
- (1) Quick Decision
- Frost and Asano must survive
Primary 1: Quick Decision
You have one of two options to make:
- Side with Reynolds: Shoot Patrick Dixon in the back before he gets to the SUV. This will lock you into the (canonical) bad ending.
- Side with Dixon: Allow Dixon to board the SUV, or board the SUV yourself first. This will set you into the alternate (non-canon) good ending.
The mission will eventually end either way no matter what choice you make. Just be aware that if you choose to side with Reynolds, you will also need to kill your fellow mercenaries Roland Saunderson and James Eckersley. They will immediately open fire on you the moment Dixon bites the dust.
- If siding with Reynolds, make sure the player who intends to kill Dixon lines up a headshot BEFORE opening fire. His shotgun can and will instantly kill either Frost/Asano with just one volley of buckshot pellets.
- As revealed in the alternate (non-canonical) ending, Reynolds' mysterious client is indeed a government official from the People's Republic of China.
|Playable missions in ArmA 2|
|Operation Harvest Red||First To Fight • Into The Storm • Amphibious Assault • Harvest Red • Razor Two • One Week Later • Manhattan • Bitter Chill (Delaying The Bear) • Badlands (CDF/NAPA) • Dogs of War (CDF/NAPA) • War That Never Was (Newborn Republic • Setting Sail • Missing In Action • Revelation)|
|Eagle Wing||Eagle Wing • End of the World • Empty Wasteland|
|Operation Arrowhead||Backstab • Good Morning T-stan • Pathfinder • Coltan Blues • Open Season • Sandstorm (From Hell) • Eye of the Hurricane (Finishing Touch • Operation Phoenix) • Press Conference|
|Operation Crimson Lance||Blue Jam • Lancers • Heat • Mountain Lair|
|Silver Lion||War Criminal • Patrol • Man's Best Friend • Fireworks • Wind Storm • Dum Spiro Spero • Thunderstorm • There Will Be Flood|
|Operation Black Gauntlet||Inception • Reception • Vocation • Confirmation • Transportation • Elimination • Malfunction • Retaliation • Preparation • Aviation • Decision • Deception (Termination)|
|Missions are listed in order of left-to-right based on chronological order.|
(Parenthesis) indicate route-specific and/or alternate non-canon missions.