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RONMAN1990
03-13-2017, 02:26 AM
I know I'm not the only one having an issue with this mission and I'm really hoping it is a bug or glitch because if not it is a game ruining experience trying to pass this mission.

For those of you who don't know which mission I'm referring to, it's the final El Pulpo mission where you must "escort" him to the airport. I highlight the word ESCORT because you basically drive flat out behind him as enemies smash their cars into him destroying his vehicle very quickly without much that you can actually do. When his car is damaged too much he basically gets out and starts hitchhiking in the middle of the highway as enemies are already trying to kill him - and he definitely does not rush. I've tried this at least 10 times in both co-op and solo and as a player who's found the rest of the game enjoyable and fairly easy to beat so far, this is just a ridiculous mission that I hope Ubisoft addresses soon.

Starboard_Steve
03-13-2017, 09:16 AM
I gave up yesterday with it. Tried so many things and the final straw was yesterday.

I used an APC, blocked him in his topless suv so he got out, he then went to the escelade looking one, I blocked him again and he got out and went to the hummer looking one. Great! he has some armor now.

Nope.

My ai gunner makes light work of the chasers, but around 200mtrs down the road, his hummer is in perfect shape, not even smoking. He gets out for no reason, moves around in a circle, then crosses the road an hit by a car. Done!......mission is just broken, they have him get in an open top car, then have every enemy in the game it seems go after him, I even seen an enemy truck drive through another car, just ghosted right through it. Closest I got him was to the airport where he stops near the gate, and decides to walk the rest of the way only to get killed by the enemies flooding the place.

I have completed all areas now minus one, and this one mission which I just cannot do. Like you I found the rest of the game fairly simple upto that one misison.

Gave up with it, hopefully it gets patched, give the guy better armor on his car, higher health, or just less enemies after him. Or better yet, let him just get in the players car.

roy1025
03-14-2017, 08:50 AM
I tried to get onto the same vehicle with him :p but he refused to drive... kept doing it for 3 to 4 times then El Pulpo went back to the hideout and didn't move at all... have to kill him to restart the mission. Was lucky to finish this mission the 2nd time when I and the AI team got on the hummer with turret before he got on it

DutchMike64
03-14-2017, 12:05 PM
Yes it's a terrible mission just bumped into it myself, thought i had to stop him so i tried mining, blocking the road, chasing after him in and out of several cars. If you let him go , as i found out, suddenly trucks full of bad guys start shooting him and you have zero chance.

O yes shooting him in the toe when he finnaly goes back inside and gives up, kills him ! Toe shooting is instant death apparently .

** EDIT ** Managed it with an APC

iainb78
03-14-2017, 04:06 PM
This mission is terrible. I've failed it a few times and finally just moved on.

Sunduck.
03-16-2017, 05:48 PM
Done it with APC in god knows how many attempts.

I really wish to discuss in person some aspects of game design with a man responsible for this BS. Make him feel our pain and rage as well.

Instanes
03-18-2017, 05:02 PM
I came across this mission today, on PC. I wish Id never started it. God knows how many tires. Sadly you cant fight stupid. At one point I managed to kill off the enemies and El Pulpo leaves his car, throws a civilian out of his car and El Pulpo gets in. And just sits there.



UPDATE: After few more tries I got him to the ariport, abut I managed to aggro Unidad so they bring a helicopter. I manage to hit the pilot, the helicopter goes down. It lands on El Pulpo.... He dies

RReed43
03-20-2017, 04:38 AM
It totally sucks on PC version also. I tried to grab Pulpo, it's impossible. I tried to knock him out with a melee blow, it killed him. I tried to "escort" him with an APC and there was total mayhem on the highway. It would be total luck to be able to get him through the carnage.

I give up and hope they fix it.

RONMAN1990
03-20-2017, 09:15 AM
I finally passed the mission!

I have to say that it was about 30% skill and 70% luck but after about 15 attempts at this mission I got it.

A few tips:
-So before you even attempt this mission you should make sure you have the vehicle armour skill fully maxed out and it also helps to have the vehicle damage dealt to enemy skill maxed as well. This does really help.

-Find yourself a vehicle with a turret on top and drive that vehicle to the mission start point.

-When the voiceover says "ok lets wait for him to come out" you should then jump in the 4WD he tries to get in and just move it out of the way a bit, next he will run over and try to get in the other car, jump in the passenger seat to make him get out and he should finally jump in the 3rd car which is the armoured car. He NEEDS to be in this vehicle for you to even have a chance. Now quickly jump in your own armoured vehicle and prepare to go through hell.

-Use your own vehicle as a blockade and keep between the enemies behind you and El Pulpo. You should be able to take a fair beating now you have your vehicle perks maxed out.

-My luck kicked in when I got to the airport, El Pulpo made a run for the helicopter and I jumped out of my now burning car right at the entry, there was a ton of enemies and I got shot pretty quick but this was actually a good thing, you may have noticed that when you go down and are waiting to be revived any nearby enemies will actually retreat a little bit. This happened for me and actually made all the enemies retreat back outside the airport slightly. It worked perfectly in my case and allowed enough time for El Pulpo to reach the airport without dying. Won't work for everyone but if you get shot at the airport entry with heaps of enemies about it might work out for you too.

I'm sure this mission will get patched as I've played heaps more now and haven't come across anything even remotely as bad as this mission but we will wait and see!

Caelib-
03-24-2017, 01:00 AM
Yes, this mission is poorly designed. And by poorly I mean terribly.

VisaliGTAP
06-25-2017, 06:17 PM
Same problem here. I still don't know how I passed it. It was terrible. It looks like El Pulpos reactions are not working, many times he was just standing in the middle of the road, and he was jumping in and out from the chopper/taking off and landing back when he reached the airport, and after a sudden completion of the mission he just crash into the land. o.O

BitingMonkeys
12-17-2017, 12:27 PM
This mission is exceptionally broken either in intended game play or just general games design.

The mechanics of the game in a solo mission are not adaptable enough to support an escort mission where you the player doesn't have direct control over the "escortee". The A.I just doesnt respond ahead of time to threats and can't prioritise the targets in a car. El Pulpo is a donkey that seemingly can't drive fast enough to get away from the enemy, but the moment I have to get out of my vehicle to shoot bad guys he sure knows how to power off into the sunset unchallenged. There is also a Unidad patrol in the area too. So in some re-tries of the mission is spawns in a choppa that if it even sniffs the player wandering about near El Burro it increases the mission difficulty ten fold. Essentially I am told to play the mission like it Splinter Cell but then told to play it like its Rainbow Six, but I have to drive and if I stop to shoot anyone I'm penalised.

Any game that requires pure luck to complete, hoping on the failure of the enemy A.I to path proper or to miss its attacks is not a good game, so why was this mission okayed? - It needs patching to work with the core game mechanics.

Fix this mission!

R1nKR_PS4
04-21-2018, 08:40 AM
I know I'm not the only one having an issue with this mission and I'm really hoping it is a bug or glitch because if not it is a game ruining experience trying to pass this mission.

For those of you who don't know which mission I'm referring to, it's the final El Pulpo mission where you must "escort" him to the airport. I highlight the word ESCORT because you basically drive flat out behind him as enemies smash their cars into him destroying his vehicle very quickly without much that you can actually do. When his car is damaged too much he basically gets out and starts hitchhiking in the middle of the highway as enemies are already trying to kill him - and he definitely does not rush. I've tried this at least 10 times in both co-op and solo and as a player who's found the rest of the game enjoyable and fairly easy to beat so far, this is just a ridiculous mission that I hope Ubisoft addresses soon.

I completely this by ensuring he took the armoured suv. I achieved that by destroying the other cars from a distance before exits the building. I had an armoured suv courtesy of the rebels standing by. We smashed and shot our way through to the airport. He took off and I finished the helicopters harrasing us with an hti. There limits to what a single player can do. I generally use the ai team as fire support after I’ve done as much stealth stuff as possible. I agree there is a glitch in this mission as el pulpo’s choice of vehicle is critical.

ubi--unicorn
04-22-2018, 02:48 PM
Thanks for sharing reKKr2018. If you all are experiencing a glitch with this mission, please provide me with video. Thanks!

Roguewood
04-26-2018, 11:28 AM
I didn't have any issues with the mission, other than the guy set off in an open top vehicle, which seemed... Like a less than stellar idea. We outran the enemies almost from the start and made it to the airport without any issues.

giallone1970
07-19-2018, 12:29 AM
Sorry if this looks like a rant but, the problem for me is that the more i play this game the more i feel i've been gambled
The games tries to be many kind of games and sadly fails at all of them..
Is not an RPG like the division (would have been much much better) because levels and skills are pointless and really change almost nothing
is not a realistic tactical simulation because enemies are like terminators with x-ray (difficulty levels change only reaction times, numbers and hits you need to be dead)
Isnt the game sold as a shooter? so why out of 60 hours gameplay i had i think i passed like 30 roaming in boring roads and such?
Also, why there are like 4 difficulty levels when missions just ramp up randomly because of AI not made for this kind of gameplay?

I always trusted and liked UBI games (i also have 600 hours in the division, etc), and i was even fool enough to purchase wildlands 2 times (uplay & steam) but i guess this will be my last UBI game for quite some time, i dont even think i will preorder the division 2 simply because, i cant really trust anymore the content you will make.

Really sad because this game looked very promising and have lot of potential..probably now only the PVP part is developed because the usual people asked for it even if there are other 4000 better games for competitive pvp...not my problem anymore...luckily tehre are other games in my library and on steam i can purchase..

I will still play some missions but, after 60 hours..i feel like the game is a chore instead of a fun diversive after a day of work...

Thank you anyway and have a nice day!