Walk a mile in someone else’s shoes.
Alien Isolation guide mission 9 – Beacon – Return to the Winch
Things get a little switched up now, as you assume the role of Marlow in a flashback.
Scan the Signal Using the Tracker
Watch the cutscene, then simply do as instructed.
Follow the Signal
Use the Tracking Device to follow the signal. Nice and easy!
Find a Route Around the Blockage
Well, that was short-lived. There’s a big ass rock in the way. Why wouldn’t there be? Luckily you’re equipped with the power of friendship, so get a helping hand to give you a lift onto the overhanging ledge, then follow the route to the end and plant the bomb when you’re given the option to do so. If there’s a rock blasting equivalent to shouting “Timber!”, detonate the bomb and yell it now.
Wait for your chums because you’re going to need another boost and what else are they good for? Get one of them to lift you up to the next ledge and once again, follow the route up here until a cutscene is triggered.
Find the Source of the Signal
A brief respite is allowed here as you just follow the pair in front of you until you.
Enter the Derelict
But what’s this? There’s still nothing trying to kill you. Keep on following them.
Explore the Derelict
Keep following them in relative peace. Treasure these moments.
Locate the Distress Beacon
Eventually, your tranquil hike will bring you to an open area and you’ll be instructed to locate the distress beacon, so whip out the Tracking Device to find the signal. You need to access a tunnel which is as close to a vent as you’re going to get here, so draft one of your comrades to give you a boost up to it and press onwards.
Disable the Distress Beacon
Now that you’ve found the beacon, you need to disable it and that’s as easy as going over to it and shutting it down. Job done! Double back to the main room where you entered the tunnel.
Return to the Winch
Regroup with your posse and head over to the winch next to the hole. Select the option to use the winch to complete the mission.
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