Saints Row IV Strategy Guide

Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Deep Silver
  • Platforms
    Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
  • Genre
    Action-adventure
  • Guide Release
    31 January 2015
  • Last Updated
    17 March 2018
  • Guide Author
    Jarrod Garripoli

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Story Missions

Story Missions

Hack the Planet

It’s time to bring the fight to Zinyak and Kinzie suggests starting small, such as hacking a store. The President decides to go after Planet Zin, so head to its location and interact with the thing in front of the store. Store hacking is one of the diversions in the game and requires you to use the nodes available to connect one side to the other.

In addition to being limited with what nodes you can use, there’s also a time limit at the top of the screen that will kick you out and require you to start all over should it expire. While you could have done some store hacking before, if this is your first one, then the solution will be very simple. Note that in some cases, you do not need to use all of the nodes to connect the one side to the other. A solution to every puzzle will be listed under the Activities/Diversions section.

Place the available nodes to connect one end to the other to complete the hack.

Once you’re finished with hacking the store, the alarm goes off and some enemies show up. Start killing them and they’ll eventually turn into Zin, who might be a little more challenging than the previous enemies. Eventually, they will start "falling from the skies," but they’re actually coming from portals.

Shooting them like any other enemy will destroy them, closing off reinforcements. When you’re done with that, Kinzie will point out a golden orb that will appear on your map. You will need to sprint after this and when you catch up, quickly press the button that appears to destroy it. Doing this will get rid of your notoriety (pretty much a wanted level), so keep an eye out for one of these Golden CIDs when you have caused some havoc.