|1 minute 10 seconds||0||2|
Note 1: This sector introduces a new mechanic, which involves special floor tiles that make a sound if you walk or run over them. This noise will attract enemies that are close enough to hear them, so unless you want to create a noise (for say, a distraction), you need to crouch walk over these tiles to remain silent.
Note 2: The [Helix] can be obtained right at the very beginning of the level. Check our strategy below for grabbing it safely.
Drop down onto the sound-creating tiles and dash right into the next area (stop dashing no later than six floor tiles in to the new area). Start crouch-walking to the panel and hack it in silence (otherwise it’s instant-death from the Patroller above you).
Hop out and then come back in to the right to grab the square block. From here ledge jump to the right, pull yourself up and as you jump up and to the left, you’ll garner the attention of both Patrollers. Stand by the switch until both of them are under the level of the platform to your right and hit the switch to either block them off or destroy one of them.
Now it’s a quick dash to the panel, so hack it and then jump over any Patrollers that come your way. Run right, drop down into the tunnel, press the red button and you’ll be introduced to a new enemy: Red Drones.
Note: These tentacle-waving fiends will fire a laser beam at the source of the sound and they’ll move their beam if the sound moves across the room.
Dash straight over the first set of noisy floor tiles and then jump from the black platform to the next platform and then immediately hop once more over to the terminal. Once you’re done hacking it, climb up, hop up to the platform located above you and to your left, then take a run and jump over the Red Drone to the next safe part of the floor, allowing you to simply run off of this to the closed exit.
Ignore the panel for now, instead, climb up the safe part of the floor, leap up to the platform above you and then jump over the Red Drone before hopping straight to the movable block. As you’re pushing it right, the Red Drone behind it should stop firing just as you reach the platform’s edge.
Push it down then as you fall down behind it, wait here until the Drone has stopped firing at you. Push the block into the teleporters and then jump up to it quickly. Hack the terminal then crouch-walk off the platform and run to the now open exit.
Speedrunner’s Note: You can avoid the whole block pushing part if you jump over the head of the Red Drone near the exit, then as you jump back towards the terminal you immediately begin crouch-walking to it. If you’re quick enough it’ll still be firing behind you as you’re sneaking up to the terminal. Not easy, but definitely do-able.