A Criminal Past

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A Criminal Past

Objection! achievement in Deus Ex: Mankind Divided


Get Mejia to confess to murdering Wilburg.

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How to unlock the Objection! achievement

  • AllgorhythmAllgorhythm609,902
    26 Feb 2017 05 Mar 2017 11 Jul 2017
    21 2 8
    Adam's meetings with Mejia all occur automatically through normal story progression. After the first meeting in the B Block showers, Adam must find and meet with him in solitary confinement. Upon using the emergency security override system that allows Adam to open the cell, a conversation with Mejia ensues. When Adam inquires about Wilburg's murder, Mejia will claim ignorance. Nevertheless, if Adam has evidence to the contrary, he will automatically confront Mejia. Mejia will then admit to committing the murder and the achievement will unlock.

    The information needed to refute Mejia can be found in two pocket secretaries. The first has information about a suspicious schedule change request. You find it when you enter Processing and search the drawers to the right of Orin Kepac's computer. The computer is inside one of two office areas of a large shelter that spans the processing area. The drawers may appear to be blocked by an inmate who moves over in front of them but they can still be searched. The second pocket secretary has information about an automated security console being hacked to target Wilburg and suggests that Mejia was the hacker. This pocket secretary is in a safe in the Automated Security Office. To ensure the achievement unlocks, make sure you access Adam's database and read these two pocket secretaries either when they are acquired or at some other point before you confront Mejia. Attached is a video guide for the achievement edited to avoid story-related spoilers except for those implied by the achievement description. It starts right after the first meeting with Mejia that occurs automatically through story progression:

    There is some optional evidence, too--a hacking device near the crime scene, Wilburg's corpse with heart removed, and an augmented heart--presumably Wilburg's since it was recently removed. The additional evidence is not required for the achievement but is part of the larger story surrounding the goings-on in the prison. Moreover, although these are clues, they are not necessarily evidence that directly refutes Mejia:

    *** Spoiler - click to reveal ***

    The above video shows how to get the two required clues and two of the three optional clues. The third optional clue is picked up earlier in the video that accompanies this guide:

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    AllgorhythmFor this achievement to unlock, you only need to discover the two required pocket secretaries. If you want 100% completion on one playthrough, however, you must say no to the pills. Otherwise, you will miss the following achievement:
    Deus Ex: Mankind DividedSecret AchievementThe Secret Achievement achievement in Deus Ex: Mankind Divided worth 85 pointsContinue playing to unlock this secret achievement
    Posted by Allgorhythm on 07 Jun 18 at 03:31
    ParadoxReal8Oh damned grrrrrr...
    I thought I just needed to say no to the biocell.
    Oh well. Look like I'm gonna need a second playtrought just for that one. Anyway, it will be fast.
    Great guides by the way!
    Posted by ParadoxReal8 on 07 Jun 18 at 03:33
    AllgorhythmThanks. I appreciate it. If you cannot revert to a change before you took the pill, you might as well splurge and enjoy your powers. The second playthrough will be fast especially, if you don't have to worry about the miscellaneous achievements regarding trades, basketballs, and the like.
    Posted by Allgorhythm on 07 Jun 18 at 03:38
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  • BiggDopeBiggDope336,881
    26 Feb 2017 26 Feb 2017 26 Feb 2017
    20 2 5
    In order to obtain this achievement, you must confront Mejia about Wilburg's murder when speaking to him in Solitary Confinement.

    IMPORTANT: Take note, however, that you must have already found and collected two specific Pocket Secretaries before speaking to Mejia here. If you don't have both Pocket Secretaries, you cannot press him on the murder.

    The first of these items can be found on the table near an inmate who is smoking in the Security Hub in Processing (Tower, Level 2). The second Pocket Secretary can be found in an unlocked safe under a desk in the Automated Security Office just outside of Solitary Confinement (Tower, Level 5). Make sure to read the Pocket Secretaries when you pick them up.

    Once you have both items, proceed with your objective to free Mejia from Solitary Confinement. During the dialogue sequence, choose the option that reads, "Wilburg's Murder?" and Mejia will try to deflect the question. Given that you have proof from both Pocket Secretaries, Jensen will press him on his lies, leading the man to confess the murder and thus unlocking the achievement.
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    Anima PuraWorked absolutely brilliant. I didn't unlock this one on my first playthrough even though I completed the POI's, because of the pocket secretary in Processing. Thanks!
    Posted by Anima Pura on 28 Feb 17 at 13:39
    Judge NerdIf you're going back to locate the PS from a save that's much further along and get confused because there's nobody smoking nearby. . .It's in the security hub on level two, it's in the center of the white building on level two. Facing the security terminal for the cameras and drones, it's in a desk on your left (toward the turret that will be shooting you if you didn't turn on the privacy glass or disable it already). HTH.
    Posted by Judge Nerd on 09 Mar 17 at 00:36
    Thunder RollingYou should include the names or contents of the pocket secretaries in this solution, por favor compute The two are: Schedule Change Mejia Oscar, & Recovered Turret Command Logs toast
    Posted by Thunder Rolling on 17 Dec 17 at 18:46
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