Polaris achievement in Control (Xbox One)


Complete Mission 9

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How to unlock the Polaris achievement

  • UnmatchedBraceUnmatchedBrace664,241
    07 May 2020 07 May 2020 07 May 2020
    4 0 2
    Unlocking the achievement is straightforward and is non-missable as it's a story-based achievement: just work your way up the levels cleansing the siphons along the way. After clearing the ground-level ones, if you die those will stay cleansed.

    What I do want to highlight, however, is that my progress was blocked at one point in this mission. There's a puzzle on a terminal that you have to interact with to progress and it had no interaction prompt which meant I couldn't open the relevant door (searching online it seems I'm not the only one to encounter this issue). I had to restart the mission from the main menu to get past that part but unfortunately the game doesn't retain your current side mission or personal/weapon mod progress when you do that (it resets you to the state you were at when you first started that mission) meaning I had to re-do all of the side missions I'd done since completing mission 8.

    So... in short, I would progress immediately until you reach the puzzle in Dimensional Research to verify that you can proceed before attempting any side missions once mission 9 becomes your main story mission.
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    TheOnlyMattoI had an even worse experience. the game crashed on me and the achievement never popped but the game has recognized me beating it already. I am gonna try mission select and hopefully that will fix this major glitch
    Posted by TheOnlyMatto on 20 Oct 20 at 00:11
    UnmatchedBraceUgh. Yeah, I wish that replaying a mission would just use the state you're at now, rather than throwing you back to the state you were at when you first started the mission. Good luck!
    Posted by UnmatchedBrace on 20 Oct 20 at 17:24
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