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Surge of Power achievement in Control

Surge of Power

Upgrade Surge to the maximum level

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How to unlock the Surge of Power achievement

  • Metal CrusherMetal Crusher621,842
    06 Sep 2020 10 Sep 2020 14 Sep 2020
    12 1 9
    In this guide I have outlined a method for obtaining the materials “Hidden Trend”, “Shaded Facet” and "Confiscated Motive" if you do not have enough of them after completing the DLC and defeating Hartman.

    Do not spend your materials on mods or other weapon forms before upgrading Surge, as materials are difficult to acquire after completing the story.

    *As of September 13th, 2020, there is a potential bug that after you upgrade Surge to level 2, level 3 will not be available. The only way around this bug right now is to mission select back and restart the DLC. Credit to “"

    This is a list of all the materials you will need: (Credit to “”)
    *** Spoiler - click to reveal ***

    Hidden Trend is dropped by defeated named enemies (mini bosses). The most guaranteed spawn of a named enemy is in a Bureau Alert.

    *As of September 6th, 2020, there is a bug in which Bureau Alerts will not show up for you anymore unless you complete the mission "Put a Record On".

    *As of September 6th, 2020, there is a bug in which the mission "Put a Record On" does not complete after the requirements have been met.

    Both of these bugs happened to me so I was unable to get any Bureau Alerts to show up.
    Shaded Facet is dropped by defeated enemies in the Investigations sector.

    Confiscated Motive is dropped by defeated enemies in the Investigations sector.

    Untapped Potential is dropped by "Anomaly" (defeated main bosses). You should receive one from Hartman after you defeat him.
    Fast travel to “Bright Falls AWE Entrance” if you are not there already and go to the room that you fought Hartman in.

    This room can spawn the following enemies:

    - A named Hiss Warped that drops 1 Hidden Trend (sometimes also 1 Shaded Facet).
    - Many different types of enemies, one of which will drop 1 Shaded Facet.
    - Many different types of enemies, some of which will drop “Confiscated Motive”.
    - Many times, no enemies.

    *The rarest spawn is the named Hiss Warped.

    After your attempt quit to main menu, continue game and go to the room to try again.
    If you get any materials you need, go back to the control point (fast travel point) and hold cn_X and then cn_B to exit so the game saves before quitting to the main menu.

    After I defeated Hartman at the end of the story in the DLC all I needed was Hidden Trend and had 4 of the 9 required for the last upgrade for Surge. I got the last 5 this way. It took me around 1 and a half to 2 hours to do so.

    This is a video of the named Hiss Warped spawning in the room:

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    Kongo DragonI'm unable to upgrade to level 3. I also finished the DLC and did not recieve untapped potential. Games fucking awful.
    Posted by Kongo Dragon on 02 Feb at 21:03
    Raptures LostBugged for me, no option to upgrade to level 3. Definitely not replaying the whole thing again just for it to still not work.
    Posted by Raptures Lost on 01 Jun at 11:01
    Slayer8580Upgrade 3 did not appear for me after I finished the dlc it actually appeared after I picked up one of the materials needed for the upgrade
    Posted by Slayer8580 on 19 Jun at 11:12
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  • Wulfen SturmWulfen Sturm160,818
    03 Sep 2020 03 Sep 2020 03 Sep 2020
    4 2 3
    This is pretty self explanatory, but learn from my mistake— do not waste all your shaded facets on mods... especially if you have killed all 5 altered vending machines and have found all the loot boxes in Investigations. It will take you forever to complete this and get the shaded facets necessary. I was probably better off restarting the DLC.

    If you’re low on facets, altered vending machines are definitely the quickest way to build them up.
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    XIx1NSANITYxIXPretty sure this one is a little iffy. Not sure if I’m the only one having issues or not.
    Posted by XIx1NSANITYxIX on 05 Sep 20 at 02:57
    KnaussenheimerThe second upgrade is not showing up for me when I go to the weapon forms in astral constructs at the control points. Not sure if there is something I need to do to make it show up or if it is just bugged.
    Posted by Knaussenheimer on 13 Sep 20 at 03:26
    BlueDragon71990Agree with @Knaussenheimer, it is also not showing the second upgrade for me as well.
    Posted by BlueDragon71990 on 28 Feb at 19:12
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