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Companion Block

Only use one cinder block and bring it to the end of 'Embedded'.

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During Mission 3: Embedded, at the start of the mission you will need to pick up a cinder block as part of a disguise to get past the guards. You must keep this same cinder block with you throughout your entire journey through this mission.

During certain parts, you will need to leave it behind including when you are shooting any enemies, and running certain objectives like planting and detonating C4. Climb down the ladder at the end of the level holding the cinder block as you interact to unlock this.

Possible on any difficulty, but recruit is probably recommended to make it as easy as possible.
Little 3vilOMG, I dropped the cinder block down the hole before getting on the ladder. Did it twice now because the first time I thought I might have picked up a different block at the first kill. Turns out I had to keep holding it while getting on the ladder. Wish I saw this sooner.
Posted by Little 3vil on 27 Oct 19 at 15:49
Goots 88One thing to add. Happened three times, was holding cinder block when I denoted helicopter C4 and cinder block broke / disappeared. Better off leaving on carpet outside room.
Posted by Goots 88 on 31 Oct 19 at 04:54
ModifiedMag8I've done this 3 times now... nothing. Same block... I hold it as I interact with the ladder at the end.. what in the fiddly fuck is negating this for me!?
Posted by ModifiedMag8 on 02 Nov 19 at 01:33
aka KryptonianNot unlocking, fucking lame.
Posted by aka Kryptonian on 02 Nov 19 at 23:22
ModifiedMag8So im looking at this and i think im just retarded. When you have to go set the charges on the choppers theres an area where you can pick up other blocks. I think.. i grabbed one of those during my playthroughs. I always went back for the original block but it says use one.. so im guessing thats where i screwed up. About to do another play through ill post an update after.
Posted by ModifiedMag8 on 04 Nov 19 at 18:46
ModifiedMag8Ok im pretty sure thats where i screwed the pooch by not reading the achievement description properly. You cant pick up any other block. Ever. warninglaugh
Posted by ModifiedMag8 on 04 Nov 19 at 19:06
DamnlagSo I did get the achievement from following the guide. Thanks

There's one thing I'd like to point out that wasn't shown in the video.

At the end, when it instructs you to hide, but you can take out the soldiers for the other achievement. I took out the soldiers similar to the video, however when going to retrieve the cinder block from the gate area I left it. More soldiers were chasing behind. I was able to take them out and continue to get the achievement.

Just wanted to share that others follow behind. ;)
Posted by Damnlag on 17 Nov 19 at 21:12
hi3gie12I've done it 4 times. Twice 2 day's ago and today two times. It did not unlock until I looked at my recent achievements today (Saturday) and it said that I unlocked it at Thursday.. Very weird
Posted by hi3gie12 on 04 Jan 20 at 21:12
RPG1983Can confirm for me at least - DO NOT pick-up another block near where you plant the explosives. You can just use your pistol on the guards and grab a AK47 with suppressor mod in the same area.
Posted by RPG1983 on 05 Jan 20 at 15:14
Lead PusherPlayed it through fairly easily but did not unlock "Companion Block" I did get the "Play Dead".... I guess I will have to try again like hi3gie
Posted by Lead Pusher on 20 Apr 20 at 20:03
NOBLE RANDOMJust attempted this and didn't get it. Kept the same cinder block and everything. I will add though that I didn't hold x at the end like in the video (I tried before watching). I was afraid it wouldn't count so I just hopped in the hole and Alex grabbed the ladder anyway, dropping the brick down the hole. Guess I'll redo and see if you NEED to hold x on the ladder.
Posted by NOBLE RANDOM on 20 Apr 20 at 22:35
NOBLE RANDOMYeah I did it again and pressed x on the ladder and it popped after the cutscene
Posted by NOBLE RANDOM on 21 Apr 20 at 05:13