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Desperados 3 - Mission 10
Desperados 3 - Mission 10
Mission starting area - Hector and Isabelle. You should ultimately aim for joining up with two other characters - Cooper and McCoy (they start in blue 2 on the map). It's best for the team members to meet in the southern part of the village (blue 12 on the map).
Mission starting area - Cooper and McCoy. You should ultimately aim for joining up with two other characters - Hector and Isabelle (they start in blue 1 on the map). It's best for the team members to meet in the southern part of the village (blue 12 on the map).
Small hut. You'll encounter a sleeping enemy here, as well as a guard patrolling the area with a dog. You can get rid of them, however use the Showdown Mode to ensure the dog doesn't start to bark.
Sunken steamboat. There's a guard standing on its roof and he's observing the area to the south - you have to keep avoiding him for a long time. It's best to eliminate enemies one by one. Use the fact that leaving footprints on the mud will distract the elite Long Coat. Watch out for the dog patrolling the area to the north of the steamboat - avoid it or leave it for last.
Huge boulder. Isabelle can climb the ivy to get to a higher ledge and then push the boulder on 2 or 3 enemies. You can also surprise other enemies who will show up here to investigate the accident.
Eastern entrances to the village. You can choose the main entrance or use Isabelle to climb the ivy.
Single sniper. It's best to kill him using McCoy's Buntline pistol, however make sure to do when the enemey patrolling the catwalks (blue 8 on the map) is not looking this way.
Catwalks. They're patrolled by 1 guard (it's good to shoot him when he's away from his colleagues). There are also 3 snipers here - it's easy to eliminate them after reaching one of 2 ladders. At the base of the catwalks you must deal with other enemies and with a guard dog (kill the animal or avoid it).
Guarded passage. A poncho enemy is stationed here. It's best to shoot him from the north and to arrive from that direction, because the western path should be guarded by 3 people + a dog. Descend and you'll encounter 2 enemies, however it's easy to eliminat them. You only have to watch out for Long Coat's line of sight (blue 10 on the map).
Main western entrance to the village. It should be guarded by a Long Coat. It's best to avoid him by choosing the upper path (blue 11 on the map) or use Hector to get here from the east to eliminate the Long Coat.
Upper western entrance to the village. Choosing it will allow Cooper and McCoy to avoid the Long Coat (blue 10 on the map).
Southern part of the village. It's best to lead all characters here - Hector + Isabelle (blue 1 on the map) and Cooper + McCoy (blue 2 on the map). You must watch out for a sniper on the tower (use McCoy's Buntline to kill him when no one is looking his way) and a patrolling Long Coat (one of the ideas is to lead him away by leaving footprints on the mud).
Cells. McCoy must open all 3 of them with a lockpick - before you do that you must eliminate the cell guards and watch out for enemies patrolling the area (including a Long Coat). Each cell must be searched looking for Wayne. One of the level objectives is to bring Wayne to the mission finish area.
Scaffolding. You can get here with Hector and sabotage the scaffolding while standing under it. The whole construction will collapse and you can kill 1-3 enemies in an arranged accident.
Western passages leading to the Queen. You can get on board of the ship by using the stairs (they are being tightly guarded) or by using a ladder and then grabing the ivy.
Hanging boards. They're located above 2 poncho enemies who are observing the village. Once you make your way to the upper levels of the Queen you can interact with the boards to drop them on the enemies. It will be treated as an accident.
Eastern passage. It allows to easily get past the Queen and reach the back of the ship. It's recommended to drop wooden boards on nearby enemies (blue 16 on the map) before choosing this path.
Oil barrel. It's tied to the final mission objective - you must first crack the barrel using Hector and then obtainy any of the torches to set the oil on fire. Before you do anything you should eliminate at least some of the enemies from the area. You'll find a Long Coat and several guards on the ship and you also must watch out for enemies from the northern campsite (blue 19 on the map).
Northern campsite. There are at least 5 enemies here. It's best to eliminate all of them to ensure that the process of lighting the fire on the ship (blue 18 on the map) goes smoothly. Some enemies are travelling in pairs. Don't forget about it while distracting them and be ready to attack them using Showdown Mode.
Area with chickens. You can here after going past or through the Queen (blue 17 or 18 on the map). There are enemies in the area who you can start eliminating. Some guards are talking by the river and you can eliminate with a heavy cargo. You can push the cargo next to the northern campsite (blue 19 on the map).
Small steamboat. This is where you finish the mission. After setting the Queen on fire (blue 18 on the map) you must get here with all 4 team members AND Wayne released from one of the cages in the village (blue 13's on the map).
Chest with ammo for McCoy's Buntline pistol. It's on the top of the tower along with an enemy sniper.
Chest with ammo for Cooper's revolvers.
Chest with ammo for McCoy's Buntline pistol. It's on the upper catwalks occupied by the snipers.
Chest with ammo for Hector's sawed-off shotgun.
Chest with ammo for Cooper's revolvers.
Chest with ammo for McCoy's Buntline pistol. It's on the sniper tower on board of the Queen.
Chests with ammo for Cooper's revolvers and Hector's shotgun. They're guarded by 1 enemy from the northern campsite.
Eastern entrances to the village. You can choose the main entrance or use Isabelle to climb the ivy.
Cells. McCoy must open all 3 of them with a lockpick - before you do that you must eliminate the cell guards and watch out for enemies patrolling the area (including a Long Coat). Each cell must be searched looking for Wayne. One of the level objectives is to bring Wayne to the mission finish area.
Cells. McCoy must open all 3 of them with a lockpick - before you do that you must eliminate the cell guards and watch out for enemies patrolling the area (including a Long Coat). Each cell must be searched looking for Wayne. One of the level objectives is to bring Wayne to the mission finish area.
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Map and badges (challenges) - Mission 10 Burn the Queen Desperados 3 guide, walkthrough

Key points of Desperados 3 - Mission 10

Important locations on the map

Supply chests

This page of the Desperados 3 World Atlas contains a detailed map for Mission 10 - Burn the Queen. Our map shows the entire marshlands area which contains, among others, a small village and the titular Queen - a large steamer guarded by enemies. This page of the guide, in addition to showing the map, also lists the challenges (badges) from Mission 10. Those require, for example, using only Isabelle to attack opponents or avoiding stepping on loud surfaces.

The full walkthrough for Mission 10 can be found on the next three pages of this chapter. Our guide also contains links that refer back to the map. For example, the symbol (M10,5) means that you should find the blue dot with the number 5 on the map dedicated to Mission 10.

Markings on the map for Mission 10

  1. Red dots symbolize the bandits who are in the marshlands - they are all hostile towards playable characters. White dots symbolize imprisoned civilians and chickens.
  2. We have marked all important locations (worth visiting) with blue dots. Descriptions for these areas can be found just below the map.
  3. Chests with various supplies are marked with green dots. Their contents enable you to use the weapons and abilities that have limited ammo/uses more frequently.

General information about Mission 10

Mission 10 (Burn the Queen) takes place at night on an area which major part is covered with marshlands - Map and badges (challenges) - Mission 10 Burn the Queen - Mission 10 - Burn the Queen - Desperados 3 - game guide

Mission 10 (Burn the Queen) takes place at night on an area which major part is covered with marshlands. Team members make their way into the swamps from two different sides, which means that the first part of the mission will involve leading them so that both parties meet and then the further dangers will be addressed by the whole team.

In the middle of the map, there is a small village with prison cells in which civilians are held. Your task is to get rid of the enemies guarding the targets and open the cells with McCoy's lockpicks. One of the cells hold Wayne, a character that has to be freed and safely brought to the extraction point.

There is a large steamer (named Queen) in the northern part of the map. Your subordinates will have to get onboard the steamer (the ship is pretty well guarded), spill oil from a barrel located on one of the upper decks of the ship and set it on fire to destroy it.

This mission has two unique obstacles, and they are related to the fact that it take place in the swamps:

1) there are many small water reservoirs in this area, which are marked with dark spots on your map - Map and badges (challenges) - Mission 10 Burn the Queen - Mission 10 - Burn the Queen - Desperados 3 - game guide

1) there are many small water reservoirs in this area, which are marked with dark spots on your map. Entering the water creates additional noise, and as a result, you may inadvertently warn surrounding enemies. You can crouch to avoid generating noise when you step on the water, or completely avoid stepping in the reservoirs (this is one of the challenges of this mission).

2) You leave your footsteps on muddy surfaces, and they continue to appear for a while - an example of this situation is shown in the screenshot above - Map and badges (challenges) - Mission 10 Burn the Queen - Mission 10 - Burn the Queen - Desperados 3 - game guide

2) You leave your footsteps on muddy surfaces, and they continue to appear for a while - an example of this situation is shown in the screenshot above. This is not only a cosmetic feature, as enemies can react to found footsteps - they will go into "danger" phase and start to follow them to detemine who is the culprit behind the tracks. If you don't want trouble, then avoid muddy surfaces or pass such areas long before any of the enemies revisit the location.

It is interesting to note that finding footprints doesn't have to mean that you'll be detected in a moment. You can intentionally use this mechanic to distract your opponents and make them reach chosen locations. A particular advantage of this method is that Long Coats also react to it, and this is one of the few opportunities to convince them to leave their post or steer away from their patrol route.

Playable characters:

  1. Isabelle - Available from the beginning of the mission. She starts in the south-east corner of the map (M10,1) and is accompanied by Hector.
  2. Hector - Available from the beginning of the mission. He begins in the south-east corner of the map (M10,1) and is accompanied by Isabelle.
  3. Cooper - Available from the beginning of the mission. He starts in the western part of the map (M10,2) and is accompanied by McCoy.
  4. McCoy - Available from the beginning of the mission. He begins at the western part of the map (M10,2) and is accompanied by Cooper.
  5. Wayne - An NPC that is imprisoned in one of the cells in the village(M10,13) and whom you have to free. After regaining freedom, Wayne has to be led to the extaction point (M10,21). Wayne is completely defenseless.

Badges / challenges in Mission 10

In Mission 10, there are a total of 8 badges. Tips for each of them can be found below. Challenges are initially hidden, although you can fulfill them during the first playthrough of the mission.

Challenges are unavailable if you play on Beginner. In order to complete challenges, you need to choose at least the normal difficulty level. The same goes for replaying missions to get the remaining challenges.

Don't step on loud surfaces

This is a difficult challenge, as there is no way you can keep track of it and you dont receive information whether youve failed it or not - Map and badges (challenges) - Mission 10 Burn the Queen - Mission 10 - Burn the Queen - Desperados 3 - game guide

This is a difficult challenge, as there is no way you can keep track of it and you don't receive information whether you've failed it or not. You need to avoid any location containing water - this includes small ponds or streams. Leave this challenge for a normal difficulty playthrough.

Avoiding getting into shallow water, of course, means having to access some locations through other pathways, which unfortunately, may be heavily guarded. Focus on controlling one character at a time and rotate the camera to avoid getting into water by mistake. Also, rely more on your skills and leave footprints in the mud to distract your opponents.

Kill everyone except for civilians

This challenge is rather easy, and you should be able to complete it during the first playthrough. First of all, make sure to use Hector's skills to take care of Long Coats. You can also easily kill guard dogs, for example, by jumping on them from upper ledges or by using bear snares.

Look at the large map and make sure there are no red dots on it before leaving the area onboard a small steamer (M10,21).

No knockouts or melee kills except for Isabelle

Completing this challenge is not easy - wait until youre ready to repeat the mission on the normal difficulty level - Map and badges (challenges) - Mission 10 Burn the Queen - Mission 10 - Burn the Queen - Desperados 3 - game guide

Completing this challenge is not easy - wait until you're ready to repeat the mission on the normal difficulty level. Here are some valuable tips:

  1. When it comes to Isabelle, the enemies are best dealt with Connection. More so that you can use it as many times as you want. Leave Mind Control, which is a skill with limited amount of uses, for these opponents that are hardest to kill or disorient without alerting nearby guards.
  2. You can send other heroes to help Isabelle with distracting opponents as many times as you want. Among distracting abilities, McCoy's medical bag and Hector's whistle are especially useful.
  3. Isabelle cannot kill Long Coats, so avoid them and look for opportunities to distact them (e.g. footprints in the mud). Playing at the normal difficulty level, you will face less opponents of this type.
  4. Focus on achieving the mission objectives rather than seeking to clear the entire map from opponents.
  5. When setting fire to the Queen (M10,18), make sure that it is Isabelle that throws the torch into the spilled oil. This ensures that none of the opponents will die as a result of an action initiated by another teammate.

Open all cages

This is a very simple challenge, involving the prison cells in the village (M10,13) which are used to hold civilians - Map and badges (challenges) - Mission 10 Burn the Queen - Mission 10 - Burn the Queen - Desperados 3 - game guide

This is a very simple challenge, involving the prison cells in the village (M10,13) which are used to hold civilians. You need to search every cell in order to find Wayne. Even if you locate this NPC before opening all cells, use McCoy to clear all of them.

Hide all bodies in bushes, wells, houses, etc. Hide all bodies in bushes, wells,houses, etc.

You can complete this challenge during the first playthrough, but you need to pay attention and hide all bodies, both incapacitated and dead. Take advantage of the fact that when you press the highlight button, all objects, bushes, wells, and entrances to buildings are marked with a white border. This makes finding places to hide bodies easier.

To be sure, avoid using opportunities to kill opponents in arranged situations, such as pushing down the boulder (M10,5), collapsing the balcony (M10,14) or dropping the hanging planks (M10,16). You may have problems getting to the bodies of people killed in this way with the intention of hiding them.

Speedrun: Complete the mission in under 15:00 minutes

Be sure to play at the normal difficulty level. This will not only allow you to get to the mission goals faster, but also reduce the number of elite Long Coat opponents on the map. Avoiding or getting rid of Long Coats can be difficult, especially if Hector cannot reach them easily.

Do not waste time fighting opponents whose elimination is not mandatory. We also advise you to frequently save your game and load an older save if you wasted too much time in some locations.

Complete the mission on Hard difficulty

This is the best choice for your first playthrough of this mission. However, be aware that you will repeat some of the parts several times. This is because many enemies are observing each other and/or patrol the map. Fortunately, this challenge doesn't have a time limit, and you can save your progress freely.

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