On this page of the guide to Hitman 3 , you will learn how to disable the laser grid in the mission in Mendoza. You'll also learn the two main techniques of getting into the Wine Fridge. The objective here is to get the rare Grand Paladin wine.
Wine fridge - location
The laser grid is located in the Wine Fridge room, which is a part of the mission in Mendoza, and getting into this room is not obvious. It is located on level 1 of the winery (point 29 on the map) and it's adjacent to the barrel room. The two main entrances to the fridge are locked and there are cameras above them.
How to get inside the Wine Fridge?
There are two methods of getting into the wine fridge and, unfortunately, each requires a few specific steps. Wearing a disguise is advisable in both cases. The lack of a disguise can make the game much more difficult, although it will still be possible to reach the fridge.
The first option involves getting to the fridge from the Tech Room located west of it (point 27on the map).
From the tech room, you need to take the Tier 1 Access Dongle from the picture above - you will need it for hacking.
There is a hole in the corner of the room - jump into it to get to the ventilation tunnels (point 28 on the map). Follow them to the east. You will find two vents - you can open either of them, and you have to use the camera to do so. Agent 47 will use it to hack the vent's security. You can now move along to the opening in the tunnel ceiling.
Note - hacking won't work if you have not taken the flash drive from the tech room.
The second option involves opening the fridge door remotely. To do so, you need to reach the touchpad located on the higher level, in the security room (point 38 on the map). Before you interact with the panel, take the Security Keycard from the security room and use it to open the north door, i.e. the one with the electronic lock.
After interacting with the panel, select option 01 - Disable Security Doors.
You have one minute to reach the newly opened door, but luckily even if you don't make it, you can repeat the whole process. Start running along the path shown in the image above - run north (remember to use your access card). When you reach the secret tunnel (point 39 on the map), choose the southern staircase leading to the barrel room. There, simply choose any of the 2 fridge entrances.
How to deactivate the laser barrier?
The waiter and the sommelier are staying in the wine fridge and it would be a good idea to get rid of them first. The ideal way is to sabotage the fuse box in the corner of the room. Don't forget to hide the bodies in the vent shafts.
Don't go through the laser grid, but instead use the keypad to their right. It requires a code combination.
The code you need to enter is 1945 - this is also the year when the wine was produced. You might have learned the date by e.g. taking the tour of the winery or overhearing a conversation between the head of security and the sommelier.
Your efforts will be rewarded with the grand prize the unique Grand Paladin wine. It is linked to two challenges:
- A Vintage Year - 1000 XP - You will receive the points when the wine is stolen.
- To Loyalty - 2000 XP - It involves eliminating Don Yates by giving him the poisoned Grand Paladin wine. This is possible when playing the Closing Statement Mission Story - go to a separate page with the walkthrough description of that mission.