During the Paris mission there are few opportunities to murder Viktor Novikov and Dalia Margolis during a single action. For obvious reasons, planning each of these attacks is quite complicated, but if you succeed you will manage to eliminate main mission targets faster and easier. The ways to murdering both Viktor and Dalia simultaneously are described below.
- Option 1: Starting the evacuation protocol and killing the targets in a safe room
- Option 2: Murdering the targets during a fireworks show
Option 1: Starting the evacuation protocol and killing the targets in a safe room
Important - Complete the steps in order presented below. Otherwise you can block the possibility to complete this assassination method. Luckily, you can realize this option at any point of the mission you want (you won't be rushed by any events).
Dalia and Viktor are by default very well guarded. Whenever their life is threatened, they are taken care of by the bodyguards working for them. It might happen for example if an explosion occurs in the palace or when the fire alarm is started. For this killing method you will start the special evacuation protocol during which both mission targets will be escorted to the safe room on floor 2 of the palace (M3,23).
Your first task is to learn what the emergency protocol is. In order to do it, you must find a document describing it. Reach the monitoring room on floor 0 of the palace (M3,17). In the place shown on the picture you will find the Evacuation Plan (M3,22).
Your next objective is to alarm the palace security and trigger the evacuation protocol. First you must neutralize the personal bodyguard of Novikov who is traveling with him through floor 1 of the palace. In order to do it, go to the catering staff room in the northwestern part of the building (M3,14). Once you reach the destination, find Emetic Rat Poison and take it.
Novikov from time to time appears in the catering room where he is whining about his employees. If you are perceptive, you will notice his guard using this opportunity to eat something. Memorize the plate from which the guard is taking food (it is shown on the picture) and add poison to it after the men leave the room.
Once Viktor appears in the room again, his bodyguard will become poisoned by the food and he will run to the nearest toilet. Follow him, sneak up on him and stun him. Then hide his body in the closet. Wear his clothes (CICADA Bodyguard Disguise) and NECESSARILY find the Bodyguard's Phone lying on the ground and shown on the picture. Take it, but wait with using it.
Important - The phone won't appear near the stunned bodyguard if you haven't studied the evacuation plan.
In a few moments you can start the evacuation protocol. However, before that, you should go to the attic on floor 3 of the palace (M3,31) and find the remote explosive (M3,9) in its western part. Skip this step only if you plan to murder Novikov and Dalia in different way than by using explosives.
Once you decide that you are ready, select the phone from the inventory and press the key/button responsible for using it. Agent 47 will start the evacuation protocol.
You don't need to control the evacuation - Viktor and Dalia will be safely transferred to the room on floor 2 (M3,23). Go there. It is best to use the bodyguard disguise that won't make other security members suspicious. If you prefer acting with no disguise, then you must reach the safe room before the evacuation starts or get there by using the ladder connecting floor 2 and 3 (M3,29).
Two best ways of murdering Novikov and Dalia with a single attack are dropping a chandelier on them or using explosives. If you intend to drop the giant chandelier, wait for the targets to stand directly underneath it in the central part of the room. You can aim the pistol (from hiding!) at the part on which it is hanging or use the handle on one of the walls. In the latter case you should quickly move from the safe room after the sabotage so that no one recognizes you.
If you prefer using explosive, plant it in the middle of the room. Wait for Dalia and Novikov to arrive, leave the safe room and detonate the charge.
Important - You can also use Agency explosives which can be taken when the mission starts. This explosive is activated when it touches the target, so you won't have the time to escape from the safe room before the targets are killed.
Option 2: Murdering the targets during a fireworks show
You can prepare for this method even before you start the mission. The Jaeger 7 sniper rifle will be VERY helpful in completing this mission variation. Sadly, you can't take it with you when you play this mission for the first time. Before that, you must reach higher mastery levels. Only after that you can take interest in the sniper rifle and decide where on map it should be delivered.
Before starting the mission, open the preparations tab. The best delivery point for the rifle is the small shed in the gardens. Once you select the delivery point, pick the Jaeger 7 sniper rifle from the list.
If you decided to have a sniper rifle delivered to the mission area, then after starting the mission you should go get it from the northwestern part of the gardens (assuming that you have selected the stash recommended in this guide). Try stunning one of the security guards and taking the CICADA Bodyguard Disguise from him. Then go to the small building with the rifle (M3,8) and take it from the hiding place. Thanks to the bodyguard disguise you will be able to move with the weapon through the whole map (Agent 47 can still be discovered by other bodyguards, but it will happen not because of the weapon).
No matter whether you obtained the sniper rifle and bodyguard disguise, you must reach floor 2 of the palace and go to the inner balconies that are located in the central part of the floor. There you must pick the Fireworks Remote Detonator (M3,10). It is located in the place shown on the above picture, next to the technical staff position. You can immediately take the detonator if you are using a good disguise. If not, then first you must sabotage the nearby device. Don't use the detonator yet - first go to the western hardens of the mansion.
Further part of this assassination attempt splits in two variations depending on how you intend to eliminate the targets. If you plan using the previously taken sniper rifle, then you must go towards the barge in the northwestern corner of the map (M3,19). Access to it is blocked with a closed gate (M3,9). In order to open it you need lockpick that you could taken at the start of the mission or a crowbar. The second item can be found in many places on the map, for example at the back of a small building located in the north from starting position (M3,3) or in the event staff area in the southern part of the map (M3,14). Before you use the lockpick or the crowbar, make sure there are no guards near the gate.
Enter the barge and notice the observation tower - you can climb on it. Once you reach the top, turn towards the palace. Take the remote detonator from the inventory and start the fireworks show. Now take interest in the two areas marked on the above picture - Dalia will soon appear on the upper balcony and Viktor will walk near the bottom building exit.
Use the sniper rifle to kill Dalia and Viktor. The fireworks will be so loud that no one will notice the fire and enemies won't be informed about Agent 47's location. Try killing both targets in less than 10 seconds (this will allow you to complete one of the additional challenges). Aim at the heads of the targets so that you can be sure that a single hit will kill them. Since you must aim precisely and it is easy to make a mistake, save your progress before shooting. Once the targets are dead, leave the tower and the barge.
If you can't or don't want to use the sniper rifle, you can get rid of the targets by causing an accident. First save your game since you will have to hurry with completing further steps. Make sure that you're in the western gardens (near the palace) and use the detonator in order to start the fireworks show. Now you must QUICKLY reach floor 3 of the palace - Dalia and Viktor will observe the show only for a limited time. It is best to climb one of the outside gutters. Your target is the western balcony on floor 3 (M3,20) - the one that neighbors the auction room.
If you aren't late, then Dalia will still be on the balcony or she might be on her way there. Don't do anything yet. Wait for Dalia to stand in the place shown on picture 1, near the balustrade. Sneak up on her from behind and press the key/button responsible for pushing her. She will fall over the balustrade and land precisely on Viktor standing below (picture 2). They will both die. Leave the balcony after murdering both targets. Use the panic to get away from the accident place.