Matthieu Mendola is one of two main targets in mission "A house Built on Sand". To kill him, you can perform all of the actions necessary for the Opportunity connected with him, but you can also assassinate him in a different way. The best methods have been presented below.
- Assassinate Matthieu Mendola disguised as fortune teller (Opportunity: Future Foretold)
- Assassinate Matthieu Mendola with poisoned snails
- Assassinate Matthieu Mendola using the phone booth
- Release neon lights onto Matthieu Mendola
- Assassinate Matthieu Mendola disguised as bodyguard
Assassinate Matthieu Mendola disguised as fortune teller (Opportunity: Future Foretold)
To assassinate Matthieu Mendola this way, you have to disguise yourself as the fortune teller. You can find him in the North-Western part of the map (M9,5). Do not enter or the man will get suspicious. Instead, find the fuse box in the nearby alley (M9,6).
Sabotaging the fuse box will make the fortune teller go and see it. BEFORE you attack the man, make sure that there is nobody around, because a civilian may be here. After the attack, conceal the corpse in the container and put on the disguise.
Return inside and sit on the chair. In theory, you could kill the current customer, but it is much better to wait for the moment, at which 47 can answer his question (press the correct button) and drive him away.
Before your target arrives, approach the smoke machine shown in the above screenshot. Interact with it and crank it up to generate thicker smoke. This is necessary, if you do not want to be spotted.
Sit on the chair and wait for Matthieu Mendola. Soon after the conversation starts, the icon that informs you of assassination opportunity will be displayed. Press the button. After the attack, conceal the corpse in the container.
Assassinate Matthieu Mendola with poisoned snails
This variant is based on the fact that Matthieu Mendola approaches the snail stand to the East of the café (M10,2). The important piece of information is that tastes them each time around, starting with the second time. This will win you more time to poison the snails.
Here, you can use rat poison, which you can find in several locations (M10,10)(M10,12)(M10,14). However, it is much better to take lethal poison on the mission. If you use rat poison, Mendola will go to throw up in the location you can be easily spotted while assassinating him.
By default, it is impossible to poison food without being spotted by the vendor. To prevent that, go to the east of the stand and find the switch (M10,10), whose using will turn off the lights in the Eastern part of the market place (food stands). Next, reach the generator (M10,6) that powers the fan on the snail stand. Sabotaging the generator will make the vendor leave his position, at which point you can poison the snails. After that, wait in safety for Mendola to arrive.
Note - Before you turn off the lights in the alley, make sure that there are no people sitting at the nearby table. If they are, wait for them to leave.
Assassinate Matthieu Mendola using the phone booth
In this variant, you are to sabotage one of the phone booths that Matthieu Mendola will use. The exact booth is the one in the alley next to the café (M10,4). By default, there is a handyman working here and he will try to dismiss Mendola each time he arrives here to use the phone.
It is not a good idea to attack the handyman, because this will alarm the entire vicinity. Instead, pick up the utility room key next to him. You can use it to open the well hidden door shown in the above screenshot, in one of the nearby alleys (M10,7). Inside the room, you will find handyman disguise (wear it) and a screwdriver.
Disguised as a handyman, reach the alley, where you have started the third main episode of the game (M10,11). There, you will find a switch that you can interact with as a handyman without being spotted. Do this at the moment, at which Mendola is around food stands (M10,2).
Using the switch will make the handyman come here. Go to the phone booth (M10,4). Watch out, because the handyman may blow your cover. Stand with your back turned at him while he is walking by, or take another way around to reach the booth.
Sabotage the phone booth. If you have timed everything well, you should be able to do that right before Mendola arrives. Otherwise, the handyman will come back and will die after he touches the phone. This wouldn't mean that you have failed the mission, but this would include lower overall score and you would have to wait for soldiers to search the area and remove the corpse.
Release neon lights onto Matthieu Mendola
Assumptions of this variant are easy, but execution may cause some problems. In this case, you will have to use the large neon lights of Shisha Café (M10,1), shown in the above screenshot.
Matthieu Mendola will occasionally stop under the neon lights. You can use a handgun to throw down the lights on him, but this will alarm people in the area and you would have to flee quickly. Using the sniper rifle, or a good assault rifle, is an alternative, where you can shoot off the lights while on a nearby rooftop. This will decrease chances of being spotted.
Assassinate Matthieu Mendola disguised as bodyguard
This method is connected with achievement "Escort Service" and here, you assassinate Mattheu Mendola while disguised as a bodyguard. The easiest way to obtain this disguise is to attack the sick bodyguard in the alley in the North-Eastern part of the map (M10,19).
After you have obtained the disguise, meet with Matthieu Mendola, thanks to which he will start to follow you. You can reach near the meeting point and attack him after he makes it over to the rooftop, or use either fiber wire, or silenced gun. In the case of the latter, you need to realize that the target may get suspicious, if you will be playing with him for too long.