Assassin's Challenge

Roland has more issues with Hyperion personnel crawling around amongst the bandit population, but this time the job is covert. He’s identified five of these moles that must be taken out without allowing yourself to be identified. The rules of this engagement are as follows:

  1. No enemy that might report you to the authorities can see you. If the combat theme starts and/or red dots show up on the minimap, you’ve been made. This includes any humans or robots, but not the local wildlife (but if the local wildlife stirs up the local humanoid/robot locals so they engage in combat, your cover has been blown). You may hear enemies talking about you (Goliaths confused at your disappearance, Marauders unsure if you’re a robot, Nomads chiding their fellows about being fooled by a hologram, etc.) These are fine as long as your cover isn’t blown.
  • For non-Assassins, there is a separate league in which your competition is to see who can pull off these kills with the least amount of minimap awareness.

  • You have to get in, kill the target, and get out without being spotted. Specifically, you have to start and end at the map’s Fast Travel post. If there is more than one, you may use either for ingress and/or egress.

  • There is a potentially cheap yet legit method that someone may try. If you actually try it, you get a half point for creativity, but no credit for the mission. I’ll let you know if anyone tries this :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:

  • You may use any character, gear, skill, or method you like; BAR may be on, you may drive vehicles, you can do co-op, whatever, but you have to be in UVHM. That said, this is largely meant to be done with Zer0… by the third mark, I’m not sure it’s possible with anyone else, but you’re welcome to try.

  • You may opt to kill as many of the enemies that stand between you and your quarry as you like as long as you don’t get reported for any of them. There is no time limit.

  • There is no reward for these other than answering Roland’s call and to show off your sneaking skills (and maybe learning how to sneak around yourself if you’re not already a seasoned assassin).

  • Since this is just for fun, video proof is optional (but if you pull it off for the last one, you really should record and publish it). At the very least, post a reply stating your character, your weapon, and your technique for the successful ambush.

I’ll reveal a new bounty each week (depending on the responses), which increase in difficulty. With that in mind, your first target is Boll. This is beginner mode, just to make sure you know how to kill with one shot without alerting your target.

With Boll down, Foreman Rusty is our next mark. As always, a one-shot kill is needed to prevent him from reporting you, but this time there is some low-level sneaking involved. If you’ve attempted to farm Rusty for his Black Hole drop, you may already be familiar with a working route. For the record, I never knew where his crit spot was until I tried this (made the kill much easier :laughing:).

Up next: your target is Hunter Hellquist. This is where we move into intermediate assassin territory. Think he’s easy to sneak up on? Very! Think he’s easy to kill without alerting him? No! Think you can evade the Loader reinforcements that get called down upon his death? Let’s see! It is possible, but you’ll need to get creative with your tactics. Even if you’re not going to compete in this, you should go visit Hunter Hellquist as if you were, so you can see what the contestants are up against (you can always save and quit if you don’t want to scrap, or you can gank the subsequent mob and maybe get a Bee shield). Remember - this has been opened up to all playthroughs, so if you have an Assassin this far in the game, give it a spin.

Laney isn’t particularly difficult to kill, especially if you have the element of surprise… you just need to dodge a nest full of Rats to do it.

The Sheriff of Lynchwood is up next - the town is crawling with Bandits, Marauders, and her Marshalls, all of whom need to be avoided on your way to taking her out.

Mortar is up next… buried deep in the bowels of Sawtooth Cauldron and a tough nut to crack on his own, the hardest part might be escaping.

Assassin League:

Boll
@Piemanlee


@stupid_red_x

@khimerakiller

2nd from @khimerakiller

@Exotek

Foreman Rusty
@stupid_red_x


@khimerakiller

@Exotek

Hunter Hellquist
@stupid_red_x


@khimerakiller

@Exotek

Laney White
@stupid_red_x


@khimerakiller

Sheriff Nisha
@khimerakiller


@khimerakiller as Assaxton

@Exotek


@stupid_red_x

Mortar
@khimerakiller


@stupid_red_x

Bush League

Boll
@Afro_Samurai

Foreman Rusty
@Afro_Samurai

Hunter Hellquist
@Afro_Samurai

Laney White
@Afro_Samurai

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I think I might participate :grin:

This’ll be fun to watch, I should probably partake in some of these myself though :slight_smile:

I’m definitely doing this boll you better watch out. Ill video it but it won’t be good quality.

So… no other takers? Everyone else think Boll is too easy and waiting for the “real” challenges? Everyone else gave it a spin once before posting to see if they could do it and realized they don’t know how to do a stealth kill?

Here’s what I did (super basic): Zer0 grabbed an Elephant Gun, drove over there, went into Decepti0n behind the rock, closed distance with Execute, laid into him with Kunai, and shot him from fairly close range. Then I drove straight back. Dude dropped a shock Fastball too, thanks Boll!

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Its a bit more of a challenge with Axton. I’m finding it difficult (0 for 13 attempts), but I believe I will get the job done one way or another :grin:

I thought about fastballing him, but I got one question: if I throw the Turret without boll seeing me counts or I cant use it to sneak from the flanks?

So I have to kill him without him seeing me. Or can he be alerted as long as he’s the only one.

Krieg’s about as stealthy as a rampaging elephant in a china shop.

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Funny you say that seeing as how I’m planning on using him as long as possible for this challenge.

Let me know how it goes. Me and stealth aren’t speaking to each other these days.

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I’ll post the videos here.

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[quote=“Afro_Samurai, post:6, topic:1275269”]Its a bit more of a challenge with Axton.[/quote]Kudos for trying… I don’t even know how I’d do it with him unless I just dropped a Tunguska or something on him from a little distance that would one-shot him.

[quote=“l_gabrielcruz, post:7, topic:1275269”]I got one question: if I throw the Turret without boll seeing me counts or I cant use it to sneak from the flanks?[/quote]If he doesn’t turn red on your minimap and the combat music doesn’t start, you’re good. I imagine tossing the turret anywhere near him would alert him though. A Fastball would work if it one-shots him.

[quote=“Piemanlee, post:8, topic:1275269, full:true”]So I have to kill him without him seeing me. Or can he be alerted as long as he’s the only one[/quote]He can’t be alerted. If he turns red on your minimap even for a moment, your cover is blown.

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Well there goes krieg I can still use sal so I’m fine.

You gave me an idea… 12 Pounder might get him :smiley:

I’m mildly concerned that the only characters that showed up so far for my assassin symposium are Psychos and Commandos. :laughing:

Seriously though… did the 12 Pounder work? Is the Fastball ironically lethal enough to do this? Nobody’s going to take the easy road and gank him with a Pimpernel from range?

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It have to be UVHM no matter which OP Level?

Yes - I am doing them at OP3, but only because that’s where I normally play; any OP level is fine.

may be a dumb question, but…is it even possible for a siren player to one shot him? If so I might try figure it out.

Sirens make damn fine snipers in my opinion; she should easily be able to take Boll out in one shot… after the second mark though, it will probably be close to impossible for anyone but Zer0 (not for the kill, but because you have to get past other enemies first).