Bait and switch jack of clubs

Hong-do Seon-u, the Jack of Clubs

Bait and Switch is the third contract for the Russian Mafia and the first face card contract for the them, it takes place in the first quarter of Mercenaries: Playground of Destruction.


The contract involves verifying the Jack of Clubs with the optional condition of recovering a FROG-7 missile truck for the Russian Mafia.


  1. Verify the Jack of Clubs

BONUS: Recover a FROG-7 missile truck from the area

Supplies GivenEdit

The ContractEdit

You start right outside the front door of Mafia HQ. Look to your right and you will see the truck you swiped for the Mafia in Foothold. Get in the truck and three Mafia goons will pile into the rear. Make a hard left and start driving towards Sariwon. When you get there, notice the setup: 2 BMPs, 1 ZSU-57 next to the road and further back are troops, the Jack, a Sungri, and some mounted weapons. The deadliest of which is on the main platform in the form of a recoilless rifle.

Keep driving towards the FROG-7. When you get there, slow down, but do not stop next to it. Instead, stop next to the Sungri directly behind the FROG-7. Exit the truck and take the Sungri. Back up a bit and then turn hard right to drive away.

Try to get disguise and then act like you're trying to drive out of Sariwon, but, as you approach the BMP closest to the treeline, jump out and charge it. As soon as you take over, swing the gun and take out the second BMP. Pull a bit forward and line up on the ZSU and take it out. Then, use the gun to take out the recoilless rifle on the platform and then start taking out the Sungris and troops. You'll have 44 rounds in all. Once you get down to a lone Jack (armed with an LMG), drive around to the front of the station and take out the Sungri and cargo truck. Drive to the far end of the station and take out the next truck. Drive to the north part, just beyond the front of the train and take out the third BMP and two MG mounts. Swing south and take out the final truck. After all of that, it's time to take down the Jack.

For a final bonus, drive the BMP to the Mafia Garage. You can get up to $15,000 for it. This is optional, but good to do if your arrived at Mafia HQ in a helicopter, so you can recover it for the next thing you intend to do.

The contract is worth the value of the face card. In this case, the value is $100,000 alive and $50,000 dead. The bonus is worth an additional $30,000. Completing this contract will make the North Korean Transport Truck and Strategic Missile Strike (if the bonus objective was completed) available for purchase from the Merchant of Menace.

Email MessageEdit

Sender: Fiona Taylor

Subject: Contract: 'Bait and Switch'

Sergei managed to set up a bogus arms deal with the Jack of Clubs. I see a lot of armor at the Jack's location, so you'll want to sneak past their front line and take them by surprise. Sergei has promised to provide transportation and some "solders." In exchange, he'd like you to help recover a FROG-7 missile truck. I don't want to know why.


Contract Terms & Conditions

1. Verify the Jack of Clubs.

BONUS: Recover a FROG-7 missile truck from the area

Bounty value: $100,000 alive/$50,000 dead
Bonus value: $30,000


The player enters the HQ

  • Sergei(on the phone):(in Russian) No! Everything's going great. The Operation's already a success! Sure, we'll be sending you some soon, though ah, not too soon, you know? It's hard to get things in and out of here. What? Josef? Sure he's here, hang on.

Sergei hands the phone to Josef

  • Josef(on the phone): <Josef talking quietly>

Josef hangs up the phone

  • Sergei: Look who it is! My own personal army! Hey, I got a job for you.
  • Sergei: Hey, I told you we'd help you out, right? Josef says he knows where Hyong...honyee...dammit!

Josef interrupts

  • Josef: Hong-do Seon-u.
  • Sergei: Right! That guy! We know where he is. He's yours, free of charge. This is how I treat my friends, eh? Also, he's got a nice missile truck. If you bring some of my boys with you, they'll bring it back for me. This would be a favor for me, you understand?

The player remains in the HQ

  • Sergei: Josef, he knows things. Finds things out, like this Jack guy. Where would I be without Josef?

The player still remains in the HQ

  • Sergei: Hey! Josef! That reminds me. Go bring me those rats who tried to double-cross me. I feel like shooting someone.

The player continues to remain in the HQ

  • Sergei: You know this guy, this Jack of Clubs, he's not going to sit around forever. I hate to see people waste my favors!!

The played accepts the contract

  • Josef: Sergei leaves things out, forgets things. I'll explain...

The player exits the HQ

  • Fiona: The Russians are providing a truck and some soldiers for you.
  • Fiona: At least they patched it up.

The player enters the Transport Truck, prompting the mafia soldiers to hop in

  • Mafia soldier: (in Russian) Let's roll!

The player approaches the FROG-7

  • Mafia soldier: (in Russian) Get that truck!

A Mafia soldier commandeers the FROG-7

Fiona: The Russians will drive the missile truck out if you clear the way for them.

If the FROG-7 is destroyed

Fiona: Oh, boy, not good. Not good at all. Sergei's going to be very unhappy about this.

If the FROG-7 escapes

Fiona: All right, looks like the truck made it. Nice work.

The player approaches the Jack of Clubs

Fiona: There's the Jack. Take him out and we get our bounty.

The player captures/verifies the Jack of Clubs

Fiona: Excellent! That's a Jack in the bag and a bounty in the bank


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