Housekeeping is the eleventh contract for the Russian Mafia and the second for them in the fourth and last quarter of Mercenaries: Playground of Destruction. It takes place in the Northern Province of North Korea.


The contract involves identifying and killing four renegade officers, with a bonus of not killing any loyal Mafia soldiers.


  1. Identify and kill 4 renegade officers

BONUS: Do not kill any loyal Mafia soldiers

Supplies & support givenEdit

The player is given as support and/or supplied with:

  • Nothing

The contractEdit

The renegade officers and their Mafia soldiers will open fire on the player if approached without a Russian Mafia disguise.

One renegade officer is located in Yongbyon, on the other side of the city from the Mafia HQ. He is protected by several Mafia soldiers. Civilians are nearby; attack with caution. Another officer is located at Yongbyon Station, and is protected by a handful of Mafia soldiers, one with an Anti-Air weapon. There's an officer at the NK Village, he is protected by several Mafia soldiers, one inside a Ka-50 Attack helicopter, though the pilot won't take off immediately, allowing the helicopter to be hijacked. The final officer can be found at the Temple, he will be in a Mafia SUV as part of a convoy.

The renegade officers are easily identified because they will ALWAYS have a 'Russian Mafia flag' over their head, as with all other officers. By pressing left on the D-pad, the flag of an NPC's respective nation (e.g. Russian Mafia flag for Mafia soldiers) will be displayed above their heads, having this option off will only display the flag if the NPC is an officer. The renegade officers will also have a different character model than the other NPCs, making it even easier to identify the targets.

The value of the contract is $90,000 plus an additional $30,000 if the bonus condition is also completed.

E-mail messageEdit

Sender: Fiona Taylor

Subject: Contract 'Housekeeping'

"Josef has contracted us to eliminate several renegade Mafia officers that are hiding Sergi. Be careful--you'll need to identify your targets or risk killing soldiers that are on Josef's side. He's offering a nice bonus if you can pull this off without killing any loyal Mafia soldiers."


  • It is possible to acquire the rare and powerful Ka-50 Attack helicopter during this contract. It can be found at the NK Village along with one of the required targets.
  • It is possible to kill the renegade officer at the Temple by picking up his vehicle with a helicopter (such as the one at the near-by village) and dropping it from a great height, or by transporting him to a secluded location and killing him there, with little Mafia resistance.
  • A rare AN cargo truck can be found near the KA-50 Attack helicopter.
Contracts in Mercenaries: Playground of Destruction
Allied Nations Ante UpOut of the WoodworkBringing Down the House
EmbeddedDowned Bird in Enemy NestThe Guns of Kirin-Do
Inspect and VerifyReactor RetrievalGambit
Humanitarian EffortsHousekeepingThe Ace of Spades
South Korea Stem the TideA Proper Function of GovernmentA Farewell to Kings
A Hot Time in NampoFirst PrinciplesMaster of None
Repo ManClear ChannelThe Acid Queen
In and OutBOOM!Titular Regius
China Pest ControlNo One Will Ever KnowUnder New Management
Escort ServicePersuasionKnock Knock
Manipulate the DataExit StrategyChain Reaction
An Eye for an EyeChokepointTwo Degrees of Separation
Russian Mafia FootholdGimme My MoneyBait and Switch
Playing the OddsOmertà...It's Who You Know
In the Neighborhood106 Miles to SinuijuRaw Materials
Escort ServiceHousekeepingLoose Ends
Challenges Jeep MeltdownMafia Warehouse SabotageSpeed
Race from China HQ to Mafia HQ
Race from Mafia HQ to SK HQ
Race from South Korean HQ to Chinese HQ
Bold denotes ace contracts.
Italics denote contracts that require the player to verify a face card (King, queen or jack).

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