The North Korean Communications Base

Pest Control is the first contract for the Chinese taking place in the first act of Mercenaries: Playground of Destruction.

Overview[edit | edit source]

The contract involves destroying a North Korean communications Head Quarters that is being used to spy on Chinese operations in the near-by Pyongyang airport. For a bonus, the Mercenary is also tasked with destroying four troop barracks located in the area.

Objectives[edit | edit source]

  1. Destroy Enemy Communications HQ

BONUS: Destroy the four troop Barracks

Supplies & Support Given[edit | edit source]

The Contract[edit | edit source]

After leaving the Chinese HQ the player can commandeer a Type 89 APC. The player should make their way up the indicated path until they reach a Chinese roadblock with an officer and another Type 89. Pass around the roadblock without running over the PLA soldiers (pick up a few if you want). Immediately after, a KPA roadblock should appear, destroy it and continue to the KPA HQ.

At the KPA occupied museum there will be two barracks on each side that you should destroy first. In the middle are a couple of MGs and a statue to Song, destroy those too. If your APC is destroyed get another one from the Chinese roadblock. Between the now destroyed barracks and the KPA HQ you will notice two apartment buildings, watch out for RPG wielding soldiers on each balcony. Use the Artillery Strike on the HQ to finish the contract.

There are multiple ways to destroy the various buildings around the area. The barracks can be destroyed with one hit from the artillery or a C4 charge. Alternatively, about 4 shots from either the Type 89's missiles or the nearby M1955 Artillery pieces in front of the Museum will take them down. The Museum can be destroyed with just three missiles from the Type 89, a single artillery hit, or a C4 charge. If you run out of ammo for the Type 89 there are many vehicle ammo boxes scattered around the compound.

The value of the contract is $50,000. The bonus is $10,000 per barracks destroyed for a total value of $40,000.

Email Messages[edit | edit source]

Chinese faction introduction[edit | edit source]

Sender: Fiona Taylor

Subject: Colonel Zhou Peng

After you finished that contract for Buford, I did some research on where his troops are positioned. Seems like his main rival is the man commanding Chinese forces in the area. Colonel Zhou Peng. Probably some opportunities there.

Introductory email message[edit | edit source]

Sender: Fiona Taylor

Subject: Contract: "Pest Control"

I'm sure you'll have a lot of fun with the heavy firepower provided by the Chinese.


Contract Terms & Conditions

1. Destroy NK outpost at Children's Museum.

Contract value: $50,000

Secondary email message[edit | edit source]

Sender: Fiona Taylor

Subject: Mission Loadout

The Type89 APC tank parked outside of the HQ is available for your use in this contract. Additionally, given your proximity to the mission area, the Chinese can provide you 152mm air burst shell support should you need it.

Bonus email[edit | edit source]

Sender: Fiona Taylor

Subject: Contract Updated: 'Pest Control'

The Chinese discovered four NK barracks near the museum. I've negotiated a $10,000 bonus per barracks you destroy.  Below is the revised contract the supersedes the previous one I sent you.


Contract Terms & Conditions

1. Destroy the NK outpost at Children's Museum

BONUS: Destroy NK barracks

Contract value: $50,000

Bonus value: $10,000 per barracks destroyed

Transcript[edit | edit source]

The player leaves the Mafia HQ after 'Foothold'.

  • Fiona: I've identified another possible source of income and intel. Check your PDA for the email.

Player enters Chinese HQ.

  • Colonel Peng: A mercenary. . . violence for profit, the two hallmarks of western ideology together in one package. My name is Colonel Zhou Peng of the People's Army. I will tell you now that I disapprove of using 'private contractors'. But the People's Army is large and slow to rouse. If I am to secure this province for China, I must employ your services or risk losing the initiative. Working for the People's Republic involves many dangerous and unpleasant duties, dealing with me chief among them. Reward my trust with loyalty, and you will have access to our considerable support. China is a vast and powerful nation. Acting as our ally means you will be. . . unstoppable. If you are willing to help, I have a job for you. The North Koreans set up a communications center to the north that allows them to spy on us. Get rid of this irritation for me, and we may have more work for you in the future. This is my associate, Captain Leu. If this contract interests you, speak to him. He will give you all the details. The door is right there. If you are not interested, please depart.

The player remains in the HQ

  • Colonel Peng: Before we can properly administer this province, we must first rid it of any remnants of General Song's army.

The player still remains in the HQ

  • Colonel Peng: Song is an experienced commander, but his army is insignificant compared to mine.

The player continues to remain in the HQ

  • Colonel Peng: Do not test me. Patience and time are two resources I will not waste on you.

Player leaves China HQ.

    • Chris: Nice to know the end of the Cold War hasn't thawed the Chinese any.
    • Jennifer: Charming guy. Really.
    • Mattias: I think I like Colonel Peng. Even a stick up his butt, has a stick up its butt.
  • Fiona: Oh I'm sure he'll warm right up once you get to know him.

Player approaches museum

  • Fiona: There's the museum! Destroy it!

Shortly after entering the NK base

  • Fiona: Hey, I just got an e-mail from Chinese HQ. I've found the buildings they're interested in on the satellite imagery. Check out your PDA for the coordinates of each structure.

The first barracks is destroyed

  • Fiona: Nice.

The second barracks is destroyed

  • Fiona: Good job. That's another NK building taken care of.

The third barracks is destroyed

  • Fiona: Keep it up.

The last barracks is destroyed

  • Fiona: Nice.

The player destroys the NK HQ

  • Fiona: Well done. That's one less NK command center.

The contract is completed

  • Fiona: You should play the field a little, get to know all the major players before you commit yourself.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

Contracts in Mercenaries: Playground of Destruction
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EmbeddedDowned Bird in Enemy NestThe Guns of Kirin-Do
Inspect and VerifyReactor RetrievalGambit
Humanitarian EffortsThe 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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