Callisto Protocol is a spiritual successor to the Dead Space series, and one of the ways in which it stays true to Dead Space principles is in its too minimum HUD. Remember the health meter built into the character’s on-screen clothing in Dead Space? Innovative ideas like that make you less aware that you’re playing a game, and more immersed and engaged in the awesome experience unfolding around you.
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Well, The Callisto Protocol remains stubbornly loyal to the same principles, which makes it more atmospheric, but also means that it’s easy to forget things that aren’t emphasized in any artificial, game-y kind of way. way. There is no map, and there are no quest markers that show the way forward, and even where the game does show markers on interactable objects, they are very small, simple, and easy to miss. And this is why you may be stuck finding your way back to the Watchtower during the outbreak mission.
How to return to the watchtower during the Outbreak
When you get to the security station, you take the stun baton from a dead guard, then have a quick chat with Elias, who tells you to go back to the guardhouse. There is a locked door (marked Access Hall P261) in this room and, unlike the other unlockable doors you’ve encountered so far, this one doesn’t have a control panel immediately adjacent to it. .
So, you might think that going back to the watchtower means retracing your steps to the medical bay and the solitary confinement wing, then going up the elevator. But no, if you try that, you’ll find that you can’t vault over the debris near the elevator, even though you can easily vault over it upon entering.
To get back to the watchtower, you have to take a shortcut, and that means opening that door at the security station. The control panel for the lock is in the middle of the security desk at the security station. There is a marker that tells you that you can interact with it, but it’s a small white mark on a very light colored control panel.
When you open the door, an infected will come in, so kill that. Next, go through the door, turn left, then right, then crouch under the gate. Go left and left, then go through a door, then turn right and go through another door. The watchtower is now in front of you, so just follow the path to the right to reach it.