Deus Ex Mankind Divided still has the Human Revolution hacking minigame to forcibly unlock electronic doors, safes, and PCs to your advantage. You need to grasp the mini-game?s moderate depth if you want to avoid triggering alarms or access hidden loot. Here?s how to successfully unlock terminals in the game without worrying about alarms.
In the game, players can find hackable terminals, consoles, or PCs. Players can unlock pathways for easy travels, safes for a chance for good items or unique collectibles, and PCs to get passwords or control enemy tech to their advantage. Hacking is a must if you aim to exhaust an area of loot, as some doors may not have accessible passwords and you may need to hack them.
Hacking relies on chances as most nodes in the game?s system have a risk percentage. The risk doesn?t make you fail in capturing the node, but it triggers the security system. If the security is after you in the minigame, you can either rush to the end node to unlock it right away or leave the console to try again. You fail the hacking when the security reaches your starting node, and it may even start a whole area alert to hunt you down. The hacking is successful if you manage to take the ending note, whether the security finds you or not.
Hackable consoles in Deus Ex Mankind Divided have different levels too, so you may not be able to unlock them all on your first playthrough. Players can opt to invest on maxing out their Hacking Capture augment to have a shot at any hackable technology in the game. However, players may have to rely on the hacking boosts like Slow, Nuke, Datascan and Overclock on high level security. Players should also invest their Praxis points in the other Hacking augments like Hacking Stealth and Hacking Fortify to make these high-level locks easier to crack even without complementary items.
Once you?ve hacked these locks, you can either get shortcuts, free weapons and ammo for restocking or even unique collectibles hidden behind a high-security lock. Despite the hacking augment advantages in Deus Ex Mankind Divided, investing early in hacking may make you not fit for full frontal battle due to lack of defensive augments. If you want to hack high-level locks early in the game, be prepared to fight smartly like obsessively using cover to avoid enemy fire or luring enemies to a takedown.