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"September 10, 2040. We've been hired to guard the Aurora satellite while they prepare for launch. The weather may get a little rough but other than that it should be a breeze. Patrol the coastline and keep an eye out for ships."
Protect the Aurora
Defend the Aurora at D4 and prevent the enemies from depleting the satellite rocket's health to zero for 13 minutes. This objective stays active throughout the mission.
Defend Radio Tower
Players have to defend one control point at a time, each for 3 minutes and 30 seconds. Three control points will be randomly chosen out of five possible locations at B5, C2, E1, G1, or G4.
Failing this objective will not directly cause mission to fail, but whenever the enemies successfully capture a control point, the Aurora will suffer a 25% deduction in hit points.
There are three secondary objectives for this mission, which may be given in any order. All require a player vehicle to drive over a white circle indicated on the minimap within the time limit.
Activate North Defenses
Reach the white circle at B4 or D6 within 2 minutes and 30 seconds.
Activate West Defenses
Reach the white circle at C3 or F3 within 2 minutes and 30 seconds.
Activate South Defenses
Reach the white circle at G3 or H5 within 2 minutes and 30 seconds.
As of August 2021, enemies vehicles will not actively target and fire the Aurora, but the Aurora can still suffer damage from stray projectiles, so players should take care not to position themselves between enemies and the satellite rocket itself.
At the start of the mission, a small group of enemies (including a lieutenant vehicle) spawns near the western end of the airstrip at E2 and heads east, which may impede players from traveling to defend one of the control points. Players can choose to eliminate the threat immediately, or choose alternate routes to control points and avoid the group. Most enemies advancing upon the control points come from the beaches or nearby shallow waters, but some can travel inland as is the case for B5, where enemy vehicles can spawn from A3 and travel along the road.
When all three "Defend Radio Tower" objectives are over, enemy vehicles will converge towards the Aurora. Most will either come from the south or the north, but can also approach from the west along the airstrip. The mission concludes in success when the timer reaches zero with the rocket still standing at the end.
Alternatively it is possible to ignore all "Defend Radio Tower" objectives and let the enemies to capture all three control points, then have them congregate near the center of the map. Players can use the hills at F4 or F5 to look over the airstrip and attack incoming enemies from above.