Prey Walkthrough - Deep Storage, Restore From Backup Mission, Central Data Repository

Prey Walkthrough - Deep Storage, Restore From Backup Mission, Central Data Repository

Prey, a sci-fi action horror from Arkane Studios, lets players tackle scenarios in numerous ways. This guide will walk you through the game with ideal solutions, passwords you need, and general tips.

Now that Morgan Yu has finally gathered together all the various voice recordings of Danielle Sho, you'll now have to head back out of the Crew Quarters and straight for the Deep Storage area. In this Prey walkthrough we'll help you complete the Restore From Backup mission and get through the Central Data Repository.

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Prey Restore From Backup Walkthrough

Once Morgan has collected the final voice recording of Danielle Sho in the Fitness Centre, head back out into the main lobby of the Crew Quarters, but enter the Mail Room behind the main reception desk, using the code that you recently acquired. There's a deluge of Shotgun shells in here, as well as a Weapon Upgrade Kit. After this, head all the way to the other end of the main area in the Crew Quarters, and exit back into the Arboretum.

As soon as you're back in the Arboretum, you'll immediately notice something that wasn't there before: Coral, and lots of it. Heading up the stairs, take out the two Corrupted Operators that are there, and continue to the upper floor, where you'll find a number of Mimics and a Phantom ahead of you. Take all these enemies out, and proceed straight ahead towards Deep Storage, taking care not to get spotted by the Phantom down the path to the left of you. There's a Greater Mimic and another Phantom on the way round to the Grav Lift, so keep an eye out for these before heading down to the entrance to Deep Storage.

After you've used the voice recording of Danielle Sho and finally made it into Deep Storage, Alex will called you, revealing that he's locked Morgan inside the Deep Storage area. Head to the computer on the right, and examine the note attached to the screen to obtain the keycode for the Stairwell Access. There's a Phantom in the next area, so go to the left hand side of the room and drop down into the maintenance tunnel, following it so you come out in the area with the Phantom.

At this point, it's possible that the Phantom may be killed by a turret in the room, causing a Technopath to appear and corrupt the turret. This isn't guaranteed to happen at this point, and it is possible that it could instead happen at a later time, when the player comes back to the area from further into Deep Storage. Either way, take out whichever Typhon nasty is waiting for you in this area, and then proceed to the Stairwell entrance, on the side of the room with the view into space, where you can use the keycode you obtained earlier.

Once you're in this area, turn right to pick up some Spare Parts from the corpse near the toilet, and then head up the stairs, using the Engineering Operator patrolling the area if your suit is damaged. Pick up the Shotgun shells on the desk at the top of the stairs, and then continue into the next room, taking the walkway through the door to the right, and stopping just outside Danielle Sho's office. There are three Mimics and a Thermal Phantom in the office, so plan accordingly to take them all out swiftly.

There's a Recycler and a Fabricator in Danielle Sho's Office, as well as the Security Key keycard, which will grant you access to the Security Booth downstairs. Pick up the Neuromods and the Asteroid Fragment on the other desks, as well as transferring the Typhon Lure Fabrication Plan into your inventory from the computer. Behind this computer, there's a sticky note with a safe combination, which can be used on the safe in the back corner of the office.

On a desk at the back of Danielle Sho's office is the Recycler Charge Fabrication Plan, and there will also be a Chipset on the window ledge to the left of the desk. Now head all the way back downstairs to the Security Booth, which we now have the keycard for, and enter, collecting the Shotgun and Pistol ammo from the rack, and the Typhon Lure and EMP Charge Fabrication Plan from the locker.

Download the area map from the computer next to the weapons rack, and then unlock the main door from the next computer, heading through the main door and into the zero-gravity area right afterwards.

Central Data Repository Walkthrough

Now that Morgan has made it into the zero-gravity area of Deep Storage, you'll have to be extra vigilant, as there are a multitude of Cystoid Nests in addition to a Weaver lurking around. Shoot any explosive canisters that you see nearby Cystoid Nests, and then continue down through the main tunnel, avoiding the Weaver as you go.

Make sure to use the Gloo Cannon to shoot any spurts of fire that are blocking you off, but hastily make your way to the location of the hard drive, picking it up and then flying all the way back to the top of the tunnel. Plug the hard drive into the unit next to the computer, and choose the option to 'mount a drive' on the computer itself. After this is done, return out of the zero-gravity area to the main Deep Storage area, taking care not to let any stray Cystoids follow you.

Head right back up to Danielle Sho's office, watching for three possible Mimics on the way, and transfer the 'Yu_M_Arming_Key' file from the computer that previously wouldn't work. Once done, you'll receive 'The Keys to the Kingdom' main mission, as well as a surprise call from Danielle Sho herself, revealing that she is in fact very much still alive.

Fabricate Morgan's Arming Key using the Fabricator in Danielle Sho's office (or later, if you don't have the 1 Mineral Material needed right now), completing the first of two objectives for The Keys to the Kingdom mission. Now go to the middle computer in the office, and eject Data Vault B, giving Morgan a way out of the Deep Storage Area.

Turn to the left, and scale the cabinets there, eventually finding yourself on a walkway made purely of wires. Turn to the right and continue along this path, aiming your Gloo Cannon at the wall you come to and forming a makeshift set of stairs, so you can climb up the where the two white pipes are running into the next area. Be warned that once you make it up to the same level as the pipes, a faulty electrical junction to your right will start firing at you, so quickly seal this off with your Gloo Cannon.

Step onto the pipes, look down into the next room below, and you should be able to see a Weaver, as well as a Phantom. A good tactic here is to wait until either enemy is near the oil in the middle of the room, and shoot the explosive canister right next to them, causing a significant amount of damage. Take out what remains of either enemy from above, and then drop down, making sure to pick up some Pistol ammo and Shotgun shells from the corpse of Akande Benin.

Head through the door to Data Vault B, unlock the maintenance door at the end on your left, and press the button, ejecting yourself into space in the Data Vault. This brings an end to the Deep Storage area, as well as the Restore From Backup mission.

We have a wealth of other Prey guides here at USgamer, such as listing every keycode and password in the game, as well as how to navigate your way through the opening level of the game.

You'll now find yourself stranded in a Data Vault right outside Talos 1, where Morgan will have to use their wits in order to make it back to the space station.

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