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With the Paradox Engine hiding over the Atlantic, Yuri prepares a Psychic Amplifier to revert the effects of Pacific Front actions in America, steal the Weather Controller and use it to destroy the Engine. Special Agent Tanya, accompanied by an unusual ally, is chronoshifted nearby to take it out.
—Mission description

Operation: Paranoia is the eighth Allied Act Two campaign mission.

Briefing

Despite your successful defense of the Weather Controller on the Virgin Islands, it seems we aren't out of the woods just yet. After analyzing all of the new intel acquired from the Pacific forces we managed to protect, a massive base in Cape Town appears to be a major relay hub for the Epsilon. If we can capture it, we might be able to locate most of Yuri's bases of operations. However, Yuri has set up a Psychic Amplifier in the Amazon Rainforests of Brazil, which he very likely plans to use to control the entire Pacific Front outpost along with the Weather Controller. It would also appear that the next step of Yuri's master plan is another set of Tactical Nuclear Silos that have also been deployed in the vicinity, likely to be aimed at the Weather Controller if the Amplifier fails.

Most likely, both silos will have to be destroyed at the same time, to prevent the other from firing as an immediate response to the destruction of one. While sending in the Chrono Legion would make simultaneous removal of the targets easy, Siegfried has expressed concerns over potentially letting the Chrono Backpack fall into Yuri's hands through mind control. With the option of the Chrono Legion currently not on the table, Special Agent Tanya and Norio Tomokawa, whose Pacific forces have now rejoined us as a newly reformed Boomerang regiment of the expedition, have volunteered their services in taking care of the threats. Keep your senses sharp, Commander. As they say.. in the jungle, everything is out to get you.

Objective 1: Destroy both Tactical Nuke Silos simultaneously.
Objective 2: Destroy the Psychic Amplifier.
Objective 3: Keep Tanya and Norio alive.

Events

Making way to the silos

No sooner have Tanya and Norio arrived at Amazonas Rainforest by chronoshifting a Humvee than they received the bad news, and they were told to destroy two Tactical Nuke Silos first simultaneously, making sure that Epsilon wouldn't launch them and target the Weather Controller and the Paradox Engine after the Psychic Amplifier was destroyed. While the duo began to take action, PsiCorps was paradropping a large amount of infantry, including Archers, Initiates and especially Brutes. Being wary of everything here was out to get them, the duo swept them in no time. Then, they continued going and Tanya dealt with the anti-air unit such as Gatling Cannons and the Chimera Cores that Norio cannot detect Gatling Tanks hiding near them. Norio dealt with most ground Epsilon forces, for example, the Inferno Towers, and also the Invaders and the Basilisks patrolling in this area and Duneriders, Viruses on cliffs instead. During the battle continues, the Intel said that he won't miscalculate again like the last time, and warned the duo that there were some Shadow Tanks hiding everywhere and Gehenna Platforms, which Norio must avoid them so that he wouldn't be chased by their Dybbuk-Interceptors. Tanya destroyed them after they get this warning, and finally the southwestern path was clear. Surprisingly they found a heal crate and start clearing the northeastern path. They also found assistance that an elite Sniper joined the team.

A Toxic Strike happened as soon as the duo arrive at an Epsilon Ore Refinery, but it was missed by the duo. Destroyed several Invaders and Basilisks, they headed towards the north and a small Confederation base controlled by Epsilon was discovered after they crossed a bridge. After that, four Viruses were paradropped at the chronoshift site and more and more paratroopers were coming. Tanya chose to destroy Flak Cannons and Halftracks and that for Norio was Tesla Coils and Desolators. All enemy units were purged, Norio went to the southwestern silo site and Tanya escaped from a new Toxic Strike. After the southwestern silo was destroyed by Norio, PsiCorps prepared to launch the other one in just about 60 SECONDS, Immediately Tanya destroyed it via C4. The nuke threat was eliminated.

Ready to destroy Psychic Amplifier

With the silos gone, Yuri had no ace up his sleeve here. Before the duo going to the west, two groups of Brutes came, but failed to kill them. A CIA was found by Tanya and greeted to her during the way. Tanya found a Stryker IFV near a tunnel in central part, and creates a mobile rapid fire laser weapon. However, the task became harder when they reached a PsiCorps' outpost. They almost cannot hold on any longer until they found another heal crate next to a Nuclear Reactor. When the duo got the amplifier closer, they saw a big statue with its green eyes, and Norio destroyed it without doubt while Tanya took a Gehenna Platform near here down. They found lots of heal crates behind a cliff that the amplifier stood so that their step-by-step action became quite possible. With the statue, Gatling Cannons and Tanks and another units cleared out, they aimed at the Psychic Amplifier. Eventually, the amplifier downed and the mission accomplished, and the duo evacuated by a chronoshift.

Aftermath

Without this Psychic Amplifier, Yuri will no longer be able to steal the Weather Controller and use it against the Paradox Engine. The counterattack in Americas might soon begin, but for now we should focus on the Epsilon settlement in Cape Town.
—Battlefield report

With three threatening weapons vanished, the commander came back to Atlantic Ocean and continued commanding his forces to eliminate Epsilon forces in Africa, while other Allied forces is preparing for the counterattack in South America.

Soon, he received a new intelligence about a major Epsilon naval base in South Africa. It also acts as a communication hub for all Epsilon forces in the world. Due to capturing Radar Spires to target Yuri's headquarters, the commander set out to taking his grand operation in Cape Town...

Difficulty changes

Casual

  • Psychic Amplifier countdown: 1:30:00
  • An armor upgrade crate, firepower upgrade crate and 2 heal crate will appear in the beginning of the mission.
  • Some Viruses on the map will be removed.
  • Large amounts of enemy defenses will be removed.
  • A stealth crate is stationed at the waterzone near Psychic Amplifier.
  • Less patrolling Basilisks and Viruses will appear.
  • The number of enemy reinforcements and chasing troops are the least in this difficulty.

Normal

  • Psychic Amplifier countdown: 1:15:00
  • An armor upgrade crate will appear in the beginning of the mission.
  • Some enemy defenses will be removed.
  • A stealth crate is stationed at the waterzone near Psychic Amplifier.
  • Enemy will paradrop some Brutes and Bloaticks near Tactical Nuke Silos to countertattack the player after both Nuke Silos are destroyed.
  • When Norio crosses the upper cliffs, some Archers will be sent near there.

Mental

  • Psychic Amplifier countdown: 1:00:00
  • No crates will appear in the beginning of the mission.
  • No Satellite Scan provided.
  • There will be more Gehenna Platforms on the map.
  • Less heal crates will appear on the map.
  • Enemy will paradrop some Brutes and Bloaticks near Tactical Nuke Silos to countertattack the player after both Nuke Silos are destroyed.
  • When Norio crosses several cliffs, some Archers will be sent near there.
  • About 8 minutes after the mission starts, 4 Viruses will be paradropped at the initial position and start chasing Tanya, and the player will receive the warning.
  • Epsilon will use Toxic Strike support power.
  • The number of enemy reinforcements and chasing troops are the most numerous in this difficulty.

Easter egg

SPOILER
  • A CIA agent that can be found as a hidden easter egg in the mission.

    A CIA agent is present at a central region blocked by rocks. Finding him will get a map reveal crate.
  • A Stryker IFV at a tunnel entrance which is also blocked by rocks can be found to use.
  • A Sniper can be found at a tent located at central bottom border of map, but note that there are 3 Shadow Tanks guarding.

Trivia

  • This mission is a remake of Paranoiac, a mission in 2.0. There is an abandoned Allied Barracks located south of the Psychic Amplifier, which is a reference to the starting location of Paranoiac.
  • This mission reuses the layout of Sheep's Clothing, a Nod mission in Tiberian Sun, with an expansion.
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