DescriptionEditThe Crypto Branch is the name of the CIA section dedicated to breaking enemy codes. Each CIA Office in the game has a Crypto Branch located on the third floor. To visit it, go to the CIA Office and select "Crypto Branch" from the lobby menu.
At the Crypto Branch you'll have two options to choose from:
- Coded Messages
- Crime Chronology
You can press "ESC" to go back to the CIA Office lobby.
- Main article: Cryptography (Mini-Game)
Each entry on the list shows a single message, with any additional data already found about that message, such as the names of the sender and recipient, the recipient's location and affiliation, and the date the message was sent.
Selecting a message from the list will open up the Cryptography Mini-Game, allowing Max to decode the message. Successful cryptography will reveal the contents of the message, as well as a lot of important information about both the sender and recipient.
Press "ESC" to close the list without decrypting any message.
- Main article: Crime Chronology
The list primarily shows News Bulletins about Crimes committed so far during the mission, sorted and marked by date. In this sense it is similar to the "News Bulletins" document which can be viewed in your Check Data menu.
However, this list also shows all Message Traffic that has already been decoded. The combination of News Bulletins and Decoded Messages means that the Crime Chronology document gives a more complete picture on the unfolding plot.