Expeditions FAQ Guide
BE AWARE, THERE WILL BE SPOILERS!
Q: What are Expeditions?
A: Expeditions are a challenging new game mode, free for all owners of Control. In this mode, Jesse goes to a dangerous part of the Black Rock Quarry Threshold, where she must fight off the Hiss in four different arenas and pass a variety of challenges in a set time limit.
Q: Do I need to own Control to be able to play Expeditions?
A: Yes. Expeditions is available as part of the December update to Control on all platforms.
Q: How do I unlock Expeditions?
A: Expeditions become available once you have completed the main mission My Brother’s Keeper. This is the sixth mission in the main story, where you gain the Levitation ability.
There will be a Jukebox Token to pick up in Central Executive, and after a conversation with Arish, Jesse will go find the mysterious Formation for the first time. Following that mission, you can play Expeditions whenever you like, if you have a Jukebox Token.
Q: How do I get Jukebox Tokens?
A: You get Jukebox Tokens by completing Bureau Alerts, Board Countermeasures, and by defeating named enemies. Jukebox Tokens are also craftable at Control Points. Every time you complete an Expedition, you will also get one or more Tokens as a reward, depending on the difficulty tier.
Q: Where is the Jukebox?
A: The Jukebox is in Central Executive, close to the Control Point and right of the Sector Elevator.
Q: Where do Expeditions take place?
A: Expeditions take place in a Threshold area somehow connected to the Black Rock Quarry, where the Bureau has found a mysterious structure called the Formation. There are four “islands”, and each island has a different challenge for Jesse to overcome.
Q: What different challenges will I have to pass in the four arenas?
A: The four arenas contain four different challenges. You can do them in whichever order you like. To successfully pass the Expedition, you need to complete all four challenges within the time limit. The challenges are: recover biometric logs from dead Rangers, cleanse three broadcast plates, burn Hiss-corrupted material in the incinerator, and retrieve lost specimen data. Some of these require you to defeat all Hiss in an area before you can proceed, in others Jesse will need to locate something in the environment and interact with it (the dead rangers, the Hiss-corrupted material), or capture an area back from the Hiss.
Q: What kind of rewards do I get if I complete an Expedition?
A: When you successfully complete an Expedition, you receive powerful rewards: rare mods and crafting materials, and mods that are unique to the Expeditions mode and can’t be obtained in any other way. You will also receive a new outfit for Jesse when you complete Tier 3 of Expeditions for the first time.
Q: How should I prepare for Expeditions?
A: We encourage you to have all the abilities unlocked and to have them as upgraded as possible in order to have the best experience. You should also make sure you have Service Weapon upgrades and plenty of mods to choose from.
Q: How long is one Expedition?
A: Every Expedition lasts 25 minutes. If you don’t complete the Expedition within the time limit, you get pulled out of the Quarry and returned to the Jukebox.
Q: Can I fail an Expedition?
A: Yes. If the timer runs out, you are returned to the Jukebox in Central Executive and lose your Jukebox Token. If you die, you get returned to the Formation and your progress in the current arena is reset.
Q: What are the different Expedition tiers?
A: Expeditions have three different tiers. The first tier is the least challenging, and the third tier is the most challenging one. Every Expedition tier has different modifiers that affect Jesse and the enemies differently. Tier 1 has one modifier, Tier 2 has two, and Tier 3 has three modifiers.
Q: How do I unlock different Expedition tiers?
A: When you start Expeditions for the first time, only Tier 1 will be available. After successfully completing Tier 1 once, Tier 2 will unlock. The Expedition tiers unlock sequentially.
Q: How big is the Expeditions update?
A: The Expeditions update should be around 2GB in size, but this may vary slightly depending on the platform.