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Hack the Planet
Hack the Planet Complete
"Hack the Planet" mission completion screen
Quest

Breaking the Law

Quest Objective

Take Over a Store

Enemies

? marked, ? minimum kills

Objectives
Rewards
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The Real World Break on Through

"Hack the Planet" is the eighth mission in Saints Row IV.

Ui act question

For the "Hack the Planet" achievement,
see Achievements in Saints Row: The Third

There's lot of ways to disrupt the simulation.
— Quest description

OverviewEdit

This is the first of three missions in the "Breaking the Law" quest.

After retrieving The Protagonist from the Zin mothership,[1] Kinzie Kensington wants them to start messing up the simulation by hacking stores first, specifically Planet Zin.

Boasting about the hacking being very easy, The Protagonist gets surrounded by ZPD officers after triggering the security alarm. As the Notoriety level increases, all the police transform into Zin, which Kinzie explain as stepping up their security. Later, Zin Portals start appearing, spawning more Zin soldiers. The Protagonist deals with resistance and with a Golden CID, clearing all Notoriety.

Gameplay Edit

Hack the Planet - Police morphing into Zin

Gameplay from the mission.

Similar to "Bending the Rules" and "Hot and Cold", this mission acts as a tutorial, introducing Store Hacking.

Go to Planet Zin

Head to the Planet Zin in Yearwood.

Hack store

Enter the Hacking marker and press Action button to enter Store Hacking screen. If this is the first time hacking a store, the Store Hacking tutorial is displayed.

Kill police

After hacking a store and getting some spare Cache and XP, prepare to fight a few waves of ZPD officers. They do not present much of a threat, but make sure to collect health pickups from dead enemies or civilians.

Kill aliens

During the third wave all policemen transform into Zin and get new weapons.

Destroy portals

Soon Portals start appearing and must be destroyed. These are tougher than normal enemies – make sure to use either a Pump-Action Shotgun or a Semi-Auto Shotgun (if the "Simulated Instruction" Side Quest has been completed) to quickly destroy portals; killing nearby enemies is not required.

Snatch Command C.I.D.

As all portals are destroyed, a Golden CID appears. These are larger than normal C.I.D.s and serve for removing all Notoriety when destroyed. Chase the C.I.D. and destroy it with Action button to complete this mission.

Rewards Edit

  • Text Adventure unlocked
  • Zinyak Statues unlocked


Trivia Edit

  • "Hack the Planet" is a catch-phrase from the film Hackers.
    • The mission name also alludes to "hacking the Planet" Zin store.
  • Although this mission introduces Store Hacking, it is possible to hack all Stores before beginning this mission. If Planet Zin in Yearwood is already hacked, the mission immediately progresses to the next objective, but Kinzie still says her line about tripping the alarm.
  • Although Text Adventures and Zinyak Statues are unlocked after the mission, they are available before "Hack the Planet".
  • This is the first storyline mission to feature Portals.
  • The traffic is fully absent in this mission.
  • This is the only mission in Saints Row IV that involves City Takeover in Carver Island District.

Transcript Edit

Cutscene Edit

If Zinyak wants a fight, we're going to bring it to him. Taking down this simulation will wreak havoc on all the Zin systems and help us locate our friends. There's plenty you can do to overload, disrupt, and generally break the whole damn thing so let's start small. I know hacking stores seems trivial, but it's a good place for us to begin. All right, get moving.
— Kinzie Kensington

Gameplay Edit

Kinzie: "I think it'd be best to start at--"
The Protagonist - Female 1: "Planet Zin. If I'm taking a store back from Zinyak, I want the one with his ugly face on it."
The Protagonist - Female 2: "Planet Zin. If I endeavor to take a store back from Zinyak, then I want his crown jewel."
The Protagonist - Female 3: "Planet Zin. If I'm taking back a store from Zinyak, I'm starting there on principle."
The Protagonist - Male 1: "Planet Zin. If I'm gonna work to take a store back from Zinyak that's where I'm going first."
The Protagonist - Male 2: "Planet Zin. If I go through the trouble of taking a store from Zinyak, I'm going high end."
The Protagonist - Male 3: "Planet Zin. Go big or go home, am I right?"
Nolan North: "Planet Zin. If I'm gonna work to take a store back from Zinyak that's where I'm going first."
Kinzie: "Okay, good point."
— "MM02 01 Mission Start"
The Protagonist - Female 1: "Planet Zin... And I thought "Freckle Bitch's" was tacky."
The Protagonist - Female 2: "Planet Zin... How gauche."
The Protagonist - Female 3: "Planet Zin... Somebody's got a high opinion of themselves."
The Protagonist - Male 1: "Planet Zin... who names a store after themselves."
The Protagonist - Male 2: "Planet Zin..."
The Protagonist - Male 3: "Planet Zin... Not quite storming the Bastille, but it's a start."
Nolan North: "Planet Zin... who names a store after themselves... Dick."
Kinzie: "So you should be able to hack it from right outside the door. Good luck."
— After arriving at the store
The Protagonist - Female 1: "Bah, Kinzie's job is easy."
The Protagonist - Female 2: "Bah, Kinzie's job is easy."
The Protagonist - Female 3: "Bah, Kinzie's job is easy."
The Protagonist - Male 1: "Bah, Kinzie's job is easy."
The Protagonist - Male 2: "Man, Kinzie's job is easy."
The Protagonist - Male 3: "Oof, yeah. Fucking Kinzie's job's easy."
Nolan North: "Bah, Kinzie's job is easy."
— After completing hacking the store
The Protagonist - Female 1: "Is there a cop convention I don't know about?"
The Protagonist - Female 2: "Kinzie? Qu'est-ce que c'est?"
The Protagonist - Female 3: "And of course, the police show up."
The Protagonist - Male 1: "What the fuck is this shit?"
The Protagonist - Male 2: "Hey, what the fuck?"
The Protagonist - Male 3: "Oi, what just happened?"
Nolan North: "What the fuck is this shit?"
Kinzie: "Oops, you must've tripped the security alarm."
The Protagonist - Female 1: "And this'll happen every time?"
The Protagonist - Female 2: "Must this happen every time?"
The Protagonist - Female 3: "Is this gonna happen every time I hack a store?"
The Protagonist - Male 1: "This gonna happen every time?"
The Protagonist - Male 2: "I gotta put up with this every time?"
The Protagonist - Male 3: "And I can expect this every time?"
Nolan North: "Aw come on, is this gonna happen every time?"
Kinzie: "I think I can cut off the outside security program from the rest of the stores, so no, it shouldn't happen again."
The Protagonist - Female 1: "Thank you. Now it's time to beat feet..."
The Protagonist - Female 2: "Merci. Now to make my escape..."
The Protagonist - Female 3: "Time to get outta here..."
The Protagonist - Male 1: "Good. Shouldn't I be running, though?"
The Protagonist - Male 2: "Good. Now to get the fuck out of here..."
The Protagonist - Male 3: "Shouldn't I really be going now?"
Nolan North: "Good. Shouldn't I be running, though?"
Kinzie: "Uh... No wait, don't. I wanna see how their reaction protocols work."
The Protagonist - Female 1: "Oh sure, 'cause it's me getting shot at."
The Protagonist - Female 2: "You mean like shooting me full of holes?"
The Protagonist - Female 3: "Yeah, you sit behind a computer. I'll go get shot at for your entertainment."
The Protagonist - Male 1: "Oh yeah sure, just let me get shot at for you."
The Protagonist - Male 2: "Oh, sure, 'cause I don't mind getting shot."
The Protagonist - Male 3: "Oh it's my pleasure getting shot at for you."
Nolan North: "Oh sure, no problem, let me get shot at for you."
Kinzie: "Whine, whine, whine..."
— After Cops Arrive
The Protagonist - Female 1: "Hey, did you see that, Kinzie?"
The Protagonist - Female 2: "Are you seeing this, Kinzie?"
The Protagonist - Female 3: "That's not good."
The Protagonist - Male 1: "Whoa, did you see that, Kinzie?"
The Protagonist - Male 2: "Kinzie, you catch that?"
The Protagonist - Male 3: "Blimey! You seeing this, Kinzie?"
Nolan North: "Whoa, did you see that, Kinzie?"
Kinzie: "What?"
The Protagonist - Female 1: "The cops changed into Zin!"
The Protagonist - Female 2: "The gendarmes just transformed into Zin."
The Protagonist - Female 3: "The Zin are taking over bodies!"
The Protagonist - Male 1: "The cops just transformed into Zin."
The Protagonist - Male 2: "The cops just turned into Zin."
The Protagonist - Male 3: "The coppers transformed into Zin."
Nolan North: "The cops just transformed into Zin."
Kinzie: "Looks like they're stepping up security even more. Be careful."
— After Cops Transform
The Protagonist - Female 1: "Shit, now Zin are dropping in from the sky! That's fucking cheating."
The Protagonist - Female 2: "And now more Zin drop in out of nowhere? It is not fair."
The Protagonist - Female 3: "Oh, come on! They can jump out of portals too? This is some bullshit!"
The Protagonist - Male 1: "Shit, now Zin are dropping in from the sky! Hey! That's fucking cheating."
The Protagonist - Male 2: "Aw, c'mon! Now Zin are raining down from the sky! That's fucking bullshit!"
The Protagonist - Male 3: "More Zin dropping in like death from above!"
Nolan North: "Shit, now Zin are dropping in from the sky! That's fucking cheating."
Kinzie: "Those are access portals. You should be able to destroy them to stop more soldiers from showing up."
The Protagonist - Female 1: "Great."
The Protagonist - Female 2: "Excellent."
The Protagonist - Female 3: "Sounds good."
The Protagonist - Male 1: "Good."
The Protagonist - Male 2: "Cool."
The Protagonist - Male 3: "Right."
Nolan North: "Good."
— After Alien Portals start to appear
Kinzie: "Hold on, look at that gold floating robot thing. I think it's controlling the security program here."
The Protagonist - Female 1: "Yeah, so?"
The Protagonist - Female 2: "And... your point?"
The Protagonist - Female 3: "And, so...?"
The Protagonist - Male 1: "Yeah, so?"
The Protagonist - Male 2: "So what?"
The Protagonist - Male 3: "So?"
Nolan North: "Yeah, so?"
Kinzie: "So, if you catch the golden orb and shut it down then the Zin should no longer see you as an immediate threat."
The Protagonist - Female 1: "Catch the golden orb? You know how stupid that sounds?"
The Protagonist - Female 2: "Catch the golden orb? Is there a prize for this?"
The Protagonist - Female 3: "Catch the gold ball? Am I hoppin' on a red train next? Maybe wear a jaunty hat?"
The Protagonist - Male 1: "Catch the golden orb? Do I get points for that?"
The Protagonist - Male 2: "Can I sell it once I catch it?"
The Protagonist - Male 3: "Catch the golden orb? Do I need to ride a broom for this?"
Nolan North: "Catch the golden orb? Do I get points for that?"
Kinzie: "Ummm... no?"
— After the Golden CID appears
The Protagonist - Female 1: "C'mere you little shit."
The Protagonist - Female 2: "Come to me, you little monster."
The Protagonist - Female 3: "Come over here, you little terror!"
The Protagonist - Male 1: "Come here you little bastard."
The Protagonist - Male 2: "Get your little ass over here!"
The Protagonist - Male 3: "C'mere, you wee bastard."
Nolan North: "Come here you little bastard."
— After catching the Golden CID
The Protagonist - Female 1: "Kinzie, I did it!"
The Protagonist - Female 2: "Kinzie, success!"
The Protagonist - Female 3: "Looks like it worked!"
The Protagonist - Male 1: "Kinzie, it worked!"
The Protagonist - Male 2: "Got it, Kinzie!"
The Protagonist - Male 3: "Kinzie, you were right!"
Nolan North: "Kinzie, it worked!"
Kinzie: "Great! At least you have a way to get the Zin off your back now, so keep that in mind. Remember, this is only the beginning. With everything we're going to throw at Zinyak he won't know what hit him."
— After destroying the Golden CID

Gallery Edit

  • The Protagonist heading to Planet Zin
  • Hacking the store
  • The ZPD attack as a result of The Protagonist hacking Planet Zin
  • The Police turn into Zin as a way to improve security
  • The Zin use Portals as a way of dropping in more Zin reinforcements
  • The Protagonist chasing down the Command C.I.D. to remove all notoriety

References Edit

  1. Mission: The Real World
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