How can I avoid blowing up the lab? [PAYDAY 2]
[BAIN: Now we need uh… I’m going with hydrogen chloride.] [VERY BAD SIZZLING NOISES] [BAIN: HOLD IT! You didn’t put it in yet, right? It shoulda been muriatic acid!] [DALLAS: SON OF A BIT-] [DISCOUNT BREAKING BAD MUSIC] [BEEP] How can you avoid blowing up the meth lab? We’ve all done this at least once and it’s pretty embarrassing when it happens. However, there are a few small things that you should know, and do… …to hopefully never make this mistake again. The first fundamental thing that you need to know is that there are two different kinds of meth labs. The first kind is exclusively found on the Hotline Miami and Bomb: Dockyard heists. These two heists are unique in that they use the same formula every time. From the start of a fresh batch, add the ingredients in this order… …Muriatic Acid, Caustic Soda, and Hydrogen Chloride. Once again, this ONLY WORKS on Hotline Miami and Bomb: Dockyard… …do NOT apply this to other heists with meth labs. After this meth is cooked up, grab it and do the same order again… …acid, soda, chloride. Acid, soda, chloride. And now we’ll talk about the more complicated, original style of meth lab… …that can be found on Rats, Cook Off, and Lab Rats. On these heists, Bain is feeding you the formula, and it changes every batch. These heists still only use three ingredients, one of each kind… …but the order you add them in will change every single batch. As soon as you bag up a finished pile of meth, the order gets randomized again… …so you have to wait for Bain to tell you what to add next. Here’s an example of a line you might hear Bain tell you. [BAIN: Alright, next ingredient… caustic soda.] Okay, that’s straight forward enough- [BAIN: HOLD UP! My bad! It’s muriatic acid, add some!] -ooooh… but, you just… you just said it wa… …but… …well, let’s wait for him to tell us again to be sure. …uhhhhhh… …Bain? [BAIN: Uhhh… If I read this correctly… u-uhhh… uh… o-oh I’m going with muriatic acid!] Really? You don’t sound so sure. [BAIN: I’m 54% sure!] Does that number actually mean anything? [BAIN: Nooo…] Yeeeah I, didn’t think so. So, upon first listen this sound complicated, (and suspiciously nothing like Bain)… …however, once you realize how the dialogue works, it’s actually rather simple. Basically, every time Bain tells you what ingredient to add, his dialogue is actually split up into two halves. Listen to this clip and see if you can hear the pause. [BAIN: Okay… what comes after that… it’s hydrogen chloride-] [BAIN: -for sure. Or, most likely.] Did you hear it? So, why does this matter? Well, the first half of the dialogue will state an ingredient. All you need to listen out for is the actual ingredient name… …being either muriatic acid, caustic soda, or hydrogen chloride. Here are a few examples. [BAIN: Uhh… I hope I got this right… muriatic acid.] [BAIN: Now we need… it’s caustic soda.] [BAIN: Alright let’s see… we’ll go with hydrogen chloride.] After a brief pause there will be a second voice clip, and it will be either A: a confirmation, or B: a correction. Let’s start with confirmation. For the sake of an example, let’s assume that the first half of the dialogue is: [BAIN: It’s caustic soda.] When that’s followed with a confirmation voice clip, it confirms that what he said was right. A few examples include: [BAIN: That should get the process going.] [BAIN: I… think so, at least.] [BAIN: What’s the worst that could happen, right?] Even if he sounds unsure, it’s still a confirmation. You also may have noticed that one thing all of these lines have in common, is that they never make mention to any other ingredients. So, if we take this piece of dialogue as a whole- [BAIN: It’s caustic soda… …that should get the process going!] -we can conclude, obviously, that the correct ingredient is caustic soda. The other possible outcome is instead of him confirming his previous statement, he goes back on it and tries to correct it. A few examples of that include: [BAIN: HOLD UP! It’s supposed to be muriatic acid, poor it in!] [BAIN: STRIKE THAT! I messed up! It shoulda been muriatic acid. That should get it on.] [BAIN: Nope, that’s not it! We need muriatic acid!] You’ll notice that in each of those voice clips, he stated the name of a different ingredient, muriatic acid in this case. So from this, we can conclude that the correct ingredient to add is muriatic acid… …the SECOND ingredient that he states. See where I’m going with this? The bottom line is, listen to both halves of the dialogue put together… …if only ONE ingredient is stated, then that ONE ingredient is always correct… …if TWO ingredients are stated, then the SECOND ingredient is always correct. So, when listening to a voice clip, keep an ear out for two things… …what the FIRST ingredient stated is, and if a second one is stated AT ALL. If only one ingredient is stated, add it. If two ingredients are stated, add the second one stated. It is HIGHLY recommended that you turn on subtitles when cooking meth. Even if you don’t use them normally, it makes it much easier to spot ingredient names without Bain’s voice being overpowered by music or gunfire. If you missed how many ingredients Bain listed, just wait for a new voice clip to start from scratch. You’ll want to confer with your teammates too, because they probably heard something different than you did. Yeeeah, Bain’s dialogue is completely different for every player in this heist. The ingredient that’s supposed to be added will always be the same for every player, but the exact words that he’ll use to explain it will be completely different. So, use caution. Once again, after a batch on one of these three maps is cooked, the next formula will be completely different. So don’t expect to use the same order of ingredients and have it work… …that is only the case on Hotline Miami and Bomb: Dockyard. A very good practice, regardless of what map you’re on, is to assign one player to be a designated cook per batch. Have them grab a set of three ingredients, and have them be the only one that adds any during that batch. Once an ingredient is added, let’s say hydrogen chloride in this case… …that means you have two left over, caustic soda and muriatic acid… …so you know the next ingredient has to be one of those two. And after the next ingredient is added, you’re left with just one. So you know no matter what, the last ingredient in that batch will be whatever you have left over. After that batch is done, you or another player can start again from the top. Also, any time an ingredient is added, colourful smoke will billow from its container… …indicated that ingredient was already added during that batch. Adding that ingredient again before the batch finished is guaranteed to blow up the lab. Once all three ingredients are added, and the meth is bagged up, the smoke will reset. And the last bit of advice I can give: TALK TO YOUR TEAMMATES! If you are even the slightest bit unsure about what to add, don’t be embarrassed to ask your teammates. Be a little bit careful with pubbies though, as there are trolls out there that will try to get you to intentionally add the wrong ingredient… …and other times, people just make mistakes… …but, hopefully you won’t after watching this video! Thanks for watching, and take it easy!