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The Fundamentals
"The Fundamentals" mission completion screen
"The Fundamentals" mission completion screen
Type

Mission

Quest

Learn the Rules...

Quest Objective

Learn the Basics

Enemies

Marked: ?. Minimum kills: ?

Objectives
Rewards
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A Pleasant Day Bending the Rules

"The Fundamentals" is the fourth mission in Saints Row IV.

Let's see how things work here.
— Quest description

Overview[]

After being placed in Virtual Steelport, Kinzie Kensington patches her up in the audio system to stay in touch with Playa to help latter escape the simulation and get back to Earth.

Playa buys a gun from Friendly Fire only to be found by the ZPD. They kill dispatched officers and destroy a Flashpoint before fleeing to Kinzie's "Inner Sanctum".

Gameplay[]

This mission automatically starts upon completing A Pleasant Day. It is not possible to exit this mission, only to restart it.

Steal car

As soon as the mission starts, get in a nearby Solar or any other vehicle.

Access HUB menu

Open the HUB.

Go to Map

Open the Map menu.

Set GPS at Friendly Fire

Set a waypoint to Salander Friendly Fire.

Exit HUB menu

Close the menu.

Go to Friendly Fire

Drive to Friendly Fire.

Enter Friendly Fire

Enter the building.

Go shopping

Open the store menu.

Purchase weapon

Purchase any of 3 available weapons in the store: the Heavy Pistol, the Heavy SMG and the Pump-Action Shotgun.

Purchase upgrade

Purchase any upgrade for any of the weapons.

Exit store

Leave the store.

Kill police

Three ZPD units arrive and attack, leaving the area without killing them fails the mission.

Go to Flashpoint

Go to Flashpoint in west Brickston.

Destroy Flashpoint

Kill all Zin soldiers there to take over the Flashpoint.

Flee to Kinzie's

Go to Kinzie's Warehouse to complete the mission.


Rewards[]

Trivia[]

  • It is impossible to access the HUB before Kinzie says to do so, although it was available during the previous 3 missions.
  • It is impossible to open the door to the target Friendly Fire store before setting the GPS, although other locations can be entered.
  • Although the GPS route takes Playa right past another Friendly Fire, which can be entered and shopped at, in order for the mission to continue only the designated store may be used.
  • It is not possible to pick up dropped weapons before completing the "Go Shopping" objective
  • While shopping at Friendly Fire during this mission, Playa is invincible.
  • After reaching Friendly Fire and triggering the "Go Shopping" objective, it is possible to buy a gun at a different Friendly Fire to trigger the next part of the mission, and instantly fail it due to leaving the area.
    • Any weapon already equipped is removed upon accessing Friendly Fire during the "Go Shopping" objective.
    • While shopping as part of the mission, the "Access Gateway Weapons" option is missing, and the Quickshot Pistol and Rapid-Fire SMG are temporarily unavailable, although they are available at other times during the mission.
  • During this mission, the Vehicle Customization prompt does not appear when driving a Vehicle into Rim Jobs, but it is possible to repair a damaged vehicle, which automatically adds it to the Garage, and it is then possible to enter Vehicle Customization from the Rim Jobs menu.
  • Playa asks Kinzie about "changing out of these ridiculous clothes" regardless of whether the clothes have already been changed.
  • The objective "Set GPS at "Friendly Fire" is fulfilled when any waypoint is set.
  • Before completing the "Go Shopping" objective, it is impossible to gain any Notoriety.
  • The mission shares similarities with "We're Going to Need Guns" from Saints Row: The Third: both missions require stealing a car (Neuron in Saints Row: The Third and any vehicle in Saints Row IV), use Cellphone/HUB, go and purchase weapons at Friendly Fire and fight different enemies (SNG in Saints Row: The Third and the ZPD with the Zin in Saints Row IV).
  • Completing this mission leaves Playa free to explore.

Transcript[]

Gameplay[]

Playa - Female 1: "Well, that was different. Now where am I--"
Playa - Female 2: "What is this? Where have I landed?"
Playa - Female 3: "Head's spinning. Where on God's green Earth--"
Playa - Male 1: "Whoa, head rush. Where am I--"
Playa - Male 2: "The fuck am I now?"
Playa - Male 3: "Blimey. Where am I--"
Nolan North: "Whoa, head rush. Where am I--"
Kinzie: "Come in President, can you hear me?"
Playa - Female 1: "Oh, I hear you, all right, only HOW am I hearing you, considering I don't have a phone?!"
Playa - Female 2: "Oui, I hear you perfectly. But how precisely AM I hearing you, since I have no phone?"
Playa - Female 3: "Course I hear you! Which is kinda freaking me out since I don't have a phone."
Playa - Male 1: "Yeah I can hear you. And how the hell AM I hearing you, I don't have a phone on me?"
Playa - Male 2: "Yeah I hear you. Wanna tell me HOW I hear you, since I don't got a phone?"
Playa - Male 3: "Yes, luv. But how, since I don't have my mobile with me?"
Nolan North: "Yeah I can hear you. And how the hell AM I hearing you, I don't have a phone on me?"
Kinzie: "I just patched myself into your simulation and projected my voice through the audio system. You should be able to hear me from anywhere. And you don't have to yell."
Playa - Female 1: "Okay, cause you chattering in my skull isn't annoying... Kinzie, I'm unarmed. Get me out now."
Playa - Female 2: "Of course, because this is all so normal... Kinzie, I am unarmed. How quickly can you get me out?"
Playa - Female 3: "Great, you're just a voice in my head, that's way more reassuring. Look, Kinzie, I ain't armed. How 'bout getting me out?"
Playa - Male 1: "Okay, cause that's not a little creepy... Kinzie, I'm unarmed here. How about getting me out?"
Playa - Male 2: "Right, cause that's not all messed up... Kinzie, I ain't strapped. How about getting me out?"
Playa - Male 3: "Right, because I love voices in me head... Kinzie, I'm unarmed here. Kindly show me the exit?"
Nolan North: "Okay, cause that's not a little creepy... Kinzie, I'm unarmed here. How about getting me out?"
Kinzie: "I can't do that until I back-trace your signal to your physical body. Until then, you're stuck there so you might wanna go buy a gun."
Playa - Female 1: "Great. Retail therapy at Friendly Fire."
Playa - Female 2: "*sigh* Time to visit Friendly Fire."
Playa - Female 3: "Shoot. Is Friendly Fire open?"
Playa - Male 1: "Right. Friendly Fire it is."
Playa - Male 2: "Aw, hell. Friendly Fire time."
Playa - Male 3: "Brilliant. So I'm off to Friendly Fire."
Nolan North: "Right. Friendly Fire it is."
— "Mission Start"


Playa - Female 1: "Shit, where's the nearest store again?"
Playa - Female 2: "Merde, where is the nearest location?"
Playa - Female 3: "And where the nearest one's at?"
Playa - Male 1: "Shit, where's the nearest store again?"
Playa - Male 2: "Is there one open near here?"
Playa - Male 3: "Can't recall where the nearest one is."
Nolan North: "Shit, where's the nearest store again?"
Kinzie: "*sigh* Set your GPS from the map in your HUB."
Playa: "HUB?"
Kinzie: "It's like a digital information pad. You know, like those mobile devices all the kids have these days."
Playa - Female 1: "Awesome, can I update my status on it?"
Playa - Female 2: "Très bien. Does it pick up satellite radio?"
Playa - Female 3: "Can it give arts and crafts ideas?"
Playa - Male 1: "Cool, can I play games on it?"
Playa - Male 2: "Tight. Does it get porn?"
Playa - Male 3: "Nice. Can it send Zinyak a snapshot of my arse?"
Nolan North: "Cool, can I play games on it? Ha! I don't play games. Can I get porn?"
Kinzie: "No."
— "Set GPS"
Playa - Female 1: "You ARE getting me out of here, right?"
Playa - Female 2: "You will extract me from here, yes?"
Playa - Female 3: "Can you get me out of here yet, Kinzie?"
Playa - Male 1: "You... you will be able to get me out of here, right?"
Playa - Male 2: "You're gonna get me outta here, right?"
Playa - Male 3: "You are getting me out of here, right?"
Nolan North: "So, you will be able to get me out of here, right?"
Kinzie: "Eventually. I'm still trying to figure out the Zin systems. Basic hacks like hooking into the audio system isn't hard. Trying to disconnect you and find your body, that's a bit more involved."
Playa - Female 1: "And getting me into some decent clothes isn't a "basic hack"?"
Playa - Female 2: "And changing me out of this ridiculous ensemble is not a "basic hack"?"
Playa - Female 3: "And is getting me some decent clothes a "basic hack"?"
Playa - Male 1: "And changing me out of these ridiculous clothes isn't a "basic hack"?"
Playa - Male 2: "And getting me out of this dumbass outfit ain't a "basic hack"?"
Playa - Male 3: "And shedding these ridiculous clothes isn't a "basic hack"?"
Nolan North: "Hey, what about getting me out of this fucking sweater vest? How hard is that?"
Kinzie: "On my list of priorities, that doesn't even make my top five hundred."
Playa - Female 1: "If you were wearing this you'd make this a priority."
Playa - Female 2: "Easy for you to say if you are not wearing it."
Playa - Female 3: "Honey, if you were wearing this you'd already be changed."
Playa - Male 1: "If you were wearing this I'm sure you'd up that priority."
Playa - Male 2: "If you were wearing this you'd make it number one."
Playa - Male 3: "If you had to wear this you'd sing a different tune."
Nolan North: "If you were wearing this I'm sure you'd up that priority."
Kinzie: "If I was wearing that, I'd be asking you to shoot me in the head."
— "Drive to FF"
Playa - Female 1: "What's that big dome supposed to be?"
Playa - Female 2: "Curious. What is that red dome?"
Playa - Female 3: "What's up with that big ol' dome?"
Playa - Male 1: "What the hell is that big dome?"
Playa - Male 2: "S'up with that big dome?"
Playa - Male 3: "Is that glowing dome something important?"
Nolan North: "What the hell is that big dome?"
Kinzie: "Hmmm, not sure. I'll have to look into that."
Playa - Female 1: "Place is crawling with Zinyak's goons."
Playa - Female 2: "Apparently, Zinyak's people are all over the city."
Playa - Female 3: "Zinyak's goons are all over this place."
Playa - Male 1: "Zinyak put his people all over the city here."
Playa - Male 2: "This town's crawlin' with Zinyak's crew."
Playa - Male 3: "Zinyak's soldiers are everywhere."
Nolan North: "Zinyak put his people all over the city here."
Kinzie: "From what I can see a lot's been taken over by the Zin. There's alien technology everywhere."
Playa - Female 1: "You're enjoying this, aren't you?"
Playa - Female 2: "And you find this entertaining?"
Playa - Female 3: "Don't tell me you're enjoying this."
Playa - Male 1: "Oh, you gotta be enjoying this."
Playa - Male 2: "You gettin' off on this, Kinzie?"
Playa - Male 3: "And you think it's the dog's bollocks?"
Nolan North: "You gotta be enjoying this."
Kinzie: "Just a little."
— "See Hotspot"
Playa - Female 1: "Do you think the entire White House was leveled?"
Playa - Female 2: "Tell me, Kinzie, was the White House destroyed utterly?"
Playa - Female 3: "You think the whole White House got destroyed?"
Playa - Male 1: "Do you think the whole White House was destroyed?"
Playa - Male 2: "You think the whole damn White House got flattened?"
Playa - Male 3: "Do you expect the entire White House was demolished?"
Nolan North: "Do you think the whole White House was destroyed?"
Kinzie: "I don't know. Maybe. Why?"
Playa - Female 1: "I was thinking we should get Ultor to rebuild it. Maybe have it seal up if there's an attack. Maybe transform into a giant tank..."
Playa - Female 2: "I was considering a grand renovation. Tastefully reinforced walls, decorative yet functional missile turrets... Maybe a flounce around the bed."
Playa - Female 3: "I was thinking if we have to rebuild we could throw a few more columns in, plant magnolias --more of an antebellum look?"
Playa - Male 1: "I was thinking if it was we could get Ultor to rebuild it. Add more defenses, more weapons, a few underground jet hangars..."
Playa - Male 2: "Just thinking: maybe we could get Ultor to rebuild it. Thicker walls, more guns, an underground jet hangar..."
Playa - Male 3: "I just thought we should rebuild it as the ultimate crib -- steel walls, surface to air missiles, swimming pool with a bar you can swim up to..."
Nolan North: "I was thinking if it was we could get Ultor to rebuild it. Add more defenses, more weapons, a few underground jet hangars... maybe some air hockey."
Kinzie: "Are you serious?"
Playa - Female 1: "Could use some more stripper poles in the bedrooms, too."
Playa - Female 2: "Perhaps a few more stripper poles in the boudoir?"
Playa - Female 3: "How 'bout some more stripper poles in the bedrooms?"
Playa - Male 1: "Hell, maybe a few more stripper poles in the bedrooms."
Playa - Male 2: "Hell, maybe more stripper poles in the bedrooms."
Playa - Male 3: "... And more stripper poles in the bedrooms to boot."
Nolan North: "Hell, maybe a few more stripper poles in the bedrooms. Am I right? I am right."
Kinzie: "More? You already had "some" stripper poles?"
Playa - Female 1: "It was my first executive order."
Playa - Female 2: "I work out on one. You think this ass happens all by itself?"
Playa - Female 3: "Killer cardio, Kinzie. You should try it."
Playa - Male 1: "I had one installed like the first day I was in office."
Playa - Male 2: "Shit, I had one put in my first day in office."
Playa - Male 3: "You say that like it's a bad thing."
Nolan North: "I had one installed like the first day I was in office. Heh heh. Love the poles."
Kinzie: "Wow..."
— "Drive to FF 2nd Convo"
Playa - Female 1: "Is Zinyak seriously going to let me buy weapons here?"
Playa - Female 2: "Zinyak's just going to let me waltz in and buy a gun?"
Playa - Female 3: "Shouldn't I get someone else to do this for me?"
Playa - Male 1: "Uh, are we sure buying guns is something I'm allowed to do here?"
Playa - Male 2: "How sure are we that I'm allowed to buy guns here?"
Playa - Male 3: "Seems a bit risky, me in a gun store. You sure they'll sell to me?"
Nolan North: "Are we sure buying guns is something I'm allowed to do here?"
Kinzie: "I don't know, do you remember how to shop for yourself or did being President make you too good for that?"
— "Arriving at FF"
Kinzie: "Hope you got something useful, cause the cops are swarming your location."
Playa - Female 1: "Time to remind them of the Second Amendment."
Playa - Female 2: "Have they not heard of the Second Amendment?"
Playa - Female 3: "Aw, dammit. Ain't they never heard of the Second Amendment?"
Playa - Male 1: "Uh, haven't they heard of the Second Amendment?"
Playa - Male 2: "I got my Second Amendment rights."
Playa - Male 3: "I have a Second Amendment right to--"
Nolan North: "What, are they liberals? Haven't they heard of the Second Amendment?"
Kinzie: "Zinyak's running this place, I don't think the Constitution holds any weight here."
— "Cops Arrive"
Playa - Female 1: "And now, what? I keep my head down until you can pull me out of here?"
Playa - Female 2: "So now what? I try to act inconspicuous until you can free me from here?"
Playa - Female 3: "Now what, sugar? You expect me to keep my head low till you pull me out?"
Playa - Male 1: "So now what? I just keep my head down until you can pull me out of this place?"
Playa - Male 2: "What now, Kinzie? I just keep it on the down-low till you pull me outta this place?"
Playa - Male 3: "What next? You expect me to lie low till you find a way to free me?"
Nolan North: "So now what? I just keep my head down until you can pull me out of this place?"
Kinzie: "Not yet, there's a Zin patrol close to you that'll need to be cleared out before that happens. That is, if the President's up for killing a few more aliens."
Playa - Female 1: "Actually, Miss Press Secretary, that's your best suggestion since I got here.."
Playa - Female 2: "S'il vous plait, Madame Press Secretary, that sounds delightful."
Playa - Female 3: "Miss Press Secretary, that sounds delightful."
Playa - Male 1: "Why thank you, Miss Press Secretary, that sounds like a perfect idea."
Playa - Male 2: "Now that I'm strapped, I'm up for killin' ANYONE who helped put me here."
Playa - Male 3: "Capital idea, Madame Press Secretary."
Nolan North: "Why thank you, Miss Press Secretary, that sounds like a perfect idea."
Kinzie: "What can I say, I'm good at my job."
Playa - Female 1: "If you were that good, I'd be out of here."
Playa - Female 2: "You must be. You work for me and you are still alive."
Playa - Female 3: "Real humble, too."
Playa - Male 1: "You're just not good at subtle."
Playa - Male 2: "You're just not a people-person."
Playa - Male 3: "Thanks to your warm personality."
Nolan North: "You're just not good at subtle."
Kinzie: "True."
— "Head To Flashpoint"
Playa - Female 1: "Hey, assholes! You looking for me?"
Playa - Female 2: "Hello, gentlemen. I believe you are looking for me?"
Playa - Female 3: "You're about to wish you never found me."
Playa - Male 1: "Hey guys, you looking for me?"
Playa - Male 2: "Yo, motherfuckers. I'm right here."
Playa - Male 3: "Oy! You blokes looking for me?"
Nolan North: "Hey guys, you looking for me?"
Kinzie: "Just kill them and leave already."
— "Arrive at Flashpoint"
Playa - Female 1: "Okay, gotta get out of the spotlight now..."
Playa - Female 2: "That felt good. Now I go to ground."
Playa - Female 3: "Better lay low."
Playa - Male 1: "Okay, time to lay low for a bit."
Playa - Male 2: "Now it's time to lay low."
Playa - Male 3: "I'd say it's time to get off the street."
Nolan North: "Okay, time to lay low for a bit."
Kinzie: "Use my warehouse, it's not far."
Playa - Female 1: "Couldn't I just stay at a hotel instead?"
Playa - Female 2: "Can I not book a room somewhere...?"
Playa - Female 3: "Gotta be a decent hotel around. Something with a spa..."
Playa - Male 1: "Ah, isn't there a nice hotel or something I can use instead?"
Playa - Male 2: "You can't just put me in a nice hotel or something?"
Playa - Male 3: "Well, I wouldn't want to impose. At all."
Nolan North: "Warehouse? Isn't there a nice hotel around?"
Kinzie: "What's wrong with my inner sanctum?"
Playa - Female 1: "Nothing, nothing. Not a thing."
Playa - Female 2: "Pardonnez moi, that is not how I meant it."
Playa - Female 3: "Aw, nothing, honey. Nothing at all."
Playa - Male 1: "Uh no, no, nothing. Nothing at all."
Playa - Male 2: "Chill, girl, I didn't mean nothing by it."
Playa - Male 3: "Did I say there was anything wrong?"
Nolan North: "Um, nothing. Nothing at all."
— "Head to Kinzies"


Playa - Female 1: "Hate to tell you, Kinzie, but your stuff's all gone."
Playa - Female 2: "Oh, Kinzie, the place is completely empty."
Playa - Female 3: "Son of a bitch. None of your stuff's in here."
Playa - Male 1: "Umm, Kinzie, all your stuff's gone."
Playa - Male 2: "Uh, Kinzie, somebody cleaned this place out!"
Playa - Male 3: "Oh, no. There's nothing here, Kinzie."
Nolan North: "Umm, Kinzie, all your shit's gone."
Kinzie: "What?!... Dammit! Zinyak removed all sign of the Saints from the simulation. That means..."
Playa - Female 1: "We don't have ANY safe houses here..."
Playa - Female 2: "There's no safe houses at all in the city..."
Playa - Female 3: "There ain't a safe place for me anywhere..."
Playa - Male 1: "There's no more safe houses for the us in the city..."
Playa - Male 2: "We don't have a single safe house in town..."
Playa - Male 3: "This city isn't going to cut me ANY breaks."
Nolan North: "There's no more safe houses for the us in the city... Great! Fucking great."
Kinzie: "Right."
Playa - Female 1: "So how do I fix that?"
Playa - Female 2: "Then what is my next course of action?"
Playa - Female 3: "You mind telling me what I'm supposed to do now?"
Playa - Male 1: "So what do we do about that?"
Playa - Male 2: "What the hell am I supposed to do about that?"
Playa - Male 3: "So what am I meant to do about it?"
Nolan North: "So what do we do about that?"
Kinzie: "Hmmm, not sure yet. Though any help you can give with gathering information on systems in the simulation would be useful. I'll leave any tasks I have for you in the Quests section of your HUB."
Playa - Female 1: "Check. Anything else?"
Playa - Female 2: "Understood. Any other advice?"
Playa - Female 3: "Any last tips?"
Playa - Male 1: "Got it. Anything else?"
Playa - Male 2: "Right. Any more big ideas?"
Playa - Male 3: "Right. I feel better already."
Nolan North: "Got it. Anything else?"
Kinzie: "Just hang in there, I promise I'll find a way to get you out."
Playa - Female 1: "Do it and I'll rename the Internet after you."
Playa - Female 2: "Do not delay."
Playa - Female 3: "Ain't like I have much choice."
Playa - Male 1: "The sooner the better."
Playa - Male 2: "Don't drag your feet, girl."
Playa - Male 3: "Just try to be quick about it?"
Nolan North: "The sooner the better."
— "Enter Kinzies Warehouse"

Gallery[]

Driving a Solar to Friendly Fire

Fighting ZPD officers

Cache awarded after completing the mission


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