This is the last part of the Death Factory Mission in Hitman: Absolution which is called R&D. In it you make your way around a research silo eliminating Dr. Valentine and Dr. Asford with signature kills and destroy Dr. Ashford’s research. This guide explains how to complete this mission on the hardest, purist, difficulty. It does not explain how to complete the different challenges in this area.
Eliminate Dr. Valentine with Signature Kill
At the start follow the guard that is walking away from you until you get to the conference room. Go into it and through the door in the back right corner. Go down the stairs. At the bottom of the stairs a guard is standing. Wait for him to leave, then follow him but turn left as soon as you can go down some stairs. Go to the back right corner of that lower room and pick up the safety code:
Eliminate Dr. Ashford with Signature Kill
As soon as you have taken down Dr. Valentine walk back down into the lower room and out of the front door of that room. Keeping making your way down the stairs ahead. When you get to a platform turn left and go down some more stairs. At the bottom of those stairs you can either go right or left. Go right to prevent being spotted:
When you are at the bottom of those stairs follow the left wall around the corner and go behind the screen as quickly as possible. keep walking behind them until you are through them, then go all the way to the back of the area and stand near the valve. Wait for Dr. Ashford to have gone into the room on the far side of the area, then turn the wheel:
Destroying Dr. Ashford’s Research
As soon as you have eliminated Dr. Ashfor with a signature kill run out again and once you are behind the screens from earlier start walking. Before you get close to the bridge wait for the guard ahead to have turned his back on you:
Walk up to the bridge controls and call the bridge over. Go over the bridge and into the room. Start playing the research log at the terminal. If you want to listen to it you can. To complete the mission you have to destroy the research. You do that by sabotaging the two electric boxes in the room. Once you have sabotaged the second electric box the research log will seize to play. Go through the exit door and when you have walked some distance down the corridor it will be the end of this part of the mission and indeed the whole mission.