Remote Hacking is an experimental augmentation introduced in Deus Ex: Mankind Divided. Using a small amount of energy, Adam Jensen can now hack certain objects from afar.

Occasionally, the energy usage on high-tier objects (e.g. walker bots) isn’t "small" and is actually closer to medium.

Description[edit | edit source]

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The Remote Hacking augmentation is used in conjunction with the MHD-995 Hacking Device and the InfoLink Communications augmentation. It allows the user to wirelessly hack electronic devices from a distance.
Hack electronic devices from a distance.
Warning: This augmentation is experimental. Unlocking it will add to the Overclock.
  • Activation cost: 2 Praxis
  • Activation: contextual
  • Energy consumption: low

Upgrades[edit | edit source]

Environmental Domination[edit | edit source]

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The Environmental Domination sequencer pings nearby connections of smart world objects, displaying them as yellow dots in the heads-up display. It then allows the user to hack into these devices remotely and permits simple activation and deactivation of root commands.
At this rate, the augmentation is incapable of interacting with security objects, since these are fortified with enough security protocols to immediately reject foreign connections.
Locate and hack environmental smart objects.
  • Upgrade requirement: Remote Hacking
  • Upgrade cost: N/A
  • Activation: contextual
  • Energy consumption: low

Security Domination[edit | edit source]

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The Security Domination sequencer allows users to connect to and override security protocols, allowing users to temporarily disable high-security hardware like cameras, turrets, and robots.
Temporarily disable robots, turrets, and security cameras from a distance.
  • Upgrade requirement: Environmental Domination
  • Upgrade cost: 1 Praxis
  • Activation: contextual
  • Energy consumption: low

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Remote Hacking is great for taking down drones, turning off laser grids, hacking cars, and more. Remote Hacking will not work on computers or security panels.
  • Remote Hacking also adds an undocumented tool: visual timer of stunned objects such as cameras. Even without Security Domination or by using different method such as TESLA-ing a camera,the timer still shows up.
  • Remote Hacking accepts Stop! Worm Software and Nuke Virus Software. Stop! Worm Software gives an extra five seconds. Nuke Virus Software only eliminates one firewall instead of capturing the target instantly.
  • Focus Enhancement makes hacking high-tier objects easier by slowing down the cursor.
  • While remotely hacking objects, Jensen may still move and use/deactivate some augmentations such as cloaking.
  • Remote Hacking works in conjunction with MHD-995 (Hacking: Capture) and Infolink.
  • Even objects that are far away and seen by Smart Vision are hackable.
  • Possible objects: cars, hidden ladders, canopy, industrial fans, Palisade parking lot gas controller, electromagnetic windows, radios and TVs.
  • Security cameras disabled by this augment can be destroyed without causing an alarm, although guards with hearing distance will still react to the noise. Destroyed cameras don't arouse suspicion if found by guards, so a combination of remote hacking and a silenced pistol can be used to make moving around much easier. 
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