BioShock Walkthrough Hephaestus

September 12, 2016 (Last Updated: ) | Reading Time: 15 minutes

This BioShock walkthrough is divided into 15 total pages.

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Hephaestus

BioShock Walkthrough - BioShock 548
BioShock Walkthrough - BioShock 548

Here's a map of the level. Map - Hephaestus

  1. Ryan Takes F Futuristics - Audio Diary
  2. Scoping The Gate - Audio Diary
  3. Going To Heat Loss - Audio Diary
  4. Stopping Ryan - Audio Diary
  5. A Man Or A Parasite - Audio Diary
  6. Frozen Field 2 - Combat Tonic
  7. Fontaine's Legacy - Audio Diary
  8. Running Short On R-34s - Audio Diary
  9. Power To The People - Weapon Upgrade
  10. Assassin - Audio Diary
  11. Kyburz Door Code - Audio Diary
  12. Genetics Arms Race - Audio Diary
  13. Getting A Break - Audio Diary
  14. Security Evasion 2 - Physical Tonic
  15. Market Maintenance Code - Audio Diary
  16. Device Almost Finished - Audio Diary
  17. The Dream - Audio Diary
  18. Assembling The Bomb - Audio Diary
  19. Damage Research - Combat Tonic
  20. A Great Chain Moves Slowly - Audio Diary
  21. Power To The People - Weapon Upgrade
  22. Shorten Alarms 2 - Engineering Tonic
  23. Impossible Anywhere Else - Audio Diary
BioShock Walkthrough - BioShock 549
BioShock Walkthrough - BioShock 549

Atlas and Ryan both chime in. Hack the Circus of Values then continue through a Securis door to this underwater tunnel.

BioShock Walkthrough - BioShock 550
BioShock Walkthrough - BioShock 550

Find a corpse with a Shotgun on the left path. The path on the right has a Trash Can. Both paths converge where these Splicers can be heard. Enrage! provides entertaining protection.

BioShock Walkthrough - BioShock 551
BioShock Walkthrough - BioShock 551

Through another pair of doors is this corpse next to a Napalm-carrying Chemical Thrower. A Leadhead Splicer attacks from the right stairs.

BioShock Walkthrough - BioShock 552
BioShock Walkthrough - BioShock 552

Ascend the stairs and defeat/hack this turret.

BioShock Walkthrough - BioShock 553
BioShock Walkthrough - BioShock 553

Cash and a Frag Grenade are by this Circus of Values. Search the crate for McDonagh's Ryan Takes F Futuristics audio diary.

BioShock Walkthrough - BioShock 554
BioShock Walkthrough - BioShock 554

Before exiting through the door on the right, climb this pipe to loot a corpse.

BioShock Walkthrough - BioShock 555
BioShock Walkthrough - BioShock 555

Go through the door and keep left to find Kyburz's Scoping The Gate audio diary between the Circus of Values and the Vita-Chamber.

BioShock Walkthrough - BioShock 556
BioShock Walkthrough - BioShock 556

A strange voice is heard when approaching this Grenade Launcher. An EVE Hypo and something called Ionic Gel are seen ahead.

BioShock Walkthrough - BioShock 557
BioShock Walkthrough - BioShock 557

Hack the security camera above this door and find cash to the left of the U-Invent machine on the right before exiting. A Health Station is to the right as you pass through the door.

BioShock Walkthrough - BioShock 558
BioShock Walkthrough - BioShock 558

Through another pair of doors, find what appears to be Ryan's trophy room -- of his enemies. Seems everyone in Rapture is either predator or prey.

BioShock Walkthrough - BioShock 559
BioShock Walkthrough - BioShock 559

Search the bodies for supplies. Anya Andersdotter's audio diary Going To Heat Loss is found on this corpse. Listen and receive a new goal: search Heat Loss Monitoring.

BioShock Walkthrough - BioShock 560
BioShock Walkthrough - BioShock 560

Splicers blast their way through the Hephaestus Core door. Hit them with Enrage! and find McDonagh's Stopping Ryan audio diary on this corpse.

BioShock Walkthrough - BioShock 561
BioShock Walkthrough - BioShock 561

This Circuit Breaker is of no use. Ryan's office is locked and you can't open it until you cut the power at the core.

BioShock Walkthrough - BioShock 562
BioShock Walkthrough - BioShock 562

Before rushing through the Hephaestus Core door ahead/right, pass through this door on the left.

BioShock Walkthrough - BioShock 563
BioShock Walkthrough - BioShock 563

Ryan's audio diary A Man Or A Parasite is on the desk, and a safe is under the desk. A Frozen Field 2 Combat Tonic is ahead. A corpse can be searched in the back of the room.

BioShock Walkthrough - BioShock 564
BioShock Walkthrough - BioShock 564

Now can pass through the Hephaestus Core door. Electricity is a good choice against the Splicers in this water-filled room. Search the Big Daddy for supplies then continue through the door ahead.

BioShock Walkthrough - BioShock 565
BioShock Walkthrough - BioShock 565

Follow the underwater tunnel to his opening. Unfortunately, the observation scopes are non-functional. Continue through the door on the left, where you'll find a Health Station.

BioShock Walkthrough - BioShock 566
BioShock Walkthrough - BioShock 566

The level's first Little Sister was waiting on the other side. I continued my Bouncer research to earn a 50% bonus to wrench damage. I also completed my Little Sister research and earned my final boost to maximum Health and EVE.

BioShock Walkthrough - BioShock 567
BioShock Walkthrough - BioShock 567

Enrage! or use Hypnotize Big Daddy to have the Bouncer clear the immediate area of Splicers.

BioShock Walkthrough - BioShock 568
BioShock Walkthrough - BioShock 568

Turn your Crossbow on him (or better yet the Chemical Thrower if you have enough Electric Gel). I harvested the Little Sister to bring my ADAM total to 340. Search the area to find Napalm and Liquid Nitrogen. Notice more of that strange Ionic Gel.

BioShock Walkthrough - BioShock 569
BioShock Walkthrough - BioShock 569

Don't miss McDonagh's audio diary Fontaine's Legacy near the Vita Chamber on the upper level.

BioShock Walkthrough - BioShock 570
BioShock Walkthrough - BioShock 570

Follow the signs to Heat Loss Monitoring, clearing a path as you go.

BioShock Walkthrough - BioShock 571
BioShock Walkthrough - BioShock 571

Hack this security camera directly across from the workshops entrance. Pablo Navarro's Running Short On R-34s audio diary is on the left. A First Aid Kit is on the desk and a Gene-Bank is behind you and to the left.

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BioShock Walkthrough - BioShock 572

Before descending these stairs, find a Crossbow by a corpse ahead/right, then hack the safe to the left. Buckshot and a Proximity Mine are also available.

BioShock Walkthrough - BioShock 573
BioShock Walkthrough - BioShock 573

Search a crate at the bottom of the stairs and find the Heat Loss Monitoring entrance here. Don't go in yet.

BioShock Walkthrough - BioShock 574
BioShock Walkthrough - BioShock 574

DO NOT use this Circus of Values directly across from Heat Loss Monitoring -- all it dispenses are live bombs. Search the corpse on the right next to an Automatic Hack Tool.

BioShock Walkthrough - BioShock 575
BioShock Walkthrough - BioShock 575

Ascend the ramp to the right of Heat Loss Monitoring and find this Power To The People Station on the left. A Shotgun and a corpse are to the right.

BioShock Walkthrough - BioShock 576
BioShock Walkthrough - BioShock 576

I chose Crossbow Breakage Chance. This makes it more likely that my bolts will be recoverable.

BioShock Walkthrough - BioShock 577
BioShock Walkthrough - BioShock 577

Directly across from the weapon upgrade station is this Gatherer's Garden, next to Anya Andersdotter's Assassin audio diary. A corpse is behind the Gatherer's Garden.

BioShock Walkthrough - BioShock 578
BioShock Walkthrough - BioShock 578

I upgrade to Electro Bolt 3 and purchase a Combat Tonic Slot for Electric Flesh.

BioShock Walkthrough - BioShock 579
BioShock Walkthrough - BioShock 579

Now it's time to enter Heat Loss Monitoring.

BioShock Walkthrough - BioShock 580
BioShock Walkthrough - BioShock 580

The lights cut out twice in this next room. Very creepy. Grab an explosive canister with Telekinesis to throw at these Splicers playing dead. Toss it their way when they spring to life. The Machine Gun's Antipersonnel Auto Rounds finish them off nicely.

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BioShock Walkthrough - BioShock 581

Immediately after, the level's second of three Little Sisters showed up. The Crossbow does a fine job, although you'll need some fancy footwork to avoid the Bouncer's bull charge.

BioShock Walkthrough - BioShock 582
BioShock Walkthrough - BioShock 582

I bank the ADAM for the moment.

BioShock Walkthrough - BioShock 583
BioShock Walkthrough - BioShock 583

Keep right after passing through the door to find a searchable Pneumo tube, then spot Pablo Navarro's Kyburz Door Code audio diary. This is the first of several clues that Kyburz's office door code is Australia Day.

BioShock Walkthrough - BioShock 584
BioShock Walkthrough - BioShock 584

Find a fully-functional Circus of Values on the right, then ready a weapon before advancing down the misty corridor ahead.

BioShock Walkthrough - BioShock 585
BioShock Walkthrough - BioShock 585

This Leadhead Splicer was playing dead. Let him play no more.

BioShock Walkthrough - BioShock 586
BioShock Walkthrough - BioShock 586

Descend these stairs and hack this Health Station. A pair of Splicers are down here and they're likely to look for healing before you're done with them. Search the area for crates and corpses.

BioShock Walkthrough - BioShock 587
BioShock Walkthrough - BioShock 587

Approach the electrified water to trigger a ghostly reenactment. Learn that the circuit breaker ahead/left controls the electricity in the water.

BioShock Walkthrough - BioShock 588
BioShock Walkthrough - BioShock 588

Hack the circuit breaker to make the water safe. Josh sends in this alternative: "You can use telekineses to launch a dead body into the nearby fan with the electric wires coming out. This will fry the circuit, allowing you to walk in the water without having to hack the circuit breaker."

BioShock Walkthrough - BioShock 589
BioShock Walkthrough - BioShock 589

Descend the stairs to the flooded office and find McDonagh's Genetic Arms Race audio diary next to some Incendiary Bolts.

BioShock Walkthrough - BioShock 590
BioShock Walkthrough - BioShock 590

Splicers spawn. Natural Camouflage and your Crossbow make for easy sniping. Search a Storage Crate and corpse before leaving the flooded office.

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BioShock Walkthrough - BioShock 591

Descend the stairs to another office on the opposite side of the room.

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BioShock Walkthrough - BioShock 592

Grab Pablo Navarro's Getting A Break audio diary to update your goals. A Security Evasion 2 Physical Tonic is also on the desk, and the calendar has the Australia Day circled, January 26.

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BioShock Walkthrough - BioShock 593

Search the file cabinets and crates, then find a Frag Grenade, Storage Crate and corpse. Enjoy the view from the windows before leaving. It's time to head to Kyburz's Workshops.

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BioShock Walkthrough - BioShock 594

Backtrack then follow the Workshops signs.

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BioShock Walkthrough - BioShock 595

Here is the Workshops entrance.

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BioShock Walkthrough - BioShock 596

Continue through a short tunnel then battle this Spider Splicer. A Circus of Values and Ammo Bandito machine are in here. Lockers to the left of the Ammo Bandito contain cash, and more cash is on the desk ahead.

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BioShock Walkthrough - BioShock 597

To the left, a Crossbow and a corpse are behind a Trap Bolt.

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BioShock Walkthrough - BioShock 598

Beware a turret to the right. An Enraged! Splicer and Big Daddy take care of the turret and each other. The poster reveals Australia Day to be 01/26. A U-Invent is on the left; a Machine Gun and a First Aid Kit are on the right.

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BioShock Walkthrough - BioShock 599

Find cash, snacks and a corpse in the back of the room, plus this safe in the far left corner.

BioShock Walkthrough - BioShock 600
BioShock Walkthrough - BioShock 600

Descend these stairs.

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BioShock Walkthrough - BioShock 601

The door to Kyburz's office is to the left, flanked by a pair of machine gun turrets. You'll do well to hack them both.

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BioShock Walkthrough - BioShock 602

Don't head into Kyburz's office just yet. Instead, use this crawlspace to access the area beneath the stairs.

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BioShock Walkthrough - BioShock 603

Pablo Navarro's Market Maintenance Code audio diary reveals the code 0512 for the Pump Room in Farmer's Market. Electric Gel, a Pistol, Armor-Piercing Pistol Rounds and two Storage Crates are found as well.

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BioShock Walkthrough - BioShock 604

Directly across from the stairs is this room. Kyburz's Device Almost Finished audio diary is on the right alongside a First Aid Kit. A Gene-Bank is on the left.

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BioShock Walkthrough - BioShock 605

Keep right and find this vent with a searchable corpse. Another corpse is in a small flooded area to the left.

BioShock Walkthrough - BioShock 606
BioShock Walkthrough - BioShock 606

Head through this archway directly across from the vent.

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BioShock Walkthrough - BioShock 607

Find Kyburz's audio diary The Dream on this corpse. A Napalm-holding Chemical Thrower and Health Station are seen on the left.

BioShock Walkthrough - BioShock 608
BioShock Walkthrough - BioShock 608

To the left is this desk. Find the Frag Grenade and storage crate, then hop up (or climb the short stairs on the right) to find an EVE Hypo and pistol rounds. A Big Daddy corpse is found near the short stairs.

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BioShock Walkthrough - BioShock 609

I found this area confusing and you'll need to find your way back here later. Here's a shot of the same area from the short steps on the right.

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BioShock Walkthrough - BioShock 610

Look behind the shelves to find this crawlspace.

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BioShock Walkthrough - BioShock 611

Enter to find this all-important room. Kyburz's Assembling The Bomb audio diary is next to a Damage Research Combat Tonic. Two First Aid Kits are under the desk.

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BioShock Walkthrough - BioShock 612

On the opposite side of the room is the EMP Bomb Casing. This is where you'll assemble the bomb once you have all the necessary components.

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BioShock Walkthrough - BioShock 613

Here is your new multi-part goal. You'll need two Ionic Gel (those blue things you've seen lately) as well as one Nitroglycerin Charge and four R-34 Wire Clusters (whatever they are). Find cash under the table.

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BioShock Walkthrough - BioShock 614

Backtrack a bit and note that the Big Daddy Corpse by the short stairs is glowing. Search his body to find your first R-34 Wire Cluster. So that's what they are! Three more to go.

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BioShock Walkthrough - BioShock 615

You'll now find R-34 Wire Clusters on all the Big Daddy corpses you come across in Hephaestus. Here I find one after defeating this Elite Bouncer, escorting the third of the level's three Little Sisters. Harvesting her brings my ADAM count to 430.

BioShock Walkthrough - BioShock 616
BioShock Walkthrough - BioShock 616

Hacking has been getting increasingly difficult so I decide to backtrack to the Gatherer's Garden and spend some ADAM. I buy an Engineering Slot then upgrade to Hacking Expert 2. I also purchase Health and EVE Upgrades, leaving me with 140 ADAM.

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BioShock Walkthrough - BioShock 617

Here is my current configuration.

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BioShock Walkthrough - BioShock 618

I spied this Quarter-Can of Ionic Gel on my back to the Workshops.

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BioShock Walkthrough - BioShock 619

A second Quarter-Can can be found across from the previously-seen safe.

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BioShock Walkthrough - BioShock 620

Time to enter Kyburz's office. Access is granted by entering the date for Australia Day, 0126.

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BioShock Walkthrough - BioShock 621

Telekinesis clears the room of traps, but is time consuming -- very annoying.

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BioShock Walkthrough - BioShock 622

Liquid Nitrogen and Pistol Rounds are on the desk. The Pneumo on the left has more supplies.

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BioShock Walkthrough - BioShock 623

Andrew Ryan's A Great Chain Moves Slowly audio diary is on this desk. Be ready to destroy/hack a machine gun turret by the door before pressing this Intriguing Switch.

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BioShock Walkthrough - BioShock 624

The switch also unlocks the glass blocking the Nitroglycerin you need for the EMP bomb.

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BioShock Walkthrough - BioShock 625

Directly across the room is this Power To The People Station. I choose Grenade Launcher Damage Increase as my next upgrade. A File Cabinet and Proximity Mines are to the right.

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BioShock Walkthrough - BioShock 626

You now need to go Big Daddy hunting to acquire the remaining two R-34 Wire Clusters. Lure one of them back to the turrets flanking Kyburz's office entrance. Freeze him in place with Electric Gel while the turrets speed his demise.

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BioShock Walkthrough - BioShock 627

I lured a second Big Daddy to this hacked Security Camera in front of the Workshops entrance. Security Bots, Electric Gel and Frag Grenades secured the final R-34 Wire Cluster.

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BioShock Walkthrough - BioShock 628

Return to the bomb casing, place the components inside then pick up the bomb to complete the goal. Time to head to Geothermal Control.

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BioShock Walkthrough - BioShock 629

Follow the signs to find the Geothermal Control entrance here.

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BioShock Walkthrough - BioShock 630

A Gene-Bank and storage crate are on the left. A U-Invent is on the right, and a Frag Grenade is in-between. Two doors each lead to this room, flanked by machine gun turrets. Be sure to hack, not destroy, these turrets. Liquid Nitrogen is near the turret on the left.

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BioShock Walkthrough - BioShock 631

Toss a number of Proximity Mines to set up a barrier between the doors and this position. You'll need to hold off a wave of Splicers while turning this wheel. Proximity Mines and a First Aid Kit are behind you.

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BioShock Walkthrough - BioShock 632

Keep holding the valve until the magma flows and Kyburz's audio diary The Dream plays. Your hacked turrets and Proximity Mines should hold off the Splicers.

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BioShock Walkthrough - BioShock 633

This lift is now accessible; ride it down.

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BioShock Walkthrough - BioShock 634

Follow the corridor to find this Shorten Alarms 2 Engineering Tonic, a corpse and an Automatic Hack Tool. Continue through the door ahead.

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BioShock Walkthrough - BioShock 635

Use this Core Lift Control and ride it on up.

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BioShock Walkthrough - BioShock 636

Place the bomb on the core to complete the goal.

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BioShock Walkthrough - BioShock 637

Fight your way past this now-open gate and Ryan's security bots. Here I'm using the Machine Gun's Armor-Piercing Auto Rounds.

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BioShock Walkthrough - BioShock 638

Follow this sign to Ryan's office, but we're not going all the way back there just yet.

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BioShock Walkthrough - BioShock 639

When you get to this next sign, don't follow it up the stairs. Instead, find another set of stairs leading down behind the stacked wheels ahead.

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BioShock Walkthrough - BioShock 640

Andrew Ryan's Impossible Anywhere Else audio diary is on the desk to the right next to Antipersonnel Auto Rounds. Electric Gel and a corpse are around the left corner. Fill up at the Circus of Values then resume following the signs to Ryan's office.

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BioShock Walkthrough - BioShock 641

Leadheads and security bots greet you upon your return. Don't forget to photograph the security bots if you haven't completed researching them yet.

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BioShock Walkthrough - BioShock 642

Use the circuit breaker to complete the goal and unlock the door. You won't be able to save for a while, so you might want to save before you pass through the bulkhead to load the next level: Rapture Central Control.

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