Side Missions are basically optional side objectives that players can unlock and complete if they fancy taking a break from the main story for a bit.
In order to find one of these side missions you will need to locate the small blue diamond type icons or markers that are scattered throughout the map. Once you have managed to find one simply speak to the quest giver, NPC, to begin.
A lot of these side missions either require you to fix networks, complete uploads, and of course defeat a ton of mean angry men along the way.
Each side mission has its own set of rewards, which usually includes additional XP. Completing all of these side missions will unlock the Friendly Neighbourhood Spiderman trophy achievement.
More side missions become available as you continue to progress through the main story.
This specific page will be focusing on completing the College Buddies side mission
SIDE MISSION: College Buddies
REWARDS: 1500 XP
QUEST GIVER: Phillip Chang
Head to the Greenwich district and find and speak with Phillip Chang to begin this mission. This mission is the start of several other missions, basically it is a chained mission.
Anyway speak with Phillip Chang to learn about one of his roommates having gone missing ever since a Halloween party. Apparently the roommate is known as Carlos.
We now need to find this roommate and our only real clue is the photo that Phillip gave us. Spiderman will figure out that our destination is south of the Statue of Liberty. He will then mention that it must be in the Financial District.
Head to the Financial District and make your way south of the District in order to trigger a scene involving the college students. The scene will be on a building rooftop south of the Financial District, close to the water. You should be able to locate the Statue of Liberty in the background.
After the scene we will then need to eliminate the corrupted individuals. This will then complete the mission
Find the missing student
Defeat the corrupted
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