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Sergeant Hicks
Sergeant Hicks
Police Sergeant
Zone Outbreak
Coordinates (-24, 0, -1970)
Level Range 1
Introduced by Officer Parks
Introduces Coyote
Enemy groups Badge villain contaminated Contaminated

Sergeant Hicks is the third contact you will meet if you go through the Outbreak tutorial zone. He is located at (-24, 0, 1,970).


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Use your compass or map to find Coyote.


Police Sergeant

Sergeant Hicks is a former Hero who lost his powers shortly before the Rikti war. He felt useless on the sidelines during the war, so he joined the police force. He was recently promoted because of exemplary field work. Although new to his position, he has earned the confidence of all his fellow officers.


Hey there. When I was a hero, I learned a thing or two. When you defeat a foe, you may receive Inspirations in your Inspiration Tray.

These can help you by giving you Hit Points, Endurance, or improved attacks. To use one, left click on the icon. To learn about an Inspiration, right click on the icon.


Briefing I'll give you some Inspirations to experiment with, a Damage one and a Healing one. Just click on them in your Inspiration Tray to use them. I want you to take down four more thugs while our detectives try to get to the bottom of this.

Mission Acceptance

Defeat four more thugs, and don't forget to use those Inspirations!

Mission Objective(s)

  • Defeat 4 thugs, using Inspirations
  • Defeat 4 Contaminated
  • Note: You do not have to use the inspirations that Sergeant Hicks gives to you! If you prefer, you may save them to use during missions later.


Good job on those thugs. As a reward, I'll give you something called an Enhancement. You can use Enhancements to permanently improve a power. Click on the Enhancements tab on your Powers Tray to see Enhancements you have collected. In that display, click the Manage option to get to the management screen where you can pick the power the Enhancement will be attached to.

You can use any of the 'Training' enhancements you find, but other types of Enhancements can only be used by specific origins. Just right click on an Enhancement to get more info about it. You should now go read more about Enhancements on the terminal over there, it will explain levels and combining Enhancements to make them more powerful.

Mission Objective(s)

  • Learn about Enhancements


Now that you know about Combining, I will give you another of the same type of Enhancement I gave you earlier. You can try combining the two Enhancements for practice. If you need to refresh your memory, you can always check out that terminal in the future, or read up on Enhancements in the game manual.

It looks like Coyote has learned something about the drug.

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