Let’s Play GoldenEye 007 on Xbox Series X: Frigate Level Gameplay and Tips

For the first time ever, GoldenEye 007 is on a console other than the Nintendo 64. The port just launched on Nintendo Switch and Xbox Series X|S. Best of all, you can play for free with Xbox Game Pass. Now watch as we play the GoldenEye 007 Xbox Series X Frigate Level!

In addition to introducing a generation of gamers to a 3D first-person perspective on consoles, it also popularized stealth elements and split-screen multiplayer in video games. As we have previously mentioned, the Xbox Series X version features 4K resolution, achievements, and more.

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Watch our playthrough of the original Frigate Level running on native Nintendo 64 hardware!

To celebrate the launch of GoldenEye 007 on Xbox Series X and Nintendo Switch, I am going to play the entire game over the next month. At the moment, I am playing on 00 Agent difficulty, although I may switch to a different difficulty setting in later levels. The videos will not feature any commentary so that you can enjoy the game as if you were playing it yourself. If you haven’t seen our previous videos, we recommend that you watch the beginning of the game.

Let's Play GoldenEye 007 on Xbox Series X: Frigate Level Gameplay and Tips

Let’s Play GoldenEye on Xbox Frigate Level

Today, we are focused on the Frigate level. Once again, we’re back to a level that draws its inspiration from the movie. It does not happen exactly like this in the film, but the game needs to take liberties to make it a more interesting experience.

Playing on 00 Agent, the mission objectives are:

  • Rescue hostages
  • Disarm bridge bomb
  • Disarm engine room bomb
  • Plant tracking bug on helicopter

In the Xbox version of the game, you can unlock the achievement Calm Seas for 20 Gamerscore. All you have to do is complete the level on any difficulty setting.

GoldenEye Frigate Tips

The most important thing to remember in this mission is to properly use the bomb defuser. You obviously do not want to shoot the plastique explosives. Once you clear the rooms of enemies, approach the plastique and equip the bomb defuser from the menu. You will disarm the bombs with the fire button.

You also need to be mindful of hostages. Unlike civilians in previous levels, these NPCs are being held at gunpoint. Take out the guards without shooting the hostages using the silenced submachine gun. The guards are usually located at difficult angles for you to shoot, so be on the lookout. If they notice you and you retreat from the room, they will shoot the hostage after a few seconds.

Once the enemies are cleared from the room, the screen will say “Hostage released!” You still need to make sure that you do not accidentally shoot them as they retreat to safety. It’s also important that you do not blow up any of the computer terminals as the explosions will often kill hostages. After the hostage has reached safety, a message will say “Hostage escaped!”

The helicopter is located in the back of the boat. Equip the tracker bug from the menu, aim, and push the fire button. It is important that you are relatively close to the helicopter when you do this. A few feet away is fine. If you miss, the mission will fail.

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