Scarlet Nexus - Surprise Test! Side Quest

A complete walkthrough and guide for the Surprise Test! quest or side mission in Scarlet Nexus. Included is the request's availability, how to unlock, location, enemies, rewards, and strategy to clear it.

Scarlet Nexus - Surprise Test! Side Quest

Surprise Test! Quest in Scarlet Nexus

Scarlet Nexus - Surprise Test! Quest

Here are the details for the Surprise Test! quest in Scarlet Nexus. This includes the location and how to clear it in the game.


Availability Kasane RoutePhase 2: Broken, Scattered Days
Objective In mid-air, defeat 2 Vase Paws
Details “Let me see if you’re keeping up with your training. You should be able to handle a mission like this with ease.”
Requester Examiner
Requester Location Beside Satori the Archivist outside OSF HQ, Suoh City Ryujin Ward – OSF Training Facility and Headquarters
Request Location Mizuhagawa District – Construction Site
Recommended Party Members Shiden Ritter and Gemma Garrison
Clear Reward Special Baton Type R-2 x1 (for Shiden)

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Trophies and Achievements

Trophy How to Unlock
PlayStation 4 - Bronze TrophyA Helping Hand Complete a quest for the first time.
PlayStation 4 - Bronze TrophyThose Who Heed the Call Complete 30 quests.

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Requester Location

The location of the request is detailed on the map and is marked with a diamond icon.

Suoh City Ryujin Ward – Main Street

Scarlet Nexus - Surprise Test! Quest Requester

Outside of OSF Training facility head straight and approach Satori the Archivist. The requester is an OSF examiner wearing a red uniform standing beside the archivist.

Surprise Test! Quest Walkthrough

Return to Kikuchiba – Upper-Level Construction Site

Scarlet Nexus - Kikuchiba - Upper-Level Construction Site

1 After taking the quest, leave the area and transfer back to Kikuchiba – Upper-Level Construction Site.
2 From the starting zone, move forward and look for Vase Paws enemies to defeat. If there are other types of enemies focus on them first to get less distraction.
3 You can damage them from the ground before launching them mid-air using □/x + x/a.
4 You can make use of SAS Electrokinesis to damage them while mid-air. Do not use Brain Crush to finish them off since it will not count.
5 If you cannot land the last hit, you can remove Shiden and Gemma from your active party and still use their SAS abilities. You can also set the tactics of both to target other enemies by pressing the △/y in your party screen menu.

Surprise Test! Quest Strategy

Launch attack mid-air

Scarlet Nexus - Surprise Test! Quest Use Mid-Air Attacks

Activate Gemma’s SAS Sclerokinesis to approach and strike the Vase Paws mid-air using the □/x + x/a combo button. Continue dealing combos in the air and launch them back upwards when they land.

Use SAS Electrokinesis for more damage

Scarlet Nexus - Surprise Test! Quest Use Electrokinesis

Complement your mid-air attacks with SAS Electrokinesis. This will shock and kill the Vase Paws faster.

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