MISSION 1: Why Take The Chance?
You’ll kick things off in media res, with a dead body, a live captive, and a truck full of money.
Follow the diamond-shaped objective marker to retrieve the keys to that truck. In this room you’ll have the choice to kill or spare the captive. Follow your heart on this one, as it doesn’t seem to make a difference to anyone else. You can also dispose of one or more bodies by tossing them to the gators out back.
ACHIEVEMENT ALERT – Just a minute in and you can earn your first MAFIA 3 achievement, ‘Bon Appétit’ by feeding the gators with one dead guard or the other (though you’ll have plenty of chances to snag this same achievement later). You can also go for the two-fer by throwing yourself in afterward, gaining the ‘Next Time Swim Faster' achievement. Like the other, there are many chances to get this one later, but why wait?
Once you’re done feeding the reptiles, it's time to hit the road. You can't enter the truck through its back doors, so step outside, past the gator dock, and open the car door. Your goal is the Federal Reserve building, and you’ll be guided by the mini-map, and by phantom black road signs that pop up at intersections. Unlike certain other games, reckless driving in MAFIA III has consequences, so do your best to follow the rules of the road. Besides, the heavy armored truck isn't exactly made for hotdogging.
At the end of the trail, the phantom sign marking the Reserve’s open gate will be green. Pull inside to automatically trigger the next mission.