I was always disappointed that the Legendary runs for this mission were so much slower than the others because the TL has only 2 shots, and it was seemingly impossible to sprint to it and use it to clear the Courtyard quickly. Well, that’s no longer an issue!
Rushing the Target Locator is much, much harder than it looks in the run. It requires a lot of luck and skill. You have to be lucky enough for the enemies to miss a lot (Especially the stupid Phantom and the Ultra Elite. I hate them so much now.), and you have to be able to headshot all 4 Skirmishers before they rip you to shreds. After that, you have to hope and pray that the TL takes out all of the enemies without survivors. Ideally, you want to be out of the Courtyard in under a minute.
The rest of the mission is the same as ever with minor changes. I have to activate the AA Gun without the TL, for one. I die there about 50% of the time, but at least no significant amount time is lost without the TL. Inside the base, I had a very nice ascent with the Concussion Rifle, and Emile decided to be a little better than average at the end. For that reason, I decided to stick with this run. It’s now comparable to the Heroic record.
If you decide to challenge this, time can be saved mostly through better execution, some more shortcuts I opted not to use, and better luck at the end. Just remember that it will take a LOT of resets in the beginning to even reach the Target Locator. I don’t want to talk about it… >_>