One Thing at a Time is the second Mission in the Main Story of Marvel's Spider-Man 2, and begins just after the events of Surface Tension. As part of our Marvel's Spider-Man 2 guide, we are going to reveal everything you must know about One Thing at a Time.

Marvel's Spider-Man 2: One Thing at a Time

Marvel's Spider-Man 2: One Thing at a Time Guide 1
Mission Type Description Rewards
Main Story Marko made a city-sized mess. Gotta clean this up and get back to Brooklyn Visions or I'm going to get fired. 700 XP


Sandman has left the Financial District in ruins, so begin One Thing at a Time by aiding the civilians who got caught up in the chaos. Head to the objective markers to rescue a citizen and then move the truck out of the way. Ganke will then need you to head to a rooftop north of your position where you can construct a Drone. When you're ready, launch the Drone and fly it through the rings in the sky. Doing so will give you enough XP to level up, handing you a Skill Point to spend in the Skills menu. The only one you can unlock is Spider Whiplash for Peter.

When you return to gameplay, you'll be alerted to your first Crime. Swing down and deal with the thugs trying to rob a shop — this is a crime called Break In. You'll get 40 Tech Parts for completing the task, and then Peter will automatically bring up the Gadgets menu so the Upshot can be crafted. More bad guys will then spawn, giving you the perfect chance to try out your new toy. Once they've been dealt with, you'll be introduced to the FNSM App and the ability to seamlessly switch between playing as Peter and Miles.

You'll regain control of the latter and be tasked with reaching a rooftop in the Financial District. Once you're there, burst the water pipe to clear the sand and then interact with the launcher. Just like with Peter, guide the Drone through the rings in the sky.

With the system back online, Miles will need to stop a Crime of his own, called the Armoured Truck. Beat up all the enemies and master the Parry move for bigger and tougher foes. Another request will come through the FNSM App called Trapped in a High-Rise, so head on over to the objective marker and begin by getting the water sprinklers working.

Investigate the crystal on the level below, only for more Sand Minions to appear. Defeat them, then return to the crystal and break it. This will give you the first of Marko's Memories, which is a type of Collectible you'll find throughout the game. After that, complete Rescue Limo Passenger from the FNSM App on the edge of the Financial District on its eastern side.

Beat up all the enemies there, then pull the limo out of the sand. It's the one and only J. Jonah Jameson inside! You've got to be a good samaritan, though, so follow the objective marker to the hospital. Enjoy the cutscene that takes place when you get there, and then the Mission is complete.

Objective Log

  • Help citizens in distress
  • Clear the obstruction
  • Get to rooftop
  • Stop the criminals robbing the gun club
  • Get to rooftop
  • Locate launcher
  • Clear the sand mound
  • Locate launcher
  • Investigate crystal
  • Carry JJJ to the hospital

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