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Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy game buy Disabler guide

Buy Disabler? Refuse Disabler?

The Nova Corps tracker on the Milano in Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Image: Eidos Montreal/Square Enix via Polygon

In this Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy buy Disabler guide, we’ll help you decide to buy or refuse the Disabler on Knowhere.

Buying the costly Disabler will supposedly deactivate the Nova Corps tracker on the Milano. We’ll explain how much the Disabler costs, how it affects the story, and what Guardians of the Galaxy achievement or trophy you’ll receive if you buy it.

Buy Disabler or Refuse Disabler

After your team splits up on Knowhere, Star-Lord can find a shopkeeper in the depths of the marketplace who will sell him a Nova Corps Disabler. After learning about the existence of this piece of machinery, you’re immediately confronted with the choice: Buy Disabler or Refuse Disabler.

The Disabler in Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy
The Disabler costs 1,500 units
Image: Eidos Montreal/Square Enix via Polygon

The Disabler costs 1,500 units. At this point in the game, you should have 12,037 units regardless of whether you chose to sell Groot or Rocket. Be mindful of your spending. The amount of money you may need to pay Nova Corps depends on whether or not you decided to hide the llama or hide the tech when Nova Corps arrests you earlier in the game.

Either way, whether you decide to buy or refuse the Disabler doesn’t have a massive impact on the story. Buying the Disabler will obviously cost you 1,500 credits, but it actually does nothing. In fact, when you speak to Rocket after this mission, he tells you that you wasted your money on a piece of junk.

The only real reason to buy the Disabler would be to get the Guardians of the Galaxy achievement or trophy Lore Hoarder, which you receive after finding at least 65% of the game’s Compendium items. Buying the Disabler will put it in your inventory, even though it’s worthless.

If you end up refusing the Disabler, then you should save your credits to pay your Nova Corp fine much later in the game. Paying the fee will give you the story achievement or trophy Galactic Frugality.

For completionists who want both achievements or trophies, refuse the Disabler on your first playthrough and pay the fine later in the game. Then once you beat the game, you can buy the Disabler on your new game plus playthrough or simply replay the chapter.