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Kotor 2 Which Transponder Code To Use

Kotor 2: Which Transponder Code to Use?

Kotor 2 is a role-playing video game set in the Star Wars universe, developed by Obsidian Entertainment and published by LucasArts in 2004. The game is a sequel to the critically acclaimed Kotor, which was released in 2003. Kotor 2 follows the story of a Jedi Exile who is hunted by the Sith and tries to restore the Jedi Order.

One of the planets that the player can visit in Kotor 2 is Nar Shaddaa, a moon of Nal Hutta that is home to smugglers, bounty hunters, and refugees. Nar Shaddaa is also where the player can encounter Goto, a mysterious crime lord who has a bounty on all Jedi. To escape from Goto's trap, the player has to change the ID signature of their ship, the Ebon Hawk, using a terminal in the docks.


But which transponder code should the player use? Does it matter at all? This article will answer these questions and provide some tips on how to get the best outcome.

How to Get Different Transponder Codes

The player can access three different terminals in the docks area of Nar Shaddaa, each one offering a different transponder code for the Ebon Hawk. The terminals are located in the following places:

  • The first terminal is near where the Ebon Hawk is docked. It offers the ID signature of a freighter called Silver Zephyr.

  • The second terminal is near where a ship called Alakandor's Pride is docked. It offers the ID signature of Alakandor's Pride.

  • The third terminal is near where a ship called Toorna's Profits is docked. It offers the ID signature of Toorna's Profits.

To access these terminals, the player needs to have a high enough Computer skill or use Computer Spikes. The higher the skill or the more spikes used, the more options the player will have. For example, with a Computer skill of 10 or more, or using two Computer Spikes, the player can access all three terminals and choose any of the three transponder codes.

Which Transponder Code to Use

After getting one or more transponder codes from the terminals, the player can go back to where Atton Rand is waiting near the Ebon Hawk and use one of them to change the ship's ID signature. But which one should they use? Does it make any difference?

The answer is: no, it does not make any difference. Regardless of which transponder code the player uses, they will still be intercepted by Goto's ship and taken to his yacht. The cutscene that plays after changing the ID signature is exactly the same for all three options. There are no consequences or benefits for choosing one code over another.

Tips and Tricks

Even though it does not matter which transponder code the player uses, there are some tips and tricks that can make this part of the game easier or more interesting:

  • If the player wants to save some Computer Spikes or avoid using their Computer skill, they can simply use the first terminal near the Ebon Hawk and choose the Silver Zephyr ID signature. This option does not require any skill or spikes and will work just as well as any other option.

  • If the player wants to explore more of Nar Shaddaa and see some extra dialogue, they can use the other two terminals and choose either Alakandor's Pride or Toorna's Profits ID signature. This will trigger some reactions from Atton Rand and Kreia, who will comment on how risky or foolish it is to use those codes.

  • If the player wants to have some fun and see what happens if they use an invalid code, they can hack into B-5D8's terminal near Vogga's warehouse and get an ID signature from B-5D8 himself. This option requires a high Computer skill or four Computer Spikes, but it will result in a hilarious cutscene where Goto's ship identifies the Ebon Hawk as B-5D8 and lets it go.


Kotor 2 is a game that offers many choices and consequences, but not all of them are significant or impactful. Changing the transponder code of the Ebon Hawk on Nar Shaddaa is one of those choices that does not matter at all. The player can use any of the three available codes and still end up in the same situation. However, there are some ways to make this part of the game more fun or challenging, depending on the player's preference.

We hope this article has been helpful and informative for Kotor 2 fans and players. If you have any questions or comments, feel free to leave them below. And may the Force be with you!


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