A friend of mine, Xenocidic, on the Xbox forums put this together. I thought it would be relevant to post here.
Hope you guys like it. (Here is the original post)
I am also hoping you will post any tips or strategies here as well.
There's been a lot of questions on how to unlock achievements, as some of the explanations are vague, and some of the achievements can be quirky. This is my fourth (and final) attempt to clear up the confusion.
Note this is being called v4.20, as someone posted an achievement guide inappropriately titled v4.0, which has nothing to do with my series of guides.
Thanks to anyone who explained these in other threads, or v1.0 , v2.0 & v3.0 of this thread, allowing me to compile this authoritative list. Please feel free to chime in on the ones we're still a little unsure about, post strategies for particular achievements, or ask for clarifications if required. Your assistance in keeping this thread on the first page would also be appreciated =). Here's hoping this final version is polished enough for a sticky...
* You must be connected to LIVE (except training achievements)
* You must be in a game with at least 4 actual gamertags on each team (bots do not count, nor does a 5v3, 6v2, etc.)
* Team kills do not count towards achievements such as Resurrector, or the "kill" achievements such as Elf Bane, Popgun, etc.
* Achievements do unlock even if the server quits before the end of the game (and any progress made towards achievements is registered).
( * paraphrased from http://forums.xbox.com/12993269/ShowPost.aspx )
- Achievements can be earned in private matches that fulfill the above requirements, unless stated otherwise in the achievement description. That being said, achievements should be earned, not boosted.
100 Wins (100) Win 100 games during your Shadowrun career.
This means games, not individual rounds. [ unclear if joining a game in progress after several rounds have already passed would grant the win , though I assume it does ]
3 for the Price of 1 (25) Kill three enemies with one grenade.
Hint: use enhanced vision to look for tight groups of enemies.
Possible quirk: I'm pretty sure that when I unlocked this achievement, the grenade I threw only killed 2 people. The third had been rezzed by one of those and bled out. can anyone else verify they got the achievement in this fashion?
Assistant (20) Get a 5:1 damage-to-kill ratio.
This means you dealt enough damage to kill "X" enemies but only killed "X div by 5" enemies i.e. you either had a lot of your kills stolen or a lot of the damage you dealt got healed. Under combat stats you can view your damage integer for that game. Shoot (no pun intended) for at least 5.0 with only 1 kill or a similar ratio (10.0 to 2, etc).
BFF (20) Play Public Match in a Party with players on both XBox 360 and Windows Vista.
You need to party with someone playing on the opposite platform. Vista players on your friends list will have a PC icon next to their name.
Blowhard (10) Gust 5 enemies to their deaths.
Either gust them off a cliff or gust a smoked enemy to death. This is a career achievement (i.e. does not have to be completed in a single round/game). eck52 reported that shooting an enemy so they run off a ledge will also count towards this achievement. This has been confirmed by myself as I got this achievement in a game that I did not buy gust, but shot someone such that they fell to their death i.e. game reported "Xenocidic forced n00bface to fall to their death".
Brother From Another Mother (20) Perform a cross-platform Resurrection.
Cross-platform means a 360 player rezzes a Windows Vista player or vice-versa.
Healer (10) Save your allies with the Tree of Life.
Heal 50 pips with your Trees of Life in one round (per Vigor cA). Health is divided into rectangular blocks - a pip is one block of life. Healing you do to yourself doesn't count towards this achievement. Throwing a tree for teammates who are bleeding out is a good way to work towards this achievement (per mattinater). Also, try to be the dedicated tree-thrower for your team.
Heavy Smoker (10) Ignore a great deal of damage using Smoke.
You must be in smoke for a total of 60 minutes. (confirmed by Vigor cA). This is quite obviously a career achievement. watch out for gusters!!! =)
Master Thief (25) Deliver the Artifact untouched despite heavy defense.
Score flag without taking damage and at least four enemies within 20m of the score zone (per Vigor cA).
tip from MaDzMaN , "Just try and do it on a map where there are various ways to get to the extraction point... I got mine on Maelstrom, i delivered it behind everyone by jumping up those 3 floating blocks that lead up to the VTOL..."
Mine Is The Superior Platform (50) Kill 100 players on the opposite platform.
If you are on 360, kill 100 Vista players and vice versa. If you're having trouble finding 100 Vista players to kill, why not try and borrow Shadowrun for PC from someone and kill 100 Xbox360 players? =) Alternatively, try to arrange a private match of at least 4 360 players vs 4 Vista players. This would not be considered boosting as long as the matches were played legitimately, i.e. both teams attempt to win, etc.
Resurrector (10) Bring back one hundred allies from the dead
Pro tip: Practice using the B-radial menu to quickcast and resurrect enemies even while under heavy duress. Hold down B, move the left thumbstick left, and up-left and pull the right trigger to cast resurrect. This way res does not take up a spot on your assigned buttons and you can still get that warm fuzzy feeling that comes from being a good team player.
Runner (10) Carry the Artifact all the way to the delivery point.
You must pick it up at the start location and deliver it the whole way. You cannot pick it up mid-way or drop it and re-pick it up. If you're having trouble getting try using an elf with wired reflexes on the first round of extraction and just make a mad dash for the flag. Typically in the first round base defenses aren't shored up yet.
Small World (20) Play Public Match with players on both XBox 360 and Windows Vista.
You should get this achievement without effort as long as you're playing public matches. Vista players on your friends list are indicated by a PC icon next to their name.
Teleporter (10) Teleport one hundred times.
This is a career achievement i.e. you don't have to do it all in one game.
That's One Frustrated Sniper (10) Block ten sniper shots with Wired Reflexes.
Wired reflexes has to be assigned to be active. It will attempt to block the shot on its own as long as you are facing the sniper. This is a career achievement.
That Was Close (20) Kill the Artifact carrier less than ten meters from the delivery point, and win the round.
You can either deliver the artifact yourself or eliminate the rest of the team , as long as you've fulfilled the 10 meter requirement. For our American brothers, 10 meters is about 33 feet.
Unstoppable (50) Kill ten enemies in a row without being killed.
This will carry over from round to round and webnerd has reported that it carries over from game-to-game. Many people report having a lot of trouble getting this one to unlock. According to the official achievement FAQ, only initial kills count towards this achievement (not rezzed people on their second life). Furthermore, the counter is currently bugged and being reset if you die (a fix is in the works). Until the fix, once you kill 10 people on their first life without dying you need to not get killed (read: hide) until the game ends. Due to the initial kill requirement, I would suggest shooting for at least 15 kills and no deaths.
Well-Traveled (20) Play a Public Match on each map.
You must play both the small and large versions of the maps in order to unlock this achievement. Some claim that you must also win on each map, though I can't verify as I unlocked this achievement a while ago. This is one you shouldn't really stress about, it will happen on its own whilst you work towards other achievements. For a list of maps, go to matchmaking preferences.
You're Coming With Me (25) Avenge your own death!
This means you were rezzed and killed the person who killed you, or you threw a grenade right before you died, and that grenade ended up killing them, or any other combination of you being killed and somehow killing that person after the game reports your death (in the same round). Killing someone who has made you bleed out will not count as you haven't actually died yet. Also note that if you kill someone else simultaneously i.e. you both shot each other dead at the same time , it won't count.
Zombie Scores! (20) Deliver the Artifact while bleeding out
Your rezzer is killed by an enemy and you deliver the artifact before bleeding out and dying yourself. Does not work if you get mortally struck with a katana and then deliver it before dying, also seemingly will not work if your rezzer commits suicide or your initial death was a team-kill.
As a new feature, I have included links below some of the weapon achievements. The linked threads provide advice on using that particular weapon.
Master Blaster (10) Kill one hundred enemies with the Rocket Launcher.
Popgun (20) Kill one hundred enemies with the Pistol.
Sniper (20) Kill one hundred enemies with the Sniper Rifle.
Summoner (10) Kill one hundred enemies with your Minions.
Tatter Tatter (20) Kill one hundred enemies with the Rifle.
Target Lock (10) Kill one hundred enemies with SmartLink active.
Lead Hose (20) Kill one hundred enemies with the Minigun.
Special Delivery (20) Kill one hundred enemies with Grenades.
Street Samurai (20) Kill one hundred enemies with the Katana.
Shotty (20) Kill one hundred enemies with the Shotgun.
There haven't been any threads specifically on advice using the above four weapons, but when there are, I will add them to my link compilation thread here - http://forums.xbox.com/12860051/ShowPost.aspx
Notice the lack of SMG kill achievement...but for help on using the SMG, here's a link:
For all the training achievements you need to do the bot match and you must win the bot match game. The difficulty setting does not make a difference. (Apparently you don't have to do the actual training, or so I've been told, I assume as a nod to the beta testers who wouldn't need training)
Chapter 1 Training (10) Complete Chapter 1 Training.
Chapter 2 Training (10) Complete Chapter 2 Training.
Chapter 3 Training (10) Complete Chapter 3 Training.
Chapter 4 Training (10) Complete Chapter 4 Training.
Chapter 5 Training (10) Complete Chapter 5 Training.
Chapter 6 Training (10) Complete Chapter 6 Training.
Please note that the Vista version of this game has a glitch where you will not be able to actually complete one of the training missions, for this I suggest that you simply go to the associated bot match at the end of the training mission, and you will receive your achievement. -CptJack
Obtaining all six training achievements will unlock the Troll gamer picture.
Dwarf Scourge (10) Kill one hundred enemy Dwarves.
Elf Bane (10) Kill one hundred enemy Elves.
Trollhammer (10) Kill one hundred enemy Trolls
Here's a link to a thread entitled "How to kill a..." for general advice on taking down a particular race or build: http://forums.xbox.com/13195498/ShowPost.aspx.
Also visit my link compilation thread which has some links to threads of a similar nature
( http://forums.xbox.com/12860051/ShowPost.aspx )
Notice the lack of a "Kill one hundred humans" achievement... The reason for this is that humans are so overpowered that no one could possibly kill 100 humans in their lifetime. Nerf humans! ;>
The links below each of the following achievements are threads dedicated to playing that particular race
Dwarf Player (10) Play as a Dwarf for one hundred games.
Elf Player (10) Play as an Elf for one hundred games.
Human Player (10) Play as a Human for one hundred games.
Troll Player (10) Play as a Troll for one hundred games
Well-Rounded (20) Win a Public Match game as each race.
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