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Xenolith666 11-29-2012 01:35 AM

BF3 AM Achievement Guide and Roadmap
 
BF3: Aftermath


Overview:

Estimated achievement difficulty: 3/10
Offline: 0 (0:gsicon:)
Online (co-op): 0 (0:gsicon:)
Online (multiplayer): 5 (120:gsicon:)
Approximate amount of time to 120: 5 - 10 hours
Minimum number of playthroughs needed: N/A
Number of missable achievements: None
Do cheat codes disable achievements? N/A
Does difficulty affect achievements? No
Glitchy achievements: None
Extra equipment needed? No

Useful links:

Original Achievement Guide
Back to Karkand Guide
Close Quarters Guide
Armored Kill Guide
End Game Guide
Ribbon Guide
Achievement Trading Thread


Roadmap!

Aftermath is the next installment of DLC for Battlefield 3! There are 4 new maps to choose from, they are: Epicenter, Markaz Monolith, Talah Market, and Azadi Palace. The maps look relatively small compared to most BF3 maps.. but a little bigger than Close Quarters.

Weapon!

There is one new weapon included in the Aftermath expansion and that is the Xbow. It is a single bolt crossbow with 3 more bolts that you unlock by completing assignments. They are the Scan bolt, HE bolt and BA bolt; I'll go into detail of these in the achievement section. The Xbow can be equipped in one of your gadget slots once you have unlocked it; and to select bolts that you've unlocked, equip the Xbow and press :ddown: on the D-pad to cycle through the available bolts. Next to your ammo count are the bolt icons; they are: 1) Standard Bolt 2) Scan Bolt 3) Explosive Bolt 4) BA Bolt

Vehicles!


There are 3 new vehicles included with this expansion and they are the Barsuk, Pheonix and Rhino. They are all jeep/van type vehicles with good speed and loaded to the teeth and can also be utilized for troop transport. There are no jets available on these maps, there are however your standard tanks, transport choppers and littlebirds.

New Gametype!


All other previous gametypes will be available with the Aftermath maps; as well as the addition of Scavenger mode. Scavenger mode is where you are only equipped with a knife, 1 grenade and a pistol (it does not matter what class you pick) and you have to search the environment and 'scavenge' better weapons to better your chance at winning the game. This is indeed a team based 'conquest' type game where you have to capture objectives. Weapons are scattered around the map and are broken into 3 levels of goodness.
1) PDW weapons
2) Sniper rifles, Shotguns and Xbow
3) Fully automatics
All weapons are marked with a blue arrow when you get near and specify what level they are. The games are very quick as well!

Online!

All achievements will be accrued playing online multiplayer. You have to do a little bit of everything with each class. A majority of your time will be spent completing the assignments to unlock the new Xbow and its attachments. There are 10 new assignments with the Aftermath expansion, and some of them are linked to certain achievements. All in all this is a very attainable achievement list and I, for one, am looking forward to it!
To the achievements!


Guide has been submitted for review.

Xenolith666 11-29-2012 01:36 AM

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/i...4/UPmdjc0=.jpgHandyman 20http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/site/gp-g.png Unlock all xbow parts

Ok, so the Xbow is not available from the start, you have to complete an assignment to unlock it, and further assignments to unlock the extra bolt attachments; there are 3 bolt attachments and one scope. Once you unlock the xbow all assignments for the attachments become available.


1) To unlock the Xbow you must complete assignment: Sticks and Stones - win 3 rounds in Scavenger Mode (see gametype description above) Once this is completed unleash the Xbow; you will have standard bolts to start with. It is very effective close to medium range.

2) To unlock the Scan bolt (which spots enemies on impact in a 10m radius) you must complete assignment: It Is Ok To Thank Me - Get 20 spot assists; designate 10 vehicles; get 1 designated assist. Play as the recon class and utilize the T-UGS/MAV for spot assists and the Soflam to designate vehicles. You should get 1 assist if someone uses Javelin to destroy a target you designated. (If you are having troubles with designations/assist, I suggest playing the Armored Kill expansion, mainly Tank Superiority, should get 10 desi's in 1 round without too much effort)

3) To unlock the BA Bolt (basically a better flying bolt) you must complete assignment: Stay Away From My Tent - 50 sniper rifle kills and 10 headshots with a sidearm.

4) To unlock the HE Bolt (explosive) you must complete assignment: A Good Demo Man - 5 kills with each of the following: hand grenade, underslung grenade launcher and C4.

5) To unlock the Scoped Xbow you must complete assignment: Go Play Close Quarters - Total 150 meters of headshots with sniper rifles, assault rifles, and carbines. This shouldn't be too bad since you can hit people from pretty far away. And every head shot adds up, whether it be 1 meter or 100 meters.

**To switch bolts, have the Xbow equipped and press :ddown: on the D-Pad.**


http://www.xbox360achievements.org/i...4/UPh9dV4=.jpgBite your finger 30http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/site/gp-g.png Find the secret reptile

It's an east...errr.. dinosaur egg! So there's a large, flesh eating dinosaur loose in the world of BF3. Ok... so it's not so large, it's a dinosaur trophy. It can be found in a pipe near the C Flag (on Conquest) on the Epicenter map. If it doesn't pop as you crawl by; shoot it. Video provided by
Maka



http://www.xbox360achievements.org/i...4/UPtaYVA=.jpgHome made javelin 20http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/site/gp-g.png Destroy an enemy vehicle using the xbow

You will need the HE (explosive) Bolt to complete this. Please reference the "Handyman" achievement for more details. Once you have it, shoot some vehicles; I would advise against tanks.. but Littlebirds and any Jeep type vehicle will do nicely. The explosive bolts are not very strong; as suggested by Maka, hang near a transport vehicle and damage it with a grenade.. when someone jumps in, shoot it. Otherwise try and get someone on a quad bike.


**CONFIRMED** I can personally confirm that shooting enemy equipment counts for this achievement. I shot an enemy mortar and the achievement popped. Same goes for an enemy spawn beacon, T-UGS, MAV.

Here's a video provided by Gamerreview. It is also possible to shoot an enemy vehicle even if the enemy driving has left it.



http://www.xbox360achievements.org/i...4/UPq6mcM=.jpgPocket full of death 30http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/site/gp-g.png Without dying, get a kill with xbow, primary weapon, and hand grenade

Complete Warrior 3.0! I'm sure some people will be able to pull this off without much issue. For those that aren't awesome, I would suggest waiting until you unlock the HE bolts since they are explosive. I would also suggest trying this on a Close Quarters map since they are smaller and fighting is generally thick in certain areas. The Xbow is 'classless' and is used in a gadget slot; so go with a class you are comfortable with. Although, I would take Maka's advice and go with the Support class so you can resupply your grenades at will. Video provided by Maka




http://www.xbox360achievements.org/i...4/UPmVxm8=.jpgExtreme Hoarder 20http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/site/gp-g.png Pick up 50 weapons in Scavenger mode

Play the new gametype Scavenger Mode (description in Roadmap) and roam the maps and pick up weapons on the ground. It's really that simple.. just keep picking guns up. You can work on this while simultaneously getting 3 Scavenger wins to unlock the Xbow. You can track your progression in the "On top of the richter scale" assignment. I got over 50 in about 5 games. If you just dedicate yourself to only grabbing weapons, and not the objectives, it will probly take 3 matches or less.

Xenolith666 11-29-2012 01:36 AM

Reserved just in case of additional info.

sorrow313 11-29-2012 02:10 AM

actully endgame is gona be the last one not aftermath

Xenolith666 11-29-2012 02:25 AM

doh! and fixed =P

LV 233 11-29-2012 06:41 AM

Dinosaur easter egg is found on the map azadi palace in a pipe overlooking the C flag on conquest. Crawl in the pipe and you will find it.

BowManHomie 11-29-2012 07:05 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by LV 233 (Post 5429647)
Dinosaur easter egg is found on the map azadi palace in a pipe overlooking the C flag on conquest. Crawl in the pipe and you will find it.


And here is a handy video that has been posted on the PS3trophies website.

Barad 11-29-2012 06:28 PM

Good to see an early guide, these DLC's keep getting easier and easier!

Xenolith666 11-29-2012 09:51 PM

yea, might as well get a head start on it.. done most of the others.. so what's one more? Will be adding some vids once it's live.. I got a guy! :p (Maka)

Barad 11-29-2012 11:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Xenolith666 (Post 5431013)
yea, might as well get a head start on it.. done most of the others.. so what's one more? Will be adding some vids once it's live.. I got a guy! :p (Maka)

End Game is last DLC.

Maka 12-03-2012 07:26 AM

Hey, was looking at some of descriptions, and I think you have a few of the assignments for Xbow parts mixed up.

For example, HE Bolt is unlocked with "A good demo man" which comes after completing "go play close quarters" and that'll unlock Xbow scoped.

upindat 12-03-2012 02:30 PM

Can these be unlocked in rent a server???

amacteur 12-03-2012 02:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by upindat (Post 5438237)
Can these be unlocked in rent a server???

Yes sir ;)

Really looking forward to trying the Xbow though :)

upindat 12-03-2012 03:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by amacteur (Post 5438267)
Yes sir ;)

Really looking forward to trying the Xbow though :)

TKS man!!!

Gman2 12-03-2012 09:53 PM

Is it out already for premium members? A guide already?

Quid Squid 12-03-2012 10:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Gman2 (Post 5438957)
Is it out already for premium members? A guide already?

PS3 got it a week early. Premium member on Xbox should have it tomorrow.

Infernal 12-04-2012 03:00 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Quid Squid (Post 5438978)
PS3 got it a week early. Premium member on Xbox should have it tomorrow.

yayayayay! so stoked to play with the xbow.

xCRIMINALMINDSx 12-04-2012 10:31 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by upindat (Post 5438237)
Can these be unlocked in rent a server???

Wht so u can scam it like a booster lol

x13FISHx 12-04-2012 02:07 PM

Is scavenger a free-for-all mode?

Barad 12-04-2012 02:14 PM

Can't wait to do these assignments to unlock all the parts! Fuun.

Xenolith666 12-04-2012 02:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by x13FISHx (Post 5440367)
Is scavenger a free-for-all mode?

according to videos and descriptions it is team based.. general description is mentioned in the roadmap.. I'll be updating today.. am downloading the expansion currently

Quote:

Originally Posted by Maka (Post 5437651)
Hey, was looking at some of descriptions, and I think you have a few of the assignments for Xbow parts mixed up.

For example, HE Bolt is unlocked with "A good demo man" which comes after completing "go play close quarters" and that'll unlock Xbow scoped.

according to battlelog that is how the flowchart goes.. i will update if it is indeed different

Opiate42 12-04-2012 02:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by xCRIMINALMINDSx (Post 5440050)
Wht so u can scam it like a booster lol

YES!! You expect anything less? ;) It's a new toy to play with and the majority of the AM assignments revolve around it.

Weather forecast for the coming two weeks is a category 5 torrential shitstorm of crossbow bolts.

Quote:

Originally Posted by x13FISHx (Post 5440367)
Is scavenger a free-for-all mode?

Pretty sure it's team based.

BossSimonmike 12-04-2012 02:53 PM

Bite your finger is on epicenter, not azadi palace!

Dog Face 12-04-2012 05:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by x13FISHx (Post 5440367)
Is scavenger a free-for-all mode?

No, it's team based Domination. You spawn with only a pistol [of your choosing],and grenade[s] and knife like normal. There's no spawning with equipment so no revives, heals, or claymore, etc.

As stated in OP weapons spawn around the map and are level 1 - 4
From what I've seen level 1 is:
MP5k
PP2000
PP-19

Level 2:
QBZ
UMP
SVD
MK

Level 3:
SG553
Crossbow

Level 4:
PKP
SAW
M98B

Dog Face 12-04-2012 05:54 PM

Anyone else having problem with getting "Bite Your Finger" to work?

mark197205 12-04-2012 06:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Opiate42 (Post 5440391)

Pretty sure it's team based.

It is, it's very similar to CQDom, just with weapons lying around and limited ammo.

In addition to the list Dog Face posted I've seen the MP7, PDW-R and 870MCS.

TragicGnome 12-04-2012 09:55 PM

Fantastic game-mode, makes you think fast and not really hang around the same spot. Nice ammo cache at the bottom of the mall if no one's spotted that yet. Not sure on any other locations.

x13FISHx 12-04-2012 10:40 PM

How do you get 1 designated assists?

Xenolith666 12-04-2012 11:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by x13FISHx (Post 5441302)
How do you get 1 designated assists?

use the Soflam and designate enemy vehicles.. if someone destroys it from your designation. there's your assist

Been updating the guide off and on today between games.. couple vids been added provided by Maka!

Si Alpha 12-05-2012 12:18 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Xenolith666 (Post 5441339)
use the Soflam and designate enemy vehicles.. if someone destroys it from your designation. there's your assist

Is it just me, or is this impossible with randoms? I can sit there in my SOFLAM designating targets all day long, but no sod ever uses guided weaponry to take em out. Reminds me of that achievement on Brink where you have to spot a mine for a teammate to disarm. Just doesn't bloody happen.


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