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Overlord Saxon 11-10-2007 10:08 PM

The Mile High guide/Discussion
1) The AI squad cannot be killed. As you move up, they will finish off stragglers. Don't waste time killing everyone.
2) You must use flash bangs.
3) Switch to your pistol. You can reload your primary weapon as you advance or recover health.
4) Practice on regular or recruit to get a idea of how many enemies there are and when and where they spawn

You can choose to knife the guy in the bathroom if you wish but half the time he will either kill you or cause enough damage so that one bullet will. Take the left passage way. Gun down the guy in the doorway and toss a flash all the way into the T-shaped hall in front of you. The four or five incoming enemies will get flashed along with the two camping the doorway. I decided to run into the next room and let the rest of the team kill the incapacitated enemies. On the right you should see a seat and part of the wall to hide behind. Move up when you can and prone in between seats. This will trigger more enemies to run down the stairs but the friendly AI should kill them.

Take the left stair case up and move into the next room and hide behind the seats. Peak out the left side and shoot up the wall. There's two guys behind it: one on the left and one on the right. Run into next room, toss a flash down the hall. Peak down the hall and kill all that you can but don't risk dying. Toss your last flash in the same place and re-load. The friendly AI can kill these guys so just kill the ones that aren't blind.

As you approach the last set of doors, the game will go slow-mo and the last enemy will have taken an innocent as a human shield. Don't shoot his leg. You have to score a head shot. He will shift to the left and this is probably the best time to kill him.

Additional video below:


Originally Posted by HeroFromHyrule
Thanks to the OP and this video posted by Ze Alpaca I have FINALLY completed this level. 1000/1000 baby.

This level is very much about luck but it does require a lot of skill and with the right plan you can do it. It got VERY frustrating, but once I had the right plan of attack it seems a lot easier. I can honestly say that I'm probably never playing this level again. Ever.

Below is the video posted by Ze Alpaca, because it NEEDS TO BE SEEN.

austin rules 11-10-2007 10:22 PM

it really sucks that you have to be in a plane and you cant have any real gernades

jorGe62990 11-10-2007 11:32 PM

lol one grenade = everyone dies

Toasty 11-11-2007 02:06 AM

There was a YouTube video of this, but I totally forgot it. :[

Overlord Saxon 11-11-2007 06:01 AM


Originally Posted by Toasty (Post 471586)
There was a YouTube video of this, but I totally forgot it. :[

I've seen it and attempted it. He got really lucky.

Jumnious 11-11-2007 06:48 AM

OMGOMG!@ I got it... I did exactly what he did...

I'm still twitching... :P

BrokenEmpires 11-11-2007 11:36 AM

"♪And I looked, and Behold a Pale Horse: and his name that sat on her was Death, and Hell followed with him.♪" - That's what I'm screaming....

Overlord Saxon 11-11-2007 06:58 PM


Originally Posted by BrokenEmpires (Post 471852)
I did that two days ago and got that achievment. Basically I used the same strategy I built up on the first mission FNG....It a trick Infinity Ward pulled on us.....The first training mission basically trained you for the last.....if you can pass the first you can pass the last and vise versa. The only diff with me is that I never killed the guy talking a shit, I just ran past him and stopped in front of that wall that is curved then shot the guy with the mosberg, thru the flash and did my thing.......It's actually pretty easy. I re did the mission on veteran 5 times already two of which were in a row. It seems hard, but if you disregard all that strategy shit, and just rush through it's easy. I got 1000/1000 on this game too. Pretty easy achievements for the most part.

I noticed this too. The whole finish as fast as you can thing. Whether they did it on purpose or not, the cardboard enemies wont fire back. Thus making the airplane level a lot harder and makes you come up with a new strategy.

jorGe62990 11-11-2007 07:11 PM

i actually killed the guy in the bathroom real quick with my pistol, switch back to my mp5 and started blasting down the always seemed that if i bypassed the bathroom guy that he would always end up hitting me with at least one bullet...knifing him takes too much time in my opinion...i also didn't bother throwing one flash bang in the first room, i just threw them all upstairs

s6boysam 11-11-2007 08:11 PM

I get stuck whenever I get to the stairs, any help from after that point? The strategy is good but it never seems to work out for me. I have about 28 seconds left on the stairs, which I have heard is enough. Please help, its the only achievement I need, and yesterday it pissed me off so much that I threw my controller at my guitar breaking the controller, my headset and taking some of the paint off of my guitar. I have never been that angry trying to do something before and I love my guitar and would never want to damage it, help me for the sake of my sanity please.

Dan23xx 11-11-2007 09:52 PM

I just got the achievement. I did the same strategy as the youtube video I watched. It worked pretty well. Im so glad I never have to play that again haha.

s6boysam - If you're having trouble at a certain point try backing off for ONLY a few seconds maybe your teammates can help out a bit. And when you go up the second set up steps try throwing a flashbang if you aren't already. I used my 3rd one right there. And then my last in the immediate next room, let my teammates clear our the next room a bit.... then sprinted to the finish killing the 2 people in my way as fast as possible. Then just sprint to the door.

Theres no secret, just keep trying and trying, and with some luck you'll get it.

Bulletinmybrain 11-11-2007 10:17 PM

I love you man i beat it with 12 seconds to spare because of you thank you so much

Blind x360a 11-11-2007 10:22 PM

I can't even get to the Vip :(

I get to the stairs with like 20 sec left.

jorGe62990 11-11-2007 10:54 PM

yeah your gonna spend a good 25 seconds in that first room, or at least i did and i still managed to get the achievement...i didn't use one flash bang in the first room for the second big room...and three in the upstairs

BlaZiN cdn 11-11-2007 11:05 PM

can you shoot the guy whos holding the hostage in the ribs, then the head?

jorGe62990 11-11-2007 11:53 PM

i wouldn't take the chance...once i finally got to the VIP within a minute i was so damn nervous about screwing up this simple shot...if i can remember correctly you get a good chance at the very beginning of the slow motion sequence which I missed, and then near the end of timer, which is where i blew his freakin head off.

AntoMUFC 11-11-2007 11:55 PM

thanks for this guide,

after 7 str8 hours, and umpteen million attempts this guide finally got me through that piece of shit mission

really big pat on the back for you sir, i owe you a beeer

Blind x360a 11-12-2007 12:03 AM

How many shots do you get?

I can't get past the first part when you go on the second floor. :(

EDIT: Nevermind I beat it.

I am still shaking, I thought I shot the Vip's head but I beat it. Thanks OP.

sirnerd84 11-12-2007 12:24 AM

It takes a lot of time. It seems like a lot of it is luck based. I finally got it earlier. I can easily say that while it does take a lot of skill, it takes just as much luck.

I followed the directions given in the original post. I had the most trouble getting past the first floor. Once I got past it I was fine.

I did however fuck up and kill the VIP twice. :(

Jumnious 11-12-2007 12:53 AM

No, their is no luck in it... it's skill and knowing the layout / positions of where to throw the flash grenades. It isn't completely random...

After doing it so many times, I managed to clear the 1st room basically everytime, and I only cleared the next room when I threw my flashbang in the right area. I'm usually prone in front of that wooden wall around 35 seconds. And at 26 seconds I'm up the stairs and throwing two flashes, mowing anything down with my auto, charge into that next room and pick up the stack of flash grenades, and those I spam into the next hallway, run into the group with my auto, then pull out my pistol for the last corner...

Then hauled ass to the hostage / matrix mode shoot his head... boom blood!

Only time I died is when I messed up... not because of crappy luck...

Saracin 11-12-2007 01:02 AM

Thanks man, your guide really helped. Here I was trying to kill people lol and all it really is on Veteran is to haul your butt to the end and try to survive. Just 3 more and I'm 1000 in this one.

jorGe62990 11-12-2007 01:31 AM

yeah i do not think luck played into getting this achievement for me at all...i mean i do not want to sound like a pompous prick, but you gotta have skills to do this thing

BlaZiN cdn 11-12-2007 03:04 AM

just got the achievement, after 2 hours of yelling at the game, I decided to try once more and I followed the guide and got it, I didn't risk shooting the guy in the side, I waited until I got a clear shot at his head.

pongsifu 11-12-2007 04:32 AM


Originally Posted by jorGe62990 (Post 473016)
yeah i do not think luck played into getting this achievement for me at all...i mean i do not want to sound like a pompous prick, but you gotta have skills to do this thing

It takes luck and skill. Sometimes the guys just don't get affected by the flashbang and it also depends on where the guys decide to move, sometimes they flank and sometimes they duck more than others.

Dstrukt 11-12-2007 04:37 AM

The only luck that comes into play is where your other two squad memebers. I remember before I got the achievement, I had really good runs but ended up dying at a later point in the level because my squadmates were lagging behind. You simply can't do the mission without them at some points.

Other than that, I agree in the end it really comes down to speed, accuracy and memorization on Veteran difficulty.

benbam87 11-12-2007 05:23 AM

i have finally done it. It only took hours lol. For the people that haven't done it yet what i say to you is good luck!!! Even though there is a time limit on this don't rush too much and make sure you kill most people as it gets easier if you do.

WyldthingUK 11-12-2007 10:43 AM

I got to the end and shot the hostage FIVE times - man I must be the worst SWAT person ever :confused:. I did it in the end though.

However, as I had to do it so many times I did perfect the routine and by the end of my sesssions I was making the end around one in ten attempts - when I started I was making the end around one in two hundred attempts, lol.

The key for me was picking up the shotty in the first room. You can reload it whilst hiding behind the wooden part in the second room. You then use two full clips of the SMG to clear out most of the top deck, throw a flashbang as you move down the plane to stun the five or six dudes coming down the corridor and then two shots of the shotty will clear out the whole corridor. That leaves you another 4 shots for the two dudes around the corner and then you are done.

Seriously, for those people stuggling with this achievement pick up a better second weapon than the pistol - the 2secs it takes is well worth it!!! :woop:

pongsifu 11-12-2007 11:16 AM


Originally Posted by WyldthingUK (Post 473326)
Seriously, for those people stuggling with this achievement pick up a better second weapon than the pistol - the 2secs it takes is well worth it!!! :woop:

Plus the 5 more seconds it takes to reload it because they always have almost no ammo left :P

Although I did get through the last room by picking up gun after gun without reloading.

megamoviejohn 11-12-2007 10:01 PM

After 2 days of trying I finally beat it. I don't see a guide really helping you on this mission. It just takes many attempts at getting to know where all the enemies are and knowing exactly where to flash. I always got killed right before I made it to the VIP room cause I'd get scared and run out of ammo. I made it to the room 6 times, 5 times I shot the VIP in the face...

Blind x360a 11-12-2007 10:06 PM

If I would have killed the VIP when I finally got there I would have flipped out.

Luckily I shot the guy right in the head. :D

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