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Estimated achievement difficulty: 3/10 for first playthrough, 6/10 for 1999 (Siren fights)
Offline: 50 [1000]
Online: 0 [0]
Approximate time: 15-25+ hours
Minimum number of play-throughs needed: 1 (1: 1999 will unlock all, but 1 more is recommended)
Missable achievements: Yes (See Missable Achievements)
Does difficulty affect Achievements?: Yes
Unobtainable/glitched achievements?: None known yet
Extra equipment needed?: No
Is there DLC? Not yet


Bioshock Infinite is a prequel, in the Bioshock timeline but a new story, to a Wonderful first person shooter Bioshock The story is centered in 1912 in a floating city called Columbia. You play Booker Dewitt as you journey through the downfall of yet another city with amazing landscapes, intuitive unique mechanics, and character arc.


Take your time to enjoy a wonderful game, most of the achievements come with natural play including secret, difficulty, and pistol achievements. Most other achievements are technically missable but unlikely. See below descriptions with any concerns.

Use multiple different vigors and swap them out to get different combination kills. Use the various weapons towards the kill achievements. Buy items/upgrades as often as you have money and can afford to spend it.

It's possible to get all achievements in 1 play through, 1 for 1999- 1999 will unlock the rest, but it's recommended to do 1 more for familiarization. Beating the game on any difficulty will unlock 1999.

Missable Achievements:

Kills and collectibles carry through play throughs And Checkpoints. Infusions must be in one play through however.

Everything else can be done using chapter select or starting a new game. Access chapter select from the main menu by selecting play game -> load chapter.

The achievements to watch out for are:
  • Hazard Pay
  • Heartbreaker
  • Infused with Greatness
  • Scavenger Hunt

Possible spoiler achievement spot:

Spoiler! (click here to reveal)

Tin Soldier 10
Completed the game on Easy difficulty or above.

See Stone Cold Pinkerton below.

Saw the Elephant 25
Completed the game on Normal difficulty or above.

See Stone Cold Pinkerton below.

Stone Cold Pinkerton 50
Completed the game on Hard difficulty or above.

The game will prove easiest if you have already taken the time to beat the game on normal, as you will have, at minimum, a mild familiarity with combinations, enemy spawns, and loot points. Use vigors that detain enemies from action such as Bucking Bronco or Shock Jockey, using your judgement on whether to summon troops with tears, get cover, or use doorway to escape. See 1999 for more tips.

Auld Lang Syne 75
Completed the game on 1999 mode.

1999 mode is the hardest difficulty mode and can be accessed after beating the game once or using the code. Gear can be changed from the pause menu. In doing this achievement you will also be aiming for not spending money at the Dollar Bill vendor which means no buying ammo or salts etc, Requiring you to loot as many containers as possible and playing conservatively and passively. Possession and aid tears will come in handy just as much as ammo tears, you want to keep enemies distracted while you pick at them so sniper rifle upgrades will help you greatly in staying out of direct combat. Respawns cost 100$ damage taken is 200% damage dealt is 50% shield recharge delay and rate are 6 and 4 seconds respectively. Aim assist and Navigation assist will also be missing. Wise gear choices - head slot: Storm, quick handed, or ammo cap. Shirt : blood to salt, scavenger vest, or pyro. Pants: Urgent care or last man standing. Boots: Vamp' embrace or Kill to live. The more infusions you find the better.

Should Auld Acquaintance... 10
Unlocked 1999 mode.

You can unlock the 1999 mode using the old konami code at the main menu . A prompt should appear saying it's been unlocked.

Industrial Accident 5
Killed 20 enemies with a Sky-Hook Execution.

The Sky Hook is the melee weapon of Bioshock Infinite. You can get this as one of your first few achievements. You will notice when an enemy is low on health a skull appears above his head at this point approach him and hold to perform an execution

Aerial Assassin 5
Killed 20 enemies with a Sky-Line Strike.

While on the sky lines you can perfrom a strike attack by hitting This should kill most weaker foes making this an easy achievement.

A Real Pistol 5
Killed 25 enemies with the Broadsider Pistol.

Killing 25 enemies should come simply through the course of gameplay, should you have difficulty try using the murder of crows or shock jockey vigor before shooting. This will show up as Pistol on the ground

To fully upgrade the pistol you will need $1077.

Passionately Reciprocated 5
Killed 150 enemies with the Founder Triple R Machine Gun or Vox Repeater.

You will be able to use either the Triple R or the Vox Repeater. Use your "Thompson" equivalent to get 150 kills. After upgrades and in conjuction with Vigor attacks this should come easily. These will show up as Machine gun and Repeater on the ground.

To fully upgrade the Triple R you will need $1375 $1992 for the Vox Repeater

Street Sweeper 5
Killed 50 enemies with the Founder China Broom Shotgun or Vox Heater.

You will be able to use either the China Broom or the Vox Heater. Use your "Shotgun" equivalent to get 50 kills. After upgrades and in conjuction with Vigor attacks this should come easily. These will show up as Shotgun and Heater on the ground.

To fully upgrade the China Broom you will need $1326 $2327 for the Heater.

Big Game Hunter 5
Killed 100 enemies with the Founder Huntsman Carbine or Vox Burstgun.

You will be able to use either the Carbine or the Burstgun. Use your "M1A carbine" equivalent to get 100 kills. After upgrades and in conjuction with Vigor attacks this should come easily. These will show up as Carbine or Burstgun on the ground.

To fully upgrade the carbine you will need $1531, $2340 for the Burstgun.

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