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Old 09-29-2011, 03:24 AM   #1
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Very Easy Way to Earn Big Explosion Mutator

I found a new way to earn easy "Hail Mary" Ribbons, especially useful for you guys who want the "Big Explosion" mutator. here is how it goes:

1. Load up Act V chapter II "Blackout" on casual in arcade. You MUST have at least two players (guest is fine). It REALLY helps to have on the Super Reload mutator as well.

2. Grab the Silverback BEFORE going up the elevator in the very beginning. It is located in the garage with a button cleverly hidden. take it up the elevator.

3. When the elevator gets stuck, take your sliverback down the "3" hallway, towards the end there is a breakable door with a boomshot (and cog tag if you collected it). Grab the boomshot and ditch the silverback.

4. Progress onward, saving your boomshot ammo and killing enemies until you get outside. kill the two reavers and turn the corner. After you see the MAELSTROM tower, Jace will say something about it and you'll get a checkpoint. This is where you do it.

5. Back up a tad bit and wait a little while, and when the flying dudes kinda bunch up, FIRE! if you are lucky, you can get up to 9 hail mary ribbons in one shot. Fire away until you are out of ammo (DO NOT kill the Armored Kantus or you will overwrite a checkpoint!). Once you have gotten 10-12 ribbons, reload checkpoint and repeat! 20 minutes and the mutator is all yours !

Here is a video guide for those who need help. Special thanks to bendermac for making one.

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Old 09-29-2011, 03:57 AM   #2
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Sounds great, I'll give it a try.
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Old 09-29-2011, 04:01 AM   #3
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I just did your method, took about ten minutes, good post.
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Old 09-29-2011, 04:10 AM   #4
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Just got finished gaming for the night, tomorrow though I will be doing this. Thanks for the info!
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Old 09-29-2011, 04:37 AM   #5
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Want an easier way? Go to that chapter where you're riding the gas barge and have to shoot down the other gas barges. I can't remember whih chapter it is, but the turrets count as boomshots. I got a couple of Hail Mary ribbons taking down barges in that chapter as long as they were far enough away.
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Old 09-29-2011, 05:16 AM   #6
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Want an easier way? Go to that chapter where you're riding the gas barge and have to shoot down the other gas barges. I can't remember whih chapter it is, but the turrets count as boomshots. I got a couple of Hail Mary ribbons taking down barges in that chapter as long as they were far enough away.

Um....Exactly how is getting a couple (and very tricky couple at that) and THEN....restarting a chapter, easier than getting 10-11 and restarting a checkpoint at the exact spot?? Is this opposite day?
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Old 09-29-2011, 05:29 AM   #7
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awesome post, this will definatley help
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Old 09-29-2011, 05:34 AM   #8
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I did it using a somehwat inefficient method by the looks of it lol. I setup a private deathmatch to 35 kills x 5 rounds with my splitscreen and 8 bots and killed my splitscreen around 20 times per match. At least I now know how to spawn camp with boom from 200 feet on Mercy lol
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Old 09-29-2011, 06:38 AM   #9
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My only question is why do you need 2 people when the second guy isn't used for anything?
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Old 09-29-2011, 06:44 AM   #10
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My only question is why do you need 2 people when the second guy isn't used for anything?
You can't get ribbons unless there are at least two human players in game. Same for horde, and beast. Versus just has to be filled with bots.
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Sounds good! I'll be sure to give it a try!
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Old 09-29-2011, 06:59 AM   #12
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Glad to be of help! haha.

The only comment I have is about the gas barges, it would be a great idea to try and snag some of the hail marys while boosting for the "Number 1" achievement, but it is far more insufficient and almost never works. I was probably averaging two per session while trying tho, so if you want to do that, go for it.

I don't think this will be patched, its more of a cleaver exploit. but to be safe, my friend and I got this out of the way fast.
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Sounds good I'll get this one done tonight
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Old 09-29-2011, 08:06 AM   #14
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Am I doing something wrong? When I backtrack the gate is closed where the railroad tracks are. So am I actually loading up Act V Chapter I?
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Old 09-29-2011, 10:11 AM   #15
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Am I doing something wrong? When I backtrack the gate is closed where the railroad tracks are. So am I actually loading up Act V Chapter I?
Act V chapter 2, the silverback is in a room right where you start, there is a switch on the wall to open the room. Then get in the lift with it.
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Old 09-29-2011, 10:23 AM   #16
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Well god damn, I spent like 4 hours trying to get this through a mix of beast and KOTH with bots. This would have been much easier :/
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FANTASTIC post , thank you ......... I was about to give up on this mutator
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Act V chapter 2, the silverback is in a room right where you start, there is a switch on the wall to open the room. Then get in the lift with it.
I didnt know that. I got the mutation however. Just started on Chapter 1 of Act 5. Didnt take long to get to that point. Very easy method. Got it in 10 minutes.
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Want an easier way? Go to that chapter where you're riding the gas barge and have to shoot down the other gas barges. I can't remember whih chapter it is, but the turrets count as boomshots. I got a couple of Hail Mary ribbons taking down barges in that chapter as long as they were far enough away.
I would like to add that I'm on Act 2 Chapter 7 with the barges with two players logged in and I am not getting any Hail Mary medals.

This method does not work.
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Rock on, this was amazing!
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Old 09-29-2011, 12:39 PM   #22
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i played a few rounds of sandbar started out public, bu when i figured this spot out, i carried on to private, bots filled, casua difficulty.

head up to the the boom shot spawn, in the middle, top of the map, then out onto the raised area where you can see all around, then its just a matter of shooting the guys below when they're in cover, got about 10 hail marys in a single round, soon had my 100

hope this helps too
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Not sure if this'll work for anyone else because I think it's some sort of bug. In Act 2 Chapter 6 while fighting off the Reavers and Guards if I killed a Reaver with a boomshot it gave me a hail mary.
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worked perfectly, thanks!
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You sir...are a champion, brilliant little find!
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Well just wanted to say thanks for the info, it helped speed things up a lot.
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Worked perfectly, thanks!
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hold on why do i need a second controller im a little lost
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you need a second controller or at least one online partner in order to earn ribbons in arcade, horde, or beast.
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VERY AWESOME FIND!!!

Though, i'm curious. i have infinite ammo, super reload, and instagib melee unlocked and i normally use those.

what is the advantage of the big explosions. i was always nervous that you'd probably kill yourself having this one on.
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