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Old 10-08-2011, 01:18 PM   #31
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its weird to me that people are having such a hard time getting orange weapons. there are multiple quests which give you orange weapons as rewards (clearing out the graveyard in moresby for instance, and another one or two in the jungle). with two playthroughs everyone should have this no problem at all.
Those are quest rewards and are not counted towards the achievement which requires you to "loot" the weapons. Meaning random crate spawns and enemy drops are the only way of obtaining orange weapons for this achievement.
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Old 10-08-2011, 03:51 PM   #32
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That weapon from the nun wasn't looted
Cool thanks for the heads up, i must have misread the achievement....
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Old 10-08-2011, 10:18 PM   #33
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Another confirmation here that this works.. i spent about 3-5 hours going from chest to chest, but this took no effort at all to get my last one. 1000/1000 :-)

Thanks OP.
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Old 10-08-2011, 11:50 PM   #34
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OP's suggestion doesn't seem that far out. i found my 4th orange weapon, and after that looted tons of crates (and i mean tons), while progressing through the game. i calculated my gaming to be at least 4 1/2 hours (give or take) until my last weapon (thank GOD)... seems like it's not random based, but more time based

the Jackpot skill for Purna is a waste of skill points IMHO!
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Old 10-09-2011, 04:18 AM   #35
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i too will confirm this works and i didnt beat the game with puna thanks a ton as this was the last thing i needed to do
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Old 10-09-2011, 04:51 AM   #36
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No he is correct, should have been "math is not your strong suit is it good sir" but I tried to make it funnier by using basic Internet lingo of adding an s when not needed since he didn't realize that 5 items with a 5 hour gap each equals 25 hours of your xbox sitting on and doing nothing
You lack comprehension. He wasn't say the total amount of time required. He was saying that if you left in on for 25 hours straight, and tried to loot five weapons at once, it won't work.
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Does anyone know what exactly in the video is making this work?

Is it that specific chest, Is it the 5 hours play time, is it the lack of weapons, or is it a combination of the above?

I'm not going to sit around doing nothing, but I may plan a 5 hour play session if its gonna get me the last weapon I need. (still in act 2 )

I could easily see the chances of getting an orange weapon increasing over time, and being reset every time you finish a quest. It would explain why those that rush through the game hardly ever find the weapons for the achievement...

Of course if it works that way, then it also probably resets when a chest is open as well, which would be screwing over the explorers who find a lot of chests...
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Old 10-09-2011, 06:52 AM   #38
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Thanks a LOT! I'm at 3/5 after one playthrough, so I'm gonna try this over night.
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Old 10-09-2011, 11:43 PM   #39
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just did it with logan lvl 35 (appraiser and picklock).

p.s if you have a slim be careful up the eject button, i would be more mad if i wasn't watching tv
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Old 10-10-2011, 10:12 AM   #40
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I'll have to try this.

Have you tried playing the game for those 5 hours - as in, running around the island and then coming back to a chest?

I'll go ahead and try the exact same way that you did, as I can just leave the Xbox on while I'm at work. Does it have to be 5 hours exactly - no more, no less?

Also, to people worried about leaving the Xbox running; 5 hours is nothing. I'd expect the average time for a gamer on this site, to run their Xbox to be around 8 hours. I used to use mine for about 15 hours a day, and sometimes I'd have it running for near enough 48 hours if I didn't bother to turn it off.

The fan will eventually break down, but "cooling" the system can cause problems with the soldering and other internal components.
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Old 10-10-2011, 08:12 PM   #41
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nice find. OMG what a pain in the ass tho!!!!
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Old 10-11-2011, 12:59 AM   #42
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Unfortunately I dont have purna or logan saves past level 5.
I can only get to level 15 with Xian. Up side is I have 4/5 orange weapons.
So I'll be back in 5 hours with an answer!!!
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Old 10-11-2011, 01:54 AM   #43
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i can confirm this aswell, done this last night. instead of 5 hours i did it with 4 hours cause i was in a rush.
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Old 10-11-2011, 07:23 AM   #44
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CONFIRMED!!! Thanx a fuckin-million OP...

I used Xian and only used level 3 lockpick. She doesnt have loot perks.
But hell yeah.....5 hours later and I'm done and on to the next ach.
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Old 10-11-2011, 02:31 PM   #45
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I actually tried this. I left my xbox on for 5 hours. Watched tv (on that tv) and then took a nap. I woke up about 3 hours later and my fiance was watching something on the ps3 yet my xbox was still on. We went to eat and Came back and my xbox was off. Would my slim automatically shut off by itself without me doing something to the settings? btw I had a wired controller hooked up. I just took out the batteries in the controller and had it plugged in.


But after I found out it turned off I just cruised the resort and found my last one. But would like to know how to avoid my xbox turning off say I needed to do another achievement like this. Thanks for your help.
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Old 10-11-2011, 05:51 PM   #46
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I actually tried this. I left my xbox on for 5 hours. Watched tv (on that tv) and then took a nap. I woke up about 3 hours later and my fiance was watching something on the ps3 yet my xbox was still on. We went to eat and Came back and my xbox was off. Would my slim automatically shut off by itself without me doing something to the settings? btw I had a wired controller hooked up. I just took out the batteries in the controller and had it plugged in.


But after I found out it turned off I just cruised the resort and found my last one. But would like to know how to avoid my xbox turning off say I needed to do another achievement like this. Thanks for your help.
Sounds like your auto-off settings might be on, you can set it for 1hr or 6hr, so having this setting on will screw you over.
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Old 10-11-2011, 08:32 PM   #47
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Sounds like your auto-off settings might be on, you can set it for 1hr or 6hr, so having this setting on will screw you over.

thank you. I shall check my xbox settings when i get home.
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ok. so right now i have 2/5 from my 1st playthrough.

a lvl 48 Logan with lock pick, appraiser, and scavenger all fully upgraded.

i don't know about the 5 hour wait time, but i don't have anything better to do.
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Old 10-12-2011, 09:19 PM   #49
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Found this on another forum....if anyone wants to team up and get this done add me GT: CRYPTv1

The quickest way of getting this, if like me and lots of others you have finished the game and all other achievements without getting this is to fast travel between Resort "Bunker #1 and #2" Jungle "Overpass camp" and "River village" and Laboratory "Boat" opening the chests until you find an orange weapon.

BUT AND HERE'S THE IMPORTANT PART DON'T PICK UP THE WEAPON

Instead follow this
1 Invite friend (Player 2) into your game
2 Have Player 2 press "start" then "drop out"
3 Player 2 select YES to drop out but NO to reload checkpoint
4 Player 2 picks up the weapon
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5 Player 2 drops the weapon then quits out to main menu
6 Repeat until Player 2 has their achievement
7 Once Player 2 has their achievement repeat steps 1-3
8 Then Player 1 follows steps 4 and 5
IMPORTANT Player 2 may get a message asking if they want to reload checkpoint always say NO
9 Then repeat steps 1-6 with Player 1 leaving

This way you only need to find 1 weapon for you both to get the achievement.
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Old 10-12-2011, 09:38 PM   #50
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Found this on another forum....if anyone wants to team up and get this done add me GT: CRYPTv1

The quickest way of getting this, if like me and lots of others you have finished the game and all other achievements without getting this is to fast travel between Resort "Bunker #1 and #2" Jungle "Overpass camp" and "River village" and Laboratory "Boat" opening the chests until you find an orange weapon.

BUT AND HERE'S THE IMPORTANT PART DON'T PICK UP THE WEAPON

Instead follow this
1 Invite friend (Player 2) into your game
2 Have Player 2 press "start" then "drop out"
3 Player 2 select YES to drop out but NO to reload checkpoint
4 Player 2 picks up the weapon
IMPORTANT
5 Player 2 drops the weapon then quits out to main menu
6 Repeat until Player 2 has their achievement
7 Once Player 2 has their achievement repeat steps 1-3
8 Then Player 1 follows steps 4 and 5
IMPORTANT Player 2 may get a message asking if they want to reload checkpoint always say NO
9 Then repeat steps 1-6 with Player 1 leaving

This way you only need to find 1 weapon for you both to get the achievement.
Use the achievement trading/co-op partner thread stickied at the top of the forum. You'll probably have better luck.
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Old 10-13-2011, 07:13 AM   #51
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ok. so right now i have 2/5 from my 1st playthrough.

a lvl 48 Logan with lock pick, appraiser, and scavenger all fully upgraded.

i don't know about the 5 hour wait time, but i don't have anything better to do.
ok i did it once and it worked. really inconvenient though.
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Old 10-13-2011, 11:43 AM   #52
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Ok, this trick saved my patience for the achievement, thank you OP. This is a rare find, and it is very appreciated you shared this.

To help make it even better, I would like to give my input on how things worked for me:

I started a new game, did my stats, and left the game on when I went to sleep. When I woke up, I realized I had forgotten to take it off 6 hour auto shut off. I loaded the game which said 5 hours. When loaded, I was on Mowen's boat but in the city. I had to run back to the church and I teleported to Bunker 2 and got an orange weapon.

2nd time, I left it on but didn't mess with the containers.

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The game may very well base the rare finds on how long you have played the game. People who had corrupted saves likely experienced worse luck. Having no good items for 5 hours when just "starting the game" must trigger something in the code to allow you to have an extremely high chance to get one.

Can someone try something? Start a new character chapter 15. Go and sit in the church for 5 hours. Now go to Bunker 2 and see if there is an orange weapon. Just waiting the hours might be all you really need for the trick to work.

This trick does work 100%. I spent at least 6 hours looting and had obtained 1 orange weapon. I did this trick and it worked both times and only took 10 minutes to set up.
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Old 10-13-2011, 05:35 PM   #53
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Thanks for this really helpfull tip!! Just waited with Logan for 2 hours at the boat. Then warped to bunker 2 and got orange brass knukkles. Did this on Chapter 13 (where i was).
Logan is lvl 50 and the inventory was empty.
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Does just having a friend drop a weapon and you pick it up count?
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Does just having a friend drop a weapon and you pick it up count?
i don't think it would, but there's no harm in testing it out
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Old 10-14-2011, 07:18 PM   #56
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I think these are timed based i was having real trouble with with then i left it on for couple of hours boosting my rank next box i checked had an orange weapon in.
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Does just having a friend drop a weapon and you pick it up count?
Toward the achievement? No it doesn't count.

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I think these are timed based i was having real trouble with with then i left it on for couple of hours boosting my rank next box i checked had an orange weapon in.
I figured as much. That would explain why me and all my friends got the achievement in one playthrough and so many people haven't gotten it in multiple playthroughs. We'd usually sit down to 3-6 hour sessions on the weekends. We found well over 15 orange weapons in our first playthrough.

It's definitely not ONLY time based though. At least, not just in the current gaming session. I started a new game after my file got corrupted, and had a friend join me with his level 50 character to make it easier to get to the thug glitch point so I could get back to 50. From the beginning of my new game until I got to Harlan's hut during the juicebox mission, my friend found 2 orange weapons. He plays a level 50 Purna (I assume he has the jackpot skill), but still, 2 orange weapons in less than an hour is a pretty good rate.

So clearly time just increases the chance of finding an orange weapon.
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I wouldn't mind doing this so much if I had a wired controller... or the time to just let my game sit for a few hours. =/
It's a great find, though, so thanks to the OP for the info and to the rest of you for confirming and testing. =)

Now, I'm at 3/5 weapons looted, just found Mowen on my second playthrough with a level 50 Purna, with the level 3 lockpick and level 3 scavenger skills. Of the 3 weapons I've found, 2 of them were from kills (one from a zombie, the other from a punk, oddly enough. =/). But of course, knowing this, I just go around killing and rarely open the chests. Still, opening the chests after a lot of time hasn't done anything for me yet. In fact, the only chest I got an orange weapon from was the third chest I had opened in about 15 minutes. =/
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I figured as much. That would explain why me and all my friends got the achievement in one playthrough and so many people haven't gotten it in multiple playthroughs. We'd usually sit down to 3-6 hour sessions on the weekends. We found well over 15 orange weapons in our first playthrough.
Ah that explains my "luck" as well then, achievement before my first character hit 30-35. I spent so much time doing random crap that I was easily playing for 5hr+ chunks at a time. Occasionally I'd go make lunch/dinner and leave my character in a safe place while I was doing it/eating for up to an hour.
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So, just a quick note. I don't know what the percentage of success getting an orange weapon is after 5 hours, but it seems as though before that 5 hour mark, the success rate is, at best, somewhat random. I noticed a post from eykster 2 days ago that said he got the weapon after 2 hours. Just last night, I waited about 3 hours, but got a common white weapon.

I'm not certain as to how successful this method is any more, but I'll try varying times and see what happens.
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