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NOTE: This guide reflects Patch 1.020.

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Overview
-Estimated achievement difficulty: 4/10
-Offline: 0
-Online: 50 (1000)
-Approximate amount of time for 1000: 150-200+ hours
-Minimum number of playthroughs needed: 1
-Number of missable achievements: 0
-Do cheat codes disable achievements?: No cheat codes
-Does difficulty affect achievements?: No, there is no difficulty setting
-Glitchy achievements: The co-op map achievements can sometimes not unlock after completion of the maps
-Unobtainable achievements: None
-Extra equipment needed?: No, but there are Kinect voice commands


Introduction
"United. Divided. Defiant. Join the fight!" Welcome to world Defiance, ark hunter. Defiance is a buy-to-play online open-world shooter (third person, mmo). In this world, you'll be killing Hellbugs, Raiders, Mutants, 99ers, and Dark Matter forces as you loot arkfalls, build up your EGO, and search for an alien relic. During your time in Defiance, you'll be working towards killing many enemies (Player vs. Environment, PvE), completing goals and contracts, playing some Player vs. Player (PvP), completing challenges, time trials, side missions, and leveling up in addition to a main storyline.

There isn't much to prepare for. Just jump right in and get started on whatever you want. That is the nice thing about MMOs.


Walkthrough
Story

The story is not that time consuming and is five acts. The completion of the tutorial and each act unlocks an achievement. Just look for the exclamation point in a box on your world map for the next storyline mission. Once you have completed the main storyline, you should have unlocked Holy Shtako!, Skruggin' Ark Core, Wrong Hands, That Hagisi Lied, Everyone Will Die, and Who... Are You?.

PvP

There are competitive PvP and Shadow War PvP achievements to unlock. None of them are overly difficult to earn, some are just more time consuming than others (such as the headshots). During your time in Shadow War PvP, you will want to work on 50 capture points (Chasing Shadows), 50 headshots (Brain Surgeon), and 25 roadkills (Vehicular Manslaughter). In competitive PvP, you will want to win 10 times on each map to unlock Freight Magnate, Stargazer, and Wharfie. Matches in Shadow War and PvP will contribute to 100 human player kills (Upper Echelon). Just focus on one at a time so you aren't trying to do headshots while running people while trying to capture points.

Arkfalls

A big part of this game is the Arkfalls. There are a few achievements related to completing Arkfalls. You'll be jumping into Arkfalls often (hopefully!), so the achievements shouldn't be too much of a problem. Just pay attention and if one is near you, drive on over and have fun! Make sure to complete both minor and major arkfalls for Arkhunting and Arkhunting Party. You will also need 10 major arkfalls for Arkhunting Safari. Arkfalls are also a good time to revive another play for A Friend in Need.

EGO and Weapon Skills

Prepare to spend a good chunk of time making your EGO huge. You'll have to work up to an EGO of 2,500 (EGOtistical, EGOcentric Arkhunter) in addition to unlocking and upgrading EGO powers and perks (Bit of an EGO, Abundance of EGO, Stroking Your EGO, EGO Maniac, Powerful EGO). You will also want to level at least one weapon up to a skill of 20 for an achievement (Shoot to Skill). Find a weapon type you like and stick with it.

Pursuits

If you spend any large amount of time in Defiance or are working towards an EGO rating of 2,500, this will come naturally. However, all the pursuit descriptions are in the game, so find a couple you like and focus on them. You will get an achievement for your first (Individual Pursuit), fifth (Hot Pursuit), tenth (Pursuit of Happiness), fifteenth (High Speed Pursuit), and twentieth pursuit (Pursuit of Excellence).

Co-op Maps

There are achievements for completing each co-op map, so once you unlock them, queue up. The co-op maps are instances completed with four people and are actually a lot of fun. You can do it with randoms or buddy with a few of your friends. They are great for working on weapon skills and grinding loot and XP. The co-op maps are Liberate the Lost (Overdosing), Soleptor Excavation (Broom Closet), Explosions 101 (Save Your Ganchis), Island of Lost Soldiers (Call Me Psycho), The Motherlode (Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha!), Commandeer Cronkhite (Not Bad at All), and Scrapworks Salvage (Super Excited).

Reputation

Once you hit 175 EGO, you can start working on daily and weekly contracts. The more you complete, the faster you will reach Trusted with each faction and the faster the associated achievements will unlock. You will get an achievement for completing your first daily contract for Von Bach Industries (Executive Wash Room), Soleptor Enterprises (Private Booth), Top-Noth Toolworks (Office in Back), and Echelon (Secure Channel). Once you complete any four weekly contracts, you will unlock Seven Days a Week. As you complete contracts, your Status with each faction will increase. There are achievements tied to Familiar (Key to Paradise) and Trusted (Widely Regarded) statuses. Widely Regarded will likely be your last achievement if 2,500 EGO rating isn't.

Other

There are achievements for jumping a total of 5 kilometers in a vehicle ( Yeeeeeeehaaaaawww!) and swimming a total of 1 kilometer (Good Cardio). The achievement for crossing the Golden Gate bridge (Monolithic Landmark) will come with story progression, but you can also get it early if you have a friend in San Francisco. Once you find a Legendary/orange weapon, equip it to unlock Wait For It.... Finally, all your killing will eventually add up to 10,000 kills to unlock Calculated Killer. Once all your other achievements have unlocked, Legend of Defiance will unlock and you will be done!


Conclusion
First and foremost, have fun in the game. If you enjoy Arkfalls, do them! If you prefer PvP or co-op maps, play that! As an MMO, the game is flexible enough to fit most playstyles. Many of the achievements will unlock without too much focus or effort. Just pay attention to what you are missing and work on those if you want them faster.

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Legend of Defiance 70
Your reputation is sure to spread far beyond the borders of Paradise; Defiance!

This is unlocked by simply earning the other 49 achievements in the game.

Holy Shtako! 15
New Freedom has crashed, you've made a few new friends and one of them lives inside your head

This is unlocked once the tutorial is completed. In the tutorial, you will become acquainted with basic controls and EGO. The missions are as follows:
  • Recovery Mission
  • EGO Integration

Skruggin' Ark Core 15
Von Bach is alive, he has an Ark Core, and Cass is not happy about it

This is unlocked once Act 1 of the main storyline is completed. The main storyline missions are marked with a boxed exclamation point on the map and a new one shows up a few minutes after the completion of each mission. The missions are as follows:
  • Chaos Reigns
  • Sniper's Ridge
  • Raid the Medicine Cabinet
  • We're on the Air
  • Fine Tuning
  • Kith and Kinship
  • All Roads Lead to Bloodbath
  • Into the Depths

Wrong Hands 15
Cooper and Ara are good people and you'll need them now that Dark Matter has the Matrix

This is unlocked once Act 2 of the main storyline is completed. The missions are as follows:
  • Enter the Lawkeeper
  • Hell of a Day
  • Collateral Damage Expected
  • A Faustian Bargain
  • Major Miner Rescue
  • Safe No More
  • Follow Cass's Lead
  • Breaking into San Quentin

That Hagisi Lied 15
Rosa had revenge and is grateful for the help, but the Matrix is still missing, no thanks to Varus

This is unlocked once Act 3 of the main storyline is completed. The missions are as follows:
  • Down at the Docks
  • An Unexpected Delay
  • A Disturbing Discovery
  • Distress Call
  • Hostile Takeover
  • Ulterior Motives
  • Something Wicked This Way Comes
  • A Bullet for a Badman


Everyone Will Die 15
Torc's a badass, but so's Nim, as Von Bach learned too late; It'll take everyone to bring Nim down

This is unlocked once Act 4 of the main storyline is completed. The missions are as follows:
  • Thorn in the Side
  • Explosive Interruption
  • Old Friends, Old Swords
  • Lend a Hand
  • Strange Bedfellows
  • Cut Off the Head
  • Seize the Day, Control the Future
  • Into the Heart of Darkness

Who… Are You? 15
Nim is dead, again, and the secrets of Defiance will remain; If only Karl could see you now

This is unlocked once Act 5 of the main storyline is completed. The missions are as follows:
  • Radio Silence
  • Pirate Radio
  • Automaton Allegiance
  • Rosa's New Toy
  • The Heart of the Matter
  • A Series of Problems
  • No Finer Place
  • Defiance

If you want, you can reset the storyline to replay the main missions once you have finished Act 5. However, this also resets the side missions and the ones you have yet to finish won't be available until they are unlocked through story progression a second time. Side missions can only be completed once.

Overdosing 15
Piercer needed an intervention

This is unlocked once you have completed the "Liberate the Lost" co-op map. This map unlocks at an EGO rating of 150 in addition to progression through Act 1 and is the first co-op map the is unlocked. Once the Piercer is dead, the achievement will unlock.

To access the co-op map, open the quick menu with and choose Matchmaking. From there, choose Co-operative Maps and select the appropriate map.

Broom Closet 15
Varus killed a monster

This is unlocked once you have completed the "Soleptor Excavation" co-op map. This map unlocks at an EGO rating of 100 in addition to progression through Act 2. Once the Raider Hulker is dead, the achievement will unlock.

To access the co-op map, open the quick menu with and choose Matchmaking. From there, choose Co-operative Maps and select the appropriate map.

Save Your Ganchis 15
That darn Varus

This is unlocked once you have completed the "Explosions 101" co-op map. This map unlocks at an EGO rating of 300 in addition to progression through Act 2. Once Dekuso is dead, the achievement will unlock.

To access the co-op map, open the quick menu with and choose Matchmaking. From there, choose Co-operative Maps and select the appropriate map.

Call Me Psycho 15
Poor Peter Nardone

This is unlocked once you have completed the "Island of Lost Soldiers" co-op map. This map unlocks at an EGO rating of 150 in addition to progression through Act 2. Once the Hellbug Matron is dead, the achievement will unlock.

To access the co-op map, open the quick menu with and choose Matchmaking. From there, choose Co-operative Maps and select the appropriate map.

Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! 15
Wait… Motherlode is a dude?

This is unlocked once you have completed the "The Motherlode" co-op map. This map unlocks at an EGO rating of 400 in addition to progression through Act 2. Once the Motherlode is dead, the achievement will unlock.

To access the co-op map, open the quick menu with and choose Matchmaking. From there, choose Co-operative Maps and select the appropriate map.

Not Bad at All 15
You can't destroy energy

This is unlocked once you have completed the "Commandeer Cronkhite" co-op map. This map unlocks at an EGO rating of 500 in addition to progression through Act 2. Once Daig is dead, the achievement will unlock.

To access the co-op map, open the quick menu with and choose Matchmaking. From there, choose Co-operative Maps and select the appropriate map.

Super Excited 15
Now... which core was that again?

This is unlocked once you have completed the "Scrapworks Salvage" co-op map. This map unlocks at an EGO rating of 225 in addition to progression through Act 2. Once the heat sinks on the Scrapper arm have been destroyed and the Scrapper enemies are dead, the achievement will unlock.

To access the co-op map, open the quick menu with and choose Matchmaking. From there, choose Co-operative Maps and select the appropriate map.

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Individual Pursuit 15
You completed your first pursuit in the Bay Area

See the "Pursuit of Excellence" achievement.

Hot Pursuit 15
You completed 5 pursuits in the Bay Area

See the "Pursuit of Excellence" achievement.

Pursuit of Happiness 15
You completed 10 pursuits in the Bay Area

See the "Pursuit of Excellence" achievement.

High Speed Pursuit 15
You completed 15 pursuits in the Bay Area

See the "Pursuit of Excellence" achievement.

Pursuit of Excellence 15
You completed 20 pursuits in the Bay Area

Pursuits are a collection of goals and challenges to complete by doing various activities like using EGO powers, killing, driving, completing quests, exploring, etc. There are currently 104 in Season One plus Episode pursuits that are available for a week (coincide with the TV show). Completing 20 should com naturally by playing the game. To access pursuits, bring up the Start menu, hold down , and choose Goals in the 1/2 o'clock position.

I've included a list of 20 easier pursuits to complete within Act 1 and 2:

Mount Tam
  • Mount Tam Exploration
  • Mount Tam Exploration II
  • Mount Tam Exploration III
  • Mount Tam Exploration IV
  • Mount Tam Exploration V
  • The Truth Behind Tranquility
  • Mount Tam Recon

Arkfalls
  • Ark Hunting as a Way of Life

Enemy Groups
  • Mutation Observation
  • Hellbugs Research

EGO Evolution
  • EGO Evolution
  • EGO Evolution II

Combat
  • Going Commando
  • Snipe from the Shadows
  • Boomstick to the Face
  • Shout Tactics
  • Living to Kill

Executive Wash Room 15
On the cutting edge, Von Bach Industries is one of the few corporations with truly global reach

This is unlocked by completing your first Daily contract for Von Bach Industries. To access pursuits, bring up the Start menu, hold down , and choose Goals in the 1/2 o'clock position. From there, tab over to Contracts using or . Contracts typically involve killing specific enemies in certain locations to collect items.

Daily contacts will become available after you reach 175 EGO and change every 24 hours.

A great contracts resource: http://www.etaew.net/defiance/index.php

Private Booth 15
While the gulanite boom put it on the map, Soleptor Enterprises has its fingers in many pies

This is unlocked by completing your first Daily contract for Soleptor Enterprises. To access pursuits, bring up the Start menu, hold down , and choose Goals in the 1/2 o'clock position. From there, tab over to Contracts using or . Contracts typically involve killing specific enemies in certain locations to collect items.

Daily contacts will become available after you reach 175 EGO and change every 24 hours.

A great contracts resource: http://www.etaew.net/defiance/index.php

Office in Back 15
Top Notch Toolworks is all about family tradition and custom craftsmanship

This is unlocked by completing your first Daily contract for Top-Notch Toolworks. To access pursuits, bring up the Start menu, hold down , and choose Goals in the 1/2 o'clock position. From there, tab over to Contracts using or . Contracts typically involve killing specific enemies in certain locations to collect items.

Daily contacts will become available after you reach 175 EGO and change every 24 hours.

A great contracts resource: http://www.etaew.net/defiance/index.php

Secure Channel 15
Despite the violence, Echelon is still a business; Because of the violence, business is good

This is unlocked by completing your first Daily contract for Echelon. To access pursuits, bring up the Start menu, hold down , and choose Goals in the 1/2 o'clock position. From there, tab over to Contracts using or . Contracts typically involve killing specific enemies in certain locations to collect items.

Daily contacts will become available after you reach 175 EGO and change every 24 hours.

A great contracts resource: http://www.etaew.net/defiance/index.php

Seven Days a Week 15
Your contributions to the Bay Area have not gone unnoticed

This is unlocked by completing four weekly contracts for any combination of the above factions. To access pursuits, bring up the Start menu, hold down , and choose Goals in the 1/2 o'clock position. From there, tab over to Contracts using or . Contracts typically involve killing specific enemies in certain locations to collect items. Weekly contracts usually take more time to complete.

Weekly contacts will become available after you reach 175 EGO and change every Monday. There is a 2-day weekend weekly added on Friday that lasts until Monday.

A great contracts resource: http://www.etaew.net/defiance/index.php

Key to Paradise 15
It's thanks to people like you that the community of Paradise might actually incorporate some day

This is unlocked by increasing your Status with the 4 factions. The first status increase is reaching Familiar status at 100 faction points. Weekly contracts give 50 faction points and daily contracts give 10.

Widely Regarded 30
You are a true professional and well respected by the movers and shakers in Paradise

This is unlocked by increasing your Status with the 4 factions to the max status of Trusted. This is reached by earning at least 600 faction points with a specific faction. This will be one of the most time consuming achievements in the game.

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Arkhunting 10
Valuable relics from the destroyed Votan arks frequently and dangerously rain from the sky

This is unlocked for completing your first minor arkfall. To find an arkfall, open your map and look for a small red circle with the arkfall symbol in the middle of it. Drive over to the arkfall and kill at least one enemy or damage the crystal (depending on the arkfall type). Eventually, the crystal will become unstable and a score screen will pop up. Your achievement will pop as long as you have contributed some damage to the arkfall.

Arkhunting Party 10
Arkfalls draw quite a crowd for as dangerous as they are; Risk vs. reward, or so they say

See the "Arkhunting Safari" achievement.

Arkhunting Safari 15
The amount of debris still in the Ark Belt is nearly limitless; Talk about job security

This is unlocked once you have completed 10 major arkfalls. A major arkfall appears as a large red circle on the map with small red circles and arkfall symbols scattered around it. To finish a major arkfall, all the minor ones within the large red circle must be completed. After this, a final arkfall symbol will appear with a boss fight. These are tougher than minor arkfalls, but dozens of people typically show up. Again, just make sure you contribute some damage during the event and your achievement will pop at the score screen.

Freight Magnate 15
Arkfall really did a number on shipping costs

This is unlocked for winning ten PvP matches on the map Freight Yard (Capture & Hold game type). To access the PvP map, open the quick menu with and choose Matchmaking. From there, choose Competitive Maps and select the appropriate map.

Stargazer 15
That dark, dead, spot in the sky is the Votanis System

This is unlocked for winning ten PvP matches on the map Observatory (Deathmatch game type). To access the PvP map, open the quick menu with and choose Matchmaking. From there, choose Competitive Maps and select the appropriate map.

Wharfie 15
Raiders shut down sea lanes faster than E-Rep can open them

This is unlocked for winning ten PvP matches on the map Waterfront (Deathmatch game type). To access the PvP map, open the quick menu with and choose Matchmaking. From there, choose Competitive Maps and select the appropriate map.

Bit of an EGO 10
Von Bach has unlocked the secrets of EGO technology for commercial use; You are proof

This is unlocked once you level up for the first time and have access to your first EGO perk. To access the EGO grid, open your Start menu, then use until you get to the EGO grid. Perks you have access to will not be faded out and have to be adjacent to your EGO power. Pick one and add a point to it. Your achievement will unlock as soon as you add a point to the EGO perk.

Abundance of EGO 40
The evolution of your EGO is a testament to the genius of Von Bach and his mastery of Votan tech.

This is unlocked by earning 50 perks. EGO points are earned every time you level up. Keep leveling and unlocked perks. This can be boosted if you have a large amount of spare Scrip and a few EGO points. Spend all your EGO points then respec (this is done on the EGO grid). You can then spend those EGO points again on perks. Keep doing this until the achievement unlocks.

Stroking Your EGO 15
EGO hosts a Votan artifical intelligence, the implications of which are not fully understood

This is unlocked by completely upgrading your first perk. Once you have enough EGO points, go to your EGO grid and add 5 points to a perk you have access to.

EGO Maniac 30
Both the Earth Republic and the Votanis Collective are behind the curve in regulating EGO research

This is unlocked by fully upgrading 25 EGO perks in the same way the EGO power was upgraded for "Powerful EGO." This can be boosted if you have a large amount of spare Scrip and a few EGO points. Spend all your EGO points by fully upgrading perks then respec (this is done on the EGO grid). You can then spend those EGO points again on perks. Keep doing this until the achievement unlocks.

Powerful EGO 15
EGO integrates at the genetic level, boosting the capabilities of the host beyond natural limits

This is unlocked by fully upgrading an EGO power (Stealth, Decoy, Overpower, Blur). To do this, you must first be at least at a 400 EGO rating. Open your EGO grid and add points to your EGO power until it reaches 5 points. At this point, your EGO power is fully upgraded and you have your achievement.

EGOtistical 20
As your EGO evolves, so does your ability to handle diverse tactical situations

This is unlocked by reaching an EGO rating of 500.

EGOcentric Arkhunter 60
Your EGO has evolved past VBI's most optimistic forecasts

This is unlocked by reaching an EGO rating of 2500. EGO rating is earned from leveling up, ranking up weapons and vehicles, and completing pursuits.

Wait For It… 50
You have found an extremely rare and valuable weapon; Make good use of it

This is unlocked by equipping a Legendary weapon (the weapon name is in orange text). These can be obtained from lockboxes using Scrip and Keycodes or Bits. You can also have a friend trade a Legendary weapon to you as long as you have a high enough EGO rating to equip it.

Shoot to Skill 50
While it's good to specialize, it's wise to pick up a variety of skills

This is unlocked by fully leveling a weapon skill to 20. For example, use Assault Rifles until your skill in them is 20. Each weapon has an XP bar that is filled by doing damage with the weapon. The XP earned with the weapon adds to the weapon skill. Once that XP bar is filled, you need to swap to a new weapon to continuing leveling the skill. The little white bar under the weapon and ammo part of your HUD displays the current weapon skill level progress. To check the progress of all weapons, open your Start menu and use or to tab over to your Stats menu. As you scroll down, you will see the progress bars and current levels of all weapon types.

Calculated Killer 25
To your enemies across the new frontier, your name is "Death"

This is unlocked by killing 10,000 enemies. This will come naturally as you work towards all the other achievements. As long as you landed the killing blow, it will count towards this. You can check your progress on this achievement by looking at the Living to Kill III pursuit.

A Friend in Need 5
Arkhunting can be a lonely vocation without trusted friends

This is unlocked by reviving another human player in the game. Major arkfalls are good places to do this as people go down often during the final boss fight of the arkfall. Just look for someone who is "glowing" and laying on the ground. Run over to them and hold down to revive them.

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Chasing Shadows 15
Echelon values experienced Shadow Operatives like yourself

This is unlocked by capturing 50 points in Shadow War. Shadow War is PvP within the PvE world and is Capture & Hold. Games initially start with points A, B, and C with more added as more people join (going up to G). Follow the waypoints on the HUD to a capture point and stand near it to capture. To access Shadow War, open the quick menu with and choose Matchmaking. From there, choose Shadow War and wait for the queue to fill.

Vehicular Manslaughter 15
Normally Echelon hires drivers for non-combat contracts; For you, they make exceptions

This is unlocked by running over 25 players in Shadow War. Just look for enemies running around and make sure to hold down boost when you run into them. If they don't die, quickly turn around and run them over again.

From Nozza x360a - "A nice little tactic is to try and get a few bullets into them beforehand. Then quickly press , jump into/on your vehicle and run them over. Hopefully this will eliminate the process of having to turn around if they didn't die the first time."

Brain Surgeon 15
When Echelon needs a skilled assassin, they know who to call

This is unlocked by killing 50 players with headshots in competitive PvP and Shadow War. I recommend using a sniper rifle to work on this as a headshot with a sniper rifle gives a kill icon with a bullet going through a skull. Other weapons don't do this, making it harder to track this achievement. Find a good camping spot near a highly contested capture point and try to kill enemy players with headshots.

Upper Echelon 15
Quantity over quality, but dead is still dead

This is unlocked by killing 100 players in competitive PvP and Shadow War. You will certainly get this when going for the 10 wins on each map and the different kills in Shadow War.

Yeeeeeeehaaaaawww! 30
It would be more impressive if you did it in a single jump…

This is unlocked by jumping a total of 5 kilometers in vehicles. This will come naturally just by driving a lot. However, if you want to work on this specifically, find yourself a big hill and keep jumping off of it. A good one is near the first base up in the northwest part of the map. There is a broken bridge near the downed ship that makes for a really good jump.

Good Cardio 35
Sure, it’s fun. But swimming’s not the most effective means of travel…

This is unlocked by swimming a total of 1 kilometer. This is easy to do with just a few minutes of devotion. Find a large body of water and swim laps in it. Be careful of how far away from land you get because if you get too far away from land, it will teleport you back to land. I just stuck close to the shore to prevent this from happening. You can set a waypoint far from you so you can track your distance.

Monolithic Landmark 15
Some gatekeepers are not to be trifled with

This is unlocked by crossing the Golden Gate Bridge. This will come naturally by completing Act 4. Otherwise, if you have a friend in San Francisco, teleport to them and then drive across the bridge. You will unlock this before crossing back into Sausalito. Don't try to drive from Sausalito to San Francisco. The Dark Matter Monolith will wreck you.

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I've updated the roadmap and fixed a few things in the achievement guide.

The guide reflects patch 1.013 (without a working Freight Yard map).
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Maybe worth noting that for 'Shoot to Skill' you can check each weapons overall progress by entering the menu and tabbing across until you reach 'Stats' - I think? Scroll down from there and you can see the current level of the guns you're levelling.

'Vehicular Manslaughter' - A nice little tactic is to try and get a few bullets into them beforehand. Then quickly press , jump into/on your vehicle and run them over. Hopefully this will eliminate the process of having to turn around if they didn't die the first time.
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Maybe worth noting that for 'Shoot to Skill' you can check each weapons overall progress by entering the menu and tabbing across until you reach 'Stats' - I think? Scroll down from there and you can see the current level of the guns you're levelling.

'Vehicular Manslaughter' - A nice little tactic is to try and get a few bullets into them beforehand. Then quickly press , jump into/on your vehicle and run them over. Hopefully this will eliminate the process of having to turn around if they didn't die the first time.
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Just a typo under the Freight Magnate achievement, the map name is Freight Yard, whereas you have listed Freight Magnate.
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Just a typo under the Freight Magnate achievement, the map name is Freight Yard, whereas you have listed Freight Magnate.
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Nice job. I see that you integrated the new contract level of 175 into the road map but under the vendor descriptions, you still have it at 250.
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Nice job. I see that you integrated the new contract level of 175 into the road map but under the vendor descriptions, you still have it at 250.
Oops, thank you for catching that.

I have fixed a couple things, so this guide is as up-to-date as possible. As soon as there is any news on Freight Yard, I will update accordingly. Trion has not given out any details on an ETA for a fix, sadly.
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Not sure if this is known or not.

I just respec'd my perks to get the 50 Abundance of ego achievement for 50 perks unlocked. Saved then went to respec again.

I attempted the EGO Maniac achievement for 25 perks fully upgraded, realized I didnt have enough after I entered them all.

So I hit respec again and added them back in the way I wanted them and it gave me the achievement after I maxed out a couple more, so it seems you can get this one without needing to set the perks, only just hitting respec again once you have entered them in. Maybe try this with abundance of ego as it might do the same.
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Not sure if this is known or not.

I just respec'd my perks to get the 50 Abundance of ego achievement for 50 perks unlocked. Saved then went to respec again.

I attempted the EGO Maniac achievement for 25 perks fully upgraded, realized I didnt have enough after I entered them all.

So I hit respec again and added them back in the way I wanted them and it gave me the achievement after I maxed out a couple more, so it seems you can get this one without needing to set the perks, only just hitting respec again once you have entered them in. Maybe try this with abundance of ego as it might do the same.
I already have information on using respecs to get those achievements in the guide. Thanks for the info, though.
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Whoa, I'm super confused. Why are there two of these now?
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Whoa, I'm super confused. Why are there two of these now?
Because anyone and everyone is allowed to make a guide for any and every game. For what it's worth, I completed and submitted mine for publishing before the other guide was updated and stickied.
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Hmm, just seems like everyone would've collaborated together rather than have done redundant work..
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Hmm, just seems like everyone would've collaborated together rather than have done redundant work..
Everyone is allowed to make a guide. I wanted to make my first one for this game, so I did. And it has been published. There is no reason two guides can't exist. Hell, for FC3: Blood Dragon, two guides were started at the exact same time.
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Everyone is allowed to make a guide. I wanted to make my first one for this game, so I did. And it has been published. There is no reason two guides can't exist. Hell, for FC3: Blood Dragon, two guides were started at the exact same time.
i heard about blood dragon... apparently some one is disputing all that nonsense
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i heard about blood dragon... apparently some one is disputing all that nonsense
What nonsense?
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This is unlocked by killing 50 players with headshots in Shadow War. I recommend using a sniper rifle to work on this as a headshot with a sniper rifle gives a kill icon with a bullet going through a skull. Other weapons don't do this, making it harder to track this achievement. Find a good camping spot near a highly contested capture point and try to kill enemy players with headshots.


magnum pistols can give headshots.....just saying

And it's not in shadow war... it's pvp in general i got it on waterfront
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When Echelon needs a skilled assassin, they know who to call

This is unlocked by killing 50 players with headshots in Shadow War. I recommend using a sniper rifle to work on this as a headshot with a sniper rifle gives a kill icon with a bullet going through a skull. Other weapons don't do this, making it harder to track this achievement. Find a good camping spot near a highly contested capture point and try to kill enemy players with headshots.


magnum pistols can give headshots.....just saying

And it's not in shadow war... it's pvp in general i got it on waterfront
I never said other weapons couldn't kill with headshots, I just said that sniper rifles give you the bullet through the skull icon on headshots.

And I'll fix where I said Shadow War. Just a typo from copying and pasting.
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Just wanted to let everyone know this guide has been updated to reflect patch 1.020 which made Freight Magnate and Legend of Defiance obtainable.
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Shoot to Skill - Might be worth noting that you can now rest the XP bar for your weapons now.

Go into the Character menu and tab across to 'Salvage Matrix'. Now find and select your item that has been full levelled. The weapon you select cannot be current equpt in any slot and must have a completed XP bar.

Once selected, one of the options will be 'Reset Weapon Mastery Points'. Select that and away you go. I highly recommend you use this if you find a gun you like and want to stick with! It'll save you searching for another type of the same level. Resetting though does cost a small fee and a 20min time period to activate and also can't be equip during this time. The whole process can be cancelled at any point by clicking on the timer at the bottom of the 'Salvage Matrix' page.

There's a description to right on what the option does but in short - everything stays but the XP bar resets!
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Shoot to Skill - Might be worth noting that you can now rest the XP bar for your weapons now.

Go into the Character menu and tab across to 'Salvage Matrix'. Now find and select your item that has been full levelled. The weapon you select cannot be current equpt in any slot and must have a completed XP bar.

Once selected, one of the options will be 'Reset Weapon Mastery Points'. Select that and away you go. I highly recommend you use this if you find a gun you like and want to stick with! It'll save you searching for another type of the same level. Resetting though does cost a small fee and a 20min time period to activate. This can be cancelled at any point by clicking on the timer at the bottom of the 'Salvage Matrix' page.

There's a description to right on what the option does but in short - everything stays but the XP bar resets!

Its only worth it if the gun is a low EGO level. The higher the level of the gun, the more salvage it takes to reset. Most of my guns are over 100K to reset.
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Its only worth it if the gun is a low EGO level. The higher the level of the gun, the more salvage it takes to reset. Most of my guns are over 100K to reset.
Didn't know that. Mine was around 4.5k.
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Didn't know that. Mine was around 4.5k.

Everything involving weapons and salvages ramps up as the EGO level of the weapon goes up. Adding mod slots, removing mods, reclaiming mods etc...

It is extremely annoying and makes adding mod slots to high level guns (which even at 3.5K EGO level still seem to be always missing at least 1 slot) cost prohibitive.
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im hunting on "Vehicular Manslaughter" - my last achievement hunting - but its seem so hard to find people play shadow war game.
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