Alan Wake

Alan Wake Achievements

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Make it to Cauldron Lake without firing a single shot in ''On the Road to Cauldron Lake.''  

Load up the first chapter in episode 6 to tackle this badboy. You essentially have to flare and flashbang it all the way... NO flaregun, but do use the car and its headlights where possible. Death is pretty much a given as well, so don't worry about that.

So in short, use no weapon that requires you to pull the .

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User Comments
Comment #1 by RenegadeSniper7
Saturday, June 05, 2010 @ 01:07:10 PM

Incorrect description, it should read, "Make it to Cauldron Lake without firing a single shot in "On the Road to Cauldron Lake.""

Comment #2 by DENAz666
Friday, June 11, 2010 @ 12:27:28 AM

Thankyou Vasilii!

Comment #3 by WhyteT007
Tuesday, August 24, 2010 @ 02:53:52 PM

Thanks for being more specific.

Comment #4 by Syberpro
Friday, December 24, 2010 @ 07:41:39 PM

heeh yeah thanks RenegadeSniper7

Comment #5 by ryder4life
Saturday, January 22, 2011 @ 03:24:47 AM

easy just stock up on flares and round up the taken into one spot when you use a flare to get by the taken

Comment #6 by the boom 117
Sunday, February 13, 2011 @ 01:24:54 PM

If you accidentally shoot, you can revert to the last checkpoint and still get it.

Comment #7 by themishkin
Saturday, February 26, 2011 @ 12:19:17 AM

Thanks for posting that TheBoom, I accidentally shot, but reloaded the checkpoint and got the achievement!

Comment #8 by Barajas 201
Tuesday, March 01, 2011 @ 11:53:50 AM

so can i run over the taken? in the car?

Comment #9 by Sebbeck
Thursday, March 03, 2011 @ 08:16:38 AM

I accidently pulled the trigger in a safe haven, right after it saved. So my shot counted, you don't want to hold your finger on the right trigger!!

Comment #10 by Sbrevolution5
Tuesday, March 29, 2011 @ 07:58:42 PM

yes you can run them over

Comment #11 by minignaz
Wednesday, March 30, 2011 @ 06:56:10 AM

I tried to do this last night, and never realised you could use the car (as isn't the accelerator the trigger button?), gave up after an hour or so trying to get to a checkpoint (and dying repeatedly).

Comment #12 by HIM3KoRn
Saturday, April 02, 2011 @ 06:32:11 PM

will I get the achievement if turn of the xbox and load from the last check point later? or do I have to do it in one sitting?

Comment #13 by Papa Smurf FTW
Wednesday, April 13, 2011 @ 02:29:34 PM

(HIM3KoRn) No, you can turn off your xbox and whatnot and still get the achievement by doing it later. Its the save that matters so as long as your save is clean as in (you have not fired a bullet) turning the xbox on and off shouldnt affect it whatsoever.

Comment #14 by TheUglyCasanova
Thursday, May 12, 2011 @ 04:17:43 AM

Ugh wtf I'm playing it on Hard and am at the very end of the run where a boat, and a car and shit piles up by the exit. All I have are two friggin flares, which don't keep the enemies off of me long enough to burn through the stuff. So damn lame that I made it this far and now am going to have to shoot and ruin the achievement just to pass the damn part.

Comment #15 by angelus0901
Friday, May 20, 2011 @ 03:47:21 PM

This is actually easier than I thought it would be. Just you flares to get away from enemies and use flashbangs when you have a lot of taken coming at you.

Comment #16 by ShpioOn
Saturday, June 18, 2011 @ 08:14:34 AM

Can I use the flaregun??

Comment #17 by SnakeIntheboX
Sunday, June 26, 2011 @ 09:07:41 AM

Didn't fire a single god damn shot and nothing popped!!!!! The only time I even pressed the right trigger was by accident while I was using the search light (whiciich does nothing!).

This game is loaded with tedious cheevo's, hope I can speed run reply on easy for this one.

Also my game shows 1250/1250 gs and I have been online to see if there was an update might be glitched or does the game not update till you buy the new dlc?

Comment #18 by SnakeIntheboX
Sunday, June 26, 2011 @ 11:55:56 AM

You need to walk to the point where you can literally go no further in the level right in front of the tornado before the cheevo will pop, I assumed that the cheevo popped BEFORE the boss fight because the description was so VAGUE.

Youtube it if your not sure.

Pi$$ed off that this was not mentioned!!!!!

Comment #19 by cotythebruin
Thursday, July 14, 2011 @ 04:33:59 AM

^ Great tip cuz I was like wtf!!!!!!

Comment #20 by SFAL
Thursday, August 25, 2011 @ 03:04:33 PM

It will give you the achievement just before fighting the tornado, since you have to shoot flares at it. As long as you die or restart at a checkpoint after shooting, you'll still get it. I accidentally fired (the pistol) 3 times myself, just make sure you don't save and it won't count. Didn't try the flaregun, but that's shooting something.

If you're stuck for the last part where there's a bunch of junk in front of you, you can keep going behind that fence and they'll retreat. Often you can shine the light onto the stuff from back there. I only had two flares too. You can burn the items in the way with the flashlight. Just don't touch the junk because it damages you. It will "kill" the Taken too if they touch it, but they respawn if you're hanging out. It is more a pai

Comment #21 by SFAL
Thursday, August 25, 2011 @ 03:05:43 PM

more a pain to do if you only have a couple flares but it can be done.

Comment #22 by NoFattiesPleeze
Friday, August 26, 2011 @ 12:02:11 AM

Oh my freaking God...I played through the entire level on hard without shooting anything and yet I didn't get the achievement...

Comment #23 by hanz0
Sunday, October 23, 2011 @ 05:49:31 PM

annoying as fuck, but i did it.

Comment #24 by The Mom Hunter
Monday, December 12, 2011 @ 06:45:17 PM

Easy besides having to screw with a couple of those big dudes. But if you're trying this achievement, don't expect to do any exploring. Gonna be running the entire time. Stay in car as often as possible.

Comment #25 by JakeB
Wednesday, December 14, 2011 @ 02:40:15 PM

This achievement is long, annoying, and tedious, but shouldn't be incredibly difficult. Make sure, when you turn on the generator to power the elevator, you keep all the flashbangs you pick up, and hopefully you have a flare to use while the elevator is coming down to you. Make sure you walk up all the way to the tornado, then the achievement will pop up. Gave me a headache...

Comment #26 by trixxistix
Thursday, January 12, 2012 @ 07:31:42 AM

Not so bad, came back to it on normal after doing my nightmare run. Basically keep moving, save everything you can for the moments when you have to do something physical like starting a genny or pushing the train carts. If you pick up the bonus chests along the way you should be fine on ammo at the end for the blockade.

Comment #27 by peterm123
Monday, January 16, 2012 @ 09:48:02 PM

i can also confirm if you accidently shoot press start and restart checkpoint and ul still get it.

Comment #28 by scon
Friday, February 03, 2012 @ 10:38:15 AM

the character Alan Wake is a little shit. He canĀ“t run....

Comment #29 by armyranger0126
Friday, March 16, 2012 @ 06:15:48 PM

I also can confirm that shooting and then reloading a checkpoint still works.

Comment #30 by Gamerazor
Saturday, April 07, 2012 @ 03:56:27 AM

i thought using the flare gun was okay, but it still counts i was tottaly downed after all that hard work...

Comment #31 by jedi_nagol
Wednesday, June 13, 2012 @ 11:07:25 AM

Confirmed. If a shot is fired just reload checkpoint. Achievement pops when you approach the flare gun ammo in front of the tornado.

Comment #32 by Floyd.
Sunday, October 21, 2012 @ 01:03:40 PM

It says not to shoot anything. So don't shoot anything. Herp derp?

Comment #33 by Neon Benjo
Tuesday, October 23, 2012 @ 10:08:07 AM

This genuinely isn't hard..i was playing through on nightmare to get all collectible pages..and i tried this. Yes you may die a few times but the only section i had trouble with was in the little village where you have a spotlight..other than that just be efficient with flares and flash bangs.

Comment #34 by dybecki
Sunday, January 27, 2013 @ 01:56:56 PM

stupid crap.. didnt pop up and I'm after picking up the 100th coffee thermos !!!!!!


Comment #35 by mommy1171977
Monday, February 11, 2013 @ 04:30:15 AM

urrrrgggggg.all that hard work and times dying for nothing.i didnt shoot except accidentally once and i reloaded last checkpoint instantly,got to the end with the tornado and nothing,no achievement popped.i even walked around the whole platform and wasted all my flares on the tornado trying to get the achievement to pop up but still nothing.thats messed up that i have to do it all over again

Comment #36 by ttdrevan
Monday, February 25, 2013 @ 03:17:54 PM

Go all the way up to the tornado, you get it farther away while your objective: destroy the tornado is already active for like 10 seconds

Comment #37 by Kozzy17
Tuesday, May 28, 2013 @ 12:13:48 AM


Whatever you do, DO NOT SHOOT AT ALL....***Till you are in FRONT of the TORNADO at the cliff***

As mentioned above you can restart checkpoint if you mistakenly made a shot.

As you exit the tunnel with the tornado up ahead swirling all kinds of objects, boats and cars,
run towards it till the cheevo pops then start shooting the tornado with your flare gun.

I made this mistake as soon as I exit the tunnel and the objective was to *destroy the tornado*. I started shooting the tornado and nothing happened till i realized I had to run further up.

Had to do it all over again cuz i was at a new checkpoint where i made my shots w/flare already=/

Comment #38 by Havok1496
Tuesday, May 28, 2013 @ 01:03:45 AM

did this on normal while getting all the collectibles, really not to hard, want to say the town is only real part of challenge. Still got through the chapter with more than 10 flares and 10 flash bangs left over. make sure you avoid what enemies you can, some of them you don't even need to waste a flare just turn around and blind them with the flash light. For turning on the gate into the junk yard what i did was i ran in got the coffee thermos ran out to the light since two taken showed up. Then ran back up all the way to the top got the flash bangs hit the button and ran out the door at the top. For the town fight make sure you get rid of the shield on the chainsaw guys and you can just throw a flash bang to kill them both.

Comment #39 by Havok1496
Tuesday, May 28, 2013 @ 01:13:00 AM

Otherwise just always wait for the taken to gang up on you when you want to use a flash bang, and keep running. Also, use the car when you can to kill the taken since you get new ones often but only if you have to. You can avoid most of the fights at the beginning when you have a car just keep driving. Haven't tried it on hard so i can't say how that goes but if your having trouble just do it on normal. As for the achievement keep running until you get very close to the tornado. You will see a pick up truck fly past you and reach a pier looking thing that you jump from. You will get the achievement then. The achievement should pop before the platforms that have the junk flying past it and you have to jump to them.

Comment #40 by The Kingslayer
Thursday, June 06, 2013 @ 03:38:24 PM

I tried to do it last night but man that part with the spotlight is a bitch.

Comment #41 by Spug
Saturday, July 06, 2013 @ 05:38:14 PM

I just did this on Hard (on my first playthrough of the game) while getting all the collectibles as well. I didn't fint it very hard at all.

Run from as many Taken as you can, turning and stunning them with your flashlight so they don't get too close. Use the flashlight on the large Taken to get rid of their shields before you blast them with a flashbang. Walk with a flare through the forest area (I had like 20 flares when I got there).

Comment #42 by BOURBON
Thursday, November 28, 2013 @ 08:30:25 PM

annoying ach

Comment #43 by Formosa1994
Wednesday, January 22, 2014 @ 04:51:04 AM

Achievement Video Guide:

Comment #44 by CannonMcFodder
Sunday, June 29, 2014 @ 09:50:20 PM

Mine dropped as soon as I stood on the first of the three platforms in front of the tornado, thought it'll never pop. Now just have to find the last thermos hmmm.

Comment #45 by Oceans4Ransom
Tuesday, August 16, 2016 @ 07:17:32 PM

Be careful not to shoot the dumb cans like I almost did. I realize that I have to play the episodes again in nightmare so I left that one can pyramid there for now cuz I'm not wasting one shot just to get jammed by no achievement

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Game Info


US May 18, 2010
Europe May 14, 2010
Japan May 27, 2010

HDD Space Required : 6.23 GB
Backward compatible on Xbox One: Yes
Price: $19.99USD
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