Aliens: Colonial Marines

Aliens: Colonial Marines Achievements

Heavy Lifting

Defeat the Raven in under 1:10 on Soldier difficulty or higher   

The Raven has been chasing you the entire mission (more or less) and at the end you finally get a stand up fight against it. Get inside the loader and use  and  to punch your way to victory. Be warned, the loader isn't very nimble making this fight a challenge to get in just over a minute. If you're struggling, pause and select "restart checkpoint" to try again. The video below shows how the successful fight should look.

Video Guide by PowerPyx:

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User Comments
Comment #1 by PowerPyx
Tuesday, February 12, 2013 @ 06:15:34 AM

Location: Mission 5 - The Raven
Make sure to start this mission on Soldier difficulty! Raven is an Alien boss at the very end of mission 5. You will have to defeat him by using the powerloader. Use LT for quick punches. Try to force him into a corner and keep punching very quickly. Sometimes the boss attacks you or runs away. The time is relatively short for this achievement so it might take a few tries. Be aware that the missions ends as soon as the boss is dead. Pause the game when you do automatically jump out of the powerloader and if nothing pops up reload the checkpoint. You might also want to make a backup of your save game so that you can try it again without replaying the entire mission.

Comment #2 by Kezijin
Tuesday, February 12, 2013 @ 07:19:31 AM

I must've only missed it by a few seconds, pretty gutted....LOL

Comment #3 by Knomadic
Saturday, February 16, 2013 @ 02:05:23 PM

How do you save your game?

Comment #4 by DizzyPurpleDaze
Sunday, February 17, 2013 @ 04:09:55 PM

can this be done in co-op

Comment #5 by Milosuperspesh
Tuesday, February 19, 2013 @ 02:40:00 PM

co-op may be a bad idea as the 'boss tends to aim for other players once it gets low on health or if someone decides to shoot it..

Comment #6 by pfryguy80
Sunday, February 24, 2013 @ 06:44:31 PM

Absolute garbage...I get him in a corner and pummel him pretty well then he disappears and ends up behind me on the other side of the area. I tried restarting at checkpoint and it restarts me outside of the loader with aliens running around...I'm skipping this bs.

Comment #7 by DarkMBizzy
Wednesday, March 20, 2013 @ 10:16:00 PM

The raven takes 7 hits between each animation in all of the video guides I have seen. On my game, he takes 14 hits between each animation. Does that mean that it is impossible for me to get this achievement?

Comment #8 by Ragnarok9415
Sunday, March 24, 2013 @ 02:53:44 PM

Is this even fucking possible anymore? I keep wailing on him but a shit load of Xenos spawn and kill me before I can beat him... This is driveing me fucking insane!

Comment #9 by Ragnarok9415
Sunday, March 24, 2013 @ 03:06:34 PM

Find a group and do it co-op... I jumped in with some randoms and we kicked it's ass in like 30 seconds.

Comment #10 by mcookman
Friday, April 05, 2013 @ 06:40:51 AM

i have one word to say about this BS...


Comment #11 by loque1
Friday, April 05, 2013 @ 03:34:30 PM

Cookman, I will be on tomorrow, april 6, tryin yet again. Name is MeatbalMarinara if you'd like to team up

Comment #12 by badclansing
Thursday, April 11, 2013 @ 07:34:18 AM

for those of you haveing problems cuz in the vid it's 7 hits and in your game its 14 hits b4 the first animation: after the update the raven takes double of the hits to die, making it impossible to get the achievement. what i did was clear the cache and this way u delete the update. then play the game without connecting your console to live. this way u should fight the raven without the update, making him die with a total of 20 or 21 hits.
P.S. i didn't lose my savefile after clearing the cache or updating after i got the achievement, even if in the roadmap it says u lose the savefile. mayb i was lucky

Comment #13 by RagingRiddler
Monday, May 27, 2013 @ 04:41:26 AM

Add my gamertag RagingRiddler who ever wants to help me do this achievement

Comment #14 by HotChipY2J
Wednesday, May 29, 2013 @ 07:32:01 AM

Yeah I need help on this achievement too, my gamertag is Ninjassin619Y2J.

Comment #15 by mavryk
Tuesday, September 03, 2013 @ 07:07:05 AM

Impossible,maybe if someone had made the slightest attempt at programming the game even a little,fuck this and fuck gearbox forever.

Comment #16 by Darksam644
Wednesday, April 02, 2014 @ 06:19:47 AM

Anyone else reckon this would have made a badass Kinect battle?

Comment #17 by Darksam644
Wednesday, April 02, 2014 @ 06:20:49 AM

Anyone else reckon this would have made a badass Kinect battle?

Comment #18 by monty666
Saturday, November 08, 2014 @ 11:16:01 AM


GT: stebeer85

Comment #19 by PsychicPsycho 0
Friday, August 14, 2015 @ 05:55:17 AM

Got this today, with the update installed as far as I know, so maybe they fixed it (although I'm sure I connected >7 times between animations sometimes).

Anyway, I didn't really have so much of a strategy for this. When I got it, I just kept going after it with the right hand as quickly as possible. Also knowing the loader's punching range is important- it'll keep the alien from being to grapple you, and will speed you up altogether, I think.

Also, I didn't pay attention to the other aliens at all, although I ended up with nearly no health in the end.

Comment #20 by eckkovoid
Friday, February 12, 2016 @ 07:13:22 PM

I just got this. Took me a couple of tried. Actually, its not that hard. Just got to be flawless and make sure all of ur hits, hit. Keep banging him against the wall until hes stuck and keep at it. If you get hit to many times or miss to many times, restart the checkpoint. If you dont get the cheevo when the cutscene happens, exit out into xbox home and go back into the game. Because you didn't finish the cutscene, the checkpoint is still before Raven, so you are fine.

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Gearbox Software


US February 12, 2013

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