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Beowulf

Beowulf Achievement Guide

Guide By: number uno, E vee dub
There are 31 achievements with a total of 1000 points.


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Overview:
-Estimated achievement difficulty: 410
-Offline: 31
-Online: 0
-Approximate amount of time to 1000: 12 hours
-Minimum number of playthroughs needed: 2 (Actually 1 and a half, check below why).
-Number of missable achievements: None
-Do cheat codes disable achievements? No cheats
-Does difficulty affect achievements? Yes
-Glitchy achievements: None
-Unobtainable achievements: None
-Extra equipment needed? None

Introduction:

Welcome to Beowulf. The game has 31 achievements, all of them pretty easy for an average player. The game itself is quite short (around 7 hours in “Legend” difficulty) but it does require to be played twice. The reason why you have to play this game twice is that from chapter 5 you have to decide which kind of ability you want to develop (Carnal or Heroic) and one playthrough only will not grant you all the necessary upgrades to develop both abilities at the same time, So just pick one and stick to it. When you are done with the first playthrough you’you will be forced to start the game over again and play until you get enough tokens to develop the other ability. To get tokens for one ability you simply have to use this ability. For example, the more you use Carnal Fury, the more carnal tokens you get at the end of the chapter. If you kill bosses while in Carnal Fury, you’ll get a 7 tokens bonus. If you complete a set of 5 carnal runes (the red ones) you’ll get a bonus of 4 tokens. That’s why I also recommend collecting runes in both playthroughs. They are not difficult to find and is a big boost for your development.
Let’s see in detail the best way to get the full 1K.


Playthrough 1:

Start the game in “Legend”, leaving the “Thane” difficulty for the second playthrough. From chapter 5 you have to decide whether developing the Heroic ability or the Carnal ability. For this first playthrough I strongly recommend the Carnal ability since it comes in handy in situations in which you have to fight hordes of enemies. Don’t forget you are playing in “Legend” so some battles, especially against bosses, can be pretty hard to win without this ability. Be careful tough to don’t kill your own fellow soldiers while in Carnal rage since Beowulf, blinded by his own fury, doesn’t make any difference between enemies of friends, and he may hit or kill his allies. If all your allies die, is game over. Other than that, Carnal Rage has more plus than cons so I’d just recommend you to stick to it using it as much as you can and harvest carnal tokens. You’ll be able to get all the carnal upgrades before fighting Hela way before the end of the game. Use this playthrough to get out of the way most achievements you can, finding every collectible, freeing all the prisoners and getting all the carnal and heroic runes on your way to the final boss.


Playthrough 2 and cleaning up:

By now, you should have only few achievements left, beside the ones related to your heroic abilities. You now know the road so get back to work. Pressing “continue” after the end of the previous playthrough will lead to nothing, so the only thing to do here is to start over. Play in Thane difficulty and from chapter 5 onward, decide to develop the Heroic ability, using Heroism as much as you can, especially against bosses; collect again all the blue runes to get more tokens. You would be able to get all the Heroic tokens before the battle with Hela, and most probably this will be your last achievement. That’s why I wrote you need to do 1 and half playthrough: as you did most of the job on your first playthrough, the second one doesn’t need to be completed entirely.


Conclusion:

Beowulf is an overall very easy 1000. The game itself is pretty enjoyable if you close an eye about its many glitches and some exhausting battles. Have fun!

x360a would like to thank Siphon Filther for this Road Map



Completed Act One in Thane20
Complete Act One in Thane Difficulty (1) 
See Game Completed in Legend achievement
Completed Act Two in Thane20
Complete Act Two in Thane Difficulty (5) 
See Game Completed in Legend achievement
Game Completed in Thane50
Complete the game in Thane Difficulty 
See Game Completed in Legend achievement
Completed Act One in Legend60
Complete Act One in Legend Difficulty 
See Game Completed in Legend achievement
Completed Act Two in Legend60
Complete Act Two in Legend Difficulty (1) 
See Game Completed in Legend achievement
Game Completed in Legend80
Complete the game in Legend Difficulty (4) 
These are stackable so its better to play on Legend first, this game does require two playthroughs so you might want to save your Thane difficulty playthrough to nab any of the achievements you missed since you really don't have to play the entire game to get fully upgraded or to reach the full Carnal/Heroic index but you won't be fully upgraded until just before the battle with Hela. So its better to beat her just once then to have to beat her and the Dragon again if you don't have to, you can not upgrade anytime after that so you can at least skip two of the tougher boss battles by playing through on Legend first.
Legendary Collector50
Find all the Legendary Weapons 

See Heroic Collector

The Untouchable30
Block at least 58 Attacks (4) 
You block buy holding your button while ethier holding a weapon or a shield or both at the same time, when enemies attack you they can't hurt you while you block, so you can just stand in one place and keep blocking until your reach 58 and you got this.
Collateral Damage30
Break 58 different objects 
There are alot of various things that are breakable along the levels like fences, torches, barrels, rocks, and pillars, just smash them along your way and you will get this no problem.
The Dodger20
Dodge at least 88 times 

To dodge you have to be fighting an enemy thats attacks you .. to dodge you must hold your  so your locked onto the enemy, then as he is about to attack you you must hit  so you roll out of the way you will know you sucessfully dodged if the game goes into slow mode and beowulf begins to glow blue, this can be done over the course of the game.

Prison Break20
Find and save all Thane Prisoners (2) 

See Heroic Collector

Carnal Collector20
Find and collect all Carnal Rune Pieces 

See Heroic Collector

Heroic Collector20
Find and collect all Heroic Runes Pieces (2) 
NOTE: listed in order as they appear in the game.

ACT 1: Grendel and the Golden Horn

PROLOGUE - Brecca’s Challenge
EPISODE 1 - A Demon’s Tempest
EPISODE 2 - The King’s Road
INTERLUDE - Herot in Upheaval
EPISODE 3 - Grendel and the Golden Horn
INTERLUDE - Even Monsters Have a Mother
EPISODE 4 - Temptation of the Goddess
  • LEGENDERY SWORD – You come across Grendel’s body lying on a pedestal. Continue until you reach the spiral walkway going down. Once you can't go any further on the walkway, make sure to look down where the glowing sword is before you drop. Use the handholds to make your way over to the ledge on the left with the sword. You can still get it if you fall.
ACT 2:
EPISODE 5 - Innocence Sacrificed
  • Rune Piece 1 & 2. Red & Blue - There are two rune pieces in front of you at the start.
  • Rune Piece 3. Blue - In the same area, go up the ramp at your left that has two torches at the bottom. Then hop up the two ledges to get another rune piece.
  • THANE PRISONER. He is in the swamp in front of the rolling stone door on a wooden walkway behind a fence and some rubble in the same area.
  • Rune Piece 4. Blue - Same area as the last, on the left side of the rolling stone your thanes move, look on the lower level for the piece in the corner.
  • Rune Piece 5. Red - To the right of the same rolling stone, drop in the water and break the boat to get the piece behind it. Now go move that rolling stone.
  • Rune Piece 6. Red - In this next area, you’re given the objective to “Kill The Worshippers”. There is a piece around the right side of the rocks once you enter the area.
  • Rune Piece 7. Red - In same area, go to the far left of the area and look for a breakable pillar. There’s a rune behind it.
  • Rune Piece 8. Blue – After you defeat the troll, have your Thanes open the door with the rotating wheel. Enter and look to the left on the ground before the water.
EPISODE 6 – Beyond the Barrow
  • Rune Piece 9. Blue (5) - Tent area. After doing the objective "hunt the priestesses", look around for an L-shaped boat dock to find a piece.
  • Rune Piece 10. Blue - Tent area. Look for some water which is shaped like a C around an outcrop of land. There is a piece by the water in white sand by a hut.
  • Rune Piece 11. Red (5) - Tent area. In the same area, look between two of the tents. The rune is blocked by a destructible rack.
  • Rune Piece 12. Red – Tent area. Look near the water for a piece between a log and boat.
  • Rune Piece 13. Red - After the objective "hunt the priestesses”, you can use your new magic item on the key statues to open the doors in the area. Use the key on the statue in the tent area and drop into the water in the new area. There will be a little island in the very beginning with a piece on it.
  • Rune Piece 14, 15, THANE PRISONER & LEGENDARY SHIELD. Blue & Red - Climb up and have your Thanes open the door in this area to find the Legendary Shield, a Thane prisoner, and two rune pieces, one of which is underneath some rubble.
  • Rune Piece 16. Red - Back down in the water, there will be a destructible pillar in a nook with a piece behind it.
  • Rune Piece 17. Blue - In the same water, there’s another little island with another piece on it near the door.
EPISODE 7 – Ritual Temptation
EPISODE 8 – Meet the Shadows
EPISODE 9 – In a Wolf’s Skin
INTERLUDE – No Time for Feasting
EPISODE 10 – Treacherous Falls
  • THANE PRISONER - At the beginning, you lower a bridge. Cross and look to the right for a hidden path that goes to a wall. Climb up the wall to find a prisoner.
  • Rune Piece 18. Blue - Free the large boulder to use the rotating wheel to lower the bridge. Cross the bridge and the piece is on the ground along the right side behind a fence.
  • Rune Piece 19. Red (10) – To the right of the next boulder, you can climb the ledge. Walk down and look behind the weapons rack.
  • Rune Piece 20 & THANE PRISONER. Blue (10) – From the same ledge as the last, jump up to shimmy across to a ledge to the other side above the boulder. There is a piece on the ground next to the prisoner.
  • Rune Piece 21. Red - From the last piece, descend the path lit with torches. The piece is next to the first torch on the right
  • Rune Piece *28*. Blue – There’s a piece in the room blocked by the rolling boulder with a cross symbol on it. You’ll come back to this later when you have the item to move the rolling stone.
EPISODE 11: Retaliation
  • LEGENDARY SPEAR – Take the path to the right before your first wooden bridge. Next to the torch you can climb and shimmy and climb up for the spear. Now for lots of fighting.
  • Rune Piece 22. Blue – (You can get these next 3 runes after you finish all the fighting). Once prompted to protect the holy relic, there’s a path to the right that you can block with a rolling stone. The rune is on the path.
  • Rune Piece 23. Red – Continue up the same path. Look to the right next to a basket before the 2 boulders. This is where the bridge will connect after you lower it.
  • Rune Piece 24. Blue – Look in the far left corner next to the boulder.
EPISODE 12: North Seas
  • Rune Piece 25. Blue - Lower and cross the bridge. Go through the cave and up a wooden walkway. Once the waterfall is in view, climb down to the left instead of taking the path right. It’s next to a barrel.
  • Rune Piece 26 & 27. Red & Blue – Look up from the ledge of the last piece. Jump up and grab the handholds and make your way to the right until you shimmy over and jump up to a ledge for the two pieces. To get down you have to slide down the run to the end of the small path, jump up the wall and continue to push B and move right, then slide down the wall to the path below.
  • Rune Piece 28 & THANE PRISONER. Blue (15) - With your new magic item, you can use your Thanes to open up a door with the rotating wheel. Go through that door and follow the path back to an earlier part of the stage to the rolling stone after Rune # 21. Return to the blue rotating wheel. (Heroic Collector Achievement) (Prison Break Achievement)
  • Rune Piece 29 & LEGENDARY AXE. Red – Stand in front of the door you opened with the blue rotating wheel. Look to the right and at the boat below, climb down and shimmy right. Run to the end of the path and climb up the wall, shimmy, and climb to the top. (Legendary Collector Achievement)
  • Rune Piece 30 and extra. Red (15) & Blue (extra) - Open the rolling stone, with the blue cross, before sliding down the path. (Carnal Collector Achievement)
  • Rune Piece extra. Red (extra) - Head down the path and another piece glows in the open on the right side on the ground not far from rolling stone.
EPISODE 13: Hel Ride
EPISODE 14: Two Kings In Hel
ACT 3: Sins of the Fathers
EPISODE 15: The Golden Dragon
EPISODE 16: The Final Battle
EPILOGUE: The Hero King
Morale Gasser20
Activate the Heroic Storm 38 times (4) 
To get Heroic Strorm you need to do good combo kills that build up your life bar (thats the blue bar along the bottom left hand side of the screen) once its filled completely you we ethier hear your Thanes Say "Hero" "Hero" or you might also notice the little icon flashing on the bottom over the bar, once you get it you need to hold down you button and then press to activate it, since enemies have a knack for not letting you build up your bar very often here is a tip: Once you reach Episode 10 wait until you first see the Objective "Kill the Fornal Leader" you can just sit there and keep killing the guys who come down to stop you they will respawn over and over so just sit here build up your meter by killing them and keep getting Heroic Storm.
Weapon Theft30
Steal a weapon from 28 different enemies 
To steal weapons you must grab an enemies by pressing then tapping the button until the other commands come up then simply hit and tap it to steal thier weapon do this 28 times over the course of the game and you got this.
The Slayer20
Kill multiple enemies with a single attack on 28 different occasions 

The best combo to get this with is the ,, combo and its one of the best combos in the game, just keep doing this combo when your fighting big groups of enemies (which there are plenty of) and you should get this before the end of the game.

Weapons of Choice30
Kill at least 1 enemy with each of the available weapon types (2) 
The Description is incorrect, you don't have to get a kill with all the different weapons since it doesn't count the Legendary or Shadow weapons towards this just make sure to get a kill with all the other types, there are only a few various weapons and you will come across all of them in the first few episodes, whenever you see a weapon rack with something different on it grab it off the rack using the button, and don't forget to grab the enemies weapons and using those to by grabbing the enemy with the button and hitting when prompted.
Reign'in Blood30
Obtain all of the Carnal Upgrades (3) 
To get Beowulf fully upgraded with all Carnal upgrades you must get kills by fighting while in Carnal fury more then getting kills using Heroic means if you finish an objective by doing it with Carnal attacks you will get rewarded with Carnal awards you can spend on upgrades, also if you finish an episode by doing more Carnal things then Heroic things you get Carnal awards, also if you defeat a boss while in Carnal you get 7 Carnal awards, and also if you last less then 2:00 minutes fending of the desires in the gold filled caves you get 7 awards. You need a total of 56 total Carnal awards to fully max out your Carnal upgrades, you can upgrade ethier in the castle cutscenes or in the game when you come across a upgrade station which is just a little box with a red flag.
Rise of the King30
Obtain all of the Heroic Upgrades (1) 

To get Beowulf fully upgraded with all Heroic upgrades you must get kills by fighting normally with the combo attacks more then getting kills using Carnal if you finish an objective by doing it with normal attacks you will get rewarded with Heroic awards you can spend on upgrades, also if you finish an episode by doing more Heroic attacks then Carnal attacks you get Heroic awards, also if you defeat a boss while not using Carnal you get 7 Heroic awards, and also if you last longer then 2:00 minutes fending of the desires in the gold filled caves you get 7 awards. you need a total of 56 total Heroic awards to fully max out your Heroic upgrades, you can upgrade ethier in the castle cutscenes or in the game when you come across a upgrade station which is just a little box with a red flag.

Brass Knuckles30
Kill 58 enemies with your bare hands (1) 
For this you must kill the enemy by ethier kicking ot punching them and there are various combos to use, you can rack up alot of bare handed kills in the beginning episode with the crabs since they are the easiest in the game to kill and don't really have an attack. But if not just kill some of the guys with bare hands later in the game. Having a weapon is gonna make this tougher since the only way to get rid of the weapon is to have it break apart.
Towering Strength20
Use Pillars to kill 8 enemies 
The best place to get this is when your fighting the boss Wolf (the skeleton wolf creature) but you have to wait until your up on the next level fighting him since thats where the pillars are, just go into Carnal fury by holding so your able to grab it by pressing and then start swingin it around and you should get this during the boss fight since there is alot of normal enemies moving around as well.
Memento of Carnage20
Kill 8 people within 1 Carnal Fury 

Once you defeat the Serpent you will be taken on your ship to the first episode in spite of the description you can actully kill 8 of the crabs on the beaches to go into Carnal fury hold your  button until the gage is full and Beowulf goes crazy then start punching, kicking, or slicing with a sword until you kill 8 crabs there is alot of different spots in this episode to try this so don't worry if you don't get it first try.

Memento of Glory20
Kill 8 enemies within 1 Heroic Storm 
Heroic Strorm is the opposite of Carnal and it requires you to do good combo kills that build up your life bar (thats the blue bar along the bottom left hand side of the screen) once its filled completely you we ethier hear your Thanes Say "Hero" "Hero" or you might also notice the little icon flashing on the bottom over the bar, once you get it you need to hold down you button and then press to activate it then go on a killing spree the are numerous places to pull this off just make sure there is alot of enemies when you do it, Heroic Storm lasts for about 20 seconds and makes you invincible.
Mythical Monster Slayer30
Max carnal index reached 
Your Legacy system determines your fate and it won't open up until Act 2 so everything you do from then on determines how your index goes, fighting through out the full game using Carnal more then heroic means will get you to full Carnal index near the end of the game. going for full Carnal upgrades will help you get this along the way just fight using Carnal more then Heroic and you will achieve this.
Legendary King30
Reach max heroic index 

Your Legacy system determines your fate and it won't open up until Act 2 so everything you do from then on determines how your index goes, fighting through out the full game using Heroic means more then Carnal means will get you to full Heroic index near the end of the game. Going for full Heroic upgrades will help you get this along the way just fight using Heroic style more then Carnal and you will achieve this.

The Perfect Song60
Perform the Grendel Song perfectly (3) 
The Grendal song is when you and your Thanes are inside the camp after first hearing that Grendal is around, you will be standing in front of your Thanes helping them sing, to get a perfect on this you must hit the correct notes on the screen, for short notes and for long ones, you learn to do this in the part before when you had to move the rolling rocks with your Thanes, you if mess up just hit and load the last checkpoint and keep trying until you get it.
Eye Gouger30
Defeat the Sea Serpent 
You fight the Sea Serpent after the obstacle couse with Brecca, to kill the Serpent you first must die so you can learn about Carnal then once you have it you can fight him just wait for him to breath water and hit him a few times in the head from the side until he flips over then grab him using the button and then follow the command prompts on screen you need to do this three times before you gut him.
Arm Ripper30
Defeat Grendel 
After singing the grendal song you will fight him, you need to hit him a few times before he goes into a sort of trance over the glowing blue part of the floor then you need to enter Carnal fury and grab one of the pillars that are on the sides of the house and hit him with it, then you must go next to him and grab him with  and then follow the command promts on screen you need to do this three times until he is defeated.

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Heart Crusher30
Defeat the Wolf (1) 
Wolf is the skeleton boss to defeat him you need to swing at him while he sits atop the lava beds just swing away at his head until he losses a life bar and drops on the ground where you can then grab him using B and then follow the command prompts on screen, after you take off the first life bar he will then go up to the next level where you must go up and take him out for good.
Ice Breaker30
Defeat Hela 
Hela is the second last boss and the way to defeat her is to first make the big boulders on each side of the room roll down to shatter the ice by using your Thanes, then you need to make you Thanes rotate the wheel thats in the center to make the handhold appear on her throne so you can climb up and take her out, remember that when your climbing up her throne to go up and then go left all the way up and around until you reach the top, then follow the command promptsto kill her.
Dragonheart30
Defeat the Dragon 

The Dragon is the final boss, the way to defeat him is to just keep chopping at his legs while avoiding his attacks of which there are only three and easily avoidable, as soon as take his life bar down you will get you prompt to grab him then do so and follow the command prompts afterwards to take him out.


 
 
 
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US November 13, 2007
Europe November 09, 2007

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