BioShock Infinite

BioShock Infinite Achievements

Auld Lang Syne

Completed the game on 1999 mode.    

At the main menu, type in the code described in "Should Auld Acquaintance...". Start your game on this mode. It is the hardest mode in the game. Below is what to expect compared to 

Cost to Respawn: $100
Damage Taken: 200%
Damage Dealt: 50%
Shield Regen Delay: 6 Seconds
Shield Regen Time: 4 Seconds

Buying the season pass will make life much easier for you. This is because of the Electric Punch equipment it gives you. There is a 70% chance to stun a target for 4 seconds. You will be able to continue to melee an enemy until they are dead without any real worry. It works perfect against Motorized Patriots. Here is what you should aim to have.

Fully Upgraded Weapon: Carbine 
Fully Upgraded Vigor: Charge 

  • Electric Punch (or Electric Touch if no season pass): Gives 70% chance to stun an enemy for 4 seconds.
  • Blood to Salt: Enemies provide Salts upon death 40% of the time.
  • Vampire's Embrace: Melee kills give health.
  • Brittle-Skinned: Melee targets briefly vulnerable. Victims take 2x damage for 5 seconds

Essentially, you will dominate pretty much everything. You get brief invulnerability on Charge attacks and it recharges your shield. It also adds explosive damage to the attacks. Once you have hit an enemy with Charge, start using melee on them. You will electrocute and stun them, then do 2x damage for 5 seconds. You will gain health upon their death as well as salts. As you hit them, they will continue to get stunned. One exception is Handymen and Sirens whom don't get stunned, so you will have to fight them with weapons as well.

Yes, you do need the equipment. When you get to certain points where you get equipment, you can reload your checkpoints to pick them again. Sometimes this is not good as the checkpoints can be very far from where the equipment is. Remember that Handymen always drop equipment as well. When you get infusions, make sure to mostly upgrade your health first. Dying costs you $100.

You'll pretty much need to only spend your money on upgrading Carbine, upgrading Charge and Bucking Bronco, and money spent on respawning. You should eventually have 30+ deaths as you are near the end. Make use of reloading checkpoints if you're dying more than a couple times against harder enemies like Sirens or Handymen.

Below is a video of the above weapon/vigor/equipment build in action. I was playing on 1999 mode in this video, but it makes it look like I was playing on easy.

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User Comments
Comment #1 by Leviathan v2
Friday, February 01, 2013 @ 10:18:29 PM

Isn't this the name of the Fallout NV quest for the Remnants Power Armour? Ahaha

Comment #2 by KirbyTheAlmighty
Saturday, February 02, 2013 @ 12:39:21 AM

I'm really looking forward to this mode.

Comment #3 by Zigo Acosta
Saturday, February 02, 2013 @ 12:55:45 AM

Definitely a strategy invoking mode!

Comment #4 by Arawos
Saturday, February 02, 2013 @ 05:28:20 AM

#1 Auld Lang Syne is a famous song

Comment #5 by Russman
Saturday, February 02, 2013 @ 09:48:29 AM

Comment #6 by Pakhair
Saturday, February 02, 2013 @ 02:37:13 PM

What is 1999 mode?

An Arcade mode with score?
Or a new Game Plus like Batman Arkham City? with different enemy placement and stronger AI.

Anyone knows? Sorry I am not keeping up with information on this game :)

Comment #7 by ixnay37
Saturday, February 02, 2013 @ 03:43:42 PM

"Dubbed 1999 mode, it's essentially a tougher version of the title where players' choices have "permanent consequences" in the game and modern-day features such as frequent respawn points and an abundance of ammo have been stripped out to increase the challenge."

Comment #8 by E11I077H
Saturday, February 02, 2013 @ 04:12:53 PM

#7 Oh my.... this is going to fun, just like Dark Souls on insane difficulty haha ;)

Comment #9 by Homaz
Sunday, February 03, 2013 @ 11:02:11 AM

Nice Nice, will be a tough challenge ^^

Comment #10 by flechetteXXX
Sunday, February 03, 2013 @ 11:21:26 PM

@8 What are you talking about? Dark Souls doesnt have an "Insane Difficulty" It has one base difficulty which is increased slightly on every new game + and its barely even enough to be considered a separate difficulty as it only changes enemies HP and damage output. It doesnt change the gameplay by adding an increase in enemies or more challenging enemies and it doesnt make their attack patterns or abilities change either. Most games do most or all of these things and more when adding different difficulty levels making the game a different experience all together. 1999 mode doesnt sound anything like Dark Souls in any way.

Comment #11 by IceAssassin21
Monday, February 04, 2013 @ 12:03:23 AM

This sounds like it might be challenging, but I don't mind. It looks like a good game.

Comment #12 by NUKER001
Friday, February 15, 2013 @ 08:31:36 PM

#1 is almost right, the quest is called "For Auld Lang Syne", which is named after the song!

Comment #13 by TLA Tohig
Saturday, March 02, 2013 @ 03:46:20 PM

@10 chill out bro, we're just discussing the game and making comparisons. Either way, Dark Souls is SOLID and 1999 mode sounds like that. But i don't understand why people on here get so stressed out and hett-up when someone posts something they don't like, or agree with.

Getting back to the game, I gotta be honest, I'm not one for the crazy difficulty levels. I tend to play for the story or gameplay. But i also like a challenge. Will have to check it out, but if it's stressful, i'll do it on normal and keep my mind on the story (my favourite thing about Bioshock in general). Think i'm gonna miss Rapture though.

Comment #14 by mrcoleman1991
Tuesday, March 12, 2013 @ 04:37:17 PM

Sounds like fun! Gotta try and get 'brass balls' on the first bioshock first though...

Comment #15 by Jiggaok1
Friday, March 22, 2013 @ 11:42:36 AM

I'm looking forward to not being able to complete the game using only an upgraded shotgun and electrobolt! I know this will be worth the wait!

Comment #16 by bblue2344
Sunday, March 24, 2013 @ 01:27:11 AM

I wonder how they are gonna implement "permanent choice consequences" as #7 said. You would think your decisions would be permanent across all difficulty levels. Anything else would seem unrealistic, to me anyways.

Like in Dark Souls for example, once you cross a certain guild/covenant you can never rejoin (unless you absolve your sins) or if you kill an npc they are gone forever. These types of consequences make me seriously think about something before i do it, which I think should be a feature that is not optional if its a feature at all.

Comment #17 by h4mm32
Sunday, March 24, 2013 @ 02:35:50 AM

Irony abounds. This achievement title is sinister in a cyclical sort way. 1999 mode to a translation of "times gone by" being remembered and again forgotten.

Comment #18 by x352x pH
Sunday, March 24, 2013 @ 12:22:53 PM

"Jimi Hendrix can be heard playing a version of the song on the 1999 'Live at Fillmore East' recording of a December 31, 1969, concert."

Comment #19 by schmageggey92
Monday, March 25, 2013 @ 03:03:48 PM

Does anybody know if The difficulties stack. Like playing on 1999 will unlock all the other difficulty cheevos

Comment #20 by ChiQUenaUde
Monday, March 25, 2013 @ 05:14:50 PM

#19, most games do now. I'm sure this will.

The better question is whether 1999 will come unlocked, require a play through on ANY difficulty, or be required to play through hardcore first. Too lazy to look it up in any real detail, so someone else should find out. ^__^;;

Comment #21 by BThumme
Monday, March 25, 2013 @ 07:57:58 PM

You can enter the Konami code to unlock 1999 mode from the start, per

Comment #22 by A Fap Attack
Tuesday, March 26, 2013 @ 06:12:53 PM

want to unlock early? code is Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, B, A

Comment #23 by Ryigenchi
Wednesday, March 27, 2013 @ 01:22:51 AM

# 19

I can confirm that they stack. I beat it on normal and I got the easy achievement unlock. And hard unlocks if you beat it on 1999 mode. so no worries.

Comment #24 by D347H0FL0V3
Wednesday, March 27, 2013 @ 02:40:52 AM

So, unfortunately, it seems as if there is no New Game + option. I just finished the story and my choices are continue from the last checkpoint in the game, start a new game (which overwrites the most recent autosave) or load a chapter.

Comment #25 by Monro
Wednesday, March 27, 2013 @ 02:22:39 PM

I was hoping for a new game plus for this bioshock too! Thought it might of had it being they tossed multiplayer thank god and focused on SP elements...

Comment #26 by MercilessGrim
Wednesday, March 27, 2013 @ 05:54:39 PM

Its sucks that there's no checkpoints in 1999 modes

Comment #27 by SorensenXY23
Thursday, March 28, 2013 @ 02:06:49 AM

If I beat this, do I get the hard achievement as well?

Comment #28 by Wrinklefighter
Thursday, March 28, 2013 @ 01:55:03 PM

@26 there are checkpoints in 1999 mode

Comment #29 by TommyD758
Thursday, March 28, 2013 @ 10:27:42 PM

I was expecting a hell of a time but this is too easy.

Comment #30 by El Grunto 14
Friday, March 29, 2013 @ 03:35:08 AM

I beat it on 1999 mode yesterday and it does in fact stack with easy, normal, and hard.

Comment #31 by Sigmund666
Friday, March 29, 2013 @ 04:21:47 AM

The achievement title is Scottish for 'a long time ago'. Also funny to note is that in 1999 Bioshock's predecessor System Shock 2 was released by the same guys that made Bioshock :)

Comment #32 by MercilessGrim
Friday, March 29, 2013 @ 08:38:08 AM

@28 everytime it says checkpoint saved, I hit revert to last checkpoint to make sure and it send me back to my old file that I beat

Comment #33 by SoE Veritas
Friday, March 29, 2013 @ 07:08:12 PM

I started 1999 mode today im about half way through. So far its not too difficult.

Comment #34 by tjstalcup
Sunday, March 31, 2013 @ 08:37:03 AM

I'm using this iPhone app to help me get achievements, it's an automatic progress tracker called Achievement Helper

Comment #36 by CLAW3D
Monday, April 01, 2013 @ 02:04:31 AM

Gonna have to beat the game before I watch that vid #35 :( Tho it is nice that right up front he's like, "just so you know, there WILL be spoilers" :D

Comment #37 by dark1012
Tuesday, April 02, 2013 @ 01:52:00 AM

just wodnering, what happens when u hit game over in 1990 mode? like does it delete your save or return you to the start of the chapter?

Comment #38 by dark1012
Tuesday, April 02, 2013 @ 11:21:36 AM


Comment #39 by lordskorrkeeper
Tuesday, April 02, 2013 @ 08:10:40 PM

Last fight is hell, rest of it is fine. I am still working on that final fight, I get the first two zeppelins down then get over whelmed but I'll get it.....

Comment #40 by DARTHMARC0720
Tuesday, April 02, 2013 @ 08:45:28 PM

If you need help, look to the IGN walkthrough for the pattern of attacks your enemies use.
As for the last fight, fully upgrade the: Sniper Rifle(for the patriots and barge cannons), Shotgun(for All enemies), Undertow(use on all ground enemies), Shield and Health Infusion. Gear to use: Winter Shield, Rising Bloodlust, Sky-Line Reloader, Newton's Law. Plan of attack: Continuously jump on and off the sky-lins, striking and landing next to enemies to keep them stunned. Whenever possible use Undertow to push enemies off the ledge; when used on Patriots it will stun them(like Shock Jockey). Watch your health and salt level and keep moving around. When the Barge Cannons show up, destroy them with the sniper rifle, then resume your attack on the infantry. Using this method I beat the fight wi

Comment #41 by lordskorrkeeper
Wednesday, April 03, 2013 @ 07:27:01 AM

Yeah looked everywhere I did a melee charge thing and dropped a few Return to senders around the shield thing, Destroyed the Zeppelins first, killed Rocket guys fast with charge melee kills, Song Bird for Patriots and the Return to Sender on the Shield made this fight very easy.

Comment #42 by MAXBOX360888
Wednesday, April 03, 2013 @ 08:07:40 AM

I just started 1999 mode but when i dashboarded it i realised i was running out of space so i deleted my 1999 mode saves leaving the most recent it then occured to me that it might not count me completing the first levels so i dont get the achievment if anyone can put my worries to rest or has any usefull info please reply thanks

Comment #43 by Rainbow Gear
Wednesday, April 03, 2013 @ 11:50:29 AM

For the life of me I can't beat Lady Comstock not even for the first time.Any help?

Comment #44 by dark1012
Wednesday, April 03, 2013 @ 12:39:05 PM

#43 i just stood in the right balcony area and she kept commin at me alone, so wait till she do that then fire away, repeat till shes dead

Comment #45 by Jaws as Crowns
Wednesday, April 03, 2013 @ 07:20:33 PM

Lady comstock is giving me problems too.

Comment #46 by thack3r182
Thursday, April 04, 2013 @ 12:34:46 PM

Is this mode harder then hard mode or is it like the same difficulty but with added stuff?

Comment #47 by SoE Veritas
Thursday, April 04, 2013 @ 05:17:02 PM

Finally beat lady comstock!!! Lack of ammo was my biggest issue. Trying for scavenger hunt

Comment #48 by xXDisentienceXx
Friday, April 05, 2013 @ 10:52:00 PM

1999 mode was not as hard as I expected. Although certain points did prove to be a little more of a challenge than others. Mainly the ghost of Lady Comstock(Highly suggest just sticking back behind some cover and go for head shots with the sniper) , as well as the final fight. For the most part if you take your time it shouldn't be to bad.

Comment #49 by Alex1906
Saturday, April 06, 2013 @ 09:51:20 AM

For final battle I did 1st time with a simple strategy I saw. Songbird the patriots, possess rocket guys as they take out a lot of enemies (and the rocket zeplin), and then themselves also while running around use return to sender's shield to cover yourself.

Oh and spam the winter shield gear if you have it, makes you invincible when jumping on or off sky rails :).

Comment #50 by WestCoast Fury
Saturday, April 06, 2013 @ 11:54:41 AM

I gotta say thanks to #49, that strategy worked perfect for me.
Big thanks man.

Comment #51 by JOE MOMMA135
Sunday, April 07, 2013 @ 02:13:59 AM

What weapons did you guys stick to? I'm holding off on upgrading until a little later, but I'm thinking carbine/shotgun or pistol/machine gun.

Comment #52 by TrAvIs7
Sunday, April 07, 2013 @ 12:30:41 PM

This isn't that bad

Comment #53 by for the G
Sunday, April 07, 2013 @ 01:58:34 PM

Does this increase enemy damage or anything or is it just literally less ammo and less checkpoints?

Comment #54 by BlueInferno15
Sunday, April 07, 2013 @ 08:01:59 PM

Yes, just got it! The two parts that gave me the most trouble were the 2nd encounter with Lady Comstock and the very end of the game on the airship. I found the best way to deal with Comstock was to keep your distance and go for headshots with the sniper rifle, which I would recommend upgrading as soon as you can. As for the airship,Alex1906's strategy worked really well for me. Only instead of using the songbird on the patriots, I used return to sender to protect myself while constantly shooting them in the head with either the crank gun or sniper rifle.

Comment #55 by mc ryanf
Tuesday, April 09, 2013 @ 03:35:35 AM

does anyone know if you collect infusion upgrades on your first play through does it carry on? because i just watched a guide and i have missed one?

Comment #56 by A Starved Cat
Tuesday, April 09, 2013 @ 03:25:46 PM

For anyone having trouble with Lady Comstock, consider spamming Bucking Bronco
on the soldiers to keep them off your tail; then with an upgraded Hand Cannon
just unload into her. Sniper also works.

Comment #57 by RPC Noid
Tuesday, April 09, 2013 @ 07:03:33 PM

For the final battle I equipped.
(Hat)Throttle control
(Shirt) Winter Shield
(Boots) Newton's Law
(Pants) Brittle -Skinned

I had 6200 Silver Eagles saved and never died once. Spammed the skyline mostly used skyline kills and possession. Worked quite well.

Comment #58 by RPC Noid
Tuesday, April 09, 2013 @ 07:05:30 PM

Oops sorry my daughter put a whole lot of space in there. :OD

Comment #59 by zArticunoZ
Friday, April 12, 2013 @ 04:38:22 PM

Not joking, this was easy.

Comment #60 by Klayfish
Saturday, April 13, 2013 @ 07:05:25 AM

gunna have to crack on with this after reading its easier then people thought

Comment #61 by XenonWolf
Saturday, April 20, 2013 @ 10:08:32 AM

Last night I got this!!! Now to do it again without the Dollar Bill machines!!!!

Comment #62 by JayneCobb
Thursday, April 25, 2013 @ 08:52:28 PM

I liked this, a lot. Made it a challenge but never so difficult as to be frustrating or to take away from the story.

Comment #63 by munta2go
Tuesday, April 30, 2013 @ 01:14:05 AM

How can you see what chapter you're on or how far back you will go if you hit restart checkpoint?

Comment #64 by Invetro Pow II
Friday, May 10, 2013 @ 04:58:39 AM

I died about 5 times playing through normal mode. I'm now getting my ass kicked playing this mode!

Comment #65 by LawDawg13
Saturday, May 11, 2013 @ 08:08:11 PM

Once you are far enough along in the game, using the following setup in 1999 mode gives you a distinct advantage and makes you almost unstoppable if you play smart. This a great strategy while attempting the Auld Lang Syne and Scavenger Hunt achievements.

1) CHARGE: This melee attack will be your new core ability and the basis of your offensive strategy, upgrade it twice AS SOON AS POSSIBLE to receive:
a)CHARGE AID: which adds brief invulnerability and recharges shield
b)CHARGE BOOST: Adds explosive damage to your attack

2) POSSESSION: Also purchase both upgrades so that you can possess humans who will suicide and so it will cost less to use.

1) HAT: Burning Halo - lights melee targets and close enemies on fire
2) VEST: Blood to Salt - 40% chance you r

Comment #66 by LawDawg13
Saturday, May 11, 2013 @ 08:11:13 PM

1) HAT: Burning Halo - lights melee targets and close enemies on fire
2) VEST: Blood to Salt - 40% chance you regain salt upon enemy death
3) BOOTS: Vampire's Embrace - Melee kills give health
4) PANTS: Brittle Skinned - Melee targets take 2x damage for 5 seconds

1) RPG - upgrade this all four times and always hold onto it to fight stronger enemies like Handymen and Motorized Patriots
2) CARBINE, SHOTGUN, HAND CANNON - upgrade these at least three times each and swap them out as the situation arises and based on your ammo reserves, (especially if going for the scavenger hunt achievement) this will be your primary weapon to back up CHARGE which will be your primary attack.

INFUSIONS: Upgrade shields and salts first at a 3-1 ratio (one salt for every 3 shields) fol

Comment #67 by LawDawg13
Saturday, May 11, 2013 @ 08:14:00 PM

STRATEGY: Using the CHARGE vigor with the above load-out will allow you to fly across the map striking targets wherever they are located. As you strike, you will do explosive melee damage and likely set the target and any nearby enemies on fire, your shield will recharge, you will regain health and likely regain salts all while being temporarily invincible. If the enemy does not die on the first hit or from the fire, he will now be glowing red and susceptible to double damage from another CHARGE or your firearm. This is great for Handymen and Patriots because if you CHARGE repeatedly and fire your RPG, they will die very quickly.

Most enemies will die in 1-2 hits and some will die instantly from the fire. Using this strategy, I did take some damage, but walked away from most large

Comment #68 by LawDawg13
Saturday, May 11, 2013 @ 08:15:48 PM

encounters will full health, nearly full ammo and more than half of my salts remaining. However, it should go without saying, but do not try to take on too many at once, back up, stay in cover, and picking off enemies with possession to go fight for you can make your job much easier.

All 3 encounters against the siren lasted 15 seconds or less and she is very susceptible to fire. As the fight starts just spam CHARGE immediately to get close and continue to charge and shoot her and she will die very quickly and all the undead will just burn up as they will still be standing right next to her. I seriously felt like I was cheating becuase the fight was over so quickly.

All throughout Comstock's airship while leading up to the final battle, this str

Comment #69 by LawDawg13
Saturday, May 11, 2013 @ 08:18:31 PM

this strategy made the game feel easy on 1999 mode. During the final battle, the enemies will charge and shoot the core instead of you, so come in from behind and CHARGE them and shoot with your RPG, there is plenty of RPG ammo on the deck and salts by the Bridge to recharge.

1)Swap out BLOOD FOR SALTS for WINTER SHIELD while around skylines
2)Equip HANDYMAN NEMESIS if having trouble with the Handymen
3)Swap out BURNING HALO for ELECTRIC TOUCH or ELECTRIC PUNCH if having trouble with Patriots

Good luck!

Comment #70 by Fronkey
Tuesday, May 21, 2013 @ 04:39:44 PM

Finishing Command Desk in 1999 mode isn't so tough. My "trick" is to wait for the airships to drop their Patriots and use Songbird to kill them. Using Songbird to kill ground troops has a very short cool-down timer, so I could send him after the airship right away. Using upgraded Devil's Kiss and the Charm vigor made short work of the very few remaining ground soldiers.

Handyman fights weren't so bad either. Using Skyline Strikes against the other ground troops is probably my only advice.

Comment #71 by MaxL
Tuesday, May 21, 2013 @ 10:28:11 PM

I found spamming Bucking Bronco and the gear that makes you invincible whenever you eat (the name has slipped my mind) extremely useful together. When overwhelmed I'd use Bucking Bronco then quickly search for food to be invincible. It really helped me with the siren battles

Comment #72 by TREX1979
Saturday, May 25, 2013 @ 04:37:07 PM

The best 2 pieces of gear was spectral sidekick & winter weather (something like that) the ne that grants brief invaulnability b/c u could jump off kill & jump right back on to back off kill & never loose any health - just beat the game on 1999 & now have all 50 Achievo's - can't wait for DL content to come out -- bioshock one of my favorite series

Comment #73 by Ronin Tsarevich
Friday, May 31, 2013 @ 04:47:42 PM

I don't really feel like my choices held more permanent consequences to be honest. It was just a really hard mode. I don't really think it added anything really game changing in the story.

Comment #74 by Kore Seven
Wednesday, June 12, 2013 @ 11:08:22 AM

The Siren is much easier with the Gears Electric Punch (with season pass DLC) or Burning Halo to disintegrate any corpse she resurrects. If the corpse is gone she can't summon it again. Another VERY USEFUL Gear is Spectral Sidekick. It is one of those rare Gears that can only be found in a certain place - The Bank of the Founders. That means you have to fight her at least once to gain access to it. This gear saved me many times while fighting her.

Comment #75 by TheThunder98
Tuesday, June 25, 2013 @ 06:28:18 PM

#49 thanks for the strategy! It worked really well. Died right as I was about to finish it the first time but now I know how I can pass it

Comment #76 by FallenScholar
Sunday, July 21, 2013 @ 10:55:12 PM

If any part of the game is going to cause you to lose, it is the graveyard fight. If you can't get it done within the first five or so tries, it becomes so much more difficult due to the lack of ammo and health kits. It is possible if you are in this position without health kits or ammo and you just keep dying. Each time you spawn, try to get the AI to camp a location, (I got them to camp around the high ground by the crank gun and was able to just sit by the entrance by the shotgun spawn), and if you have either the sniper rifle or the carbine, try to pick off the siren with headshots. Having tunnel vision or the headmaster perk helps a lot. Just keep at it and hopefully Elizabeth will find you ammo, if not there is a burstgun on the ground near the entrance on the raised part near/on

Comment #77 by Toxictyrants476
Thursday, August 01, 2013 @ 08:08:09 AM

I kill the siren in 5 SECONDS the 3 times, you only need fully upgrade charge and have brittle-skinned(pants), overkill(shoes), Burning halo (hat) and its not need but also help Shock jacket (vest), now with that gear only charge at her a couple times an she dies in about 5 seconds. By the way i suposed to die over 30 times??? I only die 4 and the last battle was the easiest part and by the way that siren trick work work on handymans too. Hope i help someone

Comment #78 by ilikepie123
Tuesday, August 13, 2013 @ 03:03:34 PM

Only bio shock could deliver such a wtf aha! moment. Perfection.

Comment #79 by supshann0n
Saturday, November 23, 2013 @ 01:49:05 AM

I just be a this, sirens are easy once you use CHARGE fully upgraded and the four gear mods, burning halo, brittle skinned, overkill and blood to salt, it will literally take 10 seconds to beat her as long as you keep spamming charge on her.
Handymen are a little bit trickier, the first battle with them use the bitch glitch found here:
The other three: equip winter shield and critical hit damage boost and just ride the rails until he gets on to electrocute them, jump off and repeatedly shoot him, then jump back on the rails and repeat, it's a little tricky but effective.
The last battle is the hardest and it will require some thought, use songbird as soon as you can and try to only use him on zeppelins or gunships. You can take out the main

Comment #80 by Nick12y
Friday, December 20, 2013 @ 01:34:40 AM

Is Achievement actually super hard or not that bad?

Comment #81 by SOHC08Scooby
Friday, January 10, 2014 @ 07:11:41 PM

Think I am going to try this after Blood Dragon

Comment #82 by Elite Maniak
Wednesday, January 29, 2014 @ 11:30:00 PM

This one isn't that bad if you take the it slow and/or skip unnecessary battles. The real challenge to this one is the final battle when you need to take down all the zeppelins. Make sure you make the guys with rockets your first priority.

Comment #83 by AFX Acid
Friday, February 21, 2014 @ 06:52:37 PM

This is, BY FAR, the easiest method to complete 1999 mode: First, fully upgrade your Charge vigor ASAP. Also helps to have the Posession for Less upgrade. For Infusions I upgraded my shield first, then salts. Best Gear to have is Burning Halo, Winter Shiled, Brittle Skinned and Vampire's Embrace. Basically, any heavy hitter just use Charge/melees on. When you fight Handymen I found it's best to completely ignore them and focus on the goons and the Handymen always disappear, except the final Handyman fight which you just use Charge/melees on. If you use Charge combined with the equipment I mentioned (Use Pyromaniac instead of Winter Shield) above you can take out the Sirens in less than 10 seconds. Whenever there's a skyline make sure to have Winter Shield on and just do skyline strikes on

Comment #84 by AFX Acid
Friday, February 21, 2014 @ 06:55:29 PM

Continued: the enemies over and over. Do as much scavenging as you can. Using the gear/methods I talked about above, I didn't even take damage in the final battle. Play smart and get in cover when you can. Fully upgraded Carbine/Shotgun/Sniper Rifle are really useful too. Most enemies can be taken out with 1 headshot from a fully upgraded Sniper Rifle. Good luck!

Comment #85 by Kugelblitz
Thursday, July 10, 2014 @ 08:21:31 PM

not that hard to beat
i play the game with carbine max upgrade and shotgun with dmg upgrades
and charge max upgrade
i just pick up all the money and take my time to kill the enemeys died maybe 10 times 5 times at the end and 2 times at the siren(last encounter) 3 times just fail the skyline thing

total money at the end of the game 5000$

Comment #86 by PrometeusH
Wednesday, April 01, 2015 @ 02:15:05 AM

If I die with no money and resume the game from a load...will it still count when i complete the mode? I died at the beginning and had no money to rev so I loaded a save. Don't want to go through all the trouble of beating it only to not get the achievement.

Comment #87 by PrometeusH
Wednesday, April 01, 2015 @ 02:17:12 AM

I mean, if you die with no money, is it Game Over and the progress is reset even if you load a save and HAVE to start over? Or can I just load a save from before I died and try again?

Comment #88 by BravesFan4Life
Sunday, April 05, 2015 @ 05:45:17 PM

Honestly this mode is more annoying than difficult. The only issues I had were Lady Comstock the second time(the Graveyard was so insanely easy, the vault drove me nuts because if lack of ammo) and the airship until I realized you could plant Return to Senders directly on the power thing. Planted like ten of those and then went Sniper from above. Honestly I only maxed one Vigor and that was Bucking Bronco and maxed the Carbine and Sniper. Biggest thing is patience to not run in guns blazin, if anyone has played Dishonored to get the you cannot be seen, cannot kill achievements then just sticking and moving in this game is cake by comparison

Comment #89 by Arthur Redfield
Thursday, July 23, 2015 @ 05:40:08 PM

well, I expected more pain in the ass while playing this mode, but not actually. possession vigor helped me the most, by possessing enemies and running away. winter shield is the most helpful to easily kill handyman and for the final battle. I use return to sender (fully upgraded) on siren. search everywhere for items, upgrade your shield to the maximum, avoid boy of silence, spend your money vicely, upgrade weapons you use the most, upgrade return to sender (you'll need it believe me) and you'll be gooood! :)

Comment #90 by dvdubb
Saturday, October 03, 2015 @ 12:28:07 AM

1999 mode is not overly hard. the season's pass makes the beginning much easier. i used fully upgraded carbine and charge for the most part. the combo of charge/carbine on the siren's works best. just charge the siren, hit a few times with Y, then back a bit and pump some rounds into her...rinse and repeat two more times and she's done...worked every time. i found the handyman more trouble -- 2 out of 4 were bugged, so not too bad in the end.

#88: agreed on the return to sender on the command the RTS traps all on the core and it barely loses 'life'...and you can then focus on the airships/zeppelins/enemies...too easy for a final battle. great game though!

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Game Info
Irrational Games
2K Games


US March 26, 2013

HDD Space Required : 6.6 GB
Backward compatible on Xbox One: Yes
Price: $29.99USD
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