BioShock Infinite

BioShock Infinite Achievements

Should Auld Acquaintance...

Unlocked 1999 mode.  

1) Beat the game on any difficulty.
2) Enter the following button sequence           at the main menu.

A prompt should appear saying it's been unlocked.

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User Comments
Comment #1 by Poisonheadcrab
Friday, February 01, 2013 @ 08:38:51 PM

Darnit I have to unlock this first?!? >_>

Comment #2 by pined5551
Saturday, February 02, 2013 @ 04:55:36 AM

Probably, yes.

Comment #3 by EvilSuperSean
Saturday, February 02, 2013 @ 12:45:04 PM

I wonder if we'll have to complete the game to do so?

Comment #4 by Gamelunatic92
Saturday, February 02, 2013 @ 01:04:28 PM

Its only common sense to have to beat it on any difficulty first to unlock THIS difficulty. Dead spacc allllll over again.

Comment #5 by PledgedZebra4
Saturday, February 02, 2013 @ 08:35:56 PM

1999? Will we party?

Comment #6 by Six Degrees DT
Monday, February 04, 2013 @ 10:52:34 AM

Hopefully 1999 mode will actually pose a challenge unlike "Hard" mode in BS2, or even BS1 for that matter.

Comment #7 by Zaft
Tuesday, February 05, 2013 @ 05:07:28 AM

According to a recent tweet from a dev, 1999 mode is available from the get-go. So...I wonder what's up here.

Comment #8 by Kinky Mong
Tuesday, February 05, 2013 @ 09:38:27 AM

You can unlock it from the beginning using a cheat code, I wouldn't be surprised if it's the Konami Code to continue the old school theme.

Comment #9 by Blue Papyrus
Tuesday, February 05, 2013 @ 05:15:53 PM


If I'm not mistaken, an article mentioned that you will be able to start 1999 mode immediately by inputting the Konami Code.


Towards the end of it.

Comment #10 by XX HEH8ME XX
Wednesday, February 06, 2013 @ 07:00:33 PM

okay so will the cheat void the achievement though?

Comment #11 by NakedSnake
Sunday, March 03, 2013 @ 09:11:41 PM

Always the Konami Code! I'm looking forward to this mode!

Comment #12 by Maverick2474
Friday, March 22, 2013 @ 08:06:01 AM

LOVE that the Konami Code is included here!

Comment #13 by Chriss234
Saturday, March 23, 2013 @ 09:11:16 PM

Definitely the Konami Code.

Comment #14 by Cinderkin
Saturday, March 23, 2013 @ 10:34:29 PM

The achievement still pops after putting in the konami code.

Comment #15 by nicklit
Monday, March 25, 2013 @ 10:45:13 PM

Thanks #9 Konami code: Up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right, B, A, start.
I punched it in at the main menu till it worked.

Comment #16 by feanorfenwe
Tuesday, March 26, 2013 @ 12:24:11 PM

Konami Code in main menu.

Comment #17 by A Fap Attack
Tuesday, March 26, 2013 @ 06:11:24 PM

code: Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, B, A

Comment #18 by shenaniball bros
Wednesday, March 27, 2013 @ 01:04:20 PM

Comment #19 by meltinzone
Thursday, March 28, 2013 @ 07:28:02 AM

Just completed the game on Hard (1st playthrough) it also unlocked without having to use the code for those who are curious :)

Comment #20 by Inhumansuperman
Thursday, March 28, 2013 @ 01:33:05 PM

clocked it on normal ant the achevment popped up and i used no codes

Comment #21 by dugdugsister
Thursday, March 28, 2013 @ 09:41:22 PM

Does anyone know do you get to keep your upgrades from the first playthrough. That would really suck to not have all my infusions and then have to play on this apparently super hard mode and then not be able to buy anything from a vending machine to get the other achievement.

Comment #22 by dilligaf
Friday, March 29, 2013 @ 07:32:43 AM

thanks #15 worked a treat it worked the second time as i wasnt in the main menu i was at the start screen

Comment #23 by Jamescastle1231
Friday, March 29, 2013 @ 09:31:36 AM

Comment #24 by Strydee
Friday, March 29, 2013 @ 03:17:21 PM

Comment #26 by djchris1991
Wednesday, April 03, 2013 @ 03:58:46 PM

Cheers guys ;)

Comment #27 by lordskorrkeeper
Wednesday, April 03, 2013 @ 08:00:53 PM

What I ended up doing to make this fight Hella Easy, the day before it was impossible to me.

Comment #28 by Strydee
Friday, April 05, 2013 @ 09:13:45 PM

Comment #29 by HumorousObject
Saturday, April 13, 2013 @ 01:01:42 PM

If you still haven't unlocked 199 Mode on the main menu do this:
Up,Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, LEft, Right, B, A

Comment #30 by damnbloodymess
Monday, April 15, 2013 @ 10:14:48 PM

@#21 there is no new game+, you have to start over.

Comment #31 by DAVID KNIFFIN
Sunday, April 21, 2013 @ 09:04:12 PM

Haha, I feel so dumb! I kept hitting Right, Left, Right, Left and it wasn't working and I was getting pissed! Should've actually read the directions! :P

Comment #32 by Kiiibs
Monday, May 13, 2013 @ 04:52:27 AM

Unlocks even from playing on Easy mode. Gonna start the 1999 mode now :3

Comment #33 by Buzzfly
Saturday, August 03, 2013 @ 06:17:41 PM

This can be obtained WITHOUT beating the campaign first. Just purchased the game and the first thing I did was enter the code at the main menu and it unlocked 1999 mode with the achievement.

Comment #34 by hydrokr0n1k
Friday, August 09, 2013 @ 02:42:07 AM

I went all shields first with infusions on this playthrough I think it would have been easier going slats first.

Comment #35 by User Quad
Friday, April 10, 2015 @ 04:27:54 PM

Now I have to do two play through for nothing u guess.

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Game Info
Irrational Games
2K Games


US March 26, 2013

HDD Space Required : 6.6 GB
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