BioShock Infinite

BioShock Infinite Achievements

Blue Ribbon Champ

In CitC, complete all Blue Ribbon Challenges.   

There are 4 stages to complete 15 waves on. Each wave has a Blue Ribbon Challenge. When you start the wave, you can press to see what the challenge is. You are also shown before you start the wave. If you die, you fail the challenge automatically. The only way to complete the challenges is to get them done the first time. It is best if you wait until you have everything upgraded, therefore making this a lot easier. Focus on them and go back later. To see the ones you have completed, below the painting of the level there is a board with the ribbons you earned. It goes in a row as follows:

Any missing ribbons you can easily tell what wave needs them and focus on it. It's also a good idea to buy a resurrection before the wave you are going to focus on. You do this from the door before the wave in the lobby.

Refer to the guide below for more of a walkthrough and a list of all challenges for each level:

Blue Ribbon Challenge Guide

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User Comments
Comment #1 by Nevander
Tuesday, July 30, 2013 @ 08:18:08 AM

Hopefully they are all fairly straightforward. Would hate to have one where you can only get kills by knocking people off the map with Bronco.

Comment #2 by DMichaels86
Tuesday, July 30, 2013 @ 09:59:16 AM

Are there different challenges for each stage? I got more than half for the OPS zeal but I'm not sure if you have to go back and complete the missed ones.

Comment #3 by rdw040
Tuesday, July 30, 2013 @ 11:00:00 AM

#2 I believe there are 60 different challenges, 15 on each map.

Comment #4 by OmNomicron
Tuesday, July 30, 2013 @ 01:56:06 PM

The O.P.S. Zeal

Wave 1 - Defeat the wave using Sky-Line strikes only
Wave 2 - Defeat the wave while only taking shield damage
Wave 3 - Defeat the wave using only the Sky-Hook attacks and Shotgun
Wave 4 - Defeat the wave using only machine guns or the crank gun
Wave 5 - Defeat the wave using only the pistol and hand cannon
Wave 6 - Defeat the wave without picking up weapons or looting corpses
Wave 7 - Defeat all enemies using only zoomable weapons while they are zoomed
Wave 8 - Defeat all enemies using only Tears; Possession Traps; and Return to Sender traps
Wave 9 - Defeat all enemies without ever hitting anyone in the head or the heart
Wave 10 - Defeat the Siren before she performs a resurrection
Wave 11 - Defeat the wave without using Sky-Lines or Hook-points.
Wave 12 - Def

Comment #5 by Shockwave
Tuesday, July 30, 2013 @ 03:01:21 PM

This one suck :/

Comment #6 by MAXBOX360888
Tuesday, July 30, 2013 @ 03:29:03 PM

if you die trying to do the challenge on wave 15 you have to start from wave one ! awwww this is gonna suck

Comment #7 by jtmolloy93
Tuesday, July 30, 2013 @ 03:48:59 PM

4 maps, 15 Blue Ribbons on each.

Most are fairly easy but like stated if you die on a wave you have to start from wave 1. Tis going to be hard.....

Comment #8 by DarqStalker
Tuesday, July 30, 2013 @ 04:25:20 PM

"if you die trying to do the challenge on wave 15 you have to start from wave one !"

Ahhh hell, Ain't nobody got time for dat!

Comment #9 by TMAC 93X
Tuesday, July 30, 2013 @ 06:38:59 PM

Huh i die every 15 sec on a round. ah well 100 percent with every cheevo except this one. the requirements are ridiculous.

Comment #10 by Arkem3
Tuesday, July 30, 2013 @ 08:12:01 PM

Anyone got a got strategy for OPS Zeal challenge 10? Siren revives guys pretty much instantly...

Comment #11 by XxMonkey92xX
Tuesday, July 30, 2013 @ 08:28:39 PM

What are the rest of the challenges?

Comment #12 by Fiery Phoenix
Wednesday, July 31, 2013 @ 03:34:25 AM

I really wasn't looking forward to this...

Comment #13 by Marciano 315
Wednesday, July 31, 2013 @ 05:15:43 AM

I'm sure I can do this, but having to restart if you mess up is gonna be really time consuming

Comment #14 by SOHC08Scooby
Wednesday, July 31, 2013 @ 07:22:39 AM

If you beat a level can you go back or it's all at once? I tried a few times last night but didn't have enough time to get very far

Comment #15 by SOHC08Scooby
Wednesday, July 31, 2013 @ 07:23:51 AM

by level I mean all 15 waves^

Comment #16 by Gustertote
Wednesday, July 31, 2013 @ 07:51:10 AM

Ops Zeal:

Waves 1-4:
Waves 5-8:
Waves 9-11
Waves 12-14:
Wave 15:

Comment #17 by jtmolloy93
Wednesday, July 31, 2013 @ 08:47:10 AM

#16 Thanks, post Duke and Dimwitt when they've uploaded please :) Stuck on the one where you need to kill 5 people with one Devil's Kiss....

Comment #18 by Nighthawk09
Wednesday, July 31, 2013 @ 12:01:09 PM

Hey, I just found out that you DON'T have to do them all in one go.
I was trying to do just that but I missed one and decided to keep going, but when I completed the challenge on wave 8 it said that I had 10 of 60 completed. Last time I played I got to wave 12 and completed challenges 1-7, 9, and 11. So if you count all those, I had 9 challenges completed and the 8th challenge was the 10 of 60 that I've completed. I could be wrong on this but I wanted to share it anyway.

Comment #19 by TDGfreak01
Wednesday, July 31, 2013 @ 12:49:24 PM

^^ I can confirm on that you don't have to restart at wave 1. If you go back to the Archological place and look at the picture of the arena, below it is a little plaque filled with Blue ribbons. If theres a space between some of them, just count them up and find out what you missed. Im stuck on Wave 10 and 15 of Ops Zeal:/

Comment #20 by TDGfreak01
Wednesday, July 31, 2013 @ 01:11:15 PM

Wtf my gamerscore is definitely almost 60K not 43k.....O.o

Comment #21 by XxMonkey92xX
Wednesday, July 31, 2013 @ 02:07:14 PM

@Gustertote Thanx Bro really helped me alot

Comment #22 by TDGfreak01
Wednesday, July 31, 2013 @ 05:37:58 PM

They need to make it so either:
A. Dying doesn't fail the challenge, shit I ususally die BECAUSE of the fucking challenge.
B. You can choose which wave to start from so I don't have to start at wave 1 if im only missing waves 13-15...-.- Jesus Fucking Christ this shits harder than 1999 mode.

Comment #23 by TMAC 93X
Wednesday, July 31, 2013 @ 06:12:30 PM

Ops zeal is done. now the other 3 to go.

Comment #24 by jtmolloy93
Wednesday, July 31, 2013 @ 06:53:20 PM


Totally agree, got 7 more to do but having to restart if I fail or die is making me hate the game. Hard Achievement in its current state.

Comment #25 by BFMV Jay
Wednesday, July 31, 2013 @ 11:20:42 PM

Is anyone else having trouble doing the ribbon on wave 5 on emporia. I can get both if them weak but they never jump on the rail to shock it. Also the one were u have to kill both handyman while they are distracted by a decoy. I'm only missing 12 ribbons in all
and its bullshit ones like this that are pissing me off I can complete the challenge, but the game doesn't allow it

Comment #26 by Fiery Phoenix
Thursday, August 01, 2013 @ 06:38:57 AM

For anyone stuck at Wave 10 in The Ops Zeal, you want to use a *fully upgraded* Hail Fire. As soon as the round starts, equip the Hail Fire and jump down in front of you (the Siren will be right below you). Quickly fire all 8 shots at her and she will be taken care of in less than 10 seconds.

Comment #27 by jtmolloy93
Thursday, August 01, 2013 @ 07:39:46 AM

^ or you can use charge but is a little harder if you have the hellfire upgraded fully.

Comment #28 by OsomeJake
Thursday, August 01, 2013 @ 07:42:07 AM

For those of you struggling with Duke and Dimwit wave 13 (Devil's Kiss wave), it is now confirmed by both my friend and I that if you use "Charge" and get up to the enemie's spawn point immediatly and then throw down a Devil's kiss trap that the challenge will complete.

Comment #29 by Gustertote
Thursday, August 01, 2013 @ 08:42:12 AM

Hello again! My god these ones were tough.

Waves 1 to 4:
Waves 5 to 10:
Waves 11 to 15: (note, at this moment, this one is still uploading, so give it 30 mins or so :D)

A quick note, #28's technique has also been done by us, albeit not recorded, but we have also come up with a technique that takes about 20 seconds if you're lucky, and affords a bit more control, but use what ever gets the job done quickest, because these are damn tough.

Comment #30 by jtmolloy93
Thursday, August 01, 2013 @ 09:08:11 AM

Thanks #29 only need two on these.

Comment #31 by greencho
Thursday, August 01, 2013 @ 01:07:32 PM

Hi, thanks for the videos, i do the firs two maps, but when i star to do the blue ribbon of the wave 4 in the 3th map is use only vigorized traps, but i use the Murder of Crows trap, buy someone die whit another reason and i see blue ribbon failed, so any idea what trap can i use to complete this blue ribbon?

Comment #32 by CameronChaoss
Thursday, August 01, 2013 @ 03:21:17 PM

Thank you Gustertote! Keep them coming! I've got most of stage 3, just keep messing up the decoy one, and about half of stage 4, but I'm stumped on how to get trap kills on enemies riding skylines.

Comment #33 by mpleeds
Thursday, August 01, 2013 @ 06:58:38 PM

This has to be, without question, the hardest achievement in any of the Bioshock games.

Comment #34 by BFMV Jay
Friday, August 02, 2013 @ 12:26:29 AM

Ok, was able to do wave 5 the game just glitched that time. So I'm only missing 3 ribbons for the achievement waves 11-13 on emporia. Sucks cause these are annoying and the slightest mistake will cause you to fail. They really need to make it able to start from a certin wave or something cuz having to do all the waves over and over again just to have a chance at the later waves sucks!

Comment #35 by Alex1906
Friday, August 02, 2013 @ 12:11:17 PM

I'm finding them all quite easy and not glitchy.

Pro Tip for wave 15 on ops Zeal, use devil's on the handyman in the middle (take him out first as he's a pain), Charge on other handy man (with burning halo & brittle skin gear if you have), and return to sender on patriot... becomes quite easy then.

Comment #36 by Kenneth Stokes
Friday, August 02, 2013 @ 02:01:26 PM

Not only do I not like this DLC, but I am being forced to reply entire waves just to lose a challenge over and over again? TF, man...

Comment #37 by CameronChaoss
Friday, August 02, 2013 @ 04:30:58 PM

#36, nobody told you to be an achievement whore :P Most games have DLC like this, it was only $5 and probably to hold us off for Burial at Sea which is going to be so fucking sick. It's not an easy achievement, but achievements aren't supposed to be easy. I enjoy a challenge every now and again

Does anybody understand how to get the one on Emporia to get kills with traps from people riding on skylines? I'll probably look like an idiot for saying this, but traps don't stick to skylines. Do you have to hit them as they're falling off?

Also, to do the charge trick on wave 13 of Duke and Dimwitt, how many Devil's Kiss balls do you have to throw down? I can't get it using only 1, and the second one doesn't kill 5 of them either

Comment #38 by BFMV Jay
Friday, August 02, 2013 @ 05:08:04 PM

Ok for the emporia one, the one were you have to kill enemies who are riding the skyline with traps. I got this one by going to the top of the level next to the skyline. Use return to sender to collect bullets then throw it at an enemy who is riding a skyline. If u manage to hit them it kills them, it's hard to get them on the skyline so maybe keep going back and forth between ground and top level. I know it's not the best explanation in the world but basically just try to use return to sender and hit them with it and that should do it

Comment #39 by Gustertote
Friday, August 02, 2013 @ 08:31:28 PM

Back again for more pain, this time in Raven's Dome. When we've done them all, we will make one bumper post. But for now:

Raven's Dome -

Waves 1 - 5:
Waves 6 - 10:
Waves 11 - 15:

Phew. These were easier than Duke and Dimwit in our opinion. Hope we can help! :D

Comment #40 by kilerninja
Friday, August 02, 2013 @ 11:58:24 PM

Yeah! 100% again! If anyone needs help with a specific ribbon you can message me with what you have to do in the challenge and what wave and I'll do my best to help you get through it.

Comment #41 by Alex1906
Saturday, August 03, 2013 @ 08:00:07 AM

#37 I found that if you undertow some off the gazebo, crow them, undertown some more and crow the lot you'll get 5 people in a group.

Then just throw a maxed out devils kiss (with the storm gear hat if you have as it makes life easier) into the mix and should kill at least 5 if not 6 :).

I've got all of them except for 2 which is to kill people riding sky lines and the 2 damned handymen shocking the line, I seem to always accidently kill one off it.

Comment #42 by Gustertote
Saturday, August 03, 2013 @ 11:58:29 AM


Emporia Arcade -

Waves 1 - 4:
Waves 5 - 8:
Waves 9 - 12:
Waves 13 -15:

Comment #43 by Gustertote
Saturday, August 03, 2013 @ 12:00:25 PM

One more bumper post, with all vids, for all Blue Ribbon challenges:

The Ops Zeal:

Waves 1-4:
Waves 5-8:
Waves 9-11
Waves 12-14:
Wave 15:

Duke and Dimwit's Theater -

Waves 1 to 4:
Waves 5 to 10:
Waves 11 to 15:

Raven's Dome -

Waves 1 - 5:
Waves 6 - 10:
Waves 11 - 15:

Emporia Arcade -

Waves 1 - 4:
Waves 5 - 8: http:

Comment #44 by richardwarnercool1
Saturday, August 03, 2013 @ 05:29:18 PM

Aaaand there goes my 100% for Bioshock: Infinite.

Comment #45 by BFMV Jay
Saturday, August 03, 2013 @ 11:59:46 PM

Ok got this yesterday, it's not to difficult just really time consuming. As long as you take your time and plan your action you should have little trouble with this one. Also great videos gustertote, u guys are awesome!

Comment #46 by Alex1906
Sunday, August 04, 2013 @ 09:02:07 AM


Thanks very much for linking those. Only really had difficulty with Emporia Wave 7 as Firemen just kept killing everyone with their 'bombs'.

All in all not too hard just a bit time consuming as #45 said.

Comment #47 by XEN610
Sunday, August 04, 2013 @ 05:21:42 PM

AN FYI-If you buy the one-time reincarnation, it will NOT fail on a challenge when you die.

Comment #48 by caboose029
Monday, August 05, 2013 @ 01:19:15 AM


If you still need help with Ops wave 10. Make sure you pick up the Hail Fire before you start the wave. Equip the gear "Brittle Skinned" and equip Charge and as soon as you see her charge at her and then lay into her with the Hail Fire and she will drop quick.

Comment #49 by Banxey
Tuesday, August 06, 2013 @ 06:43:27 PM

Something weird happened with my game. I had two ribbons left to get. Both were on Emporia (7 and 13). I had failed 7 and played through to 13. I had taken out the machine gun and shot gunners and then died. Revived in the room and was waiting there for a bit when I noticed the remaining soldiers were dying. Once they died the round complete notice came up and I quickly pressed X to go back to the map and the achievement popped. I still only have 59 ribbons.

Comment #50 by Spacemonkey44
Tuesday, August 06, 2013 @ 10:45:57 PM

This sounds like a real pain in the a$$

Comment #51 by LucioSegalla77
Wednesday, August 07, 2013 @ 09:24:36 AM

Thanks for the links Gustertote.
Finally 100%!

Comment #52 by J Deedles
Wednesday, August 07, 2013 @ 08:48:34 PM

This achievement it pushing my poop in

Comment #53 by Niftynubbie
Friday, August 09, 2013 @ 03:03:55 AM

This achievement should be worth more than 30GS, it took me nearly as long as completing the original campaign.

Comment #54 by Vaydre
Friday, August 09, 2013 @ 07:18:51 PM

This helped me a lot

Comment #55 by Wrinklefighter
Sunday, August 11, 2013 @ 08:28:19 PM


Hahaha, not the way I would have phrased it, but I'm with ya.

Comment #56 by Fligger
Thursday, August 15, 2013 @ 11:27:27 AM

Finally got this. However, at the society, I am still missing one ribbon. Wave 7 of Emporia Arcade, kill 2 enemies with the fireman suicide attack. I'll take it.

Comment #57 by halomike927
Thursday, August 22, 2013 @ 03:20:20 PM

I'll pass this one up.

Comment #58 by dewst
Sunday, September 15, 2013 @ 02:55:24 PM

I haven't bought this dlc yet because it really doesn't sound fun, now I'm a little pissed. Judging by all this comments this sounds horrible, I agree achievements should be hard but something as tedious as this is straight up ridiculous. Its games ways of keeping people playing their games longer than they should be and all it does it cause frustration. I'll probably still 100%, just not anytime soon.

Comment #59 by Tomothy
Monday, November 11, 2013 @ 01:20:28 PM

This is the only one i need from this DLC now, so annoying to do. Done thr first 2 arenas now on the Raven's Dome. Not even started on the Emporium or whatever it's called.

Comment #60 by nuttyp
Wednesday, November 20, 2013 @ 03:03:16 PM

#58 Well Put! This is CRAzY

Comment #61 by ffs
Friday, November 22, 2013 @ 05:35:05 PM

This achievement is so dumb. They seriously should have put a level-select once you've finished all levels -_- starting all over is just frustrating af, especially if you keep failing a challenge at higher levels.

This is the last achievement I need for the game (until episode 2 comes out)
I only need 8 more blue ribbons, but I just can't be bothered to try for it unless I'm in the mood to actually play the game, which now gets boring really fast...

Comment #62 by LochnessMonkey
Monday, December 30, 2013 @ 07:13:57 PM

I have all the achievements except for this one. I have all Ops Zeal ribbons, but the other ones kill me! Way to much effort.

Comment #63 by whitefolks33
Wednesday, February 26, 2014 @ 04:55:15 AM

I also have all but this one achievement this is a pain in the rump to get. I can not seem to get the last few blue ribbons.

Comment #64 by DarkFireReaper
Tuesday, March 04, 2014 @ 06:24:59 AM

They're called achievements for a reason. It's definitely hard, but it's not impossible. If you can't do it, sorry, but hey. What would it be worth if everyone could do it.

Comment #65 by AFX Acid
Thursday, March 06, 2014 @ 08:01:14 PM

Do these all have to be done in a row? For example, I've got the Blue Ribbon challenges complete for waves 1-14 on Ops Zeal, but I died on wave 15. Do I have to do all the Blue Ribbon challenges again or can I just beat the waves however I want?

Comment #66 by Burnedphoenix
Tuesday, March 18, 2014 @ 09:29:22 AM

No, just do them once and they save.

Comment #67 by DMichaels86
Friday, March 21, 2014 @ 11:47:23 PM

Love how I proudly got 1000G on this game but refuse to fully complete this tedious wav/e game filler garbage. Worst DLC ever, next to horse armor.

Comment #68 by YungAssasin32
Friday, March 28, 2014 @ 04:13:57 PM

Iv got 1030 on this game havnt 100% the vanilla game

Comment #69 by batmite51
Thursday, May 08, 2014 @ 09:50:19 AM

Only achievement I need and it's so repetitive and frustrating..

Comment #70 by daddywayhaar
Sunday, July 13, 2014 @ 04:35:44 PM

Could not have done this without the guides thanks to all who created guides for this cheevo

Comment #71 by ColdCokeCan
Saturday, July 19, 2014 @ 11:51:20 PM

At least this is doable unlike some of the achievements in Dishonoured's trial dlc.

Comment #72 by daddywayhaar
Wednesday, September 03, 2014 @ 01:40:49 AM

Trying in multiple sittings you'll pull your teeth out.

Comment #73 by Deathwing666
Saturday, October 18, 2014 @ 08:46:59 PM

Dumbest DLC ever...shame on you Irrational Games

Comment #74 by Squirtle0verMe
Monday, April 13, 2015 @ 01:09:28 AM

Ravens Dome wave 14 requires you to kill all enemies with the weapon that they use. If you use undertow to push the enemies off the edge (freefall will pop up) you will still get the ribbon.

Comment #75 by koppn
Sunday, May 31, 2015 @ 07:31:34 PM

i wish for 100% completion for this game up to chistmas... :( is that something you can wish for santa? :(

Comment #76 by THIN
Monday, June 08, 2015 @ 07:56:35 PM

got it by far this is the hardest achievement of the game especially if you missed up number 14 or 12 you have to start from the beginning . simply pain in the ass..!!

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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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