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Blackwater

Blackwater Achievement Guide
Guide By: king yatesy
There are 48 achievements with a total of 1000 points.


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Overview
- Estimated achievement difficulty: 7/10
- Offline: 48/48 (1000)
- Online: 0 (0)
- Approximate amount of time to 1000: 40+ hours
- Minimum number of playthroughs needed: 3+
- Number of missable achievements: 0 (Chapter Select)
- Do cheat codes disable achievements?: No Cheats
- Does difficulty affect achievements?: Yes (Difficulty Achievements do NOT stack)
- Glitchy achievements: None
- Unobtainable achievements: None
- Extra equipment needed?: Kinect - Optional ('Better With Kinect' logo)

Introduction
Blackwater is a fps rail game which means you can’t control where you walk to. However I think that this adds to the excitement of having to quickly take everyone out and hide behind imaginary boxes in my room and keeping my hand in the shape of a pistol to keep the spirit of the game. If you calibrate your Kinect and make sure that have enough room then this game can be really fun. A controller can also be used instead of Kinect but then there is no forced rolling behind cover in your room.

Note: This game has collectables for you to shoot at while shooting the hundreds of enemies. However they are all very easy to spot and you should have them all by the end of all your playthroughs. So just keep an open eye and these are simple. There is a total of 114 collectables to shoot.

Step 1: Easy Difficulty
For this playthrough you should start off with the tutorial and then get started with the game and learn how it plays. In this game cover is your best friend, so make sure to always crouch in cover and shoot from there. Going through this playthrough you will get several other achievements and will get about 240.

Step 2: Normal Difficulty
During this playthrough you will get the rest of your killing achievements and maybe the rest of your collectables depending on how much care you have taken in collecting them. The harder difficulties can be very challenging using Kinect and very tiring. On this playthrough I used Kinect which made it hard but not impossible. After you have done this playthrough you should be on about 390.

Step 3: Hard Difficulty
This play through is going to be the one that give you the least Gamerscore and it’s going to be the hardest. However if you have completed the other play difficulties then you will be getting good at the game and you will know what to do and where to aim. I tried this difficulty using my Kinect but it was really hard to stay in cover all the time. So I decided to use a control for this and it’s actually very easy and I did this play through in 2 hours and you will finish it on 450.

Step 4: Competitive maps
This will be quite a short step but very boring. You will need to play all 3 maps of the competitive arenas and do it with 8 people. These missions will take you about 10 minutes each making it a total of 30 minutes. Doing these missions will give you a very crazy 10 taking you to a total of about 460.

Step 5: Hardcore Grinding
Well this is the part where if you are already suffering from body twitches or mental breakdowns then you should stop here and go no further. Or however if you are still pumped and ready for more then you need to go and complete the campaign probably another 10+ times to get to level 56. This is probably going to take you about 15-30 hours to do this so make sure to be prepared. If you are crazy and manage to do this then it will give you some crazy and take you up to about 740.

Step 6: Clean Up
The rest of the achievements that you will be going for now should be fairly short and fairly easy. If don’t have all the QTE’s then refer to Tired Yet? for places to boost. You will also be getting Bravo! and if you haven’t already then you will need to go back onto certain levels to take the different paths to get you Recon Master.

Conclusion
This game is quite a long 1000 and the speech that gets repeated could get really stale. If there are any missions that are impossible for you then try using a controller as it’s easier, but I really hope this guide can help you and good luck

[x360a would like to thank king yatesy for this roadmap]



Welcome to Harri5
Complete Mission 1 (3) 

This achievement unlocks after completing the first 3 combat arenas:

  • Ambush
  • Truck Rescue
  • Ruins
Alamo Compound5
Complete Mission 2 

This achievement unlocks after completing 2 more combat arenas:

  • Outer UN
  • Inner UN
The Bridge5
Complete Mission 3 

This achievement unlocks after completing the next 3 combat arenas:

  • Scrapyard
  • Bridge
  • The Ambassador
The Exiled Leader5
Complete Mission 4 

This achievement unlocks after completing the next 2 arenas:

  • Souq
  • Hotel
Rescue Dila10
Complete Mission 5 

This achievement unlocks after completing 3 more combat arenas:

  • Limbano’s Army 
  • Limbano’s Estate 
  • Dila’s Escape.
The Long Way Back20
Complete Mission 6 

This achievement unlocks after completing the last 3 combat arenas:

  • Crash
  • Bazaar
  • Last Dash.
Over Easy20
Complete all missions on Easy 

See Nothing’s Too Hard achievement description.

Just Normal40
Complete all missions on Normal 

See Nothing’s Too Hard achievement description.

Nothing's Too Hard60
Complete all missions on Hard 

For some this could be very hard but if you stay in cover and take out enemies as fast as possible then this is going to be very easy. If you can jump around your room all day then you will be able to do this on Kinect.

However playthroughs on Kinect take a lot longer than using a controller and you will die a lot more times. To complete this playthrough and normal playthrough using a controller takes about 2 hours each.

When you are playing as the characters with the machine guns you should change to your pistol every time as its quick shooting, quick reloading and very powerful.

If you follow these tips and keep calm while playing then this playthrough should be as easy as the others.

Tight-Aim10
Get 50 headshots 

See Sir, You Forgot Your Hat achievement description.

Sir, You Forgot Your Hat20
Get 200 headshots 

This achievement will come very quickly and most likely within your first playthrough. Just make sure you aim near the head and the auto aim will do the rest.

Here, Hold This…10
Get 50 grenade kills 

See Grenade! achievement description.

Grenade!20
Get 200 grenade kills 

To throw a grenade with Kinect you must raise one arm as though you are going to throw the grenade and use your other arm to aim where the grenade is going to go. If you do accidentally get into the grenade throwing aimer then slowly lower your throwing arm till the normal reticle. 

To throw a grenade using a controller simply aim the reticle and press.

This may or may not come from your first playthrough, depending on how much you use the grenade but not to worry as you have two more to go and this will probably pop up somewhere in your second playthrough.

Hat-Trick5
Kill 3 enemies with one grenade 

There are many times you can get this and it will most likely pop without even trying. There are always groups of enemies throughout the whole game and they are always standing in a group so make sure to throw your grenade in the right place and boom this achievement is yours.

No Mercenaries10
Kill 5 Foreign Fighters 

See Best in Town achievement description.

Best in Town60
Kill all 6 Foreign Fighters on each difficulty (6) 

There are a total of 18 of these foreign fighters and you can find these amongst other enemies and they are wearing white clothing so you know which is which. The 6 that you find on a difficulty will not be in the same place as another difficulty. As long as you shoot everything and everyone then this achievement won’t be that bad.

Cut the Chatter10
Find 5 Death Radios 

See Off the Air achievement description.

Off the Air20
Find all Death Radios 

There are a total of 32 of these to find and there are very easy to spot because they are a bright red colour. Usually I would spot these after I have moved out of an area so make sure make a note of where it was if that happens to you.

Figure It Out10
Find 5 Limbano Lions 

See Lion's Den achievement description.

Lion's Den20
Find all Limbano Lions 

There are again a total of 32 of these to find throughout the game and they are a lion sat down and it will be shining gold so it's easy to spot. These can seem hard to find at first but after playing through a couple of time it's very easy to get them all.

Propaganda10
Find 5 Graffiti 

See Stop This Madness achievement description.

Stop This Madness20
Find all Graffiti 

And finally there are 32 of these graffiti boards for you to find taking it to a total of 114 collectables to find. These are always hung up on walls and they are an orange colour. When you go into a room make sure to look behind boxes and doors for these. Also in the car scenes there are one or two of these that you have to shoot.

Bravo!20
Get over 100% accuracy in a combat arena (3) 

This achievement is not as hard as it seems. For this achievement you want to play any mission on the campaign and only use your pistol. This can be done on either Kinect or controller but I recommend using a control as it’s easy to aim at targets and stay in cover without seriously straining yourself. Just take your time and this achievement will be yours.

To change to your pistol on Kinect you have to point your arm out to the side and it will change weapon. To change weapon on controller you have to press the button. 

Plan B5
Get 5 kills with the pistol 

See Quick Draw achievement description.

Quick Draw20
Get 200 kills with the pistol 

To change to your pistol on Kinect you have to point your arm out to the side and it will change weapon. To change weapon on controller you have to press the  button. 

This achievement won’t come naturally to most because you don’t really use your pistol that much.
However if you use your pistol throughout a few missions all the way through then you should have this achievement very quickly.

Going Pro10
Get Pro time in a combat arena 

This achievement requires you to earn a gold medal in one of the combat arenas. At first you may find this hard to get but replaying a mission several times can make you good at the mission and this achievement should follow.

Elite Club5
Get Veteran time in a combat arena 

To get this achievement you have to earn a silver medal on a mission and this isn’t overly challenging. If you get a gold medal then you will not get this achievement. You have to earn silver. You will most likely get this achievement while going for the gold medal.

This Ain't Your Daddy's Shotgun!20
Kill 6 enemies with the shotgun without reloading 

On almost every mission you will play as the character Smash who runs through a building with a shotgun shooting everything. If you take it slow and only use one shell for one enemy and make sure that you don’t reload then you will bag yourself an easy 20.

What Time? Can't Tell.40
Get at least 7,000 points in a combat arena 

For a mission which earns you lots of points I would use the last mission and you can get around 4000 on a bad go. You can increase your score on a mission by doing different things and these will get you certain points:

  • Multi-kill – 25
  • Kill streak – 25
  • Headshot – 5
  • Causing an enemy to flee – 100
  • Destroying an enemy vehicle – 50
  • Shooting a collectable – 25

Throughout a mission try your best to do as many of these as possible and on the last mission there are also 2 helicopters to shoot down which give you 100 points each.

Also there are officers that find and if you shoot one of them then it causes the other enemies to flee giving you 100 points a person.

No Score in Sight5
Get less than 2,000 points in a combat arena 

Since you will be new to the game this will most likely be your first achievement. If however you are a tank at this game and find it hard to do bad then take a long time on a mission and get a bad accuracy and you will easily get this achievement.

Foot First5
Complete 100 kick quick-time events 

While playing as smash there will be doors to kick and sometimes an enemy will charge at you and you can kick them as well. There are many time during the game that you have to doors and people so this will come naturally during your second playthrough.

Jumping Jack5
Complete 100 jump quick-time events 

Playing as any character there is usually a QTE where you will have to jump over a wall or jump up to a window. Since this happens to every character this achievement will come naturally during your second playthrough.

Don't Cross This Line10
Kill 25 melee attackers before they strike 

Again when you are playing as Smash in some rooms a person will run towards you and start hitting you. These are the people that you can kick but make sure to shoot them as they are running towards you. This is easiest using a controller because the shooting is instant.

Recon Recruit10
Discover all paths in a combat arena 

uring a mission you will come to decision marked out by a red marker. On a mission simply choose to go one way then restart the mission and go the other way. This achievement can be done on tutorial and it is easiest on there as there is only 1 decision which is at the end of the level.

Recon Expert20
Discover 50% of the paths in all combat arenas 

During each mission you will be able to choose which path you want to take and this achievement requires you to take half of every path in the game. Going through my first playthrough I failed a few missions and when I went back through it I went through a different path and this achievement unlocked for me right at the end of my first playthrough.

Recon Master60
Discover ALL of the paths in the game 

This achievement is a pain and can take you a lot of tries. In a mission you will come to decisions to either go one way or the other and for this achievement you need to go every way. Playing through the game going for level 56 will get you a lot of these but if you don’t have them all then load a mission, die and then look at the map to see which routes you need to find. To get different routes you have to blow up red barrels to get new paths or miss quick time events which makes you fall to another area.

Brought to You By...5
Watch the credits from begining to end 

You can wait till the end of the game to get this achievement or if you are really eager for the easy G then go to the options on the main menu and press credits. Simply watch these from start to finish unlocking your achievement. The credits are only 2 minutes long so it won’t kill you with boredom.

Nothing Thrown5
Complete a combat arena without using grenades 

This is very simple just don’t throw a grenade during one of the combat arenas.
To throw a grenade with Kinect you must raise one as though you are going to throw the grenade and use your other arm to aim where the grenade is going to go. If you do accidentally get into the grenade throwing aim then slowly lower your throwing arm till the normal reticle. 

To throw a grenade using control simply aim the reticle and press. So refrain from doing either of these and the achievement is yours.

The Red Barrel5
Blow up 50 red barrels 

You will find these red barrels scattered randomly throughout the game and you can either shoot them or throw a grenade at them to make them explode. There are quite a lot of these in the game so you will most likely get this after your first playthrough.

Recruit5
Complete the training map 

This will most likely be your first achievement in Blackwater and it is recommended that you do the tutorial before you start the game. To find the tutorial select the quick play menu and then select the training map. Complete this short mission and the achievement is yours.

Party Time5
Complete a competition map with 8 players 

See After Party achievement description.

After Party5
Complete all competition maps with 8 players 

On the main menu there is an option to play competition maps and within this there are 3 different missions that you can choose to play. Since you most likely won’t actually have 8 people playing this game with you I recommend you play it on controller and choose 8 people. Now you have to sit there and press  every time the player dies. This is very boring and will most likely take you about 30 minutes to complete all 3 missions.

Blackwater Operator60
Reach experience level 56 

This is one of the game’s most time consuming achievements and is going to take many hours to unlock this one. When you get to level 56 you will also unlock Overwatch for fully upgrading Eddi. For a mission which earns you lots of points I would use the last mission and you can get around 4000 a go. You can increase your score on a mission by doing different things and these will get you certain points:

  • Multi-kill – 25
  • Kill streak – 25
  • Headshot – 5
  • Causing an enemy to flee – 100
  • Destroying an enemy vehicle – 50
  • Shooting a collectable – 25

Throughout a mission try your best to do as many of these as possible and on the last mission there are also 2 helicopters to shoot down which give you 100 points each.

The Right Person60
Fully upgrade Baird 

This is one of the game’s most time consuming achievements and is going to take many hours to unlock this one. You will unlock the final upgrade for Baird at level 51 which is the first fully upgraded achievement you will get.

Spray and Pray40
Fully upgrade Devon 

This is one of the game’s most time consuming achievements and is going to take many hours to unlock this one. The final upgrade for Devon is unlocked when achieving level 54.

Riding Shotgun60
Fully upgrade Smash 

This is one of the game’s most time consuming achievements and is going to take many hours to unlock this one. This achievement will unlock once you reach level 55 making it the second most time consuming achievement on this game.

Overwatch60
Fully upgrade Eddi (1) 

This is one of the game’s most time consuming achievements and is going to take many hours to unlock this one. This will most likely be the last achievement on the game for you and this requires you to get to level 56. You should unlock Blackwater Operator too and get a nice 120 

Tired Yet?60
Complete 1,000 quick-time events 

In this game there are quick-time events in which you must either do a certain action on Kinect or press  on the controller. Going through the campaign you will get about 200 of these so it may take a bit of grinding. If you are looking for a mission with a lot of them on then I recommend mission 4, part 2 – the hotel. There are 5 QTE’s to do at the beginning of the mission and lots of door kicking and jumping throughout the rest of the mission.


 
 
 
Game Info
Developer:
Zombie Studios
Publisher:
505 Games
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Release:

US November 01, 2011

Collection:22
Wishlist:18
 
 
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