Dead Island

Dead Island Achievements

Rootin' Tootin' Lootin'

Loot 5 Exceptional Weapons.  

Exceptional weapons don't always appear exceptional stat-wise, but will have Orange names regardless. Once picked up you have credit for it, so feel free to drop or sell it at that point. Finding these weapons is completely random, though you can get the Scavenger skill for Logan or Jackpot for Purna (in the Survival skill tree) that will increase your chance for better loot. The other two characters do not have a similar skill. These can be looted from chests or dead zombies, doesn't matter.

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User Comments
Comment #1 by ufcmike1
Friday, July 29, 2011 @ 04:25:25 PM

Rootin' Tootin' Fresh and Fruitin'.

"Rooty, Tooty, fresh and fruity."

Comment #2 by Gor1lla
Sunday, July 31, 2011 @ 06:49:57 AM

Rooty Tooty Point n' Shooty :D

Comment #3 by Corvese
Monday, August 01, 2011 @ 09:26:31 PM

#2, if that is a Brian Regan reference, I give you a cookie :)

Comment #4 by Zesty Potato234
Thursday, August 04, 2011 @ 09:58:49 PM

Does any know if this game is gonna be more like Left 4 dead or Deadrising?this is important for wheter or not im goin' to buy this game

Comment #5 by joystick84
Friday, August 05, 2011 @ 10:14:28 PM

@ Zesty Potato234, It's supposed to be more like Dead Rising according to a few articles that have come out.

Comment #6 by voidreaper21
Wednesday, August 10, 2011 @ 03:34:58 AM

@4 its supposed to have the freedom elements from dead rising and the survival/teamwork element of left 4 dead but other than that its supposed to be its own complete game

Comment #7 by cheesesteakl
Monday, August 22, 2011 @ 10:10:49 PM

its a mix

Comment #8 by cheesesteakl
Monday, August 22, 2011 @ 10:11:54 PM


Comment #9 by HubDub
Monday, August 29, 2011 @ 03:57:52 PM

Cant wait to get all these achievements.

Comment #10 by CANTINFLAS
Tuesday, September 06, 2011 @ 05:17:36 PM

I do believe that although this game is an RPG (not my kind of game really), this is much better than what Left 4 Dead and Dead Rising were in their time. Everything in this game looks fresh and awesome to play through. I can't wait to put my hands on this one!!!

Comment #11 by Lip Monster LOH
Tuesday, September 06, 2011 @ 11:36:16 PM

Amazing game is all I have to say. Great playthrough, real smooth and man the zombies are like none ever encountered before.

Comment #12 by Almost Perfect
Wednesday, September 07, 2011 @ 01:59:34 AM

this gets boring unless your playing with people

Comment #13 by Shadow Chief 3
Wednesday, September 07, 2011 @ 02:09:36 AM

This is an item unknown to be good until you pick it up. Fair warning because I didnt realize that. When added to your inventory it is an orange item that has no fancy words to denote its strength. I guess it means pick everything up? I got it off one of the stronger ones on a bridge out at the beach.

Comment #14 by benjamin1259
Wednesday, September 07, 2011 @ 03:59:40 AM

Think of Borderlands, but with zombies. Probably the best description I can give you.

Comment #15 by MXKE
Wednesday, September 07, 2011 @ 09:11:01 AM

boarderlands meets fallout 3 meets left 4 dead this game is AWESOME!

Comment #16 by bozie69
Wednesday, September 07, 2011 @ 08:59:01 PM

its nothing like boarderlands it is like left 4 dead /dead risening/something i cant explain however it is a great game

Comment #17 by Roccows
Wednesday, September 07, 2011 @ 09:56:38 PM

I think it is like borderlands in the way the weapons are named and have different colors based on how good they are.

Comment #18 by vl ray lv
Thursday, September 08, 2011 @ 06:09:48 AM

@17 I thought the same exact thing.

Comment #19 by xlDAVISlx
Thursday, September 08, 2011 @ 07:01:24 AM

if you die you lose money, skill tree, coler based rare/good weopons sounds like there some borderlands in there to me

Comment #20 by Intelligencer
Thursday, September 08, 2011 @ 09:31:23 AM

Let's just say the creators took all the good stuff from every game all of you have mentioned and combined it into a fresh new take on these genres. Great game if you ask me. If anyone wants to help me with my co-op achievements it would be much appreciated just send a freind request to me, Intellig3nc3r.

Comment #21 by hamoodey
Thursday, September 08, 2011 @ 04:24:33 PM

easy acheivment

Comment #22 by hamoodey
Thursday, September 08, 2011 @ 04:26:09 PM

just joking

Comment #23 by Mines51
Friday, September 09, 2011 @ 09:34:57 AM

Yup, just pick up orange weapons from boxes and if you can, they are rarely purchasblr from the vendors around the game.

Comment #24 by Smithy v
Saturday, September 10, 2011 @ 04:12:31 AM

gahh ive got a while to go to find these :/

Comment #25 by firefight1992
Saturday, September 10, 2011 @ 07:48:21 PM

purchasing the weapon doesn't count

Comment #26 by BL3VE
Sunday, September 11, 2011 @ 03:32:13 AM

@ 23 .... where on the map is an example of orange weapons?

Comment #27 by sw204me
Sunday, September 11, 2011 @ 03:44:06 AM

Orange weapons purchased from vendors do not count, nor do orange weapons given to you from quest count. Not even the Orange Developer mods count. It has to be an item looted from a container or corpse. I'm 4/5 and I'm just got to Act III.

#26 - The items are completely random, and extremely scarce, I have while I have friends that haven't even seen a single one.

Comment #28 by x INK x KING x
Tuesday, September 13, 2011 @ 07:23:23 AM

ive just got to act 3 the jungle n i think ive got 2 or 3 there pretty rare, but i dont think there very good for how rare they are

Comment #29 by Tonstar64
Wednesday, September 14, 2011 @ 02:37:10 AM

They are almost always in the white chests u see around. Upgrading ur lockpicking or/and rare weapon find skills will help for this achievement. It isnt hard it just takes time.

Comment #30 by Aquafan
Wednesday, September 14, 2011 @ 08:12:39 AM

I'm at 53% completion of the game and only looted one orange item towards the achievement. I bought 1 from a vendor and it didn't count.

Comment #31 by Turbo_dee
Wednesday, September 14, 2011 @ 01:35:53 PM

I looted an orange stick early on it the game. Just make sure you explore new areas fully.That way you have more chance of finding one of these rare weapons.

Comment #32 by PG_MaxPayne
Wednesday, September 14, 2011 @ 02:06:25 PM

I just finished my 1st playthrough and did every quest possible and searched all over and am at 1 of 5. This will take a while :(

Comment #33 by grab a munch
Wednesday, September 14, 2011 @ 06:25:25 PM

well ive finisned the game twice, done act 1 bout 7 times and only got 2 !!!! WHAT THE FUCK

Comment #34 by Cerea1Guy
Thursday, September 15, 2011 @ 07:20:37 AM

The best location to farm chests is bunker 2, the one where you
escorted the russian pilot to. You have one lvl2 chest on the 1st floor near the fast travel and workbench area. Then you have a lvl1 and 3 chest on the second floor after climbing the ladder. Only place I consistently go to for the lvl3 chest. The only other level 3 chest I know of is in the first gas station... You can search these for some loot.

Comment #35 by grab a munch
Thursday, September 15, 2011 @ 09:16:04 AM

Thanks i'll check it out

Comment #36 by moonbootz27
Thursday, September 15, 2011 @ 09:45:58 AM

i picked up an auto rifle in the supermarket level in the grey case in the back room where all the gang is, i also picked up another auto rifle in the police stationin the room where you unlock the cell doors with the thug, i can confirm multiple pick ups of the same weapon counts.

Comment #37 by Cream Machine
Thursday, September 15, 2011 @ 02:09:00 PM

I hate this achivment

Comment #38 by Ultra1898
Thursday, September 15, 2011 @ 05:09:40 PM

lol im on the first round... act 2 finishd found 4/5 what's the problem??? just search in some creepe places^^

Comment #39 by jholtzapple
Thursday, September 15, 2011 @ 08:32:37 PM

very easy had it before act 3 first plathrough.... too many exceptional weapons

Comment #40 by Jack Pumpkinhed
Friday, September 16, 2011 @ 01:24:55 AM

Man I don't know what you all are doing who say this is so easy. I'm half way through Act II, am level 26, have full lockpick and have explored both maps completely (no green areas on the map) and I have yet to find a single orange tier weapon. I have plenty of green and purple ones, but no orange :(

Comment #41 by I Wade Wilson I
Friday, September 16, 2011 @ 01:43:55 AM

I've done 1 whole playthrough and gotten to chapter 6-7 on 4 different profiles, all together I have only obtained 4/5. It's the only achievement I have left too. I've been searching for my last weapon for hours, I'm getting tired of it.

Comment #42 by FeralBueller
Friday, September 16, 2011 @ 10:05:57 AM

Found one right at the start, after you get the very first mission after walking up the stairs you come to the hut with the pool in front of it, barge through the door and their should be Universal Axe there, this is my second playthrough and second find I will post more when I fine them hope this helps, let me know if it works! Happy hunting!

Comment #43 by WmDXXIV
Friday, September 16, 2011 @ 10:12:31 AM

Realised I have an account already! will post any under this one Happy hunting guys!

Comment #44 by Savvyfranco11
Friday, September 16, 2011 @ 02:29:04 PM

Ok im tired for looking for orange items, i have 3/5 and cant find the last two. looking for people to boost, so i heard some zombies drop these items, so if we can all make a four people team, we can all spilt up on the map of the city to find them and we will take turns getting them. its slower if you do this alone, so friend request me if you want to boost. Gamertag Savvyfranco11. whoever helps me i can get to level 50 in no time.

Comment #45 by ehbooboo
Friday, September 16, 2011 @ 03:28:46 PM

I know I found one of them when you first enter the jungle and you are supposed to clear all of the zombies down below. If you go all the way to the right instead, in a cave in a weapon box there's one in there. You may or may not need locking picking skill #1.

Comment #46 by Wardiy
Saturday, September 17, 2011 @ 06:18:13 AM

My first play through i acquired two exceptional weapons, i am now 34% on the next playthru and still no exceptional weapon however my lockpick level is not at level 3 yet so who knows!

Comment #47 by Ultra1898
Saturday, September 17, 2011 @ 08:52:07 AM

Nice chapter 10, 1. playtrough 5/5
Just Search in some Hidden Places, like under Stairs, in Boxes or also in the police station i found 2 of them. or kill a zombie severel time ( For example: Go into place like Nicks, then when you go outside it load the whole maps and zombies new, just kill everytime the same zombie and go back inside, worked for me :)

Comment #48 by Willigar1
Saturday, September 17, 2011 @ 11:40:05 PM

Hard as crap!

Comment #49 by Wardiy
Sunday, September 18, 2011 @ 04:03:54 AM

Heres what i got so far:-
Zeds Demiser-Not looted so did not count and consequently lost it on the church workbench after i upgraded it(obviously glitched for some reason).
Pick of Destiny
Gabriels Sledgehammer
Auto Rifle
This is after nearly two playthrus.

Comment #50 by Dark-Raven-77
Sunday, September 18, 2011 @ 08:41:13 AM

Do I have to keep alle 5 items in my inventory at the same time???

Comment #51 by Ultra1898
Sunday, September 18, 2011 @ 11:02:01 AM

Nope, you just need to pick up, 1 sec later you can throw it away.

Comment #52 by hippeykiller
Sunday, September 18, 2011 @ 01:20:31 PM

I have 1/5, did not get ANY with Xiana, and she's my level 50 character with over 35 hours on her. Did not get any with Logan and I have the 15% chance skill on him all I've found with Logan is a couple greens. Sam B I did not find any rares, but I managed to find 1 rare with Purna no rare loot skill, just randomly on Resort, but I can not find ANY rare items at all now, all white, not even a green or purple... any help?

Comment #53 by King Sancho 85
Sunday, September 18, 2011 @ 01:51:54 PM

Get lock pick to 3, the locked boxes give better items, then just play game, you'll get them eventually.

Comment #54 by hippeykiller
Sunday, September 18, 2011 @ 01:54:16 PM

I have lock pick 3 on all characters still cant get it.

Comment #55 by i Reload
Sunday, September 18, 2011 @ 10:29:22 PM

This is the last achievement I need to finish the game and Im still stuck at 1/5.

Comment #56 by Tomtam
Monday, September 19, 2011 @ 08:40:44 AM

I guess the best way to get this one is with purna, get the lockpick and jackpot skills, quest rewards and bought exceptionals don't count. I got my last item from a walker.

Comment #57 by karlf1987
Monday, September 19, 2011 @ 09:41:52 AM

There is absaloutely no point telling people in here where you found your exceptional weapons - I've noticed that they are completely randomised. I have 2 xbox's and 2 copies of the game because myself and my g/f play it together - if you open a chest i'll get 1 weapon and she'll get anotherl, even if your in the same game you do not get the same weapons in exact chest the other persons looking at. It's just a case of playing through the game opening everything you can and hoping for the best. We are at Act III, my g/f has 3/5 and I have 2/5...just don't give up :) it'll come

Comment #58 by PG_MaxPayne
Monday, September 19, 2011 @ 04:04:30 PM

I'm halfway to level 49 now and have level 3 lockpick and luck with Purna and have only found 2 out of the 5. It is really luck of the draw. I got one from a chest and another from a zombie. I really hope I find the last 3 soon because I'd like to 100% this game before the DLC arrives. Pain in the ass achievement!

Comment #59 by Mike Meissner
Monday, September 19, 2011 @ 11:56:15 PM

@58 same here have every achiev except this one currently 4/5

Comment #60 by Trojar
Tuesday, September 20, 2011 @ 09:43:59 AM

I killed a suicider and it dropped an orange/rare "Stick" :P

Comment #61 by Lethal T Money
Wednesday, September 21, 2011 @ 10:21:01 AM

Everyone, the easiest way to do get this achievement is by this;

1. You MUST be to at least act 3.
2. Travel to bunker #2 in the Resort. There you will find a lv.2
chest by the fast travel, a lv.1 and 3 in the next room (up the latter)
then in the room with the fast travel, there is a hole to travel to another bunker.
There will be a suicider behind a cloth (along with a brown skull) and a lv. 1 chest.
after looting it, go back to bunker #2 via the same hole and fast travel to anywhere
in Morseby. Because it makes it load a new area, all chests will close and new random
weapons will be inside. Just sell your unwanted items to someone and travel back to bunker#2! I prefer to fast travel to "Warehouse" because that also has a chest! So all together I usually loot 5 boxes every time

Comment #62 by time2munch
Wednesday, September 21, 2011 @ 09:49:55 PM

Only in Chapter 6 sitting at 4/5. 3 of those I got out of the same chest in Harlan Johnson's house. I check his house every time I continue my game.

Comment #63 by HereticZombie
Wednesday, September 21, 2011 @ 10:47:55 PM

4/5 i randomly found all 4 in the jungle lol

Comment #64 by ZOMBIExFREAK
Thursday, September 22, 2011 @ 01:01:33 AM

im on my 2nd playthrough and am 2/5

Comment #65 by Cr4zyFr0ggg
Thursday, September 22, 2011 @ 07:38:55 AM

I'm at 4/5 and playthrough #3... this sucks... but i will try Lethal T Money's (#61) suggestion... will tell if it worked for me.

Comment #66 by scruffyonthelake
Thursday, September 22, 2011 @ 10:27:53 AM

Getting these weapons feels like the "EPIC Armor” from Too Human….

Comment #67 by gonzoletters
Thursday, September 22, 2011 @ 11:55:42 AM

#61's suggestion worked 100% for me.

I was on 3/5 for quite a while, and did the chest grind like this:

Bunker 2
River Village
Overpass Village

And I got NOTHING grinding for hours a day. However, Bunker #2 to warehouse
and back worked a treat. I got 2 orange weapons in the span of about 2 hours
grinding these locations (this was with Sam B, so no rare item perks)

Comment #68 by ZOMBIExFREAK
Friday, September 23, 2011 @ 03:17:34 PM

lastnight my wife was playing jungle area and found one in a chest in the group of buildings north of the lab. she couldnt pick it up tho cuz she was level 38 and 39 was required. she stayed near by and leveled up. When she went back to the chest to pick it up it was not there anymore. erg!

Comment #69 by Hailfire101
Friday, September 23, 2011 @ 03:25:50 PM

@ #61, Do you have to be on Act III? I'm on Act II with access to all 5 of those chests.

I've been trying for about 1 hour now and not 1 Orange item.

Comment #70 by ZOMBIExFREAK
Friday, September 23, 2011 @ 11:00:44 PM

now 4/5 in second playthrough. found one behind the russian hideout in the jungle. had to go around right side of hideout. little tricky to get around just keep jumping. have level 3 lockpick

Comment #71 by Hailfire101
Saturday, September 24, 2011 @ 10:22:40 AM

I'm currently farming the 2 chests in River Village (Behind quick travel) and the 4 chests in Bunker #2. Not a sibgle orange yet in 4 hours.

Comment #72 by Stormtrooper0ll
Saturday, September 24, 2011 @ 01:12:38 PM

found only 2 after my second playthrough, I guess I'm just bad at looking out for those chests :/

Comment #73 by FootSoldier0420
Saturday, September 24, 2011 @ 02:24:58 PM

found only three. found PLUMBERS WRENCH on a rooftop in the city area. looted SLEDGEHAMMER off dead zombie. found sword TONTO. cant remember where.

Comment #74 by Cr4zyFr0ggg
Saturday, September 24, 2011 @ 02:50:35 PM

Ok, so this is what i can tell: tried that chest grinding thing between bunker #2 and warehouse, wasn't too patient, so i gaveit up after like 40 mins. (no orange weapon in there). But luckily i found my last exceptional weapon today in a chest in the city by a bus! But these weapons are totally random, so i think it would help to have a guide of the locations of the chests... oh, and i'm n playthrough 3 nowe, chapter 7. so, keep on searchin' for thos damn weapons and you'll find em by chance ;-)

Comment #75 by ludwig770
Saturday, September 24, 2011 @ 05:32:02 PM

I think it's just luck and perservarance. Objects are randomly placed into crates
I had lv#3 lockpicking and I was level 38ish when I found my 5th item, which
was in the warehouse in act2, on my second lap....

Comment #76 by HereticZombie
Saturday, September 24, 2011 @ 07:26:18 PM

im still 4/5 but i have been looking through random chest and nothing. im going to try #61s idea

Comment #77 by EMDream
Sunday, September 25, 2011 @ 01:51:31 AM

I figured out why so many people are having problems with this one I think!
It seems to me that all Orange items are lvled based on the a system of 10's
like lvl 10-20-30 and so on I've never seem a lvl 33 orange before so I lvled my
Purna to lvl 20 and started the farming that #61 posted. I got 9 oranges in one
hour! all lvl 20 most of them were fanged maces! :P I hope this helps Loot is lvl based you need ot be in range to get that item like a lvl 15 will have very little luck getting a lvl 10 or 20 item get it I think I explained that right.

Comment #78 by Chill Gamer182
Sunday, September 25, 2011 @ 07:37:44 PM

gah! this one will be tough!

Comment #79 by Bosje NL
Sunday, September 25, 2011 @ 09:34:59 PM

I have found 4/5 in my first playtrough
Hopefully in my second playtrough I find another one

Comment #80 by CombatVet IZ AF
Monday, September 26, 2011 @ 01:56:47 PM

Still working my way through, but the very first one is in Act I where you have to retrieve the boxes of fruit juice. It's in a crate on the roof of the building surrounded by electicity and where the thug is hanging out.

Comment #81 by NeuWerld
Monday, September 26, 2011 @ 04:49:39 PM

Are there static exceptional items or are they all just random chance drops. 1/5 but I haven't been going out of my way looking yet since I'm just enjoying the game still at this point b4 achv. hunting.

Comment #82 by inmate00187
Monday, September 26, 2011 @ 06:22:25 PM

The gun levels are tired to your characters level. Sometimes you get lucky but usually you have to level up to match.

Comment #83 by Hailfire101
Tuesday, September 27, 2011 @ 12:52:27 PM

Finally completed after 9 hours total farming with Sam B.

I was basically doing the River Village 2 + Bunker 4 chests, eventually getting the final orange in the chest next to the fast travel in the Bunker.

'Luck' based achievements are very lame.

Comment #84 by Simmonds1534
Wednesday, September 28, 2011 @ 07:32:16 AM

#61 you're a GENIUS!

Comment #85 by Redn3ck Swag
Wednesday, September 28, 2011 @ 12:50:27 PM

games wack

Comment #86 by taologos
Wednesday, September 28, 2011 @ 04:41:03 PM

My last achievement. Have needed one for days and continually use #61 method to no success. Please! I just want to send it back to Gamefly!!!

Comment #87 by pyoobez
Thursday, September 29, 2011 @ 01:35:26 AM

If you're going to use #61s idea, as mentioned after, use Bunker #2 and then River Village. River Village has two chests in the little closet you can enter from the wall the fast travel sign is on.

Comment #88 by Brightside
Saturday, October 01, 2011 @ 09:16:37 AM

3/5 so far, one random zombie drop and two from chests... the grinding method is so slow.

Comment #89 by Juttzilla
Saturday, October 01, 2011 @ 10:50:44 AM

done this took me ages!!

Comment #90 by PG_MaxPayne
Sunday, October 02, 2011 @ 05:09:41 PM

I am going to try #61's strategy on Wednesday and see how it goes. Only problem is I had to go through the last areas to get my character to level 50 (hooray!) so I may have to start over and jump on the story quests to Act 3.

We'll see how it goes! I would LOVE to be done with this achievement!

Comment #91 by dydamas
Monday, October 03, 2011 @ 03:28:51 PM

i'm on my first play through act III and i have the achievement you just have to look everywhere. cerea1guy is right look in bunker #2 and check co-op players chests also.

Comment #92 by dydamas
Monday, October 03, 2011 @ 03:34:26 PM

@61, you are brilliant

Comment #93 by DxxxRules
Monday, October 03, 2011 @ 05:21:58 PM

What if someone drops the weapons for you and you pick them up?

Comment #94 by Tetrarc
Tuesday, October 04, 2011 @ 11:17:44 PM

Just for future reference, I'm nearly positive that Logan's Scavenger skill does not increase the drop rate of rare items. It merely makes it so that the items you pick up will start at or near 100% durability without repairs.

Comment #95 by MINKISS
Wednesday, October 05, 2011 @ 08:10:53 AM

this is the last achievment i need ad i only have 3/5 this is taking fo ever im also using puna using #61 method

Comment #96 by harajuka
Wednesday, October 05, 2011 @ 07:20:58 PM

#61's idea isn't working for me. I only need one more =/

Comment #97 by XBOX ISAAC82
Wednesday, October 05, 2011 @ 07:39:52 PM

Trying the method described by #61 but freezes every time when I am doing it fast.

Comment #98 by dreadsguy
Thursday, October 06, 2011 @ 12:23:36 PM

there is a level 3 lockpick box behind mowens boat when its parked in the laboratory. just walk back into the building and up the stairs and "grind" this level 3 lockpick. also if you travel to the jungle waterfall bunker and head up the ladder to the jungle village, after a battle with some zombies to get into the room that is opened to retrieve the lady's camera for the detox rifle mod, there is a level three lockpick box in there. head north from here to find another one in a gully with the floater and the explosive barrel, then keep heading north to this little camp up the hill with humans at it and there is another level 3 lockpick box. it may be a little more work than farming lower level boxes, but hopefully it helps someone out farming only level 3 boxes.

Comment #99 by Snake Charmer
Thursday, October 06, 2011 @ 04:58:43 PM

This may have been covered earlier but it also counts if you pick up an orange weapon from a dead enemy. I killed a thug and got exceptional brass knuckles and it counted towards the achievment. Tho i highly reccoment upgrading locksmith skills as many people have said above. I've played through 1 and a half times and i'm still only up to 3 exceptional weapons (worryingly my 2nd exceptional weapon was a stick i got out of a metal box).

Comment #100 by jimbo941992
Thursday, October 06, 2011 @ 06:36:36 PM

#87 you rule

Comment #101 by deathmule
Thursday, October 06, 2011 @ 07:27:08 PM

this video will show you how to get all 5 legendary weapons to get the Rootin' Tootin' Lootin' achievement/trophy. i had a lot of problems getting this achievement until i found a way to get legendary (Orange) weapons from a cheat Guaranteed every time. there is a lot of confusion about this achievement/trophy. this video is Guaranteed to get you this achievement/trophy and clear up the confusion about this achievement/trophy. just follow the video instruction and you will unlock this achievement/trophy

Comment #102 by Blue Thunder28
Thursday, October 06, 2011 @ 08:34:46 PM

My last achievement, really hoping I get lucky soon.

Comment #103 by deathmule
Friday, October 07, 2011 @ 02:54:19 AM

in Comment #101 made a typo i wrote "cheat" its "chest" "i found a way to get legendary (Orange) weapons from a chest Guaranteed every time. there is a lot of confusion about this achievement/trophy"

Comment #104 by iNerdyCupcake
Friday, October 07, 2011 @ 11:03:24 PM

I need this achievement, Username is iNerdyCupcake I'll remake to a different character if i must but i currently have a level 40 Xian.

Comment #105 by Myssed
Saturday, October 08, 2011 @ 06:37:09 AM

exceptional? whats wrong with my machette? :(

Comment #106 by MINKISS
Saturday, October 08, 2011 @ 11:16:05 PM

i can comfirm that comment 101 works

Comment #107 by candyland251
Sunday, October 09, 2011 @ 12:57:46 PM


Comment #108 by zepedance
Monday, October 10, 2011 @ 08:13:20 PM

#101 method works perfectly

about time someone figured out how to get this achievemenet...

i was getting tired!

Comment #109 by CRYPTv1
Monday, October 10, 2011 @ 11:23:53 PM

last achievement i need and i only have one from 3 playthroughs

Comment #110 by CPweed
Wednesday, October 12, 2011 @ 05:54:22 PM

This one took me a long time to get!

Comment #111 by inmate00187
Wednesday, October 19, 2011 @ 05:52:40 AM

Got this achievement on act II, play through one. 101' s guide works great. If you wanna do this legit though, gotta grind it out. Simple instructions: check everything. Kill everything.

Comment #112 by mrimmer2
Thursday, October 20, 2011 @ 06:39:52 PM

I haven't got any of these :(

Comment #113 by ltsss eli
Friday, October 21, 2011 @ 10:57:35 PM


Comment #114 by Gone4aDuck
Sunday, October 23, 2011 @ 03:47:27 PM

If anyone like me just needs 1 of these for the ful 1000g? Then send me an ivite and we'll do some MP chest farming. I hear they aper more often in MP. Worth a try. When i try 101's idea, when i come back to the game the boat is in moresby!!!

Comment #115 by Iamthespudman
Wednesday, November 02, 2011 @ 11:22:51 AM

Just so this helps, i only had 1/5 weapons by the end of playthrough 1 started playthrough 2 at level 41.
I farmed the chests at Bunker no 2 for a couple of hours, farmed the 2 chests in the river village behind the fast travel map. In the city found a stranded guy behind a car resued him and followed him to an abandoned vehicle garage at the back the chest gave me the last one. Helps if your a higher level otherwise you cant pick up the items.

Comment #116 by xFortyseven
Thursday, November 17, 2011 @ 01:29:23 PM

My way:
*Fast travel to the Lighthouse
*Run down the path to the area with the luggage-HELP-sign and loot chest 1 there
*Continue down towards Bunker #2 where you can loot 2 more chests. 3 if you have lockpick lv 2/3.
*Reload last save and do it agin. I found my last weapon by doing this.

Comment #117 by MorbidEclipse24
Monday, November 21, 2011 @ 09:27:39 AM

About to pick this game up for a try.. glad i seen some of these posts in advance!

Comment #118 by XBOX ISAAC82
Thursday, November 24, 2011 @ 05:52:20 PM

Spent about 7-8 hours on this today finishing with two other characters and completing the DLC and still no other exceptional weapons. Seen about 10 rare, about 15 unique, and plenty of whatever the other ones are called but just no exceptional. Could it mmy profile save is corrupt?

Comment #119 by TerrorfirmerIE
Wednesday, November 30, 2011 @ 07:21:49 PM

I finished the game with 50 hours and only found 1/5. My housemate finished the game and came across them effortlessly, I was so irritated! Was playing the last day, killed a random thug on the resort, and what do you know, I get one. Now at 2/5. So irritating, but I want to get that achievement!!

Comment #120 by xXTommyGun42Xx
Saturday, December 10, 2011 @ 09:27:02 PM

:( i don't think i have found any, and i have completed the first play-through.

Comment #121 by ChosenOne
Friday, December 23, 2011 @ 08:15:13 PM

Just finished the game with 4 orange weapons. Dammit.

Comment #122 by SchiZoPHreNiikz
Wednesday, December 28, 2011 @ 01:40:48 PM


Comment #123 by salsoulnutter
Friday, December 30, 2011 @ 12:23:39 PM

I'm still on Act I, and have already looted two orange weapons.
I'm guessing this one is pure luck.

Comment #124 by Mojo87
Wednesday, January 04, 2012 @ 02:07:58 AM

Keep in mind that you don't have to necessarily obtain these weapons from your own game... I found 2 of mine in other players games that I joined randomly. If you join someone else's game, run around and search the crates as fast as you can. If you're in a game where a bunch of randoms seem to be off doing their own thing (about half the games I join) it becomes much easier. Farming may be the quickest option as other posters have already pointed out, but I got this achievement long before some of the other ones by simply being patient.

Comment #125 by SneakyGreg
Wednesday, January 04, 2012 @ 10:09:17 AM

Easy one. 2 legendary and 1 exceptional are rewards (side quests). So, need find or buy only 2 of them.

Comment #126 by knattyman
Friday, January 06, 2012 @ 12:25:51 AM

Got 4/5 all I need is The Pick Of Destiny

Comment #127 by houstonisbeast
Sunday, January 08, 2012 @ 11:27:36 PM

super easy achievement i got most of mine lucky finds in boxes.

Comment #128 by JustRomanAround
Monday, January 09, 2012 @ 06:05:03 PM

My technique for geeting this:

1 - Have the Bloodbath Arena DLC
2 - Join a co-op group - preferably with highly skilled players
3 - Selects Arenda C (the swamp arena)
4 - Survive to Wave 30.
5 - Keep going as long as you can (I got to wave 42).

From Wave 30 to Wave 42 a Zombie appeared carrying an 'Exceptional' orange weapon in every wave except one.

I was able to get 3 exceptional items this way (enough for my achievement) and I saw one other player pick up 4.

Comment #129 by JustRomanAround
Monday, January 09, 2012 @ 06:06:28 PM

geeting = getting
Arenda = Arena

Comment #130 by needtoboost
Friday, January 20, 2012 @ 01:56:21 PM

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Comment #131 by Spartanzman8888
Friday, January 27, 2012 @ 02:59:41 PM

got achievement halfway through game just search around for crates

Comment #132 by BasqueNYC
Saturday, February 11, 2012 @ 08:17:09 PM

It's something how some achievments are tough to some while is super easy to others

Comment #133 by andrewtsimpson2
Saturday, February 11, 2012 @ 08:37:44 PM


Comment #134 by andrewtsimpson2
Saturday, February 11, 2012 @ 08:38:45 PM

trying to get my five posts so this site wil work

Comment #135 by andrewtsimpson2
Saturday, February 11, 2012 @ 08:39:57 PM

erth gbvc

Comment #136 by andrewtsimpson2
Saturday, February 11, 2012 @ 08:41:05 PM


Comment #137 by andrewtsimpson2
Saturday, February 11, 2012 @ 08:42:07 PM


Comment #138 by TonedTyphoon
Monday, February 27, 2012 @ 05:09:34 PM

Hey does any one want to play this game with me? If so then my gt is the exact same as my username. Dont skip dialogue or cutscenes and let me talk to the people to start the mission.
Also let me turn in the quests please. I like the story and have not completed the game yet.

Comment #139 by E vee dub
Tuesday, March 20, 2012 @ 01:11:34 PM

This achievement came through normal game play and doing a little exploring and looting.
Maybe the patch made it easier to find items.

Comment #140 by Xipee808
Friday, April 06, 2012 @ 02:14:53 PM

its easy i just ran around the city and opened all the little chests everywhere got 4/5 in the city and one in act1

Comment #141 by Bartiatus
Sunday, April 15, 2012 @ 09:34:59 AM

So this is just the orange items then?

Comment #142 by trinitypixie4
Sunday, April 15, 2012 @ 02:19:04 PM

@12- I agree.

Comment #143 by patrickg455
Monday, April 16, 2012 @ 05:06:31 PM

This takes forever especially with my luck :p

Comment #144 by FatalMaster bad
Monday, May 21, 2012 @ 06:35:14 AM

Its easier to just give up but i neeed itt haha..

Comment #145 by C Yala 603
Monday, May 21, 2012 @ 01:03:14 PM

yea, man..

Comment #146 by One Way Hero
Sunday, June 03, 2012 @ 04:32:34 AM

Here's a nice little trick for a guaranteed orange weapon, tho it takes 5h / weapon.

Comment #147 by drslippyfist
Tuesday, June 05, 2012 @ 08:46:04 AM

i have put more hours into finding these weapons than doing the actual campaign and would just like to clarify that i HATE this game with a passion just because of that simple reason x

Comment #148 by Taka Thunder
Tuesday, June 05, 2012 @ 11:28:24 AM

I got mine with Logan, second play through, level 43. So I think anything goes. just keep playing, since you have to go up to level 50, im sure you will get it by then.

Comment #149 by Noob basher007
Thursday, July 26, 2012 @ 04:08:12 AM

guessing you n eed to open thje level 3 picklocking chests?

Comment #150 by Restartz
Sunday, August 19, 2012 @ 08:47:47 PM

is there some easy way to do this?

Comment #151 by lazy zombie
Tuesday, October 02, 2012 @ 09:40:03 PM

just play and you will get this quickly

Comment #152 by TimesTheory
Sunday, October 28, 2012 @ 01:46:16 AM

First play through found 4/5. :3

Comment #153 by Fifa08Meister
Sunday, November 25, 2012 @ 09:33:56 AM

This is so much easier on bloodbath arena.
Already got 2 in matter of 2 rounds from 29-31 with Logan with his skill maxed :)

Comment #154 by Br4dl3y D
Tuesday, January 01, 2013 @ 11:16:27 PM

This is very easy if you like exploring ;)

Comment #155 by NJM
Saturday, January 05, 2013 @ 02:35:32 AM

"Exceptional" is actually the term for weapons that have orange names. They are supposed to be extremely good, but at the same time extremely rare. Anyways, when it says "loot" it means that you can't get this achievement from purchases and quest rewards- you must find it. I'm pretty sure that you can only find exceptional weapons in the metal weapon boxes (usually in the ones that require level three lock-picking) or as a drop from an enemy. I don't have the Blood Bath Arena DLC, but I hear that enemies there drop exceptional weapons more often.

I hope this helps :)

Comment #156 by Cayusez
Thursday, January 24, 2013 @ 01:09:28 PM

Tried to grind but no luck, Going to keep playing and work on other missions and hope I see one, I required one from a mission guy but guess that doesn't count as a loot if i had it as a reward.
Anyone add me i also need help with reaching Lv 30 Arena as I cant find a solid group to progress.

Lv.40 Logan is how I roll.

Comment #157 by ItsLowKey
Saturday, January 26, 2013 @ 12:58:41 AM

In Gaia Falls in the Jungle there is a broken bridge with a bus, every time the chest on the bus is opened it it a exceptional "Shotgun" I got it twice and buddy got it once, makes this easy as hell. You have to be coming from the south to jump on the bus. Good luck!

Comment #158 by StickyVegas
Monday, January 28, 2013 @ 03:07:27 PM

Can be found in weapon chests or off zombies you kill.
I found an orange weapon on a ground spawn corpse right outside of the Church and it did not count toward the achievement (corpse is right next to the explosive cylinders by the front doors).

Comment #159 by Cayusez
Tuesday, January 29, 2013 @ 06:27:44 AM

Don't go to any boxes where people say they are because they are random and grinding isn't 100%. I finished with 3/5 and just did the 5 hour wait at mowans boat. Both times i got the orange weapon. Might seem long but just do it at night before bed and it saves wasting hours.

Comment #160 by Knaussenheimer
Sunday, March 17, 2013 @ 09:40:58 PM

I'm level 50 with one character, beat the game twice and act one two other times and have yet to get one. I've been in my friends game twice while he found one. WTF

Comment #161 by Pede B
Monday, March 25, 2013 @ 09:51:37 AM

need some help here.. just finished first playthrough and got 3? anyone willing to trade two of them? add my GT pede b

Comment #162 by Deadsea 18
Sunday, March 31, 2013 @ 08:52:32 PM

Foun 4/5 on my first playthrough with Logan. Ugggh now level 43 and still looking for ONE MORE. Dont have the DLC but ill keep looking. Starting to hate this achivement cause its ALL LUCK.

Comment #163 by 187legend
Sunday, May 05, 2013 @ 11:18:42 AM

anyone have any of the glitched weapons like the shotgun with umlimited bullets? if so add me larrysmith86 thanks

Comment #164 by Ingen Kommentar
Wednesday, May 22, 2013 @ 04:59:33 PM

Aldi just needing one weapon If someone warnt to Trade, im gladly help without othwer stuff aswell.

GT ingen kommentar

Comment #165 by Peck4
Monday, June 24, 2013 @ 04:46:34 PM

3/5 and I'm in the jungle. When I loot the boxes on bunkers, weapons always turn out to be blue, purple or green 8(

Comment #166 by KingEstevan4666
Sunday, September 08, 2013 @ 03:18:17 AM



Comment #167 by plnkfloydian
Saturday, February 01, 2014 @ 06:41:09 AM

Looking for like minded achievement hunters my gamertag is plnkfloydian

Comment #168 by Sule
Saturday, February 08, 2014 @ 06:41:40 PM

Would anyone be willing to help me get this achievement? If so, my gamertag is: Impregnable D0N

Comment #169 by CrazyChrisH1992
Saturday, February 22, 2014 @ 01:09:25 AM

i'll make this short and simple, get to bunker 06 i believe it is in the northeast corner of the resort map. once in there, open the three chests, then fast travel to any other area you have been to. fast travel back to the bunker instantly, rinse and repeat until you find 5 of these weapons. hope this helped.

Comment #170 by Maw N Paw
Friday, February 28, 2014 @ 08:17:06 AM

I found 4/5 with Logan on my first run through the campaign. I suggest going with either him or Purna.

Comment #171 by holm21
Friday, March 07, 2014 @ 03:49:06 AM

I learned that when u get to the church you can farm it fairly quickly...with someone that can pick locks. I used Purna. Leaving the church, head left to go to the humans that are guarding the locked box. Just kill the box...and take weapon. Then head back to church, exit/save game and reload....Repeat until u have all 5 weapons. Took me a few hours...but in the meantime, I worked on banging out several achievements like "light my fire", "10 headshots", "catch", etc, and I made a ton of money to buy med kits for those achievements too. Hope this helps :)

Comment #172 by uppermirror
Tuesday, March 11, 2014 @ 02:14:14 AM

i have completed this game 4 times now and i only have 3/5 looted hmmm not going so great for me

Comment #173 by sh0rtstuffz
Monday, April 28, 2014 @ 10:22:46 AM

Scavenger skill worked good for me

Comment #174 by SabadoGigante
Thursday, June 26, 2014 @ 07:19:08 PM

I used the awesome video guide above and can confirm that you dont have to use Purina. I used my level 50 Xian and had a modded rifle. I used this method to get the last 3 items I needed. Thanks for the guide!

Comment #175 by qdarkness
Thursday, July 17, 2014 @ 11:24:20 PM

Resort #2 -> river village -> overpass village. 8 chests to farm in a matter of minutes.

Comment #176 by MikeH7186
Tuesday, July 29, 2014 @ 12:29:14 AM

Resort #2 > Mowen's Boat is what I'm doing. I don't have a clue where the chests are at River Village or Overpass Village, but this achievement is by far the worst in the game.

Comment #177 by ShocKz
Thursday, September 04, 2014 @ 09:07:46 PM

Last achievement missing, ruined my 1250

Comment #178 by morganchris030778
Monday, November 10, 2014 @ 02:23:01 AM

Cool game but can seem repetitive at times. Still fun though.

Comment #179 by Blissyboy
Friday, December 19, 2014 @ 09:19:19 AM

I'm looking to boost this achievement to find 5 exceptional weapons. Is anyone else interested?

Comment #180 by Seph23
Monday, June 15, 2015 @ 02:50:15 AM

For the longest time i had 4/5 i even tried the bunker>Mowen boat for a couple of hours without success, got my last weapon while looting the chests for money to buy med kits for Gesundheit!(i barely used med kits in my playthroughs, i used mostly food)

I seriously thought this was gonna be my last achievement, i thought i was going to have to use the "5 hours method"

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Deep Silver


US September 06, 2011
Europe September 09, 2011

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