Dead Space

Dead Space Achievements

Maxed Out

Upgrade all weapons and equipment  

This achievement is a pain. Always look for blue and yellow cases on the wall, each one has a power node guaranteed. Do not sell your weapons, you will lose all upgrades you bought for them if you do - I had to find that out the hard way after wasting 35 nodes on them. You will need to do multiple playthroughs on the same save. You can buy power nodes at the store for 10,000 credits each too, so be sure to save up your money. Concentrate on stuff you need first then move on to weapons you don't use after. When you want to upgrade, go up to a work bench and press , then select what you want to upgrade and start popping in power nodes for each upgrade slot. 155 Power nodes are needed in total. You do not have to waste them on the empty slots. Try and go around them.

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User Comments
Comment #1 by Sid Viper
Saturday, September 25, 2010 @ 07:26:26 PM

this achievement seems to be near impossible to do in one play though. If you play though it once and save the game at the end it will ell you you can play again if you load that save game. It will start you at the beginning with 10 power nodes and 50k credits. First play through done it also gives you the schematic for the military suit which is level 6. If I remember correctly it cost 100k. Unfortunately other play throughs give you nothing for finishing them. You do get to keep everything each time though.

Comment #2 by MediumMelanin
Sunday, December 12, 2010 @ 08:15:24 AM

Damn this achievement!!! It's a whack one.

Comment #3 by LordMephisto
Monday, January 03, 2011 @ 01:20:57 AM

if you downloaded the "new" weapons from the weapons packs, do they count towards the achievements? or do you need to upgrade the base game weapon models?

Comment #4 by OleMissReb2011
Monday, January 03, 2011 @ 08:33:13 PM

yeah this acheivement isnt fun one of 3 acheivements i dont have in the game.

Comment #5 by Lemony Lollipop
Friday, January 07, 2011 @ 10:29:44 PM

another idea is keep the contact beam in your weapon slots and you will find ammo for it around the ship which you can sell for 1000 credits a pop

Comment #6 by chillisteak
Saturday, January 22, 2011 @ 01:44:40 PM

can you sell previously maxed out guns? or do you have to keep them while upgrading the rest?

Comment #7 by Vryolaka
Saturday, January 22, 2011 @ 03:20:33 PM

DLC Guns count... just took a gamble and did it with the Military ones and got the 75G. As far as i know, you can't sell your guns... keep them till you have the achievement and then sell them (it'd be too easy otherwise... 100K for selling a maxed out gun would get you most of the way to upgrading the next!) Got it on my second playthrough.

Comment #8 by Billie
Sunday, January 23, 2011 @ 12:22:14 AM

By playing it twice u have it.

Comment #9 by spencerus
Thursday, January 27, 2011 @ 12:30:24 PM

#3 - yes it works with the DLC weapons.
#6 - you have to keep all weapons until you get the achievement.

Comment #10 by MediumMelanin
Saturday, January 29, 2011 @ 02:15:29 PM

What do you need for equipment? Everything? Kinesis, stasis and RIG?

Comment #11 by LadyAether
Friday, February 04, 2011 @ 02:19:59 PM

Once you sell the weapons, if you decide to buy them back, they need to be upgraded all over again, I think, which is another deterrent to getting rid of them after you've spent all that money, especially since you can keep them for subsequent games.

Comment #12 by bbogos01
Tuesday, February 08, 2011 @ 06:58:47 PM

Got this one at the beginning of Ch.3 on my second playthrough. Pretty easy achievement to get espcially if you stick to one or two weapons. You must have stasis, kinesis, rig, and every weapon in your inventory and/or bank maxed out. DLC works just fine. Use the stasis and air codes and sell everything except ammo for the guns you're using and a few med packs. Don't buy anything except power nodes and suits(unlese ur using DLC suits). I suggest playing on easy since this will give u the max amount of ammo drops and most enemies die w/ one or two shots(especially w/ DLC weapons).

Comment #13 by UGWRayne
Wednesday, February 09, 2011 @ 02:06:48 PM

thanks for clearing that up i almost sold my weapons before i got the achievement i would have been pissed thanks for the help i thought it had to be done in one run

Comment #14 by princecaspian311
Wednesday, February 09, 2011 @ 03:58:21 PM

This achievement takes too much effort!

Comment #15 by FrazzleFresh
Tuesday, February 22, 2011 @ 01:30:33 PM

On my second play through Medium difficulty, Fully upgraded Rig,Statis and Kinesis. My Plasma Cutter was full from first playthrough. And since I haven't opened any node doors, I had enough spare on top of the 10 you get for completing the first play through to upgrade my line gun and some money spent in the shop saw me upgrading my contact beam.

34 Power nodes from the beginning of chapter 2 onwards... not including the money that won't be spent on upgrading the suits, should be able to complete this achievement fairly quickly. Definitely not as hard as some people are making out.

Comment #16 by FrazzleFresh
Wednesday, February 23, 2011 @ 07:30:32 PM

Going into chapter 9 now, and have about 4 nodes till I'm 100% on this achievement.

Comment #17 by Blurain9
Thursday, March 03, 2011 @ 01:05:20 PM

I don't understand why I haven't got this. My plasma cutter, kineses, RIG, and
Stasis are all maxed. I even have the level 6 suit. I haven't even used any
other weapon.

Comment #18 by Zaku77
Saturday, March 05, 2011 @ 10:37:33 AM

Do you have all the weapons upgraded?

Comment #19 by garbagekid 322
Wednesday, March 16, 2011 @ 05:24:11 PM

@ # 17
you have to upgrade every weapon! not just the one you use.

Comment #20 by AndrewDV8
Friday, March 18, 2011 @ 06:27:45 AM

I filled every upgrade spot with nodes but still didn't get the acheivement... now im trying to fill all empty spaces. Maybe then it will work.

Comment #21 by rogerthornhill
Wednesday, April 20, 2011 @ 06:23:54 AM

@ #20

Did that solve the problem? I have about 6-7 more nodes to get but if I need
to fill all the blank spaces in all of the weapons, it could be a whole lot more...

Comment #22 by Appe
Saturday, May 07, 2011 @ 06:30:47 PM

I have 3 DLC weapon packs do i really have to upgrade all of them??

Comment #23 by xXGalickgunXx
Monday, May 09, 2011 @ 07:52:04 AM

i done this on impossible mode on the first playtrough o.O...

use the peng glitch XDDDD

unlimited 30k credit ftw XD

Comment #24 by JOSHcoops34
Sunday, May 15, 2011 @ 04:00:42 AM

I know our parents have brought us up not to cheat but I really couldn't resist, there are just too many achievements in this world to collect and not enough time. Anyway 'Galickgun' is correct, there is a great glitch that works if you follow the steps exact which nets you alot of credits for easy nodes. Easy in one playthrough everyslot on the weapon and equipment needs to be filled.

Comment #25 by xXGalickgunXx
Monday, May 30, 2011 @ 08:14:13 AM

actually i failed on it..i only multiplied it 5time and i dunno what i did it stoped working XD...oh well.. i upgraded all the guns afterwhile...

Comment #26 by x XEROPAIN x
Wednesday, June 22, 2011 @ 10:02:33 PM

Takes forever. Pissin me off

Comment #27 by Deadwood GB 24
Wednesday, July 06, 2011 @ 12:03:39 PM

Got this a while ago but not long been part of the site. It is a pain to get but the game was so good I did not mind playing mult times.

I do think it was a little unfair that you had to fill the slots in the guns that you did not need to because you can max a gun without linking all the nodes if you use your head about it.

Loved the game. Good luck to all still needing this, just need 2 to 3 play through's and read above for help as most are spot on.

P.S. Cheats are for testers to test games, I do not often use them but I have no problem if people need a little extra to help them enjoy their game which they paid for. "That's my 2 cents" --- sorry ;)

Comment #28 by zachj
Monday, July 11, 2011 @ 01:02:35 AM

Ok, so do you have to own every gun before you can get this achievement? Let's say I just had the Plasma Cutter and the Pulse Rifle... If I upgrade fully the RIG, Stasis, And Kinesis, plus the two guns, do I get this? please help

Comment #29 by xXxDave69prxXx
Thursday, July 21, 2011 @ 08:33:42 AM

the way i doit is play the first playtrough in easy mode and upgrande my plasma cutter to the max then star to save all kind of item and buy all weapon,whn you buy the weapon
dont upgrade yet ans save lot a money whn i finish my fist playtrough then im star to
upgrade my weapon and sell many item that include large medical pack or other item
i finish in chapter 5 second playtrogh when i sell everything and star to buy Nude that
how i get the achivement

Comment #30 by SDHoneymonster
Tuesday, August 23, 2011 @ 02:24:32 PM

I've just gotten to chapter five on my third playthrough and I've still got two guns to go - the force gun and the pulse rifle. Trying to combine it with the final weapon achievements I need - I'll tell you now, trying to take on Mercer's Hunter with a Flamethrower is not the best way to go about things!

Comment #31 by icowger
Sunday, September 25, 2011 @ 11:29:36 PM

Had to use the peng copy technique for the cash to upgrade everything, but got this
on the first playthrough.

Comment #32 by DavDavCOBHC
Friday, September 30, 2011 @ 09:55:05 AM

took me nearly 3 playthroughs, just carry contact beam to sell amo, and DONT sell upgraded guns, learned that the hard way....

Comment #33 by Sam2T47
Thursday, October 06, 2011 @ 08:29:03 PM

Do you need the 'most advanced' suit? like if i have suit 4 and am currently upgrading, do i have to get the later ones? like suit 5? and if so, does that undo all my previous suit upgrades?

Comment #34 by mavrick166
Monday, September 17, 2012 @ 11:29:50 AM

made it without "level 6" suit ! dont waste money on that

Comment #35 by wildman1286
Friday, September 21, 2012 @ 09:54:02 PM

Using the peng AND ruby dupe glitch will help you finish this in chapter 11. there's a store and bench in the same room. max out your credits to 999,999 and get a bunch of nodes.

Comment #36 by furi0us beard
Sunday, November 25, 2012 @ 05:21:56 AM

i agree the glitch does relieve the burden.

Comment #37 by SwashBuccaneer
Sunday, December 16, 2012 @ 08:47:10 PM

What's the glitches for money you guys are talking about?

Comment #38 by ReclusivHearts9
Friday, January 11, 2013 @ 06:11:02 PM

FINALLY got this achievement after 2 and a half playthroughs. Pain in the ass but worth it for the 75G

Comment #39 by Irondiesel58
Monday, February 25, 2013 @ 09:45:37 AM

This Achievement is for ALL weapons why I say this is because a friend of mine was trying to get this for about a month playing it six times over until I realized he didn't have all the guns and while he was in the store he had all the weapon slots filled in his inventory so the one gun he did not have was dark and so he assumed he had them all, well he didn't have the cutter. So after buying it and playing just one more hour to get the two nodes he did not have he finally got the achievement.! So make sure you have really all of them!!!
Ok, I know this is an older game but if your smart like me you didn't buy all your games at release date price of $59.99 + tax. I went to but Dead space 3 and got this in a bin for $9.99 and a buy two get one free as in dead space two was free. So all t

Comment #40 by HurricaneColton
Sunday, August 25, 2013 @ 05:38:06 PM

once you have enough credits (selling contact beam ammo) the way I got this was to just buy the nodes

Comment #41 by stawos90
Thursday, October 24, 2013 @ 02:47:00 PM - PENG glitch should help with money problem and You can do this achievement in first playtrought. 999.999$ in 30 minutes.

Comment #42 by RandomRaveGuy
Sunday, December 29, 2013 @ 04:44:25 AM

took me 3 playthroughs to get the money to pay for everything

Comment #43 by Photon Blaze
Sunday, May 03, 2015 @ 02:18:14 PM

I can confirm that you can use the DLC weapon packs to be upgrade for this achievement

Comment #44 by Seph23
Monday, May 04, 2015 @ 05:15:10 AM

Got this around chapter 10 of my second impossible round, had to sell literally everything but the weapons and barely got a node left after upgrading everything.

Well i'm finally done with this game.

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Game Info
Electronic Arts


US October 14, 2008

HDD Space Required : 6.40 GB
Backward compatible on Xbox One: Yes
Price: $14.99USD
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