Left 4 Dead 2

Left 4 Dead 2 Achievements


Kill a Charger with a melee weapon while they are charging.   

Killing a Charger with a melee weapon may take a few tries. You will need to shoot him a couple of times to waste his health and then switch to a melee weapon to finish him off.

This is a lot easier with a friend or by using two controllers in System Link. The following video will show you how to do so.


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Comment #1 by Deathly Valor
Sunday, June 13, 2010 @ 05:21:31 PM

This achievement was farly easy for me, I earned this achievement on the passing in a game of scavenge where ther are lots of zombies and opportunities to see special infected. Get an axe and run around until u find a charger

Comment #2 by CJIndy Guy 81
Wednesday, August 25, 2010 @ 12:25:50 PM

But it's hard. I still haven't got it yet but u have to have the charger to be somewat injured and u have to have the best timeing in order to kill the charger and not get taken away

Comment #3 by cosmicsemone
Sunday, November 28, 2010 @ 11:57:17 PM

its easier if the charger is weakened already so its charge is slower if its health is at red it is easy to get

Comment #4 by l337demon
Saturday, December 18, 2010 @ 12:43:27 PM

got it by luck the charger was on fire and hit him with the axe

Comment #5 by Trombonafide
Thursday, January 20, 2011 @ 04:09:35 PM

Does a charger take any damage if it hits you while you have your chainsaw going?

Comment #6 by Konner94
Sunday, March 20, 2011 @ 01:14:24 PM

looking for people to work together on left 4 dead 1 and 2 and get achievements its awin win situation all work together it would be nice if i could find 2 other people at least please message me and im 16 so if your someone wondering if im like 10 or something. my gamer tag is "Konner94".

Comment #7 by mogs2001
Tuesday, March 22, 2011 @ 12:12:50 PM

the charger doesnt take any damage by a chainsaw when its charges u

Comment #8 by Neuroxide
Sunday, May 01, 2011 @ 01:28:07 PM

side step while it is charging better if its longer away and no allies around shoot it accordingly to difficulty and then side step and melee.

Comment #9 by Broady
Tuesday, June 21, 2011 @ 01:00:37 AM

Got this by complete luck, I got Boomered on and was randomly swinging my axe.

Comment #10 by theINTERLOPER
Tuesday, June 21, 2011 @ 03:51:57 AM

tried so many times. no luck.

Comment #11 by K1ll3rK1ln3r
Thursday, June 30, 2011 @ 02:47:18 AM

Are you sure you need to damage him? Cuz if you do
That is a pain, @ konner, i can take up your offer maybe

Comment #12 by dmcfanatic
Saturday, September 03, 2011 @ 08:27:26 PM

Just did this actually, extremely easier with two controllers.

Comment #13 by xpyro16x
Friday, September 09, 2011 @ 09:59:51 AM

ive tried this a bunch of times too and each time failed. ive tried a bunch of different melee weapons too

Comment #14 by akimboDEEZ
Saturday, September 10, 2011 @ 09:31:16 PM

I gotten it randomly. I was saving my aiming for a pouncing hunter and a charger
Ran right pass me and i knocked it in the head.

Comment #15 by Boba Fett
Monday, September 26, 2011 @ 12:44:46 PM

I got this just by chance after many tries, there is no real sure shot method of doing this. Just swing and pray!

Comment #16 by XxXGhostofOnyx
Friday, November 04, 2011 @ 07:34:35 PM

I hate achievo's that you have to get by luck.

Comment #17 by TonedTyphoon
Monday, February 13, 2012 @ 06:10:28 PM

Can someone pleaze help me with this achievement? My gt is the exact same as my username.

Comment #18 by godfather1427
Sunday, March 11, 2012 @ 10:57:20 PM

I've tried so many times but each one failed!!! :(
Every time I saw or heard a charger, I would pull out my melee
weapon and wait for it to charge at me, so I could time it perfectly as he cane rushing straight at me. But I never did time it perfectly so each time he would grab me and carry me over 10 feet and pummle me to the ground..... -_-

Anyone wanna help me out?!

Comment #19 by King7
Monday, April 09, 2012 @ 05:16:03 PM

Anyone wanna help me out with this one?
and i will help you aswell

GT = dj king7

Comment #20 by godfather1427
Saturday, April 28, 2012 @ 03:51:13 PM

I'll help u out dj king7

Comment #21 by rinsible890
Thursday, July 12, 2012 @ 03:14:25 PM

Can anyone help me with this one and the one that you have to drag a survivor 80 feet while a charger and kill a tank with only melee weapons. If anyone is willing to help I will help anyone else with those achievements too.

Comment #22 by rinsible890
Thursday, July 12, 2012 @ 03:19:46 PM

It will also help very much if who ever helps me has a microphone.

Comment #23 by deadnorris
Friday, July 13, 2012 @ 07:34:53 PM

be willing to help people with this achievement i also need help with this achievement too my gamer tag is finesqueekers.

Comment #24 by Deathly
Monday, July 30, 2012 @ 12:35:02 AM

@deadnorris ill help you with it I need help too I'll send you a message in Xbox if that's fine? If not message me my gamertag is DeathlyUse

And if anyone wants to take up the offer message me as well

Comment #25 by Lyrical soldier
Friday, August 03, 2012 @ 10:26:41 AM

Damn this achievement is so frustrating, anyone willing to help with this achievement and I'll do the same. :)

Comment #26 by Lyrical soldier
Friday, August 03, 2012 @ 10:29:55 AM

By the way in regards to my other message my GT is LYR1K4L S0LD13R.

Comment #27 by RODEMdeviL
Monday, September 03, 2012 @ 11:36:33 AM

Love this game!! Looking for this and some other achievements. GT rodemdevil

Comment #28 by Potawatomi89
Monday, March 04, 2013 @ 08:14:23 AM

Need this one message gt Potawatomi89

Comment #29 by Maw N Paw
Friday, March 22, 2013 @ 02:01:15 PM

Message me : GT Maw N Paw

Comment #30 by xC4aZYxJ3BU5c
Monday, July 15, 2013 @ 05:53:44 PM

I have an incredibly hard time gettin this achivement. If anyone wants to help add me xC4aZYxJ3BU5x I am willing to help whoever get this achievement too.

Comment #31 by nselvo
Monday, August 12, 2013 @ 01:49:36 AM

If you don't have the resources to do this on system link, you might try this. On easy mode it should take two melees from a katana to kill a charger. If you play the mutation called Last Man On Earth, only special infected will spawn so you won't have commons distracting you. Also you will not have computer teammates so you don't have to worry about them messing this up for you. Just make a charger run into a wall. Hit it once with the katana. Get some distance from it. When it charges, strafe and melee. It should die.

Comment #32 by Navarrodelong
Saturday, August 24, 2013 @ 07:45:13 PM

I'm following this type to get this achievement!

Comment #33 by GreeneyedSiren
Monday, February 02, 2015 @ 01:03:05 AM

Luckily I got this without trying! I've helped friends attempt it and it can be frustrating!!

Comment #34 by Kwoodz301
Wednesday, September 02, 2015 @ 02:25:20 PM

Looking for a team for this, must be a experianced L4D player. Going for all of the other achievements too.
Oo K Woods oO - o's and not zeros.

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Game Info
Electronic Arts


US November 17, 2009
Europe November 20, 2009

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