Left 4 Dead 2

Left 4 Dead 2 Achievements


In a Survival round, get a medal only using melee weapons.  

You will earn a medal for lasting a certain amount of time on each campaign level. Pick up only melee weapons so you don't use a gun by mistake.

Having two AI players and two human players will work if you can't find three other players to do this. Load up any of the levels and have one person hide in a corner. Stick together and have the rest of your team protect you.

Bronze Medal: 4 Minutes
Silver Medal: 7 Minutes

If you hit four minutes and fired a gun by mistake you will have to either survive to the next medal, or choose another survival level.

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Comment #1 by cosmicsemone
Monday, November 29, 2010 @ 12:06:31 AM

i used the pipe bomb glitch to get myself to the othr side with only a melee and went to the saferoom the tank got to me a while after i unlocked it but the glitch is fixed now

Comment #2 by o dirge o
Sunday, December 26, 2010 @ 11:25:56 AM

i got this achievement on the port level by myself using AI. i alerted the horde, picked up an axe and ran back into the room with the one generator and hid in a corner. the AI's shot all the incoming zombies so i didn't have to do much except for when the tank came then i used my axe. i repeated the process until the time passed the 4 minute mark and i unlocked the achievement. you just have to remember to not leave the room and you should be fine and not get incapped or killed, as the AI will do most of the work for you.

Comment #3 by Spawn076
Wednesday, April 13, 2011 @ 11:43:51 AM

Dark Carnival Motel was the best. Took 3 tries and I got it. If had seen this somewhere else and it worked very well; Kudos to originator. Just hold up in the room that is used to connect the collapsed walkway on level two of the hotel to the left. The infected can only come through one door, which the bots will be guarding fiercely. When the tank comes, just hop on the bed in the second room (he will ignore you) then drop to the floor and hit him in the back with axe, or whatever you have, while he pummels the bots. I was able to hold on way past the required time with this trick. Do NOT shoot if something manages to incap you, it will screw up the achievement.

Comment #4 by pred4con
Saturday, May 07, 2011 @ 10:08:46 PM

i went to he mall got the katana and just stood up at the top in the corner...they come from the stairs and the bridge and on the right fro m the first try i got to 11 mins but im also really really good at the game

Comment #5 by SeanQ101
Monday, May 30, 2011 @ 11:36:55 PM

I done this achievement in the "Mall Atrium" in "Dead Centre"
I suggest you stay close to your team mates, going alone will only lead to a special infected attackin you & you've no one to help. I used an axe but any melee will do. Just remember don't use your gun. when incapacitated don't shoot you gun!
Time of 4:00 minutes will get you the bronze.

Comment #6 by jellybellyca
Friday, June 03, 2011 @ 09:25:55 PM

i stayed alive for almost 6 minutes and this didn't unlock. are we not supposed to use molotovs/pipe bombs? and do we have to have one other human player? i work better alone. it sucks because I've survived past 4 minutes w/ only melee weapons several times & this will not pop up

Comment #7 by BRG TANK53
Sunday, July 10, 2011 @ 06:13:20 PM

good level for this is the carnival finale. have you and at least one other player and sit up in the stands on the top left corner. make sure u set up some gas cans for the two tanks that will show up within the four minutes and have your buddy shoot them. all the special infected will have a hard time spawning and will spawn pretty far away, so they are easy to kill.

Comment #8 by chrisprime6661
Thursday, July 14, 2011 @ 03:44:33 PM

is there any glitchs i can use i did try one of them and did not get the acviment really anoing me now

Comment #9 by zeppelinrules89
Friday, August 05, 2011 @ 11:36:25 AM

For anyone who hasn't gotten this achievement, listen up. Once you've played a level either to help your buddy get it or whatever you will not be able to get it on that same level, start fresh on a new level if you aren't getting the achievement. I almost lost it playing the same level 8 times then figured id give that a shot and sure enough popped right away.

Comment #10 by Unknown6241
Saturday, March 31, 2012 @ 12:17:51 AM

Do all of the non AI players need to use melee weapons or can one human player use melee weapons as the others use guns?????

Comment #11 by SenorDingDong2K
Sunday, April 01, 2012 @ 03:09:01 AM

Ah shit. I was attempting this on dead centre and accidentally fired the pistol when i got downed. Now it has saved my 'best time' as being over four minutes. Can I not get this on dead centre now?

Comment #12 by iEviLDoG
Saturday, March 23, 2013 @ 08:53:59 PM

I need help with this and other online achievements message iEviLDoG

Comment #13 by L0gic Zer0
Saturday, April 13, 2013 @ 08:23:15 PM

I used this video and did it solo first time

Comment #14 by nselvo
Monday, August 12, 2013 @ 03:10:08 AM

The link #13 posted was extremely helpful. Got it first try solo with no problems. Definitely check it out.

Comment #15 by TezTezzley
Monday, August 12, 2013 @ 06:22:53 PM

#13s method worked for me got it so easy first time!

Comment #16 by Joshywa7
Tuesday, April 29, 2014 @ 02:26:52 AM

I am looking for help with this achievement. Send me a message (preferably via text, not voice) and friend request explaining why. Thanks GT: Joshywa7

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Game Info
Electronic Arts


US November 17, 2009
Europe November 20, 2009

HDD Space Required : 4.36 GB
Backward compatible on Xbox One: Yes
Price: $19.99USD
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