Left 4 Dead 2

Left 4 Dead 2 Achievements

Barrel Rolled

Kill a Special Infected with an exploding barrel.

Scattered throughout the levels are white barrels that look like the ones in the achievement. Surely enough, if you shoot one enough, it will explode.

Now, an easier way to do this achievement other than blind luck is to get 1-3 more players with you. Kill off any AI survivors before doing this. Start the campaign on any level until you find a barrel or two. Next, position a player near the barrels until a Hunter comes along (turn on subtitles to know when one is around). Step away from the player near the barrels and the Hunter should pounce on them. Shoot the Hunter a few times with an automatic weapon, then blow up the barrels. The Hunter will die, and you should obtain the achievement.

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User Comments
Comment #1 by cosmicsemone
Tuesday, November 30, 2010 @ 09:47:37 PM

wait for a special infected to stray next to one and shoot it i got it even though ai was shooting it

Comment #2 by k12machinima
Sunday, December 26, 2010 @ 02:51:31 AM

You could do a simple version of this in both games with two controllers by killing
off the AI's and then using your second controller to "save" you.
LOTS of patience needed.

Comment #3 by sebbovic
Friday, January 28, 2011 @ 07:44:27 PM

Easiest way.

1. Start a private match online with two controllers, choose teams so that your gamertag is on the human side. Pick campaign The Sacrifice, chapter 1. Move your infected to an explosive barrel. Run with your human to that point and shoot the barrel.

Comment #4 by Super EA Man
Thursday, June 02, 2011 @ 10:49:23 PM

the above method does not work anymore, its been patched, i tried 5 times today.

Comment #5 by mothbanquet
Saturday, July 23, 2011 @ 04:59:40 AM

Hey all,

In dire need of some peeps to get help get the Sacrifice DLC achievements, also some others as well as for L4D too and, well, any other games where online achievements are required. Feel free to add me (m0thbanquet) and bring a mic, I got a lot of achievements to grind out! :D

Comment #6 by Zepaw
Friday, November 04, 2011 @ 07:16:53 PM

@#4 worked fine for me a few days ago. Ran the AI to the first barrel and ran my player to the window above and shot it. Ding! 50G

Comment #7 by XxXGhostofOnyx
Friday, November 04, 2011 @ 08:39:48 PM

Does a propane tank count as an exploding barrel?

Comment #8 by XxXGhostofOnyx
Friday, November 04, 2011 @ 08:45:31 PM

Never mind. I got the achievement. the above post is true about the private match too.

Comment #9 by stealthy
Sunday, March 18, 2012 @ 03:12:59 PM

Looking to get the following:

The Sacrifice DLC:
Barrel Rolled
Chaos Generator

Hit me up, GT RubberTypeX

Comment #10 by nicoissora
Saturday, April 28, 2012 @ 11:07:43 AM

gt: nicoissora

Comment #11 by SilentVendetta7
Wednesday, June 13, 2012 @ 11:34:53 AM

Need help with this one and 2 others.

Comment #12 by blinksmilewink
Tuesday, July 31, 2012 @ 04:34:47 AM

Managed to do this on Versus. Seems to be a little glitchy though.

Comment #13 by ljungapalooza
Friday, February 22, 2013 @ 04:36:22 PM

Played mutation with spitters and boomers. Hid in room with barrels outside of door. Spitter showed up at door entry so I then shot the barrels blowing the spitter into pieces. Cheevo did no unlock.

Comment #14 by LightningLion15
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 @ 10:52:56 PM

Just did it on the "Last Man on Earth" mutation and it popped.

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Game Info
Electronic Arts


US November 17, 2009
Europe November 20, 2009

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