Left 4 Dead

Left 4 Dead Achievements

Akimbo Assassin

Survive an entire campaign using only pistols.  

This is not as hard as it seems. This can be done with 3 other people who can shoot any weapon they want, just as long as you only fire pistols. You cannot use the minigun.

Start the No Mercy campaign on easy, and when you start, just don’t pick up a weapon. Punching, pipe-bombs, and molotovs don’t cancel out the achievement, so go ahead. This must be done in one sitting. You can't quit out and then continue from where you left off.

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User Comments
Comment #1 by Djneedles52
Monday, June 28, 2010 @ 10:53:32 AM

can you use med kits and pills?

Comment #2 by Secret19563
Tuesday, September 07, 2010 @ 07:57:18 AM

Yeah, but I don't think you can use a pipebomb.

Comment #3 by somethingforcale
Thursday, October 14, 2010 @ 06:50:38 PM

no you can use pipebomb and molotovs
you cant use mounted guns though

Comment #4 by cosmicsemone
Tuesday, November 23, 2010 @ 08:30:48 PM

easy achievement

Comment #5 by I I3 McNugget
Saturday, January 01, 2011 @ 09:45:53 AM

try to do it on Death Toll campaign, pretty easy

Comment #6 by DannyAwesome
Tuesday, February 01, 2011 @ 01:57:58 AM

This ones easy once you get a feel for the game and keep tabs on your health. If you can get a 2nd pistol.

Comment #7 by Lahfta
Monday, February 21, 2011 @ 10:37:42 AM

When i did this one i didnt get a second pistol until the third chapter. :/

Comment #8 by Dayv00
Thursday, March 10, 2011 @ 11:28:17 AM

like every all-campaign achievements its quicker and safer on Crash course

Comment #9 by Konner94
Sunday, March 20, 2011 @ 01:00:37 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 #10 by kirkymax5
Tuesday, April 12, 2011 @ 02:35:29 AM

Man i played deathtoll and as i contacted the boat guy i accidentally picked up a shot gun such a pain cause after throwing a pipebomb it changes back to the shotgun not the pistols and i accidentally shot without noticing

Comment #11 by agw023
Friday, June 10, 2011 @ 01:54:42 AM

i used only one pistol and i still didn't get it. so it must be that you have to use 2 pistols.

Comment #12 by DragonCrusaderV
Friday, July 08, 2011 @ 01:54:37 PM

i did this in blood harvest, probably easiest level to do this. note that you can`t use
pipebombs, molotovs or any other kind of gadgets that could do damage to zombies except for the pistols.

Comment #13 by DragonCrusaderV
Friday, July 08, 2011 @ 01:55:48 PM

dont have to use 2 pistols, i did this with one and still get it.

Comment #14 by Jaygun1234
Monday, July 11, 2011 @ 11:24:04 PM

You cant shoot when you have only one pistol!!!

Comment #15 by BBS PaRaDoX x
Saturday, September 24, 2011 @ 01:59:10 PM

@14 ? can you use melee

Comment #16 by charmcty2333
Wednesday, October 19, 2011 @ 04:27:31 AM

Paradox if u need help boosting achieves frd rqt me I def could use the help I'm one usually after 7 eastern time.

Comment #17 by TheJolle
Tuesday, November 08, 2011 @ 02:00:54 PM

@9 Konner, why do you spam that same message all over left 4 dead forums?
That's weak dude

Comment #18 by cptlaurion
Friday, November 25, 2011 @ 01:06:17 AM

@Konner94, You're coming off a little desperate man, what with a comment in every cheevo forum. Poor form.

Comment #19 by Qexoe
Monday, April 30, 2012 @ 04:03:25 PM

Just done the no mercy campaign on easy with only the pistols and I didn't get this achievement. All I can think is that it needs to be on normal or hard? I did use those red tanks of petrol though, but didn't think it counted as a weapon if molotovs don't.

Comment #20 by Bucko357
Sunday, July 08, 2012 @ 11:33:42 AM

I did this last night. I did it at the same time as the unbreakable achievement as well. I only used pistols. I never picked up any other weapons. I also did use any molotavs or pipe bombs. I DID melee several times, and it did not count against me. Hope this helps. I had the game set on easy mode, and did it on No Mercy.

Comment #21 by Bucko357
Sunday, July 08, 2012 @ 11:34:59 AM

I meant to say in the above post that I DID NOT use any molotavs or pipe bombs. Good luck!

Comment #22 by MH Maximus
Monday, February 18, 2013 @ 10:25:23 AM

Pretty simple jus use pistols

Comment #23 by OneWayMule
Monday, August 05, 2013 @ 04:28:37 PM

Just did two campaigns without picking up any weapons but a second pistol. Didn't use the mounted turret but did use pipe bombs and molotovs. I guess you can't use them either. Guess I will try again :(

Comment #24 by OneWayMule
Monday, August 05, 2013 @ 05:46:42 PM

Ok just got this. Did like #20 said. Did NOT use molotovs or pipe grenades and finally got it on No Mercy on Easy. Also did not use turret.

Comment #25 by HareJordan23
Thursday, April 03, 2014 @ 01:14:15 AM

I would go safe and not use pipebombs. I used only pistols and used a pipe bomb and didnt get the achievement. Could have done something else wrong but that was the only thing i remember.

Comment #26 by Enders Alright
Saturday, August 09, 2014 @ 09:24:18 AM

Pipe bombs and molotovs do cancel this. You've been warned.

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Game Info


US November 20, 2008

HDD Space Required : 3.78 GB
Backward compatible on Xbox One: Yes
Price: $19.99USD
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