Max Payne 3

Max Payne 3 Achievements

Sometimes You Get Lucky

Get A Headshot During The Rooftop Tremors  

Chapter 12, Checkpoint 11. You will need to get a headshot right when there's a tremor. Use Bullet Time to help you and you should unlock this easily.

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Comment #1 by XCVii 007
Monday, May 14, 2012 @ 10:19:34 PM
Chapter 12

Comment #2 by meca89
Tuesday, May 15, 2012 @ 11:06:08 PM

best thing is to kill the first set of guys, head around where there's a one guy coming down stairs and the other behind a fence not moving. Wait a moment for the guy on the stairs to come down. Let the tremor hit and the send the guy is on the ground hit it and pop him. In the dive you won't feel the shaking of the tremor. I went crazy figuring his out.

Comment #3 by Dice17
Wednesday, May 16, 2012 @ 02:58:56 AM

I did this by going near the guy, wait for the tremor and shoot him in the head.

Comment #4 by Darkmaster2110
Thursday, May 17, 2012 @ 01:21:04 PM

Chapter XII Checkpoint 11

Comment #5 by Plasen0
Saturday, May 19, 2012 @ 11:49:21 AM

Just stay in cover for 14 seconds and do nothing (I used a stopwatch on my phone). As soon as it hits 14 seconds shootdodge to left out of cover and try to get the guys head... With this method it took me 2 tries.

Comment #6 by allusiveturtle
Sunday, May 20, 2012 @ 04:14:05 PM

So, I attempted it a few times, then watched the video, then tried some more - couldn't do it and then gave up. Then, when the guy with the mini gun turned up, I shot at him and got a headshot just as the roof shook. Bang! Achievement. Just goes to show you can try too hard!

Comment #7 by Hurricane Of 87
Sunday, May 20, 2012 @ 04:35:22 PM

#3: Shoot him in the face, got it. Great tip. :/

Comment #8 by SargeCQB
Monday, May 21, 2012 @ 10:05:33 PM

well the achievement said it best, besides its not uncommon to get a blind fire headshot every so often and the smg's tend to work best, i find timing the tremors and spraying just above there head will eventually get u a head shot, but u need to use the dive or else u'll just fall over, but really its mostly just luck!

Comment #9 by mcNizza
Saturday, May 26, 2012 @ 02:49:18 AM

Apart from timing for 14 seconds from when the cutscene starts, there is nothing else you can do to improve your chance of getting this. I just got it on what must be something like my 70th restarted checkpoint. Worst achievement ever.

Comment #10 by Starfury2k
Saturday, May 26, 2012 @ 02:21:27 PM

Used a shotgun and just happened to get it on my first run-through. Got it off one of the guys on the roof just before the mini-gun guy. Apparently if just one pellet hits in the head, you get the head-shot.

Comment #11 by Hurricane Of 87
Monday, May 28, 2012 @ 05:50:40 PM

Just before I entered the LMG guy area, I took cover on a piece of blue metal and this Shotgun guy runs and stands right in front of the doorway. Blindfired my FAL into his face and got it. Pure luck.

Comment #12 by parryg101
Wednesday, May 30, 2012 @ 12:49:54 PM

I can't do this, it's pathetic. I've tried every single way and I never even get close.

Comment #13 by EatYouAlive 92
Sunday, June 03, 2012 @ 10:52:49 AM

The best way I did this was by putting the difficulty on easy and when the checkpoint loads kill the initial enemies who are on the platforms. Then proceed forward and an enemy with a shotgun will appear. I used THIS enemy and I simply moved as close as I could without him hitting me so I had a good chance when the tremors began and activated bullettime. It took me about 10 mins but its an entirely possible. I hope this helps - patience is the key.

Comment #14 by Skweezle II
Thursday, June 07, 2012 @ 12:37:37 PM

Tried this a few times using all the advice given and still couldn't do it! Eventually got it through blind luck. I think that's the only way to get this one the screen shakes so much that firing wildly seems to get the job done...eventually.

Comment #15 by Iamthespudman
Friday, June 15, 2012 @ 04:46:43 PM

I just waited until the tremors started came out of cover pressed RB shoot dodge and aimed for the head achivement unlocked.

Comment #16 by Atchison
Sunday, July 08, 2012 @ 10:10:30 AM

It is kinda lucky only tried twice tho

Comment #17 by Bgrngod
Saturday, July 21, 2012 @ 02:30:59 PM

Those saying the targetting reticule doesn't shake around if you shoot dodge during a tremor are wrong. It still waves all over the place. However, it doesn't shake during a killcam whatever-its-called that happens when you take lethal damage and have to kill the guy that hurt you. If you can time it to take the damage during a tremor, the cheevo is almost guaranteed.

Having said that, it is still mostly luck. Took me around 40 tries before getting it from a killcam.

Comment #18 by SjaccoPopino
Thursday, August 16, 2012 @ 01:21:53 PM

#17 You are wrong as well. Everything is still shaking like hell during Last Man Standing.

Comment #19 by oscarnogueira
Saturday, September 08, 2012 @ 05:56:10 PM

@5 nice method! Worked like a charm. Thanks!

Comment #20 by ShaunxGaGaxNufc
Saturday, September 15, 2012 @ 11:15:38 PM

one of the hardest achivements

Comment #21 by AlphaBahamutUY
Tuesday, October 09, 2012 @ 06:45:46 AM

Got this on my 10th try. Just time the shot and done!

Comment #22 by BongJam007
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 @ 10:30:00 PM

Got lucky and got this on my 5th or 6th attempt. I cleared the first area of guys, ran around the corner to the two guys on the stairs and with my shotgun I nailed the guy on the top of the stairs. I'd recommend the shotgun because of the spread.

Comment #23 by OnlyConway
Saturday, January 19, 2013 @ 05:09:38 PM

FINALLY! The achievement truly is in the title...

Comment #24 by rodrigosborges
Sunday, January 20, 2013 @ 05:09:14 PM

needed many attempts until I get lucky.

Comment #25 by apat1a
Tuesday, January 29, 2013 @ 10:53:53 AM

Really got lucky! Didn't even noticed I got this achievement until i was once browsing through the list to see what I should complete

Comment #26 by Kilvan
Monday, August 26, 2013 @ 03:19:42 PM

you have to calculate about 8 or 9 seconds of shaking and trembling

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Rockstar Games


US May 15, 2012
Europe May 18, 2012

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