Metal Gear Solid HD Collection

Metal Gear Solid HD Collection Achievements

Steel Grip

Attain grip level 3   

This is a Metal Gear Solid 2 achievement.

MGS2 achievement. To get this, you need to do 200 pull-ups while in hanging mode. 100 pull-ups will get you to level 2 and 100 more to level 3. To execute a pull-up, enter First Person View mode and press/hold the item and weapon selection buttons while hanging. Watch for your grip gauge so you don't fall. The pull-ups don't need to be consecutive; you can climb back up and hang again if your grip gauge gets dangerously low.

To make sure you're doing the pull-ups right, you have to hold the buttons until your character does a complete motion. Just tapping or letting go of the buttons too early will trigger an incomplete motion and doesn't count as a pull-up. When you level up, your grip gauge will indicate it by changing colors and the title (Grip Lv. 2 instead of 1 etc)

Another way to quickly grip level up is by dropping from a higher ledge and quickly hanging in a lower one. A good place to do this is when you first enter the Holds (the first area where you can hear Scott Dolph's speech). Instead of taking the ladder down, hang from the ledge, drop and press the hang button again during the fall immediately when you reach the lower ledge. Snake should grab it and lose a great amount of grip. It will count as doing 10 pull-ups. Just be careful not to fall or you'll die.

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Comment #1 by roza
Tuesday, November 01, 2011 @ 07:26:45 AM

This will be easy... I'll get this during the contrence probably

Comment #2 by Asphyx1ateD
Tuesday, November 01, 2011 @ 05:07:48 PM

Faster way to get this than 200 pull ups is to fall from one ledge and grab onto a lower one. Do this 10 times for each level.

Comment #3 by predator_jb
Monday, November 07, 2011 @ 02:44:41 PM

@ #2

An even faster way is on one of Raiden's VR missions,
I can't remember which one but you have to drop from about
20 ledges to get to the goal, achieving level 3 on the way down.

Comment #4 by TheGravCaptain
Thursday, November 17, 2011 @ 11:15:53 PM

The way I did it was I started a new game Plant Chapter on very easy and went to strut D. Hang over the rail near the steps that go down to the lower level, drop and grab, go back upstairs and repeat. The VR mission way mentioned above also works I just don’t know what mission it is.

Comment #5 by forsakenh3ro
Wednesday, December 28, 2011 @ 07:36:40 PM

ive been hanging and falling now for quite some time and i havnt leveled up at all. ive fallen 10 times atleast and its not doing anything. is there a certain spot?

Comment #6 by Blackrabbit X15
Thursday, December 29, 2011 @ 07:32:31 PM

i did this without even trying

Comment #7 by Akinokaze
Saturday, February 04, 2012 @ 05:25:29 AM

@5 you don't just fall, you have to hang-drop-hang. Find somewhere [like the engine room of the tanker] with two gripable ledges directly over each other and drop from one to the other.

Comment #8 by caboobie
Saturday, February 04, 2012 @ 07:05:37 AM

you have to do pull ups to get this lots as i remember

Comment #9 by Skuzbury69
Saturday, February 04, 2012 @ 10:22:22 AM

To grab again do you just have to press y again? I cant get them to grab again after a fall :(

Comment #10 by HJULMUST
Sunday, February 05, 2012 @ 03:57:00 AM

Easy go to Strut D Sediment Pool Send the radio guy into the pool guards will come and investigate then go and there no radio guy left. Hang Drop Hang 20 Times near the Stairs and Voila lvl 3 grip. (Done in Easy Mode)

Comment #11 by jammypigeon
Monday, February 06, 2012 @ 06:08:11 PM

#10 I've tried doing that it keeps dropping to the water n dieing I've tried pressing Y again jus don't wanna know. HELP!! Anyone

Comment #12 by ThatRetroGamer
Thursday, February 09, 2012 @ 01:56:29 PM

The engine room or hold 1 of the Tanker is the best place to do this. Instead of doing 200 pull ups save yourself some time and just drop hang to the ledge below, climb back up to the top and repeat. Do this 20 times and you should get to grip level 3.

Comment #13 by L Ducko
Sunday, February 12, 2012 @ 03:16:33 AM

My thoughts are shared by most here, you can quickly do them as Snake in the engine room... just make sure you remember to catch the bottom railing :)

Or the area where we first gain control of Raiden... his sneaking suit offer him better muscle use and hense can do more pull ups in one go than snake can (practically double!)

Comment #14 by TOADGNAW
Friday, March 02, 2012 @ 06:18:08 AM

I just don't get it. This is so far the most unnecessary thing in the game, the grip level I mean. There is no real use for it whatsoever. Going to do this anyway, easy 10.

Comment #15 by iamflipbaby
Monday, April 02, 2012 @ 07:44:17 AM

hmmm i keep dying in strut d. does the amount i need to do reset when i die?

Comment #16 by Mocka Rocker
Sunday, May 20, 2012 @ 09:28:51 AM

i did this as soon as i started the plant chapter by going up to the top of strut A and doing a load of pull ups from the railing on the upper part of the strut, had to watch out for pigeon poop though, ha ha. :D

Comment #17 by DITZIWT 666
Saturday, June 30, 2012 @ 09:53:55 PM

So how do you hang drop hang. Press Y to hang, X to drop, and
Then what???

Comment #18 by PanamaJack1995
Friday, October 26, 2012 @ 10:08:42 PM

I really need some help on this

Comment #19 by jeager1999
Sunday, July 28, 2013 @ 08:25:32 PM

Funny, I am in the middle of Downloading this game right now. Though I played the original back then and did this before.

One way I did it was by first unlocking Raidens Orange Wig. This gives you Unlimited Grip. I found it faster to do the Pull Ups without the need to climb back over the rail or Drop.

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Game Info


US November 08, 2011
Europe February 03, 2012
Japan November 23, 2011

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