Guide By: Fizzmatix DLC by: Shiftie
It's important to note that the two difficulty based achievements do not stack, however it is possible to complete the game on Ranger Easy and only the last part of the game on Ranger Hardcore for credit toward both using a workaround found HERE.
NOTE: You can also do the workaround for the normal difficulties to save even more time.
There are multiple kill achievements based on the new weapons in this DLC (the Volt Driver and the Heavy Auto Shotgun), sticky grenades, pneumatic weapons, and the knife. You will most likely want to finish up all of the Volt Driver primary (50 kills) and secondary kills (25 kills), as well as the knife kills (50 kills), at the top of the infinite-spawning escalator enemy spawn outside of Cursed Station (See "Stunning" for a more detailed description). Doing so will free your inventory slot up for the Heavy Auto Shotgun you get in Armory Station, which you'll need to get 50 kills with. Over the duration of the game you will also need to get 30 human kills with pneumatic weapons (Helsing/Tihar), which you can get with relative ease in the stealth portions of the game, and you can also work your way toward the 15 stick grenade kills when you want to go loud in these areas for some easy sticky kills after sneaking up on an enemy.
|Make 10 deals in weapon shops.||(12)|
In each friendly colony you will find weapon shops to buy upgrades and various other things. Buy 10 items and the achievement will unlock.
|Exchange 500 Military Grade 5.45 rounds at Exchange kiosks.||(3)|
As you collect Military rounds you will either use them as bullets or save them to buy ammo and supply's. Once you are within the safe areas of the metro make your way to an Exchange Kiosk. At some point you will need to buy ammo, this achievement should come over time. If you don't use the kiosks on a regular basis, save your military rounds and make several large exchanges.
|Kill 30 nosalises.|
The Nosalises will be the first enemy you encounter, you will have to fight quite a few as you progress though the story so this should come with natural progression.
|Fire in the hole||25|
|Kill 20 lurkers.||(1)|
You will encounter Lurkers fairly early on but only briefly. They look like large mutated rats, their fairly easy to spot as they will jump in and out of holes on the walls and floor.
|Kill a librarian.||(2)|
Librarians are fairly strong ape like creatures. They will take a lot of bullets but seem to died fairly quick when using a shotgun. You will find the first Libraian on the sub chapter "Depository". The best technique to kill these creatures seems to be walking backwards while jumping when they lunge or swipe at you.
|Explode 10 enemies.||(11)|
Blowing an enemy up may fairly simple but may take some time. If you throw a grenade at a group of enemies they will always run out of the way. If you have access to sticky grenades throw one directly at the person you want to kill. They won't be able to run away from the grenade, you may also kill surrounding enemies.
|Find all Ranger stashes in Dead City 1 and 2||(3)|
You will enter the Dead City towards the end of Chapter 2 "Bourbon", there are several dead solders located all over the city. Most are out in the open, others are hidden behind walls and out of view.Loot all of these soldiers for benefits and to survive this harsh wasteland. You will need all the ammo you can find.
|Kill 30 enemies with the double-barreled shotgun.|
You will be given a double-barrel shotgun fairly early on while making your way to Riga. This weapon is very powerful and will kill most enemies within one shot if they are at close range. When using the standard shotgun remember to press after each shot. Killing 30 enemies shouldn't be an issue unless you trade it for an automatic shotgun.
|Complete levels "Ghosts" and "Anomaly" without dying.||(3)|
Once you start these two levels follow Khan and do everything he tells you. If you decide to run off you will die. When you enter the first train car move up to the middle of the car when Khan is and stay to the far left near the doors.
|Blow up the tunnel and airlock at "Cursed" station.|
This is a story related achievement and will unlock with natural progression.
|Kill 30 enemies using pneumatic weapons.||(4)|
There are several pneumatic weapons as you make your way though story. Once you find one of these weapons you will know as they have a pump stock. When you are ready to kill, pump the weapon by holding and pressing the :rt:, you will need to pump six times. Pumping allows you to deliver a stronger hit and a silent but instant kill.
These weapons are stronger and good to use for a stealthy approach.
|Kill 30 enemies using revolvers.|
This will be one of the first weapons you acquire, the revolver may be loud but packs a punch when fighting a group of enemies. Kill 30 enemies with this weapon.
Press or to cycle through your weapon, the revolver resides in the second slot.
|Kill 2 demons.||(7)|
There are several Demons in the game, be prepared if you decide to attack on in the open. You will be able to kill two Demons will little to no effort on the chapter "Outpost", once you climb to the roof of building you can hide in various doorways or the wooden shack with the broadcasting equipment.
|Save a group of "Reds" from Fascist captivity.||(6)|
As you make your way through "Front Line" you will enter two chambers, one large and a second smaller one. Enter the second chamber and you will hear a Fascist Soldier shouting at the three Reds sitting on the ground (below the rails and to the right).
|Destroy fascists' Panzer.|
Towards the end of the the sub chapter "Trolley Combat" you will enter a large room with a train on the other track. A Panzer tank will enter the room on the other track and push the train car off the rails. You driver will alert you to shoot the struts holding up the track, quickly do so and the achievement will unlock.
|On the level "Depot" silently kill the first guard and break into the Fascist station unnoticed.||(3)|
At the start of "Depot" your driver will tell you several things about a tunnel and an upcoming abandoned station. As you turn left to enter the station, a Nazi Soldier will be standing in the middle of the tracks. As he starts to run up towards the station kill him before he gets to the platform and alerts the other guards.
|Kill 10 enemies with throwing knives.||(3)|
Throwing knives are fairly common once you progress into the story. You can either find them or buy them from a weapons dealer. Something that you must do with throwing knives is hold down the . Doing so will allow you to throw the knives harder and perform and instant kill. If you just throw the knife without holding down the trigger you will only injure and not kill your enemy.
|Slice & Dice||30|
|Kill 20 enemies with the knife.||(4)|
You will always carry a knife as a last resort. If you are taking a stealthy approach to most levels this will be one of the more useful weapons. This should come with natural progression, you may want to start this achievement early as you may not always want to perform knife kills.
|Complete level "Armory" without getting caught.||(1)|
This is a story related achievement but missible if you die.
|On the level "Outpost" reach the radio tower and broadcast the commander's message.||(6)|
As you make your escape from the Nosalises on "Depot" you will find your way through to "Defense". Here you will need to help defend a friendly station. Once you help the soldiers the commander will talk to you, then give you a tape to broadcast. Take this tape through to "Outpost" and climb to the roof of the building you need to pass through. Play the tape using the radio and tape player.
|Complete the level "Black Station" without killing any Fascist Soldiers.||(2)|
Make sure you take your time while completing this level. Blow out all gas lamps and break all lights. Remember, if your watch doesn't have a green light you will be seen if an enemy is close enough.
|Kill 5 enemies with a flamethrower.||(2)|
Shortly after the library you will start your your journey to D6. As you make your way down the lines of "Dark Star" you will need to open a door. You will be attacked by Nosalises and be told to use the gun on the back of the train. You should have no problem killing five enemies with the flamethrower, it's fairly powerful and will kill the Nosalises very quickly.
|Kill 5 amoebas.||(7)|
As you descend to the reactor of D6 to bring the power back online, you will have to fight you way past a small horde of Amoebas. They die fairly easy, but if they get to close they will explode and cover you in a harmful substance. You shouldn't have any issues killing these small but deadly green blobs.
|On the level "Hunter" kill the nosalises before they break through the ventilation grilles.||(9)|
Shortly after you meet the "Hunter" you will need to defend the wounded and sick from the Nosalises. Pick up the revolver on the right side of the room and shoot at any Nosalises that appear in the vents.
|Disarm 10 wire traps.||(6)|
You will run into traps all through the metro tunnels. Most are hard to see so be very careful as they will kill you instantly. When you encounter a tripwire you may have the option to disarm it. If you do, press when the disarm logo pops up on the screen. Disarm 10 traps and the achievement will unlock, not all traps can be disarmed so check each one carefully.
|Make 25 headshots.||(4)|
This may come naturally to some players, if you are taking the stealth approach to most levels you will be able to take down enemies with a single head shot. Steady your shots and aim for the head. If you are already in a heavy firefight make sure you destroy all lights in your area and carefully aim at your enemies. They won't be able to see you as well which allows for easy headshots.
|Kill 15 enemies using stationary machine gun.||(12)|
There are several stationary guns throughout the game, when you do find one press to mount the gun. Mobile stationary guns also count towards this achievement.
|Complete "Frontline" level without killing anyone.||(7)|
This achievement is fairly straightforward, but it's very easy to make a mistake and become noticed. If you are playing on easy you can just run through the level, though you will miss out on several key items and events. If you follow the video below you will be able to work towards the "Soft Touch" achievement and find several additional items and soldiers.
Note: If you want to earn the achievement "Hedge-hopper" you will have to load the chapter a second time.
|On the level "Frontline" kill all of the enemy Red Army and Fascist Soldiers.||(4)|
Once you start the level take your time and kill everyone in the station. There are several wounded and captive soldiers on the lower levels which you must also kill. Take your time and check every corner of the tunnels.
|Save 500 military grade rounds.||(4)|
There are two types of ammo within the metro system. One is a general "dirty" ammo which you will use as a common ammo source. Military grade ammo on the other hand can be used as ammo, but you will also need to use it as a currency.
If you have dirty rounds for your gun, but have Military Grade rounds loaded hold down the to switch over the rounds you are using.
|A true metro citizen. You know everyone and have seen everything.||(12)|
This achievement unlocks and different times, for different people. After the "Prologue" you can wonder around "Exhibition" and "Riga". As you start out press on every door you can, and listen to every single conversation going going on. Once you encounter someone new stop for a moment and listen to what they have to say.
|There is no place in metro you did not visit||(18)|
For this you need to explore every single room and area you can find. The achievement unlocks at different times depending on where you go. If you look in every single room when you enter each new area, you shouldn't have any issues with this achievement. You may notice when you find new areas, bodies or items the screen will flash either white or a warming red.
|Help the poor, a coin for the kid, medicine for the sick. You help everyone you see.||(2)|
The requirements for this achievement are fairly straightforward and won't cost you too much. You will need to make one donate in "Exhibition" and two in "Riga".
|A coin for a hungry kid? Get a job.||(1)|
Once you get to Riga you will encounter a child who asks for a bullet to guide you to a stranger. Press to say no and the achievement will unlock.
|Found all gold ammo, hidden throughout the stations.||(7)|
You will collect Military Grade ammo to use as currency through the game. You will find this ammo hidden around each station. Most of it is fairly easy to spot, others aren't. You will need to look in every location possible.
|What doesn't kill you, makes you stronger.||(2)|
This is a story related achievement.
|Break the support and activate the chandelier in less than 20 seconds.||(2)|
Shortly after you enter the Library you will need to make your way around a balcony full of hanging tentacles. Once you get to the end of the balcony jump through the hole in the wall.
If you're not fast enough just reload the chapter and try again.
|Find the truth.||(18)|
This is a story related achievement, but missible.
|If it's hostile, you kill it.||20|
|Become a true ranger.||(1)|
This is a story related achievement.
|DLC: Ranger Pack|
|Cost: $2.99 USD Achievements: 9 Points: 240|
|Complete the game in Ranger Mode Easy.||(1)|
See "Last Man Standing" for more information.
|Last Man Standing||50|
|Complete the game in Ranger Mode Hardcore.||(13)|
First off, the two new difficulty achievements DO NOT stack. However, you can find a workaround HERE which allows you to finish the game on Ranger Mode Easy and then redo the last checkpoint on Hardcore.
|Kill 50 enemies with heavy automatic shotgun.||(3)|
The heavy automatic shotgun is one of the two new weapons in the game. It is first available after the chase sequence in Armory Station (it's the big gun on the bed you start next to). It's very important to get it here, otherwise you may miss out on the achievement. Note that it will also appear in Sparta in the pile of weapons obtained from Vladimir. The gun has a big clip and high power so getting kills with it isn't overly difficult.
|Kill at least one enemy with each weapon available in the game.||(14)|
The list of weapons is as follows:
|Get 50 kills with Volt Driver.||(3)|
See "Stunning" for more information.
|Get 25 kills with alternative fire of Volt Driver.||(6)|
The Volt Driver is the second new weapon in the DLC, and it can be found in a few locations through Metro. The first location is in the Lost Tunnels, on an ammo bag near the campfire in the first room full of bandits (it's important that you get it here). You will also find it on the bed next to the heavy auto shotgun (you can only choose one, and I recommend you choose that), and you'll find it a third time in Sparta base on the weapon rack.
|Kill 30 humans with only pneumatic weapons.||(3)|
The Tihar and the Helsing are both pneumatic weapons, signified by their pumping mechanism which increases their damage. Be sure to keep the weapon pumped to maximum pressure using and obviously kill humans with it (they don't need to be consecutive kills).
|Kill 50 mutants with your knife.||(13)|
This achievement is a pretty good reason to start on Ranger Easy first, as you will be taking quite a bit of damage while trying to stab enemies to death. While you can finish off enemies with the knife that you softened up with a gun, it's less reliable if you constantly kill the target with the gun on accident. Luckily, the alternate attack can be quite powerful if you aim properly (note: throwing knives do not count for this, primary or alternative fire).
|Sticks like a bur||20|
|Kill 15 enemies using sticky grenade.||(10)|
To effectively get a kill with a sticky grenade you'll want to stick the grenade to your target, as they'll run away from the grenade otherwise. Multiple kills with one stuck grenade will count toward this achievement. Sneaking up on enemies to ensure you stick the grenade to them is a good tactic. Other than that, you should get this over your playthrough via sticky grenades that you pickup and/or purchase from merchants.
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