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Naval Assault: The Killing Tide

Naval Assault: The Killing Tide Achievement Guide

Guide By: themofftarkin
There are 46 achievements with a total of 1000 points.


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Overview
- Estimated achievement difficulty: 6/10 
- Offline: 42/46 (900/1000)
- Online: 4/46 (100/1000)
- Approximate amount of time to 100020-25 hours 
- Minimum number of playthroughs needed: 1 playthrough + multiple level replays.
- Number of missable achievements: None
- Do cheat codes disable achievements?: No Cheats
- Does difficulty affect achievements?: No
- Glitchy achievements: None
- Unobtainable achievements: None
- Extra equipment needed?: None

Introduction: 
Naval Assault the Killing Tide is a World War II alternate history submarine simulation game, where you take control of various allied submarines while trying to hunt down and destroy German Naval vessels. While playing through the game you will gain some of the achievements just by completing certain objectives, but most of the achievements in this game require you to perform special tasks, kills or avoid being hit. This will mean that you will need to replay some missions 2-3 times to get the achievements associate with that mission and to get the 5 star tonnage requirements. Before starting a mission always decides are you going for tonnage or achievements, you can’t easily switch in the middle of the mission. 

A few things to remember about the mechanics of this game that will benefit you during your playthroughs:

  • To capture a ship shoot a torpedo and hit the ships stern/propellers, this will disable it from movement but not firing.
  • If you see pink on the map or pink lights underwater it’s an enemy submarine, focus on these above everything else. They will start shooting at you when they can and won’t stop till you or they are sunk.
  • Mines are destroyable either by deck guns or by torpedoes this makes going through a mine field much easier just blow them up.
  • When you’re at periscope depth and moving fast the enemy can see you and will that’s because our periscope is above the water and showing to them.
  • Expect to get frustrated with some levels and missions, if you are trying a different submarine for that level. This may mean early on trying to 5 star some of the missions to get a better sub.


Helpful Controls to know outside of the basic ones:

  • Centers your view to the front of the boat, and starts the intercept transmission sequence
  • Fires torpedoes, holding it down while firing goes into torpedo follow mode
  • Steers the torpedoes when still holding down the 


Step 1: Completing the story missions:
To make gaining the do x thing in a mission achievements much easier, you should first go through the game and complete all the missions, doing so will net you 6 achievements for a 115 points. While playing each mission try to 5 star each one, the reason being is you unlock new submarines 35, 45 and 65 stars, the starting submarine is not that good for anything but sinking ships. You will want to get these higher level submarines to start trying to get the do x goal achievements. You will most likely pick up a few mission oriented achievements just by playing the mission but it shouldn’t be your primary objective.

Step 2: Completing mission specific achievements:
Now that you’ve completed the story missions and unlocked the 4 submarines, you should focus on completing the mission oriented achievements. These mission oriented achievements will need you the bulk of the gamer score and for the most part aren’t too difficult they will require being stealthy, not using torpedoes, capturing vessels, shooting planes down, etc… Refer to the achievements below for what to do in each mission to gain the achievement. You should gain 32 achievements for a total 635 achievement points for these mission specific achievements. Expect some difficulty with the "Patriot Sun" and "Legendary" achievements these are some of the hardest in the game.

Step 3: 5 staring each mission:
Now that you’ve gotten the mission specific achievements out of the way you’ll want to focus on getting each mission 5 stared. You will most likely have learned each mission pretty well by now and also 5 stared a few just by completing step 1 & 2. Make sure when doing this to pick the sub that’s best suited for the mission you are trying to 5 star, not every mission should use the Stingray. 5 staring each mission will net you 4 achievements for 175 achievement points.

Step 4: Online Achievements:
For this get a boosting buddy and setup a private lobby and go for the final 4 achievements which are worth 100 points. This will take 10-15 minutes to complete per person so it doesn’t take too much work to get these done, the online lobby is dead so please refer to the boosting thread for boosting buddies.

 

[x360a would like to thank themofftarkin for this Roadmap]



Ensign10
Complete the tutorial mission 

Story-related and cannot be missed.

Northern Exposure10
Complete the North Sea missions 

Story-related and cannot be missed.

Baywatch15
Complete the Bay of Biscay missions 

Story-related and cannot be missed.

Clear the Channel15
Complete the English Channel missions 

Story-related and cannot be missed.

Farewell to the Cape15
Complete the Cape Farewell missions 

Story-related and cannot be missed.

Save the World50
Complete the game 

Story-related and cannot be missed.

Lieutenant25
Earn 75 stars 

See "Admiral."

Commander30
Earn 90 stars 

See "Admiral."

Captain40
Earn 110 stars 

See "Admiral."

Admiral80
Earn 130 stars 

You earn stars in missions for tonnage, while the game says to be quite and stealthy in most of the missions. They want you to sink every ship you can and shoot down all the planes you can. Each ship has a ton rating on it when you are identifying it. Each ship and plane is added together to get the tons you sink or shoot down in each mission. Each mission has a different tonnage requirement some a few thousand tons others a few hundred thousand tons and they don’t tell you want the ton requirements are. Just keep going in each mission till you get 5 stars the race to the exit. 

In most missions there are multiplier ships or objectives when you sink or hit one it will tell you a multiplier score and how many are in the mission, the key to the tonnage is to find these and sink these right away.

Some missions you just can’t 5 star with particular sub’s you’ll need to unlock higher level subs then come back and replay them. Expect to replay some missions 5-6 times till you get 5 stars and can complete the objectives. 
If you get to the end of a mission and your sitting at 4 stars and there’s nothing around except capture ships, here’s what you can do. Surface and point your deck gun at those capture ships and fire on them till there down to 2-4% health. You will get tonnage for this, and as long as you don’t sink them you’ll pass the mission. This will most likely have to be done on a number of the capture missions as even if you sink everything you’ll be just shy of the required tonnage.

Big Fish in Little Pond30
Complete North Sea mission one with the Stingray 

See "Caped Crusader."

Steady Shot10
Complete the Prologue mission without hitting friendlies 

For this you cannot hit any friendly ships with torpedoes or the cannon. At the start make a bee-line straight for the ship with the blue blinking light towards the end of the pack. Once you get there you’ll get the orders to destroy it, very carefully shoot 2 torpedoes at it and sink it.


Once this is done park your submarine somewhere in the middle of the bay where you don’t have a ship on either side and as you’re doing this an air attack will start. Ensure that you keep your gun point skyward and only shoot at the planes. Do not lower it to water level or you risk hitting a friendly. Do this until the air attack retreats and the achievement will pop at the mission end screen.

Man the Decks15
Complete North Sea mission one without using torpedoes 

To get this achievement you need to complete the mission without firing a torpedo, luckily this isn’t too hard on this mission. You can stay at a pretty good distance where their guns can’t hit you and just hold down the deck gun fire button. Do this until you have destroyed everything on the surface, which is mostly transports and e-boats, which don’t require much to destroy.

Invincible15
Complete North Sea mission one without taking damage 

To get this achievement you need to sink 4 ships and then get to the mission exit. The best sub to do this with is the patriot since it has 2 torpedoes. To do this go slowly to your first ship, go to periscope depth and pop off two torpedoes at the ship and immediately dive. Move to the next ship and repeat this 4 times total.

Stay Wet15
Complete North Sea mission two without surfacing 

Just stay at either periscope depth or deep the entire time and do not surface during the entire mission. You can ignore the aircraft and just concentrate on the ships, use your torpedoes.

Privateer15
Capture three ships in North Sea mission two 

For this one you just need to capture 3 ships in the mission, to capture a ship you need to destroy its propellers. To do this shoot a torpedo at the stern of the ship and make sure it impacts in that general area, if done successfully you should get a message stating you disabled the ship. Do this a total of 3 times in the mission to gain this achievement. Do not sink the ships until you have 3 disabled at one time. The achievement will pop after you disable the third.

Thread the Needle20
Complete North Sea mission three without hitting any mines 

Just take your time and go slowly through the mine fields, you can destroy the mines either with your deck gun or with torpedoes, just be carefully not to do it too closely to your ship. This will take some time to accomplish as you don’t want to just go full steam ahead blasting through the mine fields.

Demolitionist20
Destroy twenty mines in North Sea mission three 

This achievement is missing one key description piece your deck gun does NOT count for this achievement. You must use your torpedoes to gain this achievement, dive down to periscope depth and shoot torpedoes at the mines. You don’t have to hit the mine itself just the chain that’s holding it. Do this 20 times and the achievement will pop.

Careful with that20
Destroy all six guns in North Sea mission three 

There are 6 total of six guns on the shore that you need to destroy, these pack a punch when they fire at you so be careful. This achievement is best done with the patriot sub as its main gun is rapid fire with a lot of rounds. The first gun is right at the beginning right on the left of the town, the second is right around the first bend in the river on the left side. The third and fourth are on the right side of the shore around the next bend and they both will shoot at you at the same time so be quick. The fifth and sixth are right after the light cruiser and again they both shoot at you. To destroy these focus on the gun turrets and just hold down the fire button until it says it’s destroyed, expect to take some damage.

Outgunned15
Complete North Sea mission four in the Victory 

To unlock the victory submarine you need 45 stars. To complete the mission with the victory it’s much easier to go in undetected destroying nothing park right behind the battleships stern. Then just fire a torpedo at the stern, dive, rise again once they’ve reloaded and fire again. Doing this twice will disable the battleship then just keep diving and rising to periscope depth until it’s sunk. Then full steam ahead to get through the mine field and escape.

Steel Sights15
Shoot down ten bombers in North Sea mission five 

After destroying the frigates at the mouth of the river, enter the mine fields and stay on the surface. There will be quite a few bomber waves that will come at you, you should have this by the time you exit the first minefield, if not keep going through the 2nd and shooting bombers.

Caped Crusader10
Complete Cape Farewell mission one in the Stingray 

To unlock the stingray submarine you need 65 stars. Once you have the sub unlocked just replay the mission and complete the objectives.

Privateer II10
Capture five ships in Cape Farewell mission two 

For this one you just need to capture 5 ships in the mission, to capture a ship you need to destroy its propellers. To do this shoot a torpedo at the stern of the ship and make sure it impacts in that general area, if done successfully you should get a message stating you disabled the ship. Do this a total of 5 times in the mission to gain this achievement. Do not sink the ships until you have 5 disabled at one time. The achievement will pop after you disable the third.

No Fish in the Tube15
Complete Cape Farewell mission three without using the deck gun 

For this one just submerge right at the beginning of the mission and stay this way so you don’t accidently shot the deck guns and have to start over. Once submerged just proceed to capture each of the tankers.

Tough as Nails15
Complete Cape Farewell mission four taking fifty percent damage or less 

For this achievement to unlock the damage not take on the submarine needs to stay at 50% or greater, if it hits 49% you’ll need to restart. The easiest way to get this achievement is unlock the stingray submarine as this sub does 20 knots while submerged. When the mission starts dive deep and put the engines to full throttle and just make a bee-line for the star on the map. Once you get in torpedo range pop up make sure you have a clean shot and fire two torpedoes at the ship and immediately dive once they hit and it sinks. Cut the engines to 0 and wait for the alert level to go away as every ship will be looking for you, then once it goes green head full steam while staying deep towards the exit.

Deadeye15
Shoot down eight fighters in Cape Farewell mission five 

When you first start you will see a few waves of fighters these you cannot get, you need to trigger the fighter waves for the ones you can shoot at later in the mission. To do this sink all the transports in the first wave, once you hear the game say frigate reinforcements to the east, head that way. There will be 3 frigates, sink all 3 of these and what will happen is a fighter wave will be triggered. There are 3 waves of 3 fighters that will be triggered, surface the ship and shoot at the fighters as they come in. If you don’t get 8 of the fighters don’t worry there is another group of frigates that appears later, just sink these and another 3 waves of 3 fighters will appear. This achievement I would use the patriot submarine it’s good for sinking the ships and has a heavy fire deck gun for the fighters.

Bay Hunter20
Complete Bay of Biscay mission one in the Sentinel 

This one is going to take some work to get as this sub is the worst of them all a single torpedo and not much armor. When the mission starts dive deep and go full throttle and head east ignore the fighters and bombers. You need to head for the enemy ships, once they get in range try and aim for the stern so you can disable them. This makes it easier for you to hit them and for the allied ships as well, just concentrate on a single ship until its destroyed then move to the next one. Expect to lose almost all but 1-2 of the transports as long as you keep 1 alive you will win.

Demolitionist II15
Destroy twenty mines in Bay of Biscay mission two (2) 

This achievement is missing one key description piece your deck gun does NOT count for this achievement. You must use your torpedoes to gain this achievement, dive down to periscope depth and shoot torpedoes at the mines. You don’t have to hit the mine itself just the chain that’s holding it. Do this 20 times and the achievement will pop.

Hat Trick20
Destroy three enemy subs in Bay of Biscay mission three 

For this achievement you need to destroy 3 subs, after the air attack there will be a fleet that appears to the south there are 3 subs in this fleet. And later on there are 2 more subs that appear towards the northwest corner of the map as well. Meaning you have 5 total subs to pick from to get this achievement, it will unlock once you destroy the 3rd sub.

Steady shot II20
Complete Bay of Biscay mission four without hitting friendlies 

For this you cannot hit any friendly ships with torpedoes or the cannon, you need to be extremely careful since this is a night mission. Make sure you guide your torpedoes to the German ships, and if you use your deck cannon that you make sure nothing is in your line of fire other than the Germans. You will probably take quite a bit of damage on this mission due to having to be more careful.

Deadeye II20
Shoot down twenty fighters in Bay of Biscay mission five 

There are not that many fighters in this mission, so to get this you’re going to have to focus on the fighters above everything else. In the first part there are about 12 fighters to shoot at right after the submarines. The best things to do here is part near your ships on the surface out of range of the enemy and just wait and focus on the fighters. In the next wave there are 12-16 fighters that come in but you’ll be much closer to the enemy so you need to focus on the fighters while getting shot at. This will unlock when you get your 20th fighter.

Man the Decks II30
Complete English Channel mission one without using torpedoes 

This is a bit harder than the first man the decks achievement there are 3 sets of convoy ships that you need to destroy using only your deck guns, for this I used the Patriot. The first two groups just have e-boats protecting them which are quick and easily dealt with using your deck guns. The 3rd group is where it gets challenging; you have 2 frigates and a light battle cruiser guarding the convoy. You have two options attack the battle cruiser first and hope you can get it before it gets you then try and get the 2 frigates or you can go deep and sit there waiting for them to pass. They lead the convoy then just sit there waiting for all the transports to pass popup and go full steam ahead and just start shooting all the transports. Once you have shot all 8 the mission is completed, there is no getting to an exit.

Channel Defender15
Complete English Channel mission two in the Patriot 

To unlock the Patriot submarine you need 35 stars, by the time you get to the English Channel missions you should have this many stars. Just complete the mission using the patriot sub, just focus on the objectives as with this sub you’re not likely to be able to take on all the ships just get the 3 battleships then go deep and run.

Deadeye III20
Shoot down twenty fighters in English Channel mission three 

There are plenty of fighters that attack in this mission along with bombers, once you get rid of the submarines the air waves start. Just park on the surface facing the cliffs and just start shooting at all the fighters as they fly in. Some will attack you but most will be in groups of 5 going for the ships but they will be low enough that you can destroy them.

Indomitable20
Complete English Channel mission four taking thirty percent damage or less 

For this achievement to unlock the damage not take on the submarine needs to stay at 70% or greater, if it hits 69% you’ll need to restart. The easiest way to get this achievement is unlock the Stingray submarine this sub does 20 knots while submerged and has 2 torpedoes. When the mission starts look at your map and turn the sub around 180 from where it is currently then just sit deep and wait for the tankers to pass. Once they do pop up to periscope depth and send a torpedo at their stern, do this until you get six tankers. Be warned there are 3 enemy submarines in the area you’ll need to watch out for also. Once you have the six tankers capture, cut the engines to 0 dive deep and wait for the alert level to go away as every ship will be looking for you, then once it goes green head full steam while staying deep towards the exit.

Steel Sights II25
Shoot down ten bombers in English Channel mission five 

After the initial German fleet you destroy there will be quite a few waves of bombers that are sent in before the next fleet wave. Just go slow and sit on the surface and shoot them as they fly overhead towards the allied fleet.

Steady shot III30
Complete US East Coast mission one without hitting friendlies 

Much like the other steady shot achievements you need to do the entire mission without having a torpedo or a deck gun round hit a friendly. This mission has 3 things to worry about submarines, fighters and bombers there are no enemy surface ships. It’s a long mission where you have to switch between the subs and the air attacks; you’re going to want to use the victory for this mission. When shooting torpedoes make sure there’s not a friendly ship that you’ll accidently hit and when using the deck gun keep the gun pointed at least 45 degrees above or higher the deck at all times since there are friendly ships all around.

Privateer III20
Capture seven ships in US East Coast mission two 

For this one you just need to capture 7 ships in the mission, to capture a ship you need to destroy its propellers. To do this shoot a torpedo at the stern of the ship and make sure it impacts in that general area, if done successfully you should get a message stating you disabled the ship. Do this a total of 7 times in the mission to gain this achievement; do not sink the ships until you have 7 disabled at one time. The achievement will pop after you disable the third. There are a wide range of ships in this mission from transports, to frigates to battleships so wisely choose your targets. There are 5-7 ships in a group in this map and multiple groups once you shoot at a ship in the group be prepared for all 5-7 to put to sea immediately.

Tube Trouble30
Complete US East Coast mission three using eight or fewer torpedoes 

You are going to need to be very careful and precise with your torpedo shots to get this achievement, as there are 8 ships you have to capture for this achievement and you can only use up to 8 torpedoes. Ship group one is northwest from you starting spot and has 3 cargo ships and 1 frigate, disable the 3 cargo ships and ignore the frigate if you destroy it even with your deck gun a submarine will appear and hunt you. Once you disable the 3 go deep and full speed ahead for the southwest corner, where there are 3 cargo ships and 1 frigate, repeat the same steps as above again avoiding the frigate. The final group is west on the map and contains 3 oil tankers a battleship and a set of frigates, pick 2 oil tankers and disable them. Then go deep and sit there waiting for the alert level to go down so you can extract.

Ironclad30
Complete US East Coast mission four taking twenty percent damage or less 

For this achievement to unlock the damage not take on the submarine needs to stay at 80% or greater, if it hits 79% you’ll need to restart. The easiest way to get this achievement is unlock the Stingray submarine this sub does 20 knots while submerged. When the mission starts dive and put the engines to full throttle and just start shooting torpedoes at all the transports the allies will take care of the e-boats. Once you hear a Battleship is leaving head straight for it there’s one on the right and one on the left it takes 4 torpedoes to sink it you need to sink both. This will save the allied cruisers which are crucial to get this achievement. Once the battleships are sunk go back to where your allied ships are and sit at periscope depth, shooting torpedoes at the ships coming towards you. If you see a frigate or destroyers focus on that then the transports. WATCH out for the bombers and fighters this is where the bulk of your damage comes from the bombers have this ability to hit you no matter where you are. This will take a bit of work to get this achievement I barely got it with 80% of my health left when the mission complete screen appeared.

Patriot Son39
Complete US East Coast mission four without using torpedoes 

This achievement is probably the hardest in the game due to the sheer amount of transports, frigates and destroyers they throw at you for the mission. The solution I found to get this is to use the patriot sub its got speed and really good deck machine guns. When you start the mission note on the map where you are, you’ll need this location for later. Go full speed ahead and start shooting the deck guns at every transport in front of you ignore the E-boats your allies will get these expect to take some damage. You’ll be altered after you destroy the transports a battleship is leaving the harbor there’s one on each side, what you need to do next sounds crazy but it works. Make a bee-line towards the bow of the battleship on the right and just hold down your guns. You can sink this but expect to take about 20-30 in damage, the reason to sink this is it saves the allies on the right side from being destroyed and you’ll need their help. Once this battleship is sunken turn and head towards the left one this will have taken about 50% in damage already and go finish it off.
Once that’s done turn and head back to the location you started at and park there you should be surrounded by 4-5 allied ships. Just sit there shooting at every transport you can see, every once in a while you’ll need to dive and run to lure the frigates to your allies for destruction. Expect to replay this mission a number of times to gain this achievement, it took me 6 tries and I only completed it with 10% health left.

Legendary1
Complete US East Coast mission five in the Sentinel 

This isn’t a hard achievement but is mostly luck based, as you need to use the worst submarine (Sentinel) in the game for this mission. Here’s what I found worked well, is when the mission starts go full throttle towards the battleship on the far left, while heading that way make sure to engage any frigates or destroyers, what you need to do is get them to focus on you while the allies shoot at them. If you do not your allies will be destroyed and you will need their help later on. Once you get in torpedo range of the first battleship shoot a torpedo and go deep wait for the torpedoes to recharge then repeat until it’s sunk. The turn onto the second battleship and repeat the same process, this enter section will determine if you need to restart or you can proceed onto section 2. You need at least 3-4 of your allied ships to survive the entire battle here if not restart. 

Once the battleships are done and all remaining surface ships are gone you’ll be told to head south to hunt a convoy. Turn south and start heading towards the convoy, but don’t look for the surface ships look for the 3 submarines that will be with that convoy, and destroy them. Once you have them destroyed turn east immediately and start heading east on the surface. Let your allied ships hunt the surface convoy. The reason for this is half way through the convoy’s destruction you’ll be told to stop and intercept 6 submarines heading for New York harbor; these subs are fast and will not attack you. Once they spawn you should either be north of them or right on top of them. Drop down and start destroying them with torpedoes and make every shot count. If one starts to get more than 2 squares away from you, you most likely will not be able to catch them even on the surface. If the game starts repeating warning you to catch them you don’t have much time left before the end game video happens for a loss. This is not an easy achievement by any means it took me 5 replays before I got lucky and just barely killed the last submarine.

Ping10
Complete an online game 

See "Shut Out."

Making Friends20
Win an online game 

See "Shut Out."

Intercept This!30
Intercept 4 transmissions in a 3 minute game 

Mode: Timed Game
Play to 4 minutes, 
Map: English Channel
Private Game: Yes
Submarine: Stingray 

It’s recommended that you do the “Shut Out” achievement first on this map to see the layout and figure out what to look for, for the interceptions. 
Go full throttle towards the closets red circle on the map which is a transmission tower. Once you get in range keep the sub at full throttle and start the Interception game and just mash buttons. You can steer while you’re doing this so point it towards the other red circle on the map should be the next closet tower. Repeat this method on all 4 towards, this is a very tight time to get all 4 you can’t get into a fight or slow down. I had about 20 seconds left when I got the 4th tower.

Shut Out40
Win an online game to 3 points with all other players at zero 

Game Mode: Play to Score
Play to 3 points
Map: English Channel
Private Game: Yes
Submarine: Stingray

Have your buddy just sit there and you make a b line for the towers that are transmitting. Get alongside them and just do the intercept transmission button mashing, repeat this a total of 3 times. Took me about 6 minutes from the time I got the lobby up to get all 3 achievements.


 
 
 
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Artech Studios
Publisher:
505 Games
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US June 15, 2010

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