Resident Evil 5

Resident Evil 5 Achievements

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Defeat 3 Agitator Majini in one playthrough of "Desperate Escape."   

Alright, I am now positive on how to get this one. The Agitator Majini are the ones that carry around the white megaphone, and it shows a cutscene of them appearing. The Big Man Majini with a megaphone does not count. Best done on Amateur.

1) In the first area, make sure to kill everyone! And you may be sitting there a while, but keep going until you are 100% sure that no one else is in the area. Make sure to climb up the ladder that leads to a room with a safe in it, and to check the other room with a safe. And also check the bathroom area. It is rumored that you have to climb up all 3 ladders, so just go ahead and do that, just in case. And don't touch the door until the enemies are gone. Then when you go through the door, wait to climb up the Co-op ladder, and kill the guys that jump down. When that is done, Co-op jump up the ladder, a cutscene should happen and run back to the original area to find the Agitator.

2) In the area with the 2 rocket launcher turrets, when Jill has to co-op jump up a ladder and go around to let Josh in. Do not let Josh in just yet. Same as before, just kill all enemies. It may seem endless, but guys will eventually stop jumping down. When at the 2 rocket launcher turrets, if you look straight across, there are some enemies up there on that platform that you need to kill. That is also where the Agitator will spawn eventually. Use either a sniper of the turret to take him out.

3) At the end area, where you have to survive. Make sure to just keep killing for the whole time, and remember once you run out of time from the first 5 minutes, it will raise up to 2:30 again., so don't panic if you don't get the achievement before then. Be sure to kill ALL of the enemies that spawn out of the elevator, and be sure to also kill the guys that jump down (like the Reaper thing, with the arms and slashes you) For me, on Amateur, it was Red Executioner from the elevator, Reaper, Red Executioner, then the Agitator spawned with around 25 seconds left the 2nd time. Be sure to kill him right away. If you don't kill him right away, the time will expire, and the DLC will end. Flash grenades work well on the things that pop out of heads. A tip is to put proximity mines in front of the elevator, so when the enemies walk out of the elevator they hit them and get hurt. I stayed in that area in front of the elevator, that has the opening, and the window to the right when looking towards the elevator.

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User Comments
Comment #1 by roza
Monday, January 10, 2011 @ 03:28:29 AM

If anyone could help me out that would be awesome! Me and a friend were close once. We got to the last agitator but he was trying first (it was his idea to try for the acheivement) but just as he was about to throw the Flash Grenade to destroy the Majini he got grabbed at 00:02seconds and we timed out :(

Comment #2 by uhntissmonkey
Tuesday, January 11, 2011 @ 05:03:00 PM

ill help out if you still need it, i don't even remember any agitators, so ill help you if you help me

Comment #3 by chrisarcade
Friday, January 14, 2011 @ 10:39:03 AM

WTF, this achievement is so glitched, I finally got all 3 Majini to appear and I killed each one but the achievement still didn't unlock, I played this numerous times, I even went on youtube and folled this video by RoosterTeeth and it still didn't work..Capcom, get on the fucking ball and fix this!!!

Comment #4 by Uk Jester 87
Thursday, February 10, 2011 @ 07:25:20 PM

Whoevers trying this add me up just completed this on pro....what difficulty do the 3 appear in and is it at the end when they come out the lift? Comment or msg me!

Comment #5 by TheCapital
Tuesday, March 29, 2011 @ 08:47:53 AM

I need and can help get this achievement.

Gamertag: TheCapital

Comment #6 by NickstaDB
Thursday, March 31, 2011 @ 07:21:53 AM

Just got this achievement and I've got a massive hint for anyone still trying to get it!

Go to the location of the second agitator majini (on the bridge opposite the two rocket launchers). Don't let Josh through the gate and get on the rocket launcher to kill the majini on the bridge. Keep killing them until the agitator comes out (cut scene will show at this point) and kill the agitator majini with the white megaphone. Die (maybe the restart from checkpoint option will work also) and repeat until you've killed him three times. Achievement unlocked, win!

I just realised this after spending ages trying to get the very first agitator majini to appear! After killing the second one I was killed by an executioner so I killed the second agitator again and the achievement popped :-)

Comment #7 by Dayv00
Tuesday, April 12, 2011 @ 09:01:33 AM

I think you can break the glitch for the 1st agitator to appear by head
shooting through the fence one majini from the 5th enemy spawn with the
sniper rifle

for the second agitator simply get on a rocket launcher and shoot the majinis
until the agitator cutscene shows up

and for the 3rd one toss a hand grenade and you wont even need to kill
the cephalo you just have to be quick to kill the mini-bosses (reaper,
red executionner, gatling majini) for the agitator to appear before time
runs out

Comment #8 by Granty2k10
Sunday, April 17, 2011 @ 04:45:27 AM

I'm really annoyed, the first playthrough where I actually saw a single Agitator and it gives me the cheevo on the 2nd one... no deaths or restarts so it's not like I killed the same one twice... I hate when achievements seem impossible, but I hate even more when you can gitch them. Same with Indoorsman/Outdoorsman on DR, I got Outdoorsman using that glitch accidentally, didn't even know about it... Oh, well..

Comment #9 by CXZOMBIE1980
Wednesday, May 04, 2011 @ 10:47:20 PM


Comment #10 by Taplowski
Friday, July 22, 2011 @ 03:34:20 PM

I haven't brought these expansions yet, but can you not use your inventory from the main story?

Comment #11 by dwayne_hicks
Monday, July 25, 2011 @ 10:28:47 AM

you can not

Comment #12 by Teh Johnmann
Thursday, August 11, 2011 @ 02:00:40 PM

heyy any help with this would be appreciated, i cant make the 1st one appear atall :(

Comment #13 by JSP 16
Friday, August 26, 2011 @ 03:20:35 PM

#12 ... for the first agitator to have to kill all enemies before unlocking the first door...and climb all 3 ladders.......

and if anyone is still having problems with the last one...he usually comes out with 24 seconds left on the clock....i used the magnum to take out two mini bosses....and when the agitator arrived....I blasted his ass with a rocket launcher and achievement unlocked. :D

Comment #14 by NickstaDB
Friday, September 02, 2011 @ 05:00:09 AM

I just wanted to re-iterate a tip from my previous comment!

Ignore the first agitator! It can be difficult to get him to appear from my experience.

To get this achievement: find the second agitator majini on the bridge opposite the rocket launchers. DO NOT let Josh through the gate at this point. Fire rockets at the majini on the bridge until the agitator appears (a cut scene will show as he appears), then kill the agitator. DO NOT open the gate for Josh and instead kill yourself. Repeat this until you kill the second agitator three times and the achievement will pop. Easy!

Comment #15 by buaku
Thursday, November 03, 2011 @ 04:31:58 PM

Will both players (if co-op) get the achievement?

Comment #16 by Terra Branford
Wednesday, November 09, 2011 @ 05:15:40 AM

It looks like the "Repeating Agitator" glitch no longer works. I gave it a try the other night, and no luck (I had it spawn Agitator #2 five times in a row, and blew it to ribbons, and died shortly after seeing the Large Star bonus pop up.

Thankfully, I managed to get the first and final Majini Agitators to spawn the normal way, and unlocked the achievement.

Comment #17 by jrath05
Saturday, March 24, 2012 @ 05:27:06 AM

I can't make the first agitator appear. He did first time I did the dlc when I wasn't really going for this at the time. But now I cant get his cutscence to happen at all. I'm killing all the enemies, climbing the ladders first but the cutscene wont happen again.

And double killing the the second one doesnt unlock it for me either.

Any ideas anyone???

Comment #18 by jrath05
Saturday, March 24, 2012 @ 06:37:51 AM

OK turns out the description here isn't too accurate. You need to get 5 waves of enemies to spawn. Here's a good vid for it:

This worked for me, then I got the achievement after only killing the second one. I might add that if you're playing solo to make sure you don't run too far ahead of Josh/partner when dealing with the first wave when you are on the cone thing, as he may jump down the centre and climb back up, screwing up the wave spawns.

Comment #19 by sonicmark
Monday, June 11, 2012 @ 08:48:36 AM

Only just got this achievement 20 mins ago before I posted this and it popped when I killed the second agitator majini, it may be some kind of new glitch, I'm not too sure, but I killed the first agitator (after about 12 retries), then proceeded on to kill the big agitator, then finally I killed the 2nd standard agitator and voila, it popped for me.

Comment #20 by Dadgummit420
Saturday, September 08, 2012 @ 08:26:18 PM

Beat this episode 5x, including on pro, by myself, counted 3 at least once, still haven't gotten it.

Comment #21 by Haven Regene
Tuesday, May 28, 2013 @ 07:02:55 AM

I'm losing my mind, I've literally tried everything. Killing all 3 in one playthrough does not work, killing the second and/or 3rd one does not work, and I can't even get the first one to respawn after 50 times, following all guides and methods. I'm losing my mind. I've beaten Desparate Escape over 60 times trying to get this goddamn achievement. Just one lousy achievement.

Comment #22 by bantycakes
Friday, November 14, 2014 @ 12:35:12 AM

@18 Thanks for the video! Cleared things right up.

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US March 13, 2009
Europe March 13, 2009

ESRB: Mature
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