Resident Evil 6

Resident Evil 6 Achievements

Hard Choice

Shoot the helicopter pilot with a Magnum at point-blank range.

The pole swinging ability is required, so this achievement is Jake only. In Chapter 4 of Jake’s Campaign, after the motorcycle section, and after Chris/Piers help you defeat all enemies, you’ll enter an area with the grasshopper J’avo and your objective will change to shoot down the helicopter. Take down the J’avo and climb the ladders to the top of this area. 

Wait patiently for the helicopter to come around to drop off some enemies. Stand near the rope and hit  to grab on. Kill any enemies before doing this or they’ll be able to knock you off the rope. Once you reach the top, aim at the pilot and press  for the kill and achievement. Once you've grabbed the rope, the whole sequence is basically a QTE which means you don't need to worry about having ammo or the right gun equipped.


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User Comments
Comment #1 by fallouthirteen
Monday, August 13, 2012 @ 08:09:05 PM

Jeez, Capcom just hates helicopter pilots. I think a helicopter gets shot down in every game (or at least the pilot of one is dead in every game). Now they are straight up giving an achievement to kill one.

Comment #2 by PG_MaxPayne
Tuesday, September 04, 2012 @ 10:16:58 AM

One profession you do not want to be in the RE universe: helicopter pilot.

Comment #3 by DrZimmie
Friday, September 07, 2012 @ 10:32:03 PM

Kinda looks like a Resident Evil 3 flashback to me... Barry rescuing Jill at the end, and now a magnum to kill a pilot?

Comment #4 by roza
Friday, September 28, 2012 @ 06:32:45 AM

It's in China, when Leon and Helana are on the Copter and the Pilot is a Zombie

Comment #5 by Sewer Shark
Monday, October 01, 2012 @ 12:56:37 PM

Expect to see this get mentioned in retarded tabloids when they do another crusade against video game violence. I can see the baby-boomer, Daily Mail reading, chasing-a-hoop-with-a-stick-down-the-street-was-good-enough-for-me generation to choke over their cold breakfast porridge over this one.

But really, to name an achievement after it? Don't give them the ammo Capcom.

Comment #6 by o C O ID Y
Thursday, October 04, 2012 @ 01:05:09 AM

@4. False. you do it with jake

Comment #7 by Biggs613
Sunday, October 07, 2012 @ 07:58:32 PM

Which chapter is this done in?

Comment #8 by BFDGILLY1990
Thursday, October 11, 2012 @ 05:19:23 AM

jake chapter 4 you have to climb up some rope when the heli drops off enemys

Comment #9 by Youtubethebiohazardgames
Friday, October 12, 2012 @ 07:41:01 PM

Lean - Resident Evil 6 GANGNAM STYLE (M/V)

Comment #10 by sidewaycurvz
Tuesday, October 16, 2012 @ 09:32:43 PM

Do not watch the video from davemaster, it has nothing to do with this achievement and is very lame.. He is just spamming you to get more views on youtube!!

Comment #11 by Puk08
Wednesday, October 17, 2012 @ 02:03:48 PM

You can do this achievement without the Magnum !

Comment #12 by Terror86
Friday, October 19, 2012 @ 07:02:22 AM

well thats cool it may be a little easier without the magnum

Comment #13 by The Kingslayer
Saturday, October 20, 2012 @ 02:01:28 PM

You get it during the second time you encounter the chopper, climb up to the top platform and wait for the rope to come near you.

Comment #14 by Guardian Of Mist
Monday, October 22, 2012 @ 08:14:10 PM

Just to clarify, It's is during chapter 4 of Jake's campaign. The helicopter will come after Jake says "I'm taking that chopper out", to do this achievement you must be Jake as he is the only one to swing from the pole to the ladder to get to the highest point where it will drop more Jo'avo, at this point you must be near that rope and must do a quick time event in order to grab on to the rope, then climb up the rope and shoot the pilot. So far the starting pistol will get you this achievement.

Comment #15 by aztecdaemon
Saturday, October 27, 2012 @ 04:46:45 AM

As a side note, this achievement is listed as a secret achievement in the game, so if you've done all of Ada's missions and secret achievement, don't worry.

Comment #16 by LittleREDLines
Saturday, October 27, 2012 @ 06:26:48 PM

got this one totally on accident

Comment #17 by Liek50Ninjas
Monday, October 29, 2012 @ 03:38:25 AM

@15 It's not secret, the description just doesn't tell you what to do.

Comment #18 by DeadUnderlling
Thursday, November 01, 2012 @ 07:02:17 AM

I have a question, if I was to play as Sherry and had a co-op partner as jake and he killed the pilot would that unlock the achievement for me too? It's because I was playing as Piers with a partner as Chris and he got me the achievement for not damaging the helicopter

Comment #19 by Triggrhappy94
Saturday, November 10, 2012 @ 10:42:48 AM

#18 Yeah that's normally how these things seem to go.

Comment #20 by Northside
Monday, December 24, 2012 @ 03:19:59 AM


Comment #21 by Northside
Thursday, January 31, 2013 @ 01:37:56 PM

just got this amateur with this method

Comment #22 by BigTymer2047
Thursday, March 07, 2013 @ 08:35:50 PM

Just to specify, this is Jake's campaign, Chapter 4-2. I didn't want to go all the way through the chapter but I could never find the section, only the chapter....Hope that helps.

Comment #23 by sweet80
Tuesday, April 02, 2013 @ 04:37:53 AM

Kicked the pilots butt but didn't use magnum...any gun will do

Comment #24 by goldbergsdragon
Wednesday, June 19, 2013 @ 11:56:37 AM

*Achievement/Trophy Hunters*

Comment #25 by sweetums36
Saturday, November 30, 2013 @ 05:31:03 PM

this sounds like a pain in the ass :(

Comment #26 by Strikun
Monday, July 21, 2014 @ 02:47:46 AM

ive tried a few times with no luck

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US October 02, 2012

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