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Ryse: Son of Rome

Ryse: Son of Rome Achievement Guide
Guide By: Metabolic x360a
There are 63 achievements with a total of 1250 points.

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Overview:

Estimated achievement difficulty: 6/10
Offline: 46 [835 ]
Online: 12 [165 ]
Approximate time: 30-35 Hours
Minimum number of playthroughs needed: 2
Missable achievements: No [Level Select]
Does difficulty affect Achievements: Yes
Unobtainable/glitched Achievements: Yes, there appears to be a glitch with the game recognizing you are selecting 'Legendary' difficulty and the collectible achievements are glitched for some players.
Extra equipment needed?: No
Is there DLC? No

Introduction:

Welcome to Ryse: Son of Rome a swords and sandles epic tale of betrayal, revenge and divine intervention. You step into the greaves of Marius Titus, a young Roman soldier fighting for family and the honor of Rome. Developed by Crytek it's expectedly gorgeous and among the best looking Xbox One launch titles. The Hack 'n' Slash combat is easy to pick up but surprisingly more difficult to master, which you will need to do to some extent to make it through the game on Legendary.

Walkthrough:

Step one - Story: First thing is first you're going to want to jump into the story mode where you will be picking up the majority of the achievements. A minimum of two playthroughs are required for the completion, your first can be on any difficulty as the difficulty achievements will stack. Completing the game once will unlock Legendary for your second run. Playing through the story once at the Centurion difficulty level will net you 19 achievements for 580:

  • To Protect And Serve
  • I Have A Story To Tell
  • Forever Lost
  • I Will Avenge You, Father
  • Saving Private Marius
  • Who's That Girl
  • Trouble In Sherwood Forest
  • The Bigger They Are
  • Heart Of Darkness
  • Inner Demons
  • Siege Me If You Can
  • From The Dead
  • Never Give Up, Never Surrender
  • Ave, Caesar
  • Not My Type After All
  • Settling Old Debts
  • Veni, Vidi, Vici
  • Empire Of Dirt
  • Bad To The Bone

A Second playthrough on Legendary will net you a measly 40 and the achievements:

  • I Have A Story To Tell (Legendary)
  • I Will Avenge You, Father(Legendary)
  • Saving Private Marius (Legendary)
  • Trouble In Sherwood Forest (Legendary)
  • Heart of Darkness (Legendary)
  • Siege Me If You Can (Legendary)
  • Ave, Caesar(Legendary)
  • Settling Old Debts (Legendary)

**WARNING: Although the achievements themselves don't appear to be glitched, the game seems to have trouble recognizing when you are selecting 'Legendary' difficulty for some people. To be sure you are playing on Legendary as soon as you start Chapter I check to see what your base execution bonus number is, for Legendary it should be '0'.**

During these playthroughs there are also a number of misc. achievements you will want to be working on, along with the collectibles, take a look at the relevant sections of the guide for more information on those.

Step 2 - Multiplayer: This is where you will be spending the majority of your time if you are going for the full 1000. The achievements aren't too hard to come by and most will come naturally on your way to level 100, which will take a fair amount of time. Check the relevant section of the guide for some multiplayer leveling tips. NOTE: Only 3 of the 12 MP achievements need to be done with another player, the rest can be accomplished in the 'Solo' playlist.

Step 3 - Mop Up: If you are still missing any of those misc. achievements or collectibles you can just go to 'Timeline' and choose any level to replay on whichever difficulty you want, making mop up a fairly easy endevour.

Conclusion

Ryse is a fun, albeit fairly short game, like most of the launch titles the achievements aren't that taxing and pretty enjoyable to obtain. Just have fun, enjoy the eye candy and welcome in the next gen with style.



[We would like to thank Metabolic x360a for this Roadmap]


Head Executioner10
Perform 100 Executions in Any Game Mode 

This will come easily over your first playthrough, just remember to hit to execute the enemy when you see the skull icon appear above their heads.

I Will Avenge You, Father30
Complete S.P.Q.R. On Any Difficulty 

Story related, cannot be missed.

This achievement will unlock at the end of chapter II

Roman Tourist10
Collect Your First Vista 

Unlocked after collecting the first Vista during Chapter I.

See 'Finders Keepers' for more info.

Letters From The Front10
Collect One Scroll 

Unlocked after collecting the first Scroll during Chapter I.

See 'Finders Keepers' for more info.

Comboing My Way Through20
Defeat 10 Enemies In A Row Without Sustaining Any Damage (1) 

See 'Monstrum Combo'

I Have A Story To Tell30
Complete The Beginning On Any Difficulty 

Story related, cannot be missed.

This achievement will unlock at the end of chapter I.

Time To Fly5
Perform Your First Environmental Execution 

This can be obtained right at the beginning of the game on the bridge. You just have to maneuver an enemy up to a railing or a hole in the bridge and attack them until they are ready to be executed. You will know you are set up for an environmental execution because the icon will change slightly, it will have a red crack in the skull.

Give Caeser What Is His10
Purchase And Use An Upgrade In Combat (1) 

As soon as you have enough Valor for an upgrade you will be prompted to visit the upgrade menu. To get to the upgrade menu press . Go buy your first upgrade and the next time you are in combat this will unlock.

First Blood5
Perform Your First Combat Execution 

Easily obtained on the bridge at the beginning of the first chapter. Just perform your first execution outside of the little tutorial.

Double-Down10
Perform 50 Double Executions in Any Game Mode (1) 

This is a little more difficult than the 100 regular executions, but still should come easily over your two playthroughs. The best way to set these up is to attack one enemy until you see the execution symbol then quickly switch to another enemy. Once you have hit him a few times and you see the execution symbol pop up wait for both of them to get in close to you and hit to start the double execution.

Photo Album15
Collect All The Vistas (9) 

Unlocked after collecting the final Vista in Chapter VIII

See 'Finders Keepers' for more info.

Ancient Scholar15
Collect All The Scrolls (6) 

Unlocked after collecting the final Scroll in Chapter VIII

See 'Finders Keepers' for more info.

Colosseum Recruit20
Complete Your First Multiplayer Campaign 

Unlocked at the end of your first Coliseum Campaign, can be obtained in either co-op or solo play, win or lose.

Saving Private Marius30
Complete Trial By Fire On Any Difficulty 

Story related, cannot be missed.

This achievement will unlock at the end of chapter III

Trouble In Sherwood Forest30
Complete The King On Any Difficulty 

Story related, cannot be missed.

This achievement will unlock at the end of chapter IV

Heart of Darkness30
Complete Edge Of The World On Any Difficulty 

Story related, cannot be missed.

This achievement will unlock at the end of chapter V

Siege Me If You Can30
Complete Pax Romanum On Any Difficulty 

Story related, cannot be missed.

This achievement will unlock at the end of chapter VI

Ave, Caesar30
Complete The Wrath Of Nemesis On Any Difficulty 

Story related, cannot be missed.

This achievement will unlock at the end of chapter VII

Settling Old Debts30
Complete The Son Of Rome On Any Difficulty 

Story related, cannot be missed.

This achievement will unlock at the end of chapter VIII

Veni, Vidi, Vici50
Complete The Game on Any Difficulty (4) 

Story related, cannot be missed.

Complete the story.

Something I Found On The Way To The Forum10
Collect One Chronicle 

Unlocked after collecting the first Chronicle during Chapter I.

See 'Finders Keepers' for more info.

Finders Keepers15
Collect All The Chronicles (21) 

Unlocked after collecting the final Chronicle in Chapter VIII.

There are a total of 90 collectibles spread out across the 8 chapters, there are:

21 Vistas
27 Scrolls
42 Chronicles

If you have a tablet you can download the Xbox One Smartglass app. If you load up the Ryse companion app and click on timeline it will show you where in the level all the collectibles are found along with short videos to help find them. Some of them are a little confusing so for anyone stuck or for anyone without a tablet (the companion all won't work on smartphones) you can use the videos below.

Chapter I: The Beginning - 3 Chronicles, 2 Vistas, 1 Scroll

Chapter II: S.P.Q.R - 3 Chronicles, 3 Vistas, 2 Scrolls

Chapter III: Trial by Fire - 6 Chronicles, 4 Vistas, 4 Scrolls

Chapter IV: The King - 6 Chronicles, 2 Vistas, 4 Scrolls

Chapter V: Edge of the World - 6 Chronicles, 2 Vistas, 4 Scrolls

Chapter VI: Pax Romana - 6 Chronicles, 2 Vistas, 4 Scrolls

Chapter VII: The Wrath of Nemesis - 6 Chronicles, 4 Vistas, 4 Scrolls

Chapter VIII: Son of Rome - 6 Chronicles, 2 Vistas, 4 Scrolls

I Have A Story To Tell (Legendary)5
Complete The Beginning On Legendary Difficulty (9) 

Story related, cannot be missed.

This achievement will be unlocked by completing chapter I on Legendary Difficulty.

Legendary difficulty is unlocked after completing the story. Some notes and tips to completing the game on Legendary:
 

  • Parry and evade are essential, the enemies hit much harder so you can't just eat blows like you can on the lower levels. Also health regain is vastly reduced.
  • Heavy attacks are your best friend on the bigger enemies. A heavy attack is performed by holding either or and will stagger them, even if they are mid swing, and you can follow up with a couple of sword strikes before moving onto another enemy or just rolling back and repeating.
  • Unblockable attacks no longer have the red highlight on your attacker, including bosses, so you need to get a feel for the animations so you can either time a perfect parry or get out of the way.
  • Your base execution bonus is zero. This means that, unlike the lower levels where you can miss a button press and still receive your base bonus, if you miss a single press during your executions you get nothing.
  • Stick with the Health execution bonus, the minor damage bonus is not worth giving up the extra health from your executions, especially when regular hits take off an entire health capsule and heavy ones a capsule and a half.
  • Try to make every execution count, even if you have to slow down your presses to soldier hits, having the lowest bonus is better than having nothing.
  • Plumes are your friend, try to keep a good stock of them as much as you can. During combat the quick throw, + , will set up standard enemies for instant executions and disarm the shielded enemies.
Ave, Caesar (Legendary)5
Complete The Wrath of Nemesis On Legendary Difficulty 

Story related, cannot be missed.

This achievement will be unlocked by completing chapter VII on Legendary Difficulty.

Grace Of The Gods10
Unlock The First Reward Of The Gods (6) 

At the start of each match players can chose one of four Gods to represent, each comes with their own perks. The Gods and their respective perks are:

Jupiter:

  • Execution: Focus Gain
  • Focus Ability: Time Storm (AoE Slowdown)

Mars:

  • Execution: Damage Gain
  • Focus Ability: Fires Of War (AoE Damage)

Apollo:

  • Execution: Health Regain
  • Focus Ability: Solar Stun (AoE Slowdown)

Diana:

  • Execution: XP Boost
  • Focus Ability: Hurricane Blast (AoE Knock-back)


Each of them also has a unique reward that is unlocked by playing 10 rounds as their representative. The achievement will unlock after you have earned your first reward. Can not be done in Round to Round.

Champion Of The Gods20
Unlock All The Rewards Of The Gods (3) 

See Grace Of The Gods for more info on rewards.

Unlocked after earning your fourth and final reward.

Colosseum Warrior20
Fight On Each Multiplayer Arena Environment (27) 

There are a total of 11 different MP environments, you need to play a round on each of them to unlock the achievement. The different environments are:

  • Garden
  • Market
  • Castle
  • Rabbit
  • Wickerman
  • Arch
  • Stronghold
  • Black Forrest
  • Courtyard
  • Sandstorm
  • Oasis

The fastest way to play through the environments is to head into the Arena playlist and play a match on the following arenas:

  • Defense of Rome (Garden, Market & Castle)
  • Teamwork (Rabbit & Wickerman)
  • World Tour (Arch, Rabbit & Stronghold)
  • The Frontier (Black Forrest & Oasis)
  • Endless Hordes (Courtyard & Sandstorm)

If you are struggling to get a complete match on any of the arenas you can find people to play with HERE.

Credit to Jedi Moonknight for the information regarding the environments and BluWolve for confirming the playlist.

Been There, Done That5
Replay Any Single Player Level 

Can be done at any time after completing the first chapter. Hit Pause, select the mission, difficulty and the achievement will unlock at the start of the chapter, you don't have to complete the chapter.

Avid Reader10
Complete A Comic Book By Collecting 6 Chronicles In A Level 

The earliest this can be obtained is Chapter 3, it's the first chapter to contain 6 Chronicles.

See 'Finders Keepers' for more info.

Only The Finest5
Equip Your First Rare Item in Multiplayer (1) 

In Ryse, equipment upgrades are obtained via Booster Packs that can be bought with the gold earned from your matches. Gold can also be purchased in the Xbox Games Store.

The quickest way to obtain a 'Rare' item is to purchase a Tier 1 Silver Pack for 400g, this will net you 1 rare item. You can also buy a Gold Pack for 600g to grab yourself 3 rares. Equip your item and the achievement will unlock at the beginning of your next match.

Son Of Vulcan10
Equip Your First Tier 5 Item In Multiplayer (5) 

To purchase a Tier 5 Pack you need to be Rank 89. The packs cost 2000g, 4000g and 6000g for Bronze, Silver and Gold respectively.

Once you have bought your pack quip your item(s) and the achievement will unlock at the beginning of your next match.

It's Just A Flesh Wound10
Revive Another Player 3 Times (4) 

When playing a co-op match and you partner loses all their health they will enter a downed state. Head over to them and you will be prompted to hit to revive them. Do this 3 times to unlock the achievement. Can be boosted.

This is cumulative and does not need to be done in the same match or with the same player.

Marketer20
Get In Combat With All Executions And Upgrades Purchased (5) 

Once you have all the upgrades and executions unlocked, simply get into a fight and the achievement is yours.

To unlock all the upgrades you will need to get to level 7 in SP and it will cost you 798,000 Valor for all combat upgrades and 1,202,000 Valor for all executions. So that's a cool 2 million total, this will likely take you two playthroughs, to make this a little faster you can buy the XP execution bonus upgrades first and use your XP execution as much as possible. The bonuses during your Legendary playthrough will likely be very small and not worth giving up the health regain for. If you find yourself short on Valor at the end of your second run you can load up Chapter I on recruit and fight your way to the end of the bridge, then restart checkpoint and repeat. Depending on your skill with executions and how high you can keep your multiplier you can easily get 60-100k+ Valor in five minutes.

I Will Avenge You, Father (Legendary)5
Complete S.P.Q.R. On Legendary Difficulty 

Story related, cannot be missed.

This achievement will be unlocked by completing chapter II on Legendary Difficulty.

Saving Private Marius (Legendary)5
Complete Trial By Fire On Legendary Difficulty 

Story related, cannot be missed.

This achievement will be unlocked by completing chapter III on Legendary Difficulty.

Trouble In Sherwood Forest (Legendary)5
Complete The King On Legendary Difficulty 

Story related, cannot be missed.

This achievement will be unlocked by completing chapter VI on Legendary Difficulty.

Heart of Darkness (Legendary)5
Complete Edge Of The World Legendary Any Difficulty 

Story related, cannot be missed.

This achievement will be unlocked by completing chapter V on Legendary Difficulty.

Siege Me If You Can (Legendary)5
Complete Pax Romanum On Legendary Difficulty 

Story related, cannot be missed.

This achievement will be unlocked by completing chapter VI on Legendary Difficulty.

Settling Old Debts (Legendary)5
Complete The Son Of Rome On Legendary Difficulty (1) 

Story related, cannot be missed.

This achievement will be unlocked by completing chapter VIII on Legendary Difficulty.

Bad To The Bone30
Complete The Game On Centurion Difficulty (11) 

Story related, cannot be missed.

Complete the story on Centurion Difficulty

My Empire Of Dirt50
Complete The Game On Soldier Difficulty (1) 

Story related, cannot be missed.

Complete the story on Soldier Difficulty

Colosseum Veteran20
Complete 20 Multiplayer Campaigns (8) 

Unlocked after completing 20 arena matches.

Simply The Best20
Achieve Rank 100 in Multiplayer (50) 

Reaching rank 100 is going to be a little bit of a grind, but with a little practice it really shouldn't take that long. If you have a partner the best set up would to create a custom game and set the environment to 'Classic Rome'. Set your Gods to Jupiter, his Time Storm ability works the same as your Focus ability in single player and allows you to breach the defenses of any enemies. More importantly it allows you to rack up your multiplier which is key to gaining more XP, couple this with the Focus execution bonus and you can have this on tap for most of the match. Remember you can only have 2 Focus capsules filled in MP so if you have two and you're still fighting burn one to up your multiplier. The second player can set their God to Apollo or stick with Jupiter, while the XP boost you receive from Diana might sound nice it's really not all worth it. Apollo's focus ability, Solar Stun, has the same effect as Jupiter's effectively allowing you to double up on your slowdowns and increase your multiplier even more. Mars' damage increase will certainly make things easier but will bring down your XP gain because less hit's = lower multiplier.

Now about that multiplier, this is the key to earning lots and lots of XP you are going to want to aim to keep that up for as much of the match as possible, all of it if you can manage it. That's craziness you fool I hear you scream, not with the help of . Hitting that will have you playing to the crowd, which will freeze your multiplier while you wait for more enemies to come or you go out and find them. If it starts to flash, hit it again. Here are some tips to keep your multiplier going:
 

  • Take your time, slashing at thin air will end your combo faster, you have more than enough time to get your bearings after a kill to find an enemy before your multiplier drops. Don't just point your analogue to where you think they are and hit if you can't see them. Keep in mind while you are heading to your next objective than any combat action, evading or parrying arrows, will restart the timer on your multiplier dropping off. If this happens before you get to the combat hit again to stop the timer.
  • Get into a rhythm with your strikes , pushes and parries . Most regular enemies will take two strikes then they will evade so you should be looking for your next target as that second strike lands, if you don't have any push them and strike again. Shielded enemies will need to be pushed, then struck twice, then move on.
  • Co-ordinate with your partner on when to use your Focus ability. If you see an advanced enemy type joining the fight, dual wielders or heavies, you are going to want one of you to hit your ability ability so you can quickly take them out of the game and go back to the regular enemies.
  • Keep your eye out for archers, they are hell on your multiplier. If you can, take the fight out of their line or sight. If they spawn near you quickly hop up and take them out before fighting the rest. But remember that even in the middle of a fight if you can hit at the right time you can still parry the arrows.
  • Executions will give you a moment to breath because you are invulnerable during them and some enemies will back off or just lose interest in you completely and go after your partner.
  • Try to spread out and share the enemies whenever possible. Getting to close together can be confusing and cause you to get hit, losing your multiplier.
Say Hello To My Little Friend!5
Equip Your First Tier 2 Item in Multiplayer (5) 

To purchase a Tier 2 Booster Pack you need to be rank 4. The packs will cost you 600g, 1200g and 1800g for Bronze, Silver and Gold respectively.

When you have bought your pack equip your item(s) and the achievement will unlock at the beginning of your next match.

Brother In Arms10
Perform A Co-op Execution (2) 

As in single player when you damage an enemy enough you will be able to perform an execution. If your co-op partner is close enough the icon will be slightly larger and will pulse. Both players need to hit RT to start the execution when this icon appears. If done correctly you will perform a co-op execution and the achievement will unlock.

Bloody Centurion15
Defeat 100 Enemies in Multiplayer 

Just kill 100 enemies in the arena, this will come easily in your first handful of matches.

Monstrum Combo20
Defeat 25 Enemies In A Row Without Sustaining Damage (9) 

This, along with 'Comboing My Way Through' can be a little more annoying than they sound. There is no indication that an enemy is about to strike you other than the animation. Which is difficult to spot if they are coming up from behind you or you are surrounded and the camera angle is tight. Think the Arkham games on NG+.

The best place to unlock this in the MP Arena mode, load up a solo game on Courtyard and choose Mars as your God for a damage boost and start the match. Fight through the 'Warm Up' and wait for the next section to start. The one you want to be looking for is 'Use the oil cauldrons to destroy the bunkers'. Don't bother taking out the bunkers yet and don't worry about getting hit by the initial wave, it has some harder enemy types in there so it's not easy to get through it unscathed. If you can manage it then it will make the next bit a little shorter but it doesn't really matter. Once the initial wave is toast two enemies will continuously spawn from the two bunkers. They are minions and can be killed in 2 hits, just keep on taking out these easy enemies until you have your 25. You can also do this if you end up getting 'Take out the archers' or 'Destroy the catapults', it just takes a little more time. For the archers you will need to go hide behind one of the fences that rise up when their platform does, take out the initial wave again then the minions will start to spawn, only two at a time which makes it a little longer. With the catapults take one of them out then after the initial wave is down go stand right next to the other catapult and it won't fire at you. Once the minions spawn just take them out without moving too far away from the catapult, again they only come 2 at a time.

Here is a video of the bunker arena method provided by EnemyBritBomber.

 
Secret Achievements
 
To Protect And To Serve15
Meet Nero 

Story related, cannot be missed.

Unlocked after entering the palace during Chapter I.

Forever Lost15
Find Your Mother And Sister 

Story related, cannot be missed.

Unlocked after finding your mother and sister during Chapter II.

Who's That Girl?30
Meet Boudica 

Story related, cannot be missed.

Unlocked after meeting Boudica during Chapter IV.

Inner Demons30
Find Out What Really Happened To Your Parents 

Story related, cannot be missed.

Unlocked at the end of Chapter VI.

From The Dead30
Become The Righteous Hand Of Vengeance 

Story related, cannot be missed.

Unlocked during Chapter VII

Not My Type After All30
Defeat Boudica 

Story related, cannot be missed.

Unlocked at the end of Chapter VIII, not Chapter IV during your first encounter with Boudica.

The Bigger They Are …30
Defeat Glott 

Story related, cannot be missed.

Unlocked after defeating Glott at the end of Chapter V.

Never Give Up, Never Surrender30
Defeat Commodus 

Story related, cannot be missed.

Unlocked after defeating Commodus at the end of Chapter VII

Medium Rare5
Use An Execution To Set Fire To An Enemy (3) 

Can be obtained as early as Chapter I, during the fight with the fire wielding barbarian warlord towards the end of the chapter. Use your shield to push him into the flames he created and strike him until you see the execute prompt, hit to begin the execution and the achievement will unlock.

Can also be unlocked in the MP arena, on certain environments there will be fire trap tiles that cause a ring of fire to encircle you for a couple of minutes. Enemies will jump through the flames to attack you, attack one until you get the execution prompt and just get him close to the fire before hitting to initiate the execution.

There's No Such Thing As Luck10
Kill An Enemy By Perfectly Deflecting An Arrow (4) 

You have to time a parry with A perfectly to deflect an incoming arrow into another enemy. I found a good place to do this is Chapter VII: Pax Romana. A little way into the level you will be tasked with defending a barge from the shore. In the first area you drop down into there are a few archers. Take out a couple, especially any on higher ground, the rest will be on the same level as you and I found it easier to hit them when they are. Step out and wait for the arrows to come and just try to time your parry. You will get it eventually.

Step Right This Way!10
Use A Trap To Kill An Enemy (3) 

In the MP arenas various traps will spawn, you can either actively use a trap such as a oil pot on an enemy or you can strike/push them into a trap like the spinning blades. Luring an enemy over a trap tile won't count, as seen in the video below, you have to be actively engaged in combat with them. Once you have managed to take down one enemy with any trap the achievement will unlock.

 
 
DLC: Mars' Chosen
Cost: $8.99 USD Achievements: 5 Points: 250
 
We'll Never Survive50
Play a Round of Survival Mode (3) 
Big Bling50
Equip Your First Tier 6 Item in Multiplayer (6) 
You Were In Terrible Peril50
Survive For 7 Minutes in Courtyard (Survival Mode) (4) 
No, It's Too Perilous50
Survive For 7 Minutes in Firestorm (Survival Mode) 
Oh, Let Me Have a Little Bit of Peril?50
Survive For 7 Minutes in Dockyard (Survival Mode) 

 
 
 
Game Info
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Crytek
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Release:

US November 22, 2013
Europe November 22, 2013

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