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Soulcalibur V

Soulcalibur V Achievement Guide

Guide By: FeudalEra, CyberEvil
There are 50 achievements with a total of 1000 points.


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Overview:

+Estimated achievement difficulty: 6/10
+Offline: 34 (620)
+Online: 16 (380)
+Approximate amount of time to 1000: 65+ hours
+Minimum number of playthroughs needed: 3 (2 Arcade, 1 Story)
+Number of missable achievements: None
+Do cheat codes disable achievements? No Cheats
+Does difficulty affect achievements? Yes (Arcade Only)
+Glitchy achievements? None
+Unobtainable achievements? None
+Extra equipment needed? Arcade Stick/Fightpad if you prefer



History Repeats5
Battle in SOULCALIBUR V for the first time (excluding training and VS battle). (9) 

Battle in SOULCALIBUR V for the first time (excluding training and VS battle).

Just boot up your SOULCALIBUR V and play a match in any mode except training and versus and you'll land this achievement.

A Soul Coalesces5
Edit a player license. (4) 

To edit your player license, make sure that you're at the Astral Home (Menu Screen) and press the start button. This will bring up the option to edit your player license. Make sure to edit each section and the achievement will pop up afterwards.

Beginning of Destiny5
Register 3 rivals. (3) 

Registering rivals is quite easy, at the end of an online match simple press the  which will show you your opponent's license, from there press the start button to register a rival. Once you register 3 you'll earn the achievements.

Tip: You can also just go to the leaderboards and select 3 players at random to add as your rival. 

Proof of a Fighter15
Win consecutive matches on Xbox LIVE. (3) 

To net this achievement, all you have to do online is win 2 matches in a row. Seeing as it says Xbox LIVE you should be able to boost this and acquire it in player matches.

Mercenary of War20
Fight 30 times on Xbox LIVE. (3) 

See "Hero Carved in History".

Strategist of War25
Fight 75 times on Xbox LIVE. (1) 

See "Hero Carved in History"

Hero Carved in History50
Fight 100 times on Xbox LIVE. (2) 

As you progressively play online this achievement will come. This can be boosted with friend online in player matches or you can go on and do it solo.

Carry Out Your Beliefs10
Win 5 times in one style on Xbox LIVE. (7) 

When online, play as the same character 5 times and win and you will get this achievement. This achievement can be boosted with a friend if need.

Courageous Warrior25
Win 20 times on Xbox LIVE. (1) 

See "Conqueror of the Arena"

Conqueror of the Arena100
Win 50 times on Xbox LIVE. (35) 

This may be difficult for some but at the same time shouldn't be all too difficult. As the achievement states go online and win 50 matches, I would suggest going online with a character that you are very familiar with when going for the achievement. You can also boost this with friends.

Synchronize DNA5
Use Ezio in a player match. (12) 

Play a player match with some of your buddies or join a random one in session, once in the room play a match to its complete end with Ezio and you'll earn the achievement.

Awakened to Violence10
Reach E4 rank in ranked match. (1) 

See "First Step of a Legend".

Reason to Fight For20
Reach E1 rank in ranked match. (1) 

See "First Step of a Legend".

First Step of a Legend30
Reach D1 rank in ranked match. (9) 

When playing online you will earn player points towards your license, win or lose you will get some amount of points towards your level progression. Once you reach D1 you'll earn the achievement. This can be boosted.

Note: Once you reach the rank of D5 you will start losing points for a loss.

Sings Own Praise10
Upload a replay of your win. (10) 

To upload a replay of your win, when you select the XboxLIVE menu you will be brought to another screen with a set of XboxLive only options. From there go to replays, then press the  which will bring you to your “Battle Log”. The matches that you have in your “Battle Log” need to be saved in order to be uploaded and to save them all you need to do is press , and select a location where to save it. Once that is all said and done all you need to do is press the  or look for the “My Battles” sections of replay and then hit “” to upload your replay.

Notes on Rivals5
Play back another player's replay. (1) 

To earn this achievement, open up your rivals player license and then hit "" to download a replay from them if they have any saved. Once downloaded you can go to the replay viewer and watch it over to earn the achievement.

Path to Glory10
Quick Battle: defeat 50 warriors. 

See "Sudden Temptation".

Road to the Duel20
Quick Battle: defeat 150 warriors. 

See "Sudden Temptation".

Sudden Temptation40
Quick Battle: defeat all warriors. (26) 

In quick battle you will come across various opponents with various styles and titles. Some of these players are ghosts of developers or top SOULCALIBUR players. Now this will be quite the challenge for some as the ghosts are extremely cheap in the higher ranks and it will take time to understand the mechanics of the game to better prepare you for A1-5 rank opponents. There are 240 opponents, once defeated you will earn the achievement.

Perfect Trainee20
Arcade: clear Asia route. (2) 

When in arcade mode you are given various routes to choose from, just select the Asia route and complete it to earn the achievement. This will also earn you Kilik upon the completion of the route.

Purge of the Holy10
Story: clear episode 1. (4) 

See "Home is Faraway".

Shields Come Together20
Story: clear episode 8. 

See "Home is Faraway".

Resurrection of Order30
Story: clear episode 16. 

See "Home is Faraway".

Home is Faraway80
Story: clear final episode. (4) 

There are a total of 20 episodes in the games Story mode, these episodes are not too difficult and all you have to do is clear all 20 episodes to earn this achievement.

War Veteran40
Arcade: clear any route with difficulty set on hard. (14) 

This achievement isn't too hard if you're use to fighting games but at the same time even if you aren't its quite simple. I find the easiest route on hard is the Asia route as you are able to ring your opponents out in pretty much every stage in that route quite easily. Good choice of characters when doing this route would be Mitsurugi, Nightmare, Siegfried, or Hilde.

Mask Another's Memory20
Arcade: clear a leaderboard route with a record better than your rival. (13) 

Getting the achievement can be a little tricky or tough depending on who your rival is. In order to get this achievement your rival "MUST" play the arcade mode and has completed the "Leaderboard" route. Once your rival has a time set for the leaderboard route it's just a matter of beating their time to earn the achievement.

Usurped True Name20
Quick Battle: win against 10 players with titles and use the obtained title on the player license. (5) 

To earn this achievement, play quick battle against 10 different opponents. This will earn you 10 different titles, once you have that go to your player license and change your title to one of the titles you have earned.

Pursuit of Obsession15
Quick Battle: defeat Harada TEKKEN. (42) 

Now meeting Harada TEKKEN in quick battle naturally would take some time, however if you change the search criteria to (Area: Japan, Opponent Strength: Advanced) you should be able to see his name appear almost instantly, if not do a couple refreshes here and there but you should see him within no more than 10 refreshes. Now defeating Harada is very difficult as he uses the style of Devil Jin from the Tekken series and is pretty much capable of spamming all his moves into an irritating juggle.

No-hitter30
Ranked Match: win 10 times with Ezio. (29) 

While going for "Conqueror of the Arena" the arena take on a couple of matches as Ezio and win 10 of them playing as him to earn the achievement, this shouldn't be all too difficult as Ezio's moveset is filled with a ton of surprises that can throw an opponent off guard.

Skills for Duels50
Legendary Souls: win with brave edge. (21) 

To earn this achievement you must finish the last round of a match with a brave edge in the Legendary Souls mode, this will not be easy as Legendary Souls mode isn't an easy mode to take on.

Tip: The easiest character for brave edges is Alpha Patroklos' (2aA+B+K)

Passionate Artist20
Creation: create a character with full-on coordination (used everything except for height). (2) 

When making a character after adding all the desired parts that you want, change the colors of your attire parts to the exact same color (same hue, and saturation throughout), then do the same for your weapon colors and weapon stream color and you should earn the achievement.

Colorful Illusion10
Creation: take a thumbnail by manually setting a decoration frame and background. (2) 

When you have done all you needed to on your created character, take some time to make a custom character thumbnail, it's really simple and there's a variety of backgrounds and images to choose from when doing this. Once all that is done you will earn the achievement.

Fetal Soul5
Player level reaches 5. 

See "Soul Fulfilled".

Throbbing Soul15
Player level reaches 50. (2) 

See "Soul Fulfilled".

Soul Fulfilled30
Player level reaches maximum. (1) 

As you progressively play the single player modes you will earn player points that level up your player profile, win or lose you do get some amount that goes towards leveling your character. As you level up you will earn titles and additional costume parts. The maximum level is 99 once this is achieved you will earn the achievement.

Stalwart Barbarian10
Perform a wall hit 50 times. 

A wall hit is when you hit you opponent against a wall, once you do this 50 times you will earn the achievement. This can be earned in all modes except vs and practice. You can however boost with friends.

Adored by Heaven10
Perform 20 grapple breaks. (4) 

A grapple break is when your opponent goes to grab you and you repel the grab with either another grabble or a move which breaks the hold. Once you perform 20 of these you will earn the achievement. This can be earned in all modes except vs and practice. You can however boost with friends.

Like a Flowing Stream10
Successfully perform a just guard 5 times. (7) 

To do a just guard you must press and quickly release the guard button at the moment in which you're opponent attack you. If done correctly your character will move faster than they would from a normal guard giving you a slight advantage for a quick attack. These works on unblockable attacks as well. Perform this 5 times and you'll earn the achievement. This can be earned in all modes except vs and practice. You can however boost with friends.

Momentary Pleasure15
Successfully perform an impact 100 times. (6) 

Performing an impact is simply put as a "Guard Impact". To do a guard impact hold back in the directing you aren't facing and press A+B+K just a little before your opponent lands an attack, if done correctly you will deflect their attack and this green burst will show. Do this 100 times and you'll earn the achievement. This can be earned in all modes except vs and practice. You can however boost with friends.

Tip: Some characters such as Xiba, Maxi, have auto GI's that don't require critical gauge. Others such as Siegfried/Nightmare (during their critical edge)

Black Sword of Death10
K.O. with critical edge 30 times. 

A critical edge requires you to have the critical gauge at 100%. Once full to perform a critical edge you must input two quarter circles forward and A+B+K, this will result in your character performing a special attack. K.O with these 30 times and you'll earn the achievement. This can be earned in all modes except vs and practice. You can however boost with friends.

Hands of the Abyss10
Win by ring out 50 times. (4) 

This is pretty easy just play matches as you would normally but aim for ringing your opponent out, once you do this 50 times you'll earn the achievement. This can be earned in all modes except vs and practice. You can however boost with friends.

Parrier of Swords20
Perfect win 50 times. 

A perfect win is a win without taking any damage at all in a round. Simply get 50 perfects and you'll land the achievement. This can be earned in all modes except vs and practice. You can however boost with friends.

Wind of Battle10
Reach over 87,600 m in total movement distance in battle. (18) 

There's no real need for a guide here, but as long as you move your character in matches this achievement will eventually come.

Alluring Kaleidoscope10
Land a brave edge 100 times. (1) 

A brave edge is a an enhanced version of some regular moves. Brave edge's require 50% of the critical gauge and unlike critical edges the button inputs required to the moves vary from character to character.

Tip: The easiest character for brave edges is Alpha Patroklos' (2aA+B+K)

Gale Forces20
K.O. the opponent 25 times with an attack after a quick move. (4) 

A quick move is when you quickly double tap the directional pad in a way that you are capable of quickly sidestepping. Once you see a dash of streams follow your character you know you have done it correctly. All you have to do is quick move before landing the final blow. Do this 25 times and you'll earn the achievement. This can be earned in all modes except vs and practice. You can however boost with friends.

Never Ending Effort10
Land an attack 20,000 times. (3) 

As you progressively play the game and go for all the other achievements you will land well over 20,000 attacks. Once that is achieved you will earn the achievement.

Footprints of Soldiers10
Defeat 100 male characters. 

Defeat 100 male characters throughout any game mode except vs and you will net this achievement.

Give in to Temptation10
Defeat 100 female characters. 

Defeat 100 female characters throughout any game mode except vs and you will net this achievement.

Fancy of a Mad King15
Guard burst 30 times. (2) 

A guard burst is when you destroy your opponents guard and it gives you a slight opportunity for an attack. Do this 30 times and you will earn the achievement. This can be earned in all modes except vs and practice. You can however boost with friends.

Lively Pub5
Change the BGM in options. (15) 

When in the main menu, go to option then stage music settings. Change the song of one of the stages and the achievement will unlock right afterwards.


 
 
 
Game Info
Developer:
Project Soul
Publisher:
Namco Bandai
Genre:

Release:

US January 31, 2012
Europe February 03, 2012

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