The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings

The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings Achievements

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Hit Count Etcheverry using the ballista.   

This is the first achievement you can pick up in the game and is missable, so follow the guide carefully.

During the Prologue, you’ll be given a spyglass and asked to mark Count Etcheverry. When you gain control of the spyglass, move the center crosshair over the person on the left of the tower opposite you and press "A." 

If executed correctly, Geralt will say "one and a half degrees," the Ballista will destroy your enemies and your journal will be updated with Count Etcheverry’s info. If that doesn’t happen then re-load your last auto-save and try again, you will not get the achievement.

The achievement will eventually pop after the entire sequence finishes, by which point the auto-save will have shifted to a later point. 

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User Comments
Comment #1 by Qu1etMan
Monday, April 16, 2012 @ 01:34:32 PM

Remember getting this achievement on the PC version and it took me awhile, you have to aim at the guy standing beside the Count to actually hit him.

Comment #2 by Unknownliquid
Thursday, April 19, 2012 @ 02:55:20 PM

If you have problems getting this one, there are alot of guides on youtube which can help.

Comment #3 by Optimus Myers
Friday, April 20, 2012 @ 05:43:50 PM

Aim at his feet and you will hit him. The achievement unlocking was delayed for me so don't worry if you killed him and didn't get the achievement quite yet.

Comment #4 by Jenrai
Sunday, April 22, 2012 @ 04:51:17 PM

Its really not all that hard. Etcheverry's noggin is the only thing that you can see that even almost resembles a persons head. Hit him or the scaffold he is standing on and voila, easy 10gs.

Comment #5 by zstuder25
Sunday, April 22, 2012 @ 08:58:30 PM

yea u just have to put the scope in the middle and it should give it to you

Comment #6 by t1ck1ngclock
Monday, April 23, 2012 @ 02:28:00 AM

Yeah, don't aim for his head - he ducked for me! Aim at the scaffold he is standing on

Comment #7 by Hansathan
Saturday, May 12, 2012 @ 03:28:56 PM

Wow, really delayed. It doesn't pop for like 10-15 seconds, after the guy closes the door and scene changes. I reloaded like 5 times before I finally let it play out...woulda had it the first time lol

Comment #8 by karaokefighter
Wednesday, May 23, 2012 @ 04:06:25 PM

What i did when it has come to aiming i have press START button and went to MENU.Then i have came back to game and instead of aiming i got 3 options to chose:
3 inch
2,5 inch
1,5 inch

Take 1,5 inch the achevement is Yours after ca 10 - 15 sec :-)

Comment #9 by MatchesM4lone
Saturday, July 28, 2012 @ 07:23:35 AM

Just aim the middle of the second line at the scaffold he is standing on and you will hit him
oh and don't panic the achievement didn't show up that i had it at the bottom of my screen but it will show in time.

Comment #10 by Naberios
Wednesday, October 03, 2012 @ 01:51:10 PM

Just a comment on the "guide" description. It's technically not the first achievement you can get in the game. You can get the "Poker" achievement before you go see the king.

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Game Info
CD Projekt Red


US April 17, 2012

HDD Space Required : 7.04 GB
Backward compatible on Xbox One: Yes
Price: $29.99USD
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