Far Cry 2 - Achievement Guide
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There are 48 achievements with a total of 1000 points.
 
 Stickin' it to the man (10 points)
Kill a Faction Captain in Leboa-Sako - the Northern Territory
 

This is story-related and cannot be missed.

 
 Wages of Conflict (10 points)
Aquire all conflict diamonds in the game available through payment or exploration
 

There are exactly 1000 diamonds available in the game, but only three ways to get them. The first is exploration. You need to find all 221 diamond briefcases across the game. Each case contains one to three diamonds.  Use the map here to keep track of the briefcases as you find them. The second is as payment for doing missions in the main storyline. The reward for each mission ranges from fifteen to forty diamonds. These cannot be missed as long as you finish the story. The third way is as a reward for carrying out the hit missions from the cell towers. These are always fifteen diamonds.

The cell tower missions are the ones that you need to be careful with. They are always missions to track down a target and kill them. If you don't kill them in the first attack, however, they may simply escape the map altogether. You still get a "Mission Complete" message, but you won't actually get paid, making it impossible to obtain all 1000 diamonds. To avoid this problem, just make sure that you have a save file right before you start the mission and if you don't see your diamond count go up as soon as you complete the mission, reload, and do it again.

If you find all the briefcases and do all the cell tower missions, you'll unlock this achievement before you get to the end of the main storyline.

 
 Making friends (10 points)
Save a Buddy from captivity
 

There are a total of eleven buddies to save from various situations. Six in the north and five in the south. This achievement is unlocked when you rescue a buddy as a result of a mission given to you early in the storyline.

 
 The best laid plans (10 points)
Work with a Buddy to subvert a mission offered by a faction
 

All of the storyline missions are given to you by the two warring factions. After you recieve a mission assignment - marked as a red target on your map, you'll get a phone call from a buddy who will suggest a different way of going about the assignment - marked as a blue target on your map. Simply do the mission the way your buddy suggests and you'll unlock this achievement.

 
 Wanderer (10 points)
Find all the Safe Houses in Leboa-Sako - the Northern Territory
 

This achievement does not refer to the safe houses that are already available. You just have to unlock all of the unavailable safe houses, which are shown on the map as tent icons with a lock over them. To unlock a safe house, you just have to go there and kill all the guards around it. Once you do, you'll recieve of a message saying that you've unlocked it. Use the map here to keep track of which ones you've found.

 
 Orienteer (10 points)
Find all the Safe Houses in Bowa-Seko - the Southern Territory
 

This achievement does not refer to the safe houses that are already available. You just have to unlock all of the unavailable safe houses, which are shown on the map as tent icons with a lock over them. The three safe houses to the east of the prison, for example, are not required for this achievement. To unlock a safe house, you just have to go there and kill all the guards around it. Once you do, you'll recieve of a message saying that you've unlocked it. Use the map here to keep track of which ones you've found.

 
 Investigative Reporter (10 points)
Turn over the first set of the Jackal's audio logs to the Journalist
 

There are seventeen Jackal tapes throughout the game. The first is given to you by the Journalist. The first set is the eight hidden around the northern territory. Simply find all eight of them and then go back to Mike's Bar to meet the Journalist and turn them over to him. Use the map here to keep track of which ones you've found.

 
 Messenger (10 points)
Complete all the available Underground side-quests in both the North and the South
 

This is story-related and cannot be missed.

These are side missions are required as you go through the main storyline. You'll see a message telling you to find medicine. Simply go to the priest in the main town and he'll give you some documents to deliver in exchange for more medicine. Simply go to the house marked on your map, kill the enemies outside, and then go in to deliver the papers.

 
 Supply... (10 points)
Unlock new weapons by hitting a Convoy
 

The Convoy missions come from the weapons dealer - the "gun" icon on the map. The convoy will be marked on your map once you accept the mission and will travel the same route continuously, so you can set up at an inersection or choke point and ambush them. The target is the large flatbed truck. They are frequently guarded by one or two jeeps with machine gunners. Those jeeps don't matter. All you have to do is blow up the flatbed. Initially, the easiest thing to do will be to wait near a curve where the truck will have to slow down and then throw a grenade or two underneath it.

 
 On the run (10 points)
Escape the Town
 

Once the initial cutscene with the Jackal is over, you'll be in a running gunfight in the middle of town. The fastest way to finish this section is simply to allow yourself to get gunned down, triggering a rescue from a new character and unlocking this achievement.

 
 Down but not out (10 points)
Escape to Bowa-Seko - the Southern Territory
 

This is story-related and cannot be missed.

You will unlock this achievement after you have made it through the desert and into the southern territory. This marks the approximate halfway point of the main storyline and opens up the southern territory for more exploration and side missions.

 
 Weapon Specialist (10 points)
Purchase the manuals and acquire the bandolier for one weapon
 

See Weapon Expert.

 
 Bagman (10 points)
Deliver stamped travel documents to the Underground in exchange for medicine
 

This is story-related and cannot be missed.

These are side missions are required as you go through the main storyline. You'll see a message telling you to find medicine. Simply go to the priest in the main town and he'll give you some documents to deliver in exchange for more medicine. Simply go to the house marked on your map, kill the enemies outside, and then go in to deliver the papers.

 
 Lineman (20 points)
Complete a Mission intercepted from a cellular tower signal
 

See Utility Man.

 
 Dawa ya moto ni moto (20 points)
Break the ceasefire and reignite the conflict
 

This is story-related and cannot be missed.

 
 Lent a hand (20 points)
Complete a Buddy side quest
 

Keep an eye on your map as you play through the story. In between main missions, you'll see that there are missions available at Mike's Bar in the north or the Marina in the south. These are side missions that will be offered by a buddy. Simply accept it and complete it to unlock this achievement.

 
 Out of the frying pan... (20 points)
Get rescued by a Buddy
 

Unless you are amazing at this game, this will certainly happen at some point. As long as you have a buddy that is "Rescue-ready", once you've been critically wounded, that buddy will come pull you out of the firefight and cover you, giving you time to heal your wounds.

 
 Dr Livingston, I presume (20 points)
Enter every 1 square kilometer map region of the world
 

The total game space is nineteen square kilometers. Nine in the north, nine in the south, and one in the desert in between. If you do any level of exploration, you'll certainly unlock this with ease. In fact, I don't think you can actually finish the storyline without entering every square kilometer at least once.

 
 Pulitzer material (20 points)
Turn over all of the Jackal's audio logs to the Journalist
 

There are seventeen Jackal tapes throughout the game. The first is given to you by the Journalist. The first set is the eight hidden around the northern territory. The second set is the eight hidden in the southern territory. Simply find all eight of them and then go to the Marina to meet the Journalist and turn them over to him. Use the map here to keep track of which ones you've found.

There is a known glitch with the second set of tapes. Once you've collected the tenth overall tape, every subsquent tape that you pick up will play the same message. Don't worry, the tapes are still being counted, so just collect all of them, keeping track on your own, and the achievement will still unlock once you've found all seventeen.

If you encounter this glitch and still want to know what the last set of tapes say, you can listen to all the audio from the tapes here.

 
 Weapons Expert (20 points)
Purchase the manuals and acquire the bandoliers for every weapon
 

You buy upgrades, manuals, and bandoliers at the computers that you find in the weapon shops. There are 1000 diamonds in the game, which is exactly enough to buy every single item in the computer, so feel free to buy whatever you want as long as you plan on getting all the diamonds. This particular achievement simply requires you to purchase all the upgrades for the weapons. Obviously, this also means that you have to unlock every weapon by hitting the supply convoys as the upgrades for a weapon are not available until you've actually purchased that weapon. Given the cost of buying all of these upgrades, you will not unlock this achievement until rather late in the game.

 
 Playing both sides... (20 points)
Switch sides in Leboa-Sako - the Northern Territory
 

When you're working on the main story missions in the northern territory, simply do a mission for each side. Make sure you do this early on, so you don't accidently go too far and lose the chance to work for the other faction. The achievement will unlock as soon as you finish the mission for the new faction.

 
 ...against the middle (20 points)
Switch sides in Bowa-Seko - the Southern Territory
 

When you're working on the main story missions in the southern territory, simply do a mission for each side. Make sure you do this early on, so you don't accidently go too far and lose the chance to work for the other faction. The achievement will unlock as soon as you finish the mission for the new faction.

 
 ...and demand. (20 points)
Unlock all weapons by hitting every Convoy
 

After you've hit two convoys, you'll unlock an RPG that makes the ambushes even easier. Simply keep accepting missions at the weapons dealer until they have no more left. There are four missions in the north and four more in the south. Once you've unlocked all the weapons, this achievement will unlock. You don't actually have to purchase all the weapons for this achievement.

 
 Prison escape (20 points)
Escape torture at the old slave outpost
 

This is story-related and cannot be missed.

 
 Last man standing (30 points)
Wipe out the senior leadership of both Factions and determine who will be the new Warlords
 

This is story-related and cannot be missed.

 
 ...into the fire. (30 points)
Save a Buddy from a mortal wound
 

When you're working on subverting the main missions, you'll almost always have to help your buddy out of a firefight at the end. Almost every mission that I did resulted in that buddy bring wounded. When this happens, you'll hear your buddy calling out for help. Look around for the plume of blue smoke and follow that to find your buddy on the ground. Simply choose to heal them and you'll unlock this achievement.

 
 The third faction (30 points)
Rescue all the Buddies from their respective predicaments
 

There are a total of eleven buddies. Six in the northern territory and five in the southern territory. You MUST rescue the six in the north before you escape to the southern territory because they will no longer be available once you leave.

Three of the buddies in the north are resuced as part of the main storyline. Two others can be found by exploring the areas around Pala - the lumber yard, the cock fights, fresh fish, the slaughter house, etc. You're looking for a building that you can actually enter through a closed door. Once you enter the building you should hear somebody shouting. Look for an interior door that you can unlock by sliding a bolt open. You'll find the buddy inside that room. The sixth buddy is the one that's easiest to miss. He or she will be next to a crashed plane in the northern middle section of the map. It's due south of the Jackal tape in that area, due west of a safe house, and due north of Shwasana.

In the southern territory, four of the buddies are unlocked through main story missions and the fifth can be found in one of the buildings in the Brewery. The achievement will unlock once the final buddy is rescued.

 
 Ruthless (30 points)
Subvert all the main faction missions in Leboa-Sako - the Northern Territory
 

All of the storyline missions are given to you by the two warring factions. After you recieve a mission assignment - marked as a red target on your map, you'll get a phone call from a buddy who will suggest a different way of going about the assignment - marked as a blue target on your map. You must do every possible main mission in the northern territory the way that your buddy suggests to unlock this achievement. 

 
 Cold Blooded (30 points)
Subvert all the main faction missions in Bowa-Seko - the Southern Territory
 

All of the storyline missions are given to you by the two warring factions. After you recieve a mission assignment - marked as a red target on your map, you'll get a phone call from a buddy who will suggest a different way of going about the assignment - marked as a blue target on your map. You must do every possible main mission in the southern territory the way that your buddy suggests to unlock this achievement. 

 
 Utility Man (30 points)
Complete all Missions intercepted from cellular tower signals
 

These are missions that you receive by walking up to the cell towers on the map and activating the plate on the side. All of these missions require you to hunt down and kill a target that's been marked on your map. Occasionally, the target is on the move, but usually they are hiding in the middle of one of the hostile areas, so be aware that you'll usually have to fight your way to them. These missions can be a little glitchy. See Wages of Conflict for more information.

 
 Good night sweet prince (40 points)
Comfort a Buddy and ease his passing
 

When you're working on subverting the main missions, you'll almost always have to help your buddy out of a firefight at the end. Almost every mission that I did resulted in that buddy bring wounded. When this happens, you'll hear your buddy calling out for help. Look around for the plume of blue smoke and follow that to find your buddy on the ground. Simply choose to shoot them and you'll unlock this achievement. If you want to keep your buddies alive for as long as possible, you can simply reload your most recent save and replay back up to that point and choose to save them once you've unlocked the achievement.

 
 Heart of Darkness (40 points)
Enter the Heart of Darkness
 

This is story-related and cannot be missed.

 
 The horror... the horror... (40 points)
Resolve your conflict with the Jackal to facilitate the exodus
 

This is story-related and cannot be missed.

 
 First Response Team (10 points)
Get highest revives count in a ranked match
 

You can do this without boosting by following teammates around in a match and trying to heal them whenever they get downed. You can also boosting this by getting three friends into a single ranked match and having one shoot the other while you continually revive them. This is also a great way to boost the experience achievements as well.

 
 Hired Gun (20 points)
Reach Rank 5 (Ranked Match)
 

See Warlord. Rank 5 requires 2,100 experience.

 
 Superior Captain (10 points)
Win a round as the Captain in Uprising mode (Ranked Match)
 

To win an uprising game as the Captain, you first have to be selected as the Captain. Then, you have to personally capture all three capture points. Once you've done that, your team can hunt down the enemy Captain. Once he's dead, you'll win the round. You can also boost this with another friend in a ranked match.

 
 Best in Class (20 points)
Get highest xp total in one match (Ranked Match)
 

Either boost this with a friend or focus on getting as much experience as possible by healing teammates and killing opponents.

 
 War Party (20 points)
Win a match with 16 players (Ranked Match)
 

Team Deathmatch is your best bet for this achievement because you simply have to be on the winning side of an 8 vs 8 game. It can be quite annoying because people have a tendancy to quit when they're losing, but keep trying and you'll eventually get it.

 
 Upgraded Player (20 points)
Upgrade one class 3 times (Ranked Match)
 

You earn a diamond every time that you gain a rank. You can then put those diamonds into one of the various classes that are available in multiplayer. Each upgrade unlocks new weapons for that particular class. Simply put three diamonds into a single class and you'll unlock this achievement.

 
 Safari Tour (20 points)
Play at least one full round in every Official Map (Ranked Match)
 

This achievement can be a bit glitchy, but you simply have to play a round of any game type on every official map. You can identify the official maps by the fact that they have "Ubisoft" listed as the author.


Crude Awakening
Dirty Work
Last Bastion
Pit Bull
Love Shacks
Mud Maze
Cut Bait
Riot Control
Coup D'Etat
Rumber Strip
Rusty Beef
Far Cry
Clear Cut
Sand Blasted

 
 Battle Hardened (20 points)
Play at least one full round in every Game Mode (Ranked Match)
 

This is quite easy to get as long as you don't quit early. There are only four Game Modes: Deathmatch, Team Deathmatch, Capture the Diamond, and Uprising. Play with random people online or boost with a friend.

 
 Professional (30 points)
Reach Rank 10 (Ranked Match)
 

See Warlord. You need 15,000 experience to reach Rank 10.

 
 Mercenary (30 points)
Reach Rank 20 (Ranked Match)
 

See Warlord. You need 250,000 experience to reach Rank 20.

 
 Field Hospital (40 points)
Get 500 revives (Ranked Match)
 

This achievement is cumulative, so you can either boost it with two other friends or simply play with random people online and focus just on reviving your teammates.

 
 Warlord (40 points)
Achieve Rank 30 (Ranked Match)
 

Rank 30 requires 1,250,000 experience. I would strongly recommend boosting this achievement with two other people by having on person constantly down the second person while the third revives them. Make sure you don't exceed the 1,500 XP limit per game. If you plan to do this without boosting, then be prepared for an investment of two to three hundred hours, easily.

 
 Soldier of Misfortune (40 points)
Unlock field manuals for all weapons (Ranked match)
 

Each weapon has several manuals and each one is unlocked by performing a certain number of actions - headshots, executions, kills, multikills, etc. You only have access to a limited number of guns initially, so you have to unlock the rest of them by earning diamonds via leveling up and investing those diamonds in different classes.

Note: For most of these weapons, it appears that headshots do NOT count towards your kills, but executions do.

COMMANDO

G3KA4
Operation Manual - 50 Executions
Maintenance Manual - 100 Kills
Bandolier - 50 Headshots

AK-47
Operation Manual - 100 Executions
Maintenance Manual - 250 Kills
Bandolier - 100 Headshots

FAL Paratrooper
Operation Manual - 250 Executions
Maintenance Manual - 500 Kills
Bandolier - 250 Headshots

Star .45
Operation Manual - 200 Executions
Maintenance Manual - 300 Kills
Bandolier - 100 Headshots

M79
Maintenance Manual - 100 Kills
Bandolier - 100 Multikills


SHARPSHOOTER

M1903
Operation Manual - 50 Executions
Maintenance Manual - 100 Kills
Bandolier - 50 Headshots

Dragunov SVD
Operation Manual - 100 Executions
Maintenance Manual - 250 Kills
Bandolier - 100 Headshots

AS50
Operation Manual - 250 Executions
Maintenance Manual - 500 Kills
Bandolier - 250 Headshots

Makarov
Operation Manual - 50 Executions
Maintenance Manual - 100 Kills
Bandolier - 50 Headshots

Flare Pistol
Maintenance Manual - 100 Kills


GUERRILLA

Homeland 37
Operation Manual - 50 Executions
Maintenance Manual - 100 Kills
Bandolier - 50 Headshots

SPAS-12
Operation Manual - 100 Executions
Maintenance Manual - 250 Kills
Bandolier - 100 Headshots

USAS-12
Operation Manual - 250 Executions
Maintenance Manual - 500 Kills
Bandolier - 250 Headshots

MAC-10
Operation Manual - 50 Executions
Maintenance Manual - 100 Kills
Bandolier - 50 Headshots

IED
Bandolier – 100 Multikills 


REBEL

LPO50
Maintenance Manual - 250 Kills

RPG-7 Rocket Launcher
Maintenance Manual - 100 Kills
Bandolier - 100 multikills

MGL-140
Maintenance Manual - 500 Kills
Bandolier - 250 Multikills

Makarov
Operation Manual - 50 Executions
Maintenance Manual - 100 Kills
Bandolier - 50 Headshots

Uzi
Operation Manual - 100 Executions
Maintenance Manual - 250 Kills
Bandolier - 100 Headshots


GUNNER

PKM
Operation Manual - 100 Executions
Maintenance Manual - 250 Kills
Bandolier - 100 Headshots

Carl G Rocket Launcher
Maintenance Manual - 250 Kills
Bandolier - 100 Multikills

M-249 SAW
Operation Manual - 250 Executions
Maintenance Manual - 500 Kills
Bandolier - 250 Headshots

Eagle.50
Operation Manual - 200 Executions
Maintenance Manual - 300 Kills
Bandolier - 100 Headshots

MAC-10
Operation Manual - 50 Executions
Maintenance Manual - 100 Kills
Bandolier - 50 Headshots


SABOTEUR

Dart-Rifle
Operation Manual - 100 Executions
Maintenance Manual - 250 Kills
Bandolier - 100 Headshots

Silent MP-5
Operation Manual - 50 Executions
Maintenance Manual - 100 Kills
Bandolier - 50 Headshots

AR-16
Operation Manual - 100 Executions
Maintenance Manual - 250 Kills
Bandolier - 100 Headshots

Silent Makarov 6P9
Operation Manual - 50 Executions
Maintenance Manual - 100 Kills
Bandolier - 50 Headshots

IED
Bandolier - 100 Multikills 

 
 Mapper (10 points)
Create a map and get it validated in all game modes
 

Simply make a new map and check the validation menu. Keep adding things that are required for each game mode, like uprising control points, enemy spawn points, etc., until all the game modes are checked off. Once you save the map, the achievement will unlock.

 
 Adventurer (20 points)
Download and rate 25 usermaps
 

Simply download twenty-five different maps made by someone other than Ubisoft. Play a round on each one and then rate the map at the end. You can even quit out of the match after a minute or so and still rate the map. Once you've done so with twenty-five different maps, the achievement will unlock.

 

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