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The tough as nails achievement is kicking my ass. It's my last one for 1K. Any help on this? I swear I won and played every one of the 16 missions on both campaigns, and still no damn achievement. Im thinking its because It was only my team at times with human players against an all AI team like on Co-op. Any ideas for this bitch of an achievement?

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There does not have to be human opponents on the versus side for it to count.


We experimented by de-ranking our secondary slots all the way down to level 1 and then launching in versus against our rank only... It would appear that there are not a lot of level 1 people out there (no one in our recently played list on XBL), and we were able to swiftly take care of the level 1 AI opponents and got the achievement for a buddy that still needed it (while I was trying to find my last few audio logs). We had tried the trick on co-op hard, too, but the versus AI seemed easier.


Note that the AI is still a total b*tch even at level 1, but at least we didn't have to deal with the higher level 'abilities'...


EDIT: also of note is that the "Tough as nails" achievement does NOT require that you complete them all on the same character (as opposed to the story line based achievements), so if you do want to try the derank/low-level method, you can use that slot to complete just those missions that you still need for Tough as nails.

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Thanks man sounds good. What exactly is the hard mode trick? I haven't heard of that yet.

The 'trick' I was referring to was purposely de-ranking our characters to level 1 to avoid the higher rank abilities on the enemy AI while playing co-op on hard. However, it appeared to us that the level 1 AI on versus was easier to deal with than the level 1 AI on hard.


You de-rank by going into the abilities area and selecting the option to reset your abilities. In doing so you will lose 1 level (and the rank/exp that goes with it). Then simply add some ability, rinse, repeat till you are at level 1.


The AI does not seem to get any easier, but at least you don't have to deal with upgraded turrets, hacking your turrets, etc., when you (and the AI) are at rank 1.

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Played it years ago; got it from the library. I had to return it before I got the last one or two that I needed, and I didn't have the DLC. However, I know it is still there, and I plan to check it out, as I have the DLC now too. I am adamant about getting the 100% for this game.


Update: I just got the Ark King 60:gsicon: achievement, and I am getting close to having all of the Audio Logs. I have around 60 so far.

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