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We Happy Few




- Estimated achievement difficulty: 2/10 [Achievement Difficulty Rating]

- Offline: 40 [1000:1gs:]

- Online: 0 [:1gs:]

- Approximate amount of time to 1000:1gs:: 20-40 hours (Game can be done faster, but the story is incredible and would be doing yourself a disservice to skip the side missions [Estimated Time to 100%]

- Minimum number of playthroughs needed: 1

- Missable achievements: 22

- Does difficulty affect achievements: No

- Unobtainable/glitched achievements: 3ish

- Extra equipment needed: None




We happy few is a comedy set in a groovy, hallucinogenic drug-fueled dystopian alternate past where Germany won World War 2. Imagine Bioshock, but taking place in the the middle of A Clockwork Orange, and instead of Plasmids and Milk Plus, everyone's just on mushrooms and LSD.


The game takes place across 3 acts, which show the story played out from the perspective of 3 different people.


Abbreviated Walkthrough:


I enjoyed the story much more than I expected to, so I'm hesitant to mention anything more about the story. The plot twists and turns made it an incredibly engrossing game, to the point where my fiancee stayed up sitting on the couch watching the story with me.


I put together a walkthrough of all achievements unlocked in order at the following link. It is a combination of the great work put together by PowerPyx, Lozwans at Steam, and dec_decadi at Gameplay.









Two notes: The game is (was) heavily glitchy, however recent updates greatly improved that. However, some in game events needed for achievements may not occur right away and may require coming back repeatedly to try again (reference Prudence phone calls or attempting to get the plague). However, I can personally guarantee this guide will work, and I have the full 1,000 to show for it.


Second, maps are randomly generated, which makes specific directions challenging. There's no map screenshots I can provide to help locate items, however the in-game map is extremely helpful and has Eye Ball icons showing area names. Due to the random nature of the maps, you may encounter some collectibles before others depending on how each area generates. Do not worry, you will eventually encounter them, and as long as you haven't passed the "Point of No Return" in each Act, you can backtrack to anything you missed.


All glitches aside, I greatly enjoyed the game, the story was incredible, and playing several months of Subnautica Game Preview has hardened me to glitches. I greatly enjoyed it, hopefully you do too!


Achievement Guide:


http://www.xboxachievements.com/images/achievements/3406/155999-lo.jpg Arthur Haste-ings 15:1gs:

Take Phlash as Arthur


Phlash is a drug found in most vending machines. To get the achievement out of the way quickly, there is a vending machine right behind where the quest Rorke’s Drift Bridge is given.


http://www.xboxachievements.com/images/achievements/3406/156000-lo.jpg A Bit of The Old Ultraviolence 15:1gs:

Kill 100 NPCs across all playthroughs


As the achievement suggests, kill 100 characters across any Act.


To combine the achievement best with "Saint," play through Act 1 and 2 as a nonviolent individual using only choking, sleeptite atomizers, and weapons that call themselves "non lethal"... then when Act 3 comes along with Ollie, kill everyone in sight.


To track progress for both this achievement and "Saint" open the menu button, and within the Journal there is a Statistics tab that will show the number of Murders. Keep this number Zero throughout Arthur and Sally's walkthroughs, and at least a 100 during Ollie's and both achievements will unlock.


http://www.xboxachievements.com/images/achievements/3406/156001-lo.jpg Our Prudent Friend 15:1gs:

Listen to all the phone calls in the phoneboxes


(Technically Missable)

In most Holms there will be a ringing phonebox each day. When you wander past a box that's ringing, pick it up, listen to the message, and then move on with your story. After all 12 messages have been listened to, the achievement will unlock.


In order to unlock it right away, after exiting the Barrow Holm safe house, there is a nearby phone ringing. Pick it up, listen to the message, and return to the safehouse. Sleep in the bed for 24 hours (press left once in the sleep menu) and return to the phonebooth to hear the next message.


There are reports of this achievement glitching, and not all messages being available and the phone stops ringing daily prematurely. If this occurs, go back to the story and play through the game. Just come back and make sure the achievement is taken care of before passing a Point of No Return.


http://www.xboxachievements.com/images/achievements/3406/156002-lo.jpg Shocking Biology 15:1gs:

Kill a guy named Ryan Andrews


(Arthur Achievement, Missable)

During Arthur's mission to find Cod Liver Oil, one of the scientists will be named Ryan Andrews. Kill him. Make sure to make a save before doing so, then re-loading the save after obtaining the achievement to not interfere with your Saint progression


Reference https://www.xboxachievements.com/forum/showthread.php?p=6986294 for specific location


http://www.xboxachievements.com/images/achievements/3406/156003-lo.jpg That Kind Of Game 15:1gs:

Retrieve the credentials from the club


Arthur Achievement, Story Related, Cannot be missed


http://www.xboxachievements.com/images/achievements/3406/156004-lo.jpg The Slaughterer's Apprentice 15:1gs:

Finish all of the butcher's apprentice quests


(Arthur Achievement, Missable)


Arthur will encounter a meat delivery boy in trouble. Complete his side mission storyline to unlock this achievement.


Reference https://www.xboxachievements.com/forum/showthread.php?p=6986294 for specific location


http://www.xboxachievements.com/images/achievements/3406/156005-lo.jpg Mother of All Victories 15:1gs:

Complete "Band of Brothers" encounter


Arthur Achievement, Story Related, Cannot be missed


http://www.xboxachievements.com/images/achievements/3406/156006-lo.jpg The Great Lubricator 15:1gs:

Deliver the cod liver oil


Arthur Achievement, Story Related, Cannot be missed


http://www.xboxachievements.com/images/achievements/3406/156007-lo.jpg Not In Kansas Any More 15:1gs:

Cross into the Village for the first time


Arthur Achievement, Story Related, Cannot be missed


http://www.xboxachievements.com/images/achievements/3406/156008-lo.jpg Archipelagist 15:1gs:

Set foot on every island


Sally Achievement, will unlock after entering Ratholm. Should not be missable if following along with all achievements.

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http://www.xboxachievements.com/images/achievements/3406/156009-lo.jpg The Importance of Not Being Seen 15:1gs:

Finish Mystery House without being spotted once


(Arthur Achievement, Missable)

Arthur will encounter an eccentric man in a treehouse who's stuffed animals are actually secret agents. As part of his side-mission story you will be sent to the mystery house. Sneak in and eliminate the leader without being spotted.


Reference https://www.xboxachievements.com/for....php?p=6986294 for specific location


http://www.xboxachievements.com/images/achievements/3406/156010-lo.jpg Cat Burglar 15:1gs:

In Thomasina House - Collect all fake cats


(Arthur or Ollie Achievement, Missable)


Arthur will receive a side-quest mission line from the shopkeeper at the Odds and Ends. As part of his side-mission story you will be sent to the cat loving elderly womens' house. Sneak in collect all fake cats. You could storm the place and murder all the elderly women, but that's on your conscience, not mine.


The quest will reappear during Ollie's act if you accidentally miss it.


Reference https://www.xboxachievements.com/for....php?p=6986294 for specific location


http://www.xboxachievements.com/images/achievements/3406/156011-lo.jpg Gimme Shelter 30:1gs:

Unlock all of Arthur's shelters


(Arthur Achievement, Missable)


Throughout Arthur's travels he will encounter abandoned subway stations that will serve as the hub for his travels, beds to sleep on, tables to craft things, and a stash to store things. After finding all shelters, this achievement will unlock.


In theory, this achievement should unlock after unlocking the 9th shelter opened during the fashion show mission. However, the achievement is severely glitched, and could unlock anytime after the 4th shelter.


Personally, mine unlocked after the 7th. The map is always generated randomly, so there is no set location for all these shelters and a map screenshot would be useless to another player, as their map will look different. Keep an eye on the in-game map looking for Blue house icons. The shelters can be seen when nearby as they are either small houses with smoke coming out the chimney (when in the Garden district) or metal hatches in a garden/park area (when in a village).


Here is a list of all the shelter locations:


  • Barrow Holm Hatch
  • Eel Pie Hatch
  • Eel Pie Hatch 1
  • Eel Pie Hatch 2
  • Maidenholm Hatch
  • Lud’s Holm Hatch
  • St. George’s Holm Hatch
  • Secondary St. Geroge’s
  • Parade District

http://www.xboxachievements.com/images/achievements/3406/156012-lo.jpg I Got Better 15:1gs:

Contract and cure the plague


Upon entering Lud’s Holm, the Bobby on guard at the bridge will give you a phenocyline jab. One in the garden district, anytime at night you will be attacked by citizens with flies buzzing around their heads. These are plague infested folks. Interact with them, receive plague, and use phenocyline injection to cure plague.


I struggled for a very long time with Arthur to contract the plague and finally unlocked it while searching a dead body. Then later on while playing as Ollie, I contracted the plague 5 times on accident, so it may be beneficial to wait and obtain this achievement during his playthrough.


http://www.xboxachievements.com/images/achievements/3406/156013-lo.jpg The Saint 90:1gs:

Complete the entire game without directly murdering anyone


The achievement's name implies completing the entire game, however all reports state that only Acts 1 and 2 need to be completed non violently (and some even say only Act 1 does).


See "A Bit of The Old Ultraviolence" for more information.


http://www.xboxachievements.com/images/achievements/3406/156014-lo.jpg Baby You're a Rich Man 15:1gs:

Gain £1000 from looting/bartering across playthroughs


Wander the wasteland, collect rubbish, sell rubbish at Stores, Profit.


Some guides recommend using Sally for this achievement as she can craft expensive drugs, however I unlocked it as Arthur, on accident.


As with many other achievements, this is slightly glitched. It did not unlock until I had about 1200 in my account.


http://www.xboxachievements.com/images/achievements/3406/156015-lo.jpg Don't You Have Somewhere Else To Be? 90:1gs:

Survive 50 days


If you powered through the Phone calls and the Jack shows, this unlocked on accident. If not, sit in a chair or lay in a bed, “Wait” for 24 hours at a time until completed. The date is in the upper right corner to show the current day.


http://www.xboxachievements.com/images/achievements/3406/156016-lo.jpg Now I Can Die Happy 15:1gs:

Die while overdosing on Joy


Take multiple does of Joy until overdosing (the game will tell you when you've taken enough), and then die.


Immediately after completing “Not in Kansas Anymore” there is a joy booth on the left, with a cliff on the right. Go into the booth, take joy until overdosing, then turn to your right and walk off the cliff.


http://www.xboxachievements.com/images/achievements/3406/156017-lo.jpg Remember, Remember 90:1gs:

Find all collectibles



(Very Missable)



Throughout your playthrough you will see floating rotating masks around the world. Collecting them triggers a flashback memory cutscene.


Reference https://www.xboxachievements.com/for....php?p=6986294 for specific locations.


Masks are referenced in Purple throughout the guide


http://www.xboxachievements.com/images/achievements/3406/156018-lo.jpg You Do Know Jack 30:1gs:

Collect all Uncle Jack Shows


To check the status collectables, in the main menu, choose “Theatre” to see what has been collected.


Throughout the game TV programs will play at specified times. The program order will be random, but the same shows will always play at the same times. To collect this achievement right away, find a TV with a bench nearby. Sit on the bench and hit :1rt: to wait, choose a preferred time, stand up, watch the TV until the collection message appears in the lower left corner, then return to the bench and wait until the next time. Repeat until all shows are collected.


As with all other parts of this game, bugs are reported, expected, and if certain episodes don’t appear, try again later or in a different Act.




7am - Wakey Wakey


  • Wakey Wakey 1
  • Wakey Wakey 2
  • Wakey Wakey 3
  • Wakey Wakey 4
  • Wakey Wakey 5

12pm - News Hour


  • News Hour - PSA Downers
  • News Hour - Look at you
  • News Hour - Do what you should be doing
  • News Hour - What to do about downers
  • News Hour - Are they sleeping
  • News Hour - Garden District
  • News Hour - Going out at night isn’t bright
  • News Hour - News items
  • News Hour - Random things the face said

4pm - I hear you - Humor Hour - Play with Jack - Funny old Customs


  • I hear you - My husband sleeps in a small bed
  • I hear you - Joy
  • I hear you - Old newspapers
  • I hear you - Whose uncle are you
  • I hear You - Enjoying Simon says
  • I hear you - Word of the day
  • Humor Hour - Downers
  • Humor Hour - Germans
  • Humor Hour - Brits
  • Play with Jack - Episode 1
  • Play with Jack - Weapons
  • Funny Old Customs - Maypole
  • Funny old customs - Human sacrifice
  • Funny old customs - Piñata

7:30pm - Well, well, well - That tastes amazing - Famous Britons


  • Well, well, well - Scurvy
  • Well, well, well - Cholera
  • Well, well, well - Tuberculosis
  • Well, well, well - Plague doesn’t exist
  • That tastes amazing what is it? - Bread Extenders
  • That tastes amazing, what is it - Edible weeds
  • That tastes amazing, what is it - Lichens
  • Famous Britons - Bloody Mary
  • Famous Britons - King George III

10:30pm - Nighty Night


  • Nighty Night - Red Riding hood part 1
  • Nighty Night - Red riding hood part 2
  • Nighty Night - Pied piper part 1
  • Nighty Night - Pied piper part 2
  • Nighty Night - Goldilocks part 1
  • Nighty Night - Goldilocks part 2
  • Nighty Night - Hansel and Gretel part 1
  • Nighty Night - Hansel and Gretel part 2·

http://www.xboxachievements.com/images/achievements/3406/156019-lo.jpg Snug as a Bug on a Drug 15:1gs:

Take the Joy at the very beginning of the game


(Arthur Achievement, Missable)


In the opening scene, take the Joy by holding :1y:.


Congrats, you won the game!

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Read all newspaper articles as Arthur, and redact only the uncomfortable ones


(Arthur Achievement, Missable)


At the start of the game, you are in your office with a machine on the desk. After your conversation with Victoria, replace the power cell in the machine. After that is done, you will begin to look at newspaper articles.


  • Approve the first article
  • Censor the second article
  • Approve the third article

http://www.xboxachievements.com/images/achievements/3406/156021-lo.jpg Enjoy the View 15:1gs:

Correctly sabotage Clive Birtwhistle's redactor work


(Arthur Achievement, Missable)


Once you have unlocked “Employee of the month”, get up from your desk and exit the office. Turn right and walk down the hallway and the next office on the right will be Clive Birthwhistle’s. Open the door, walk to the desk, and use the machine.


  • Approve the first article
  • Censor the second article
  • Censor the third article

http://www.xboxachievements.com/images/achievements/3406/156022-lo.jpg Downer 15:1gs:

Complete Arthur's intro


Arthur Achievement, Story Related, Cannot be missed


http://www.xboxachievements.com/images/achievements/3406/156023-lo.jpg The Arthur Hastings 30:1gs:

Finish Arthur's playthrough


Arthur Achievement, Story Related, Cannot be missed


http://www.xboxachievements.com/images/achievements/3406/156024-lo.jpg Hot on her Heels 30:1gs:

Find all notes related to Prudence






Throughout your playthrough you will find 6 notes related to Prudence around the world.


Reference https://www.xboxachievements.com/for....php?p=6986294 for specific locations.


Prudence notes are referenced in Green throughout the guide


http://www.xboxachievements.com/images/achievements/3406/156025-lo.jpg Resistance is Futile 100:1gs:

Talk to Johnny Bolton from the Secret Radio Room


(Arthur Achievement, Missable)

Arthur will encounter an elderly war veteran in a home with his ungrateful family. As part of his side-mission story you will be sent to his brother's house. In the final section, speak on the radio to hear a familiar voice.


Reference https://www.xboxachievements.com/for....php?p=6986294 for specific location


http://www.xboxachievements.com/images/achievements/3406/156026-lo.jpg Breaking Blackberry 15:1gs:

Complete Sally intro


Sally Achievement, Story Related, Cannot be missed


http://www.xboxachievements.com/images/achievements/3406/156027-lo.jpg I Love the Smell of Chloroform in the Mornin 15:1gs:

Knock out 50 NPCs with the Atomizer


Sally is an expert chemist, and in her crafting menu are many chemicals, however there are 4 that are important to this achievement


Blood Toxin


  • 10x Night Blooming Nonsuch (Plant that grows at night)
  • 1x Charcoal (Found in stoves)
  • 3x Lily Bulb (Found in lily patches and in cellars)



  • 3x Histoplasma (Magic Mushroom)
  • 3x Night Blooming Nonsuch (Plant that grows at night)
  • 1x Rubbing Alcohol

Velvety Emulsion


  • 2x Lily Bulb (Found in lily patches and in cellars)
  • 1x Honey (Found in Bee Hives)
  • 1x Strange Meat



  • 3x Digitalax
  • 1x Rubbing Alcohol
  • 1x Velvety Emulsion
  • 1x Blood Toxin

Sleeptite Atomizer


  • 1x Sleeptite
  • 1x Empty Atomizer

Sally's skill tree gives the ability to pick double plants and craft double drugs, so with those skills crafting the atomizers will come much easier.. it is just this side of impossible to obtain the achievement without those skills.


http://www.xboxachievements.com/images/achievements/3406/156028-lo.jpg The Wyrd Sisters 15:1gs:

Complete the Crones encounter


Sally Achievement, Story Related, Cannot be missed


http://www.xboxachievements.com/images/achievements/3406/156029-lo.jpg The Toxic Ex 15:1gs:

Complete speaking with Verloc at the Joy Factory


Sally Achievement, Story Related, Cannot be missed


http://www.xboxachievements.com/images/achievements/3406/156030-lo.jpg The Sally Boyle 30:1gs:

Finish Sally's playthrough


Sally Achievement, Story Related, Cannot be missed


http://www.xboxachievements.com/images/achievements/3406/156031-lo.jpg Gotta Catch Them All! 15:1gs:

Catch 40 butterflies with Sally's butterfly net


Sally will get a butterfly net from the witches from the The Wyrd Sisters mission. After you get the net, you run around to find butterflies and catch them. The butterflies have a red glow. They are also found in the village in any park / grass area.


http://www.xboxachievements.com/images/achievements/3406/156032-lo.jpg Sugar Daddy 15:1gs:

Inject yourself with glucose 10 times


Ollie is a diabetic, so his blood sugar will need constant monitoring. After the intro, the opening quest will explain how to craft glucose syringes (need honey + syringes).


The first priority will be to find (or make) a padded/spiked suit to allow honey harvesting.


http://www.xboxachievements.com/images/achievements/3406/156033-lo.jpg Lighten Up 15:1gs:

Use 25 lightning rods, playing as Ollie



Lightning rods are a tool in Ollie's equipment stash. To unlock this achievement Ollie must deploy lightning rods 25 times.


To unlock the achievement quickly, there will be a lightning rod in the opening train station roof. Pick up the rod, throw it, pick it up again, throw it again, repeat until victory.


http://www.xboxachievements.com/images/achievements/3406/156034-lo.jpg Bon Voyage 15:1gs:

Complete Ollie's intro


Ollie Achievement, Story Related, Cannot be missed


http://www.xboxachievements.com/images/achievements/3406/156035-lo.jpg Miss Byng is Indisposed 15:1gs:

Complete "No Place Like Home" encounter


Ollie Achievement, Story Related, Cannot be missed


http://www.xboxachievements.com/images/achievements/3406/156036-lo.jpg Get the Float Out of Here 15:1gs:

Complete "The Jack-o-Bean Club" encounter.


Ollie Achievement, Story Related, Cannot be missed


http://www.xboxachievements.com/images/achievements/3406/156037-lo.jpg A Heavy Burden 15:1gs:

Spread the Message


Ollie Achievement, Story Related, Cannot be missed


http://www.xboxachievements.com/images/achievements/3406/156038-lo.jpg The Ollie Starkey 30:1gs:

Finish Ollie's playthrough


Ollie Achievement, Story Related, Cannot be missed

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This Achievement Guide and Roadmap has been reviewed by Guide Team Staff member BiggD and has been published as the Official XboxAchievements.com Achievement Guide and Roadmap! The link to the Official Guide is here:


Official XboxAchievements.com We Happy Few Achievement Guide and Roadmap


Please post any updates within the Updates & Corrections: Guides & Roadmaps thread.


Also, please check the Award Tracking: Guides and Roadmaps forum to make sure we are up to date.


You may request for those to be edited/updated within that forum as well.


We look forward to your future submissions!

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