Overview
- Estimated achievement difficulty: 6/10 
- Offline: 48/50 (975/1000)
- Online: 2/50 (25/1000)
- Approximate amount of time to 100010-15 hours 
- Minimum number of playthroughs needed: 2 
- Number of missable achievements: None
- Do cheat codes disable achievements?: No Cheats
- Does difficulty affect achievements?: Yes
- Glitchy achievements: None
- Unobtainable achievements: None
- Extra equipment needed?: Extra controller.

 

Introduction:
Apache Air Assault is a (you guessed it) game where you fly various helicopters, completing missions requiring you to destroy enemies, defend and control checkpoints and escort convoys. Most of the achievements will give you no problems, only a few missions on realistic are likely to cause any issues.

Walkthrough:
Start off playing through the campaign. There is an achievement for completing the the chapters (story mode is split into three seperate chapters) on realistic difficulty. If you have any problems getting through the missions, change the difficulty down to training, complete and go back and try again later. Two particular missions that can be a pain are Sharks In The Water and City On Fire. There are video guides, but the trick is landing on the helipads to restock your weapons which will take quite a few goes to nail. At the end of your first mission, if you are connected online you will get "Shot At Fame," then make sure you watch a replay til the end to get "Deadliest Home Videos."

You will need a friend to do all the local co-op achievements with, all though if you haven't, set the difficulty to training and use two controllers. You will fly with one controller and shoot with the other. This isn't ideal but works well enough on training difficulty.

There are achievements for getting secondary objectives, there are only four, check the guide to see where they are.
There are 18 mission specific achievements you should pick up through the campaign, including 4 you will need a local co-op partner for. Completing three missions on co-op will get you "Apache of Two."

You will get "Rotorhead" when you finish the campaign, and finishing all of each chapter's missions on realistic will get you "Desert Striker," "Feet Wet" and "Jungle Striker." If you watch the credits through to the end you will unlock "This Is The End," however you can watch these any time from the main menu.

Playing through the campaign you will probably unlock "Hotshot," "Ripple Effect," "See It," "Shoot It," "Sticky Trigger Finger," "Gun Fighter," "Sting Like A Bee," "Rocketman" and "Hell Yeah" if you are utilizing all available weapons. If you are playing on realistic you will have "Touchdown" by the end of the campaign, and you should have completed at least one mission without dying for "Without A Scratch."
Make sure to press :ubut: in each location to enter satellite view for "Big Brother Is Watching You."


Next find yourself a boosting partner for the Squad Operations section. Use the achievement trading threadhere. You will only need to do one mission online to unlock "Squadrowned," and will get "Dominator" for completing "Domination". It is recommended to play through all these missions together as some of them are pretty hard and much easier with two of you. 
Once you have all of them done (on your own or with your partner) you will get "Team Player." If you have the campaign already complete you will pick up "Helicopterific" at this point.

By completing missions and squad operations, you unlock skins and decals for your chopper. Complete them all to achieve "Skin Deep" and "Bumper Stickers."

Mop Up:
If you don't have some of the weapons achievements listed above, see the guide for easy places to boost them, however you should have most by now. Just a few more achievements to unlock now, some you may have already.
Go into Freeflight mode, and play a mission with each of the helicopters for 
"What, No Roflcopter?" Just kill all enemies with each chopper for this one. Follow the achievement guide to do a barrel roll to get "Peppy's Request." Note that you need to have a bit of forward momentum to pull this off.
Start the first mission and keep it in cockpit view (use training mode as your vision is obscured), complete for "Keeping It Real."
When you have completed the campaign you will unlock veteran difficulty. Start up the first mission and change the difficulty to veteran. Completing this will get you "New Veteran," just take your time as your chopper can be hard to handle on this difficulty.

Conclusion:
To wrap up, this game is pretty easy to get around the 800, but completing missions on realistic can give you problems due to the terrible handling of the helicopters. With a lot of practice and a little luck you will get the full 1000. There are no glitchy achievements, and most of them will come through natural play. Enjoy!
 

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Apache: Air Assault Achievement Guide

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There are 50 achievements with a total of 1000 points

  • Complete “Takeoff” mission

    This is awarded for completing the very first mission in the game, it is a training mission to get you to grips with the game, so is very straightforward. Story related can't be missed.

  • Unlock all chapters

    Keep playing through the campaign on any difficulty, and just after half way through this will unlock when you have access to all three chapters.

  • Complete a specific mission objective in The Sky is Burning

    This will unlock after you defeat the first wave of enemy attackers to complete the mission objective. Story related, can't be missed.

    Apache Air Assault - Mission 1 - The Sky is Burning - YouTube

     

  • Complete a specific mission objective in Whiteout in Local Co-op mode

     

    You will need a co-op partner or second controller for this. Finish mission 3, Whiteout by destroying the bridge after destroying the tunnel entrances.
    Only the pilot will get the achievement, whoever pushes start first and loads their game.

    Apache Air Assault - Mission 4 - Whiteout - YouTube

     

  • Complete a specific mission objective in Over and Out

    This will unlock after you have destroyed the two radio antennas after the power plant has been destroyed and cleared. Story related, can't be missed.

    Apache Air Assault - Mission 7 - Over and Out - YouTube

     

  • Complete a specific mission objective in The River Deep in Local Co-op mode

     

    You will need a co-op partner or second controller for this. This will unlock mid mission second mission. When you have to engage hostiles, shoot all the targets in the base and this will pop just before the enemies start to flee. Only the pilot will get the achievement, whoever pushes start first and loads their game.

    Apache Air Assault - Mission 3 - The River Deep - YouTube

     

  • Complete a specific mission objective in The Gang’s All Here

    This will unlock mid mission after clearing out the enemy infantry for the third objective in the mission. Story related, can't be missed.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=b363Icm4Nfo

     

  • Complete a specific mission objective in Lord of War in Local Co-op mode

    You will need a co-op partner or second controller for this. This will unlock mid as soon as you have protected the downed pilots for three minutes. Only the pilot will get the achievement, whoever pushes start first and loads their game.

    Apache Air Assault - Mission 2 - Lord of War 1/2 - YouTube

     

    Apache Air Assault - Mission 2 - Lord of War 2/2 - YouTube

     

  • Complete a specific mission objective in Sharks in the Water

    This is one of the tougher story missions especially on realistic. Save your hellfires until the second objective when you have to defend the boat near the oil rigs. Also, if you land on the helipad this will restock your missiles. Once you nail this you can keep on re-stocking, firing your hellfires and repeat. The achievement will unlock once the boat is safe. Story related, can't be missed.

    Apache Air Assault - Mission 5 - Sharks in the Water - YouTube

     

  • Complete a specific mission objective in Holidays in Hell in Local Co-op mode

     

    You will need a co-op partner or second controller for this. The achievement is unlocked mid mission after destroying a bridge. Only the pilot will get the achievement, whoever pushes start first and loads their game.

    Apache Air Assault - Mission 6 - Holidays in Hell - YouTube

     

  • Complete a specific mission objective in Sunshine Units

    This is unlocked when you have destroyed all enemy units in the village while avoiding collateral damage, the second objective. Make use of your mini-gun making sure you don't kill any friendlies.

    Apache Air Assault - Mission 10 - Sunshine Units - YouTube

     

  • Complete a specific mission objective in City on Fire

    This achievement is related to the objective of defending the city for 5 minutes. Utilise the helipad to re-stock on missiles as you will need a lot of hellfires to take out the tanks if playing on realistic. Focus on destroying the bridges and the lead vehicles in the convoys heading towards the building, as if all your support units die it will be mission failed. Story related, can't be missed.

    Apache Air Assault - Mission 12 - City on Fire - YouTube

     

  • Complete a specific mission objective in On the X

    When you have killed all the hostiles for the second objective, hover over the crater and you will hear radio chatter. Once they shut up you will unlock this one!

    Apache Air Assault - Mission 9 - On the X - YouTube

     

  • Win the “Domination” mission in Squad Operations

      

    You can do this solo or with a partner. It is easier with a partner. Shoot all the enemies around the 3 landing pads then clear up any enemies before they retake the pads. You need to survive 2 minutes without getting more than 2 pads taken back over.

  • Complete a specific mission objective in A Diamond in the Rough

    This will unlock mid mission after you have provided air support for the convoy heading through the mountain. You will have plenty of time to take out the enemies, but be careful and maybe use your zoomed in mini-gun on the last couple of enemies so you don't accidentally kill friendlies. Story related, can't be missed.

    Apache Air Assault - Mission 11 - A Diamond in the Rough 1/2 - YouTube

     

    Apache Air Assault - Mission 11 - A Diamond in the Rough 2/2 - YouTube

     

  • Complete a specific mission objective in Rain in the Desert

    This will pop mid-mission after destroying the fuel trucks carry nerve agents and protecting the areas from the remaining trucks. Story related, can't be missed.

    Apache Air Assault - Mission 13 - Rain in the Desert - YouTube

     

  • Complete a specific mission objective in Ship of Fools

    On completion of the mission you will unlock this when you destroy the oil platform. Story related, can't be missed.

    Apache Air Assault - Mission 16 - Ship of Fools - YouTube

     

  • Complete "A Damn Shame"

    Simply complete the mission. This is easier on realistic difficulty than on training as on training your chopper is too slow to catch up with the enemy 'copter. Shoot him down with your ATA missiles to complete the mission to unlock this one.

    Apache Air Assault - Mission 14 - A Damn Shame - YouTube

     

  • Win all Squad Operations missions in any flight mode

      

    Play through all of the Squad Operations missions on any difficulty. These can be done solo or with a partner, but are much easier with a partner. The more players you have the harder the AI becomes, but 2 is much easier than one.

  • Complete a specific mission objective in Turkey Shoot

    After you complete the third mission objective by defeating the majority of the enemy units around the heavily guarded base this one will unlock.

    Apache Air Assault - Mission 15 - Turkey Shoot 1/2 - YouTube

     

    Apache Air Assault - Mission 15 - Turkey Shoot 2/2 - YouTube

     

  • Finish Tazirstan Chapter on Realistic or Veteran difficulty

    Complete all the Tazirstan missions on realistic. If you choose to do it on veteran that is your choice, but of course realistic is easier. Some of the later missions can get a bit hard, but utilize the helipads where available and try and stay low as it is easier to aim. You can go back and replay any missions you may have changed to lower difficulty during your playthrough and do them again on realistic.

  • Finish Lualia Chapter on Realistic or Veteran difficulty

    Complete all the Lualia missions on realistic. If you choose to do it on veteran that is your choice, but of course realistic is easier. Some of the later missions can get a bit hard, but utilise the helipads where available and try and stay low as it is easier to aim. You can go back and replay any missions you may have changed to lower difficulty during your playthrough and do them again on realistic.

  • Finish Salcedo Chapter on Realistic or Veteran difficulty

    Complete all the Salcedo missions on realistic. If you choose to do it on veteran that is your choice, but of course realistic is easier. Some of the later missions can get a bit hard, but utilise the helipads where available and try and stay low as it is easier to aim. You can go back and replay any missions you may have changed to lower difficulty during your playthrough and do them again on realistic.

  • Complete the Campaign

    Awarded for completing all campaigns on any difficulty. There are a few brief guides about for the missions, but you won't have many worries on training difficulty. For realistic just stay low, use helipads and learn where your enemies are and where you need to save your hellfires for.

  • Complete the Campaign and Squad Operations

    (3)  

    Simply complete the campaign and get all the squad operations done. It is suggested do do all the squad operations with an online partner as some are pretty tough. This will probably the last achievement you get.

  • Win any 3 missions from the Campaign in Local Co-op on any difficulty

     

    As the description states, complete any three missions on local co-op. If you are going for the other co-op achievements this will come after your third one unlocks. However this is any missions, so if you are playing through the whole game together you will unlock this at the end of the third mission.

  • Complete all secondary objectives in Campaign Mode

    Awarded for completing all secondary objectives. They are as follows:

    Mission - The Sky is Burning 
    Objective - Destroy all artillery units.

    Head left at the start, and you will see artillery groups on the bridges behind the wave of vehicles. Destroy them

    Mission - Holidays in Hell
    Objective - Use FLIR to search for and tag survivors in the water around the catamaran

    When the catamaran blows up, stay for a while until you recieve your secondary objective. Switch to FLIR by hitting  twice and you should see 3 survivors. Tap  with the cursor over them. Tag all three for this one.

    Mission - A Diamond in the Rough
    Objective - Laser designate targets for an airstrike

    When you begin head through the canyon until you receive the objective to destroy the pirate base. Switch to your Hellfire missiles and use you targeting system to lock six units in total by holding the A button until a chevron appears over the target.Once the sixth target has been locked you will hear radio chatter about the airstrike and a sequence of UAV's launching missiles. This secondary objective is now yours!

    Mission - City on Fire
    Objective - Don't let the enemy vehicles approach to the bridges

    When you get to the city and start firing, focus on the convoys to the south and south-east. Use your Hellfires on the tanks and heavy vehicles, before moving on to the west then the south. If you are quick enough the enemies won't reach the bridges and you will get this one.

  • Submit your data to all Leaderboards

    Make sure you are connected to Xbox Live, and at the end of any mission, your details will be uploaded to the leaderboards unlocking this one.

  • Watch a replay

    (4)  

    After completing any mission, select 'Watch Replay'. You need to watch the whole thing for this to unlock. Quickest on the first mission, should only be around 5 minutes or so.

  • Kill 10 enemy infantry in FLIR view

    (1)  

    Access FLIR view by pressing  twice. On the training mission there is a bit where it instructs you to use this mode. Stay in this mode and keep killing infantry until this unlocks.

  • Complete a landing on a landing zone in Realistic or Veteran Mode

    (2)  

    If you are playing through on realistic you will get this by playing though as some missions require you to land. If you don't have this, a quick way is to go into Free Flight and select realistic difficulty. Start at 50 feet in altitude, and don't press any buttons/sticks. You will slowly descend and land to unlock this.

  • Kill 8 ground units with a Hellfire ripple shot

    (2)  

    This is easiest to get on the first part of 'Sharks In The Water'. When you have at least 8 enemies on screen, select your Hellfire missiles. Hold  and select a target. When that target is confirmed, repeat until you have 8 targets selected. Once this is done, let rip with all 8 missiles. Once the last one hit you will unlock this.

  • Enable setting “Control Turret in Zoom” and kill 5 enemy infantry by gun in this mode

      

    To enable the setting you must go into the options menu and select 'Controls'. You can now set 'Control Turret to Zoom' to yes. Play through the first mission, and when you get to the FLIR bit. Switch back out to external view and you will be able to move your turret with . Kill 5 infantry to unlock this one.

  • Win any mission on Veteran difficulty

    (2)  

    Complete any mission on veteran difficulty. You unlock this by completing the campaign. Play the first mission as it is by far the easiest.

  • Win one Squad Operations mission in Xbox LIVE Co-op mode

    Use the achievement trading thread found here to find somebody to play with. Complete any of the Squad Operations missions to unlock this.

  • Complete free flight on each helicopter

    (2)  

    There are 5 different helicopters you need to use:

    AH-64D Longbow
    AH-64X (Unlocks after you unlock 'Lord Of War' mission)
    Apache AH-1 (Unlocks after you unlock 'The River Deep' mission.
    MQ-8B Fire Scout
    MI-35 Hind

    Change the enemy skill level to rookie and turn down the number of enemy units to make this go quicker.

  • Use satellite view on each location

    You need to use satellite view once in each of the three locations. Press  to enter satellite view. Once this is done in each location this will unlock.

  • Using the 30mm cannon, kill 20 enemy infantry without letting go of the trigger

    (3)  

    The mission 'Sunshine Units' is the best place to get this one. Eventually you will need to cover a convoy of friendly vehicles. Escort them until you get near the village, and enter FLIR ( twice) There will be way more than 20 infantry to pick off here. Make sure you don't take your finger off until you have the achievement.

  • Do a barrel roll

    (6)  

    On realistic difficulty, climb to over 1500 feet, then hold either  or  when you have a small amount of forward momentum. When you go all the way over and barrel roll this will unlock.

  • Play one mission entirely in cockpit view

    (1)  

    Do this on the training mission on any difficulty. Press  before you do anything and complete the mission in this view to get this one.

  • Complete any mission without dying on any difficulty

    (2)  

    Playing through the training mission, you can't really die unless you crash. This will unlock as soon as you finish without dying.

  • Kill 30 enemy ground units with the 30mm cannon

    (1)  

    You will probably get this while playing through the campaign, if not just keep replaying the training mission until it pops. These have to be killed by you, not the AI gunner.

  • Kill 70 enemy ground units with the Hydra 70 rockets

      

    You will probably get this while playing through the campaign, if not just keep replaying the training mission until it pops.

  • Kill 114 enemy ground units with the AGM 114 Hellfire missiles

    (1)  

    You will probably get this while playing through the campaign, if not just keep replaying the training mission until it pops.

  • Kill 9 enemy air units with the FIM-92 Stinger missiles

    (1)  

    You will probably get this while playing through the campaign, if not start up a Free Flight mission and change the enemies to 4 drones. Nine won't take you long this way.

  • Avoid 15 incoming missiles by using anti-missile defense system

    (1)  

    You will probably get this while playing through the campaign, flares will deploy automatically, so it is a given achievement really.

  • Unlock all skins for all helicopters

    (3)  

    You unlock skins and decals for completing missions and Squad Operations. This will unlock at the same time as "Helicopteriffic."

  • Unlock twenty decals

    (1)  

    See "Skin Deep."

 

Secret achievements

  • Played the Credits

    You can either watch straight from the extras menu or watch them all on completion of the game. Watch them to the end to unlock this.

  • Started "The Sky is Burning" mission

    When you start the first mission after the training mission, this will unlock.

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