Estimated achievement difficulty: 7/10
Offline: 34 (640 )
Online: 14 (340 )
Approximate time for 1000 : 100+ hours
Minimum number of playthroughs needed for completion: 1
Number of missable achievements: 19
Glitched achievements: Yes (See Wages of Conflict)
Do cheat codes disable achievements: No cheats
Welcome to Far Cry 2. There are 48 achievements for 1000 . You can get all the offline achievements in a single playthrough of the single player campaign taking around 40 hours if you use a map for the collectibles. The online achievements, however, will require a dedicated boosting partner and around 100 hours of boosting, if you want to get them quickly. Multiple that by a factor of four or five if you want to play without boosting. Good luck.
Step 1: Single Player Campaign
The game is divided into two primary segments. In the first half, you're playing in the northern region of the country and the southern half is inaccessible. Part way through the storyline you have to escape to the southern region and you can then move back and forth between the two.
Each region is divided into nine sections, each one being one square kilometer. You want to clear out the collectibles, side missions, and rescues before going through the main storyline. This ensures that you don't accidentally pass a point of no return and that you have plenty of weapons, money, and save points (safe houses) before you embark on the story missions. If you do this in the northern half, you won't need to return once you've escape to the southern half.
There are a number of maps, guides, and walkthroughs for the collectibles in this game, but I strongly recommend this map. You can manually select which type of collectibles (Diamonds, Jackal tapes, safe houses, etc.) you want to display and clicking on a particular one brings up a description of where to find it along with instructions on accessing it if it's one of the ones that can be difficult to get to. You can also check off the items as you find them, so it's easy to keep track of what you've done.
What I did was tackle each square kilometer, finding all of the safe houses, tapes, and diamonds in each one. Once I'd finished the entire region, I had a good sense of how the map was laid out and it was easy to go around and take care of all the cell towers and convoy missions before proceeding through the main story missions. Simply repeat this process when you escape to the southern region and you'll finish all of the single player achievements in a single playthrough. My playthrough took about 45 hours, but I wasn't very efficient in my exploration initially, so I'm sure several hours could get cut off of that time.
Step 2: Online Multiplayer
This is where you'll spend the bulk of the time on this game, even with boosting. Warlord and Soldier of Misfortune are the two achievements that take the longest amount of time. As far as Soldier of Misfortune is concerned, use the checklist in the guide and work your way through all of the weapons. I would do this first as you'll gain experience in the process that can go towards the leveling achievements. It takes 2.5 million experience to reach level thirty for Warlord. There is an experience cap of 1500 XP per match, meaning that you'll lose ALL the experience from any match in which you exceed that amount as soon as you log off, so you need to be careful about not exceeding that number. See the guide for details on how to boost all of the online achievements. Good luck.
Step 3: Celebrate!
Congratulations! You should now have all 1000 on Far Cry 2. Well done!
X360A would like to thank Andrew x360a for this road map