Overview:
- Estimated achievement difficulty: 10/10
- Offline: 23 [575 ]
- Online: 20 [425 ]
- Approximate amount of time to 1000: 500+ hours
- Minimum number of playthroughs needed: 2
- Number of missable achievements: None!
- Glitched achievements: None!
- Do cheat codes disable achievements: No

Introduction:
Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter was one of the first big shooters to come out for the Xbox 360, and is still a very fun game to play. However it is one of the hardest games to complete as you must reach the #1 spot on three different leaderboards. Getting to the top of these leaderboards takes a lot of time and dedication, not to mention multiple accounts to boost with.

This game’s single player campaign can be a pain. It’s not too bad on normal, but upon beating the game on normal, you unlock hard mode which is the true test. Two bullets on hard can put you down and that's if the enemies don't shoot you in the head. If you’re just in it for the achievement then you can use cheats to get through the game on hard no problem.

Cheats don’t disable achievements, so pause the game if you want to use them, hold , then enter:

to unlock all levels
to become invincible
to make your teammates invincible
for unlimited ammo
to restore health

NOTE: You must re-enter the codes at the beginning of each new level and that the unlimited ammo cheat applies only to the weapon you're holding when you enter it.

Step #1: Single Player
The missions in the campaign aren’t too difficult since there’s no real way to get lost or confused with them. Get acquainted with the controls and the HUD in training, and unlock "Complete the training mission". There are eleven levels total for eleven achievements, and then another eleven achievements for beating those levels again on hard. It’s suggested to play the game without cheats since it’s more fun that way, and because you won’t have any fun going for the multiplayer achievements. If you’re just playing for easy achievements (in which case, why are you playing this game?) then feel free to cheat all the way through.

Step #2: Multiplayer (Versus)
Get a group of five gamertags together to boost the majority of the achievements. Note that five gamertags does not necessarily mean five people, if one person has four gold accounts and four controllers, it can be done with just two people. Provided one of your opponents has played at least one multiplayer match, "Assassin (Multiplayer)" will be your first achievement. You can knock down "Deadly (Multiplayer)", "Crack Shot (Multiplayer)", and "Unyielding (Multiplayer)" all in one match. "Victor (Multiplayer)" will come in time.

Step #3: Multiplayer (Co-op)
Now instead of killing each other, you and your friends are going to work together. Go through the co-op campaign to unlock "Coop 1-1", "Coop 1-2", "Coop 1-3", "Coop 1-4", and "Perfect chapter 1 (Multiplayer)". Now play together to unlock Team Player (Multiplayer). Amongst killing all the AI, and before starting your trek for #1, you will want to get "Sniper (Multiplayer)" and "Heavyweight (Multiplayer)" as well.

Step #4: Multiplayer (The Long Haul)
Using the gametypes specified in the achievement guide, you will unlock "Falcon (Multiplayer)" and "Committed (Multiplayer)" while working towards both "Team Champion (Multiplayer)" and "World Champion (Multiplayer)". Along the way to the top, you will unlock "Master of Ceremonies". After getting #1 on the team leaderboard, it’s time for you to undo all the damage you’ve done to your single player rank, and work your way up to #1 on the solo leaderboard, eventually unlocking you your final achievement: "Solo Champion (Multiplayer)".

Conclusion:
If you looked at the overview, saw 1000+ hours required, and thought “yeah right” then this is not the game for you. This is a great game, but boosting to the top is pure torture. Only the hardcore of hardcore gamers will get the full 1000 on this.

[XBA would like to thank dakisbac and Asian47 for this Roadmap]

Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter Achievement Guide

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There are 43 achievements with a total of 1000 points

  • Get a total of 10,000 kills in multiplayer

    Start a Co-op territory game with a few friends and set the respawns and enemy density to "infinite". Also put Base Zones to "Base". Choose the Automatic Riflemen. I find that the MK48 LMG is accurate but not as powerful as the not-as-accurate M60. Set the round to an hour and just blast away. Fishing Village is easy to rack up kills. Also, on Wharf, they spawn down on the beach so if you get a grenade launcher you can go down and spawn kill about 10-15 at a time.

  • Get 4 kills in 4 seconds or less in multiplayer

    Simple; do co-op territory on Wharf; Base Zones: Base; choose Grenadier. Easiest 4 kills in 4 seconds you'll ever get.

  • Get 30 kills before being killed in multiplayer

    Basically the same as the "Heavyweight" except don't die until you've killed 30 of them.

  • Shoot down 100 helicopters in multiplayer

    Set up a Team Territory Hamburger Hill game with 1 other friend and spawn at blue base. Choose the automatic riflemen class and either sit to the right of the spawn looking down the beach or go up to the hill (not sitting inside it, but at the very tip) and wait for the helicopter to come over the castle wall as your friend steps in and out of the hill. Set this to an hour and shoot down helicopters until you get the achievement.

  • Get a career total of 500 head shots in multiplayer

    I accidently got this one trying to get heavyweight. I was on Wharf and did it with the MK48 LMG. If you do it that way just aim high and maybe you'll get lucky. However and easier yet more time consuming way to do it is to get a friend to just let you spawn kill him (of course shooting him in the head). Remember: It doesn't have to be a sniper rifle.

  • Play for 8 hours straight in multiplayer

    Make a Co-op Elimination game; 30 second auto-launch timer; infinite respawns; and set the match to be an hour long.....then fall asleep.

  • Complete all primary and secondary objectives in chapter 1

    I've heard that the single player cheats also work in Co-op campaign, and although I'm unsure I'd say either using cheats or getting a bunch of your good friends to play Co-op campaign are about the only ways you can achieve this. Anyway, to get this Achievement you'll have to complete all four missions of Chapter One. This includes the Side Objectives shown with a yellow dot on the MiniMap.

  • Climb to the top of the universal leaderboard

    Once you've got your Solo and Team leaderboard scores up, you Universal Leaderboard place will eventullay reach 1st place. I've rarely done any Solo, so this is possible to reach just by doing the Team Champion instructions, but it's slower (even though you'll never notice because you'll be off doing something else).

  • Climb to the top of the solo leaderboard

    What you need!:

    1xGold profile (your main account)
    1xFriend or second account
    1xSecond Controller (if friend not available)

    Optional Extras

    Up to 2 more friends or additional profiles and as many controllers as needed.

    How to Achieve it!

    Firstly, I am writing this as if you are just starting out (if you have already had a go don't worry, just carry on from where you are).

    Now you must decide which leaderboard to go for first! I will use Solo for this guide (just switch it over to do team).

    Step 1

    Select Solo Elimination (ranked) map etc is up to you.

    Step 2

    Once the game has started, wait 30 seconds before getting your friend/secondary account to kill themselves, you must wait 30 seconds or more before the server will recognise the game officially.

    Step 3

    Now continue this process till your main account is level 4 and your friends/secondary is level 1. This can take upto 4 hours.

    Step 4

    Exit the game and check the solo leaderboards, scroll from your name up, if your account is the highest possible level 4 then skip the next step, if not.....

    Step 5

    Go back into the game and repeat 10 more times, then check the leaderboards. Rinse and repeat until you are as close to the highest 4 as possible.

    Step 6

    Now do not play again in solo until you have completed the next 2 steps, as the matches will not count, when you are beating someone 4 levels or more below you, you get next to no points.

    Step 7

    Okay so you have reached your first goal of being 4 levels higher, now for the de-ranking. If you wish to Play it yourself it will take 4 hours or you can use a Sneaky trick and let the 360 do the work while you sleep/go to work etc!

    Play it yourself

    Set up team elimination and then have your main account commit suicide until it is level 1 and your secondary is level 4 (Remember to wait 30 seconds before you do this!)

    Sneaky trick

    Set up team territory,type custom game,set to 1 base and respawns off,turn on helicopters,and set auto launch at 30 secs, the tag you wish to win must be controller 1, start the game and let the helicopter do the work.

    Step 8

    Finally rinse and repeat the above steps and eventually solo will be yours.

    Step 9

    For team just reverse the method and hey presto achievement unlocked!

    EXTRAS

    Now if you are using more than 1 secondary account, when you de-rank in team, put all your extra accounts on 1 team so at the end you will have 2-3 level 4 accounts.

    If you wish, you can run your solo game twice, taking your main account from a level 1 to a level 4. Then put it up against a level 4 again and you will have a main account level 6 your secondary account at level 2.

    This is were having multiple accounts can get confusing, but if you can get your head around it then your quest, to be top of a leaderboard will be faster. Now at this point if you have followed my example you will have the following (based on 3 secondary accounts).

    Main - Level 6
    1 Secondary - Level 4
    2 Secondary - Level 2
    3 Secondary - Level 1

    Take your level 2 play to win againt your level 1 making a level 4 and a level 1.

    So your accounts will be

    Main - Level 6
    1 Secondary - Level 4
    2 Secondary - Level 4
    3 Secondary - Level 1

    Play the 2 level fours together getting a level 6 and a level 2

    Main - Level 6
    1 Secondary - Level 6
    2 Secondary - Level 2
    3 Secondary - Level 1

    Play the 2 level sixes together, your main account to win!

    Then play the level 1 vs level 2 getting a Level 4 and Level 1.

    Main - Level -8
    1 Secondary - Level 6
    2 Secondary - Level 4
    3 Secondary - Level 1

    Now de-rank your level 8 against your level 1 leaving you with:

    Main - Level 4
    1 Secondary - Level 6
    2 Secondary - Level 4
    3 Secondary - Level 4

    Now play your main level 4 aginst another level 4 getting:

    Main - Level 6
    1 Secondary - Level 6
    2 Secondary - Level 4
    3 Secondary - Level 2

    You can see the process required; rinse and repeat.

    If you wish to get universal you will need 3-4 friends with 4 accounts each. You will need alot of co-ordination to get there, but it is worth it.

    Follow the above steps but when each individuals main account is at level 8 get them to play aginst each other, this will give you two level 10 accounts and two level 6 accounts, you can see where this is going so rinse and repeat until you are the world number 1.

  • Climb to the top of the team leaderboard

    My favorite! Go and make a silver account...it will give you a free month of Gold when you're done. Make a ranked game with you and your new account; Team Territory Siege; Maximum Players: 2; Team Start Locations: Standard; Lock Room: Yes (optional). Make sure you're on blue team and make the auto-launch timer to 30 seconds and let your game run all night, or whenever you're not playing. I went from level 8 to level 22 in about a week.

  • Host at least 1000 matches

    Host 1000 matches.

  • Win missions in the cooperative campaign

    I've heard that the single player cheats also work in Co-op campaign, and although I'm unsure I'd say either using cheats or getting a bunch of your good friends to play Co-op campaign are about the only ways you can achieve this. Anyway, to get this Achievement you'll have to complete the first/second/third/fourth Mission of Chapter One.

  • Win missions in the cooperative campaign

     

    See "Coop 1-1"

  • Win missions in the cooperative campaign

     

    See "Coop 1-1"

  • Win missions in the cooperative campaign

     

    See "Coop 1-1"

  • Complete the training mission

    Complete the training mission on any difficulty.

  • Reach Captain Ramirez’s position

    Complete "Reach Ramirez " level on normal.

  • Secure the US president

    Complete "Secure US President " level on normal.

  • Escort the Mexican president to US Embassy

    Complete "Escort Ruiz Pena " level on normal.

  • Neutralize a rebel outpost blocking the highway

    Complete "Neutralize Rebel Outpost " level on normal.

  • Eliminate Chapultepek castle defenses

    Complete "Eliminate Defenses " level on normal.

  • Take control of 50 US tanks stolen by rebels

    Complete "Secure US Tanks " level on normal.

  • Locate and protect US president

    Complete "Protect US President " level on normal.

  • Reach the Football's location

    Complete "Reach the Football " level on normal.

  • Clear access to rebel HQ

    Complete "Clear the way " level on normal.

  • Capture General Ontiveros alive

    Complete "Capture Ontiveros " level on normal.

  • Take the Football back from Carlos Ontiveros

    Complete "Locate the Football " level on normal.

  • Secure the US president

    Complete "Secure Ballatine " level on hard.

  • Reach Captain Ramirez’s position

    Complete "Reach Ramirez " level on hard.

  • Escort the Mexican president to US Embassy

    Complete "Escort Ruiz-Pena " level on hard.

  • Neutralize a rebel outpost blocking the highway

    Complete "Neutralize Rebel Outpost " level on hard.

  • Eliminate Chapultepek castle defenses

    Complete "Eliminate Defenses " level on hard.

  • Take control of 50 US tanks stolen by rebels

    Complete "Secure US Tanks " level on hard.

  • Locate and protect US president

    Complete "Protect the US President " level on hard.

  • Reach the Football's location

    Complete "Reach the Football " level on hard.

  • Clear access to rebel HQ

    Complete "Clear The Way " level on hard.

  • Capture General Ontiveros alive

    Complete "Capture Ontiveros " level on hard.

  • Take the Football back from Carlos Ontiveros

    Complete "Locate the Football" level on hard.

  • Win 5 Team or Solo matches on each original MP map with at least 5 different gamertags in the room

    First of all make sure there are 5 gamer tags in the room. (1) doesn’t count. You can do this in Public Player, Private Player, System Link, or Ranked Matches as long as it is a Solo or Team game.


    The original Maps are:

    Boneyard
    Nowhere
    Temple
    Treasury
    Wharf
    OldTown
    Dry Dock
    FishingVillage
    Rocky Cove
    Desert Gulch

  • Win a public player match in all original game types with at least 5 different gamertags in the room

    Every game must have 5 gamertags in it to count. This must be done in Public Player. The original game types are as follows:

    Team Elimination: Sharpshooter, Last Man Standing
    TeamTerritory: Domination, Hamburger Hill, Siege
    Team Objective: CTF, Recovery, Search and Rescue

    Solo Elimination: Bounty Hunter, Last Man Standing, Seek & Destroy, Sharpshooter, Thief

    SoloTerritory: Hamburger Hill
    Solo Objective: Escort, Flag Carry
    Campaign: Mission
    Co-op Elimination: Firefight
    Co-opTerritory: Defend
    Co-op Objective: Recon

  • Win 30 co-op matches with at least 6 gamertags in the room

    Win games of Co-op Elimination, Territory, and Objective 30 times. Ex: 15 wins Elimination, 12 wins Territory, 3 wins Objective. Each game you play must have 6 gamertags playing to count. It must be in Public Player, Private Player or System Link because there are no Ranked Co-op Matches.

  • Find and kill an opponent who has the Assassin Achievement

    (17)  

    This is a viral achievement that at this point is pretty widespread. Merely kill someone who has this achievement and you will have it also. If you are you having problems finding someone, post on the forums in the achievement trading thread.

  • Kill 10 players with gunshots and at least 5 gamertags in the room without reloading or dying

    See “Unyielding”. Do the same but don’t reload or use grenades. This can be done in Public Player, Private Player, Ranked or System Link as long as there are 5 gamertags in the room.

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