- 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
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)".
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.