- Estimated achievement difficulty: 9/10
- Offline: 58 (1205 )
- Online: 2 (35) (All Versus achievements can be done locally or with friends)
- Approximate time: 20+ Hours (Based on Expert exploit)
- Minimum number of playthroughs needed: 1
- Missable Achievements: 0
- Glitched achievements: 0
- Avatar Awards: 7 (including DLC)
- Cheats: 0
Left 4 Dead 2 carries on from the previous installment from another point of view. You will be introduced to Ellis, Nick, Rochelle and Coach. Much like the first game your goal is to escape the infested confines of Louisiana. You will be battling your way through hordes of Infected and a new set of Special Infected to reach your goal.
Remember you will be playing as a team, so if you feel the need to run off on your own do not expect to survive on your own. While running through the campaigns with your team, use mics and communicate on a regular basis. If you don't want to play with random people use the Achievement Trading Thread to find other players.
Much like the previous game you need to make your way through the various campaigns, you will earn most of your achievements playing through the different levels. Some achievements will require multiple playthroughs and you will also need to complete miscellaneous tasks for various other achievements.
I suggest you play through each campaign at least once so you know where everything is. This will help with Expert and more advanced playthroughs.
Before you start playing on Expert you should have found yourself a solid team, as well as running through the levels several times to learn the best places to defend. You will also need to communicate far more than any other difficulty due to how difficult this run may be.
There is one achievement linked to Realism mode, which may be one of the hardest achievements of any game series but with enough practice you will succeed. As you will have noticed, there are no player halos, weapon halos etc. and you will also not see player titles.
There is another technique to survive all campaigns on Expert and this also works for Realism Mode. This may be patched at a later date so check the forums on a regular basis.
Take part in either surviving or playing as the Infected to stop the Survivors. Most achievements are straightforward but can be completed using two controllers using System Link.
If you don't have two controllers you will need to find a friend with a second controller to help you out. You shouldn't have any issues earning these achievements, but they may take a while depending on how good your team is. Just remember that communication is the key to success.
This new game mode will test your team playing skills. You will be running around various levels collecting gas cans to fill a generator or objective. Again, this requires teamwork, but you can also use the System Link option and play with a friend locally to earn most of these achievements.
If you don't have access to the System Link option due to the lack of a second controller, find a good team of players to work with online. The achievements are fairly straight forward so you shouldn't have any problems.
This first DLC won't provide much difficulty for most players as the achievements are straightforwards and fairly simple. You may have difficulty with "Wedding Crasher" as it can be fairly tricky to get the combination right. I suggest that you find a few friends that can help you with this one. The guide below will show you how to complete this achievement with two controllers.
This achievement may seem difficult, but it really doesn't require much effort. You will be required to play at least one game of Mutation every week for six weeks. You don't need to keep playing for six weeks in a row, you just need to complete six games overall. New game modes will be announced every Thursday and active every Friday. This achievement is very long-winded so keep up to date with the blog to complete this as soon as you can.
Much harder than the first, but with a far more interesting selection of levels, game modes and objectives. If you have managed to survive all the Expert and Realism objectives, beat your way through Versus and collected your fair share of gas cans, congratulations! You should be well on your way to 1000 .
[X360A would like to thank Fizzmatix for providing this road map]
DLC / The Sacrifice
- Estimated achievement difficulty: 4/10
- Offline: 5 (250)
- Online: 0 (0)
- Approximate amount of time to 250 5+ Hours
- Minimum number of playthroughs needed: 2 (All but “Sacrifizzle” can be obtained in one playthrough of the campaign on easy as Bill. You will need to play at least one game on Versus to obtain “Sacrifizzle”)
- Number of missable achievements: None!
- Do cheat codes disable achievements? No cheats
- Does difficulty affect achievements? No
- Glitchy achievements? None!
- Unobtainable achievements? None!
- Extra equipment needed? None!
- Additional Notes: It is possible to complete all achievements offline, but it is recommended to get “Special Killer” and “Sacrifizzle” with four other players online.
‘The Sacrifice’ is the second downloadable content pack for the game Left 4 Dead 2. ‘The Sacrifice’ comes with two campaigns, including ‘The Sacrifice’ and ‘No Mercy’, and three scavenge maps. This DLC has 5 achievements worth a total of 250.
Step 1: Playthrough on easy difficulty (Supreme Sacrifice, Kill Bill)
You may play solo or with two other players (one can be a guest) for this playthrough. Just simply go through the campaign on easy, you shouldn’t have any difficulty, as zombies are -1 damage in front, 0 damage in the back. When you make it to chapter 3, “Port Finale,” you will be assigned to turning on three generators to lower a bridge. If you are playing with two other players, you can pick up “Chaos Generator” by having one player at each generator and starting the generator at the same time. Once the generator needs to be restarted, make sure the player playing as Bill sacrifices himself.
Step 2: Versus game (Sacrifizzle)
Load up “Port Finale” with four players on the infected team and at least one player on the survivor side. Let the survivor and the bots go through the finale as usual. When the sacrifice needs to be made, have the human controlled survivor go down to the generator. Have the survivor begin to restart the generator, but allow the player wanting the achievement to incapacitate the survivor before the survivor is able to restart the generator. It is a good idea to make sure the person getting the achievement is a hunter, smoker, jockey, or charger prior to the bridge lowering.
Step 3: Mop up (Chaos Generator, Barrel Rolled)
It is very well possible that you could have obtained these achievements in one of your other two playthroughs. In case you didn’t, here is how to get them:
“Barrel Rolled” – This can be obtained easily on versus. Simply load up chapter one and with one or more players, or even your guest, and place a special infected next to an exploding barrel and shoot the barrel. You may need to shoot the infected once or twice to lower its damage.
“Chaos Generator” – See step 1.
In all honesty, this isn’t really difficult if you have a group of players to help you along the way. I do hope you find this roadmap useful.
[x360a would like to thank Spade. for this Roadmap]