- Estimated achievement difficulty: 7/10 [Achievement Difficulty Rating]
- Offline: 61 
- Online: 5 
- Approximate amount of time to 1000: 40-50 Hours [Estimated Time to 100%]
- Minimum number of playthroughs needed: 2.5
- Missable achievements: Most of them
- Does difficulty affect achievements: No
- Unobtainable/glitched achievements: None
Redfall is the latest title from stalwart developers Arkane Austin, who brought you such fine games like Deathloop, Dishonored 2 and the Prey reboot. While Redfall doesn't have the same gravitas as those such titles, it can still be a fun way to spend an afternoon with friends.
This open-world vampire shooter has you fighting through 2 main maps, Redfall Commons and Burial Point, in an attempt to put a stop to the vampire occupation. While the game is pretty straightforward, the achievement list is anything but. Let's talk you through why.
When it comes to getting 1,000Gs in Redfall, it's going to take a lot of time and patience, and that's for more than a few reasons.
- Firstly, the first area, Redfall Commons, once you leave it, you won't be able to return until your second playthrough.
- Secondly, the second area, Burial Point, as soon as you kill the final boss, that's it. You don't return to the open-world, oh no, you get kicked back to the menu screen and have to restart.
- Thirdly, a lot of the missable one-time achievements are basically "one shots," in that if you fail, you can't just load a save game. Oh no, they don't exist. You basically have to wait until your second playthrough.
- And lastly, because of the above, and how saves work in the game, some achievements reward you for adopting various strategies in the same mission. For example, the "One of Us" main mission, which takes place in the last third of the game, has 3 achievements, all for 3 different strategies, that you cannot adopt at the same time (that's the reason why we said 2 and a half playthroughs).
Step 1 - Redfall Commons
Firstly, in Redfall Commons you're going to want to open up all the safehouses (as they're fast-travel points) as soon as possible. Then, you're going to want to clear the Safehouse Missions and defeat the Underbosses. This will net you Block Party (35G).
You should also attempt both Starve the Beast (17G) and Someplace to Be (10G) as there are two chances to get them on your first run (2 in Redfall Commons and 2 in Burial Point.
Then, you're going to want to start on the side and main missions (including the optional ones) as soon as they crop up. In terms of missable Redfall Common achievements, here's what to keep an eye out for:
- Skin of Their Teeth (10G) - Keep all the hostages alive in "A Voice in the Dark." (this will also net you Catch and Release (10G).
- Ask Not For Whom The Horns Blow (10G) - Disable the foghorns before visiting the Tempestas in the main quest, "Fall Like Lightning."
- When getting the survival tips guide for "Taking Back the Airwaves," don't set off any of the traps in the house.
- Complete "Taking Back the Airwaves" and broadcasting Bill's tips, for the first half of Bob’s Final Hour (10G).
- At the end of "A Grave Situation," steal the pocket watch for I Spit On Your Grave (10G).
- Avoid the cultist's trap (Saw That Coming (10G)) in "The Abducted Brother" side quest.
- Complete the optional side quest, "A Grave Situation: Find the Doc," and kill the main vampire.
- Head to the Hilltop Grave Site with a flare gun and summon the Wailing Shadow for A Cry in the Dark (10G).
- Get all 45 grave locks (see our Redfall all grave locks location guide for assistance).
At the end of Redfall Commons you'll go through the Whispering Woods (AKA the Psychic Woods), so, choose to do either one of the two achievements:
- Nice Try (10G) - Going through the wrong door 3 times; or...
- Right This Way (17G) - Navigate the Psychic Wood without getting a door choice wrong.
Step 2 - Burial Point
Like Redfall Commons, you're going to want to do the same in Burial Point, and that's clear as many Safehouses and neighbourhoods as soon as possible, as this will help you navigate the map better. Completing all the neighbourhoods will of course net you Neighborhood Watch (35G).
Again, just like in the first region, you'll next want to complete all the side quests (Good Samaritan (35G)), all main quests and all optional main quests.
There's a lot to keep track of in Burial Point, so we've broken it down into main quests and optional content.
- During "What Does Bellwether Do?", choose one of the two achievements to tackle: either Blacklight Down (10G) or Rum Runner (10G).
- Revelations (10G) - Grabbed the optional audio diary from the “What’s in the Attic?” main quest.
- In the main quest, "Restore the Lighthouse," avoid the Keeper for Under a Bushel (17G).
- In the main quest, "Lost in the Fog," cut the power to the UV lights for Lights Out (10G).
- Defeat Gloria in the “Key to Wellness” main quest (we're not sure if this is optional or not, but we're sure we could have very easily ran instead of fighting, so we're noting it here).
- Do one of the 3 "One of Us" objectives (either Bloody Initiate (17G), Sepsis (17G) or So Anyway I Started Blasting (10G).
- Kill the Harvestman during "The Festival" to get Harvest’s End (17G).
- Kill Joe Creelman before entering the final door to the last boss fight in "The Black Sun" for Say Goodbye, Joe (17G).
- Sisterhood (10G) - Complete the completely optional Blackwood House treasure hunt.
- Visit the Irving Family Mausoleum and unlock What Lies Below (10G).
- Loot the table 12 remnant in the entirely optional Jolly's Seaside Corner restaurant for Check, Please! (10G).
- In the side quest, "Eclipsed," free Trevor Ash before interacting with the final laptop (for Enemy of My Enemy (17G)).
- Complete "Birdwatching" and read Nurse Tran's birdwatching book after (for Curious Finch (10G)).
- Get all 55 grave locks (see our Redfall all grave locks location guide for assistance).
Now you're going to need to replay the game again (or find a friend who is close to these missions and join their game):
- The other choice in the Whispering Woods (Psychic Woods) between Redfall Commons and Burial Point (Nice Try (10G) or Right This Way (17G))
- The other choice in "What Does Bellwether Do?" (either Blacklight Down (10G) or Rum Runner (10G)).
- The other two choices in "One of Us" in Burial Point (either Bloody Initiate (17G), Sepsis (17G) or So Anyway I Started Blasting (10G).
Now, the joys of Redfall is that you can actually do all the above with friends and tackle the list together. If you do that, you'll get a headstart of all 5 co-op achievements, which basically require you to play the game as a group - and doing it in co-op actually makes a few of the achievements a little easier too, especially Starve the Beast (17G).
If you didn't though, grab 3 friends, and playthrough the game, sticking as close as possible together. Eventually you'll not only Friends 'Til The End (17G), but you'll also unlock 3 of the other achievements too, leaving you one more to boost with your friend(s).
It's very unlikely you should have anything left to do, like kill one of the special vampires or disable a tripwire for Bad Wiring (10G) but if you do, now's the time to get them. Like we said though, it would be very unlikely for you to miss these. That said, we did miss You Clean It Up (10G) until late on in the game, as we didn't really use the UV gun (that achievement is for killing a Blood Bag without it exploding).
And there we have it, folks, perhaps the most convoluted and crazy achievement list that exists - in recent times, anyway. Because you can't revisit the first area, or even the second area after you've finished the game, and because there's no save points, everything you do is pretty much tracked and live. Miss an objective, no going back, you need to do it on your next run. And we know this for sure because we have a right nightmare trying to unlock Dexterity Save (35G) because of unlucky vampire spawns, so we have to create new characters and runs just to get that!
Anyway! It's not an especially hard 1,000Gs, it gets a 7 for how annoying it is. Still, Redfall isn't a bad game and it can be a lot of fun. It's just not going to be anywhere near the best games of the year come December.
Good luck out there!