- Estimated achievement difficulty: 7/10
- Estimated time for 1000 : 30-50 hours
- Minimum playthroughs: 1 (campaign), 1000+ (multiplayer matches)
- Missable achievements: None
- Glitched achievements: None
- Offline: 38 (700 )
- Online: 12 (300 )
- Cheats disable achievements?: No Cheats
Note: Some achievements can be gained both offline and online, I have included any that can be achieved offline in that section. The other 12 you must be connected to Live.
Welcome to Unreal Tournament 3. This game has 50 achievements for 1000
You do not need to be an first-person shooter god to complete this game, however, you will need some skill. The estimated time and difficulty to achieve the full 1000 in this game is based on the methods recommended in this guide. For example, boosting the 500 ranked wins. Earning them legit will be near impossible, as no one plays this online anymore.
Despite the fact many achievements say you must complete them in multiplayer, most of these can be completed during the campaign. This includes all the weapon achievements, Hat Trick, Sir Slays a Lot, Being a Hero, Serial Killer, Kill Joy, Off to a Good Start and the four power up achievements. You can also begin work on Like the Back of My Hand. Become familiar with what you need to do in each of these achievements and throughout your campaign on Casual work towards these. It will save you time later. On any VCTF map ensure you get a kill with each vehicle for Jack of All Trades and in warfare matches return orbs as much as possible to get Being a Hero
For Like the Back of My Hand I used the following guides to make life easier. They are not the stickied guides, but a compilation thereof. The first is the two sticky guides combined into one, which is much easier, the second includes the missing information for the VCTF and Warfare maps. All credits are listed in the posts.
The following steps can be done in any order or in conjunction with each other.
Step 1: Get a Life...
Since you need to get 200 kills on 50 days I suggest you begin working on this achievement immediately. This can obviously be done in conjunction with all steps below. There is a quick way to do this also, get your 200 kills for the day, then quit to dashboard, change your time zone, (system settings > console > time zone) to the next or previous day. Then get 200 more kills. Switch it back, rinse and repeat. The quickest way to 200 kills is to set up a Deathmatch game on the Morbias map, with 16 novice bots, time limit 10 minutes, the beserk mutator and the weapon select mutator set to all enforcers. You should get around 250 kills in that 10 minute match and will likely get the Pistolero, Sir Slays a Lot, Serial Killer and Kill Joy achievements quite easily.
Step 2: Campaign
Whilst I have said the minimum number of playthroughs is one, you will likely play the game through twice. Once single player, once co-op. This is not necessary, if you can find someone nice to help you. Assuming you do it co-op, begin the campaign on Casual as the Insane achievements are dependent only on the final match of each chapter. When you reach the final stage in each chapter quit to the menu, and continue your campaign changing the difficulty to Insane. This will ensure you achieve all campaign achievements in a single playthrough. Follow this guide to ensure that you don’t miss the last stage as you cannot select it from replay chapter to get the achievement.
You MUST get it during the playthrough or else you will have to restart the entire campaign.
By the end of the campaign you should have all chapter achievements and insane achievements as well as the co-op achievements for a total of 380 . You will likely also have achieved several of the weapon achievements if you have been working on them as well as Sir Slays a Lot, Serial Killer, Off to a Good Start and Kill Joy if you haven’t gotten them already.
If you do not have a partner, then complete the campaign in solo using the Insane switch method, then run back through it with a second controller signed in on casual the whole way. Unless you are amazing, you will not beat the Insane levels with a dead controller.
Step 3: Instant Action
You must play a instant action game with each mutator using only one per game. Simple. Set the game to minimum kills/flags/points, novice bots and the mutator of your choice. When you reach the Weapon Replacement mutator follow the achievement guide to get Untouchable. You will also get Spice of Life achievement at the end
Step 4: Muliplayer (Local)
You must win a game on every map in every game type.
Note: You DO NOT need to complete all the maps in TDM or Duel. Completing the maps in DM counts. Just play one game in each of these game types to satisfy the Lets Get It On requirements.
Either work towards the 100 games of DM/Warfare/CTF/VCTF by setting your game up appropriately, or set it to minimum kills/points to win to burn through it. Use this opportunity to complete Like the Back of My Hand and if you set your DM games to 20 wins work on your outstanding weapons/powerups achievements. Any kills achieved in this process count towards your 200 for that day so set up your time zone accordingly before you start.
If you choose not to actively work on the 100 wins for a gametype, then set up a match to the relevant score (or just higher as the AI sometimes won’t close you out) for 10 minutes, 2 godlike bots, Speed Freak Mutator. Leave your controller plugged in and wander off to do something else or leave it on while you sleep. This will take longer, but you are not actively involved.
Step 5: Multiplayer (Online)
You’ll need a good boosting parter for this. 500 ranked wins is easiest in Duel and let the non host quit out to give the host the win. Be warned that you must see the “saving” icon appear for the game to count. Some gamers have reported this not happening, so quit to your dashboard and restart. This will net you Just Warming Up, Winning is the Only Thing and Ranked Champion. For Equal Opportunity Destroyer you will need six players to complete a win in all gametypes
Unreal is not a difficult game to achieve the 1000 but it is time consuming and relies on having a quality boosting partner to complete. If you don’t have a good boosting buddy, you could be left at around 930 . Hopefully with this road map and the achievement guide you will get there. Good luck!