Duke Nukem Forever achievements

Duke Nukem Forever

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There are a maximum of 60 Duke Nukem Forever achievements (50 without DLC) worth 2,310 (1,205)

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Gunslinger in Duke Nukem Forever

Gunslinger106 (50)

Carry the gold pistol through the whole SP campaign

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Achievement Guide for Gunslinger

138,525 (101,082)
Achievement won on 09 Jun 11
TA Score for this game: 996
Posted on 11 June 11 at 00:04, Edited on 12 June 11 at 23:28
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In order to get this achievement, you must carry the golden pistol through each stage. It doesn't matter in what order you do the missions, but you must have the gun in one of your inventory slots at the end of each mission. It IS possible to sequence break and get his achievement before beating the final boss by finishing the last stage with the golden gun (it is given to you during the mission) and then going back and getting the gun when it is first given to you (see below) and doing the remainder of the levels. (Thank you AGAIN for the update, LAFTA).

The golden pistol is the first weapon you pick up after the introduction, and is given to you by the AI in the Duke Cave. You must take the gun to proceed. It is also given to you right before the final boss fight, after you lose all your weapons.

During the campaign, you CAN drop the pistol. You do not have to be holding the gun all the way through the campaign. As long as you pick it up again before moving on, you will get the achievement.

One thing to watch out for is hitting a checkpoint without the pistol and then dying, as all the pickups get reset. If this happens, you are in trouble. Therefore, I'd not recommend straying too far from it, or leaving it on the ground for too long.

On a tactical note, the pistol is a fairly decent weapon, and is good for getting head shots. It can kill enemies fairly quickly and has a comparatively generous amount of ammunition available to it. It can be a bit bothersome during boss battles, where it would be nice to have an RPG and a Devastator to avoid constantly running to supply drops. As mentioned above though, I would try and hold on to the golden gun as much as possible and not risk dropping it, as the bosses can be cheap and kill you quickly.

All in all, this is not a hard achievement, but does require some tactical decision making at times in terms of what the other gun you take with you is.

On a final note, there is always a rocket launcher near any given boss, so taking along an appropriate weapon (shotgun in tunnels, rail gun/Enforcer Gun in open areas) is usually a safe bet.

Good luck, and good hunting. Come get some!
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