Sniper Elite V2 achievements

Sniper Elite V2

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Iron Lung in Sniper Elite V2

Iron Lung31 (20)

Hold your breath for a cumulative time of half an hour

  • Unlocked by 26,448 tracked gamers (42% - TA Ratio = 1.53) 62,758  

Achievement Guide for Iron Lung

S P 4 C E Y
213,809 (108,965)
S P 4 C E Y
Achievement won on 21 May 12
TA Score for this game: 1,885
Posted on 21 May 12 at 14:12, Edited on 25 November 14 at 22:07
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This solution comes courtesy of the good folks on and in particular TrinixDMorrison.

I completed the campaign and all coop achievements with only 20 minutes as i found the RB/RT combination awkward so chose not to use it often.

For those of you who still need the achievement after doing the entire campaign and other achievement- getting the last few minutes is easy.

There's a *glitch* whereby when you get an animated kill (headshot, vital shot etc) and where the camera follows the bullet- if you pause the game at the time the bullet hits the enemy- the time for holding your breath will keep counting even though the game is paused.

As I say, hold LT to target, then UP on the D-Pad to scope in again, hold RB to empty lungs then RT to shoot. Make sure the target is at a sufficient distance to trigger an 'animated kill'. As soon as the bullet hits the enemy, hit the START button and do something else for as long as you need the extra time.

Can be done on any mission at any time but I did it immediately at the start off Kopenick Launch Site just after using my grenades for the Potato Masher achievement. There will be three enemies directly ahead of you, one walking, one lying on the ground and one over the wall past them.

Look past the two directly in front of you and snipe the guy standing still over the wall. Pause the game and then come back to your achievement :-)

EDIT (@Raven 80 NL): Quick note, you need to come out of the pause menu and back into the game to unlock the achievement!
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