Aliens: Colonial Marines achievements

Aliens: Colonial Marines

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There are a maximum of 60 Aliens: Colonial Marines achievements (50 without DLC) worth 2,519 (1,250)

30,259 tracked gamers have this game, 1,739 have completed it (5.75%)

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Heavy Lifting in Aliens: Colonial Marines

Heavy Lifting53 (20)

Defeat the Raven in under 1:10 on Soldier difficulty or higher

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Achievement Guide for Heavy Lifting

393,521 (217,157)
Achievement won on 02 Apr 13
TA Score for this game: 2,519
Posted on 02 April 13 at 16:24, Edited on 08 July 13 at 13:38
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The updates have made this achievement harder, I would also like to dispel some myths.

Since the update many people find they are killed by normal xenos before they can kill the raven, deleting the update makes the fight much easier.

-First of all clear the cache of your hard drive to remove the update and refuse the update when starting the game.
-Begin mission 5 and get to the final boss, the raven.
-When the mission begins the normal xenos should ignore like they did before the update instead of killing you quickly.
-Aim to the left of the raven and hit right trigger to bash it, if you aim directly at it then it will counter.
-On soldier difficulty you bash the raven 7 times, for the 8th it does not matter if you aim at it because the grab animation will begin.
-Repeat previous step twice more until you grab it for the 3rd time, then it dies.
-Try and bash it into a corner so its pinned and you can keep hitting it.
-Once I removed the cache I managed this in 58 seconds, have a timer handy so you can restart checkpoint if you need to, If the cutscene begins and you have not got the achievement you can dashboard and load the save again.

Clearing the cache does not delete your save like I saw someone post, like many games it saves directly to your profile.

bmlortz says "if you've purchased the game online (direct download) there is no cache to clear"
^In this case you will need multiple people to keep standard xenos occupied while the person in the loader tangos with the raven. You have my deepest sympathies.
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