Defiance achievements


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There are a maximum of 75 Defiance achievements (50 without DLC) worth 4,488 (1,625)

37,183 tracked gamers have this game, 598 have completed it (1.61%)

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Legend of Defiance in Defiance

Legend of Defiance448 (70)

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Achievement Guide for Legend of Defiance

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Posted on 08 April 13 at 10:25, Edited on 11 May 13 at 09:54
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Defiance's Achievements come in 8 different types, Campaign, Pursuits, Ego, Co-op, Arkfalls, PvP, Reputation and misc

Campaign- 7/50 - 105g / 1000g
Campaign is the main missions, that are mainly press and hold 'x' on various items, with a boss fight thrown in every once and a while. I personally did only campaign missions, and beat the 5 acts in about 3 days, under 350 ego rating. Smgs/Assault rifles for quest rewards are often good against the A.I, and dying doesn't really have a huge penalty.
The hardest part for me was the final boss=
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Completing the campaign will unlock:
DefianceHoly Shtako!The Holy Shtako! achievement in Defiance worth 15 pointsComplete the tutorial

DefianceSkruggin' Ark CoreThe Skruggin' Ark Core achievement in Defiance worth 19 pointsComplete Act 1

DefianceWrong HandsThe Wrong Hands achievement in Defiance worth 23 pointsComplete Act 2

DefianceThat Hagisi LiedThe That Hagisi Lied achievement in Defiance worth 25 pointsComplete Act 3

DefianceEveryone Will DieThe Everyone Will Die achievement in Defiance worth 27 pointsComplete Act 4

DefianceMonolithic LandmarkThe Monolithic Landmark achievement in Defiance worth 23 pointsCross the Golden Gate Bridge

DefianceWho…  Are You?The Who… Are You? achievement in Defiance worth 32 pointsComplete Act 5

Pursuits- 5/50 - 75g / 1000g
Pursuits are challenges, that have multiple little goals to complete, chances are you've completed a few pursuits by the end of the game, I found that the enemy type pursuits were the easiest (kill every type of mutant, complete a minor mutant arkfall etc.), followed by the racing ones, which by doing them all, will unlock a black dodge challenger!. After doing these, pick a handful from each of the exploration tabs (most locations will be discovered through the campaign) and a few which require silver medals or completing easy side missions, and you will have your 20!
This will unlock:
DefianceIndividual PursuitThe Individual Pursuit achievement in Defiance worth 17 pointsComplete your first pursuit in the Bay Area

DefianceHot PursuitThe Hot Pursuit achievement in Defiance worth 20 pointsComplete 5 pursuits in the Bay Area

DefiancePursuit of HappinessThe Pursuit of Happiness achievement in Defiance worth 23 pointsComplete 10 pursuits in the Bay Area

DefianceHigh Speed PursuitThe High Speed Pursuit achievement in Defiance worth 25 pointsComplete 15 pursuits in the Bay Area

DefiancePursuit of ExcellenceThe Pursuit of Excellence achievement in Defiance worth 28 pointsComplete 20 pursuits in the Bay Area

Ego- 7/50 - 190g / 1000g
Ego is the experience section of defiance, which goes up to (I believe) 4000, but thankfully, you only need 2500 to 100% this section. Every few level ups, you will get a ego unlock, which can be spent on, honestly, worthless perks, that do stuff like increase your damage output when higher than a enemy by 1% at midday on tuesdays. Anyway, level 2500 will require buttloads of XP to unlock. I've searched the darkest corners of the internet, and haven't found a decent method, but don't get down just yet, this is the worst achievement of the game - So Far, my advice would be to do this after everything else, then do side missions. If you don't get the achievements for unlocking 50 perks, or fully upgrading 25 by 2500, just respec.
Completing the 'EGO' section will unlock:
DefianceBit of an EGOThe Bit of an EGO achievement in Defiance worth 10 pointsEarn your first perk

DefianceStroking Your EGOThe Stroking Your EGO achievement in Defiance worth 18 pointsCompletely upgrade a perk

DefiancePowerful EGOThe Powerful EGO achievement in Defiance worth 24 pointsCompletely upgrade an EGO Power

DefianceAbundance of EgoThe Abundance of Ego achievement in Defiance worth 114 pointsEarn 50 perks

DefianceEGO ManiacThe EGO Maniac achievement in Defiance worth 86 pointsCompletely upgrade 25 perks

DefianceEGOTisticalThe EGOTistical achievement in Defiance worth 33 pointsReach EGO Rating 500

DefianceEGOcentric ArkhunterThe EGOcentric Arkhunter achievement in Defiance worth 256 pointsReach EGO Rating 2500

Arkfalls- 3/50 - 35g / 1000g
Arkfalls are displayed on the map as red pillar things (kind of like markers of dead space)
Minor Arkfalls are these single icons on the map, whereas Major Arkfalls are these icons in a huge red circle, completing all in a circle will uncover the boss enemy. My advice is to stay away from San Francisco Arkfalls as there aren't many players there thanks to the huge robot monolith guy. I just stand around occasionally shooting people in the butt, and it will it still count as completing. Minor arkfalls inside the major arkfalls do not count towards a minor arkfall. This will unlock:
DefianceArkhuntingThe Arkhunting achievement in Defiance worth 12 pointsComplete your first minor arkfall

DefianceArkhunting PartyThe Arkhunting Party achievement in Defiance worth 12 pointsComplete your first major Arkfall in the Bay Area

DefianceArkhunting SafariThe Arkhunting Safari achievement in Defiance worth 26 pointsComplete 10 major Arkfalls in the Bay Area

Co-op- 7/50 - 90g / 1000g
There are 7 co-op missions that unlock at certain points on your journey to ego rating 2500. They are all just run n gun, hold 'x' on some stuff, and kill the boss. They each range from 30 minutes-1 hour. Note. 'Explosions 101' co-op map is currently buggy (1st boss not triggering, achievement not unlocking), I wouldn't waste my time with it until a patch.
DefianceSuper ExcitedThe Super Excited achievement in Defiance worth 29 pointsComplete the Scrapworks Salvage co-op map

DefianceNot Bad at AllThe Not Bad at All achievement in Defiance worth 32 pointsComplete the Commandeer Cronkhite co-op map

DefianceCall Me PsychoThe Call Me Psycho achievement in Defiance worth 28 pointsComplete the Island of Lost Soldiers co-op map

DefianceSave Your GanchisThe Save Your Ganchis achievement in Defiance worth 27 pointsComplete the Explosions 101 co-op map

DefianceBroom ClosetThe Broom Closet achievement in Defiance worth 27 pointsComplete the Soleptor Excavation co-op map

DefianceOverdosingThe Overdosing achievement in Defiance worth 24 pointsComplete the Liberate the Lost co-op map

DefianceHa! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha!The Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! achievement in Defiance worth 30 pointsComplete the Motherlode co-op map

PvP- 7/50 - 105g / 1000g
PvP is currently dominated by people wearing cloaks, with insta-kill sawn off shotguns (did someone say gears of war?). You should pick a sniper as your primary/secondary weapon and go for headshots straight away. Start on competitive maps (Waterfront, Observatory, Freight Yard - currently taken off for fixing unknown stuff) and work on wins. After winning on the matches you need to jump into a shadow war. Shadow wars will take a while to start as they require 100+ people, so do some side missions or pursuits while waiting. Once in you should run from 2 different points, back on forth, so you keep capturing them, for the 50 captures. Keep in mind you should stay in your vehicle for road kills. At the end of a shadow war, you can press 'y' to rematch which will put you back into matchmaking.
DefianceStargazerThe Stargazer achievement in Defiance worth 54 pointsWin 10 matches in Observatory

DefianceUpper EchelonThe Upper Echelon achievement in Defiance worth 43 pointsKill 100 players

DefianceWharfieThe Wharfie achievement in Defiance worth 52 pointsWin 10 matches in Waterfront

DefianceFreight MagnateThe Freight Magnate achievement in Defiance worth 69 pointsWin 10 matches in Freight Yard

DefianceChasing ShadowsThe Chasing Shadows achievement in Defiance worth 67 pointsCapture 50 points in Shadow War

DefianceVehicular ManslaughterThe Vehicular Manslaughter achievement in Defiance worth 63 pointsKill 25 players by running them over

DefianceBrain SurgeonThe Brain Surgeon achievement in Defiance worth 63 pointsKill 50 players with headshots

Reputation- 7/50 -
Reputation will probably be you last achievement, the only way to earn Rep is through contracts, which are unlocked at ego rating 175, and are displayed in the same area as pursuits. Faction Rep is also a currency, spent at that factions fast travel area, spending it will decrease your reputation with that faction. It is now confirmed the achievement unlocks at 600 rep.

-Daily contracts are worth 10 points

-Weekly contracts are worth 50 points

Rank 0 - Unknown - 0 Rep
Rank 1 - Familiar - 100 Rep
Rank 2 - Regular - 300 Rep
Rank 3 - Trusted - 600 Rep

This site contains all current contracts at this moment in time, with a location as well.

Note. Paradise rep is not needed for any achievements.
DefiancePrivate BoothThe Private Booth achievement in Defiance worth 24 pointsComplete a daily contract for Soleptor Enterprises

DefianceExecutive Wash RoomThe Executive Wash Room achievement in Defiance worth 25 pointsComplete a daily contract for Von Bach Industries

DefianceSecure ChannelThe Secure Channel achievement in Defiance worth 38 pointsComplete a daily contract for Echelon

DefianceKey to ParadiseThe Key to Paradise achievement in Defiance worth 50 pointsIncrease reputation with Von Bach Industries, Soleptor Enterprises, Top Notch Toolworks and Echelon

DefianceWidely RegardedThe Widely Regarded achievement in Defiance worth 159 pointsGet max reputation with Von Bach Industries, Soleptor Enterprises, Top Notch Toolworks and Echelon

DefianceSeven Days a WeekThe Seven Days a Week achievement in Defiance worth 28 pointsComplete 4 weekly contracts

DefianceOffice in BackThe Office in Back achievement in Defiance worth 23 pointsComplete a daily contract for Top Notch Toolworks

Misc- 7/50 - 210g / 1000g
Misc achievements don't fit anywhere else:
DefianceGood CardioThe Good Cardio achievement in Defiance worth 53 pointsSwim a total of 1 kilometer

Swim a lot, swimming isn't need for anything in the game, so find a lake somewhere and swim around while everyone watches you like you're a idiot. For some reason you can't swim in ocean water for long, as your character will have a seizure and drown.
DefianceYeeeeeeehaaaaawww!The Yeeeeeeehaaaaawww! achievement in Defiance worth 44 pointsJump a total of 5 kilometers with vehicles

easily unlocked by driving around, San Francisco has some huge jumps so if you don't get it before, you'll definitely get it there.
DefianceA Friend in NeedThe A Friend in Need achievement in Defiance worth 6 pointsRevive another player outside the tutorial

Hold 'X' on a fellow ark hunter in doggy style position. If you haven't gotten this achievement after all of the above, in a mmo, you don't deserve it.
DefianceWait For It…The Wait For It… achievement in Defiance worth 93 pointsEquip your first legendary weapon

Legendary weapons are orange, similar to borderlands 2. Your best chance is in a lockbox. after getting all arkfall cheevos, you should have a lot of arkfall scrap to buy keycodes with. Cross your fingers.
DefianceShoot to SkillThe Shoot to Skill achievement in Defiance worth 176 pointsMax out one weapon skill

The max weapon skill is 20, this is weapon type, not individual weapon, but remember, weapons will run out of juice after a while, and no longer contribute towards the weapon type skill, so remember to switch.
DefianceCalculated KillerThe Calculated Killer achievement in Defiance worth 61 pointsKill 10,000 enemies

Kill stuff. easy.

Yippee!, you have 930'ed defiance! and unlocked the final 70g as well :DDDD
DefianceLegend of DefianceThe Legend of Defiance achievement in Defiance worth 448 pointsComplete all other achievements

But don't get rid of it yet, when a mmo releases, dlc soon follows, cross your fingers for more reputation achievements!!!!

If you vote this solution negatively, please explain why, the game is only a week old, so the best methods are hard to write about. I have only written my experience, I will continue to update the guide with better methods and such as they become uncovered.

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