Dynasty Warriors 8 achievements

Dynasty Warriors 8

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Weapon Collector in Dynasty Warriors 8

Weapon Collector149 (30)

Obtain all of the weapons in the game.

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Achievement Guide for Weapon Collector

David Skitzo
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David Skitzo
Achievement won on 14 Nov 13
TA Score for this game: 2,553
Posted on 12 November 13 at 04:14, Edited on 28 April 14 at 16:56
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This achievement involves having all weapons unlocked at your gallery, to do that you need to have had it in your inventory at some point, these are:

- One regular level 1 weapon for each weapon type
- One regular level 2 weapon for each weapon type
- One regular level 3 weapon for each weapon type
- One regular level 4 weapon for each weapon type
- Two rare drop gold star weapons with level ranging from 1 to 3 for each weapon type
- One gold star Sword for completing Ambition Mode
- One five gold star weapon dropped by doing a specific objective with each character on a specific mission.

It is very likely by the time you only have this achievement left the regular weapons will be done. There are multiple ways to drop Rare Gold Star Weapons:

- Buying a Special Weapon from the Merchant (It averages between 30000 - 60000 Gold per weapon), the chance of getting one is very slim, but it is entirely possible to get it AND get some high level weapons for your characters too.

- Doing five scenarios in a row in Ambition Mode gets you a rare weapon, after grinding through all the Bonds, it only happened to me once, so the chances are very slim.

- Kill Playable Officers in Free Mode or Story Mode, this one has the best chance to drop it, but remember, it needs to be a PLAYABLE officer, even if you already have that characters weapon, there is a chance he will drop someone elses Rare Weapon.

The Gold Star Weapon (Emperor's Blade) for Ambition Mode will be given to you by the Emperor once he moves to your town, to do this you need to unlock all officers in Ambition Mode, max out your Fame and get the following Facilities to Level 50: Blacksmith, Teahouse, Barracks and Merchant. Once those requirements have been met, play one more battle in Ambition Mode and the Emperor will be at your city, handing you the weapon.

The Five Gold Star Weapon have specific requirements to meet, being specific for each character:

- Play on Hard or Chaos.
- Each character has a specific scenario and criteria to meet.
- The weapon will appear in a weapons box somewhere in the map, it is distinguishable because it is a golden box and you can confirm it worked when you receive the message "Treasure has been discovered!", it is possible to check it by pressing start and Y to access the message backlog, and it shows where on the map it spawned, it will not despawn, so you can go to it at your leisure.
- Forgot if you picked it up or not? Go into your character menu during the mission and select "Confirm Weapon", if you got it, the weapon will be in your inventory already.
- You don't need to WIN after you get the weapon, a defeat will also let you keep it. (EDIT: EarthboundX pointed after testing that as of 21/03/2014, dying will not let you keep the weapon)
- You can use any weapon you want, you don't need to have that characters Ex weapon equipped.
- I did most of my weapons with all characters at level 50, so I suggest having that as a basis to level up your characters, if you wish to risk with a lower level some of the characters will be fine even at level 30, but some are really hard to get even at level 50 with good weapons and maxed out abilities, so invest that Gold wisely in the Academy.


Wang Yi's weapon, the Five Gold Star Trishula (Azure Tip) is glitched in the Xbox 360 version of this game, the battle that you need to be in (Battle of Tong Gate - Wei Forces) will give you a premature victory after you bring down the gate, making it impossible for you to get the weapon. This has a high chance of happening every time you play through that scenario, with the game installed or not, on any difficulty, in Story Mode or Free Mode, it doesn't matter.

How to fix it? (It is not 100% guaranteed these might work for you, as the specific glitch has not been identified, so these are the things I've heard worked for a series of different people, good luck!)

- The best way I've heard about (Worked for me too) is after breaking down the first gate with the ram, ride as fast as you can to the second gate, and stay there, if you're touching the gate when Ma Chao returns to camp, the map will continue as normal.

- (EDIT) EarthboundX also mentioned that this didn't work for him,

"Make sure the enemy officer doesn't defect, and then head back to the main camp to take out Ma Chao, after that, take out the ballistae.

Seems taking out the ballistae first, before Ma Chao, might be the glitch."

- (EDIT) Sentok also mentioned that it didn't work for him, he comments that clearing all officers and Unit Commanders (Or as many as possible) allowed him to complete it.

What if that doesn't work?

These methods did not work for me, so I can't guarantee they'll work, but I'll list them just in case:

- Stay on the other side of the gate while the ram brings the First Gate down
- Stay on top of the walls when the ram brings the Gate down

To close this guide, I'll leave a great guide for the Five Gold Star weapon from GameFAQS, all credits go to the owner of the guide (wowitsyugi on GameFAQS), it has the requirements for each weapon and good strategies to go with it, most of which I've used myself and worked perfectly.


Good grinding for all!
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