Killer Instinct achievements

Killer Instinct

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There are a maximum of 422 Killer Instinct achievements (94 without DLC) worth 26,357 (4,485), and 27 challenges

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Shadow Surprise in Killer Instinct

Shadow Surprise Time-limited Challenge Finished

This is a rare achievementShadow Counter 3 times in one match

  • Unlocked by 548 tracked gamers (1% - TA Ratio = 13.44) 99,377  

Achievement Guide for Shadow Surprise

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Achievement won on 31 Jan 14
TA Score for this game: 5,766
Posted on 31 January 14 at 05:26
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Dojo Advanced Lesson 27 provides information about how to get Shadow Counters. You need to hit medium punch and kick (Y+B on default controls) while blocking during an enemy combo. Shadow Counters will only land under certain conditions, which the dojo lesson covers. (They should be executed during the last hit of the enemy combo, and need to "grab" the opponent. If you mistime the counter, you'll leave yourself exposed for further attacks.)

I got this by playing against a Noob CPU Versus match. It'll take some time to get the timing down, but the Noob CPU likes using heavies, so if you miss the block, combo-breaking out should be easy enough. Also helps to set match timer to infinite. All three counters need to be done in one match.

The challenge should unlock once you get to the match results screen.
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