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The Escapists

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There are a maximum of 34 The Escapists achievements (16 without DLC) worth 6,190 (2,000)

13,035 tracked gamers have this game, 350 have completed it (2.69%)

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Digging It! in The Escapists

Digging It!227 (60)

This is a rare achievementClear a total of 50 tiles using the Shovel.

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Achievement Guide for Digging It!

748,233 (330,776)
Achievement won on 17 Feb 15
TA Score for this game: 6,190
Posted on 17 February 15 at 09:50, Edited on 03 July 15 at 07:43
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Digging It! - Clear a total of 50 tiles using the shovel.LIE

*** This achievement has been patched so that digging underground does count towards the achievement. ***

Ok first we need to clarify a couple of things. You don't have to use a shovel, anything that digs is fine. The other thing to note is when it says 50 tiles it doesn't mean clearing dirt underground which it sounds like. What counts towards the achievement is digging a complete hole from the surface to underground or vice-versa. Because of this I only had about 10 by the time I had escaped every prison, so you are most likely going to want to grind this out as quick as you can.

The best way to do this quickly and efficiently is to keep it in mind while you are playing normally. Get a Sturdy Pickaxe or Sturdy Shovel ready and leave it in your desk until you go to sleep and can save. Now as soon as you wake up dig a complete hole which should take 4 interactions with the sturdy pickaxe. Don't go underground just keep digging holes until you are either caught or your pickaxe or shovel dies and then load your save. Repeat, repeat, repeat (No bloody rinsing we are not washing our hair we are playing games!!!!)

As an example I loaded up my last save on San Pancho and immediately ran to my tunnel where I had left my Pickaxe and just dug upwards until it broke. The place went into lock down because I had missed the morning roll-call but it doesn't matter. Now I would get 3 holes every time but if you set this up and have a brand new sturdy pick axe or shovel saved in your inventory, I'm sure you could get a lot more.

Anyway have fun digging!

You don't specifically have to use the Sturdy Pickaxe or Shovel but they are the quickest. You could also use a Trowel, Spoon or any lesser version of the Pickaxe or Shovel.

Tool Handle = Timber + File
Flimsy Pickaxe = Tool handle + Crowbar + Duct tape
Lightweight Pickaxe = Flimsy Pickaxe + Timber + Duct Tape
Sturdy Pickaxe = Lightweight Pickaxe + Timber + Duct Tape

Flimsy Shovel = Tool Handle + Metal + Duct Tape
Lightweight Shovel = Flimsy Shovel + Metal + Duct Tape
Sturdy Shovel = Lightweight Shovel + Metal + Duct Tape
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Achievement won on 16 Oct 16
TA Score for this game: 828
Posted on 17 October 16 at 01:49
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If you want to, you can get just run through the tutorial, dig the 2 spots at the end, then reload your save.

Takes 25 run through that are about 1-2 minutes each, so about a 25-50 minute achievement if you choose to take this route
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