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Hardcore!: Buck Strikes Back in Sunset Overdrive

Hardcore!: Buck Strikes Back110 (25)

This is a rare achievementBeat the score of 500,000 on the Challenge "Buck Strikes Back."

  • Unlocked by 7,437 tracked gamers (85% - TA Ratio = 4.41) 8,705  

Achievement Guide for Hardcore!: Buck Strikes Back

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Achievement won on 20 Jan 15
TA Score for this game: 4,917
Posted on 20 January 15 at 23:27, Edited on 11 February 15 at 06:27
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A bit more in depth:

Note - if you previously met this score requirement prior to the update, it will automatically unlock upon playing the game. No need to get it again.

You are required to get a score of 500,000. This challenge is a green icon on your map to the left of the Troop Bushido fast travel in Little Tokyo.

This achievement may seem daunting considering a gold medal is 250,000 points, but is actually fairly easy. As with the "I should get paid for this" achievement, I would not recommend attempting this until later in the game when your weapons are upgraded and you have access to more amps/overdrives.

Start with your overdrive setup:

(Lvl. 4):
• OD Rival
• Weapon Damage – Deployables
• Weapon Damage – Single-shot
• Ammo Capacity - Deployables
• Ammo Capacity – Single-shot
• OD Killer

For weapons, I would choose from the following:

• Acid Sprinkler
• Turret Copter
• TNTeddy (Nuke Explosions)
• Pulse Mine or Proximity Mine
• Hairspray Bomb



Spamming your weapons is the way to go with this achievement. You should complete the first couple challenges to get the OD spawn to increase and for the small score bonus. Without completing any, the OD don't increase in numbers and you probably won't end with a high enough score.

I used the hairspray bomb and turret copters for the duration of this challenge. When fully upgraded, the turret copter will last quite a long time. You can shoot a couple to one side of the challenge area and focus your explosives on the opposite side, switching back and fourth to mop up as needed.

That's it!

Please be sure to vote and comment if you give me a negative so I can improve this guide! :)

edit: video you can use as an example -
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