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Sneaky in Elite: Dangerous

Sneaky45 (15)

This is a rare achievementSell 50,000 credits worth of illegal goods

  • Unlocked by 2,096 tracked gamers (11% - TA Ratio = 3.02) 19,197  

Achievement Guide for Sneaky

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Achievement won on 03 Jul 15
TA Score for this game: 5,852
Posted on 03 July 15 at 22:39, Edited on 13 July 15 at 16:49
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This achievement simply involves doing the exact same process to unlock:
Elite: DangerousBlack MarketThe Black Market achievement in Elite: Dangerous worth 23 pointsSell illegal goods

Whilst obtaining illegal goods should entail flying around in space and scooping up debris, I found a much faster and easier way to obtain illegal goods - by starting Smuggling missions in the Bulletin Boards in any station (the ones requiring you to transport illegal goods from one station to another), and then ignoring the mission completely.

Smuggling missions are pretty widespread, check the Bulletin Board at every station you dock at and any mission with a skull with a white arrow will involve you being given illegal goods to take to another station. Accept a mission, check your ship's cargo (cn_X+cn_right to look at your ship info screen, then cn_RB across to the cargo tab) to check you've been given the goods.

Now all you have to do is find a station with a Black Market. Use the Galaxy Map to check nearby systems for stations with a Black Market (listed under facilities on the System Map when you have a station selected), fly there, and you'll find the Black Market under the Contacts panel in the station menu. Don't worry about getting scanned carrying illegal goods into a station - you'll only incur a small fine for your troubles.

If you want to you can locate a Black Market first, and with any luck you'll be able to pick up a Smuggling mission at that station and then promptly sell your goods straight on the same station's Black Market!

In order to sell 50,000 CR worth look out for slavery missions in particular - since slaves tend to sell for ~5000 CR each on the Black Market. I wouldn't be too fussy though, particularly if you're docked at a station with a Black Market. Just accept every Smuggling mission you can, then sell everything in your cargo hold straight away. You end up with less than you'd get for doing the mission properly, but it's far easier than finding all these goods in space.
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