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Shh, shh in Mafia III

Shh, shh20 (15)

Perform 100 Stealth Takedowns on enemies

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Achievement Guide for Shh, shh

236,589 (124,425)
Achievement won on 08 Oct 16
TA Score for this game: 1,375
Posted on 08 October 16 at 09:50, Edited on 14 October 16 at 08:11
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This achievement takes a while to get but is very easy.

For this you need to get 100 stealth takedowns. To do this you will need to be in sneak mode by pressing the cn_RS, and not be detected by the enemy.

A good way of getting kills is to stay in cover and use your whistle ability by holding cn_left Once you've whistled an enemy will usually go to investigate the noise. When the enemy is close enough a cn_B icon will appear on the enemy. This indicates that you're close enough to get a stealth takedown.

A god tip to add will be to use the cn_back button when entering areas with enemies. This will tell you where the enemies are, this is useful for when inside buildings.
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205,130 (141,200)
Achievement won on 15 Oct 16
TA Score for this game: 637
Posted on 16 October 16 at 13:20, Edited on 16 October 16 at 13:26
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This should come naturally in the normal progression of the game because it is often advantageous to perform stealth takedowns. However, you may want to grind it whether for instant gratification or to practice the technique.

Stealth Takedown: A stealth takedown is a lethal or non-lethal takedown performed when the target has not been alerted to Lincoln's presence. This can be the case where Lincoln sneaks up behind an enemy while crouching. It is, perhaps, most easily performed when Lincoln is in cover and whistles. A nearby enemy will come to investigate and can be caught unawares with the stealth takedown.

Technique: The takedown itself is performed by holding cn_B. Often, but not always, the cn_B symbol will appear on the enemy signifying the takedown can be performed. However, this indicator is not perfectly reliable and so practicing in a controlled environment may be of benefit to perfect the timing.

Grinding the Achievement:

The achievement can be grinded in many places should players want to unlock the achievement without waiting for it to pop in normal game play. The below video shows a controlled, set-piece type environment where stealth takedowns can be practiced. It is early in the game. Cassandra has become Lincoln's ally and the Way of Flesh mission is underway. It is during the Prostitution Racket sub-mission. At that point in the game, members of the Dixie Mafia have started loitering in pairs at certain locations.

The grinding location has Lincoln do a stealth takedown at a corner on one of the loitering Dixie Mafia members. Then he goes into the First Baptist Church complex and performs two more stealth takedowns. When Lincoln returns to the street corner where he started, the loitering Dixie Mafia duo will have respawned. So, Lincoln can go back and forth doing three takedowns between the street corner and the house or garage in the First Baptist Church complex.

The First Baptist Church complex plays a part in the Smack sub-mission. So, the location becomes unavailable partway through the Smack sub-mission. Even though it becomes unavailable early on, it is still a good location. There is a Tac vest and a First Aid box in the house or garage near the Church. So, Lincoln can take care of his health. Even though the takedowns are stealth takedowns other enemies are alerted and will attack Lincoln. So, should Lincoln take damage, he can reconstitute his health and protection. The Tac Vest, if used, respawns when Lincoln goes as far as the street corner with the Dixie Mafia pair.
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