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Do Not Disturb in Left 4 Dead

Do Not Disturb30 (20)

Sneak past all Witches in a campaign without disturbing one.

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Achievement Guide for Do Not Disturb

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Achievement won on 15 Jan 09
TA Score for this game: 2,828
Posted on 17 October 09 at 11:58, Edited on 05 January 10 at 03:16
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This is a somewhat difficult achievement as you generally have someone who will alert the witch on accident because they could not find them.

I would not suggest trying to kill them as there is a chance you could startle them while trying to kill them, and even if she doesn't hit you it will still count against the achievement.

Instead whenever you hear a witch stay on the lookout and make sure you find her before continuing on.

Once you find her make sure you can go around her, if there is no possible way to get around her then you will have to kill her, and for this reason you NEED someone to carry the shotgun. If you NEED to kill her make sure the person with the shotgun is actually skilled enough to do it without startling her. Plenty of times I've heard "Let me take on the witch" only to have to revive them and tell them that I would be taking care of the rest of the witches.

EDIT: I just looked at this guide and realized it would be helpful to add my pointers on killing the witch without startling her.

In order to kill the witch you NEED a shotgun, preferably an auto, so whenever the shotgun is available grab it even the pump. To kill her you need to get right behind her and aim at her back, right beneath her hair. When she is about half way standing just start shooting. Shoot at least 3 times, this should kill her without startling her. It should only take one shot, but just in case you don't crown her it would be better screwing the achievement up and surviving than dying at the same time.

When you are going around her I would suggest doing it one or MAYBE two people at a time as having all the people trying to get past her at once has a tendency to startle her. To be safe I would suggest only having one person at a time run past her, especially if you hear her getting angry.

If you hear a special infected I would suggest trying to kill it before going around the witch. Getting hunted/smoked/boomed right behind a witch is not a situation you want to be in.

This is actually harder than it sounds to do legit but it is possible. I actually got it because one of my team-mates was an all-out witch hunter and killed all of them without startling them. Although it can be done that way I would not suggest it, instead try to avoid them at all costs and only killing them when it is absolutely necessary.

Note: This would probably be easier on the new Crash Course Campaign as there are only 2 chapters therefore there are less witches. (I have not been able to confirm if it can be unlocked on this level so if anyone does it on Crash Course please leave a comment to confirm.)

EDIT: This does work on the Crash Course campaign if you have bought it. Thanks to I M1K3Y B I for confirming this.

EDIT: Just thought I would add. If you don't have Crash Course I would suggest doing this on either No Mercy, or Dead Air, as in the other missions she can spawn in areas with limited visibility and you may accidentally run into her and startle her. No Mercy/Dead Air both offer better vantage points when searching for the witch.
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