Flamethrower achievement in The Orange Box


Set five enemies on fire in 30 seconds.

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How to unlock the Flamethrower achievement

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    1. you will need a friend to be a machinist
    2. your friend builds an dispenser and stands near them
    3. you will flame him 5 times in a row (its under 30 seconds)
    4. achievement is yours

    the dispenser heals your friend so you have enough time to flame him again and again every few seconds.

    5. sorry about my bad english, i'm from germany

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    BARTLEBEEThis was my first thought for a solution before I read yours. So thanks for reading my mind!
    Posted by BARTLEBEE on 19 Mar 13 at 12:41
    Ducc FeetThank, this achievement shall soon be my achievement
    Posted by Ducc Feet on 09 Jun 18 at 20:23
    Posted by toxenzz on 27 Apr 21 at 03:04
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    Everyone's solutions are all solid ways, but here's one more method I've seen used if you're interested.

    1.) Play on 2Fort with a friend being on the enemy team; have him/her be a Heavy.
    2.) Meet each other underneath the bridge in the middle, under the water.
    3.) As Pyro, go right inside one of the sewer entrance and face the water.
    4.) Have your friend ready themselves by standing right in front of you, just out of the water.
    5.) Ignite your friend with a small burst.
    6.) Have your friend back into the water to extinguish their flaming body, then step towards you again.
    7.) Repeat.

    Just remember to use small bursts so as to not burn them too much (and cause them to die).

    If you're not into boosting for the achievement, following any of the suggested methods for normal matches will net you solid results more often than not. Just set aside some time and patience if you choose to go that route.

    Whichever solution you use, be sure to have fun along the way!
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    Calex dEUSNot sure who originally posted this but it worked an absolute charm. Just did this with 2 pads solo.
    Posted by Calex dEUS on 20 Oct 16 at 20:27
    BroccoliasThought it would work but it didn't. Did exactly what the guide said but no pop
    Posted by Broccolias on 12 Feb 18 at 07:51
    NinjaDrifting17this is exatcly what i tried to do before i even looked up a solution. Good guide thoughclapcompute
    Posted by NinjaDrifting17 on 11 Feb 21 at 10:21
  • GiraffebotGiraffebot74,254
    13 Jan 2008 18 May 2009
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    This may seem difficult at first but its one of the easiest in the game. Dustbowl stage 2, capture point 1 is an ideal location for this. Play pyro on defense and when the gates drop just rush in the trench flaming everything in your path.
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    KACG FeaRyou might think its easy but its mostly luck based.
    Posted by KACG FeaR on 03 Jun 09 at 01:23
    GiraffebotNot if you're good at the game. I have played on alt accounts and gotten this achievement on DB stage 2 in less than 10 minutes of playing. Its Easy in a 8vs8.
    Posted by Giraffebot on 04 Jun 09 at 05:26
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