Assault Rifle Expert achievement in Mass Effect

Assault Rifle Expert

Register 150 Assault Rifle Kills

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How to unlock the Assault Rifle Expert achievement

  • rusty guy500rusty guy500146,486
    14 Aug 2010 13 Aug 2010 07 Oct 2011
    29 2 4
    Play survival and all the other game types in the DLC and all the kills you get there will contribute to your weapon kills. Just make sure you are the one that finishes them off as it wont count if an ally does.

    Note: you do not have to be trained in the weapon to get this achievement, it just means it is less accurate.

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    SoiledDoughnutI'm currently going through the game for the first time and I have choose to be an Infiltrator, which means I am 'untrained' with Assault Rifles...
    can I still get the achievement whilst being untrained with Assault Rifles?
    Posted by SoiledDoughnut on 07 Oct 11 at 20:56
    rusty guy500yes u can, i went through as a vangaurd and was also untrained with the assault rifle and got this achievement. The only disadvantage u will have is by being untrained u become less accurate with the weapon. I found the best way to overcome this was to crouch, use short burst and preferably be closer to the enemy.
    Posted by rusty guy500 on 07 Oct 11 at 22:29
    SoiledDoughnutWow... crouching helps a lot, thanks.
    Posted by SoiledDoughnut on 08 Oct 11 at 16:56
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  • Skeptical MarioSkeptical Mario1,101,298
    15 Dec 2013 19 Dec 2013 19 Dec 2013
    23 0 2
    Disclaimer: Kills carry over across all saves, and you don't have to save for them to count. This solution is for people who just want to grind the achievement as quickly as possible, even if untrained in Assault Rifles. You must have command of the Normandy before you can follow this solution.

    Killing friendly critters counts towards your kills. Go to the planet Eletania (in the Hercules system of Attican Beta) where you will find several colonies of little monkey aliens. Simply drive up to one in the Mako, save your game, and shoot each of the monkeys with your assault rifle of choice. When they're all dead, reload your save and repeat.

    There are about ten monkeys in each colony, so you'll need to do this fifteen times at most. Note that there are poisonous toxins in the atmosphere that will eventually kill you, but you should be able to get all the monkeys before then.
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    ZatosanNice find! Worked like a charm for another profile I'm working on. Thanks for sharing!
    Posted by Zatosan on 28 Jan 14 at 19:55
    GremlinSAJust to ad to this.. I used the Explosive rounds in my rifle, and often a single shot would take out 3 or 4 monkeys (explosive force +500%) and these kills appeared to be included.. granted my Sheppard was at level 50 before i started to grind this one..
    Posted by GremlinSA on 27 Jan 16 at 09:58
  • Crimson DrifterCrimson Drifter886,852
    26 Aug 2008 27 Aug 2008
    32 16 11
    The assault rifle is probably going to be the weapon you use the most throughout the game. Simply keep constantly upgrading and equipping new more powerful rifles and you will eventually get this, also use the Overkill skill to help in aiming and killing enemies faster. The kills will carry on multiple play throughs if you don't get it the first time around.

    Also you MUST get the killing shot, your teammates kills don't count.
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    Vorpal SmilodonAwful solution, doesn't help at all
    Posted by Vorpal Smilodon on 02 Feb 12 at 04:33
    Crimson DrifterCan you tell me why its awful? It seemed to have helped 25 people...
    Posted by Crimson Drifter on 03 Feb 12 at 16:22
    BiG PaPa ChIlLYou need to specify to be a soldier. Correct me if I'm wrong but unless you have applied the weapon mastery your character can still use the assault rifle, but it is impractical to use.
    Posted by BiG PaPa ChIlL on 20 May 12 at 21:22
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