Veteran of Hill 400 achievement in Call of Duty 2

Veteran of Hill 400

Finished Hill 400 mission on Veteran difficulty

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How to unlock the Veteran of Hill 400 achievement

  • FlammmyFlammmy80,077
    12 Jul 2009 12 Jul 2009
    89 6 24
    This level was one of the easier ones for me, so I’m not sure why everyone hates it so much... I will try to tell you what I did.

    Three stages of this last level as I see it:
    Sniping the Mortars
    Defending the hill (halftracks and infantry)
    Destroying the Tigers (with infantry!)

    Hill 400 - Defending the top of the Hill
    Sniping the mortars: (suggest: sniper rifle and Thompson)
    Start in any bunker, I chose northern one because it was close to the main bunker, and slowly worked my way around the outside. "Oh, how enlightening!" you say. This seems like really obvious advice, but move slowly because all of your (really helpful) AI players follow you around, providing plenty of covering fire for the most part! I don't suggest using smoke grenades on this part as it can hamper your allies who are doing a rather good job at ganging up on any enemies trying to sneak up on you.
    As I was going around, I did not worry about the mortars trying to hit me, as they really don't, as far as I can tell. Go for the closest one, not the one on the other side of the hill.
    Be aware that some of the mortars are single guys, others are two. You have to take out both if there are two (when the star disappears, you have taken it out) (yea, another obvious comment, but I thought I would throw it out there).

    Defending the hill (halftracks and infantry) (suggested: Thompson and panzerschreck)
    For this part, it gives you a chance to reload on ammo etc etc etc, and for this I head to the 3 machine guns near the main bunker. I find the west-facing one the most useful (faces the side that the halftracks come up on). I find that my troops did quite a good job at defending my back when using this turret, allowing me to spray anyone coming from that side, and duck down when getting hurt. If the mounted gun is not working for you, just hide behind the crates it is mounted on and pop up using a Thompson.
    When the halftracks start coming up the hill, you can try (if you want) to use the turret to spray the top of the gunner's head to kill him, or just wait till it stops and kill it with the panzershreck panzerschreck. Or both. Rinse and repeat.
    If at any time during this section you keep getting killed from behind (or from anywhere really) you can just throw smoke grenades at your feet to keep everyone off of you.
    The good part about this section is you get a LOT of checkpoints.

    Destroying the Tigers (with infantry!) (Suggested: Thompson and BAR, or any other weapon really.)
    As soon as the artillery barrage starts again, head to the NORTH bunker (the little dirt on with a roof near the side). The tanks will later come over the wall about 30 feet to the west of this bunker, and you will 'spawn camp' them as they come across. Just stay in your bunker, jumping out when those perfectly aimed grenades come in. You don’t really need to worry about guys too much; you will only have 2 or 3 trying to kill you from the west side (where the tank comes from).
    When you hear/see the tank coming up the hill, go out towards where it will come over the edge, plant a charge as it rolls past. BOOM. Easy. Return to your bunker, dodge a few more grenades, shoot a few more people, and do it again to the next tank... (You’d think they would learn...).

    Congratz! You have finished a level everyone swears is the hardest, but I found rather easy...

    Good Luck, and feel free to comment, message, question, denounce, debunk, and bash my (attempt at a helpful) guide.

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    Great guide. As good today as ever it was. Thumbs up and I have to agree the mission before was a lot harder. I think I fluked getting up the hill as I used a mobile truck as cover all the way to the top .
    Posted on 24 Jan 17 at 10:56
    LLboxedThis helped me out big time.

    Posted by LLboxed on 04 Mar 17 at 09:34
    KingOfBeasts713I found the second part, with the guns on the west to be slightly harder than the rest but I caked the first and last part with the tanks using this method. Good stuff
    Posted by KingOfBeasts713 on 09 Jan 19 at 10:22
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  • The OG MegatronThe OG Megatron199,916
    19 Jun 2009 20 Jun 2009
    41 3 1
    Just in case you didn't want to watch a video, here is a simple solution. The German assault is insane on veteran but if the Germans can't see you they won't shoot you. You don't usually notice but out front of the bunker are unlimited smoke grenades. Basically what I did was keep throwing smoke grenades in a 360 degree circle around the bunker.

    With smoke down you can move from point to point to knock out mortar teams, and then when tanks come you can run up to them through the smoke and plant explosives.

    Remember the smoke dissipates so you are going to have to keep throwing them. Since the Germans can't see you they will run straight at you and try to melee you. Keep an automatic weapon with you and you should be fine.
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    Godfather1504Great tips, thanks.
    Posted by Godfather1504 on 08 Mar 13 at 10:52
  • Count FlandersCount Flanders155,149
    11 Apr 2007 12 Feb 2009
    41 5 1
    Complete one of the hardest CoD2 missions, Hill 400. See videos for help.
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    Godfather1504Thanks for the videos.
    Posted by Godfather1504 on 08 Mar 13 at 10:51
  • LizardKingv666LizardKingv666576,240
    28 Sep 2010 11 Aug 2010 22 Nov 2011
    34 6 1
    You will get this for completing "The Hill" on Veteran difficulty.

    The way up the hill is not so difficult - even on Veteran. Take your time and use cover. Use the smoke grenades when needed. What really could be a pain in the a** are the last moments on defending the hill. But there is a simple solution for this:

    Around the bunker is a long trench. You will autimatically jump into that trench to shoot some of the mortar-groups. Just keep going around this trench and shoot the enemies. It's the safest place up on the hill. It's not necessary to stay in open fight for the last minute. On a good place you can sit out the remaining time.
  • Tomahawk RobTomahawk Rob105,199
    23 Nov 2012 23 Nov 2012
    21 1 3
    After the tricky sniping section comes the two stage assault by the Germans. Here's what I did to survive without firing more than 1 or 2 mags:
    For the 1st artillery barrage I hid inside the main bunker.
    I then left the bunker and ran over to the sandbags & mortar just outside to the right, and went prone & hid there. All the friendly AI gather around and do all the hard work for you.
    I ran back into the bunker for the 2nd artillery barrage then returned to the sandbags and went prone again while the countdown ticked away. The friendly AI started to die off as the tanks got closer, so I had to pick off 2 or 3 gerrys myself at this point.
    Then a tank appears over the sandbags... Sit tight until the bombing run starts and then leg it back into the main bunker.
    Job done!
    Seriously, I only died once on these assault sections, and that was only because I got caught in the explosion of the tank right next to me! Lol!
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