Counter-Sniper achievement in The Orange Box


Kill all of the snipers in City 17.

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How to unlock the Counter-Sniper achievement

  • SashamorningSashamorning2,506,458
    01 Apr 2010 01 Apr 2010
    120 2 9
    There are a total of five snipers in "Follow Freeman!" (chapter 11) that you must kill. (I say this plainly because there are a lot of conflicting reports out there.) These are the only five you must kill. No other snipers in any other level matter. You'll know you get them when they fall out the window (and the blue line disappears).

    1) Leave the building at the beginning of the level and turn left. As you walk down the street, you'll see a blue line in a building ahead of you. Use a grenade or the SMG alt-fire to kill him.

    2) As you turn right, before you enter the building, there's one ahead of you that's a bit hard to reach. Aim your grenade above the window and it should kill him.

    Now enter the building through the blue door on the left.

    3) After the watery basement, you'll go up stairs into a ruined building. On the left, a sniper will fire at you from across the street. Kill him.

    4) Go around the fire and upstairs. There is another sniper on the left across the street. Throw a grenade and kill him.

    5) Further down the building, there is one more blue line across the street. Throw a grenade and kill him. The achievement will pop instantly.

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    If you run out of grenades attempting to kill the snipers, you can use the rocket launcher.
    Posted on 15 Jul 13 at 12:24
    GAMERJET XBLExcellent guide thanks! toast
    Posted by GAMERJET XBL on 24 Jul 14 at 10:16
    Stevo6483I was struggling with the first sniper until I realised you could actually get right up close to the building he's in lol facepalm

    Also if you run out of grenades there's a resupply box with infinite grenades in the building where you encounter the last 3 snipers - it's next to the fire that you have to walk around to get to the building's top floor.
    Posted by Stevo6483 on 24 Nov 16 at 09:52
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  • QuarantaneQuarantane139,140
    15 Jul 2009 23 Jul 2009 12 Oct 2010
    37 5 5
    Although alot of people say the snipers outside Ravenholm must be defeated that is NOT true.

    I started the chapter "Follow Freeman" as a new game and killed only the snipers I saw in that chapter for this achievement to unlock.

    So, start up "Follow Freeman" and find those blue lines. Blue line=Sinper, there should be a total of 5. Kill EVERY sniper you see BEFORE moving on, you wont be able to backtrack to kill the snipers if you move on.

    You can use grenades to kill them, but I found the Secondary fire with the SMG alot easier.

    If you find yourself running out of ammo you can use a cheat to refill it. But in order to get the secondary ammo you MUST have 1 secondary ammo left.

    Also, make sure you are holding the gravity gun with the gun you need ammo for as your quickchange for this to work.

    Refill Ammo Cheat: Y, B, A, X, RB, Y, X, A, B, RB.

    Also if you are having trouble killing the snipers because you can't get a shot off and they keep hitting you there is an invincibility cheat that will keep the bullets from damaging you and give you time to line up your shot.

    Invincibility Cheat: LB, UP, RB, UP, LB, LB, UP, RB, RB, UP.

    Cheats will NOT disable achievements, so don't worry about using these.
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    If you feel you can afford to waste your rocket launcher ammo you can use that also.
    Posted on 24 Dec 09 at 00:18
    GAMERJET XBLThanks for the codes! toast
    Posted by GAMERJET XBL on 24 Jul 14 at 10:17
    TheBoxyBearIf the refill ammo cheat doesn't seem to work for you, try switching to the gravity gun before entering is, since the cheat contains RB which is used to switch to the gravity gun which can make the game unable to know what weapon to give ammo for.
    Posted by TheBoxyBear on 16 Jan 18 at 01:12
  • IKSUIKSU71,821
    20 Feb 2021 20 Feb 2021 20 Feb 2021
    1 0 0
    This is ok video for this. Just start "Follow Freeman!" map and kill 5 snipers.

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