Master Blaster achievement in Shadowrun

Master Blaster

Kill one hundred enemies with the Rocket Launcher.

Master Blaster+0.1
3 guidesOnline Game ModeVersusCumulative +Players Required8 Players Required

How to unlock the Master Blaster achievement

  • AlakazoomXBLAlakazoomXBL39,684
    30 Jan 2009 14 Nov 2008 14 Nov 2008
    12 0 2
    This achievement is best to get with a troll or an elf. Basically just save your money until you have enought to buy the rockets (Rocket launcher is 5,000 and each extra shot is 1,000. I usually wait until I can have at least three shots, but that is up to you.) When using the Rocker Launcher either Glider and/or Smoke is A MUST! Wired reflexes is also helpful, but is not in any way required. Smoke is useful when you get very close to someone. Just shoot your rocket at their feet and smoke! If you are using glider fly up into the air and shoot the enemies below you. This achievement WILL take time (I don't even have it yet...) but be patient and you will get it.

    Side note: Pay attention to your reticule when shooting the Rocker Launcher. Because of the bloom in Shadowrun rockets can be terribly inaccurate.

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    Digital GungnirOne way to get money to purchase the rocket launcher early in the game is to buy rezz first round. Unless you are playing with the elite shadowruners you will get some extra money for each rezz. Play as a dwarf for maximizing your rezzing potential.

    Also you may be able to pick up the triple rezz achievement.
    Posted by Digital Gungnir on 10 Jun 09 at 07:50
    hippykillerkyleAre you able to get these weapon achievements against bots in solo play or does it have to be pvp?
    Posted by hippykillerkyle on 27 Jun 19 at 15:02
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  • Scoochi2Scoochi2279,435
    27 Jul 2010 06 Mar 2011 06 Mar 2011
    6 0 0
    LEGIT-PLAY METHOD
    Save up money. The rocket launcher costs 5k and each additional ammo purchase (a single rocket) costs 1000 each.
    Communicate with team mates and see if they'll send you their cash for rocket launcher.
    Smartlink is a wise purchase. It will improve your accuracy!
    If you combine glider/teleport on the open maps you can shoot down towards groups of opponents. Most of the time they won't even realise and even if they do, the splash damage has a good chance of catching them.
    DO NOT use the launcher at close range unless you don't mind killing yourself (get a teammate to pick up the launcher to save your team spending 5k on another).


    BOOSTING METHOD (works for all get xx kills achievements)
    If you don't have 8 people for the session, don't even try. Nothing will count, nobody will get an achievement. The optimal number is 13 people. For this guide I will assume you have 13 people, but if your numbers are different it's easy enough to figure out :)

    Create a private game. Invite everyone in. The maximum party size is 8 and Windows players won't be able to join [the party], so tell everyone the order of who takes their turn and when at the start to ease confusion later.
    Have 5 people on RNA (either the first 5 to take their turn, or people that need the achievement for winning) and the other 8 on Lineage. You won't get an achievement if there is less than 4 people on either team, and having a fifth helps in case someone disconnects.
    Set the map to Dig Site (on Raid).
    Host makes sure Killer is on RNA and RNA has 5 players, then launches again.

    The entire Lineage team should stand still (NOT even running around).
    Everyone on RNA gives their money to 1 person (from now on named 'Killer').
    Killer then buys a weapon they need as well as smartlink and either smoke or glider.
    As soon as the round starts, Killer jumps down the well by the RNA spawn and uses glider/smoke to stop them taking damage at the bottom.
    Killer then realises he is at the Lineage spawn zone and procedes
    to kill the entire team. Round finishes.
    Killer repeats this a further 5 times to end the match (RNA wins 6-0).
    The 'Killer' title then passes onto the next player.
    Host makes sure Killer is on RNA and RNA has 5 players, then launches again.


    If done correctly, each time it's your turn you get 48 kills (8 players * 6 rounds). You will also pick up the Godlike achievement if you don't take that fall damage. If everyone agrees, you can also get Unstoppable if a few revives are performed on the Lineage side (other than that, there should be no revives).

    If Killer intends to go for the Special Delivery or Master Blaster achievements then the entire Lineage team should group up.
    If Killer intends to go for the Summoner achievement, Lineage players should be any race other than dwarf. Elf is preferable.

    Whilst the Lineage team just stands around doing nothing (so they can be easily killed), the RNA team can do whatever they want to (EXCEPT following Killer to the Lineage team).
    It's an ideal time to work on Heavy Smoker/Teleporter. In my boosting sessions we ended up with the RNA people running around the map in a race- as the rounds progress we used teleport/wired reflexes to go faster or strangle to hold up the other racers :) And sometimes we all just summoned Minions and had 'Minion Fights'. It was that or standing around doing nothing.


    This boosting method works for all weapon achievements, as well as Master Ninja/Target Lock/3-for-the-price-of-1/Summoner.
  • Phantomzero17Phantomzero1769,177
    23 Dec 2010 09 Apr 2012
    3 0 0
    *BOOSTING METHOD FOR PC PLAYERS*

    Although you could include some of you xbox live friends if you test it out first and you don't lag out.

    First off you will need to create user accounts on your PC. You do this by going to the control panel and finding the user accounts section.

    (The Next two steps can be done in either order)

    Once you have 10 user accounts (9 new ones and your own) you will need to log into each one seperately and activate Shadowrun on each user account.

    Next go to 10minutemail.com (or a mix of hotmail, yahoo, gmail, etc) and create 9 new xbox live accounts on xbox.com.

    Now you can log back in with your account or one of the boosting ones on each account so that you can change the video settings. Set everything to low and put it in smallest size in windowed mode.

    Once you have all 9 accounts made and the correct settings for each one you need to choose 1 for each new user account. Then set the login to auto for each of the "bots" to save you time later.

    Add all 9 of the bots to your friendslist or add 8 or the bots to one and add just that one using that one bot to send invites to all of the bots when you start putting the lobby together.

    Now that you have that all in order its time to boost.

    Make sure that you are also set to the lowest settings, or if you think you can handle it go ahead and bump up a little bit.

    1) Host a private lobby of extraction on Lobby.

    2) Invite all of your bots

    3) Log in as each bot to join the game.

    *NOTE* This is where many people screw up. Do not, do not, do not use CRTL+ALT+DELETE to switch between user accounts. Instead hit the Windows Key (Its right next to the Alt key on most keyboards) and the Windows start menu will pop up on the side. Now click on an empty area of your desktop. Then hit the windows key again and select switch user. Do this for each of the accounts as you sign in and next to switch. The reason being that when you do it the other way the game stops in its tracks. And while the bots usually stay in you will experience much more lag and they take longer to kill on occassions. That and they are much, much, much more prone to lagging out. For some odd reason when you do the click on the Desktop method the game runs just as smoothly as if the player was still there.

    4) Set 4 players up on the RNA side (Including yourself) and 6 on the Lineage side.

    5) Make sure everything is set to your liking. With bots set up to certain races if need be for you to work on other achievements.

    6) Start the game.

    7) Do not do anything, even move.

    8) Your not playing a Local game with bots your still playing on Xbox Live. Everything you do has to be sent out and then re-recieved by your computer for each and every user account. The first few kills or minutes can and will lag. Although on a few occassions during non-peak hours I ran silky smooth from the get-go.

    9) Buy whatever you want that you can afford. Avoid explosives or even using your grenades the first time. And do not jump off of anything.

    10) Run over to the Lineage Spawn and kill all 6 of your bots. I just used my pistol.

    11) Continue doing so for the next five rounds with whatever weapons or spells that you want and that you can afford. In this case the Rockets.

    12) Play enough matches to reach the kill count needed and the achievement will pop once the match is over.

    Thats it. You can use this method with a few alterations to earn many of the achievements. I used it for 3 for the price of one, Summoner, Master Theif, Master Blaster, Godlike, and That's one Frustrated Sniper. Although I wish I would've thought of this sooner.

    You can also use this to boost time spent in smoke.
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