Scourge of the Air achievement in Saints Row (2006)

Scourge of the Air

Destroy 50 helicopters.

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How to unlock the Scourge of the Air achievement

  • ArtanicusArtanicus57,936
    22 Jan 2009 22 Jan 2009 22 Jan 2009
    73 4 10
    If you're far enough into the game this becomes very easy to accomplish. Once you have taken over Vice King territory and completed all hitman missions, you have the penthouse crib and the platinum 21 round RPG in it. Since the penthouse is entered only via teleport, the cops can't get there, and you can have a breather any time you want.

    So in short, get the rpg, blow some police cars up until you get up to a few stars of notority, and as they keep coming at you, slowly retreat back to the steps of the tower so that you hit 4-5 stars when youre there. When youre at the steps, you are too far from the main road for more FBI trucks to be generated at you, so youre pretty much in peace there. But they do send helicopters after you, so have fun blowing them up. Aim for the front or back, the middle opening is sometimes big enough for an RPG round to pass through.

    IF you want a change of pace, just step off the stairs and 1-2 FBI trucks will come for target practice. Run out of ammo, no problem, just visit your weapon cache behind your back.

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    FEEDtheBEA5Tclap still works +1
    Posted by FEEDtheBEA5T on 04 Dec 18 at 02:27
    EthigyGreat solution. What I did to make sure all the helicopters counted was to back up against the door of the crib and shoot the rockets directly at the nose of the choppers. Doing it this way guaranteed each explosion counted.
    Posted by Ethigy on 17 Oct 20 at 22:43
    SaintShibaWorking on Series X. You can also track the number that you've destroyed via pause menu -> info -> statistics.
    Posted by SaintShiba on 10 Feb at 18:39
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  • Rebmob x360aRebmob x360a143,184
    04 Oct 2010 16 Mar 2010 16 Mar 2010
    40 5 5
    This is a guide that will help you obtain the achievement "Scourge of the Air" in Saint's Row in about half a hour, hour max! This is also A LOT EASIER than the other posted solutions here on TA; as long as you meet the requirements before attempting the achievement.

    Requirements that will save you a ton of time:
    1. You must own the "King Penthouse Crib" located in Adept Way (Downtown District)
    2. You must have access to the Platinum RPG that is unlocked by completing all eight levels of hitman in all three locations. That makes twenty-four hitman targets!

    Q: Why do I need access the King Penthouse Crib?
    A: Because you can stand on the steps that lead to this cribs front door and the police and FBI will pretty much ignore you so you can constantly shoot down helicopters if you have a five star wanted level.

    Q: Why do I need access to the platinum RPG?
    A: Because this means you have unlimited RPG ammo that you can stock up on in your crib any time you please to! Plus it holds a total of twenty-one rockets!
    Q: Alright, now how do I get this damn achievement?!
    A: You must first get a five star wanted level, an easy way to do this is by going to the Foreign Power Car Dealer closed to your King Penthouse Crib and preforming a breaking and entering. Just stick inside this building and your wanted level will keep increasing quickly. Shoot any cops that get close to you. Once you have five stars, book it back to your King Penthouse Crib and use the elevator into your crib. Then go back outside and there should be no police or FBI cars around. Now here's where the trick comes into play: Stay on the steps in front of your crib and one after another helicopters should spawn and come directly above you. I averaged about two helicopters a minute; and if you run out of ammo or need a breather you can just use the elevator to your crib behind you!

    There you have it, the easiest method to get obtain achievement! You pretty much get free helicopter kills, because for some reason the police and FBI don't spawn if you stay on your steps by your King Penthouse Crib?!
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    z 4assed monkeyI find the B&E to be totally unnecessary. It's quick enough just to RPG cop cars at the end of the driveway to get the initial stars you need. Takes a couple of minutes to get from 2 stars to 3, but from 3 to 4 is quick, and 4 is when the copters come.
    Posted by z 4assed monkey on 29 Mar 12 at 03:32
    twotoesjrQuick question. Can you do this and any other miscellaneous achievements if you are finished with all the missions and activities?
    Posted by twotoesjr on 20 Mar 13 at 18:04
    Mr RodsterHow is this different than the solution posted by Artanicus over a year before this one was posted?
    Posted by Mr Rodster on 06 Sep 14 at 17:57
  • Reborn InsanityReborn Insanity467,840
    30 Oct 2010 30 Oct 2010
    27 0 6
    How to get the Secret Achievement in Saints Row for destroying 50 helicopters.

    1) Start up a Mayhem so it will give you weapons with unlimited ammo (Do not go to the mayhem area which is located by a flashing territory in your map.

    2) Head to China Town. And use the location shown (Dont go to the middle of the pond until you have 5 wanted stars.)

    3) Once you have the stars the helicopters will come. So go sit at the middle of the area in the video and you will never be attacked by FBI or Cops. Only the Helicopters will reach you. Hopefully you have a good weapon from mayhem because it gives you unlimited ammo.
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    Mickey BurnsGreat solution. I, too, am a low-level person trying to squeeze out any achievements out of this game that I can. I hate seeing solutions that require you to be further into the game for their "easy method". This worked like a charm on level 1 Mayhem with infinite SMG. Thanks!
    Posted by Mickey Burns on 07 Jan 13 at 19:30
    InterracialVery good method, boosting as I type. You get the occasional stray cop come onto the little island thing but other than that its great!
    Posted by Interracial on 04 Aug 18 at 17:51
    Gabber PeteThank you. Good guide. I progressed fat enough to have the platinum rpg but I found this method alot easier.
    Posted by Gabber Pete on 28 Apr 21 at 03:58
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