Elevator Action achievement in Dead Space 2

Elevator Action

Knock off every Tripod during the Elevator Sequence

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How to unlock the Elevator Action achievement

  • AbeLoganAbeLogan322,364
    30 Jan 2011 30 Jan 2011
    109 6 16
    The name of this achievement is "Elevator Action". It is a MISSABLE achievement; if you make it to the top of the large elevator sequence in Chapter 7 where the Tripods are attacking you through the windows and you don't get it, you will need to reload an earlier save. If all of your save files are past this point, you will need to do it on a different playthrough.

    To get this, you need to knock all of the Tripods off of the large elevator that you ride in Chapter 7. By my count, there were 18 enemies that attacked. I got this on my first playthrough on Normal using the non-upgraded Pulse Rifle's Alt-Fire. Just make sure to buy enough ammo so that you won't run out. Each alt-fire costs 25 ammo, and you'll need a minimum of 18 shots. I made sure I had 20 shots just in case. For those of you who don't want to crunch the numbers, 18 shots comes out to 450 rounds, and 20 shots comes out to 500. Once you have enough ammo, just make sure you shoot the Tripods quickly and always reload after shooting one, unless there is another enemy right next to him. You can only fire twice before you must reload, so it's better to reload when it might be unnecessary rather than get caught having to reload when two enemies show up at the same time. It only takes one shot to knock each one off. Sometimes it looks like they're still hanging on, but trust me, if you hit them, they will fall off. Again, I did this on Normal, and my Pulse Rifle was not upgraded at all. Not sure about higher difficulties.

    If you dont have quite enough funds to get enough Pulse ammo, you can also knock the Tripods off with one shot from the Detonator. Between these two weapons and maybe selling some of your extra items, hopefully you can get enough ammo to last through all 18 enemies.

    This acheivement really wasn't as difficult as I thought it would be. Good luck!

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    z Mr Man zGreat solution! Thanks!
    Posted by z Mr Man z on 02 Oct 12 at 21:18
    ReaboGreat guide. Did it second try on zealot with the pulse rifle no problem.

    Here's a video of me doing it step by step like your guide incase anybody wanted a visual. Feel free to include in your guide. Gave you credit also.

    Posted by Reabo on 01 Mar 15 at 19:55
    Armstrong x360aWorked better than the solution in the walk through. Thumbs up, thanks!
    Posted by Armstrong x360a on 22 Nov 16 at 04:47
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  • Erwo the ElderErwo the Elder293,178
    02 Feb 2011 04 Feb 2011 04 Feb 2011
    59 0 11
    I found the Force Gun to be the best weapon for this achievement. The reason is you don't have to aim for the yellow parts, it just blows them off the elevator. Just remember to reload when there is any break because near the end of the elevator ride there are two to three at a time. With this method I was able to get the achievement on the very first try. Good luck and good hunting and bring lots of ammo.
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    Lord Nazulethanks
    Posted by Lord Nazule on 13 Oct 15 at 01:09
    AllOvaMyselfThis solution is the ticket...
    Posted by AllOvaMyself on 22 Aug 18 at 00:52
    Drakon Omega 9Worked just fine, thank you.
    Posted by Drakon Omega 9 on 13 Oct 20 at 16:31
  • MalholioMalholio52,716
    13 Mar 2011 16 Mar 2011
    16 1 4
    One shot with the Detonator will knock them off, even if you don't hit the yellow parts. Upgrade the Detonator's rate of reload, or use Stasis if you are having trouble keeping up.
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    raidenhardcoreI used a separate save slot , sold all I got, updated the Detonator to the max, filled it with 25 shots (you need 18 i think),
    got the achief in one go, quit and went on with my normal save. I stood with my back against the door just between the door and the centre. good luck
    Posted by raidenhardcore on 22 Jun 11 at 20:06
    justinman114this is the best weapon to use, even though it is the 4th guide.
    Posted by justinman114 on 27 Nov 11 at 18:35
    PrinceRules64I used a fully upgraded Detonator and I actually got hit a lot of times, thought I'd missed it if they were running away after hitting me, but unlocked it first time.
    Posted by PrinceRules64 on 24 Oct 20 at 09:42
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