Rootin' Tootin' Lootin' achievement in Dead Island (Xbox 360)

Rootin' Tootin' Lootin'

Loot 5 Exceptional Weapons.

Rootin' Tootin' Lootin'0
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How to unlock the Rootin' Tootin' Lootin' achievement

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    Bloodbath Arena DLC is required.

    All 5 weapons in 2 hours.

    Now this method is by far the quickest and easiest, as I got all 5 in about 2 hours, so go into arena C in either co-op or solo and get to about wave 25+ and you will notice enemies will start to carry special weapons; uncommon, rare, unique, and exceptional, as the achievement states it needs to be an exceptional weapon so just kill the zombie holding one which is shown as a red skull on the mini-map and pick it up, and just repeat 4 more times. It doesn't matter if you die after, so don't worry if you get killed. This achievement can be done in multiple playthroughs and the character or abilities used does not affect it, so you can play as anyone with any range of abilities. Good luck!

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    SchiZoPHreNiikzGreat solution! +1

    I'd like to add that you should not kill the special zombie while it is far away. After a certain distance, any zombie you kill instantly despawns and takes its drop with it. Also, pick up the exceptional weapon with you bare hands, and make sure your inventory isn't full either. Both of those circumstances willgrab the exceptional weapon, but the achievement tracker won't go up.
    Posted by SchiZoPHreNiikz on 19 Nov 17 at 09:49
    kurt mcgertI can confirm in 2019 that this works. If you're using a modded weapon you should pick up the exceptional weapon with your bare hands. I was stuck at 3/5 for years (i stopped playing the game) and I just completed this today using this method and picking up the exceptional weapon with my bare hands.
    Posted by kurt mcgert on 04 Aug 19 at 20:24
    ClIoudLate to the party, I only got 1 weapon from the campaign.
    I followed this guide and I got my 2nd on the 20th wave and 3rd on the 25th wave, then I got killed a few waves after.
    Restarted and got my 4th on the 20th wave, and 5th on the 26th wave.
    Took me about an hour, I had a really good modded gun.
    Posted by ClIoud on 31 Aug 20 at 05:39
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  • deathmuledeathmule413,477
    06 Oct 2011 07 Oct 2011 07 Oct 2011
    81 25 59
    this video will show you how to get all 5 legendary weapons to get the Rootin' Tootin' Lootin' achievement/trophy. i had a lot of problems getting this achievement until i found a way to get legendary (Orange) weapons from a chest Guaranteed every time. there is a lot of confusion about this achievement/trophy. this video is Guaranteed to get you this achievement/trophy and clear up the confusion about this achievement/trophy. just follow the video instruction and you will unlock this achievement/trophy
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    nightw0lfAnother upvote. Combined with Guybrush's comment, this worked beautifully! I was at 2/5 after a campaign playthrough. I tried fast travelling back and forth between a few locations for a while (as suggested by others in this thread), but had no success. I idled for five hours, then travelled to bunker 2, got an orange. Died, loaded last checkpoint, travelled to bunker 2 - another orange. Repeated one more time and got my fifth orange and achievement. Thank you!
    Posted by nightw0lf on 02 Mar 18 at 07:15
    afrekI can confirm this still works as of 12/4/19.
    Posted by afrek on 05 Dec 19 at 19:13
    Saw3d 0ffStill works in 2020.

    (steps from the video)

    1. Start a new game with Purna on Chapter 15
    2. Upgrade the Picklock and Jackpot skills fully
    3. Travel to Mowen's boat
    4. Open and loot the 3 chests in the area
    5. Dump all of your inventory with Jin on the dock
    6. Go wait by the Boats steering wheel for 5 hours
    6. Travel to Bunker #2 via the Map on the shed (directly behind Mowen, the NPC with dreadlocks)
    7. Open the Chest behind you at Bunker #2 and wait to see if it counts towards your achievement progress
    8. Repeat. Some say you can die after getting the Orange weapon, and reload a checkpoint which will cause it to re spawn. I never tested this. I started a new game every time, but you might be able to just travel back to the boat area to start again. I am not sure. Start a new game if you want to be safe.
    Posted by Saw3d 0ff on 14 Oct 20 at 21:44
  • SAS eddriver19SAS eddriver19537,780
    30 Sep 2011 30 Sep 2011
    58 9 14
    The quickest way of getting this, if like me and lots of others you have finished the game and all other achievements without getting this is to fast travel between Resort "Bunker #1 and #2" Jungle "Overpass camp" and "River village" and Laboratory "Boat" opening the chests until you find an orange weapon.


    Instead follow this
    1 Invite friend (Player 2) into your game
    2 Have Player 2 press "start" then "drop out"
    3 Player 2 select YES to drop out but NO to reload checkpoint
    4 Player 2 picks up the weapon
    5 Player 2 drops the weapon then quits out to main menu
    6 Repeat until Player 2 has their achievement
    7 Once Player 2 has their achievement repeat steps 1-3
    8 Then Player 1 follows steps 4 and 5
    IMPORTANT Player 2 may get a message asking if they want to reload checkpoint always say NO
    9 Then repeat steps 1-6 with Player 1 leaving

    This way you only need to find 1 weapon for you both to get the achievement.
    Hope this helps
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    II Spanky313 IIDidn't work at all. Lost my weapon
    Posted by II Spanky313 II on 05 Feb 14 at 04:00
    I Argonaut IThis works... very important to drop the weapon though. It did not work for us when we tried to hold onto it... we had to find another one. Also, quitting to the menu does not mean dashboarding... just the game's main menu.
    Posted by I Argonaut I on 09 Mar 14 at 07:41
    Dr PurrpleI also confirm that this works. It's the best solution by far. Just make sure you read and follow the instructions carefully and you will have the achievement in no time.

    Posted by Dr Purrple on 06 Apr 14 at 23:59
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