Swing them sticks achievement in Dead Island

Swing them sticks

Kill 150 enemies using Analog Fighting controls.

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How to unlock the Swing them sticks achievement

  • p1zZaBiTp1zZaBiT1,114,931
    15 Sep 2011 16 Sep 2011
    73 1 14
    Analog control can be a pain. However you can try using the vehicle to make it less painful. I have tried it after the patch and it still works. However I have played around a bit and I believe the following conditions are needed for the game to recognize zombie being killed by a hit from a vehicle as analog kills.

    1) Play the game alone. - I found that when friends join your game or you in another person game, vehicle kills will not count into your analog.

    2) Make sure the option for fighting is being changed to analog before you start the game

    3) Make sure you are bare fist before you enter the vehicle - I realise that if I am holding to some weapons, the vehicle kills would not register as analog kills.

    4) Throw a couple of punches before entering into the car (You don't need to hit anything) - Bascially it is probably to allow the game to register that you are in analog mode? Cause when i did it last night, it didn't register my vehicle kills as analog, so what I did was to come out of the car and throw a couple of punches and got back in. And then it works.

    Hope the above helps? Once it start registering, you can just go driving around and knock off as many zombie as you need :D

    All the best

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    qManballinFor all intents and purposes, this guide was flawless in delivering me to the achievement. As with some that have stated above, I am absolutely terrible with this fighting style and this just substitutes the difficulty for a little bit of time.

    Load checkpoint at Lifeguard Boat, drive to gas station, drive back to boat, reload checkpoint. Rinse and repeat til bleep bloop.
    Posted by qManballin on 05 Aug 14 at 23:48
    Solario32The analog controls feel too weird. Thank you for this easy workaround to skip using it.
    Posted by Solario32 on 17 Oct 15 at 06:38
    foreverzerov2dont think i got any analog kills when i had this may have done the punches wrong will try tomorrrow
    Posted by foreverzerov2 on 03 Mar 16 at 16:34
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  • Gaist HeideggerGaist Heidegger133,618
    07 Sep 2011 07 Sep 2011 07 Sep 2011
    61 5 10
    Under options you can change your control scheme from Digital to Analog; this makes you eligible to begin racking up kills for this achievement. Technically, you don't have to kill enemies in this mode expressly -using- the analog fighting--as delivering kicks and other means of zombie death still count.

    However, while at first you might find yourself driven a bit nuts by this control scheme, I highly recommend giving it a shot as it may well grow on you; the biggest advantage is when you go into 'attack mode' with the left trigger, you can then 'lock on' to specific body parts on enemies.

    This is a tremendous boon against tougher enemies such as Thugs--for afterward you can target their arms to break with bludgeoning weapons or cut off with slashing weapons, making them -much- easier to handle afterward!

    Control note: In Analog fight mode, the right trigger takes you into 'throw mode' and the left trigger takes you into 'fight mode'; when you pull the left trigger, you will essentially lock on to whatever body part is in your cross-hairs, and this is how you can try to specifically behead a zombie with an edge weapon or remove an arm, etc. Moving the right analog stick while in 'fight mode' will position your weapon accordingly--you then 'flick' the stick to deliver the blows.
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    Bianca2189why I am unable to do is the achievement I do not understand
    Posted by Bianca2189 on 05 Feb 14 at 23:44
    Onyx GrimoireBloody hell, this is an annoying control scheme. I admit, being able to target specific parts is good, but crowds are annoying to deal with.
    Posted by Onyx Grimoire on 15 Feb 14 at 03:57
    Grimace221Thanks for explaining how this control scheme works! I was pretty confused at first.
    Posted by Grimace221 on 31 Aug 14 at 00:12
  • LizardKingv666LizardKingv666557,659
    11 Jan 2012 12 Jan 2012 18 Sep 2014
    22 0 6
    EDIT: Gamers reported that this solution does not work anymore. Please check it and send me a comment if you can confirm this. I don't know why something like that is changed years after the game came out. Please do not downvote right away. Thank you!

    For now I recommend to use vehicles and guns while setting the controls to analog!

    -Original Solution-
    A very fast way to do this is the Bloodbath Arena DLC (Arena A - Easy).

    Set your controls to analog and start the game. Go to the Bloodbath Arena and then to Arena A and start to kill Zombies. Every weapon and move (kicks, fistfight) counts. Should take you about 10 - 15 minutes to get it. If you die just try again until you have the 150 Kills.

    You can also try to get the "Stick it to the enemy"-Achievement when you're going for this one. Survive 15 consecutive waves using the analog controls and this one will be yours.

    If you only use your fists and legs on the first 5 waves you will also get the "Out of honey? Chew bees"-Achievement.

    Good luck!
    -Original Solution End-
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    LizardKingv666Thx for the Info. I posted this as an EDIT on my solution so People will see it.
    Posted by LizardKingv666 on 18 Sep 14 at 08:27
    APB PlaysNot sure why people are saying this doesn't work. Worked perfectly for me, so +1.
    Posted by APB Plays on 28 Oct 15 at 18:11
    LizardKingv666Thx! Good to know that this solution still helps :)
    Posted by LizardKingv666 on 29 Oct 15 at 17:24
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