Semper Fidelis achievement in Battlefield 3

Semper Fidelis

Complete the campaign story on Hard

Semper Fidelis0
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How to unlock the Semper Fidelis achievement

  • PrattalmightyPrattalmighty461,026
    29 Oct 2011 29 Oct 2011 29 Oct 2011
    61 1 22
    *THERE WILL BE SPOILERS FURTHER DOWN*
    The main purpose for me posting this solution, besides the fact there`s none else up yet is so you know in all honesty Battlefield's games Hard difficulty aren't really that bad. At least compared to the hair pulling, sometimes rage inducing portions of other FPS games on Veteran. If you've ever completed a previous Battlefield or Medal of Honour on Hard give this a go right off the bat to save yourself an additional play through. If you've completed any COD on Hardcore or higher you should be fine as well.

    Not to say there won't be difficult portions of this title, there will be, but none that are impossible. I`ve never come close to running out of ammo, the game always give you the correct weapon types for the situations ahead and you should never be confused which way to go next. Just take your time, use cover and wait for your squad to take point unless you're the point man. The AI is pretty good in this game and although they won't do all the killing, what would the fun in that be really?, they do a good job of eliminating a good deal of threat.

    The couple difficult sections I can remember I had to retry a few times * SPOILERS SPOILERS * are:

    On Comrades preceding the nuke detonation in Paris, coming out of the bank leading up to the
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    I was trying to go for the
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    at the same time while playing this on Hard...not a good idea. You need to grab cover, engage those in your way and only move up when the other two guys do or you`re pretty much dead after you run onto the street from the bank.

    On Thunder Run, immediately preceding
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    These enemy tanks will light you up if you don't dispatch of them quickly. Make no mistake, keep on the move and don't be a standing target or the mission failed screen is sure to appear shortly.

    On Night Shift immediately after obtaining
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    I stayed crouched behind the first coupe on the road to your right, engaged the enemies as they came in ahead of me and every few moments I checked around the back side of the car because two or three enemies come from there and try to blow up your cover.

    You may become pinched at other parts in the game, but if you do the three things I`ve mentioned; take your time, use cover, and let your squad take point and do some killing it becomes a lot less challenging. If all else fails, take a break from it. Seriously a fresh set of eyes and reduced stress can make all the difference. I can`t tell you how many times I`ve sat and tried to beat something just to get frustrated, put it aside for a short bit, came back and was able to knock it off on the next shot.

    Hope this helped save you an extra play through because even though this was a decent, griping story and a beautiful game, we know the meat and potatoes of a Battlefield title is the multiplayer ;)

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    BATTLESTONED87who ever said black ops was easier on veteran must be smoking white because that game is impossible on veteran i done mw3 on veteran and that wasnt any where near as hard as black ops
    Posted by BATTLESTONED87 on 15 Jun 12 at 14:29
    FuhqaaI can't remember having any issues with Black Ops on veteran and it was the first Call of Duty I finished on veteran.. I think I'll go back and give this a go
    Posted by Fuhqaa on 20 Apr 17 at 13:02
    lmcgregorukI remember ONE part in Black Ops 1 I had trouble with on Veteran, And that was the last two tunnels/corridors on Executive Order, eventually after dying LOADS of times, I restarted the level and kept all my smoke/grenades till that part, then it was relatively easy. Same problem I had at the start of the level Breaking Point in World at War, restarted the level, rushed to the supply drop, then it was easy enough.
    Posted by lmcgregoruk on 15 Oct 17 at 15:52
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  • Seraphim17Seraphim17869,513
    29 Oct 2011 01 Nov 2011
    30 5 4
    Here is a link to a walkthrough of the game on hard with full commentary. There's only a couple spots that are remotely challenging, but either way it should aid anyone struggling.

    http://www.youtube.com/user/TheSeraphim17#grid/user/739532BD...

    Hope it helps.
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    The NollaFinished the game tonight with the help of your guide! Very helpful mate cheers!
    Posted by The Nolla on 09 Nov 11 at 22:02
    ERIKDOTCOMWhen playing Operation Guillotine, I found a very easy of making it through the U-turn section after trying for hours to get past that part. After taking out the first two nests, when you're starting the second half of the U, pick off all of the guys to the left side and then hug the left wall, picking off enemies as necessary. It's much simpler. However, your guides have been extremely helpful. Thanks. :)
    Posted by ERIKDOTCOM on 09 Dec 11 at 15:18
    crunchb3rryLove your vids. Very professional.
    Posted by crunchb3rry on 02 Jan 12 at 09:14
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    This is VERY important to know before you do hard difficulty. As many people do they play the game on hard and at the same time go for the mop up achievements. Now when you go to replay mission in the menu it will let you select any mission on hard, normal, or easy. DO NOT put it on easy or normal especially for the professional achievement. Play the game on easy first and get the mop up achievements and get more experienced with the game before you go on hard and play through it. The reason I am saying all of this is because once you change the difficulty to normal or easy, you CANNOT switch back to hard and finish the game. You will have to restart the game all over again even if you completed all but 1 mission on hard and went on any other mission and put it on easy, you will have to still restart. Very important and you wouldn't want to end up like me and have to do half the game on hard all over again.

    Okay so once you play on easy first and just get all the mop up achievements, start a new game on hard.

    First thing you should know is that hard is very easy to die on, and your auto aim is turned off. Even though it may sound difficult you should have no problem completing the game on hard after a few tries on each mission you should be able to get this achievement in a day or two.

    Tips - Even if your not that good at the game it is still very easy to do.
    1. Do what ever you are instructed to do (follow, take cover, head to a certain area, ect.)
    2. Take cover and pick off the enemies, 1 at a time. If you get hit even once just take cover and wait for your health to come back to full and pop back out of cover and repeat until you have cleared out the area.
    3. Reload - When you are reloading make sure you are in cover or the area is safe. If there are ANY enemies around take cover to reload.
    4. Patience - This is a really important key to completing the game on hard. Without patience you will die much more times. Find some cover and just kill people and take cover and wait for your health to full regenerate. Sometimes your team will kill some enemies and help you out a lot.
    5. Be prepared to die. You will die almost every mission except for maybe the first and 4th mission. If you are stuck on a part and getting angry you will just keep loosing and make you more angry. Instead do a mission or 2 at a time and take a break or go play multiplayer.

    I hope this helped someone sorry for no videos.
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