Hold-Up Artist achievement in Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker HD

Hold-Up Artist

Reach at least 100 hold-ups.

Hold-Up Artist0
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How to unlock the Hold-Up Artist achievement

  • Dazeldorffv2Dazeldorffv2660,263
    01 Mar 2012 01 Mar 2012
    13 0 1
    I found the quickest way to get this achievement was to rinse and repeat Extra Ops Mission 035 - Hold Up. There are 7 guards in this mission that, once you know the route, takes about a minute to complete. Unfortunately, you cant hold up the 7 guards and restart the mission as the counter only seems to update when the game saves upon clearing a mission, so mission failures also are not counted. However, once you hit you're 100th, your chievo will pop mid-mission.

    Also, having the Sneaking Uniform, you unlock this after the story mission with the attack chopper battle, helps tremendously as the guards won't hear you coming as it eliminates any sound you make whilst running. The button used to hold up a guard is different with each type of control configuration, but it's you're "aim weapon" button.

    The first three, in the first area, are pretty easy to spot and require minimal effort to hold up. In the next area, there is a guard in the centre of the area, one patrolling the right side, one on the left side and one at the back up the stairs. The order I did these four was I did the centre guard, then the right side, then left side, then ran up the stairs to get the guard at the back.

    You can check how many hold ups you have by going into the Player Data section in Mother Base Menu, then Profile, then go to the Mission Stats tab and it's the 6th statistic.

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    Scruffy McGuffyI'm sure Extra Ops 015 is faster. It's six guys in a very small area. Hold up the first guy on the right, then the three on the left, then the target holding the banana, and finally the last guy. Then you can fulton them all if you want (don't do it before or the noise may alert the soldiers), but you only need the target for the mission success.

    According to some Peace Walker wiki, Extra Ops 015 unlocks after Main Ops Zadornov Search (Chapter 5), then Extra Ops 032.
    Posted by Scruffy McGuffy on 07 May 13 at 00:19
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  • General RoarkGeneral Roark214,353 214,353 GamerScore
    17 Nov 2011 29 Nov 2011
    4 1 3
    to hold up someone you need to walk up behind them and hold LT to zoom on them and your character will say FREEZE then the person you are holding up will lay down,you can fulton when they are down.
    and to get a total of 100 I recommend doing it either as you progress the story or boosting in one of the Extra Ops for Hold-ups.
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    Shinerbock88Shinerbock88 So as soon as Snake says, "FREEZE!" and they lay down on the ground, it counts as a hold up? Or does the hold up not count until I either Fulton or search them?

    I assume it's as soon as they lay down, but since there are 100 of these total, I wanna make sure I'm doing it correctly so I don't have to go back and grind them out lol. Thanks.
    Posted by Shinerbock88 on 28 Dec 11 at 13:15
    General Roarkas soon as he says Freeze it counts as a hold up
    Posted by General Roark on 01 Jan 12 at 03:46
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