Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Future Soldier achievements

Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Future Soldier

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Maximum Effort in Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Future Soldier

Maximum Effort100 (25)

Defeat all tactical challenges in Raven Strike

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Dat Boi Treezy
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Achievement won on 11 Sep 12
TA Score for this game: 3,599
Posted on 12 September 12 at 00:21, Edited on 12 September 12 at 19:11
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There are three missions to complete in the Raven Strike for Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Future Soldier, in which each have three Tactical Challenges and a Weapon Challenge to complete.

Elyoh said:
You don't need to complete the Weapon challenges, just the Tactical ones
All challenges can be done on any difficulty besides the ones that state to complete them on 'Elite'. Once a challenge is complete, the only way to lose progress and cancel out a completion of a challenge is by turning off your console or exiting straight to the dashboard. You won't lose your challenge completion for quitting the mission or dying. If you're working on the 'With a Twist' challenge, and you die after only snapping 10 enemy necks, the counter will show zero after you reload the checkpoint. Snap another neck and the counter should return to the previous amount you had before dying.

I've made a video for each mission with full commentary and details on how to nail each challenge for the missions. I hope the video helps and I'll also include plenty of detail within this walkthrough itself to aid you guys further.



• Efficient Pistoleer - Kill 8 enemies in under 40 seconds with a pistol, and without reloading (45T, KARD, 5.7 USG, Defender, GSh- 18, OTS-33, Wild Boar, MP-412, Mk40GL Expl, G106 Explosive)
I got this challenge out of the way first. Let one out of the four guys you first come across be taken out by your team once you line up the shots. Target two of the soldiers and leave the remaining two untargeted so then you can use the slow motion effect to take out three of the soldiers with ease. Your fourth kill will come in the next section where you will see the soldier by himself coming from the path to the left. Look to the middle path to nail your fifth and sixth kill and then the rightside path will reveal your final two kills to complete this challenge.


• Six Packer - Kill two enemies with a single bullet, and do it three times
• Swamp Person - On Elite difficulty, reach the swamp without being detected
• With A Twist - Kill 20 enemies by snapping their necks
Swamp Man - You need to make it through the first two main areas without being detected. This can be pretty tough to pull off as you do need to clear each section before you're allowed to advance with the story. My technique here is to clear out as many enemies as I can stealthily before the kick off begins. Obviously if you're patient and skilled enough, you may be able to make it through each section without being detected. Personally, I used an old technique of letting the action kick off but keeping my own character out of the enemies line of sight. So long as your character is not actually detected, this still counts towards the challenge.

Six Packer - From the start of the mission, rapidly run around the right side of where the enemy vehicle is parked and quickly drop the two guys you'll see. If you managed to do this, then the two guys in front of the vehicle wont even realize their friends are dead. Wait a few more seconds and then drop these guys with one bullet too. Move up into the next section and look down the middle path to see your last two victims.

If you don't manage to pull off a collateral at this point and you still need one more, be patient and wait for the next opportunity. Two more guys can be found after taking the right path and there are many more possibilities throughout the mission to pull off the double kill.

With a Twist - I did this on Recruit difficulty. With the damage dealt by enemies severly nerfed and the down but not out enabled for your own character, run around like a mad man and snap necks with ease! Should you go down, your team mates will try to revive you, but with the difficulty being set to Recruit, they may beat you to the kill. Overall Recruit difficulty makes this challenge a cake walk.

Video parts for each challenge:

Efficient Pistoleer: Start-1.58
Swamp Man: 2.00-6.48
Six Packer: 6.57-8.21
With a Twist: 8:29-14:30



• Handgun Headhunter - Perform 20 headshots with handguns
Equip yourself with your prefered pistol and suppressor muzzle too. Start working on this straight away, you should be able to headshot 12-14 of the enemies situated around and within the barn. From this point, don't bother headshotting anymore enemies until you clear the field and see the train arriving at its stop. Headshot all five enemies found at this train stop and then clip the necessary soldiers you need once you get off the train.

The headshot challenge can be a bit tricky to pull off but once you escape the field and the choppers, the pressure is off. Don't try to nail any headshots after the chopper lands in the field nearby as the chopper itself, as well as the ones constant flying above you will spot you instantly. Once you reload your checkpoint, your counter will say zero. When I shot another soldier after reloading, the counter went back up to the amount I had when I originally hit the checkpoint.


• Fisher Fan: Make 5 consecutive kills by snapping the target's necks
• Eyes Only: Reach the station without using sensor grenades or the drone
• Station Agent: Kill all the hostiles in the train station without using sync shots
Eyes Only & Station Agent - Simply put, all you have to reach the train station is you, your stealthy skills, and some silenced weapons. Luckily, you also have a great video which you can follow to aid you! As useful as Sync shots, sensors and drones are, they're not missed to badly as the magnetics view really picks up the slack.

Fisher Fan - The best place I found to do this was in the fields after you clear the barn area. With rows of hedges that server as solid cover, walking through each bush behind the unsuspecting makes for easy neck breaks. Four soldiers walk slowly along this field of bushes, and then the fifth soldier waits patiently under the shelter next to an ammo box for you to snap his neck. Even though the helicopters fly above during this part, they won't spot you.

Video parts for each challenge:

Fisher Fan: 4:03-5:27
Eyes Only & Station Agent: Start-12:27
Handgun headhunter: Start-13:50



• Pistolero: Using a handgun, kill 10 consecutive enemies without any misses
Try to complete this challenge as soon as you can. The action in this mission will kick off throughout each section so when you get to the later stages of the level, there wont be any good opportunites to box this one off. When you reach the bridge with the APC on it, kill the soldier to the right side of the road in front of a barrier. Move to the left of the bridge entrance and look across the water to see a soldier standing right next to the water, and a soldier coming down the stairs towards the water. Both of these soldiers can be killed before either one notices the other is dead. Dependant on how you choose to handle the situation with killing the first HVT, try to bag yourself a few kills with the pistol during this part too and if necessary, let your team take out and soldiers you think you wont be able to handle without missing your shot. Move onto the next section where you'll be able to line up plenty of sync shots and clean up the remaining pistol kills you need, without missing of course.


• Swift and Silent: Cross the bridge in under 5 minutes without triggering the alarm
• Wolfhunter: Kill the 4 HVTs without being taken out by a sniper
• Eyes in the dark - Finish the misison without activating your NVG view
NOTE - Swift and Silent - This particular challenge was already completed when I first attempted this mission. Why? I really don't have a clue but I will look into this and see if it is an issue/blessing for other gamers too.

Judging by the comments to this solution, it seems this challenge may not be already completed for everyone. Pablo315 has come up with a method that will hopefully help people out who need to get this challenge done. I have tested it myself and I wasn't detected, the only downside was that I'd already done the challenge. Check out this video and let me know if it works for you guys!

Wolfhunter - Really easy to pull off as you'll locate the Snipers long before the battling kicks off. Playing on Elite, you should be sticking closely to cover all of the time so realistically, Snipers should never get near you with their shots. If you're worried that you might miss locating a Sniper when you arrive in a section, then simply stay back, mark up targets with the drone and deligate to the team. Targeting enemies during battles will make your team focus primarily on the specific target in which they can be very efficient and quick and taking the enemy out. The same applies for Snipers too who don't last very long once targeted by the AI. I locate all of the Snipers in the video and you'll be able to see that they are really not a threat at all.

Eyes in the dark - Simply put, don't use your NVG view! Pressing down on the d-pad will activate the Night-Vision. It can be a habit most will be used to but it's really not that bad to fight without them. There was only one time I had to restart the mission as I somehow managed to get my buttons mixed up when I tried to switch back to controlling the drone which I'd parked underneath a BTR.

Video parts for each challenge:

Pistolero: Start-4:47
Wolf Hunter: Start-20:50:
Eyes in the Dark: Start-Finish

Swift and Silent: N/A

Once you finish this final mission and all of its challenges, you will have unlocked all the secret achievements as well as the "Maximum Effort" achievement from the DLC. If you decided to stick with playin on Elite throughout all of the missions, then you will have bagged all of the achievements! Well done!

For those interested, if you go back to an earlier mission you've already completed and switch the difficulty to Recruit or Veteran, you may notice that when you continue with the DLC campaign afterwards, the option isn't there to change difficulty back. This is simply because you don't need to. The 'Continue' choice remains on the difficulty you was originally on, therefore, your Dirty Work achievement will still unlock at the end of the final mission.

Thanks for using this guide and I hope it helps! Drop a comment below if you have any questions and I'll do my best to answer them.
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