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A Continental Fellow achievement in XCOM: Enemy Unknown

A Continental Fellow

Win the game from each of the 5 starting locations.

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How to unlock the A Continental Fellow achievement

    18 Oct 2012 18 Oct 2012 23 Nov 2014
    You must complete 5 playthroughs, beginning to end, with each starting location for this achievement.

    On Easy difficulty, I usually complete the game in 20-25 missions. Although you can finish it in 15 missions if you are dedicated. For Classic and Impossible, it usually takes me 25-30 missions before I can finish the game. I recommend you reserve the 2 best starting locations for beating the game on Ironman Classic and the Impossible difficulty achievements.

    Each starting location has different bonuses.
    1) Africa - Monthly XCOM funding increased by 30%.
    2) Asia - All projects in The Foundry and the Officer Training School cost 50% less.
    3) Europe - Labs and Workshops cost 50% less to build and maintain.
    4) North America - All aircraft and aircraft weapons cost 50% less to purchase, build and maintain.
    5) S. America - Autopsies and Interrogations are completed instantly.

    NOTE: If you can't remember which starting continents you chose, you can see your base on the map in the situation room. It's marked with the XCom logo. Or, go to mission control and look at the globe. Your base is front and center. -Lt. Davos

    I suggest the following order
    1) Europe - Start with the Tutorial on easy and choose Europe. Knock out all the easy achievements
    2) Asia - on easy, no tutorial
    3) S. America - easy, no tutorial
    4) Africa - Impossible (can't use tutorial on this difficulty). Then knock out
    XCOM: Enemy UnknownOur Finest HourThe Our Finest Hour achievement in XCOM: Enemy Unknown worth 755 pointsBeat the game on Impossible difficulty.

    XCOM: Enemy UnknownWet WorkThe Wet Work achievement in XCOM: Enemy Unknown worth 57 pointsComplete a Very Hard abduction mission in five turns or less on Classic or Impossible difficulty.

    XCOM: Enemy UnknownLone WolfThe Lone Wolf achievement in XCOM: Enemy Unknown worth 124 pointsClear a UFO crash site with one soldier on Classic or Impossible difficulty.

    I highly recommend you follow my guide (link below) for the Impossible difficulty. It will save you a lot of headaches.
    XCOM: Enemy UnknownOur Finest HourThe Our Finest Hour achievement in XCOM: Enemy Unknown worth 755 pointsBeat the game on Impossible difficulty.


    By now, you should have knocked out every achievement except
    XCOM: Enemy UnknownA Continental FellowThe A Continental Fellow achievement in XCOM: Enemy Unknown worth 480 pointsWin the game from each of the 5 starting locations.

    XCOM: Enemy UnknownNo Looking BackThe No Looking Back achievement in XCOM: Enemy Unknown worth 741 pointsBeat the game in Ironman mode on Classic or Impossible difficulty.

    The last achievement requires you to do Ironman mode which means you can't abuse the save/load system. You can however dashboard (or signout) but it's very time consuming. I also recommend you follow my Ironman guide.

    5) N. America - Classic Ironman. Use tutorial for extra cash. And follow my Impossible guide to avoid headaches.


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    StrahaDoes the DLC affect the achievement? Can I play the DLC before obtaining the achivement?
    Posted by Straha On 14 Mar 13 at 23:09
    BusyRichStraha (and anyone else with this question), you should be fine to play the DLC content while you are going through your five playthroughs. I did it on my fifth playthrough and got all of the DLC achievements and Continental Fellow too.
    Posted by BusyRich On 01 May 13 at 07:37
    Darth Hawk CZFor the starting location, really the easiest ID is just go to the hangar and the first hangar location is also your starting location... written in plain text, no geography skills needed :-D
    Posted by Darth Hawk CZ On 11 May 18 at 18:00
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  • yossarianoyossariano
    09 Sep 2013 10 Sep 2013
    To underline a warning hinted in the above:

    - Do NOT delete your saves from previous missions

    I recently did my fifth play through on South America and it did not pop.

    I'd moved previous saved games to a backup memory stick (final end game saves for posterity). Only when I moved them back to Hard disk and replayed each ending did it pop.

    This is pretty sh1tty in my opinion. Apart from that I found it safest / fastest to do this:

    Europe - Easy
    N.America - Easy
    Asia - Easy
    Africa - Impossible
    S.America - Easy

    The Classic Ironman I'm doing as a sixth playthrough as it's more tedious but that's a personal choice I guess. I didn't want to minimise playthroughs particularly, I think it's false economy.
  • Zephyrz InfernoZephyrz Inferno
    29 Apr 2013 19 Apr 2013 03 May 2013
    Not a Solution, just a warning. I completed my fifth game (and location) and Classic Ironman at the same time and this achievement did not pop. I replayed the ending to that game, but don't have game saves for other games, so I'll have to replay some starting locations to get this. Considering how long each game is, I thought I might as well warn people to keep a game save from right before the Gallop Chamber for each location just in case. I saw at least one person say that replaying just the ending of a previous game was enough to get it to pop. I'll update again if I get any other information.

    **Update** After beginning a new game I found that the game save number was 1. After then completing games 1, 2, and 3, (all on easy) the achievement popped. (I still had the saves from games 4 and 5) My guess is that for some reason the count was lost when I unplugged my xbox during a lightening storm. The only other possible explanation I have is that it lost track because I deleted all of my game saves while playing game '5.' The weird counts it has for UFOs shot down and aliens killed because of multiple saves could go the other way and wins might get lost if the save was deleted. Admittedly this is a pretty weak guess. Either way, good luck... And keep your saves :)
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