Showdown achievement in Call of Duty: Black Ops II


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How to unlock the Showdown achievement

  • Zasta 360GameTVZasta 360GameTV153,458
    13 Nov 2012 13 Nov 2012 04 Dec 2012
    140 39 42
    Hi Guys,

    here is my Solution for this Achievement. You need 4 Steps until you earn this.

    Step 1: In the Mission "Karma" let DeFalco Escape with Karma
    Step 2: After this, dont play the Strike Force Mission "Second Chance"
    Step 3: In the Mission "Achilles Veil" you Kill with Farid Harperr, not try to shooting Menendez
    Step 4: In the Mission "Odysseus" in the "Briggs" Shooutout. Farid kills DeFalco, DeFalco kills Farid and you earn this Achievement automatically.

    Thats the simple or :) The Major Problem is, have you one of this Steps different because you dont know before you read this Solution, you must used the new Storyrewind as from the Mission "Karma"

    Well, you play for 1 Achievement Mission 6-9 again und lose all your Storyprogress from Mission 6-11.....

    And because its "nice" to play this SP again and again, for the Achievement "Good Karma" you need different Steps in the same Mission 6-9.


    PS: sorry for my english,german :)

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    Dan vasNormandyThumbs up from me!
    Posted by Dan vasNormandy on 29 Aug 14 at 17:15
    SinfulTie9This is really good. Thumbs up
    Posted by SinfulTie9 on 19 Oct 14 at 17:07
    JēmusurobātoFor those of you who are having trouble understanding this guide...

    Complete the mission called Karma, but do not catch up to DeFalco at the end. Let him escape with Chloe. You'll know when you're too late, when his name blinks red very quickly.

    Now, reach the mission called Achilles' Veil. Kill Harper. Complete the mission.

    Finally, reach the mission called Odysseus. Play through the mission as you normally would. When you take control of Menendez, walk forward until he takes Briggs hostage. Watch the scene that plays out. Salazar should kill two friendlies, leading to Farid shooting DeFalco in the gut. DeFalco then shoots Farid in the shoulder. Your Achievement should unlock immediately after.
    Posted by Jēmusurobāto on 07 May 19 at 16:38
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    It's actually easier than what's posted before me. Showdown has to be seperate from the "Good Karma" and "Ship Shape" achievement. All I did to get the achievement was ignore ALL Strike Force Missions. Anything aside of the story should be avoided completely if you're going for the "Showdown" achievement. My method is much easier.

    1. In the mission "Karma," let DeFalco escape and kidnap Chloe. If you get too close, he turns around and forces you to shoot it out with him, making you kill him which ruins the achievement.

    2. In the mission "Achilles' Veil," Farid must survive at all costs. That means killing Harper (who is voiced by Michael Rooker from the original Black Ops Zombies!) and not shooting Menendez.

    3. In the mission "Odyssey" It doesn't matter what else you've done or what you do now. You could have headshot Mason, burned Harper's face off or discovered CIA presence in the coke lab under the citadel. You just need to fight until you watch the cutscene where Farid and Defalco shoot it out with each other. Feel free to shoot Briggs in the face to celebrate!

    Note: If you've already done a Strike Force Mission, you can rewind to the mission "Old Wounds". Follow the story and don't do any other missions and your achievement should pop!
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    RC OUTLAWWho the hell are you to correct his spelling? Did it add to the solution? I'm so sick of flamers!
    Posted by RC OUTLAW on 18 Dec 12 at 02:37
    Brutaka5Does anyone know if I'm able to rewind the story to "Karma" instead of any other mission for this achievement to work? If possible please send me a message asap.
    Posted by Brutaka5 on 26 Dec 12 at 05:04
    Dynasty HeroesYes you rewind the story to "Karma" let DeFalco get away DONT do the second chance mission then carry on to Odysseus mission. Shot Briggs in leg and get the "Ship shape" achievement you will also get the "Showdown" achievement.
    Posted by Dynasty Heroes on 30 Dec 12 at 19:12
  • JFGagnonJFGagnon116,059
    17 Nov 2012 17 Nov 2012 17 Nov 2012
    39 3 0
    Just to add to ZasterModa123's solution, it's possible to shoot Menendez to get the "Ultimate Sacrifice" achievement, and as soon as the achievement pops up, reset and load, and then kill Harper. You'll restart from your last checkpoint and you won't have to do the whole mission again.
    Call of Duty: Black Ops IIUltimate SacrificeThe Ultimate Sacrifice achievement in Call of Duty: Black Ops II worth 20 pointsOnly one can survive.
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