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Shopaholic in Tomb Raider

Shopaholic86 (20)

Buy every upgrade and character in multiplayer.

  • Unlocked by 6,597 tracked gamers (5% - TA Ratio = 4.31) 122,736  

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Posted on 18 March 13 at 04:15, Edited on 11 April 13 at 14:36
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UPDATE as of April 9, 2013: It has been confirmed that the General is NOT needed for this achievement with the newest patch. This solution is no longer necessary, but I will leave it up for any discussions and for the most up-to-date information.

For those that want the General, he now costs zero salvage, but you must reach Prestige 2 to be able to unlock him.



The patch has been released by the devs to make the General available when you hit Prestige 2 for 0 salvage. I would like confirmation on whether or not this glitch still works once the patch is still installed.

I can confirm that XP cannot be boosted while offline (disconnected from XBL). So, if this patch makes the glitch unusable, there is nothing that can be done.

What I have so far:

I got the menu option to pop up for The General, but no check mark appeared and there is no way to verify he was purchased since he is now 0 salvage.

However, I just used the glitch to purchase the Archer as a test character. It took the 5000 salvage and put a checkmark under the lock symbol (I am only rank 41, it requires 52). Maybe there is hope after all.

In conclusion, I would like some help confirming:

1 - Is the General still needed for this achievement?
2 - Does this glitch still work for the General even though a checkmark no longer appears on the character icon?



Ty-Rex (gamertag Tylord824) has posted the newest and easiest way to earn this achievement over at X360A ( Because he doesn't really use TA, I am posting this for him. All credit for this solution should be given to him!

"You need to have one survivor character not bought yet. Then, go to the character selection screen and go to the Solarii section and put the selector box over the general. Switch back to the survivor side and put the box over a character you can buy, but haven't bought yet. Now hit "Y" and "A" at the same time on the controller. You'll switch to the Solarii side and it will ask if you want to buy the survivor character you were hovering over before. The thing is, let's say you're hovering over a character that costs 3000 and you hit yes on the general, it will take away 10000 instead and actually highlight the locked character.

If this all seems confusing to you, just watch this video that should help clear things up.

Now, just remember, you need to be level 60 so you can buy all the guns, attachments, and Lara, then buy all the guns, attachments, and characters except for 1 survivor. Then do what I posted above to buy the general, and afterwards go and buy the last remaining survivor. If it works, the achievement will unlock once the last survivor is bought after the general.

Here is a picture confirming that this works. Thanks to ChaosChao for testing and confirming it works and also to the other peeps in the thread who were gonna test it."

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UPDATE: As more and more people get around to doing this, they are unlocking and confirming that this method DOES work.
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