Defiance's Achievements come in 8 different types, Campaign, Pursuits, Ego, Co-op, Arkfalls, PvP, Reputation and misc
Campaign- 7/50 - 105g / 1000g
Campaign is the main missions, that are mainly press and hold 'x' on various items, with a boss fight thrown in every once and a while. I personally did only campaign missions, and beat the 5 acts in about 3 days, under 350 ego rating. Smgs/Assault rifles for quest rewards are often good against the A.I, and dying doesn't really have a huge penalty.
The hardest part for me was the final boss=
Completing the campaign will unlock:
Pursuits- 5/50 - 75g / 1000g
Pursuits are challenges, that have multiple little goals to complete, chances are you've completed a few pursuits by the end of the game, I found that the enemy type pursuits were the easiest (kill every type of mutant, complete a minor mutant arkfall etc.), followed by the racing ones, which by doing them all, will unlock a black dodge challenger!. After doing these, pick a handful from each of the exploration tabs (most locations will be discovered through the campaign) and a few which require silver medals or completing easy side missions, and you will have your 20!
This will unlock:
Ego- 7/50 - 190g / 1000g
Ego is the experience section of defiance, which goes up to (I believe) 4000, but thankfully, you only need 2500 to 100% this section. Every few level ups, you will get a ego unlock, which can be spent on, honestly, worthless perks, that do stuff like increase your damage output when higher than a enemy by 1% at midday on tuesdays. Anyway, level 2500 will require buttloads of XP to unlock. I've searched the darkest corners of the internet, and haven't found a decent method, but don't get down just yet, this is the worst achievement of the game - So Far
, my advice would be to do this after everything else, then do side missions. If you don't get the achievements for unlocking 50 perks, or fully upgrading 25 by 2500, just respec.
Completing the 'EGO' section will unlock:
Arkfalls- 3/50 - 35g / 1000g
Arkfalls are displayed on the map as red pillar things (kind of like markers of dead space)
Minor Arkfalls are these single icons on the map, whereas Major Arkfalls are these icons in a huge red circle, completing all in a circle will uncover the boss enemy. My advice is to stay away from San Francisco Arkfalls as there aren't many players there thanks to the huge robot monolith guy. I just stand around occasionally shooting people in the butt, and it will it still count as completing. Minor arkfalls inside the major arkfalls do not count towards a minor arkfall. This will unlock:
Co-op- 7/50 - 90g / 1000g
There are 7 co-op missions that unlock at certain points on your journey to ego rating 2500. They are all just run n gun, hold 'x' on some stuff, and kill the boss. They each range from 30 minutes-1 hour. Note. 'Explosions 101' co-op map is currently buggy (1st boss not triggering, achievement not unlocking), I wouldn't waste my time with it until a patch.
The Overdosing achievement in Defiance worth 27 pointsComplete the Liberate the Lost co-op map
PvP- 7/50 - 105g / 1000g
PvP is currently dominated by people wearing cloaks, with insta-kill sawn off shotguns (did someone say gears of war?). You should pick a sniper as your primary/secondary weapon and go for headshots straight away. Start on competitive maps (Waterfront, Observatory, Freight Yard - currently taken off for fixing unknown stuff) and work on wins. After winning on the matches you need to jump into a shadow war. Shadow wars will take a while to start as they require 100+ people, so do some side missions or pursuits while waiting. Once in you should run from 2 different points, back on forth, so you keep capturing them, for the 50 captures. Keep in mind you should stay in your vehicle for road kills. At the end of a shadow war, you can press 'y' to rematch which will put you back into matchmaking.
The Wharfie achievement in Defiance worth 60 pointsWin 10 matches in Waterfront
Reputation- 7/50 -
Reputation will probably be you last achievement, the only way to earn Rep is through contracts, which are unlocked at ego rating 175, and are displayed in the same area as pursuits. Faction Rep is also a currency, spent at that factions fast travel area, spending it will decrease your reputation with that faction. It is now confirmed the achievement unlocks at 600 rep.
-Daily contracts are worth 10 points
-Weekly contracts are worth 50 points
Rank 0 - Unknown - 0 Rep
Rank 1 - Familiar - 100 Rep
Rank 2 - Regular - 300 Rep
Rank 3 - Trusted - 600 Rephttp://www.etaew.net/defiance/current.php
This site contains all current contracts at this moment in time, with a location as well.
Note. Paradise rep is not needed for any achievements.
The Private Booth achievement in Defiance worth 25 pointsComplete a daily contract for Soleptor Enterprises The Key to Paradise achievement in Defiance worth 56 pointsIncrease reputation with Von Bach Industries, Soleptor Enterprises, Top Notch Toolworks and Echelon The Widely Regarded achievement in Defiance worth 186 pointsGet max reputation with Von Bach Industries, Soleptor Enterprises, Top Notch Toolworks and Echelon
Misc- 7/50 - 210g / 1000g
Misc achievements don't fit anywhere else:
Swim a lot, swimming isn't need for anything in the game, so find a lake somewhere and swim around while everyone watches you like you're a idiot. For some reason you can't swim in ocean water for long, as your character will have a seizure and drown.
easily unlocked by driving around, San Francisco has some huge jumps so if you don't get it before, you'll definitely get it there.
Hold 'X' on a fellow ark hunter in doggy style position. If you haven't gotten this achievement after all of the above, in a mmo, you don't deserve it.
Legendary weapons are orange, similar to borderlands 2. Your best chance is in a lockbox. after getting all arkfall cheevos, you should have a lot of arkfall scrap to buy keycodes with. Cross your fingers.
The max weapon skill is 20, this is weapon type, not individual weapon, but remember, weapons will run out of juice after a while, and no longer contribute towards the weapon type skill, so remember to switch.
Kill stuff. easy.
Yippee!, you have 930'ed defiance! and unlocked the final 70g as well :DDDD
But don't get rid of it yet, when a mmo releases, dlc soon follows, cross your fingers for more reputation achievements!!!!
If you vote this solution negatively, please explain why, the game is only a week old, so the best methods are hard to write about. I have only written my experience, I will continue to update the guide with better methods and such as they become uncovered.
P.S Thank you for explaining why you voted negatively.