This is Not a Complete solution but just some Important Tips
that can save you much Time and Money in your 1999 run. "Some Spoiler references
1. Not All fights are necessary
- you can De-spawn enemies by leaving the area where possible.
You Can even skip some fights
altogether, Especially the Handymen
As I recall there are 4 Handymen you encounter.1st guy
is in the Factory area - you can use the glitch and also get the Heartbreaker cheevo at the same time. 2nd one
is before you board the First Lady for the Second time No Work-around as yet. 3rd Handyman
is in the Bank Area. To avoid this fight completely, take the skyline to the second level building, where the RPG ammo tear is.
Jump up on the base of the pillar overlooking the open area and then jump down and forward in the direction of the locked gate. You should land inside the gate and be able to move forward thus skipping that battle entirely. ( Do it, ...Do it naow !!! )4th guy
is on Comstock's Airship - Last level, just before the final section. This one is simple. Have WinterShield on
( Invincibility after jumping from skylines ) and use the skyline to get to the exit at the opposite end of the room. When you land, head right, use Possession on the Rocket Launcher Turret and make a dash up the stairs and jump on the skyline at the top. and ...Bam !!! no more Handyman.
( Before doing this, make sure to get the weapons you will want to have with you for the last battle.)
FYI, the 3rd level battle on the Airship can also be skipped. Just set 6 Shock Jockey traps total on both entrances to the stairway, which will all Chain together and prevent anyone rushing from you and wait for the line to clear. By the Time 2 Patriots appear you'll be long gone - so long suckers.General tips
Farm money and Gear, as it is Necessary for Vigor Upgrades and Damage boosts.
Money is Very Scarce
in 1999 mode so use it Only on what Upgrades you use most
and Possess every machine you see, even the dollar bill one as it does not affect the cheevo.
Upgrade the Sniper Rifle to its MAX
as soon as you can & use Tunnel vision whenever you are far away. Its a beast on Lady Comstock everytime.
The Fully Upgraded Shotgun
is great for CQC situations and Patriots.Upgraded Shock Jockey kills everything
, especially when you place a few of them nearby each other to create a chain trap.Upgraded Bucking Bronco
gives you All the time you need to kill with your weapon of choice.
I tried using the Undertow on the last level, to pull the Patriots to the top and stop them from spawning again but did not have the time, as this level keeps you really busy, even with the Return to Sender Traps set.