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Clash in the Clouds

Blue Ribbon Champ achievement in BioShock Infinite

Blue Ribbon Champ

In CitC, complete all Blue Ribbon Challenges.

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How to unlock the Blue Ribbon Champ achievement

  • Raw Sauce RossRaw Sauce Ross967,232
    23 Mar 2014 31 Jul 2013 11 Feb 2015
    178 34 155
    *EDIT*: It has come to my attention that almost all the videos on this guide do not properly work anymore. The owner of the videos on youtube deleted his account so all of their videos are gone. The new videos are better and have a link that takes you to a playlist of each challenge for the "arena/theater" so that you may have a visual of what to do. the links are right below the description for each "arena." Sorry for any inconvenience to those who had no visual aid and hopefully this youtuber (Banehowl) will keep his videos up for everyone to continue to use. IF ANY LINKS ARE BROKEN (WHICH IS BOUND TO HAPPEN SINCE GOOGLE CHANGES YOUTUBE'S FORMAT OFTEN) PLEASE TELL ME VIA PERSONAL MESSAGE OR IN THE COMMENTS BELOW AND I WILL FIX IT A.S.A.P.
    EDIT: Banehowl on youtube.com owns the videos for each individual challenge and his videos were broken down and shows the EASIEST way to do them. I suggest watching his videos on the rounds you may get stuck on, he has some amazing tips.

    There are a total of 60 ribbons and 15 in each theater. Before even attempting this, I STRONGLY recommend upgrading all your Vigors and beating all the theaters so you will be stronger. Every time when you beat a wave you will enter a room that is an armory, to the right there is a door where you can buy an extra life but, be warned the price doubles each time and you can only buy three (once per a life) the prices are; 500, 1000, then lastly 2000. You can only purchase up to three. You might want to begin your upgrades on your weapons whilst doing these challenges.

    This achievement is really agitating because if you fail a ribbon you have to work your way back up to that round from the beginning (round 1). Do NOT quit if you have received any ribbons that you did not already have because you will have to redo it. This achievement will be time consuming and frustrating at times.

    The first Theater is easy compared to the others and some challenges are a joke compared to the ones that are ludicrous, but the theaters get harder from left to right. All in all it is doable if you try enough times, but let's get to it!

    The Ops Zeal
    Round one (1)
    Beat the wave using only skyline attacks
    simple enough just keep attaching to the skyline and then sky attack the enemy by pressing "A" when prompted.
    Round two (2)
    Defeat the wave while only taking shield damage
    just use the sniper and keep a good distance the entire time, stay in cover.
    Round three (3)
    Defeat the wave while only using sky-hook attacks and shotgun
    I recommend using the china boom stick shotgun over the heater you are allowed to use the sky attacks (lunges by pressing "A").
    Round four (4)
    Defeat the wave while only using machine guns
    Just run around using the machine gun, it would be wise if you upgraded the damage before trying for it.
    Round five (5)
    Defeat the wave while only using the pistol and the hand cannon
    this wave is simple since the only enemy is the handyman, just keep attaching and un-attaching from the skyline and shot him with the hand cannon in the heart if possible.
    Round six (6)
    Defeat the wave without picking up weapons or looting corpses
    very simple just run around killing the enemies without picking a weapon up or with looting the corpses.
    Round seven (7)
    Defeat the wave only using zoom able weapons while they are zoomed
    I highly recommend using the Sniper Rifle and the Carbine and slowing down on the skyline is quite helpful for getting them around the corners, just be aware of the snipers in the middle.
    Round eight (8)
    Defeat the wave while only using tears possession traps and return to sender traps
    there are two gun automations. (1. a turret 2. a rocket launcher turret) Just run around the map activating those two and you will be fine.
    Round nine (9)
    Defeat the wave without hitting anyone in the heart or the head
    Use a sniper and a carbine for the accuracy and shoot the handyman in the foot.
    Round ten (10)
    Defeat the siren before she resurrects any enemies
    I used charge (fully upgraded) and a fully upgraded shotgun you must be quick on killing her {you can use a rocket launcher to throw the bodies away from her but i prefer the charge vigor}. Shawn1991 has stated in the comments that if you use the Undertow perk to launch the dead bodies off the ship she wont resurrect anyone.
    O NiceGuyAli O said in the comments
    "Using Undertow has got to be the best way. I got it on my first real attempt this way (on the actual first attempt I didn't know where the siren was). I was even clumsy and first pushed the corpses back under where you spawn instead off the deck but I guess this confused her enough to give me time to push them off completely. I then proceeded to collect salts and only confronted the soldiers by knocking them off the edge. I don't know if anyone else has come across this but after knocking two soldiers off the edge I was camped on the smaller platform the left of the spawn beside the railings, at this point the siren moved under the spawn close to the edge and just died."
    Round eleven (11)
    Defeat the wave without using the sky lines or the hook points
    Just stay on the ground (which feels weird for some reason) and run around cover to cover.
    Round twelve (12)
    Defeat the wave in 1:15
    USE CHARGE you can go through the railing if there is an enemy in sight and also the shotgun (recommend both being fully upgradable or you will die).
    Round thirteen (13)
    Defeat the wave using only weapons on the skyline or using sky line strikes
    For this one you can use the sniper while sliding in a circle and if they hop on knock them off.
    Round fourteen (14)
    Defeat the wave using only shock jockey and headshots
    PICK A SNIPER and be very careful with your shots all shock jockey does is stun them temporarily so be cautious. You can lay taps with shock jockey also if you don't want to take the chance of failing by missing.
    Round fifteen (15)
    Defeat each enemy with a different vigor type
    This was he hardest in my opinion (might want to purchase a resurrection) Kill one handyman with the charge, then use return to sender to kill the robot with a crankgun, lastly use a combination to kill the last enemy (handyman) the combo is ravens and devil's kiss but mainly devil's kiss.


    Here is a link to a playlist of videos for OPS Zeal showing each challenge with its own video by Banehowl.
    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL2hJ9ClmAAokHRgF0povE...


    Duke and Dimwit
    Round one (1)
    Defeat all enemies using a shotgun
    Just keep flying around and jump down get a couple of good shots in, there are health packs on the right side (bottom floor) if you get low on health and also more shotguns where you spawn but on the other side of the tower. If you shock them then shot them you will deal a large amount of damage.
    Round two (2)
    Defeat two enemies with a possessed patriot
    One will spawn right in front of you at the beginning just keep possessing it until the requirements have been met.
    Round three (3)
    cause three firemen to explode in mid air
    This was a pain, for this you will need to bring down their health slowly and as the annotation goes up for them committing suicide you need to quickly throw them in the air using bucking bronco. There are more than enough to do this with.
    Round four (4)
    DAMAGE 5 enemies with a vigor trap
    They spawn on the right of you after a building moves you need to lay a crows trap and once a enemy trips it you will receive it.
    Round five (5)
    Defeat the wave in under 0:45
    quickly look to the right and attach on the sky line and lunge to most of the enemies for the others quickly dispatch them with a shotgun. Key is to keep moving and move with purpose be swift but, play it smart.
    Round six (6)
    Defeat the handyman while he is electrocuting the sky line
    You have to get the final shot/hit on him while he is shocking the sky line so shot at him to weaken him first then hop on the skyline then wait for him to jump up on the rail and shoot him quickly after you have jumped off.
    Round seven (7)
    Defeat 5 enemies using Undertow
    As soon as the enemy ship positions itself beside you just tap the left trigger to send all of them overboard another easy one to perform.
    Round eight (8)
    Defeat two enemies with a possessed rocket turret
    The rocket turret is under the ship so just keep possessing it by charging the possession vigor and enemies will jump down with you and it will eventually kill enough.
    Round nine (9)
    Defeat all enemies with a different weapon and a different vigor
    This means simply kill each enemy differently through the entire wave, don't reuse items.
    I went in with a sniper and a carbine I took out one patiot with the sniper then the crow enemy with a carbine I hopped down and use a rpg on the wall to the left of the patriot on a machine gunner pick up his machine gun and the patriot's crank gun kill one enemy with each then kill the last patriot with return to sender then use vigors on the last two enemies but make sure that they are separated when you throw them.
    Round ten (10)
    Complete the wave using only Charge; Return to Sender; and shotguns.
    Self-explanatory just equip a shotgun and use the listed vigors. When I used charge it said I failed so I only used return to sender and my shotgun (I'm assuming due to me upgrading charge fully the explosive damage affected the challenge). Avoid any traps that you may of set in previous rounds be cautious of shooting the grenades in mid air that can ruin your run through
    EDIT: A friend has confirmed that upgrading charge will void the ribbon due to explosive damage so if you have upgraded charge fully don't use it.
    Round eleven (11)
    Defeat the patriot with a possessed enemy
    weaken the patriot then posses another enemy to finish him off (do this as soon as possible as with as many enemies you can early on its difficult but with 2 soldiers left it makes it easier).
    Round twelve (12)
    Defeat all enemies with vigor traps
    Hold "LT" to lay a trap and you must be looking at the ground to lay it then the enemy must walk over the trap to trip it. Try to lay them where they jump up to if you do it right they will land on a trap each time. I suggest using Crows as devil's kiss can throw enemies off the ledge.
    Round Thirteen (13)
    defeat 5 enemies with a single devil's kiss BLAST
    I finally managed to do this one, the best way to do this is by using undertow (hold "LT") to grab the enemies and bring them down to you (bring them down beside your spawn and not on the stairs (you will need a flat surface for the devil's kiss to work properly) throw crows then use undertow to bring more down to you try to have 6 but at least five) and throw more crows (one or two to weaken them) then MAKE SURE YOU DON'T HAVE STORM EQUIPPED some say it glitches it from unlocking since it causes another explosion took hours to figure this out and people in the comments have confirmed it I can also confirm that, and then throw your devil at the ground not at a enemy (if at the ground the ball will break up better than directly towards an enemy) and if they are bunched together and weak enough you should get it as long as they are weak from the crows (they must be weak since you must kill them from the BLAST. If placed properly the ball will blow up into 5 smaller balls causing 5 smaller explosions. THIS WILL REQUIRE PATIENCE IF NOT OBTAINED RIGHT OFF THE BAT. KEEP AT IT!
    Round fourteen (14)
    kill the handyman with a tesla coil
    save him for last then weaken him and then take him in the area where the coil is and just circle him around (it might take awhile)
    Round fifteen (15)
    complete the wave in under 1:30
    This one was a pain (use charge the whole time and your shotgun at the end). equip charge and lunge to a enemy on top of the higher ships then attach to the freight hook to get on the zeppelin once on the large zeppelin charge your way down the side to the door then charge your way to the engine and cut it and charge your way out and jump on the lower ships and very quickly kill the enemies. It seems as if some disappeared one was on the ship when I got back. If you don't want to rush that fast you can use undertow to throw enemies off the first boat and undertow the patriot and shotgun him twice and then charge to the engine and off the boat. Just don't spend to long on one enemy.

    Here is a link to a playlist of videos for Duke or Dimwit theater showing each challenge with its own video by Banehowl.
    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL2hJ9ClmAAomOzkjLt0Nd...
    Note that wave 13 has two different videos in the playlist and one way is an easier way of how to do it.

    Raven's Dome
    Round One (1)
    Defeat all enemies with the sky-hook melee
    all the enemies are weak so just spam "Y"
    Round two (2)
    Defeat all enemies with the pistol
    you can upgrade your gun before hand and try to conserve ammo AIM FOR THE HEAD simple enough
    Round Three (3)
    Defeat all enemies using only the Undertow Vigor
    Try to get the enemies near an edge and use it wisely this one can be easy or hard depending on how you plan to use it. There are more salts in a building if you run out and Liz isn't helping
    Round four (4)
    Defeat all enemies with vigor traps
    keep a distance between them and you. I prefer using Devil's Kiss, but mix it up try out Crows and Return to Sender. Murder of Crow's traps are also VERY strong.
    Round five (5)
    Beat the Handyman before any other enemy
    This might take a couple attempts. Kill the handyman first. try using charge fully upgraded (your'e briefly invincible)keep on the move and try to stay separated from the others. The gear Brittle Skinned is also VERY helpful
    Round six (6)
    Defeat 5 enemies via friendly fire
    If your Possession is fully upgraded them being killed will count as a friendly fire and when it wears off they will kill themselves which also counts as a friendly fire kill there are tears around the map if not fully upgraded
    Round seven (7)
    Defeat the Volley Gunner and the Zealot before damaging any snipers
    this is self explanatory but stay in cover and take out the others swiftly but be careful not to take out any snipers before you have killed any one else.
    Round eight (8)
    Defeat all enemies with turrets or environmental hazards
    the environment would be oil on the ground or tesla coils etc. The turrets would be the automations on the map just run and take cover once they are activated. But continue to move shortly after.
    Round nine (9)
    Defeat all enemies in 60 seconds using Vigors only
    the best things to do this with is charge but mainly undertow to throw people off of the city. Keep throwing them off with undertow and you should be able to do this easily
    Round ten (10)
    Take no damage for 30 seconds
    VERY easy just take cover when you spawn and the survive the rest of the round
    Round eleven (11)
    Defeat all enemies with the Shotgun
    Helps if you have upgraded the shotgun (damage wise) Don't use any Vigors at all or it will fail the challenge
    Round twelve (12)
    Defeat the wave without picking up weapons or looting corpses
    Don't pick up anything or don't press "X" on a corpse
    Round thirteen (13)
    Defeat all enemies while they are distracted with a Booker decoy tear
    weaken the enemies (patriots so that you shoot them in the back) shoot the snipers, pop them in the head with a sniper when they are distracted by your decoy. If you have problems with them following run away and hide and once they don't see you throw up your decoy. You can weaken them but you can only kill them while their back is turned and are distracted
    Round fourteen (14)
    Defeat each enemy with the same weapon type it wields
    use the decoys to your advantage and the weapons are in tears across the map but you might want to go in with two of the three. 1. shotgun 2. machine gun 3. RPG The Machine gun is in the back of the building with you spawn in. RPGs are by the stairs on the building with the grass and leaves. Lastly, the Shotguns are in the building with the ceiling with the hole in it.
    Round fifteen (15)
    Defeat each enemy with a different weapon
    Go in using the RPG and a hand cannon and take out the handy man and the fireman then pick a gun up for the last enemy


    Here is a link to a playlist of videos for Ravens Dome showing each challenge with its own video by Banehowl.
    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL2hJ9ClmAAon6qouegILk...


    Emporia Arcade
    Round one (1)
    Defeat an enemy by bucking bronco with a possessed motorized patriot
    save one patriot and one or two soldiers, weaken them and posses the patriot and when the soldier is near death throw him up try to have 100% salts throughout this challenge and snipe the other patriot first from your spawn.


    Round two (2)
    Defeat two enemies on a skyline with vigor traps
    place a vigor trap right below the skyline where you spawn at as soon as you spawn since there are enemies that slide down to you if you don't get it try getting one on the sky line then kill Him with return to sender but kill the rocket guys first and the soldier as they don't use the skyline


    Round three (3)
    Defeat wave with hazards or support brought in through tears
    bring in the tesla coil and stay in cover and kill one at a time this was an honest pain due to it being so boring (my last enemy didn't move at all from his position even after I ran around so I had to redo it ).


    Round four (4)
    Defeat the wave using a different weapon or Vigor on every enemy
    self explanatory just use different things on each enemy and never use the same thing try to use different weapons as the enemies


    Round five (5)
    Defeat both Handymen while they are electrocuting the skyline
    Weaken both of them and then kill them when they hop on the sky line to shock it to get you off of it shoot them to finish them off and you will have to do one at a time obviously


    Round six (6)
    Defeat all enemies using only the shotgun
    Self explanatory just keep your shield and health up and keep moving. keep moving around side to side to avoid the sniper's shots. be sure you have a door purchased just in case


    Round seven (7)
    Defeat two enemies with the fireman's suicide explosion
    weaken all the enemies and bunch the together. Harder than you think trust me. I used undertow to separate the bunch and quickly damaged the fireman this will be annoying but keep at it once he is weak make sure the other enemy is beside him.

    Alcapwn6969 stated in my comments "Note on 4-7: it looks like this ribbon can glitch to count towards your achievement even if you don't get it. Others have posted that they have unlocked the achievement without getting the ribbon, and I had the progress tracker report 59/60 when I just had 4-7 and 2-13 left to go. I then focused on 4-7, got it, and no achievement. The achievement did unlock for me after I then got 2-13.
    So, my *strong* suggestion is to save 4-7 for last, and potentially spare yourself the pain of trying to control the firemen suicides."


    Round eight (8)
    defeat the wave in 1:20
    Once more use charge on the patriots and to get to the ledges without having to go around the long way I reached the last ledge with one bar left on my salts and my salts is a 10/10 so on the first patriot just shoot him to death quickly if you are not maxed out on salts then start to use charge and hop around with the freight hook on the building.


    Round nine (9)
    Defeat the Siren before destroying the zeppelin
    The siren will be right at the end there is a decoy to use in the middle of the room she will resurrect a few enemies you can charge at them there is a salt in the middle right when you walk in the door all you must do is kill her before destroying the engine.


    Round ten (10)
    Defeat all enemies using the sniper rifle
    Upgrade your damage before hand and aim for criticals (there is gear in the bottom section called headmaster where criticals do 50% more damage also scavenger's vest (40% chance that enemies will drop ammo when killed) which is in the second gear category if you die you will respawn with more ammo so make sure you have a extra life.


    Round eleven (11)
    Defeat all enemies while they are distracted with a Booker decoy tear
    Just be sure to have an extra live and weaken the 2 handyman as much as possible (charge + grenade luncher) ! There is two decoys on the map ! Just travel to one, try to kill a handyman, then travel to the other...Do it again and again and again until they are both dead! Crows are great for weakening handymen as they just stand there swatting at the birds.


    round twelve (12)
    defeat all soldiers and zealots with bucking bronco followed by a charge just switch off between the two if you get them together at all it will be a little easier just stay aware of all the enemies you can die while you are about to charge and deal with the patriots if possible before hand as you don't need to do it to them.


    round thirteen (13)
    defeat each weapon type using the same weapon it wields
    Use Return to Sender to shield you. (Blue orb this time, no trap) Have the Pistol and Shotgun equipped. The four guns the enemies have are: 1: Shotguns, 2: Machine Guns, 3: Pistols, 4: Hand Cannons. There are only two women with pistols and two women with hand cannons. When the wave starts, there is initially one boat with two women with pistols, guy with hoods carrying shotguns, and guys with horns carrying machine guns. On this boat is all four weapons that you will need. So why choose the pistol and shotgun? Well, the two women will come out of the boat including all the shotgun guys. Take out the two pistol women with your pistol. Careful because this makes the next two boats come in. Wait behind cover for all the shotgun guys to come and take them out. Soon the two women with hand cannons will come, but IGNORE them. After the two women with the pistols are killed and the shotguns guys are dead, jump to the first boat that was there when the wave started. (Be warned though, have full salt and keep using Return to Sender cause those boats will be full of machine gun guys!!!!!) Grab the machine gun and hand cannon, activate the tear with the hook on the BUILDING and get back to the building. Find cover and take out the hand cannon woman. Finally finish off the remaining machine gun guys. One last tip, I highly recommend fully upgraded health, salt, Return to Sender. Also get a respawn!


    round fourteen (14)
    defeat the handyman with a motorized patriot tear
    Weaken the handyman (charge and the grenade launcher) and summon the patriot when he is near death (you can use return to sender to protect you)


    Round fifteen (15)
    Knock 4 corpses off Columbia before the Siren can resurrect them
    A ship will drop dead bodies off, you can throw them off using Undertow it will unlock as soon as you throw the bodies off the ledge and she floats away.

    Here is a link to a playlist of videos for Emporia Arcade showing each challenge with its own video by Banehowl.
    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL2hJ9ClmAAom81Zf17-fa...


    If you vote negatively please leave a comment saying why!
    I take no credit for the videos all credit goes to Banehowl
    Also thanks to Alpha Wesker 5 for a strategy tip

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    forevabootlessDon't know if anyone else mentioned this since theys a lot of comments but the rounds that require you to use same weapon as the enemy I found that you can just use undertow on them to throw them off the map and doesn't fail you easier way to get the ribbon.
    Posted by forevabootless on 31 Dec 17 at 20:30
    UliUdoOn Emporia 11 (2 handymen to kill while distracted by decoys) I found that once the enemies are weakened, setting a return to sender trap on the decoy location before tearing it in can be helpful. It doesn't do tons of damage so might not kill them, but it does give you a longer distraction time because rather than 1-hitting the decoy, they get knocked back and attack again.
    Posted by UliUdo on 18 Jul 19 at 17:05
    The GlobalizerUltras500's tip is brilliant. Still a little tricky to get all 5 kills but it's by far the best method, and is repeatable.
    Posted by The Globalizer on 02 May at 11:52
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  • Alpha Wesker 5Alpha Wesker 5309,551
    01 Aug 2013 02 Aug 2013 05 Aug 2013
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    As I have finally managed to unlock this achievement, I figured I would share my strategy as well as The Kudi Zone. Nice guide btw.

    There are a total of 60 blue ribbons across 4 maps: The Ops Zeal, Duke and Dimwit Theater, Raven's Dome, and Emporia Arcade. Each contain 15 blue ribbon challenges well as 15 waves. After each wave is over, you enter a armory that contains every weapon available in the game as well as a vigor machine, a weapon machine, and Booker's door that allows one single respawn if you die on a wave. After competing a wave, you are given either one gear or one infusion bottle. These alternate every round meaning if you beat wave 1 and received 1 infusion, then by beating round 2 you will get a gear.

    Please note: That after you complete a wave and get a gear or infusion, replaying that wave and beating it will not give you another! One thing I'm unsure of is if the gear is random or not.

    As The Kudi Zone suggested, I suggest upgrading every weapon and vigor and collect every gear. By gear, I mean the cloths (Hat, Shirt, Pants, and Shoes) that you collect after completing every other wave. You should also try to complete all 15 waves for each map to get a feel for them and what blue ribbon challenges lay ahead. Now if you fail one challenge, don't quit! Move on as you can still earn money, upgrades, etc.

    This can be frustrating as if you fail a wave, you will need to replay all the way back from wave 1 to earn that ribbon again. I don't have to say how annoyed I was to lose wave 13 or 14 and have to replay all first 12 waves again!

    You can also buy a single life or respawn (Booker's Door) in either the armory or on each map if you can locate his door. Be Warned, You can only buy the door three times for every 15 waves or map you play! It cost 500 but doubles every time you lose a life and buy another. So 500, 1000, 2000 respectively......

    IMPORTANT: For waves that call for VIGOR and VIGOR COMBOS, make sure to UNEQUIP gear that will otherwise affect you from getting the ribbon. I.E. Burning Halo, Overkill, and Brittle Skinned. Thanks Shand Alk3 for the tip.

    IMPORTANT Update 2: I received an excellent tip from a good friend of mine, Alcapwn6969.

    He says: "Note on 4-7: it looks like this ribbon can glitch to count towards your achievement even if you don't get it. Others have posted that they have unlocked the achievement without getting the ribbon, and I had the progress tracker report 59/60 when I just had 4-7 and 2-13 left to go. I then focused on 4-7, got it, and no achievement. The achievement did unlock for me after I then got 2-13.
    So, my *strong* suggestion is to save 4-7 for last, and potentially spare yourself the pain of trying to control the firemen suicides."

    I can confirm this because it happened to me. I managed to get every ribbon but Emporia Arcade Wave 7 but I still got the achievement. (FYI, I went back and got this wave done later even though I had the achievement.) I'm sorry, he means Emporia Arcade waves 7 and 13 (4 being map 4). It's glitchy.

    According to MCMAHON x RFC he states "The glitch that Alcapwn6969 is talking about is something to do with with emporia wave 8. I had 58/60 ribbons and the only two I needed were 4-7 and 4-13. I failed on wave 7 then I completed wave 8 and it said 59/60 even though I had a ribbon on this wave.

    I then failed 4-13. So I went back and completed wave 7, no achievement then got to wave 13 completed it and the cheevo unlocked. Yep it's glitchy."

    Thanks for the clarification. I'll post this in wave 7 still.

    Once again, thank you Alcapwn6969 for this good tip.

    The easiest maps are from left to right meaning:

    The Ops Zeal (Very Easy)
    Duke and Dimwit Theater (Easy)
    Raven's Dome (Medium)
    Emporia Arcade (Hard)

    The gear I wore while going for this achievement is:

    Hat (Burning Halo)
    Shirt (Bullet Boom)
    Pants (Fleet Feet)
    Shoes (Last Man Standing)

    Why?: Burning Halo goes great with Charge, especially against big enemies like Siren and Handyman. Bullet Boom gives me more bullets to fire, always a plus. Fleet Feet allowed me to escape easier from fast enemies. Last Man Standing was crucial when you lose to much health as it gives you some by killing an enemy.

    The main weapons I used (unless ribbon calls for specific one):

    Hand Cannon
    Sniper Rifle

    Why?: My reasoning for these weapons boils down to the bare roots. I like the weapons and am good with both of them. Particularly the sniper as it helps with distance against enemies. The Hand Cannon I believe is powerful against all enemies compared with everything but the rpg and volly gun. Both of these take forever to reload and shoot, therefore it boils down to preference.

    The main vigors I used (unless ribbon calls for a specific one or combo):

    Charge
    Murder of Crows/Undertow

    Why?: Charge is a must, especially combined with Burning Halo. It allows you to charge your shield after hitting an enemy. This helps save your health. Now I swap murder of crows and undertow depending on the enemy. For example, for the handyman, I use murder of crows while hammering him with sniper rounds or hand cannon fire and I will swap to charge if he breaks free and hits me. Undertow I use more for the last couple of waves of Duke and Dimwit theater and Raven's Dome because I can "Use the Force" er..... water to push enemies off buildings and those floating boats.

    The Ops Zeal

    Wave one (1)
    Beat the wave using only skyline attacks
    This requires you to jump on a sky line by pressing "A". When you get close enough so that you can see the target, it will show "Skyline Attack" over the enemy. Press "A" to perform this move. Do it 5 times total and the blue ribbon is yours.
    Wave two (2)
    Defeat the wave while only taking shield damage
    This is much easier if you have everything upgraded. But if you don't, simply hang back in the room you spawn in and snipe all the enemies while staying behind walls and barrels for cover. If your a daredevil, you could use undertow (hold the button down) and grab enemies. This brings them right to you and all you have to do is kill them.
    Wave three (3)
    Defeat the wave while only using sky-hook attacks and shotgun
    There are various ways to do this. I recommend grabbing the China Broom Shotgun. At spawn, jump on the skyline going left. look down immediately and sky-hook attack the enemy below. Go right and take out the 1 or 2 enemies with your shotgun. Loop around the pole that looks like a crow's nest and take out the remaning enemies with your shotgun. There should be 5 guys total.
    Wave four (4)
    Defeat the wave while only using machine guns
    Simply get a machine gun from the armory and blast all the enemies. Easier if machine gun is fully upgraded.
    Wave five (5)
    Defeat the wave while only using the pistol
    Just grab a handgun and use murder of crows to distract him. It's key here that you have to defeat him with a pistol, it says nothing about damaging him with anything else. Make sure though that the crows don't kill him because they deal some damage.
    Wave six (6)
    Defeat the wave without picking up weapons or looting corpses
    This could be tricky if your just starting out because you might run out of ammo. I suggest using the sniper rifle and hand cannon. Use the hand cannon for up close enemies and the sniper for distant ones. Just don't pick up loot accidentally or a weapon.
    Wave seven (7)
    Defeat the wave only using zoomable weapons while they are zoomed
    Do yourself a favor, use the sniper rifle! Nothing beats it plus the only other scoped weapon is the rpg that I know of. To zoom, press second analog stick in. Note: I tried zooming with hand cannon and killing enemies but I failed to get the blue ribbon. Yet I heard it worked for others.... So I suggest taking cover and using the Sniper rifle to stay safe.
    Wave eight (8)
    Defeat the wave while only using tears possession traps and return to sender traps
    I simply used return to sender. (Hold down) Return to sender to unleash trap. It's easier if you aim at the enemy hold button down until blue ball become yellow and then fire it so that your sure it hits and kills the enemy. Some enemies require more then one shot though.
    Wave nine (9)
    Defeat the wave without hitting anyone in the heart or the head
    Some people could use the Sniper rifle and Carbine for this. I choose to use murder of crows and a rpg to his back and feet. Either way works, just be careful where you aim...
    Wave ten (10)
    Defeat the siren before she resurrects any enemies
    This is one of those waves where you need charge AND the gear Burning Halo. Immediately jump down from spawn, aim and charge the siren. Keep charge and shooting some Hand Cannon shots at her quickly. If your fast enough, you should get the ribbon. I've tried many tactics and this is by far the best one.
    Wave eleven (11)
    Defeat the wave without using the sky lines or the hook points
    No Skyline! This will fell strange to some but instead look for cover. Stay away from the patriots crank guns and try to weed out the smaller enemies first. Again, Sniper Rifle and charge are crucial for this wave.
    Wave twelve (12)
    Defeat the wave in 1:15
    Simply use Charge and Hand Cannon. Just be quick. It might help to play this a couple times to learn the enemies and were they start at....
    Wave thirteen (13)
    Defeat the wave using only weapons on the skyline or using sky line strikes
    It took me some time to realize that you can aim the opposite way on the skyline from where your going to slow down. Thus, giving you a better shot at enemies. Also, if they are chasing you on the skyline, it's easier to jump and skyline attack them off the skyline. Skyline.....
    Wave fourteen (14)
    Defeat the wave using only shock jockey and head shots
    This one frustrated me like crazy. Use the sniper rifle, hand cannon, and shock jockey. Immediately snipe one of the easier enemies. For the crow guy, shock him and then try to use the hand cannon for a head shot. It's tricky but I found easier to do up close then the sniper rifle. Use the sniper rifle for the ones in the distance of the map.

    Update 2: xDevilsMagiic posted his way of doing. Seeing as it might help some, I couldn't help but post it.

    He says: "For this I used shock jockey trap over and over, where you spawn. As you seem to get more shocks that when and you don't have to shock an enemy you can sit there zoomed in, also had the 40% chance when killing an enemy you get salts."
    wave fifteen (15)
    Defeat each enemy with a different vigor type
    This is the hardest one for this wave and one of the hardest for the achievement. Definitely buy a respawn. (Booker's door) There are two handymans and one patriot. What I did was charged the patriot and and killed it. Then for one handyman, I used murder of crows with return to sender . For the last one, I weakened him and then finished him off with devil's blast.

    Update 2: xDevilsMagiic posted his way of doing. Seeing as it might help some, I couldn't help but post it.

    He says "You should take burning halo off when you’re near to killing the handyman, just to make sure it doesn't count as devils kiss."

    This is key and I have posted a warning of this above. Always check gears when vigors need to be used for a blue ribbon.

    Duke and Dimwit Theater

    Wave one (1)
    Defeat all enemies using a shotgun
    Grab a shotgun and take the skyrail to the opposite building that the enemies are on and clear them out. If you run low on ammo, go back to the building you spawned at and there should be a tear with some of them there. I also recommend a respawn life for beginners on this one.
    Wave two (2)
    Defeat two enemies with a possessed patriot
    There is one right when you spawn. Possess it with possession and get two enemies to get killed by the possessed patriot.
    Wave three (3)
    Cause three firemen to explode in mid-air
    When you start, stay where you are and turn left. Let the firemen come up the building toward you and then simply use bucking bronco and fire your hand cannon like crazy. If the bucking bronco wears off, use it again. Just be careful because too much damage and the firemen will suicide and blow up.
    Wave four (4)
    Damage 5 enemies with a vigor trap
    This took some tries but I ended up just throwing a devil's kiss at the building when it stopped and a got it. You could also fully upgrade the crow and use it too. This just requires you to be more close to the enemies in the building.
    Wave five (5)
    Defeat the wave in under :45 seconds
    Have the Sniper Rifle and Hand Cannon ready. When you start, look right and down, snipe the sniper enemy. After that, Immediately turn around and jump on the skyline going left and get off on the building where the enemies where on during the first wave. Three or four guys will follow you and jump off the skyline. Shoot them all and run towards the opposite side of the building your on. Across from you is the last enemy, a sniper. Snipe him and if you were quick enough, the blue ribbon is yours.
    Wave six (6)
    Defeat the handyman while he is electrocuting the skyline
    Simply weaken the handyman until he has a sliver of health. Jump on the skyline and wait for him to yell "Get off of that". He will then jump up and electrocute the skyline. Jump off and finish him off while he is still attached to the skyline.
    Wave seven (7)
    Defeat 5 enemies using Undertow
    Simple: Just wait for the patrol boat to come by and use the force, er... again! I mean water..... (Undertow vigor)
    Wave eight (8)
    Defeat two enemies with a possessed rocket turret
    There will be a boat that has a rocket turret beneath it. Just possess it and let it kill two enemies.
    Wave nine (9)
    Defeat all enemies with a different weapon or different vigor
    Easy. just use different weapons and vigor to kill each enemy. Don't use anything twice!!!!!
    Wave ten (10)
    Compete the wave using only Charge, Return to Sender, and the shotgun
    Another easy one. Just make sure to use the required items.

    Update 2: xDevilsMagiic posted his way of doing. Seeing as it might help some, I couldn't help but post it.

    He says: "Compete the wave using only Charge, Return to Sender, and the shotgun
    Take any gear off that has an effect (e.g. Burning Halo), and watch out for the volley kill with friendly fire."

    Again, this is key. Check your gears on waves that uses vigors for blue ribbon challenges.
    Wave eleven (11)
    Defeat the patriot with a possessed enemy
    It's key here to weaken the patriot, otherwise he will just kill all possessed enemies you throw at him. Weaken him, then possess an enemy that can kill him.
    Wave twelve (12)
    Defeat all enemies with vigor traps
    Most people believe you have to lay a trap on the floor. Not true!!!! Use return to sender, hold "LT" so the blue orb becomes orange/yellow. Aim at the enemy and fire it so that it hits him directly. It will still count as a trap kill!!!!!!
    Wave thirteen (13)
    Defeat 5 enemies with a single devil's kiss
    This is another difficult one. I simply threw one devils kiss up to the top of the building all the enemies are on and I got it. You have to aim and throw it though right when the wave starts for this to work. Too late, you miss the opportunity. Bad aim, and you miss your shot. Usually two enemies will jump down but I will still get exactly the last five who are up there. You could also try to throw multiple devil's kiss shots, but this ribbon calls for one! Took me some time to realize this.
    Wave fourteen (14)
    Defeat the handyman with a Tesla coil
    This is easy but time consuming. Weaken the hangman until he has a little bit of health left. Then activate the tear with the coil and run around it. Eventually the handyman will play tag with you until he gets shocked to death.
    wave fifteen (15)
    Complete the wave in under 1:30
    This is the second hardest one for this wave (next to wave 13) and one of the hardest for the achievement. Definitely buy a respawn. (Booker's door) Before you start this wave. Have Undertow equipped, and murder of crows behind it. I had an rpg for this but never used it. When the wave starts jump to the next boat and use undertow to clear all enemies on the next couple of boats. This is crucial as it really saves time! Jump up from boat to boat and then to the Zeppelin. Now swap for murder of crows and run into the ship. Send the crows towards all the enemies in the ship, run for the engine. Cut the engine, turn right and there is a door opened. Run to it and jump out. Don't worry about the rest of the enemies or that you might die or respawn when you jump out. As soon as you jump out, you win! The wave is finished despite enemies still being alive.

    Please Note: I received a tip from xDevilsMagiic that all enemies must be defeated before cutting the engine and jumping from the Zeppelin. My Strategy above did work for me, but I guess it is not working for others. So to be on the safe side, I suggest we follow xDevilsMagiic's advice and defeat every enemy before jumping out. This also requires a different strategy.

    Start the wave with Undertow equipped and murder of crows in the back. Have the handcannon and rpg ready to go. Now, before you start - you have 1:30. It doesn't sound like a whole lot of time but it is if you don't fall over a boat or get yourself killed. I still recommend having a extra life. (Booker's Door) However, if you die once you most likely won't make it in time for the ribbon. So short story made short: Stay focus, know where the enemies are. So when you start there will be 4 boats including the one you are on. Let's say your on boat 1 and the next one's are 2,3, etc. Boat 3 and 4 have enemies on them. Jump from boat 1 to boat 2, and use Undertow to clear all enemies off the boats. Proceed to jump to boat 3 and then boat 4. Now before you jump onto the Zeppelin, there is one normal soldier by the hook you have to attach to in order to get onto the zeppelin and one rpg soldier guarding the door you need to get into the zeppelin. Take the jump and get on the zeppelin. IMMEDIATELY use the hand cannon on the normal soldier, switch to the rpg. Run halfway towards the door with the rpg soldier and fire your rpg to blow him th kingdom come. (An alternative depending upon if the rpg soldiers back is directly to the rail of the zeppelin is to use undertow and launch him off the boat) Now switch to murder of crows, run into the zeppelin and launch the crows at all the enemies. Take out your hand cannon and take out all soldiers while they are distracted by the crows. When they are all defeated, cut the engine quick and jump out the door to the right. DON"T FORGET: You simply can't just cut the engine for the wave to end. YOU MUST turn right where there will be a door with a red buzzer buzzing above it and jump out. Don't worry that you might die (you won't) or that you might pop back on the boat. If you did it right, the wave will automatically end and you get the ribbon if you made the time. IF HOWEVER, you pop up back on the boat, it might mean you forgot to kill a enemy or two.......

    Remember patience and focus is key. Don't try this if your to stressed out, it won't help and will only earn yourself a broken tv or controller.......

    Update 2: It appears that if the enemies are on the Zeppelin and you cut the engine and jump out the door; the zeppelin will blow up and kill ONLY the enemies who are on the ZEPPELIN! I took this into account during the original guide, I just forgot to mention that the zeppelin does indeed blow up anything on board after you make the jump.

    Thank You xDevilsMagiic for updating this for me. Credit for tip goes to him.

    Raven's Dome

    Wave one (1)
    Defeat all enemies with the sky-hook melee
    Easy. All the enemies are rookies and you can get this by just pressing "Y" and whacking them with your sky-hook.
    Wave two (2)
    Defeat all the enemies with the pistol
    Just like it says, grab a pistol and shoot. Easier if it's upgraded! Don't use anything but the pistol.
    Wave three (3)
    Defeat all enemies using only the Undertow vigor
    Simply use undertow only. If you run out of salt, there is some in the building with the roof and a square hole in it. It's in the second room.
    Wave four (4)
    Defeat all enemies with a vigor traps
    It's your preference. I choose to use return to sender with the trick I mentioned above. Murder of Crows works great too.
    Wave five (5)
    Defeat the Handyman before any other enemy
    Kill the handy man first. This is the only time I unequipped Burning halo because it would effect anyone near the handyman. Keep your distance and use fully upgraded charge. This one might take a couple of tries.
    Wave six (6)
    Defeat 5 enemies via friendly fire
    I used machine turret tears to kill the enemies. If the blew one up I would activate another tear and wait for the machine turret to come back. You could also use fully upgraded possession as they will suicide and it will count as friendly fire.
    Wave seven (7)
    Defeat the Volley Gunners and Zealots before any of the Snipers
    Just follow instructions and make sure not to kill the snipers until last.

    Update 2: xDevilsMagiic posted his way of doing. Seeing as it might help some, I couldn't help but post it.

    He says: "Take the skyline up to where the Tesla coil would be, it has the bird cages hanging down from the building, this is where both volleys and zealots spawn. Take them out now when I did this i killed 1 sniper then the hand cannon so I believe the hand cannon counts as a sniper?"

    To answer the question, I believe there are two snipers. Kill them last. If one has a hand cannon instead then I don't know. The sniper must of picked it up and it would still count as a fail because it calls for KILLING SNIPERS last. Even if the sniper has a hand cannon, his "class" is still a sniper. If it helps, wait for Elizabeth to call out "Sniper", that way you will know. His first instructions to take the skyline to the leaf/grass/bird cage area is spot on. This is where the zealots and volley gunners start off at. Go here first!!!
    Wave eight (8)
    Defeat all enemies with turrets or environmental hazards
    This one is just time consuming and will require a lot of maneuvering. Simply activate tears with oil spills, Tesla Coils, and Turrets and have them kill all the enemies.

    Update 2: For Raven's Dome, mission 8, I believe I used the tesla coil to destroy most of the enemies. For the most part I kept running around the tesla coil trying to lure enemies to it. Now for the ones that were not chasing me down, usually the rpg soldiers, I would activate turrets and have them shoot them. If the rpg people destroy the turret, simply activate another tear and wait for the turret tear to reappear. Then just rinse and repeat. This was how I did it. You could use oil or something but I personally found this harder.

    Also, my friend Kugare says

    "Wave 8:
    the tesla coil killed all my enemys... it's better to stay in the middle of the tree/leaf building, because if you wait in front of the tesla coil, explosive bullets from the section below can hit other shocked enemys... use the skyline to lure your enemys, just jump back into the tree building, run around the corners and the tesla coild do the job... the enemys with the explosive weapon (i don't know to correct translation, sorry ^^") stays most of the time in the lower section and try to hit you from the distance...but if you hide behind the turret/at the end of the room, they use the skyline sooner or later... and they land in the near of the tesla coil." Thanks Kugare!
    Wave nine (9)
    Defeat all enemies in :60 seconds using Vigor only
    Undertow is your friend here. Keep using Undertow to throw enemies off boats and firemen off building. Takes practice, but its not as hard as it sounds.

    Update 2: For Raven's Dome Wave 9: You have 1 minute exactly to kill all enemies. Equip undertow!!! This was how I did it: when the wave starts you are on a boat heading to the building with trees, leaves, etc. To the left of the building is the sky rail. As soon as you can jump on it, do it. Then immediately jump off into the center of the tree/leaf building. Now if you face towards the center if the map there will be a boat with two (2) - three (3) guys. Use undertow to kill them. Now run towards the boat and get to the building with the ceiling with a square hole in it. It's directly across from the tree/leaf building. Go inside and wait in the room with the square hole in the ceiling. Note: there is a salt tear in the next room if you need it. Now i this room, there are two exits, one door to the next room with the salt tear and the other big entrance facing the opposite side of the map you started the wave on. Outside there will be more boats that launch enemies here including firemen. Use undertow to launch them off the building. After this, there will be usually one more guy above you on the ceiling. Use undertow to launch him off and the ribbon is yours. Keep in mind that this must be done quick but with precision. I myself when playing this round did not focus on enemy count. I just practiced this route and it worked for me. Also, all of the enemies get off the boats eventually. None spawn in the buildings, so if you can memorize where the boats are, it will give you the advantage because you know where the enemies might be and in what buildings.... Hope this helps M8te! ;) Good luck!

    Also my friend Kugare says
    "Wave 9:
    now i know my mistake... i started and waited below the ships, but it's a bad postion, because you have to wait until some of the enemys jumps down... your tip with the tree/ leaf building as starting position is very usefull, because you can use underlow to kill them immediately, if you stay in a higher position... i was 3 seconds to short the first try, but only because i need to much time killing the last guy... but now this challenge looks "easy"."

    Thanks for the tips Kugare!

    Wave ten (10)
    Take no damage for :30 seconds
    Easiest blue ribbon to get. When the wave starts turn around and find cover but DO NOT SHOOT. Wait 30 Seconds, get the ribbon, and then survive the wave!
    Wave eleven (11)
    Defeat all enemies with the shotgun
    Simply kill enemies with just the shotgun. Helps if you have it fully upgraded.
    Wave twelve (12)
    Defeat the wave without picking up any weapons or looting any corpses
    This one is a repeat. Just kill enemies without picking up weapons or looting corpses. Looting is for thieves.
    Wave thirteen (13)
    Defeat all enemies while they are distracted by a Booker decoy tear
    This is another difficult one. I had quite some trouble with this one. One building has a patriot and two snipers and one decoy. Another building has one patriot and a decoy. I choose to activate the decoy and get rid of the snipers first as they are the weakest and it only takes on to two shots to kill them. Then I defeated the patriot and moved on to the next building, activated the decoy and got rid of the last patriot. Two thing important here. 1:Before you shoot, make sure they are facing the decoy and not you! 2: You can weaken the enemy without losing the blue ribbon, but they must be killed when they are distracted by the decoy! CRUCIAL!!!!
    Wave fourteen (14)
    Defeat each enemy with the weapon type it yields
    The only fact that matters is that you kill the enemy with the weapon they hold. The enemies hold three weapons: 1: Shotguns, 2: Machine Guns, 3: RPGs. My biggest tip is to bring in two of the three weapons from the armory as it makes it a lot easier. You could daredevil it and find the weapons in the map. RPGs are by the stairs on the building with the grass and leaves. The Machine gun is in the back of the building with you spawn in. Last but not least, the Shotguns are in the building with the ceiling with the square hole in it. (The roof one of the snipers was on for the decoy wave.)
    wave fifteen (15)
    Defeat each enemy with a different weapon
    This is the second hardest one for this wave (next to wave 13... again) and one of the hardest for the achievement. Definitely buy a respawn. (Booker's door) Before you start this wave. Have hand cannon and rpg equipped. There are three enemies, 1 handyman and 2 firemen. Just kill the handyman with the rpg. Then kill a fireman with the hand cannon. Grab another gun, and defeat the last fireman with it.

    Emporia Arcade

    Wave one (1)
    Defeat an enemy who is in mid-air with a possessed motorized patriot.
    Kill all the enemies except one patriot and maybe two soldiers. Now use bucking bronco on the soldiers and possess the patriot. It might help to weaken the soldiers before trying this though.
    Wave two (2)
    Defeat two enemies on a skyline with vigor traps
    This one was hard. I used the Return to Sender trick I mentioned by holding "LT" and firing the orange orb trap at the enemies who were on the skylines. What I did was I eliminated all the enemies but four of them. Also Get rid of the rocket ones first. There are two of those soldiers and they won't go on the skyline.Then just keep moving to avoid fire and try to eliminate the soldiers on the skylines with return to sender traps.
    Wave three (3)
    Defeat the wave with environmental hazards or support brought in through tears.
    I don't know what they mean by support cause I went through the whole map and the only tear I could use was the Tesla Coil. So activate that and run around the map. Try to lure all the enemies within range of the Tesla Coil. This takes patience and will be time consuming but it's not too hard.
    Wave four (4)
    Defeat the wave using a different weapon or vigor on every enemy
    We've done this three times. Just keep using different weapons and vigor. NO REPEATS!!!
    Wave five (5)
    Defeat both handymen while they are electrocuting the skyline
    Please note that you don't have to kill both of them while both are electrocuting the skyline! I myself weakened one, jumped on the skyline, and had him electrocute it as I jumped off. Then I shot him while he was on the skyline. Then I just rinse and repeat with the other handyman.
    Wave six (6)
    Defeat all enemies while only using the shotgun
    Same routine. We've also done this two or three times. Only difference is the enemies are harder and have Sniper Rifles. Two Shots and you out! And that's with me being fully upgraded.
    Wave seven (7)
    Defeat two enemies with the fireman's suicide explosion
    This is the Hardest One yet! Why? Because as I write this right now I still don't have this ribbon, yet I managed to get the achievement. I have every blue ribbon but this one. Still, I have a strategy. Use Undertow to grab a fireman and a soldier. Shoot the fireman quick with your hand cannon and hopefully you will get one down. Now just rinse and repeat.

    Update 2: Yes I finally got this one. It took me 2 hours and about 9-12 tries to get. To answer your question: No you do not need to kill two guys with one suicide explosion. It can be one fireman and a soldier and then another. I followed my own guide and used undertow to grab one fireman AND (cant stress this enough) a soldier. Immediately swap to murder of crows and fire crows to keep both in place. Them hand cannon the fireman like crazy but don't shoot the soldier. After the crows leave the fireman will explode and you have one down. Now just rinse and repeat. Note: their are 3 firemen, so you have three chances!!!! Also, I waited underneath the building with the two floors until the firemen and soldiers jumped off the boat. This is a tricky one and takes patience and a little luck. For me again, this was definitely the hardest even more then duke and dimwit wave 13. Hope this helps and good luck!!!! ;)

    Also sometimes the firemen will explode with it counting as a suicide explosion kill. Make sure the firemen has a bomb icon that blinks quickly as he is about to explode. He should also be running at you, thus making it a "suicidal explosion". If he isn't running but charging and about to explode, it usually means you didn't shoot him fast enough..... Hope this also helps and thanks for involuntarily reminding me. ;)

    Update 3: I received an excellent tip from a good friend of mine, Alcapwn6969.

    He says: "Note on 4-7: it looks like this ribbon can glitch to count towards your achievement even if you don't get it. Others have posted that they have unlocked the achievement without getting the ribbon, and I had the progress tracker report 59/60 when I just had 4-7 and 2-13 left to go. I then focused on 4-7, got it, and no achievement. The achievement did unlock for me after I then got 2-13.
    So, my *strong* suggestion is to save 4-7 for last, and potentially spare yourself the pain of trying to control the firemen suicides."

    I can confirm this because it happened to me. I managed to get every ribbon but Emporia Arcade Wave 7 but I still got the achievement. (FYI, I went back and got this wave done later even though I had the achievement.) I'm sorry, he means Emporia Arcade waves 7 and 13 (4 being map 4). It's glitchy.

    According to MCMAHON x RFC he states "The glitch that Alcapwn6969 is talking about is something to do with with emporia wave 8. I had 58/60 ribbons and the only two I needed were 4-7 and 4-13. I failed on wave 7 then I completed wave 8 and it said 59/60 even though I had a ribbon on this wave.

    I then failed 4-13. So I went back and completed wave 7, no achievement then got to wave 13 completed it and the cheevo unlocked. Yep it's glitchy."

    Thanks for the clarification. I'll post this in wave 7 still.

    Once again, thank you Alcapwn6969 for this good tip.
    Wave eight (8)
    Defeat the wave in 1:20
    Have Charge equipped. Start the wave and activate the tear above the boat for a freight hook. Jump on the boat and kill the patriot or charge him. Jump on to the tear hook and onto the building. Kill the soldiers and then jump off and finish the last patriot. I ran out of health and salt on this one, so it's tricky.
    Wave nine (9)
    Defeat the siren before destroying the Zeppelin
    When the wave starts, find cover. Wait for two patrol boats to come and eliminate the six soldiers. I suggest having a Sniper Rifle for this part. After they are killed, jump on the first boat and the on to the next. Now find cover and take out the soldier and the patriot before proceeding to jump onto the Zeppelin. Now enter the Zeppelin, kill the soldiers and take out the siren with charge and the burning halo combo. Then cut the engine and jump out of the plane. Done.
    Wave ten (10)
    Defeat all enemies using the Sniper Rifle
    Definitely, definitely, definitely get a respawn. (Booker's door) Start the wave and loads of soldiers will come to you. So just find cover and shoot the best you can. Now you most likely will run out of ammo. I tried finding a sniper rifle tear but couldn't find one. So I let them kill me and I respawned with more ammo. Please note, as soon as you respawn, turn around facing Booker's Door and buy another respawn. This way you can get enough ammo to win the blue ribbon for this wave.
    Wave eleven (11)
    Defeat all enemies while they are distracted by a Booker tear decoy
    This can be difficult for some. There are two decoys and your up against just two handyman. What I did was activate a decoy tear and waited for the handymen to come. Then I used murder of crows and kept shooting them with the RPG or Hand cannon until they both died. Just make sure the final blow is when they are facing the decoy! Keep moving around and collect as much health and salt as needed.

    Update 2: According to Revolver Ned, If one of the handyman shots his blue orb of electricity at another when it's weak AND kills the other handyman - it will count as friendly fire but still ALLOW you to get the blue ribbon WITHOUT PENALTY!

    Also worth noting is as you start this wave, you will immediately have one handyman to the left of you (left of the map) and one handyman on the right. (right of the map) The one on the left will shoot an orb at you as soon as the wave starts, so here is an additional tip. As soon as the wave starts, turn around and run into the second floor building. Jump onto the skyline and then find a safe place to land and plan a strategy. Or use mine, it's up to you.... :) Thanks Revolver Ned for the tip. Credit for the tip goes to him.
    Wave twelve (12)
    Defeat all soldiers and zealots with bucking bronco followed by a charge
    There are some patriots here, but you can ignore them first or take them out first. Either way, after just use bucking bronco on the soldiers and zealots and finish them with charge.

    Update 2: Shand Alk3 says: "Sorry to bother you again, but I have a new issue...Emporia Arcade Wave 12. The first enemy I come across (A crow) I use Bucking Bronco followed immediately with Charge and the moment charge hits him, it's an instant fail! I've tried charging it before I let it go, I made sure he doesn't fall off the edge. Yet, the moment I hit him..fail. The only explanation is that if you do it, it HAS to kill him. But why would that even be a requirement? One time I did it and he didn't die from it, but it still failed me when I hit him. Ugh, this is giving me headaches and uncertainty about if this is even possible with all these bugs."

    To address this problem, Make sure to unequip all gear that will affect your vigors like Burning Halo, Overkill, and Brittle Skinned.
    Wave thirteen (13)
    Defeat enemies with the same weapons that they are wielding
    I don't know what is up with wave 13's but this one was tough too. The best tactic: Use Return to Sender to shield you. (Blue orb this time, no trap) Have the Pistol and Shotgun equipped. The four guns the enemies have are: 1: Shotguns, 2: Machine Guns, 3: Pistols, 4: Hand Cannons. There are only two women with pistols and two women with hand cannons. When the wave starts, there is initially one boat with two women with pistols, guy with hoods carrying shotguns, and guys with horns carrying machine guns. On this boat is all four weapons that you will need. So why choose the pistol and shotgun? Well, the two women will come out of the boat including all the shotgun guys. Take out the two pistol women with your pistol. Careful because this makes the next two boats come in. Wait behind cover for all the shotgun guys to come and take them out. Soon the two women with hand cannons will come, but IGNORE them. After the two woman with the pistols are killed and the shotguns guys are dead, jump to the first boat that was there when the wave started. (Be warned though, have full salt and keep using Return to Sender cause those boats will be full of machine gun guys!!!!!) Grab the machine gun and hand cannon, activate the tear with the hook on the BUILDING and get back to the building. Find cover and take out the hand cannon woman. Finally finish off the remaining machine gun guys. One last tip, I highly recommend fully upgraded health, salt, Return to Sender. Also get a respawn! (Booker's Door)

    Update 2: Shand Alk3 posted a suggestion that might help some people. He says "I DID, however, find an easy win for Emporia Arcade Wave 13! Start with the Shotgun and Machine Gun and buy a life beforehand. At Start kill all the shotugun enemies and the machine gunners. (leave the pistol girls alone). Once you do that you will see the other boats coming for you. At this point, just let them kill you. Once youre in the "office" DO NOT PRESS X! Apparently they can see where you are and they will attempt to jump down after you, effectively killing them from Freefall. It won't void the ribbon! After maybe a minute there will be 2 guys left..both of them machine gunners. Just spawn and kill 'em..BOOM!" Hope this helps some. Thanks for the tip Shand Alk3!

    Update 3: Here is another possible solution given to me by MCMAHON x RFC:

    He says "I just unlocked this achievement and I have a really easy way to complete emporia arcade wave 13 for anyone who is struggling.

    Okay before the wave starts buy an revive just in case. As soon as the wave starts go out to the balcony and drop down to the bottom turn around and go inside. Stay here and watch as all the enemies fall to their death. I only had to kill the last 3 and they were all machine guys and they stayed on the ship the whole time."

    The only problem that might occur to some is sometimes when you fall, you automatically respawn up on top on the second floor. But supposedly there is a place where you can jump to the bottom floor . Go underneath the second floor and most of the enemies will jump down and kill themselves. After there will be two or tree enemies to take out, usually three machine gunners. Easy if you go in with a machine gun in the armory.

    Thanks Again to MCMAHON x RFC. Awesome find M8te! :)
    Wave fourteen (14)
    Defeat the handyman with a Motorized patriot tear
    Not as hard as it sounds. Just weaken the handyman, activate the motorized patriot when its weak and have it finish him off.
    wave fifteen (15)
    Defeat the siren before she resurrects an enemy
    I thought this would be hard but it was easy. Just turn around when the wave starts and walk towards the opposite side you spawned at. Have Undertow equipped, and soon A siren will appear. She will try to resurrect some bodies. Just position yourself so that you can use undertow to launch the bodies over the building. The ribbon unlocked right after this. I didn't even have to defeat her.

    If you vote negatively please leave a comment saying why!
    Credit goes to The Kudi Zone for walk through formatting and some helpful tips.
    Credit also to Shand Alk3 for multiple suggestions and tips added.
    Credit also to Kugare for multiple suggestions and tips added.
    Credit also to XDevilsMagiic for multiple suggestions and tips added.
    Credit also to Revolver Ned for multiple suggestions and tips added.
    Special Thanks and Credit goes to Alcapwn6969 for an excellent tip and the privilege to use it.
    Special Thanks to BLAZE VII for helping with Emporia Arcade wave 7 tips and tricks.
    Special Thanks to MCMAHON x RFC for clarification and some tips.

    Note: Thanks to GD Great Healer for a tricky tip. (View Comments Below)
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    TangerineGamerJust did this achievement and wanted to say that on 4-13 i just used Undertow and pushed people off, there was a couple of machine gunners left over so take that with you just in case, but you don't need to wait in the revive part or do some weird jump to the lower level. Just push them all off for free fall kills
    Posted by TangerineGamer on 20 Apr 17 at 12:03
    Ultras500Duke and Dimwit 13 made easy. Charge the flak cannon to get up to the enemies and throw a devil's kiss trap down. Tried a couple of other methods but ended up spreading the enemies out too far, using this method got it first time. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GLENfdILm9I
    Posted by Ultras500 on 14 Sep 17 at 12:28
    The GlobalizerLOL, the weirdest shit happened to me on 3-15. The handyman threw both of the firemen at me, killing them, then jumped off the edge to his death, killing him. Gave me credit for the blue ribbon (kill each with a different weapon). Insane.
    Posted by The Globalizer on 26 Apr at 23:35
  • YaziteYazite397,577
    02 Aug 2013 02 Aug 2013 31 Dec 2015
    23 8 17
    Okay, first off, if you decide to go for this achievement please be warned that it is very difficult. It is not for the faint hearted. Irrational Games really pushed the boat out in terms of difficulty and is much harder than the "notorious" 1999 mode, even though the set difficulty is "Hard". It is obviously not impossible but if you are going for it, be prepared for many and I stress MANY hours of gameplay and possible frustration. In total it took me maybe 15 hours of gameplay (spread over a few days obviously). There were many times that I almost gave up it was so annoying, but if you are determined, you will see this achievement pop eventually.

    This will not be a wave by wave guide as seen by other users, more so it will provide handy tips and tricks that believe me will help you on your way to this achievement, and possibly reduce the time. So please don't vote it down because there may not be a tip that you are looking for or something.

    Though I will be talking about certain types of waves which require skill, luck and timing.

    Also I would just like to take this opportunity to give huge thanks to The Kudi Zone and Alpha Wesker 5 for their extremely useful solutions that helped me get the achievement and I strongly advise you read through their solutions too.

    So here are some tips that will help you:

    First and foremost, Undertow. This vigor will really help you get through the waves that you already have ribbons on FAST. Infantry, Firemen or crows can easily be dispatched by throwing them off the edge and believe me the time you save will add up.

    As mentioned in the above solutions, Return to sender is VERY helpful for keeping you alive in a sticky situation, so if you are near death with no chance of running, then use Return to sender!

    Obviously upgrade all weapons and vigors. You will accumulate more than enough Silver eagles to get them all. By the time I had got the achievement I had just under 400k silver eagles, so yeah.

    Gears. Now when going for the ribbons, PLEASE be careful about which gears you are using. Some gears like Burning Halo can void earning ribbons. For example, on the wave where you must kill all enemies with the sniper, I had burning halo equipped. I shot someone and he was electrocuted, therefore voiding the ribbons, which was pretty frustrating.
    I found that gears such as "Ammo cap" and "Sky-line reloader" were VERY useful, so utilize them if you can.

    Another little tip that may seem obvious is, TAKE A BREAK, even for 10 minutes. Now I was stupid enough to play for 6 hours straight on this and due to this I was extremely lethargic, woozy and felt sick. So please don't do this.

    Okay, I really think I should talk about this, because it is probably the thing that gave me the most trouble and that I spent the most time on.
    Duke and Dimwit, Wave 13.
    Well, what can I say... This. Wave. Is. Hard.
    In my eyes it takes skill, perfect timing and a lot of Luck.
    So this is how I did it after the 7356387593457th time:
    I used the Undertow, Crow method.
    When pulling them down, try to bunch them as close as you can together, it seems as if this works better. When you throw the DK, try to throw it Right in the middle of the pack( if you can). This is why this wave is so hard, it has to be perfected.
    It is also worth noting that I was not wearing the Storm gear at the time of getting this, I was notified of the fact that Storm may void getting the ribbon, in a comment in another solution. It may be a coincidence, it may not. All I can say is practise until you have perfected it, and good luck on the wave.
    I must've spent 6 of the 15/16 hours on that wave alone, so believe me I went crazy when I got it.
    Some people have said they got this first or second try, which must have been very lucky. If you are not so lucky, keep trying because you will eventually get it. Out of honesty it must have taken me about 50 or so tries to get this ribbon, so yeah.
    If you are failing to get the ribbon with this method heres an alternate method from deluxnugs : "for the duke and dimwitt wave 13 challenge, the easiest and instant way is to: use Charge to get up top with the guys strait away then hit them with 3-4 crow blasts then let them charge you while charging up your fire trap. there will be up to 7 guys and its an everytime thing." Thanks for the extra tips delux :)

    For the Decoy tear waves, I worked out that the enemies must have lost sight of you and must be looking/attacking at the decoy for the kills to count. This was most hard on the two Handymen one, mainly because it is not easy to tell when they are distracted, and when they are you have a tiny window of opportunity(of about 2 seconds) in which you can kill them and the game counts them as distracted. This wave was the second hardest in my eyes.
    So for the handyman, decoy challenge (Emporia, wave 11 I think), I took the carbine and the RPG. I weakened the handymen until there was virtually no red in their health bar. Then I hung around the skyline, opening the decoys and if a handymen was near the decoy, I prepared and as soon as he turns to it FIRE THE RPG! This takes a lot of luck, it took me about 25 minutes to finish this wave, because the handymen just follow you around and it's very hard to hide from them and distract them. Also I think it's worth noting that the handymen will not be distracted if they see you opening the tear, so as tricky as it sounds, the tear must be opened fairly discreetly. Also, when killing the handymen while distracted, you must be very careful, but fast. As I previously mentioned, you have a tiny window of opportunity in order for the kill to count as distracted. If you don't shoot fast enough, then the handyman will quickly kill the decoy, therefore the kill won't count as being distracted.

    The Hail fire is an extremely powerful weapon, especially against handymen and patriots. So I advise you use them as much as possible on the tougher enemies. This is also a good weapon because it fires many shots very fast and is good for getting the killing blow on waves Such as "Kill the handyman while he is electrocuting the skyline".

    Okay, "Booker's doors". I suggest you only buy a door on a level that has high chance of death. Mainly because you can only buy three per play through, so they must be bought wisely. For me the levels that have high chance of death, are ones with handymen, snipers, flak cannons and RPGs.

    On the wave where you have to defeat all soldiers and zealots(crows) using Bucking Bronco then Charge, be careful when charging at the zealots. Sometimes if you are not facing a wall or building, the charge will send the crow flying forward, and if there is no ground beneath them, they will fall to their death, therefore it won't count as a charge, because he died by freefall, therefore voiding the Ribbon. Another note, I would try to not touch the patriots until all other enemies are dead, because there is a chance that an enemy could be behind the patriot and get hurt, or an enemy could be killed by splash damage therefore voiding the Ribbon.

    For the wave where you have to kill two enemies from a Fireman's suicide attack, have Undertow and crows ready. Try to get one fireman and two soldiers with the undertow, if successful, they should be right next to each other, then crow them! While they are crowed, keep shooting the fireman until he is almost dead. This is a little tricky because If you don't crow enough then they will disperse, and if you crow too much then the soldiers will die, making it harder. If you keep crowing, then the fireman should hopefully not run at you with the suicide attack, instead just explode there and then, and hopefully killing the two other dudes. When I first saw the challenge for this I thought "Oh great, this is gonna take forever". But actually, I did it first try haha

    If you don't see a tip that you would like to see, please tell me in the comments and I will add what I know.

    In conclusion, this achievement will most likely give you grief and possible anger at times. There are certain things that may make you throw your controller at the wall and such. Many people have said that the mechanics or whatever are "Broken". Enemies like the handyman sometimes kill soldiers, which may void getting a ribbon. All in all you will need a fair bit of luck to get this achievement, but if you also use skill, PATIENCE, and determination then you will eventually get this achievement.

    This is a video of me doing a speed run of Duke and Dimwit theatre. I put it here because it contains some completions of Blue ribbon challenges.

    Blue ribbons in video:
    2:30 (Wave 4)
    3:40 (Wave 5)
    5:20 (Wave 7)
    11:40 (Wave 15)
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    EarthboundXThat's how I got Duke and Dimwit, Wave 13. Used Charge to get up there, then used a trap Devil's Kiss, it killed about 6 of them, didn't have to weaken at all.

    Got it on my second try, after trying the method of pulling them down, and crows.
    Posted by EarthboundX on 03 Apr 14 at 07:37
    YaziteAlright thanks. I will update the solution with your tips. When I tried to do it (so long ago now) it didn't work for me so I resorted to the undertow and crow method
    Posted by Yazite on 03 Apr 14 at 08:35
    Assassin PlLI just wanna say that the first sentence in this solution is really unnecessary. Gettin this achievement is definitely not "very difficult" it's just boring af.
    Posted by Assassin PlL on 05 Sep at 14:09
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