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VidMaster achievement in Marathon: Durandal


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03 September 2010 - 3 guidesOnline/OfflineSingle PlayerCooperativeDifficulty SpecificMissable

How to unlock the VidMaster achievement

  • Thund3RChildThund3RChild88,042
    14 Feb 2009 10 Feb 2009
    19 1 13
    That´s the hardest achievement in the game. But you will get a neat gamerpic for getting this.

    You have to:
    Play on Total Carnage.
    Kill every BoB in every level.

    You may not:
    Activate (pressing A) switches. You have to punch/grenade/rocket-launch 'em.

    You can do this in Co-Op too. That´s easier cause you can start of from the middle of the game (Level 18, The Big House, chapter Blake) and with 2-4 players it´s easier to kill the hard enemies.
    Good luck and have fun! ;-)

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    MathGuy42FYI, the fake BoBs (exploding, bleed yellow) are not necessary. Only the real humans (bleed red).

    After Level 18, there are only 3 levels with real BoBs: God Will Sort the Dead, My Own Private Thermopylae, and Where the Twist Flops. Thermopylae has a BoB tucked away near the upper right corner of the map. The rest of the BoBs are easy to find as long as you are careful about covering the whole map. Also, they show up as blinking blue dots on the map, though this is also the case for the fake BoBs.
    Posted by MathGuy42 on 22 May 13 at 14:53
    TarvuSeriously do this in co-op, it's crazy fun.
    Posted by Tarvu on 28 Jun 13 at 22:18
    SiN SHOOT2KILLAnyone still looking to team up to get this achievement?
    Posted by SiN SHOOT2KILL on 25 Feb 14 at 14:34
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  • Tesla JrTesla Jr42,966
    10 Jul 2009 10 Jul 2009 31 Jan 2016
    14 1 0
    'Punched all switches, played on Total Carnage and never ever left a single Bob alive.'

    I suggest getting a large group, search the message boards, and playing as a guest.

    When you play as a guest, you don't ever have to worry about accedently not punching a switch, so long as you don't play your non-guest account, this can be easy.

    for getting through the levels help
  • KMA U FNFKMA U FNF301,245
    01 Apr 2012 01 Apr 2012
    11 0 0
    There are three criteria for unlocking this achievement:

    1. All bobs, aside from evil bobs, have to be dead or have teleported out before you end a level

    2. Every switch that you use needs to be either A) Punched with fist, B) Shot with Assault Rifle's Grenade, or C) Shot with fusion pistol. DO NOT USE/ACTIVE THEM NORMALY, NEVER EVER. To press is not to punch.

    3. The difficulty must be set to "Total Carnage".

    There are also three different ways that you can go after this achievement, each with its own pros and cons.

    1. You can simply start a single player game, set the difficulty to "Total Carnage" and play through by yourself. The major advantage to this approach is that you're able to save your progress, quit whenever you like, and pick it up later. The downside is that Total Carnage is very challenging and you'll be taking it on alone.

    2. You can find up to seven other players and play a co-op game on Total Carnage difficulty. The only real downside to this approach is having to coordinate a time with everyone else because you cannot save in co-op games, so you'll need to play the entire thing in one sitting. The upside is that you have unlimited respawns for everyone and you can choose to start a co-op game on Level 18 (The Big House), so you'll only have to play levels 18-28, instead of the entire game. Note that if one player accidently activates a switch manually, it only invalidates the achievement for them, not for everyone in the game.

    3. You can play a split-screen co-op with a second controller and a spare account. This approach allows you to start your game at Level 18 and have unlimited respawns, but you still cannot save, so you'll have to beat it in a single sitting. This is a great approach if you don't want to coordinate with a group or you have to play offline. Just play through the game with the spare account and leave your main account sitting at the spawn point. That way, if you mess up and activate a switch manually, it won't prevent your main account from getting the achievement.
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