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Hot Zone Date achievement in Far Cry Classic

Hot Zone Date

Do not let Valerie die even once in Swamp.

Hot Zone Date+0.2
20 November 2020 - 3 guidesOffline Game ModeSingle Player

How to unlock the Hot Zone Date achievement

  • EhrenfriedEhrenfried169,100
    23 Feb 2014 25 Feb 2014
    29 1 7
    The first thing you need to do is play this on "easy", because the enemy AI is so overpowered, you'll need the easy advantage to keep Val alive.
    Choose the Level "Swamp" (#17) or rush through the game on easy till you get there.

    From the moment the level starts with you and Val hiding in front of the small camp
    till she drives the nuke to the elevator, she needs to be kept alive!
    And of course you can't die too, no checkpoint reload allowed!
    You need to do this in one sitting.

    Pretty straight forward, kill all enemies in the base,
    then get in the vehicle and as soon as you drive shoot at the hangar door that opens
    to get rid of the enemy car. (Use the grenade launcher)
    don't bother about the helicopter, to annoying to shoot down, takes ages with the machine gun, and with grenades you'll need perfect aim.
    Just kill all cars who tail you and survive till the car scene is over.
    With full health and armor very easy.

    When arrived at the base, go right, evade the enemies to the left side (Watch Tower, Machine gun)
    there is only one enemy to kill and enter the building.
    One enemy in the WC and three in the guard room.
    Then go upstairs to the computer Val is talking about, let her do her thing and follow her down.
    After she opens the "open sesame" door, kill both guards in front of you and the two when near the door to the second computer room.

    Now the important part, when she is on the computer, and you go to collect the card and the nuke, go back through the door you came through, and kil all remaining enemies.
    Because they're on their way to kill her and they will if you don't stop them.
    After that, go collect the two things needed, just a few enemies to kill and follow her to the gate.

    After she opens it, swtich to night vision and binoculars an scan and tag all enemies.
    Stay by the gate and snipe them all.
    If you move forward too fast, there will be an enemy on a machine gun, and he has perfect aim.
    The main problem is to keep Val back, because she's dumb as a brick
    and will run into enemies hand.
    When the way is cleared be sure (!) to ckeck the building to the left and kill all remaining enemies so they won't kill you by surprise.

    That's it, Val jumps on the forklift, drives a few meters, level finished...
    Achievement unlocked.

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    Jsrc1990When you enter the building to look for what you have to deliver to Valerie, crouching enter through the left door, they will listen to you, kill them and go to the room on the right quickly, and stay pointing out the edge of the wall, have the 100% concentrated senses, as around 10 enemies will come for you. they can hurt you, try to reload the ammunition every two deaths.
    Posted by Jsrc1990 on 20 Nov 20 at 02:51
    Jsrc1990I did not read the comments about the last gate, but I highly recommend that you do so, some enemies achieved to pass without I realizing it but they almost killed Valerie, I had to go back well back to she follow me and then I killed them from afar
    Posted by Jsrc1990 on 20 Nov 20 at 03:04
    Jsrc1990Finally, I selected the first checkpoint (video shown) so that the game would give me the same weapons I brought from the previous level (30 Snipper Ammo And 6 Missiles Ammo). so don't worry about it.
    Posted by Jsrc1990 on 20 Nov 20 at 03:10
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  • RioT vIvRioT vIv608,191
    15 Feb 2014 16 Feb 2014 16 Feb 2014
    17 0 7
    During the 17th mission "Swamp" you will be accompanied by Valerie. She is pretty much useless, and often gets in the way. I HIGHLY recommend doing this on easy.

    As far as I know, you CAN NOT restart checkpoint if she dies and still get the achievement. It must be done in one go. If YOU die, this might also void the achievement. If anyone else can confirm this, please do so.

    At the start you will clear a small outpost with around 10 guards. After everyone but you and Val are dead, she will insist on driving... you are then forced to use the turret on the 4WD. The bumpy terrain makes it almost impossible to aim, this is where the alternative fire mode comes in handy. Once in the Jeep press DOWN on the D-PAD to get 12 ROCKETS!! They are a one shot kill on enemy jeeps and the helicopter. I didn't know the jeeps had rockets until my 2nd play through on Hard. The rockets are pretty much essential on hard, the machine gun works on easy.. but come on, rockets!

    As for the rest of the mission, just try to stay in front of her and use your binoculars to scout ahead and keep your distance. If you should fail, the mission can be replayed by going to the main menu > CAMPAIGN > LOAD LEVEL > SWAMP. The achievement should unlock once you and Val reach the big gate when she is driving the forklift.. granted she didn't get killed.

    Good luck!
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    A Monkey PriestOkay. That was a lot easier than I was expecting.
    Posted by A Monkey Priest on 31 May 14 at 16:22
    Sera Di SiahI completed this 4 times, without her dying. Like the others said in one sitting etc etc - no Achievement. Any ideas? This is getting quite annoying.
    Posted by Sera Di Siah on 29 Aug 14 at 15:23
    NalPleGoreI confirm if you reload à checkpoint achievement NOT POP.

    You MUST Come back to main menu and select the level (not your checkpoint save)
    Posted by NalPleGore on 08 Oct 15 at 21:16
  • togethawiistandtogethawiistand452,982
    28 Oct 2014 03 Nov 2014 15 Dec 2015
    16 1 6
    The other solutions are fine, but I found out something by myself that I'm sure it's worth mentioning to whoever comes here looking for guidance and extra tips.

    I finished a legit hard run today and can also confirm this solution works on different difficulties, that is, the AI behave the same way on Hard or Easy.

    >>> During the part that she waits for your return in a room, after you pick up the object that she needs and are told to go meet her, DO NOT. Instead, go to the big fence gate that she'll open after you are reunited, get really close to the fence and start scouting and tagging the guys on the other side. You won't be able to go there but they'll come to you once you start the shootout. Usually at first you're able to tag about 4 of them. Then more will come. Keep tagging and killing, until they stop.
    That will also help in case there's someone still alive on your side of the fence. So, this is overall a safe way to make sure the area is totally clean before bringing her out of the builing. <<<

    Finding this out made all the difference for me, because she would keep getting killed over and over again, after opening that final gate, so it's best to clean this area first without having her messing your achievement up.

    Then she opens the gate and both of you move on. But there's still a few guys left inside the buildings. For me 1 of them was on the barracks to the right and most of the others in the building you go through, on the left. Kill them all to be safe and there will be no one else between you and the success.

    Today I also finished the Hard run and tried it again so I can confirm this works.

    If this solution helped you in any way, give it a thumbs up and leave a comment.
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    togethawiistandGlad to hear it! I'm not playing much these days, but this kinda feedback encourages me to keep writting new solutions when finding out new things like this. Thanks.
    Posted by togethawiistand on 13 Sep 18 at 03:40
    FivePartTrilogyYo, thanks so much for this tip. Someone had run into Val's room and shot her a bunch before I could stop him, so I knew she was only a couple shots away from dying by the time I got to the gate. Using your tips and watching a couple videos on the level, I got this one on Hard mode first try!
    Posted by FivePartTrilogy on 24 Jun 19 at 03:21
    togethawiistandThanks! I wrote and played this so long ago... it feels in another lifetime. But I remember this part as well as the last levels (prepare yourself) on Hard vividly. Thanks for the feedback!
    Posted by togethawiistand on 24 Jun 19 at 18:40
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