Former Adventurer achievement in Tomb Raider - Definitive Edition

Former Adventurer

Incapacitate 25 enemies with dodge counter.

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How to unlock the Former Adventurer achievement

  • LaloXXVLaloXXV225,076
    08 Feb 2014 08 Feb 2014 08 Feb 2014
    240 13 23
    Earn experience enough to unlock the "dodge counter" skill, but don't upgrade it to "dodge kill" yet.

    Now, when a melee thug (those with machetes) attacks, dodge with the "B" button and the direction you want to evade (I do front evade); if done correctly a quick time event shows two circles; when the larger one has shrunk down in the smaller, press "Y" to do the counter attack.

    If the enemy falls on his knees and shows a "Y" over his head, it's incapacitated; finish it to earn more experiencie this way. Depending on the level of difficulty and the enemy health/armor it will take a few counters to be incapacitated.

    This must be done with 25 enemies, and must be done on a single gameplay; the count doesn't carry to a different save file. So, if you see a melee thug, don't shoot him, try to do the dodge counter and get this achievement early in the game, because once you finish the main story, it will be hard to encounter enemies to get it.

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    KnomadicAnyway to track this achievement?
    *1/12/16: Popped it with the solution for Deadeye*
    Posted by Knomadic on 01 Dec 16 at 15:55
    Warboy925I restarted Tomb Raider because I missed 2 SP cheevos, this one and Deadeye....I just popped this on the way to get to Grim, I can conform, it is ALOT easier to just unlock the "dodge counter" skill, but don't upgrade it to any of the dodge kills.....trust me, I did a lot of counters post game and it wouldn't pop........starting fresh with just the dodge counter made it easier (at least for me, lol)...plus one from me....
    Posted by Warboy925 on 09 Jul 17 at 08:22
    LEEDS KNIGHTI got 100% on single player and also missed this achievement, but am pretty confident I performed this on about 40 enemies. Continued the game, went to Shanty did it three more times and it popped. Don't worry if you've already upgraded and unlocked everything
    Posted by LEEDS KNIGHT on 17 Mar 19 at 22:25
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  • tobiasvltobiasvl134,297
    18 Oct 2015 18 Oct 2015
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    This can be done once you have unlocked the "Dodge Counter" skill. When a melee enemy attacks you, press cn_B at the right time to dodge, and a QTE will pop up. Press cn_Y when the two circles meet to incapacitate the enemy. You might need to do it more than once depending on the enemy's armor or health, but you'll know that he's incapacitated when there's a small skull icon above him.

    Note that this achievement can be farmed (even after completing the game) with the same spawn point exploit that's used in this "Deadeye" solution for the Xbox 360 version. All credit goes to Wrongway1985 for that one.

    Instead of shooting down the enemies from the zipline, as that solution tells you to do, just wait for them to zip down to you. They will take out their machete so that you can incapacitate them. Just make sure you kill them at the bottom of the zipline and not on the top platform, otherwise they won't spawn there again.

    Note that even if you have unlocked the "Dodge Kill" skill, you can still incapacitate if you time it correctly. Once the cn_Y icon appears, press the button to incapacitate. If you wait a split second longer until the icon is at its largest, you will kill him instead, which will not count against this achievement.
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    ClemsonGrad2012This is not working for me. They just equip their assault rifles and lay into me
    Posted by ClemsonGrad2012 on 02 Dec 18 at 22:56
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