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Health Hazard achievement in Thief

Health Hazard

Kill or knockout 10 people using the environment

Health Hazard0
14 April 2014 - 1 guideOffline Game ModeSingle PlayerCumulative +

How to unlock the Health Hazard achievement

  • a44Speciala44Special562,022
    27 Feb 2014 27 Feb 2014 02 Sep 2014
    83 1 17
    Update: Thanks everyone for the Positive reviews

    *Must have wire cutters

    A very simple way to do this is in chapter 3 in the brothel. You will come very early in the mission to a room with an opium tank with 2 ladies in it. You will know you are in the right room as Garret will make a comment about overloading it. Pick the door upstairs and make your way around to the panel in the back. Use the wire cutters on it. Go back to the front and hit the switch next to the opium tank overloading it. Achievement will pop almost instantly even if you have never used the environment before. 10 plus knockouts.

    *If your playing on Master Difficulty you will fail immediately so make sure you save your game before hand.

    Youtube link provided and credited to Dejected Santa
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    a44SpecialThat's weird that they would patch it to not work..
    Posted by a44Special on 26 Mar 14 at 23:26
    FlintTown420Well nevermind.... The weirdest thing just happened. Loaded up Plants Vs Zombies (digital) and three achievements popped for this game (2 days later mind you). This one, 15+ hour one and picking 100 pockets popped. Which i went back to get and they never popped (which i thought they may not since i already beat it, than hit continue and it started the lvl over with). Very odd. Anyways can confirm it still works post patch.
    Posted by FlintTown420 on 27 Mar 14 at 22:01
    WeezleramThis works, even while playing with the rule that you can't knock out or kill anyone. You will fail as soon as you pull the lever, but the achievement will pop when you are on the 'Chapter Failed' screen.
    Posted by Weezleram on 23 May 14 at 03:59
    CovetousCash64I can confirm what Weezleram said, although I needed to try twice before the achievement popped. I think if you flick off the Failed screen too quickly it doesn't pop.

    As a separate issue, don't save next to the switch. When you reload the two courtesans are at the top of the stairs heading down and it's easy to get trapped. Save somewhere dark and safe.
    Posted by CovetousCash64 on 23 May 14 at 14:32
    Zero Cool TMLI also had to try twice before the achievement popped.
    Posted by Zero Cool TML on 07 Aug 14 at 13:30
    DritnulAdd me to the list of had to do it twice. First time pulled lever and nothing happened. Reloaded save pulled it again and it unlocked pretty much instantly.
    Posted by Dritnul on 20 Aug 14 at 01:01
    bennjjeeGreat guide man. Thanks!
    Posted by bennjjee on 25 Mar 17 at 11:07
    Din LeralondeTook me three attempts at doing exactly the same thing, but it worked eventually.
    Posted by Din Leralonde on 08 Nov 17 at 06:33
    angelskWhere do you get the wirecutters btw?
    Posted by angelsk on 10 Sep 18 at 12:21
    Darkness727420They must be bought from a vendor.
    Posted by Darkness727420 on 18 Sep 19 at 14:59
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