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Upping the Ante in Call of Duty: Ghosts (Xbox 360)

Upping the Ante96 (30)

This is a rare achievementKill the Kraken using a Relic in Mayday in Regular or Hardcore difficulty.

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Achievement Guide for Upping the Ante

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GaMeRcHiK44
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Achievement won on 08 Apr 14
TA Score for this game: 4,553
Posted on 09 April 14 at 19:54
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Hey guys!!

The best way to complete this is with a solid group, however if you’re impatient like me then you might want to try a solo run.
Surprisingly I unlocked this achievement after my first attempt with one relic on.

My load out was as followed:
-weapon specialist
-incendiary ammo
-full auto pistol
-body armor
-vulture drone
-riot shield

I had on two bonuses which include, 5% incendiary ammo boost and regenerate health quicker. I used the do less damage against the aliens’ relic on regular difficulty. With weapon specialist maxed out I really didn't see much of a difference with how fast I killed the cryptids. I used the ripper SMG/AR

Now importantly when going for this, try to complete as many challenges as possible. For me I was able to complete all except the last challenge (kill 3 aliens while in mid-air). That way you can have as much stuff leveled up as possible. Your main focus is your weapon specialist, if you complete all challenges you should be able to max it out by the hive where you have to take out the tentacle. After that take turns going back and forth between your ammo and shields, these three things for sure will want to be maxed out once you get to the kraken. Also I had my pistol leveled up +2, my shield +2, and my drone +3.

Now for the schematics, ideally once you get to the kraken you’re going to want to have a set of pipe bombs and 4 sticky flares (2 in slot, and other 2 ready to be crafted)

I recommend having either the blue or orange venom-x. I used the fire one only because I find it to be more effective. There are plenty of toolboxes to make sure you get either two. Try to save your sticky flares so you have 4 by the time you get to the kraken. Unfortunately once you activate the crane to get to the top of ship there is no going back to build more flares, so be as frugal as possible with them. I was able to get this with 2 flares and only 1 revive remaining so it still is possible if you end up having to use them. Don’t forget you can switch sticky flares for regular ones you find in search bins, just remember where you picked them up.

Now for the boss fight, this is the most tentative part. You want to stay in the middle with your venom-x weapon. Don’t waste your time with your primary weapon because you will just get overran. Don’t worry the aliens will be dropping venom-x ammo like crazy so you should always have enough. When the hordes of aliens are coming for you ignore the kraken don't bother shooting at it at all your focus fire should be on the aliens, especially seeders and their turrets. Now when the kraken is about to release the red mist (you'll know because his tentacles will start glowing red) run to the opposite side of the ship from where he is and get on one of the turrets (the mist won't hurt you). This is where you will want to use your flares right before you man the turret. Focus all the fire on the little red dot in the middle of his head, this should take a total of four waves of killing the horde in the middle then running to the turrets. Should take a total of 15-25 minutes to kill kraken.

Hopefully you found this guide helpful, a video along with this written guide will be coming soon!!
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