Knowledge is power achievement in Valiant Hearts: The Great War

Knowledge is power

Read 30 historical facts

Knowledge is power+0.1
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How to unlock the Knowledge is power achievement

  • CPCrookedManCPCrookedMan727,902
    29 Jun 2014 26 Jun 2014 22 Jul 2017
    55 0 5
    This achievement is not particularly difficult and I am certain many will achieve it without trying. Historical facts can be accessed while playing by pressing "Y" (or by going to the Historical Facts tab in the pause menu). Here you will be treated to four or five pictures per level section accompanied by captions, informing you about the war. These vary from information about troop transport trains, the Battle of Marne etc. The ones you have not yet read will feature a white exclamation point flashing in a red hexagon. Simply scroll over them so the hexagon disappears. This counts as having been read.

    It should not take long. I have yet to finish Chapter 1 and have already read eight.

    *Addendum- The game will even prompt you on occasion with an icon of a book pile and the red hexagon in the upper right of the screen. This indicates new facts to read.

    *A2 by Crayon Taster "If anyone else finished the game without getting this achievement I wanted to mention that you don't even need to start each mission again to get this achievement. You can simply go to "Chapters & Collectibles" from the main menu.

    Select the chapter, highlight the mission and instead of starting the mission select Collectibles (press Y). I think it defaults to the items, but if you push RB you can read all the historical facts from that menu. It's a breeze to go through to fill in any facts you may have missed. Even if you didn't read any of them during your playthrough you could easily get all 30 in a maybe 10 seconds."

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    Crayon TasterIf anyone else finished the game without getting this achievement I wanted to mention that you don't even need to start each mission again to get this achievement. You can simply go to "Chapters & Collectibles" from the main menu.

    Select the chapter, highlight the mission and instead of starting the mission select Collectibles (press Y). I think it defaults to the items, but if you push RB you can read all the historical facts from that menu. It's a breeze to go through to fill in any facts you may have missed. Even if you didn't read any of them during your playthrough you could easily get all 30 in a maybe 10 seconds.
    Posted by Crayon Taster on 16 Oct 15 at 00:16
    ZordnilCame here to write what Crayon Taster wrote.
    Posted by Zordnil on 31 Oct 15 at 19:31
    Stevo6483+1 to Crayon Taster's post. Would be great of this could be added to the solution - or even if Crayon added a solution specifically around the method in the comment if you've not read them during your normal playthrough.
    Posted by Stevo6483 on 20 Jul 17 at 14:53
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  • PuritanSoulPuritanSoul968,337
    21 Nov 2014 21 Nov 2014
    17 3 0
    This is a very straightforward achievement, and technically requires no skill to get it.

    As you start each level, pause the game and from the options menu select Historical Facts. There will often be 2-5 facts with red exclamation marks alongside. Read the article and scroll down to the next one to read it. When the red exclamation marks have gone, they are treated as read.

    Do this every level and by the time you start Ypres (Mission 4) in Chapter 2, this will unlock.
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