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Always Hard in Call of Duty: Ghosts

Always Hard105 (30)

This is a rare achievementKill the final Ancestor with a relic active in Hardcore difficulty.

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Like Gazelle
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Achievement won on 06 Aug 14
TA Score for this game: 4,378
Posted on 07 August 14 at 01:22, Edited on 08 August 14 at 00:01
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Me and a couple of mates worked tirelessly to figure out a path to make this easier. I'll try to share my path and what worked best for us. Hopefully it helps you.

We found that leaving the two generators inside to the right for last was generally a deathtrap so I'd strongly advise against this.

First of all we all used the relic "No Machines", It really doesn't do much to screw you over compared to the others. On top of that, we used three Medics and I was an Engineer (the 25 generator health and quicker generator repair helps a great deal.

You will want to complete the objectives as a priority as these are the only points you get. One should work Armor, one should work on Ammo (we used Armor-piercing) and one should work on Team Boosters. The last one should work on the Medic class as the regenerating health should help a bit.

After you've spent the first 4 points on your ability, proceed to just upgraded your class as you keep knocking off challenges. You should have enough to upgrade it to the second-to-last tier. If you complete every challenge you will have enough for the last one.

Make sure you start with the wide gate directly ahead and upon completing that make sure you all craft an NX-1 Disruptor. They help a great deal with bigger enemies, especially Rhinos and Mammoths. The gun you choose is completely your choice, whatever you feel comfortable with but provided you use boosters often, I'd recommend the Chain-SAW (especially with Rapid-Fire).

The amount of money you make more than covers you to spend like crazy so DON'T HOLD BACK.

Now the order we used is as follows, keep in mind that the first two generators are tough given your lack of money and weaponry but it will make it infinitely easier at the end.

1) The wide gate straight ahead of spawn.
2) The gate to the right of your spawn.
3) The bottom generator on the right hand side of the map (Through the right gate).
4) The top generator on the right hand side of the map (Probably the most difficult one).

The following four generators are conveniently covered by a Tesla coil air trap. There is one in the parking garage (directly adjacent the first generator) and two at the gas station (one directly right of the generator on the roof and one down the ramp from the roof and to the right)
It should last the whole time a generator is powering up. It will save lives (believe me!).

5) The first generator you encounter in the parking structure (Middle area).
6) The second generator you encounter in the parking structure.
7) The gate to the left of your spawn point.
8) The generator on the bottom of the gas station.
9) The generator on the roof of the gas station.

Using this path should mean you'll only encounter maybe 6 Rhinos and a Mammoth up until this point. It really feels like the easiest path to me. Avoid all other doors at all costs!

Now the ending. Probably the initial onslaught of Rhinos is the toughest part (remember, use the NX-1 objects to deal with them) Make sure any time you aren't being attacked is time spent shooting the Ancestors. Using a fully charged shot of the NX-1 does great damage to them. If you let the Ancestors bank up you will get overwhelmed very quickly.

What we did was went up one of the staircases and camped on the walkway near one of the Anti-Air Tesla traps. From there you should get a good look at one of the oncoming Ancestors and be able to lay into him before he causes too much chaos. If any thing, have two or three people protect one person so he can constantly lay into the Ancestors.

Another way of tackling this section is keep moving around the bottom in a group trying to avoid the Ancestors line of sight. Once one of the Ancestors breaks down the wide front gate you can jump over that and sit in front of the parking structure. It won't stop regular enemies from coming after you but it seems to make it easier to avoid the Ancestors as they can't move through the gate.

Once you have dispatched the three ancestors another one should come later on near the end but he should be a problem. As soon as the communication comes through to activate the Medusa, make your way down to it and all you need to hold X to activate. Once you do that. You have completed this rather difficult task. Congratulations!

If this solution is missing something or if you know a better way to do things than I do, please comment on it so I can amend it and give you the appropriate credit for your help!

This does take a fair bit of co-ordination and skill so please don't be disappointed if this doesn't work you. Be patient and work together and you will pull through.
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