Top Gunner achievement in Saints Row: Gat Out of Hell

Top Gunner

Shoot down a Spire missile with a blast while hovering

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How to unlock the Top Gunner achievement

  • DaveKineticDaveKinetic601,724
    18 Jan 2015 19 Jan 2015 25 Jan 2015
    101 2 10
    This achievement has a different locked and unlocked description. The locked description is: "Shoot down a spire missile with a blast while hovering."

    Once you have the blast ability select it by pressing cn_left, and collect enough soul clusters to buy the hover upgrade for your Flight Arcane Power.

    Find a spire which become unlocked a little way in to the story, and give yourself a little room to line up the shot. Do a charged jump by holding cn_A and once in the air, hold cn_LT to hover, and then watch for the missile to come towards you and press cn_RB to use your blast ability to shoot it down.


    If you've destroyed all the spires before you get this, left this in the comments.

    If you already cleared all the spires (like I did) You can still get this achievement by using your summon ability to summon your own spire tower.

    I hovered above my summoned tower with the heat level at 5 and as soon as the spire started shooting flying demons I used the blast ability on the missile and the achievement unlocked.

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    thatNoseyParkerI did this on my own summon, but for some reason it didn’t pop using the default blast power, I had to switch to Shadow.
    Posted by thatNoseyParker on 04 Feb 18 at 15:20
    InterracialSilva's comment above did this for me. I just couldn't pop this achievement at all, and then I read the comment and put my own spire tower down and popped it within 5 minutes. Thanks.
    Posted by Interracial on 18 Jun 19 at 07:22
    AradorTook me 7 attempts before it unlocked
    Posted by Arador on 29 Mar at 01:57
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  • NE0182NE0182198,374
    22 Jan 2015 23 Jan 2015
    15 2 1
    Blast and Hover required

    For this one you need to shoot the rocket from a spire with your blast power. Spires can be found all over the map. If you fly around you get a notification when one is near.

    Buy the Hover ability first and set your powers to Blast. Go to a spire and stand directly next to it. Jump as high as you can, hover and aim down to shoot the missile with your blast. Since it's coming straight for you it's not too hard to hit it.
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    welshgal1981I found this one easier than the top video cos of the angle. For some reason I was missing redface lol! This method I got it first time. Thanks!
    Posted by welshgal1981 on 30 Nov 16 at 21:27
  • Maka91Maka911,169,426
    18 Jan 2015 20 Jan 2015
    14 2 0

    You must shoot a missile with the blast ability for this to unlock.

    After you unlock the Blast ability I recommend spending a few soul clusters on the recharge in order to make the achievement attempts go faster, although it's not necessary. You will also need the "Flight - Hover" ability to do this.

    Now you will need to find a spire which will start showing up after some story progress is made. If you've eliminated them all you will probably need to revisit an old save or join a friend in co-op. Once at the foot of the spire, charge a jump, as you jump aim down towards the top of the spire, and use hover. Right as you begin to hover, fire your blast in order to hit the missile right away. This may take a little practice with the timing, but isn't too hard. If you hit the missile with your blast it will explode on contact and the achievement is yours!
  • WORLDEATERWORLDEATER361,320 361,320 GamerScore
    21 Jan 2015 22 Jan 2015
    6 1 0
    First you will need the upgrades Flight hover, and launching jump, as well as any blast ability. Find a spire on ground level and get a safe distance away. Now charge your jump and make sure your blast ability is equipped. Hover when you are at the top of the jump and wait for the missile. It will shoot straight up then level off coming directly at you. Line up the cross hair and hit it before it gets too close to you.
  • UntilTammaroYTUntilTammaroYT226,319
    25 Jan 2015 20 Feb 2015
  • Solus EntitySolus Entity404,034
    25 Jan 2015 27 Jan 2015
    4 2 0
    The easiest was I got this was to hover over the spire and wait for the rocket to shoot. Aim slightly above and shoot a blast at it.
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