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Hardcore!: Buck National vs The Apocalypse

Beat the score of 400,000 on the Challenge "Buck National vs The Apocalypse."

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Achievement Guide for Hardcore!: Buck National vs The Apocalypse

  • ProscalineProscaline689,391
    20 Jan 2015 20 Jan 2015 11 Feb 2015
    159 6 15
    A bit more in depth:

    Note - if you previously met this score requirement prior to the update, it will automatically unlock upon playing the game. No need to get it again.

    You are required to end with a score of 400,000. This challenge is a green icon on your map to the right of the Crown Blades Factory fast travel.

    For me, this was definitely the hardest of the 3 achievements in this DLC. As with the "I should get paid for this" achievement, I would not recommend attempting this until later in the game when your weapons are upgraded and you have access to more amps/overdrives.

    Start with your overdrive setup:

    (Lvl. 4):
    • OD Rival
    • Weapon Damage – Deployables
    • Weapon Damage – Single-shot
    • Ammo Capacity - Deployables
    • Ammo Capacity – Single-shot
    • OD Killer

    For weapons, I would choose from the following:

    • Acid Sprinkler
    • TNTeddy (Nuke Explosions)
    • Pulse Mine or Proximity Mine
    • Hairspray Bomb



    Unlike the other score achievements, spamming your weapons alone won't get you the score you desire. You must complete the challenges Buck requests of you to get your score up quick enough. The challenges are straight forward, repeating, and are in order as follows: Bounce Kills, Grind Kills, Blower OD Kills, Pain Train Kills

    Bounce kills and grind kills are self explanatory. When the blowers appear, already be shooting your weapons at the top of the two water towers. I found that they rarely had time to jump down and had my kills within a few seconds.

    When the pain train challenge comes up, be sure not to kill the OD you paralyze on the track. They swarm ONCE specifically for you to hit the switch, but if you kill them off in a blast of hairspray, you'll be hard pressed to get them grouped back together again and will require multiple switch hits (thereby killing your score).

    Personally, I used the hairspray bomb for the duration of this challenge. This overdrive setup covers use of deployables but I preferred not to use them considering the Pain Train kills Buck wants from you. They can certainly be effective if deployed away from the railroad tracks and can do much of the challenge-completing for you.

    That's it!

    Please be sure to vote and comment if you give me a negative so I can improve this guide! :)

    edit: video you can use as an example -
  • My Name is BaRtMy Name is BaRt696,576
    20 Jan 2015 20 Jan 2015 20 Jan 2015
    38 5 4
    For this achievement make sure you have a fully upgraded hairspraybomb with the second amendment amp. I found this to be the hardest one from the new achievements because you have to actually do the challenges to get 400.00 points. The challenges in order are bounce kills, grind kills, special OD kills and train kills. Once you start up the challenge Buck National vs The Apocalypse equip the hairspraybomb and do the challenges untill the train one comes up. when it shows up stop shooting and activate the switch right away and let the train kill the OD after that just repeat from the beginning and you should get your 400.000 points in a few tries.
  • SNaKeTXSNaKeTX341,744
    21 Jan 2015 21 Jan 2015 21 Jan 2015
    17 0 0
    Here is a video showing you how to do it easily wave
    Im only using the hairspray bomb (fully upgraded) with the 2nd amendment amp + overdrives that are mentioned in the guide above so you guys know.
  • II The Beard IIII The Beard II744,140
    21 Jan 2015 25 Jun 2015 25 Jun 2015
    6 3 0
    You'll definitely want to equip the same overdrives and amps that Proscaline mentions in his guide, but if you're like me and didn't have the Hairspray Bomb yet then here's what I did to get to 400K:

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