Real Action Hero achievement in Battlefield Hardline

Real Action Hero

Kill a criminal in Independence Day from mid-air after escaping the penthouse

Real Action Hero+1.6
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How to unlock the Real Action Hero achievement

  • Maka91Maka911,620,807
    16 Mar 2015 17 Mar 2015
    215 6 5
    This takes place on Episode 9 - Independence Day, when the objective is to "Get to the Boat". Before going to the balcony, use the armoury to equip a Bald Eagle with Optics and a Heavy barrel, as this is the best weapon combination to use for the achievement. As you reach the balcony, a cutscene will begin where you begin to zipline and are hit by a helicopter. As you change direction, your character will pull out his pistol and you must kill an enemy before hitting the balcony, which is about a 2-3 second window of opportunity. Aim down the zipline, slightly to the right, and shoot at the flashlight. Pause your game just as you are about to hit the balcony! If you got the kill, the achievement/trophy will unlock, and if you didn't select "Restart Checkpoint". If you wait too long, the game will not allow you to restart the checkpoint. Keep trying until you kill someone!

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    Ftf Koolaidyour the hero here man! :P
    Posted by Ftf Koolaid on 27 Mar 15 at 17:09
    Tinus SlayerIf you do get past the point where you can't reload the checkpoint. Hit the cn_guide xbox button and quit the game. Then you restart the game and you start in the house again.
    Posted by Tinus Slayer on 11 Feb 16 at 21:50
    KriostyxI recommend a different gun. The Bald Eagle is slow and you still need multiple hits to get a kill.

    I used the 93R Machine Pistol with MINI (RDS) , Laser Sight and Heavy Barrel. The accuracy and control are through the roof and you get fast stable bursts that rip the enemy to shreds. Should be a lot easier.
    Posted by Kriostyx on 27 Sep at 14:16
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  • NE0182NE0182266,377
    19 Mar 2015 20 Mar 2015
    16 1 0
    Near the end of Mission 9, after you survived the enemy waves you will have to zipline down the building. After a helicopter flies into the zipline and pulls you up, you will swing back towards the building.

    At this point you have to kill one of the enemies and you only have a few seconds to shoot.

    Before you start this, make sure you have a strong weapon like the TEC-9 or the BALD EAGLE equipped. You can switch weapons in a room near the zipline.

    If you fail, you can restart the checkpoint or back out into the menu and resume (if it doesn't let you use the checkpoint)
  • iNTiMiDaTe xXiNTiMiDaTe xX573,291
    18 Mar 2015 19 Mar 2015 23 Mar 2015
    13 2 2
    Near the end of Episode 9: Independence Day, you will need to escape the penthouse via a zip-line. You can earn the achievement with any handgun but before going to the balcony to escape, you might want to go to the armory and equip the Bald Eagle because it has high damage. When you zip-line off the building it will be hit by a helicopter and it will turn you around facing back to the penthouse with your handgun equipped, you have a couple of seconds to shoot and kill one of the enemies on the balcony. If you do not kill one of them, immediately restart the last checkpoint or exit to the main menu and continue and try again.

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    BIG P3TEI wasn't able to restart the checkpoint, I missed the enemies on the balcony and restart checkpoint was greyed out and unselectable, I was playing through on Veteran difficulty so don't know if that's why. I'll go through on easy and try again after I've been through on Hardline..
    Posted by BIG P3TE on 23 Mar 15 at 10:42
    It doesn't allow you to reset the checkpoint, regardless of the difficulty you have it set to.
    Posted on 23 Mar 15 at 12:31
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