Immortal achievement in Ori and the Blind Forest


Complete whole game without dying

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How to unlock the Immortal achievement

  • NINja277NINja277494,738
    15 Mar 2015 15 Mar 2015 17 Apr 2015
    42 1 12
    For the most efficient use of your time I recommend doing all the difficult achievements in the same run. Immortal-No deaths , Elite-no abilities points used and Supersonic-complete game under 3 hours.

    For this reason I will be going over tips concerning all three achievements in this.

    First thing you need to understand is the generous save system makes what would otherwise be a couple very difficult achievements nothing more than an exercise in saved game management. There are 10 save slots in the main menu where you choose to continue your game use them and abuse them. The game allows you to copy and paste your current save between these 10 different save slots so During your play-through if you spend too much time because you do not know where to go next or you die simply use one of your copied saves to reload and try again until you are happy with how quick you got through a section. This is the key to doing all 3 achievements in one go.

    The following information MAY contain slight spoilers.

    I Recommend doing this after your initial playthrough of the game.The basic idea is to run through the story as quick as possible only taking extra time to gather nearby energy or life cells. However be sure to take the extra time needed to find all secrets and items in the areas which can not be revisited if possible. The three areas for main concern are the ginsa tree,misty woods and forlorn ruins each contain secret areas that cannot be gotten later, if youre going for the no stone unturned achievement as well be sure to get all these before you leave these areas.

    !!!WARNING!!!The Elite and no stone unturned achievement (finding all secret locations) seems to be bugged For this reason NEVER EVER spend points on abilities during the run or risk it not unlocking , You will also want to delete all previous saves and start as fresh as possible prior to attempting this run.I even uninstalled then reinstalled the game,I experienced the glitch doing these things worked for me.

    Spending time in the pause menu or the ability tree menu does NOT count against your playtime so don't feel rushed when looking at the map however Cutscenes use up precious time so be sure to skip them whenever possible by hitting pause then select "skip cutscene". Also in the pause menu it shows your current playtime and next to that is your death counter , if ever your counter shows anything higher than zero go into your save game backups and reload the nearest save. It is wise to keep an eye on this during your game as sometimes autosaves can be very quick after a death.

    If you have spare energy cells Charged attacks will take down the enemies much faster than tapping. Getting extra energy cells is always worthwhile Specifically against the mini bosses that leap out of the ground and spit at you. They take awhile to kill until you get the bash ability.

    Starting at forlorn ruins enemies become increasingly more difficult for the no ability speed run, it is always quicker to dispatch enemies by using bash (by holding cn_Y) to shoot their own projectiles back at them rather then using spirit flame (tapping cn_X) or wasting energy cells using charged flame (holding cn_X).

    Make sure to keep a save PRIOR to entering the ginsa tree , misty woods for the first time , forlorn ruins and Mt.Horu... All these areas have secrets which cant be accessed again.

    Here I will list my playtimes at certain points in the game so you may better judge how you are doing overall. I will also list how many life cells and energy cells i found on the way though i missed many.

    At 11 min I had 1life cell and 1 energy cell at spirit well (save point) in hollow grove directly in front of spirit tree

    30 min 2LC 3EC door before entering ginsa tree

    42 min 2LC 4EC after completing ginsa tree and collecting all 4 secrets. (thanks JayD101 for confirming)

    53 min 2LC 5EC save is before misty woods by lantern alter 4 secrets in misty woods

    1:08 2LC 6EC door before entering forlorn ruins 3 secrets inside ruins

    1:30 3LC 7EC Final Ori ability charge jump obtained

    1:42 5LC 9EC door to enter Mt.Horu this is final area so be sure to make a few saves at this point so you can return and get the rest of the missing life cells,energy cells and hidden sections you may have missed on the general map.There is I believe 5 secrets inside the final area Mt.Dori so your no stone unturned achievement tracker should be 90% prior to entering( not sure if this number is exact).Again this achievement may be glitched for you until a patch.

    2:02 final confrontation w owl started

    Game completed at 2:06

    Achievements pops just as
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    Hope this helps, I will be updating this guide with more information as I compile it, also if anyone would like videos of any speedrun no death sections please request them and i will add them. If you experience any glitches or bugs please email the developer at so that we may get a patch sooner. Thanks to smallywood for the email.

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    NINja277Also i agree i believe the secrets are tracked vua your first method mentioned as i too found new secrets i missed in my second run but it never increased. I asked moon this question and am waiting for them to clarify.
    Posted by NINja277 On 17 Mar 15 at 14:36
    EDreed2oI just wanted confirmation about the actual Immortal avhievement. If I die, I can just load a previous backup save correct? I dont have to hurry up and quit just before dieing, correct?
    Posted by EDreed2o On 27 Mar 15 at 23:24
    NINja277Correct , quitting out before you die simply saves you a bit of time in that you dont have to delete and copy your backup save.

    To verify no deaths you want to watch in the pause menu there is an icon of ori's face with Xs for eyes ... As long as this is 0 you are set.
    Posted by NINja277 On 28 Mar 15 at 03:23
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  • LifeExpectancyLifeExpectancy1,708,743
    14 Mar 2015 13 Mar 2015 09 Jul 2016
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    When you pause the game, the top-right symbol under your Stats on the upper right side shows how many times you have revived at a Soul Link. This is the trigger for the achievement, so keeping it at zero is the goal.

    If you die and respawn, you'll see the count go up by one. If you've already respawned it's usually too late. However, if you die and can QUICKLY hit start and pause the game, and exit to the main menu fast enough before you respawn, you can reload your last save and your counter should still be zero.

    I would advise making a backup of your 0 deaths save file by copying it to another slot every 15 or 30 minutes, because it would suck to lose an hour or more of work if you're working off of only one save slot.

    I can confirm this method works, as long as you quit out quick enough after dying that when you reload your save the counter in the top-right of the pause menu still says zero. I just got the achievement doing it this way.

    If you don't want to risk quitting to the menu and reloading after deaths, even if the counter still reads zero, I would advise to go ahead and delete your main file and revert to the 'backup' save every death, but back up your save more frequently so you don't lose a ton of progress.

    I had a zero death video here, but I took it down because apparently 30 seconds of "eye of the tiger" is the reason people watched a 90 minute video, SMFH @ copyright strikes. Instead, I've included my One Life mode run from the definitive edition. I didnt go to the new area in this run, so it is 99.9% identical to my original zero death run. The successful run starts at 1hr 34mins in this video.

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    T0per Harleyyoutube video is not working cry
    Posted by T0per Harley On 08 Jul 16 at 22:00
    LifeExpectancyOh crap yeah I took that vid down ages ago because of copyright BS with the eye of the tiger song. I'll put in my zero death one from the definitive edition. It shouldnt change anything for this version because I didnt go to the new area in it, although some of the life/energy/ability cells might be slightly different.
    Posted by LifeExpectancy On 09 Jul 16 at 05:22
    T0per Harleynice ! Thank you smile
    Posted by T0per Harley On 09 Jul 16 at 11:55
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