8 Ball Champion - Hardcore achievement in Pool Nation FX

8 Ball Champion - Hardcore

Win 8 Ball Tour - Difficulty level Hard

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How to unlock the 8 Ball Champion - Hardcore achievement

  • DwaggieniteDwaggienite3,128,739
    12 May 2015 08 May 2015 21 Feb 2016
    19 3 11
    MAJOR EDIT: According to eViL mOnKeY 270, the latest patch has changed the way the replay frame cheat works. "The glitch still works but not by pausing, going to instant replay and pressing start like usual. Instead as you take the shot to win the frame, hold b and soon as the new frame starts press left on the d-pad to replay the last shot."

    To unlock this achievement, win in the final of the 6th location's tournament in Hard difficulty, and this achievement will pop.

    If you're having trouble, don't forget that you can have full aim on, all you need is the difficulty set as hardcore.

    Don't forget that you can use the 'frame-award' glitch. The glitch goes as follows:

    When you're playing, make sure that you do NOT use your two shot-replay lightning bolts in normal play. When you're on the 8 ball, aim it, and when it goes in, and you get rewarded a frame win, and see the next frame ready for the break, IMMEDIATELY press cn_start, 'Instant Replay', and then cn_start.
    This will allow you to RETAKE the frame-winning shot. You'll notice however, that you've still got the frame win from the first shot you played.
    Repeat this for both retake shot lightning bolts, and this means you can win best of 3 and best of 5 matches by using only one frame.
    This also means that the best of 7 and best of 9 semi-finals and finals means you only need to win 2 frames and 3 frames, rather than 4 and 5.

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    MUFFINTAST1CTo anyone that’s questioning “Does the glitch work still?” Yes, yes it does as of 2019. If you follow the instructions posted by the OP you’ll find it works flawlessly and makes winning frames easy. laugh
    Posted by MUFFINTAST1C on 11 Aug 19 at 15:54
    LeGagnanGlitch is still working. Just hold B button and when the frame starts press left on the d-pad
    Posted by LeGagnan on 20 Feb 20 at 13:03
    GTA3RockstarYou can just do a flashback right when its on Break. I didn't even have to do any of the tricks, it just worked for me lol
    Posted by GTA3Rockstar on 29 Mar 20 at 22:24
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  • EthelEthel245,915
    03 Jun 2015 10 Jun 2015 10 Jun 2015
    6 0 0
    This really isn't hard at all, it just requires a LOT of patience!

    Always use the aerial view (by pressing cn_Y) and always use full aim. One trick that really helped me was, on long shots, where the aim doesn't quite reach the pocket, use something with a straight edge (I used a game case) to line up the shot and nine times out of ten you will make the pot.

    With this career (but more so the 9 ball career), it sometimes helped me (if I was breaking) to foul and let the AI take the break, that way I had a few easy pots and could easily clear the table without the AI being able to take a shot.

    And of course, use the frame award glitch, as Dwaggienite mentioned!

    Like I said, this really isn't hard in the slightest. All it takes it a lot of patience, a lot of restarts and a bit of luck. Good luck!
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