Master Marksman achievement in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

Master Marksman

Kill 50 human and nonhuman opponents by striking them in the head with a crossbow bolt.

Master Marksman+0.1
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How to unlock the Master Marksman achievement

  • Krysztov EraKrysztov Era68,811
    27 May 2015 27 May 2015 30 May 2015
    261 26 85
    Hello there I figured I'd try to help you folks who are trying to get this achievement.

    First off, head to Devil's Pit in Velen. Even though you already cleared the place it still works. All you need to do is fast travel out of Velen; i.e: White orchard, and come back. Why this spot exactly is because you can stuck them by the door and they won't advance towards you which give you all the time in the world to carefuly aim at their head without having to dodge or parry. I used Axii as sign to make sure they wouldn't move also and it made this achievement less painful. Since you're at this spot you might want to clear a few other achievements.

    The Witcher 3: Wild HuntThat Is the Evilest Thing…The That Is the Evilest Thing… achievement in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt worth 42 pointsIgnite the gas produced by a Dragon's Dream bomb using a burning opponent. Do this 10 times.

    As I mentioned earlier they are stuck by the door so just go and grab all of them come back to the door, use your Fire sign; IGNI once they are on fire throw your Dragon's Dream bomb at them. Rinse and repeat till it's done.

    The Witcher 3: Wild HuntHumpty DumptyThe Humpty Dumpty achievement in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt worth 50 pointsKill 10 opponents by knocking them off somewhere high with the Aard Sign.

    This is the right spot again for this achievement, just go to the right as soon as you get in you'll see a few stairs and use the telekinetic sign; AARD to push them down. Once they're all dead, fast travel to White Orchard and come back.

    The Witcher 3: Wild HuntThe Enemy of My EnemyThe The Enemy of My Enemy achievement in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt worth 38 pointsUse the Axii Sign to force one opponent to kill another. Do this 20 times.

    Same strategy bring them all by the door use mind-control sign; AXII while holding the cn_RT to control the enemies. You'll need to put a few points in the AXII skill tree if you haven't already.

    I hope it helps you guys! Thumbs up or down it's fine as long as you get them!

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    Iraeous The ApePeople saying the screen doesnt need to shake are wrong ive killed probably 100+ dudes, maybe 30 or so times, hopefully 40, it shook on a headshot, while the other 60-70+ shots i aimed at the head that certainly seem/look like headshots, definitely arent counting. Hopefully ive miscounted and i want to be wrong, but after about a 45 min grind i've still not got this yet. I'll put up with it until i've counted 20 screen shaking headshots and see if I've gotten the cheivo. To anyone trying for this 1, try aiming high on the head. Headshots are janky, cheivo's annoying, fu,ck this achievement. Tedious af.
    Posted by Iraeous The Ape on 03 Jul at 03:51
    UggoSupremeIf it glitches and didn't pop after 50 headshots, hard reset your xbox, load the game up and get one more headshot. I know I got at least 75 headshots with screen shake and it only unlocked once I hard reset. Hope this helps.
    Posted by UggoSupreme on 14 Jul at 02:11
    Omni CinderMine popped on a non-shaking kill. So just keep aiming for the head and it will pop eventually.
    Posted by Omni Cinder on 16 Jul at 05:06
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  • Col CoffeeCol Coffee133,798
    13 Jun 2015 13 Jun 2015
    88 3 10
    I just want to make another guide for this achievement as there were a few things that kept me from getting this to pop after 100's of kills.

    First thing you want to do is go to The Devils Pit in Velen. This area has about 10-15 Human guards.
    When you get to the actual pit, you will see an opened gate. You need to run in and agro as many of the guards as you can then head back just outside the gate and the guards will all pile up at the gate as if they can't get through. This makes it easy to get headshots.

    Second thing is that when you are going for the headshots, make sure that the only damage you are doing to them is with the crossbow.(Not 100% confirmed but like I said, I killed hundreds prior to following this technique as before I was damaging them with fire first and got nowhere.)

    The last thing which is quite IMPORTANT is to note that when you line all the guards up and you have damaged them enough to go for the headshot kill, make sure you have all the upgrades to slow time and stuff and watch carefully as when you kill them, to clarify whether you get a headshot kill or not depends on whether your screen shakes. If when the target dies, your screen shakes it will mean you have got a headshot. If your screen doesn't shake then it means that no matter how accurate you think you were, the headshot will not count.

    (A good way to help this achievement out a bit is that when an enemy is close to death and you are ready to go for the headshot kill, you can use AXII to stun them still as AXII will not cause damage.)

    Once you have the rhythm you simply need to kill all the enemies and when they are all dead, you need to fast travel to another city to them come back for them to respawn. (Fast Travel to Vizima and back as Vizima has the fastest loading time.)

    I have linked this video below to where I got all this advice from and after following this guide exactly, the achievement popped with no problems.

    Please Note - You can also clear up a bunch of other achievements in The Devils Pit as the enemies will continuously respawn after Fast Travelling away and coming back.
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    DefiniteAle86I can confirm that you can damage the enemies with the sword and then finish them with the crossbow, I got most of the kills this way.
    Posted by DefiniteAle86 on 31 Jul 15 at 09:01
    Mariano80PLShake cam dosent meen headshoot this is critticall so be patient me took about 150 headshoots
    Posted by Mariano80PL on 02 Aug 15 at 20:15
    CanaDa FwendThe cam shake aspect of your guide is misleading. I had over 100 camshake headshots before the achievement popped. It popped on a non shake headshot. I think there are factors at work concerning headshots that have nothing to do with shaking and are likely not entirely within the players control.
    Posted by CanaDa Fwend on 08 Apr 16 at 03:01
  • DycheyDychey151,538
    08 Jun 2015 09 Jun 2015
    28 8 2
    Best way is to save the game, buy a potion of clearance and buy some precision bolts. Head to Devil's pit and reallocate your skill points into archery.

    See my video below for help with this achievement.

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    William723Here's some extra tips to make this go faster:
    Once they're ready for a headshot: use Axii. Then when you get a chance: AIM AT THE BACK OF THEIR HEADS! Not at their faces. The screen will shake almost 100% of the time.

    Also, SHEATH YOUR SWORD before using your crossbow! Your attack power bonus on your crossbow only counts if you put your sword away. Even the infinite bolts can get 200+ attack power that way (depending on level/crossbow/etc). Do not unequip your swords, that doesn't help.
    Posted by William723 on 21 Jun 15 at 06:11
    Epsilon ThetaPlease link your video in the video box instead of in the text. Thank you!
    Posted by Epsilon Theta on 12 Dec 15 at 18:14
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