Tools of the Trade achievement in HITMAN

Tools of the Trade

Assassinate Targets with Ballistic, Accident and Explosion Kills.

Tools of the Trade-0.1
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How to unlock the Tools of the Trade achievement

  • Trip0dT0mTrip0dT0m316,368
    17 Mar 2016 27 Mar 2016
    39 4 5
    heres a video of an easy way of doing this achievement :)
    hope it helps

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    oakdale7Thanks for the video, M0rgy93 Thumb up too
    Posted by oakdale7 on 11 May 18 at 00:53
    lordfrogger79Followed them all besides the explosive kill. I found it faster to go into Freeform Training on ICA Facility, grab the explosives and run up and blow the target up! Thanks for the guide mate!
    Posted by lordfrogger79 on 06 Oct 20 at 23:07
    Gilbert PrimeBoth ejecting Knight for 'K-36D' and getting the KGB colonel to electrocute Knight for 'Defection Deterred' count as an Accident death for this achievement.
    Posted by Gilbert Prime on 13 Jan at 05:51
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  • Filip36365Filip36365710,504
    17 Mar 2016 17 Mar 2016 12 Apr 2016
    24 1 12
    To clear up any confusion you may have about the achievement:

    Ballistic: Use a gun to kill a target (in the tutorial mission on the ship it forces you to kill the target with your gun so that already is counted).

    Accident: In the ICA facility (the one where you have to eliminate Jasper Knight) an achievement requires you to kill Knight using the jet ejector seat. This counts as an accident kill.

    Explosion: 'Nuff said. I cant remember if this was in a contract or the tutorial but one mission had me select between 2 opportunities (kill a single guard or blow up 3 mechanics). Well I chose to blow up the mechanics and cheevo popped. *Please note* You can always just eliminate ANY target using explosives instead of looking for an opportunity.

    Thanks to neeker75 for letting us know that you can get these kills in custom contracts. According to neeker75: "An easy way to get an explosive kill is to create a contract in Paris. Swap out an item for a proximity mine. Once the mission begins, mark any person as target, and toss a mine near him/her. Once the explosion occurs, you'll get the credit for an explosive kill."
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    BipeFlyerTook a while for my explosion kill to register. Didn’t pop when killing all mechanics. I created custom contract and on 2nd or 3rd time (replaying contract) blowing target up it popped.
    Posted by BipeFlyer on 10 Jan 18 at 21:01
    count023I bulleted the guy on the boat, ejector seated Jasper and then blew up the 3 mechanics during the contract tutorial, this achievement didn't pop, stuck at 66%, anyone got any ideas?
    Posted by count023 on 15 Jan 19 at 06:29
    Filip36365All 3 kills have to be against a target not just random people. Since its at 66 im guessing one of your kills wasn't against a target. Id do it again making sure each of the three kills are against a target
    Posted by Filip36365 on 17 Jan 19 at 10:25
  • CandidFever3CandidFever3334,909
    22 Jan 2018 23 Jan 2018
    8 0 0
    The following achievement's task of assassinating Jasper Knight with a sabotaged ejector seat should net you a ballistic and accidental kill.

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    The death was due to a projectile, the seat, and was conditioned to look accidental. For an explosive kill, go the the Freeform tutorial. A remote detonation device can be found in front of where you spawn along with some coins and a lock picking tool. Use it to net an explosive kill on your target. Once you have successfully performed all a ballistic, accidental and explosive assassination, you'll unlock the achievement.
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