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Cold Darkness Awakened

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Cold Darkness Awakened

Combat Specialist achievement in Rise of the Tomb Raider

Combat Specialist

Cold Darkness Challenge: Complete Cold Darkness without dying

Combat Specialist0
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How to unlock the Combat Specialist achievement

  • The MalkiThe Malki209,965
    05 Apr 2016 06 Apr 2016 26 Sep 2016
    24 1 4
    First off, don't forget to activate the challenge when setting up the match.
    It's quite easy to get this achievement if you play on adventurer difficulty.
    Even though, the last part can be a little bit tricky while you're shootting the cylinders and dealing with the enemies.

    I recommend using a card for a full upgraded shotgun and for infinite poison arrows. Use the shotgun to deal with regular enemies and shoot the cylinders. Rely on the poison arrows to deal with shielded foes. But if everything goes wrong and you think you're about to die (as everything goes black and white), just quit the game. Although this is an expedition raid, your progress is saved and you can choose to continue from the expedition menu. That means if you quit just before dying, you'll be able to load the game from the last checkpoint, avoiding to lose the challenge.

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    The MalkiI'm really glad to help, Original Dr T! It's not that hard to beat this expedition in adventurer difficulty withou dying, but it's quit good to have a backup plan if anything goes wrong on the last section...
    Posted by The Malki on 26 Sep 16 at 18:00
    Trikke den 1eI was only able to 'activate' this challenge if the difficulty setting was set to "survivor" which makes it way more difficult. The zombies/infected keep rushing at me all the time as soon as I kill one of them.
    Setting difficulty to 'adventurer' I wasn't able to activate that challenge. It was greyed out (wel red in fact).
    Maybe because of some patch? What about you guys?
    The quit out method helped so far when I was getting overwhelmed, as it makes the situation calm/stable again...

    EDIT: Never mind. I started with a dummy account and found out there was another 'Combat Specialist' non Survivor difficulty related. So there's more than one challenge card "combat specialist" to pick from
    Posted by Trikke den 1e on 05 Feb 17 at 10:28
    MiZ Dove OGThanks so much, this is a great technique. By switching to Adventurer, i didnt have to employ the quit before dying method, but knowing i could removed the pressure and was able to get in and out and pop the cheeve. Thumbs up on this solution!
    Posted by MiZ Dove OG on 17 Feb 18 at 17:05
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  • The SCHWARTZ 00The SCHWARTZ 00765,514
    31 Mar 2016 30 Mar 2016
    6 4 2
    Fairly simple achievement. First off, make sure you activate the challenge first at the menu so you get credit for it. You might want to also activate the challenge for shutting down all the towers with no mistakes so you can kill two birds with one stone.

    You can set the difficulty to Adventurer, equip your strongest bow in your deck, and equip unlimited poison arrows to make enemy encounters a breeze. The only parts where you may run into trouble are when you're shutting down the towers (the directions are simple to follow, however) and also the final objective when you
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    from what I can tell, there is no time limit when you're doing the last objective, but just remember that after you're done, you have to swing to safety to the middle platform to GET TO DA CHOPPA!
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    Breedhate68would be easy if game didn't purposely kill Lara. twice while zip lining she missed 2nd line even though I'm hitting button to jump(A), another time while in central bldg, you first have to jump and wall jump up to ladder, I was on target and game sent me an inch to right of ladder even though i jumped in front of ladder, cheap kills like this suck
    Posted by Breedhate68 on 14 Apr 16 at 20:11
    metallicafan459Yeah - can sympathise. Just failed my first go as she fell off the zip line to her death :(
    Posted by metallicafan459 on 02 Dec 16 at 06:54
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