Maximum Effort achievement in Quantum Break

Maximum Effort

Fully upgrade all your time powers.

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How to unlock the Maximum Effort achievement

  • Zasta 360GameTVZasta 360GameTV187,691
    04 Apr 2016 05 Apr 2016 05 Apr 2016
    53 5 6
    For all upgrades you have to collect 60 Chronon Sources. Chronon Sources are part of the over 200 collectibles in the game. The first Chronon Source can you collect in Act 2-1 and the last in Act 5-3.

    I will link here the Chronon Sources from my full collectibles vid for each Act. If you prefeer a foren thread then take a look here.

    I use a lot of spoiler here for a better overview. In the first spoiler of each act is the video, in the second spoiler the timecode for the chronon sources.

    Act 2-1 Industrial Area

    *** Spoiler - click to reveal ***

    Act 2-2 Ground Zero

    *** Spoiler - click to reveal ***

    Act 2-3 Bradbury Swimming Pool

    *** Spoiler - click to reveal ***

    Act 3-1 Research Facility

    *** Spoiler - click to reveal ***

    Act 3-2 Monarch Gala

    *** Spoiler - click to reveal ***

    Act 4-1 Port Donnelly Bridge

    *** Spoiler - click to reveal ***

    Act 4-2 Preparing the Time Machine

    *** Spoiler - click to reveal ***

    Act 4-3 Swimming Pool 2010

    *** Spoiler - click to reveal ***

    Act 4-4 Will's Workshop

    *** Spoiler - click to reveal ***

    Act 5-1 Monarch HQ

    *** Spoiler - click to reveal ***

    Act 5-2 Return to the University

    *** Spoiler - click to reveal ***

    Act 5-3 Final Moments

    *** Spoiler - click to reveal ***

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    CyberneticHFXOnce I had gathered all Chronon Sources, on Upgrades it said that, 1 more Chronon Source(s) for next Upgrade Point, was required, even though this was not true. I had simply to initiate the process for purchasing the final Upgrade.
    Posted by CyberneticHFX on 18 May 16 at 18:06
    FiveWizzIf I have missed one (which I have) will I have to play the whole campaign again? Missed one in act 2 as I died and forgot to "recollect" it. It should auto save every time you pick one up. Annoying.
    Posted by FiveWizz on 26 Jul 20 at 21:59
    EarthboundXHmm, one of the Chronon Sources in Act 5 isn't there. It's supposed to be behind Paul's bed, but there's no way to grab it for me.
    Posted by EarthboundX on 25 Feb 21 at 07:51
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  • Maka91Maka911,554,350
    04 Apr 2016 05 Apr 2016
    27 8 1
    A COMPLETE guide of all 200+ collectibles with timelinks can be found HERE.

    The collectibles, including 60 chronon sources required for upgrading time powers, are found within Act 2 through to Act 5. They are found using the time vision ability near them to reveal and collect them.
    Upon picking up the last chronon source, you will can buy the last upgrade and be rewarded with the achievement.

    You can replay chapters using the timeline at any point, but keep in mind that changing your choices within the Junctions will add new collectibles for you to collect, bringing your percentage down. You can quit to the main menu once you collect them and reach a checkpoint save.

    Lastly, use the menu to check "Collectibles" & "Upgrades" where it'll show your collectibles for each Act/Part so you can easily keep progress.

    Alternatively, please see this video which is the beginning to the collectibles guide video playlist:

    Upon finding all collectibles, you will have the following achievements:
    Quantum BreakKnowledge Is PowerThe Knowledge Is Power achievement in Quantum Break worth 36 pointsLocate all of the Intel Items.

    Quantum BreakTossing Stones in a PondThe Tossing Stones in a Pond achievement in Quantum Break worth 43 pointsYou need to trigger all Quantum Ripples

    Quantum BreakMedia BaronThe Media Baron achievement in Quantum Break worth 47 pointsYou need to find all Emails, presentations, TV Shows, Radios And Posters

    Quantum BreakMaximum EffortThe Maximum Effort achievement in Quantum Break worth 46 pointsFully upgrade all your time powers.
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    KanchanaburiI would suggest starting off with the solution for the upgrades first, and then finishing with the link to the full collectibles. It is kind of irritating when people post guides for several achievements under one and then copy and paste it, which is what it seemed like you did until I read further, espcially because the video is just that.
    Posted by Kanchanaburi on 23 Apr 16 at 01:50
  • Goodspell712Goodspell712319,239
    10 Apr 2016 14 Apr 2016 14 Apr 2016
    13 11 3
    Hi, after my natural Language is German and i bet more Germans are on this Site i will add my solution in german :)

    And plz stop negative Voting just for Language, if the Guide doenst help plz leave a comment so I can fix it!

    Nach so vielen englischen Guides möchte ich natürlich auch mit den deutschen nicht nachstehen.

    Zum Upgraden benötigt Ihr alle Chrononquellen die über alle Akte verstreut sind, das Spiel hat insgesamt über 200 Sammelobjekte wo und wie Ihr die findet ?

    Mit meinen Videos, in der Videobeschreibung sind auch die Zeitangaben zu jedem Sammelobjekt enthalten so dass Ihr direkt zum fehlenden Teil springen könnt

    Die erste Chrononquelle findet Ihr in Akt 2

    Ich hoffe ich konnte helfen

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    KanchanaburiI didn't vote neg because of the language, I did it because you should be addressing the solution to this acheivement, and not simply spamming a single collectible guide for all achievements involved. sorry. not a good guide for this achievement.
    Posted by Kanchanaburi on 23 Apr 16 at 01:52
    Goodspell712I wrote down the Solution in German that you need all Chronon sources to get all your Timepowers upgraded and then i posted the Vids which include the Timeline for every Chronon source.

    That wasnt just spamming the Vids :)
    Posted by Goodspell712 on 29 Apr 16 at 23:03
    IronInvoker47Ich glaube, es wird besser sein, nur ein Playlist zu eintippen. Tut mir Leid, wenn mein Deutsch nicht perfekt ist.
    Posted by IronInvoker47 on 04 Feb 19 at 04:57
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