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Waste Not, Want Not achievement in Overwatch® Origins Edition

Waste Not, Want Not

Get 3 solo kills with a single clip of Reaper's shotguns in Quick or Competitive Play.

Waste Not, Want Not0
12 June 2016 - 3 guidesOnline Game Mode - These achievements require a connection to live services, such as Xbox Live, for playing an online game mode, for sharing content, accessing leaderboards, or validating data with a server.Cooperative - These achievements can be obtained by two or more players in a cooperative game mode who have met the achievement requirements.Versus - These achievements can be obtained by two or more players in a face off gamemode who have met the achievement requirements.Players Required - These achievements require a minimum number of participating players to attempt.

How to unlock the Waste Not, Want Not achievement

  • Elite1111111111Elite1111111111790,978
    25 May 2016 25 May 2016 02 Jun 2018
    35 2 43
    Edit3: Reaper has been changed twice since I posted this. He now reloads when he Wraiths and when he Death Blossoms. Comments confirm Death Blossom kills still count, however.

    Your best bet when going for this achievement is to try to make your first kill on your first shot after reloading. As far as we can tell so far, a solo kill is where no one else gets an assist. You may not necessarily do 100% damage, but it's been long enough since the person got hurt for no one to get an assist. People have inconsistently been getting credit for using Reaper's Ult as well.

    Other than that, your best bet is to look for the squishy characters - Widow, Mercy, a D.Va not in her Mech, Hanzo, Zenyatta, etc. Essentially anyone with a small frame. Tracer is pretty weak but her movement makes it hard to get a good shot in. You actually want to AVOID helping teammates, as you're just wasting shots you need for your solo kills.

    At least for me, I was in a fight where we both had to reload at the same time, so I was able to get a kill on my first shot. Sneak behind the the enemy, or wait somewhere you don't think theyll see you if you're on defense. Get them while they're distracted. Avoid reloading. Only reload if you wasted too many shots on your previous kills.

    Edit: I've seen enough reports now to say with (some) confidence that death blossoming enemies you've hurt with the shotgun should count, as long as they are solo kills.

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    WaKK0rSolo killed one, then shot at two and ulted -> 3 solo kills overall but no achievement... did they change it or can really only the 3rd one be killed with death blossom when shot at beforehand?
    Posted by WaKK0r on 26 Nov 18 at 15:58
    Elite1111111111It should be fine for 2, it's just really inconsistent I think. If you have the kill feed up and you were the only picture for all 3 people theoretically you should be good.
    Posted by Elite1111111111 on 26 Nov 18 at 16:08
    HUN playmoreI tried this various ways through the years but never managed to get it until yesterday (I didn't expect to get it). Here is the clip https://xboxdvr.com/gamer/hun-playmore/video/65474566
    It seems I hit three people by normal shot then ulted them and it counted. I believe you have to finish your third kill before the Death Blossom ends because it reloads your gun automatically. I did similar team wipes several times before but never got it, I'm guessing because I didn't damage them at least a little by RT.
    Posted by HUN playmore on 14 Dec 18 at 07:24
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  • Maka91Maka911,128,408
    29 May 2016 02 Jun 2016
    16 1 0
    Reaper's Hellfire Shotguns are his main weapons with 8 ammo, dealing UP TO 140 damage per shot with a headshot.

    We will need to kill 3 enemies without reloading and having the kills register as "solo kills". Obviously, the perfect way to get this involves 3 enemies all being killed at 100% although these scenarios are rare. A solo kill is a kill that you did the most damage to (over 70), got the final blow on (name in kill feed), and did not get buffed by a teammate in any way (no teammates got assists).

    Keep in mind that this achievements seems to be very inconsistent with many people reporting that they got 2 shotgun kills and then a death blossom kill (without reloading) to unlock it.

    I recommend going for this while attacking and trying to kill enemies that newly spawned, or enemies sitting at the back that have low total healths. I personally got it by getting 3 "100" kills on Pharah, Junkrat & Hanzo inside the enemy base.

    One good strategy to have is trying to get your first kill on a new clip, meaning that you will have 7 ammo to get the remaining 2 kills. Damage and enemy to low health, reload and finish them off to start the chain.

    If you'd like to learn more about Reaper, you can view this video. The achievement is described and shown at 10:06:
  • Twitch NoteK0Twitch NoteK033,922
    21 Mar 2018 22 Mar 2018
    3 4 2
    This achievement may seem like it requires a lot of luck, but it really does not with a simple strategy that only requires a friend to play with online. Follow these steps to get your buddy on the other team, allowing you to get this much easier than without someone else willing to cooperate.

    1.) Que up for quick play with your friend and let one of you go to your icons in the upper right corner of the screen.
    2.) Choose whoever may want to volunteer to be on the opposing team by having them hover over “leave group”, and do NOT yet leave until later.
    3.) When you find a game, let the person going on the other team leave from the group immediately. Follow the next steps if they are on the other team. If not, repeat the previous steps. This may take multiple attempts.
    4.) One of you should choose Reaper, and someone should choose Sombra (quickest way to do this achievement).
    5.) Find a private location on the map, where nobody on the teams except for yourselves will see you.
    6.) Let Reaper get a very close up headshot with one click on the controller on Sombra. Then repeat two times, without reloading. It should then pop up. Good luck!
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    Moldy Tacos5000This is actually so much easier than trying to get it legit, which takes sheer luck. Thumbs up!
    Posted by Moldy Tacos5000 on 10 Apr 18 at 12:27
    PixelBlastJust got it now from this method. Thank you so much! Only took two goes! +1 :)
    Posted by PixelBlast on 06 Jun 18 at 17:26
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