Dead Rising 4 achievements

Dead Rising 4

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There are 104 Dead Rising 4 achievements (50 without DLC) worth 8,427 (2,150)

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Master Journalist in Dead Rising 4

Master Journalist330 (50)

Get a Journalism Score of 100%

  • Unlocked by 1,171 tracked gamers (2% - TA Ratio = 6.60) 50,952  

Achievement Guide for Master Journalist

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Posted on 12 December 16 at 01:32, Edited on 23 October 17 at 23:41
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A title update was released January 30, 2017 that resolved the completion percentage issue. This achievement is now obtainable, but certain other bugs may limit your ability to meet certain conditions.

AS OF 3:00PM ET JANUARY 18 2017: Currently it appears this achievement is either unobtainable, or the exact requirements are unknown. Those that have completed all tasks provided in this guide end up with only ~97% completion. It's not believed that multiplayer progress is required for this achievement.

Your Jorunalism Score is your total game completion. At the end of each case your progress is shown and your journalism title is given. In order to unlock this achievement you will need 100% single-player completion. 100% multiplayer completion is not needed for this achievement. To get the Mast Journalist ranking, you must:

Complete all story cases
Simply play through the story. You can come back and select any cases once you've completed them to unlock any additional achievements.

Unlock all skills
You'll need to be at least level 100 before all of the skills become available, and you should have just about enough points to unlock all of them once you do. There also also several skills unlocked from magazines found throughout Willamette. I'll update the guide once I have the locations of them all.

If you've completed the story and still need to reach level 100 (I finished at level 71), I would recommend going for the Left 100,004 Dead 2 achievement if you haven't already. Otherwise, completing trials will give you a considerable amount of PP.
Dead Rising 4Left 100,004 Dead 2The Left 100,004 Dead 2 achievement in Dead Rising 4 worth 160 pointsKill 200,008 zombies

Acquire all blueprints
There are 55 blueprints acquired from completing cases or found throughout Willamette. At each shelter you can purchase maps from the Locations Vendor that will show you all of the blueprints in each district. Some of the blueprints will be locked inside panic rooms or storage closets, which you'll need the keys to access. Maps for their locations can be purchased as well. You can find a guide on all blueprint locations here:
Dead Rising 4InnovatorThe Innovator achievement in Dead Rising 4 worth 57 pointsCollect all Blueprints in Story Mode

Acquire all notebook items
You'll need to collect all newspapers, cell phones, podcasts, cloud uploads and take a photo of each key character.

You can purchase maps for the collectibles from the Locations Vendor in each emergency shelter, but the maps for uploads and zombie tags require each shelter to be level 5. For the most part, the Seasoned Journalist achievement covers everything:
Dead Rising 4Seasoned JournalistThe Seasoned Journalist achievement in Dead Rising 4 worth 61 pointsSolve all of the Mysteries

For the character photos, you'll want to be diligent about taking them as soon as you can, as most characters only show up for a brief moment in certain cases. There are 16 characters in total.

Frank Algernon West - Unlocked by default
Vick Chu - Unlocked by default
Kylie Hammond - Cases 2, 4, 5
Jessa Yatsuda - Cases 2, 4
Jordan Maxwell - Cases 2, 4, 5
Connor McMann - Cases 1, 2, 4
Isaac Tremaine - Cases 2, 4
Tom Pickton - Cases 2, 4, 5
Brad Park - Case 1
Dr. Diane Brightburn - Case 3
Dr. Russel Barnaby - Case 3, take a photo of his picture
Darcey - Cases 2, 4
Paula - Cases 2, 4
Lance Corporal Calder - Case 5
Maria Eleanor Raquel Fontana - Case 4
James Caballero - Case 2

Complete all trials
Trials are divided up between Photography, Combat and Exploration. Follow the guide for the Workin Hard achievement for instructions on how to complete all of them:
Dead Rising 4Workin' HardThe Workin' Hard achievement in Dead Rising 4 worth 311 pointsComplete all Trials

Find all Panic Rooms
There are 31 Panic Rooms throughout Willamette, each requiring a key to enter. The locations of the keys can be found by purchasing a map from Locations Vendors in each emergency shelter. Once you have the key, a blue circle will show up somewhere on the map giving you the general area of the Panic Room. To find the entrance, you'll need to use the Spectrum Analyzer mode of the camera to find a handprint. Once tagged, it will allow you to open the secret passage to the panic room. Once you've unlocked the panic room, it will show up as a pink icon on the map.

You can view your progress for most of these in game via the dossier, or from the main menu under Extras>Statistics. Panic rooms do not show up in the dossier, but will be given as a number at the bottom of the statistics screen and on the case completion screen.
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