Great Owl achievement in What Remains of Edith Finch

Great Owl

Catch 2 rabbits with only 2 swoops

Great Owl0
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How to unlock the Great Owl achievement

  • NoHeroes94NoHeroes94752,000
    19 Jul 2017 20 Jul 2017 16 Jun 2019
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    *JUNE 2019 UPDATE* A couple of the fine folk using this solution have noted that this achievement is quite buggy of late. Not sure the cause of the problem this far after launch. If it doesn't pop for you, I'd recommend finishing the game/all other achievements, wiping your save data for Edith Finch, and retrying. It's around 10 minutes in (if that) so its easy to retry, fortunately!

    This is probably the most "missable" of the misc. achievements, but still incredibly easy. Very light spoilers below.

    During the very first story vignette (Molly's) you begin eating some questionable food in your room, and then transform into a cat. After you have caught up to the bird, you will turn into an owl.

    In this section, you'll be flying over snowy fields and woodland. Your objective is to catch 2 rabbits, and for the achievement you'll need to grab both without missing. This is easily the most "missable" achievement, and the only semi-skill based one in the entire game.

    Keep flying overhead until white text with "Rabbit" appears. If the area is very open, follow it until you are close and then go for it by pressing RT and you should catch it easily . If it is by trees, leave the rabbit and go for one more open, as you can lose your target. Stick to open areas, fields etc. You aren't penalised for skipping rabbits, but if you commit with a "scoop" (RT) then you MUST catch 2 rabbits in a row without failing any attempts. If you do fail, just keep going for now; as I mentioned in the introduction to the walkthrough everything is completely replayable.

    This is absoltuely replayable after you complete the story, and is only about 3 minutes to get back to the POV of the owl each time.
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    tobiasvlWorked perfectly for me, just had to commit when pressing RT. Thanks for the solution!
    Posted by tobiasvl on 14 Sep 19 at 16:48
    StevesTurnGot this first try. I was lucky that the first 2 rabbits I saw were both in open areas. I waited 2-3 seconds after seeing them so I was more directly over. Then held RT, moving left analog stick left/right in the direction that the rabbit ran to, and caught both of them. Achievement popped in the middle of eating the 2nd rabbit.
    Posted by StevesTurn on 22 Sep 19 at 23:43
    xXOdessaXxThank you, Steavesturn. Holding the RT did the trick.
    Posted by xXOdessaXx on 10 Nov 19 at 23:28
    lucasgodfallWhat Remains of Edith Finch - 100% Full Game Walkthrough.
    Posted by lucasgodfall on 09 Apr 20 at 22:11
    GbyCastrofoxEssa conquista não está desbloqueando, já tentei 2 vezes... Uma pena só faltava essa
    Posted by GbyCastrofox on 17 Apr 20 at 18:49
    LordVespucciYes... not unlocking anymore

    EDIT: Did all the other achievements and returned to this one, then it worked! So just keep trying, it's glitchy but it'll work
    Posted by LordVespucci on 18 Apr 20 at 05:04
    LittleBlueTrollI had to replay this level 3 times for it to pop. No big deal, like you say it really doesn't take long to reach this part. It will pop eventually.
    Posted by LittleBlueTroll on 23 May 20 at 19:58
    TinCannEdHERE is the Solution, I found. You don't just tap the RT, you have to keep it held ( I held it until I was eating the Rabbit). When I tried it by just pressing RT & letting it go, it did not pop, but as sso as I held RT the whole attack, it popped the very 1st time.

    I can confirm this, as I tested it on a new game on a different Tag & following my solution, it will pop on the first try.
    Posted by TinCannEd on 26 Jun 20 at 07:14
    lucasgodfallWhat Remains of Edith Finch - 100% Full Game Walkthrough.
    Posted by lucasgodfall on 08 Jan at 16:38
    SoH AnarchyThanks TinCannEd, finally got it by holding rt until I ate the rabbit.
    Posted by SoH Anarchy on 03 Feb at 18:51
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