BioShock (DE) (Xbox 360)

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BioShock (DE) (Xbox 360)
BioShock (DE) (Xbox 360)

Ryan Industries Plasmids and Gene Tonics

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Ryan Industries Plasmids and Gene Tonics

Brass Balls achievement in BioShock

Brass Balls

Complete the game on Hard difficulty without using a Vita-Chamber

Brass Balls0
1 guideOffline Game Mode - These achievements require play in game modes that do not necessitate a connection to any online services.Single Player - These achievements can be obtained by a single player.Difficulty Specific - These achievements require that the game be played on a certain difficulty level.Stackable - These achievements can be unlocked at the same time as, or in the course of, earning its more difficult or less difficult counterpart.Missable - These achievements can be missed.

How to unlock the Brass Balls achievement

  • KKMPKKMP189,895
    15 Jan 2013
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    Brass Balls achievement guide (Bioshock, German game version):

    1) Download the proper Title update ("Ryan Industries Plasmids and Gene Tonics") DLC from Marketplace;
    2) Choose: Disable Vita-Chambers: On in options menu as fast as possible - if you don't do that and if you die spawning in Vita-Chamber you will NOT get the achievement even if you load game which was saved before spawning - so it is much safer to disable it at all
    3) You can also get this achievement if you didn't download the DLC at all and completed the game on Hard difficulty without using Vita-Chambers (only manually loading the game from the proper save). Then:
    a) download the DLC
    b) load the saved game just before the Atlas (last boss) fight
    c) kill Atlas

    Achievement should pop during the final cut scene.

    I'd like also add something what is not confirmed, but might be true, because I heard that people have problem with this achievement even if they do everything well.
    I think that the most important thing to get this achievement is to download the proper Title update DLC to proper copy of the game.
    It means that you have to download update from German Xbox Live Marketplace to use it with German version of the game (even if the game is in English language).
    That might be the reason why I didn't unlocked this achievement - I downloaded DLC from UK account and used with German copy of the game.
    I also completed Bioshock for the second time (including Brass Balls) using most popular European version without any issues (with DLC downloaded from UK account).
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    MC0REBEI thought each game had separate data, since I have the European DLC and the German one downloaded. Maybe I should remove the EU one while playing through this
    Posted by MC0REBE on 28 Dec 13 at 18:41
    CONKER1182I'm having trouble getting the Ryan DLC to work on German Bioshock through XB1 BC. When I go to the German Xbox Store I click on see price for the Ryan DLC but it never lets me download it from the German Xbox Store.

    Theirs no way to get the Ryan DLC to work on German Bioshock through XB1 BC?
    Posted by CONKER1182 on 24 Feb 17 at 17:34
    Crims0nScorpionI was contemplating on getting the other versions of the game for the achievement stacks...since I'd be playing on Xbox One the Japanese and Korean versions aren't an issue since it's the base game only and no DLC but for this one I may have to pass on it since downloading any DLC for Backwards Compatibility titles never seems to work, one reason I was thankful Borderlands (JP) all the DLC is included in the install
    Posted by Crims0nScorpion on 18 Feb at 21:29
    Crims0nScorpionSo I haven’t done it yet...but I’m theorizing if you can use a VPN to switch your region on your PC to Germany to access their store and load up the bioshock page you could potentially “purchase” this dlc, then switch your Xbox one region to Germany and see if it can be downloaded, since it’s free you shouldn’t need any funds in your account and I don’t have a copy of the German version or I’d try it out but this weekend I may test it to see if I can do that on pc then switch my Xbox one region to see if I can at least download the Ryan Plasmids dlc for this achievement because if so I have no problem getting all the lists for bio shock lol
    Posted by Crims0nScorpion on 22 Feb at 15:54
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