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Zombies in a Barrel in XCOM 2

Zombies in a Barrel58 (10)

Get 15 Headshots against Lost in a single turn

  • Unlocked by 136 tracked gamers (11% - TA Ratio = 5.79) 1,195  

Achievement Guide for Zombies in a Barrel

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Achievement won on 26 Sep 17
TA Score for this game: 5,530
Posted on 27 September 17 at 10:48, Edited on 27 September 17 at 10:52
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This isn't quite as simple as just waiting for a mission with lost and using explosives to trigger more lost. Having tried several approaches I'd say the easiest guaranteed way to get this is to wait for a mission with a sit rep of - 'The Horde' - which means the mission is lost only. Hopefully you don't have the dark event which means your squad isn't concealed at the start of the mission but even if so its worth bringing a reaper to scout out the mission to find all the horde locations.

Once you have the mission, place your squad in the best positions possible around the map so you're sure to have at least 15 in sight. Once you break concealment the lost will move closer too so make sure you account for that. Once you've started taking out the lost make sure you're shooting only using the 'Headshot' action that replaces standard firing for this to count towards the achievement.

There are a couple of things you can do to make this far easier:
- Use the 'Between the Eyes' Faction Order available from the Reaper Faction that allows any damage on Lost to be a 1-hit kill.
- Equip your squad with as many Auto-loaders, Extended Magazines and Scopes as possible, auto-loaders and extended magazines mean chances for consecutive kills from one character without running out of ammo. Scopes improve accuracy.
- Get height advantage to increase soldier accuracy
- Take your highest ranking soldiers, the higher they are in rank the greater their aim stat
- Take some Sharpshooters (only really valid if you have the 'Between the Eyes' card or you pick and choose targets but Sharpshooter pistols don't need reloading so you can shoot as many as you can in range)

The achievement pops mid-mission.

The Video highlighting some of the points:

Sharpshooter and also a Plasma rifle with a 20% superior scope and height advantage (you get increased attachment scores from a continent bonus, also height advantage).


Not shown in the video - I had just killed 12 consecutive lost in a row with an autoloader extended mag Reaper who also had Silent Killer. Silent Killer meant that none of the lost moved towards the Reaper meaning that the lost moved towards the rest of the squad once concealment was broken.

Hope this helps.
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