Beat The Devil At His Own Game achievement in Cuphead

Beat The Devil At His Own Game

Complete the game on Expert

Beat The Devil At His Own Game-1.8
2 guidesOffline Game ModeSingle PlayerCooperativeDifficulty SpecificMultiple Playthroughs Required

How to unlock the Beat The Devil At His Own Game achievement

  • Inferno118Inferno1183,057,132
    02 Oct 2017 02 Oct 2017 18 Sep 2021
    59 1 57
    To unlock Expert mode you must complete the game once on normal difficulty. Once expert is unlocked, you can go across all the levels and play them in any order you want. You just need to complete the boss battle levels, the run and guns don't have an expert option.

    In order to complete this on expert, I had to be fully alert. It is very easy to start raging on this game and start playing badly. If this happens, come back in the morning after you've gotten some sleep. In terms of the skill that is required, you should have dashing and the boss battle patterns mastered. Short hopping helps in tricky moments as well. The video below shows each fight being s ranked. You just need to focus on completing it. If you're having trouble with a level, refer to the guide to see what you're doing wrong. Keep a clear head and focus on the little things to figure out what you've done wrong.In terms of setup I recommend the charge shot for most levels and switch between the spread shot, green one that follows the enemy, and peashooter as a secondary depending on the level. I kept the smoke dash on the whole game as well. It is all up to preference though.

    EDIT: According to schwartz the charge shot will be getting a nerf in the future. Switch up your strategies accordingly

    This video isn't mine. Full credit goes to Packattack!


    Some fights will seem legitimately impossible (Fuck the robot and phantom express). Just stick with it and you'll get it!

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    mga74That’s great thanks for the reply
    Posted by mga74 on 11 Jul at 11:29
    MomoActualI beat all the bosses in the base game on expert and didn't get the achievement. Do I need to beat the DLC as well? I even have P rank in all of my run and gun levels.

    EDIT: Just a really big delay in it registering it seems. I thought it was not completing all of the King Dice bosses but that wasn't the case. I left for 30 min and I got a notification on my App saying it unlocked.
    Posted by MomoActual on 17 Jul at 15:21
    PuckJunkieJust a heads up for those playing returning to this with the DLC: Divine Relic absolutely dominates for those stupidly hard flying levels. You get up to 3 health back with parries, and you get the coffee effect that boosts your super meter. You also receive the smoke bomb effect, which means you have a split second of invulnerability when you shrink the plane. Finally, you get whetstone, making your parry a fairly massive melee attack that is surprisingly useful on some bosses.
    Posted by PuckJunkie on 04 Sep at 18:40
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  • CupheadCuphead6,777
    28 Jul 2022 28 Jul 2022 28 Jul 2022
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    This achievement is really hard mmkay? So you first have to do the two achievements, Swing You Sinner and Souls Saved. After that go into a boss and a new mode is unlocked called “expert”. To do this achievement you have to defeat ALL the bosses (not DLC bosses) and you don’t have to get an s-rank. I normally used Crackshot,Roundabout,Super One,Smoke Bomb and for plane levels Parry Ring. (Crackshot and Parry Ring can only be unlocked in the DLC). If your really struggling here’s a video
    . Now here’s some things to expect on Expert: Bosses have more health different, attack patterns, new enemies, and faster projectiles.
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