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Salem Asylum achievement in Payday 2: Crimewave Edition

Salem Asylum

Prison Nightmare - Get to the train in less that 4:44 on Mayhem or above.

Salem Asylum-0.4
1 guideOnline/OfflineSingle PlayerCooperativeDifficulty SpecificTime/DateBuggy -

How to unlock the Salem Asylum achievement

  • BearlyCompleteBearlyComplete454,556
    24 Nov 2017 23 Nov 2017 12 May 2018
    8 0 6
    Heist: Prison Nightmare
    Difficulty: Mayhem
    Solo or Co-op: Both

    Sadly, this achievement had glitched on me when I was playing, but I certainly did reach the train at 4:43.
    UPDATE: I have unlocked the achievement through the roundabout way of going offline. The only difference in gameplay I had while playing offline was that I finished the heist to ensure that it would register. Maybe it's worth a shot for you to do so as well.

    This method was presented to the TA forums by amacteur. It was revolutionary for everyone with glitched achievements and is clearly still effective! For those who do not know about this offline method, here are the steps to do so and hopefully trigger your achievement:

    First of all, make sure that the game is closed. If the game is still running, press "menu" button on the game and quit.

    Press the Xbox button to open the guide.
    Select Settings.
    Select All Settings.
    Select Network.
    Select Network settings, and then select Go offline.

    Launch the game.
    Go to Crimenet.offline (yep, no choice!)
    Select the job you need for a specific achievement and meet the requirements.
    Finish the job.
    Once you get back to the game menu, press Xbox button and quit/close the game.

    Press the Xbox button to open the guide.
    Select Settings.
    Select All Settings.
    Select Network.
    Select Network settings, and then select Go online.

    Launch the game.

    The achievement may not pop on screen but will be "unlocked" (see after).
    Once you're in the game menu, press the Xbox button to open the guide, go to your achievements, click on Payday 2, and TADAM! your achievement is unlocked!
    For this achievement, you have hardly any time to spare or room for error between wheel spins. More so if you are attempting this solo. So you will want to focus on increasing your speed. This can be done by equipping the lightweight ballistic vest and creating a dodge build. Please reference the video for a viable skillset.

    The icing on the cake for me in terms of speed was unlocking the basic tier of partners in crime. This increases your speed by 10% whenever you have a converted enemy. If you incorporate that with the ghost tree's speed bonuses, you should be quite fast. Inspire will certainly help if you are playing co-op as it increases your teammate's speed by 20% for 10 seconds if you shout at them.

    For those curious about the wheel landing on "KEY," it is possible, however very unlikely. If you get "KEY" on the first or second spin, you are golden. It cuts about 1:30s of your time.

    If you are playing solo, take a look at the video below as it shows a path that will allow for you to get through the prison relatively quick. The only thing that should give you trouble should be the second location of the wheel. It is not always the same location as the video. If it is on the opposite side of the map, you'll want to get a good path down and try to aim to be at the second wheel by 2:15-2:20. The wheel takes about 1 minute and 30 seconds should you not be interrupted by an enemy stopping it. If you arrive at the second wheel between 2:15 and 2:20, this should give you about 55-50s to activate the escape and run straight to the trains; Take a look at the video for a solid path. You should have a relatively smooth run to the train unless a taser comes out, in which case, kill any taser. They will ruin your run unless you are in the middle of spinning the wheel. Anyways, soloing this achievement is certainly harder than playing with a co-op partner.

    If you are playing co-op, the host should be the person in charge of getting the keycards. Considering they will have no latency, it is essential for speed. After gaining the Keycard from the first wheel, host player will run to the bridge to use the keycard and player 2 will wait here:
    It is right in front of the first wheel's location and is a shortcut inside of the prison. This can save valuable time for your team if player 2 can activate the wheel quickly. After that, the host will run to place the keycard for escape with player 2 right behind them ready to activate the escape. Then everyone books it to the train. Note: Only players that reach the train car in 4:44 will be the ones to get the achievement. Not the entire team.

    Here's a visual for the paths you will want to learn.

    If you give me negative feedback, please let me know why so that I can improve on my future solutions.toast
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    FLeXAKuMAMy entire group had this glitch on us. Did it several times. As low as 4:39.
    Posted by FLeXAKuMA on 23 Nov 17 at 22:16
    BearlyCompleteIt's pretty annoying all these glitchy achievements, but it doesn't feel like Payday DLC without themcry
    Posted by BearlyComplete on 23 Nov 17 at 23:06
    J ROLLER 1979I have had the mucky water ones glitched just done what you said go offline and they unlocked when I came back on thank you. I'm not looking forward to doing boiling point on DW on my own though. angry but clapclap for you.
    Posted by J ROLLER 1979 on 23 Dec 17 at 21:34
    BearlyCompleteAwesome to hear!
    Posted by BearlyComplete on 23 Dec 17 at 21:36
    J ROLLER 1979Does the achievement unlock right away or do you need to finish the level?
    Posted by J ROLLER 1979 on 16 Sep 18 at 20:47
    BearlyCompleteUnlocks right away. But if you're doing the offline method, I'd recommend completing the level just in case.
    Posted by BearlyComplete on 16 Sep 18 at 22:03
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