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Explosive Surprise in Far Cry 5

Explosive Surprise57 (20)

Kill 5 enemies with sabotaged vehicles (Campaign only).

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unequalized joe
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unequalized joe
Achievement won on 30 Mar 18
TA Score for this game: 1,752
Posted on 30 March 18 at 06:58, Edited on 30 March 18 at 11:17
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There's an achievement/trophy for getting five kills by sabotaging a vehicle, and having it blow up and kill an enemy. The game is a bit finicky when it comes to counting these kills — it didn't work with an ATV in another spot, for instance — but I found a foolproof place to grind these out.

First, make sure you have the sabotage perk and make sure you have the difficulty set to easy. I'd also recommend crafting the homeopathic for incurring less damage, but that's up to you.

In Faith's region, go to the trailer park to get Sharky, the flamethrower-wielding Gun for Hire. Talking to him starts a mission called "Burn, Baby, Burn", where he lures cultist Angels in by playing the song "Disco Inferno". You're then tasked with clearing out the Angels.

You can try the trick during the first wave, when it's just a few angels here and there, but I found it worked best when Sharky gets overwhelmed and you're required to shut off the speakers in four different parts of the trailer park. At this point, swarms of the Angels come out and keep spawning until you switch off the last speaker.

Directly across from Sharky's perch is a vehicle spawning station. Once the Angels start to swarm, make a beeline for the vehicle spawn and request a vehicle. I just happened to choose a tractor, which worked out great because it's larger and will help shield you from the Angels. Go to the front/hood of the vehicle, hit cn_X to sabotage, and then run in a circle around the vehicle while the Angels are swarming. You might be able to get multiple with one explosion, but the Angels have weird hitboxes — the amount of damage to kill one may not be the same amount to kill another. Luckily, you can just repeat this method to get your five kills, shut off the speakers, and complete the mission.

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gypsymuffin
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gypsymuffin
Achievement won on 08 Apr 18
TA Score for this game: 1,752
Posted on 11 April 18 at 10:03, Edited on 12 April 18 at 07:25
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I left this achievement until after I beat the game and found this the best spot to get the achievement as you can do it without alarming the . For this you need the Airdrop perk (10pts), Wingsuit perk (4pts) & Saboteur perk (7pts). Once done, just quit the mission and repeat another four times. Good luck.

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R3CON 28
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R3CON 28
Achievement won on 06 Apr 18
TA Score for this game: 1,752
Posted on 06 April 18 at 22:45
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Another endgame area I found that works really well for this achievement is the US Auto Outpost, located just northwest of Fall's End. There is a truck with a bunch of speakers in the bed that will always be in the outpost. The way I did it was to run in, Sabotage this truck, take cover and let it explode, usually killing 1-2 enemies, then fast travel to Hilgard Electric Power Station just southeast of the outpost which resets the outpost and then rinse and repeat. This method worked really well for me, I hope it does for you too!
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Wabalicious
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Wabalicious
Achievement won on 06 Apr 18
TA Score for this game: 1,752
Posted on 06 April 18 at 18:14, Edited on 10 April 18 at 14:27
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I found a repeatable location with enemies to get these three achievements:

Squash and Run
Opportunity Knocks
Explosive Surprise

In John’s region / Holland Valley, towards the top left of his region (middle left of the overall map), there is person that will give a story mission named Merle Briggs. He is located at the fast travel location called Silver Lake Trailer Park
He is being held captive with 4 guards, close to a vehicle, all within a close vicinity of each other.
Because he needs to be freed, you can attempt anything you need and then fast travel back to the location with the enemies reset.
I find this MUCH easier than attacking an outpost

Explosive Suprise:
You can sabotage the truck (you might have to have the enemy come closer to it) without being seen.
If you fail, you can just fast travel back to the same location and try again

Opportunity knocks:
I recommend highlighting the enemies with your binoculars first - it never seemed to work for me when I didn't.
You can only get 1-4 per try, but distract one enemy at the starting point (from fast traveling) and then the enemy on the far left. After those two, you can try to distract the other 2 "middle" enemies.
I does not seem to count the same enemy twice, so after a max of 4 enemies distracted, if you fail, or if nothing registers, you can just fast travel back to the same location and try again.


Squash and run:
Grab a vehicle and drive up to the location, or grab the truck and run over the 4 enemies.
Once they are all dead, or if you fail, you can just fast travel back to the same location and try again
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