Not even once achievement in Vampyr

Not even once

Finish the game without killing any citizens (not unlockable in Story Mode)

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How to unlock the Not even once achievement

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    To win this achievement, you must not kill anyone or do anything that may lead them to dying/killing later on. If your choice leads them to turning into a Skal or becoming a worse version of one then your choice resulted in death which may be the reason this isn't popping for some.

    Below is what I did to get this achievement, if you copy this like for like then you'll have no issues.

    *** Spoiler - click to reveal ***

    Also, I know it's probably obvious but please remember not to kill any of the NPCs you talk to along the way. Killing the Vampire Hunters, Ekons and other attacking monsters is fine. wave

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    WhyattThrashNo you don’t need to turn Aloysius. Him dying of old age does not void the achievement.
    Posted by WhyattThrash on 02 Apr at 08:15
    snake42069i initially killed the priest during the mary fight, but then i died, and it reloaded. The second attempt i let him live and mary killed him. Is the achievement voided?
    Posted by snake42069 on 06 Apr at 18:31
    Boots OrionI'm wondering the same thing snake. Some of the boss fights are ridiculously challenging when going for the pacifist run. Especially since you lose any serums and ammo you used if you die and have to reload. Which is unnecessary and dumb.

    I accidentally bit the vicar and reloaded the checkpoint (to avoid killing him) and want to know if that voided the achievement. I see that you have completed the game, so could you answer this for me?
    Posted by Boots Orion on 16 Aug at 17:40
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  • xTGExTGE319,762
    05 Jun 2018 30 Jun 2018
    32 26 65
    Note: I earned this on the PlayStation 4 thanks to a review copy I received from the developer. Here is my guide to this.

    For this achievement/trophy, you must NOT Embrace any civilian that you meet during the games 7 chapters. This means that when given the option to mesmerise someone and lure them to a dark place, don’t embrace.

    As you might expect, this will make your experience through VAMPYR much more difficult as civilians are a vital source of EXP, especially after unlocking all their options while making you underleveled. However, you can counter this little problem with a healing skill called Authophagy. Simply use an off-hand weapon that also has a blood asorbtion ability such as the Used Knife in Chapter Two’s Morgue and you’ll have constant healing, while making the game feel Bloodborneish.

    EDIT 1: If you have the Hunters Heirlooms DLC pack ($5 on store) then use the Gun and Sword that come with that. The sword can be upgraded to steal blood and makes this much easier while the gun can rapidly fire off 6 shots, stunning bosses quickly.

    Something else you need to watch out for is your civilian sheet in the menu. Make sure that you are healing everyone that you can, even if you spend an hour or so grinding the materials since districts that go critical can start resulting in NPC's going missing and more enemies who are much stronger (sometimes +15 in level). Also make sure that you are doing investigations! Most civilians have them so chat with them while unlocking their clues for tons of XP.

    Important Choices
    - Spare Clay in chapter one.
    - Spare Dorothi in chapter two.
    - Spare Sean in chapter three.
    - Turn Aloysisus into a Vampire in chapter 5.
    - Spare McCullum in chapter 5. DONT TURN HIM.
    - Turn Doctor Swansea into a Vampire in chapter 5.
    YOU CAN AND SHOULD KILL THE MAN INSIDE THE MARY BOSS FIGHT. HE DOESN'T AFFECT THE ACHIEVEMENT AND WILL PREVENT HER FROM FULLY HEALING.

    Note: It would appear that killing the priest does void the achievement now. Although reports are mixed, I suggest making sure you’re well equipped to fight Mary since he will heal her.
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    lacman38I also can confirm turning sean works if people are wondering.
    Posted by lacman38 on 15 Feb at 09:27
    Stevo6483+1 to remove the bold comment to kill the vicar. I really don't get why you've left it in at all if you've got through the trouble of editing your solution to add a note at the end to say it will void the achievement.
    Posted by Stevo6483 on 29 Mar at 20:15
    rippercitoI changed sparing Sean and turned him. All citizens alive and also let Mary kill the vicar. The achievement unlocked before the final credits during the last animated scene. Also, be careful I have read comments on not people getting this due to them killing the vicar.
    Uppss just realized I finished all achivements at 23:30 the last day avaliable on Game Pass. That was a close one.
    Posted by rippercito on 31 Mar at 21:35
  • 緑眼のイアン緑眼のイアン321,583
    26 Aug 2018 27 Aug 2018 01 Sep 2018
    12 7 13
    Note: if you have a physical copy of the game and a USB keyboard, you can make this much easier on yourself by doing the infinite XP glitch (which I will detail below). A patch has fixed it, but you can get around this with a physical copy. I don't know if it's possible with a digital copy of the game, but you're welcome to try.

    Edit: SpiralOut46and2 has confirmed that the glitch cannot be done with a digital copy.


    In order to get this achievement, you must complete the game without embracing any named characters. In other words, mesmerizing and then embracing an NPC voids the achievement. Additionally, during the fight with Mary in the graveyard you must not drink blood from the injured priest, as this seems to void the achievement as well. Killing random Skals/Priwen/etc enemies is fine.

    As far as I know, you don't have to interact with any of the NPCs that the story doesn't force you to talk to, and it doesn't seem to matter if they die as long as you weren't the one to kill them. (Unless they turn hostile, in which case you should be able to kill them safely, though I can't confirm this myself.) During my playthrough, I used the infinite XP glitch to max all the skills at the start of the game and then rushed as much as possible. I never had a district turn hostile, though the docks did fall to around 54% by the time I finished. For the most part, I didn't even talk to any of the NPCs other than those the game required me to talk to to progress, and one or two did die before I finished. During the entire playthrough, I believe I only slept twice.

    Additionally, I took the following actions with these characters:
    Spared Clay
    Spared Nurse Crane
    Spared Sean
    Turned Dawson
    Spared McCullum
    Turned Swansea

    In order to do the infinite XP glitch:
    You must have a physical copy of the game to do this as well as a USB keyboard (though I'm told that the chat pad also works). It is not possible with a digital copy.

    Uninstall the game and then disconnect your Xbox from the internet. Reinstall the game from the disk while offline and then play up until you the game has you increase skills for the first time (after Reid shoots himself in the chest). Once you get to that point, select anything to level up, plug the keyboard into your Xbox and then hold down P to until you have around 170000 experience or so and that's enough to max out every skill (and max your level at 50). Level up whatever you want/everything. After that's done, reconnect to the internet and download the patches (it won't affect the experience/skills at all) and then play from there.
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    OneBgBdArtemisNever mind, realized I had the charm option way back for Dorothy. Thank you so much for your willingness to help out. It IS appreciated
    Posted by OneBgBdArtemis on 15 Oct 18 at 13:29
    SpiralOut46and2No worries, you're welcome. Feel free to message me if you have more questions and I'll try to help. Yeah, you shouldn't need hints for mesmerizing; only to get the option to Charm. But I only talked to everyone and tried to get hints just for the extra XP, really. I never wound up Charming anyone. I found that there is more than one option that you can choose with people in regards to Spare/Embrace/Charm and you will still get this achievement. For instance, I think it's Dorothy, Sean Hampton and Aloysius Dawson that you can get the Charm option with. But I spared Dorothy, turned Sean, and turned Aloysius and still got it.

    I followed this guide as well, just for a general bit of guidance:
    https://guides.gamepressure.com/vampyr/

    But I also had PowerPyx's collectible guide up in another tab to keep cross-referencing. I'm not kidding when I say I had 5-8 tabs open at the same time with all different guides and bits of information while playing this game, just to keep cross-referencing everything and try to stay on track for the 100% lol. It was confusing at times too because the more you look up information, the more you'll sometimes find conflicting information too. laugh But like I said, if you have more questions, feel free to message me and I'll try to help. :)
    Posted by SpiralOut46and2 on 15 Oct 18 at 14:40
    Dr MartyIt's 207,000 XP you need to get all skills.
    I upgraded in the prologue and then never slept once throughout the game. That way the districts' health can't change.

    Also, not sleeping throughout the entire game has another beneficial effect. Almost nothing you do has any consequences. The game only registers your choices once you have slept, so turning NPC that then would kill other NPC or whatever, will not occur.
    For instance, I turned McCullum (even though every guide says not to). And I still got my achievement. The only thing you should not do is kill/embrace NPCs yourself.
    Posted by Dr Marty on 21 Feb at 14:05
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