Got Gud achievement in Shadows: Awakening

Got Gud

Completed the game on at least Hard difficulty with no puppet deaths.

Got Gud+14.1
1 guideOffline Game ModeSingle PlayerDifficulty SpecificPartly Discontinued/Unobtainable
This achievement is only possible on an unpatched version of the game.

How to unlock the Got Gud achievement

  • KilldbyNecropsyKilldbyNecropsy959,389
    01 Aug 2019 01 Aug 2019 03 Aug 2019
    5 0 16
    This is how I was able to get the achievement. I don’t know if will work for everyone, but this worked for me.

    First, I deleted the game and installed it while offline to avoid installing the patch (I was also trying to do old school mode).

    Second, I played the entire game offline, including beating the final boss.

    When I went online and updated the game, I didn’t either of the achievements. At that point I decided to beat the game again while online and after doing that I unlocked both old school and got gud!!

    Edit: it’s worth mentioning that you should turn off automatic updates. That way you can switch online/offline without the game getting the 10.8gb update.
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    Goggs25How do you get this achievement if you have to kill one of your puppets in the main story. The quest I am talking about is in chapter 3 called Test of Anger which you have to die to proceed
    Posted by Goggs25 on 02 Mar 20 at 15:41
    KilldbyNecropsyIt won’t count against you. Dying in the trials is part of the story and is unavoidable.
    Posted by KilldbyNecropsy on 02 Mar 20 at 16:10
    InquisitorZac@Groggs if you are talking about the level where you have to submit yourself to the 3 tests, you have to die to this. It will not void your achievement. However, dying anywhere else in the game will Void this.
    Posted by InquisitorZac on 02 Mar 20 at 16:11
    HealttiThanks @KbN and belated congrats for the #1. Good work.

    I'll add that if you're playing this on next-gen consoles there'll be an error pop up following the offline installation. You cannot launch the game as is.

    Here's the fix, step by step:

    - Connect back to XBL ("Go Online")
    - Ensure auto-updates are disabled
    - Launch the game
    - Decline the game update when that prompt comes up
    *You'll get kicked back to home screen*
    - Disconnect from XBL ("Go Offline")
    - Shadows will now launch properly; enjoy the v1.0
    Posted by Healtti on 17 May at 09:56
    E vee dub.
    So a physical copy is necessary for this?
    Such crap. I'm playing this digitally because it's Free With Gold.
    I almost might stop playing this game. It's really not like Diablo.
    Posted by E vee dub on 19 Jun at 11:41
    KilldbyNecropsyUnless Kalypso has decided to fix the game in the 2 years since I finished it, then yes, you can’t get Old School Or this achievement without a disc version of the game.
    Posted by KilldbyNecropsy on 29 Jun at 03:40
    GrumpyYogi1968I haven't purchased a physical copy of a game in years and obviously, after 2 years, they'll never fix this achievement and the old school one. So no completion for me...
    Posted by GrumpyYogi1968 on 05 Jul at 16:37
    Goggs25Wish I knew this had unobtainable’s I would not have paid for a game made by lazy programmers who refuse to fix there achievements.
    Posted by Goggs25 on 06 Jul at 00:38
    vSullyI don’t know if beating the game again a second time was actually necessary or if it was just a coincidence and the timing of the delay. Because for me, the patch took like 10 minutes to download and none of the achievements popped. I loaded into my game figuring that might help, still nothing. I dashboarded, closed the game, launched it again and continued my save and still nothing. So I figured maybe I would have to do what you did and fought the final boss a second time. In the middle of the battle, both of the v1.0 achievements popped. So I think it was just a time delay more so than a trigger for doing anything specific within the game.
    Posted by vSully on 03 Aug at 12:17; The achievements are tied to your profile not the game. There may be a lag but X1 achievements earned offline (for any game) pop when the local profile synchs with the global XBox Live profile. There is no need to launch the game or install updates.

    The synching process is very temperamental. It may be quick or slow. Generally, the more stuff you have going on the slower it will take. I suspect your updating & other activity slowed down the synch. It’s fastest to just go online & do nothing but wait until the synch completes & the achievements earned offline pop.
    Posted by Allgorhythm on 13 Sep at 04:53
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