Upstream achievement in The Walking Dead: The Final Season



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How to unlock the Upstream achievement

  • Maka91Maka911,165,761
    14 Aug 2018 15 Aug 2018
    25 1 4

    This achievement is gained during Act 2 after choosing to go Fishing. Once you grab the spear and meet Violet by the water, she will ask you to catch fish swimming upstream. During this mini-game, you will need to catch 3 fish in 3 tries. Use your cursor to aim over the fish and RT to use the spear. If the cursor is red when the button is pressed, the fish will be caught. Keep in mind that the fish move diagonally up and across the screen as they swim. The following missable achievement can be seen in the video below at 5:03:

    If you miss a spear, immediately back out to the main menu and re-enter the game to have another try at doing this. Unfortunately, you will need to listen to about 2-3 minutes of dialogue for every attempt.

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    KanchanaburiThese missable and collectible achievements are the thinking that screwed TT. changes like this should never have happened.
    Posted by Kanchanaburi on 12 Jan at 07:47
    Haseo ATCI don't think this game's sudden shift into actual achievements was what hurt Telltale. But man, it's jarring going from a casual achievement franchise to keeping this site open next to you the entire time.
    Posted by Haseo ATC on 25 Jan at 02:10
    haugse23I feel the opposite. These make the game so much better. The other games you can literally set down the controller for 95% of the game and let it play for you. At least now you actually have to play it.
    Posted by haugse23 on 03 Mar at 04:15
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  • x D00G xx D00G x936,811
    14 Aug 2018 14 Aug 2018 14 Aug 2018
    10 1 5
    If you choose to go fishing during Act 2, you need to spear 3 fish. The first one is pretty slow and the cursor is almost over it. Move the cursor until it turns red, hit RT. There is some dialogue then another fish to spear. Repeat the same process as for the first fish. There is then more dialogue and then another fish to spear. This time I advise to let the first fish go by, as it’s very fast and hard to spear. The next one is slower and easier to hit.

    If you miss any of them, you will need to quit to the main menu and then continue the episode. Unfortunately the checkpoint is a bit far back and you have to go thru some dialogue, pick up the spear etc.

    It took me 3 shots to get this, so good luck.

    p.s. there may be an even slower fish for the 3rd attempt, but I didn’t wait to see. If anyone finds out there is, please let me know and I’ll amend the solution.
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    Apostle92627Anyone else feel like this one needed a checkpoint?
    Posted by Apostle92627 on 15 Aug 18 at 04:24
    Negan Beta@Apostle92627 where is it putting you? It's odd for me that yesterday i played it and it started me back at the school before making the choice but today i played and i got a checkpoint for this and the rabbit one to where your walking to the shack or the hunting part so it wasn't as bad as when i first played. I didn't get a update so not sure how this changed but they are still a pain in the rear with this one being the easy one of the 2.
    Posted by Negan Beta on 15 Aug 18 at 04:58
    neeker75This one needs a checkpoint right after you pick the spear up. I mean, seriously, the achievements in this game.

    Anyway for this one, I just camped my cursor at the general location where the 3rd fish of the 3rd attempt will appear, and wait for it to swim past. It always appears at the bottom so no chasing after it, just a quick spear as it swims into my cursor location.
    Posted by neeker75 on 15 Aug 18 at 07:11
  • TheWelshHuntTheWelshHunt770,107
    07 Jan 2020 31 Jan 2020 31 Jan 2020
    1 0 0
    Hey guys and gals! Here is my all collectibles and all achievements video guide (Link Below) for TWD:TFS in chronological order so you dont miss a thing!

    Act 1
    Collectible 1
    0:22 - Deer Head
    0:54 - Collectibe Plastic Flowers 2
    1:20 - Achievement "Tickle monster"
    2:05 - Achievement "Nothing Wasted"
    3:24 - Collectibe 3/6 - Real Flowers
    3:53 - Achievement "Social Butterfly"
    9:52 - Collectible 4/6 - AJs Drawing

    Act 2
    11:10 Achievement "Good girl"
    12:23 Collectible "Cat Skull"
    13:03 Achievement "Lost Love"
    13:35 Achievement "Upstream" - At the Start of Act 2, make a backup copy of your save! Once fishing, you will be tasked with spearing 3 fish, you have to do this without missing. Take your time, as soon as you see the reticle turn red, press cn_A immediately! If you do happen to miss, quickly press start, quit to main menu and try again.
    15:40 Collectible "Tenns Drawing"

    Act 3
    16:26 Achievement "To Make It Look Nice"

    Hope this helps!

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