Surprise! achievement in Shadow of the Tomb Raider


Perform 5 Eagle's Talon takedowns

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How to unlock the Surprise! achievement

  • NeXuS23NeXuS23119,799
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    Just after leaving the Temple of Life there is the first and perfect location to get the Surprise! Achievement done. Also possible that this is the only location with so nicely placed five trees for that.

    This is especially useful in Deadly Obsession difficulty of course, because else you can simply reload checkpoint a bunch of time there.

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    SeitzzYou can farm the checkpoint if you really want to get the achievement as soon as possible but you get many opportunities for 5 takedowns along the story so just get them whenever you see opportunities, it's pretty quick
    Posted by Seitzz on 21 Nov 18 at 02:15
    Falcon SVNStuck at 80%. This game has a lot of glitchy achievements it seems.
    Posted by Falcon SVN on 10 Jan at 23:43
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    Another good spot that I used - although much later in the story - is when you find a new bow and arrows that cause confusion (from a story perspective this is around the refinery section).

    As soon as you have the new type of arrows, follow the path and climb up the tree branch right in front of you. You will see three guys standing around...shoot either of them and he will kill one guy and then dies himself (so you are tracking towards the achievement related to Friendly Fire). Once two of the guys are dead, the third one will investigate and he will come close enough to you to use Eagle's Talon (hold down Y), giving you the opportunity to get that achievement out of the way as well in case you haven't.

    Once they are dead, reload your checkpoint and rinse/repeat until you have both unlocked.
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    SneakyStabbalotPerfect.. thanks
    Posted by SneakyStabbalot on 06 Mar 19 at 15:01
    TheRedRodCodIf you are worried there aren't enough opportunities past this area, there are a few trees in the very last battle arena, past the point of no return.
    Posted by TheRedRodCod on 13 Oct 19 at 15:31
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