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My Own Private Army achievement in State of Decay 2

My Own Private Army

Recruit a Red Talon contractor to your community four times.

My Own Private Army-1.0
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How to unlock the My Own Private Army achievement

  • Grape VansGrape Vans512,607
    17 Sep 2018 14 Sep 2018 22 Jul 2020
    11 5 25
    Edit - Original method has been patched. Less cost for red talon soldiers, but will have to recruit 4 now.

    It's 3250 prestige points for each red talon soldier you recruit to your community in the regular game. I'm averaging about 500 PP per solo game of Daybreak I play and I'm sure you'd get even more with randoms / friends.

    You can recruit 4 Red Talon in one community, but for me the tracker stopped at 50 percent so I had to do another playthrough. Guess what tho fam, you can select the same two Red Talon contractors from the start of the next play through and it'll count towards the next community. That brings the total to only

    3250 x 2 = 6500 prestige points for the achievement. If you're experiencing the same issue or just want to do it faster than grinding all the points I'd recommend this method.

    If your community is maxed out like mine by the time you recruit RT contractors, exile the characters that

    -always are crying
    -morale is at negative 7 for no reason because "they don't want to talk about it cry"
    -are easily frustrated and makes others irritable for no god d*** reason
    -Stank breath (no really, it's halitosis)

    ... or just exile everyone!


    Grape vans

    Recruit Two Red Talon contractors to your community. Finish the game and select the same two red talon contractors for the next playthrough. Cheevo pops at start of the next playthrough.

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    SashamorningAlso, I was able to recruit without enough beds, although I had people saying we needed more.
    Posted by Sashamorning on 22 Jul at 04:27
    Grape VansUpdated the guide
    Yeah, the bed requirement never mattered I was mainly talking about the actual max population you can have in the community. I couldn't care less about their morale. Awfully whiny for being in the apocalypse!
    Posted by Grape Vans on 22 Jul at 05:33
    SashamorningIt's also only 2750 prestige now. toast
    Posted by Sashamorning on 22 Jul at 20:52
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  • KanchanaburiKanchanaburi1,201,473
    27 Sep 2018 30 Sep 2018
    5 0 2
    This achievement is directly connected to your tracker and can be earnt pretty quickly.

    What I am trying to say is that you can earn it when you first start the game if you wish. (which is good if you are starting the base game. This will give you an upgraded charater to start the game with)

    In order to unlock this, you will need to get 4 contracters, each costing 3250 prestige points. These points are earned while playing the Daybreak DLC.

    After you get 3250 points, go to your base game and call for the contractor BUT DO NOT pick him up. Wait for the mission update and turn off the game properly so the save updates to the cloud.

    Before you restart the game, go into settings and GO OFFLINE. Then restart the game, and recruit the contractor. MAKE SURE YOU ESCORT him back since some gamers have stated that it didn't count if you simply sent him back. Once the contractor has STOPPED following you, exit from the game PROPERLY (quit game in the menu).

    Delete CONSOLE save of the game.

    Go back online and restart the game. This will sync your online save, returning you to the point where you had to recruit the contractor. However, you will get the credit (it may take a while to update) for the contractor because the tracker updates with each addition, and does not care if it the same addition.

    After you sync, you can quit properly and repeat.

    NOTE: always be cautious when deleting game saves from your console. MAKE SURE YOU ARE OFFLINE, and make sure you delete from CONSOLE ONLY. And remember, you are always taking a risk in something going wrong. For example, perhaps the cloud didn't update properly.

    However, if you are planning on completing 343 waves, don't worry about this since you can start a new game and invite a contractor, get credit. Then start a new game again, invite a contractor, get credit. However, this will require you to go through the training part a few times. I have collected over 20K of prestige points and I am only 49% of my 343 waves.
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    Parkman RulesYou can't have prestige higher than 9999. Remember to check your total in the campaign to make sure to not lose any prestige points. Learned it the hard way
    Posted by Parkman Rules on 20 Oct 18 at 14:32
    Parkman RulesYou need an extra bed or the guy on radio will tell you that you don't have enough space and he won't send you another recruit.
    Posted by Parkman Rules on 21 Oct 18 at 15:46
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