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Hardened Defenders achievement in Overwatch: Origins Edition

Hardened Defenders

Survive 4 bonus waves in Junkenstein Endless on Hard difficulty.

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  • TranierxTranierx438,565
    09 Oct 2018 10 Oct 2018 27 Oct 2019
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    What heroes should we run?
    McCree, Soldier: 76, Torbjörn, and Zenyatta.
    I've seen alternate suggestions, such as Hanzo instead of Soldier: 76 and Ana instead of Zenyatta, but this is the safest/easiest comp. Also this guide will be mostly be written with the those 4 in mind.

    Wave by Wave Strategy
    This is a strategy from the Survivor achievement which involves surviving 4 bonus waves in expert. Therefore, you can be more lenient on compositions and strategies.
    Also, Symmetra's rework changed the Summoner's moveset. The strategy that I present here may not be the best one to take care of her. If you have a better strategy, feel free to comment down below.

    Wave 1 (x1 Reaper)
    *** Spoiler - click to reveal ***

    Wave 2 (x3 Shock Tires)
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    Wave 3 (x1 Junkenstein's Monster & x1 Shock-Tire)
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    Wave 4 (x1 Dr. Junkenstein & x1 Shock-Tire)
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    Wave 5 (x2 Reaper & x1 Shock-Tire)
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    Wave 6 (x1 Summoner & x3 Shock-Tire)
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    Wave 7 (x2 Junkenstein's Monster)
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    Wave 8 (x1 Witch, Junkenstein's Monster and Dr. Junkenstein)
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    Wave 9 (x3 Reaper & x1 Shock-Tire)
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    Wave 10 (x2 Summoner & x3 Shock-Tire)
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    Wave 11 (x2 Junkenstein's Monster & x1 Shock-Tire)
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    Wave 12 (x1 Witch, Junkenstein's Monster, Dr. Junkenstein & x2 Shock-Tire)
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    Bonus Wave 1 (x3 Reaper & x2 Shock-Tire)
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    Bonus Wave 2 (x2 Summoner & x5 Shock-Tire)
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    Bonus Wave 3 (x3 Junkenstein's Monster)
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    Bonus Wave 4 (x2 Witch, Junkenstein's Monster, and Dr. Junkenstein & x1 Shock-Tire)
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    Bonus Wave 5 (x1 Achievement)
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    Here's a video of me doing the run with randoms. We don't use the run described above since it's with randoms, but this should help give you an idea of how hectic it can get.


    Here is a video of the described strategy. Note that this is last year, so the Summoner will be different, and that it's on expert, so your attempts should be easier.


    Timer

    Wave 1
    -0:17 The Reaper
    Wave 2
    -0:44 Shock-Tire
    -0:34 Shock Tire
    -0:24 Shock-Tire
    Wave 3
    -0:41 Junkenstein's Monster
    -0:39 Shock-Tire
    Wave 4
    -0:46 Dr. Junkenstein
    -0:39 Shock-Tire
    Wave 5
    -0:49 The Reaper
    -0:41 Shock-Tire
    -0:32 The Reaper
    Wave 6
    -0:47 The Summoner
    -0:42 Shock-Tire
    -0:32 Shock-Tire
    -0:23 Shock-Tire
    Wave 7
    -0:49 Junkenstein's Monster
    -0:32 Junkenstein's Monster
    Wave 8
    -0:47 The Witch, Junkenstein's Monster and Dr. Junkenstein
    Wave 9
    -0:49 The Reaper
    -0: 40 Shock-Tire
    -0:38 The Reaper
    -0:25 The Reaper
    Wave 10
    -0:55 The Summoner
    -0:43 Shock-Tire
    -0:35 The Summoner
    -0:33 Shock-Tire
    -0:23 Shock-Tire
    Wave 11
    -0:48 Junkenstein's Monster
    -0:39 Shock-Tire
    -0:31 Junkenstein's Monster
    Wave 12
    -0:54 The Witch, Junkenstein's Monster, Dr. Junkenstein
    -0:39 Shock-Tire
    -0:26 Shock-Tire
    Bonus Wave 1
    -0:45 The Reaper
    -0:41 Shock-Tire
    -0:35 The Reaper
    -0:27 Shock-Tire
    -0:26 The Reaper
    Bonus Wave 2
    -0:55 The Summoner
    -0:43 Shock-Tire
    -0:37 Shock-Tire
    -0:35 The Summoner
    -0:31 Shock-Tire
    -0:24 Shock-Tire
    -0:18 Shock-Tire
    Bonus Wave 3
    -0:48 Junkenstein's Monster
    -0:36 Junkenstein's Monster
    -0:26 Junkenstein's Monster
    Bonus Wave 4
    -0:55 The Witch, Junkenstein's Monster, and Dr. Junkenstein
    -0:37 Shock-Tire
    -0:35 The Witch, Junkenstein's Monster, and Dr. Junkenstein
    Showing all 5 comments. Leave a comment.
    tynderiOkay so what's the specific requirement for the achievement? Got to bonus level 10 and the achievement did not unlock. Is it deathless until bonus level 5?

    Also after the Torb rework the best place to put his new turret is right corner below Junkenstein's platform. There are bunch of tombstones there. It won't get destroyed easily if you distract enemies (Elite zomnics will ignore it if they can't see it first) and during the Summoner ult it will destroy everything behind the wall.
    Posted by tynderi on 10 Oct 18 at 14:21
    Moldy Tacos5000If it doesn’t pop go to the game hub for Overwatch and look at the achievements. Should pop then, if not do a hard reset.
    Posted by Moldy Tacos5000 on 11 Oct 18 at 15:04
    DarthLordX2XDoes this achievement stack with survivor? So if I do it on hard will this unlock? Finishing on legendary jnlocked all achievements for me.
    Posted by DarthLordX2X on 13 Oct 18 at 11:27
    RaginCajun928Replace McCree with Brig; shes far better than McCree in this mode. She can C/C all bosses and not die and her ult can't be blocked by a wall.
    Posted by RaginCajun928 on 17 Oct 18 at 17:47
    cwella88Didn't unlocked when I survived 5 bonus waves on hard difficulty. It happened before when an achievement didn't also unlocked when I finished Retribution on expert difficulty. warning
    Posted by cwella88 on 26 Oct 18 at 18:20
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