Keep Your Eye on the Gold achievement in SOULCALIBUR VI

Keep Your Eye on the Gold

Get a gold rating in Arcade mode.

Keep Your Eye on the Gold+0.4
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How to unlock the Keep Your Eye on the Gold achievement

  • Exe the HeroExe the Hero1,479,389
    19 Oct 2018 19 Oct 2018
    35 1 12
    You can get this one with some good, old-fashioned Raphael spam! Select easy difficult, choose Raphael, and simply hold cn_right (or left if you somehow get turned around) and mash cn_Y. That's it! I did have a couple opponents try to put up a fight, but nothing that required any skill with Raphael. Each fight should take between 10 & 15 seconds, so there's not a ton of wiggle room. If one fight takes longer than a minute, I'd suggest starting over. My longest fight was 55 seconds and I finished in 5:43 overall, so again, not a lot of wiggle room.

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    ParanioPnonnashThank you for the excellent guide, my final time using Raphael was 4’32”39
    Posted by ParanioPnonnash on 13 Feb at 21:35
    Smoky BrennethJust a quick extra tip; if the enemy sidesteps, I found a kick would more consistently turn Raphy the right way again
    Posted by Smoky Brenneth on 12 Jun at 21:57
    hibiki13Great guide, 1st playtime 4:52
    Posted by hibiki13 on 01 Jul at 18:24
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  • A1exRDA1exRD311,045
    09 Feb 2020 09 Feb 2020 09 Feb 2020
    1 0 0
    Arcade mode (under 'Battle') is 8 rounds to 3 wins each: 24 fights in total if you win them all.

    You get a gold medal for
    - 6 minutes on easy / 15 seconds per fight
    - 7 minutes on normal / 17.5 seconds per fight
    - 8 minutes on hard / 20 seconds per fight
    - 12 minutes on very hard / 30 seconds per fight
    - 18 minutes on legendary / 45 seconds per fight

    For most people 'easy' is your best bet, as the extra 2.5 seconds per fight you get for stepping up will disappear in just one enemy combo.

    A couple of good characters and moves to use:

    1. Raphael:
    - cn_right + cn_Ycn_Ycn_Y is the star because it does good damage & doesn't knock them over, so you can eat their health up ridiculously. If they let you do this, spam it.
    - If they sidestep, a few basic cn_X attacks will catch them and keep their health ticking downwards
    - cn_right + cn_Xcn_A (forwards throw) to ring them out if you've pushed them back to the edge

    2. Siegfried:
    - cn_rightcn_right + cn_Y is great for clobbering
    - cn_dpad + cn_Xcn_Xcn_X if they're stood up and circling
    - cn_dpad + cn_B for breathing space
    - The first two moves above can also ring out forwards (or poke forwards & Y)
    - cn_left + cn_Y will ring out backwards (i.e. when you're between them and the edge).

    3. Astaroth is a ring-out god and has power as well, so is also a good shout

    With any character, if they have the upper hand but you have a moment, you can knock them back and regain the initiative with cn_left + cn_RT if you have a bar of soul. This will enter soul charge mode, which comes with a small flare which will knock them back a little if they're close & interrupt their move. Attack straight after!

    Ring-outs are nice, but you don't have time to be fancy: take them if they're on offer (eg because there's a short stage with no wall behind your opponent), but don't waste time trying to create an opportunity when you could just hit them in the head

    Play all the way through a couple of times first so you have a feel for the later rounds. Once you're confident your skills are there, go 'for real' and restart if you're not meeting the following pace:
    - Round 1: 0m40
    - Round 2: 1m20
    - Round 3: 2m05
    - Round 4: 2m50
    - Round 5: 3m40
    - Round 6: 4m30
    - Round 7: 5m20
    - Round 8: 6m

    The tighter time for the first two rounds is because (1) they're easier, and (2) it's better to restart sooner rather than later. The slightly reduced time for round 8 is because if you do reach the last battle with 40 seconds to spare, you may as well give it a go!

    You'll blast through these times if you get one of the small unwalled stages late on

    Happy hunting smile
  • MalttikettuMalttikettu356,050
    23 Jun 2020 25 Jun 2020 25 Jun 2020
    0 0 0

    I see most of people are posting strategy for very fast characters. I got stress on this one (oh you have to beat arcade as fast as possible!) and yes I had listen to others, try Raphael etc. Good tactics!

    But today I had play on VERY HARD with Inferno. I did not practice, look on the move set or whatever. What I did notice is: his movesets are crazy!

    Everything makes a lot of damage, easy to execute, and fast. Playing for the first time I got like 6'41' and for the the 2nd time I got like 7'53".

    Here are some tips for gamers that are rather so so (or not good at fighting games).

    Step #1: Unlock Inferno character (clear every story mode for charactes)
    Step#2: Learn just few moves with this guy.
    I show them in the begining of the video:
    - cn_right+cn_Ycn_Ycn_Ycn_Y
    - cn_right+cn_Xcn_Xcn_Xcn_X
    - cn_right+cn_X+cn_Ycn_Ycn_Y

    Notice that some characters will put up a fight, but no need to worry. Just try again to hit them with whatever move (forward Y,Y,Y,Y, or simple cn_Ycn_Ycn_Y).

    Give it a try on the VERY HARD, so you can get 2 achievements in 1 play, because it is possible! (^_^)

    Again - I did not train for it, no tactics, strategy, just simple "play" and using few simple moves.
    Good luck with the achievements!

    By the way, on VERY HARD you have to do under 12 minutes to get GOLD.
  • sm182sm182786,874
    05 May 2020 05 May 2020
    0 0 0

    Select 'Battle' then 'Arcade' with the difficulty setting at 'Easy'.

    Select Raphael as your character and whilst in the match hold Right on the D-Pad and press Y, Y, Y to perform a combo and keep doing this until your opponent is at the edge of the stage. At this point perform a grab (X+B) to ring him out.

    Keep doing this until you finish all 8 stages, the clear time to attain gold is 6'00"00 and using this method you should complete in about 4'36"00.

    If this is your first time completing Arcade mode, this will also unlock:
    SOULCALIBUR VIThe First Step on the Path to GreatnessThe The First Step on the Path to Greatness achievement in SOULCALIBUR VI worth 15 pointsComplete Arcade mode for the first time.
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