Hoist the Flag achievement in Battlefield V

Hoist the Flag

In Multiplayer, capture 10 flags in Frontlines

Hoist the Flag+0.5
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Progress towards this achievement will reset if you leave the server

How to unlock the Hoist the Flag achievement

  • mvsnormvsnor202,851
    11 Aug 2020 22 Jun 2019
    19 4 7
    Due to a low player count, the gamemode was removed with Domination on May 30th, 2019. The only way you'll be able to get this achievement now is if you manage to reach the 'Frontlines' part of the game mode 'Grand Operations'.

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    Conor MageeWhat does it mean it will reset if I leave the server?
    Posted by Conor Magee on 07 Apr at 02:11
    JacobmnbDice has bought frontlines back for a limited time. Just search for it in advanced search
    Posted by Jacobmnb on 23 Apr at 14:15
    iBaldy87Beat me to it @jaccobmnb!
    Posted by iBaldy87 on 23 Apr at 17:28
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  • ZukapeZukape299,001
    28 Sep 2019 27 Sep 2019 07 Oct 2019
    11 2 7
    As of 27/09/2019 none of the guides are updated. But this solution will help you to clarify things.

    Update: Great addition from ShadyShall: Make sure to write down or memorise the Server number. This way you wont waste time joining to same server if you are too late for the flag.

    Battlefield V's framework is completely broken, whenever you press cn_guide button it will kick you out of the game. So you shouldnt check your achievement progress while playing the game. Recently patched.

    First of first, Frontlines only avaliable in Grand Operations. To make it easier for you; uncheck everything on advanced search. Then under maps section only choose these 3 maps: Devastation, Arras, Rotterdam. DO NOT CHOOSE Frontlines Mode, if you do specify the mode nothing will show up on Server list.

    After you set these 3 maps, only look for Frontlines games. It will be mixed with other game types. If nothing shows up, refresh by pressing cn_start.

    Pick one of the Frontlines game, the game has to be just started otherwise quit and look for another server. So, some people may not know this but only first objective(flag) counts towards the achievement. Not the other 3 objectives you explode further in game.

    After you captured the flag, dont check your progress, instead wait till game ends. Theres always another chance to get 2nd flag, that only happens if you dont explode 3 of the objectives and out of lives.

    Since 4.4 update achievement progress is fixed. Feel free to quit the game and look for another Frontlines mode. Your achievement progress wont reset.
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    ShadyShallThese are great tips. Makes searching for the right game easier!!

    However, something I would like to add is that when you are beginning your search, write the server numbers down, and do yourself a favor and ignore those. I joined those and 4 in a row were already at the end of the match (or getting slaughtered towards the end)... best wait to see a NEW game not on your list pop up because it'll obviously be the start of the match.

    Also, matches with more people is definitely better here. i joined a lower count server (like 40 ppl) and the teams were very lopsided and my team didn't even try (i say snarkily) to capture the flag. You don't necessarily have control over this and when you see a server you should join regardless... just be prepared for disappointment.

    this is by far the worst achievement in the game due to the lack of frontlines games available. FUCK EA. definite thumbs up for this server searching trick, tho...

    [EDIT: i was refreshing as typing this and when done i joined a new game that popped up and landed on the good team and got 2 flags in the match! again - FANTASTIC searching tip!]
    Posted by ShadyShall on 07 Oct 19 at 04:08
    ZukapeThank you for the addition ShadyShall, I'm glad you got your achievement. wink
    Posted by Zukape on 07 Oct 19 at 10:31
    ShadyShallHeh... not yet. I am at 4/10 but with this tip - I am more optimistic and see the light at the end of this shitty dark frontlines tunnel...

    EDIT: i spent 2 days/nights playing grand operations and got just 2 captures. I put your tip to work last night and got 2 captures within an hour (lot of bad games joined but eventually got a good one!)... This morning, while working, having the advanced search open, refreshing. and joining games when they popped up --> *POP* in about 4 hours. wish i could give you numerous thumbs up. anyone struggling out there - do this! ^^^^claptoast
    Posted by ShadyShall on 07 Oct 19 at 12:29
  • AbsoIuteZero xAbsoIuteZero x665,730
    10 Nov 2018 12 Nov 2018 19 Nov 2018
    17 9 33
    Easy as it sounds, just capture 10 flags in the game mode frontlines. I did this during early access, so there were no servers for frontlines at all (only conquest) so you have to play the infantry based playlist (TDM, Domination, and Frontlines). I will update the guide when they add frontlines servers..

    EDIT (Thanks to Mr Dan Jones):

    Just a tip if you press X when highlighting the Infantry Playlist you can see all the servers and what gamemode is currently active. Makes it a bit easier to find a Frontlines game.

    Anyways, depending on the map you will have a set number of flags that you will have to capture and push your "frontline" towards the enemy base. This will take roughly 2 matches to complete (I got 8 flags on the map Twisted Steel because there are 5 total flags). Even if you or the enemy capture all the flags, the game is not over because you have to plant explosives at the enemy base, which is very difficult to do due to the spawn points. when you fail to plant the explosives (or vice versa) the last remaining flag opens up again so you can keep capturing until the game ends.

    Please note, you only need to be in the flag area when the bar completely fills up and your team captures the flag, so try to survive when you are in the zone.

    All in all, very simple achievement. let me know if I need to clarify or improve anything, thanks.
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    can't find it, too. Seems that there are no Servers at the moment which are hosting this game type. "Workaround" Solution: Play Grand Operations. On some maps it will be the game mode on day 2.
    Posted on 09 Sep 19 at 01:31
    StefsamyOn day 3 on rotterdam and twisted steel. But it's not the same frontlines mode. Few flags, 1 by 1 and you must destroy/protect 3 items after. Very shitty achievement now.
    Posted by Stefsamy on 16 Sep 19 at 20:21
    Rista BI played grand operations for hours this weekend and ended up somehow capturing two flags per the achievement tracker. I cannot figure out which flags count and which don't and I sure hope this isn't resetting progress after you leave the game. I can't stay on a server for the 60 hours or more it seems like this achievement could take. Total piece of shit achievement as it's not clear how to get it at all.
    Posted by Rista B on 23 Sep 19 at 03:38
  • KanchanaburiKanchanaburi1,226,584
    01 Oct 2019 12 Sep 2019 05 Oct 2019
    8 1 0
    To get this achievement, you need to capture 10 flags during the game type Frontlines (you must survive the flag capturing. You will find this game type (currently) in


    Currently, the GO Rotterdam campaign has frontlines on during DAY3 on the map Devastation. If you are looking in the custom games, you can look for either DEVASTATION map, FRONTLINES game type, OR you can look for Rotterdam map on Breakthrough game type. Joining the second one will ensure you have time to get the flag, however, you can always chance joining the frontlines game type right away, but usually, because of the slow loading times, you would join when it's too late.

    You can also find Frontlines game type on the map Arras during DAY3 of the GO Twisted Steal. Here you can join Arras Frontlines to be right there on DAY3 or you can join twisted steal breakthrough and join on Day2.

    MAKE SURE you join a GRANDOPERATIONS, as you can have most of these selections under their own gametypes.

    To get this, you must be on the flag when the team captures it during the first part of day 3. It is best to find a place to hide and let everyone else fight it out. From what I can tell, defender or attacker doesn't matter on this day, as both teams are fighting for the same flag capture. Also, if you capture it and then lose the next phase, you can a chance to get a second flag on the same match. So you know, as soon as you get one, go take a coffee break and hope your team gets pushed back for another chance.

    I should also note, that if you had previous progress to this, it may have been reset after the achievement fixing patch (as mine did). SO if you're returning to this, don't be surprised if your progress goes from 20% TO 10% AFTER capturing your first post 'fix' capture.

    Previously, there was a game mode called Frontlines but due to 'low player count' they eliminated the game mode. However, DICE has hinted it could be back during limited timed events. Who knows?
  • StefsamyStefsamy264,027
    19 Sep 2019 19 Sep 2019 19 Sep 2019
    5 0 2
    With the actual game setup (no frontlines servers, only grand operations), I've done 20 games of GO in the attacking team (leaving server when i was on the defending team) without capturing any flag. Even in games where the attacking team dominated the other team with 4/4 objectives done in the 2 first days.

    Then I've done 2 games in the defending team, on rotterdam GO, We were clearely dominated by the other team on the 2 first days, but for the third day in the church, we captured the flag 2 times in each match.

    To resume, it seems to me that beeing in the defending team on rotterdam GO is the best game configuration to complete this achievement for the moment.

    EDIT : works perfectly, 3 more games and boom achievement unlocked.
  • CidelionCidelion361,368
    29 Jul 2020 29 Jul 2020 29 Jul 2020
    2 0 1
    I tried and got it at 29/7/2020.

    Frontlines are open again.
    Select multi-player
    Advanced search
    Game modes frontlines
    Maps any
    Regions any.

    Don't bother with grand operations. The glitch is fixed and when you get one flag the counter works.
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