Death from Above achievement in Battlefield V

Death from Above

In Multiplayer, destroy 5 manned stationary weapons with a Airplane

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How to unlock the Death from Above achievement

    21 Nov 2018 22 Nov 2018 19 May 2020
    59 24 59
    Alright, me and another guy on here boosted it and here's what we did. Almost every European map's original spawn point has an AA gun. Simply have the other player deploy two sticky dynamite and climb in. To help you see what you are doing, have the other player fire the gun straight up into the air and fly your bomber in 3rd person view. This should help you find the gun and line up a shot. It also prevents people on your own team from shooting them out of the turret before you can bomb. The down side is that people on the opposing team love to shoot down bombers and people on yojr team may bomb them first if they see the gun fire. It took us 3 maps for me and the other guy to both get the achievement. We obviously did this on conquest. The best maps are Arras and Narvik.

    EDIT: DICE now allows community created servers where you can make your own game and then make it private. You would need to gather enough people to start a round but this might be ideal if you are having trouble in public servers.

    EDIT: You need to be at least level 7 to open up the bombers, you need at least 4 players (2 per team) to start a round on a private server. DO NOT PUT A PASSWORD on the server or it will not track progress. If you are the host, just kick random people joining. Again, Arras amd Narvik are the preferred maps but Panzerstorm may also be good to get this achievement.

    EDIT: The other online achievements may be done as well if you have the right number of people.

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    XxThanatosxXI have seen that it is possible to create servers with a minimum of 4. Is it possible to do all the multiplayer achievements in a server like that?
    Posted by XxThanatosxX on 21 Jun at 17:21
    P00R GRENDELIf the round goes live and there is no password on the server, it should work.
    Posted by P00R GRENDEL on 21 Jun at 17:42
    Chief RedrumI got it on my own on Arras in one game: Conquest mode from the german side, second plane (bomber), try flying low directly towards the stationary weapons in their camp and drop everything on the target(s), you'll pop up too late for them to kill you before you unload your 4 bombs. It's also a nice map for Fender Bender which I did in one game as well on this map with a jeep, thanks to the narrow streets.
    Posted by Chief Redrum on 27 Oct at 01:05
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  • Mattyl22lMattyl22l223,997
    30 Dec 2018 30 Dec 2018 28 Jan 2019
    39 6 8
    This is one of the more challenging achievements to obtain and can get somewhat annoying for most but hopefully with some of these tips you can unlock this with a breeze as I destroyed all 5 in one match with a friend. wink

    - From the Main Menu go to PLAY
    - ADVANCED SEARCH [on the right]
    Game modes: CONQUEST
    Maps: NARVIK + FJELL 652 + HAMADA + ARRAS + PANZERSTORM (these are all the possible maps to obtain this, but I highly recommend Arras & Hamada as these were the only maps my friend and I completed this on, and netted us both the achievement in about an hour of time)
    Slots: 10+
    Regions: ANY
    -Go to VIEW SERVERS or press cn_Y

    Your goal here is to find a server as close to 16 players as possible as this is the minimum amount needed to start a match. We did not have much luck in the morning or afternoon time but in the evening it seemed a lot more active finding servers with this criteria and goal.

    Join the server and invite your friend. You most likely will be on the same team or squad. The trick here is to hit cn_start and got to SCOREBOARD, now have you or your friend go to the profile of a member on the opposite team and click Join Game. Most of the time this will work and now both of you are on opposite teams.toast

    To enter a plane you need to be on the spawn screen and hover over your Home Base (flag symbol). To the right of your Home Base there should be an icon like an propeller. If it's grayed and does not have a number next to it you must wait for a teammate to crash theirs or one to spawn. If there is one available you can hover over it and use the cn_RB to choose a plane that has bombs (little bomb 250lb symbol under plane icon).

    Now for the person on the other team, spawn as Support class and make sure you have an AT Mine equipped (this is unlocked from the start, no level up required), you can also do this with the Assault class and make sure you have Sticky Dynamite equipped (this is unlocked from the start, no level up required). Now look on the mini map for a symbol that looks like a cannon (circle with two lines/barrels), you may zoom the mini map to make this easier by pressing cn_back. These stationary weapons are called Flak 38 or Pak 40, or at least these are the only ones we used. Once you have found one pull out your Sticky Dynamite or AT Mines using cn_right then throwing two down by the stationary weapon using cn_LT. Now enter the gun/weapon.

    Now this part will vary with skill and may take some time to learn to fly (3rd person view helps) and drop bombs and such, but the player on the stationary weapon; his job is to communicate and continuously fire his weapon into the sky to become more visible and easier to locate. Now depending on control schemes used by the plane pilot they will need to switch weapons to go to equip their bombs, then simply find the other player and drop them, in hopes your accurate with your load[hehe] this should set-off the explosives and destroy the stationary weapon along with your friend. You can pick-up more ammo/bombs by flying by a resupply station on either side of the map(icon that hovers in the sky) and waiting in the lower right corner for your bombs to reload. Now do this four more times and hear that majestic sound and relief in your soul to have this rare achievement done. clap



    Thank you to "Damron"! the link to his account is above.

    Damron has kindly made a video guide demonstrating and acting upon the text guide I provided and has given me permission to share his video. We understand some enjoy just watching the solution in action and listening instead, so enjoy! smile

    - An extra tip that I didn't think about and didn't add into my guide that Damron shows in his video is that...If you use the Support class and change to the hammer you can build a stationary machine gun or Flak 38 and Pak 40 at certain locations on the map.

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    Homunculus FurySo twice in the last day I've blown up 2 turrets got the notification and it did not count towards the achievement. I only needed 1 more and got two yesterday and no luck. Did something change?
    Posted by Homunculus Fury on 03 Apr 19 at 08:29
    Mattyl22l@HomunculusFury - Make sure the turret is manned/someone occupying it while you destroy it. Also make sure you are not just killing the person and actually destroying the gun as well as that happens quite often.
    Posted by Mattyl22l on 03 Apr 19 at 10:38
    darioFrA99Looking to boost this, msg me
    Posted by darioFrA99 on 28 Oct 21 at 08:14
  • MIK813MIK8131,697,384
    21 Apr 2019 22 Apr 2019 22 Apr 2019
    31 6 2
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    Ok I see there are 3 other guides, and recently got this and thought I’d add a more detailed method with useful images and guidance to help as I personally found this very hard as not a flying gamer.

    From the Main Menu set up your planes and move your bombers to the middle of the 3 slots, unless unlocked more variations of planes.

    If so add to each of the 3 allocated slots, as shown below:

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    Character Set Up (Support Class):
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    Now set up your character which is best to be the Support Class, as this has the AT Mines as default and no ranking up required:

    Game Mode Conquest:
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    Advanced Search
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    Your set up should look like this and now search.

    After each game has ended ensure you quit immediately, then search once again on your preset advanced search on Conquest Arras.

    Map Arras Only:
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    From the image above on the Axis side you can see the indication of a propeller with a 2 next to it this is the icon you need to select for your plane with cn_A, you need to be very quick in most games as a lot of gamers want your plane.

    Stationary Weapons:

    Flak 38:
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    Pak 40 (far right):
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    Points to Note

    1. Do not use any other variant of explosive apart from AT Mines, as other types of explosive eg TNT do not always work and the AT Mine will hit correctly.

    2. Two Players to Boost otherwise it will get too confusing, if in a large boosting group as this will get messy and take you a lot longer to gain.

    3. (a). Try look for 16 - 32 player games as more change of getting a plane, or being attacked by other planes.

    3. (b). Once loaded into a game look on your opposing team for the shortest Gamer Tag, and one of you leave and do a player search and then join off them.

    4. (a). If your being killed deploy with your support Class at your spawn location, and sprint forward and on your main path there should be 1 - 3 Stationary Weapon variants. Throw down both of your AT Mines by pushing cn_right and place with cn_RT either side of Gun then jump in by pressing cn_X.

    4. (b). Now as your opposing team mate fly's near over, shoot up so they can see the flak and direct them into your path.

    5. (a). Once you gain access to a plane immediately press cn_Y to change weapons to Bombs, then click in the right stick for a better view to fly.

    5. (b). Push right with cn_RS heading towards the opposing spawn location:
    Axis = The right side of Point B (point of interest - South to North North/West).
    Allied = The right side of Point D (point of interest - North to South South/East).

    6. If you miss your target or go for another run on a Stationary Weapon you need to reload your bombs, by flying through the ammo boxes which are in a silhouette form of boxes in two locations in the sky to fly through.

    7. The Stationary Weapons will spawn back within a few minutes on being blown up, in there original spawn location to rinse and repeat.

    Once you are lined up press cn_RT to release your bombs to hit and blow up an Stationary Weapon it will come up at the bottom of screen with points for Stationary Weapon Destroyed with a Red Cog Icon and player killed with a Red/Green Ribbon type Icon, this will give you 1 of 5 a 20% on your completion bar.

    As soon as you have done another 4 more times, bleep, blop, achievement unlocked!!!

    This does have a slight delay so you are aware!!


    Happy Hunting

    **Yes a long winded guide but this may help others in the difficulties I had and I know others are having, positive fb welcome if you choose to down vote please explain why in comments so I can adjust for other gamers like yourself Best of Luck with this very hard achievement **
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    mga74Perfect guide and so much detail.
    I wish more guides was like this one
    Thanks for the guide on a hard achievement
    Posted by mga74 on 22 Apr 19 at 10:50
    MIK813Many thanks for great fb, I know how I felt trying for this one. I wanted as much information in guide to help out the community for an easier transition. clap
    Posted by MIK813 on 22 Apr 19 at 10:55
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