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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
    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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    P00R GRENDELYou might want to make that it's own solution, LOOSECANNON62. That sounds like it should work for other people and you could be helping people by doing it.
    Posted by P00R GRENDEL on 12 Jul 23 at 14:30
    L0OSECANN0N62Done 👍
    Posted by L0OSECANN0N62 on 12 Jul 23 at 14:32
    darkavenger786Good shout on the private server. Made things so much easier
    Posted by darkavenger786 on 21 Jul 23 at 20:28
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  • Mattyl22lMattyl22l
    30 Dec 2018 30 Dec 2018 28 Jan 2019
    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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    darioFrA99Looking to boost this, msg me
    Posted by darioFrA99 on 28 Oct 21 at 08:14
    Dviking89Also looking to boost this too... msg me on GT Dviking89
    Posted by Dviking89 on 06 Mar 23 at 08:32
    Posted by bofeenaun on 23 Mar 23 at 13:24
  • SmashsoulSmashsoul
    17 Dec 2019 22 Dec 2019 22 Dec 2019
    After over a year of trying to knock out this achievement with little to no success I finally managed to complete it without any boosting on the newly released Wake Island map. Wake Island has a potential 16 stationary emplacements to destroy, making it one of the easier maps to at least attempt to get this achievement on.

    Ideally, you'll want to use the variants of the US Corsair and Japanese Zero aircraft that have rockets equipped. They come with four rockets by default, but I'd recommend leveling up the middle specialisation tree on both aircraft to at least level four in order to gain eight rockets by default. You'll also be able to equip the specialisation to allow you to resupply rockets faster if you level into the middle tree beyond level four.

    The best way for dealing with stationary emplacements is to get a good deal of height in your aircraft and then perform a dive bomb maneuver, dumping all of your rockets into the target and then flying back to base to resupply. You've got to both destroy the stationary emplacement and kill the player operating it to gain progress towards this achievement. You'll know when you've done it if a red gear icon shows up in your kill feed in the middle of the screen (indicating you've destroyed and also killed your target).

    If you're struggling to find any targets on emplacements you can also fire a few rockets at empty ones in order to soften them up a bit on your next pass. Try to play the objective if there are no opposing players on the emplacements as well. If you can deal a great amount of damage to infantry and just be a general pain and annoyance there's a high chance one of them will jump on an anti-air emplacement to take you down.

    One of the key things to do is memorise where the emplacements are - especially the anti-air as they can ruin your day.

    Once memorised you can expand your mini map by using the back/view button. If you can't see an emplacement outlined in white on the map in the place it should be then there's a good chance it's being operated by an enemy. You can use this info to decide on your attack angle, which can be invaluable when approaching an anti-air emplacement that is looking for you.

    Thankfully though I've thought ahead when it comes to helping you figure out where all of the emplacements are! Below is a link to a map I've put together outlining all of the emplacements on Wake Island. I've also listed what each one is below as well.

    1 - Type 10 Artillery Cannon (A Flag)
    2 - Type 10 Artillery Cannon (A Flag)
    3 - Anti-Air Gun (A Flag)
    4 - Anti-Air Gun (B Flag)
    5 - Anti-Air Gun (Between B and C Flag)
    6 - 6 Pounder Gun (C Flag)
    7 - 6 Pounder Gun (C Flag)
    8 - 6 Pounder Gun (Between C and D Flag)
    9 - Anti-Air Gun (D Flag)
    10 - Anti-Air Gun (D Flag)
    11 - Anti-Air Gun (F Flag)
    12 - Anti-Air Gun (F Flag)
    13 - Anti-Air Gun (US Deployment)
    14 - Anti-Air Gun (US Deployment)
    15 - Anti-Air Gun (US Deployment)
    16 - Anti-Air Gun (US Deployment)

    As you can see, there are a lot of emplacements on Wake Island and the majority of them are anti-aircraft guns. It should also be noted that the four emplacements in the US Deployment will only be able to be destroyed when playing as the Japanese. You can more often than not spot anti-air emplacements on your attack run as they are entrenched in a circular defensive position which is very visible from the air.

    It should also go without saying that if you're not the best pilot in the world and you're being tailed by an enemy aircraft then it can be a good idea to try and lure them into your team (especially if they're on an anti-air gun of their own or also flying an aircraft).

    Some of the strategies I've outlined here can also work well on Iwo Jima/Pacific Storm too, though there aren't as many emplacements as Wake Island.

    Hopefully this helps someone out and reduces the suffering and annoyance of trying to get this achievement unlocked. :)
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    DaDJOreoThanks for making this guide, I was stuck also with no boosting partner. Havent tried it yet though, so idk how long itll take till I get it.
    Posted by DaDJOreo on 24 Dec 19 at 10:59
    FurnitureCar+1 Thanks for this guide, helped me the most out of all of the others for non-boosting. Took several matches just practicing being able to fly but finally got it, most of them were suicide bomb runs but hey, still killed ‘em lol.
    Posted by FurnitureCar on 21 Jun 21 at 14:41
    darioFrA99Msg me to boost
    Posted by darioFrA99 on 28 Oct 21 at 08:17
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