Going the Distance achievement in Saints Row 2

Going the Distance

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Going the Distance0
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How to unlock the Going the Distance achievement

  • CodsternationCodsternation468,935
    15 Oct 2008 15 Oct 2008 12 Dec 2008
    33 0 7
    This Secret Achievement is Going the Distance.

    To get this one you must throw someone a long, long way (probably a 3 Gold Star throwing rank).

    You can easily get this at the penthouse crib in the Tidal Spring Suburbs District. Simply take the elevator up to where the crib is (you don't have to buy it) and a member of your gang should be standing at the end of the hallway. You may have to have control of this neighborhood for this to happen. Grab him as a human shield and take him up the stairs (near the elevator) to the roof and throw him off the south end of the building. I got an unlock with a throw distance of 180 feet.

    Also, throwing someone off the high building and into some of the environmental objects in the Crowd Control activity will unlock it as well.

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    ADaughen285' off the helipad at the hotel in the Airport District works, too.
    Posted by ADaughen on 16 Jun 09 at 20:31
    Scissorhands kiyou can grab a civilian outside, then take the elevator with them if you dont own it
    Posted by Scissorhands ki on 12 Oct 09 at 13:34
    NickHawkeyeI got mine in the bodyguard game, threw them onto a tractor that launched them straight up achievement popped: throw distance 111 ft
    Posted by NickHawkeye on 08 Oct 13 at 01:07
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  • Mobius EvalonMobius Evalon512,095
    06 Dec 2011 06 Dec 2011 19 Sep 2015
    21 0 3
    It seems the total required distance is much smaller than other guides have suggested. I got this near the beginning of the game just grabbing people for the Love Thy Neighbor achievement, and having fun with getting rid of them to grab the next guy.

    Get to the westernmost bridge running between the two islands (just east of the prison island) out near the center where it becomes four lanes. Stop a car on one of the outer lanes here, grab the driver, and toss them off the bridge. Likely the quickest and easiest method because there is no required story progression to get here:

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    It seems if the toss is 100+ feet, you will get the achievement. I received mine at 122 feet.
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    MattekadEasy peasy lemon squeazy! Worked like a charm! Cheers, mate!
    Posted by Mattekad on 08 Dec 11 at 19:43
    B8TINGUYup, 1st achievment in the game for me I was trying to taunt 50 gange members and was throwing them had to evade th ecops and ended up on a bridge and just for th efun of it started tossing people off and bam! Achievement unlocked!
    Posted by B8TINGU on 05 Mar 12 at 10:46
    NickHawkeyeI got mine on a throw of 111 ft
    Posted by NickHawkeye on 08 Oct 13 at 01:04
  • MortyDiceMortyDice161,574
    11 Dec 2008 12 Dec 2008
    17 0 0
    I could also suggest during the bodyguard distraction in the airport that you send a furious fan flying on the luggage conveyor belt. Tadam! It worked.
  • Apostle92627Apostle92627394,042
    04 Jul 2020 Yesterday Yesterday
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    You can get this achievement during Crowd Control. One of the locations is by a helipad. I grabbed someone and threw him into something but I was close enough to the ledge that he flipped over the side.
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