Hardened Vet achievement in ACE COMBAT 7: Skies Unknown

Hardened Vet

Completed all missions in campaign mode on all difficulties.

Hardened Vet+0.2
1 guideOffline Game ModeSingle PlayerDifficulty SpecificMultiple Playthroughs Required

How to unlock the Hardened Vet achievement

  • Bermuda PolygonBermuda Polygon233,034
    25 Jan 2019 25 Jan 2019
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    To get this achievement you have to clear every level in the game on ALL difficulty settings - that's Easy, Normal, Hard, and Ace (which unlocks once you clear the game on Hard). Clearing the game on a higher difficulty setting does NOT count towards the easier ones. In order to maximize your MRP payouts and minimizing the time taken I recommend going about it in this order:

    First playthrough - Hard, play normally
    Second playthrough (you get an option to restart the story once you finish level 20) - Ace, play normally
    Third playthrough - Normal (this is a good time to do a No-Damage run for one of the medals counting towards the Highest Achiever achievement)
    Fourth playthrough - Easy (this is a good time to do a Machine Gun Only run for one of the medals counting towards the Highest Achiever achievement)

    Because you get an MRP bonus when playing missions in the story mode (as opposed to the free mission mode) AND it is the only way to fulfill the requirements for some medals, I recommend you do full playthroughs for every difficulty level rather than clearing missions individually through free mission mode.
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    Fugster JStruggling with mission 5 on hard... Are you just maximising on MRP by playing from hard first? As I'm tempted to restart in the opposite order!laugh
    Posted by Fugster J on 30 Jan 19 at 13:54
    Bermuda PolygonThe first playthrough on Hard gives a good balance between fun and utility. You can just clear it without having to worry about anything and enjoy the game as much as you can. The sequence I outlined is assuming that you will also want to go for all the medals, in which case it will save you one playthrough. If you don't do the first playthrough on Hard you will have to an extra one unless you use your first playthrough to do a No-Damage or Only-Gun runs, which is not recommended.

    However, if you do not plan on going after all medals then you should start with whichever difficulty you feel comfortable with. You can always restart the story and keep all the MRP you earned up to now, so apart from the time you spent going through missions on Hard there is no other cost to restarting the campaign.
    Posted by Bermuda Polygon on 31 Jan 19 at 04:36
    mubde3I’ve completed the campaign on easy, normal, hard & ACE. Still the achievement didn’t pop up. Others did though.

    Checking data viewer. I can confirm that I finished all missions on all difficulties.


    What is going on?
    Posted by mubde3 on 11 Feb 19 at 15:20
    Bermuda PolygonIf you just finished a campaign run try replaying the last mission (through the campaign menu, not free mission) so that you get the final cutscene and credits.
    Otherwise try going through a mission in free mission mode.

    It might be a hiccup on Xbox Live's side of things and it will pop eventually.
    Posted by Bermuda Polygon on 14 Feb 19 at 02:02
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