Achievement Details

Hardcore

Complete the game in Ranger Hardcore mode.

Hardcore+32.5
5 guides

Achievement Guide for Hardcore

  • M I K 3 ID vM I K 3 ID v464,036
    24 Feb 2019 24 Feb 2019 25 Apr 2019
    50 1 38
    Ranger Hardcore.

    Turns off targeting reticle
    Minimizes the HUD presence
    Limiting player's ammo reserves.
    Increases combat difficulty
    Makes enemies more aware of your presence
    Degrades weapons at a faster rate
    Makes workbenches scarcer
    Turns off the manual save feature

    Checkpoints are still enabled. The game is very forgiving with these.

    I wouldn't say this is all too difficult, if you play on one of the lower difficulties first you'll have a much easier time with this. Knowing where to go and what to expect

    Update:- Confirmed by Quiggzo that the Ranger Hardcore achievement can be unlocked in New Game+. This can be super handy using mutators like having all your previous load outs from a previous save including the powerful ‘Railgun’ Also note you can make the game even easier having the 24 hour clock modifier on. This will mean you can keep the game in night without having to worry about finding a safe house before the sun comes up on the previous 2 hour clock.

    Tips that may be useful to you.

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    VOLGA

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    YAMANTAU


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    CASPIAN

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    TAIGA

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    THE DEAD CITY.

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  • IloveTEST400IloveTEST40046,472
    09 Mar 2019 09 Mar 2019
    22 7 34
    Ok this is a touchy subject but I’ve read the terms and conditions on what classified as cheating etc, this method uses the games previous updates which from what I’ve read doesn’t count. I read somewhere (powerpyx guide, who credited danielwang008) that there is an exploit for Ranger hardcore were you complete the game on the easiest difficulty uninstall to update 1.0.0.0 complete the first mission on ranger hardcore killing all enemies to lock ending in then load up the last mission and watch the cutscene thus unlocking ranger hardcore and bad ending, from what IVE read and researched this could only be done on the PS4 due to achievements not unlocking offline on Xbox however....

    DISC VERSION ONLY - won’t work with digital copy

    I just did the EXACT steps in this order and it’s worked for me
    -COMPLETE GAME ON ANY DIFFICULTY GOOD ENDING
    -UNINSTALL GAME
    -NETWORK SETTINGS (go offline)
    -REINSTALL GAME
    -START NEW GAME ON RH AND GET UPTO “winter”
    -QUIT TO MAIN MENU WHEN SEATED NEXTO RADIO IN WINTER
    -LOAD UP FINALE
    -WATCH TILL END
    -DASHBOARD AFTER BACK TO MAIN MENU, (go online)
    -INSTALL 3G update
    -CHAPTER SELECT THE FINALE MISSION AND WATCH AGAIN

    If done correctly both achievements should pop after second time watching cut scene when you’re back online.

    Credit to danielwang008 for the method, and from what I’ve researched I’m the first to confirm this for Xbox? If not please let me know I’ll shout them out
  • o IExcisiono IExcision40,501
    21 Aug 2019 21 Aug 2019 Yesterday
    13 1 26
    This could be a temporary solution ( it works as of 25.01.2020 )

    The original method does not work anymore, but here is an updated one from the comments section below by: Djentlives

    First I created a new game on Ranger Hardcore in a new slot, then quit and started the Two Colonels DLC from the menu. After loading I quit out of this too.

    Then I loaded a save from my original completed slot. As described by other comments this leads to not seeing all of the chapters in the menu.

    Then I quit the game from the dashboard and restarted. On reloading I had all of the Chapters available again as I was in my original save slot.

    I loaded my Two Colonels save from the other slot, then I quit the mission after loading.

    I then had access to all of the missions in my alternative slot and could start the finale. Although I somehow ended up with the bad ending instead.

    The save swapping is the key to this, unsure how many of the steps are completely necessary or if this can be replicated as is.
  • Lord RazorbladeLord Razorblade820,033
    02 Mar 2019 07 Mar 2019 07 Mar 2019
    5 4 0
    In this video guide I will help you get through ranger hardcore. A few tips would be to utilize the time change stations because they not only heal you but save your progress. Since you can't quick save on this difficulty. Also using it to change it to night helps sneak past the humans a lot. Using the tikhar rifle with explosive rounds is pretty helpful against mutants since it pretty much kills them in one or two hits. Make sure to grab some extra gear for upgrades and loot the areas near your mission. I didn't explore too much and did just fine. Other than that watch what I do for extra help.


    Up to level CASPIAN



    TAIGA and DEAD CITY
  • i1i Reaper i1ii1i Reaper i1i1,753,878
    21 Feb 2019 22 Feb 2019 22 Feb 2019
    10 9 6
    For those who are going to do hard core make sure you have a minimum of 12:00 min of filter time on the Dead City Chapter. If you're lower than that don't bother cause you'll never make it all the way to the end. Found out the hard way had to chapter select and redo it cause i ran out of filter time and yes you can still get the achv . Also don't waste time walking around just speed run the things you can get by. I used the " Kalash " and " A-Shot " double barrel maxed ammo on both and Millers modded Tikhar you should easily kill everything, assuming that you're ok at FPS.
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