Mercenary achievement in Far Cry 2


Reach Rank 20 (Ranked Match)

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How to unlock the Mercenary achievement

  • mph spartanmph spartan86,942
    27 Sep 2010 29 Aug 2015
    33 7 5
    Player matches do not contribute to this achievement; all xp must be won through online ranked matches.

    XP required for each rank:
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    Method 1
    Requires 3 players, playing on uprising.
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    ***This method is good for gaining normal kills for maintenance manuals***

    Method 2
    Requires 4-6 players, playing on deathmatch.
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    **This method is good for gaining headshot kills for bandoliers**

    Method 3
    Requires 8-10 players, playing on team deathmatch.
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    **This method is good for gaining headshot kills for bandoliers**

    Remember that the xp cap per game is 1500xp, meaning it is most efficient to end the game or switch round after someone reaches about 1450xp (since you also recieve about 50 "action xp")

    If you gain enough xp in a single game to reach rank 20, then you can circumvent the 1500xp cap and unlock this achievement. However, after the game ends you will only go up by 1500xp and not retain rank 20. This can be particularly useful if you intend to de-rank to 0xp then use the negative xp glitch to unlock the rank 30 achievement.

    You can get your xp in anyway you like, If you have good method of ranking up then please comment below and I'll add it to the list :)

    Before you leave a negative vote, please explain in a comment what I can do to improve the guide. This was the 2nd guide I ever made for True Achievements.

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    TimutimuFrom rank 0, how long would it take to get to level 20 using the kill revive method? My maths is probably off but
    250000xp/1500xp = 167 matches (rounding up)
    167 / 4 (15mins for a full match, 15 x 4 =1 hour) = 42 hours (rounding up)
    Now, that cannot be right????? please tell me its shorter!
    Posted by Timutimu on 09 Jun 12 at 07:50
    Timutimuhmmm...I've read elsewhere that you can get 1500 in 5 mins, so to revise...
    250000xp/1500xp = 167 matches
    167 / 12 (5 x 12 = 1 hour) = 14 hours
    Tell that this is more correct. Thanks
    Posted by Timutimu on 09 Jun 12 at 08:02
    mph spartani have already done atleast 10 hours of boosting for the weapon manuals, and that got me from about rank 8 to 12: just over 20k xp, so using that method it would take approximately 150 hours to get to rank 20 and 750 hours to get to rank 30, so your first estimate would seem closer at a first glance, though my calculations are very rough. Also the method i was using was optimised for headshots and weapon kills in games with about 4 or 5 people, so the xp you get is actually quite slow, using another method in my guide would yield much higher rates, so it is hard to give you an accurate answer without testing it fully.
    Posted by mph spartan on 13 Jun 12 at 13:07
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  • EthigyEthigy728,330
    24 May 2020 24 May 2020 24 May 2020
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    The best way to boost this is with three people (this method also works very well for triple-boxing). Whoever’s going for kills can get around 8000xp in a 15 minute match, while the person reviving can get around 4000. I’d suggest at least getting the manuals for the starting two weapons of each class before boosting to rank 20.

    An important thing to note is it’s best to marathon boost this or at least leave your Xbox on between sessions. The reason for this is if you exit out of the game completely any XP over 1500 you earned will be deducted from your total XP resulting in the loss of ranks and a lot of wasted time.

    Create a ranked match on Last Bastion in Uprising and have the person going first on a team by themself. Near the center of the map is a grate with steam coming out, enter the door next to this and once through you’ll see a hole in the floor. You want to have all three boosters position themselves on the small piece of floor to your left between the wall and hole, making sure the team of two’s captain is in the middle.

    Now just kill and revive. Press up on the D-pad to pull out your machete, hitting RT once with this is enough to down your opponent. You can attack as soon as the downed player starts to get back up, the reviver should just spam Y.

    Remember you can call a vote to change the team captain from the pause screen. Once the vote has passed, kill the captain for the change to occur. This may be necessary to keep a rotation going so someone doesn’t end up reviving for two consecutive matches. After reaching rank 20 and unlocking all the weapon manuals, just do the de-rank glitch to reach rank 30.
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    HolyHalfDeadLeft the game running all weekend. Started on 45,000 XP, ended on 251,000 XP with the last field manual completed :) Quit the game and loaded it again, and I had dropped to 165,000 XP - but I don't care anymore.
    Posted by HolyHalfDead on 22 Nov 20 at 09:31
    EthigyI left my Xbox on for like a week when I boosted this. I got pretty lucky the game didn’t freeze.
    Posted by Ethigy on 22 Nov 20 at 21:21
    zombiefurkoYou forgot too tell people that you need too complete 1 class of weapon manuals then derank 1 level so when you hit rank 20 so you can get access to deranking cant get access to deranking if all your diamond slots on all 6 classes are fulled up
    Posted by zombiefurko on 17 Feb at 05:03
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