Architect achievement in Call of Duty: World at War

Architect

Complete 'Vendetta' on Veteran difficulty. (Solo only)

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  • x2ix2i128,895
    29 Nov 2008 29 Nov 2008 29 Nov 2008
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    Personally out of all of the Veteran achievements for this game, I found this to be the second easiest (first being Semper Fi). The reason being is that a lot of the action, your dealing with from a distance - but don't let that fool you into thinking you cannot be killed from a distance.

    First of all you shouldn't have any trouble with the sniping at the beginning of the level. When you have to get rid of the sniper - be aware that he can and will kill you with one shot if he hits you - dispose of him as you would normally but with extra care. When you get into the building which get's torched with you inside - you must stay on the floor until you get to just after the bookcase falls. Make sure you take out the two guards at the windows that will more than likely kill you with one hit if you don't deal with them.

    After that some sniping skills will need to be put to use - make sure that you stay well covered and try to snipe from even further back instead of directly behind the front wall (where they will expect you to be). Take out the ones that matter (EG MG'ers, tank turrets and ones that theaten you from a higher position). After that you will need to deal with a few people on your level but grab an SMG to deal with them (watch out for the dogs also).

    Then yet more sniping, keep well back and concealed - only popping up to take a shot or catch a quick glimpse of where the enemies are - keep in mind the tactics that you used in the first sniping bout.

    Again, more guards that will try to take you out from your level. SMG them but make sure you have a vantage point (at the top of the stairs for example) so you can pick them off as they come to you.

    The penultimate part see's you try to kill General Amsal with a sniper rifle. Take your time, learn when and where he moves to, take out any other enemies that pose as a threat (the initial sniper when Amsel appears and the two snipers after). If you shoot the driver that attempts to drive Amsel to safety you can buy yourself a few seconds to get a decent shot. I only shot him twice but other's have said he takes more to kill.

    When you have finished that make a mad dash to the end of the level - ignoring the guards coming up the stairs - reznov will deal with them.
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    x2iThanks... yeah the sniper is just hit and miss really. There isn't much of a solution other than to practise Sniping as much as you can - some people can Snipe like they were born with the skill and others can't.
    Posted by x2i on 19 Mar 10 at 21:24
    rjcarello"When you have to get rid of the sniper - be aware that he can and will kill you with one shot if he hits you - dispose of him as you would normally but with extra care."

    That does not help at all.
    Posted by rjcarello on 11 May 14 at 02:13
    BrasshandeThe sniper duel isn't hard per se, though it does pretty much come down to luck and patience on Veteran. Anyway, once you eventually get past that, Scro0ge McDuck's very fine guide to the Vendetta level glitch is most definitely the easy way through the undoubtedly most difficult part of the level. It will save you some controller-destroying frustration, no doubt about it. I personally got sick of playing on Veteran after that, but it will at least save you about half a level of the grind
    Posted by Brasshande on 02 Aug 14 at 22:34
    "Second easiest mission in the game" ha. The sniper part was the single hardest thing on veteran in that game.
    Posted on 22 May 15 at 00:01
    "Second easiest mission in the game" ha. The sniper part was the single hardest thing on veteran in that game.
    Posted on 22 May 15 at 00:01
    "Second easiest mission in the game" ha. The sniper part was the single hardest thing on veteran in that game.
    Posted on 22 May 15 at 00:02
    smoli83User Jsxc's comment is what saved the day for me - I died 20 times in the sniper duel, but going over to the left hand window, I did it in 2 tries! :D Thanks!
    Posted by smoli83 on 30 Sep 16 at 19:02
    Onyx GrimoireThe sniper battle can become very irritating. Take a quick break if you're constantly dying.
    Posted by Onyx Grimoire on 29 Oct 16 at 07:00
    iPlatfootMan, that part when the building you're in gets torched must be CoD BS in its purest form...
    Posted by iPlatfoot on 03 Nov 16 at 19:16
    Scenic Route 16You also need to shoot the sniper about 5 times and never kill him in one shot. You only wounded him.
    Posted by Scenic Route 16 on 30 Oct 20 at 06:13
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