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Patient N

Kill 20 enemies that are infected by spreading N-rays.

Patient N-2.1
03 November 2019 - 5 guides

Achievement Guide for Patient N

  • Hazar KhallHazar Khall603,964
    27 Oct 2019 27 Oct 2019
    30 0 4
    This contains spoilers : Endgame
    If, like me, you found no n-ray weapons OR mods up to reading this however, this is for you;

    Shortly after Phineas' lab is raided, making it the second to last mission in the game, you are tasked with going into his normally sealed off lab section after a brief fight.

    In his room, Phins Phorce, a light machine gun with n-ray as its damage, is sitting plainly on a desk.

    I put it on, saved my game, went to Tartarus, the games final location, and used it exclusively to kill the enemies in my way. The gun, with its 53x3 damage, always seemed to effect my enemies, and doing relatively high damage to organics, lead to a quick, easy 20 kills.
    Note, I kept firing until they died, I didnt wait to see if n-way acted like poison. Supposedly its like Slag from Borderlands, only increasing damage to more n-ray as opposed to other damage types.

    I hope this helps! I hunted for ages but either RNG was unkind, or I missed getting this earlier.

    Happy hunting (>*_*)>
  • Segendary TySegendary Ty626,643
    31 Oct 2019 30 Oct 2019 30 Oct 2019
    13 1 1
    Actually there is a Legendary N-ray weapon called Purpleberry Launcher.

    It's on Monarch in the Cascadia area. With your back to the bridge between the docking area of Cascadia and facing the gate*, you can see a fallen down sign with purple neon letters. To the right of that sign is a ladder. Once there you'll have to lockpick a door with a difficulty level of 55 and some magpicks. Right ahead the weapon will be displayed laying in a sink.

    *depending on the story progression the gate can be sealed and might require a key to open, however you can also approach the site from a different side. Do know that the town is infested with maurauders and the landing pad with a lot of raptidons (even two raptidon bosses)

    You then need to kill 20 enemies with this weapon while it's effect is active.
    -You don't want to stand too close because otherwise you'll be affected as well.
    -The amount of enemies reset to your last save but the achievement tracker will be frozen at your 'high score'.
    -I am unsure if you need to turn the enemies to ash for this to count. I do know it will NOT count for your plasma ash achievement.

    Alternative methods of obtaining an N-ray weapon:
    -On the bridge itself is an elevator that will take you down to a boss enemy that wields an N-ray scythe. I'm not sure if you can always loot it from his body though
    -Use the vending machines to get a N-ray mod. These cost 8000 bits (6200 with the related Perk) and are extremely rare and I believe only start appearing from level 15+. I don't recommend this at all, but just in case keep on the lookout and always have the bits ready for it. I put the mod on my Light Machine Gun mark 2 and tinkered it a bit and now it's overpowered.
    -Use the science weapon: Prismatic Hammer and swing till your hearts content. This however requires even more luck because you might get the kill with a different damage type.

    Ergo the Purpleberry is a good bet for this achievement

    Good luck with hunting
  • BradLeafsFan9BradLeafsFan9361,265 361,265 GamerScore
    30 Nov 2019 09 Dec 2019 09 Dec 2019
    5 0 0 New
    - N-Rays are basically an elemental type, they are the least common and are indicated by a pink symbol as seen in the video / thumbnail

    - You can use the "Mag-2-Ray" Magazine Mod on a weapon of choice to turn it into an N-Ray weapon

    *** Spoiler - click to reveal ***

    - When you shoot an enemy with this it causes a periodical pink blast causing damage each time and turns them into ash if it finishes off the enemy.

    - As for the achievement you can just kill them after they are infected any way you want seeming how the description is worded. So you don't have to turn them into ash for the kills to count unlike the Plasma kills for the We All Fall Down Achievement

    - Remember the SAVE trick to help you grind this out faster
    One trick that helps with all of the "do this X amount of times" cheevs...use the SAVE feature to RELOAD SAVES helping you grind those out easier. *However people have said that it can cause the tracker to stop going if this happens, try saving after you do one run, SAVE on a new file, then RELOAD the old one. Rinse & Repeat.

    All of my HD Achievement Guides for The Outer Worlds can be found here! :) (Mobile Friendly)
  • Brock 5amsonBrock 5amson117,350
    27 Oct 2019 27 Oct 2019
    5 0 0
    I did this achievement by applying the N-ray mod on a companions weapon. Allowing them to apply the debuff, and quickly killing each affected enemy.
  • Lord RazorbladeLord Razorblade754,982
    09 Nov 2019 13 Nov 2019
    3 2 0
    In this video guide I will show you how to kill 20 enemies that were infected by spreading N-rays. Now first things first. If you started your character right off the bat with increasing the intelligence and perception attributes. The damage will for weapons will be greater. Also making this achievement easier. Another way to make this easier would be to put points into the ranged category under skills. Not to mention there are some perks called: Scanner and Revenge for increased damage to help out. Also your companions have some perks to help. Nyoka and Parvati both have the perk called: Fine Aim for increased ranged damage.

    Now a little insight on the weapons. If you look at the DPS color, it will be pink. Indicating N-ray damage. If you can't find a N-ray weapon, you can always mod one to make it N-ray. Go to your workbench on your ship or wherever. Then go into the weapon you want to use under modify. Next hit RT to go into the magazine types. If you have one it will be called: Mag-2-Ray. Make sure to put that on to start working on the achievement.

    This achievement description is a little misleading. In order for this achievement to actually count, they will need to be killed by your weapon. The higher the damage the better the chance. A good spot to get kills for this would be on Monarch. Look to the South by the water. There will be a factory called: C&P Boarst Factory. Head there and once you get there make a manual save. Now go ahead and kill everything in the factory. Including all the people, pigs, robots, and don't forget the worms on the floor count as well. Once you are done reload the manual save and keep going until the progress stops.

    Now this is very important. You won't get progress for the same exact enemy. So when you kill someone once, it won't count again. If you need more kills you can return to the factory and new enemies will spawn. Once the final guy you need the achievement will pop.

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