Jack of All Trades achievement in The Outer Worlds

Jack of All Trades

Kill an enemy with a science weapon sneak attack during TTD, with a weakspot critical hit.

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How to unlock the Jack of All Trades achievement

  • RiddLsRiddLs311,238
    27 Oct 2019 27 Oct 2019 27 Apr 2020
    104 9 38
    I based my method a lot on Doktor Zeit’s solution for “Tossball All-Star” -
    “ These are melee weapons that resemble lacrosse sticks, you can find one of them very early to the right of the workbench in your ship. Passive creatures also count towards this, a lot of my kills came from Sprats, the little green lizard type animals. There are a few pockets of these alongside the outer walls of Edgewater, they will respawn after enough time has passed, if you crouch before killing them it will also count towards the 50 stealth kills achievement.”

    The only variation I made was using the Prismatic Hammer found on Groundbreaker
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    and using TTD.

    The only hangup might be with actually assuring that you hit the weakspot of the sprat. I got the achievement on my second kill after making sure I hit it’s head. It was looking right at me but the sneak attack still registered. It might have been a delayed pop, but you might have to swing at a few to assure you get it. You could potentially use another science weapon that’s easier to aim at but I did it with the hammer because it had the highest damage of all the science weapons I had at that point, even with my nonexistent melee skill.

    Edit: Thanks to Reborn Insanity and YoDz who point out that there are sprat in the Rest-N-Go area right next door to where you pick up the hammer. If you happen to pick up the hammer after reading this you can attempt this about 20 feet from it. Just make sure to save before incase you don’t get it!

    Edit 2: Credit to SpeleoFool for pointing out that Sneak Attacks require your sneak to be 20 or higher, so make sure your sneak is high enough!

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    DeadpoolSpeleoFool you the real MVP. Thank You.
    Posted by Deadpool#45017 on 13 May 20 at 22:49
    ajgoesUNLUCKYHow I got it:

    Get the Prismatic Hammer.
    Go into the security area on Groundbreaker,
    (where your Holoshroud actives).
    Crouch, wait until no one is looking.
    TTD, Hammer the dude in the seat.
    Acheevo unlocked.
    Reloaded save.
    Posted by ajgoesUNLUCKY on 18 May 20 at 22:06
    Slade1134I found it much easier to use the Shrink Ray on the sprat inside the rest n go.
    Posted by Slade1134 on 03 Sep 20 at 07:03
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    16 Nov 2019 16 Nov 2019
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    OK - here's one for ya.

    Sure, go to the C&P boarst factory. And yes - if you are not in there solo definitely put your companions out to pasture (hold, passive, etc.), before you head over to the lovely cystpigs.

    But.... instead of wacking the piggies, I had another idea.

    Remember the "bred worm" slithering around the pigsty in there?

    Yeah, so I approached that worm (yes, in crouch mode), carefully aimed at its "head" entered TDD, verified "aim" was dead on the worm's "head" and gave it an acute (but mercifully quick) crushing head-ache with my trusty Prismatic hammer.

    And... voila !! instaward !! "Jack of All Trades" cheevo popped.

    I figured that worm was already blind - and it's clearly SUPER EZ killable - so why not give it a shot, right? Yeah, seems to work. First try. Boom. Done.
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    Eddy KempBrilliant, great solution!
    Posted by Eddy Kemp on 31 Dec 19 at 22:51
    RiBoPIf you are like me and you managed to lose the Prismatic Hammer, I can confirm that Phineas Welles' Shrink Ray does the trick as well when used on the worms in the C&P Boarst Factory. Just crouch, activate TTD and aim for the head: Achievement unlocked! smile
    Posted by RiBoP on 03 Feb 20 at 12:10
    Gloss666Perfect first time thanks
    Posted by Gloss666 on 19 Mar 20 at 14:17
  • BradLeafsFan9BradLeafsFan9389,995 389,995 GamerScore
    30 Nov 2019 09 Dec 2019 09 Dec 2019
    16 0 2
    - First get the Prismatic Hammer (check guide HERE)
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    - Go to the C&P Boarst Factory "Cystypig Grind Spot" on Monarch

    - either on a Cystypig or one of the small worms in the Factory, Crouch, use TTD and aim at their head.

    *Make sure to just Tap RT DON'T hold it!*

    - might take a few tries so SAVE before going into the Factory which is a great grind spot for kills in general, making this a useful Save for multiple cheevs

    All of my HD Achievement Guides for The Outer Worlds can be found here! :) (Mobile Friendly)
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    benh57This comment was key to me, thanks!

    '*Make sure to just Tap RT DON'T hold it!*"

    Seems like it cannot be a 'power attack', must be a regular attack. I was trying power attacks for a while and not sure why it wasn't popping
    Posted by benh57 on 03 Jan 20 at 23:46
    BradLeafsFan9@benh57 I feel ya! haha glad it helped :P
    Posted by BradLeafsFan9 on 04 Jan 20 at 01:27
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