Cr0wnd achievement in Left 4 Dead

Cr0wnd

Kill a Witch with a single headshot.

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How to unlock the Cr0wnd achievement

  • WUZNUTWUZNUT255,991
    22 Nov 2008 23 Nov 2008 23 Nov 2008
    80 2 9
    This may take multiple attempts, because a lot depends on luck and timing. It is not simply getting a headshot. It's a single killing headshot.
    You must approach the witch quietly, flashlight off. I recommend the auto shottie for this. Aiming with the hunting rifle will take too long. You cannot snipe from a distance. You must get her in the moment she is startled. Turn the light on, she'll turn her head and her eyes will glow - THAT is when you fire. Once she leaps up it will be too late. You have to be quick.
    It all happens extremely fast so that's why I say luck and timing.
    Recommend level 2 chapter 4 (the Town) as you come down from the tower - a witch is sometimes (random) in the alley behind the first building. Close enough to the safe room to reload and try again if she isn't there. There is another witch in the office building later on in the same chapter; the one you have to jump up on the car, to the ledge, over the rail, into the window...
    Keep trying you WILL get it.

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    DirtySouthRacinI think the best place to find a witch easy is Dead Air - the terminal. There is an auto-shotgun at the start.
    Posted by DirtySouthRacin on 18 Jan 10 at 02:52
    Quarantane"I recommend the auto shottie for this. Aiming with the hunting rifle will take too long."

    Right there made it sound like it was possible, just letting you know it's not. You say you can't use the sniper at a distance, but from what you said there it sounded like it would be possible to sneak up on her and use a sniper, which I've never heard anyone try as it would be very stupid.

    But anyways I wasn't trying to make you mad or anything just leaving a comment I thought may be helpful to anyone who would read it.
    Posted by Quarantane on 25 Apr 10 at 04:57
    CopperWireUbsIf you sneak up right behind the witch with a shotgun. Keep your cross-hairs on the small of her back. When you get right up on her, she'll turn, and you can pug her. This helps cut down aiming time.

    And I'm not sure if it was lag or what but most of our kills were claimed to be shots to the actual small of her back.
    Posted by CopperWireUbs on 02 Feb 12 at 22:38
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  • Beelzebozo TimeBeelzebozo Time89,062
    02 Jan 2009 01 Jan 2009
    62 0 3
    Rooster Teeth’s Achievement Hunter guys did a video on this one that shows the shot timing pretty well.
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    QuarantaneGetting into that position for the shot has never happened to me as long as I've played this game. I always shoot her from behind. But positive vote because it does seem helpful.
    Posted by Quarantane on 25 Apr 10 at 05:00
    LavindatharSneaking didnt work for me after fifty attempts, got it using this rush method second try.
    Posted by Lavindathar on 23 Jul 13 at 10:14
    A Dreadful ShotRushing method definitely works the best. Literally just run up right next to her with your flashlight off and shotgun her in the head, very simple.
    Posted by A Dreadful Shot on 10 May at 04:30
  • ThreeKingdomsRThreeKingdomsR356,287
    28 May 2010 28 May 2010 28 May 2010
    50 2 17
    The description is slightly misleading. You don't actually need to shoot her in the head to get the achievement (at least not on easy or normal, haven't tested on advanced or expert yet).

    1) Turn off flashlight.
    2) Crouch.
    3) Approach witch until you can't get any closer.
    4) As she starts to stand, blast her anywhere on her torso with a full blast from either shotgun.
    5) Witch dead, Cr0wned achieved.

    Even my 11 year old daughter was able to get the achievement using this method.

    Hope this helps so long suffering survivors!

    Credit should go to Jogurt1976 who shared this strategy with me.
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    liner bronsonI wish I'd read this five years ago. Got it first try after so many failures aiming at her head. Thanks.
    Posted by liner bronson on 03 Apr 14 at 15:23
    Eric FiltroI co-op play this with my 8 year old son. Why is that so bad?
    Posted by Eric Filtro on 20 Apr 14 at 12:16
    dunnasaurus rexI think i love you... thank you so much!
    Posted by dunnasaurus rex on 03 Jul 14 at 20:50
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