Akimbo Assassin achievement in Left 4 Dead

Akimbo Assassin

Survive an entire campaign using only pistols.

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How to unlock the Akimbo Assassin achievement

  • Ashen SeraphAshen Seraph805,467
    19 Nov 2008 19 Nov 2008 08 Mar 2009
    63 0 7
    You have to begin at the very beginning of a campaign and go until its conclusion. This cannot be attempted if you start in the middle.

    When starting, do not grab a gun. While you are traveling, do not grab a gun other than the second pistol and do not use a mounted Gatling gun. Molotovs, pipe bombs, and melees are ok and shouldn't disrupt the achievement. You won't have to worry about finding ammo as the pistols have unlimited ammo.

    This is going to be substantially easier to accomplish on one of the easier difficulty settings. Finding a good group of friends will also make it easier.

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    sacredskullkidI tried this while getting Unbreakable at the same time, and didn't get the acievement. I haven't once used another gun or the mounted gun, but I used a pipe bomb, so I think that voided the achievement.
    Posted by sacredskullkid on 30 Nov 08 at 21:40
    sacredskullkidActually now that I think about it, I think I did use a mounted gun for a few seconds...
    Posted by sacredskullkid on 30 Nov 08 at 21:56
    Kapt ReynoldsYou can pick up a second weapon. Just saying if you accidentally pick up a second weapon you don't have to restart.

    Just for the love of god don't throw a molotov and quickly press the Right Trigger because after you throw a molotov, use a med pack, pills it reverts to the 2nd Powerful weapon (shotgun, uzi etc.)
    Posted by Kapt Reynolds on 19 Nov 09 at 07:39
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  • Tactical Rapt0rTactical Rapt0r35,002
    11 Jan 2009 25 May 2009
    22 2 2
    Easy on low settings. Keep your pistol at the beggining, STAY AWAY FROM THE GUNS. Just make sure you pick up another pistol along the way. Use Pipebombs when you have them, and Molotav-ificate Tanks and Witches. Try to crouch behind the AI and shoot from there, as they get amazing shots all the time. The only part that may be troublesome is the finale.
    No Mercy- Set out the gasoline tanks outside the ramp and hide under it. the AI should follow and its just wash rinse repeat.
    Death Toll- Have the AI follow you to the glitched rock and just stand on it and the AI should knock out most of the Special Infected before they are a threat.
    Dead Air- Sit on the hill with the AI. You get amazing shots here so its absolutly no problem.
    Blood Harvest- Stay upstairs, close the doors. Put any explosives (gasoline or propane tanks) at the bottom of the stairs. Be sure only to shoot them when the Tanks come. Pretty easy with the three amazing AI.

    Hope this helps! Leave any questions as comments or PM me!
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    QuarantaneI believe that pipe bombs/Molotovs disable the achievement
    Posted by Quarantane on 17 Oct 09 at 11:09
    Tactical Rapt0rIt sometimes does, it sometimes doesn't. Most of the time it doesn't, but it still is easy without them.
    Posted by Tactical Rapt0r on 18 Oct 09 at 21:20
  • U2NUMBU2NUMB807,440
    03 May 2010 03 May 2010
    19 3 1
    Found a cheap way to do this while going for Unbreakable.

    Split screen.. Crash Course... Easy

    Soon as it starts up.. have the profile you want to get the achievement TAKE A BREAK.. letting the CPU take over.

    Then with the other controller play through the game.. it seems that the CPU only uses pistols while they are controlling.

    Fast forward to the end of Crash Course.. right before the end of the level as the truck is lowered I paused the game and switched it.. took control of my profile and let my other take a break.. Jumped into the truck and done.. popped.
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    splicegraphCPU picked up a machine gun.
    Posted by splicegraph on 24 Feb 12 at 17:04
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