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There are a maximum of 65 Left 4 Dead achievements (50 without DLC) worth 2,856 (1,500)

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Nothing Special in Left 4 Dead

Nothing Special94 (30)

Survive a campaign with no Survivors taking damage from Special Infected.

  • Unlocked by 18,376 tracked gamers (10% - TA Ratio = 3.13) 181,338  

Achievement Guide for Nothing Special

76,084 (50,226)
Achievement won on 18 Oct 09
TA Score for this game: 2,094
Posted on 16 October 09 at 22:00, Edited on 11 June 12 at 15:38
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This is an easy one to get by yourself and *ONLY if you have the Crash Course campaign downloaded. Also note that this is a very cheap way to get this achievement and should only be done if you've tried getting this achievement for hours and hours and hours and days and days and you'd rather burn your house down than try for this achievement legit again.

* According to Beer Pottz you can get this achievement in any campaign so give it a try if you want. Keep in mind that Crash Course is only 2 chapters so regardless it'll be quicker in that campaign.

Here's what to do:
Play a split screen versus match on the Crash Course campaign. Controller 1 is the account you want to get the achievement with, controller 2 is the guest. Play as the survivors on controller 1 and as the infected on controller 2. Never spawn the infected on controller 2 and blaze through chapter 1. When it's controller 1's turn to play as the infected, just kill off the survivors. End of round one.

Do the same thing for chapter 2 and you're done. The finale can be a little tricky so if you want extra tips, please read on.

When you start the finale, just destroy zombies like you were born to do. Eventually controller 2 will spawn as a tank. Grab the controller and walk the tank over to the survivors and then kill it with controller 1. When the tank dies, controller 2 will automatically spawn as an specially infected (more than likely it will be a boomer if you haven't spawned an infected yet). Move the specially infected somewhere out of sight and get a good sense of where that location is from controller 1's perspective. Eventually controller 2 will spawn as a tank again and the specially infected that it used to be will now be controlled by the computer.

**This is where it can get tricky!**

With controller 1, QUICKLY find that location where the specially infected was and kill it before it hits one of the survivors. Then grab controller 2 and walk the tank to the survivors and kill it with controller 1. If you take too long trying to kill that roaming specially infected, the tank's "not attacking" meter will go down and then it will be controlled by the computer. Then you got issues as the tank will more than likely hit one of the computer survivors as they don't seem to know how to avoid the tank as you are probably aware. Once you've killed the tank, power up the generator again if you haven't already and that should do it. Get in the truck and achievement unlocks.

**Edit - It's been confirmed by several people that witches do not affect this achievement.
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