Hard Mode achievement in HyperDot

Hard Mode

Survive Swarmed with no modifiers for 30 seconds

Hard Mode+5.3
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How to unlock the Hard Mode achievement

  • Leone PhelpsLeone Phelps561,340
    07 May 2020 07 May 2020 07 May 2020
    21 0 11
    This is easily the hardest achievement in the game. I realized a trick that helped me get it much easier which I’ll explain at the bottom.

    Go to free play, pick any color (I used light blue because that seemed to be the easiest to keep track of for me), go to swarmed, hit X and choose “ clear all” for modifiers, then confirm.

    Took me probably 200+ attempts, but first you want to get comfortable with the level. The orange spots are almost always on the bottom half, so staying near the bottom left or bottom right helps because they won’t go up through the middle and it will be easier to retreat towards the top if you have to. For me the speeds at which shapes were shot out was random. I’d have 20 attempts where the orange and pink shapes were slow but the reds were very fast, then 10 where reds were extremely slow but the others were very fast. Just like the rest of the achievements, luck plays a huge part in getting an easy seed.

    Now for the trick. I realized that pausing and unpausing makes it very easy to make the sharp weaves and dodges that are much harder in real time. So you essentially pause buffer and shoot the gap if you have to. I would play until I had a run that got to the stars (they spawn around 20 seconds in) then would do this pausing strategy, and after that it took me about 5 more tries after getting to stars. I pause, figure out exactly where I want to weave and where it is safe, hold the direction and unpause. Go to the safe zone and pause again if it’s dangerous, rinse and repeat. Doing this I got to 28+ multiple times, however playing legitimately with no pausing I couldn’t get past 25 seconds. I unlocked the achievement with 30.1 seconds.

    The problem/quirk with the pause strategy is that it seems to mess with the games internal clock for shooting the enemies out. If you do it a lot early on, the stars will actually spawn much earlier than the 20 second mark. This is why I always waited until the stars spawned to start doing it, because if I tried doing it earlier the stars could spawn around 16-18 seconds, and I assume the Plus signs would spawn after but I never survived that long.

    Good luck!

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    AcaElic86It's a combination of luck + strategy + good reflexes. If you stay in one side all the attacks are concentrated there and you can move towards another with fewer obstacles. Thank God you only have to do it once
    Posted by AcaElic86 on 25 Oct at 16:03
    K0 x SyLv3RzUn'ora di tentativi, senza dubbio il più difficile di tutti.
    Posted by K0 x SyLv3Rz on 30 Oct at 18:01
    ALoneWolf42Quite impossible! I got to 26 seconds but will take a break before trying more.
    Posted by ALoneWolf42 yesterday at 19:37
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  • sm4ksm4k348,942
    01 May 2020 01 May 2020 01 May 2020
    11 2 11
    Fairly straight forward, but note that "no modifiers" means that you're disabling Player Collision (Collision: None), Power Ups (Power Ups: Off), and Inflated (Size: Normal), not that you're playing it as the game defaults.
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    ivansuperpowerUnlocked after 2h trying with the "clockwise rotation" technique. I tried to avoid the bottom area as much as I can after reading here that yellow items appear always from there... And It was worht it!

    Here is my video

    Good luck!
    Posted by ivansuperpower on 20 May at 05:14
    BasanakinTLDR: just pause-unpause repeatedly

    I've to add: do this on PC. It took me 3 tries. Before I used a controller and it took me definitely more than 50 tries till I gave up
    Posted by Basanakin on 12 Jun at 11:38
    CuddIe BunnyThis game is inconsistent dogs***.
    Posted by CuddIe Bunny on 15 Jun at 23:26
  • MasterNero14MasterNero14548,848
    24 Oct 2020 24 Oct 2020 24 Oct 2020
    2 0 0

    this achievement is very easy using this pause method cn_start I managed on my 2 attempt

    Good luck toast
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