Up Close and Personal achievement in Windbound

Up Close and Personal

Finish the game using only melee weapons.

Up Close and Personal-5.0
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How to unlock the Up Close and Personal achievement

  • magikman79magikman79520,527
    22 Oct 2022 29 Oct 2022 30 Oct 2022
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    This achievement IS possible, but you cant ever hit a jellyfish or crobster with the boat. This will have to be done on a new save file after deleting your save & is a pain & requires constant manual saves & reloads.

    There is however another possibility... Glitching... You can just sail to the exit from the start of the chapter & wall jump up the wall to exit. After watching the Any% speedrun for this (which uses a wall jump glitch with an increased framerate) I was able to pull it off on console, but it will require above average mashing skills, specific angles, & a bit of luck.

    Method 1 - Wall Jump

    Method 2 - Zip
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  • vSullyvSully1,312,732
    17 Aug 2021 21 Aug 2021 21 Aug 2021
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    I reached out to the devs for help after having issues with several achievements.

    "For the up close and personal achievement, you have to complete the game using only melee weapons. But some towers require using a sling or arrows to shoot gongs and open the tower so it can be activated. I believe this was also a change with the Loathing update and it seems like using a ranged weapon will void the melee only achievement. Can you clarify?"

    Again, in these cases, the weapon interacts instead of causing damage, so activating gongs with a ranged weapon will not void the achievement.
    I still couldn't get the achievement to unlock. The dev offered more info:

    Currently it seems that unexpectedly, jelly fish being killed counts as the player killing, which is not intended, and has been fixed locally. This impacts up Back to basics, Up close and personal, Keep your distance, as you have correctly identified. To work around this, for now, I would advise you avoid killing/interacting with/hitting jellyfish.
    I finally got this achievement to pop in a run where none of the towers required shooting elevated gongs, which is pure RNG for tower progression generation. I also avoided all jellyfish in the boat. I cannot verify that shooting gongs with a ranged weapon is allowed since I didn't need to.
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    WizZy PLI shot gongs with ranged weapon and achievement popped.
    Posted by WizZy PL On 20 Oct 22 at 16:36
    magikman79I used a grass sling to activate a gong twice in the run & sill got the achievement.

    After deleting my save data I played level 1 & 2 a couple of time, saving & starting a new game to get a couple of Blessings... as long as you dont violate whatever achievement youre trying to get, you can build up Blessing like this for the achievement.
    Posted by magikman79 On 23 Oct 22 at 00:32
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