Against the Current achievement in Star Wars: Squadrons

Against the Current

Acquired the Thread the Needle Medal.

Against the Current-13.2
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How to unlock the Against the Current achievement

  • LoHiT0709LoHiT0709452,758
    05 Oct 2020 05 Oct 2020 05 Oct 2020
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    This is found on Mission 13 and can be completed on Story mode. The medal is obtained by
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    I can confirm that you can reload the checkpoint if you hit anything and the checkpoint is right at the start of the run. There any no enemies in this section so damage is only taken by hitting the walls

    I used the Tie Interceptor the Propulsion Engine everything else doesn't matter for the achievement.

    I also find it much easier to Fly with Southpaw and inverted Y-axis and having Roll on the Right Stick makes this much easier. I've all got the Pitch, Yaw, and Roll sensitivities at 100%, this helps mitigate the lost maneuverability from the propulsion engines

    Firstly, you can make it within the allotted time with full power in the engines and mostly at half thrust. The extra acceleration helps a bit but generally speaking, you won't need to touch the throttle.

    The run is divided into distinct areas with a beam of energy running through the middle. There's machinery surrounding the beam with gaps that you can fly through.

    The directions I took are: RIGHT, UNDER, RIGHT UNDER, RIGHT then through the circle hole at the end.

    The achievement won't unlock until you get slingshotted out again.

    I hope this helps.
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    Jet KlaatuIt only popped at the end of the mission by the way.
    Posted by Jet Klaatu on 07 Oct at 14:40
    DarthMatt95Can you post a video?
    Posted by DarthMatt95 on 08 Oct at 18:42
    FreeEdgarI'd like to also point out that you can hit the walls and make contact so long as you don't take hull damage, went in with 100 hull on story and hit the walls but still unlocked the achievement. So don't stress if you touch the walls.
    Posted by FreeEdgar on 09 Oct at 18:59
    OsakamitsuTheres a video on YouTube showing that you only have to take no damage going through the hole and again at the very end slingshot part and in the middle it doesn't matter. I tried that and it didn't work for me.
    Posted by Osakamitsu on 12 Oct at 03:47
    stealth fingerThe checkpoint saved me at a point where it would smack my backend of a wall before I got control taking me down to 61 hull. Probably invalidates the run but it also flung me into a wall and blew me up at the end because I suddenly accelerated into the room with the generators or whatever in so watch out for that too.
    Posted by stealth finger on 13 Oct at 14:44
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