Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X achievements

Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X

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Counter support ace in Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X

Counter support ace112 (20)

Complete all counter support challenges.

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Achievement Guide for Counter support ace

Ashen Seraph
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Ashen Seraph
Achievement won on 13 Mar 09
TA Score for this game: 2,765
Posted on 15 March 09 at 09:49, Edited on 17 March 09 at 22:07
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This may well be one of the most complicated achievements in the game. This achievement requires you to complete 5 specific TMDM challenges listed as Counter Support challenges under the TMDM Mastery group viewable by hitting RB several times until you reach the end.

The challenges Render Useless, Use What We Have, Slow But Powerful, and Join Us! are all easy enough as all they involve is using a specific support ability as the enemy has a different specific support ability active. If you have trouble with these, they can be gotten during a private player match with a friend by trading kills until you both have what you need.
Support Name - Your Ability - Enemy Ability
Render Useless - Missile Suppression - AWACS (Missiles Enhanced)
Use What We Have - Cannon Upgrade - Missile Suppression
Slow But Powerful - AWACS - Targeting Jamming
Join Us! - EMP Strike - Altitude Limiter

The final challenge, Drone Destroyer, is where you are certainly going to have problems. To complete this challenge, you must destroy 3 repair drones in a single match without shooting down an enemy pilot in the process. Thankfully, it doesn't have to be off a single call for repair drones. That fact is the only thing that makes this challenge doable. Even so, your chances of succeeding in this challenge outside of a boosting match are astronomically low.

To boost this final challenge, go to Versus -> Xbox Live -> Player Match -> Custom. When the searching for servers screen comes up, hit Y to host session. On the hosting options screen, drop down one to the Private session option, change it to yes, got down to the Round Time option and change it to 15 min, then hit A to go to the pre-match lobby. Once there, invite your friend in.

What is going to happen from here is your friend is going to keep shooting you down until he gets the repair drones support. When he gets it, you need to quickly get behind him and within missile range (~2500 m). When you get to that point, have him activate the drones. Make sure you switch your target to the drone. Shoot down the drone, then allow him to start shooting you down again.

I would suggest using Joint Strike missiles to take down the drone. They tend to be the most reliable. It will require 2 of them. What ever you do, don't use MultiAA, you'll risk shooting down your friend and having to start over. There is a possibility that your friend will not receive 3 drone supports in those 15 min. It's not likely, but is possible. Just try again and it should work.

As a final note, if you decide to boost Drone Destroyer and you are having trouble trying to get your friend's help, entice him with a EXP farming session. Because of the large streaks the person shooting you down repeatedly will receive, they will get a very substantial amount of EXP from the match.
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