Broken Steel

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Broken Steel

Devil achievement in Fallout 3


Reached Level 30 with Bad Karma

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How to unlock the Devil achievement

  • AlfindeolAlfindeol74,161
    12 May 2009 10 May 2009 21 May 2009
    62 5 9
    The Karma achievements are made significantly easier with the addition of the Broken Steel perks.

    The first step in getting all three achievements is to create three save files at level 28. The closer you are to reaching 29, the better, but at any point will work fine.

    Getting to level 30, not the karma, is actually the hardest part of these achievements. If you are like me, and reached level 20 long before the game ended and before you got Broken Steel, you have a long way to go after the added quest ends. The first things I would do is the side-quests that are offered surrounding Project Purity. Return to the Jefferson Memorial and offer to help Scribe Bigsley, who is inside the building. That will result in two decent quests. There is also a side-quest that can be accessed by hacking or a successful speech on Bigsley or by talking to the ghoul Griffon in the Museum of History.

    Once those quests have been competed, you will probably still have a long way to go. The fastest way to make up that experience is by hunting Super Mutants. After finishing the Broken Steel quest-line, speak to Paladin Tristran and ask if there is anything else you can do to help. He will offer you a reward for killing super mutants and bringing back blood samples to him. This is much easier than scouring ruined buildings for scrap metal, pre-war books, cameras or sensor modules. The National Mall and the Germantown Police station are great places to hunt mutants. Just make sure to get the well-rested bonus before you trade in the samples. 10% extra experience goes a long way in this grind.

    You can also increase the difficulty to get more experience per encounter. This is really a must if you are playing on easy or normal. The extra 15 or so EXP an encounter will really speed things up in the long run. Also remember to leave your companions at home. They are experience hogs. You won't receive any EXP from enemies that they kill.

    Once you get there, load up one of those files and, when you reach level 29, choose Here and Now. This perk will immediately level you up again, to 30. At level 30 choose Devil's Highway. This will set your karma to Very Bad and you will get the achievement.

    Rinse and repeat for the other karma achievements. I recommend that you don't use this method for whatever karma type you mainly play as, as it really is a waste of 2 perks.


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    mfbhrtsYep, the "Here & Now" trick to get to Level 30 straight after getting to Level 29 saves A LOT of time! Thumbs up from me.
    Posted by mfbhrts on 27 Feb 12 at 18:01
    OnzaAs far as grinding, if you don't have a strong inclination to other perks (and have an Intelligence of 4 or more) you can use Swift Learner to add 10% XP whenever XP is earned. There are three levels, thus XP earned can be increased by 30%.
    Posted by Onza on 08 Apr 13 at 21:10
    SirScumdog89I'm already level 30 messiah , if I start fucking shit up will it drop my karma thus resulting in neutral AND evil karma achievements ?
    Posted by SirScumdog89 on 30 Apr 17 at 17:10
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  • DyneDenethorDyneDenethor256,688
    08 May 2009 08 May 2009
    35 11 3
    Just before you hit level 30, save the game. When you pick your level 30 perk, choose one that alters your Karma.
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    LBCeroyit would be nice to have the here and now perk available then you only need to get to level 29
    Posted by LBCeroy on 08 May 09 at 08:05
    TitaniumRhynoif you are strictly playing to get the acievements, this is the way to do it, except save right b4 lvl 29. pick the here and now prk to hit 30 and pick one of the karma alterng perks fr lvl 30. reload and repeat wth a different karma perk.
    Posted by TitaniumRhyno on 16 May 09 at 00:28
  • MissFuchsiaFireMissFuchsiaFireThis gamer has had their achievements removed from the site
    22 Oct 2010 26 Apr 2011
    19 1 2
    This is just an easy way to level up. I didn't discover this cheat, and I don't know who officially did, but this helped me get my last couple levels after I completed the game. I hope it helps others, too. See the video below.

    As for reaching rank 30 with Good, Neutral, and Bad Karma, refer to the other solutions. They are very detailed and helpful.

    METHOD: Have at least 2 Frag Mines with you and enter the Craterside Supply in Megaton. Throw your Frag Mine against the wall and quickly pick it up over and over again. You will get 6 experience points every time. It is a bit tedious, but it definitely adds up, and is very helpful when there isn't much left to do in the game to earn XP.

    If the man leaning against the wall on the other side walks away, just pass time (by pressing the 'back' button) and wait until the next morning and continue. I suggest saving regularly in case something goes wrong.
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    This was helpfull in the end when there was no quests left to do.. quick learner perk gives more exp sleeping gives well rested adds to 10% exp combined it gives around 25 exp each time you disarm it
    Posted on 08 Apr 13 at 23:31
    MissFuchsiaFire@twizm31337: That is exactly why I recorded it. I had done everything and I still needed XP and none of the other tricks/glitches on the internet would work for me until I found this one.
    Posted by MissFuchsiaFire on 09 Apr 13 at 00:04
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