Head of the Fleet achievement in Battlestations: Pacific

Head of the Fleet

Reach the rank of Fleet Admiral.

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How to unlock the Head of the Fleet achievement

  • dez1729dez1729404,235
    06 Oct 2011 25 Oct 2011 29 Jul 2013
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    This can be boosted in a couple sessions with another partner (if double-boxing it then it would probably take overnight).

    Island Capture, Swirl, Medium size, disable time and capture point limit.

    When the match starts the person going for the achievement (player A) will build all rocket ships (LSMs - Rocket) while the other player (player B) will build all battleships (BBs).

    Player A will split the rocket ships into three groups and each group will position around player B's shipyard. The rocket ships should be on average 3.1-3.7km away from the spawned battleships. Give it a little leeway and avoid hitting less than 3km as the battleships will be within range to hit the LSMs. Position the LSMs in such a way that it can effectively see 2-3 battleships. The AI should eventually be able to take out the battleships and shouldn't really require anymore interactions from the player (I had mine in the points screen so I know how much I need to get to a certain level).

    Now, player B will have to constantly reproduce new battleships once they are destroyed. It can be time-consuming but if player B have a turbo controller (like Horipad) then you can set it to the support manager screen, pick the BB, and then turbo the A button and that should keep producing new BBs as soon as they're destroyed with no intervention from B.

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    Ideally you should end the match (other team surrendering) when your profile hit 2mil total xp as otherwise you could skip past the previous rank achievement (Lieutenant rank) and forever unable to unlock it (this is not confirmed but better off not risking it - there are also reports that mp profile is saved not on your gamertag profile but in save game, so if does indeed glitch you can potentially clear your save game and start over again). Restart the match again and once you hit 8mil total xp player B can surrender.

    As mentioned above you will get this while boosting for this achievement:
    Battlestations: PacificFleet CommanderThe Fleet Commander achievement in Battlestations: Pacific worth 526 pointsReach the rank of Lieutenant.

    Thanks to https://www.trueachievements.com/Darken81.htm for helping me out and posters from
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    Quake010As above said the xp cap isn't true, for me it was. On my third try I stopped at 2 mil. xp and got it right away. For the rest good guide.
    Posted by Quake010 on 25 Aug 12 at 16:32
    Epsilon ThetaCould you give a rough time estimate? Also, could you please update or remove the picture?
    Posted by Epsilon Theta on 08 Jul 13 at 20:18
    LiopetriBeastI can confirm, that if by mistake you overshoot the Lieutenant rank, just delete the save and you will be good to go, only thing lost is a couple of hours of boosting!
    Posted by LiopetriBeast on 20 Apr 14 at 07:19
    casa de morteI put two ships to the right, four in the middle, and two to the left. For those using miles keep your rocket ships at least 1.7 miles away from the closest battleship. 1.6 miles is in range of the battleships. To give an idea of how well this method works I played 2 Hours 41 Minutes and 28 Seconds, which includes getting the ships into place, and got 1,122,985 points. so about 6,975 per minute, so about 418,500 per hour.
    Posted by casa de morte on 17 Sep 15 at 04:02
    FrizbogIs this ranked or player? Or does it matter? Thanks
    Posted by Frizbog on 28 Mar 16 at 18:15
    planting42Lost my save years ago so when I booted it up today I was back to the bottom of the rankings. Guarantee you can get Lieutenant with a fresh save if need be.

    This has to be done in ranked btw.
    Posted by planting42 on 25 Nov 19 at 19:29
    SPACE ODDITYPerfect, thumbs up.
    Posted by SPACE ODDITY on 27 Oct 20 at 15:48
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