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Wrecking Ball

Score 25 million points worth of destruction in Wrecking Crew.

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How to unlock the Wrecking Ball achievement

  • YinYin994,867
    06 Jun 2009 12 Jun 2009
    73 9 27
    When going for the Wrecking Ball achievement, I recommend you use these settings:

    Mode: Total Chaos
    Map: Complex
    Weapon: Thermobaric Rocket
    Building Collapse: High
    Barrels: On

    Players, Backpack, and Rounds to Win are insignificant.

    Right when the game starts, immediately begin shooting rockets at the nearest building, aim at the lowest level to get the most points. You can easily rack up to 100,000 to 150,000 every round.

    Every players score counts towards this achievement.

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    M00SEYou see how many points you have by loading up the campaign and then looking under achievements for it.
    Posted by M00SE on 04 Nov 12 at 20:38
    Mobius EvalonIf you're like me and wondering if any of the other methods have any merit -- they really don't. Thermobaric rockets have the most consistent point output that doesn't rely on pure dumb luck like whether or not a building will fall over in the post-match "break" phase using singularity bombs. The DLC map may be worth a look as XLR8ING 76131 mentions in his solution if you're willing to spend money on it (I certainly wasn't for a single achievement), but thermobaric rockets are certainly the way to go otherwise.
    Posted by Mobius Evalon on 11 Feb 15 at 23:03
    Mobius EvalonI would also like to add that very high scores are a matter of simply learning the physics. Somewhere around the halfway mark to this achievement you start to recognize how empty the bottom floor has to be to trigger a collapse, though the rule of thumb is that interior walls are much more critical to the building staying up than the exterior walls.

    I've been running a 4 player/5 round matches for a while now using the normal rocket launcher, and my worst rounds are 155k. I fire 9-12 normal rockets and turn to the next building without waiting to watch it fall over. I've gotten a few 200k+ runs but I'm not entirely certain how -- it seems as though every round ends the same way with the fourth building collapsing or having already been collapsed under its own weight, but it's simply worth more sometimes for reasons I cannot discern.

    At any rate, I would call consistent 125k runs a success. Any less than that means you're simply not doing it right. Consistent 160k runs mean you're at peak and you can't intentionally do much better (since the last 40k or so is just random.)
    Posted by Mobius Evalon on 17 Feb 15 at 00:32
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  • MastahMattMastahMatt110,419
    20 Jan 2010 20 Jan 2010 20 Jan 2010
    30 3 7
    Here are the settings I'd recommend:

    Mode: Total Chaos
    Number of Players: 1
    Map: Complex
    Weapon: Singularity Bomb
    Pack: Rhino
    Building Collapse: High
    Rounds to Win: 5

    Your main goal is to attempt to destroy the entire Complex map. To do so, run around the outside of the map following the edges of buildings, leaving a singularity bomb at each building corner. Use the Rhino Pack when moving along from corner to corner and between buildings.

    Drop a bomb at the edge of the stack when you run by as well. If done right, this nets 150k to 190k points each time.

    This achievement is not difficult, but is extremely tedious. Using any other map besides complex means a much lower score and a much longer time to net the achievement. Also, setting the number of rounds to 5 means less loading time to start the map in between games.

    As a side note, you might want to first do the achievement Can't Get Enough, which involves playing all modes on all maps in Wrecking Crew. This will not get you that far along, but will save some of the tedium at least. Expect to spend around 200 minutes (around 3 hours) of doing the same thing, minute by minute to get the achievement.
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    MastahMattBeen a long time, but I don't see why your points would just go away.
    Posted by MastahMatt on 22 Jun 13 at 08:55
    Chris1984ukI can't stress this enough

    Best method ever! Before I was doing the Thermobaric Rocket launcher and making just over 100k a match. With this method I am consistently hitting 130- 150k per match.

    Thank you for the perfect method.
    Posted by Chris1984uk on 23 Dec 14 at 13:14
    Diesel FoleySoooooo much better and easier.nice
    Posted by Diesel Foley on 13 Jan 15 at 00:23
  • XL VENOM R8XL VENOM R8218,073
    13 Jun 2011 14 Jun 2011 11 Aug 2011
    24 0 5
    If you have the DLC for Wrecking Crew use the following.

    Map: Expansion
    Mode: total chaos
    weapon: Thermobaric Rocket
    pack: jetpack
    collapse: high
    barrels on

    If your player starts on the ground you can easily get 280-325000
    if he starts on the bridge you can get 250000 easily

    just start by shooting all the braces at the ground where they meet. I started on the far ends then shot the ones in the middle and the bridge pretty much collapses on its own. You may need to shoot the bridge where it meets the cliff to help the ends fall.
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    XL VENOM R8it is a dlc map
    Posted by XL VENOM R8 on 22 Feb 12 at 01:03
    MastaGusSmasher Pack?
    Posted by MastaGus on 01 Nov 12 at 17:42
    Owen H BrownYes The Smasher Pack, you'll need to pay.
    Posted by Owen H Brown on 19 Jul 18 at 09:47
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