Unnecessary Roughness achievement in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (2009)

Unnecessary Roughness

Use a riot shield to beat down an enemy in Single Player or Special Ops.

Unnecessary Roughness0
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How to unlock the Unnecessary Roughness achievement

  • TGC DaZZTGC DaZZ45,674
    11 Nov 2009 12 Nov 2009
    58 0 4
    In order to unlock this achievement you will either need to be playing the single player campaign or the special ops missions (with or without a friend). The first campaign mission that will present you with a riot shield is "No Russian". After walking with the others through the terminal you will find yourself outside and up against the riot police. You will need to kill a policeman with a shield and the pick it up. Now get close to another officer (one without a shield) and the kill him using the shield by pressing the RS.

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    NynjahhJust a note to say that although TGZ DAZZ says to hit another who does NOT have a shield, i can confirm that you CAN hit someone who has a shield and still get the achievement
    Posted by Nynjahh on 17 Jan 12 at 20:02
    BAD VIII enjoyed the video!
    Posted by BAD VII on 22 Jun 12 at 12:17
    Charlie LimaNice video!
    Posted by Charlie Lima on 25 Jul 18 at 09:45
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  • FlamecrestFlamecrest69,852
    25 Mar 2010 26 Mar 2010
    31 0 0
    I got this at the SpecOps mission Gulag. I believe it's Charlie ops. If possible, do Co-op. Makes life easier.

    Breach the wall, make sure you survive to the second room. Don't forget about the bastards on the sides above you.
    If you run a little into the next room, you spawn the enemies with Riotshields. Walk back into the second room. If you have a buddy with you, let him draw attention, and you smash his back. Pick up the riotshield, draw attention. Beat a normal enemy once, and a riotshield twice (first smash frontal, walk behind him while he tries to get up on his feet, second smash behind).

    You're welcome ^^
  • Gonzo345Gonzo345466,215
    08 Nov 2009 09 Nov 2009 11 Nov 2009
    23 15 5
    Simply get and equip a riot shield and press RS against one enemy. You will beat him down and you will get the achivement.

    Remember to do this during Special Ops/Single Player Campaign. It won't pop up during multiplayer match.
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    TheIcemanComethI am guessing what's missing - and hence the negatives - would be WHERE in the campaign (or Spec Ops, which I haven't started yet) you can get this. People seem to think it's "cool" to write a guide for an achievement just by rewording the original description of the achievement.

    I KNOW how to beat someone down with a riot shield - WHERE do I go in the game to get a shield and do this? Those are the things that people seem to miss the most and why a good many of the "guides" on this site get negative votes.

    Case in point ... look at the guide for the "Drive By" achievement to see what I mean.
    Posted by TheIcemanCometh on 11 Nov 09 at 12:28
    Gonzo345Sorry man, I'll modify the guide then, that's a detail, I know...
    Posted by Gonzo345 on 11 Nov 09 at 12:37
    lashtonEasiest place to do this i've found so far is in the gulag, about three quarters of the way through you end up in a narrow room with guards shooting at you from above and then they have some riot shield guys. Just throw a nade in behind one so it kills him, pick up the shield and then an easy victim will eventually present himself :-)
    Posted by lashton on 12 Nov 09 at 11:22
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