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As the Jockey, ride the Survivors twice in a single life.

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How to unlock the BACK IN THE SADDLE achievement

  • sm4ksm4k333,376
    13 Jan 2010 14 Jan 2010 10 May 2010
    35 3 2
    Here's an easy way to get both
    Left 4 Dead 2BACK IN THE SADDLEThe BACK IN THE SADDLE achievement in Left 4 Dead 2 worth 23 pointsAs the Jockey, ride the Survivors twice in a single life.
    Left 4 Dead 2QUALIFIED RIDEThe QUALIFIED RIDE achievement in Left 4 Dead 2 worth 22 pointsAs the Jockey, ride a Survivor for more than 12 seconds.
    with a minimum amount of effort:

    - Play vs mode with two controllers: your profile as Infected and the second controller be the Survivors. Regardless of the map, use the Survivor to kill two of the other survivors.

    - Once two of them are dead, spawn as the Jockey. Jump on the AI Survivor and ride him until he's downed*.

    - Move your Jockey out of the downed AI's sight and bring the player controlled Survivor to the Jockey. This is so the downed AI cannot kill the Jockey.

    - Use a health pack on your player controlled Survivor if he's damaged to ensure he's got plenty of health.

    - Hop on the player controlled Survivor and ride him until he dies. You'll get both achievements.

    *I didn't have any problems with getting out of the AI's sight in time, but if you wanted to play it safe, down the AI character twice first, so when the Jockey takes him down, he dies.

    If you've got a friend on XBL, have them join you as a Spitter and you can easily knock out
    Left 4 Dead 2RODE HARD, PUT AWAY WETThe RODE HARD, PUT AWAY WET achievement in Left 4 Dead 2 worth 35 pointsAs the Jockey, ride a Survivor and steer them into a Spitter's acid patch.
    at the same time.

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    I No It Isnt IWell put together guide (:
    Posted by I No It Isnt I on 09 Aug 10 at 01:11
    WithTheDawnHas there been an update since this or something? Whenever I try to do this the saferoom door is already open and continuous waves of normal and special infected keep spawning and fucking things up.
    Posted by WithTheDawn on 04 Apr 13 at 00:44
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  • TigerUKTigerUK188,089
    10 Jan 2010 10 Jan 2010
    13 1 0
    I was having trouble getting this in normal play, so I worked out how to do it using the two controller method.

    Start up a Versus game with your main profile set to Infected and your guest as Survivor.
    I did it on Dead Centre - Atrium, but this can be done on any map.
    Using the guest, kill off two of the AI Survivors and then down the 3rd twice and then revive (So that next time they go down, they are dead).
    Finally, open the saferoom door.

    Then simply using the Infected on your main profile, spawn outside the Saferoom. Using the Jockey (Obviously, if you spawn as anything else, step into the room and let yourself get killed), jump onto the AI character and stay on there until they are down and dead. Then simply jump onto your guest account Survivor and it'll pop :)
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