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As the Jockey, ride a Survivor for more than 12 seconds.

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How to unlock the QUALIFIED RIDE achievement

  • TechercizerTechercizer64,514
    20 Nov 2009 23 Nov 2009
    21 2 0
    There's not much to say about this achievement; if you play Versus enough you'll probably pick it up sooner or later. If you're looking for tips on how to land a good ride, you should probably jump a survivor:

    1) When they are far away from their team. If they're far enough, their team may just decide to leave them.

    2) When everyone has been covered in puke. Use the combination of an instant horde and next to zero visibility to make off with an unlucky survivor. Even better if a Spitter can cover your escape by putting some acid between you and the enemy team.

    3) When the enemy team is at a cliff or drop off. If you can nab the last one to jump and drive them back, 12 seconds should be a breeze.

    4) When the enemy team is otherwise distracted, likely due to a tank.

    Whatever you do, don't jump a tightly packed group of survivors who are aware and alert; you won't help anyone.

    Good luck, and good head-humping!
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  • sm4ksm4k333,376
    13 Jan 2010 14 Jan 2010 10 May 2010
    20 3 3
    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.
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    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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    FairPowerGreat guide!! Really helped
    Posted by FairPower on 30 Jul 12 at 03:49
    rjcarelloHow do you kill the other survivors? It takes forever, and the other AI infected tend to mess things up for me when I'm down to the last two survivors.
    Posted by rjcarello on 28 Apr 14 at 17:22
    KanchanaburiSame here. I tried this several times and the AI infected keep killing. Tried on 2 maps. Not an easy method.
    Posted by Kanchanaburi on 01 Sep 14 at 05:37
  • FoxMcFly88FoxMcFly88136,736
    06 Jan 2010 06 Jan 2010
    14 0 0
    i got this in scavenge mode yesterday. play with a friend and as the jockey, hide somewhere until the clock winds down. pounce someone right before the clock stops so ur on them when the game ends and when the next round starts, the achievement will pop up

    it was really random and there are better ways to do it but that takes less time than incapping everyone
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