Desperate Escape

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Desperate Escape

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Run the Gauntlet

Complete "Desperate Escape" on Professional.

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How to unlock the Run the Gauntlet achievement

  • a s p aa s p a768,745
    28 Jun 2010 28 Jun 2010
    66 8 10
    another great and easy method is to follow these videos (solo no hit run on prof). just do almost the same as the guy in the vid. got my achievement after ~30 minutes this way. good luck!

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    Current FutureThe only major disparity between my run and this one was the placing of the 1st. It was never in that lower safe, but was in the upper safe instead. Other than that, I was able to follow the video (for the most part) to the letter.
    Posted by Current Future on 28 Jul 14 at 15:32
    James12183For anyone wondering about if you need to unlock professional to unlock this achievement, the answer is no. You need only join somebody who has professional unlocked. You do not personally need to have it unlocked yourself. You will get it at the end of the professional run regardless.
    Posted by James12183 on 30 Apr 17 at 19:11
    Moozipan CheeseThese videos are definitely Professional difficulty. Whether or not you fight Town or Base Majini seems to be randomized every time you start the DLC. With that being said, I actually recommend you keep trying until you get the Town Majini, as they are easier to fight (their crossbows do less damage than Base Majini guns, and they don't have armour).

    This was ultimately really hard and took me several attempts over quite a few days (a real shame you can't save and quit this DLC), but if you stock up correctly, the last part is actually quite easy (edit: should probably state I did this completely on my own). The hardest part by far was the second area where you need to get a key (the area before the turret gauntlet, which isn't so bad because of the frequent checkpoints).
    Posted by Moozipan Cheese on 12 Jul 17 at 16:13
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  • SecondHeartbeatSecondHeartbeat130,858
    04 Mar 2010 04 Mar 2010 20 May 2010
    55 4 16
    General tips for anything leading up to the end section -
    Sprint to the objectives and try to bypass the majority of the enemies (apart from the ones that needed to be killed to advance in the game). Make sure you stay close to your partner in case you get hit while your running but not so close that you can be both taken out simultaneously. Ration your ammo by making use of melee attacks and going for head shots or leg shots - . Melees can be performed when the enemy is dazed or on the ground so keep your eyes open and react efficiently. When taking out bosses and large groups of majini make good use of your environment e.g. exploding canisters, oil canisters etc.

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    Actually fairly simple if use this strategy albeit took me and my partner multiple deaths to figure it out. All you need to do is camp inside the house. Station each player in opposite corners; one under the hole in the roof and at the broken boxes. Take out enemies as they come in, best to take care of the ones going for your partner. The executioners will never enter the house so you don't have to worry about them. After your ride has been delayed there should be fewer majini entering the house. Two Reapers will eventually enter; one a little after the executioner and the other after your ride has been delayed. They will always come through the door so listen out for them or plant a proximity bomb at the door. Once they come through, both of you should immediately shoot at the glowing spots. First in the centre, then back right, back left and finally centre once again. That's all there really is to it so good luck and I hope it works out for you!

    Alternate method, courtesy of:
    Skye Veran said:
    You can also camp on the roof of the building with the elevator. If you stay on the narrow section, it's just a matter of standing back-to-back with your partner and keeping the enemies at bay. The guys on the tower won't be able to hit you as you'll be right under them. Bosses will jump straight up to you as soon as they spawn, though, so you'll have to be ready to blow them apart. If you're dealing with the Base Majini, though, you'll have guys with machine guns jump up on the crates periodically, so in that case the building might actually be better. I haven't had to do it on Pro with that enemy group.

    You should note here that there are two possible sets of enemies for the end (and all other) sections: the Town Majini or the Base Majini. If you end up with the Town Majini, the two bosses will be gatling gunners instead of Executioners, and instead of Reapers you'll have Chainsaw Majini every once in a while.
    Further notes to complement the alternate method, courtesy of:
    xRaW Corupt AIx said:
    You have to be careful though as sometimes enemies will drop right on top of you from the tower above. The only problems you'll have are with the bosses. If you have Magnum/RPG you should be able to take them out beore they can really hurt you. Otherwise my partner and I just jumped off and ran in circles then got back up to the roof and gave the executioner/chainsaw/minigun/bug everything we had. Usually that should get you out of danger. I would suggest that towards the end you might get overrun at that point just run around the area to run down the clock. Also make sure you always stay in close proximity to your partner(even though it's obvious that you should) so if they get hit you can inject/heal them before they die(which on professional is only a few seconds).
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    matdanAnd nope fail on everything I hate this achievement.
    Posted by matdan on 01 Jul 12 at 11:40
    boldfoxrdThis is a great solution. I followed it when playing on Veteran earlier.
    If someone holds a magnum, you can waste those reapers in one or two shots. I never used the magnum any other time as in that final bit, the house is without a doubt the best place to wait in.
    Posted by boldfoxrd on 21 Dec 13 at 02:10
    James12183For anyone wondering about if you need to unlock professional to unlock this achievement, the answer is no. You need only join somebody who has professional unlocked. You do not personally need to have it unlocked yourself. You will get it at the end of the professional run regardless.
    Posted by James12183 on 30 Apr 17 at 19:12
  • Crowned LegacyCrowned Legacy637,697
    07 Mar 2010 04 Mar 2010 02 Sep 2018
    27 2 2
    This is much harder then Lost in Nightmares, a lot more enemies, longer campaign. Sometimes you get a Machinegunner Maijini, or a chainsawer, or an executioner or bugs. Professional is extremely hard when you get to the part where you have to kill the guys with the rockets in the towers. BEST thing to do is to use bait, have one person activate the bug by jumping down the ladder, and climbing back up. This activates it every time. Then run back to the way you came from. The last part should not be hard, all you have to do is stay in the corner of where you start the cutscene, go straight towards the corner. The executioner usually gets stuck, but with the bug, if you cant take him out, then run around the building. The last 30 seconds are probably the hardest, you will have 3 people with assault rifles, 2 with rocket launchers, a bug and an executioner, not including a bunch of zombies. This set up happened to me 2/3 times. All I can say, is if you need help, then send me a message, I beat this on professional when the achievements didn't count. Good luck guys and girls, I believe in you!

    UPDATE--- OK, I found out if you use the sniper, you can kill the bug in 1 or 2 shots when they open up, also, if you picked a magnum up, the excutioner can be killed in 5 shots.

    (CREDIT TO oASTR0 Z0MBIEo ) OK, it seems that if you stick to the corner, and wait for the excutioner and bug to come, you can run around while killing zombies, if this works for you, then do what works for you. You can run around, or you can stay in a spot and defend it.
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    oASTR0 Z0MBIEoGood guide followed it and got the achievement on my second try , the only part i would add is the last 4 minute countdown where you have to fend of the infected the first 2 minutes just camp where in the left corner where there's only two ways up (the ladder and the other side) just deal with the common infected and then when the executioner and bug show up just run round the edges of the map and let them chase you, try and fight and you will get your hide handed to you.
    Posted by oASTR0 Z0MBIEo on 07 Mar 10 at 17:58
    James12183For anyone wondering about if you need to unlock professional to unlock this achievement, the answer is no. You need only join somebody who has professional unlocked. You do not personally need to have it unlocked yourself. You will get it at the end of the professional run regardless.
    Posted by James12183 on 30 Apr 17 at 19:12
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