Taken Season achievement in Alan Wake

Taken Season

Defeat 50 Taken with the hunting rifle.

Taken Season0
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How to unlock the Taken Season achievement

  • Junk87Junk8778,628
    20 May 2010 20 May 2010
    32 4 2
    The problem I found with the Hunting Rifle is that they are not as common as other guns, and when you do find one, you don't find much ammunition to make this achievement any easier. So far, the best episode I have come across for this achievement is episode 5.

    When you get into the building where you grab the Helicopter keys, an enemy will smash through a door. Kill or run past him, and you will find a Hunting Rifle here. Ammunition can be found throughout the episode, but as I said, it is scarce.

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    Gunrunner318I know this is an older game but i just wanted to say i got this achievement where your going with sheireff breaker to the helicopter pad and a good place to work on this is when she cant open tha church doors and you then see taken saying phisical labor is work lets take a break.there is a hunting rifle leaned up against the teuck in front of the church i got it and just used it against the taken just rinse and repeat and youll get this achievement
    Posted by Gunrunner318 on 26 Nov 12 at 19:48
    Dancsi27i am playing the normal game now and i got the hunting rifle during episode 2 (near the generator and safe heaven, there is a coffee thermos and a manuscrit there too in 2 shacks, just before reaching the crashed plane (with a supply chest near the wing)

    Go down the small stone steps and 3 Taken should come out, take them out with the hunting rifle then reload the last checkpoint, you will be back at the stone steps with all 5 ammos. Rinse and repeat until you get your 50 kills.
    Posted by Dancsi27 on 23 Jan 14 at 03:10
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  • Zombie DeejZombie Deej180,603
    07 Aug 2011 07 Aug 2011
    17 1 1
    I have found a great place to farm Hunting Rifle kills. The problem I found with this achievement is that ammunition is sparse whenever you locate one, making the Shotgun a wiser tactical choice. Well, I've found a Checkpoint with a Hunting Rifle (16 rounds) and infinite enemies to kill.

    ## Please note, the DLC "The Writer" is required for this method. Sorry. ##


    First, you're going to have to play through 10-20 minutes of 'The Writer' to get here, because there're no loadable checkpoints between the beginning of the DLC and here.

    Just play through until you encounter the 'Alan Wake's Life Ferris Wheel' where you have to run like a hamster through a very impressively orchestrated puzzle chamber to proceed. Once you've beaten the ferris wheel, enter the elevator at the end. Note, if you don't already have it, this achievement will pop now:

    Alan WakeDing!The Ding! achievement in Alan Wake worth 8 pointsSpecial 2: Complete the elevator ride.

    NOW you should emerge into Stucky's Gas Station. Here you'll be able to pick up the HUNTING RIFLE and 2x HUNTING RIFLE AMMO from the shelves inside the store and head outside. Out here infinite taken will gradually spawn in waves of three or four and attack you. Simply empty your Hunting Rifle into your aggressors and when it goes click, allow yourself to be overwhelmed or throw yourself off the cliff (2 o'clock as you leave the hardware store)

    You will reload in the store with the HUNTING RIFLE and AMMO right ahead of you yet again. Rinse and repeat.
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    Posted by iyamwattiyam on 13 Aug 13 at 16:37
  • GriffinMunkiGriffinMunki135,466
    08 Feb 2016 08 Feb 2016
    3 0 0
    In the last section of Chapter 3 the objective will change to Cross the Mountain Ruins and you will eventually come to a derelict shack of some sort with three floors. After exploring all floors and collecting ammo (hunting rifle ammo on third floor) you will reach the roof which will then collapse and send you back down to the third floor. There are about 7 or 8 taken in this room when you drop. Just kill them all with hunting rifle and reload a few times. It didn't take me long. You will have to had picked up the hunting rifle earlier in the level but there are one or two different locations where you should find it so it shouldn't be a problem.
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