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Master Exploder achievement in Red Dead Redemption

Master Exploder

Complete the Explosive Rifle Single Player Challenge

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How to unlock the Master Exploder achievement

  • JCKellnerJCKellner191,092
    03 Oct 2010 03 Oct 2010 16 Sep 2011
    128 1 21
    ****This solution is for the DLC only. If you have purchased or rent the Undead Nightmare Disc, please see the solution provided by either The Recluse or osubluejacket.****

    There are 5 ranks for the Explosive Rifle in single player.

    Rank 1 - Obtain Explosive Rifle from gunsmith in Blackwater, be sure to buy max ammo available at the gunsmith for the rifle, you may need it. Cost of the rifle depends on your honor. Lower $15,000, middle $10,000, high $5,000 as confirmed by Rusty Nail zh. If you don't have high honor and don't want to spend 10k or more for the rifle you may want to start duels with people and just disarm them to move your honor up.

    Rank 2 - Use the Explosive Rifle to kill 5 people in cover - I went to the Twin Rocks gang hideout, didn't actually get all 5 in the first time, but, finished it after setting up camp to save to respawn the hideout. You could probably go to other hideouts that have more enemies to complete this faster than I did.

    Rank 3 - Kill 3 Criminals in 1 shot using the Explosive Rifle. I used what GreenBeretBrown suggested, went to Fort Mercer, hogtied 4 criminals (I did 4 just in case) and shot into the pile.

    Rank 4 - Kill 2 animals with one shot with the Explosive Rifle. After I cleared Fort Mercer and the vultures are flying overhead, used dead eye to target one of the vultures when it flew next to a 2nd Vulture. I tried it without dead eye, but, I couldn't get it to auto aim on a vulture. Others have mentioned using bait to do this part and shooting the ground between 2 animals once the bait lures them in.

    Rank 5 - Obtain or change into the US Army Uniform and kill an enemy.
    If you have access to the US Army uniform already, you may want to change into it before starting on these challenges. Went to a safe house and changed into the uniform and there was an active bounty on the bounty board, accepted it and killed the first enemy using the explosive rifle. By completing this challenge you get a 50% discount on explosive rifle ammo and the achievement.

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    DeepFreeZz95For those who don't want to spend time hunting and herb collecting, try to get the savvy merchant outfit. When you wear it, gunsmiths will charge you half price on their goods. I bought the explosion rifle for only 2500.
    Posted by DeepFreeZz95 on 17 Oct 12 at 16:51
    monkeyboy3009How do you get so much money?
    Posted by monkeyboy3009 on 30 Apr 13 at 21:01
    JCKellnerHunting and Gathering really. Hunt animals and skin them to get furs and parts to sell to Merchants. Gather herbs/flowers throughout the area and sell those to merchants.
    Posted by JCKellner on 01 May 13 at 16:10
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  • Casey B VilleCasey B Ville123,916
    08 Dec 2010 08 Dec 2010 08 Dec 2010
    76 5 8
    For the kill three enemies at once part. Go to Armadillo at night, go to the bar when it is busy with people playing cards, they are all criminals, so just shoot a table full of them and done and done. Works for the last part as well, just change into your army outfit, and shoot someone playing cards.
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    II PenanCeperfect solution =)
    Posted by II PenanCe on 08 Mar 11 at 14:21
    godsandm0nstersIf you're having trouble getting three of Walton's gang around 1 table like I did, then you can hogtie them one at a time and take them outside, then when they are all together, shoot them.
    Posted by godsandm0nsters on 02 May 11 at 14:09
    BRAVEHEART PLvery good mate
    Posted by BRAVEHEART PL on 06 Mar 15 at 06:41
  • I TheRecluse II TheRecluse I194,057
    09 Jan 2011 09 Jan 2011 29 Jun 2011
    29 5 16
    This is the guide for the Undead Nightmare DISC Version Of The Game for the Achievement Master Exploder

    Rank 1:-

    Complete Rathskeller Fork to make it safe and you will be given the gun Explosive Rifle & have completed Rank 1

    Rank 2:-

    Kill one of each of the 4 undead types with the explosice rifle
    Bruisers (Big Fat Changing Zombies)
    Retchers (Green Radioactive Zombies That Spit)
    Bolters (Run On All Fours And Skinny)
    Normal Undead (Casual Looking Undead)

    Rank 3:-

    Kill 3 zombies In 1 shot with the Explosive Rifle

    Quite easy just look for a large group of zombies and shoot

    Rank 4:-

    Kill 2 zombie animals in 1 shot with the Explosive Rifle

    Best place to look is in tall trees or in New Austin & Mexico in the middle of no where because wolf's or couger's will end up chasing you

    Rank 5:-

    Obtain & Change Into the US Army Uniform and then kill a zombie with the Explosive Rifle while wearing the US Army Uniform.

    Now I've only just started this game today and i got to Rank 5 and i do not have the Uniform yet but am told that you get it in a story mission along the lines of play so just keep playing till you get it, then change into it, shoot a zombie and pop theirs your achievement. (will update when i find out what mission it is, or if someone comments it)
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    Draxler Knight7how can I know which level am I for a gun? I mean... I only have 4 challenges and NO rifle challenge! I have the GOTY edition
    Posted by Draxler Knight7 on 16 Mar 15 at 01:07
    ZemidekI have the Undead nightmare & multiplayer disc of the GOTY edition. I saved the town, got the rifle, but no challenge popped up in the journal. Anyone know what's going on?
    Posted by Zemidek on 03 Aug 16 at 18:50
    LeXXuzStill broken in 2019 for Undead Nightmare. And they'll probably never fix this. Shame on you Rockstar!
    Like suggested before clear your system cache on 360 to delete the title update and play offline. Load your save. The challenge will appear in your journal automatically if you have already obtained the rifle in the game.

    If you can only play on Xbox One (or care about timestamps on your achievements) you're screwed and can NOT get this achievement with the Undead Nightmare campaign!

    Download the Liars & Cheats DLC (it's free by now) and play the main games campaign.
    Follow JCKellner's solution and you'll get it that way.
    Posted by LeXXuz on 19 Jun 19 at 15:57
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