For the Demolition Man
achievement you must bring a building down and kill an enemy (not friendly). Doing so will get a 'points bonus' in the bottom middle of the screen "Destruction 2.0"
When attempting this achievement, stay away from Laguna Presa, because it is the only map in which a player cannot kill with Destruction 2.0. The map lacks any structures that can be collapsed using Destruction 2.0. Valparaiso has nearly the same attribute, however, there is a large building near the end of the Relay Station which can be destroyed. [Thanks to Banemaster117 for all of the previous information]
You can track your Destruction 2.0 kills with the stats website (link below). [Credit to Unseen 5hadow for linking me the site] The site requires your gamertag (make sure to hit the Xbox 360 radial), but you should be no need to sign-up or create an account.http://bfbc2.elxx.net/
*EDIT* The domain name for the website has changed. The old URL (http://statsverse.com/
) does not always go to soldier stats at this time. The current link is above. Thanks A Wise Ninja for the help. tbs0 and Sudz0rz have pointed out that achievements can also be check under MY SOLDIER at http://www.badcompany2.ea.com/
Once you enter your gamertag you will be whisked away to your stats page, which should be defaulted on the INFANTRY tab, and this is where you want to be. On this page you should see all of the kits with pictures and stats of each weapon. The Demolition Man
achievement, along with all other achievements in BFBC2, are tracked under the ACHIEVEMENTS tab. Campaign, Multiplayer, and DLC achievements are broken out separately. Thanks d3nn1s99999 for realizing this and posting a comment.
*EDIT* They have made changes and improvements to the site since I first wrote this guide. I am assuming that achievements are still tracked the same as before, but since I unlocked them already I cannot be sure. If somebody can verify that the site still tracks progress on achievements and leave a comment I would appreciate it.
Hope this helps. I know that I like being able to check and be reassured that I am making progress towards an achievement.
There are good tips in the other solutions, so check them out. These are some of the techniques I used:
•Play as Assault with a non-grenade launcher weapon (G3, M14, Thompson, one of the shotguns, ect.)
•For Spec 1 use "EX UPGR" (more C4) and for Spec 2 use "EXPLMK2" (more boom).
•Remember that you can only have 6 C4 charges out at one time. Placing additional C4 charges past 6 just removes your other charges, starting with the first one you placed. Six charges should be plenty to take down the standard 2-story (+attic) buildings.
•If a building is fully intact, place charges in the four corners and the middle of the longest walls.
•Try placing charges closer to the ground, rather than the ceiling. I THINK this reduces the chance of killing people on the second floor with the explosion...maybe.
•Know what buildings will cause Destruction 2.0 kills. I don't think any of the buildings on Valparaiso will cause Destruction 2.0 kills, so don't even bother with those types of shacks. The two-story buildings commonly found on Arica Harbour and White Pass are the best bet. Barns can also cause Destruction 2.0 kills. I only got one or two kills this way, but I'm pretty sure the players hiding in the rafters and hay did not expect me to bring the building down on top of them.
•Bob Almighty125 points out that watchtowers (the metal framed ones like those found at the first base of Arica Harbour, not the concrete ones) can give Destruction 2.0 kills. Destroying the legs can kill people in the tower or underneath the tower when it falls. Good tip Bob, sounds like it has helped some people!
A couple tips Anonymous Rain has made in the comments are:
•Tanks can drive into buildings to destroy walls.
•The Blackhawk helicopter's side mounted miniguns can destroy walls really quickly.
•The UAV has the guided missile and is a good way to take buildings with only one wall up from a safe distance.
One of the best things about BFBC2 is how unpredictable it can be. Rarely do things go EXACTLY as planned, so be ready to adapt. If a building is only being kept up by a wall or two, but you get killed before you can take it down. Try spawning with a grenade launcher or as an Engineer with a rocket launcher. Spawn on a squad mate who is close or in a good position that allow you to quickly reduce that building to heap of rubble (hopefully with a body or two in there).