Heavy Metal War achievement in Transformers: War For Cybertron

Heavy Metal War

Complete the 15th wave in Escalation.

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How to unlock the Heavy Metal War achievement

  • D0CT0RJayD0CT0RJay413,554
    18 Dec 2010 21 Dec 2010 21 Dec 2010
    39 6 12
    This achievement is surprisingly easy to get solo though it is time consuming.

    Just play as Air Raid on the autobot map and camp out on the broken bridge. The short side offers plenty of cover. As soon as you have enough points, get the proton burst rifle with the zoom capability. I think it is in the room where you can refill your energon which will be below you to the left. Then open the door that is also in this room to have access to the overshield. You will also need to open the door here back to the main area so you will be able to get the overshield by just jumping off the broken bridge and flying back into this room without having to go back up the ramps. Now, just stay on the bridge and use your cloak to fly down and get ammo and overshields as needed. Ammo is on the ground to your right and you should now be able to access the overshield room directly below the broken bridge. The only thing you have to watch out for is that on round 3 and after, enemies may spawn in the tunnel behind you on the bridge. I just looked down the tunnel after killing each enemy on the ground below to make sure nothing was coming. If you catch them when they first spawn, they are very easy to destroy. I completed all 15 waves like this solo without ever having to fight any enemies on the ground.

    Hope this helps!

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    EarthboundXUGH!!!!! I was doing great, about to get to wave 12, I go down to get more ammo, I accidentally knick a barrel while in jet mode, it blows up, and there goes my invisibility, and I'm killed....

    There's goes 2 hours....So make sure you blow up all the barrels in your way to the ammo point!

    BTW, you play solo by hosting a private match.
    Posted by EarthboundX on 12 Jun 17 at 08:53
    EarthboundXOK got it on my second try, wow do those last few waves drag on forever.

    Great guide.
    Posted by EarthboundX on 12 Jun 17 at 12:16
    The Nerds ClubThis achievement is discontinued as the servers are shutdown when going to multiplayer & escalation it says "The Transformers: WFC is not available at this time. Please try again later. Should consider removing this guide & any guides for discontinued achievements.
    Posted by The Nerds Club on 19 May 20 at 05:10
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  • Lunar LightLunar Light32,422
    24 Jun 2010 24 Jun 2010 25 Jun 2010
    8 3 7
    This achievement is much easier to get when your playing as autobots. The easiest way to get this is to open the door to the overshield its by the ammo on the first floor. Go up the ramps youll see the overshield it cost 250 but they will also give you full health basically camp up in that room for a while then open up the attached door. Dont waste your money on the 2500 door though its not worth it just use the sniper rifles and machine gun, the sniper rifle is obtainable if you chose to open the repair gun door, which id suggest reading the other guide if you want more info. If your going zombie style then leave a jet alive they dont do much damage. Really dont matter who you play as i played as jetfire though because his hover ability is useful against brutes.

    Notable Enemies
    Wave 8-Brutes begin
    Wave 10- Titans begin
    Wave 15- Destroyers begin

    Lastly for those of you wondering yes the game continues after wave 15.
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    jedimaster573rachet is a good character to use also for his shield and turret abilities. you can use the energon healing ray to repair the turret and they do alot of damage to enemies. fight conservatively (no lone guns) and defensively.
    Posted by jedimaster573 on 30 Jul 10 at 11:01
    metabolicBatmanThat door the stairs is crap. We tried over half a dozen times and nothing. Tried the 300 door and got through wave 15 first try. Two guys downstairs, two guys upstairs sniping through the windows
    Posted by metabolicBatman on 18 Apr 14 at 22:20
    The Nerds ClubThis achievement is discontinued as the servers are shutdown when going to multiplayer & escalation it says "The Transformers: WFC is not available at this time. Please try again later. Should consider removing this guide & any guides for discontinued achievements.
    Posted by The Nerds Club on 19 May 20 at 05:10
  • iammatticusxiammatticusx93,402
    18 Jul 2011 18 Jul 2011 18 Jul 2011
    5 2 5
    Ok, just managed to get this with a bunch of randoms believe it or not. We used a tactic I'd not tried or seen before. I must say, after struggling trying the above methods, the method we used made it seem like a walk in the park.

    So, on the Autobot level, basically we used an exploit where you can get to the tiny bridge/walkway between two rooms without having to open any doors on the ground level.

    The tiny walkway between the rooms with the overshield and the connecting one with the ammo is where you'll want to go. On the left wall as you're looking up facing the walkway there's two pieces of architecture protruding from the wall. You need to stand on the debris on the floor to reach the first one with a double-jump. You won't be able to visually stand on it but it will hold you there for a couple of seconds, kind of a glitch. You can with a few tries then double jump/jump boost onto that walkway. Then you can open each door that's connected. There you'll have access to the overshield and ammo.

    The tactic is basically to camp up on that walkway picking off enemies below, which gives you the advantage of a great vantage point. There is the enemy spawn points in the connecting rooms but as you haven't unlocked any other routes that lead to where you'll be, you'll have far fewer tricky moments where you're getting swarmed from all directions which is usually the downfall as you progress towards wave 15.

    The pic shows where you're looking for on the map. Sorry for quality, it's the best I could manage at the time. I've circled the protruding ledge you'll need to get up to the walkway/bridge.

    That's it, hope it helps! Leave some feedback if I need to add anything. :)

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    patchychrisplayed a game today with some randoms who did this, I wondered how they got the bridge without opening any of the lower level doors. Were almost had the achievement until the host left on level 15!!!

    Many thanks, perhaps now Ill get this pesky achievement
    Posted by patchychris on 09 Jul 12 at 14:20
    bl4ck bloocI believe the bridge is now patched. Tried forever and could not get there, did it used to appear before you bought the door?
    Posted by bl4ck blooc on 02 Feb 18 at 23:36
    The Nerds ClubThis achievement is discontinued as the servers are shutdown when going to multiplayer & escalation it says "The Transformers: WFC is not available at this time. Please try again later. Should consider removing this guide & any guides for discontinued achievements.
    Posted by The Nerds Club on 19 May 20 at 05:11
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