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Become a criminal Mastermind (Highest Rank).

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How to unlock the Mastermind achievement

  • CounterInsurgntCounterInsurgnt435,129
    26 Aug 2010 25 Aug 2010 14 Oct 2010
    43 4 9
    First of all these are the REAL NUMBERS, not a estimate.

    It takes 2800 points to reach mastermind.

    If you play a ranked fragile alliance and get a good ammount of money and win you are looking at anywhere from 50 to 70 points.

    If you play arcade bridge level and get out with 4 million on level one its 25

    If you play airport and run up the steps for 10 rounds without looting its 170 points. Takes about 15 minutes. This seems to be the best and fastest way to level up and I'm pretty sure if you go past round 10 you get even more points per round.

    In order to do this start the airport level and run into the open gate area near the main hanger, you will see a set of steps, run up and open the door. Enter and run to the right catwalk and open the first door, run up the next set of steps and get in the chopper. While you go try to be a traitor for a few more points I wouldn't bother as you need to let someone loot first which takes way too much time.

    The traitor method may earn a few more points but consider the time it would take to do it and the chance of getting killed. It's not worth it and it's over all faster to just hop in that chopper.

    If you can't understand the tactic you can see a video on the airport tactic, please read the guide here for the "the love of money" achievement.

    Good luck, use my airport method and you will be a mastermind in no time.

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    Toombs2008Easy and fast method. Thanks!
    Posted by Toombs2008 on 31 Oct 12 at 17:29
    PlacidoPaltiProAirport was the best solution for me. As I was unable to play online very often, this offline solution was very useful thanks!!
    Posted by PlacidoPaltiPro on 09 Dec 14 at 23:56
    GremlinSAA bit Late.. but worth mentioning: Ending a level as traitor earns 25 Points, and you simply have to hit (Y) "split 50/50 with pilot" when you on the chopper to end the level as a traitor, no need to shoot anyone.
    Posted by GremlinSA on 14 May 19 at 19:36
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  • Nikke84Nikke841,179,118
    28 Aug 2010
    20 5 0
    You earn rank points in both Arcade mode and Ranked Multiplayer-matches. I assume you're here because you want to achieve max rank as fast as possible. Then you need to play Arcade Mode, the level Airport. Follow the video in this post and you'll get the hang of it.

    To get Mastermind you need a total of 2800 points. Everytime you escape as a traitor by cutting 50/50 with the pilot you gain 25 points. That's 112 rounds if you don't do anything else. (Escaping as a good guy will only net you 17 points.) A round takes roughly two minutes (loading times included.) That's about 30 rounds per hour, in total it should take you about 4 hours, give or take, of grinding to get your Mastermind achievement.

    Killing guards, looting money etc won't have any impact at all on your rank points so don't go out of your way for it. It doesn't matter what round you're playing either so don't be afraid to restart from round 1 when it gets too tough rushing.

    (Sorta shitty quality on the youtube-link, I'll fix it later.)
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