05 Jan 11

Close Call achievement in ENSLAVED™

Close Call

Kill a Broadcaster with 1 second on the clock.

Close Call0
06 June 2020 - 4 guidesOffline Game Mode - These achievements require play in game modes that do not necessitate a connection to any online services.Single Player - These achievements can be obtained by a single player.Time/Date - These achievements require you to play the game or perform actions at certain times, within a time limit, or on specific dates.

How to unlock the Close Call achievement

  • Ashen SeraphAshen Seraph780,939
    08 Oct 2010 08 Oct 2010
    20 0 1
    This can be easily done even without purchasing upgrades in Chapter 3, thanks to 1 simple fact: the countdown pauses when the enemy is stunned.

    At the end of Chapter 3, you should run into a large room with several inactive enemies and the first instances of stun ammo. You will have to fight these enemies to continue and one of them should start broadcasting. Try to take out all the enemies not broadcasting, but make sure you watch the time. As soon as it hits 01 seconds, hit it with a stun blast. Then it's just a matter of taking out the enemy before the stun wears off.

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    QuarantaneI noticed that as well, x charge attack works to stop the timer as well. Thumbs up
    Posted by Quarantane on 14 Aug 11 at 22:50
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  • sm4ksm4k333,287
    23 Oct 2010 24 Oct 2010 24 Oct 2010
    9 0 0
    Here's a solution that's doable at the very beginning of a chapter and doesn't require any upgrades.

    Start Chapter 3 on Easy. Tripp will almost immediately scan to reveal three 'unconscious' mechs, and the one closest to you will begin calling for reinforcements. It doesn't matter if you kill the other two, but if you can do it quickly without accidentally killing the one calling for reinforcements, it makes it a whole hell of a lot easier.

    While the reinforcement counter is ticking down, damage the mech until he's got the red sparks, which means he's near death. Position yourself so that the roadblock (near the shipping container) is between you two so he can't run up and whallop you as easily. Pull left trigger to aim your staff, and keep it trained on him. Blast him when the timer gets to 1 second.

    If you fail, restart the checkpoint and try again. You can use Back to skip the cut scenes. I had it on the first try that I used the roadblock to keep him away from me, and had only managed to kill 1 of the other mechs.
  • DL CyberSkullDL CyberSkull122,445
    06 Oct 2010 07 Oct 2010
    9 0 2
    I think the best way to do this is to use your staff's plasma blast. I recommend buying the 2x plasma blast damage upgrade (in the neighborhood of 40k). When a broadcaster appears, dodge it until the countdown gets low. Hold LT to aim and when the counter hits 1, fire!

    A more difficult method would be to time your melee attacks to kill it at the last second. I don't recommend this, as it probably won't work.
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    EhekkyThere is a part somewhere at the beginning of "Chapter 7: Finding Trip" (can't remember where exactly) where you are on top of some walkways, once you have cleared the mechs there, you'll find a lone broadcasting mech without attacking you. You'll have plenty of time to line up a plasma shot and wait for the timer to reach 1.
    Posted by Ehekky on 19 Feb 12 at 22:45
    Ehekkyah, found it, it's the area shown from 0:59 to 1:58 in this video:
    Posted by Ehekky on 19 Feb 12 at 22:51
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