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Achievement Guide for Tactical Challenger

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Ahndhi
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Achievement won on 14 Nov 10
TA Score for this game: 2,006
Posted on 14 November 10 at 18:40, Edited on 14 November 10 at 19:11
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For stage 6, here's the method that worked for me.

First off, be aware of where the important weapons are. There are three HMGs. One near where you start, one north of the statue and one south. There's a Lock-On Laser at the base of the stairs, and one far to it's east (if the statue is north). I try to save the lasers for round five, but you may want to use one for the Bogey in round two until you master it. There are some EMP grenades behind some sandbags southeast of the statue. These are all very important.

Round one:

A dozen red gorgies and a Crystal Viper. Pick off the gorgies with the Assault Rifle or Heavy Machine Gun, then finish the Crystal Viper with the Shotgun. Keep an eye on the radar for when the Crystal Viper rushes you and listen for his footsteps as well. Mash X to intercept him. Do not pick up the upgrade. Try to replace the shotgun with the LFE gun (one of the gorgies drops it) before the start of...

Round two:

Four red gorgies, 2 gold gorgies, 10 heli-bots, and Bogey. If the statue in the center is north from where you begin, then get ready for the bots spawning just southeast of the statue. you can hit them quick enough with a shot with the LFE you can take all three out. Next hit as many of the 5 heli-bots spawning near you as you can with the HMG. Scurry to the area behind the statue, where more heli-bots are spawning. Take out as many of them as you can. Until you can get to round 5 consistently, you should actually take out the helis with EMP grenades, since it knocks the right out of the sky. However, you'll need as many resources as possible for the final fight. Now you've got Bogey and a smattering of gorgies. Try your best to stay behind cover and pick Bogey apart with the HMG. Take out the gorgies when possible. When Bogey says "Aim carefully", either get away from him or go into AR mode and shoot the two little purple satellites he throws. They'll overheat you if you're near them.

Round three:

Five gorgies, two drill Romanovs, three range romanovs. Stand near where you begin and throw a grenade (non-EMP) at the spawning bubble in the center. Throw it just after the words "Stage 6: Round 3" disappear. This will destroy the five gorgies. Then immediately take cover behind the non-destructible cover to the right of the sandbags and edge to the right. Hopefully the flamer Romanov won't move. One of the drill Romanovs will walk right up to him, at which point, jump out and HMG the flamer's backpack. The explosion will take them both out, leaving three very manageable Romanovs. Shooting their faces off will blind them, making them useless. The surviving Drill Romanov will drop a Rocket Launcher, which I replaced my Assault Rifle with.

Round four:

Three ball-bots, 2 red gorgies on Gatling platforms, eight blue gorgies, 2 Scorpion robots. Be ready at the base of the staircase with the LFE. As soon as the ball-bots spawn, roll in and blast them. You should be able to get all three with one shot. Head quickly to the east edge of the map, and ready your HMG. A gatling will rise up from below the edge. Take him out and turn around. Scoot right through and past the blue gorgies. Keep moving and they aren't much of a threat. Keep an eye on the sky. When you spot the other Gatling gorgie, take him out with the HMG. Now dance around the map, leading the blue gorgies and scorpions, while picking the gorgies off one by one with the HMG. When they're gone, take out the scorpions. They absorb a lot of bullets, but they're easy once you get them alone. As you finish off the second scorpion, replace your HMG with one of the Lock-On Lasers and ready your EMPs and your LFE.

Round five:

Nine ball-bots. Alpha Bogey. Bravo Bogey. As the ball-bots spawn in, be there and be ready with the LFE. Take them out as quickly as possible. The LFE will kill them through obstacles, so use your radar primarily for this part to guide yourself to them. When its just you and the Bogeys, the suffering can really begin. Try to focus on the blue one since he drops a Rocket Launcher. Use your EMP grenades liberally. When you've knocked one out of the sky, or when he's hovering for an attack, blast him with the Rocket Launcher. Once you're out of ammo for the RL, pick up the upgrade the Crystal Viper dropped 15 minutes ago. This will replenish your rockets and decrease the lock-on time. At all other times, be firing the LOL. Six direct rocket hits will take out one of the bogeys, so the rockets and lasers should be all you need. Remember where the EMP grenades and spare LOL are so you can replenish them when you're out.

So that's how to kill them. As for how to stay alive... That you'll have to learn the hard way. Stay moving constantly, but you'll need to try to find cover when you overheat. Cigarettes can distract the Bogeys, but you only get three. After that you'll have to rely on EMPs and/or luck.

Know what you're getting into. This is the hardest achievement I've ever done by far, and I've completed Super Meat Boy. That was a walk in the park by comparison. Be ready to dedicate more time to this stage than you did to the other 49 achievements combined. If you can be content with a 950 gamerscore, this might be the time for it.
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