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Ecstasy of Gold achievement in Battlefield: Bad Company 2

Ecstasy of Gold

Get gold stars on all primary Vietnam weapons

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How to unlock the Ecstasy of Gold achievement

  • CraziestSockCraziestSock433,599
    15 Sep 2011 21 Dec 2010 23 Dec 2010
    119 18 45
    As the achievement reads get 100 kills with ALL PRIMARY Vietnam Weapons. The Weapons are as followed:
    Assault: M16 A1, AK 47 and the M14
    Engineer: M10, PPSh, and the Uzi
    Medic: M60, RPK, and the XM22
    Recon: M40, SVD and the M21.
    If you need to see how many more kills you need for each weapon go to the Vietnam Menu, Weapons and Stats, then just Click on each weapon and it will tell you how many kills you have for each weapon.

    As lord verh says it should take about 2 hours for every weapon so it should take about 25- 30 hours of play time to get the 100 kills for each weapon.

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    damianjpI need help with this, if anyone is keen
    Posted by damianjp on 22 Aug 21 at 10:03
    J ROLL 1998Looking to boost the Vietnam achievements
    Gt: J ROLL 1998
    Posted by J ROLL 1998 on 04 Mar at 05:07
    Mr AshbyLooking to boost the Vietnam achievements
    GT: Mr Ashby
    Posted by Mr Ashby on 11 Jul at 21:39
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  • TrivoltTrivolt107,827
    22 May 2011 31 May 2011 31 May 2011
    32 5 2

    This is not a hard achievement to get. Simple play the game and switch weapons once you get gold. It just takes some time. The other solutions are good guides on how to speed it up.

    However if you really suck with a weapon, or just feel it takes too long, you can boost this. We used this method a couple of times and works quite well.

    You need 8 players (You can do it with 6 players, but with 8 you don't have to deal with randoms. Also having 1 or 2 backups for no-show is recommended)

    - Have all 8 in one Xbox live party chat.
    - set up 2 lobbies
    - Have the first lobby search for hardcore squad rush
    - Once they have found a match, let the other lobby 'join session in progress'

    Once you have all 8 players in one game, simple meet up near the com-station. One person per team can kill 2 people from the other team. The 3rd person has to be a medic so he can revive the other 2. (4th person should be killing the other team)

    Some extra tips:

    - When the ticket count reaches 4 or so, simple blow up a com-station. That will reset the tickets to 20 again.

    - You can go for 50 or 100 kills per turn. (50 is silver, 100 gold). That way you don't have to count, simply wait for the silver or gold star to appear. Then switch to next person.

    - Have a 2nd person also be medic. Once the 1st person is shot, the 2nd can revive him. Then the 2nd person gets shot and the 3rd person can revive the 2nd person. The syringe needs some time before it can be used again, so using this method can save little bit of time.

    - When someone is being revived he will stand where the medic was looking (sort of). This will result in the person(s) being revived to slowly move around the map. You can counter this by having the medic crouch down and don't move towards the dead person. There can be some distance between medic and dead person. (Unless he's to far, than you still have to move closer as a medic) If done correct, the medic doesn't have to move at all and only has to press RT to revive.

    - Have 1 person (preferably on the defending team) be assault. He can throw some ammo which both teams can pick up.

    - When it's your turn to kill you can switch class by either have someone kill you, commit suicide (with a grenade or from menu) or ask someone on the defending team to die, select the weapon you need, then kill him and take his kit.

    - When your turn has ended, you can simply take the kit from the person who's next. That way you don't have to switch class to medic again (and possibly wasting a ticket)

    - If you don't have 8 players and there's a random in the game you can keep bugging him until he leaves. Kill him, then have someone on the same team revive him and kill him again. Revive, kill and repeat. Try to avoid team killing, you will be kicked out of the game if you team kill too much. (You can shoot him and hopefully he will kill you. If pissed off too many times he will be kicked out due too many team kills ;-) )

    - If you get kicked/lag out of the match simply 'join session in progress' again.
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    ProudBowdythanks great guide
    Posted by ProudBowdy on 31 May 11 at 18:10
    Epsilon ThetaI recommend adding the list of guns to be complete. Otherwise a solid guide!
    Posted by Epsilon Theta on 16 Sep 11 at 09:30
  • MW2 1995MW2 1995308
    21 Jan 2011
    39 14 11
    There are 12 Vietnam Weapons that you must get a gold star in. To get a gold star in a weapon you must get 100 kills with that weapon. Don’t start one weapon and not finish or move onto another weapon. Work your way through, kit by kit. For a sniper rifle, play rush. Camp behind the battlefield. Pick off people by scanning the horizon/battle area with your scope (for most sniper rifles use the 12x scope). Most guns need to be used in close quarter combat to be good. It would be a lot easier if they had a red dot sight or 4x sight like in the original games online mode.

    List of primary weapons that are needed:

    M16A1(Assault kit) This is not a good gun. It's one of the worst assault rifles. Use the Marksman Assault Rifle Training Specialization to help with this guns poor accuracy.

    AK47 (Assault kit) Easy gun to get kills with. Shouldn’t be too much of a problem.

    M14 (Assault kit) This isn't a good gun. Only good at close range. Needs a lot of reloading. Magnum bullets are an option for this gun and are needed, so use them!

    M60 (Medic kit) the M60’s big magazine count makes this a briliant gun. It's heavy therefore decreases sprinting speed, but shouldn’t be a problem.

    RPK (Medic kit) My personal favourite. Like the m60, has a pretty large magazine count. Easy to get kills with. Take out pockets of enemies with this with one magazine.

    XM22 (Medic kit) Much like the M249 SAW, easy gun to get kills with. Has a large magazine count. Use the Marksman LMG training specialization to help keep the gun steady.

    M10 (Engineer kit) Good gun. Use it in small bursts at close range. Really good for protecting objectives.

    PPSh (Engineer kit) One of the best SMG’s in the DLC. Has a low recoil and brilliant fire power.

    UZI (Engineer kit) Better firepower than the m10, but less accuracy. I recommend using the Marksman SMG Training Specialization. Also, if you want you can use the ammo upgrade to help with its rate of fire.

    M21 (Recon kit) One of the worst snipers. You need at least 3 well placed shots to kill someone, and that’s when you use magnum ammo. Use it at closer range than other sniper rifles.

    SVD (Recon kit)Slightly better than the m21. Use its 12x scope which is the best scope in the DLC. When using the 12x scope, you can snipe from medium to long distances.

    M40 (Recon kit) Use magnum bullets with this gun for one-shot-one kill, also use the 12x scope.
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    ColtoN899Personally I think the SVD is way better than the M21, the M21 wasn't so bad at all, but the SVD is just horrible as far as I've played with it... It's my last weapon for this achievement as well.
    Posted by ColtoN899 on 24 May 11 at 14:55
    i5centDecent solution, but it seems more like you're telling us your preferences (Assault and Medic kits, SVD and M21) rather than giving us an unbiased guide on how to get kills with a weapon. And it seems like you got the M21 and SVD backwards. Statistically speaking, the M21 is more powerful, and when I use the rifles, the SVD is the one people always take 3 or 4 magnum rounds from and live.
    Posted by i5cent on 15 Jun 11 at 21:38
    matdanThe problem with sniper rifles is you need to get the drop on the enemy as every weapons including out duels a sniper rifle in direct combat. I'd say if you needed to get SR kills then stay in the background picking off flankers and snipers.
    Posted by matdan on 17 Sep 11 at 12:07
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