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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

  • CraziestSockCraziestSock406,973
    15 Sep 2011 21 Dec 2010 23 Dec 2010
    115 19 42
    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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    SirSnipesYoui am good to boost if anyone still needs these i have a few friends and we are going to start up a lobby either Thrusdayor friday. just send me a messgae on live GT: SirSnipesYou
    Posted by SirSnipesYou on 21 Jul 11 at 03:36
    Mr DuckCheers for the guide
    Posted by Mr Duck on 26 Jul 11 at 06:46
    CrankyBauer24Just got it 20 minutes ago did 8 guns legit and 4 boosting glad its out of the way
    Posted by CrankyBauer24 on 06 Aug 12 at 15:18
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  • TrivoltTrivolt105,213
    22 May 2011 31 May 2011 31 May 2011
    31 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 1995305
    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
  • SmuttyPirateSmuttyPirate128,394
    20 Mar 2011 21 Mar 2011
    28 4 7
    The easiest way to achieve this is to do it last in Vietnam, If you have played for all the other chevios then you will prob have a few guns that are already gold by virtue of their in game quality I.E. rpk, ppsh, ect. So if you focus your playing on just the few you need stars with, you should be able to knock this one out real quick. I had quite the mix of both silver and gold stars but after deciding to go for the achievements i worked on each class until it was completed with recon being last. Squad deatchmatch is a great way to rack up the kills quick and it took me an average of 6 rounds per gun to get a gold. About a total of 10 hours but prob a little less. I didn't play much for team score or objectives but that was ok because I was on a mission. Vantage point attackers is a great rush map to get sniper kills on and its also the best SDM map for racking up quick engineer kills.
  • NoRmAnJiNoRmAnJi277,721
    07 Oct 2012 03 Oct 2012 03 Oct 2012
    17 2 0
    At the moment it’s easy to get in a game on your own, I use game mode rush on map operation Hastings, and use hardcore.
    I have been boosting this with a second account and is taking about 40-45 mins to gold a gun (depending no random join. Best I got was nearly 3 guns gold star in 1 game, before the random won the game)
    A simple way would be to have 3 players.
    1 attacker going for gold star guns, and the other 2 on the defenders side would consist of an assault kit and a medic.
    Attacker will meet the defenders with the gun he wants to rank up.
    The medic should stand aside and the assault kit should be killed by the attacker, medic should revive him, rinse and repeat to complete for gold star. (not sure how long it would take this way but it would be quicker than just 2 players, as it takes around 7 seconds to respawn and 5 seconds to meet the attacker)
    If attacker runs out of ammo this is where the assault kit comes in just throw ammo box at attacker. (It works I have been doing this, on my own and it gets boring)
    If all 3 players need this achievement set a time limit or set to do 2 guns or whatever you can be bothered with, and take it in turns been the attacker. You can either search for a new game or 1 of the defenders can leave game then join session off the attacker then the attacker leave and join the session off the remaining defender to switch sides.
    This also works for the “Ride of the Valkyrie” “Doing the Rounds (not sure if all vehicles are on one map)” and “Cantankerous Chauffeur” achievements.

    i still have not got this achievement thats how boring it gets. but i'm only 2 guns away from this
    10 Aug 2011 10 Aug 2011
    15 3 0
    Simple to get really just takes time that is all. I got this legit by playing with one gun at a time till they got to gold. every gun needs 100 kills to go gold. assault is the easiest class to get all gold. sniper will take time so get used to becoming a really good markesman. To get the engineer gun kill use mag ammo cuase those gun are very weak and camp near enemy spawn points or choke points on maps to get all your kill alittle faster, also you can just do squad deathmatch that is how i got most of my engineer kill i found it to be alittle faster this way. with the medic i just used mag ammo and sprint I did alot of Rambo stuff and it worked a very good medic can pin the enemys at the spawn on rush and this will rack up ur kills. this did take me like 15 or 17 hours to complete
  • LoA ManaiLoA Manai518,820
    03 Feb 2018 04 Feb 2018
    11 1 0
    ok- here is a very quick solution for all the Stars that Nobody wrote here:

    You only need to be 3 People- open an Hardcoremodegame cause there will no other join in.
    The Player who wants to get the Goldstar stays alone and the other Players are the other Team.
    Best ist 1 Medic and 1 Soldier- ONLY the the Soldier gets shot and the Medic revives him- so one Goldstar takes max 5-7 minutes.
  • EthigyEthigy712,507
    25 Oct 2017 24 Oct 2017 15 Jun 2019
    9 0 0
    This is a double-boxing boosting method only. If you can’t double-box, I’d recommend the three person Medic method.

    *** Spoiler - click to reveal ***

    You have three primary weapons for each class, so a total of 12 guns. To gold star you’ll need 100 kills with that specific weapon, so a total of 1200 kills. Keep in mind it takes roughly 40 minutes to gold star one weapon so you’re looking at an estimated total 8 hour grind.

    Now onto the boosting method:
    You’ll be using the game mode Squad Rush on the map Operation Hastings with Hardcore enabled. Hardcore just makes the enemy easier to kill, therefore using up less bullets resulting in more kills before you have to replenish your ammo reserve (i.e. committing suicide). You’ll also want to join the match first, as the first person in is the attacker. Once in, join with your dummy.

    As the attacker, destroy M-COM A. Once destroyed, move to M-COM B. This is where you’ll be doing the killing. Looking at the map, furthest southeast is where the defender (your dummy) will spawn. Because you can’t go past a certain point as the attacker, you’ll want to get as close to the map boundary as possible. There’s a stone wall adjacent to the boundary.

    In other words, as the attacker, run past M-COM B to the stone wall. Stand on the post directly in the corner of the L-shape, from here you’ll be able to see the defenders three distinct spawn locations (at this point you should be looking at a river). There should be some sort of palm tree to your left and a tree to your right. You’ll want to stand as far forwards on this post without going into the “Turn back!” territory.

    Your dummy will either spawn to your left (behind the palm tree), right (in opening between tree and other palm tree), or directly in front of you. Two spawning points on the right, you can just shoot him without moving, if he spawns furthest right, you’ll have to move him slightly left. Each time he spawns on the left, you’ll have to move him right towards the center. He’ll spawn twice in the center during one rotation. If at some point you can’t find your dummy, try shooting and if he’s left you’ll see his bullets flying, if not, he’s most likely furthest right.

    When you run out of ammo simply press Start and use the “suicide” option. Always go for headshots and try to preserve ammo. Also would recommend using the larger mag perk. Hope this is helpful to you fellow double-boxers. Good luck and happy hunting!
  • zX KiNGxKoNG XzzX KiNGxKoNG Xz539,722
    25 Aug 2011 23 Aug 2011 23 Aug 2011
    17 8 0
    Tip for snipers!
    Hopefully this will help you get 100 kills with all your snipers!

    If you have ever played a Call of Duty game, then you will probably no about "no scoping, and quick scoping".I suggest you use these methods for all the snipers because the snipers are extremely effective at close range.

    M40: Bolt Action, Rarely a one hit kill from far, but every time from close! Try flanking with this, end up behind them and pick them off.

    SVD: Semi-Auto , 2-3 bullets to kill. For this gun i suggest you run in guns blazen, when u see a guy STOP and aim in and tap RT as fast as u can.

    M21: Semi-Auto, 2-3 bullets to kill. Use the same method as above but as-well as this gun has a bit more damage than the SVD so you can have a chance to get a 2 bullet kill from far.

    12+ opt scope : In my opinion this is a waste of time, because to me the sniper is useless when to far. Because you will hit them once, then by the time you scope in again there gone.

    * Shoot well in front of running enemy's!

    *Head shots, all tho at times may seems impossible, try aiming for the chest, neck or head. "Just sayin"

    *Leafs - All tho they seem harmless, but they really block your shots. When you shoot into a leaf it takes about 50% of the damage away from the bullet. Think about that next time your sniping in a bush.

    *Reloading - When you reload you watch this little animation where he switches the clips, taps the clips, pulls some lever... etc..
    well there a way to cut down on that boring thing, when you reload by hitting X, watch the bullet counter. When the magazine is full, double tap Y, thus switching your weapon back and forth. Awesome i no.

    With this method i averaged about 20-30 kills a game.
    Well i hope this guide helped you in some way.
    Good Luck!!!
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