C-Section achievement in Dead Space 2


Knock down an enemy with Contact Beam Alt-Fire then kill it with Primary Fire before it stands up

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How to unlock the C-Section achievement

  • UndertakerAndreUndertakerAndre315,751
    27 Jan 2011 28 Jan 2011 28 Jan 2011
    27 3 3
    Use a Contact Beam on any Necromorph but hold LT (to aim) and Press RB (to knock it down with it's ALT-fire). Now it should be on the ground. Quickly, charge the Contact Beam (hold RT) and kill it before it gets up (let go of RT)!

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    Lord TerentiusJust a hint to make it easier for those who (like myself) found the timing to be quite tricky.

    Once they've been knocked back, QUICKLY STASIS them.

    Then charge the Beam and kill the necromorph. This doesn't mean you have to rush to pull it off and you'll get the achievement much more easily.
    Posted by Lord Terentius on 29 Jan 11 at 21:48
    ljp0390I dont think it is possible to get this achievement on casual difficulty. I use the alt fire and instead of knocking them back it quickly kills them. I am only on the 2nd chp so maybe I need to try it on the harder enemies but for now I cant do this
    Posted by ljp0390 on 01 Jun 12 at 14:29
    KimievaI did this on Zealot, and even on Zealot, the Alt-Fire for the Contact Beam was killing most Necromorphs outright. I had a fully upgraded Contact Beam, though, so that could have been a contributing factor.

    What I ended up doing is killing one of the advanced Slashers that tries to ambush you in one of the AI core rooms right before the Solar Array section. It was tough enough to survive the initial blast, and then the main beam killed it easy.

    My best advice for weaker enemies would be to try and hit them with the outer edge of the ALT+ Fire blast if possible and not let them get in close to you at ground zero. The damage from the blast seems to weaken as it travels away from you.
    Posted by Kimieva on 06 Mar 14 at 14:42
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  • InugamiTheHoundInugamiTheHound173,563
    03 Mar 2011 03 Mar 2011 03 Mar 2011
    10 7 0
    IGN has special video for dead space 2 achievements.
    In this video it will show you how to get "My boom stick","going for distances" ,"taste of your own medicine","c-section" ,"elevator action"(this is a secret achievement) and "collect peng"

    But we're here for the "c-section" achievement. Its pretty easy achievement to get all you have to is buy the "contact beam" for 11,000 credits and buy one pack of ammo just in case you mess up. Find a slasher and quickly use the alt-fire(RT+RB) to knock it down and quickly charge up and discharge the beam before the slasher gets back up.
  • Im the LoraxIm the Lorax288,578
    18 Jan 2017 18 Jan 2017
    2 0 0
    I know this is "late to the party" so to speak but I'm going through and doing some mopping up. This is how I did it and it worked perfectly because I'm on 2nd play through and have a fully upgraded Contact Beam and the stasis was preventing them from being knocked back PLUS it was killing them instantly. So if this is you and you're having trouble, try this.
    I played on casual until I got to wear Isaac sees the ships taking off through the huge windows (ch. 2) A few minutes later you'll come across you're 1st work bench, PASS IT UP. Go through the door, kill a few necros and there's a save station right there to the left. Save. Change difficulty to Zealot, go back to the bench and unload all the power nodes from Contact Beam. I reinserted for capacity and reload because I wasn't sure it would work but it did the 1st try so you don't even need to do this.
    Go back and PASS by the save station and go through the door where you'll be in a hallway. To the right there's some necros terrorizing citizens through a busted wall, you'll see one morph and then walk off to the left of the screen. Turn back and face the hallway, about 15 seconds later that same necro comes for you. Use your Alt beam then charge and kill, you dont even need to stasis it 1st. Then if you're going for more mop ups like I was, just reload the check point and it'll take you back to where I 1st told you to save and your Contact will be back to full upgraded and back on whatever difficulty you were playing on. Good luck, hope this helps. It took less than 5 minutes when I got to the area.
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