5. Bulletstorm Echoes and Anarchy hints and tipsUpdate notes

Echoes Mode has 30 levels, these levels are small parts taken from the campaign. Depending on your performance you are awarded with up to three stars. These stars are not only meant to rate your performance; they are also required to unlock more levels. If you have any issues with the total star achievements, there are 30 'Ultimate Echo' missions that you may complete for some extra stars.

For completing 3 different echoes, you are rewarded:

Remembrance

Play three different Echoes

Remembrance
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Every level has to be finished within a certain time limit. If you beat this time limit you get additional skillpoints. You get 20 times the number of seconds.

To score three stars on a level you have to meet a quota of skill points. Choosing the right weapons and making those skillshots is key for this. Because of the x5 multiplier every new skillshot awards it really pays to make a lot of different skillshots. If you manage to make 25 different skillshots in one round then you get this achievement:

Guerrilla Tactics

Execute at least 25 different Skillshots in one Echo round

Guerrilla Tactics
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On the other side of the achievement-spectrum we have this achievement:

Old School

Finish an Echo round without executing a single Skillshot

Old School
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If you fail a level then it is useful to map your skillshots. Figure out which shots you want to make at what time. An easier way to do this is to check on YouTube to see how other players handled the level.

In this table you can see the amount of stars required to unlock all 30 echoes and their score requirements:

Stars to unlockNAME1 star score2 star score3 star scoretarget time
00The Desert2,0003,0004,0004 minutes
01The Hideout2,0004,5007,0006 minutes
01The Club3,0006,0009,0007 minutes
05Rooftops3,0004,5008,0006 minutes
07Waterways3,0006,0009,0005 minutes
09The Marina3,0005,0007,0005 minutes
11The Power Plant4,0007,00010,0006 minutes
11Promenade3,0005,5008,0005 minutes
13Forbidden Zone2,5004,5006,5005 minutes
15The Orangery4,0005,0006,0002 minutes
15The Park3,5005,0007,5006 minutes
18Collapsed Building2,5005,0008,5006 minutes
18Collapsed Building 22,0004,0006,0003 minutes
20Monorail3,0006,0009,0007 minutes
22The Mall4,0006,5009,0006 minutes
25Downtown1,5003,0006,0004 minutes
28The Storm3,0005,5008,0007 minutes
28Lobby2,5005,5007,0004 minutes
30Tunnels7,0008,50011,0003.5 minutes
33Way to the Ulysses4,0006,0008,0004 minutes
33Dreadnought4,0006,0008,0004 minutes
36Gang Territory2,5006,50010,0006 minutes
36Spaceport4,0007,00010,0005 minutes
38Wrath of Tor4,0007,00010,0004.5 minutes
41Cargo Drop4,0006,5008,0003 minutes
41Jumpship4,0006,5009,0005 minutes
41Guns of Stygia2,5006,50010,0006 minutes
41Crash Site2,5006,50010,0006 minutes
41Monorail Factory2,0003,0004,0004 minutes
41Mean Street2,0003,0004,0004 minutes

By scoring 1 star on all base game Echoes you can get this achievement:

Shooting Star

Get at least 1 star on each of the first 14 Echoes

Shooting Star
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If you managed to get the above achievement then you must also have this:

Halfway There

Get at least 21 stars in Echoes Mode

Halfway There
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By scoring 3 stars on any 10 levels you can get this achievement:

Star struck

Get 3 Stars on 10 different Echoes

Star struck
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For scoring 3 stars on 20 levels you get this achievement:

Supernova

Get 3 stars on each of the first 14 Echoes

Supernova
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While playing Echoes mode your total score will keep rising. There are two achievements related to your total score.

There are 30 levels and you would have to average approximately 4,167 SP per level for this achievement:

Bounty Hunter

Have a total of at least 75,000 points in Echoes Mode's total high score

Bounty Hunter
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There are 20 levels and you would have to average 8,333 SP per level for this achievement:

Hoarder

Have a total of at least 150,000 points in Echoes Mode's total high score

Hoarder
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There are a few achievements related to how many points you score in an echo round:

Master of Disaster

Earn 2000 points or more at once

Master of Disaster
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Enforcer

Get at least 15,000 points in one Echo round

Enforcer
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There are also a few map-sypecific Echoes mode achievements:

At the end of the Echo 'Guns of Stygia' you will kill a turret gunner. Pick up the turret and proceed to the next area. DON'T ZIPLINE. You must now kill every enemy in this area as fast as possible. If you kill all enemies before any die to the map's explosions, you'll get this achievement:

Last Blood

At the end of Guns of Stygia, kill all the enemies on the walkways before the explosions do

Last Blood
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At the end of 'Crash Site' there will be a helicopter crashing from the sky and a few burnouts climbing up the ledge in your path. Use the Penetrator to shoot a burnout towards the helicopter. If you do not get it first try, then try thumping the enemies before shooting them on your second run through. Once you kill a burnout with the helicopter, you will unlock:

Hell Razor

Kill a Burnout using the helicopter that arrives in Crash Site

Hell Razor
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(Equip the Boneduster and keep your charges) On the echo 'Monorail Factory', you will eventually have to jump over a ledge before reaching garage doors that open letting enemies out. Kill all enemies in the area after you drop down, then proceed to the elevator. Now, on the elevator, use your charge shots to kill the enemies on each side of the elevator. Once you manage to kill all enemies in the area before the elevator and while on the elevator, you will unlock:

Up-Lifting

On Monorail Factory, kill all enemies whilst riding the lift

Up-Lifting
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After you slide under a car at the end 'Mean Street' there will be enemies overlooking the area you are in. Now kill, kill as fast as you can. An easy way to do it is to thump the enemies and kill them in the air with the Boneduster's charge shots. Once you manage to murder all snipers before the countdown goes reaches zero, you will get:

Fast Track

On Mean Street, kill all the snipers on the rooftop before the DNA bomb explodes

Fast Track
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Anarchy Mode is the multiplayer part of Bulletstorm. In Anarchy Mode you have to defeat 20 waves of enemies. During every single wave your team has to reach a score limit in order to progress to the next wave. Failing to do so will restart the current wave. Reaching this limit is easy on the first waves. Later waves get harder and require teamwork. Good teamwork can be achieved by communication and strategy.

Why teamwork? You get more points for your kills if multiple team members kill the same enemy.

Which strategy? There are two basic strategies: splitting up and staying together. Most people prefer the splitting up strategy.

Staying together is good because the enemies will gang up on you and you can get some nice multipliers. There are two disadvantages: first disadvantage is when you're fighting snipers. They stay at a distance and don't gang up. Second disadvantage is the possibility of a group kill by some boss.

Splitting up is good because you can watch out for each other. There are no real disadvantages to this strategy.

Why communication? If you want to get a lot of team kills then the other team members have to be aware of what you're doing. Then they know whether they should leash your current enemy or maybe wait a bit.

Example of a team kill: Shoot an enemy with the flailgun. Kick the enemy into the air. Let a team member know you prepared an enemy. Your team member can leash the enemy into a hazard. Of course some hazards are better then others. A tornado or car press will yield more points then electrical wiring or a cactus.

While playing anarchy mode you will eventually encounter a miniboss. Kill him and this achievement is yours:

Like A Boss

Defeat a miniboss in Anarchy mode

Like A Boss
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Choose the map Dead Rock. Have one player standing one either side of the tornado (should be one up top and one down low). Practice having one player kicking enemies into the air and having the other grab him with the leash and pull that enemy through the tornado. Repeat over and over again. For many more points, have both players buy the flail gun. Shoot flails around the enemies before you kick them. You will need to do this in Round 20 and reach 40,000 points in just that one round. If you are down to 1 enemy and can't get enough points, then let him kill you and try again. Once you get 40,000 points in a single round, you will unlock:

Anarchy Master

Achieve a score of at least 50,000 as a team in Anarchy mode

Anarchy Master
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Depending on your performance during a wave of anarchy you get awarded experience points. If you gather enough points to reach level 65 then this achievement is yours:

Final Echo

Achieve level 65 in Anarchy mode

Final Echo
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During a wave there will be some enemies who have a green aura and the text of a skillshot above their head. This is a team challenge. You want to perform the skillshot with the team. Perform 200 of these team challenges for this achievement:

Team Player

Complete 200 team challenges in your career in Anarchy mode

Team Player
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While playing anarchy there are some map-specific skillshots to make. Perform all of these skillshots to get this achievement:

Grand Central:

Make A Wish - Kick enemy into fountain in center
Meatspin - Kick enemy into rotating door to left of spawn
Flattery - Kick enemy into any elevator shafts surrounding the rotating door
Midnight Express - Kick enemy into the passing train

Dead Rock:

Nom Nom Nom - Kick enemy into the T-Rex skull
Not in Kansas - Kick enemy into tornado in center

Waterworks:

Blood Fountain - Kick enemy into any of the green liquid that leads to turbine in middle
Royal Flush - Kick enemy into green liquid coming form pipes

Junkyard:

Man Crush - Kick enemy into big car smasher at the bottom
Fish Chow - Kick enemy into waterfall and have them flow down to bottom

Turbine:

Blood Bath - Kick enemy into turbine one ceiling in center.

Power Plant:

Ground Chuck - Kick enemy into big grinder in center

Environment Master

Perform every Anarchy environmental Skillshot

Environment Master
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Now there are also some map-specific Anarchy mode achievements:

Select the map 'Villa' and head over to the big bell. Wait until 5 enemies are gathered around it near you and grab the bell with your leash. Once all 5 enemies die, then you will unlock:

Bell End

Kill 5 enemies at the same time using "Dung" in the Villa map

Bell End
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Now, on the map 'Sewers', you must kill 5 enemies in a single round by drowning them while aflame. There is an area with 2 valves across from a tiny, fenced-off water area. These valves start up a flamethrower. Play until you reach wave 3 because shotgun guys survive being on fire longer and don't get kicked as far. Now use the flamethrower to light the shotgun guys on fire and attempt to kick or slide them into the water. If you reach the last guy without earning the achievement, then let him kill you and try again. Once you kill 5 in this style that round, you will earn:

Extinguisher

In the Sewer map Kill 5 enemies in 1 wave by setting them on fire then extinguishing them

Extinguisher
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Now, select the map 'Hotel Elysium'. You must keep the hotdog cart from exploding until wave 5. Now you must kill the boss in that wave by kicking the hotdog cart into him. Once he achieves death by wiener, you will unlock:

Heart Attack

Kill a Boss using the Hot Dog cart in the Hotel Elysium map

Heart Attack
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Enter the map 'Mini City' and use your skillpoints from the first round or two to unlock the thumper. Now, look up in the sky for the helicopters flying around. You must go underneath one of their paths and thump an enemy up into the air. Then, the helicopter has to hit and kill the enemy. Once you successfully kill an enemy with a helicopter, you will get:

Barber

Kill an enemy by thumping them into a helicopter in the Mini City map

Barber
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Now, on the first wave on the map 'Ulysses', you must kill all enemies by knocking them into the two teleporters in the middle of the map. It doesn't matter if you pull them in with the leach, kick them in, or slide them in, but every single enemy must die to the teleporters. There is a short recharge on the teleporter after you kick someone in, so watch out for accidentally knocking someone into the pit and killing them without the teleporters on accident. It can be a little frustrating, but once you murder the whole wave with the teleporter, then you will unlock:

Beat 'em down

Kill every enemy in a wave using only the Teleportation in the Ulysses map

Beat 'em down
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Choose the map 'Rock Quarry'. You must earn the skillshots Golden Shower, Man Crush, Blood Bath, Man Toast, and Railed in a single round. Golden shower requres you to leash one of the lava buckets over and kill an enemy by pouring it on his head. You earn Man Crush by kicking an enemy off the map into the metal crushers to the right of spawn. Blood Bath requires kicking an enemy into one of the industrial fans. Man Toast is for kicking enemy into the fiery furnaces. Finally, Railed is for killing an enemy by kicking or pulling a mine cart into them. Once you get the last skillshot in wave 1, you will unlock:

Environmentalist

In the Rock Quarry map kill an enemy using a Mine Cart, Oven, Fan, Smasher and Lava Cart in one wave

Environmentalist
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Congratulations on completing Bulletstorm!

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