6. IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey Multiplayer

MULTIPLAYER

Most of the multiplayer achievements will be unlocked automatically on your way to the 'Weapon Collector' achievement - this involves unlocking all the Aircraft in the game and their associated presets (various weapon load-outs). Firstly, complete the campaign and Single Missions on Arcade to unlock the default aircraft. Then use them in online multiplayer 'Player' or 'Ranked' matches to win a certain number of games, destroy a certain number of enemy planes, and destroy a certain number of enemy ground targets.

The full current unlock list below directs you through each specific objective to unlock the extra planes and weapon presets required. I’ve combined the criteria of each and listed everything in correct chronological order, along with all multiplayer achievements available.

Note that in some instances, you may unlock a weapon pre-set for an aircraft before unlocking the aircraft itself. In these cases, the preset will become viewable and available in the hangar after the aircraft is unlocked. There's no need to unlock it again, it's fine.

The online lobbies for IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds Of Prey are unfortunately all but dead, so you will have to set up private player matches and invite your friend or boosting partner in. Every objective can be achieved with two players over Xbox Live. To increase productivity and decrease boredom, create Gaming Sessions for more than two and share kills, wins, etc. This will increase your kills per match, but will also increase the amount of matches needed to unlock the achievements for the others. Personally, I’d recommend finding between 1-3 buddies to start and finish this with.

In most cases, the map you use doesn't affect anything, but cycling through these maps: Britain, Sicily, Stalingrad, Korsun, The Ardennes, and Berlin, as you go will unlock:

Any sky is home for me

Win an Online match at each location.

Any sky is home for me
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Choose an average time limit of about 20-30 mins to allow a decent amount of kills but also to prevent lost connections and consequently lost scores.

When you’re the shooter and are going for the kills or wins you should choose the aircraft you're working on and aim for the engines of your opponent. As the one being shot down, you should choose a large bomber, as they are the easiest to target, however you should not slow down. Maintain a medium speed and fly straight (additionally I would advise using the IL-2 aircraft when being shot down because your first 100 matches played will unlock the 'Flying Tank' achievement). After many hundreds of flaming engines you will unlock the required presets one by one which can be viewed anytime in the hangar from the Main Menu to check your progress. I advise you to select better equipped aircraft as you proceed through the objectives, wherever I've said "use any variation of an aircraft," this will increase efficiency.

Here is the unlock list presented in the recommended optimum order:

You will unlock many of the aircraft during the Campaign and Single Missions. These are specifically listed below:

COMPLETE THE CAMPAIGN AND SINGLE MISSIONS ON ARCADE MODE:

COMPLETE CAMPAIGN MISSION: BATTLE OF BRITAIN, BAPTISM BY FIRE
Hurricane Mk II Default

COMPLETE CAMPAIGN MISSION: BATTLE OF BRITAIN, THE RED SKIES OF DOVER
Spitfire Mk II Default

COMPLETE CAMPAIGN MISSION: BATTLE OF BRITAIN, FOX HUNT
Ju-87 B-2 Default

COMPLETE SINGLE MISSION: BATTLE OF BRITAIN, IN THE CROSSHAIRS
Bf-110 C-4 Default

COMPLETE CAMPAIGN CHAPTER: BATTLE OF BRITAIN
Blenheim MkIV Default

COMPLETE CAMPAIGN MISSION: BATTLE OF STALINGRAD, DEEP RAID
IL-2 Default

COMPLETE CAMPAIGN MISSION: BATTLE OF STALINGRAD, THEY SHALL NOT PASS!
Bf-109 F-4 Default
He-111 H-6 Default

COMPLETE SINGLE MISSION'S CHAPTER: BATTLE OF STALINGRAD
I-153 Default
Yak-1B Default

COMPLETE CAMPAIGN MISSION: INVASION OF SICILY, FIRST STEPS
Spitfire Mk IX Default

COMPLETE CAMPAIGN MISSION: INVASION OF SICILY, GUARDIAN ANGELS
P-51B Default

COMPLETE CAMPAIGN MISSION: INVASION OF SICILY, APOCALYPSE
A-20G Default

COMPLETE SINGLE MISSION: INVASION OF SICILY, THE BAIT
MC-202 Default

COMPLETE CAMPAIGN CHAPTER: INVASION OF SICILY
Bf-109 G-2 Default

COMPLETE SINGLE MISSION'S CHAPTER: INVASION OF SICILY
He-111 H-16 Default

COMPLETE CAMPAIGN MISSION: KORSUN POCKET, FIRESTORM
La-5FN Default

COMPLETE CAMPAIGN MISSION: KORSUN POCKET, BREAKTHROUGH
Yak-9T
IL-2M Default

COMPLETE SINGLE MISSION: KORSUN POCKET, THE DOGFIGHT
Fw-190 A-5 Default

COMPLETE SINGLE MISSION'S CHAPTER: KORSUN POCKET
Po-2 Default
Bf-109 G-6 Default

COMPLETE CAMPAIGN MISSION: BATTLE OF THE BULGE, NUTS!
P-51D-5 Default

COMPLETE SINGLE MISSION: BATTLE OF THE BULGE, BATTLE OVER BASTOGNE
Fw-190 D-9 Default

COMPLETE SINGLE MISSION'S CHAPTER: BATTLE OF THE BULGE
Arado-234 Default
Me-163B Default

COMPLETE SINGLE MISSION: BATTLE OF BERLIN, LAST THROES
La-7 Default

COMPLETE CAMPAIGN MISSION: BATTLE OF BERLIN, TOGETHER
Yak-3 Default

COMPLETE CAMPAIGN MISSION: BATTLE OF BERLIN, REICHSTAG ASSAULT
Me-262A-1a Default

COMPLETE SINGLE MISSION'S CHAPTER: BATTLE OF BERLIN
IL-10 Default
He-162A-2 Default

With the campaign and single missions completed, proceed with the objectives below in correct order. Although these can and should be done in PLAYER mode, the first 50 should be done in RANKED mode to unlock the 'Honoured Fighter' achievement.

*I've noted underneath each objective the specific planes and weapon presets as they unlock. By stating '@ 5 =' I mean at 5 wins, kills, or ground targets destroyed you will unlock (=) that specific aircraft or weapon pre-set for that aircraft.

Do these first 50 in ranked:

WIN 5 RANKED STRIKE MATCHES WITH THE JU-87B-2 DEFAULT
@ 5 GT'S = I-16 type 24 + 2 machine-guns, 2 cannons, 2 x 50kg bombs

@ 5 GT'S = He-111H-3 + 32 x 50 kg bombs
@ 15 GT'S = I-16 type 24 + 2 machine-guns, 2 cannons, 2 x 100kg bombs
@ 5 = Ju-87D-3 Default

@ 5 = Yak-1B + 1 machine-gun, 1 cannon, 6 x RS-82

WIN 20 RANKED CAPTURE THE AIRFIELDS WITH THE JU-87D-3 DEFAULT

Use Realistic setting for this and land your first 50 times to unlock:

Landing master

Conduct 50 successful landings on Realistic in Capture Airfields.

Landing master
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* If you have not unlocked Realistic yet you can do so by playing a quick tutorial from the main menu.

* Switch back to Arcade mode for all future matches.

@ 5 = I-16 type 24 + 2 machine-guns, 2 cannons, 6 x RS-82
@ 5 = Po-2 + 3 x 100 kg bombs
@ 20 = Fw-190 F-8 Default

WIN 20 RANKED TEAM BATTLES WITH THE FW-190 F-8 DEFAULT
@ 20 = Fw-190 F-8 + 2 machine guns, 2 cannons, 4 x 50 kg bombs, 250 kg bombs

Your first 5 kills in a row without dying will unlock:

Immortal pilot

Destroy 5 player aircraft without dying.

Immortal pilot
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WIN 20 PLAYER STRIKE MATCHES WITH ANY VARIATION OF THE IL-2
* Whenever winning with any IL-2 aircraft make sure to use the IL-2 when you return the favour for your boost partner, this will build toward the 'Flying Tank' achievement (play 100 matches with any IL-2).

@ 5 GT'S = IL-2 + 2 machine guns, 2 cannons, 4 x 50 kg bombs

@ 5 = You will now have won 50 Ranked matches unlocking:

Honoured fighter

Play 50 ranked matches.

Honoured fighter
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@ 5 = IL-2 + 2 machine guns, 2 cannons, 8 x RS-82

@ 5 = IL-2 + 2 machine guns, 2 cannons, 4 x 50 kg bombs, 8 x RS-82
@ 5 = IL-2 + 2 machine guns, 2 cannons, 4 x 100 kg bombs, 8 x RS-82

@ 15 GT'S = IL-2 + 2 machine guns, 2 cannons, 4 x 100 kg bombs

@ 15 = IL-2 + 2 machine guns, 2 cannons, 8 x RS-132
@ 20 = IL-2 + 2 machine guns, 2 cannons, 4 x 100 kg bombs, 8 x RS-132

You can now switch to PLAYER matches, easier as you can now invite your boosting partner directly into your match. You only need one other partner for all the MP achievements except one. For this one, you must have at least four players and win any online team match after inviting two friends onto your team. Simply host a 3 minute Team Battle and invite three friends into the lobby, have two of them change to your team with the 'Y' button and then win the match, by suicides if you're in a hurry. Note only the host will unlock:

Comrade-in-arms

Invite two friends onto your team and win a match.

Comrade-in-arms
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Continue with these objectives in online multiplayer player matches with at least one other player:

WIN AN ADDITIONAL 5 PLAYER TEAM BATTLES WITH ANY VARIATION OF THE IL-2
@ 5 = IL-2 + 2 machine guns, 2 cannons, 4 x 50 kg bombs, 8 x RS-132

By now you should also have at least 100 player kills unlocking:

The Ace of Aces

Destroy 100 player aircraft.

The Ace of Aces
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WIN 40 PLAYER DOGFIGHTS AND DESTROY 100 AIRCRAFT WITH ANY BF-109 SERIES
@ 1 = You will now have won one match in each mode to unlock:

Not a rookie anymore

Win an Online match in each mode.

Not a rookie anymore
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@ 30 = You will now have won 30 Dogfights unlocking:

Dogfight champion

Win 30 matches in Dogfight.

Dogfight champion
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@ 40 = Bf-109 G-10 Default

@ 100 (Aircraft) = Bf-109K-4 Default

DESTROY 100 PLANES AND WIN 25 PLAYER TEAM BATTLES WITH THE SPITFIRE MK IX DEFAULT
@ 30 = Spitfire Mk XVI + 2 machine guns, 2 cannons, 2 x 250 lb bombs

@ 50 = Spitfire Mk IX + 4 machine guns, 2 cannons, 250 lb bombs
@ 100 = Spitfire Mk XVI Default

@ 25 = You will now have won 50 Team Battles unlocking:

Team Battle champion

Win 50 matches in Team Battle.

Team Battle champion
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DESTROY 15 GROUND TARGETS IN PLAYER STRIKE MATCHES WITH THE HE-111H-6 DEFAULT
@ 15 = He-111H-6 + 32 x 50kg bombs

WIN 1 PLAYER MATCH IN ANY MODE WITH THE HURRICANE MK II DEFAULT
@ 1 = Hurricane Mk II + 12 machine guns, 6 x RP-3 rockets

WIN 1 PLAYER STRIKE MATCH WITH THE BLENHEIM MKIV DEFAULT
@ 1 = Blenheim Mk IV + 1 machine gun, 2 x 500 lb bombs

WIN 10 PLAYER STRIKE MATCHES WITH THE BF-109 E-3 DEFAULT
@ 10 = He-111H-3 Default

DESTROY 10 PLANES IN ANY PLAYER MATCH WITH THE YAK-1B DEFAULT
@ 10 = Yak-1B + 1 machine-gun, 1 cannon, 2 x 50 kg bombs

WIN 10 PLAYER CAPTURE THE AIRFIELDS WITH THE YAK-1B DEFAULT
@ 10 = IL-4 Default

PLAY AN ADDITIONAL 5 PLAYER MATCHES OF ANY TYPE WITH THE YAK-1B DEFAULT

@ 5 = Yak-1B + 1 machine-gun, 1 cannon, 2 x 100 kg bombs

WIN 5 PLAYER MATCHES WITH ANY VARIATION OF THE I-153
@ 1 = I-153 + 2 cannons, 4 x 100kg bombs
@ 5 = I-153 + 2 cannons, 4 x 50kg bombs

PLAY AN ADDITIONAL 5 PLAYER MATCHES OF ANY TYPE WITH ANY VARIATION OF THE I-153
@ 5 = I-153 + 2 cannons, 6 x RS-82

WIN 15 PLAYER CAPTURE THE AIRFIELDS WITH ANY VARIATION OF THE P-51B
@ 10 = P-51B + 4 machine guns, 2 x 100 lb bombs
@ 15 = P-51B + 4 machine guns, 2 x 500 lb bombs

PLAY 5 PLAYER MATCHES WITH THE PO-2 DEFAULT
@ 5 = Po-2 + 2 x 50 kg bombs, 2 x 100 kg bombs

WIN 15 PLAYER MATCHES WITH THE LA-5FN DEFAULT
@ 10 = La-5FN + 2 cannons, 2 x 50 kg bombs
@ 15 = La-5FN + 2 cannons, 2 x 100 kg bombs

WIN 10 PLAYER CAPTURE THE AIRFIELDS WITH THE IL-2M DEFAULT
@ 5 = You will now have won 50 Capture The Airfields unlocking:

Capture Airfields champion

Win 50 matches in Capture Airfields.

Capture Airfields champion
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@ 10 = IL-2M + 3 machine guns, 2 cannons, 4 x 50 kg bombs

DESTROY 60 GROUND TARGETS IN PLAYER STRIKES WITH ANY VARIATION OF THE IL-2M
@ 15 = IL-2M + 3 machine guns, 2 cannons, 4 x 50 kg bombs, 8 x RS-82
@ 30 = IL-2M + 3 machine guns, 2 cannons, 4 x 50 kg bombs, 8 x RS-132
@ 45 = IL-2M + 3 machine guns, 2 cannons, 4 x 100 kg bombs, 8 x RS-82
@ 60 = IL-2M + 3 machine guns, 2 cannons, 4 x 100 kg bombs, 8 x RS-132

* Deduct the amount of Strike matches you won from the next objective below:

WIN 10 ADDITIONAL PLAYER MATCHES WITH ANY VARIATION OF THE IL-2M
@ 10 = IL-2M + 3 machine guns, 2 cannons, 4 x 100 kg bombs

You should have played at least 50 matches with variations of the IL-2 Series aircraft by now (depending on how many you played during the campaign). Also, if you have been using the IL-2 when reciprocating the favour to your boosting partner/s, you should have at least 100 matches played, unlocking:

Flying tank

Complete 100 missions in singleplayer or online mode with the IL-2 Sturmovik.

Flying tank
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* If you have been using other aircraft you will have to play additional matches of any mode with any IL-2 series.

DESTROY 50 AIRCRAFT IN PLAYER CAPTURE THE AIRFIELDS WITH THE P-51D-5 DEFAULT
@ 50 = P-51D-5 + 6 machine-guns, 10 x HVAR rockets

DESTROY 50 GROUND TARGETS IN PLAYER STRIKE MATCHES WITH ANY VARIATION OF THE P-51D-5
@ 50 = P-51D-5 + 6 machine guns, 2 x 250 lb bombs

WIN 20 PLAYER CAPTURE THE AIRFIELDS WITH THE LA-7 DEFAULT
@ 20 = La-7 + 2 cannons, 2 x 100 kg bombs

DESTROY 40 GROUND TARGETS IN PLAYER STRIKE MATCHES WITH ANY VARIATION OF THE LA-7
@ 40 = La-7 + 2 cannons, 2 x 50 kg bombs

WIN 40 PLAYER MATCHES WITH THE IL-10
@ 5 = IL-10 + 3 machine guns, 2 cannons, 2 x 50 kg bombs
@ 15 = IL-10 + 3 machine guns, 2 cannons, 2 x 100 kg bombs
@ 25 = IL-10 + 3 machine guns, 2 cannons, 2 x 50 kg bombs, 4 x RS-82
@ 30 = IL-10 + 3 machine guns, 2 cannons, 2 x 50 kg bombs, 4 x RS-132
@ 35 = IL-10 + 3 machine guns, 2 cannons, 2 x 100 kg bombs, 4 x RS-82
@ 40 = IL-10 + 3 machine guns, 2 cannons, 2 x 100 kg bombs, 4 x RS-132

WIN 47 PLAYER STRIKE MATCHES WITH THE HE111-H16
@ 20 = He-111H-16 + 32 x 50kg bombs

@ 47 = B-17G Default

If you havn't unlocked it already, you will definitely now unlock:

Strike champion

Win 50 matches in Strike.

Strike champion
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The B-17G Default is the last aircraft to be unlocked and will consequently also unlock:

Bird fan

Unlock all aircraft.

Bird fan
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WIN 15 PLAYER STRIKE MATCHES WITH ANY VARIATION OF THE B-17G
@ 5 = B-17G + 16 x 500 lb bombs
@ 10 = B-17G + 8 x 1000 lb bombs
@ 15 = B-17G + 2 x 2000 lb bombs

Your 15th win with the B-17G is your last objective unlocking:

Weapon collector

Unlock all weapon presets.

Weapon collector
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Now, return to Training and complete one training mission with every single aircraft. Set the time limit to 3 minutes and the AA fire to friendly. Now go through every aircraft from the hangar. This will unlock:

Test pilot

Complete a training mission with each aircraft.

Test pilot
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You will also consequently unlock these by default as you go:

Allied aircaft expert

Win one mission or match with each Allied aircraft.

Allied aircaft expert
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Axis aircaft expert

Win one mission or match with each Axis aircraft.

Axis aircaft expert
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Soviet aircaft expert

Win one mission or match with each Soviet aircraft.

Soviet aircaft expert
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CONGRATULATIONS YOU HAVE COMPLETED THE ONLINE MULTIPLAYER ASPECT OF THIS GAME.

Special thanks to:

The Knab

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