I wanted to mention these first few achievements before we got into the story because they will unlock at any point during your playthrough(s). These are easily obtainable, and self-explanatory if you read the descriptions.
All Patched Up
Apply a field dressing to an injured friend in co-op
Mission 1 - Dragon Rising
Slowly proceed up the hill towards your primary objective. Taking out the enemies as they appear, there are around 7 in this first section. Then take over the Radar Emplacement.
Just after this you will be asked to call in your first artillery strike. Only the host/fire team leader will unlock this achievement.
Call in your first artillery barrage
Take out the guys you did not kill with the artillery. Stay at the top on the bank where the radar emplacement is, and pick them off from a distance, this way you will learn the drop of a bullet. Going prone is best for accuracy. If you run in you will die quickly.
After the area is clear a new objective will appear, go there using one of the vehicles sitting about, and be sure you tell your team to mount the vehicle. Proceed up the road until you've past the sandbags on the left. Get out and walk forward until you see to jeeps approaching. Go prone in the road, and as the jeep approaches shoot at the driver to make it stop. As soon as the enemies jump out, kill them. Sometimes they drive off but they'll come back. You will get a new objective to board the helicopter which will land on a bank to the left. You can end the mission here, and jump into a co-op game. When you carry on, take out the Sam Sites. Eventually you will come across a base at Grid reference 22L X0Y8, (if you tap the BACK button it brings up a full map) which is guarded by an APC. Before you reach the camp there is a hill to the right of the road guarded by 4-5 men, clear these from distance and head up there, in the middle of the broken walls are ammo/weapon crates. Inside is a Javelin. Equip this and walk back down to the road keeping out of view from the APC, switch to javelin and let it load. Slowly move out into the road looking at the APC lock on, wait until the box turns red and fire.
After all of the Sam Sites are taken out, head to the helicopter located at Grid reference 20N X6Y0, and use it to fly around the outside of the island. If the Sam Sites aren't destroyed, you will be shot down.
Next, head back to the helicopter, mount up and that is the end of the first level/training level.
Mission 2 - Blinding the Dragon
Destroy the Sunburn site, and unlock this achievement.
After, you should see a town/village to the North East, you should be given an artillery/air strike here. Drop the artillery on the village. If for some reason you do not get the achievement, assault the village, and attack the main building, the PLA commander is in there.
Eliminate the PLA Commander in Blinding The Dragon
Mission 3 – United we stand
Head up the hill, sticking far left and picking off the Red dots as they appear in the small wood. One of these guys near the woods is an AT guy. The next achievement will possibly need a few attempts to get. After killing the first AT guy, run up to his body and equip his queen bee, or run to the ammo crate next to the barn just over the hill and take the queen bee from there. From the ammo crate, look left and aim at the APC moving down the road and fire. It may already be destroyed by the other soldiers, but in a couple of attempts you will have it done and you will get the achievement.
Destroy the PLA APC at the top of the beach in United We Stand
After killing the spotters and defeating the waves of enemies at the beach you shall receive a new objective. A tip for the next achievement is if you have managed to keep the tanks operational, jump into the them. Get one of your team to protect the top of the village, and another on the road, with the sea to your right. Turn on thermal and pick them off with the tank (using the D-pad).
Mission 4 – Eagle Offense
After you have destroyed the 2 APCs, look up over the tree-line and take down the helicopter using the fire team leaders rockets, or shoot at it with automatic weapons.
Destroy the fleeing PLA transport helicopter in Eagle Offense
When you have made your way to the airfield and have taken over the control tower, the fire team leader/host will be given the option to call in an air-strike. If you are not the host you will have to do this part again later to get the achievement.
Whilst at the control tower you will be ordered to take out the helicopter, using an AA weapon located on the first floor. Destroy the helicopter.
Around the same time you should receive the next achievement.
Mission 5 – Powder Trail
This mission is difficult if you don’t know the easier way to do it, which I will explain to you. Make your way through the level, gradually getting closer to finding the downed pilots. When you approach the last village there are armored units. Stick to the left side of the village You need to destroy the armoured units for the next achievement.
Destroy the PLA armored units around the village in Powder Trail
After arriving at the building and meeting up with the downed pilots, it is time to move to the extraction point. The best way to do this is to bring up your map and issue the order to fall back to that location. Do this by moving the cursor over the extraction point HOLD RB > ORDERS > DEFENSE > FALL BACK. They will pop smoke and run. Whilst you are falling back you will be getting attacked, just do your best to cover them. At the extraction point you just need to wait for the helicopter to arrive.
Mission 6 – Hip Shot
Make your way down to the fuel station and towards the back end there are some fuel trucks, there are 3 or 4 sitting in the yard, destroy them. Sometimes if you aren’t quick enough they'll drive away in the trucks.
After you destroy the generator, you have to bug out back up the hill, just make a direct run towards extraction. Be warned, there will be enemies chasing you and some laying in wait as you get nearer the extraction point. Once the area is clear the helicopter will land and you will get the next achievement.
Mission 7 – Bleeding Edge
Whilst taking out the spotter teams, you will eventually come to a large hill. Take them out, and look left across the road to a small forest where spotter team 3 and 4 are. Aim your strike between the 2 teams and fire, hopefully on your 1st attempt you will get the next achievement.
Eliminate the remaining troops on the second line with one mortar barrage in Bleeding Edge
Continue along to the depot, kill all the guys, and at the end you will get the achievement.
Mission 8 – Looking for Lois
After saving the guys in the firefight, they will follow you to the extraction. They all need to survive.
After the rescue, run straight up the cliff towards the objective marker. Along the way you may run into some spec-ops up there but they hopefully won’t cause you too much trouble. When you are in shooting distance of the base, take out the troops from a distance. After it looks clear send in just your friends/soldiers. As fire team leader you can select certain soldiers by holding RB and moving the left stick then Press A to highlight them. If it is all clear, move in and bring the POWs with you. Wait for the helicopter and make sure the POWs all get aboard before the fire team leader.
Mission 9 – Trumpets Sound
At the beginning, the fire team leader should go open up the ammo crate in front and swap to the marksman weapon here, to make the targeting in a few moments easier. The objective is to get your tanks through alive. To do this you need to take out the AT positions, and the opposing Armored Vehicles. Get to the first over watch position and bombard the opposition in front. After they are cleared, move forward to the next base and take out the enemies here. Continue up the road taking out the enemies that walk down the hill. At the top of this dirt road you will encounter a small guard area. Kill the 2 guys here and look across towards the AT guys, you need to kill these enemies quickly. To get this achievement, all your tanks need to make it this far.
Keep 'em Rolling
Ensure all of the Abrams reach the supporting fire position in Trumpet's Sound
Make your way across the next field, taking out the spotter teams, run, and try to avoid the mortars that are being driven down upon you. Destroy the mortar site.
Mission 10 – Decapitation
At the start here you can either make your teammates defend. This way they won’t get any ideas to engage the enemy and ruin your chances of getting to the over watch point looking over the radio station. This level is all about the stealth. Head up the cliff towards the 1st objective. You can either snipe the lone soldier from the beach, or kill him when you get up there. This is one of the few guys you kill in this level on the way. Keep moving through the level avoiding detection and confrontation, until you reach the small house looking over a valley at the radio station. If all has gone well Han should be there, go ahead and call in the JDAM air strike.
As the JDAM hits is to order my team to follow me, and the AI will make their way from the beach to give you support whilst you are running to the extraction.
Mission 11 - Dragon Fury
After destroying The AAA positions, two helicopters will arrive. You will board the helicopter as the PILOT and manually fly to the points marked on your map. Then you will land nicely in the purple smoke. If using AI teammates, you can order them to fly, and you plot the course as the co-pilot.
Next you can either clear the naval base yourself by killing everyone and gradually make your way to the objective, or just fly the helicopter to the objective to unlock the next achievement.
Put the difficulty up to HARDCORE, and run through the game using the knowledge you acquired during your last playthough.With HARDCORE you have No HUD, bleed out a lot quicker and die sometimes from one shot. Hopefully you already have a general idea of what you need to accomplish in each level. If you are unsure of where you are to be heading, Tap the BACK button and plot your course using the map. As said in the tips, fighting the enemies over distance is a better way to survive. Good luck!
There is an alternative way to get the achievement for beating the game on HARDCORE, it is a glitch in the game. Follow the steps below.
Step 1 - Complete Game on NORMAL
Step 2 - Get a friend who has completed HARDCORE and has the Dragon fury complete save
Step 3 - Join your friend’s lobby with said save loaded
Step 4 - Watch the cut scene, once it’s finished the achievement unlocks
You should now only be missing two achievements. They are self-explanatory, and are easily obtained in a player match with a friend.
Kill an enemy vehicle with an AT mine
CONGRATULATIONS YOU HAVE JUST COMPLETED ALL ACHIEVEMENTS IN
OPERATION FLASHPOINT: DRAGON RISING
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