Sunset Overdrive Walkthrough

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Information Posted on 09 April 16 at 06:49
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SHOOZ FROM TXS
Posted on 21 April 16 at 14:29
If there is anything i can do, i would love to help out with this walkthrough
SteelersF4n13
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SteelersF4n13
Posted on 01 May 16 at 13:52
How's the walkthrough coming?
Muzzily
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Muzzily
Posted on 08 June 16 at 03:59
will this include all the title updates as well?
EverStoned77
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EverStoned77
Posted on 18 June 16 at 15:43
Why does the "walkthrough progress" in the top right corner keeps saying 0% ..?
Kicking Grass & Smoking Ass,wait,what?!?
EverStoned77
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EverStoned77
Posted on 18 June 16 at 15:51
Just wondering,don't wanna rush the creator/writer in any way,I'll always take a delayed walkthrough (or game for that matter) compared to one that's been rushed & therefore have an increased probability of faults/bugs :)
Kicking Grass & Smoking Ass,wait,what?!?
xDaff
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xDaff
Posted on 18 June 16 at 20:59
EverStoned77 said:Why does the "walkthrough progress" in the top right corner keeps saying 0% ..?Because the author hasn't updated it to say how far through the walkthrough they think they are. the percentage isn't an automatic thing, it's up to the author to decide if they wish to use it or not.
Insert witty comment here.
Proxy Aaron
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Proxy Aaron
Posted on 07 September 16 at 21:28
This would be very helpful :)
Kerman7
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Kerman7
Posted on 30 September 16 at 09:39, Edited on 30 September 16 at 23:21 by Kerman7
For those waiting, here is my version. Feel free to use it or you can wait a few more months until a list grouping achievements by types gets released as the walkthrough.
This was wiped up in 10 minutes and is not aiming at holding your hand for the long haul, you don't need it.

This is based on my playing it currently and having beaten the single campaign, including the vast majority of the miscellaneous achievements. You pretty much cannot miss anything and have to do everything, so:

Step 1: Play as you please and without worrying much (i.e. complete story missions and side missions as they become available, pick up collectibles as you find them, buy weapons, clothes, amps and overdrives as you feel). Doing so, make sure you use a variety of weapons and swap a weapon for another when you max one to level 5. But don't play too many Challenges, leave them for step 4, and don't spend all your money on clothes, leave enough for maps in step 2. Also don't bother replaying missions yet. Complete until end game.
Step 2: Buy collectibles maps for shoes, tp, cameras, holograms & fizzie balloons, then go pick them up (could also be done during step 1 so to spread out the collecting pain and benefit from being able to purchase better amps)
Step 3: Look at the misc non-chaos-squad achievements you have left and get them done using solutions if needed, including the rest of collectibles with small numbers (not buying maps for them will save you game money). This is also a good time to replay Floating Garbage mission and bag a few more from a title update.
Step 4 (repeat): Go offline and complete a handful of Challenges to gold standard, then delete local save and go back online to retrieve local save from cloud, then repeat until 50 Gold challenges has unlocked.
Step 5: Play the online component of the game, Chaos Squad
Step 6: Rejoice and delete the game from hard drive, or keep playing if you love it, try to unlock all overdrives if you like

All in all, the game is straightforward and not as difficult as ratios would suggest.
Kanchanaburi
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Kanchanaburi
Posted on 22 April 17 at 17:28
Kerman7 - your solution sounds good to me.... I like knowing I can just play a game and not miss any achievement without having to worry about how i play, or the need to replay the entire game.

THANK YOU!!!clap
LethalBizzzzzle
Posted on 27 June 17 at 20:54
How's this coming along?
G2covers
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G2covers
Posted on 04 February 18 at 16:42, Edited on 04 February 18 at 16:43 by G2covers
Kerman7's solution is great, and I used it myself, but I would add just one thing that I wish I had known ahead of time: BUY THE "HAIRSPRAY BOMB" FIRST. You probably also want to make sure you have at least two out of Acid Sprinkler, Pulse Mine and Turret Copter (you could sub Proximity Mine for Pulse Mine).

It won't matter if you have l33t skillz but for most players (myself included) getting two of the four Buck National challenge achievements without it will be virtually impossible.

Once you've spent all of the Overcharge you earned through completing missions in the main game and the DLCs getting any more will be time-consuming at best, as replaying the missions only gets you money and no OC whatsoever. I had a ton of OC but just bought 12 random guns to get the '20 guns to Level 5' achievement, then spent the rest on maps. Now I'm f*cked! smile
Kerman7
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Kerman7
Posted on 05 February 18 at 01:56, Edited on 05 February 18 at 01:58 by Kerman7
Glad my old post is helping some of you.

@G2covers, you actually don't need any of that if you follow my tips (well apart for all amps can help in Chaos mode).
If you read again, you'll see I suggest to not do too many challenges while you play the main story (you could even read it as not do any). Then on Step 4, by completing a challenge offline and overwriting your local progress with an online backup, it allows you to keep completing the same (easy) challenges over and over, yet progressing toward the achievement. So You can go after Buck's Nat for fun if you want, but the trick allows you to not be forced to beat it (unless it's been patched since back then that is).
G2covers
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G2covers
Posted on 08 February 18 at 10:36
Yeah, that’s what I did in the end. Your offline method for Bomb Deliveries 1–3 and Traversal Challenges 1&2, repeated several times. The last run I did them for real to collect all the OC and then did enough of the remaining challenges (loads left as I’d avoided them as you advised) collecting enough OC to finally buy the Hairspray Bomb.

As I hoped, the HSB made it much easier for me as aim accuracy matters far less. Got the ach on Buck#3 on 2nd attempt and Buck#1 the third time. Very happy, but more relieved than anything! :D

Thanks again for your great guide/advice above. Most importantly it made me feel like I could start the game at last (having had it since release!) without worrying I wasting time missing stuff I’d have to repeat etc.
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