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Beat The Game Without Abilities

Beat The Game Using None Of The Movement Or Utility Abilities In The Ability Menu

Beat The Game Without Abilities+1.0
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AbsolutioN IXAbsolutioN IX967,876
03 Nov 2016 27 Mar 2020
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Just going to preface my video solution for the last level with a few things:

1. This solution still works as of March 26th, 2020. Other TA users have shared what's worked for them in the comments, so take a look.

2. This achievement is relatively painless. It's mostly up to your skills and reflexes, but there are definitely some levels that come down to chance and can be frustrating. I personally hated the Laser world, as well as levels like 6-2, 7-5, etc. Just keep at it and you'll get your lucky break.

3. There's a glitch on 9-10 where the final button press will freeze your game. For some reason, equipping an ability but not using it will keep your game from freezing. Just as long as you don't actually use any of the abilities during the level, the achievement will unlock. I had the grappling hook and time slow equipped.

4. There are a lot of ways to skip parts of the final level, but a lot of them only work on the current PC patch, or involve using an item. I found a different method while I was testing out what would freeze my game and what wouldn't. With a bit of practice, it makes 9-10 much easier.

Hope this helps!

FamicorpsAwesome job. Also thanks for the video, i've been stuck in 9-10 for 5 hours! It's driving me nuts!headspin
What's your take on 7-5? Saw a couple videos and see that the trucks (where you're supposed to wait for the right time) They hit something in the cylinder. In PC that doesn't happen.
for reference:
Posted by Famicorps on 03 Nov 16 at 08:52
AbsolutioN IXGlad it helped. I hate 7-5 because of exactly what you mentioned, the trucks would get stuck in the tunnel. Eventually one didn't get stuck and I was able to make it to the trucks at the end. I think you're at the game's mercy there.
Posted by AbsolutioN IX on 03 Nov 16 at 15:53
K1ckThank you! I could not complete this game without your
Posted by K1ck on 03 Nov 16 at 16:30
AbsolutioN IXIs it killing you because you're not jumping? In other videos, I saw that when PC players did a similar skip, they kept jumping until the rumbling noise stopped. I think they jump because the boss is trying to reset after you hit the button. I just thought I would copy what they did and it seemed to work just fine for me.
Posted by AbsolutioN IX on 08 Nov 16 at 00:41
I Am EscherSeems like the fire can still get you if you try to go forward when you fall from the button. I just listen for the fire to stop 'fwooshing'. I hope that helps a bit.
Posted by I Am Escher on 08 Nov 16 at 00:56
I Am EscherBy the way, thank you so much AbsolutioN for this guide. I couldn't have done this without that skip.
Posted by I Am Escher on 08 Nov 16 at 01:59
AbsolutioN IXYou're welcome!
Posted by AbsolutioN IX on 08 Nov 16 at 03:02
MarkyshizzleHad to complete this 3x due to not having abilities bought, game crashed 2x until i did that... u have been warned
Posted by Markyshizzle on 08 Nov 16 at 18:35
CjhCarter vLGreat tip, was finally able to do this after 5 hours! smile

And same with Markyshizzle my game crashed twice before because I didn't buy any abilities beforehand. You have to go into 9-10 with abilities active for some reason or else the game crashes when you press the button a 3rd time to beat the boss.

Sometimes when you try to land on a truck when doing the skip it can be very glitchy, as you can go through the truck or get pushed off. During your runs to the 2nd and 3rd button, you can take your time going through the obstacles as the lava is much lower towards the button than it was the 1st time.

Definitely much easier using the skip though, was pumped when I finally did it wink +1
Posted by CjhCarter vL on 11 Nov 16 at 17:10
LakeshowFinally got this one after days of furious anger. The guide helped out tremendously but still by no means an easy feat, still think one of the hardest achievements I've obtained and that's counting some Trials Fusion stuff. The most angering was the iffy physics and warping through the shortcut truck.
Posted by Lakeshow on 16 Nov 16 at 18:36
SiegfriedXSo, I purchased abilities on the last level and I pressed the use key once because that damn phrase on the screen is annoying as hell and died after. This won't screw the achievement when I complete the level later right? Because that would be really stupid.
Posted by SiegfriedX on 23 Nov 16 at 07:53
AbsolutioN IXNah, you're fine. I personally had a passive ability equipped the first time I beat the final level, so I didn't get the achievement. Just beat it again without using an ability and you'll get it.
Posted by AbsolutioN IX on 23 Nov 16 at 13:35
Ex GHOSTface7-5 is broken. It's impossible to do it because the trucks keep getting stuck. I've played this over 100 times now and no luck with any of the trucks passing through. Shit game.
Posted by Ex GHOSTface on 25 Nov 16 at 00:08
Claudio 10 Juvefinally completed this game. it was a nightmare. thanks for your video. it was a big help.
Posted by Claudio 10 Juve on 04 Dec 16 at 06:56
AbsolutioN IXAnytime.
Posted by AbsolutioN IX on 04 Dec 16 at 08:48
mossfan5637-5 is still broken. Can't get enough momentum to get to the end section.
Posted by mossfan563 on 07 Jan 17 at 04:02
ParticleDualityLast level wasn't giving me the opening seen in the video, so I had to do it the normal way. Took a while, but it wasn't bad.
Posted by ParticleDuality on 29 Jan 17 at 22:27
AbsolutioN IX@ParticleDuality I had a youtube comment saying something similar, is this happening to anyone else? I might have to edit the solution.
Posted by AbsolutioN IX on 30 Jan 17 at 04:14
Jamal2807Oh snapppp i wanted to Start this Game today maybe they fix that?
Posted by Jamal2807 on 30 Jan 17 at 13:13
Jamal2807Can somebooty WHO did this Trick try IT now ? So WE Know if the Guide Is still UP to Date
Posted by Jamal2807 on 31 Jan 17 at 01:36
Jamal2807No , No one? Not Even THE guy WHO. Created that Guide? LOL
Posted by Jamal2807 on 14 Feb 17 at 04:29
ParticleDualityIt's not that hard even if the spot is gone. If you want to start the game then go for it.
Posted by ParticleDuality on 15 Feb 17 at 00:01
AbsolutioN IXAt this point I haven't played the game in over 3 months and I've long since moved on to other things.

I'm happy to answer questions but I don't feel obligated to have the game installed 24/7 so I can fact-check my guides.
Posted by AbsolutioN IX on 15 Feb 17 at 00:39
Ill let u guys know then
Posted by Jamal2807 on 22 Feb 17 at 17:02
Fenom007This does not work anymore, but I will be posting a solution with another skip that I found on my own.
Posted by Fenom007 on 14 Mar 17 at 08:57
Jamal2807ATTENTION DUELIST particleduality was just lying! This method still works! 100% thx so much . Told u I'll be the hero to share this information olololI don't think They even released and update for Clustertruck
Posted by Jamal2807 on 06 Apr 17 at 23:48
SK4TE HIGHAnyone know what happens if i buy an ability and use it for purpose ? Am i conpletely screwed or do i just need to complete the last level again ? Cause i am at the last level but yea like i said what happens if i buy it and use it for puprpose :/
Posted by SK4TE HIGH on 09 Apr 17 at 20:09
AbsolutioN IXI answered that question up above. If you used an ability in a level, you just have to redo the level without using the ability. It doesn't completely screw you over.
Posted by AbsolutioN IX on 10 Apr 17 at 00:36
NBA KirklandIs there a way to tell which levels you have done with no abilities? I take it you are allowed to use sprint?
Posted by NBA Kirkland on 13 Apr 17 at 02:59
AbsolutioN IXAs far as I remember, I don't think there was. By sprint, do you mean the button that lets you jump further? If so, yea.
Posted by AbsolutioN IX on 13 Apr 17 at 04:09
NBA KirklandYeah, it's called sprint in the menu. I do see the ach tracker ticks up with each level. Thanks.
Posted by NBA Kirkland on 13 Apr 17 at 04:21
NBA KirklandAfter completing every level without abilities my tracker was at 98%. I didn't do them in order. In fact I had done the last level first (at least that was the first I intentionally did without abilities). I did the last level again and it popped when I failed the level about to land on the button the 2nd time. Strange, but just though I would mention it.
Posted by NBA Kirkland on 23 Apr 17 at 19:14
PrisLevel 7-5 is just dumb luck. Had no problems up until this point
Posted by Pris on 14 May 17 at 11:27
ChiveTheLizardAnyone got any tips for staying on the truck before the third button? I've tried roughly 5 times now, but keep falling through it :/ (also Should I hold or spam jump)
Edit: nvm, finally did it! - I hend it down + held dpwn sprint, not anything new, but I guess I was just unlucky :/ oh well
Posted by ChiveTheLizard on 15 Apr 18 at 19:26
Posted by Deadpool#45017 on 25 Apr 18 at 16:26
LuxusFrontier6-2 is killing me, there is one truck on the third transistion which keeps crashing into a rock and glitching our meaning you can jump onto it but then you get chucked right off instantly. Any help?
Posted by LuxusFrontier on 28 Apr 18 at 17:22
CasualExileHeads up to anyone, the method shown in the video still works as of 30th April 2018.
Posted by CasualExile on 30 Apr 18 at 05:39
ProtectTheWeak1I seen a video where if you press the gotten part of the button, you wouldn't have to press it again and it'll just end but I think it was on pc. Can someone try and confirm of that's also possible on xbox and if so make a video to show us.
Posted by ProtectTheWeak1 on 04 Jun 18 at 15:32
Vokul VeganOkay, so I just did this and the shortcut, as of writing this, still works. However I didn't land on the same truck as the video does and I didn't jump. Almost everytime I tried jumping on it my character got killed.
Posted by Vokul Vegan on 01 Jul 18 at 19:39
MinorGropeCan confirm still working as of 01/07/2018. I was constantly jumping at the backend of the truck.
Posted by MinorGrope on 01 Jul 18 at 21:19
LERISBILLSALOVECONFIRMED! As of 04/07/2018 the skipping glitch STILL WORKS 100%. Good luck to everyone who might wanna
Posted by LERISBILLSALOVE on 04 Jul 18 at 09:28
Lv44 GengarConfirmed this still works as of 09/13/2018. Tricky but finally got it!
Posted by Lv44 Gengar on 13 Sep 18 at 21:19
WyyvernCan only imagine the hell that final level would be if the skip didn't exist, welp.

Anyways, I have an extra thing to add that I'm surprised hasn't been brought up yet. If you go to Xbox Settings -> Ease of Access -> Controller -> Button mapping, you're able to change the jump button to something that doesn't require you to take your thumb off the right stick. You can't use the left trigger unfortunately, so instead I mapped the A button to LB. Would be great if you could remap the controls in-game, but that assumes that the devs are competent.

Also when you're jumping on that single truck, I would count ten jumps holding down the jump button before continuing on, that way I didn't have to hear the awful game audio while playing and could listen to some music instead.
Posted by Wyyvern on 14 Sep 18 at 19:29
udud1221Hey used this guide to help me. Thank you so much for the guide this achievement was a nightmare to me.
Posted by udud1221 on 06 Oct 18 at 22:39
Izaidro9711/19/2018 Still working headspin
Posted by Izaidro97 on 20 Nov 18 at 00:40
NBA KirklandHere's my final level video. Very similar. I'm not sure why I chose a different landing spot.
Posted by NBA Kirkland on 12 Jan 19 at 00:31
YaziteOne tip is to take regular breaks. If you are stuck on a single level for more than an hour, stop and come back to it the next day. It really helps. I was stuck on 9-7 for 2 hours, when I left it for the next day, I did it in 5 minutes.
Posted by Yazite on 08 Feb 19 at 08:27
RYSE Up Eaglei keep getting crashes how can i fix it
Posted by RYSE Up Eagle on 02 Apr 19 at 02:28
Adm1ral Awe5omeBuy an ability but don't use it. I crashed as well until I remembered reading about it. Worked flawlessly after I bought an ability.
Like in the video I bought Grappling Hook, which kinda helps out because it shows you the center of the screen with it's reticle, making aiming for the truck easier imo.
Also try staying on the right side of the truck (close to the right edge of the top of the truck). I glitched way less when staying there unlike the middle of the truck. Might just be a coincidence.
Still works as of 4/12/2019
Posted by Adm1ral Awe5ome on 12 Apr 19 at 18:17
Seitzz9-10 blows. I had no problem with any other levels really except for 7-5. I can barely even make it to the top in 9-10. This is gonna suck.
Posted by Seitzz on 30 May 19 at 00:02
Vittroras of Jul 21, 2019 this both works and the game still crashes on level completion with no abilities (fml)
Posted by Vittror on 21 Jul 19 at 20:12
Sp33dst3r1821Finished the level after performing the glitch in the video and it crashed. However, after retrying it with an ability and not using it, the achievement popped.
This confirms that the glitch still works.
PS: This level is filled with a buttload of crap. Felt like the cars were moving away from me while jumping and you've got to reach the button quickly or else the lava will kill you.
Posted by Sp33dst3r1821 on 22 Jul 19 at 12:47
buttmudBrooksAll you guys saying Clustertruck is relatively painless, don't ever go into medicine.
Posted by buttmudBrooks on 27 Oct 19 at 00:44
KinectKid333This has nothing to do with the solution but I just have to say 8-2 actually made me lol laugh
Posted by KinectKid333 on 23 Dec 19 at 14:41
NBA KirklandTotally forgot about that. laugh
Why don't we have Clustertruck 2 already?
Posted by NBA Kirkland on 23 Dec 19 at 17:58
AbraveFartI found the last level a lot easier when you're at the part where you're bouncing on the trucks waiting for the flamethrower to jump to the one in front as I jumping on the current one it kept moving my character left and right and killing me. I also acciendntly pressed my grapple and used it and instantly reset and still got the achievement to unlock.
Posted by AbraveFart on 02 Feb 20 at 13:44
Pistol 101It did help.
Posted by Pistol 101 on 24 Feb 20 at 01:24
II Dish IICan confirm still works 26/3/20 thanks!
Posted by II Dish II on 26 Mar 20 at 13:43
Flying Walrus 8If I would've joined trueachievements years ago I found this skip in 2018, should've shared it so I could've helped others, glad someone else found the skip though, good luck to anyone still struggling with this achievement!
Posted by Flying Walrus 8 on 06 May 20 at 01:29
AbsolutioN IXI posted this in 2016, my dude
Posted by AbsolutioN IX on 09 May 20 at 13:37
MrKoolxDoodis this a cumulative achievement or do you have to beat the game in one go?
Posted by MrKoolxDood on 04 Jun 20 at 20:20
NBA KirklandYou have to beat each level without the extra abilities. But you can do it in any order over multiple sessions.
Posted by NBA Kirkland on 04 Jun 20 at 22:27
EmG v SprayZzGuys after you get back up the second time you don't need to go back down jump on the button then land back on the same spot even though the cover is up you will glitch through! Trust me so much easier.
Posted by EmG v SprayZz on 05 Jun 20 at 12:41
Ansatsushaa6/8/2020 still works and EmG is right. i just fell back through after the second time. You'll "fail" but just let it play out and youll get the achievement.
Posted by Ansatsushaa on 08 Jun 20 at 18:58
NessNoldoHow the hell you move the right stick at the same time? I can't. My thumb have to move fast and can't do it.
Posted by NessNoldo on 06 Jul 20 at 10:15
WyyvernRead my comment up above, I recommended remapping the jump button so you can always keep a hold on the right stick.
Posted by Wyyvern on 06 Jul 20 at 23:22
mo0ohammed19988Thanks for the tips, finally did it, as of 7/7/2020 this method still works perfectly.
@EmG v SprayZz i tried this 3 times and get the "fail" without passing the level or unlocking anything i don't know maybe i am doing it wrong or it doesn't work every time.
Posted by mo0ohammed19988 on 07 Jul 20 at 08:12
DabimaI really wish I had read this first. After 1.5 hours I finally beat the last level.... and the game crashes.
Posted by Dabima on 23 Jul 20 at 17:22
xWSx LoganThis guide is still working as of 7/24/2020. Thank you AbsolutioN IX for the guide!

I made clips of my 7-5 successful completion and my 9-10 successful completion. I don't want to make a new solution for these, so I'll just leave them here and maybe somebody will see them. I'll also leave some tips for both below.

A couple of tips:
-The front section with the missiles is so random. There would be 5-10 times in a row where I would get hit by missiles, the trucks would randomly turn off the road, etc. If you get stuck with these, just power through.
-Once you get past the missile section, you want to make your way to the front truck as soon as possible. The goal is to land on the front truck, move down onto the cab of the truck, and then jump off at the last second. I found standing on the cab gave you just a little bit extra on the jump to be able to get the distance you need.
-If the front truck gets wrecked, or another truck makes it down sooner, you can try to jump off other trucks but I was never able to complete the level doing this.
-I held RT and jumped at the very last second, before the truck hits the invisible barrier. If you don't jump, you'll die and won't get to make the jump at all.
-As you're falling, stay as far forward as you can but avoid hitting the top of the hole down to the final area. If you watch closely, I pulled back on the left stick for a split second to avoid hitting the top. Once you make it past that, immediately hold forward again.
-Be prepared to tap A a bunch if you make it to the bottom truck. You'll likely hit the back or side and have to jump your way up.
-The trucks at the bottom don't seem to move, but they will eventually start moving slowly. Keep this in mind as you're making your way to the finish. I messed up a run by not expecting the trucks to move and missing a jump. Take your time!

A couple of notes:
-Equip an ability, even if you're going for the "Beat the Game Without Abilities" achievement. Apparently the game will crash if you don't (I didn't verify this myself, the level was difficult enough as is, I didn't want to find out the hard way). Just make sure you don't use the ability. I used the Grappling Hook and Time Slow, as per AbsolutioN IX's suggestion on TrueAchievements.
-On the moving truck portion, get to the end (the trucks in front) as fast as you can, but don't jump to the first truck. Stay back 2 or 3 trucks, as this will allow the boss to settle and the jump will be a little easier.
-Take your time on the jumps up to the button. You don't have a ton of time, but you have enough to be careful. I did worse on the times I was trying to race up that portion.
-You should have to repeat the part after you hit the button twice, but for some reason mine unlocked after the second button press. If yours doesn't unlock after the second button press, you'll have to fall back down and repeat the jumps back up and hit the button a third and final time.
-I did have one time where I phased through the truck after bouncing off the button. I'm not sure why it happened, but after that I held RT and A before/during my landing on the truck after the big fall.
-This is not an easy level. Master the first part and then start working on the ascent. Take things slow and you should be able to get this without too much trouble. This level took me about 45 minutes to complete.
Posted by xWSx Logan on 24 Jul 20 at 15:57
Du4lity M4uditGame crash every f******g time
Posted by Du4lity M4udit on 07 Aug 20 at 21:54
LockieYou have to equip (non-passive) abilities to avoid the game crash.

Also there's a glitch that lets you skip the 3rd button press. After pressing the button a 2nd time and you're thrown in the air, rather than land down to the truck, just land on the (now closed) button.

You'll die and get a game over screen but your body should glitch through to the button and press it a 3rd time, completing the level and popping the achievement. Look down at FLD Marshal Z0D's solution for a clip of exactly what to do!
Posted by Lockie on 11 Aug 20 at 17:21
FosterJag15My word that last level is brutal. After my first button press, I hopped on that truck that everyone else mentioned until I heard the monster stop breathing fire. Then I started ascending, and I think this caused the lava to glitch and not rise, so I took my time. When I hit the button the second time, I went straight in the air and landed back on the casing like some others have mentioned, I died, but my body went through the casing and hit the button the third time, which rolled the credits. This is definitely one of the most difficult achievements I've got. So very frustrating.
Posted by FosterJag15 on 05 Oct 20 at 00:12
D1E MUELLABFUHRFor Level 6-2, i load up a clip on my Xbox profile, showing i think an easy run for that level
Posted by D1E MUELLABFUHR on 20 Feb 21 at 23:43
D1E MUELLABFUHRStill work got the achievement at this moment, with 2 hit
Posted by D1E MUELLABFUHR on 27 Feb 21 at 10:29
LauKinMingthis achieve only beat the last level without ability or this is a guide for last level?
Posted by LauKinMing on 10 Mar 21 at 23:45
NBA Kirkland^You have to beat the whole game without extra abilities. Your achievement tracker should tick up after each level.
Posted by NBA Kirkland on 10 Mar 21 at 23:48
LauKinMingTHX 4 ur explain. I pass first world without ability.
I dont think I can finish the other worlds without ablity. So I drop this achievement.
Posted by LauKinMing on 11 Mar 21 at 02:24
LauKinMingif i forgot which level use ability, any way to check?
Posted by LauKinMing on 19 Mar 21 at 16:03
NBA KirklandNo. No way to check.
Posted by NBA Kirkland on 19 Mar 21 at 17:34
Bunny Breakfast6-2 is very frustrating, and its even further annoying that there is no footage of anybody doing with no abilities ON Xbox anywhere
Posted by Bunny Breakfast on 20 Jul 21 at 23:12
shanelulz28/08/21 the game still crashes at the end if you don't have abilities equipped. The skip still works but after you hit the button the 2nd time, you can just land straight back on top of where the button is and you'll die but still kill the boss
Posted by shanelulz on 28 Aug 21 at 07:56
Ssj Sean@Bunny I feel ya man this one took me a long ass time. The secret is to jump as DEEP as you can to beat the 2nd to the last truck groups. Here's my clip hope it helps. I have some stuff equipped cuz i've been trying to do the last boss but i don't use any abilities.
My clip of 6-2 clear cluster truck xbox series x no abilities
Posted by Ssj Sean on 10 Sep 21 at 07:55
The S bot 9000Might just have been my goofy ass but for anyone else who may be wondering: Sprint does NOT fall under abilities (in fact, alot of later missions are impossible without sprint).
Posted by The S bot 9000 on 13 Oct 21 at 19:19
DeadMasterIWhat a frustrating game. 0 enjoyment on my end. Last level killed it for me. No respect to this pos game. Controls are slippery, movement sensitivity is like 1000%, and the momentum mechanic just pushes you into death barriers during the boss. Don't know if it was just me, but I felt like I was playing something in fast forward mode.
Even with the level skip its torture. You have to be percise like a professional speedrunner for 2 mins straight. Only good thing I can say about this game is its flying off my hard drive as soon as it's done.

Edit: Took me 20 mins the following day. Guess the OP strat is taking a break.
Posted by DeadMasterI on 15 Jan at 12:06