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Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Vegas achievements

Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Vegas

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There are 36 Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Vegas achievements worth 2,464 (1,000)

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Rainbow Six Legend in Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Vegas

Rainbow Six Legend304 (100)

Complete the single player Story Mode at Realistic difficulty

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White Shadows
Achievement won on 02 Mar 09
TA Score for this game: 1,968
Posted on 03 March 09 at 07:24, Edited on 03 March 09 at 07:25
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Get ready for the hardest achievement in the game. Realistic seems worse than it is, especially if you aren't prepared.

Command your team!

Get comfortable with giving your team commands. Make sure there are always taking the shots, and not you. Send them in first to focus the enemies attention, then go in and pop some head shots.

The right equipment for the job:

As a main weapon I would recommend the Commando. Don't forget to put a reflex scope on it. Also, always have the shield. You get an opportunity for the shield at the start of Calypso Casino, right next to a police vehicle.

Good luck on this one. Persistence is key, but take a break every now and then too avoid too much frustration. This game requires patience and if you're on the same checkpoint for an hour then you're never gonna do it--just walk away for a bit and come back.

Also it should be noted that the game was patched, allowing you to continue from the main menu and still get the achievement. Scene selection works too.
SpectreSubZero Thanks for adding about the patch, you just saved me butt load of time!
Posted by SpectreSubZero on 16 Feb 10 at 22:15
xChupacabra10x You should also advise the Desert Eagle is the better pistol to have and it can be picked up in the room before you go down into the vault
Posted by xChupacabra10x on 30 Mar 10 at 12:20
Dat Boi Treezy I hope people notice the 'reset' difficulty thing. That really screwed me over!
Posted by Dat Boi Treezy on 30 Jun 10 at 22:55
knight0fkh0nshu Can you reload from your checkpoint and still get it?
Posted by knight0fkh0nshu on 15 Aug 10 at 21:07
White Shadows Yes.
Posted by White Shadows on 15 Aug 10 at 23:44
knight0fkh0nshu Awesome, thanks!
Posted by knight0fkh0nshu on 22 Aug 10 at 12:36
White Shadows np
Posted by White Shadows on 23 Aug 10 at 07:20
Crater Bob I got the achievement last week with 3 'nades and a red crosshair, it ain't showin' on my TA card yet 'cause I haven't been rescanned yet after TA came back up this weekend, but if you look at my XBL gamercard, you'll be able to see it there.

Anyways, I went through with a G3KA4 on single shot, shield, and Desert Eagle with a laser, Frags and Willie Petes (Incendiary, or White Phosphorus), and I pretty much bulldogged my way through with the shield, only hitting trouble in a few spots.
Posted by Crater Bob on 27 Sep 10 at 22:05
Thi1rt3eeN You should also note that there are a few spots where your squad will ALWAYS go down if you send them in first, be aware of these spots and discover every door or path to that section. I mixed and matched a lot of the doors with me and my squad going through, trying to see which one was best for me to go into and which one was best for my squad to go through.
Posted by Thi1rt3eeN on 19 Dec 10 at 15:57
I KiiNgZz I if I complete the game on coop realistic with a friend, am Im going to unlock both achievements for realistic AND finishing the game on coop?
Posted by I KiiNgZz I on 10 Jan 11 at 14:38
zX KiNGxKoNG Xz KiinGZz ... No you have to do the REALISTIC in SINGLE PLAYER , gonna just waste your time.. :)

just complete it on easy it will take couple hours, but its alot of fun , and gives you some exp towards your elite rank.
Posted by zX KiNGxKoNG Xz on 11 Jan 11 at 03:48
tdcobra99 This is by far one of the hardest "hard" difficulty achievements I have on my profile. Take your time, and I would suggest the FAMAS with an ACOG scope, along with a reliable SMG or another assault rifle with a red dot (for closer shots than the ACOG). Good luck!
Posted by tdcobra99 on 18 May 11 at 19:41
CASS190684 Does the game still reset the difficulty to normal if you continue from a checkpoint? Do I have to complete each full scene without dying to unlock the cheevo or has this been patched now? Have read conflicting info about it so can anyone confirm this for certain? Thanks :)
Posted by CASS190684 on 09 Jun 11 at 21:44
Mobius Evalon I personally don't like the Commando -- I grabbed a G3KA4 and put an ACOG on it. I also fire in semi-auto so that's likely why I never had any luck with the Commando.

As for the shield, definitely recommend it. I played through to the beginning of the Fremont chapter as normal, taking cover and popping out for shots when I could manage. Then at some point I picked up a shield on the ground and it's been smooth sailing ever since.
Posted by Mobius Evalon on 02 Nov 11 at 21:31
SiouxWarrior9 No, you don't. I died probably well over 100 times and reloaded from the last checkpoint or from the main menu.I would also quit in the middle of a chapter and it was fine. I just got the achievement yesterday.
Posted by SiouxWarrior9 on 14 Jan 12 at 01:43
ReV BlackouTz Just got it about an hour ago Good guide Thumbs up :)
Posted by ReV BlackouTz on 25 Mar 12 at 13:15
SquAshyyy94 Glitch still happens, hasn't been updated atall
Posted by SquAshyyy94 on 30 Jun 12 at 21:04
Crysser The glitch just hit me, i'll come back to this one in a while. Thought it was getting easier nearer the end...
Posted by Crysser on 01 Sep 12 at 09:19
koolkong94 I think you just have to start the game by hitting the "start new game" button on the menus, I started my first run through scene selection and didn't get it. Used the start new game button and got it halfway through Dante's. Also, it never reverted the difficulty on me for either run. Ever.
Posted by koolkong94 on 01 Sep 12 at 11:28
Angrymagnox Started from the beginning, as the games was patched the should'nt have been an issue.....Finished it today and the achievement did not pop.
Posted by Angrymagnox on 27 Sep 12 at 22:49
MsBootybandit I completed it twice on realistic and nothing! Fuck this game
Posted by MsBootybandit on 11 Feb 13 at 13:41
Goatsaresuper Ifyou use the one shot one kill cheat, does it void the achievement?
Posted by Goatsaresuper on 18 Sep 13 at 14:24
CYBORG TANKv18 So your saying I can go to the main menu an pick any mission and play it on realistic and it'll still count?
Posted by CYBORG TANKv18 on 24 Sep 13 at 08:35
xL3N1N I've finished this game on realistic a few years ago, no cheevo popped, was so bummed, gunna give it another go soon, this is a good guide and hopefully I'll have better luck this go.
Posted by xL3N1N on 21 Oct 13 at 00:08
Flexzthaman I'm already past the shield in the casino, is there another spot where I can pick it up?
Posted by Flexzthaman on 21 Oct 13 at 08:38
Guile132 Flexztheman I would suggest you to google the shield locations. I did come across it later on close to the end of the game. I think it was on the last map.
Posted by Guile132 on 25 Nov 13 at 13:02
Gears3000 Got this achievement today, wasn't as hard as I thought that it would be, pretty much take your time and NEVER rush, only difficulty I had was the Theatre and the floors level on the Calypso casino,the other mission were pretty straight foward. I too was struck by the level difficulty glitch and didn't get the achievement straight away. However I used scene selection and played the last mission of the Bordertown "factory" and BOOM!...achievement unlocked!.
Posted by Gears3000 on 24 Jun 14 at 22:43
ezhno Fortunately I noticed no significant issues and I did not need to replay any level.

I started a new game on realistic, died many times, played halfway through the fifth level and suddenly a transformer blew up (which is common around here, yay). Once there was power, I simply pressed continue because I don't even know how scene selection works and played through the rest of the game.

I don't know anything about this continue from checkpoint bug people say exist(ed). My difficulty never changed, nothing terribly strange happened. I received the achievement despite continuing after many, many deaths. I even was affected by the bug where the game randomly says you failed to kill irena before you're anywhere near her. I manually restarted from the checkpoint as soon as I could and it went away.

Bullshit game though, seriously.
Posted by ezhno on 30 Jul 14 at 07:09
Balarush I've done this piece of shit game 4 times and not once has it given me the achievement, even when playing through all in one sitting. I hate this game.
Posted by Balarush on 22 Jul 15 at 17:22
RENEGADE1934 i too did this game on realistic years ago with no achievement, just did it though and got it, the only things i would add to these guides is make sure you clear every room, also had an invisible shotgun guy kill me towards end of a level and last but not least dont trust youre 2 buddys to do anything as they generally go down or even straight up die for no apparent reason.
Posted by RENEGADE1934 on 28 Nov 17 at 23:49