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Trigger Happy

Dealt more than 50,000 laser damage in a single match.

Trigger Happy+7.4
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BulkGalaxyBulkGalaxy525,143
10 Oct 2020 10 Oct 2020
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So there has been some confusion and inconsistencies with the achievement so I figure I'd put what I did here for anybody that's struggling to get this like I was. For starters, lasers refers to the primary weapons and not the beam laser that you can equip to auxiliary.

I did this in a single player AI Fleet Battle. In case you don't know, when you select AI Fleet Battle and the menu pops up you can switch between Co-op and Single player at the top of the menu. I did this on Yavin because of the open space and I played as the New Republic because only hull damage counts towards the achievement and the empire doesn't have normal shielding and default more hull health which equals more damage. I played as an A-wing with the standard lasers so I could catch up to the AI ships easier and also because it's super easy to commit suicide when you need the morale meter to get that extra push against you and prolong the game. This achievement popped for me mid game and I had about 25 player kills and 30 ai kills. What makes this hard is in my experience the AI was pretty good at completing the objectives without me because of the Raider you get when the morale shifts. Time is the biggest factor. I did try to do Ranked Fleet battles but try as I might I couldn't get beyond the 45k mark no matter how much damage I did to players and AI however it may be better if you find the AI fleet battles just keep ending too quickly, bombers in Ranked tend to add the extra hull health to their which makes them a juicy 4000hp target. It's a combination of luck and skill, the luck being that the teams are even enough that the game lasts long and you can get the achievement with some good back and forth

I read on reddit that if you select Nadiri Dockyards, the AI for some reason just gets stuck on the map and you can just kill AI ships and the "players" that are stationary because of the bug. However when I tried it, like 5 times in a row all of the ships on my side and the enemy side just sat back and I couldn't even progress the game. Feel free to try it, I'm sure it'll work for some but I couldn't get it to work.

I've also seen where people said the rotary cannon on the bomber is the way to go too. That's mostly what I did in Ranked Fleet battles and is viable as well, just `not ultimately what I used. It does great damage output if your aim is good.

Finally there seems to be some debate on whether or not dealing damage to capital ships contributes. Based on the wording of the achievement I assume it does and the damage calculator is weird because I had one game with 100k damage to capital ships with only lasers and it didn't pop. The game I got it to pop I didn't do any damage to capital ships and strictly focused on "starfighter damage". Take that for what it's worth as I can't really confirm or deny that it counts towards it but I lean towards it doesn't. If someone can confirm otherwise please do so.
iTz CRUSHERGood guide. The solo part was on point. After 3 attemps I got to 95% progress. I then tried the glitch on Docks. The first try all ships were stuck on both sides. Retried and on the second I believe. I got the glitch. The ships all went out and seemed as if they were skipping and running into things. Had to make it quick cause it was tough. I had around 38 kils players and 10 A.I. with regards to playing the game out it was difficult. When I was going fir it the ships were not dodging as much. I did die a few times from the starships. Try suicide to prolong it I guess. Popped the achievement about 2 minutes from game finish. My friend told me he tried it multiple times and the A.I were "normal."
Posted by iTz CRUSHER on 11 Oct 20 at 16:19
wookieepuppyI have been at 94% (which I managed on day 1 without trying) and have been trying ever since........ the tracking for this is all over the place. For example, I am now at 97% and the highest starfighter damage I have ever got is 37000....! So goodness knows what is going on. Every time I load the game up I try a round of fleet battle vs AI, solo, yavin, rebel alliance, easy.... I try to get more “pilots” than AI, and always laser fire (right trigger) only. Get approx 15 pilots and 40 AI. The key is probably to get more pilot kills !!!!! Might get it one day.......
Posted by wookieepuppy on 13 Oct 20 at 13:12
BulkGalaxy@wookie. You need more "player kills". I had 80 one time and it didn't pop but I had only like 10 player kills. Games just need to go long enough
Posted by BulkGalaxy on 13 Oct 20 at 13:15
ValaithWhat difficulty should this be on? I've tried both. On Easy, the game glitches for me after you kill the ships and they don't move forward forcing you to quit out and on normal the cruisers were kill stealing my kills. This was at the Dockyards. Maybe i'm just having bad luck but i'm also stuck at 97%.
Posted by Valaith on 13 Oct 20 at 13:35
BulkGalaxy@valaith the difficulty should be easy. It sounds like to me the glitch requires some luck because it always just happened to my ships and the enemy ai. A friend of mine said they got their ships to move by shooting and nudging them a bit. It's definitely inconsistent
Posted by BulkGalaxy on 13 Oct 20 at 13:37
ValaithJust killed 114 AI ships for a total of 43.5k... All of the "player" ships stayed back at the Star Destroyer.
Posted by Valaith on 13 Oct 20 at 22:52
foley1471I tried the glitched map "Nadiri Dockyards" solo , and yes the fighters on both sides stop moving, sometimes your team moves while the other doesn't and other times fighters get stuck in the middle of the map toward their side of spawn. Its a good way to farm kills but unfortunately for me I didnt get the achievement. I got 25 AI kills and 15 Piolit kills and took down both the frigates, 2 corvette ships that spawn to aid the enemy team and the main star destroyer ( playing new republic btw) with only primary laser guns, on the scoreboard I got a total of 72,082 capital ship damage. I made an attempt for this map and the glitch about 5 times now and still nothing, my achievement is a 93% so any detailed help would be great.
Posted by foley1471 on 14 Oct 20 at 19:12
LlanelwyI am thinking only fighter ship damage counts not cap ship
Posted by Llanelwy on 14 Oct 20 at 23:11
ValaithMost definately. Numerous times I've gotten way more than 50k on cap ships. They did a poor job spelling out the requirements on this achievement.
Posted by Valaith on 14 Oct 20 at 23:13
foley1471I tried the glitched map "Nadiri Dockyards" solo , and yes the fighters on both sides stop moving, sometimes your team moves while the other doesn't and other times fighters get stuck in the middle of the map toward their side of spawn. Its a good way to farm kills but unfortunately for me I didnt get the achievement. I got 25 AI kills and 15 Piolit kills and took down both the frigates, 2 corvette ships that spawn to aid the enemy team and the main star destroyer ( playing new republic btw) with only primary laser guns, on the scoreboard I got a total of 72,082 capital ship damage. I made an attempt for this map and the glitch about 5 times now and still nothing, my achievement is a 93% so any detailed help would be great.
Posted by foley1471 on 15 Oct 20 at 02:18
DeaDLy HuNTsMaNI just popped the achievement mid-game of a Fleet vs AI on the Dockyards map. It popped with 28 normal kills and 43 AI kills with about 10000 capital ship damage (only to progress the match). Loadout was a stock A-wing using the main lasers only
Posted by DeaDLy HuNTsMaN on 19 Oct 20 at 01:54
stealth fingerGot this toward the end of a game using pretty much a stock a-wing with 34 player and 8 ai kills. Ended the whole thing a few mins later with like 50,800 damage.
Posted by stealth finger on 09 Nov 20 at 01:37
MoneyShot360This is super buggy. Got stuck at 99%. Tried 10+ battles and couldn't get it. Then, at the start of another battle, I got 1 kill, and it popped.
Posted by MoneyShot360 on 09 Dec 20 at 18:38
VittrorThis does not unlock in custom solo vs ai with cranked settings, got 99k and no unlock. Just a heads up for those thinking that will work.
Posted by Vittror on 16 Dec 20 at 23:47
Concetto18anyone know if the nadiri dockyards glicht is still working?
Posted by Concetto18 on 04 Jan at 16:17
SteveyK21I was really struggling to unlock this. I'd got >50k starfighter damage using rotary cannon on y wing 4 times (including 70k one time) only shooting the pilots, rarely ai (45 kills one lucky time) and my progress bar was stuck on 83%. I used esselles on normal difficulty to help prolong the fight.

Finally got this using the a wing normal lasers rather than y wing rotary cannon in case that helps anyone.
Posted by SteveyK21 on 10 Jan at 11:26