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Brass Balls

Brass Balls0
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StatictranceStatictrance202,701
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For anyone who is glitched on this achievement, i did some research and found it is due to updating/downloading across multiple consoles. Since I go through 360s like i go through beer - i was unable to get this achievement until doing the following. Originally, this was from a 2k forum, posted by a 2k employee. I would follow what HybridPK wrote, but if you do not get the achievement at the end (or during play notice there is no option for disable vitachambers) - do the below and you should be fine.

- Delete the DLC
- Cleare the harddisks cache (go to memory/hard drive/hit Y for options, the X, X, LB, RB, X, X)
- Rebooted the 360
- Use/Create an Xbox Live account that has not downloaded the DLC or the updates yet.
- Download the DLC
- Started game and downloaded title update
- Started new game (hard)
- Welcome screen for new tonics will pop, checked to ensure "Disable Vita Chambers" option was in effect (last on options menu)
- quit to the title screen, signed out and logged in with my normal Xbox live account
- Loaded save game (hard)
-Checked for "Disable Vita Chambers" option
- Got Brass Balls (had a save file right before the final fight that met no death criteria)
StrongFirstThis is not much better than using gamesave.
Posted by StrongFirst on 21 May 09 at 17:23
StrongFirstThis is not much better than using gamesave.
Posted by StrongFirst on 21 May 09 at 17:24
StatictranceI thought the idea was to achieve it, not cheat it... But thanks anyways
Posted by Statictrance on 21 May 09 at 23:06
slacker322I was wondering how so many people got this all around the same time. This used to be one of my higher TA scores, now it is worth nothing. Oh, well, congrats.
Posted by slacker322 on 23 Jul 09 at 00:44
TJHansonThanks for this information!!!! I played through the game on hard 3 times without dying (i.e. not using Vita Chambers). I thought I must have done something wrong. Very frustrating, but it is such an awesome game it was hard to complain too much. I followed your instructions, loaded my last game save, finished the game and got the achievement. Thanks again! :D
Posted by TJHanson on 10 Dec 09 at 13:30
YUNDERSTANDFinally got the achievement thanks to this tip. Couldn't figure out why the option wouldn't show up for me. Thanks a bunch man!!
Posted by YUNDERSTAND on 18 Jan 10 at 16:35
SeMi KiDthank you so much, this work for me! and i said it wouldnt work.... pshhh, you proved me wrong haha.
Posted by SeMi KiD on 30 Jan 10 at 02:38
Darkness5100Just tried it out and it worked, thanks man.
Posted by Darkness5100 on 22 Feb 10 at 09:25
C0untChocu1aThis didn't work for me. Maybe a new update changed things.
Posted by C0untChocu1a on 31 May 10 at 19:48
ClevelandFanworked. thanks.
Posted by ClevelandFan on 28 Jul 10 at 17:18
General JouryShit man, i completed the game TWICE on Hard without dying, and i had the Disable Vita Chambers set to "ON" So when i died i returned to the menu, i killed Fontaine, guess what, TWICE NO F*CKING ACHIEVEMENT! >:(
I tried your method and it did not work, so i am starting all over again, for the third time, and if i still don`t get the Achievement then i am screwed. Any ideas why it is Glitched ?

Thanks, if someone knows the answer... cause i need help :'(
Posted by General Joury on 24 Aug 10 at 12:12
UKGN LukeThis failed for me too :( Im wondering if there has been a fix released quietly sometime recently..... or at least thats what I am hoping, cos otherwise it is just me / my xbox, which would be much worse! Bugger!
Posted by UKGN Luke on 04 Nov 10 at 22:21
TG IceStormThanks a lot for this guide, it worked for me
Posted by TG IceStorm on 24 Dec 10 at 18:18
SPARTANKING8675excellent thanks so much
Posted by SPARTANKING8675 on 21 Mar 11 at 11:29
MazraelI'm thinking you have to beat the game with no deaths ever, at all, even with vita's turned off
Posted by Mazrael on 11 Apr 11 at 23:37
KarmaChangThis worked for me as well after it didn't pop for me. Thank you! :D
Posted by KarmaChang on 28 Jul 11 at 21:02
Your guide saved my butt. Was just about to start when I read this. I didn't have the option so I did what you said and it popped up. Working on it now. Thank you!
Posted on 15 Aug 11 at 23:11
Planekonomithanks worked perfectly..
Posted by Planekonomi on 29 Aug 11 at 09:39
RunningFreak204Genius!!! I finally got this cheevo thanks to you!!! Much appreciated! =)
Posted by RunningFreak204 on 11 Sep 11 at 07:23
smashngrab77Great solution my game glitched and I was so pissed Great job!
Posted by smashngrab77 on 09 May 12 at 21:46
BATMAN DCUThank FuCking GOD!! Dude this solution was perfect! Thank you!
Posted by BATMAN DCU on 18 May 12 at 09:14
HellCreeper666Great solution mate, worked well :)
Posted by HellCreeper666 on 24 Jul 12 at 19:13
z 4assed monkeyWorked perfectly, thank you so much! Negative voters are pricks.
Posted by z 4assed monkey on 10 Sep 12 at 11:30
pandaboyCan confirm that this method works. Excellent!!!
Posted by pandaboy on 09 Oct 12 at 02:10
RyanMushr00msThanks a ton!! I didn't have the option to do vita chambers even though i dl the dlc and this worked! Saved me a second playthrough on a different xbox thanks a ton!!!
Posted by RyanMushr00ms on 02 Jan 13 at 18:50
Chojin22000Thanks this worked perfect for me too. I played through on Easy, used the glitch to get Hard Mode done but I didn't get Brass Balls. After following these steps I managed to get Brass Balls first time. Thanks!
Posted by Chojin22000 on 26 Feb 13 at 19:41
GW2Thanks this fixed it for me!
Posted by GW2 on 11 Mar 13 at 21:16
Kwilson10I just wanted to add that you must clear your cache. I deleted the dlc and redownloaded it with another account thinking it would work but it didnt. Once I cleared my cache and downloaded the title update, it worked!
Posted by Kwilson10 on 13 Mar 13 at 23:31
MAIZCORNThanks dude you saved me hours of work.
Posted by MAIZCORN on 23 Mar 13 at 01:56
Darick 23My dumbass can't seem to read instructions properly, my amazingly smart beautiful sexy girlfriend had to read them and tell me what to do step by step by step...thank you.
Posted by Darick 23 on 08 May 13 at 16:42
o NexusPlexus oWow, thanks so much! I did this legit and didn't know why the achievement didn't pop. Thanks to you, I only had to repeat the last boss fight instead of starting a new play-through.
Posted by o NexusPlexus o on 21 Jul 13 at 16:21
SoulSurvivor43I couldn't figure out how to get the option to appear so I just played the whole game on hard without dying but didn't get brass balls. Followed the instructions above and it popped! Thanks.
Posted by SoulSurvivor43 on 13 Oct 13 at 02:08
Hero Of CourageWorked perfectly! After following the solution, I loaded a game save on easy and turned the vital chambers disable on. On the final part where you extract Adam from Fontaine, I pressed start, went to options, changed it to hard, and it popped. Glad I didn't have to go through it again. I bought the game 6 years after first playing it just to get this.
Posted by Hero Of Courage on 18 Feb 14 at 03:18
DaOverUnderCouldn't get it to work. So I switched to another Xbox console and retried it, that worked.
Posted by DaOverUnder on 20 Mar 14 at 17:55
joshpwnthank you so much!
Posted by joshpwn on 30 Mar 14 at 08:15
ENTY JC72thank you this works as of today 15/12/14
Posted by ENTY JC72 on 15 Dec 14 at 18:58
troyoyI am currently playing all 4 versions of this game and already cant get it on two of them. I am going to try this and will let you know. Might take a while to finish Korean and japan, thumbs up.
Posted by troyoy on 29 Oct 15 at 15:51
DaOverUnderThis achievement is only on the standard and german. This achievement is not in tne Japan or Korean.
Posted by DaOverUnder on 29 Oct 15 at 16:03
troyoyThank you Philly. Whats weird is I don't have the dlc for my german and still no cheeve. Maybe I will delete the update, try a different box and try to get this offline with no update. Load my save, not play whole game again. I just swiched to ntsc and saw the extra plasmids, that is how I know I don't have the dlc on the german saves.
Posted by troyoy on 29 Oct 15 at 19:15
troyoyI messed up and before beating the game on easy switched to hard. It said it could affect achievements. I might be totally screwed for brass balls now?
Posted by troyoy on 29 Oct 15 at 19:17
Cernunnos295So so so so so so so happy I saw this!!did exactly as described and bleep blop! clapdanceheadspinlaugh
Posted by Cernunnos295 on 14 Nov 15 at 22:11
Conky UKGreat solution. Still working in April 2016 clap
Posted by Conky UK on 11 Apr 16 at 10:15
SPARTAN FITZYthis was the only way i could get mine to work so its still working on the 1/09/2016 thanks
Posted by SPARTAN FITZY on 01 Sep 16 at 14:40