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First Among Equals

Earn the Silver "Number 1" medal.

First Among Equals0
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Nikke84Nikke841,258,959
15 Sep 2011 12 Oct 2011
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UPDATE: Solution completely remade, found a way to earn this achievement in about 30 minutes. See my attached video.
In short, load up Act 2 Chapter 2 with 2 controllers plugged in, make sure you put one of the characters as far up the last hill, as close to the door as possible when the checkpoint at the very end of the chapter occurs. Finish the chapter, pause during the cutscene and reload checkpoint.
Run up the hill and finish the chapter again and just keep repeating.
RobbiWanKenobiI take it you need a 2nd live account and 2nd controller can't be done locally?
Posted by RobbiWanKenobi on 21 Sep 11 at 20:02
Nikke84Can be done offline split-screen.
Posted by Nikke84 on 21 Sep 11 at 20:22
Salty Old DogGreat solution- thumbs up both places I read it!
Posted by Salty Old Dog on 22 Sep 11 at 02:47
T1PP3RN4T0Ru can also do this in the prologue, may be quicker
Posted by T1PP3RN4T0R on 22 Sep 11 at 07:18
Nikke84Yes, the prologue is a little faster but I recommend this method until you got the 10x multipliers you need :)
Posted by Nikke84 on 22 Sep 11 at 12:51
Almighty AllahNice one. I used this method until I got the 10x multiplier, very easy for that one then I went to the prologue cause that is quick as hell. Thumbs upped.
Posted by Almighty Allah on 23 Sep 11 at 02:59
HunterYeah prologue is fast but everytime you finish it you have to go back in the main menu and restart it.
Posted by Hunter#8335 on 24 Sep 11 at 15:50
Barad 007I keep getting shot so end up with 9x, any other method?
Posted by Barad 007 on 24 Sep 11 at 23:01
Nikke84Dont be so eager to shoot down the last barge, wait till its very close cause the reavers will have passed you by then.
Posted by Nikke84 on 24 Sep 11 at 23:43
Bloody NineHow many chapters does it take to get Silver in Number One?
Posted by Bloody Nine on 25 Sep 11 at 15:07
annndtpainIs the prologue really faster considering you have to go back to the main menu?
Posted by annndtpain on 25 Sep 11 at 23:17
PrattalmightyI'm going to try the prolouge method when I get home as I've already netted the 10x cheevo. Do you actually have to go back to the main menu? Can't you open the pause menu and "reload chapter"?
Posted by Prattalmighty on 26 Sep 11 at 15:22
HunterNo you cant reload because the checkpoint comes so quickly after you see the stats from this chapter.
Posted by Hunter#8335 on 26 Sep 11 at 19:04
slacker322Yes, you can reload chapter, but not checkpoint. As soon as the checkpoint occurs for Act 3 Chapter 1, pause and choose reload chapter and you'll play it again. I would recommend finishing it even if you just get the 9x multiplier because you need way more Number 1 badges than force multiplier. You need 60 number 1 medals for the achievement, 240 for the onyx. You need 10 force multipliers for the achievement, 100 for the onyx. Cheers and good luck!
Posted by slacker322 on 26 Sep 11 at 21:54
Barad 007this takes too long, you can just do prologue instead.
Posted by Barad 007 on 27 Sep 11 at 09:59
TheDapperBanditI tried both and Prologue does not seem very much quicker at all, plus it's very annoying having to walk slowly along that corridor at the beginning time after time...
Posted by TheDapperBandit on 27 Sep 11 at 12:01
WeisGuy9This method works splendidly! Once you get the timing down, it's pretty much a breeze. The only chancy part is hitting that third gasbag barge. And the not getting hit by the random Reavers flying around. Great solution. Thanks!
Posted by WeisGuy9 on 28 Sep 11 at 04:08
WeisGuy9Also, this method is better in the long run than doing the Prologue because you earn MUCH more points to work toward the "X" points earned in arcade medal. You also get credit toward the complete "X" arcade chapters without dying. You won't get credit for this one on Prologue, because you can't die in the Prologue.
Posted by WeisGuy9 on 28 Sep 11 at 04:12
Barad 007Actually you DO get credit for not dying on prologue, try it now if you don't believe me. prologue is much quicker and easier
Posted by Barad 007 on 28 Sep 11 at 14:17
SinSTeRS DEVILawsome guide and vid worked gr8 4 me did the 10 x mp got lots ribbons and few medals too stil finishing it atm thumbs up
Posted by SinSTeRS DEVIL on 29 Sep 11 at 14:17
Hunter@slacker322: Nope, you cant reload the chapter it doesnt work.
Posted by Hunter#8335 on 29 Sep 11 at 20:20
NINja277@theHunter 117 You CAN reload chapter , Ive done it numerous times when the cutscene for the gas barge is falling out of the sky.

@iSHOCKWAVE 1993 IMO this is superior to prologue cuz your getting so much more bang for your buck persay,while prologue may shave off a few seconds or so this method gives much more value,That much is undeniable.
Posted by NINja277 on 01 Oct 11 at 00:49
Hunter@ninja277: You can do it in every chapter but not directly after the prologue. I cant say why but for me it doesnt work after the prologue. It switches everytime back to the scene where marcus woke up on the ship.
Posted by Hunter#8335 on 01 Oct 11 at 19:00
Pedle ZelnipJust a thought, but maybe you should mention the fact you can do this along with the Force Multiplier achievement in the Force Multiplier's solution. I had previously followed (your excellent) video guide for doing the Force Multiplier & didn't sign in an extra controller thinking it'd screw up the multiplier somehow.
Posted by Pedle Zelnip on 06 Oct 11 at 15:27
SpazCoolI kept losing the 10x multiplyer, damn you Reavers! So, I just turned on one of the XP modifiers, the low ammunition one. I got the 10x everytime thereafter, without having to worry about getting shot.
Posted by SpazCool on 10 Oct 11 at 11:13
wBRYNew method is the SHIT !!! I love it...saving so much time
Posted by wBRY on 12 Oct 11 at 20:03
SpeciallyTDerpLove it!
32 Number 1's in about 15 mins
Posted by SpeciallyTDerp on 13 Oct 11 at 17:15
Im Dan Shortthis is great!
Posted by Im Dan Short on 13 Oct 11 at 18:30
KGK Lunchboxtook me 40 minutes, thx dude :)
Posted by KGK Lunchbox on 14 Oct 11 at 16:11
Dr Tinus NLI got 140.000 XP in 45 minutes work. Put it on Normal, and with Friendly Fire and No Ammo pickups as mutators on. Got me 55k of Arcade points every round. Got from level 40 tot 45 :). So this is also a very good way to level up fast hehe.

Perfect, perfect solution, thank you Nikke!!!
Posted by Dr Tinus NL on 15 Oct 11 at 16:57
Nikke84You're welcome, I have already put this as a solution for the "Level 50" achievement as well. Had no idea it was working so well for XP when I made the video.
Posted by Nikke84 on 15 Oct 11 at 18:31
dabaldieAwesome, just make sure you dont press back instead of pause in the cutscheme!!!
Posted by dabaldie on 16 Oct 11 at 11:48
SILVERsifDURFERA most excellent find, thumbs up :)
Posted by SILVERsifDURFER on 16 Oct 11 at 22:12
DeSoto23does the difficulty matter?
Posted by DeSoto23 on 21 Oct 11 at 07:15
ZordnilWhy do ppl keep mentioning barges and reavers? I didnt see any when doing this method. And i was not able to get even close to a 10x multiplier here (5 was as high as i got).
Otherwise a very good way to get a few onyx medals. Thumbs up!
Posted by Zordnil on 22 Oct 11 at 15:20
Nikke84Those comments were before Oct 12th, that's when I changed the solution to something different. Used to be chapter 2-7 before.
Posted by Nikke84 on 22 Oct 11 at 23:00
PeeMcPeeHoleeee shit that works a charm, and counts for other medals too. How on Earth did you find this?!?
Posted by PeeMcPee on 26 Oct 11 at 09:26
DownInFlames85So you can level up pretty fast this way? That's cool. Also great job Nikke84, not just on this solution, but the Seriously 3.0, as well.
Posted by DownInFlames85 on 29 Oct 11 at 13:40
Solario32^^ what he said.
Posted by Solario32 on 06 Nov 11 at 18:51
AccelerettoThis is really, really, really good. One of the best boosting ways I've ever seen for a game like this
Posted by Acceleretto on 16 Nov 11 at 20:45
WicelowStill working with Title Update 2.
Posted by Wicelow on 18 Nov 11 at 15:45
ChuchukoHey I know this is totally unrelated but what is the song in your intro?
BTW perfect solution. Worked flawlessly. Thumbs UP
Posted by Chuchuko on 15 Dec 11 at 21:12
True XenoBladeWorked beautifully, thanks man and good going on seriously!!
Posted by True XenoBlade on 16 Dec 11 at 08:28
Nikke84Song is the intro for Deja Vu (NES).
Thanks.
Posted by Nikke84 on 16 Dec 11 at 08:31
TonyTwoSteaksVery helpful thanks, i think your solution could be improved by listing how many #1s you need for the achievement, etc. just to be more detailed. also it may be obvious to most, but you should also explain what the requirements are for the achievement. arcade mode, etc
Posted by TonyTwoSteaks on 19 Dec 11 at 00:03
SGT JSFDidn't work for me, must be doing something wrong. I'm doing this on prologe, but its taking forever.
Posted by SGT JSF on 09 Jan 12 at 21:14
Niteowl1980Did it today, still works with latest title update. Thanks :)
Posted by Niteowl1980 on 16 Jan 12 at 15:14
LegendaryMarvelLove this method! Thanks a lot. Just re-upped and still managed to go from level 9-11 in 10 minutes (that's including the time it took to get through the first portion of this guide). I was not able to get a 10x multiplier though. Does the multiplier/score go up a lot quicker based on difficulty? I personally think that with some (1 or 2) mutators that this would still go very quickly even on insane.
Posted by LegendaryMarvel on 12 Feb 12 at 11:54
nhlkohoStill works!
Posted by nhlkoho on 15 Apr 12 at 14:11
thebigbadtophExcellent solution my friend.
Posted by thebigbadtoph on 18 May 12 at 20:45
BobLoblawsBlogsMoney!
Posted by BobLoblawsBlogs on 21 May 12 at 04:11
crowbo 360Brilliant solution!!
Posted by crowbo 360 on 20 Oct 12 at 17:16
CM Trance360 positives. :P I would give you thumbs up but I wanna let it as it is. :P LOL
Posted by CM Trance on 14 Dec 12 at 05:27
KanchanaburiJUST DO IT THIS WAY AND YOU'LL HAVE IT DONE SOON!
Posted by Kanchanaburi on 19 Mar 13 at 04:17
OnzaNikke84 said, "Can be done offline split-screen." Thanks, I was wondering the very thing. Don't own the game, yet, but I'm thinking about it (since it's like $15 bucks now).
Posted by Onza on 12 Apr 13 at 14:30
soccer4cmothanks for posting this
Posted by soccer4cmo on 20 May 13 at 22:12
S4LUT3t0LUN4CYI commented on the video: I think the multiplier gets reset to 1x after reloading checkpoints
Posted by S4LUT3t0LUN4CY on 13 Feb 14 at 00:19
Shadow XBLperfect solution. 30 minutes.
Posted by Shadow XBL on 21 Aug 14 at 04:18
Redsleeygreat solution!!!
Posted by Redsleey on 21 Dec 14 at 16:33
WhiskeyCharlieThanks for posting this solution. Thumbs up for me. Your time frame was spot on. Cheers.
Posted by WhiskeyCharlie on 08 Sep 15 at 13:03
Kun Aguero FINCan confirm, still working.
Posted by Kun Aguero FIN on 24 May 16 at 20:30
VCS 2600 AtariThis is an awesome solution! thanks so much!
Posted by VCS 2600 Atari on 06 Aug 16 at 05:33
DemianNice man really good guide, upvoted :)
Posted by Demian on 29 Sep 16 at 18:33
HKTR2June 2019. This still works. Upvoting!
Posted by HKTR2 on 14 Jun 19 at 14:20
Sir LagselotJan 2020, still works. Upvoted 👌
Posted by Sir Lagselot on 05 Jan 20 at 14:15