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Dead Island (Xbox 360)

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There are 58 Dead Island (Xbox 360) achievements (48 without DLC) worth 2,175 (1,250)

183,009 tracked gamers have this game, 12,759 have completed it (6.97%)

Guns don't kill but they help in Dead Island (Xbox 360)

Guns don't kill but they help45 (25)

Kill 250 zombies using firearms.

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Achievement won on 14 Sep 11
TA Score for this game: 1,114
Posted on 18 September 11 at 11:14, Edited on 18 September 11 at 11:15
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I got this achievement, 250 kills playing solo and in about 15 or so minutes without wasting my bullets. I started with only 23 kills from guns only. How?

Spoiler below ! :

Don't worry too much about the achievement from early on. When you reach Chapter 7 - this is after the supermarket level cut scene where Jin steals the truck filled with supplies and you have to head back down the tunnel and back to city hall where every one there turns into a zombie.

When you exit the sewers, you end up in a basement with the worktable.

Just follow the waypoint going up. You'll encounter about 5-6 zombies till you reach the...mounted machinegun! Tadaaa! From there you'll get a chance to take free shots of about 12-15 zombies with out wasting your own hard to find bullets.

After the zombies stop spawning just reload your checkpoint and you start at the basement with the worktable.

From here on you only encounter between 1-3 zombies randomly spawning and they are usually on their own.
Rinse and repeat, and achievement pops and bullets saved!

- Every reload of the checkpoint gives you about 12-15 zombies to shoot at with the machinegun.
- Do not shoot the barrels to your right and the truck to the left. The explosion kills the zombie and it won't count as a gun kill.
- If you count only 10 or so kills on a particular checkpoint reload, aim the machine gun to the upper corner. about 1 o' clock of the two explosive barrels is a wall, there are usually walkers behind that wall, shoot it even if you dont see anything. you'll be surprised at how many are grouped there occasionally.
-Make sure you close both doors before using the machine gun. We don't want to have any surprises now do we?

*edited for spelling.
Riispawn Nation Nice guide
Posted by Riispawn Nation on 24 Dec 11 at 04:18
Epsilon Theta Thank you, worked like a charm. Maybe you should add that you can start from chapter 7 but need to do the supermarket once more and the two small sewer sections. I think people would be interested to know what parts they must replay.
Posted by Epsilon Theta on 20 Feb 12 at 13:49
xCRiMZoNx I thought this achievement was going to be a pain until I read your guide. Thanks for posting!
Posted by xCRiMZoNx on 15 Mar 12 at 12:25
Dyslexic Theory Just wanted to say that this solution saved saved me a lot of time and frustration. Thanks. :)
Posted by Dyslexic Theory on 11 Aug 12 at 22:15
Zordnil By far the fastest and best way to do this, without spending a lot of money on ammo. Thumbs up!
Posted by Zordnil on 23 Sep 12 at 12:26
Zordnil Also, im curious, has anyone tried throwing meat bait on the street below? Would that spawn more zombies?
Posted by Zordnil on 23 Sep 12 at 12:47
c36d Meat bait only draws any you may have missed as they run to the building. You can also spam the bullets fired challenge at this spot as well. Gives you some decent XP for your character.
Posted by c36d on 29 Sep 12 at 20:04
Ruranski Thanks for posting this. I was in City Hall when I read your guide so was a no-brainer to get it done. And only a mini grind, perfect!
Posted by Ruranski on 20 Apr 13 at 10:35
Billargh Granted it wasn't with the mounted machine gun, but the kills I got from shooting barrels with a gun counted toward this achievement.
Posted by Billargh on 17 Dec 14 at 06:29
Beam147 When u go over the little barrier before going around the balcony there is a grenade sitting on the floor. This respawns each time you reload checkpoint.
Posted by Beam147 on 26 Jul 15 at 01:23