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First Among Equals

Earn the Silver "Number 1" medal.

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This achievement requires you to finish in first place for 60 arcade chapters. One of the easiest ways to do this is to sign in a guest controller, and then play arcade on the prologue mission (Act 1, Chapter 1). This level is much shorter than chapter 7 in act 2, and in addition to that, you can't even die or take damage (as far as I know), so difficulty isn't that important (I did it on casual to be safe though).

Just play that level and once it goes to the next chapter, back out to the main menu, then rinse and repeat for an easy achievement. Reloading the checkpoint is faster than backing out to the main menu.

Also, just in case anyone is wondering, you MUST either have a guest signed in or someone playing with you to get the ribbon. Playing by yourself will not work.

EDIT: I've added a video, it was made by Lucid Dreams84 (he also sent it to me). Thanks man!

***You can also use this method to farm points for the king of cog medal (where you have to earn points in arcade) by putting the game on insane and putting on any hard mutators (such as friendly fire and no ammo pickups). No ammo pickups is a good one to put on because you have unlimited ammo for this level. (It may also be a good idea to put on super reload, and then combine that with some hard mutators, just to speed up the process). This is also a good way to farm Aficionado (play a certain amount of chapters of arcade). Chapter 7 in act 2 is actually the best chapter for farming points, and you can get an easy 10X multiplier, but do the prologue if you are going for both king of the cog and Aficionado***
Barad 007love this solution great work.
Posted by Barad 007 on 28 Sep 11 at 14:18
ClevelandFanhow long does act 1 chapter 1 take though? act 2 chapter 7 goes by real quick. is this faster?
Posted by ClevelandFan on 28 Sep 11 at 17:04
AsatiraCleveland - It's the Prologue where Marcus has that dream sequence with Anya opening the cell gate. That is Act One - Chapter One and it's really fast if you blast past cut scenes. Much easier & faster than Act 2 Chapt 7
Posted by Asatira on 28 Sep 11 at 18:22
EaglesFan520Thanks for the comments and positive votes guys, I appreciate it
Posted by EaglesFan520 on 28 Sep 11 at 21:39
Hooded Claw 006On Insane the Locust seem to take more bullets, but you can't die, so if you want to kill 2 birds with one stone (King of COG), do it on Insane and earn more points, along with mutators.
Posted by Hooded Claw 006 on 29 Sep 11 at 15:44
N1GHTM3NACEFull time to get from start menu to start menu (skipping all cut scenes and sitting through all rewards) was about 3:00-3:10 for me. Act II Chapter VII mission time is ~2:45 not including menu times.

Edit: Time in prologue mission is about 1:50.
Posted by N1GHTM3NACE on 03 Oct 11 at 03:41
PryOpenMy3rdEyeAnd thank you for posting my video!
Posted by PryOpenMy3rdEye on 04 Oct 11 at 17:21
Posted by MTpocKeTS on 05 Oct 11 at 02:30
Silver Thundadid everybody else have to back out to the main menu instead of just restarting chapter. because this is gonna take forever.
Posted by Silver Thunda on 09 Oct 11 at 09:19
JPG30u have to back out, i tried reloading the chapter after the checkpoint but it puts u at the same checkpoint again.

still quicker than other methods imo.
Posted by JPG30 on 13 Oct 11 at 09:30
TNT Trickerlike JPG30, I couldn't reload right away, but it's a great way! Congrats...
Posted by TNT Tricker on 21 Oct 11 at 20:38
Solo P3T3RGood guide, but you cant reload the check point when it goes to the next chapter. Perhaps you should edit that part of the guide, considering its just not correct.
Posted by Solo P3T3R on 05 Dec 11 at 02:01
KingTone122how do i unlock the mutators?
Posted by KingTone122 on 16 Nov 12 at 02:33

I got rid of this game a while ago, so I forget the specific requirements, but you should be able to see how to unlock them somewhere on the stats page. I think it's under unlocks, then just click on mutators. Again I'm not really sure because I don't have the game anymore, sorry.
Posted by EaglesFan520 on 16 Nov 12 at 15:00
OnzaDoes guest account need Gold or can this be done local split screen? Don't own the game, yet, but I'm thinking about it.
Posted by Onza on 12 Apr 13 at 14:28
Lord BaneJ@ Onza - Guest account do not need to have Gold. However you need to select 'public match' for it to count.
Posted by Lord BaneJ on 24 May 15 at 18:25