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Arms Dealer

Buy all items from the Survival Weapon Armory.

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5 guidesOnline/Offline - These achievements can be obtained in either an online or offline game mode.Single Player - These achievements can be obtained by a single player.Cooperative - These achievements can be obtained by two or more players in a cooperative game mode who have met the achievement requirements.Level - These achievements must be obtained by levelling up in-game components.Shop - These achievements require the purchase of an item or a series of items as prerequisites from a shop.
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I am currently working on this achievement so decided to put together a spreadsheet for people (and myself) to use in order to keep track of progress towards all the Survival Armories Achievements. As far as I can see the game only notifies you of weapons which have been unlocked for purchase, not what you HAVE purchased which is annoying.

I have uploaded this to google docs and is accessible from

I have set it for public viewing and usage so you should be able to make a copy and print etc.

I have included next to the items the level which is required to unlock them for purchase and what it will cost you. These items can be unlocked in multiple playthrough's so keep at it and you will get this.

Any problems with the link or any improvements you think could be made let me know.

Hopefully this is of use to everyone. Thanks for looking. RB
ScizXThanks! Looks good!
Posted by ScizX on 09 Nov 11 at 20:35
HAK Devil 89Thanks, this will be incredibly helpful
Posted by HAK Devil 89 on 10 Nov 11 at 13:40
I SoLuS IThanks, i love spreadsheets!
Posted by I SoLuS I on 10 Nov 11 at 14:17
Fuhrer Goodellgreat spreadsheet. thank you!
Posted by Fuhrer Goodell on 10 Nov 11 at 15:11
Chunkeh MunkehSo this is accumulative is it?
Posted by Chunkeh Munkeh on 11 Nov 11 at 02:01
CounterInsurgntReal question is do you need to buy every upgrade for every single weapon.
Posted by CounterInsurgnt on 11 Nov 11 at 02:57
Thief44Any body know a fast way to get lvl up in no time bc with all the games coming out I'd like to scratch this off the list, thanks.
Posted by Thief44 on 11 Nov 11 at 07:49
Sly Toad@CounterInsurgnt - No, you don't have to buy every upgrade for every gun.
Posted by Sly Toad on 11 Nov 11 at 07:59
LizardKingv666Well done InsaneFlame! I will use this.
Posted by LizardKingv666 on 11 Nov 11 at 11:51
OldMateClownDo you have to buy each upgrade at least once though?
Posted by OldMateClown on 11 Nov 11 at 12:37
NL Legend PaulYou just have to buy all weapons one time in your carreer?
Posted by NL Legend Paul on 11 Nov 11 at 16:24
super METAL heaJust one question concerning the upgrades do I have to buy the upgrades e.g the red dot site only once or for every weapon seperately?
Posted by super METAL hea on 11 Nov 11 at 23:23
DarkEvOlution55I just got this achievement and you do need to buy all the upgrades atleast once.
Posted by DarkEvOlution55 on 12 Nov 11 at 02:58
super METAL heaok thx that makes it way easier then having to buy every upgrade for every weapon.
Posted by super METAL hea on 12 Nov 11 at 09:40
Swanny5150Nice work. I love spreadsheets for tracking this stuff. I love em more when I don't have to build them. :)
Posted by Swanny5150 on 18 Nov 11 at 17:10
tdcobra99Not sure why anyone would vote negatively when the effort was put in to creating a spreadsheet to help track progress. You get a thumbs up from me, and I am definitely appreciating the chart to help keep track. Keep up the good work.
Posted by tdcobra99 on 18 Nov 11 at 20:50
InsaneFlameThanks for the feedback guys, negative votes are to be expected on a game where so many people play it and will be viewing these.
Posted by InsaneFlame on 18 Nov 11 at 22:34
InsaneFlameUpgrades only need to be purchased once for any of the weapons they fit.
Posted by InsaneFlame on 22 Nov 11 at 00:31
Opiate42Dude much obliged this will be a big help.
Posted by Opiate42 on 22 Nov 11 at 14:20
MemoWhy have 3 people given this the thumbs down..? I don't get some people - never happy... Oh well, thumbs up from me, thanks for the effort!
Posted by Memo on 23 Nov 11 at 15:07
Maximus RDGreat guide...just a heads up to help anyone stuck like I was, the shot gun attachment for the scar in assault is easy to over look.
Posted by Maximus RD on 25 Nov 11 at 11:01
FAH fl0pthanks man. great effort for the help. props to this guy
Posted by FAH fl0p on 26 Nov 11 at 03:56
Black MesaI'm currently stuck on this one, I've made a list and have been really thorough, so I know I've bought everything so far. However, what I've been doing is to simply save up alot of money, and then buy tons of weapons in one go. Can you do that? Or do you need to quit out of the shop for each weapon you buy for it to count or something? I have no other places to turn right now, and it's really starting to bother me...
Posted by Black Mesa on 27 Nov 11 at 12:31
InsaneFlame@ Black Mesa, to be sure what I did was after I had purchased all I could afford and needed then I just got myself killed which ended the round. You can buy all weapons in one go if you have saved up enough. I did mine in quite a few small go's. You do not need to quit out of the shop, just keep going down the list as I did. Hope this helps.
Posted by InsaneFlame on 27 Nov 11 at 13:03
InsaneFlameAlso, you will only have 30 seconds between the rounds so you won't always have a lot of time to get in a defensive position afterwards. I should also mention that having a partner and helping each other is good, you can transfer each other cash $500 at a time by pressing (X) at the upgrade crates. As long as you return the favour this can maximise how many weapons you can get bought in a single survival game.
Posted by InsaneFlame on 27 Nov 11 at 13:06
Black MesaAfter buying everything three times with no luck, it turned out I had to buy the grenade launchers for each of the weapons that enables them for it to finally unlock. I was being extremely careful, and I know I didn't miss anything earlier. And once I bought the grenade launcher for the M4 (AFTER buying it for the other weapon that uses the same type) I got it. So if anyone experiences the same thing, try that.
Posted by Black Mesa on 27 Nov 11 at 15:51
InsaneFlameSeem's you were unlucky then, as me and a friend only needed to purchase each upgrade once only. Glad it's sorted for you now tho :-)
Posted by InsaneFlame on 27 Nov 11 at 15:53
USPThankyou, helped me out a lot!
Posted by USP on 02 Dec 11 at 22:48
l Archvile lMany thanks IsaneFlame, this has to be the most helpful posts on here :)

Btw, if anyone is having trouble printing it (only printed half the page for me)

Open it with excel
Just make sure to have the scaling down to 1 page for both height and width
Check the box Print Under gridlines
and set page setup to landscape.
turns out perfect
Posted by l Archvile l on 03 Dec 11 at 02:21
InsaneFlame@Vekta67, Thanks for that info. Glad you guys are finding it useful.
Posted by InsaneFlame on 04 Dec 11 at 16:06
KeemosabeeThanks that is ALLSOME!!!!!!
Posted by Keemosabee on 10 Dec 11 at 04:38
SteadholderThis is great positive feedback from to to at least cancel out one of the idiots who vote negatively, this is useful!
Posted by Steadholder on 07 Jan 12 at 09:36
DivineWind72Just started doing this and haven't even opened the spreadsheet yet but i'm going to vote positive simply for the fact that you have taken time to prepare it and then share it with us all, thanks.
Posted by DivineWind72 on 24 Jan 12 at 17:53
Swerve83You know I'd probably not go this far....but still I love the effort you made in this. Excellent idea Sir haha. I love it! Glad to see that I'm not the only achievement wh**e out there haha.

Downloaded it as an excel file to use. Thanks again :-)

Gamertag: Swerve83
Posted by Swerve83 on 29 Mar 12 at 23:51
KinasesThis is great! Thanks for taking the time to do this! I know I'm late to the party but I've downloaded the spreadsheet as an excel file! Thumbs up from me!
Posted by Kinases on 30 Oct 12 at 20:55
Lone Wolf 8720I just wanted to let you know that even after all this years, I just downloaded your spreadsheet, thx for the effort making this. And big Boee to the people that voted negative. Thumbs up from me clap
Posted by Lone Wolf 8720 on 05 Jun 17 at 18:23
THEpaynexkillerJust wanted to personally thank you. Cheers.
Posted by THEpaynexkiller on 26 Aug 17 at 20:32