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Slap Happy

Kill 50 enemy players using the panic-slap melee attack.

Slap Happy+0.6
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z 4assed monkeyz 4assed monkey334,463
10 Feb 2012 06 Jun 2016
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This achievement is specific to the PSYCH WARFARE game mode.* It is cumulative across all gaming sessions.

The enemy grabs the battery and carries it to their brainwashing machine, which is a speaker cluster. Once installed it takes the battery 30 seconds to charge the machine. After that, it begins broadcasting propaganda.

THIS IS THE MOMENT YOU BECOME SLAP-HAPPY, and it lasts for only 25 seconds (or less) per broadcast. All members of the brainwashed team are entranced. Vision is vignetted by a disorienting swirly rainbow, a voice in your head demoralizes you, and your weapons disappear, leaving you only with your own comically flailing arms and legs.

Chase down an enemy (they're all still armed) and pull cn_RT to melee attack – do it repeatedly to get those slaps in! If successful, after receiving the normal 100 XP for the kill you'll see an additional SLAP KILL bonus for 250 XP, and in the on-screen running kill tally you'll see the slap symbol:
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At the end of the match you can cn_right to see the score breakdown which shows how many slap kills you landed.

To track some of your progress toward this achievement, choose Track Record > Feats of Prowess > Game Modes > Psych Warfare > Slap Happy. Unfortunately, the Game Modes category of feats (and all corresponding XP bonuses) cannot be accessed until you reach level 35, but the achievement is unlockable from day one.**

As for strategy to maximize successful panic-slap kills, let me say this: It would be really cool if the brainwashing team would become passive during the broadcast, serving themselves up for easy panic-slap kills (which I've done because I know I'm not the only one who wants this achievement)... but I've found few players who are charitable about this. (Hint, hint, everyone!)

Prepare a DEFENSIVE LOADOUT when entering Psych Warfare, focusing only on what will help you during brainwashing broadcasts. Equip Body Armor as your Support Item. The Fun Facts “Horse Healthy" and “Kinda Bulletproof” increase health and bullet resistance, respectively. Other Fun Facts offer DR to specifc types of weapons. And good alternates are "Fleet-Footed” in slot 1 for extra speed, and "Wooden Legs" in slot 2 to counter a team that's good with traps. Conversely, the following Fun Facts are completely useless during Slap-Happy Time and should be avoided: "Possum Player," "Quick Reflexes," "Mad Bomber," "Marksman," and "Cutthroat."

Perhaps the most important aspect of your loadout is the RAMPAGE, which is earned via death streaks or kill streaks, and activated by using cn_right. The “Angry Hedgehog” (death streak) and “Tough as Nails” (kill streak) rampages award you 75% damage reduction for 15 seconds – invaluable if you time it properly during the trance while near enemies.

Note that when you are killed during the trance there is no cn_X/cn_Y prompt for respawn – you instanly respawn elsewhere, so quickly get back to slappin'!

Because the points system in Psych Warfare rewards the brainwashers, those who are focused intently on the achievement should PLAY TO LOSE. Let the enemy get the battery and bring it to their machine; do not interfere with its installation; get yourself killed five times along the way to earn the Angry Hedgehog rampage, then time its use well while entranced. Keep your eye on the minimap because throughout the broadcast, enemy positions are always revealed as red dots. And for the love of cheevos DO NOT (as the game suggests) use RT directly on the brainwashing machine to smash it! Shortening the broadcast might be good game strategy, but it's very bad for maximizing Slap-Happy Time!

I was most productive on Crime Alley. Being the most compact map it is amazingly navigable with the Spring Boots. My best single session took place here when I was grossly outnumbered 6 to 1; normally I'd be cursing the poor matchmaking system or imbalance created by bailers, but for the purpose of this achievement I was loving it! I got 8 slaps in, and could've done much better had I not accidentally mistimed a rampage. While they were retrieving the battery and hooking it up I was getting myself killed to earn Angry Hedgehog. Then I'd approach enemies who took defensive positions near the machine – like the roof above (or the hole in the gift shop roof on Amusement Mile). I'd activate rampage, drop down then just go slap-happy crazy! Quite a satisfying achievement.

Good luck!

Sneaky G Wizard has confirmed that accepting the Promotion will erase your progress towards this achievement, so you want to do Slap Happy BEFORE going for

Gotham City ImpostorsPrestigiousThe Prestigious achievement in Gotham City Impostors worth 166 pointsAccept your first Promotion.

*The brainwashed trance state also occurs in the FUMIGATION game mode, but only at the very end upon defeat, and only for one second. It's such negligible Slap-Happy Time that it shouldn't even be considered when going for this achievement. It is possible to get one in that second, but when calculating available trance time where 'x' equals the number of broadcasts in Psych Warfare, 25x > 1.

**Thanks to MajorAmok for his initial reporting on tracking the Slap Happy feat. If you reach level 35 prior to unlocking the achievement, the feat's progress will only reflect those panic-slap kills that have been scored since reaching level 35. Unless you scored your very first slap kill after reaching level 35, the count here does not reflect your total progress towards the 50.
MajorAmokTo check on slap happy achievement go to main screen - track record - feats of prowess - game modes - physch warfare - slap happy
Posted by MajorAmok on 10 Feb 12 at 17:58
ccmunster23coll guide.will try this eventually
Posted by ccmunster23 on 12 Feb 12 at 04:28
MajorAmokJust got it :) awfully annoying trying 2 slap people then u get killed then u have 2 wait 4 the battery 2 appear again
Posted by MajorAmok on 14 Feb 12 at 13:09
z 4assed monkeyCongrats! That's why, as a brainwasher, I'm still serving myself up for panic slaps to spread the love... unless they dare to mess with our machine.
Posted by z 4assed monkey on 14 Feb 12 at 21:54
MajorAmokUsing Angry Hedgehog def helped a lot. Still took about over 50 games 4 me 2 get
Posted by MajorAmok on 15 Feb 12 at 15:24
z 4assed monkeyCheps, no one implied there was any mystery to the achievement. This guide is intended to help people get the most slaps in as few matches as possible - a beeline to Slap-Happiness. Seeing as how I'm the second person tracked by TA to get this achievement, I'd say my strategy has proven successful.

You voted negative not because you feel the guide is lacking or errant (which would warrant a negative), but because you believe no guide should exist - certainly not one as "big" as mine, as you say. This is an unwarranted negative if I ever saw one, cast by a bitter guy for the wrong reason.

If I mislead, misguide, or confuse the reader, vote negative. If YOU think there shouldn't be a guide... leave this site.
Posted by z 4assed monkey on 21 Feb 12 at 10:34
Riispawn NationIt might be worth mentioning that this achievement is glitchy: I was boosting this game with a random today (not-on site) and he received the achievement while shooting rockets at his feet lol (he was helping me boost motivator)
Posted by Riispawn Nation on 29 Feb 12 at 01:06
ReV BlackouTzgood guide plus 1
Posted by ReV BlackouTz on 13 Apr 12 at 21:20
tweekfuDo slaps still count after Promotion? if i do 25 before promotion ad 25 after promotion will the achievement pop?
Posted by tweekfu on 22 Apr 12 at 22:25
z 4assed monkeyI'm not 100% sure, but to be safe I would complete Slap Happy first. I know that a lot of stuff gets erased when you accept the promotion. On the other hand, the game knows enough to properly track the slap counts before the Slap Happy feat tracking ever opens up at rank 35, so maybe it wouldn't matter. Someone who's done it this way would have to confirm.
Posted by z 4assed monkey on 22 Apr 12 at 22:33
Z0mbieKittehx3How is fumigation bad to get it in? i got 20 slaps in that.
Posted by Z0mbieKittehx3 on 30 Apr 12 at 02:54
z 4assed monkeyI was quite clear on why Fumigation isn't fruitful for slaps. You got 20 slaps over the course of how many matches, over what period of time?
Posted by z 4assed monkey on 30 Apr 12 at 03:54
Quarantanevery good and explanatory guide. I'm still really bad at this game, but I have managed a few slaps so far.

Thumbs up
Posted by Quarantane on 10 Jul 12 at 23:22
QuarantaneAlso, according to the second guide on this achievement your slaps are erased if you accept promotion, I saw in the comments someone asking about it.
Posted by Quarantane on 10 Jul 12 at 23:24
BroaThis achievements is very annoying. I wish Monolith Productions made an event where the only weapon you had was Slap-Attack...
Posted by Broa on 14 Jul 12 at 11:08
A Navy of DucksIts the only achievement that rewards you when your team is bad. Brilliant. LOL
Posted by A Navy of Ducks on 17 Aug 12 at 13:07
Bears Scare MeGreat guide. Using angry hedgehog is a big help. I got 11 slap kills in one game on ace chemical.
Posted by Bears Scare Me on 13 Sep 12 at 13:11
Sneaky G WizardAccpeting a promotion does wipe the progress for this. I can confirm that you want to get this done before doing so. I have learnt the hard way :(
Posted by Sneaky G Wizard on 22 Sep 12 at 23:26
Sneaky G WizardSome dick has just added this as a separate solution after reading this, could you include it in yours please
Posted by Sneaky G Wizard on 23 Sep 12 at 13:09
z 4assed monkeyDone. Thank you, Sneaky.
Posted by z 4assed monkey on 24 Sep 12 at 08:36
Onyx OspreyI can confirm that promoting does NOT wipe your progress toward this achievement. I got the achievement on my second promotion before reaching 50 slaps in my track record.
Posted by Onyx Osprey on 16 Jun 13 at 13:57
MasterHouzefucking hard find people at the psych warfare this days :/
Posted by MasterHouze on 11 Jul 13 at 04:52
NeverUnluckyWoah! I got 8 in a single game! The enemy only planted the battery twice.
Posted by NeverUnlucky#344 on 04 Jul 14 at 13:34
DadmixThank you. I did wonder how you was able to slap players. Good detailed guide. Thanks again.
Posted by Dadmix on 05 Jul 14 at 05:23
Sneaky G WizardWell you could go round their house and when they open the door slap them for using the heavy body/glider rig; but i'm afraid it doesn't count towards the achievement.
Posted by Sneaky G Wizard on 05 Jul 14 at 09:40
BiostompersCan u boost these achievements in private or does it have to be non private ?
Posted by Biostompers on 12 Jul 14 at 15:10
NeverUnluckyPrivate matches don't even exist...
Posted by NeverUnlucky#344 on 12 Jul 14 at 15:11
Broon43I can confirm that if you get any slaps prior to level 35 count towards this, just aren't tracked as the author posted at the end of this guide. I had 36 tracked, played another match, scored 2 more slaps and it popped. Pretty sweet achievement, great guide.
If I could add one more bit of advice is to also equip ninja smoke bombs with body armor on a mighty body. Once the battery has been hooked up, stay invisible and run to the device as enemies will be defending. Once it reaches zero and brainwashing begins, you should be real close to defenders, and you can get in several slap kills from enemies looking the other way!
I racked up 5+ slaps per round this way!
Great guide, though. Plus 1.
Posted by Broon43 on 27 Jul 14 at 10:21
CRO5573YThis achievement is messed up. I got mine on 40 when my xbox was off and I was asleep :-S woke up to see it unlocked. What the hell... Cool!
Posted by CRO5573Y on 01 Aug 14 at 12:59
spxyu02Great solution! Just popped it tonight.

I also used Broon43's advice of going ninja smoke + body armor + mighty body. I tried to pick spots on every map where the offensive team would defend the speaker from, get there early and cloak, and then hopefully get at least 1 slap for free on an unsuspecting player.

I'd also add that you have to be on equal footing and super close for the slaps to count. Once on Gotham Power I was trying to jump-slap a player who was on a box just above me, and even though he had his back turned and was on the edge nearest to me, no hits registered. On Amusement Mile I dropped through the window on the roof of the gift shop (per the solution, and where I eventually got my 50th slap) and actually landed on top of someone, and was bouncing on their head (we were behind a counter or something). Looking straight down, none of the slaps registered again. Sooo frustrating, so make sure you're even with your opponent.

Finally, what's the deal with how much "stopping power" the winning team's guns have against you when you're dazed? Even as a mighty, regular machine guns would stop me in my tracks and push me back -- would the grounded perk help with this? Doubt it's better than kinda bulletproof. I still chose mighty over a more agile body type since I'm sure their speediness is mostly negated in the daze anyway, but man, it was hard to flank anyone unless you had them totally by surprise.

tl;dr - Great solution, stay on equal footing, ninja for surprise slaps, stopping power sucks
Posted by spxyu02 on 19 Aug 14 at 06:23
SeoulcrusherI also found ninja smoke being helpful as a gadget along with the defensive loadout. I would often hide in a corner or up top on a building and stay hidden until the brainwashing began. Once it started I was usually able to ambush at least one player.
Posted by Seoulcrusher on 29 Oct 14 at 03:41