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Spatial Awareness

Kill your first enemy in the Call of Duty® Ghosts campaign.

Spatial Awareness0
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06 Nov 2013 06 Nov 2013
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Assuming that you intend to start playing the single-player campaign first, this will be your very first achievement.

First, you need to install/download the single-player campaign.

I'm not sure how the disc release works, so I may need some clarification of that. Is there an install second disc for the single-player campaign?

How to download the single-player campaign from the Games on Demand (digital download) release:
- Load Call of Duty: Ghosts (7.51 GB)
- Select "CAMPAIGN" from the main menu
- A message will tell you that the single-player campaign "is not loaded" and you'll then be given the option to download it.
- Follow the on-screen prompts to confirm the download. (1.95 GB Game Add-on)
- Wait for the download to complete.

Once you have the single-player campaign installed/downloaded, choose "CAMPAIGN" from the main menu again and then select your difficulty.

You can play on ANY difficulty for this achievement.

There are many events that happen here and you will not be able to kill anyone... yet.

Also, I will assume that everyone reading this solution is using the default stick layout and button layout (under "OPTIONS" in the pause menu).

To see the names of other characters, move the right stick so that the center of the screen is on that character. You will need to follow other characters during a sequence of events to get to each objective.

To keep this spoiler free as much as possible, I'll summarize the events.
1. Watch the video about the "Ghosts" team while waiting for the mission to load (progress bar at the bottom). You can skip this at any time (press the A button) after loading has finished.
2. After the video, the player is seen talking to Elias for a brief period.
3. Once you have control of the player (Logan), you'll need to make your way to the house. Follow behind Hesh until you enter the house.
4. There will be some tremors (i.e. "earthquakes") while you make your way to house. These "tremors" get stronger ever few seconds.
5. At this point you may need to mantle over objects like a fallen tree (press the A button).
6. Use the Left Stick button (push down of the Left Stick) while holding forward to sprint. You can only sprint for a limited time. Sprint every so often to keep up with Hesh.
7. Elias will mention something about ODIN. Just keep following Hesh to the house and avoid being hit by a car in the street.
8. You'll have one more object to mantle over (press the A button) by the time you reach the house.
9. Hesh will open the front door of the house. It isn't safe to be outside, so make sure to get in quick. Remember to sprint every so often.
10. Once in the house, keep following Hesh into another set of doors. When another tremor hits, parts of the house will start to collapse.
11. There will be one more set of doors that Hesh cannot open on his own. Help him out by moving towards the doors to continue the mission.
12. Once the doors are open, the screen goes white.
----- 15 Minutes Earlier -----
13. You will now gain control of a different character (SPC Baker) just outside of the ODIN Space Station.
14. From here, just follow behind SPC Mosley. Use Right Bumper to ascend and Left Bumper to descend as needed. Move forward with the Left Stick.
15. Follow SPCE Mosley into airlock C at the control station. Once inside, wait for the airlock to pressurize.
16. You will move through a couple of doors until a sequence of events start right in front of you.
17. At this point, some of your friends will get killed and the door that you were about to enter is closed by SPC Mosley.
18. Turn to your left (using the Right Stick) and continue to follow SPC Mosley.
19. SPC Mosley will open a different door.
20. Enter the door and follow SPC Mosley, who will start to move a lot faster than you at this point.
21. You will then notice an enemy (with a weapon) starting to engage SPC Mosley.
22. SPC Mosley will knock the weapon away towards you.
22. Once you have the weapon in your hand, hold the Right Stick to aim at the enemy and press down on the Right Trigger to shoot.

If you did this correctly, you will have killed your first enemy in the Call of Duty: Ghosts single-player campaign.

Hard to follow. :(
Posted on 06 Nov 13 at 15:31
lightsup55Anything specific? Maybe a different language is needed?

Have you even played the game and attempted to unlock this achievement?
Posted by lightsup55 on 06 Nov 13 at 21:57
tecianComprehensive guide :)
Posted by tecian on 07 Nov 13 at 12:51
KFC FrodoWhy didn't you just say kill one person in campaign. Simple
Posted by KFC Frodo on 07 Nov 13 at 18:32
lightsup55@KFC Frodo

That just simply restates the achievement description. More information: Solution Guidelines
Posted by lightsup55 on 07 Nov 13 at 20:18

This achievement is only obtainable in UNLOCKED single-player campaign missions. MISSION SELECT (re-playing a previous mission) is only available after the current mission is completed on any difficulty. The very first enemy is encountered in the first mission, called "Ghost Stories".

In the mission "Ghost Stories", you are given an assault rife (knocked away from an enemy by a non-playable character) during the ODIN Space Station portion. When you reach a certain part inside the space station, instructions appear on the screen telling you to "Use RS (Right Stick) to aim and RT (Right Trigger) to shoot". You CANNOT melee as you (the player) are in a struggle with the very first enemy encountered and their gun. Since the player experiences weightlessness in low earth orbit, the button/trigger to use Tactical Equipment (e.g. throwing a flashbang) is replaced with "descend" and the button/trigger to Throw Frag Grenade is replaced with "ascend" (i.e. move down/up). The need to descend/ascend is primarily used at the beginning of the low earth orbit space walk portion of the first mission.

NOTE: The controls may differ if the player has changed the default setting via OPTIONS in the pause menu (STICK LAYOUT and BUTTON LAYOUT).

If the player fails to accomplish this (rather simple) task, the enemy will have taken control of the assault rifle and will kill you instead. The mission is then automatically reloaded back to the last checkpoint.

In short, the achievement:
- is only obtainable in the very first mission ("Ghost Stories")
- requires the player to use the assault rifle that is given to them via a sequence of events that cannot be altered in any way
- can only use the stick/buttons mentioned on-screen (based on the players settings via OPTIONS in the pause menu)
Posted by lightsup55 on 10 Nov 13 at 08:26
Posted by Profilia on 12 Nov 13 at 17:49

The need to view a solution for this achievement is like needing to view a solution for one of the easiest/earliest story related achievements in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 and/or Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3.

The way how the solution is written does sound like overkill, but it DOES follow the Solution Guidelines. I honestly don't expect anyone to read the solution, but at least one is posted that doesn't simply restate the achievement description.

Here are some examples of similar achievements (in the Call of Duty series):
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2Back in the SaddleThe Back in the Saddle achievement in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 worth 15 pointsHelp train the local militia.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3Back in the FightThe Back in the Fight achievement in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 worth 5 pointsStart the Single Player Campaign on any difficulty.

And probably the easiest achievement known to any gamer... WITH A SOLUTION POSTED! This is OVERKILL:
The Simpsons GamePress START to PlayThe Press START to Play achievement in The Simpsons Game worth 5 pointsEasiest achievement...ever
Posted by lightsup55 on 12 Nov 13 at 22:38
ValycI agree with the others: That description is way overkill! The only thing missing in that guide, is: 'Turn on your Xbox and your TV'.

But great that you took the time to make such a detailed description for such a simple achievement! smile
Posted by Valyc on 15 Nov 13 at 10:55
matdanI knew I did it wrong that must be what it is thanks Infected.
Posted by matdan on 18 Nov 13 at 01:27
I Argonaut IWhat about taking the game out of the packaging?
Posted by I Argonaut I on 18 Nov 13 at 07:32
NeverUnluckyPreferable to sit on a couch or on a chair?
Posted by NeverUnlucky#344 on 18 Nov 13 at 13:31
ResDogsMrPinkYou all missed the most important first step...go buy the game
Posted by ResDogsMrPink on 19 Nov 13 at 19:26
ClockWrkPhantomSome ones a try hard I'll give u thumbs up for effort but solution is pointless if you can't kill on cod then you shouldn't play video games :p
Posted by ClockWrkPhantom on 06 Dec 13 at 22:36
redjarmanI can use my PS2 controller right?
Posted by redjarman on 23 Jan 14 at 03:27
Priit3Epic solution guide smile
Posted by Priit3 on 13 Aug 14 at 20:52
FFX BrotherhoodInstructions weren't clear enough. Accidentally launched a nuclear pay-load at Northern America :/
Posted by FFX Brotherhood on 26 Jan 15 at 06:18
John AceyHaha with this solution :DDD
.. it's funny when looking comments like: "Why didn't you just say kill one person in campaign. Simple"
It's hard to tell if that guy is stupid, .. or just flaming. Like, it's so interesting how some people are just immune to humour.. almost if they can't see forest cuz the trees are in the way..
But anyways, ^^ this solution was hilarious!
Thumbs Ups!

edit: wwups, oh yea.. can't give thumbs up yet, I came to see what's the easiest achie to add my game to TA, haha.. will be back thumbing after my first murder. (or self defence.. either way)
Posted by John Acey on 18 Oct 17 at 16:57