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Brass Balls

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You DO NOT need to play on hard to get this achievement.

Watch the youtube video for more info on getting this achievement in one playthrough, on easy difficulty!

This is a glitch you can preform to get this achievement in less then 5 minute. You have to play to the end on easy difficulty of course.


1. Load the save "fountaine"

2.use the flamethrower with electric gel. It will be easy and much faster to kill him!

3. Once you go to drain the last container of adam, hit cn_A to drain.

4. Change the difficulty to Hard


6. The achievement will pop when one of the "little sisters" give you the key to the city.

CONGRATS! you now have 1100!
Cosmickologydoes this method work for getting the achievement for simply beating the game on hard, regardless of dying??
Posted by Cosmickology on 19 Feb 10 at 12:26
lX CaptHowdy Xlyes, it will unlock if you died or not because the achievement for that is to beat the game on hard. It does not say weather or no you are not allowed to die.

For brass balls you need to disable the vita-chambers via the options menu. If you died even once you will nees to start back from the very beginning of the game
Posted by lX CaptHowdy Xl on 21 Feb 10 at 05:31
Cosmickologyi got the achievement without disabling them, just bumped it up to hard and followed video and I got both! thanks man
Posted by Cosmickology on 21 Feb 10 at 15:30
lX CaptHowdy Xlno problem, glad to hear that
Posted by lX CaptHowdy Xl on 21 Feb 10 at 18:30
Doctor MantisI had the problem where I followed the instructions and only got "beat the game on hard", but brass balls would not pop no matter what i tried. so i went through the game starting from an old save that started a few minutes after entering the rapture so I didn't have to go through all the initial game dialog. (bad idea :/)

so after rushing through, not dying and disabling the vita chambers and completing the game nothing popped and I was quite frustrated. I tried the solutions on this page to delete the DLC, re-download DLC, re-download updates for game, login as different person, nothing would work on that save file.

so what finally worked and what I believe was the fix out of everything I did was follow the instructions to start a completely new game and make sure the disable vita chambers was set to "ON" from the very start. so 4 hours later after starting the game and defeating fontaine one last time, it finally popped.

ty so much for the cheevo solution, there is some weird ass bugs with it but this solution will work.
Posted by Doctor Mantis on 22 Feb 10 at 18:21
lX CaptHowdy Xltzard, thats the one thing about this achievement, sometimes it pops if you do not have the option set to on for the via chambers. Anyhow, glad to see you finally got the achievement :)
Posted by lX CaptHowdy Xl on 22 Feb 10 at 21:42
JayStenJust started a game on easy, haven't died. As long as I don't die (or if i do i reload my save file so I'm "death free") I should be fine right? Then just do as the video shows above. Just making sure don't want to waste hours of game time.
Posted by JaySten on 25 Feb 10 at 05:49
lX CaptHowdy XlJaySten, You need to download the DLC (its FREE) There is an option to disable vita chambers. Make sure it says YES. TO answer your question, if you die you can NOT reload a previous save. Many people have tried it and it does not work. But you shouldn't die on easy. There are plenty of med packs!
Posted by lX CaptHowdy Xl on 25 Feb 10 at 06:32
Seeker74you don't have to go to hard while draining him, as long as you do it before he is drained it works. I had to delete, etc following the instructions up there because I didn't have the VitaChamber option. I loaded iup my Fontaine game, turned the option on and changed to Hard right before pushing a to drain him of #4, ding.
Posted by Seeker74 on 29 Mar 10 at 02:16
lX CaptHowdy Xlseeker, its just easier to do at as your draining the last container of ADAM.
Posted by lX CaptHowdy Xl on 29 Mar 10 at 07:18
RedHoodedMenaceHelp please!!!

This acheivement is totally glitched. I've tried this multiple times and can't get it to work. I've tried clearing the cache and redownloading the add on. I'm using a save file on which I am 99.9 % sure that I have not died. But, technically this solution should give me "seriously good at this" even if I had died, but it won't give me that either. Is it possible that this has been patched?
Also, there isn't an option to turn off vita-chambers anywhere in my options menu.
Posted by RedHoodedMenace on 29 Mar 10 at 13:12
lX CaptHowdy Xljpowers, it has not been patched. I was able to use this glitch even after the update. Make sure the disable the vita chambers setting is set to enabled.
Posted by lX CaptHowdy Xl on 29 Mar 10 at 17:45
RedHoodedMenaceHow do I disable the vita-chambers? There is no option for me to turn them off. Also, why won't it give me "seriously good at this" using this same method?
Posted by RedHoodedMenace on 30 Mar 10 at 10:03
lX CaptHowdy XlYou need to download the DLC for this game (its free!) once downloaded press pause and you'll see an option for it. If you still dont see it then delete the DLC from your HDD and delete your cache. Redownload the DLC and try again
Posted by lX CaptHowdy Xl on 31 Mar 10 at 02:32
RedHoodedMenaceAlright, thnx man. I'll try that. I've tried deleting the cache but i never actually deleted the dlc first. I hope this works , this achievement is really starting to get on my nerves, lol.
Posted by RedHoodedMenace on 31 Mar 10 at 10:33
Orvil RednbokrHoly crap, it worked, I was in doubt of this working! I kind of feel guilty of cheating that, but whatever, I'll probably beat it on hard legit some day.
Posted by Orvil Rednbokr on 04 Apr 10 at 06:38
lX CaptHowdy Xlof course it works LOL
Posted by lX CaptHowdy Xl on 05 Apr 10 at 19:47
RedHoodedMenaceAlright, I've tried deleting and reinstalling the dlc, but I still can't find the option to disable the vita-chambers.
Posted by RedHoodedMenace on 07 Apr 10 at 11:56
General JouryI`m gonna try it tomorrow, i`m now collecting all 122 Audio Diaries, i havent died yet so when i begin the fight with Atlas, i will save and do the glitch. I hope it works :)
Posted by General Joury on 21 Apr 10 at 19:16
General JouryHey man, please answer. I did exactly what you did in the Video, but i did not get either of the Achievements. Do you have to start at Hard Difficulty ? Does the ''Disable Vita Chamber'' turned ON to get the Achievement ?
And does the Ryan Industries Plasmids DISABLE the Achievement ? I`ve heard that.
Please respond !
Posted by General Joury on 22 Apr 10 at 20:36
lX CaptHowdy XlJoury, You can start on easy, I got all the achievements on ONE playthrough. You need to keep the Ryan industries DLC enabled because it contains the option for disabling the vita chambers. Which brings me to my next point. That option must be turn ON. I have done this on my GFs profile and my 2 brothers GTs and it unlocked on all of them. You must be doing something wrong
Posted by lX CaptHowdy Xl on 23 Apr 10 at 21:41
General JouryI`ve done that... I started at Easy Difficulty, with the disable Vita Chambers >ON<. I got to the Boss without dying and when i was gathering the last ADAM Vile i paused, and set the difficulty to Hard. No Achievement, neither. I have tried it for at least 3 times. Anyway, i`m doing a Hard Run now, i`m already at Arcadia, so i`ll guess i`ll get it legit ^^)
Anyway, answer me if you want, i`ll try it again then.
Posted by General Joury on 24 Apr 10 at 12:55
General JouryOk i don`t get this, i STARTED the game at HARD difficulty, and yes, i have the DLC. I DISABLED the Vita Chambers, cuz when i die i was kicked back to the menu. I just played the Game at Hard and NEVER changed the Difficulty, i fight Atlas, i kill him... No Achievement, NEITHER :@
I did not get Seriously Good At This nor Brass Balls, How the $hit did that happen ? Please give me the answer, otherwise i screwed up 10 hours of Gameplay >:(
Posted by General Joury on 25 Apr 10 at 14:03
lX CaptHowdy Xli dont know what to tell you dude, the other people who have tried this had no issues. It must be something with your save file. I cant help you with that. Try deleting the cache, DLC, and save file. Load up the game to download the UPDATE. Now go back to dashboard and go into marketplace and download the DLC again. Load up the game. Make sure the disable vita chamber option is set to ON. Now start a new game.

wow, 10 hours???? that sucks. Thats why I got all my achievements on 1 playthrough lol.
Posted by lX CaptHowdy Xl on 26 Apr 10 at 00:22
General Jouryoh my shit, i just deleted my comment that took me like 15 min to make ><

Well, here it is again:

I started the Game on HARD and never changed the difficulty, i had the Vita Chambers set to ON. I died like 20 times but i went back to the menu.
I got myself to Fontaine, i beat his ass, and guess what, NOTHING !
I just wasted 10 hours of stressing Gameplay just for 2 Achievements, and they are both glitched, cause i didnt get Seriously Good At This either, while i started and ended on hard.

Well, i`ve already tried that method of deleting the Cache and redownload the DLC and stuff, didnt work for me either.

I think this game is screwed for me, no offense, i love Bioshock, i already have 1000/1000 on Bioshock 2, and i only need 2 more on Bioshock 1.
But thanks to that really bad glitch i can never complete this game while i calready did.

Anyway, thanks for the help, but i guess i`m never gonna get it.
Posted by General Joury on 26 Apr 10 at 15:39
lX CaptHowdy Xlits probably a glitched save file. All you really need to do is delete the game save and try again
Posted by lX CaptHowdy Xl on 26 Apr 10 at 22:26
Sydney IIhey joury the same thing happend to me. I played the hole game on hard never turned it easier, and i never used any vitachamber... after i kicked fontaine in his ******* *** i didnt got the two cheevos >:((( and the tipps above with deleting and pressing start at the last container didnt work !!!!
Posted by Sydney II on 27 Apr 10 at 08:51
AzraneThanks a lot! Brass Balls and Seriously Good at This were the last two achievements I needed for 100%, and with your guide, I got it.

Took me a few tries, but only because I forgot to turn off Vita Chambers. Once I did that, instant achievements!
Posted by Azrane on 03 May 10 at 12:42
lX CaptHowdy Xlglad to see you not got the game 100% completed. Congrats
Posted by lX CaptHowdy Xl on 03 May 10 at 21:04
BobWingsI was able to go back to the game, play through on easy, and get the brass balls achievement in half the time it would have taken to do it legit. Thanks for posting the guide!
Posted by BobWings on 15 May 10 at 09:21
lX CaptHowdy XlNP, glad you got the achievement
Posted by lX CaptHowdy Xl on 15 May 10 at 09:27
guif87Hey CaptH, I have a doubt. Yesterday a finished my second playtrhough on Hard, and also got all audio diaries. So, to get 1100G Brass balls is the only cheevo to unlock.
I still have a save on Hard in Fontaine, but in that playtrhough I died a plethora of times (Vita chamber option not activated). The doubt is:

Can I activate the option to disable the vita-chamber in that save and still unlock brass balls?
I'm not too excited to start a third playthrough again on hard to get this achievement..
Posted by guif87 on 17 May 10 at 12:57
lX CaptHowdy XlYou wont get the achievement. If you spawned in a vita chamber your screwed. If you have not spawned in a chamber however, you can disable the chamber and try for the achievement.

If that doesn't work your just going to have to start from the beginning. Playing on easy and progressing through the game without doing any of the non related story related objectives does not take long at all. Maybe a few hours.
Posted by lX CaptHowdy Xl on 17 May 10 at 13:31
eln0rteA couple of questions:

1) I just downloaded the DLC with the extra plasmids. However, Brass Balls has not appeared in my list of achievements. Even though I haven't won it surely it should still be there listed as a secret achievement that I need to win to find out what it is?

2) At the great risk of annoying you as I know you've already answered this more than once but just for 100% clarification: if I were to load up my Fontaine save point which I used on my original playthrough but I HAD used a Vita Chamber at least once then the achievement would NOT unlock?

Any help with either of these questions would be greatly appreciated.

Also have you heard about this before? Check out the post at the top about the guy talking about it being impossible for him to get the achievement because of a different glitch in the game:
Posted by eln0rte on 17 May 10 at 21:54
lX CaptHowdy Xl1) try deleting your cache and then updating.

2) Yes if you use the camber even once it will void the achievement

3) It is possible to get this achievement in the way described above,. Many other users have reported success. I have as well. Just to make sure I had my friend try the above method as well. Needless to say He got it as well.
Posted by lX CaptHowdy Xl on 17 May 10 at 22:19

Ok scrap my first question as the achievement has now appeared since I went into the game. However, I do have another question instead (sorry).

Can you only turn Vita Chambers off once you have started a new game and you enter the options menu? I didn't see a general options menu on the main game screen.

Posted by eln0rte on 17 May 10 at 22:41
lX CaptHowdy XlOnce you click options it should be there. If not delete the cache and try again
Posted by lX CaptHowdy Xl on 17 May 10 at 23:10
Canadien BakinThis still works as of June 5, 2010, i just did it. thanks.
Posted by Canadien Bakin on 06 Jun 10 at 01:43
burymagnetsAnd still fine on July 19 2010:D
Thanks so much, best timesaver I've ever used:)
Posted by burymagnets on 20 Jul 10 at 00:21
QuarantaneI could not get this to work for me.

Attempted on 7-24-2010.

Still have my save if anyone has any suggestions for me send a PM
Posted by Quarantane on 25 Jul 10 at 03:41
ERIC BORCHERTWorked for me July 26, 2010.
Posted by ERIC BORCHERT on 26 Jul 10 at 18:10
PointySpredmy save game was on normal i followed all instruction and no cheeve, only works when going from easy to hard?
Posted by PointySpred on 27 Jul 10 at 17:56
ClevelandFanno matter what i do i cant get the disable vita chambers option to pop up. is it possible to get the achievement without that option?
Posted by ClevelandFan on 28 Jul 10 at 16:56
PointySpredfollowed the insturctions above deleted dlc and cache, redownloaded with a different profile. and vita chamber option was finally there. I started a new game on easy, ran thru ( took only about 4hs ). last vial changed difficulty and tada Cheveo, when the little sister hands you the key to rapture.
WORKS as of 07-28-10 thanks for the awesome guide :)
Posted by PointySpred on 28 Jul 10 at 17:17
ClevelandFan^same i just did it lol. this game was alot shorter than i remembered. takes 3 hours to blast through
Posted by ClevelandFan on 28 Jul 10 at 23:49
emongevdid not work for me, new game on easy, then i turned "disable vitachambers" on, played through without dying, got to fontaine, beat him, did the difficulty change at the last vial, and boom, nothing -.-
Posted by emongev on 29 Jul 10 at 00:28
Aesiwattlol thanks for the guide. Worked like a charm
Posted by Aesiwatt on 08 Aug 10 at 03:43
Jennitiger1138couldnt get it for some reason tried all of tips mentioned deleting dlc and clearing cache and reverted to previous autosave no luck, bit of a pain nice to know it worked for some tho looks like i will have to do it legit on hard :(
Posted by Jennitiger1138 on 10 Aug 10 at 00:15
EJHOCKEYFANI started on hard and then halfway through changed to easy, and the glitch hasn't been working for me. I've tried it 4 or 5 times following the tips. Did my changing difficulties halfway through make me unable to do the glitch?
Posted by EJHOCKEYFAN on 26 Aug 10 at 05:37
lX CaptHowdy Xlejhockeyfan, probably
Posted by lX CaptHowdy Xl on 26 Aug 10 at 06:49
JJFinch1987thank the lord its finally over 1100 G, no more fontane ever again, thanks for the glitch, now would you kindly get all the achievements on bioshock 2, lol!
Posted by JJFinch1987 on 28 Aug 10 at 02:28
lX CaptHowdy Xlglad you can verify the glitch work. This will help convince the non-believers that it does in deed work like a charm, if you do it right!!!!!!!!
Posted by lX CaptHowdy Xl on 28 Aug 10 at 03:35
Barnsley PalHooray for glitches! Thanks for posting. I just got it.
Posted by Barnsley Pal on 02 Sep 10 at 08:21
t3chm4nAbout 10 minutes ago I did this. Didn't work yesterday when I reach the end of the game, because I died sometimes during the playthrough. So today I started a new game on easy, turned off the vita-chambers and, as I already had the other achievs, run from the beginning until the end stopping only 2 times, and saving only 2 times (despiting the auto-saves). I think was around 3 hours of playing and the 140 GS unlocked for me :)
Posted by t3chm4n on 22 Oct 10 at 04:14
Anthony Ajaxdo you have to rescue all the little sisters for the glitch to work? I harvested two... And the glitch didn't work for me, even when i changed the difficulty for the entire fight and wrenched him to death...
Posted by Anthony Ajax on 27 Oct 10 at 10:16
lX CaptHowdy Xlanthony ajax, it still indeed works. for it to not work anymore they need to patch the glitch from happening. Basically we are exploiting a fault in the programing to our advantage. If they did not patch this fault then it can still be executed. Others are still reporting to this day that it works just fine. Has it occurred that you are doing something wrong.
Posted by lX CaptHowdy Xl on 28 Oct 10 at 12:52
artursz199331.10.10 - still works
Posted by artursz1993 on 31 Oct 10 at 17:07
lX CaptHowdy Xlthere you have it Anthony Ajax, it still works, you can insert your foot into your mouth now!
Posted by lX CaptHowdy Xl on 31 Oct 10 at 18:02
tm1985confirmed it still works as of today.

i played through whole game on easy, turned vita chambers option on just before the last fight then followed the instructions above.

*bleep bloop*

Awesome solution man, thanks very much.
Posted by tm1985 on 25 Nov 10 at 17:42
This does not work at my place. :(
But i can see the option "vita-chambers on"
Can i still get this achievement by normally playing through the game ?
Greets and thanks in advance.
Posted on 02 Dec 10 at 14:54
lX CaptHowdy Xlwhat do you mean it does not work at your place, also you need to turn off the vita chambers
Posted by lX CaptHowdy Xl on 02 Dec 10 at 23:52
Spartas RevengeCan I start a new game turn VC's off and if I die reload or will that glitch the achievement out??? Can someone please answer me!!!
Posted by Spartas Revenge on 18 Dec 10 at 17:24
lX CaptHowdy Xlspartas, you can start fresh and get this achievement, as long as you meet the achievement requirements (do not use a vita chamber) you need to download the free DLC to get the option to turn vita chambers off. The 2nd requirement of beating the game on hard will be met w preform the glitch.
Posted by lX CaptHowdy Xl on 18 Dec 10 at 20:27
G3n3ralG3n0c1dE"For brass balls you need to disable the vita-chambers via the options menu. If you died even once you will nees to start back from the very beginning of the game"

Posted by lX CaptHowdy Xl on 21 Feb 10 05:31:58

CaptHowdy, thanks very much for posting this guide. I can confirm it still works (12/19/10) for the Seriously Good At This ach.

Let me humbly ask for clarification before starting my Easy>Disable Vita Chambers ON run. When you said earlier "if you died even once you need to start over" you were only referring to if you had spawned in a vita chamber on your gamesave, correct?

It is possible to die, go to menu, and reload as long as it's on a game with Vita Chambers Disabled set to ON, correct?

This is why some people are able to utilize legit Hard gamesaves they had used by reloading every time they died, correct? Just want to be sure because I am a bit hung up on the idea of screwing up hours of work by not dying.

Thanks again for this great guide and all the feedback response.
Posted by G3n3ralG3n0c1dE on 19 Dec 10 at 14:30
G3n3ralG3n0c1dEI guess to make the question even clearer...the only difference between this and doing it "legit" would be playing the entire game on Hard or switching to Hard only at the last Adam drain?

Witch VC's disabled in both cases, even if I die it's just game over>reload from last save?
Posted by G3n3ralG3n0c1dE on 19 Dec 10 at 14:34
lX CaptHowdy XlG3n3ralG3n0c1dE, as stated, you will need the free DLC. Once downloaded you will have an option "disable vita chambers" make sure its ways on. Just play the game on easy. You shouldn't die on easy. MAKE SURE TO SAVE ON A REGULAR BASIS. I saved after every fight I had and after every event. If you die it will bring you to the main menu. Just load your save and off your go to kicking some more ass. Once your reach the last boss use the video to guide you through the glitch. Cant get any easier or simpler than that,
Posted by lX CaptHowdy Xl on 19 Dec 10 at 16:21
G3n3ralG3n0c1dEWorked beautifully, Bioshock & DLC complete. Thanks again CaptHowdy!
Posted by G3n3ralG3n0c1dE on 21 Dec 10 at 23:17
JasonPWhiteI can confirm, this guide works perfectly! Achieved on 12/28/2010. Thank you!!!
Posted by JasonPWhite on 03 Jan 11 at 20:22
VanekDoes the game has to be updated or can you clear the cache and play offline and get it?
Posted by Vanek on 07 Jan 11 at 00:59
lX CaptHowdy Xlit can be updates, the have not made a patch to prevent this from happing
Posted by lX CaptHowdy Xl on 07 Jan 11 at 05:23
CGX IIExcellent, thanks very much!
Posted by CGX II on 09 Jan 11 at 23:19
TheWelshHuntI started on easy but without the DLC until about level 5, i downloaded it turned the V chambers disabled ON gone through the game aint died, followed this video but i havent got either achievement :S ITs quite annoying lol, Can anyone tell me what im doing wrong or do i have to go through the game again with the DLC and V chambers off from the beginning?
Posted by TheWelshHunt on 20 Jan 11 at 00:52
lX CaptHowdy Xlyou should try reading the previous comments, your answer is there!
Posted by lX CaptHowdy Xl on 20 Jan 11 at 02:42
TheWelshHuntOne more quick question, Would the cheev still work even though i didnt download the dlc til later on? Should i have downloaded it and started from the beginning?
I believe it works.. Im doing something wrong and im thinking that might be it.. anyone know?
Posted by TheWelshHunt on 20 Jan 11 at 11:46
TheWelshHuntDont worry i just got it! WOOO!! Tried everything to get it to work first off but in the end just started a new game, sat and played the whole game in one playthrough done exactly what you did and it popped up! Now i can say thanks for the advice! Worked like a charm!
Posted by TheWelshHunt on 24 Jan 11 at 22:24
Atomic Clutch XI got the hard cheevo but not the brass balls cheevo for some reason. I played on normal and did the steps. I dont remember me dying at all too!!
Posted by Atomic Clutch X on 30 Jan 11 at 16:56
DynosawWorks as of 30th Jan, both cheevos :-)
Posted by Dynosaw on 30 Jan 11 at 17:21
Atomic Clutch Xif i didnt get the Brass Balls achievement when doing the glitch, should i just start a new playthrough on easy and disable the chambers? Turned out that before i didnt have the disable vita chambers option so i think thats what fucked me up b4!!!
Posted by Atomic Clutch X on 03 Feb 11 at 02:13
TheWelshHuntThe exact same thing happened to me atomic... halfway through the game i only had the option for the disable V chambers and didnt get the cheev, Played it again on easy (Was easier and quicker since i knew what to do) done the glitch and it popped.. So yep just run thrgouh it and you shall get it :)
Posted by TheWelshHunt on 05 Feb 11 at 21:14
CTDMUDRUNNERas everyone says. its a glitch aka a cheat. enjoy
Posted by CTDMUDRUNNER on 12 Feb 11 at 00:08
MaxForce357The cheat method shown in the video worked for me as of February 11, 2011.
Posted by MaxForce357 on 12 Feb 11 at 01:32
Pandasaurus xStill works! Have finally completed Bioshock as from just now. When changing the difficulty you need to make sure you press start rather than the B button, otherwise it won't work :)
Posted by Pandasaurus x on 01 Mar 11 at 15:41
Xgambit4evrXHa Ha Ha! Finally completed this game thank you howdy the glitch still works. Wow didn`t thin I would complete that game.
Posted by Xgambit4evrX on 12 Mar 11 at 04:54
OxCxD 87I can confirm that this method still works for AT LEAST the "Seriously Good At This" achievement which requires you to "complete the game on the hardest difficulty setting." However, I did NOT get the "Brass Balls" achievement to pop, although I was offline at the time.

Will post back in a few after trying this while online... [to be continued]
Posted by OxCxD 87 on 19 Mar 11 at 21:15
OxCxD 87So I tried it while signed in to XBL and no achievement... Even tried deleting DLC, clearing cache, reboot 360, re-download with extra profile, re-download title update, start "New Game" on "Hard", verify "Disable Vita Chambers" is "ON", quit to Main Menu, sign out, sign back in with primary, "Load Game" titled "Proving Grounds" (also tried "Fontaine"), verified "Diasbale Vita Chambers" was "ON", followed "glitch" process as normal, and no weasle going pop...

I would like to point out that this is a new console for me and I do NOT have my DLC certificate license transfered to this system yet. M$/Xbox are horrible with customer service so after almost a month of calling back, and saying just about anything and everything bad about their company/support, I have a manual transfer in the works but won't be accomplished until 3/27-3/29...

With that being said, I you need to make sure that if you have changed consoles since starting BioShock, you will need to transfer all of your DLC certificate licenses to your new console. I had downloaded the DLC awhile back on a different console and had started a "New Game" on "Easy" on my current one. What I realized was while playing, the DLC tonics/plasmids weren't even apart of the game nor the "Disable Vita Chambers" selection under "Options." Never recieved the "Downloaded Content" screen when I started the game up on the new console and had started BioShock prior to the first title update/DLC on the old so I think that might be my problem...

I am trying for an achievement that my achievements list recognizes but not the actual game. I believe that since I started the "New Game" on "Easy" from the new console WITHOUT having downloaded the title update or transfer the DLC license to my new console, I will have to do so and then play through the game again to obtain this achievement.

In lamens terms...

The "Game Save" that I have on my console at the moment is not able to allow me to obtain the DLC achievement due to never recognizing the DLC in the first place. EVEn though I had the DLC and title update previously downloaded on a different console, it does not recognize the DLC nor achievement credentials on my new console...

I will try to stay positive on this matter and see if I can't figure something out. I am hoping that my theory is correct but the way things work out when it comes to achievements, who knows?

[to be continued]
Posted by OxCxD 87 on 19 Mar 11 at 22:52
OxCxD 87So I went back, kept trying at it, and eventually got it to pop once I followed these EXACT steps:

*Note - I had game saves from trying the glitch ealier (after DLC and update re-downloaded) as well as the original game saves from "Proving Ground", "Fontaine", and the "Fontaine (Auto Save)." When I first tried the re-download process, I did in fact get the "Downloaded Content" screen when loading up my game save for the first time. The try I got the achievement to pop on did NOT show the DLC screen when loading the save. Don't know if it makes a difference but that's up to anyone else to figure out. I finally got it to pop and I tried to explain as best as I could. Otherwise, I'm am FINALLY done with this one!

Thanx CptHowdy!
1.) Delete the DLC while signed in on your primary account (account wainting achievement)

2.) Clear your HDD cache. If you have a newer console with built in memory, clear both just to be safe

3.) Reboot your Xbox 360 console

4.) Sign in to a separate (or just temporary extra) gamertag

5.) Download the DLC and wait for it to finish

6.) Load the game up and download the title update when prompted

7.) Start a "New Game" on "Hard" difficulty setting

8.) Wait until AFTER BioShock title screen and "Pause" game when you reach the surface of the water

9.) Under "Options" turn the "Difficulty" to "Hard" and turn "Disable Vita-Chambers" to "On"

10.) Press the "Start Button" to confirm your selection (DO NOT press any other button than "Start Button")

11.) "Pause" the game once again and "Quit to Main Menu"

12.) Sign out of extra gamertag and back in to primary (achievement obtaining account)

13.) "Load Game" from "Main Menu" titled "Proving Grounds" (or "Fontaine" if you did not save prior)

14.) Follow glitch process correctly and it should pop literally right before the "Little Sister" hands you the "Genetic Key to the City." Give the cut scene a few seconds to begin and if you don't have it by the time the sub reaches the surface, try it again.
Posted by OxCxD 87 on 19 Mar 11 at 23:47
SHINTOK17I have downloaded the dlc but it does not give me the option to disable the vita chambers.
Posted by SHINTOK17 on 24 Mar 11 at 18:12
MazraelTo get the "disable" option I had to clear the cache (delete & re download the DLC - just to be sure)
I didn't start the game until the DLC had fully downloaded first.. the started up & patched the game
And the it is at the bottom of the list

I did play through on easy for the collector achievements on easy & managed to die of all things for not paying attention -_- but only once - and I can't remember what level it was anyway
Posted by Mazrael on 11 Apr 11 at 01:02
Mazraelretried the A-start about 5 times, and nothing.. Vita's were off before I got in to the lighthouse
Posted by Mazrael on 11 Apr 11 at 23:05
MazraelRight.. gonna have to retry from scratch.. disabled vita's, and no deaths ever
Posted by Mazrael on 11 Apr 11 at 23:40
MazraelPopped that time - both my previous 2 plays I never bothered to boost my health/eve (far too used to regenerating health, only died once each time)

I did it in one sitting, vita's off, no manual saves, no deaths, all on easy, rescuing every litttle sister, boosting health when ever the option was available
I would definatly add that you can not die, for this to work to the solution
Posted by Mazrael on 12 Apr 11 at 07:11
lX CaptHowdy Xlmaztael, its in the description you can not die LMAO so your an idiot

Complete the game on Hard difficulty without using a Vita-Chamber (Secret)

what does that tell you?
Posted by lX CaptHowdy Xl on 12 Apr 11 at 12:33
FeartheDeer21I tried doing this close to 20 times and I know for a fact that I didn't die. I'm not sure what I should do to get this. Any suggestions?
I also tried doing everything in the other comments... Anyone have any advice?
Posted by FeartheDeer21 on 12 Apr 11 at 20:45
lX CaptHowdy Xljesus christ dude, you posted the same thing 3 septate times, chill out. delete the dlc and clear the cache. Sign out of main profile. Sign into a secondary profile. download the DLC. Once downloaded start up the game. Sign out of secondary profile and sign into the main profile
Posted by lX CaptHowdy Xl on 12 Apr 11 at 22:59
FeartheDeer21I didn't post it 3 times. I'm not sure what happened there.... But okay I'll try it
Posted by FeartheDeer21 on 13 Apr 11 at 02:26
FeartheDeer21Just tried, didn't work. I'll just start a new game I guess
Posted by FeartheDeer21 on 13 Apr 11 at 02:30
Liam NeilHey guys, just letting you know this glitch still works. I am 100% sure on how to do this.
I tried completing it on easy and switching the difficulty to hard whilst draining the last adam and it never worked.
Heres what I did:
1) Play through to the end of the game on easy.
2) Make sure you have a save 'Fontaine'
3) Quit back to dashboard.
4) Go to markertplace - Bioshock - download - Ryan's Plasmids extra content.
5) Load up your 'Fontaine' Save file.
6) Beat Fontaine.
7) Hit 'A' to drain the last ADAM from Fontaine.
8) As soon as you press 'A' Pause the game, Options, Change the difficulty to hard AND turn 'Disable Vita Chambers' On.

As above, the cheevo will pop when the little girl is giving you the key to the city.
This 100% works because I tried every other method.

You must have the downloadable content to be able to turn Vita Chambers off.
When you load up your last save file, the downloaded content should appear telling you what its all about.

Hope this helps.

Also, big thanks to CaptHowdy for restoring the faith. well done dude!
Posted by Liam Neil on 13 Apr 11 at 11:29
FeartheDeer21I must either be doing something wrong then. I don't understand what I'm doing. It's annoying haha. I mean I'll try again until I get it,
Posted by FeartheDeer21 on 13 Apr 11 at 21:20
PhfenixWorks perfectly as of 12/04/2011. Cheers for the method dude worked like a charm!
Posted by Phfenix on 16 Apr 11 at 09:05
Cellar AtticApril 29, 2011 and it still works! Thank you for this guide man! Great time saver.
Posted by Cellar Attic on 30 Apr 11 at 03:25
klobeastThanks to Liam Neill! I had the same problem and it worked great
Posted by klobeast on 04 May 11 at 14:03
JakeythedudeSo I beat the game on easy, then read about this trick. Am I able to use the same fontaine save or do I need to restart from the beginning ? I've tried this method about ten times now with varying times between pressing a and start.
Posted by Jakeythedude on 11 May 11 at 04:42
lX CaptHowdy Xl1) you can still load the save "fountaine" if you still have it

2) do you have the DLC?
Posted by lX CaptHowdy Xl on 11 May 11 at 07:24
JakeythedudeI do have it yes. I've turned off vita chambers. And followed the numerous comments and guides for this achievement to no avail. I have several Fontaine saves and neither achievement will pop up on any of them.
Posted by Jakeythedude on 12 May 11 at 09:00
lX CaptHowdy XlHave you died at all at any point
Posted by lX CaptHowdy Xl on 12 May 11 at 12:56
JakeythedudeI never died nope. Someone mentioned to me starting a new playthrough then trying to use the Fontaine save, so I'll try that in the morning.. If you think of anything else that might help me it is greatly appreciated.
Posted by Jakeythedude on 13 May 11 at 06:35
x TheWorstGamerThis method still works as of June 01/2011. Thanks for the great guide!! :)
Posted by x TheWorstGamer on 01 Jun 11 at 16:21
FiveNoteWonderstupid. if its too hard for you to get then go without. hardly an achievement if you cheat. maybe im just sayin this cause i got it legit, and was pleased and enjoyed it. btw for the big daddies i got them to fight each other and layed traps everywhere. was a laugh.
Posted by FiveNoteWonder on 15 Jun 11 at 17:13
lX CaptHowdy Xlfivenotewonder, do you realize what site your on? This site is about getting achievements in the fastest and or easiest way possible. If you have to look at guide to get any achievement then your post in null and void. So, your comment is stupid as well. You can insert you foot into mouth now
Posted by lX CaptHowdy Xl on 15 Jun 11 at 20:46
lX CaptHowdy Xlin addition to the above, this will nab you the full 1100 in one play through, with the easiest way of doing it. If you want to it the harder way then thats up to you. But most of us want to get achievements the fastest way and easiest way possible. I am glad you uber good at this game. But if you want to bring up the "legit" methods then why are you on a achievement site then?
Posted by lX CaptHowdy Xl on 15 Jun 11 at 20:49
godsandm0nstersThank you SO much! One playthrough to 1100, makes like so much easier :D
Posted by godsandm0nsters on 18 Jun 11 at 14:57
Brooklyn GinIm not going for the brass balls cheevo, and havnt downloaded the dlc for it, but I cant get this to work. Is the dlc required even for the seroiusly good at this to glitch?
Posted by Brooklyn Gin on 07 Jul 11 at 05:48
Tizzight0Thanks man never knew you could do this,used a save file from 2010 and got it in about 3min.
Posted by Tizzight0 on 10 Jul 11 at 19:50
ESSukThanks for the tips, just played through and the game's now on my completed list.
Posted by ESSuk on 13 Jul 11 at 14:02
SlLVER KlNGWorked great! was a little sceptical but it worked on my first try!
Posted by SlLVER KlNG on 21 Jul 11 at 00:58
BjornsangI would just like to speak on your comment, CaptHowdy. I do agree with you that it's extremely annoying that somebody would come to an achievement solution and brag about how he got his legit and put the glitchers down.. but I completely disagree with your statement that this site is only about getting achievements the fastest possible way. This is about solutions and results, and there is plenty of legitimacy here to pass around.

Thanks for the solution, I'll be trying it out soon!
Posted by Bjornsang on 31 Jul 11 at 01:09
IDS ColossusStill works! (8-6-2011) Saved me SOOOO much time.
Posted by IDS Colossus on 06 Aug 11 at 10:26
Squalo FINIt works!!!
TIP FOR ANYONE WHO CAN'T MAKE IT WORK: I tried several times to press START as soon as I pressed A with no success. Don't press START right after A. Wait little (not too long, maybe 1/2 sec). Delaying the press worked for me.
Posted by Squalo FIN on 11 Aug 11 at 18:25
Squalo FINAlso works for Brass Balls achievement. Got it today :)
Posted by Squalo FIN on 12 Aug 11 at 20:08
UrbanAdvantageAfter reading through the last 121 comments I have discovered that the only true method that worked for me is the above solution by "theKilling 757". This is about 35 comments above this one. Follow his instructions perfectly and once back at "Fontaine" press start and you will immediately notice that there is all of the sudden the "Disable Vita Chamber" option (for the people who didn't have it in their option menu to begin with). This is how you will know that "theKilling 757's" instructions actually worked. If not don't even bother attempting the achievement because it will not work. Go back to his instructions and try again. Once you do have this option don't change anything until you are ready to deliver the last vile. Now press "Start" go down to the difficulty and use the "Left Stick" to select "Hard". Look down at the "Disable Vita Chamber" option, it should say "ON". If this is true press the Start button to exit out of the pause menu. Do not use the "B' button to exit out of the menu. Now stick his punk ass with the last vile and the Achievement is yours. If you did not get this achievement after this method during the cutscene then there's either two things you did wrong. (1) You must have died at some point in the game or (2) You messed up somewhere during this method. As of Aug 11, 2011 I have officially completed Bioshock and the above method still works. Good Luck!
Posted by UrbanAdvantage on 15 Aug 11 at 23:56
ksiddiqueThanks so much! This still works as of October 1, 2011.
Posted by ksiddique on 01 Oct 11 at 21:26
lX CaptHowdy Xlof course it still works, they didnt patch it, and they never will!!!!
Posted by lX CaptHowdy Xl on 01 Oct 11 at 21:29
Stealther GodXThank you so much for this guide! I just unlocked the brass balls achievement and now have 1100/1100. I just redownloaded the DLC, did what you told us and ding! Thanks again for finding this!!
Posted by Stealther GodX on 03 Oct 11 at 01:45
DillionDayNov. 7th, 2011 and it worked for me. Great solution.......Thanks!
Posted by DillionDay on 07 Nov 11 at 22:51
lX CaptHowdy Xlof course it still works, they didnt patch it, and they never will!!!!
Posted by lX CaptHowdy Xl on 08 Nov 11 at 02:12
o0EviIToaster0oI have DLC downloaded, all tonics are in the Little Sister's Shop thing. But I can not find the Vita-Chamber disable option anywhere!
Posted by o0EviIToaster0o on 23 Nov 11 at 11:08
slam123Evil Toaster, delete your cache and then re-download it. I couldnt find it either and then it showed up...hope this helps!
Posted by slam123 on 12 Dec 11 at 17:00
Anthony AjaxI still haven't gotten this to work yet... I've tried over 50 times on 6 different playthroughs, so I've decided to just go with legit.
Posted by Anthony Ajax on 27 Dec 11 at 06:22
Ultima22December 29th, this still worked for me! I even died once; just reloaded my autosave, and it still popped! Whoop whoop.
Posted by Ultima22 on 30 Dec 11 at 05:08
DstrbdSupermanAt risk of sounding like a breokken record of comments, I dont konw what I did wrong. So a week ago I used the video method to get the seriously good at this achievement and be cause I used a old playthough save file where I did and used a vita chamber I did not get the brass balls. So I started a new run though on easy did not die got to the end and no bleep blop. Because I thought I missed some thing read back though this thread and followed every comment I could, and still nothing. I deleted the dlc cleared the cache deleted all but one save file redownloaded everthing and still with multiple attempts of following the video and even trying different timing with pausing and changing the difficulty setting still no little bleep blop. I know it works cause it did work for me to get the first achievement. Any suggestions would very greatful. I am not looking forward to having to run though again and do it "legit" as they say, seeing how I just did a run though. this is the last thing I have to get, please help. Again sorry for the broken record-ness.
Posted by DstrbdSuperman on 10 Feb 12 at 11:44
Dr Feelgood 474Woked perfectly for me on the first try, I made sure I had no saves on the game when I started it and went all the way through on easy, did just as the guide says and got it no problem.
Posted by Dr Feelgood 474 on 15 Feb 12 at 02:26
Tao LogosThis is ridiculous. Will they give me an achievement for figuring out how to get the achievement to work correctly?
Posted by Tao Logos on 26 Feb 12 at 17:40
lX CaptHowdy Xli dont get it...
Posted by lX CaptHowdy Xl on 26 Feb 12 at 20:20
DeeskoolMake sure you have all updates and dlc downloaded. Have vita chambers turned off from the beginning! Follow the video to the letter and you will get it!!
Posted by Deeskool on 22 Mar 12 at 17:32
oKAPSHAWThis worked on my first try. I used a vita chamber at some point on my previous saves so I just deleted them all along with the DLC. Then I cleared my caches. Rebooted. Downloaded the DLC. Started the game which downloaded the title update. Started a new game on easy and IMMEDIATELY disabled vita chambers. Then I played all the way through. Made sure to save it before getting on the elevator to go to Fontaine. I did exactly what the video showed. Used electric gel and on the 4th stab I pressed start almost at the same time I hit A to drain Fontaine, flipped it to hard, made sure to press start and not b to get out of the options screen. The achievement popped as I was handed the key. Thank you lX CaptHowdy Xl, you saved me a lot of time and effort.
Posted by oKAPSHAW on 28 Apr 12 at 19:32
Sundance SixWorked like a charm, 30 - 4 - 12
Posted by Sundance Six on 30 Apr 12 at 00:46
damcracStill good 10 May 2012. Thanks!
Posted by damcrac on 11 May 12 at 05:04
AngryKamehamehajust started my easy playthrough (again since this is my last one needed for 100%)
obviously going to try this "shortcut" lol will post results when done
Posted by AngryKamehameha on 13 May 12 at 14:52
AngryKamehamehayay! i did a playthrough on hard before and i guess i died a bit so that may have voided the achievement
now having done this i dont need to play bioshock again :)
Posted by AngryKamehameha on 14 May 12 at 14:39
Queen0fHorrorUgh..I was hoping you could just load the game from a save...THEN turn off the chambers, and change to hard to get the achievement.
Posted by Queen0fHorror on 16 May 12 at 04:42
YAY ITS BOSSI just got the achievement(s)! Thanks a lot! Still works with update as of 6/4/12, awesome guide!
Posted by YAY ITS BOSS on 05 Jun 12 at 04:02
WJS Osiristhanks man worked perfectly.. 2 things i would like to add for anyone still reading this endless mess of comments..
1) you CAN die.. as long as you have disable vita chambers turned on.. and when you die you go back to the menu.. just reload your last save and you should be good to go (solution still worked for me at least)
2) anyone who is still have problems getting disable vita chambers to appear in the options should use statictance's solution 2 down from this 1 and disregard the part about starting on hard and start on easy..
thanks again man
Posted by WJS Osiris on 16 Jun 12 at 06:04
Razgriz LeadWell, I got the achievement for doing it on hard from an old save. Then immediately started a game on easy, never died, and It won't pop. Vita chambers are disabled. :s
Posted by Razgriz Lead on 25 Jun 12 at 09:47
ANDYCUSHthanks mate, popped this back in tonight and got myself and easy 140g. take care!
Posted by ANDYCUSH on 03 Jul 12 at 16:18
BARTLEBEEthis glitch STILL works then?!
Posted by BARTLEBEE on 05 Jul 12 at 14:25
MattekadWorked like a charm, first try! Thanks, CaptHowdy :)
Posted by Mattekad on 17 Jul 12 at 15:02
Predator RangerTook about 5 tries, but this worked perfectly. Thanks for saving me a lot of frustration!
Posted by Predator Ranger on 22 Jul 12 at 22:40
TheBlackxRangergot me both achievements. i already had a save when i started the fight with fontaine.
2 achievements for 140g. Saved me hours of headaches.
Posted by TheBlackxRanger on 26 Jul 12 at 06:43
Spartan9209Took me 3 attempts - confirmed still working 8/8/12
Posted by Spartan9209 on 08 Aug 12 at 23:54
PSYKOFLOWThank you very much ;)
Posted by PSYKOFLOW on 16 Aug 12 at 09:08
WiznyattStill works as of 10/14/2012. I was so paranoid that something would get messed up but one playthrough and I got 100% completion.
Posted by Wiznyatt on 14 Oct 12 at 18:04
EvilResidentUKstill works 16/10/2012. i had to follow the killing 757 guide about changing profiles etc (its higher up this comments section) soon as i did that both popped for me, thank you guys !!!!!
Posted by EvilResidentUK on 16 Oct 12 at 22:55
OxCxD 87So I went back, kept trying at it, and eventually got it to pop once I followed these EXACT steps:

*Note - I had game saves from trying the glitch ealier (after DLC and update re-downloaded) as well as the original game saves from "Proving Ground", "Fontaine", and the "Fontaine (Auto Save)." When I first tried the re-download process, I did in fact get the "Downloaded Content" screen when loading up my game save for the first time. The try I got the achievement to pop on did NOT show the DLC screen when loading the save. Don't know if it makes a difference but that's up to anyone else to figure out. I finally got it to pop and I tried to explain as best as I could. Otherwise, I'm am FINALLY done with this one!

Thanx CptHowdy!

1.) Delete the DLC while signed in on your primary account (account wainting achievement)

2.) Clear your HDD cache. If you have a newer console with built in memory, clear both just to be safe

3.) Reboot your Xbox 360 console

4.) Sign in to a separate (or just temporary extra) gamertag

5.) Download the DLC and wait for it to finish

6.) Load the game up and download the title update when prompted

7.) Start a "New Game" on "Hard" difficulty setting

8.) Wait until AFTER BioShock title screen and "Pause" game when you reach the surface of the water

9.) Under "Options" turn the "Difficulty" to "Hard" and turn "Disable Vita-Chambers" to "On"

10.) Press the "Start Button" to confirm your selection (DO NOT press any other button than "Start Button")

11.) "Pause" the game once again and "Quit to Main Menu"

12.) Sign out of extra gamertag and back in to primary (achievement obtaining account)

13.) "Load Game" from "Main Menu" titled "Proving Grounds" (or "Fontaine" if you did not save prior)

14.) Follow glitch process correctly and it should pop literally right before the "Little Sister" hands you the "Genetic Key to the City." Give the cut scene a few seconds to begin and if you don't have it by the time the sub reaches the surface, try it again.
Posted by OxCxD 87 on 20 Oct 12 at 09:15
Zeta SighExcellent solution by theKilling 757 ! Worked first time. Should add to main solution body
Posted by Zeta Sigh on 10 Nov 12 at 04:35
GarmonreignsStill works as of 11/17/12! Worked like a charm.
Posted by Garmonreigns on 18 Nov 12 at 00:56
Pizza2DaRollOk so i played the game on easy without dying and before the big fight i downloaded the DLC, where can i find the switch to turn the chambers off? Or do i have to restart the game and play threw easy again with them turned off?
Posted by Pizza2DaRoll on 22 Nov 12 at 08:05
this worked for me yesterday. Just to add how i got it. First played the game last week. I only downloaded the titile update. Played tru the whole game on easy. Got every cheevo but hard and the brass balls. I DIDNT have the dlc downloaded for the tonics, but collected and made all of them tru the game. Went to dashboard downloaded tonic dlc, cleared cache and loaded up the auto save. Did just like the guide says and BOOM completed the game. Great solution and it will work.
Posted on 07 Jan 13 at 20:43
Romain6777I tried many times and I follow thekilling 757 guide but still don't works :(
Posted by Romain6777 on 08 Jan 13 at 21:14
draibatheKilling 757 Guide works perfect! Thank you!
Posted by draiba on 11 Jan 13 at 11:22
BLUESTEELRUNSstill works thanks to" thekilling 757" solution,this was driving me nuts thanks guys for all your input,now i can put this to rest..(: jan 17,2013....
thanks (:
Posted by BLUESTEELRUNS on 17 Jan 13 at 05:43
ClintyBeastwoodThe solution at the top worked fine for me.
Posted by ClintyBeastwood on 12 Feb 13 at 03:09
SighrisWell looks like I have to do a 2nd play through... Started hard, switched to easy, and it didn't unlock when I put back on hard at atlas
Posted by Sighris on 17 Feb 13 at 22:40
noth1ngness69Just got it. Thanks a lot. Saves a lot of hastle
Posted by noth1ngness69 on 22 Feb 13 at 01:45
Disturbed XBAthekilling 757's guide works perfectly. The account downloading the DLC doesn't even have to have gold.
Posted by Disturbed XBA on 26 Feb 13 at 13:53
HardKai50/50 for me, i did get the achievement for playing on hard but not the extra 100G achievement
Posted by HardKai on 04 Mar 13 at 22:44
GW2I had to do the solution 2 below this for fixing the title/ update dlc to reenable brass balls. then i just reloaded this save game and it worked like a charm!
Posted by GW2 on 11 Mar 13 at 21:18
ImJoshinYallStill works as of March 15, 2013. I also got this with the GoD version, when this game went on sale for $5. Cheevo popped between the Atlas cutscene and the sisters' endgame cutscene.

I started playing on hard, then changed to easy part way thru for time's sake, and tried this switch at the end. It did not work.

Started a new game on easy, raced thru it in 2-3 hours, performed the switch, and it worked. Hope that this can confirm and clear up any confusion there may be.
Posted by ImJoshinYall on 15 Mar 13 at 06:40
ImJoshinYallOn the new easy run-through, I continued playing easy and finished the game (beating atlas) on easy. Then I reloaded a "fontaine" save and did the switch.
Posted by ImJoshinYall on 15 Mar 13 at 06:42
OwlHatDodgeworked perfectly. I finised the game on easy and did the switch but forgot to press start, so didnt pop. reloaded the last save and did it again pressing start this time and it popped almost straight after fontaine pushed me away

Thank yoouuu
Posted by OwlHatDodge on 21 Mar 13 at 21:04
OlesAtTh3WheelI had to run through this again on easy today as I had no saves from when I last played it.

Didn't work for me at first. I tried about 5 times.

Then I deleted the DLC from my hard drive.
Then I signed in on an old gamertag account and downloaded the DLC again. Signed out, then signed back in with my main gamertag and re-tried this method and it worked! Thanks!
Posted by OlesAtTh3Wheel on 23 Mar 13 at 18:47
Kips76This still works as of 27/03/13. I did mind due have to restart the game, delete old saves, delete dlc, reinstall dlc, get title update in order for it work. Done first time of trying. Loved playing it again.
Posted by Kips76 on 27 Mar 13 at 22:53
DCRealityPunchI love this game, but not enough to play it on the hardest setting. The hours this saved me allowed me to find time to build a bunk bed, allowing room for more activities!
Posted by DCRealityPunch on 02 Apr 13 at 21:15
SirScumdog89can anyone..ANYONE...walk me through this one more time
the only dlc available at the marketplace , is the Tonics by Ryan etc etc
no "title update",
brass balls is all i need to finish this masterpiece
Posted by SirScumdog89 on 04 Apr 13 at 00:23
SirScumdog89iv also gone about, deleting ALL SAVES, including DLC , accepted the update and still nothing
Posted by SirScumdog89 on 05 Apr 13 at 22:05
Myk tbhI just started a fresh game on easy and played through, didn't even get close to dying its just THAT easy, and soon as I pressed A to finish Fontaine off i did as CaptHowdy said and 2 for 140g done :) 1100 now thanks!
Posted by Myk tbh on 07 Apr 13 at 22:40
Wolf of FenricThank you so much for this guide, just got the achievement after hours of getting the timing right. You've saved me a lot of money on Rogaine because of you.
Posted by Wolf of Fenric on 20 Apr 13 at 13:30
Son1c J3tPersonally, I had started the game for the purpose of getting Brass Balls after having already beaten it on hard. I just recently reloaded that save (on hard, post-update) and had noticed like many others that the "Disable Vita-Chambers" option was no longer available. I continued playing through continuously saving. Whenever I died, I simply reloaded my pre-death save after respawning in the vita-chamber. I ended up beating Fontaine, worried after reading about all the issues with not getting the achievement. And, of course, I did not. So, I tried theKilling 757's solution mentioned above and it worked like a charm, saving me from playing the lengthy story and recollecting all my precious Tonics again.
Posted by Son1c J3t on 02 May 13 at 02:28
sarahoiSo I have this game version but I live in Germany, in the marketplace I can only get this dlc for the German game. Doeas anyone know how I can purchase the dlc for THIS game? :/
Posted by sarahoi on 13 May 13 at 15:53
CoXmoIf anybody is still wondering, rather you can die or not, I can confirm that you ARE allowed to die as long as Vita-Chambers are turned off. I tried this countless times, but it wouldn't unlock. Tried the whole re-download and clear cache thing, loaded up my game - timed the difficulty change just right - BANG 2 for 140G.

In other words, you are allowed to die as much, as you want as long as you don't spawn in a Vita-Chamber - it doesn't mess up your save game, since you'll be thrown out of the game and into the main menu :)
Posted by CoXmo on 29 May 13 at 14:11
DKong27I'm a bit disappointed that what seems as a relatively easy achievement has a glitch as the top guide, but I still gave a +1. I have used glitches to get what I have considered difficult achievements (rarely) but I suppose difficulty is relative, and some people are not as into FPS as I might be.
Posted by DKong27 on 29 May 13 at 21:47
VCS 2600 AtariWell I have done the advice listed above and still no dice. I can't even get the option in the menu to disable vita chambers. I would even do it legit if I could just get the option to show up.
Posted by VCS 2600 Atari on 05 Jun 13 at 20:51
SmokayBonesI played through this on easy and the glitch for beating it on hard worked, I have the ultimate rapture edition with bioshock 1 & 2. It doesn't give me the option to turn off vita chambers anyone know if it will still work if I run through on easy and just load up last save if I die?
Posted by SmokayBones on 18 Aug 13 at 04:00
SmokayBonesI played through this on easy and the glitch for beating it on hard worked, I have the ultimate rapture edition with bioshock 1 & 2. It doesn't give me the option to turn off vita chambers anyone know if it will still work if I run through on easy and just load up last save if I die?
Posted by SmokayBones on 18 Aug 13 at 04:05
flip407FYI to the people not working the glitch - when this game first came out i completed 1000gs within a week, its mega easy. If the glitch doesn't work then play through the game like a normal person!
Posted by flip407 on 01 Sep 13 at 07:02
緑眼のイアンI can confirm it works with Ultimate Rapture edition, I had the vita chamber option too.
Posted by 緑眼のイアン on 15 Sep 13 at 21:03
ProfessorPlutoconfirmed this still works as of 18/8/13
Posted by ProfessorPluto on 19 Sep 13 at 01:55
lX CaptHowdy XlIt will still continue the work, The game was released August 21st of 2007. Its has been out for almost 7 years. The have not released a patch to fix this nor will they ever release a patch. So this glitch will continue to work till the end of time, every single time you try it
Posted by lX CaptHowdy Xl on 19 Sep 13 at 06:24
Ereaser NLPlayed through the game on easy, then tried it straight away. But it turns out it is essential that you reload the save. So that's what I did and I put it on hard before pressing A for the last time!
So happy I got this now :D
Posted by Ereaser NL on 30 Nov 13 at 17:23
BobbleheadFinally got around to beating this game. I can confirm that you DO NOT have to go through the entire game with the vita chambers turned off. You actually don't have to go through the game at all with that free DLC. I went through the entire game and got every other achievement to get 50/51, went to dashboard, downloaded the DLC, reloaded 'Fontaine', paused the game as soon as it loaded (where you are in the room with Atlas), scrolled down to turn vita chambers off, and perform the rest of the solution as stated and it popped when the little sister handed me the key.
Posted by Bobblehead on 08 Dec 13 at 06:07
Grn Lantern1Confirmed that this still works as of 12/26/13. I couldn't get it to pop for me until on the third try I turned it to hard and set the vita chambers off BEFORE pressing A on the last drain. Don't know if this'll help anyone else but it worked for me.
Posted by Grn Lantern1 on 27 Dec 13 at 04:50
SuprEvlPoptartsHaving problems here. I' not sure I have the DLC for this. Where can this be found? ALso where is the option in the menu to turn the vita chambers off?
Posted by SuprEvlPoptarts on 11 Jan 14 at 08:57
Nelson SoldierThe DLC is called 'Ryan Industries Plasmids and Tonics' it can be found on the dashboard for free. This DLC also adds the option to turn Vita Chambers off.
Posted by Nelson Soldier on 15 Jan 14 at 03:10
ThatSt0neworked first try 1/19/14
Posted by ThatSt0ne on 20 Jan 14 at 05:28
WoetteI've put a downvote since the original guide never mentions installing the 'Ryan Industries plasmids and Tonic'. The comments towards the end did help me figure out what wa wrong.
Posted by Woette on 26 Jan 14 at 15:54
lX CaptHowdy XlWoette, you are a idiot!!!!!!!!!!! bellow was take right from this site, on the bioshock achievement page!!!!!!!! I will even [b]BOLD the important stuff for you since you missed it the first time around

Title Update
15,399 tracked gamers have this dlc pack
There are a maximum of 1 achievement worth 166 (100)

Brass Balls

This Achievement is earned with Downloadable Content 'Title Update'You won this on 17 February 2010 | There are 18 guides | Earn this in the Walkthrough
Posted by lX CaptHowdy Xl on 27 Jan 14 at 07:57
lX CaptHowdy Xlif you cant use common sense to figure out you need the DLC for this achievement then I feel sorry for you
Posted by lX CaptHowdy Xl on 27 Jan 14 at 07:58
WoetteYes i saw it was an achievement from DLC content.
The DLC content on this site is referred to as 'Title update'.
When starting this game, it automatically started downloading 'title update 1.1'
Because of this i assumed that i had the update needed for the brass balls achievement.
Nowhere did i saw i needed the Ryan industries plasmids and tonics so i did not download that specific DLC (i didnt even know it existed at the time).

After not getting the achievement i started looking through the guide comments and i think its clear i wasnt the only person to get it wrong with the right DLC content needed.

I only stated why i downvoted the solution so it could be cleared up/added in the original guide.
Nowhere did i mention that the guide was bad/crap. I just wanted to help to make the guide better.

I feel sorry that you need to have a go at me for that reason.
Posted by Woette on 27 Jan 14 at 19:11
lX CaptHowdy Xlawwww did I offend you.... what a shame
Posted by lX CaptHowdy Xl on 28 Jan 14 at 05:44
DetsEightyOnewoette you are a total spastic lol the ONLY DLC FOR THIS GAME IS THE RYAN INDUSTRIES PLASMIDS AND TONICS in what universe is a title update DLC??? its a TITLE UPDATE. +1 just coz woette is a spastic lol
Posted by DetsEightyOne on 31 Jan 14 at 19:18
DetsEightyOnei wanna try it legit before I use the glitch but thanx 4 putting it here just in case :)
Posted by DetsEightyOne on 31 Jan 14 at 19:20
lX CaptHowdy XlLMFAO @ DetsEightyOne, sooooo true. Wonder why he is a spastic. make sense that the ONLY dlc for this game would be related to this only achievement. Guess common sense is not so common anymore
Posted by lX CaptHowdy Xl on 01 Feb 14 at 05:55
XEN610I loaded a game up and tried this just thinking that I would get the beating the game on Hard achievement. It popped this one as well. I had used a play through from a couple of years ago. j
Posted by XEN610 on 25 Feb 14 at 21:40
SPACE ODDITYWorked perfect, thumbs up
Posted by SPACE ODDITY on 27 Feb 14 at 14:18
Shadow XBLThis worked for "Seriously Good at This" - however I'm pretty sure on this playthrough (which I started before the DLC came out) I must have used a vita at least once. I'll run through again while I'm getting the Audio Diaries and try it. Stupid first diary I missed the first run :(
Posted by Shadow XBL on 22 Apr 14 at 16:35
Mestre Shrewd@Shadow XBL Why not back there for take ? I lost 1 in Arcadia but I came back there and take it.
Posted by Mestre Shrewd on 24 Apr 14 at 04:05
Mestre ShrewdIn my case i finished the game in Normal using Vita Chambers but in some moment in the start of the game i changed my dificult to easy for understand better the gameplay and changed back. For it the glitch dont works...Then i finished the game again in easy with Vita chambers disabled and the glitch works.

This can be the problem of some people witch could just have changed or touched in the difficult option in some moment in the game.
Posted by Mestre Shrewd on 24 Apr 14 at 04:08
PeaceThruWarWorked for me (05/08/2014). I must have died and used a Vita Chamber on my original easy playthrough as loading up the 'Fontaine' chapter and following this solution never seemed to work.

Disabled the Vita Chambers, played the campaign on Easy and then followed this solution - but the only difference I had to make was changing the difficulty to Hard BEFORE the final drain.
Posted by PeaceThruWar on 08 May 14 at 15:00
Shadow XBLLC, you can't get the first two diaries after you pass the intro.
Posted by Shadow XBL on 08 May 14 at 15:03
SilentPlan3tStarted this game 5+ years ago and just now finished it thanks to this guide. Saved so much time and frustration awesome guide man!
Posted by SilentPlan3t on 14 May 14 at 17:02
KloudStrifeStill works, thank you.
Posted by KloudStrife on 20 May 14 at 17:07
GlasskI did what you said but I got the Seriously good at this achievement instead of this one
Posted by Glassk on 19 Jun 14 at 01:44
lX CaptHowdy Xlthen you must have done something wrong. User error
Posted by lX CaptHowdy Xl on 19 Jun 14 at 15:47
ENGINEER H4RR7I heard that if you play this game on hard and die even with disabling vita chambers, you still get corrupted save files and the achievement doesn't unlock. can somebody confirm this?
Posted by ENGINEER H4RR7 on 27 Jun 14 at 03:47
lX CaptHowdy XlNo idea. I used the glitch
Posted by lX CaptHowdy Xl on 27 Jun 14 at 04:44
ENGINEER H4RR7Ok, I just got it after 3 attempts, i just loaded a previous save and turned off the vita chambers, then loaded a save where i new i never used the vita chambers or for that matter died, and did as the guide said, and it unlocked, thanks
Posted by ENGINEER H4RR7 on 27 Jun 14 at 16:28
madmaxeyAwesome! Thanks.
Posted by madmaxey on 08 Jul 14 at 05:00
Dark4ssassin95Took me 8 hours to beat the campaign on easy. Did the glitch and this and beating on hard unlocked. Thanks for the guide.
Posted by Dark4ssassin95 on 10 Jul 14 at 21:20
david8430I did the campaign on normal and changed to hard at the end, don't work... After I changed before the boos the difficult to easy and don't work too... Too bad!!! But for just one achievement ...
Posted by david8430 on 28 Jul 14 at 03:37
lX CaptHowdy Xldavid, must be a user error. Everyone else was able to go the glitch just fine
Posted by lX CaptHowdy Xl on 28 Jul 14 at 12:59
Shadow XBLyeah David, there's no reason you shouldn't be able to get it unless you accidentally used a vita chamber without remembering.
Posted by Shadow XBL on 28 Jul 14 at 14:28
Shadow XBL(or you didn't download the DLC or do the update as instructed near the top if you were having trouble)
Posted by Shadow XBL on 28 Jul 14 at 14:28
david8430I used the vita chamber accidentally...
Posted by david8430 on 28 Jul 14 at 15:06
lX CaptHowdy Xltheres your problem. You need to either use a save that you didnt use the vita chamber or might have to start fresh
Posted by lX CaptHowdy Xl on 28 Jul 14 at 17:47
tank8890****, yesterday I accidentally got killed!!! cry
Do you know if is it possible to unlock the achievement by downloading a game save from another player without starting a new run?
Posted by tank8890 on 04 Aug 14 at 14:16
Shadow XBLno you can't do that - but you could have just dashboarded and then loaded your last save. Or, you know you can turn off vita chambers in options at any time.... I'm not sure how you screwed that up.....
Posted by Shadow XBL on 04 Aug 14 at 14:22
tank8890I exactly don't remember if I used the vita chamber or resumed from a previous save (I'll check tonight); in this last case do I have any chance of unlocking the achievement without restarting?

Thanks for your answers! smile
Posted by tank8890 on 04 Aug 14 at 14:56
Shadow XBLif you don't remember, you probably don't have a chance. you'd have to have reloaded a previous save on purpose in order to avoid it.
Posted by Shadow XBL on 04 Aug 14 at 14:58
tank8890My idea is to check the options: if I disabled Vita Chambers then I reloaded, else (probably) I just kept going on from the chamber!

Anyway (just in order to let you know) I got killed like a dumb: I entered a room, killed all the splicers, then left the xbox for 5 minutes without pressing the start button... when I came back some splicer had entered the room and killed me!!! cry
Posted by tank8890 on 04 Aug 14 at 15:04
Shadow XBLyikes. if you had vita chambers turns off, you would have been back at the title screen.
Posted by Shadow XBL on 04 Aug 14 at 15:07
lX CaptHowdy Xltank, game save exchanging AKA game saving, is frowned upon on here
Posted by lX CaptHowdy Xl on 04 Aug 14 at 22:38
tank8890Sorry guys, I didn't know, really, sorry! redface
Posted by tank8890 on 06 Aug 14 at 12:42
MattricusThis solution still worked for me! Just got it! Thanks a bunch :D
Posted by Mattricus on 07 Aug 14 at 00:07
DJ RJesterThanks, this solution worked for me on 10/08/2014
Posted by DJ RJester on 10 Aug 14 at 18:18
HiCultureBanditJust one other thing to try that worked for me. Both Hard achievements wouldn't pop for me when changing to hard during the fight, so on my 3rd try I loaded a save before the fight and changed it to hard there. When I beat Fontaine that time, both achievements popped. Better than deleting updates, dlc or starting over, so might be worth a try to others.
Posted by HiCultureBandit on 11 Aug 14 at 13:36
axelnator94still working august 21 2014 for both versions ;-) thx for saving my time
Posted by axelnator94 on 21 Aug 14 at 17:13
The Fury I84II did the same as HiCultureBandit after failing to unlock the achievement twice by changing the difficulty while draining the last canister. Killing Fountain on hard with electric gel is a piece of cake ;)
Posted by The Fury I84I on 15 Nov 14 at 10:59
Mr FORTY SEVENIt's really a shame...
Everyone is writing about HOW to do it, but no one has even mentioned what should we do at all...
It's really weird that I've been reading all of the guides plus all of the comments for 2 hours now and still haven't found out what should we do to get this cheevo...
Posted by Mr FORTY SEVEN on 08 Dec 14 at 11:02
lX CaptHowdy XlSeriously mr forts?? Read the solution and watch the video. Hundreds of other people where able to figure it out. Would you like to be spoon fed on how to do it, is that what your looking for?
Posted by lX CaptHowdy Xl on 09 Dec 14 at 02:14
Mr FORTY SEVENI'm not looking for a ready spoon fed into my mouth... Just show me what should I eat
It's that simple
I'm sorry if I offended you in my last post
But Not everyone needs to watch a long movie to figure out how to unlock an achievement, a quick nudge (just a sentence/description) could be enough for some gamers
Posted by Mr FORTY SEVEN on 14 Dec 14 at 22:41
flip407...I read the solution and comments and managed just fine...nothing wrong with any of those...
Posted by flip407 on 14 Dec 14 at 23:23
Chaotic FiascoWell, there's one way to completely invalidate this achievement. SMH.
Posted by Chaotic Fiasco on 16 Dec 14 at 18:24
lX CaptHowdy XlFrosty, guess you didnt read this:

1. Load the save "fountaine"
2.use the flamethrower with electric gel. It will be easy and much faster to kill him!
3. Once you go to drain the last container of adam, hit the A button to drain.
4. Change the difficulty to Hard
6. The achievement will pop when one of the "little sisters" give you the key to the city.

and how is a 3 min video long????? I posted the video to SHOW HOW TO DO IT!!! how is that a downfall? LOL

Everyone was able to complete the above without any help. Take a look at flip407's comment. Not my fault you want the achievement in less then a min. No one is forcing you to watch the video. For those people I posted a TEXT based solution as well. So what/where is the issue???

either you just want to gripe for the sake of being "that guy" or you dont know how to follow directions very well
Posted by lX CaptHowdy Xl on 17 Dec 14 at 00:13
RABBID W0LFGoddamm the ratio on this jumped upd nicely.
Posted by RABBID W0LF on 01 Jan 15 at 09:13
I Perks II know I'm YEARS late to the party on this one, but after seeing this guide I decided to go back and mop this one up - Sadly, I've followed this guide numerous times with no success, the achievement just won't unlock. I've tried everything, even 'theKilling757's' solution didn't work for me.

Guess I'll be doing it legitimately, better not be permanently glitched..
Posted by I Perks I on 07 Feb 15 at 15:29
EverStoned771st of all how the F*ck can you read all the guides & all the comments & still wonder how to do it?
oh wait he didn't want to know HOW to do it but he wanted to know WHAT to do?!? WTF headspin has some one been looking a little bit too deep in to their bong haha laugh
Any way what I really wanna know is if any one can confirm if this has been patched? sounds a bit like it from the comment above???
Posted by EverStoned77 on 21 Feb 15 at 19:51
lX CaptHowdy XlThis games will never be patched. The method works just fine. I have no idea what you are on about in your mini rant. This games was made back in Aug 21, 2007. That was almost 8 years ago. 2k Games will never patch this game/glitch because it wouldnt be cost effective to spent the man hours and resources to go back and patch a game that doesnt sell anymore (new) and since they are not making anymore prints/copies of this game it would be a loss for them to go back and patch this. Therefore a patch will never, ever me made to patch up the glitch
Posted by lX CaptHowdy Xl on 21 Feb 15 at 23:44
I Perks IAs Howdy said, there's no way it's ever going to be patched if it hasn't already been. All I'm saying is that it just didn't work for me (and plenty of others judging by the comments) shit happens. I didn't down vote the solution though as clearly loads of people have had success using this method.
Posted by I Perks I on 22 Feb 15 at 09:35
lX CaptHowdy XlWhat people seem to fail to realize is that you need to download the update. If you downloaded the update and its still not popping then delete the update, clear your cache and re-download the update. That work for a few of my friends
Posted by lX CaptHowdy Xl on 22 Feb 15 at 23:52
CIutch CoreyVery stupid question, but this is my first time playing the game. I just started a new save on Easy difficulty and i don't see the option to turn off vita chambers. Any help would be much appreciated!
Posted by CIutch Corey on 02 Mar 15 at 23:46
lX CaptHowdy Xlyou need to download "Ryan Industries Plasmids and Gene Tonics" from the MS/xbox360 store
Posted by lX CaptHowdy Xl on 03 Mar 15 at 03:40
Nnoitra CRThis method still works to get both achievements?
Posted by Nnoitra CR on 17 Mar 15 at 04:02
l BlackBrian7 lWorked perfectly for me! Downloaded the DLC and loaded up my old 'easy' save from 2007 on the boss. Beat him and followed your steps and both achievements unlocked! Thanks!!
Posted by l BlackBrian7 l on 10 Apr 15 at 16:22
Queen DeaditeWorking as of 9/2015 you have to hit the left button twice, the first left is blank second shows hard.
Posted by Queen Deadite on 12 Sep 15 at 02:41
prim4l dre4mI had a lot of the same problems as others in that only "Seriously Good at This" (40g) unlocked and not Brass Balls (100g). I followed a slightly modified version of "the bunk 187"s solution from this comment page and it worked for me! Here are the exact steps I took:

1) Go to System > Storage > (highlight your storage device) Press cn_Y > Clear System Cache

2) (your storage device) > BioShock > Genetic Improvements from Ryan Inc. > Delete

3) Turn console off

4) Restart console, sign in as different gamertag

5) Games > Search Games > (search for BioShock) > Extras > Ryan Industries Plasmids and Gene Tonics > Download

6) Once it has download, Xbox Guide > Sign Out

7) Sign in to your gamertag

8) Play BioShock, load Fontaine AutoSave, follow the original steps

Doing this was the only way I even had the option to Disable Vita-Chamber when pausing the game. Before, even though I had downloaded and installed the DLC, the option to Disable Vita-Chamber was never even present. I hope this works for others that are struggling.
Posted by prim4l dre4m on 26 Nov 15 at 07:39
IDUKE NUKEM64IThis achievement is so stupid been trying it for hours and nothing lol
Posted by IDUKE NUKEM64I on 13 Dec 15 at 01:50
Gu ManchaDamn, I can't download this Update because of my region '-'
Posted by Gu Mancha on 29 Feb 16 at 18:32
xTCxThis didn't work my first playthrough, but it did on my second. Thanks!
Posted by xTCx on 14 Mar 16 at 01:46
WanderingPlotorI started a second game in 2011 intending to get Brass Balls and Seriously Good At This and was playing on Hard with Vita-Chambers disabled and saving every few minutes to get it legit. I stopped after getting 1/4 way through, and started it up again this week. There was a 2 MB required download update. I loaded an old medium difficulty Fontaine save and got the Seriously Good at This achievement this week by changing it to Easy when draining the last vial as per these instructions, and then went back to my 2011 last save and played through the rest of the game on Easy. However, following the instructions above did not get me Brass Balls. I tried many times, varying when and how I changed it to Hard. May try again tomorrow, but will not play through the game a 3rd time.
Posted by WanderingPlotor on 14 Mar 16 at 18:29
EverStoned77I did this quite awhile ago but seeing there's been a few that's been having problems lately,I thought I'd add my 2cents,which is very simple...KEEP TRYING!!! I had to try a few times & here's what I did wrong,I pressed cn_B to go back to the game even though the 5th point in the guide loud & clear says PRESS cn_start START so try that & then just keep at it & finally as a last resort there's Prim4l Dre4ms' solution 5 comments above.
Good Luck wave
Posted by EverStoned77 on 14 Mar 16 at 23:55
WanderingPlotorI have tried the solution about 20 times in various ways, and tried clearing the cache, but it isn't working.
Some thoughts -
1. this round, I harvested Sisters - not sure if that affects it.
2. I started it on Hard, then went to Easy half way through. Maybe this botched it.
3. The mandatory 2 MB system update. Not sure if this affects it. I still did the update after clearing system cache - solutions above are silent on it.
4. I may have died while playing on Hard. Vita-Chambers were disabled from the start, so I may have used a Save Game. (If dying disqualifies it, I'm not sure why everyone recommends saving frequently.)
Posted by WanderingPlotor on 15 Mar 16 at 20:12
EverStoned77dying DOES NOT disqualifies it,I died 100's of time just as long as you reload & have vita chambers are of course 100% sure you press Start to return to the game & NOT cn_B just asking since that was my mistake so that's pretty much my best bet.
Good Luck wave
Posted by EverStoned77 on 15 Mar 16 at 21:29
WanderingPlotorI replayed it, and it finally worked
I deleted all old save games and the DLC, and cleared cache. I re-downloaded the DLC, started a new game on Easy and with disabled Vita-Chambers. I never died. I suspect it doesn't work, as other suggested, when you start on Hard, switch to Easy, then back to Hard at the end.
Posted by WanderingPlotor on 19 Mar 16 at 23:36
Blazing NobleStill works, first attempt, vita disable on, easy all the way, switch to hard at end.
Posted by Blazing Noble on 02 May 16 at 04:56
Thunder RollingStillllllll WORKSsssssssss :-) ......funny thing tho, when I went to drain Adam the 4th time it was as if the game knew what I was about to do and it glitched not letting me press A the final time. But luckily I whooped Fontaine once more and then it let me drain the final Adam bottle for some BRASS BALLS !!!
Posted by Thunder Rolling on 07 May 16 at 09:38
iTz Canada EhhStill works! Also for those curious (Idk if this was posted before or not because I'm not reading through 263 comments lol), if you forget to turn vita chambers off at the start like me, you can change it after you harvest Fontaine's ADAM the fourth time (same thing as changing the difficulty).
Posted by iTz Canada Ehh on 19 Jun 16 at 01:22
FireRaiser1985Still works! :)
Posted by FireRaiser1985 on 23 Sep 16 at 19:07
mik29Great guide but I have a little edit suggestion for people playing on Xbox One via Backwards Compatibility.

šticking the needle in then changing the difficulty didnt work 3 times in a row for me.

I had to wear him down to his last tiny bit of health on easy, then switch the difficulty up to hard, save, and then take the last few shots to kill him on hard.

Not sure why it would be different from the 360 version, but this helped me get both the Brass Balls and Seriously Good at This achievements.

Thanks for your help fella.
Posted by mik29 on 18 Dec 16 at 11:42
IneptHaddock394Alright, I'm going to need some help. I've tried a lot of the suggestions in the comments, but nothing's working. The weird thing is that when I go to change the difficulty, it is blank instead of saying "hard." Thoughts?

Edit: NEVER MIND! If you go twice left, you get "hard." It worked for me after figuring that out. Leaving this up in case anyone else has the same question.
Posted by IneptHaddock394 on 22 Dec 16 at 07:16
Shizim83This method works on the backward compatible? If I download it for backward compatibility for the one and download the DLC it should work?
Posted by Shizim83 on 07 Jan 17 at 09:44
EverStoned77@Shizim83: Try reading the comment 2 steps up facepalm smile
Posted by EverStoned77 on 07 Jan 17 at 11:13
ReloadRageThis made everything so much easier! I really didn't feel like playing through again.
Posted by ReloadRage on 14 Jan 17 at 12:49
Fear CatalystWorks perfectly on backwards compatibility. Started on easy, "vita chambers disabled" switched to ON. Didn't die once, as soon as Fontaine's last bit was done and the cinematic tripped, I switched to hard, pressed start to lock in my setting change, and the achievement unlocked when the ending cutscene tripped.
Posted by Fear Catalyst on 24 Nov 17 at 04:59
EverStoned77^ ^ yeah,that "press START" & NOT cn_B has taken is casualties lol wink
Posted by EverStoned77 on 24 Nov 17 at 19:31
LRD SOTHStill works!
Posted by LRD SOTH on 10 Jan 18 at 19:37
CashinWorked perfectly on BC.

I didn't even download the DLC, I played the whole game, cleaned up all of the achievements except this one and beating the game on hard.

Downloaded the DLC, loaded my last save, and followed the guide, I did disable Vita-chambers prior to the fight though when the game loaded.
Posted by Cashin on 18 Jan 18 at 20:57
El Barto159Still working as of January 25th 2018, I did disable vita chambers before playing through on easy & managed to reload the save at the beginning to get the Seriously Good At This achievement. I'm playing on the collection / remastered edition.
Posted by El Barto159 on 25 Jan 18 at 20:28
The Elite NaxStill working, thank GOD! I DIDN'T download the DLC before I started my game, downloaded it from the Xbox One store and launched my Fontaine save, followed the video guide and I still got it. Thanks again!
Posted by The Elite Nax on 25 Apr 18 at 01:32
du IkanaCan confirm as of 5/16/18 this still works.

What I did was, I saved at the elevator to Fontaine, but the first time through forgot to change the difficulty. So I reloaded the game's Fontaine save (the game creates both a save and autosave when the elevator opens on the Fontaine level). I tried it several times, changing the difficulty before, during, and after the forth ADAM drain, and nothing. So I thought it was patched.

Then I tried one last time, by reloading my save at the elevator, defeated all of the enemies, then changed the difficulty before I did the forth ADAM drain. I didn't see the achievements pop, but they were unlocked on the achievements list.
Posted by du Ikana on 16 May 18 at 21:14
Crims0nScorpionthe only updates to this game should be backwards compatibility updates and Xbox One X updates so this should work as long as the game is available...once I actually go for this I'll try it but just going for a normal playthrough right now...I'll probably do an Easy playthrough for all collectibles and then do this at the end
Posted by Crims0nScorpion on 23 Jul 18 at 07:22
John AceyThose still planning on doing this but not sure what the settings should be:
I just did it the following way->

Played on 360 console.
Playing online, had all updates installed.
Had the dlc already installed.
Started new game on easy.
The moment the game let me press pause, I went to options and set the "Disable Vita-Chambers" to "On".
Playing thru the campaign normally, also used some of the dlc tonics since they seemed useful. Also used save game normally whenever I wanted a break and continue later. (used "Load game" when continued)
In the end used the method provided in solution: Right after I hit "A" to drain the last (4th) portion of Fontain's adam, I press "Start", change the difficulty to "Hard" with d-pad, and then hit again "Start" to continue the game.
Achievement popped after Fontains dying cutscene.

Only thing I didn't do was die, was able to play thru the campaign without dying so no idea if that would affect it or not.
Posted by John Acey on 31 Jul 19 at 15:19
EverStoned77I died a few times, as long as you reload your last save well then you technically didn't die but if I remember it right you'd have to start all over if you're playing without vita-chambers & don't reload but it's good idea to let others know how you did it, it might help some to see where they went wrong 😁
Posted by EverStoned77 on 01 Aug 19 at 19:38
Pale on PaleHow do I dl the dlc on Xbox one?
Posted by Pale on Pale on 10 Oct 19 at 19:19
EverStoned77Well that depends on what you mean, if you are referring to the X1 version then there are no DLC since it's incorporated in to the game but I'm guessing you might mean how to install the X360 version on Xbox One ....
1. Press the "Home" button on your controller (the xbox symbol with light in)
2. Scroll 1 down to "My games & apps"
3. Click again to open "See all"
4. Find the game in question, in this case "Bioshock" (Notice there are 2 sections "Installed" & "Ready to install)
5. While having the game highlighted, press the "Start" button
6. Scroll down to "Manage game & add-ons"
7. Scroll 1 down to "Ready to install" (if you don't own the DLC it of course won't show here)
Posted by EverStoned77 on 10 Oct 19 at 22:42
NickandroffGuys, I have been struggling on this for at least twelve hours. I had a save file back from 2013 after 10 tries it didn't work, even when the game was completed w/o deaths and Vita-Chamber was disabled.

So I started a new game on "Hard" difficulty with Vita-Chamber off. I changed the difficulty to "Easy" at the start, completed the game and before the last container switched the difficulty back to Hard. It didn't work... And nine times more.

So here's what I did:
1. I played on XBO and the game automatically installed with Ultimate Rapture Edition update (which is free)
2. I started the game on "Easy" difficulty instead of "Hard", Vita-Chamber was already off due to my previous walkthrough.
3. I completed the game until the final container IN A SINGLE RUN W/O DEATHS (it took around 2 hours), pressed start when the last jar was halfway drained, switched the difficulty to Hard and finally pressed start once again.
4. It popped first try.

Good luck to everyone who still tying to get this.
Posted by Nickandroff on 04 Apr 20 at 22:44
Hero2NoneConfirm still works. Thx
Posted by Hero2None on 22 May 20 at 07:24
Goggs25This is achievement is unobtainable for me. I have installed the dlc but when I start game when in the water go to options and there is no option to turn off vital chambers. I have tried all options in the comments of the years and still can’t get the shitty dlc to work
Posted by Goggs25 on 04 Jun 20 at 00:02
John AceyYou don't necessary need to turn them off, just play thru the game without respawning from them and you should be good... according to some people who've replied here.
Posted by John Acey on 04 Jun 20 at 01:07
Goggs25I just installed it and the option is there now. Just have to play through it again since I lost my save file
Posted by Goggs25 on 04 Jun 20 at 01:11
Mack StardustStill works as of November 9th 2020

Also I’ll say I didn’t install the add-on until a couple levels in but I hadn’t died up to that point either
Posted by Mack Stardust on 09 Nov 20 at 20:38
Heazie ManThanks for the info, Mack!!
Posted by Heazie Man on 12 May at 19:24
FinirutoIt is 2021 and the achievement is not working, I have tried many times but none of the achievements come out. Please I need help. I have the game on disk version of 360
Posted by Finiruto on 03 Jul at 18:18
FinirutoIt is 2021 and the achievement is not working, I have tried many times but none of the achievements come out. Please I need help. I have the game on disk version of 360
Posted by Finiruto on 03 Jul at 18:47
FinirutoIt is 2021 and the achievement is not working, I have tried many times but none of the achievements come out. Please I need help. I have the game on disk version of 360
Posted by Finiruto on 03 Jul at 19:28
FinirutoIt is 2021 and the achievement is not working, I have tried many times but none of the achievements come out. Please I need help. I have the game on disk version of 360
Posted by Finiruto on 03 Jul at 19:30
Jad11MumblerNo luck here too after trying again, first attempt was in 2020. Tried the suggested cache tips, played through on xboxone backwards compat too, no deaths. Still no achievement.
Posted by Jad11Mumbler on 06 Jul at 07:44
FinirutoI finally made it, Xbox 360 version played on Xbox One
Posted by Finiruto on 10 Jul at 00:48
logicslayerThis still works. Used a game save I had from 2009. Thank you!
Posted by logicslayer on 27 Sep at 17:55
SniggleworthThis still works as of 11/16/2021
Posted by Sniggleworth on 16 Nov at 18:44