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Safeguard

Finish 20 rounds in Safeguard.

Safeguard0
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MCmichaelDMCmichaelD500,684
10 Nov 2013 06 Sep 2019
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Very simple. Do not do this online. Go to local and play by yourself. Set the game options>player options health double and fast Regen.

Play on stone haven or Stonehenge. I forget the name. In the top right corner of the map if your back was facing the castle, there is a burning 1 story house and next to it there is a 2 story house. Simply camp on the stairs of the 2 story house. Call in your squad mate and move around the top floor so he eventually gets into the corner. When the enemies go up the stairs they will turn and look towards him leaving you to shoot them in the back. I suggest you get the fp6 shotgun as it is a 1 shot kill even on the decimation class enemies. Very easy to do and I got it in about 25 minutes.
JJBDude48Not going to vote yet as not entirely sure this works. I only managed to get to round 9 and then guys with shields came up to me and I wasn't able to kill them. As for my team mate he died quite early on so was no use. Definitely not a very easy achievement though....
Posted by JJBDude48 on 10 Nov 13 at 16:30
MCmichaelD@JJBDude48
You need to keep your teammate alive. Keep him in the corner of the top floor and the shield guys will turn their backs towards him.
Posted by MCmichaelD on 10 Nov 13 at 16:47
WackFiendI can say that this solution was very helpful and made the process significantly easier and worry-free. I had been trying to get the achievement on Stonehaven as well, but never thought to camp that particular building.

The "corner" in question that you want your squadmate to stand in is the one closet to the door. If you are camping on the stairs facing the door, your squadmate should be just about right in front of you. As enemies approach, they will climb the stairs and turn to look at him, leaving you to shoot them without a problem. This is particular useful for the shield guys. I found the easiest way to get him to this specific spot was to run out of the house and then back to my spot before he re-entered. He seemed to go to that spot automatically. This is easier than trying to walk around the second floor to get him in the right spot.

Every once in a while I would have one of the Enforcers stop just outside the doorway and shoot at me, and much less frequently one of the Decimators would stop all the way at the waterfall in the distance shooting his grenades at me. In this case I would switch to my other weapon (I picked up an AK-12 from a crate, but anything will do) and killed them. The Decimator took some time, but luckily his grenades never reached me so I had nothing to worry about. You can save him for last if need be.

Once you pick up the FP6, which is SUPER EFFECTIVE, there's no need to run out from the stairs to grab ammo or anything. You've got 50 shells and the gun is a 1-hit kill, so don't bother with the ammo or upgrade tokens. Leave the supply drops for once enemies are dead. If it wasn't a perk I just kept switching it to ammo. On loot rounds, I found that Vultures were very useful in killing enemies before they even got to you, with Super Hinds a close second. Don't even bother with the Helo Scout or Trinity Missile.
Posted by WackFiend on 11 Nov 13 at 04:46
EweStickyCowWackFiend's advice is pretty solid, and the method itself works perfectly. The only thing I would recommend is instead of using a long range gun for far off enemies that stop to shoot you, stand so that you are half obscured by the stair case wall and enemies can't see you until they are on the stairs.

In the later waves a gun that you haven't been leveling up take a LONG time to kill anything, so it's much safer to just stick to your shotgun.
Posted by EweStickyCow on 11 Nov 13 at 11:03
MCmichaelDYes you are both correct. Wacky the part with using a longe range gun, I would go prone on the corner of the stairs and shoot through the doors.
Posted by MCmichaelD on 11 Nov 13 at 12:59
Ice TwistersI did it with randoms, I can't remember the map but there's a stairway leading to a small room with a window and it's the only entrance.
If someone went down they just blocked the door and we could shoot them and get the guy up.
I used the FP6 as its a good weapon to use here as it's all close range.

Also an easier way is -I heard you can randomly join someone who is near wave 20 and still unlock the achievement :P
Posted by Ice Twisters on 12 Nov 13 at 03:42
carlthepenguin7I made it to and failed on round 20 and the achievement didn't pop has this happened to anyone else?
Posted by carlthepenguin7 on 17 Nov 13 at 16:51
Ice TwistersEven though it says reach round 20 you have to beat it
Posted by Ice Twisters on 17 Nov 13 at 17:08
mmcqueenie90Brilliant guide. Made this an absolute doddle.
Posted by mmcqueenie90 on 18 Nov 13 at 19:54
PuckJunkieI still had problems - the teammate AI would run around instead of staying upstairs, and the shield-carrying enemies would inevitably wind up focusing on me at some point. They usually killed me if there were more than one or two of them. I highly recommend signing in a second controller and playing splitscreen as mentioned by the other guide. You can move your guest into just the right spot, and they never move. Plus you get an extra Ghost.
Posted by PuckJunkie on 25 Nov 13 at 04:12
Mister BudsThis sucks. I've failed this seven times now. First time I never got a FP6 drop. All the other tries it stops giving ammo fill-ups around wave 11. What the hell?
Posted by Mister Buds on 10 Dec 13 at 16:10
MCmichaelDMister, double tap the perk drops twice for ammo
Posted by MCmichaelD on 10 Dec 13 at 16:18
Mister Buds^ Thank you. Didn't know you could do that. Made it a breeze!
Posted by Mister Buds on 10 Dec 13 at 16:46
WirelessYoshiEasily the best way to do this +1 from me :D
Posted by WirelessYoshi on 01 Jan 14 at 01:23
Poopdog M60RiotExtreme easy to do 4 player online on prison break. Even with 3 randoms noone was ever downed all camped in the guard tower.
Posted by Poopdog M60Riot on 08 Jan 14 at 19:58
D ii N N YRight shielder got me round 17, good solution though, can see how it works. Just better work for me next time :P
Posted by D ii N N Y on 24 Jan 14 at 13:10
Roose91How do you even do this with randoms though? I thought you can only set it up via Private Match.
Posted by Roose91 on 02 Feb 14 at 01:10
ArtemasPretty easy to do, just make sure you flank around the riot shield guys (lure them up stairs and sprint behind them) and watch for dogs, those buggers can be tough.

Grab sentry guns whenever you can, and place them on the bottom floor facing the stairs. They really help after round 10 (just keep in mind they expire at the end of the round and you only get 2-3 if you are lucky)
Posted by Artemas on 22 Feb 14 at 02:19
Artemas*when playing on the stone haven map in the house described by the guide.
Posted by Artemas on 22 Feb 14 at 02:20
HyacinthHouse71I tried this on split screen (by myself) and I am having a tough time getting both guys in position before the enemies kill one person. I read the thing that was said about "call in your squad mate," how do you do this?
Posted by HyacinthHouse71 on 27 Feb 14 at 13:42
HyacinthHouse71Also, I have played a total of about 25-30 rounds across my various attempts and I have never seen any shotgun drop. Is there some way to influence what drops? It seems all that drops are perks, sniper rifles, and smgs. And can you have two good weapons, or is it just a primary and a pistol only?
Posted by HyacinthHouse71 on 27 Feb 14 at 13:45
HyacinthHouse71I ended up getting the achievement with a group of 4. It was quick and easy that way.
Posted by HyacinthHouse71 on 27 Feb 14 at 18:46
Pirate PivoDid it first attempt with this solution! Cheers!
Posted by Pirate Pivo on 04 Apr 14 at 21:42
Warboy925Dumb question, but how do I even start "Safeguard"? I only see Extinction........
Posted by Warboy925 on 16 Feb 16 at 01:10
Elliot PiersonSlack solution. Spelling mistakes and lots of missing information
Posted by Elliot Pierson on 12 Jun 17 at 10:43
EarthboundXTook me one try once I realized where I was supposed to stand. Worked great.
Posted by EarthboundX on 26 Jun 17 at 09:30
GsO LightGood guide, also remember to pick up the sentry gun or attack helicopter when the killstreak rewards drop, they are very helpful.
Posted by GsO Light on 27 Feb 18 at 04:26