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Deadeye

Shoot 10 enemies off zip lines.

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RedSVORedSVO158,461
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You can get this achievement after completing the game, which kind of takes the pressure off don't you think?

I don't take credit for the solution although I can vouch for it, it is still exploitable in the Xbox One edition as shown in this guide: Solution for Deadeye in Tomb Raider

Go to Helicopter Hill. Re-establish the zip line as shown, and climb it. As soon as you see the baddies, jump back on the line and after dropping off, get ready to do some shooting! As long as you don't kill these guys on the platform (where they spawn and come at you from), but rather after they jump on the line, rinse and repeat as they spawn in twos!

No second playthru required!

Enjoy!

EDIT: Please read PiCkLE SQU1D's solution below if you are having trouble.
This info is included in the comments section and I should have updated my solution. Sorry!
Unfortunately, if you kill the enemies - on the platform - before completing the game, they will not respawn. The only solution is to start a new game. Sorry.

To clarify, if you kill the enemy while they are on the platform - they will not respawn. If you go to the platform, and let them follow you off of the platform - its a turkey shoot. Shoot them on the line or after they drop - no penalty. They will respawn every time you come to this area and follow the instructions to get them to respawn. However, if they die on the original platform anytime during the game, they will not respawn.

My tactic was to go to the platform the enemy spawns from, deploy and hop onto the zip line to the upper platform, turn around and hide. Shoot the enemy AFTER they had jumped up onto the line, never while they are on the platform.
EscapeTheRoachWhere is Helicopter Hill? smile
Posted by EscapeTheRoach on 30 Mar 14 at 18:43
RedSVOShantytown. If you are at a Base Camp, you can cycle thru the list of Base Camps and Helicopter Hill is listed if you have been there.
Posted by RedSVO on 30 Mar 14 at 22:26
Dat PugI have completed the game and have followed the walkthrough exactly but the guys at the top still won't spawn. Every other enemy in the area will at some point, but the tower ones won't, even during the day. I read that if you kill them up there at any point in the game they will never spawn again, is this true?
Posted by Dat Pug on 09 May 14 at 21:39
RedSVOSorry for the delay in responding.

Unfortunately, if you kill these guys - on the platform - before completing the game, they will not respawn. The only solution is to start a new game. Sorry.

To clarify, if you kill them while they are on the platform - they will not respawn. If you go to the platform, and let them follow you off of the platform - its a turkey shoot. Shoot them on the line or after they drop - no penalty. They will respawn every time you come to this area and follow the instructions to get them to respawn. But, if they die on the original platform anytime during the game, they will not respawn.

Hope this helps :-)
Posted by RedSVO on 15 May 14 at 22:58
boxandthefuzzDoes anyone know if this is glitched? I didn't get it through the first pkaythrough but I've probably killed at least 40 guys off zip line on helicopter hill and no achievement has yet popped.
Posted by boxandthefuzz on 12 Oct 14 at 13:48
SteviefullIm assuming no, but anyone popped this during multiplayer?
Posted by Steviefull on 26 Jan 15 at 08:07
Godfa7h3rConfirming this only worked for me with head shots. Lots of other comments in the 360 guide saying the same. Otherwise this worked perfectly.
Posted by Godfa7h3r on 02 Mar 15 at 23:23
KilldbyNecropsyNo headshots required as I used the shotgun. I did it on a second playthrough and I got t exactly on the 10th kill.
Posted by KilldbyNecropsy on 14 May 15 at 15:45
PrezesmaksCheevo is defo glitched. Im just after shantytown now (caves) and still nothing although I'm pretty sure I've killed at least 10 "zippers" already. Hopefully there will be 1,2 more sections so hopefully will get it eventually. Fingers crossed...
Posted by Prezesmaks on 02 Jul 15 at 17:51
iPlatfootMake sure that you don't kill them when they are still on the tower. It might be tricky setting up the zipline with them bashing your skull in, but if they die on the tower they won't respawn anymore, like at all.
Posted by iPlatfoot on 22 Sep 15 at 19:12
Julz D 01Willl not unlock for me in any location.
Posted by Julz D 01 on 24 Sep 15 at 00:52
YOOPER 906I've killed at least 50 so far and still nothing. I will try 10 headshots then 10 shotgun kills.
Posted by YOOPER 906 on 14 Oct 15 at 19:33
YOOPER 906I can confirm that after focusing only on headshots, the achievement unlocked after my 4th headshot. This is 4 headshots that I counted, I must have gotten 6 when I was just randomly shooting them. I held LB and used my bow, once I killed the 2 enemies, I went back up the zipline and repeated. It was easier for me to get headshots with the bow (making sure I pulled all the way back before shooting) then getting shotgun kills. I can also confirm that you must kill them when they're on the zipline, not after they are falling. So instead of shooting 10 off, you are supposed to kill 10 while they are on. This is also how you are supposed to get the zipline kill achievement in multiplayer. Hope this helps anyone else who is having trouble. :)
Posted by YOOPER 906 on 14 Oct 15 at 21:16
tobiasvlCan confirm that headshots worked for me too. Farmed a lot of zipline kills with the spawn point exploit in Shantytown without it popping.

I also had some issues/bugs with using the bow; when hitting the enemy on the zipline, they'd suddenly stop mid-zip as if they were standing on an invisible platform, drop dead on it as if they were standing on the ground, and then fall down to the actual ground.

Switched to the pistol and aimed for the head, got it almost at once.
Posted by tobiasvl on 18 Oct 15 at 13:29
DjuddDoesn't work for me :(
1st over 10 shots with the Shotgun, then read here that it should be headshots. Then over 10 headshots with the MP, nothing. Then read some did with the pistol, shot over ten with it - nothing....
Posted by Djudd on 22 Oct 15 at 20:56
YOOPER 906I used bow and also used LB to kind of slow time. I pulled the bow back as far as I could by holding RT also. Hope this helps, it might still take a few more than 10.
Posted by YOOPER 906 on 22 Oct 15 at 21:07
its whatevaThanks for this. Using this method, I got this achievement and the Get Over Here! achievement right after.
Posted by its whateva on 15 Nov 15 at 20:41
xSAYZARxLike some people here, I know I must have killed over 30 from a zip line. The last I did was I killed 11 in a row with a pistol, all in one session, without stopping to save on the base camp. I have not used the bow and I have not focused on headshots. Surprises me that a few have done the headshot approach with no success. I don't know why this is so much of a pain.
Posted by xSAYZARx on 14 Dec 15 at 19:39
MichalKVI used exploding arrows. It is one hit kill and it is easier than headshots.
Posted by MichalKV on 03 Feb 16 at 10:04
RELENTTTTcan you reload check points?
Posted by RELENTTTT on 26 May 16 at 08:13
THEpaynexkillerPatched

/doesnt work

/nope:(
Posted by THEpaynexkiller on 04 Aug 16 at 15:02
BeanpotterWorked a treat, thx.
Posted by Beanpotter on 10 Sep 16 at 16:50
SniggitJust did this. It still works after u finnish the game. Just do headshots!!! Seems as if any other way will not make it pop. I really suck so i finnished the game and didn't knock one person off a zipline "the whole 1st play through". Then at 100% complete i looked up this guide and went back to "Helicopter Hill", and had to set up the zip line. Now if u have trouble setting up the line (cause they like to kill u before u can) do this: "Do not kill the guards just climb up there and let them see u and chase u away from the tower and then run back". As long as u don't kill them they won't spawn up there and u can set up the zip line easy. Then make sure u kill them away from the tower they come from. Now just save by making a pit stop at the camp and bam your zipline is set. I must of killed like 50 of them (using the bow) off the zipline and nothing popped (im a really bad shot. Lol). Then i just did head shots (very hard for me to do). I counted them and achievement popped at 10 headshots exactly. Im on the xbone version, just fyi.... Thank u for your guide dude saved me a lot of trouble. toast
Posted by Sniggit on 09 Dec 16 at 03:46
THEpaynexkillerThis doesn't work.
Posted by THEpaynexkiller on 15 Dec 16 at 00:18
Me A Rude B0yJust finished the game and missed this cheevo.

Can confirm that this solution is still working and make sure you are going for headshots only!
Posted by Me A Rude B0y on 08 Jan 17 at 07:40
Warboy925I had to restart this game because I missed this and the 25 counter dodges......

Unfortunately, in the heat of the moment, I killed those guys on the darn platform

So (like I said), I restarted the story, and got to the point where I reached Helicopter Hill, killed all the guys that were story related spawns, then I made the zip line, and tried to get them to spawn....no dice.......went to the main gate for the story, killed the spawns there, went back to the spawn point, tried to get them to spawn......nothing, I assume they spawn later in the story, so I will update this forum on the VERY soonest in the story when you can grind this......
Posted by Warboy925 on 09 Jul 17 at 08:07
kevthejediUsed this last night successfully, killed more than 10 on the zip line, but I also had a few deaths where I jumped and for some reason didn't grab on to the zip line myself. My guess is that kills aren't saved to the total until you save the game at a base camp, so your count is resetting if you die.

I used this point to complete the dodge counter achievement as well, just keep spawning them but let them get to the bottom of the zip line for that one.
Posted by kevthejedi on 03 Sep 18 at 08:18
psybOltOnI'm sure I cleaned the place while playing, but after finishing the game 100% and came back to this spot the enemies spawned and kept respawning.
I did a lot and died, then more than 10 again where they fell to their death, and when finally started to kill them on the rope with bow headshots got the achievement unlocked.
Thank you for the solution, great game but wouldn't want to start over.
Posted by psybOltOn on 09 Nov 19 at 22:05
RedSVOtoast
Posted by RedSVO on 10 Nov 19 at 17:51
x KinectNinja xIt does seem that only headshots count at helicopter hill. Killed like 20 of them there and no cheevo. Checked comments here then did 2 headshots and cheevo popped.
Posted by x KinectNinja x on 13 Feb at 23:24