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H3: ODST: Complete NMPD HQ without firing the Sniper Rifle on Heroic or Legendary.

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As long as you do not fire the sniper rifle, you will get the achievement. I did this on Legendary and simply gave the sniper rifle to Buck. EDIT: The comments seem to suggest that giving the sniper or beam rifle to Buck can cause the achievement to unlock. So it is probably best to simply abandon the sniper rifle with a plasma pistol at the first possible opportunity.

For the most part, you are going to want to be Noob Comboing all the brutes for the first portion of the mission (and further if you don't find any other weapons.)

The layout of the mission means that a pistol with serve you better than a sniper rifle will anyways. If you have already completed the level on legendary then just run through on heroic, however if you have yet to complete it on legendary and are at least somewhat competent at the game, then play through on Legendary and get the level out of the way whilst also dealing with this achievement.

EDIT: While you cannot use the sniper rifle, you can use the Beam Rifle. Thank you to the people who have checked this.
Mr FiddlerI handed over the sniper rifle at the beginning of the mission, did not fire a shot and was playing on legendary but nothing unlocked. A friend of mine said he experienced the same thing. Yay for buggy achievements!!! angry
Posted by Mr Fiddler on 02 Jun 15 at 16:08
HurballJust a quick note that you are allowed to use the Beam Rifles dotted around the mission and this achievement will unlock just fine.
Posted by Hurball on 03 Jun 15 at 13:12
strikeout2424Just reconfirming what Hurball stated: Beam Rifles are fine to use and it'll still unlock.
Posted by strikeout2424 on 05 Jun 15 at 17:50
AHuge RedDragonHad the same issue as Mr Fiddler... Sucks
Posted by AHuge RedDragon on 07 Jun 15 at 01:19
bean is not proalso confirming that beam rifles are ok to use
Posted by bean is not pro on 07 Jun 15 at 02:24
gazhibsto be honest, as Mr Fiddler says, giving buck the sniper makes him very reluctant to fire. So i gave a carbine and he was shooting away quite happily, he did fire the sniper and its just unlocked. So no issues there.
Posted by gazhibs on 08 Jun 15 at 17:25
x Kieren xMr Fiddler happened to me. So it might be a buggy way to go about it. I'll retry and just dump the sniper for another weapon and leave buck with his original shooter.
Posted by x Kieren x on 15 Oct 15 at 15:01
MikeBugslayerAs of December 2020, giving the sniper to Buck can bug the achievement. I gave the sniper and didn't use either sniper or beam and it didn't unlock on Heroic.
Posted by MikeBugslayer today at 08:34