Call of Duty: Ghosts (Xbox 360)

Howdy, and welcome to the True Achievements walkthrough for Call of Duty: Ghosts.

In the following pages, I will detail how to earn each achievement in the game - across Single Player and Extinction modes. Please note: whilst I put '2 playthroughs required', you could complete the Single Player campaign in one playthrough and another sizeable amount of Extinction missions.

Call of Duty Ghosts is the 10th installment in the Call of Duty franchise. The campaign was written by award-winning writer Stephen Gaghan (Syriana, Traffic), and developed by Infinty Ward. Here is a brief synopsis of the campaign:

"Set to occur ten years after a devastating mass event, the United States of America is no longer a superpower, with its economy and government in ashes. The remainder of the nation's Special Operations forces, the Ghosts, fight a newly emerged technologically-superior global power not for freedom, or liberty, but simply to survive."

Good luck, as the game's a relatively short, fun completion.

The following are some tips and tricks I have for you while completing Call of Duty: Ghosts.

  1. Before you start a mission, look at the achievements for that specific mission.
  2. Take and stay in cover: this will ensure that you won't die frequently; and with the new contextual lean system, firing in cover will be MUCH easier.
  3. Make sure you keep progressing through each section of the mission. If you sit in one spot for too long, there will be a decent number of reinforcements of your enemies.
  4. Once you pick up enemies guns, reload them.
  5. Pick up enemies guns frequently; not too frequently, because you want a gun that you can rely on.
  6. On Hardened, and especially Veteran, watch out for grenades being spammed your way. If a grenade is lobbed next to you, slide to the nearest spot of cover.

Extinction Mode:
An in-depth Extinction mode section of tips and tricks will be in the Extinction mode section. But here are a few basic tips:

  1. Buy weapons early. This will ensure that you have a decent amount of firepower for the barrier leading to the city.
  2. Conserve ammo. Ammo costs, so be conservative with it.
  3. Use traps often, effectively. By this, I mean don't spam traps. If you are having trouble, or come across a challenge that has to do with traps, use them OFTEN.
  4. Get a group of 3 people who you can trust, who are half decent -- most importantly, get team players.
  5. Keep around 1,250 in reserve - spend the rest.
  6. Don't get greedy; stay calm; try to focus. The previously mentioned three are essential in completing the game.
  7. Finally: Stay committed to the game. If you stay focussed on the challenges at hand you should be good.

Call of Duty: Ghosts

A walkthrough by AFalcon90

Welcome to the Story section of the walkthrough for Call of Duty: Ghosts. The story section is split into several sections - one section for each mission. Each section will have the story-related achievement, the Rorke File that goes towards the Rorke File achievement, and any other missable achievements that are associated with the certain mission. Thanks to NTA Game Guides and JFK, for the used videos in this guide.

Note: in order to unlock Extinction mode, you have to play the first five missions of the campaign. The campaign achievements are in order of how they are unlocked.

In this years iteration of Call of Duty, the intel comes in the form of Rorke Files. Rorke files will be included at the end of each mission. If you collect all 18 Rorke Files, you will earn this achievement:

Audiophile

Collect all 18 Rorke files.

Audiophile
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Displayed above is a Rorke File computer.

Mission #1: Ghost Stories

The prologue consists of an introduction to the Ghost's, the main characters - Elias, Hesh and Logan; and an overview of the 'mass event' that occurs a space station, and on Earth.

Spatial Awareness

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

Spatial Awareness
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On the space station, after the Federation attacks the station, and you take the MTAR-X from an invader, kill the enemy with his gun and the achievement will unlock.

Ghost Stories

Escape. (Complete "Ghost Stories" on any difficulty.)

Ghost Stories
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Story related. Cannot be missed. Achievement will unlock after completing the very short prologue.

Below is a brief description as to where the intel is located for this mission:

After you finish in Space and you become the person on the ground again, hug the right hand side and the first building should have a car in the drive way. Jump over it and run into the open door. The Rorke File can be found on the floor.

See 0:07 in the video above.

Mission #2: Brave New World

Brave New World elaborates as to why the Federation attacked the U.S., and what conditions are like under the Federation's occupation.

Liberty Wall

Take down both attack helicopters in Brave New World.

Liberty Wall
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The afore mentioned achievement isn't really missable, but it may be tricky for some players to hit their target (helicopters). At the end of the missions, you will just have ran out of a sewer grate, and then will proceed to go to a large door leading outside 'the Wall.' Grab a rocket launcher, and shoot down the two helicopters that approach you. The missiles can be guided by aiming the lasers towards the targets. The first helicopter takes one hit, while the second one takes two.

Brave New World

Rendez-vous in Fort Santa Monica. (Complete "Brave New World" on any difficulty.)

Brave New World
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The achievement above will be obtained after playing through the mission "Brave New World" and cannot be missed.

Brief description as to where the intel is located for this mission:
When talking to your dad (Elias) at the end of the mission you will go up some stairs. It is on the table in the room. If you get to the balcony you have gone too far.

See 0:28 in the video above.

Mission #3: No Man's Land

You will be sent out by your father to go out into 'no man's land' and initiate reconnaissance of the Federation. At the end of the mission, you meet the main villainn of the game - Rorke.

Blimey O'Riley

Pounce on 10 enemies whilst controlling Riley.

Blimey O'Riley
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At a certain point in the game, you will be told to sync up with Riley, your dog, twice. The first time, you will get 4 kills; the second time around, you should get the other 6 required. Always pick off the enemies that are wandering alone and press RT to take them down.

No Man's Land

Make it to San Diego. (Complete "No Man's Land" on any difficulty.)

No Man's Land
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Story related. Cannot be missed.

Brief description as to where the intel is located for this mission:
Just after you finish being Riley for the first time, you fight your way through a small construction site (Doesn't look like one though, but it does have diggers and things). At the end of it you will come to a metal building. (Look to the left of the door, there are three portable toilets next to it). Walk in the building and it is sat on the table.

See 0:50 in the intel video above.

Mission #4: Struck Down

In this mission, you infiltrate a Federation stadium in order to find your fellow Ghost, Ajax. Also, you learn more about two prominent Ghosts - Merrick and Keegan.

Waste Not

Every shot with the remote sniper kills a person or vehicle.

Waste Not
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The previously mentioned achievement has to do with killing every person that a remote sniper bullet is aimed at. In total, there are four remote sniper sections. Don't shoot at anything that is moving; but only shoot at persons that you feel confident in hitting. If you miss a shot, reload your last checkpoint. This achievement will unlock at the end of the mission.

Struck Down

Find Ajax. (Complete "Struck Down" on any difficulty.)

Struck Down
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Story related. Cannot be missed.

Brief description as to where the intel is located for this mission:
After you breach the room (Not the sniper part, you will throw tear gas into the room before killing people). Look to the left and you will see some lockers, one of them doesn't have a shirt in it. Go to that one and pick up the Rorke Intel. This room is also the room where you will discover that all Ghost-members are targets.

See 1:06 in the intel video above.

Mission #5: Homecoming

Advance 4 missions; when the Federation attacks 'the wall' and your fort, you repel their invasion, the Ghosts rescue you, a surprise happens,

Go Ugly Early

A-10 strafe 50 enemies.

Go Ugly Early
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This will come early in the mission; you will get this achievement when enemies attack from the beach. Once you get into the battered drone array, you will be given a laptop. To access the A-10 drone, press UP on the D-pad. You will get around 5 tries. Aim for the advancing troops on the beach, and you should get your 50 kills, or more.

Homecoming

Defend LA. (Complete "Homecoming" on any difficulty.)

Homecoming
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Story related, cannot be missed.

Brief description as to where the intel is located for this mission:
At the very start of the mission you enter a building. Instead of running up the stairs go to the left. You will find it on a table.

See 1:17 in intel video above.

Mission #6: Legends Never Die

This is a flashback mission. It will provide more background information on Rorke, 'The Ghost Killer.'

It Came from Below!

Kill 6 enemies with the knife while underwater in "Legends Never Die".

It Came from Below!
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Try to attempt this on your 1st playthorugh, if you choose to do one on an easier difficulty. There is only 7 or so enemies in the water, so you have to be diligent; and stealthy. The first kill will come when Rorke 'helps' you; the rest will come in the latter part of the level. Do not attempt this on Veteran, as you will die in 3 hits and enemies are more aggressive.

Legends Never Die

Hunt down Almagro. (Complete "Legends Never Die" on any difficulty.)

Legends Never Die
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Story related. Cannot be missed.

Brief description as to where the intel is located for this mission:
After you get out of the flood, you walk across a walkway that starts breaking. When you get across it, you end up in a building. Two people will be in there and your teammate will shoot at them. To the left of the door in that room is a desk with the collectible on there.

See 1:34 in the intel video above.

Mission #7: Federation Day

You will be placed in the heart of the Federation - its capital. You are tasked with capturing one of Rorke's affiliates. You don't capture him, but you do gain intel on him.

Sleeping Beauty

Kill sleeping enemy in face down rappel section

Sleeping Beauty
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This achievement will come in the second rappel section, but not right from the start of it. Keep going down the same path you started on while looking at the side of the skyscraper. Once you notice some red plants, you will see a guy sleeping in a chair. Shoot him to unlock this achievement.

Carbon Faceprint

Catch the photocopier with your face.

Carbon Faceprint
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You will earn this achievement on the third rappel section. Wait for a photocopier to be flung out the window - do not move once the sequence starts. It will not kill you, but even when it does, the achievement will unlock. The two previous achievements can be viewed in the video below:

Federation Day

Gather intel on Rorke. (Complete "Federation Day" on any difficulty.)

Federation Day
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Story related. Cannot be missed.

Brief description as to where the intel is located for this mission:
Once you get into the building, go around the left hand side wall and enter the first door. It is in that room on one of the desks.

See 1:48 in the intel video above.

Mission #8: Birds of Prey

You are tasked with capturing Rorke. Ofcourse you succeed, and bring him aboard your dads' plane.

Burn Baby Burn

Destroy 80 fuel containers.

Burn Baby Burn
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This achievement is slightly difficult. You need to destroy 80 fuel containers. When you first fly in, shoot the propane tanks on the top of some of the buildings. These will account for the first 20 or so fuel containers. Note: some will not explode. This is OK, they are not meant too. Then, while in the football compound, spam rockets and bullets onto the top of some rooftops. There is a better explanation in the video below:

Birds of Prey

Capture Rorke (Complete "Birds of Prey" on any difficulty.)

Birds of Prey
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Story related; cannot be missed.

Brief description as to where the intel is located for this mission:
The second time you are on foot, you will clear out a rooftop and breach into a door. When you do, the intel is sat on a desk right in front of you. You will want to be fast getting it though as the mission ends a few seconds after entering the room.

See 2:02 in the intel video above.

Mission #9: The Hunted

After you capture Rorke, you bring him on to a plane. Rorke attacks the plane, the plane goes down, and you are left, stranded, for the first part of the mission. For the second part of the mission, you and your team try to escape from the jungle.

Jungle Ghosts

Finish the mission without breaking stealth.

Jungle Ghosts
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For this achievement, you need to complete the mission without be spotted. This is slightly difficult, and should be done on your first playthrough if you choose to do two playthroughs. Here is my biggest tip: do not engage anyone unless you are told to, or if they are in your way and you know that you will NOT be spotted when killing him.
For the first part of the mission when you are moving towards your team, you should hug the left side at all times. You will only need to kill 2 or 3 enemies (before they spot you of course), you will pass the collectible just before joining your team and there is a small chance you will alert any other enemy while following this path. For the second part of the mission, follow the instructions and you should be good to go.

The Hunted

Make it out alive (Complete "The Hunted" on any difficulty.)

The Hunted
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This achievement is story-related, and therefore cannot be missed.

Brief description as to where the intel is located for this mission:
Just before you meet up with your team, you will see a waterfall. It is on a rock right next to it.

See 2:14 in the intel video above.

Mission #10: Clockwork

You are tasked with infiltrating a Federation outpost, when you find... well, you'll just have to find out.

Deep Freeze

Drop 8 vehicles into ice holes.

Deep Freeze
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For this achievement, you have to create holes in the ice which make the cars going over them spin out. This comes in the very last part of the mission: you have to put the hole in front of the jeep for the achievement to unlock as seen below the video.

Clockwork

Hack the system (Complete "Clockwork" on any difficulty.)

Clockwork
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This achievement is story-related, and therefore cannot be missed.

Brief description as to where the intel is located for this mission:
When the power goes out, you walk through the metal detectors and find a room with a lot of windows in it. Break the glass, jump in and get it.

See 2:22 in the intel video above.

Mission #11: Atlas Falls

Elias orders you to attack a Federation oil platform and destroy it - needless to say, you succeed.

Piece of cake

Storm the common room and kill everyone without taking damage on Veteran.

Piece of cake
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Note: this achievement can only be obtained on Veteran difficulty, I recommend doing this on your SECOND PLAYTHROUGH; DO NOT use any flashbangs in the first part of the mission.

Once you rappel up to the rig, and go down the alleyway, you will reach a wooden door. You will be instructed to place a breaching charge on it. Hesh will push you down.

Once you are pushed down, and the charge is done dismantling the door, throw a flashbang. Then, you need to slide to Hesh and Merrick once they secure their position. Keep down for about a minute... let Merrick and Hesh do all of the work. Throw a frag grenade cooked two bars. Then, throw another flashbang and advance. Again, let Merrick and Hesh do all of the work. Keep doing this until the room is secure.

Grindin'

Blow the pressure valves on your first attempt.

Grindin'
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For this achievement, you need to keep the pressure regulators in the safe area. This achievement can be described as missable, but isn't that hard to obtain. You just need to have a steady hand as seen in this video below.

Atlas Falls

Distract the Federation Fleet. (Complete "Atlas Falls" on any difficulty.)

Atlas Falls
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Story related, so therefore it cannot be missed.

Brief description as to where the intel is located for this mission:
You will enter a room and it will only have one person in it. Your team mate will grab him and do something with him. Look to the right and you will see a small room, the intel is sat on top of a filing cabinet.

See 2:42 in the intel video.

Mission #12: Into the Deep

This mission takes place underwater and involves you to take down a Federation ship.

David & Goliath

Take down the LCS on the first go.

David & Goliath
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The aforementioned achievement is very hard to miss. You are given an underwater missile with which you have to destroy a Federation battle carrier with. It is better explained in the video below.

Into the Deep

Destroy the enemy ship (Complete "Into The Deep" on any difficulty.)

Into the Deep
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This achievement is story related, and unlocked after you destroy the ship, and escape successfully. The only part I had trouble with is the part with the shark. For this part, just move slowly and do the things the AI tells you to do. DO NOT shoot the shark.

Brief description as to where the intel is located for this mission:
Once you blow up the ship and start swimming away from all the falling rubble, you will encounter some enemies just as you reach the top of the falling ship. Just to the right of the top of the ship is the intel on a rock.

See 3:01 in the intel video above.

Mission #13: End of the Line

You are tasked with infiltrating a Federation factory which makes ... (you'll have to find out) ... Shut down the facility to successfully complete the mission.

Cog in the machine

Kill 5 enemies without being detected before infiltrating Black Zone.

Cog in the machine
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This achievement is obtained very early on. Below is a brief description as to where the enemies are:

- Enemy 1: Automatically done through a takedown.
- Enemy 2: Near a train car early on, knife the enemy near it.
- Enemy 3: You are ordered to regroup. There is an enemy to the left - shoot him.
- Enemy 4: An ally takes a card to open a garage door. Line up on the right side of the door and get ready to quickly take the enemies out.
- Enemy 5: After you gain access to the main facility entrance, follow your teammate on the right side of the catwalks and shoot the enemy in the office through the glass.

End of the Line

Storm the factory (Complete "End of the Line" on any difficulty.)

End of the Line
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This achievement is story related, so therefore, it cannot be 'missed'.

Brief description as to where the intel is located for this mission:
Once you go through the metal door, you will come into a missile room. Run down the stairs then immediately turn around. It will be on a box. You know it is the right room because it will prompt you to press up on the D-PAD to use a camera.

See 3:22 in the intel video above.

Mission #14: Sin City

Rorke attacks your safehouse, capturing everyone but Keegan. You escape; Riley is injured. Time to make an escape.

Jack-pot

Destroy 21 slot machines.

Jack-pot
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There are just over 21 shootable slot machines. Once you go down a set of stairs after you clear the kitchen, you will see a boatload of slot machines; then, slightly after this, there is a balcony with slot machines. Aim up, and shoot one or more of them. The achievement will then pop.

Sin City

Plan your next move. (Complete "Sin City" on any difficulty.)

Sin City
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This achievement is story related, and therefore cannot be missed.

Brief description as to where the intel is located for this mission:
After you fight your way through the mall, you will come to a closed metal door/gate thing. A member of your team will open it enough for you to crouch through. Go through it and immediately turn left, it will be on a table.

See 3:36 in the intel video above.

Mission #15: All or Nothing

You are on a United States' aircraft carrier when the Federation is attacking it. You try to repel the invasion.

End of your rope

Cut a grappling hook rope with an enemy on it.

End of your rope
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When Hesh tells you to stop the enemies from boarding the ship, wait until there are two enemies on the rope, or if one enemy is close to the top. Press RT to cut the rope, and after killing two enemies on this way; the achievement will unlock.

All or nothing

Gather the troops. (Complete "All or Nothing" on any difficulty.)

All or nothing
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This achievement is story-related, and cannot be missed.

Brief description as to where the intel is located for this mission:
At the very start of the mission, turn around and look in all the beds, you will find it in one of them hidden behind a curtain on the right side of the bed.

See 3:52 in the intel video above.

Mission #16: Severed Ties

You are tasked with assaulting the Federation -- in a tank...

Fly-by-wire

Take out 3 out of 3 helicopters with the remote missile.

Fly-by-wire
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There are 3 helicopters in the start of the mission, simply press Y to switch to the patriot missile. Shoot down the three helicopters and the achievement will unlock. If you can't hit them head-on, press RT to detonate them before they hit the target.

Severed Ties

Destroy the Federation's satellite array. (Complete "Severed Ties" on any difficulty.)

Severed Ties
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Story related; cannot be missed. This achievement is fairly easy, and the mission should only take 15-20 minutes to complete.

Brief description as to where the intel is located for this mission:
After you launch the missile, you will go down some stairs and go through a door. When you go through the door make a turn down the first corridor on the right and go into the room on he left. The intel is in that room.

See 4:05 in the intel video above.

Mission #17: Loki

You are in space once again; you take the Federations' weapons array.

They look like ants

Destroy all enemy ground targets and kill no allies with the rods.

They look like ants
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This is one of the hardest achievements in the game. You need to be careful: aim away from the tanks and people. When you miss a red target or shot an ally (you will hear "Get your shots at the targets"), quickly reload your checkpoint. If you are too slow, you will need to replay the whole mission. Note: Some allies will not be marked with blue.

Loki

Commandeer the enemy space station. (Complete "Loki" on any difficulty.)

Loki
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This achievement is story related, and cannot be missed.

Brief description as to where the intel is located in this mission:
You try to get into the space station but the pipes burst and you get shot somewhere else. When that happens, go through the pipe bit in front of you and go up and left. The intel will be floating around.

See 4:21 in the video above.

Mission #18: The Ghost Killer

You are on a train pursuing Rorke. Your objective is to kill Rorke.

Tickets please

Shoot the grapple guys off the side of the train.

Tickets please
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After you destroy the helicopters, and when you are scaling the train, two enemies will rappel on; just kill them, and the achievement will unlock as seen below in the video below:

The Ghost Killer

Confront Rorke (Complete "The Ghost Killer" on any difficulty.)

The Ghost Killer
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This achievement is story related, and cannot be missed.

Brief description as to where the intel is located for this mission:
This is in the train carriage you spawn in so you can get it straight away. Don't even bother walking through the first door until you've picked. It should be on a desk in a small hallway.

See 4:45 in the video above.

When you've completed this campaign on the hardest difficulty, you will also unlock:

You've earned it

Earn the mask. Finish the campaign on Veteran.

You've earned it
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Other achievements

Safeguard

Finish 20 rounds in Safeguard.

Safeguard
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You can do this by yourself, or with others. Go to Squads > Safeguard (not Safeguard Extended) and choose how you want to play. It can be done on any map. If you are having trouble with this, below you can find a hints and tricks video. The achievement will unlock once the game ends after you've completed 20 waves.

Welcome to the section for the Extinction-mode achievements. Extinction should take you the longest to complete (in terms of achievements) clocking in at around 10 or so hours.

"Extinction is a completely new 4 player, co-op game mode featuring a unique blend of fast-paced survival gameplay, base defense, player customization and class leveling rounding out this robust new Call of Duty: Ghosts game mode. Teamwork and communication are essential when playing Extinction, as your team faces an inhuman menace that has overrun an isolated Colorado town and you must eliminate the threat via any means necessary."
Source: CallOfDuty.com

Recommended loadout:

Pistol: Grach
Ammo: Normal/Explosive/Armor Piercing (focus on Armor Piercing)
Specials: Riot Shield/Feral Instincts/Sentry Gun - if your team needs you to change what you carry, do so.

City Dweller

Made it to the city in Regular or Hardcore difficulty.

City Dweller
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Cabin Fever

Make it to the cabin in Regular or Hardcore difficulty.

Cabin Fever
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I recommend doing this with two or four decent people. These two have to do with progressing through the different areas. In order to get past the big hives faster, try to throw propane tanks onto the biggest part of the hive.

Trash Picker

Scavenge 40 items in a single game in Regular or Hardcore difficulty.

Trash Picker
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The items that you pick from trash bag are upgrades for your weapons, ammo boxes, lethal- and tactical grenades. This is best done by yourself, so I suggest you are level 22, so that you can take a Sentry Gun with you.

If you do not feel comfortable doing this by yourself, get a friend or several friends to do this with whom you know will not take the drops.

You should get the achievement in the third area - the cabin area.

Any Means necessary

Get 50 kills with the electric fence and fire traps in one game in Regular or Hardcore difficulty.

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This is easier done with 1-3 people, but can be obtained with 4.

This can be done using a fire trap or an electric fence trap. Spam the hell out the traps. Try to use traps 15-20 times an area. Hint: Try to get a group of enemies to follow you; this will make it much easier.

Made it Out Alive

Escape 1st time in Regular or Hardcore difficulty.

Made it Out Alive
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You have to detonate the Nuke at the end of Extinction Mode and reach the bottom of the Map before the timer runs out. I suggest having a good team. I did the achievement with a group of friends that I have done boosting for all of the Call of Duty games with. Some of you may not be that luxury, so why not make/create some: Gaming Sessions. If you do end up escaping with the four people, you will earn the following achievements:

No Man Left

Escape with all four players in Regular or Hardcore difficulty.

No Man Left
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Sprinter

Reach the exfil chopper with 1:30 remaining on the clock in Regular or Hardcore difficulty.

Sprinter
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When running back, drop down Feral Instincts or have some else do so. This will improve sprinting endurance.

When running back after arming the nuke, there will be an alien hive before each section blocking your way until you hold off enemies for 30 seconds or so. To keep enemies busy, use a sentry gun. I would recommend doing this with 4 players as it will be much easier. Note: Not all of your team has to be in the helicopter for this to unlock; you can just be in there.

Throttled Escape

Escape using a relic in Regular or Hardcore difficulty.

Throttled Escape
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To unlock this achievement, you must escape in the Extinction mode with a relic active. You can choose a relic once you prestige after completing level 30 for the first time. Special credit goes out to Tgamesmaster for letting me use his solution to make the guide bigger.

Below are the relics:
Take More Damage - Aliens do increased damaged with their attacks.
Pistols Only - Weapon purchases are not allowed.
Smaller Wallet - Earn and carry less cash.
Mortal - No class selection available.
Do Less Damage - Inflict less damage against the aliens.

Here are some tips:

1. It is best to escape with 3 or 4 players, but if you are feeling lucky enough, try doing so by yourself or with another person.
2. Use the 'Smaller Wallet' relic for this achievement.

Additional Information:
1. Once you reset levels, and get to Prestige 1 - Level 1; all items will still be unlocked.
2. You can get rid of an active relic in your loadout and choose another relic, or get rid of the relic.
3. Only the person with the relic active in their loadout will get the achievement.

Completionist

Complete all Extinction challenges and escape in Regular or Hardcore difficulty.

Completionist
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No doubt, this is the hardest achievement in the game. Be extremely diligent in regards to the challenges. Also, have four people you know are good and who you trust.

This achievement is best done with 4 players so I've wrote this guide accordingly. Regardless, I've also listed the solo requirements if you feel you're up for it.

RECOMMENDED LOAD-OUTS: (Highly recommend level 22 for sentry turret and 25 for armor piercing ammo)

Player 1: Priority is Armor Piercing Ammo.
Class: Tank
Pistol Type: MP-443 Grach Pistol (Can change this to your preferred/best available)
Ammo Type: Armor Piercing Ammo (Can change this to your best available)
Team Support: Armor
Strike Package: Sentry Gun (If not then I.M.S.)
Equalizer: Riot Shield (Might help with the rhinos at the end)

Player 2: Priority is Team Booster.
Class: Tank
Pistol Type: MP-443 Grach Pistol (Can change this to your preferred/best available)
Ammo Type: Armor Piercing Ammo
Team Support: Team Booster
Strike Package: Sentry Gun (If not then I.M.S.)
Equalizer: Riot Shield (Might help with the rhinos at the end)

Player 3: Priority is Armor.
Class: Medic
Pistol Type: MP-443 Grach Pistol (Can change this to your preferred/best available)
Ammo Type: Armor Piercing Ammo
Team Support: Feral Instincts
Strike Package: Sentry Gun (If not then I.M.S.)
Equalizer: Minigun or Riot Shield (Might help with the barrier hives and rhinos at the end)

Player 4: Priority is Armor.
Class: Medic
Pistol Type: MP-443 Grach Pistol (Can change this to your preferred/best available)
Ammo Type: Armor Piercing Ammo
Team Support: Armor
Strike Package: Sentry Gun (If not then I.M.S.)
Equalizer: Minigun or Riot Shield (Might help with the barrier hives and rhinos at the end)

GENERAL SURVIVAL IDEA:

AREA 1 of 3 (MOTEL):
With the first four points (from the first two hives) fully upgrade your specific support type.

Player 1: Armor Piercing Ammo, then Pistols, then Feral Instincts
Player 2: Team Booster
Player 3: Feral Instincts
Player 4: Armor

Deploy the level 4 armor and ammo. Team booster won't be needed until the barrier hive. From here work on fully upgrading your sentry gun/I.M.S. On these next two barriers just finish their respective challenges and drop ammo/armor if needed. At this point you might want a primary weapon and personally the vector works pretty well for me.

Now you'll be at the first barrier hive. The trick to getting this done A.S.A.P. is to put down a turret/I.M.S. each facing away from the barrier hive to cover you. Then as soon as you see the hive's health bar appear, immediately put down team booster and lay into the inside of the largest spore (death machines especially will make this go fastest). Put down ammo/armor regularly with another team booster the second the 60 seconds of the first are up. This will make the barrier go a lot faster than if you waited for the chopper. With the barrier hive destroyed the enemy will stop re-spawning and you'll get 3,000 cash.

AREA 2 of 3 (CITY):
In this second area it is pretty much the same deal except all equipment will need to be put down more frequently. Keep the call-outs coming so that everyone knows what you need. You can start putting turrets down to cover the hives too at this point but be ready to turn them around if a challenge requires kills with X weapon. Once you turret/I.M.S. is fully upgraded start to work on tank/medic (only upgrade tank to 4/5 or you'll be slow at the end) as you'll need it for the next area then on whichever will best help you.

Once you get to the second barrier hive put down 2 turrets each and I.M.S.'s if you've got them. Don't worry about the points as you'll get them back in no time from the turrets. Just like the first barrier hive drop team booster/ammo/armor and lay into it. Just remember to kill the scorpions on the wall behind it before they spit on you.

AREA 3 of 3 (CABIN):
Last area! Every hive at this point will NEED the turrets/I.M.S.'s to cover the drill. Ammo/armor/team booster will need to continuously be put down. Especially armor (can't emphasize this enough)! This is pretty much the make or break for this achievement. If you get offered the sniper challenge or the trap one then things could get a little tricky but it might be worth still trying anyway. The accuracy one might also seem hard at this point but as long as you shoot the 1 bullet for 100% then let the turrets/I.M.S. do the work, you'll be fine. You should also keep dropping armor and knife them to help get things moving.

ONCE YOU GET THE OPTION TO ARM THE NUKE... WAIT! There is a little trick that will make a world of difference. Get your team to run back towards the alley leading from the city. Then with your back to it put down half of your equipment (turrets/I.M.S.'s) so that they'll cover you when you get there. Now with your other equipment do the same thing but at the first barrier in between the starting area and the city on the road. They won't be there yet but they'll spawn as you'll approach them on the way back from the nuke.

It is very important that you know that you CAN'T help the barrier along. No matter what each will take 20 seconds to disappear so just keep dropping equipment and focusing fire on the rhinos until then. Knowing this have everyone fully armored, at maximum ammo and next to the nuke ready. THEN drop team boost for everyone to pick up before quickly arming the nuke.

ESCAPE:
NOW arm the nuke and run to the first barrier. AS SOON AS you arrive drop all equipment, deploy riot shields if you have them (may need to melee to actually equip it on your back... you can see a shield icon by your health bar if it is in fact equipped) and lay into the rhinos. Have the medics revive anyone that goes down immediately. If you have a flare now would be a good time to drop it to draw attention away. Once the barrier is down run to the last and put down more turrets/I.M.S's if you can and again lay into the rhinos. From here it is a straight forward run to the end. Just remember that if so many go into the ring and the last gets downed you'll go without them and they'll miss out. So DON'T enter the ring until everyone is next to it ready.
clap*ACHIEVEMENT UNLOCKED*clap

CHALLENGES:

Now that we've covered the general idea to survive I'll go through each challenge and the most efficient way of doing them. The first is always one of two:

Use only melee attacks to damage aliens until the hive is destroyed.
Pretty straight forward, just stay close to the drill only using your knife to damage the aliens.

or...

Do not take any damage from aliens before the hive is destroyed.
Again easy enough. Stay back, stay together, stay focused.

Now the rest of the challenges aren't all too predictable but with some luck you'll get the easier ones. ALWAYS wait before you put the drill down just in case there is a challenge for not spending money/using ability for so long. This way you can have all the equipment already in play. Anyway, below you'll find a list of the other challenges.


Kill 25 aliens using pistols before the hive is destroyed. (15 solo)
Let me start off by saying that using special ammo with ANY of these weapon challenges will make them so much easier. This one specifically is insanely easy as it is your default weapon.

Find and kill the Leper in 30 seconds.
This is easy if you actually know what you're looking for. Basically it is just like the scout (normal alien) except it is slightly larger and has a red glow opposed to yellow/orange. One thing about it though is that it will sometimes be outside the playable zone in the first two areas. In the first I have seen him on the mound to the left of the barrier hive and in the second on a roof near the second barrier hive. However, this is not always the case - half the time he will be in the map. A REALLY helpful tip for this one is to have someone with feral instincts as they'll get a new vision which will highlight all the enemies in orange and more importantly the leper red! Making this A LOT easier.

Kill 25 aliens using shotguns before the hive is destroyed. (15 solo)
Use armor piercing ammo and have at least 2 players actively work on this. All equipment should be turned away/moved/not placed. The others shouldn't be killing at all. In the motel area there is a FP6 shotgun leaning against the lower floor of the motel under the stairs, next to a hive spawn. In the city area there is a bulldog against the electric wall on the far right coming from spawn. The cabin area has another bulldog on the wooden decking above the chopper contribution laptop room and a MTS-255 in the crater to your immediate right ahead.

Kill 25 aliens using SMGs before the hive is destroyed. (15 solo)
Same idea as shotgun. In the motel area there is a vector-CRB against the arch sitting on the right of the road and a vepr up the road against the building next to the motel sign. The city area has a CBJ-MS lying on the sidewalk by the electric wall.

Kill 25 aliens using assault rifles before the hive is destroyed. (15 solo)
Same idea as shotgun. The motel area has a AK-12 next to the second hive. The city has a SA-805 lying against the wall of the building on the right as you enter. The cabin area has a honey badger at the bottom of the barn and a MTAR-X at the top of the ladder from the crater.

Kill 25 aliens using LMGs before the hive is destroyed. (15 solo)
Same idea as shotgun. In the motel area there is a MR-28 in the grass to the right through the arch. In the city area there is a M27-IAR on top a wooden platform to the left as you first enter. In the cabin area there is a chain SAW at the top floor of the barn.

Kill 25 aliens using sniper rifles before the hive is destroyed. (15 solo)
Same idea as shotgun. There is a VKS in the motel area at the start on a mound of dirt to the right after the very first hive. In the cabin area there is a L115 around on the raised decking of the building straight ahead at the top of the road and another VKS under the decking (with the bulldog sitting on it) of the house to the left at the top of the road.

Spend $X before the hive is destroyed.
You'll get this just putting out equipment and turrets/I.M.S.'s as you go.

Kill 5 aliens while they are in the air before the hive is destroyed.
This one is quite tricky and will require some timing and guessing. Try to lead one or two crawlers along keeping your distance and timing your shots every time they jump (when they do). You may well find that this is easier to do with the scorpions if you get given the challenge far enough in as all they do is jump to get around.

Kill 10 aliens with turrets before the hive is destroyed. (5 solo)
If you have someone with a sentry turret this will be done in no time especially if you have a flare. Just stick it down in front of the turret and watch it do work.

Kill a scorpion with a melee before the hive is destroyed.
Like most challenges, divert your turret's attentions and move I.M.S.'s out of the way. Then get everyone to keep an eye out and knife it. Don't forget armor whilst you wait.

Protect a random player from entering last stand.
As long as the armor and ammo keeps coming, the turrets and I.M.S.'s are going, you'll all be fine. Any point after the first barrier hive put down team booster as much as possible too.

Do not bleed out before the hive is destroyed.
Same as protect X.

Do not go into last stand before the hive is destroyed.
Same as protect X.

Do not let the drill go below 50 health before the hive is destroyed.
There is no way to go wrong with this as you'll be able to repair it if it even manages to hit 75. Which it shouldn't with all the turrets and I.M.S's.

Keep shot accuracy at 75% or above before the hive is destroyed.
The trick to this is to hit 1 bullet then knife the rest of the enemies or if you're far enough in just get your turrets/I.M.S.'s to kill the aliens. Be sure to deploy plenty armor during this.

Keep shot accuracy at 50% or above before the hive is destroyed.
Exactly the same as the previous.

Kill 10 aliens with traps before the hive is destroyed. (5 solo)
If you're in the first area, use the electric fences. The second area, the fire trap or the electricity wall. With the third area having the electric fence or electricity running into the water. If you get this challenge in the third area it is going to be really difficult unless you're in the barn as you're equipment will most likely take all the kills. However if you are, turn your turrets away and drop a flare by a trap or run circles by it. Shouldn't be too troublesome.

Do not take any damage from exploding seeker aliens until the hive is destroyed.
Have your turrets and I.M.S.'s in place with you behind them then just focus your attention towards the meteors which start to appear after the half-way point. Each one spawns about 4 seekers - they are the little red tickers.

Don't reload for 60 seconds.
Just remember one thing whilst waiting out the time. Picking up ammo WILL reload your weapon if it has a full mag or not. However, if you quickly switch weapon you'll be fine. In the meantime put down equipment, armor and just use your knife.

Don't use any abilities for 90 seconds.
Don't touch your D-PAD. It's as simple as that. You can still pay to use an already placed turret. Other than that just use your knife to keep the aliens off the drill.

Don't spend any money for 2 minutes.
Same idea as don't use any abilities except you can't pay to use turrets either. So again just use your knife.

Kill 10 aliens with propane tanks before the hive is destroyed. (5 solo)
For this challenge I like to get a propane tank and place it in a fairly open area and run circles around it until there's a reasonable amount of enemies nearby. You can get around 3-5 aliens each time doing this. If you have a flare you could also place that next to the tank to make it even easier. There are plenty of tanks to go through in both areas so no worries if you're only getting a couple each time.

This is completely luck based --as far as which challenges you get-- so just restart if you fail a challenge and just keep trying. Eventually they'll give you the right challenges at the right times.

Howdy, and welcome to the section for the Call of Duty: Onslaught DLC.

Thanks to Maka for all of the Youtube videos.

Pushing Ahead

Gain access to the Compound area in Nightfall in Regular or Hardcore difficulty.

Pushing Ahead
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Weapon Facility

Gain access to the Facility in Nightfall in Regular or Hardcore difficulty.

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The two aforementioned achievements can be obtained by simply progressing through the different sections of the games. The 'Pushing Ahead'-achievement will be unlocked after you kill the first breeder; the 'Weapon Facility' achievement - after all of the hives are destroyed, and several boxes are removed.

Here are some tips for killing the first breeder:

Thanks to Andy Input for the video, it is very informative.

Undiscovered Truths

Find all the intel hidden in Nightfall.

Undiscovered Truths
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There are two types of intel: classified intel, and encrypted intel.

Classified intel can be picked up by searching random supply boxes.

Encrypted intel are permanent intel, and the following are their locations:

1. Area 2 - Upon entering area 2, use the stairs to the right side. Follow the balcony to find the laptop on the ground.

2. Area 2 - Upon entering area 2, head to the left to find a container with a fire trap next to it. Now with your pistol, get a running start, going towards the left side of the container, and jump onto the platform. You will find the laptop on the roof near the fencing.

3. Area 3 - Upon entering the Facility, there is a small booth on the left side, with some crates next to it. use the crates to get on top of the booth, and find the laptop here.

4.Area 3 - Upon entering the Facility, use the large ladder to get to the 3rd story on the outside of the area. Follow the scaffolding around the perimeter and jump over the broken section to find the laptop on the ground.

5. Final Area - During the final boss battle, if you run all the way across the area from where you enter, you will see a small toll booth. On the ground inside this toll booth, you will find this laptop.

Turnabout is Fair Play

Kill 50 Cryptids with the Venom-X weapon in Nightfall in Regular or Hardcore difficulty.

Turnabout is Fair Play
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The Venon-X weapon becomes availble after clearing the middle hive in the third area (the weapon's facility). Once you clear the said hive, you will have to hold X to pick up the weapon. Note: the Venom-x does not take up a weapons slot.

Ammo can be picked up from enemies that drop an egg-looking object.

Once you have the weapon, you will have to get fifty kills with it. Note: the achievement is cumulative, and is normally unlocked after your second or third playthrough.

Egg-stra XP!

Complete the Egg-Stra XP challenge and then destroy a hive in the Onslaught DLC package.

Egg-stra XP!
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This is the third-most difficult achievement on the DLC. This is difficult because you have to go into multiplayer and shoot the hives on the four maps and if you are not particulary good at multiplayer (such as I), then you will be dying often.

The most efficient, and currently, the only way to do this is to go to the 'Onslaught' playlist. Once you shoot a hive, a counter on the top left of the screen will show how many hives you have shot.

Here are the locations for each map, followed by a video:

Ignition - This hive is located in the underground section of the map. If you do not spawn as the Federation originally, go to the disfigured plane shell and go down the ramp. On the other hand, if you DO spawn as the Federation, you will see a bunker-type entrance as soon as you spawn. Go down the entrance to the bunker, and look on your right. You will see the hive on the right side. 1/4 complete!

Bay View - This is the most difficult hive to locate. The hive is located on the underside of the pier just outside the map. Go to the right corner of the map (by the lighthouse-type thing, you should be standing on three diagonal lines) and look across the way. Note: you will need at least an assault rifle to shoot the said hive. 2/4 complete!

Fog - For this one, you will need to look on the minimap. Go to the middle of the minimap. You should see light blue on the mini map. Go there, and go inside the cave. Find the light blue part (which should be a waterfall) and look to the left side of the said waterfall to find the hive. 3/4 complete!

Containment - This one is just outside the map. Go to the northernmost part of the map, off to the right on top of the white building that has barred windows, you should see something that resembles a hive. Climb on top of the green dumpster for a better shot, and fire! 4/4 complete!

To get the achievement, load up a game of Point of Contact or Nightfall via the Xbox Live tab and destroy a hive to gain the achievement.

Video:

Phantom Exterminator

Kill 5 Phantoms in one game in Regular or Hardcore difficulty.

Phantom Exterminator
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Phantoms are the new enemies in Nightfall. They are distinguishable by their glowy blue eyes, their rather large size, and their teleporting ability.

Try using an LMG or Assault Rifle in order to kill the Phantoms.

Note: you will need to be the person to inflict the final blow on the Phantom, thus killing it, in order to earn this achievement.

Pea Shooter

Kill a Rhino with only a pistol in Nightfall in Regular or Hardcore difficulty.

Pea Shooter
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For this achievement, you have to kill a Rhino with only a pistol. You CANNOT shoot the rhino even once with anything other than a pistol, the achievement will be null and void.

The easiest place to get this achievement is directly after clearing all the hives in Area 2. After clearing every hive from the second part, a rhino should spawn and start attacking you. At first, have your teamates fire with ONLY their pistols, and after around 10 seconds, have them stop firing, and only fire by yourself.

For the following achievement, turn on a relic and escape to earn the following achievements. Note: I recommend to use the 'less damage' relic ONLY:

Throttled Survival

Kill the Breeder while using a Relic in Nightfall in Regular or Hardcore difficulty.

Throttled Survival
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Survived Nightfall

Kill the Breeder for the first time in Nightfall in Regular or Hardcore difficulty.

Survived Nightfall
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After using a relic to escape, you will earn the aforementioned achievement.

Speed Slayer

Kill the Breeder in less than 5 minutes in Nightfall in Regular or Hardcore difficulty.

Speed Slayer
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You can choose to do the aforementioned achievement with a relic on, but it is not reccomended.

Here are some tips:

1. Make sure each team member has at least 4 shots left on their Venom-X weapon. With the Venom-X weapon, when the breeder is down, fire on it. It will take 2-4 shots to bring the breeder down. Note: do not fire when the breeder is down on the ground, it will not work.

2. Time yourself. Every team member should run out of the final room at the same time, and run like the wind. It will take nearly 5 minutes to kill the breeder.

3. Use explosive ammo. With an LMG, and the breeder is on the ground, unload on it -- making sure someone has fully maxed-out team boosters.

4. Speed it up! Work as fast as you can, especially in the middle part, when the three rhino's spawn. You will need to fire constantly and accurately in order to earn the achievement in five minutes.

Video:

Thanks to Maka for the video.

Nightfall Completionist

Complete all challenges and kill the Breeder in Nightfall in Regular or Hardcore difficulty.

Nightfall Completionist
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Complete all challenges. If you fail one, restart. Rinse and repeat until you have completed all challenges without failing one. To achieve this goal you have to complete all the 14 challenges posed during the game and defeat the final boss, the breeder. First of all, you'll need four skilled and sensible players with a mic. Any loadout is fine, choose the one which you feel more comfortable with, but avoid using relics to make everything easier.

This is my favorite loadout (not the best):
Class: Weapon Specialist;
Pistol: MP-443 Grach;
Ammo type: Explosive Ammo;
Team support: Armour or random supplies;
Strike: IMS or Sentry Gun;
Equalizer: Portable minigun turret.

Before dropping the drill, start searching every area for useful items like trophy systems or flares. When dropping the drill make sure that all the players are close and ready for the challenge. When everybody's ready start the drill. Then, here are some suggestions to complete challenges:

EASY CHALLENGES

Kill X scout aliens with melee attacks
Just self explanatory. Push the right thumbstick down to kill enemies with your knife.
During the entire first area you can save ammo and money by using only melee attacks against all the scout aliens.

Kill a scorpion with melee attacks
Scorpions are like snipers, they shoot from high positions. Toss a flare when a few spawn in order to attract them and don't shoot until the challenge is accomplished.

Kill X enemies with pistols
Again, self explanatory and easy to do: unsheathe, aim and shoot. .44 Magnum and MP-443 are the best choice. Equip some explosive ammo and watch out for explosive objects that could void the kill.

Keep aiming accuracy above X%
Designate one of your teammate as the shooter. The chosen one will have to shoot one single bullet against a creature, hitting it. Precision indicator will automatically increase to 100%. Use a flare to simplify the whole thing, or wait that a creature attacks the drill in order to have a clear and steady target.

Now only use melee attacks to kill the remaining aliens.
If a scorpion or a phantom appears, you have to keep calm, use some tactic and kill them with your knife or some traps, sentries, IMS, explosives, SOFLAM, etc. (throwing a flare can be useful in these circumstances).

Don't reload your weapon for X seconds
"You will not laugh! You will not cry! You will not press the X button!" Also, you will not change weapon, pick up items or dispense any ammo. And do not shoot if your weapon have a small magazine with high rate of fire.

Don't use abilities for X seconds
Don't drop any ammo, don't use team support, strike or equalizer abilities.

Kill X enemies at middle air
Activate all the traps in the nearby and this challenge will be an easy win. Alternatively reach a high platform, equip a powerful weapon, wait for a lucky jumping alien and destroy it at middle air (or vice versa).

Kill X enemies when your health bar is full
This challenge is equivocal and pretty easy indeed. Health is auto-regenerative, so even if you get hit by an enemy the challenge isn't void, wait until the health is restored and shoot as many aliens as possible. Only the aliens killed while the health bar is at its maximum will count. Using armour is convenient, those will get damaged first instead of your health bar.

Don't enter in survival state before the drill has finished
Protect yourself and the entire team. Armour will be useful.

Protect a random player
The team will have to prevent that a random player enters the survival state. Drop some armour and use Venom-X (if available) against your teammate if surrounded by enemies.

Defeat the breeder in X seconds
This is the best and fastest method that I've found.

Works nicely without maxing out the turret, just use two or three of them. Your teammates have to stay over the platform, behind the tower and watch your back, or help with fire suppression over the breeder from the right side of the tower. Don't go around and make sure that the breeder look towards the tower in order to be an easy target for the turret. Trophies can be useful against the red mist by putting a couple of them next to the turret so as to protect you.

Destroy X alien eggs before defeating the breeder
The breeder has three types of long ranged attacks, one of them is laying (read: launching) three eggs at a time. Your teammates will call the launch of the eggs, screaming "destroy the eggs!". Follow the path of the eggs and once landed immediately shoot them before they can hatch, releasing the hunters. Eggs are launched at random occasions in pairs of two or three.
Spawn locations of these are the following: left from the yellow truck in front of the breeder, in front of the bunker where you can purchase the LSAT and on the right hand side of the breeder in front of a dark vehicle.

Spend X amount of money
"This is a poor excuse to pick a man's pockets", someone would say. Don't be greedy, always share ammo and armour. Place turrets and activate traps. Kill as many enemies as possible to ensure a constant flow of money to be spent immediately. This challenge can be tough if tackled during the first half of area 2, the drill is faster and there are fewer enemies from which to obtain money. A teammate with fully upgraded engineer class will be your best friend. He will earn cash from traps, to hold in a larger wallet (max $ 8.000). If you spent almost all of your money and if you are in area 3, prepare to struggle at the next hive.

Kill X aliens with turrets
Any kind of turret will be fine. If you use a basic sentry and combine it with flare, it will be useful to group your targets. Don't steal kills at the turrets, but defend them from the Cryptids’ attacks.

Kill X enemies at a certain distance
Aim away and shoot the highlighted enemies in a white outline. When enemies are too close, the outline will disappear and the killing will not be valid for the challenge. In this case, just back away. The best weapons for the challenge are the ones with a wide operational range and good damage, like the LSAT, any assault rifle or even a maxed out portable minigun turret.

Kill X enemies in Y seconds
Be fast and brutal, the amount of seconds usually is: 30 seconds! A bunch of LMG’s combined with some explosive ammo: that is the recipe for victory. Be careful, sometimes enemies will not appear until you'll go looking for them.

Kill X seekers before they self-destruct
Look for spots where meteors will land (electricity above ground level) and once that has happened unload your gun at their base, where the seekers comes out. Don't let them get too close, just shoot from a distance. Activating traps might be a great help as well, but beware that some seekers mount buildings to flank you and your team.

Don't spend money for 2 minutes
Two minutes can be a lot of time if this challenge pops up during the third area. Otherwise it's a relatively simple challenge: don't use any abilities, do not activate traps and do not buy any weapon until the two minutes have passed.

Kill X aliens with Y weapon
At least two people on your team should use skill-points on the pistol unlocking the ability to bring a third weapon. This way you'll always have your favourite gun on your side while the other one can be something different in terms of category. When arriving in a new area, take a tour and mind the location of each weapon, in order to remember the location when prompted by a challenge. If you haven't equipped the right weapon for the challenge, don't steal kills to your fellow teammates, but simply protect yourself and the drill, and deploy some explosive rounds (recent purchased weapons need ammo).

Here's a selection of my favourite weapons:

Sniper Rifle
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VKS
- Location: Left hive in area 2, near the container
- Price: $ 1.500
- Magazine: Starting ammo 10+30, max 10+80
- Pros: Great amount of damage, reload time, rate of fire and wide operational range
- Cons: None
- Best attachments: NA

Shotgun
- Bulldog
- Location: Corridor at the beginning of area 3
- Price: $ 2.500
- Magazine: Starting ammo 6+30, max 6+72
- Pros: Great amount of damage, reload time and rate of fire
- Cons: Short operational range
- Best attachments: Muzzle Break, Fore Grip and Laser Sight

Submachine Gun (SMG)
-
Vepr
- Location: over a platform at the left of the entrance in area 3
- Price: $ 1.500
- Magazine: starting ammo 32+96, max 32+256
- Pros: Great amount of damage, reload time and huge rate of fire (869 RPM)
- Cons: Short operational range
- Best attachments: Muzzle Break, Fore Grip, Rapid Fire (1023 RPM) and ACOG Sight

Assault Rifle
- Maverick
- Location: At the beginning of the area 1, near the dead body
- Price: $ 1,500
- Magazine: Starting ammo 40+120, max 40+320
- Pros: Great amount of damage, a lot of ammo and operational range
- Cons: None
- Best attachments: Muzzle Break, Rapid Fire, Fore Grip and ACOG Sight

This rifle will last until the removal of the last hive of area 1. After that you'll not be able to buy it.

Light Machine Gun (LMG)
- Chainsaw
- Location: The room behind the hive in area 2
- Price: $ 3,000
- Magazine: Starting ammo 100+100, max 100+400
- Pros: Great amount of damage, a lot of ammo and rate of fire (857 RPM)
- Cons: Long reload time
- Best attachments: Muzzle Break and Rapid Fire

- LSAT
- Location: Inside the bunker on top of the platform near where the breeder first spawns
- Price: $ 3,000
- Magazine: Starting ammo 100+100, max 100+400
- Pros: Great amount of damage, a lot of ammo and rate of fire
- Cons: Long reload time
- Best attachments: Muzzle Break, Fore Grip, Rapid Fire, any sight (Thermal, ACOG, …)

Special
- Venom-X
- Location: The room behind the central hive in area 3
- Price: Free
- Magazine: Starting ammo 2+2, max 2+4
- Pros: Huge damage, free weapon and doesn’t take a spot of your other weapons
- Cons: Small magazine and ammo is dropped on random occasions
- Best attachments: N/A

HARD CHALLENGES

Kill X aliens with Sniper Rifles
This challenge often takes place during the last hive of the third area (the last hive). The best thing is already having the sniper rifle. At the end of area 2, go back to buy the VKS as a third weapon. At least two players should do that, preferably the weapon specialists. If this challenge occurs during the last hive, players armed with sniper rifles should stay on the walkway that runs along the walls in order to attract the aliens and get them on the same line of fire. Flares at this moment are priceless! Two players, two sentries and one IMS should defend the drill from close. Good luck.

Don't get damage by the seekers
If you have good visual over the field, without any obstacle, immediately spot where meteors will land and once it did, unload your gun at their base. Traps like electric fence are a good ally, except for gasoline traps, they can block the view preventing the sighting of the seekers. If you have some flares, throw them one at a time. Seekers observing them, will become easy targets.

Kill X enemies without get any damage
Stay together, try to have a good view of the field, activate some traps, use sentries to watch your back and destroy enemies at a distance. Assault Rifles and LMG’s work wonderfully, as well as portable minigun turrets. Throwing a flare at a certain distance is convenient. Watch out for seekers, scorpions and hunters. Trophy systems can protect you from the Scorpion's acid attack (four times), while if a Rhino appears a teammate with riot shield should keep him busy while the others will shoot him (fully upgraded portable minigun turrets works like a charm against Rhinos).

Found and kill the leper within X seconds
The leper is a coward. If you spot a hunter that runs away from the firefight, this is the leper! The leper's face also isn't so bright but almost gray. When you start a drill at a random hive when this challenge pops up, be sure you have no turrets on the battle ground. That way, the leper will come your way making this challenge easy. Do not use Feral Instincts since this will prevent the leper from coming towards you and/or your team, just keep killing the enemies as you normally would.

Kill X aliens retrieving damage from all the squad members
This can be tough if you and your teammates don't collaborate. Stay together, facing the same direction. Shoot a single bullet at every enemy that is approaching; these aliens will be marked (outlined in white) for your teammates. Now another player must hit the highlighted alien once, marking it for the next player that will do the same for the last player and so on until the alien is dead. This challenge will be easier during the second half of the game, when enemies will become stronger, withstanding more hits.

Kill X amount of Cryptids from the designated area
A circle with white edges and rotating lights will appear. Stay inside of this circle and kill the requested number of enemies. Use armour, heavy weapon and be fast because the entire squad will be an easy target during this challenge. If you're outdoors, watch out for meteors: yes, they can actually land inside the circle, destroy the entire squad and destroy the mission in a single strike (this happened to me LOL). Also watch out for the Scorpion's venom: spot these creatures and destroy them before they will be able to deliver venom attacks. Use a trophy system as a defense. If you have the Venom-X you can detonate some gas bullets inside the circle in order to protect the squad.

Kill the highlighted aliens first
Be careful, the highlighted aliens will come together with the other ones. Shoot wisely and with some accuracy. Get some damage from other aliens rather than failing the challenge. Sometimes not highlighted seekers comes early; when they explode it counts as a kill and the challenge is void. Tossing a flare can be useful, then carefully shoot and cross your fingers. Lottery basically.

Kill X enemies by prone
This is an easy challenge until the third area, when it can become tough (especially during the last hive). Using the Venom-X by prone will help. Keep the team together, wait for enemies to surround you, take turn and shoot at short distance using the Venom-X. Armour will be useful too.

Everytime I play I take note of each challenge, trying to find a scheme useful to predict the next challenge. I invite you to do the same, then we shall match our data and find a pattern, if there is one.

Hey guys,
Since my good friend AFalcon90 will not be buying this DLC pack, I’ll write this one real quick. My name is MC0REBE and you may already be familiar with any of my published guides, so I’ll do my best to guide you through this DLC as best as I can.

Mayday is the second chapter in the Extinction game-mode and allows us to meet a new enemy: The Seeder (don't confuse this one with the red Seeker). This new enemy can be compared with the Scorpion from the two previous maps, but this one rarely shoots out any vomit/poison that hurts you. Instead, they release spores that shoot out needles that can do heavy damage. Scorpions are not included here, so that’s a good thing. A new element in this game is crafting which allows you to build tactical or lethal grenades, but also the Venom X weapon in four different versions and some other useful tools. Of course, more information can be found below; all credit for the included videos goes to Maka91Productions.

Let’s get on with the achievements:

Egg-stra Devastation!

Complete the Egg-Stra XP challenge and then destroy a hive in the Devastation DLC package.

Egg-stra Devastation!
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Just like in Nightfall, there are 4 hidden hives in the new multiplayer maps. The location of these can be found in the following summary:

- Ruins: Found under a roof near the Federation spawn location, just outside the map.
- Behemoth: Near the Federation spawn location, go to the left hand side of the railing and look across the map towards the spawn point to see it.
- Unearthed (Dome remake): Near the Ghosts spawn location, look for the building with the rock in the middle going into the building. Look around the rock to see a small gap in which you can see the hive through.
- Collision: Near the Ghosts spawn location, make your way to the right hand side of the map to spot this hive underneath a bridge in the distance.

All hives can be shot with any weapon, although an Assault Rifle with any sight (Reflex, ACOG, …) to make sure you can see the hive clearly. Upon shooting all 4 hives, destroy the first hive in Mayday to unlock the achievement. If you rather have a visual, take a look at the video below:

The Belly of the Beast

Reach the cargo area in Mayday in Regular or Hardcore difficulty.

The Belly of the Beast
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Come Up For Air

Reach the top deck in Mayday in Regular or Hardcore difficulty.

Come Up For Air
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The two aforementioned achievements can be unlocked while progressing naturally through the area. ‘The Belly of The Beast’ will be unlocked right after you destroyed the hive while facing the Kraken tentacle and ‘Come Up for Air’ will be unlocked after you get to the topside of the ship after pressing a button in the sealed control room.

Deforestation

Kill 15 Seeder Turrets in one game in Mayday in Regular or Hardcore difficulty.

Deforestation
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The new enemy, the Seeder, will start throwing his venom around which will cause turrets to spawn all over the map on random places. While playing Mayday, you should make it your priority to either take out the Cryptids first or, if any turrets have spawned, to destroy these turrets. Going from the first hive until the Kraken will give you plenty of chances to do so. It’s unclear whether or not this has to be in one game, but personally, I unlocked this in my second game when I started from zero Seeder Turrets destroyed. An image can be found below:

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Inquisitive Mind

Find all of the Intel in Mayday.

Inquisitive Mind
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Just like in the Devastation map, there’s intel to find (and for you enthusiasts to enjoy as well). There are 4 pieces of intel to find in lootable boxes, which can be grinded in the first area while playing solo. There are 5 tablets of intel to find as well, which can be found on the following places:

- In the first area, unlock the door with the drill up top. Enter the room and destroy the window. Follow the pipe around the corner to see this in front of you.
- Just before the second area, after you’ve encountered the Kraken’s tentacle and after breaching the door in the corridor behind the hive, instead of walking to the bay area to you right, go straight onto a destroyed catwalk to find this on the right hand side in a corner.
- In the second area, where a hive could be on top of some containers, look for a container that allows you to cross towards the upper catwalk. Jump over diagonally to an explosive barrel (and it can kill you, found out the hard way). Climb up another small container from that barrel, turn around and jump over to see it lying on a container of the same size.
- In the fourth area, when you get to the labs, there is a pillar next to a door you can breach. Go behind it to find it on the floor.
- In the area where you fight the Kraken, go all the way to the back of the area from where you dropped in to find this in a corner on the right hand side.

The Architect

Successfully build all of the Schematics in Mayday in Regular or Hardcore difficulty.

The Architect
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There are 10 craftable items on this map. To craft an item, you first need to pick up a schematic and then loot the red toolboxes. Once you’ve found all 3 parts, press the Back-button and then press X to acquire the new item(s). The 10 different items are described below:

- Pipe Bombs, schematic can be found in the first area in a room on the right hand side after scaling a stair set. These act like Canister Bombs and are very powerful. With each schematic, you craft 5. This schematic can also be found on the Deck, in the third area on the left hand side near the entrance of the Labs.

- Sticky Flares, schematic can be found in the same room as the Pipe Bombs. Acts like normal flares but explode when their timer expires. Don’t get to close. With each schematic you craft 2. No other flares can be carried once you have these 2.

- Hypno Trap, schematic can be found on the opposite side of the bay area entrance. This acts like the Hypno Knife in the previous two maps but the only difference here is that you need to lead the Cryptid you want as a friendly through the platform.

- Tesla Trap, schematic can be found on the same desk as the Hypno Trap. This acts like an electric trap and comes in very handy during an entire session. There are 3 different ones to craft, and the difference can be found in the batteries:
* Basic Tesla: Cell Battery
* Medium Tesla: Liquid Battery
* Advanced: Nucleic Battery

- Venom X, the schematic can be found inside the room on the left hand side after entering the bay area and after breaching the according door. These will craft an entire weapon but they do not fill up a weapon slot once obtained. There are 4 different types to craft, and the difference can be found in the Biolum component:
* Biolum: creates the regular green Venom X which does damage over time with venom
* Blue Biolum: creates an electric type of Venom X which can create a safe area for a few seconds
* Red Biolum: creates a fire type of Venom X which spreads fire, does damage over time and which can create a safe are for a few seconds
* Amethyst Biolum: creates a Seeder type of Venom X which spawns friendly Seeder Turrets wherever the bullets explode. This is the least powerful out of the four in my opinion and not recommended when going to the Kraken.
This schematic can also be found on the Deck, in the third area on the left hand side near the entrance of the Labs.

Big Game Trapper

Use a hypno trap to turn a Rhino friendly in Mayday in Regular or Hardcore difficulty.

Big Game Trapper
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With the Hypno Trap, you will be able to make a Rhino your ally. Chances are that when you are playing either solo or in co-op, that a Rhino will spawn while you are breaching a door. Quickly craft the item and lead him through it. Fairly easy achievement, although luck might play a role in this as well if you are attempting this while clearing a hive.

Survived Mayday

Kill the Kraken for the first time in Mayday in Regular or Hardcore difficulty.

Survived Mayday
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Upping the Ante

Kill the Kraken using a Relic in Mayday in Regular or Hardcore difficulty.

Upping the Ante
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The Kraken is fairly easy while using the right classes and strategy. I would recommend you pick the Weapon Specialist class, as well as the Do Less Damage relic. The reason for this is when you max out the Weapon Specialist tree; you do 50% more damage as well as faster reloading (which allows you to pick something else instead of the Team Booster (Armor or Feral Instincts always come in handy). If you are playing this in co-op, another strategy isn’t needed either since every player in your team can be a Weapon Specialist (although a Medic or an Engineer can be a big help as well). Another good combination might be the Smaller Waller relic while playing as an Engineer since you will be able to carry $6,000 after maxing out that particular class.

Clear all hives like usual and when you get to the Kraken, make sure that there is one person with either the LSAT or the Chainsaw (Muzzle Break and Grip attachments do help, but are completely optional). Another person should have full ammo in either the Electric or Fire Venom-X and the two others need to have a fairly good weapon. The Honey Badger is a very good weapon with a good clipsize and a very good rate of fire. All four of you should be on the hive in the middle of the deck while the player with the LMG empties his gun at the Kraken. The person with the Venom-X should only keep the hive area clear of Cryptics spawning all over the place and the two other persons should cover the outside area, while taking out the Seeders (and their Turrets) as a priority. Venom-X ammo should only be picked up from the person who’s covering the red area while the person with the LMG shouldn’t do any drops since he is not making a lot of money while shooting the Kraken. Doing it using this method will take less than 10 minutes and will cause you the least amount of troubles. Remember to set up Sentry Guns or to call in Vultures to keep you and your team safe and this should be a walk in the park.

My load out (and the recommended one) was the following:

Class: Weapon Specialist
Pistol: MP-433 Grach
Ammo: Armor Piercing Rounds (combine this with a Bulldog and Rhino’s go down in less than a clip)
Team Support: Armor
Strike: Vulture
Equalizer: Riot Shield

The other three members of my team were using the same load out except that some preferred to use the Sentry Gun or the Feral Instincts. Play with whatever you feel most comfortable with though, but if you feel yourself struggling, don’t hesitate to experiment a little bit.

Mayday Completionist

Complete all Challenges and kill the Kraken in Mayday in Regular or Hardcore difficulty.

Mayday Completionist
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Here we go again! There are 14 hives in Mayday, which will allow you to complete 14 additional challenges. These aren’t much different than the ones you’ve already had in the previous map, with one addition and one glitchy one. More information can be found below (with special thanks to AFalcon90!):

EASY CHALLENGES

Kill X scout aliens with melee attacks
Self-explanatory. Push the right thumbstick down to kill enemies with your knife. During the entire first area you can save ammo and money by using only melee attacks against all the scout aliens.

Kill X enemies with pistols
Again, self-explanatory and easy to do: unsheathe, aim and shoot. .44 Magnum and MP-443 are the best choice. Equip some explosive ammo and watch out for explosive objects that could void the kill.

Keep aiming accuracy above X%
Designate one of your teammate as the shooter. The chosen one will have to shoot one single bullet against a creature, hitting it. Precision indicator will automatically increase to 100%. Use a flare to simplify the whole thing, or wait that a creature attacks the drill in order to have a clear and steady target. Now only use melee attacks to kill the remaining aliens. If a seeder, rhino or a phantom appears, you have to keep calm, use some tactic and kill them with your knife or some traps, sentries, IMS, explosives, SOFLAM, etc. (throwing a flare can be useful in these circumstances).

Don't reload your weapon for X seconds
"You will not laugh! You will not cry! You will not press the X button!" Also, you will not change weapon, pick up items or dispense any ammo. And do not shoot if your weapon has a small magazine with high rate of fire. Sentry Guns and/or Vultures can be used, so feel free to call these in when you don’t have any flares to throw.

Don't use abilities for X seconds
Don't drop any ammo, don't use team support, strike or equalizer abilities.

Kill X enemies at mid-air
Activate all the traps in the nearby and this challenge will be an easy win. Alternatively reach a high platform, equip a powerful weapon, wait for a lucky jumping alien and destroy it at middle air (or vice versa).

Kill X enemies when your health bar is full
This challenge is equivocal and pretty easy indeed. Health is auto-regenerative, so even if you get hit by an enemy the challenge isn't void, wait until the health is restored and shoot as many aliens as possible. Only the aliens killed while the health bar is at its maximum will count. Using armor is convenient; those will get damaged first instead of your health bar.

Don't enter in survival state before the drill has finished
Protect yourself and the entire team. Armor will be useful.

Protect a random player
The team will have to prevent that a random player enters the survival state. Drop some armour and use Venom-X (if available) against your teammate if surrounded by enemies.

Defeat the tentacle before the hive is destroyed
Honestly, this is a joke. Have one person go on the turret on the right hand side while facing the tentacle and cover him from spawning in Cryptids while he is shredding it. Might take two clips, but is relatively easy to finish and hard to not complete.

Spend X amount of money
"This is a poor excuse to pick a man's pockets", someone would say. Don't be greedy, always share ammo and armor. Place turrets and activate traps. Kill as many enemies as possible to ensure a constant flow of money to be spent immediately. This challenge can be tough if tackled during the first half of area 2, the drill is faster and there are fewer enemies from which to obtain money. A teammate with fully upgraded Engineer class will be your best friend. He will earn cash from traps, to hold in a larger wallet (max $ 8.000). If you spent almost all of your money and if you are in area 3, prepare to struggle at the next hive.

Kill X aliens with turrets
Any kind of turret will be fine. If you use a basic sentry and combine it with flare, it will be useful to group your targets. Don't steal kills at the turrets, but defend them from the Cryptid’s attacks.

Kill X enemies at a certain distance
Aim away and shoot the highlighted enemies in a white outline. When enemies are too close, the outline will disappear and the killing will not be valid for the challenge. In this case, just back away. The best weapons for the challenge are the ones with a wide operational range and good damage, like the LSAT, any assault rifle or even a maxed out portable minigun turret.

Kill X enemies in Y seconds
Be fast and brutal, the amount of seconds usually is: 30 seconds! A bunch of LMG’s combined with some explosive ammo: that is the recipe for victory. Be careful, sometimes enemies will not appear until you'll go looking for them.

Kill X Seekers before they self-destruct
These are the red Seekers, not the new Yellow Seeders. Don't let them get too close, just shoot from a distance. Activating traps might be a great help as well, but beware that some Seekers mount buildings to flank you and your team.

Note: this is the glitchy one! This was my last challenge while I was going for this achievement and our team only had one Seeker spawning in.

Don't spend money for 2 minutes
Two minutes can be a lot of time if this challenge pops up during the third or fourth area. Otherwise it's a relatively simple challenge: don't use any abilities, do not activate traps and do not buy any weapon until the two minutes have passed.

Kill X aliens with Y weapon
At least two people on your team should use skill-points on the pistol unlocking the ability to bring a third weapon. This way you'll always have your favorite gun on your side while the other one can be something different in terms of category. When arriving in a new area, take a tour and mind the location of each weapon, in order to remember the location when prompted by a challenge. If you haven't equipped the right weapon for the challenge, don't steal kills to your fellow teammates, but simply protect yourself and the drill, and deploy some explosive rounds (recent purchased weapons need ammo).

HARD CHALLENGES

Don't get damage by the Seekers
Traps like electric fence are a good ally, except for gasoline traps, they can block the view preventing the sighting of the Seekers. If you have some flares, throw them one at a time. While observing Seekers, they will become easy targets

Kill X enemies without get any damage
Stay together, try to have a good view of the field, activate some traps, use sentries to watch your back and destroy enemies at a distance. Assault Rifles and LMG’s work wonderfully, as well as portable minigun turrets. Throwing a flare at a certain distance is convenient. Watch out for Seekers, Seeder, Rhino's and Hunters. If a Rhino appears a teammate with riot shield should keep him busy while the others will shoot him (fully upgraded portable minigun turrets works like a charm against Rhinos).

Find and kill the leper within X seconds
The leper is a coward. If you spot a hunter that runs away from the firefight, this is the leper! The leper's face also isn't so bright but almost gray. When you start a drill at a random hive when this challenge pops up, be sure you have no turrets on the battle ground. That way, the leper will come your way making this challenge easy. Do not use Feral Instincts since this will prevent the leper from coming towards you and/or your team, just keep killing the enemies as you normally would.

Kill X aliens retrieving damage from all the squad members
This can be tough if you and your teammates don't collaborate. Stay together, facing the same direction. Shoot a single bullet at every enemy that is approaching; these aliens will be marked (outlined in white) for your teammates. Now another player must hit the highlighted alien once, marking it for the next player that will do the same for the last player and so on until the alien is dead. This challenge will be easier during the second half of the game, when enemies will become stronger, withstanding more hits.

Kill X amount of Cryptids from the designated area
A circle with white edges and rotating lights will appear. Stay inside of this circle and kill the requested number of enemies. Use armor, heavy weapon and be fast because the entire squad will be an easy target during this challenge. If you have the Venom-X you can detonate some gas bullets inside the circle in order to protect the squad.

Kill the highlighted aliens first
Be careful, the highlighted aliens will come together with the other ones. Shoot wisely and with some accuracy. Get some damage from other aliens rather than failing the challenge. Sometimes not highlighted Seekers comes early; when they explode it counts as a kill and the challenge is void. Tossing a flare can be useful, then carefully shoot and cross your fingers. Lottery basically.

Kill X enemies by prone
This is an easy challenge until the third area, when it can become tough Using the Venom-X by prone will help. Keep the team together, wait for enemies to surround you, take turn and shoot at short distance using the Venom-X. Armor will be useful too.

That’s it for this map, if you have any questions; please feel free to spam my inbox! Have fun and good luck slaying the Cryptids!

"Invasion" is the third DLC in this game. "Invasion" was released on June 3rd, 2014 for a price of $14.99 (USD) and includes four multiplayer maps: Pharaoh, Departed, Mutiny, and the remade Favela, but no additional weapons. Additionally, there is a new Extinction map, Awakening, which takes place in the alien underworld, and more specifically, the aliens catacombs - called Ball's Pyramid.

Now onto the good stuff...

Egg-stra Awakening!

Complete the Egg-Stra XP challenge and then scan an obelisk in the Invasion DLC package.

Egg-stra Awakening!
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Before you go into the Extinction map, I would recommend you go into a ranked (ranked match is the key, you cannot obtain the achievement in a private match, you can only find the egg) multiplayer match to find the hives in them and set up the "Eggstra awakening" achievement. You can go into each multiplayer map in any order, but I digress:

  • Mutiny: To obtain this egg, go to the pirate ship in the middle of the map. From there, go to the ship's deck,go prone and look down near the cargo bay (a wooden grate is over it). You should see the egg, again, in the cargo bay.
  • Pharoah: This one is very tricky to see, let alone find; in the northeast tomb room, look out beyond the rubble and a little to the right, the Egg is slightly obstructed from the smoke coming from the many fires coming from inside of the room. I found it best to use a thermal scoped sniper rifle when going for this, as the hive emits heat. Additionally, if all else fails, be sure to carry a grenade and hope that the grenade will destroy the hive.
  • Favela: To obtain this hive, go to the barbershop; go to the top of the set of stairs that are looking straight to the outside of the map, and look straight out and slightly to the left to find the hive!
  • Departed: Near the Ghosts spawn and on a concrete block of a different assortment of vases (with and without flowers ) there is a red vase with white zig-zagged stripes. Behind it is a breachable piece of wall (there will be an option to blow the vase and wall up with X). Breach the wall, and a hole will appear. Shoot inside of the whole, and you can

Then, load up Awakening, scan an obelisk, and the achievement is yours.

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Before starting a game, and if your intention is escape, keep the following achievement in mind:

Well Rounded

Escape Awakening with each of the four classes in Regular or Hardcore difficulty.

Well Rounded
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In order to get this achievement, you must escape Awakening four different times, one time as an engineer, once as a tank, once as a weapons specialist, and the last as a medic. As is true in life, practice and perseverance is key, so keep at it!

Additionally, before starting the game, make sure two relics are equipped for the following achievement:

Twice The Fun

Escape Awakening using two Relics in Regular or Hardcore difficulty.

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I recommend being a weapons specialist and using the following relics:

1. Do less damage. The weapons specialist class basically neutralizes the effect of the relic.

2. Stand your ground. Another easy one, except for the fact that you cannot reload while sprinting, only while standing or walking.

Like A Glove

Kill 5 cryptids with the Ark attached to every compatible weapon in Awakening in Regular\Hardcore.

Like A Glove
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Thanks to LifeExpectancy for allowing me to copy his solution verbatim.

*************MUST ALL BE DONE IN ONE PLAYTHROUGH**************

First, play a solo match on regular difficulty.

At the start, run around and open regular boxes and hope you get a locker key. This isn't 100% necessary but makes it much easier at the beginning.

Now for reference sake, there are 3 weapon schematic spawns. The will NOT always have schematics, but these are the 3 locations they can be at.

Number One is to your immediate left as you exit the tunnel at the start if you hug the zone wall. Facing out from that one, #2 is straight across the ravine as you round the first bend in the trail when LEAVING #1. Number three is pretty far from the exit tunnel, but if you exit the tunnel and turn to your right instead of left and hug the zone wall, you will run into it.

Spawns 2 and 3 ALWAYS spawn a Mammoth.

Once you've opened boxes and got a key, or some incendiary or explosive ammo or what not, head back to the cave exit you first come out of and head to Schematic Spawn #1. Either scorpions or a Rhino will spawn here every time. Kill the Rhino (or scorpions) and look for the Ark attachment, or a Venom X weapon schematic, or both if you're lucky.

If you get ah Ark attachment you can ignore spawns 2 and 3 entirely. You can either restart if you don't get the Ark attachment here if you have a hard time fighting Mammoths, or if you get the Venom schematic (or are really good) and want to you can continue on. If you choose to, build your Venom or kill an obelisk or two for some funds for a good weapon, then head to spawn 2 and use it to kill the Mammoth and check for the Ark. If it isn't there head to spawn 3. It will always be in one of the 3 spawns.

Once you have the ark, if you only killed Spawn 1 you may not have enough $$ for a weapon. Whenever you have enough cash, start buying the weapons, starting with the cheaper ones and working your way up. I do advise doing the VKS first to get it out of the way since it's a sniper and they're kinda a PITA if it gets hectic with lots of enemies.

You can get all the weapons in the first area save for the USR and Bulldog. I'm putting them in the order I suggest for utility and ease of use, and the expensive ones last since you can get infinite $$ during the final phase of area 1.

1. VKS - From the entrance tunnel, take an immediate right and jump up onto the small ledge. Follow up the cliffside. You will pass the TAC 12 auto shotgun and see an Obelisk above you. Past the Obelisk is a ledge with a 'mushroom' below it. The VKS is in the small ledge area in front of this before the next zone-wall Obelisk and can be jumped up to from the ground or from this mushroom.

2. TAC 12 - See above. Just head back along the zone wall and grab it.

3. Ripper - Facing the Exit from the first area, look to your right up against the wall and you'll see it pretty near to the exit door.

4. K7 - Facing the Exit from the first area, look to your left and you will see a small ledge. Jump up onto this ledge and you'll find the K7 semi-hidden in the weeds.

5. IA2 - Standing at the exit of the tunnel at the beginning and looking straight out, you will see a ramp like rock structure that ends in a ledge. To the right of this you will see two of the big mushroom tree looking things. Not the ones growing out of cliffs, but the free-standing ones. They are at about the one o'clock and two o'clock positions when facing straight out from the exit. The IA2 is below the left one (one o'clock one), the one that has an Obelisk to the left of it from this perspective.

6. Remington - Coming from schematic spawn area #2, hug the zone wall on your left to the end of the ledge as you come back out into the open area and you'll find the Chainsaw on the wall to your left. Drop down straight ahead of the SAW into an orange-tinted cave. It's in here against the wall.

7. MK14 EBR - Go to the ripper and face the wall where it is located. Now turn 180 degrees and look to your left. You will see a tall stone pillar that connects to the cliff above (there's one to your right too). The MK14 is behind this left-hand pillar down over the ledge on a lower ledge.

8. Chainsaw - see the Remington above. It's on the small ledge above the Remington's cave between it and schematic spawn point 2.

9. Ameli - Face the zone exit up against it, then turn around 180 degrees. Head down the slope until it levels off and you see a small raised piece of rock roughly diamond shaped in front of you. Now look slightly to your right up against the wall at your 1-oclock and you'll see it at the start of the 'ravine' like area in the middle of this first portion.

10. Maverick - Saved the best for last, but you can do this one earlier as it's one of the cheaper ones. Just head back to the entrance tunnel at the very beginning. It's on the right just before you exit the tunnel, hard to miss.

AREA 2 --

11. USR - It is up against the wall right opposite the predator control laptop.

12. Bulldog - When you exit the tunnel coming into area 2, turn 90 degrees to your right and head up the nearest Obelisk on the higher ground (this is the same direction you'd head to go to the predator laptop/USR). A little further ahead on a ledge overlooking this Obelisk is the Bulldog.

A couple of tips:

If there's a gargoyle out, just ignore it and hide under a ledge/mushroom/etc near the Obelisk and deal with the smaller enemies. The gargoyles, when they're high up, will likely waste your ammo and maybe even kill you or get you killed by smaller enemies. Eventually they'll come down and walk near you allowing for an easier kill. Or deal with them after an Obelisk is done and the other enemies are dead.

Also if you have a Venom weapon use it liberally if you get into trouble. You'll get plenty of ammo for it and worst case scenario you can farm ALL the kills in area 1 with ALL the weapons except the USR and Bulldog during the final part with the predator as the enemies spawn infinitely.

Lastly if you do happen to go to more than one schematic spawn area, look for sticky flares even if you don't get a Venom schematic. They can save your bacon, and if you're down to the last weapon or two at the end of area 1 or the USR/Bulldog in area 2, it would suck to fail.

Spelunker

Find all of the Intel in Awakening.

Spelunker
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To obtain this achievement, you must successfully obtain every intel item in Call of Duty Ghosts. Like the previous two maps, some are obtained via the searchable boxes, and others are obtained via finding the various laptops around the map. Note: epilogue intel item is not required to obtain this achievement.

1. Fugitive - Area 1 - There is a small cave-like room accessible on the mountain face that is located on the right of the entrance. Use the mushrooms or platforms to access the area. The laptop should be in the cave.
2. Defector - Area 2 - Again, there is another small cave to the right of the entrance to the second area. You can either jump into the area, or go around the back of it to get to the laptop.
3. Executioner - Final Room - Upon reaching the final area, jump onto any of the two side edges of the final room. Then, jump up onto the higher ledge, and go through the doorway, and the piece of intel should be right there.


Targets Acquired

Get past the first gate in Awakening in Regular or Hardcore difficulty.

Targets Acquired
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You can get past the first area of the game after you scan five obelisks. After you scan the first five obelisks, you will encounter a large stone gate. Near the gate, there should be a military-style laptop. Using this laptop will give you access to The Vanguard - a quad copter. Use the drone to first kill the Gargoyle (see achievement below) and then destroy the five obelisks, and the achievement is yours.

Dog Fight

Kill a Gargoyle with the Vanguard in Awakening in Regular or Hardcore difficulty.

Dog Fight
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The Gargoyle is a new enemy type in Awakening. These Gargoyle's look like flying dragons, and can be killed at the end of the first area of the game. Do note, though: the Gargoyles respawn infinitely until you destroy the obelisks; additionally, once you get the achievement, you can either descend or ascend to lose the connection to the drone, and once another Gargoyle spawns, have a teammate kill the Gargoyle. This will work for every team member.


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A Bridge To Somewhere

Extend the bridge in Awakening in Regular or Hardcore difficulty.

A Bridge To Somewhere
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In order to get into the final area of Awakening "the ARK", you first must lower the bridge. To lower the bridge, scan three more obelisks (you do not need to destroy them with the Vanguard), and the achievement will unlock.

Escaped Awakening

Escape Awakening for the first time in Regular or Hardcore difficulty.

Escaped Awakening
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In order to escape Awakening, you need to have a good team. I recommend:

- Predetermined loadouts. Ex: have someone on ammo, another on armor, another on Feral, and the last person on ammo and armor (in case it is needed).

1. Good communication. Now good team can survive without good communication.

2. A good leader. A good leader isn't bossy, but... leads... keeping the group on track (so people don't run off)

Awakening Completionist

Complete all Challenges and escape Awakening in Regular or Hardcore difficulty.

Awakening Completionist
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Some challenges you could face are as follows:

Kill X scout aliens with melee attacks
Self-explanatory. Push the right thumbstick down to kill enemies with your knife. During the entire first area you can save ammo and money by using only melee attacks against all the scout aliens.

Kill X enemies with pistols
Again, self-explanatory and easy to do: unsheathe, aim and shoot. .44 Magnum and MP-443 are the best choice. Equip some explosive ammo and watch out for explosive objects that could void the kill.

Keep aiming accuracy above X%
Designate one of your teammate as the shooter. The chosen one will have to shoot one single bullet against a creature, hitting it. Precision indicator will automatically increase to 100%. Use a flare to simplify the whole thing, or wait that a creature attacks the drill in order to have a clear and steady target. Now only use melee attacks to kill the remaining aliens. If a seeder, rhino or a phantom appears, you have to keep calm, use some tactic and kill them with your knife or some traps, sentries, IMS, explosives, SOFLAM, etc. (throwing a flare can be useful in these circumstances).

Don't reload your weapon for X seconds
"You will not laugh! You will not cry! You will not press the X button!" Also, you will not change weapon, pick up items or dispense any ammo. And do not shoot if your weapon has a small magazine with high rate of fire. Sentry Guns and/or Vultures can be used, so feel free to call these in when you don’t have any flares to throw.

Don't use abilities for X seconds
Don't drop any ammo, don't use team support, strike or equalizer abilities.

Kill X enemies in mid-air
Activate all the traps in the nearby and this challenge will be an easy win. Alternatively reach a high platform, equip a powerful weapon, wait for a lucky jumping alien and destroy it at middle air (or vice versa).

Kill X enemies when your health bar is full
This challenge is equivocal and pretty easy indeed. Health is auto-regenerative, so even if you get hit by an enemy the challenge isn't void, wait until the health is restored and shoot as many aliens as possible. Only the aliens killed while the health bar is at its maximum will count. Using armor is convenient; those will get damaged first instead of your health bar.

Protect a random player
The team will have to prevent that a random player enters the survival state. Drop some armour and use Venom-X (if available) against your teammate if surrounded by enemies.

Spend X amount of money
"This is a poor excuse to pick a man's pockets", someone would say. Don't be greedy, always share ammo and armor. Place turrets and activate traps. Kill as many enemies as possible to ensure a constant flow of money to be spent immediately. This challenge can be tough if tackled during the first half of area 2, the drill is faster and there are fewer enemies from which to obtain money. A teammate with fully upgraded Engineer class will be your best friend. He will earn cash from traps, to hold in a larger wallet (max $ 8.000). If you spent almost all of your money and if you are in area 3, prepare to struggle at the next hive.

Kill X aliens with turrets
Any kind of turret will be fine. If you use a basic sentry and combine it with flare, it will be useful to group your targets. Don't steal kills at the turrets, but defend them from the Cryptid’s attacks.

Kill X enemies at a certain distance
Aim away and shoot the highlighted enemies in a white outline. When enemies are too close, the outline will disappear and the killing will not be valid for the challenge. In this case, just back away. The best weapons for the challenge are the ones with a wide operational range and good damage, like the LSAT, any assault rifle or even a maxed out portable minigun turret.

Kill X enemies in Y seconds
Be fast and brutal, the amount of seconds usually is: 30 seconds! A bunch of LMG’s combined with some explosive ammo: that is the recipe for victory. Be careful, sometimes enemies will not appear until you'll go looking for them.

Kill X Seekers before they self-destruct
These are the red Seekers, not the new Yellow Seeders. Don't let them get too close, just shoot from a distance. Activating traps might be a great help as well, but beware that some Seekers mount buildings to flank you and your team.

Note: this is the glitchy one! This was my last challenge while I was going for this achievement and our team only had one Seeker spawning in.

Don't spend money for 2 minutes
Two minutes can be a lot of time if this challenge pops up during the third or fourth area. Otherwise it's a relatively simple challenge: don't use any abilities, do not activate traps and do not buy any weapon until the two minutes have passed.

Kill X aliens with Y weapon
At least two people on your team should use skill-points on the pistol unlocking the ability to bring a third weapon. This way you'll always have your favorite gun on your side while the other one can be something different in terms of category. When arriving in a new area, take a tour and mind the location of each weapon, in order to remember the location when prompted by a challenge. If you haven't equipped the right weapon for the challenge, don't steal kills to your fellow teammates, but simply protect yourself and the drill, and deploy some explosive rounds (recent purchased weapons need ammo).

Kill X bombers

This challenge is easy, but when the game does not spawn them, you can't do the challenge.

Kill a gargoyle with melee

Easy enough, shoot the gargoyle, and then knife it until it dies.

Have every player buy a new gun

Buy a cheap, but still effective gun, and you should be fine.

HARD CHALLENGES

Don't get damaged by the Seekers
Traps like electric fence are a good ally, except for gasoline traps; they can block the view preventing the sighting of the Seekers. If you have some flares, throw them one at a time. While observing Seekers, they will become easy targets

Kill X enemies (bombers, etc) without getting any damage

Stay together, try to have a good view of the field, activate some traps, use sentries to watch your back and destroy enemies at a distance. Assault Rifles and LMG’s work wonderfully, as well as portable minigun turrets. Throwing a flare at a certain distance is convenient. Watch out for Seekers, Seeder, Rhino's and Hunters. If a Rhino appears a teammate with riot shield should keep him busy while the others will shoot him (fully upgraded portable minigun turrets works like a charm against Rhinos).

Find and kill the leper within X seconds
The leper is a coward. If you spot a hunter that runs away from the firefight, this is the leper! The leper's face also isn't so bright but almost gray. When you start a drill at a random hive when this challenge pops up, be sure you have no turrets on the battle ground. That way, the leper will come your way making this challenge easy. Do not use Feral Instincts since this will prevent the leper from coming towards you and/or your team, just keep killing the enemies as you normally would.

Kill X aliens retrieving damage from all the squad members
This can be tough if you and your teammates don't collaborate. Stay together, facing the same direction. Shoot a single bullet at every enemy that is approaching; these aliens will be marked (outlined in white) for your teammates. Now another player must hit the highlighted alien once, marking it for the next player that will do the same for the last player and so on until the alien is dead. This challenge will be easier during the second half of the game, when enemies will become stronger, withstanding more hits.

Kill X amount of Cryptids from the designated area
A circle with white edges and rotating lights will appear. Stay inside of this circle and kill the requested number of enemies. Use armor, heavy weapon and be fast because the entire squad will be an easy target during this challenge. If you have the Venom-X you can detonate some gas bullets inside the circle in order to protect the squad.

Kill the highlighted aliens first
Be careful, the highlighted aliens will come together with the other ones. Shoot wisely and with some accuracy. Get some damage from other aliens rather than failing the challenge. Sometimes not highlighted Seekers come early; when they explode it counts as a kill and the challenge is void. Tossing a flare can be useful, then carefully shoot and cross your fingers. Lottery basically.

Kill X enemies while prone
This is an easy challenge until the third area, when it can become tough Using the Venom-X by prone will help. Keep the team together, wait for enemies to surround you, take turn and shoot at short distance using the Venom-X. Armor will be useful too.

Kill X enemies that are higher than you

While the exact range that enemies can be killed isn't set in stone, but I have killed enemies that are as close as arms lengths away, and they have counted.

That’s it for this map, if you have any questions; please feel free to spam my inbox! Have fun and good luck slaying the Cryptids!

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