=================================================================== | Star Wars Battlefront II Medals and Awards Guide v1.25 Written by Jim Price Last Updated 11-25-05 Rubberduckee1990 o[""""""""""";"]=|\:::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: =================================================================== ========================================= Table of Contents ========================================= 1. Introduction 2. Info on medals and awards 3. Understanding this FAQ 4. Earning each medal 4.1.....Gungslinger 4.2.....Demolition 4.3.....Regulator 4.4.....Endurance, Guardian, War Hero 4.5.....Frenzy 4.6.....Technician 4.7.....Marksman 5. Other important notes 6. Cheat Codes 7. FAQ 8. Contacting me 9. Copyright stuff 10. Credits 11. Version History 12. End ========================================= ======================= Section 1: Introduction ======================= A Long Time Ago in a Galaxy Far, Far Away.... Welcome! The highly anticipated Star Wars Battlefront II has finally been released. But, just like every game, many people can't for the life of them figure out how to do certain things in it. One of Battlefront II's newest features is a medal and award system. Naturally, many questions have arisen about this new system. What do the Medals do? How do I get them? Why should I bother getting them? Just as all hope seems lost, a new FAQ has mysteriously appeared, and seems to hold all of the answers. With this FAQ, many questions will be answered, and will attempt to restore peace and justice in the galaxy.... ==================================== Section 2: Info on medals and awards ==================================== Throughout BF2 (Battlefront II), you will earn many different kinds of medals during gameplay. This happens when you accomplish special tasks, such as slicing yourself into a vehicle, or getting 6 headshots with a sniper in one life. When you start the game, you will have no medals at all, and each medal rank will be green. The different ranks of the medals are Green, Veteran, Elite, and Legendary. Once you earn a medal 4 times, the award for that medal will become available. Once you earn a medal 32 times, the requirements for that medal will lower. For example, at the start of the game, in order to earn the Frenzy medal you need to get 12 kills with a blaster rifle in one life. But, once you obtain Elite status for the Frenzy medal, the requirement for earning it will be lowered to only 9 kills with a blaster rifle per life. Then once you earn a medal 64 times, you permanently have that award unlocked, and will start off each match with it on. You will not have to earn it again to use the award. The Hero class cannot earn medals, unless playing on assault mode on the level Mos Eisley. Even then, they can only earn the Endurance, Guardian, and War Hero Medals. Also, medals cannot be earned online unless the server allows for them. Whenever you earn a medal, you will be given a 30 period where you will keep the award you just earned, even if you die. But, if you die after that 30 second period is up, you will lose the award, and to earn it again. So say you have just earned the Technician medal. Then you die like half a second after you earn it. You will still have the award. But, if you try to earn it again, it will not work. This is because the bonus is already activated. You have to wait until that 30 second period is gone, because then you will lose the bonus. Now you can earn that medal again. The different kinds of medals are: Gunslinger Demolition Regulator Endurance Guardian War Hero Frenzy Technician Marksmen ================================= Section 3: Understanding this FAQ ================================= Medal name: xxx requirements: xxx Elite requirements: xxx Suggested class: xxx Strategy: xxx The award: xxx ^^^^And that's it. Simple, isn't it? ============================= Section 4: Earning each medal ============================= === 4.1 === Medal name: Gunslinger requirements: Get six kills with a pistol in one life Elite requirements: Get four kills with a pistol in one life Suggested Class: Pilot (space), Regular Soldier Strategy: The easiest way to earn the gunslinger medal is to select space level, and select the pilot. Now, grab a transport ship, and land it in the enemy hanger. After that, head into the engine room and destroy the first turret you encounter. Now, run up underneath it with your fusion cutter. Quickly repair the broken turret. Now that it is repaired, quickly switch to your pistol and get an easy kill. Keep doing that until you earn the Gunslinger award. If you die, just respawn at the gunship you landed, and do it again. The next simplest way to get this medal is to select the level Tanitive IV. This level makes it easy because of the small spaces. Just kill 6 enemies with your pistol, and you will earn the award. Award: The Precision Pistol. This upgraded pistol is almost identical to the pistols Jango and Boba Fett use. It has a one level zoom, and can kill just about any infantry unit with 2-3 shots. It fires many shots at a time, but this pistol has ammo, so you will need to reload it from time to time. === 4.2 === Medal name: Demolition requirements: Hit 4 critical hit points on a vehicle with a rocket launcher in one life Elite requirements: Hit 3 critical hit points on a vehicle with a rocket launcher in one life Suggested Class: Heavy Weapons Strategy: Select the level Hoth, be the Rebels, and select the Heavy Weapons class. Now, grab a snow speeder and fly close to one of the AT-AT's. Get a good distance away from it, and face it's side. Now, you need hit the neck area between it's head and it's body. If it is moving, make life easier, and aim towards the middle of it's head. That way, it should hit it's neck while it's moving. Do that 4 times without dying, and you will earn the Demolition award. Award: Guided Rockets. You will need to switch to these in order to use them, because you will still have you regular rocket launcher. When you fire this,you take complete control of the rocket, and it controls exactly the same as a star fighter (even the tricks). To gain more power with it, boost with it so that it will do more damage. === 4.3 === Medal name: Regulator requirements: Get eight kills with a shotgun in one life Elite requirements: Get six kills with a shotgun in one life Suggested class: Engineer Strategy: Select the level Tanitive IV, or Kamino. Select the Engineer, and change to the shotgun. Simply get six kills with the shotgun in one life. After you do that, you will have earned the Regulator medal. Award: The Flechette Shotgun. This thing is awesome. It works the exact same as the regular shotgun, but is like 5 tims more powerful. Works great when trying to defend command posts, unless you get hit by a pesky sniper. === 4.4 === Medal name: Endurance ,Guardian, War Hero requirements: Earn 12, 24, 36 points in one life Elite requirements: Earn 9, 18, 27 points in one life Suggested class: Pilot (space) Strategy: This one is extremely easy. Select Space Mygeeto, and grab a V-Wing with the pilot. Now, destroy one of the enemies frigates. You should have earned the Endurance and or Guardian award. Now, go after the another frigate. Destroy it. Now you should have earned the Guardian and or War Hero award. If you didn't earn War Hero, kill 2-3 fighters and you should earn it. If you have Elite status on all of these, there is an even better strategy.Select a V-Wing and destroy one of the frigates. You should have both the Endurance and Guardian awards. Now, destroy 2-3 fighters. You should have earned War Hero. You should be able to earn 3-5 of each of these awards in a match. Award: Endurance - You gain a slight stamina regeneration bonus Guardian - You gain a slight damage reduction bonus. You will be surrounded by a blue aura War Hero - You gain a slight damage increase. You will be surrounded by red lightning. === 4.5 === Medal name: Frenzy requirements: Get 12 kills with a blaster rifle in one life Elite requirements: Get 9 kills with a blaster rifle in one life Suggested class: Regular Soldier, Marine (space) Strategy: Select the level Tanitive IV, Kamino, or any space level. Now select the normal soldier. Simply get 12 kills with the blaster rifle to earn the Frenzy medal. If your on Kamino, take advantage of the enemies turrets to get easy kills from a distance. If you in space, select the marine, and grab a transport class ship. Land it in the enemies hanger. Now the fun part. Guard the doors in the hanger and blast away any enemy that you see. But, this strategy isn't always effective, because sometimes the enemy spawns in the hanger, and will make short work of you. Award: Elite Rifle. This rifle fires in 3 super quick bursts. This is DEADLY. Sometimes, it can be as good a sniper rifle. === 4.6 === Medal name: Technician requirements: Slice your way into an enemy vehicle using the fusion cutter. Elite requirements: Same as above^^^ Suggested Class: Engineer Strategy: Select the level Kashyyyk. Now, select the engineer. Switch to your fusion cutter, and wait for and enemy vehicle to come up to you (or you can go to it, you choose). Now, use you fusion cutter on the vehicle. In the middle of the screen, the word "Slicing 00%" will come up. The number will go up by 5% every half a second or so. Once it reaches 100%, the enemy will fall out of the vehicle, and you will have earned the technician award. Award: Vehicle Regen. Simple enough. The vehicle you are in will slowly recover health. === 4.7 === Medal name: Marksman requirements: Get 6 head shots with a sniper rifle in one life Elite requirements: Get 4 kills with a sniper rifle in one life Suggested class: Sniper Strategy: Select the level Kamino. Now, select the sniper and spawn at a point where you have a view of the entire battlefield. Now pick off any enemies you see by shooting them in the head. Don't forget to take advantage of enemies sitting in turrets. They make for very easy head shots. Get six head shots and you will earn the Marksman award. If you want to aim easier, turn on the "Sticky Reticule" option on. When on, the crosshair moves a tad slower when you are targeting enemy. Whats that you say? You want more easy aiming tips.No problem. If you shoot while crouching, you will have and easier time aiming. Award: Beam Rifle. This is sniper rifle that shoots so fast, that it is just a purple blur that flashes for half a second. I like to describe it as "Getting a head shot by shooting them in the body." That's how powerful it is. Although there is one downside. It only has one level of zoom. Although you really won't notice it to much. ================================ Section 5: Other important notes ================================ Don't forget, every time you earn an award, you have to wait 30 seconds to get that award again. After that 30 seconds, respawn, and your good to go. Although, it is possible to earn different kinds of awards without having to wait that 30 seconds. Also, I obtained all of these awards WITHOUT using the cheat codes. I imagine that you could earn more in a match if you turn them on. I also played each map with 150 reinforcements.Making the reinforcement count lower may make it easier to obtain certain awards. ====================== Section 3: Cheat Codes ====================== When in gameplay, pause the game and enter these codes using the D-pad Infinite Ammo - U, D, L, D, D, L, D, D, L, D, D, D, L, R Invincibility - U, U, U, L, D, D, D, L, U, U, U, L, R Lo-Res soldiers - D, D, D, U, U, L, D, D, D, D, D, L, U, U, U, L, R No HUD - U, U, U, U, L, U, U, D, L, D, U, U, L, R Party time hit effects - U, D, L, D, L, R Slo-mo sound effects - U, U, U, L, U, D, U, U, L, D, D, D, L, U, D, D, L, R ============== Section 7: FAQ ============== Q: I did the requirements to earn the medal, but I didn't get it. What am I doing wrong? A: Make sure that you wait 30 seconds before you attempt to get the medal again. After 30 seconds, respawn, and get the medal again. Also make sure you are meeting the correct requirements. If are on the rank "green", and your only doing the "elite" status requirements, it will not work. Q: Can I earn medals while playing online? A: Yes and no. If the hosts turns on the option to have medals, then yes, you can earn medals online. But if the host doesn't turn on that option, then you cannot earn medals online. Also, medals earned online DO NOT count towards your single player medals. You also will not start off an online game with medals you have earned in single player. Q: I have legendary status on a medal, but I can't use the award weapon. What is wrong? A: You have to switch from your default weapon to the award weapon. After that, you will no longer be able to use the default weapon for that life. This applies to all classes except for the Heavy Weapons class. With the Heavy Weapons class, you can still use the default rocket launcher, and the guided rockets. Q: Can you turn medals off in single player? A: Nope. ======================== Section 8: Contacting me ======================== My E-mail address is: Rubberduckee1990@aol.com, or through the GameFAQs.com message boards. I usually post on the Star Wars Battlefront II (Xbox), and Star Wars boards. If you guys spot any mistakes, or improvement suggestions, please do the best you can to contact me:) ========================== Section 9: Copyright Stuff ========================== Copyright 2005 Jim Price This is MY, not yours, MY original work. This may not be reproduced under any circumstances except for personal, private use. It may not be placed on any web site except for www.GameFAQs.com, and can not be otherwise distributed publicly without advance written permission. Use of this guide on any other web site or as a part of any public display is strictly prohibited, and a violation of copyright. All trademarks and copyrights contained in this document are owned by their respective trademark and copyright holders. =================== Section 10: Credits =================== *** Creators of Star Wars Battlefront II *** Lucas Arts Pandemic Studios *** Basic Medal/Award Information *** nick2412 *** Cheat Codes *** Stevis *** Special Thanks To... *** www.GameFAQs.com GameFAQs Communtiy Lucas Arts Pandemic Studios *** Very Special Thanks To... *** George Lucas =========================== Section 11: Version History =========================== v1.00 - Yay! I finished it! v1.25 - Not to much added this time. Corrected the Endurance award. fixed some grammer errors. Re-arranged other small stuff in sections 8 and 10. Lastly, I added Section 11: Version History. I know, I should have put that in to begin with :) Next update will include: More strategies (Hopefully including some Hunt Mode strategies) More details about award weapons More Q and A in section 7 (Hopefully) More details on points and earning them I'll do my best to get the next update done as soon as possible, but you guys have been sending me so many awesome ideas. Sadly, I won't be able to include everyones ideas. This update may take quite a bit of time (possibly 2-3 weeks), because I still have to manage 10th grade, and a part time job. Wish me luck! === End === Well, hope my very 1st FAQ ever helped you guys! I am always open to suggestions, so contact me with your ideas! And don't worry, you will be given credit if I use your ideas.