Achievement Guide by neeker

Version: 1.01 | Updated: 08/16/10 | Printable Version


                      XBOX 360 ACHIEVEMENT GUIDE V. 1.01

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                                  By: neeker
                           Gamertag: Optimus Neeker


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1.  Contact Information
2.  Introduction
3.  Achievements 

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Hi, I'm Lestor Wong. I post on by the username 

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Just when I thought that nothing could top DeathSpank this year as the Xbox 
Live Arcade GOTY, on came Monday Night Combat (MNC). MNC is a class-based 
multiplayer shooter with its graphics obviously referencing Team Fortress 2. 
It's easy to pick up and perhaps a little hard to master. It does, however, 
has a list of easily attainable achievements. This guide will tell you how to 
net all 200GS. 

Meanwhile, I'm the first in the tiny island of Singapore to 200/200 this game. 
Not much of an achievement, considering there are only like 10 players who 
bought this!

There are 12 achievements with a total of 200GS. To get most of the points 
easily, you may want to plug in a second controller. I'll describe them in the 
sequence that I unlocked them. 

MVP (20)
Description: Achieved Most Valuable Player in a Crossfire Match 

Crossfire works something like a deathmatch. You go into a match with your 
team-mates, and try to destroy the opponent's moneybag. The first team to 
destroy the bag wins the game. During the process of trying to win the match, 
you'll inevitably earn money in several ways. To become MVP, you must end the 
game as the player that earns the most money, regardless of whether you win or 

These are some ways that you can try to rack up the cash:

- kills/ killstreaks
- assists
- build/ upgrade turrets (their kills count towards your performance)
- shoot bullseye (a coin-generating character who appears from time to time)
- taunting

This achievement could be easily unlocked by using a second controller though. 
Once you enter a Crossfire lobby, press X to switch it to a private game. 
Press Y on your second controller to join, and sign it in as "Guest". Once 
the game starts, walk both charaters close to each other, and let your main 
character repeatedly kill the dummy for cash. 

Shouldn't take you more than a couple of tries to get it. 

Description: Achieved a kill on an opposing player while they were upgrading 
             skills in a Crossfire match

You press the "up" button on your D-pad to upgrade your personal skills. When 
doing so, your character would be stationary for a moment, and is extremely 
vulnerable to attacks. What you need to do for this achievement is to spot an 
opponent being in this state of upgrade, and then kill him/ her. 

Sounds tough? Well, perhaps. But this could be done with a second controller 
as well. Again, do a private game and walk both characters close together. 
Press "up" on the second controller's D-pad, and then quickly use your main 
profile to perform the kill. 

Description: Achieved a 3 kill streak in a Crossfire match

Unless you're really poor in this sort of thing (like me), and your internet 
connection somehow experiences severe lag all the time (like me), you should 
get this one sooner or later just by playing normally. Note that the kills 
must be performed on a "human" player, not on the tons of bots lurking around. 

If, however, you're you're really poor in this sort of thing, and your inter-
net connection somehow experiences severe lag all the time, you may want to 
consider using the trusted second controller for this one. Again, get both 
characters close, and then use the main profile to get the kills. I'd suggest 
both players to stand in some obscure corners where there are no bots or 
turrets. There are only two maps in Crossfire, and both have areas where you 
could easily "store" both players without anyone bothering you. 

To make things easier, you may also want to select your main profile's class 
as a Gunner, and use his "B" move to perform grapple kills. To do this, shoot 
the second controller until its health is a whisker away from death, then 
press B to grapple kill him/her. 

This is because...

Description: Achieved 10 grapple kills in a Crossfire match

... there's an achievement for amassing 10 grapple kills in a Crossfire match! 

The reason I suggest using the Gunner is because his grapple move could be 
easily achieved even when he's using his primary weapon, by simply pressing B. 

If you definitely have to use another class, take note that the following 
characters' grapple moves are mapped to LT, and it can only be used when you 
switch to a secondary weapon (press LB):

- Assault
- Tank
- Support

Other easy characters with primary weapon grapples:

- Assassin (LT)
- Sniper (B)

BUT, I'd still suggest you use a Gunner. This is because...

Description: Achieve a pancake on an opposing player using the Gunner's Ground 
             Slam ability 

... there's an achievement specific to the Gunner only!

The Ground Slam move could be performed by pressing X. This achievement is 
rather tricky. "Pancake" is the key word here, meaning you must flatten your 
opponent. You must shoot the opponent until his/her health is down next to 
nothing, then press A to JUMP, before quickly unleashing the X move to GROUND 
SLAM the bugger to death. 

This sounds really hard to do against real humans, no? Don't worry, you can 
do this with a second controller, as with Grappler. If you fail to unlock it, 
keep trying. It's all about the timing. 

Description: Achieve a Ring Out during a Crossfire match

To get this, you must shoot an opponent until he/she gets knocked out of the 
ring. Try using the Assault's charged run (B) move or the Tank's rush move (B) 
to knock an opponent out. 

Or, shoot your second controller a few times, and then use it to jump out of 
the ring. 

A ring out counts towards a kill as well, just if you need to know.

Description: Achieved 15 kills in a Crossfire Match

15 kills in a single game! That's really tough for someone with a poor inter-
net connection! Why not Use a second controller? In fact, how about using a 
second controller and get all the above in one game? :P

You've gotta be fast though, since Jackbots will be deployed by the A.I. to 
destroy the moneybags. You'd want to get the 15 kills before any of the Jack-
bots rip either of the moneybags apart. 

Description: Completed "Exhibition" Blitz mode

Blitz Mode works like a tower defense game. You've a moneybag to protect, and 
enemies come in waves to try to destroy it. The Exhibiton mode is the easiest 
one. It consists of 10 rounds, so just fight through the 10 rounds and you're 
good to go. This is easily achievable regardless of what class you use. Just 
take note of that Jackbot in Round 10.

Note that you earn money for personal upgrades, as well as building turrets. 
Do not save the money. Use the cash and build laser turrets whenever you can. 
Upgrade most, if not all of them, to Level 3. It costs $25 to build a laser 
turret, $50 to upgrade it to Level 2, and $100 to upgrade it to Level 3. 

You'll also pick up purple bottles of juices from dead enemies. These fill up 
your "juice" meter. Once full, press LB+RB to go into juiced mode. Your shots 
hit harder in this mode, and (I think) you take lesser damage. Always save 
juice for the Jackbots though. 

As long as you've these turrets with you, going through Blitz mode should be 
quite a breeze... solo.

Now, I understand that this game is built for multiplayer, and it's tempting 
to do the Blitz achievements with a few friends. My suggestion, however, is 
don't. This is because the enemies get considerably harder when there are more 
players involved. I was playing the Season mode with four players, and we had 
our butts kicked so badly, and it took us three attempts to finally clear it. 
When I did it solo, I managed to go through all the rounds without even 
remotely close to dying. You can still play with your friends if you want, and 
it's really fun to do so. But do the achievements alone to save your TV from 
being damaged from a flying controller. 

As for class, I'd use a Gunner due to his high damage. With match earnings, 
you could also unlock a custom class. It costs $10000 to unlock the first 
class, and honestly it's all you need. I choose the Gunner as a base for my 
custom class, and equip him with the sponsors (perks) that offers armor, regen 
and critical shot. I don't know what they actually do, but they worked for me. 

Description: Completed "Season" Blitz mode

There are 20 rounds in Season. The first 10 rounds are easy, even though a 
Jackbot appears in Round 10. From Round 11, beefed up enemies appear. But use 
the same method I described earlier (level 3 lasers, juice for Jackbots, and 
SOLO), and you should be good to go.

Description: Completed "Playoff" Blitz mode

30 rounds here. Beefed up enemies appear from Round 21. Again, same method of 
level 3 lasers, juice for Jackbots, and solo. I did it in my first attempt 
playing alone. In certain rounds, don't even bother shooting enemies. Let the 
turrets do the job, while you run around building and upgrading more. Trust 
me, it works.

For both "Seasoned Veteran" and "All Star", take note of the enemy Gap Shot. 
It's crab-like thing that shoots rockets towards your turrets. He only appears 
from the area with two gates. Kill him immediately when he appears. 

Description: Completed "The Scramble" Blitz mode

There are only 10 rounds here, but the intensity is set to "insane". The 
Gremlins are the most irritating enemies here. Firstly, they cloak. Secondly. 
they move fast and attack in hordes. Thirdly, their voices are awful! I 
suppose you could still solo this with the same method, but I haven't tried it 
yet. I did this with one friend, and it was pretty hellish. The Gunner's 
grapple move is useless against the Gremlins, but still works well against the 
Bouncers. Be careful though as the Bouncers will grapple you when you're close 

For the Gremlins, use X for Ground Slam with the Gunner when they get too 
close for comfort. Level 3 lasers still work very well. Keep building and 
upgrading them when you can. Expect the turrets to be ripped apart by the 
Gremlins regularly though.

ADDED: Ok, I've solo-ed The Scramble. The tip is to add some ice turrets to 
the usual lasers routine. In fact, add quite a number of ice. They slow down 
the Gremlins and make it easier for you to target them. Their cloak will also 
be nullified once frozen in ice.

3-FER (20)
Description: Achieved a Triple Kill

This one should be done in Crossfire. You'd need to kill three "human" players 
in quick succession, within a few seconds between each kill. It's extremely 
difficult to do if your internet connection is slow (cough). So, go grab two 
friends with an Xbox Live account (and who has this game, obviouly) for help. 
All three of you should have a second controller. Sign the second controller 
in as "Guest", and start a private match. The game will make the game a 
3-vs-3. Simply run all six players to a secluded spot, and take turns to do 
the triple kills. 

And there you go, you've completed Monday Night Combat!

I consider the guide complete at this point in time. I hope it's a good help 
for people who're stuck, and a good read for those who just wanted to read 
something. Feedback/ better ways to do achievements are welcomed at the usual 
email address. 

Version 1.00: Guide completed (8/16).
Version 1.01: Added a tip to complete "The Scramble" solo (8/20).

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GT: JKD Hombre - for the help in "3-Fer"
And several others who played with me
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