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Old 10-31-2008, 03:40 PM   #1
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Default Mercenaries 2: World in Flames Trophy Guide

Overview:
+ Estimated trophy difficulty: 8/10
+ Offline: 34 (21 9 3 1)
+ Online: 6 (3 2 1)
+ Approximate time: 25-30 hours
+ Minimum number of playthroughs needed: 1-2
+ Glitched/Missable trophies: Read the introduction for more info
+ Cheats: No Cheats

Introduction:
This game contains a total of 40 trophies consisting of 35 offline trophies and 5 online trophies. Most of the trophies consist of destroying items, earning money, completing challenges, and achieving maximum mood with the different factions. While 11 other achievements you get for completing the storyline.


The Guide:

Ride the Dragon
You hijacked the tank in the villa
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Eat the Heat
You performed a burnout
Pressing both the Acceleration and Brake/Reverse buttons in any wheeled vehicle.

Shoot to Thrill
You got 25 headshots
Aim with and shoot with . If necessary grab a sniper (found on guards in sniper towers) and headshot people standing still, on gun enplacements and people in parked cars.

When playing co-op the number is a total of both players. So it might unlock for both people at the same time. Even if the other player did not even get a head shot.

Armageddon It
You destroyed 25 buildings
Shoot the buildings with a tank, C4, RPGs, or call in a air strike. If you beat the game and it didn't unlock, nuclear bunker bust a city. It should unlock right away. It's also fun to look at.

Hail and Kill
You destroyed 50 objects using melee
Use Melee attack on Enemies, boxes, pots, everything counts towards the total.

Holy Smoke
You destroyed 50 Objects With a Grenade
Use Grenades on parked cars and shacks etc. You can also go behind the PMC and grenade the furniture.

Little Savage
You destroyed 50 Objects with an RPG Launcher
Use RPG's to shoot the back of tanks for an easy kill, use the air-fueled RPG for a one hit kill on anything really. You'll find the air-fueled on Chinese soldiers. You can also go behind the PMC and RPG the furniture.

Gone Shootin'
You completed one of Fiona's challenges
When you get the villa as pmc, approach Fiona and talk to her. You will be able to do the first challenge at level 1. Complete it to unlock the trophy.

Heavy Metal Thunder
You successfully completed 10 action hijacks
This includes all the button-sequenced hijacks (armored vehicles and helicopters). You might do a couple hundred of those before finishing the game. Just make sure the tanks or APC's gunner is dead before you try it. It won't let you hijack it if he's alive.

Tattooed Millionaire
Be connected to EA Servers and earn $1 million
As there are mentions of glitches, BE SURE that the first time you play the game you are online, as it will unlock in the first half hour of gaming.

Highway to Hell
You completed 3 races
Races are considered the various challenges that require you getting from point A to B with a vehicle, like the UP sports car challenge or Eva's challenges. Complete 3 of them.
(Tip: For the destruction race, drop off a friend into the field to shoot at the objects instead of from the gunners seat. It's much easier that way. You can do all three this way if you like.)

Partners in Crime
You've experienced co-op
All you have to do is join a co-op game or invite someone to join yours.

Wheels of Steel
You came in first during a co-op race
Talk to Eva and chose the "Race challenge" option (if it's not unlocked you must complete a level of the destruction race first). Run to one of the two cars and beat the other player. You can wait at the start and once the other player gets all the goals, drive to the finish.

Pipeline
You captured all outposts for a single faction
When you first meet a faction you get start a chain of missions resulting in securing one by one all the outposts of that faction. When you first meet the faction you get the first outpost mission, then after you've secured that first outpost you get the mission for the second and so on.


Be Quick or Be Dead
You sniped 50 enemy vehicle drivers
Use one of the sniper rifles (chinese, russian, anti-material, the other weapons don't count) on faction drivers, not civilians. Don't forget that the hummer AND jeep needs the anti-material sniper rifle to get past their armored windshield.

No More Mr. Nice Guy
You pissed off everyone in Venezuela
When you have unlocked all 5 factions, go to each faction HQ and open fire. Let them call for back up. Once it's hostile, move on the the next faction. You can also destroy an outpost. That will make a faction automatically hostile. If necessary Nuclear bunker bust the HQ's.

...And Justice For All
You verified all high value targets
You have to either kill and photograph or capture and load on a helicopter every HVT that every faction gives. Towards the total number some story characters also count, like Blanco or Carmona. For more info check "Aces High".

Digital Man
You unlocked all shop items
This trophy has many game requirements including:
-Destroying 50 billboards for the P.L.A.V.
-Unlocking all outposts (outpost securing missions)
-Advancing the storyline to the end, it doesn't matter if it's pro AN or pro China, to get the Nuclear Bunker Buster
-Complete every faction challenge up to level 3. PMC challenges are not needed. BE CAREFUL: UP has a challenge that can't be done after a China mission.
-Find all Spare parts for Eva. Here there is a very useful glitch! If you have found a spare part and then you fly above it in a helicopter it registers again! So even if you don't find all 100 of them you might get well above 100/100 in the statistics. Luckily, the glitch counts towards unlocking Eva's creations.
-Clear all bounties. You have to kill 50 assets (vehicles and personnel) of one faction to fulfill the bounties of another. Pretty straightforward, especially with China and AN you will eventually count hundreds, even thousands of kills.
-Verify all faction HVT's. Check "Aces High".


We'll Burn the Sky
You unlocked all landing zones
You must be in good standings with each faction and capture all of their outposts to unlock the landing zones. There are 4 for PLAV and AN. 3 for the Pirates, 5 for China and UP, and 1 for the PMC. You must have them all unlocked before the last mission, as one of the factions will loose a landing zone.

If you have all of the outposts and still didn't get the trophy, be sure to do the first HQ mission for China. It will unlock after the cut-scene.
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Old 10-31-2008, 05:00 PM   #2
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Damage, Inc.
You used 20 airstrikes in co-op
You can't use non-aircraft strikes (eg. artillery), you don't get both player's airstrikes added together and you have to do all 20 of them in one co-op session. Choose a cheap costing but mostly in fuel strike, like cluster bomb, enter a co-op and bombs away.

Nothin' But a Good Time
You destroyed 200 objects from the gunner seat in co-op
Just get in a tank and bomb away. You don't have to sit in the gunner's seat, if your vehicle has weapons fire them away. Go downtown Caracas, choose a side (or go against both AN and China) Hop from tank to tank, and from armed APC to armed IFV and you will get this in no time.

The Hero and the Madman
You completed Mercenaries 2
Story related. Finish the game, no matter what side you chose in the second to last mission.


Balls to the Wall
You mastered the Winching Challenge
Beat level 3 of the winching challenge from Ewan. Stack the three large containers near the circle (two red, one white) the one on top of the other and then the toolbox on top of them, even if you catch them from the side and land them on the tall side, you still get 7 metres for the 3rd level. Try not to stack them too near to the toolbox, because you might not be able to catch it.

Billion Dollar Babies
Be connected to EA Servers and earn $1 billion
Again be sure to be connected when you reach one billion. Ways to get easy money if required:
-Winching challenge. If you get the wager going up you will eventually get up to 9mil a pop. The wager DOES count wagers over $9.9million providing you DON'T manually adjust the wager amount and just let it increase by its self and after a while you'll hit $50 million in a go. (Thanks to Terminator for the clarification). If you practice you can get it every time in 1:30 minutes, 2 in the worst case.
-Start killing AN or China troops in Caracas. For 50k a pop for infantry and vehicles you get some easy money.

Here is a video that might help:



World in Flames
You earned all trophies in Mercenaries 2


Secret Trophies

School's Out
You completed the tutorial
Story related, you get all three by the time you get the villa.

The Rage
You completed "Rescue Carmona"
Story related, you get all three by the time you get the villa.

Hello, Hooray
You acquired the PMC
Story related, you get all three by the time you get the villa.

Wild One
You recruited Ewan
Story related, during one of the first missions you get saved by Ewan.

The Analog Kid
You recruited Misha
Finish the Misha mission when available. Pretty straightforward mission, toss the bunker busters at first chance to get rid of many enemies.

Oil and Gasoline
You recruited Eva
Finish the Misha mission when available. It's a time challenge with a monster truck vehicle. Use its jumping abilities a lot!

Ride the Dragon
You hijacked the tank in the villa
When you enter the villa and get attacked inside by a tank, hijack it, don't destroy it.
NOTE:This is a missable trophy at the beginning of the game. At one point, a tank busts through a wall. If you destroy the tank, then you will get nothing, you must hijack it to get the trophy.

Stand Up and Shout
You achieved maximum mood with the Allies
Just achieve maximum mood with every faction by completing tasks and killing its respective enemies. If you have cash, just bribe them away. Also, if you co-op with someone with maximum mood you will get the trophy.

Forever Free
You achieved maximum P.L.A.V. mood
Just achieve maximum mood with every faction by completing tasks and killing its respective enemies. If you have cash, just bribe them away. Also, if you co-op with someone with maximum mood you will get the trophy.

Island of Domination
You achieved maximum Pirate mood
Just achieve maximum mood with every faction by completing tasks and killing its respective enemies. If you have cash, just bribe them away. Also, if you co-op with someone with maximum mood you'll get the trophy.

Longing For Fire
You achieved maximum Chinese mood
Just achieve maximum mood with every faction by completing tasks and killing its respective enemies. If you have cash, just bribe them away. Also, if you co-op with someone with maximum mood you'll get the trophy.

Dirty Deeds
You achieved maximum Universal Petroleum mood
Just achieve maximum mood with every faction by completing tasks and killing its respective enemies. If you have cash, just bribe them away. Also, if you co-op with someone with maximum mood you'll get the trophy.

Runnin' with the Devil
You verified Blanco
Story related, he counts towards the "Aces High" trophy.

You Better Run
You verified Carmona
Story related, he counts towards the "Aces High" trophy.

No Compromise, No Regrets
You battled for Caracas
Finish the Battle for Caracas mission for any of the two factions. Keep in mind that the respective enemy leader counts towards "Aces High".

Aces High
You captured all high value targets
You must not have any HVT killed, including mission related, like Peng or Joyce and of course Blanco and Carmona. You better turn autosave off and save before attempting an HVT and after succeding in capturing one. You must be very careful for rockets and other explosives as the faction infantry tends to kill their HVT withut much remorse. The best strategy is fast in fast out. Quickly approach the HVT, punch him, tie him, call an extraction helicopter and carry him. While you carry him he can't die, but you can, not to mention you can't shoot or run.



Credits:
Original ps3trophies.org guide by TopGunZ, added to from sections of Zee's guide on sister site xbox360achievements.org. Additions & style formatted by funkyweed.
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Old 10-31-2008, 09:30 PM   #3
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It is my first go at trophy guide writing. Any suggestions, corections etc are not just welcomed, they are much needed and appreciated.

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Eat the Heat:
Pressing both the Acceleration and Brake/Reverse buttons in any wheeled vehicle, press left or right to perform a "donut".
Don't need to press left or right, exclude it as it's needless information. Just brake and accelerate and leave it at that.

Quote:
Armageddon It:
C4 and most air strikes are the way to go. It will also come early without needing to try hard.
Just do building destruction bounties.


Quote:
Hail and Kill:
Enemies, boxes, pots, everything counts. You might get it in your first villa visit.
Do this during HVT bounties, run and melee enemies who get close and you'll rack it up within minutes.

Quote:
Highway to Hell:
Races are considered the various challenges that require you getting from point A to B with a vehicle, like the UP sports car challenge or Eva's challenges. Complete 3 of them.
Quick way, recruit Eva and do all her races, that's six races right there and you've already bagged it halfway through.


SILVER
Quote:
Pipeline:
When you first meet a faction you get a "chain" of missions resulting in securing one by one all the outposts of that faction. When you first meet the faction you get the first outpost mission, when you secure that first outpost you get the mission for the second and so on.
This isn't really clear. Just do the faction outpost missions for ONE faction until they don't offer any more outpost missions and you'll zing this. Universal Petroleum is usually the first faction you'll complete outposts for.

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No More Mr. Nice Guy:
When you have unlocked all 5 factions, get a well-armed helicopter and make some passes from one of every factions outposts spreading mayhem. Try not to overdo it because you might get a mood boost with one faction because of getting hostile with another. The point is to have all 5 factions with hostile mood towards you.
Or just C4 their HQ and hey presto...

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...And Justice For All:
You have to either kill and photograph or capture and load on a helicopter every HVT that every faction gives. Towards the total number some story characters also count, like Blanco or Carmona. For more info check "Aces High".
Best to NOT go for this one and instead go for Aces High.
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Aces High:
Ahhh, the mother of all ballbusters. You must not have any HVT killed, including mission related, like Peng or Joyce and of course Blanco and Carmona. You better turn autosave off and save before attempting an HVT and after succeding in capturing one. You must be very careful for rockets and other explosives as the faction infantry tends to kill their HVT withut much remorse. The best strategy is fast in fast out. Quickly approach the HVT, punch him, tie him, call an extraction helicopter and carry him. While you carry him he can't die, but you can, not to mention you can't shoot nor run. Have fun!
Leave auto-save ON not off. That allows you to run for multiple HVTs at once.

Auto save will NOT save when you kill a HVT it only saves when you

1) VERIFY a dead HVT
2) You trigger a milestone on a standing bounty

So just save before and after each HVT but leave auto-save on for those occassion where you run for three or four in a row.

Also the best tactic isn't in my opinion a speed in and speed out, it's simply clean the house out.

Against Venzuelan HVT's it's easy, walk in shoot, blow crap up, once everything except the HVT is dead subdue and verify him.

Against Faction HVT's it is also quite easy, C4 any re-inforcement buildings and wipe out all troops in the area, especially RPG troops. Once the HVT is the only person left, simply subdue him.

The problem with rushing is you 1) Get mobbed. 2) You get Rocketed while you carry a HVT and he WILL die regardless 3) You get rocketed while subduing him and he will die...

Save yourself the hassle and wipe out the entire base and army before tagging him and you're sorted. Additionally doing it this way prevents them from RPGing the extraction chopper.
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The problem is that while you try to c4 the barracks you will most likely get your HVT killed in the process. Also the auto save off is good because you might accidentally press triangle before noticing that your hvt got killed and get him verified as dead.

As for the burnout it didn't give it to me until I had the car going left or righ, probaly it just got late at registering it.

Building destruction bounties? I got it without trying in Misha's mission way before I went of doing destruction bounties. Mellee was also given before going for HVT's just in the villa.

Thanks for some of the clarifications, you see when the trophy says ONE faction, I thought that people understood ONE faction...

I will soon update with your remarks...
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Old 11-01-2008, 08:58 PM   #5
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OK MAJOR UPDATE!!!

In Winching challenge DON'T try to change the wager and it will keep registering more than 10mils!!!!
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Old 11-01-2008, 10:28 PM   #6
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The problem is that while you try to c4 the barracks you will most likely get your HVT killed in the process. Also the auto save off is good because you might accidentally press triangle before noticing that your hvt got killed and get him verified as dead.
You have to be a spastic to detonate C4 anywhere near a HVT. Nearly all HVT's are no where NEAR barracks and if you're hitting triangle (why?) anywhere near a dead HVT and you "didn't realise it" then you should try tiddlywinks or something more mundane.

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Building destruction bounties? I got it without trying in Misha's mission way before I went of doing destruction bounties. Mellee was also given before going for HVT's just in the villa.

Thanks for some of the clarifications, you see when the trophy says ONE faction, I thought that people understood ONE faction...

I will soon update with your remarks...
Yes but any of mercs trophies are attainable without trying. If you're doing a guide then these people are going to be trying, hence you give them the easiest and best times to do them which, is why I went with those suggestions.

Just my two cents.
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Old 11-03-2008, 07:38 AM   #7
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I had many HVT's actually near barracks! Maybe my luck. As for the accidentall triangle hitting, you 've played the game, when all hell breaks loose it's not the steadiest game.

Thanxs again for the remarks.


Yesterday I managed to get the 20 airstrikes....you might want to try playing on an autosave file....I don't know what elese to say...
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can you answer me the following questions regarding air strikes please


did you use the same type of strikes? if yes which one

did it take exactly 20 or did you do more and did it unlock right away or did you have to pick something else up afterwards such as fuel

did you do it yourself or you and your buddy were both spamming them

did you hit stuff or just sit in an open field and drop em
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I got the 20 air strikes, but still havent gotten the destroy 200 objects. weird.
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Add some bolds to the titles, change the color and make it alittle more visually appealing, and you might be onto a good guide.

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