Thursday, 3 July 2008

Achieving: TF2, Pyro Edition... Part I

Hello again and welcome to the first part to the TF2 Pyro Achievement Guide. The prelude/prologue can be found here. In this guide I'll give pointers on the 10 easiest achievements to unlock both the Milestone 1 achievement and the Flaregun.
To the left you can see the gun in question.
It replaces the shotgun and is a ranged incendiary. In my experience (meaning that you may experience otherwise), the following 10 achievements were the easiest (in difficulty, not time needed). Also, not that my methods are done without caring about my kill per death ratio, so most can be a bit kamikaze-ish. But now, here they are, with pointers how to get them (if possible):

Cooking the Books - Ignite 5 enemies carrying your intelligence.
This is an easy one, just camp at your intelligence at 2fort or Well. After a while, someone will come to get it eventually. Just burn them and then flee if you wish, you got 1 for the achievement. Just stay hidden untill they get the intel.

Combined Fire - Use your shotgun to finish off 20 players you've ignited.
This one is easy, but requires quite a bit of grinding. remember that the Q-key makes you switch to your last equipped weapon, usually switching between primary and secondary. Set them on fire, then spam your shotgun at them. Reason why this is in the first section is because I like the flaregun so much (It fits the class) that I always have it on me. And since it replaces the shotgun... Yeah.

Second Degree Burn - Kill a burning enemy who was ignited by another Pyro.
You'll need either a friend as a pyro or just a random pyro for this one to work, let the other set him on fire and then finish the job. While each server had about 6 Pyro's, it was terribly easy. Got it on one of the first kills. For the helper: The Flaregun counts as an ignition too. Might be useful.

Next of Kindling - Ignite an enemy, and the Medic healing him.
Okay... For this one you most likely need to go kamikaze. Find a medic paired with another player and either flank them or attack them in the back. don't try to kill, don't waste time. Ignite the medic then continue running to the medic's buddy to set him ablaze too. Doesn't matter if you die afterwards, you'll get the achievement as soon as you got both on fire. Medic + Heavy is nice, since the Heavy is kinda slow.

Freezer Burn - Provide enemies with freezecam shots of each of your taunts.
Another kamikaze one. Kill an enemy with whatever weapon and as soon as he dies hit the G-key. Atleast, if that's your taunt mapping. Don't worry about dying, aslong as he sees your taunt on the killcam, you score. Note that you need one with each weapon, being the flamethrower, shotgun/flaregun and the axe. Tip: Using Q to switch to another weapon quickly and then immeadiatly hitting G has a chance of working too, if you can't get a melee kill or a shotgun kill.

Firewatch - Ignite 10 snipers while they are zoomed in.
Snipers have a severe case of tunnelvision when zoomed in, so most of the time they won't notice you coming. The Flaregun works as well, incase you have it already. 2fort is a good map to pull this one off, since there are relatively easy to reach sniper nests. It's easy to see when they're zoomed in, so it should be a piece of cake (unless that cake is a lie).

Dead Heat - Kill an enemy in the same second that he kills you.
Unfortunatly, this is more of a luck than a skill based achievement. Use the flamethrower often and it'll unlock eventually if duels (one on one fights) end up in draws.

Fire and Forget - Kill 15 players while you're dead.
Same as with Dead Heat, this is luck based. Just use the flamethrower and duel alot. If you die first, you score. Rinse and repeat 14 more times. Enemy Pyro's don't work well for this, since they have flame retardant outfits.

I Fry - Ignite 10 disguised Spies.
Just "spycheck often". It'll unlock eventually. Note that rookie spies often run away from the front towards your base disguised in your colors and behave eratically. they will have their disguise's primary weapon visible and might be easy to spot. Otherwise, just use your flamethrower to let the flames lick any teammate you encounter, even if it's a "teammate".

Camp Fire - Kill 3 enemies in a row, all within the same area.
As usual, this unlocks when you're dead too, use your flamethrowe to wreak massive havok on control points, fronts or bases. Flanking makes this alot easier.

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