Mr Achievement’s 5 Worse Achievements in Far Cry 3

by Matthew Stephens Featured 4 Comments 15 Votes 2004 Views 13/03/2013 Back to Articles

Far Cry 3 was released in November last year. However, some people are only just now getting around to playing the game. Some have probably seen the achievement list for the game and thought to themselves “a few easy achievements to get the 1000, no sweat”. You can be lured into a false sense of security. The majority of achievements certainly are easy to obtain. But there are a few in this game that manage to frustrate players. Put simply, they are difficult to get. Here are some of the achievements and ways to get them.

POKER BULLY

This is possibly one of the most luck-based achievements in the game. After liberating outposts, the ability to play poker becomes available. It’s a nice pleasant break from working your way around a pirate filled island. However, the achievement requires you to win $1500 playing poker and you can spend hours trying to get this achievement. But be warned, you may still end up losing more money than you started out with.

Pointer #1

Bluffing: Occasionally works but not often. Now and then you can get away with it, however, if the first few times you try to bluff and raise the price ridiculously high don’t work, then you might have to give it up for a while. To keep going is pure insanity.

Pointer #2

Pray that you get a good hand to work with: All jokes aside, you need to pray for a pair. If you don’t get a pair, or at least a card between a 10 and an Ace, then you should fold and wait for a hand that looks more promising for you. This is, believe it or not, the best way to go after the achievement. Even though, it is more time consuming, it is ultimately more successful .Skill and patience are part of the nature of achievement hunting.

TIP:

To see how much you have earned from playing poker, head to your handbook and press (x on Xbox), and it will bring you to the menu page with the required information.

NEVER SAW IT COMING

I bet you never saw this achievement coming. Yes, this achievement can be extremely frustrating, particularly if you consistently miss the opportunities when they are on offer. Believe it or not, this happens all the time. The achievement requires you to “Kill an enemy with a takedown from above from a glider, zip line or parachute (Single Player only).” This sounds simple enough, but timing is critical as time slips and the moment to take action only needs to be a fraction of a second out for you to miss the kill, and end up being shot by the intended target and his best friend Fred. The achievement relies heavily on timing. Just wait until you are above the enemy (whilst you are on a zip line) and when it appears as though you are about to be directly above him, drop down and you should automatically get the cut scene to kill, and voilà, le achievement unlocked. Here are some locations where you can get the achievement.

Location #1

When attempting to find one of the clues to the dagger early in the game, you will come to a section where you have to constantly use zip lines. Be alert and look for the element of surprise, and then zip line away!

Location #2

After you finish the mission rescuing your beloved, return to the area, (which also happens to be an enemy mob spawner), and approach from the area that is furthest north. There should be two enemies near your location just standing around doing nothing. After tagging them with your camera, throw a rock close to the zip line and wait for him to move over to that location. Throw another rock under the zip line and wait for him to move under it, quickly get onto the zip line and when you are almost on top of him, drop down and you should get the kill

TIP:

Don’t try to get this achievement with a glider or parachute, the achievement only has a 50- 50 chance at best to unlock this way, and more often than not it will not work. Your best bet is the zip line method suggested above.

ROCK ALWAYS WINS

This achievement is not as difficult as the previous two. However players can be confused about why, after distracting a billion enemy guards (minor exaggeration) this achievement hasn’t unlocked.

Solution

When you throw a rock to distract an enemy, do not throw another one close after the first. The reason for this is that it does not count as two distractions, and secondly you will have wasted both of your 2 distraction opportunities. Enemies will only be distracted twice before they decide that someone is throwing rocks, (go figure).

When distracting an enemy, to get this achievement to register, you need to throw the rock, wait for them to inspect the random rock that magically teleported to that location, and then wait for them to go back to the exact same position they were in prior to the appearance of magical flying rocks. Then proceed to do it again. Once you have done it twice, move on to someone else.

TIP:

Beware of dogs, you may be hiding, but dogs have a good sense of smell and hearing to detect you, and worse, they bark a lot, increasing the likelihood that the enemy will alerted to your presence.

SAY HI TO THE INTERNET

This achievement is fairly easy to get, providing that you know where to go. In short it is basically the location of where the box art for the game is located.

Solution

Go to the following map co-ordinates (map co-ordinates are located in the top right corner of your map in case you didn’t know) X: 619.7, Y: 559.4.

TOXOPHILITE (aka Robin Hood Achievement)

This achievement is one of the more irritating for players. It is irritating because it requires you to kill a target from 70m or more with a bow and arrow (single Player only). People have apparently been killing others with a bow from 70m, and the achievement only pops up every now and again, very similar to the Death from Above achievement

Solution

Step 1: Buy the Recurve Bow

Step 2: Buy the Marksman Sight (costs $300. Very expensive but necessary)

Step 3: Go look for an outpost. They are very hard to find. Once you have found one with a sniper back off a fair way, until it looks like the enemy is just about at the extreme distance of the marksman sight rectical. Take good aim and fire. If you miss, try to correct your shot as quickly as possible, or leave and come back once all the commotion has died down. Regardless the only real way to get the achievement is to kill someone with a bow from outside to. You may need a few tries to get it right.

By Matthew Stephens

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For the "Toxophilite" trophy/achievement, it's really simple.
It doesn't have to be an enemy, it can anyone at all. all you have to do is kill them from 70m away.
1 tip was, make you map marker where a group of allies or enemies are standing, and move away till it shows you are approx 70m.
With "Poker Bully" all I did was when I had a good hand go all in and hope for the best. I ended up winning more times than I lost. If I remember right, it's only on what you won that mattered.
If all else fails, consult a trophy guide for tips.
Never really found any of the achievements hard in FC3 to be honest, but good tips nevertheless.
I haven't really bothered trying to collect them all- great tips though!
Poker Bully can be unlocked through a side mission easily.

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