Left 4 Dead 2: Achievement Guide

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Left 4 Dead 2
Achievement Guide
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(If anyone wants to make an ASCII title for this guide I would
greatly appreciate it and give you full credit for it)


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Version History                              *
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Version 1 (11/22/09): Basic explanation of every
achievement and how to get them.

Version 1.5 (11/23/09): Added borders and some
tips provided by people on the L4D2 board.

Version 2.0 (11/27/09): New sections and divided
up the achievements by type. Added a video for glitching
expert achievements, even though I don't approve of it, 
as well as giving expert it's own section in general.
Tips will come soon!

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Table of Contents                             *
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Use CTRL+F to find your section

1. Introduction
2. Campaign Achievements
  A. Price Chopper
  B. Midnight Rider
  C. Ragin' Cajun
  D. Weatherman
  E. Bridge Burner
  F. Still Something to Prove
  G. The Real Deal
  H. Confederacy of Crunches
  I. Head Honcho
  J. Club Dead
  K. Chain of Command
  L. Tank Burger
  M. Shock Jock
  N. The Quick And the Dead
  O. Armory of One
  P. Burning Sensation
  Q. Dismemberment Plan
  S. Septic Tank
  T. Crass Menagerie
  U. Dead in the Water
  V. Robbed Zombie
  W. Clowned
  X. Fried Piper
  Y. Level a Charge
  Z. Acid Reflex
  AB. A Ride Denied
  AC. Stache Whacker
  AD. Gong Show
  AE. Guardin' Gnome
  AF. Wing and a Prayer
  AG. Sob Story
  AH. Violence in Silence
  AI. Bridge Over Trebled Slaughter
3. Versus Achievements
  A. HeartWarmer
  B. Strength in Numbers
  C. Qualified Ride
  D. Back in the Saddle
  E. Rode Hard, Put Away Wet
  F. Great Expectorations
  G. A Spittle Help from my Friends
  H. Scattering Ram
  I. Meat Tenderizer
  J. Long Distance Carrier
4. Survival Achievement
  A. Beat the Rush
5. Scavenge Achievements
  A. Hunting Party
  B. Gas Guzzler
  C. Cache and Carry
  D. Scavenge Hunt
  E. Fuel Crisis
  F. Gas Shortage
6. Avatar Awards
 A. Med Kit
 B. Zombie Hand Shirt
 C. Depeche Mode Shirt
 D. Bull Shifters Shirt
 E. Left 4 Dead 2 Shirt
7. Expert Mode
 A. Dead Center
 B. Dark Carnival
 C. Swamp Fever
 D. Hard Rain
 E. The Parish
 F. Glitching
8. Credits and Contact Info


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1. Introduction                               *
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Left 4 Dead 2 is the much anticipated sequel to the orignal
L4D that was released in 2008 for the 360 and PC, it quickly 
became very popular somehow and this popularity pushed them
to make a sequel. This game follows four new survivors in the
deep south with a total of five (actually connected) campaigns
and a ton more weapons then the first game had, there is also 
a whole cast of new creative achievements for you to break your
back getting, and that is what this guide is for. I play L4D2 
on the 360 but the things said here should work on both systems.

This is the third guide I have made and I hope you enjoy it and
it is able to help you with any and all achievements dealing with
this brillaint game.
-FoxyAreku


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2. Campaign Achievements                      *
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A. Price Chopper
 - Survive the Dead center campaign
 - Dead Center is the game's first level,  all you have to 
 do is make it to the rescue vehicle. It does not matter 
 what difficulty you are playing on as long as you DO 
 survive, this achievement will not unlock on Realism mode.
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B. Midnight Rider
 - Survive the Dark Carnival Campaign
 - Dark Carnival is the game's second level, all you have
 to do is make it to the rescue vehicle. It does not matter
 what difficulty you are playing on as long as you DO 
 survive, this achievement will not unlock on Realism mode.
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C. Ragin' Cajun
 - Survive the Swamp Fever campaign
 - Swamp Fever is the game's third level, all you have
 to do is make it to the rescue vehicle. It does not matter
 what difficulty you are playing on as long as you DO 
 survive, this achievement will not unlock on Realism mode.
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D. Weatherman
 - Survive the Hard Rain campaign
 - Hard Rain is the game's fourth level,  all you have
 to do is make it to the rescue vehicle. It does not matter
 what difficulty you are playing on as long as you DO 
 survive, this achievement will not unlock on Realism mode.
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E. Bridge Burner
 - Survive the Parish campaign
 - Parish is the game's fifth and final level, all you
 have to do is make it to the rescue vehicle. It does not
 matter what difficulty you are playing on as long as you
 DO survive, this achievement will not unlock on Realism
 mode.
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F. Still Something to Prove
 - Survive all campaigns on Expert
 - This is the hardest achievement in the game by far, 
 Expert is one heck of a test. All normal infected do
 10 to 20 damage per hit and the special infected damage is
 greatly increased. Also Tanks can incapacitate you in one 
 single hit and friendly fire may as well be an instant kill
 if you get shot by a strong weapon. You must SURVIVE a 
 campaign for it to count towards this achievement, if the
 rescue vehicle leaves you behind you will have to do it all
 over again. Sucks alot when this happens!
 
 Check the expert tips section for further help with this!
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G. The Real Deal
 - Survive a campaign on Expert skill with Realism mode enabled
 - You can do this on any campaign, just play expert and turn on
 Realism. Realism is an extra mode for L4D2 where all outlines 
 over players are gone, making it hard to find each other at times,
 communication is key in this regard, also the outlines on items
 are gone making it harder to find med packs and other things. 
 Another gimmick of this mode is that witches instantkill on
 all difficulties and infected must be shot in the head or you won't
 do much damage. There are also NO revival closets, so only defibs
 and safe rooms can bring people back from the dead.

 I suggest doing this on Swamp Fever since there
 are no alarm crescendos and those are, in my opinion, the hardest
 parts of the game. Good luck!
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H. Confederacy of Crunches
 - Finish a campaign using only melee weapons
 - This is easier then it sounds because melee weapons are 
 rather overpowered in this game, all you have to make sure of
 is to not pick up any guns and DO NOT SHOOT YOUR PISTOL IF YOU
 GET INCAPPED. I suggest doing it on Dead Center since it's the 
 shortest, your the only person who has to use melee weapons as
 well, other people can use guns. It is also advised to leave the
 chainsaw alone during this run because, while I think it does
 count as a melee weapon, you are left with a pistol when it
 runs out of gas and that will probably ruin your effort.
 
 Also you CAN use throwable items and get this!
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I. Head Honcho
 - Decapitate 200 infected with a melee weapon
 - This one will come with time, just keep playing and keep using
 melees and it'll pop up eventually, the baseball bat has the
 best chance of knocking off heads from my experience but if
 you don't have that weapon use a blade.
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J. Club Dead
 - Use every melee weapon and kill Common Infected
 - Not hard at all, just whenever you find a new melee
 weapon pick it up and kill something with it.

 The weapons you must use for this achievement are as follows:

 Cricket Bat
 Guitar
 Crowbar
 Axe
 Frying Pan
 Katana
 Machete
 Nightstick
 
 The chainsaw and baseball bat do not count for this.
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K. Chain of Command
 - Kill 100 Common Infected with the chainsaw
 - Just play the game and whenever you find a chainsaw go crazy, 
 since chainsaws require fuel this will probably take a few uses of
 different ones to get enough kills with it.
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L. Tank Burger
 - Kill a tank with melee weapons
 - You'll pretty much have to have other people with you for this
 one, just get some friends and when a tank shows up everyone pull
 out a melee weapon and beat it up, on easy this takes no time and
 little effort at all.

*Alternate Strategy from BahamutBBob*

 Another way to get Tank Burger is to hit the tank in a finale that
 appears while you're going for the escape vehicle. AI will pretty
 much ignore the tank unless it goes for them, and the tank
 automatically dies during the escape cutscene.
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M. Shock Jock
 - Revive 10 dead Survivors with the defibrillator
 - This will come with time, probably while your doing expert mode
 more then likely. As far as I know it doesn't count for the 
 achievement if you are reviving someone you killed yourself.
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N. The Quick And the Dead
 - Revive 10 incapacitated Survivors while under the speed-boosting
 effects of adrenaline
 - Like shock jock, it will come with time. Just use adrenaline 
 before you pick up incapped folks and you'll get it.
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O. Armory of One
 - Deploy an ammo upgrade and have your team use it
 - This one is impossible to miss, just find ammo and put it on the 
 ground, simple as that, doesn't matter if it's fire ammo or frag.
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P. Burning Sensation
 - Ignite 50 Common Infected with incendiary ammo
 - Just use as much fire ammo as you can and it'll come, unless you
 have bad aim, then it may take awhile. This item spawns randomly
 so I don't know where you can try to find some.
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Q. Dismemberment Plan
 - Kill 15 Infected with a single grenade launcher blast
 - This is easiest to get in Survival Mode, simply grab bile and the
 grenade launcher and start the horde, then throw the bile and when
 all the infected gather together blast them. It will help if your
 playing with friends so the AI won't take your kills.

 I got it on Dark Carnival finale, the grenade launcher is in the
 center of the stage and the bile is on top of one of the speakers!
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S. Septic Tank
 - Use a bile bomb on a Tank
 - Easy Peasy, especially on Dead center where Bile Bombs are common,
 just get one and throw it on the first tank you come across. 
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T. Crass Menagerie
 - Kill one of each uncommon infected
 - Just play each campaign and you'll get it inevitably, the armored
 zombies from the Parish level don't count for this achievement 
 because they are not in the australian version of the game.
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U. Dead in the Water
 - Kill 10 swampy Mudmen while they are in the water
 - If you play the Swamp Fever campaign once or twice this will
 be bound to happen. Mudmen are very common on the second chapter
 paticularly, just make sure you kill them while they stand in the
 water.
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V. Robbed Zombie
 - Collect 10 vials of Boomer vomit from infected CEDA agents you
 have killed
 - Replay the first two chapters of Dead Center until you get this,
 that's where the hazmat suit zombies show and they randomly drop
 bile, if you find one that drops bile make sure to pick it up. I 
 love the name of this achievement, nice reference. :P
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W. Clowned
 - Honk the noses of 10 clowns
 - Very fun one, just melee any and all clowns you come across in
 Dark carnival, in the face. You can do it multiple times on the
 same clown. 
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X. Fried Piper
 - Using a Molotov, burn a Clown leading at least 10 Common Infected
 - Simple, just play Dark Carnival and throw a molotov whenever a clown
 and lots of infected are nearby, it's bound to happen. One good spot is
 in Dark carnival 4 in the endless crescendo.
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Y. Level a Charge
 - Kill a Charger with a melee weapon while they are charging
 - A very tricky achievement, your timing simply has to be perfect. 
 Sidestep a charger as they come at you and then start swinging! 
 It helps if someone is shooting at it at the same time cause the
 charger takes two melee hits to kill most of the time.

 This achievement WILL unlock in versus mode, so feel free to boost
 it with a second controller or a friend if you are having major 
 trouble with it, just shoot the charger player until his health
 is in red and then charge and swing! 
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Z. Acid Reflex
 - Kill a Spitter before she is able to spit
 - First achievement I ever got personally, just shoot every spitter on 
 site until it pops up. 
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AB. A Ride Denied
 - Kill a Jockey within 2 seconds of it jumping on a Survivor
 - Another easy one, melee weapons help, just swing as soon as the 
 survivor is ridden. A good shotgun is alright to but melees will
 instantly kill it making for a quicker get rid of.
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AC. Stache Whacker
 - Prove you are faster than Moustachio 
 - This achievement is kinda vague, it is referring to the Whack-a-Mole game
 in Dark Carnival 4 just before the barn. It's best with a melee weapon but a 
 gun can be used to, simply start the game and keep hitting the faces that pop 
 up, if the game ends restart it before the "Continue?" timer ends, you have
 to get a score of 42 for the game to break and the achievement to pop up. Be 
 ready to fight a horde as soon as the game breaks as well!

 Multiple people can play the game at the same time and get the achievement
 together.
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AD. Gong Show
 - Prove you are stronger than Moustachio
 - This is another game in Dark Carnival 4, just before the bumper cars there
 is a 'Test your Strength' game, you MUST have adrenaline for it. Use your
 adrenaline then hit the red part with a melee weapon and it will break and
 the achievement is yours!
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AE. Guardin' Gnome
 - Rescue Gnome Chompski from the Carnival
 - In Dark Carnival 2 there is a shooting gallery, start it and shoot 
 everything EXCEPT the peanut character, he subtracts points, while the 
 Moustachio figure gives 100 points. Get 750 points for Gnome chompski to 
 be yours, this is the same gnome from Half Life Episode 2, you must carry
 him through the ENTIRE campaign and be holding him on the chopper at the 
 end for the achievement to be given, everyone on your team will get the 
 achievement, even those who may be left behind. This isn't a very hard 
 achievement, just take turns carrying him with the other players on 
 your team and cover whoever has him and you'll be fine.
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AF. Wing and a Prayer
 - Defend yourself at the crashed airliner without taking damage
 - The airliner it refers to is in Swamp Fever 2. There are two ways to get 
 this,  I got it in single player mode by crouching on the wing of the plane, 
 left side of the door, and used a pipe bomb and a gas can, the AI handled 
 everything else. The cheap way you can get this is staying in the safe room 
 while the other players fight, both ways work, it's up to you what you want 
 to do. Only you have to not take damage, other people don't matter. 

 Be careful that you don't go idle in the safe room while waiting though.

 Also for people who seem to think this achievement is glitched, it is 
 NOT, it will unlock as long as someone is on the wing of the plane, or
 if you do my safe room tactic. I stayed inside the plane trying for it
 and it wouldn't unlock, but when I fought on the plane it did. It's 
 picky but don't give up cause it will unlock once you do it right.
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AG. Sob Story
 - Navigate the sugar mill and reach the safe room without killing any 
 witches
 - This is in Hard Rain 2! Not too difficult as long as you don't have any AI 
 controlled partners, if you are stuck for some reason using 3 AIs then good 
 luck, you'll need it, cause unless you get incredibly lucky this will never 
happen. If you have one friend at least, then play with him and kill off the 
two other AIs, it will be a bit of a stretch surviving with just two people 
but it can be done. Note that it doesn't matter if you DISTURB the witches, 
as long as you don't kill them. 
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AH. Violence in Silence
 - Navigate the impound lot and reach the cemetary safe room without tripping
 any alarms
 - This is pretty simple, especially if you are playing with the AI and their
 perfect aim. Just use a melee weapon when you reach the impound lot in the
 Parish 3 and make sure you don't jump onto any of the orange cars. Make sure
 to not get smoked into a car too! Once you reach the safe room the 
 achievement will unlock. 
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AI. Bridge Over Trebled Slaughter
 - Cross the bridge finale in less than three minutes.
 - This is one of the harder ones, and is near impossible unless you have
 a full team of human players. The best way is to run like hell as soon
 as the bridge drops and make sure you have as many adrenalines as possible, 
 but don't use them right away! Wait until the end when you will be most 
 likely mobbed, or somewhere in the middle, the immunity to infected slow 
 down is too valuable to use up right away. What is probably the hardest 
 part of this achievement is the tank that is always there halfway through, 
 make sure to avoid him cause he WILL cost you the achievement if you stay
 around to get hit/fight him. Make sure to use pipe bombs well as well.

 There is usually more adrenaline on the back of a few trucks so be sure
 to check that as you run, it's worth the few seconds wasted for it.

*Solo Strategy found by Dranaxscas and Pyrogoat*
 Start in single player and kill off TWO of the AIs, leave one, it 
 doesn't matter who, then start the finale and go through normally. 
 The one AI will act as Special Infected bait as you make it to the
 chopper, the tank is the only problem but is still doable. You can
 also throw molotovs at your feet if you get surrounded as an 
 adrenaline substitute! Shotguns work wonders in this strategy too.

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3. Versus Achievements                        *
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A. HeartWarmer
 - In a Versus Round, leave the saferoom to defibrillate a dead teammate
 - I got this one in the first versus game I ever played ironically, and
 I wasn't even boosting. Just play and if the chance to do this ever arises,
 don't pass it up. Of course you can also boost this with a second 
 controller, there are usually always defibs in Hard Rain 1 if you must
 get it that way, in the hospital van.
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B. Strength in Numbers
 - Form a team and beat an enemy team in 4v4 versus or scavenge
 - Just get some friends and go to 'Team Game' in either mode and do
 your best to win, this cannot be boosted because it always connects 
 you to a random team.
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C. Qualified Ride
 - As the Jockey, ride a Survivor for more than 12 seconds
 - This is bound to come along eventually, just try to find someone
 foolhardy enough to wander off by themselves while your the jockey and
 get to work.
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D. Back in the Saddle
 - As the Jockey, ride the Survivors twice in a single life
 - This one is another that is bound to happen in time, just ride 
 someone until you incap them and then get on someone else. Also
 if you get melee'd off and don't get killed you can ride them 
 again. 
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E. Rode Hard, Put Away Wet
 - As the Jockey, ride a Survivor and steer them into a Spitter's acid
 patch
 - Easy, just requires teamwork. You'll probably do this on your own
 without even thinking about the achievement if you know how to use the 
 jockey, just call the spitter to lay down some acid while your riding
 them!
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F. Great Expectorations
 - As the Spitter, hit every Survivor with a single acid patch
 - Just spray anywhere where all the survivors are together at once,
 usually in narrow corridors and such like the ledge in Dead Center 1
 work, that's where I got it.
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G. A Spittle Help from my Friends
 - As the Spitter, spit on a Survivor being choked by a Smoker
 - Love this title almost as much as Robbed Zombie, haha. Like Rode Hard,
 this will come naturally, but can also be boosted like all the other versus
 achievements. 
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H. Scattering Ram
 - As the Charger, bowl through the entire enemy team in a single charge
 - Narrow hallways are great, like the halls in Parish 2 and Dead Center 3, 
 just keep trying if you end up having trouble. You can boost this with 
 friends easily like the rest.
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I. Meat Tenderizer
 - As the Charger, grab a Survivor and smash them into the ground for a 
 solid 15 seconds
 - Any full health survivor who goes off on his/her own is a perfect 
 opportunity for this, take advantage.
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J. Long Distance Carrier
 - As the Charger, grab a Survivor and carry them over 80 feet
 - This will probably take a few tries, it's best to charge directly in 
 front of a survivor and make sure your in an area with few obstacles so 
 the charger won't be stopped by anything, there are areas like this in 
 every level somewhere! I got it in the long highway of Dark Carnival
 2, next to the motel.

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4. Survival Achievement                       *
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AT. Beat the Rush
 - In a Survival round, get a medal only using melee weapons
 - With a good team this is cake, I got it on the bridge level of the Parish,
 and a friend of mine got it on the gate of Dark Carnival. If you have trouble
 just keep trying! You can use throwable items too!

 This is the only survival mode achievement. 

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5. Scavenge Achievements                      *
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AU. Hunting Party
 - Win a game of scavenge
 - Just keep playing until you win, it'll happen quick cause scavenge games 
 go fast, especially when set to 'single round'. 
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AV. Gas Guzzler
 - Collect 100 gas cans in Scavenge
 - Impossible to NOT get if you just keep playing the mode, it will take 
 awhile though so be patient, each one must be placed in the generator
 by you to count.
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AW. Cache and Carry
 - Collect 15 gas cans in a single Scavenge Round
 - This one is challenging, but don't give up hope, you can get it easy 
 through boosting or legitly with time and a good team. 
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AX. Scavenge Hunt
 - Stop the enemy team from collecting any gas cans during a Scavenge round
 - With a good team (and preferably, playing against a bad team) this will
 be easy, just don't try to rush it. It will happen at some point no doubt.
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AY. Fuel Crisis
 - Make a Survivor drop a gas can during overtime
 - Anytime overtime mode happens, you have a chance to get this. Overtime
 is triggered by someone holding a gas can as the timer reaches zero, to
 make them drop it either pounce them as a hunter, pull them as a smoker,
 charge them as a Charger, ride them as a jokey, or straight up incap them.
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AZ. Gas Shortage
 - Cause 25 gas can drops as a Special Infected
 - Same thing as fuel crisis, only throughout the entire game. This is 
 cumulative like the collect 100 gas cans one too.


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6. Avatar Awards                              *
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A. Med Kit (Prop)
 - Unlock this by beating all five campaigns on any skill level
 - Easiest of the avatar awards, just beat the campaigns, don't have to 
 survive just go through and finish.
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B. Zombie Hand Shirt
 - Unlock this by killing 10,000 infected
 - Surprisingly, this takes no time at all, at least it didn't me. Just 
 play the game enough and this will unlock.
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C. Depeche Mode Shirt
 - Unlock this by rescuing Gnome Chompski
 - This is the shirt Rochelle wears, it's linked with the Guardin' Gnome
 achievement. 
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D. Bull Shifters Shirt
 - Unlock this by winning 10 games of Versus
 - Either boost the wins with friends or get them right, either way is fine.
 This is the shirt Ellis wears in the game.
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E. Left 4 Dead 2 Shirt
 - Unlock this by winning 10 games of Scavenge
 - Same as the Bull Shifters Shirt, just with Scavenge
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Note: These awards are given twice whenever they are unlocked, you get a
 male and a female version, just in case anyone wondered why it is shown
 as you having two on the awards page.

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7. Expert Mode                                *
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I felt that, since clearing expert is the hardest achievement in the game,
it should have it's own section. So here it is! This will contain tips for
clearing the mode on all levels and chapters, if you have tips to share
for this section email me and I will place them here with credit given
to you.
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A. Dead Center
COMING SOON
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B. Dark Carnival
COMING SOON
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C. Swamp Fever
COMING SOON
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D. Hard Rain
COMING SOON
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E. The Parish
COMING SOON
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F. Glitching
 -I don't approve of doing this, however I am obligated to show every
 possible way to get these acheivements since this is a guide, simply
 follow the instructions detailed in the following video to glitch
 the achievements for your friends and yourself.
 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qh872allMy0
 

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8. Credits and Contact Info                   *
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This guide was made and is owned by Alex Clinton AKA FoxyAreku and should 
never be sold for profit by anyone, the only sites allowed to use this guide
are gamespot.com, neoseeker.com, supercheats.com, Gamershell,com, and
gamefaqs.com , no other site should have this guide without asking me first.

If you have any questions, concerns, or just want to say hi, my email is
foxyareku@live.com . 

Special thanks to Zementh for his help with this guide.

Happy Boosting!
     
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