Call of Juarez: Gunslinger

Call of Juarez: Gunslinger Achievement Guide

Guide By: Barad
There are 26 achievements with a total of 400 points.

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-Estimated achievement difficulty: 7.5/10
-Offline: 26 Achievements - 400
-Online: 0 Achievements - 0
-Approximate amount of time to 400 : 12 -15 hours (Depending on skill)
-Minimum number of playthroughs needed: 2 + Arcade Mode
-Number of missable achievements: None (Chapter Select)
-Do cheat codes disable achievements? No Cheats
-Does difficulty affect achievements? Yes - True West Difficulty
-Glitchy achievements: None
-Unobtainable achievements: None
-Extra equipment needed? None

Welcome to Gunslinger, the latest instalment to the Call of Juarez series. This game takes us back to the Old West featuring fast and frantic gameplay that will have you shooting like a true Gunslinger. Adding the skill points feature to the game which allows the player to purchase and apply skills/perks to their guns and themselves to aid you in missions and liven up the gameplay. The game features a story, arcade & duels mode.

The story consists of 14 missions which all last between 10-20mins. You will need to complete the game at least twice, the first playthrough on either Normal or Hard which will unlock the True West difficulty, this will be your second playthrough. You will unlock That's How it Was, Grows In The Telling, Last Man Standing and addition to these achievements you will unlock 6 of the 7 secret achievements which are all Story related and unmissable, except the final decision achievements which you can do across your two playthroughs.

Nuggets of Truth are the form of collectables in this game. Each mission has them varying from 3-6 per level, there are 54 in total. The easy to follow video guide below shows the location of all of them. You will unlock True Story to collect very Nugget in a level and Unvarnished Truth to collect every Nugget in the game

Arcade most consists of 10 short levels where you'll be racing to the end while getting headshots and stringing combos together in order to get the highest score. You have to get 3 stars on every level, this will prove difficult at first but with practice will come success. You will earn The Tally, Magnificent Three & Legends Among Legends for completing Arcade mode.

The final mode in this game includes a unique Duels mode which consists of 15 stages, you get five lives and if you run out then you fail the challenge and must restart from stage 1. If you beat all 15 stages, you will unlock Honor Intact.

There are various miscellaneous achievements such as using concentration mode for 15 minutes, killing a bird in a winning duel, shooting dynamite sticks, through shield holes and unlocking all the skills which will most of not all come naturally.

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That's How it Was10
Complete the Story on any difficulty.     

You need to complete the 14 missions available in the Story mode on any difficulty. Difficulty does stack. The 14 missions are as follows;

  • Once Upon a Time In Stinking Springs
  • A Fistful of Hot Lead
  • A Bullet for The Old Man
  • Gunfight at The Sawmill
  • The Magnificent One
  • Be Quick or Be Dead
  • Dances with Renegades
  • They Call Me Bounty Hunter
  • Bounty Hunter Is Still My Name
  • Not So Great Train Robbery
  • 1:30 To Hell
  • Death Rides a Steel Stallion
  • Without Forgiveness
  • The Good, The Bad, And The Dead
Unvarnished Truth25
Collect all Nuggets of Truth.    (3) 

There are 54 collectables in the game across the story, they can all be tracked by level in-game. Below is collectables guide showing every Nugget of Truth in the game.

Note: It is recommended that you collect all of the Nuggets in your main story playthrough as you will earn a considerable amount of xp for getting these, which will ultimately boost your way in unlocking all the skills, as you cannot earn xp in Recollections mode.

The Tally20
Complete all Arcade missions.   (4) 

You need at least 1 star one each of the 10 arcade missions for this achievement. Earning a once star is just a matter of finishing the mission, no matter how many points you have. The 10 missions are as follows;

  • Lincoln County
  • Stinking Springs
  • Gold Rush
  • Iron Springs
  • Bull's Head Saloon
  • Apache Territory
  • Grand Valley
  • Coffeyville
  • Missouri Swamps
  • Guadalue Canyon
Magnificent Three10
Score the maximum of 3 stars in any Arcade mission.   (1) 

This is easiest done on the first mission as you only need 110,000 points to reach 3 stars (based on leaderboards scores). The main thing to remember is a pick a class you're best suited with whether it'll be duel pistols & dynamite or a shotgun and make sure to keep your combo throughout the entire mission. Remember, practice and persistence.

Legend Among Legends25
Get all Arcade Mode stars.   (2) 

You need to get 3 stars on each of the 10 arcade missions. This will not prove easy at first but levelling up your favourite weapon category will hugely benefit you throughout. The gap from 2 star to 3 is large and will require a lot of practice and retries as it all depends on the combo you get. You need to pretty much hold a single combo from start to finish on all missions to attain 3 stars.

  • Lincoln County - 110,000
  • Stinking Springs - 140,000
  • Gold Rush - 170,000
  • Iron Springs - 160,000
  • Bull's Head Saloon - 80,000
  • Apache Territory - 120,000
  • Grand Valley - 160,000
  • Coffeyville - 220,000
  • Missouri Swamps - 130,000
  • Guadalue Canyon - 330,000

The above scores are accurate estimates of the points needed for 3 stars PURELY BASED OFF GLOBAL LEADERBOARDS, just to give you an idea.

For a Few Skills More25
Unlock all skills in Story Mode.   (3) 

You need to reach level 37 which requires approximately 600,000xp to unlock the last skill point needed to unlock every skill. This will require a minimum of 2 playthroughs and maybe a few missions more depending on your play style. You have to choose "New Game Plus" for skills & xp to carry over across different playthroughs. You cannot gain XP in Recollections (Chapter select) as that option is purely for picking up missed collectables.

Unlock both exclusive weapons in a single category of skills in Story Mode.   

While on the skills menu, you'll notice there are 3 category of skills entitled Gunstringer, Ranger & Trapper. Each of these play styles have 2 unique weapons attached to them, and each weapon has 6 skills before them. As all the skills are interconnected by the arrows, you can see that you will either have to unlock the top 4 or bottom 4 skills to unlock that weapon. That means you need at least 8 skill points to unlock 2 weapons in the same category.

Honor Intact20
Complete the duel challenge, winning all duels honorably.   (2) 

There are 15 stages in the Duel mode, you have five cards (meaning 6 chances altogether) across all 15 stages so if you die six times you will have to start from stage one. These become progressively harder as the enemy will holster quicker or there will more enemies for you to kill. The Duel controls are quite difficult to grasp at first on this game, but only practice and persistence will get you through the stages. A good tip is that when you're trying to dodge their bullets in some cases then you should always pull to the right as this will guarantee your survival.

Last Man Standing25
Complete the Story on True West difficulty.      (2) 

You will have to complete game at least once on any difficulty before you unlock this. It is the hardest difficulty in the game and although the game itself isn't too hard, the boss fights can be a little tough and frustrating even on Hard difficulty. Make sure to efficiently use your concentration, look out for ammo boxes and do not rush into battles, always keep back and pick your shots. You will reach the end of the game slowly but surely.

Trick Shot15
Kill a bird during a winning duel.   (7) 

You can either get this during the duel at the end of the first mission in Story mode by shooting the chickens besides the enemies feet or even quicker method being, you can get this in the very first duel stage in Duel mode. A dishonorable duel will be easier, so you can quickly shoot the chicken then the enemy. Here is a video to help.

Quality Time20
Fight in Concentration for 15 minutes.   (2) 

This will come over time. The time spent in concentration mode accumulates between multiple playthroughs but this normally unlocks near the end of your first playthrough.

Shoot a flying stick of dynamite and the one who threw it on a single Concentration.   (3) 

You can easily get this at the start of the 5th level. Once you reach the mine entrance enemies will throw dynamite sticks at you and you need to make sure you have at least half of your concentration filled up on the top left. Kill everyone but one enemy and watch out for when they throw a stick. Once they throw one press RB to go into concentration mode, shoot the dynamite and kill the enemy before it runs out. Make sure to not shoot the dynamite too early or it will kill the enemy who threw it and won't count.

If you find it too difficult here, you can get it later in the level when you have to choose to either take the ladder up or the lift. One at the top, enemies will throw dynamite at you again and you need to have your concentration filled up by this point. If you fail at this point just restart checkpoint as the spawn is right at that area. A video below to help.

Turkey Shoot20
Reach combo level of 20.   (5) 

If you plan on getting full stars in Arcade mode, then you will have to average 40x combo's in which case this will come early on. If you're having trouble, the second arcade mission is an easy one to rack up a 20x combo. Pick the duel pistol loadout with dynamites and once after a few attempts you will know the layout of the mission. A few tips, try to reload after every 3-4 kills when you have a few seconds breathing room. You have to either kill an enemy or shoot an explosive every 4 seconds for the combo to keep going or you will lose it. Remember to melee when you can too.

If you're having trouble with the above method, a slightly easier way of getting the achievement is at the end of the 10th mission in the story where you will jump onto a gatling gun and enemies will pour out constantly, you should easily be able to get a 20x+ combo here. The below video shows the gatling gun section.

Grows In The Telling20
Complete the Story on hard difficulty.      (1) 

You need to complete the 14 missions available in the Story mode on hard difficulty. Difficulty does stack. The 14 missions are as follows;

  • Once Upon a Time In Stinking Springs
  • A Fistful of Hot Lead
  • A Bullet for The Old Man
  • Gunfight at The Sawmill
  • The Magnificent One
  • Be Quick or Be Dead
  • Dances with Renegades
  • They Call Me Bounty Hunter
  • Bounty Hunter Is Still My Name
  • Not So Great Train Robbery
  • 1:30 To Hell
  • Death Rides a Steel Stallion
  • Without Forgiveness
  • The Good, The Bad, And The Dead
Full Blast10
Kill a shotgunner with a close-range shotgun blast.   (3) 

The earliest you can get this near the beginning of 9th mission, the foggy swamp area. A few minutes into the mission you will approach a broken barn with a shotgun and ammo box layed out perfectly for you. Ahead of this bar will be some enemies and one of them will be a shotgunner (large man, wears a top hat.) You will know you're shooting at a shotgunner as the title "SHOTGUNNER" will show in the top centre of the screen, simply run up close and pump 2-3 shots into him. You can do some damage to him with pistols from a distance then finish him off with a shotgun round close up if you like or simply go for a headshot.

True Story10
Find all Nuggets of Truth in a single mission.    

Easiest done on the first mission as there are only 3 collectables on this map and they're all fairly out in the open. The below video shows you all 3 Nuggets of Truth on the first level.

Swift Justice10
Win a duel honorably in under 0.6s.   (3) 

You will need to steady your focus () as equally as your speed (). 90%+ on both is ideal if you want this to be as easiest as possible, the main point is you must press RT as soon as you hear the enemy pick his weapon then press RT again to shoot. If you do not get this naturally throughout the story then you can keep on trying in the first duel stage in Duel mode. The below video will help.

Death From Above10
Kill 5 enemies when falling down through the air.   (3) 

You can unlock this as early as the end of the first mission of the story, when you jump outside from the barn you will lock onto 5 enemies in which you must just shoot. If you somehow miss it here, you can also get it later in the story on the 4th mission, when you're escaping the collapsing underground mine, as you reach outside and just about to fall down you will lock onto 5 enemies again. A video below to help, this is the 4th mission example.

Keep At It5
Unlock a skill.   

This will be your first achievement, you unlock skills with skill points which you earn by levelling up from killing enemies. Hold the back button at any time while playing to bring up the Skills menu.

Secret Achievements
This Time for Real10
Give it to them straight about your meeting with Pat Garrett.    

Story related. You will unlock this at the end of the first mission after the duel.

There's More to It10
Find and kill Johnny Ringo.    

Story related. You will unlock this at the end of the forth mission after the duel.

Staying Afloat10
Discover a shipwreck in the Missouri swamps.    

Story related. You will unlock this halfway through the ninth mission on finding the shipwreck.

Find and kill Jim Reed.    

Story related. You will unlock this at the end of the thirteenth mission after the duel.

Into the Sunset20
Forgive your lifetime nemesis.    (1) 

At the very end of the game, you will have an option to choose either Revenge or Redemption towards you know who. Choose Redemption.

Violence Begets Violence20
Kill your lifetime nemesis honorably in a duel.    

At the very end of the game, you will have an option to choose either Revenge or Redemption towards you know you. Choose Revenge and remember, you must them honorably. Achievement will unlock after the duel.

Note: If you want to earn both "ending" achievements without having to play the whole game twice, then you must select "Continue" from the Story menu after you have finished a whole playthrough of the game, but before you have started a second playthrough. This includes New Game Plus.

By selecting "Continue" you will replay the last level including the finale duel. You cannot simply select the last mission in Recollections mode as the level ends after the double duel outside and doesn't proceed to the present.

For Massive Damage10
Shoot through a hole to kill an enemy that hides behind a shield.   (3) 

Throughout the game you will encounter enemies carrying wooden shields with holes near the top. They occasionally pop their head out if you get too close, so from a distance while they're a walking towards you, you will see their head through the hole, you need to kill them through the hole with a headshot. An easy level to get this one is on the 4th mission when you're in the Lumber yard, there will be 3 "Shielders" all following each other for you to practice on. Below is a video showing a Shielder enemy and the player getting a headshot on him.


Game Info


US May 22, 2013

HDD Space Required : 1.90 gb
Backward compatible on Xbox One: Yes
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