Titanfall Achievements

My Robot Army

Hacked 20 Spectres using the Data Knife  

Spectres are the humanoid robot ground enemies that look vaguely similar to a terminator from the movie of the same name. When you are quite close to them you will see a prompt on the screen that says "Hold to hack." If you do so, you will automatically pull out your Data Knife, stick it in their head, and hack them. If there are other Spectres nearby, this will automatically hack them as well (apparently via wifi based on the text provided on a related burn card). The hacked Spectre/s will then follow you around and fight by your side, which can provide a small edge in some game modes.

Some maps and game modes have a lot of Spectres, while some have none. If you persistently hack ones you see, this can be one of the first achievements you earn. If you are struggling, cloak prior to hacking them so you don't get shot at and aim for groups to speed it up. You can also play Frontier Defense on Fracture, which contains 20 Spectres in wave 1.

You can track your progress in the achievement app, where each 5% progress represents 1 Spectre hacked.

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User Comments
Comment #1 by JamsBong007
Monday, March 17, 2014 @ 01:31:09 AM

You have to get up close to the spectre and wait for the 'hold X to hack' prompt to appear. Hold X until the hack is complete, rinse and repeat. It takes a few seconds to complete the hack, so watch your radar!

Comment #2 by Knastcore
Monday, March 17, 2014 @ 10:12:28 AM

Here is a Quick way to get it within one Match:

Comment #3 by Logster991
Thursday, June 19, 2014 @ 03:54:24 PM

Thanks for the help

Comment #4 by tehPraXis
Monday, June 23, 2014 @ 06:32:33 PM

Lots of the weapon unlocks have to do with killing Spectres, so I just realized that I need to get this hacking one done fast so that I can continue towards unlocking all hardware. LOL

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Game Info
Electronic Arts


US March 11, 2014
Europe March 13, 2014

HDD Space Required : 16.39 GB
Price: $29.99USD
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