Sunset Overdrive Achievements Guide

The Sunset Overdrive achievements guide lists every achievement for this Xbox One third-person shooter action game and tells you how to get and unlock them.

In the Sunset Overdrive achievement guide we’ll show there are 64 Achievements (10 Secret) with a total of 1,000 Gamerscore points to earn in the Xbox One exclusive title.

Index of Sunset Overdrive Guides:

Sunset Overdrive Achievements Guide


1. Orange Soda (15G) — 5,000 OD’d Massacred.

2. Perfection (10G) — Complete an optional Night Defense without losing any of your Overcharge.

The needed Night Defense challenges will unlock after about 3 hours into the game. For example, accept Floyd’s “Old Factory District Night Defense” Night Challenge, where you must defend the Overcharge vat in the Brewery fort.

3. The Floor is Lava (10G) — Chain together 100 traversal moves without stopping or touching the ground.

Tip: You can do this early on in the game after about 2 hours into the game, by finding two “bounce” objects next to each other in the open world. For example, find two cars parked next to each other. You can just bounce BACK and FORTH between these two objects to unlock this achievement.

Note: The combo counter is in the top right corner, which must be 100 or more. The achievement is unlocked once you land the combo.

4. Stylish Kills (5G) — Kill 500 enemies while at Style Level 3.

5. Let Me Count the Ways (5G) — Burn, Shock, Freeze, or Enrage 1000 enemies.

6. Favorite (10G) — Upgrade one of your guns to Level 5.

7. Many Favorites (30G) — Upgrade 10 guns to Level 5.

8. I Like Them All (30G) — Upgrade 20 guns to Level 5.

9. Amped Up (10G) — Equip five AMPs on your character at the same time.

10. Over-Amped (5G) — Earn an Amp upgrade in Chaos Squad.

11. Badge (20G) — Earn a badge.

12. Who is Sending These? (10G) — Loot 25 emergency supply drops.

13. Can’t Commit (5G) — Equip one piece of clothing from each Faction at the same time.

14. The 0.1% (10G) — Spend at least 25,000 Overcharge.

15. Overachiever (10G) — You earned an achievement.

16. Appreciation (5G) — Watch the credits all the way through.

17. Not So Secret Ingredient (25G) — Get to the bottom of Fizzco’s corporate secrets.

18. Roleplay While Roleplaying (10G) — Reach Level 99 in Ignatius’ epic RPG campaign.

19. Vat Pack Rat (20G) — Upgrade the Overcharge vats at every Fort.

20. Ultimate Collection (20G) — Liberate all the comic books for the comic book collector.

21. Defender of the Realm (20G) — Clear Fargarthia of a hidden evil.

22. Revolutionary (20G) — Take back Sunset City for the misfit survivors.

23. Equal Opportunity (15G) — Complete a quest from every faction.

24. A Challenger Appears (10G) — Complete 10 challenges with at least a bronze rating.

25. Second Place (10G) — Complete 30 challenges with at least a silver rating.

26. The Champion (10G) — Complete 50 challenges with a gold rating.

27. Chaos in the Old Factory (25G) — Survive Chaos Squad in the Old Factory District with at least 150 Chaos.

28. Chaos in Little Tokyo (25G) — Survive Chaos Squad in Little Tokyo District with at least 325 Chaos.

29. Chaos in the Harbor District (25G) — Survive Chaos Squad in the Harbor District with at least 750 Chaos.

30. Chaos in Downtown (25G) — Survive Chaos Squad in Downtown District with at least 1625 Chaos.

31. Orange Soda II (15G) — 15,000 OD’d massacred.

32. Grind Kills (5G) — Kill 100 enemies while grinding.

33. Bounce Kills (5G) — Kill 100 enemies while bouncing or while in the air.

34. Trap Kills (5G) — Kill 500 enemies with traps.

35. Flung to Safety (5G) — Kill 100 enemies by flinging them into danger using the Springboard Trap.

This can best be done in the “Old Factory District Night Defense” Night Challenge, where you must defend the Overcharge vat in the Brewery fort. Make sure to equip the Fling Board Trap (most important), and connect that (with the dotted line) to the Pyro Geyser Trap, Hack ‘N Slay Trap & Tesla Trap. This way enemies that cross choke-points get flung between your traps!

36. Grind Melee (5G) — Melee 50 enemies while grinding.

37. Out of Stock (10G) — Destroy 250 Overcharge XT vending machines.

38. Crash Landing (10G) — Destroy 25 Fizzco Blimps just because you can.

39. Overdrive (20G) — Unlock an Overdrive.

40. More Overdrive (30G) — Unlock at least one Rank 4 Overdrive.

41. Intel (10G) — Collect all 40 Smartphones.

42. Explorer (10G) — Find all 20 secret sightseeing locations in Sunset City.

43. Big Brother (10G) — Destroy all 150 Fizzco security cameras.

44. Wire Tapping (10G) — Eavesdrop on nine conversations by hacking into satellites.

45. It’s Art, Ok? (10G) — Deface 40 billboards with graffiti.

46. Shoe Closet (10G) — Collect all 150 shoes hanging from wires.

47. Going to Need a Bigger Closet (10G) — Collect 250 fashion items.

48. I Should Get Paid for This (25G) — Beat Insomniac QA’s high score of 534,080 on the Challenge “Buck’s Revenge.”

Probably one of the hardest achievements in the game, but not too bad if you follow Maka’s text & video guide below.

Your first and most important step is to complete a good enough portion of the game, up to the point that you have purchased many weapons/amps/overdrives in order to make this easier.

You’ll want the following weapons: (Lvl. 5 with Amps)
• Dirty Harry (Stun Rounds)
• Acid Sprinkler
• Turret Copter
• TNTeddy (Nuke Explosions)
• Pulse Mine OR Proximity Mine

You’ll also want the following overdrives: (Lvl. 4)
• Plus/Minus (You need to pick up health with this equipped)
• OD Rival
• Weapon Damage – Deployables
• Weapon Damage – Single-shot
• Ammo Capacity – Single-shot
• OD Killer

Once the above is complete, you’ll have to find “Episode #3: Buck’s Revenge” located not far from the Fargothian base. You can also fast travel directly to the event using the challenges leaderboard. Before starting the event, refill your ammo! (If you fail your attempt, quit out and refill ammo before retrying)

Once the event starts the order of the objectives is as follows:
Melee Kills (5/10/15)
Grind Kills (10/15/20)
OD Spawner Kills (1/2/3)
Bounce Kills (5/10/15)
Undergrind Kills (5/10/15)
OD Mugger Kills (2/4/6)
Pyro Geyser Kills (10/15/20)

The melee round is pretty straight forward. I suggest using a ground smash in the later rounds to kill as many enemies as quickly as possible after the sequence repeats. Do not jump after your ground smash, this will only waste time. Wait for the animation to end, and then jump afterwards and you can ground smash again right away.

Grind kills are pretty straight forward. Grind the garden railing and use the TNTeddy or Deployables like Acid Sprinkler or Turret Copter.

Next, the OD Spawner can be taken out with the Dirty Harry in 2-3 hits, just remember the 4 possible spawns, use your mini-map and get in range as fast as possible.

Next, for bounce kills, use deployables again like the Turret Copter and Acid Sprinkler and bounce on one of the cars in the middle of the road, near the wire that hangs over the street. After bounce kills transition directly into your undergrind as soon as they are done. Your weapons will do the work for you for this round if you set up the right deployables during the bounce phase. If not, use the TNTeddy here.

For OD Mugger Kills, get on the high rail from the street, and equip your Dirty Harry (or TNTeddy if close range). You’ll want to “rush” the Mugger spawns to kill them before they start jumping! The spawns are the same every time although they may move in slightly different patterns. This is the most frustrating round, and the round where you will lose the most time if you’re not quick.

As soon as you kill the last Mugger, make a dash for the closest Pyro Geyser at the end of the street near the bridge. Just keep bouncing on it until the kills rack up. If you have TOO MANY deployables up, they may kill enemies before they reach your geyser, but this wasn’t a major issue for me.

As soon your Pyro kills are done, transition to the top of the list using a ground smash and repeat as many times as you can.

When you get to the “OD Mugger Kills: 6” round, I suggest you just take your TNTeddy and focus and your attention to the enemies on the street. This round takes a long time to complete, and you are likely to run out of time. You’ll score more points ignoring it and going for Kill Streaks on the hordes below!

With all those tips, you should have no problem! I was able to pretty easily get 655,000 without 100% of the upgrades listed above, which is significantly more than the 534,000 required.

49. Replay (5G) — Replay any Mission and complete it under par.

50. Not the Boss of Me (5G) — Replay the final mission and defeat the boss under par.

51. What’s Your Sign? (10G) — Collect all 150 Overcharge hologram signs.

52. Hot Air (10G) — Collect all 150 Fizzie balloons.

53. Litter (10G) — Collect all 150 scraps of toilet paper.

54. Mixology 101 (10G) — Collect 20 Amps from Floyd.

Secret Achievements:

55. Oh the Horror! (30G) — Survive Horror Night.

56. Dusk Til Dawn (30G) — Survive one night at your Fort.

57. Buck National (20G) — Become a reality TV star.

58. Plan B (35G) — Survive the glider crash and look for another way out of Sunset City.

59. That Balloon (20G) — You killed a balloon.

60. Scout’s Honor (35G) — Become an honorary Troop Member by finding Bryllcream and defeating Norton.

61. Ultra Mega Kill (20G) — That was a lot of pigeons.

62. Save Everyone (35G) — Save Sunset City from Fizzco’s second-most powerful robot.

63. Excalibro (20G) — You forged the mythical Excalamune.

64. This is My City Now (50G) — You beat the final Fizzco corporate machine.

Special thanks to Insomniac Games & Maka for the list, tips & guide videos.

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