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The Real Deal Achievement – Left 4 Dead 2 Achievement Guide


The Real Deal

Survive a campaign on Expert skill with Realism mode enabled.

Achievement Name: The Real Deal
Achievement Requirement: Survive any campaign on Realism mode, at the Expert skill level.
Achievement Difficulty: Very High
Time to Unlock Achievement: 2 – 4 Hours
Recommended or Required Levels: Any Campaign, All Chapters
Points (XBox 360 Only): 35

“The Real Deal” achievement is a particularly difficult Left 4 Dead achievement to gain; in order to get this achievement, you’ll need to play all the way through, and survive, any campaign on Expert difficulty level, with the new L4D2 “realism mode” enabled. “Realism Mode” is a much more difficult modification of Left 4 Dead 2; among the differences: you need to get head shots on zombies, fallen teammates can only be revived with the defibrillator, and there are many more witches in each level.

Like the “Still Something to Prove” achievement, the best way to gain “The Real Deal” achievement is to play with three other human teammates with low pings who are familiar with each other, with the levels themselves and with the differences inherent to Realism Mode.

Since “Dead Center” is 20% shorter than other campaigns (it only has 4 chapters), this may be the easiest campaign to use to get “The Real Deal” achievement. However, the finale for that level can be quite difficult, so players are advised to practice with Scavenge mode and plan ahead how to best complete the finale strategically.

“The Real Deal” achievement is one of the hardest achievements to get in Left 4 Dead 2, but it’s also immensely satisfying. Good luck!

Here’s a video showing a walkthrough of Realism mode – hopefully it’ll come in handy when you sit down with Left 4 Dead 2 to try for “The Real Deal” achievement:

And, if that’s not enough to whet your appetite, here’s a gameplay video showing Expert difficult on Realism mode – maybe you can pick up a thing or two from watching how these guys do it:

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