Mercenaries 2 - World In Flames
Cash from Hostiles:
Hostile (and friendly!) units usually drop weapons and cash when you kill them.
The Sliding Crouch:
If you use the zoom function while sprinting the Merc will slide into a
Melee Bash When Needed:
If there is a vehicle, debris or some another annoying object blocking
your path you can melee bash it out of the way!
Humans often drop weapons, ammo and money when they die.
Tattooed Millionaire - 25 points - Earn $1 million.
Partners in Crime - 50 points - Play co-op with a friend.
Pipeline - 20 points - Capture all outposts for a single faction.
Eat the Heat - 10 points - Try accelerating and braking at the same time.
Armaggedon It - 20 points - Destroy 20 buildings.
To unlock Costumes you must complete level 3 of a weapon challenge, this
can be done by talking to Fiona at your PMC, Each time you complete a
level 3 weapon challenge you will receive one of three costumes.
Repair Vehicle Instantly:
If you enter a building and then exit any vehicle you have left outide
will be fully repaired.
Bet the maximum money for the level 1 and 2 challenges, then save and reload
the game until you win. Bet the minimum money for the level 3 challenge.
After completing the first UP mission and recruiting Ewan, talk to him about
the Winch challenge. After completing level 3 on this challenge, bet the
maximum amount of money. Even though you have already done this, the height
does not raise. Therefore you can continue betting at the maximum amount.
After approximately four times (depending on how much you start with), you
should have about $7.0 million. Continue from here to get the maximum wager
amount to $5.0 million (when you have about $14.0 million in funds). Repeat
this as many times as desired. Additionally, when you get the maximum betting
level on the Winch challenge, keep going until you get to approximately $100
million. The minimum bet will now also be $5 million. If you continue from
there, the minimum will actually grow higher than the maximum and allow for
even more money. However, once the minimum goes beyond $5 million, there is
no way you can raise or lower the bet because it is higher than the maximum,
but it is still the minimum. Note: To save time in the Winch challenge, use
stackable items from outside of your stronghold. For example, try the gas
canisters across the road (or for something less volatile, use the shipping
containers directly across the lake behind your house). Items used from outside
of your stronghold stay in the exact location you put them until you quit
your game, giving you a prepared stack height the next time around. Two or
three attempts may be required to gather the items, but it is well worth it,
as once done it requires only seconds to win the challenge.
Easy transport and smuggling missions:
Note: This trick only works after you have obtained a helicopter pilot and
the winch ability. When on a transport or smuggling contract that relies on
you not tipping the vehicle and losing the objects inside, summon a helicopter
as close to the vehicle as possible before entering the mission assigned
vehicle. Then, enter the mission vehicle, and the timer should start. Get
back out, and take off in your helicopter. Use the winch to grab the mission
vehicle, and gain as much altitude as possible. If you fly relatively level,
you will not lose anything. However, if you bank even slightly to get around
obstacles, losses will be minimal as long as you do not actually bank the
copter in a hard turn. The vehicle will get tossed around, making the copter
harder to fly; but if you travel directly to the drop-off point from the
beginning, it will keep its cargo. This helps you avoid nearly all ground
forces. All you have to worry about are the anti-air guns and other
helicopters. If worst comes to worst, simply drop the vehicle after coming
down to about 20 feet or less. You will have already have saved enough time
to hijack another helicopter.
Easy vehicle repair:
Park your vehicle outside of a building you can enter, then enter the
building and exit. Your vehicle should now be completely repaired with
Getting 100% completion:
Successfully complete all outpost missions before you initiate the final
mission in Story mode. The outpost missions can no longer be accessed after
the game is completed, which will also prevent a faction's shop items from
Successfully complete the indicated task to unlock the equipment:
Ambassador gunship - Successfully complete level 3 of the Helicopter Flying
Carpet Bomb - Check Commander Leviathan's job list before the final
Allies or China mission. Complete the job to unlock the
Carpet Bomb for purchace.
Diplomat heavy tank - Destroy the targeted buildings for the Allied Nations
MOAB bomb - Successfully complete all HVT missions for the Allied Nations
Nuclear Bunker Buster - Successfully complete the final contract mission, "Get Solano
Part 2" to unlock it for purchase from Eva for $1 million
When Carmona's men are attacking the PMC, after you destroy the tanks, set a
charge of C4 on the gates closer to the mansion, and detonate it. It should
drop straight down and block the road leading out of the compound. Enter the
mansion, and trigger the intermission sequence. When you exit the building,
the road leading out of the compound will still be blocked. Kill Carmona's
bodyguards, and his jeep should be stuck in the rubble of the archway. Kill
him, and snap the picture for easy verification of Carmona.
When completing the mission on the oil rig in the water behind the PMC, kill
Blanco and take his weapon, the hunting pistol. The hunting pistol is a very
powerful weapon, often killing enemies in one shot. With the hunting pistol
in your possession, continue through the "Finding Solano" mission. After the
encounter with Carmona inside the Villa, he will run in a straight line
directly away from you, giving you a clear shot at his back. If you miss
on the first shot, he has a good bit of a jog until he reaches his jeep,
giving you plenty of time to gun him down.
Successfully complete a level 3 weapon challenge at the PMC Villa with Fiona
to unlock the corresponding costume in order for the indicated character.
There are a total of three costumes for each character. The Pistol challenge
is the easiest to complete. The Emplacement Weapons and Grenade Launcher
challenges are about even; however, Emplacement Weapons is slightly more
difficult when you have to shoot the flying cars. The Sniper challenge is
the most difficult to complete.
If you use the .50 cal rifle and enter scoped mode then change weapon with the D
pad to your alternate gun, you will still use the changed gun with the addition
of a scope!
Repair Vehicle Instantly:
If you enter a building and then exit any vehicle you have left outide will be
After you have unlocked the P.L.A.V. faction and hopefully a gunship (such as a
Castro V Attack chopper or an Anaconda from the pirates) with rockets, I would
recommend going to the city of Merida and shooting the billboards. You earn a
tiny bit of cash (5k), but if you shoot enough of them you begin to unlock more
shop items from the P.L.A.V.
I also noted getting a few things from the U.P mercs in their city. It only takes
1 rocket from a gunship to destroy those pesky billboards. Again, I would highly
recommend an Anaconda from the pirates, they have like 80 rockets, and its easy to
unlock from pirates after a few outpost captures and doing those delivery missions.
If you want to blow something up from a distance but don't have the fuel or the
munitions, just put some C4 on your car. Drive toward your target, get to max speed,
jump out and detonate when the car is close enough.
When you go to find Eva the mechanic, she will have you test drive the car she has
been working on. You'll have to run a check-point race, but after, you'll be able
to purchase the car from her.
Stealing fuel without upsetting a faction:
This is most useful when used with factions who are already hostile (to keep them
from shooting you down), but can also be used to keep friendly factions from becoming
upset with you. Get one of the helicopters used by the faction you want to steal from
(or one of its allies), and allow your disguise to finish. Fly to the location of the
fuel you want to get, and lower your winch. Grab the fuel tank, and lift off before
the enemy soldiers recognize you, then fly to a secure location (either the PMC or
a remote, open location). Once out of sight, call Ewan in for the pick-up.
Note: Using a heavier helicopter is recommended, as the Rogue and Gunney class
choppers are extremely difficult to control when carrying a heavy fuel tank. Also,
there are at least half a dozen fuel tanks relatively close to the PMC, most of which
are controlled by Universal Petroleum. Spending the fuel for an Ambassador Gunship
(an Allied helicopter, who are allies with UP) is well worth it if you are going to
use your PMC as a fuel depot.
Use the following trick to steal fuel from a friendly faction without having to worry
about affecting their status towards you. Go to an outpost that has fuel tanks, and
tag them. Then, call in Ewan for the extraction. If a soldier happens to call in a
report about your hostile act, go inside the outpost to cancel the call. By doing
this you will get fuel and the faction will still be friendly with you.
This trick requires a fast vehicle (for example, a sports motorcycle). Find an outpost
that has a fuel tank. Look for an easy way out before you attempt to steal the fuel.
Once your vehicle is positioned facing the fast exit, and after making sure no one
sees you, tag the fuel tank, and call Ewan for extraction. Run to your vehicle, and
drive as fast as you can until you are far enough from the place so that no one can
report you. Note: This also works with a helicopter as your vehicle when you are in
the jungle area, but requires more time because you must wait a few seconds before
you can lift off.
Winning challenges easily:
Bet the maximum money for the level 1 and 2 challenges then save and reload the game
until you win. Bet the minimum money for the level 3 challenge.
Getting 100% completion:
Successfully complete all outpost missions before you initiate the final mission in
story mode. The outpost missions can no longer be accessed after the game is completed,
which will also prevent a faction's shop items from being unlocked.
Submitted by: Hassona
If you want to gain fuel and without having to steel from factions and kill you, first
take a chopper any one and with the winch or wink take a car and throw it on other cars
to explode and you will see a lot of fuel.
Submitted by: Hassona
If you were taking outpost it is better for your health and fuel to use carpet rockets
to destroy those buildings with RPGs and no one will left. ENJOY!
Also regarding the bet amount, once you go over $10 million, it only gives you $1
million and slowly increases.
Easy money I:
Also regarding the bet amount, once you go over $10 million, it only gives you $1 million
and slowly increases.
Easy money II:
Find a Cash Bundle out in the field. Make sure you are in an area with lots of open room.
If not, call in a helicopter and take the money to a safe place (for example, the PMC air
strip). Tag it and call it in. When Ewen picks it up and you are credited for the find,
shoot the money crate. You can do this by any means necessary (for example, use a nearby
armed combat chopper, wait for Ewen to get there, then shoot the crate after getting the
credit). Money should rain down on the ground around you. Run around and collect it all
for an added bonus of roughly $50,000. The bits that scatter across the ground are worth
about $5,000 each.
Easy money III:
Once you have obtained your helicopter pilot, he will supply a bet, wagering that you
cannot stack enough things to get the toolbox above the displayed height. This wager
is easy and the money goes up by about $2,000 each time you play.
Capturing outposts quickly:
When playing in Co-op mode with a friend, look in the same direction at the same time.
Throw the signal smoke to call in for reinforcements to capture an outpost. If done
correctly, both of the thrown signal smokes will start to smoke and two helicopters
will appear. This will speed up the process when you are getting shot or are in a
Pick-up multiple items at once:
Go to all the items you want to pick-up that are in range and select them all. Once
all items are selected, throw your resource pick-up smoke. The helicopter should pick-up
one item, but all other items will disappear letting you know you have them. You may get
an error message stating "Unable to at the moment" or something similar, but the items
will still be collected.
Enemies ignore killed:
You can disguise yourself from the enemy by using their vehicle, but you cover will be
blown if you hang around too long, kill enemies using the vehicle armaments, or hit them
with the vehicle. However, enemies do not seem to mind being killed after being hit by
vehicles hanging from the winch cable of a rapidly descending helicopter or vehicles
released from the winch cable to be dropped on their heads from above. Also, enemies do
not seem to mind when one of their helicopters arrives and repositions all of the nearby
fuel tanks to strategic locations, such as reinforcement bunkers, alarm towers, guard
towers, destruction target buildings, enemy armor, etc. Even more, enemies do not seem
to mind when the helicopter drops exploding barrels, jeeps, trucks, tanks, etc. down onto
the strategically placed fuel tanks. You can perform HVT captures with ease by eliminating
the ground personnel from the air, then land and claim your HVT. You can perform target
destruction by placing a fuel tank on top of the building, then dropping something
explosive on the fuel tank. If you have the time, and like keeping your factions friendly
to you, scope out what faction you are going after, get one of their helicopters, and
have fun. The only difficult part is finding a fuel tank. Sometimes, you will have access
to more than you need and other times you will have to travel far to find one.