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  • One Jump Ahead

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    Reach the top of the Babel Tower in less than 48 jumps.

    19 (15) of 1,783 – 1.07%

    0.84% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    1.07% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Created by FBernkastelKues on: 14 Oct, 2020 00:32
    Last modified: 01 Dec, 2021 05:42


    Comments:
    14 Oct 2020 00:32
    BenGhazi uploaded this achievement.
    14 Oct 2020 00:40
    "BenGhazi" promoted this achievement to the Core set.
    viiflix 14 Nov 2020 01:44
    Do the jumps made automatically by the game count? (when entering the veicule at relay station and after climbing the ladders inside)I'm pretty sure I've counted 47 jumps by the time I've reached the top and no unlocking. I'm gonna try some more.
    15 Nov 2020 07:26
    BenGhazi edited this achievement.
    BenGhazi
    BenGhazi 15 Nov 2020 07:42
    Those ones don't count but the achievement does have protection from the glitch that lets you skip the ropeway.
    Shianderu 24 Sep 2021 20:09
    Okay, here is the list of jumps: 9 jumps in the flooded room (3 before swing in the rope, 6 after); 3 jumps in the control room (where you calls the transport); 3 jumps in the container room; 3 jumps in the sub-control room (use the monitor in the right); After the boss fight, 2 jumps to enter the monitoring room (the monitor most left opens the door); 4 jumps to exit the monitoring room; 4 jumps to get to opened door; 3 jumps to next door; 0 jumps (use the platform in the middle to just walk to left and fall on ground without need to jump); 2 jumps (walk around the circle, be patient); 3 jumps to get in the first elevator (you can walk out the elevator and still get to ground, just time your steps); 2 jumps to next elevator; 2 jumps to third elevator; After screen change, 3 jumps to fourth elevator; 1 jump to final elevator; 3 jumps to reach the top! Total of 47 jumps, good luck
    Shianderu 24 Sep 2021 20:13
    As BenGhazi mentioned above, you can't use the ropeway skip (end of flooded room) to get -1 jump, so you need to find a way to get to swing rope without jumping...
    1 Dec 2021 05:35
    BenGhazi edited this achievement.
    1 Dec 2021 05:42
    BenGhazi edited this achievement.
    Seraf04 4 Jul 2023 05:20
    Tip on the rope in the flooded room: you need to run off the ledge onto it. It's very tricky, but can be done. (Also, make sure you skip a jump while climbing the machinery right afterwards)
    CriticalRA 20 Aug 2023 17:17
    Ok I just figured out how to get on the rope... You have to line your self up with the rope. Swing the camera so that you can just hit left on the D-Pad. Wait until the rope is moving towards you.

    And You have to hold circle while holding left. Just as you leave the ledge you have to as fast as you can mash the left button which for whatever janky reason will keep some of your height while you move to the left.

    And just pray that you grab the rope.. Freaking obnoxious.
    CriticalRA 20 Aug 2023 21:00
    Ok using @Shianderu's list of jumps as a guide I found there's actually at least 2 jumps you can shave off pretty reasonably.

    You can make it out of the flooded room using 8 jumps if you stutter step off the piece of machinery near the end.

    To do this jump on to the very bottom of the rising/falling piece of machinery. It will start to fall but you'll be stationary, as it rises run until you're close to the outcrop you need to jump to, and you can stutter step to it without using a jump.

    The 2nd jump you can save is going to the 2nd elevator in the last section. You can actually do it in 1 jump instead of 2. You can stutter step the first jump after the 1st elevator.

    Managed to get this after some practice on my 2nd serious attempt from the beginning. I even screwed up with an extra jump, but still got the achievement because of the leeway I bought myself with the above strats.
    Gamechamp 27 Nov 2023 04:46
    Just want to note you can also save another jump by just avoiding the final elevator entirely: when coming from the prior elevator, jump to the highest section of the next platform, then use the d-pad hover to glide across the elevator gap.
    Plabu 14 Jan 2024 17:26
    That achievement was a pain to get... But if that can help someone else do it, here is a video of how I did it. Thanks to @CriticalRA tips in those comments that guided me a little with the stutter step idea near the end with the jump that can be saved and the one at the beginning too!

    https://youtu.be/5lk-r7sR6t4

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