Two Wheel Distance
A lot of this challenge will be completed during power slides, but for the remainder of the challenge, you can take a car to the freeway and drive halfway up on to the barrier that line that sides. If you drive too fast, you can get struck on it or even drive right over it, so get two wheels up on the barricade and then take your time driving across the highway. It will only take a few times to complete the challenge this way.
If you are following the “destroy 25 tanks” method for the other challenges, then this will come along with it. If not, go piss off a lot of cops for a tank to show up, take it and shoot at everything in sight. Almost every time you hit a vehicle it will be a multikill and with the wide AOE of the tanks artillery, almost every shot towards two people will be a multikill as well.
Base jumps are a pain in the ass, to be frank. When you jump out of a plane or helicopter, or jump off a high building, you can pull out your chute and then press Y/Triangle to set a marker on the ground to land in. Go to the airport and in the northeast corner there are two helicopter pads. Grab the copter on the right and take it up to about 8 seconds in the air. When you jump out, and chute and place the basejump marker, it should be around 80 meters below you. This height was the easiest for me to nail it each and every time. Land in the marker, anywhere inside the lights, and it will count. If your helicopter didn’t survive the fall- sometimes it does- run back up the stairs to the helipad and another should have spawned by now for you to take up again. 14 more times and you can get this challenge out of the way.
This is one of the rather simple challenges to get. All you need to do is run up to 25 people without a weapon in hand (no Guns, no Penetrators, no Apoca-fists) and punch 25 people to death. If they go down and don’t die, stand over them and attack to stomp on them to finish them off.
This is another one of the more easy challenges. Grab a motorbike or scooter and head to the airport runways. Once there, get up to full speed and then slam on the brakes with the left trigger and push forward on the left stick to raise the back end of the bike. Continue rolling back and forth along the run way and you’ll nab this easily in no time.
Stag Commandos Killed
During the campaign, after STAG has arrived and before the end of the campaign, is when you need to get this challenge. Cause a ruckus enough for Stag to arrive and get it to level 5 for the commandos to show up. If you want to bring the fight to them, head to Sunset Park in the Northeast corner and go nuts to bring them running immediately. If you try to do this once the game is completed, Stag won’t show up, just the SWAT and cops will.
There are no rules for the targets for this challenge thankfully. Simply walk up to 50 different people, civilians or Saints gang members and press right on the D-Pad to pay the person a compliment. Do it 50 times and you’re done with this.
This will take a dang long time to get. Even with all the driving of the campaign, it will take some additional driving afterwards to nail the full total. One way to help increase the distance travelled is to hop in the VTOL and simply fly back and forth over the city. Once you hit the far side, the VTOL will turn around automatically and head the opposite direction, allowing you to not even worry about having to control it, or even pay attention to it.
Emu’s are the tiny Smart Car type vehicles that you’ll see driving around every once in a while. One way to destroy 50 of them rather quickly is nab one and then bring it to your garage at the HQ. Pull it out and then drive a couple feet and hop out. Blow it up and repeat. Another way is to wait for later in the game when the gang of mascots attack during a survival cellphone call. The mascots will arrive in both Emu’s and golf carts giving you plenty to destroy to reach fifty.
Gang Ops Defeated
There are 32 gang operations throughout the city of Steelport and to take over each part of the city, you’ll need to defeat each in the various territories. If you haven’t found all of them, look for the grey areas of the map and the map legend will tell you how many there are left to find. Once you have found them all, you can defeat them insanely easy by just having the VTOL fire a burst of missiles at them from the air.
26/26 All Waves
This is easily one of the more time consuming challenges. Each time your cell phone rings, you’ll have the opportunity to complete a survival challenge. You’ll need answer the phone and then head to the location. There are two types of challenges; wave based where you need to kill a set amount of enemies per wave and wave based where each wave is time based and you need to survive long enough to make it to the end. You will only receive the phone calls while you are outside of a vehicle and walking.
Just like the “destroy 25 tanks” challenge, piss off enough cops and gang members so that the tanks start rolling in. Hijack a tank and then use it to destroy everything in sight. During the rush of enemies that will continually appear, there will be a load of Brutes that arrive. Also using the tank, you can destroy their truck before they even get out making it all that much easier.
Depending on how good your aim is, you may or may not need a lot to finish off this challenge by the time the main campaign ends. Either way, you can head to Arapice Island and climb on top of a car or a crate and let the zombie swarm all around you. Simply shoot downwards and chances are you’ll always hit their heads. Let another group form up and rinse and repeat until you hit 500.