|Auld Lang Syne||75|
|Completed the game on 1999 mode.|
At the main menu, type in the code described in "Should Auld Acquaintance...". Start your game on this mode. It is the hardest mode in the game. Below is what to expect compared to
Essentially, you will dominate pretty much everything. You get brief invulnerability on Charge attacks and it recharges your shield. It also adds explosive damage to the attacks. Once you have hit an enemy with Charge, start using melee on them. You will electrocute and stun them, then do 2x damage for 5 seconds. You will gain health upon their death as well as salts. As you hit them, they will continue to get stunned. One exception is Handymen and Sirens whom don't get stunned, so you will have to fight them with weapons as well.
|Rate this achievement||Average Rating (Based on 4 votes)|
|Comment #1 by Leviathan v2|
Friday, February 01, 2013 @ 10:18:29 PM
Isn't this the name of the Fallout NV quest for the Remnants Power Armour? Ahaha
|Comment #2 by KirbyTheAlmighty|
Saturday, February 02, 2013 @ 12:39:21 AM
I'm really looking forward to this mode.
|Comment #3 by Zigo Acosta|
Saturday, February 02, 2013 @ 12:55:45 AM
Definitely a strategy invoking mode!
|Comment #4 by Arawos|
Saturday, February 02, 2013 @ 05:28:20 AM
#1 Auld Lang Syne is a famous song
|Comment #5 by Russman|
Saturday, February 02, 2013 @ 09:48:29 AM
|Comment #6 by Pakhair|
Saturday, February 02, 2013 @ 02:37:13 PM
What is 1999 mode?
An Arcade mode with score?
Or a new Game Plus like Batman Arkham City? with different enemy placement and stronger AI.
Anyone knows? Sorry I am not keeping up with information on this game :)
|Comment #7 by ixnay37|
Saturday, February 02, 2013 @ 03:43:42 PM
"Dubbed 1999 mode, it's essentially a tougher version of the title where players' choices have "permanent consequences" in the game and modern-day features such as frequent respawn points and an abundance of ammo have been stripped out to increase the challenge."
|Comment #8 by E11I077H|
Saturday, February 02, 2013 @ 04:12:53 PM
#7 Oh my.... this is going to fun, just like Dark Souls on insane difficulty haha ;)
|Comment #9 by Homaz|
Sunday, February 03, 2013 @ 11:02:11 AM
Nice Nice, will be a tough challenge ^^
|Comment #10 by flechetteXXX|
Sunday, February 03, 2013 @ 11:21:26 PM
@8 What are you talking about? Dark Souls doesnt have an "Insane Difficulty" It has one base difficulty which is increased slightly on every new game + and its barely even enough to be considered a separate difficulty as it only changes enemies HP and damage output. It doesnt change the gameplay by adding an increase in enemies or more challenging enemies and it doesnt make their attack patterns or abilities change either. Most games do most or all of these things and more when adding different difficulty levels making the game a different experience all together. 1999 mode doesnt sound anything like Dark Souls in any way.
|Comment #11 by IceAssassin21|
Monday, February 04, 2013 @ 12:03:23 AM
This sounds like it might be challenging, but I don't mind. It looks like a good game.
|Comment #12 by NUKER001|
Friday, February 15, 2013 @ 08:31:36 PM
#1 is almost right, the quest is called "For Auld Lang Syne", which is named after the song!
|Comment #13 by TLA Tohig|
Saturday, March 02, 2013 @ 03:46:20 PM
@10 chill out bro, we're just discussing the game and making comparisons. Either way, Dark Souls is SOLID and 1999 mode sounds like that. But i don't understand why people on here get so stressed out and hett-up when someone posts something they don't like, or agree with.
Getting back to the game, I gotta be honest, I'm not one for the crazy difficulty levels. I tend to play for the story or gameplay. But i also like a challenge. Will have to check it out, but if it's stressful, i'll do it on normal and keep my mind on the story (my favourite thing about Bioshock in general). Think i'm gonna miss Rapture though.
|Comment #14 by mrcoleman1991|
Tuesday, March 12, 2013 @ 04:37:17 PM
Sounds like fun! Gotta try and get 'brass balls' on the first bioshock first though...
|Comment #15 by Jiggaok1|
Friday, March 22, 2013 @ 11:42:36 AM
I'm looking forward to not being able to complete the game using only an upgraded shotgun and electrobolt! I know this will be worth the wait!
|Comment #16 by bblue2344|
Sunday, March 24, 2013 @ 01:27:11 AM
I wonder how they are gonna implement "permanent choice consequences" as #7 said. You would think your decisions would be permanent across all difficulty levels. Anything else would seem unrealistic, to me anyways.
Like in Dark Souls for example, once you cross a certain guild/covenant you can never rejoin (unless you absolve your sins) or if you kill an npc they are gone forever. These types of consequences make me seriously think about something before i do it, which I think should be a feature that is not optional if its a feature at all.
|Comment #17 by h4mm32|
Sunday, March 24, 2013 @ 02:35:50 AM
Irony abounds. This achievement title is sinister in a cyclical sort way. 1999 mode to a translation of "times gone by" being remembered and again forgotten.
|Comment #18 by x352x pH|
Sunday, March 24, 2013 @ 12:22:53 PM
"Jimi Hendrix can be heard playing a version of the song on the 1999 'Live at Fillmore East' recording of a December 31, 1969, concert."
|Comment #19 by schmageggey92|
Monday, March 25, 2013 @ 03:03:48 PM
Does anybody know if The difficulties stack. Like playing on 1999 will unlock all the other difficulty cheevos
|Comment #20 by ChiQUenaUde|
Monday, March 25, 2013 @ 05:14:50 PM
#19, most games do now. I'm sure this will.
The better question is whether 1999 will come unlocked, require a play through on ANY difficulty, or be required to play through hardcore first. Too lazy to look it up in any real detail, so someone else should find out. ^__^;;
|Comment #21 by BThumme|
Monday, March 25, 2013 @ 07:57:58 PM
You can enter the Konami code to unlock 1999 mode from the start, per Joystiq.com
|Comment #22 by A Fap Attack|
Tuesday, March 26, 2013 @ 06:12:53 PM
want to unlock early? code is Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, B, A
|Comment #23 by Ryigenchi|
Wednesday, March 27, 2013 @ 01:22:51 AM
I can confirm that they stack. I beat it on normal and I got the easy achievement unlock. And hard unlocks if you beat it on 1999 mode. so no worries.
|Comment #24 by D347H0FL0V3|
Wednesday, March 27, 2013 @ 02:40:52 AM
So, unfortunately, it seems as if there is no New Game + option. I just finished the story and my choices are continue from the last checkpoint in the game, start a new game (which overwrites the most recent autosave) or load a chapter.
|Comment #25 by Monro|
Wednesday, March 27, 2013 @ 02:22:39 PM
I was hoping for a new game plus for this bioshock too! Thought it might of had it being they tossed multiplayer thank god and focused on SP elements...
|Comment #26 by MercilessGrim|
Wednesday, March 27, 2013 @ 05:54:39 PM
Its sucks that there's no checkpoints in 1999 modes
|Comment #27 by SorensenXY23|
Thursday, March 28, 2013 @ 02:06:49 AM
If I beat this, do I get the hard achievement as well?
|Comment #28 by Wrinklefighter|
Thursday, March 28, 2013 @ 01:55:03 PM
@26 there are checkpoints in 1999 mode
|Comment #29 by TommyD758|
Thursday, March 28, 2013 @ 10:27:42 PM
I was expecting a hell of a time but this is too easy.
|Comment #30 by El Grunto 14|
Friday, March 29, 2013 @ 03:35:08 AM
I beat it on 1999 mode yesterday and it does in fact stack with easy, normal, and hard.
|Comment #31 by Sigmund666|
Friday, March 29, 2013 @ 04:21:47 AM
The achievement title is Scottish for 'a long time ago'. Also funny to note is that in 1999 Bioshock's predecessor System Shock 2 was released by the same guys that made Bioshock :)
|Comment #32 by MercilessGrim|
Friday, March 29, 2013 @ 08:38:08 AM
@28 everytime it says checkpoint saved, I hit revert to last checkpoint to make sure and it send me back to my old file that I beat
|Comment #33 by SoE Veritas|
Friday, March 29, 2013 @ 07:08:12 PM
I started 1999 mode today im about half way through. So far its not too difficult.
|Comment #34 by tjstalcup|
Sunday, March 31, 2013 @ 08:37:03 AM
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|Comment #36 by CLAW3D|
Monday, April 01, 2013 @ 02:04:31 AM
Gonna have to beat the game before I watch that vid #35 :( Tho it is nice that right up front he's like, "just so you know, there WILL be spoilers" :D
|Comment #37 by dark1012|
Tuesday, April 02, 2013 @ 01:52:00 AM
just wodnering, what happens when u hit game over in 1990 mode? like does it delete your save or return you to the start of the chapter?
|Comment #38 by dark1012|
Tuesday, April 02, 2013 @ 11:21:36 AM
|Comment #39 by lordskorrkeeper|
Tuesday, April 02, 2013 @ 08:10:40 PM
Last fight is hell, rest of it is fine. I am still working on that final fight, I get the first two zeppelins down then get over whelmed but I'll get it.....
|Comment #40 by DARTHMARC0720|
Tuesday, April 02, 2013 @ 08:45:28 PM
If you need help, look to the IGN walkthrough for the pattern of attacks your enemies use.
As for the last fight, fully upgrade the: Sniper Rifle(for the patriots and barge cannons), Shotgun(for All enemies), Undertow(use on all ground enemies), Shield and Health Infusion. Gear to use: Winter Shield, Rising Bloodlust, Sky-Line Reloader, Newton's Law. Plan of attack: Continuously jump on and off the sky-lins, striking and landing next to enemies to keep them stunned. Whenever possible use Undertow to push enemies off the ledge; when used on Patriots it will stun them(like Shock Jockey). Watch your health and salt level and keep moving around. When the Barge Cannons show up, destroy them with the sniper rifle, then resume your attack on the infantry. Using this method I beat the fight wi
|Comment #41 by lordskorrkeeper|
Wednesday, April 03, 2013 @ 07:27:01 AM
Yeah looked everywhere I did a melee charge thing and dropped a few Return to senders around the shield thing, Destroyed the Zeppelins first, killed Rocket guys fast with charge melee kills, Song Bird for Patriots and the Return to Sender on the Shield made this fight very easy.
|Comment #42 by MAXBOX360888|
Wednesday, April 03, 2013 @ 08:07:40 AM
I just started 1999 mode but when i dashboarded it i realised i was running out of space so i deleted my 1999 mode saves leaving the most recent it then occured to me that it might not count me completing the first levels so i dont get the achievment if anyone can put my worries to rest or has any usefull info please reply thanks
|Comment #43 by Rainbow Gear|
Wednesday, April 03, 2013 @ 11:50:29 AM
For the life of me I can't beat Lady Comstock not even for the first time.Any help?
|Comment #44 by dark1012|
Wednesday, April 03, 2013 @ 12:39:05 PM
#43 i just stood in the right balcony area and she kept commin at me alone, so wait till she do that then fire away, repeat till shes dead
|Comment #45 by Jaws as Crowns|
Wednesday, April 03, 2013 @ 07:20:33 PM
Lady comstock is giving me problems too.
|Comment #46 by thack3r182|
Thursday, April 04, 2013 @ 12:34:46 PM
Is this mode harder then hard mode or is it like the same difficulty but with added stuff?
|Comment #47 by SoE Veritas|
Thursday, April 04, 2013 @ 05:17:02 PM
Finally beat lady comstock!!! Lack of ammo was my biggest issue. Trying for scavenger hunt
|Comment #48 by xXDisentienceXx|
Friday, April 05, 2013 @ 10:52:00 PM
1999 mode was not as hard as I expected. Although certain points did prove to be a little more of a challenge than others. Mainly the ghost of Lady Comstock(Highly suggest just sticking back behind some cover and go for head shots with the sniper) , as well as the final fight. For the most part if you take your time it shouldn't be to bad.
|Comment #49 by Alex1906|
Saturday, April 06, 2013 @ 09:51:20 AM
For final battle I did 1st time with a simple strategy I saw. Songbird the patriots, possess rocket guys as they take out a lot of enemies (and the rocket zeplin), and then themselves also while running around use return to sender's shield to cover yourself.
Oh and spam the winter shield gear if you have it, makes you invincible when jumping on or off sky rails :).
|Comment #50 by WestCoast Fury|
Saturday, April 06, 2013 @ 11:54:41 AM
I gotta say thanks to #49, that strategy worked perfect for me.
Big thanks man.
|Comment #51 by JOE MOMMA135|
Sunday, April 07, 2013 @ 02:13:59 AM
What weapons did you guys stick to? I'm holding off on upgrading until a little later, but I'm thinking carbine/shotgun or pistol/machine gun.
|Comment #52 by TrAvIs7|
Sunday, April 07, 2013 @ 12:30:41 PM
This isn't that bad
|Comment #53 by for the G|
Sunday, April 07, 2013 @ 01:58:34 PM
Does this increase enemy damage or anything or is it just literally less ammo and less checkpoints?
|Comment #54 by BlueInferno15|
Sunday, April 07, 2013 @ 08:01:59 PM
Yes, just got it! The two parts that gave me the most trouble were the 2nd encounter with Lady Comstock and the very end of the game on the airship. I found the best way to deal with Comstock was to keep your distance and go for headshots with the sniper rifle, which I would recommend upgrading as soon as you can. As for the airship,Alex1906's strategy worked really well for me. Only instead of using the songbird on the patriots, I used return to sender to protect myself while constantly shooting them in the head with either the crank gun or sniper rifle.
|Comment #55 by mc ryanf|
Tuesday, April 09, 2013 @ 03:35:35 AM
does anyone know if you collect infusion upgrades on your first play through does it carry on? because i just watched a guide and i have missed one?
|Comment #56 by A Starved Cat|
Tuesday, April 09, 2013 @ 03:25:46 PM
For anyone having trouble with Lady Comstock, consider spamming Bucking Bronco
on the soldiers to keep them off your tail; then with an upgraded Hand Cannon
just unload into her. Sniper also works.
|Comment #57 by RPC Noid|
Tuesday, April 09, 2013 @ 07:03:33 PM
For the final battle I equipped.
(Shirt) Winter Shield
(Boots) Newton's Law
(Pants) Brittle -Skinned
I had 6200 Silver Eagles saved and never died once. Spammed the skyline mostly used skyline kills and possession. Worked quite well.
|Comment #58 by RPC Noid|
Tuesday, April 09, 2013 @ 07:05:30 PM
Oops sorry my daughter put a whole lot of space in there. :OD
|Comment #59 by zArticunoZ|
Friday, April 12, 2013 @ 04:38:22 PM
Not joking, this was easy.
|Comment #60 by Klayfish|
Saturday, April 13, 2013 @ 07:05:25 AM
gunna have to crack on with this after reading its easier then people thought
|Comment #61 by XenonWolf|
Saturday, April 20, 2013 @ 10:08:32 AM
Last night I got this!!! Now to do it again without the Dollar Bill machines!!!!
|Comment #62 by JayneCobb|
Thursday, April 25, 2013 @ 08:52:28 PM
I liked this, a lot. Made it a challenge but never so difficult as to be frustrating or to take away from the story.
|Comment #63 by munta2go|
Tuesday, April 30, 2013 @ 01:14:05 AM
How can you see what chapter you're on or how far back you will go if you hit restart checkpoint?
|Comment #64 by Invetro Pow II|
Friday, May 10, 2013 @ 04:58:39 AM
I died about 5 times playing through normal mode. I'm now getting my ass kicked playing this mode!
|Comment #65 by LawDawg13|
Saturday, May 11, 2013 @ 08:08:11 PM
Once you are far enough along in the game, using the following setup in 1999 mode gives you a distinct advantage and makes you almost unstoppable if you play smart. This a great strategy while attempting the Auld Lang Syne and Scavenger Hunt achievements.
1) CHARGE: This melee attack will be your new core ability and the basis of your offensive strategy, upgrade it twice AS SOON AS POSSIBLE to receive:
a)CHARGE AID: which adds brief invulnerability and recharges shield
b)CHARGE BOOST: Adds explosive damage to your attack
2) POSSESSION: Also purchase both upgrades so that you can possess humans who will suicide and so it will cost less to use.
1) HAT: Burning Halo - lights melee targets and close enemies on fire
2) VEST: Blood to Salt - 40% chance you r
|Comment #66 by LawDawg13|
Saturday, May 11, 2013 @ 08:11:13 PM
1) HAT: Burning Halo - lights melee targets and close enemies on fire
2) VEST: Blood to Salt - 40% chance you regain salt upon enemy death
3) BOOTS: Vampire's Embrace - Melee kills give health
4) PANTS: Brittle Skinned - Melee targets take 2x damage for 5 seconds
1) RPG - upgrade this all four times and always hold onto it to fight stronger enemies like Handymen and Motorized Patriots
2) CARBINE, SHOTGUN, HAND CANNON - upgrade these at least three times each and swap them out as the situation arises and based on your ammo reserves, (especially if going for the scavenger hunt achievement) this will be your primary weapon to back up CHARGE which will be your primary attack.
INFUSIONS: Upgrade shields and salts first at a 3-1 ratio (one salt for every 3 shields) fol
|Comment #67 by LawDawg13|
Saturday, May 11, 2013 @ 08:14:00 PM
STRATEGY: Using the CHARGE vigor with the above load-out will allow you to fly across the map striking targets wherever they are located. As you strike, you will do explosive melee damage and likely set the target and any nearby enemies on fire, your shield will recharge, you will regain health and likely regain salts all while being temporarily invincible. If the enemy does not die on the first hit or from the fire, he will now be glowing red and susceptible to double damage from another CHARGE or your firearm. This is great for Handymen and Patriots because if you CHARGE repeatedly and fire your RPG, they will die very quickly.
Most enemies will die in 1-2 hits and some will die instantly from the fire. Using this strategy, I did take some damage, but walked away from most large
|Comment #68 by LawDawg13|
Saturday, May 11, 2013 @ 08:15:48 PM
encounters will full health, nearly full ammo and more than half of my salts remaining. However, it should go without saying, but do not try to take on too many at once, back up, stay in cover, and picking off enemies with possession to go fight for you can make your job much easier.
SIREN BOSS FIGHT 3X:
All 3 encounters against the siren lasted 15 seconds or less and she is very susceptible to fire. As the fight starts just spam CHARGE immediately to get close and continue to charge and shoot her and she will die very quickly and all the undead will just burn up as they will still be standing right next to her. I seriously felt like I was cheating becuase the fight was over so quickly.
All throughout Comstock's airship while leading up to the final battle, this str
|Comment #69 by LawDawg13|
Saturday, May 11, 2013 @ 08:18:31 PM
this strategy made the game feel easy on 1999 mode. During the final battle, the enemies will charge and shoot the core instead of you, so come in from behind and CHARGE them and shoot with your RPG, there is plenty of RPG ammo on the deck and salts by the Bridge to recharge.
ADDITIONAL NOTES ON GEAR:
1)Swap out BLOOD FOR SALTS for WINTER SHIELD while around skylines
2)Equip HANDYMAN NEMESIS if having trouble with the Handymen
3)Swap out BURNING HALO for ELECTRIC TOUCH or ELECTRIC PUNCH if having trouble with Patriots
|Comment #70 by Fronkey|
Tuesday, May 21, 2013 @ 04:39:44 PM
Finishing Command Desk in 1999 mode isn't so tough. My "trick" is to wait for the airships to drop their Patriots and use Songbird to kill them. Using Songbird to kill ground troops has a very short cool-down timer, so I could send him after the airship right away. Using upgraded Devil's Kiss and the Charm vigor made short work of the very few remaining ground soldiers.
Handyman fights weren't so bad either. Using Skyline Strikes against the other ground troops is probably my only advice.
|Comment #71 by MaxL|
Tuesday, May 21, 2013 @ 10:28:11 PM
I found spamming Bucking Bronco and the gear that makes you invincible whenever you eat (the name has slipped my mind) extremely useful together. When overwhelmed I'd use Bucking Bronco then quickly search for food to be invincible. It really helped me with the siren battles
|Comment #72 by TREX1979|
Saturday, May 25, 2013 @ 04:37:07 PM
The best 2 pieces of gear was spectral sidekick & winter weather (something like that) the ne that grants brief invaulnability b/c u could jump off kill & jump right back on to back off kill & never loose any health - just beat the game on 1999 & now have all 50 Achievo's - can't wait for DL content to come out -- bioshock one of my favorite series
|Comment #73 by Ronin Tsarevich|
Friday, May 31, 2013 @ 04:47:42 PM
I don't really feel like my choices held more permanent consequences to be honest. It was just a really hard mode. I don't really think it added anything really game changing in the story.
|Comment #74 by Kore Seven|
Wednesday, June 12, 2013 @ 11:08:22 AM
The Siren is much easier with the Gears Electric Punch (with season pass DLC) or Burning Halo to disintegrate any corpse she resurrects. If the corpse is gone she can't summon it again. Another VERY USEFUL Gear is Spectral Sidekick. It is one of those rare Gears that can only be found in a certain place - The Bank of the Founders. That means you have to fight her at least once to gain access to it. This gear saved me many times while fighting her.
|Comment #75 by TheThunder98|
Tuesday, June 25, 2013 @ 06:28:18 PM
#49 thanks for the strategy! It worked really well. Died right as I was about to finish it the first time but now I know how I can pass it
|Comment #76 by FallenScholar|
Sunday, July 21, 2013 @ 10:55:12 PM
If any part of the game is going to cause you to lose, it is the graveyard fight. If you can't get it done within the first five or so tries, it becomes so much more difficult due to the lack of ammo and health kits. It is possible if you are in this position without health kits or ammo and you just keep dying. Each time you spawn, try to get the AI to camp a location, (I got them to camp around the high ground by the crank gun and was able to just sit by the entrance by the shotgun spawn), and if you have either the sniper rifle or the carbine, try to pick off the siren with headshots. Having tunnel vision or the headmaster perk helps a lot. Just keep at it and hopefully Elizabeth will find you ammo, if not there is a burstgun on the ground near the entrance on the raised part near/on
|Comment #77 by Toxictyrants476|
Thursday, August 01, 2013 @ 08:08:09 AM
I kill the siren in 5 SECONDS the 3 times, you only need fully upgrade charge and have brittle-skinned(pants), overkill(shoes), Burning halo (hat) and its not need but also help Shock jacket (vest), now with that gear only charge at her a couple times an she dies in about 5 seconds. By the way i suposed to die over 30 times??? I only die 4 and the last battle was the easiest part and by the way that siren trick work work on handymans too. Hope i help someone
|Comment #78 by ilikepie123|
Tuesday, August 13, 2013 @ 03:03:34 PM
Only bio shock could deliver such a wtf aha! moment. Perfection.
|Comment #79 by supshann0n|
Saturday, November 23, 2013 @ 01:49:05 AM
I just be a this, sirens are easy once you use CHARGE fully upgraded and the four gear mods, burning halo, brittle skinned, overkill and blood to salt, it will literally take 10 seconds to beat her as long as you keep spamming charge on her.
Handymen are a little bit trickier, the first battle with them use the bitch glitch found here:
The other three: equip winter shield and critical hit damage boost and just ride the rails until he gets on to electrocute them, jump off and repeatedly shoot him, then jump back on the rails and repeat, it's a little tricky but effective.
The last battle is the hardest and it will require some thought, use songbird as soon as you can and try to only use him on zeppelins or gunships. You can take out the main
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