Mission 4: Charlie Don't Surf
M4A1, basic rifle, again
W1200, found in the first building, a solid shotgun
Dragunov, sniper rifle in first building too
AK-47 with a grenade-launching attachment
AK-74u, a great gun for close combat
*NOTE: I say a lot about the TV achievement here, but I have yet to find them all, so ignore unless you find the ones I haven’t.*
Now you are an American named Jackson; the name is important because when someone says Jackson you need to know that that is you.
Watch the intro cutscene, which is sweet and then you land (“Cutscenes watch Chuck Norris”, I don’t know why I thought of that from watching that cutscene). Anyway, follow your the fresh faces to a building that they will clear.
Then go down the steps and look into the basement for more enemies inside. Shoot at them and enter the room crouched over. Take cover behind crates and your squad will back you up. Just poke around the corner and shoot.
When the room is clear, go into the room on the left, but there is a bad guy that will shoot you through the doorway, so be ready to shoot from the hip or slash. In this room will be more intel and another TV to slash, go do both. There is another TV in the big room too. Also in this big room will be lots of guns on the table; at least swap the pistol for the sniper rifle.
Go back into the bigger room and go to the rooms on the right that your men will start shooting inside. Enter the door on the right (both lead to the same room) and kill the five or so enemies inside. Follow the wall on the right and be prepared for more men as you approach a door.
Let your guys go up the stairs and then follow them outside and into a street nearby. Shoot the guys down the left street, but be wary of the ones down the right street. Kill some on the right, but you need to start heading down the left street. Going down the left street, find a wall piece that gives you cover and get behind it (one guy should be on the left wall, so you take the right wall). Pop out and use the auto-aiming trick to find targets high and low. When it seems clear, cautiously move down the road and stay behind cover.
You can take some steps on the left side to get up to the roof where the enemies occupied, so get up there. As soon as you get to the top of the steps you should see a hole in the brick wall, so jump through. You can follow this back path not only across the open road, but also all the way to the ruined buildings at the end of this street. But for now, just get across the open road and take the rooftop on the opposite side; there are steps to get up to this roof too. There will be another intel on a table.
On the main street, look down the way to see a bunch of enemies on approach. Kill them from afar and watch out for more on the sides. Keep moving down this road until you hit a dead end, but when you get to the corner of another road you should quickly look up to a building to hit an RPG gunner. There will be more baddies up on the roof and more down the road, so kill some and then start heading northeast.
*NOTE: The area with the ruined building can be reached through an alleyway, which makes it a bit easier.*
Get to a ruined building and then go left to find a path to go north. You will arrive at the TV station. Follow your boys to a door and wait for them to blast it open. Go inside and look down the hallway to hit a dude, then slash the two TV’s. Follow your team down the hall to a room with another TV to slash. When you guys go through the room with the computers there will be lots of fighting on the other side. You may even pick up W1200 by now; it’s a shotgun, so swap it with your handgun.
Proceed to a big room that appears to be the nerve center of the station. Go along the left wall and eventually this place will become a very messy place. Use the shotgun to blast close enemies and try to fight your way into the rooms on the other side; grenades are a big deal, so just run when one falls nearby. Stay in these rooms and use them as cover. Swing your way to the north end to see lots of enemies coming from that side, so clear them out with either shotgun or rifle. Don’t forget to toss frags all over the place (RB on 360). The goal is to not die and to keep moving until you have taken the doors that the enemies keep pouring from, so don’t stay still. Then use the shotgun to clear out the center area.
Also, there are tons of TV’s in here. Slash or shoot the ones with the dude giving the speech on them. Most in the center will be destroyed during the battle; that leaves the ones stacked by the walls and the ones hanging up high. And yes, this is only for an achievement, so if you don’t care, then ignore all mentions of TV’s.
Stack up by a door in the hall. Then you will enter the foyer to get upstairs. In the room on the second level will be a TV hanging. When you get to the outside there will be a fight in the parking lot below. Shoot all enemies that come from the left side, but never shoot someone that has a name because that will be one of yours in case you didn’t realize.
After that, proceed moving up the station. You’ll go up some stairs to cross a roof on the third level. In the hallway just wait for the breach and then enter. There will be some more TV’s to slash, but you have to get them quickly before the speech is cut off, or no achievement for you.
*NOTE: You most likely haven’t gotten all the TV’s, so don’t worry if you’re not an achievement hound.*