Mercenaries 2: World in Flames - Equipment

Mercenaries 2: World in Flames - Equipment
Note: The codes will only work on games patched with the October 31, 2008 online update.

Cheat Mode:
While playing, at the PDA screen press LB, RB, RB, LB, RB, LB, LB, RB, RB, RB, LB to enable cheat mode.

While playing, at the PDA screen press Up, Down, Left, Down, Right, Right.

Unlimited ammunition:
While playing, at the PDA screen press Up, Down, Left, Right, Left, Left.

All vehicles:
While playing, at the PDA screen press Up, Down, Left, Right, Right, Left.

All supplies:
While playing, at the PDA screen press Left, Right, Right, Left, Up, Up, Left, Up.

All airstrikes except Nuke:
While playing, at the PDA screen press Right, Left, Down, Up, Right, Left, Down, Up.

While playing, at the PDA screen press Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left.

Refill fuel:
While playing, at the PDA screen press Up, Up, Up, Down, Down, Down.

All costumes:
While playing, at the PDA screen press Up, Right, Down, Left, Up.

Grappling hook:
While playing, at the PDA screen press Up, Left, Down, Right, Up.

Complete the indicated task to unlock the corresponding equipment.

Ambassador gunship: Complete level 3 of the Helicopter Flying mission.
Diplomat heavy tank: Destroy the targeted buildings for the Allied Nations.
MOAB bomb: Complete all HVT missions for the Allied Nations.

Alternate costumes:
To unlock alternate outfits for your mercenary, play the challenge games at the PMC from Fiona. There are a total of three costumes for each one character.

Jennifer Mui

Chris Jacobs
Off Duty

Mattias Nilsson

Complete any three challenges at level 3 to get the costumes in order. The Pistol challenge us the easiest to complete. Emplacement Weapons and Grenade Launcher challenges are about even, however Emplacement Weapons is perhaps slightly more difficult when you have to shoot the flying cars. The Sniper challenge is by far the most difficult to complete.

Easy Sniper challenge:
Use R1 PlayStation3 or RB Xbox 360 and not the scope for it. Take out the drums next to the cars first then go the two statues for some extra time.

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.

Easy transport and smuggling missions:
Note: This trick only works after you obtain 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 before entering the mission assigned vehicle, as close to the vehicle as possible. Then, enter the mission vehicle. 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 even 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 about, 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.

Defeating Carmona:
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 blow 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 is still blocked. Kill Carmona's bodyguards and his jeep should be stuck on the rubble of the archway. Kill him and snap the picture for easy verification of Carmona.

Troy Austin:
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 runs 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.

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.

Easy money:
After completing the first UP mission and receiving 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 about four times depending on how much you start with, you should have about 7.0 million. You can continue from here in order to get the maximum wager amount to 5.0 million when you have about 14.0 million in funds. From there you can repeat this as often as desired when you need money.

Note: To save time, if you are trying to use the above method to increase your money, 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.

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. Obtain 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 obtain 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.

Restore vehicle:
Park a vehicle outside of a building which you can enter. Enter then exit the building. The vehicle will be repaired with full ammunition.
Bet amount

When you get the maximum betting level on the Winch challenge, keep going until you get to about 100.0 million. The minimum bet is now also 5 million. If you continue from that, the minimum will actually grow higher than the maximum and allow for even more money. However there is a catch; once you go beyond there is no way you can raise or lower the bet because it is higher than the maximum, but it is still the minimum.

Sniper rifle scope on regular rifle:
Have a sniper rifle in your inventory. While you are using the scope, press D-pad Right to switch weapons. You should have an assault rifle out while having the scoped view.

Complete the following achievements to unlock Xbox Live Gamerscore points.

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.
Shoot to Thrill 20 points: Get 25 headshots.
Damage, Inc. 50 points: Use 20 airstrikes in co-op.
Hail and Kill 20 points: Destroy 50 objects using melee.
Holy Smoke 20 points: Destroy 50 objects with a grenade.
Little Savage 20 points: Destroy 50 objects with an RPG launcher.
Balls to the Wall 20 points: Beat the Winching Challenge three times.
Gone Shootin' 20 points: Complete one of Fiona's challenges.
Heavy Metal Thunder 10 points: Successfully complete 10 action hijacks.
Be Quick or Be Dead 10 points: Snipe 50 enemy vehicle drivers.
No More Mr. Nice Guy 10 points: Make all factions hostile.
...And Justice For All 50 points: Verify all high value targets.
Digital Man 20 points: Unlock all shop items.
We'll Burn the Sky 50 points: Unlock all landing zones.
Highway to Hell 10 points: Complete three different races.
Wheels of Steel 50 points: Come in first during a co-op race.
Nothin' But a Good Time 50 points: Destroy 200 objects from the gunner seat in co-op.
Everybody Wants Some 50 points: Play with a Mercenaries 2 developer or a player who already has this achievement.
Billion Dollar Babies 25 points: Earn 1 billion.

Additionally there are seventeen secret achievements.

Wild One 20 points: You recruited Ewan.
The Rage 20 points: You completed "Rescue Carmona".
Hello, Hooray 50 points: You acquired the PMC.
School's Out 20 points: You completed the tutorial.
Ride the Dragon 10 points: You hijacked the tank in the villa.
The Analog Kid 20 points: You recruited Misha.
Oil and Gasoline 20 points: You recruited Eva.
Runnin' with the Devil 20 points: You verified Blanco.
You Better Run 20 points: You verified Carmona.
No Compromise, No Regrets 20 points: You battled for Caracas.
The Hero and the Madman 50 points: You Completed Mercenaries 2.
Dirty Deeds 10 points: You achieved maximum Universal Petroleum mood.
Island of Domination 10 points: You achieved maximum Pirate mood.
Forever Free 10 points: You achieved maximum P.L.A.V. mood.
Longing For Fire 10 points: You achieved maximum Chinese mood.
Stand Up and Shout 10 points: You achieved maximum mood with the Allies.
Aces High 50 points: You captured all high value targets.