With June '20 update, a new set of 5 challenges were added to the base game. Created this topic to help out anyone who might struggle with Eagle Eye challenge.
In Eagle Eye challenge, there are 4 tiers where you need to kill specific class of machine at specific distance with following requirements:
- Kill any prototype machine (except tick) at 100m or greater distance
- Kill any military machine (except tick) at 200m or greater distance
- Kill any FNIX machine (except tick) at 300m or greater distance
- Kill any apocalypse machine (except tick) at 400m or greater distance
This challenge is sniper’s challenge and is best done with .50 cal (PVG90). For lower tiers, other weapons can be used as well but for Tier 4, .50 cal and 8-16x scope helps a lot.
Tips for each tier
Tier 1 is easiest with greatest range of machines to shoot at. The machine doesn’t have to be prototype, it can be any class. Only ticks doesn’t count. Any weapon that can hit and kill machine at 100m or more will do.
Tier 2 is a bit harder since now, prototype machines doesn’t count and machine has to be 200m or more away from you when you kill it. Best target would be military runner’s fuel tank and weapons that do well in 200+m range are any that can take 4-8x scope (.243, .270, AG4) or .50 cal (either with 6-12x or 8-16x scope).
Tier 3 is getting much harder because now, you’re limited only with FNIX or apocalypse class machines and machine needs to be 300m or further away from you when you kill it. Here, good target is FNIX runner’s fuel tank and for weapon choice, any weapon that can take 6-12x scope (.270 and .50 cal) or .50 cal with 8-16x scope.
I did Tier 3 by firing at apocalypse hunter when it was just about to get outside of the machine draw-in distance (400m). And while it started to run towards me, i was able to kill it before it got closer than 300m.
Tier 4 is the toughest due to the extreme range machine must be when you kill it. There aren’t many places on the map where you can see machines at 400m and there are even fewer places where apocalypse machines spawn. Here, .50 cal with 8-16x scope is recommended and Marksman specialization also helps a lot (if you have it).
This challenge is especially hard since machine draw-in distance is 400m. Also, when you start shooting at apocalypse class machine and doesn’t kill it with 1st shot (e.g runner’s fuel tank), it starts running towards you, thus getting closer than the 400m or more requirement.
Below is my gameplay of taking out apocalypse runner, at 400m mark, to get Tier 4 completed:
Requirements for my tactic:
- Alpine Unrest DLC
- “Make Some Noise” mission completed
- Fast travel to Tarnboda Skans safehouse to trigger the explosion (this draws in nearby machines and keeps them wandering off)
- Get to the spot where you can see one of those apocalypse machines at machine draw-in distance (best to do it during daytime and with clear weather)
As seen from my video, i tried few times to kill the runner just as it was outside of the machine draw-in distance (400m) to get the tier completed. Since it didn’t work, i moved as far as i could, while still seeing the runner and then with few shots, took it out before it had time to react to me and run closer.
And this concludes Eagle Eye challenge guide.