How can I get the 'Guardin' Gnome' achievement in Left 4 Dead 2?

The text of the achievement is the following:

Rescue Gnome Chompski from the Carnival.

So I suppose it has to be done in the Dark Carnival campaign, but how?


There is an eHow article detailing how to unlock the achievement.

Basically, you need to score 750 on a shooting game in stage 2 of the Dark Carnival. Upon winning, you get Gnome Chompski. You have to carry him into the escape vehicle (at the end of the campaign). You can drop the gnome as much as you want, but you must carry him to the end.

  • I got it yesterday, a tough one! – juan Jul 8 '10 at 15:45
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    @Juan - If you find it tough, think that there is a similar achievement for Half-Life: Episode 2, where you have to carry a gnome during all the single player adventure. – Gnoupi Jul 8 '10 at 15:54
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    Note that you can drop the gnome as often as you like, as long as you still carry him onto the helicopter. – user113 Jul 8 '10 at 17:46
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    It was suggested on meta to summarize the content rather than copy and pasting it from a linked article. The content is still in the article linked. – Kevin Yap Jul 8 '10 at 18:02
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    On a side note, as it wasn't mentioned on the eHow article, you do not need to try to get the 750 points solo. Your friends can help you in the shooting gallery as well and you will still get him as a reward. – FAE Jul 9 '10 at 13:43

One little tip:

When you are in the safe room at the end of each map, you need to be holding the Gnome for the map to really finish. Closing the door is not sufficient. Might not be obvious for some (like me :))

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