Obtaining Sniper achievements
Dominate an enemy Sniper.
How to obtain: Killing enemy Snipers is generally at the top of your priority list. To win repeated encounters against an enemy Sniper, snipe from unexpected places and always try to land headshots.
|Beaux and Arrows|
Kill a Heavy & Medic pair with the bow.
How to obtain: Although you have the Huntsman equipped, continue to keep a moderate distance from the pair. It is recommended that you kill the Medic first, as he will likely be in the rear and more difficult to hit than the Heavy.
Get 3 kills with the Sniper Rifle without missing a shot.
How to obtain: The kills do not have to be attained in just one life, so take your time to aim and charge your shot. Slower classes, such as Heavies and Soldiers, make good targets; there is no need to risk missing by trying to shoot a Scout.
Provide an enemy with a freezecam shot of you doffing your hat.
Difficulty: Very Easy
How to obtain: Taunt with your melee weapon equipped immediately upon killing an enemy.
Get backstabbed 50 times.
Difficulty: Very Easy
How to obtain: Spies are always looking to backstab unaware Snipers. If you really want to help with the progress of this achievement, don’t use the Razorback.
Kill an enemy with an arrow while you're dead.
How to obtain: Arrows take time to travel through the air, allowing you to obtain kills while dead. If consciously attempting this, engage enemies who are close enough to fight back; fire right before you die, or keep the arrow nocked to automatically fire upon dying. Afterburn kills from lit arrows also count towards to this achievement.
Destroy 3 Engineer Sentry Guns.
How to obtain: One fully charged shot from the Sniper Rifle will destroy a Level 1 Sentry Gun, while two fully charged shots will destroy any unshielded Sentry Gun. If an Engineer is repairing the Sentry Gun or shielding it with the Wrangler, kill him first.
Kill a Scout in midair with your Sniper Rifle or the Huntsman.
How to obtain: While Scouts aren't the easiest targets to hit, you can predict when they'll jump, either in combat or while travelling, in order to land a midair shot.
While using The Classic, kill a rocket/grenade jumping enemy in midair with a full charge, no-scope, headshot.
How to obtain: Enemies will be easier to headshot at the apex of their jump. Easier yet is to headshot a parachuting enemy.
|Enemy at the Gate|
Kill an opponent within the first second of the round.
How to obtain: On any map with Setup time, charge your shot and fire at a target immediately after the gates drop. In King of the Hill, you are able to accomplish this anytime before the control point is initially captured.
Kill 25 parachuting players with a critical headshot.
How to obtain: When an enemy propels himself into the air, focus on predicting his trajectory and target his flight path. Wide-open maps that promote explosive jumping, such as Hightower, are good places to practice headshotting airborne targets.
|Friendship is Golden|
Extinguish a burning teammate with your Jarate.
Difficulty: Very Easy
How to obtain: Throw your Jarate at a teammate who is on fire to extinguish them.
|Have a Plan|
Capture the flag in CTF.
How to obtain: Snipers don't excel at flag running. However, if an opportunity presents itself, take the Intelligence and run, using your Submachine Gun or uncharged shots from your primary weapon to defend yourself.
While using The Classic, kill 10 enemies with a full charge, no-scope headshot.
How to obtain: Fully charging up the Classic will bring your own speed to a crawl. To avoid being an easy target, charge your shot as you come out of cover while scanning the area for enemies. Because the achievement requires you to not use the scope, you might want to position yourself a little closer to the frontlines.
Use your Kukri to kill 3 enemies doused in your Jarate.
How to obtain: You must use the Kukri, Conscientious Objector, Saxxy, Tribalman's Shiv, Bushwacka, or Shahanshah to kill three players that you doused with a single Jarate. Your best bet is to enlist a Pocket Medic on a game mode where players gather in one place, such as 5CP or Payload
Use Jarate to reveal a cloaked Spy.
How to obtain: If you bump into a cloaked Spy, throw Jarate at his predicted path. Use your Jarate to check corners and recesses where Spies using the Cloak and Dagger may hide. This achievement can also be accomplished by using the Scout's Mad Milk or reflecting Jarate as the Pyro.
Kill a rocket or grenade-jumping enemy in midair with your Sniper Rifle or the Huntsman.
How to obtain: Keep an eye on areas that require a rocket or sticky jump to access. Keep in mind that those who rocket or sticky jump probably are already damaged; a fully charged bodyshot should suffice.
|Kill Everyone You Meet|
Kill 1000 enemies.
How to obtain: This achievement will be obtained naturally after a decent amount of time playing as the Sniper.
|Kook the Spook|
Kill 10 Spies with your Kukri.
How to obtain: The Kukri is your natural defense against Spies. Turn around and Spy-check nearby teammates whenever you hear the Spy's decloaking sound.
|My Brilliant Career|
Top the scoreboard 10 times on teams of 6 or more players.
How to obtain: Snipers earn 1.5 points per headshot, allowing them to quickly climb the scoreboard. If you are having problems accumulating points, play as a different class before switching to Sniper again. Medics, for example, tend to accumulate a disproportionate amount of points per life compared to their teammates. Once you've attained a sizable lead, switch to Sniper and finish the round.
|Not a Crazed Gunman, Dad|
In a single life, kill 3 enemies while they are achieving an objective.
How to obtain: Wait to kill your target until they are on top of the control point or Payload cart.
|Number One Assistant|
Score 5 Assists with the Jarate in a single round.
How to obtain: The description is misleading; for this achievement, you must get five assists in a single life. Throw your Jarate where players tend to congregate, such as around chokepoints, control points, and the setup gates at the start of a round. Using the Sydney Sleeper allows you to inflict Jarate at longer ranges.
Headshot an enemy player the moment his invulnerability wears off.
How to obtain: Invulnerable enemies include a Medic's ÜberCharge patient or a Pyro taunting with a fully charged Phlogistinator. Keep your crosshair on their head until the invulnerability wears off, then fire.
Hit an enemy with 3 arrows, without killing them.
How to obtain: To avoid accidentally killing your foe, do not aim for the head or charge your shots. Attacking a bulky target like the Soldier or Heavy might be easiest. This achievement can be accomplished while playing as the Medic with the Crusader's Crossbow.
While using The Classic, gib all 9 classes during a single round.
How to obtain: Playing on modes which are prone to stalemates, such as Capture the Flag, will give you much longer rounds and more time to earn this achievement. Remember that the Classic only needs to be partially charged in order to gib.
|Rain on Their Parade|
Jarate an enemy and the Medic healing him.
Difficulty: Very Easy
How to obtain: Medics are usually found healing another teammate, so aim your Jarate between him and his patient.
Take down an intelligence carrier with a single arrow.
How to obtain: Snipe from a place that has a direct line of sight to the paths that lead to your Intelligence. Scouts will often try to take your Intelligence, so pick them off as they return to their base.
|Rode Hard, Put Away Wet|
Jarate an enemy that you're dominating.
How to obtain: Take note of the class of the player you're dominating so that you can target him with Jarate. If you need to approach the frontlines, stay flanked by teammates to avoid being singled out by your victim.
Jarate 4 enemy players with a single throw.
How to obtain: Throw your Jarate into a crowd and hope it hits four people. This is best done where players tend to congregate, such as around control points, the payload cart, and the setup gates at the start of a round.
Headshot 10 enemy Snipers.
How to obtain: Aim for the head and don't bother to charge, as a headshot will kill any Sniper that is not overhealed. Don't use the Sydney Sleeper while trying to complete this achievement, as headshots deal much less damage with this weapon.
Stab an enemy with an arrow.
How to obtain: Find an unaware enemy, such a busy enemy Sniper, and kill him with the Huntsman's taunt. This is somewhat easier than other taunt attacks, as it only takes one second to thrust the silent arrow that stuns your target.
Kill a Spy whose backstab attempt was blocked by your Razorback.
How to obtain: Once your shield is destroyed, pounce on the Spy with the Kukri. Unfortunately, if a Spy sees your Razorback, they probably won't try to backstab you, switching instead to their Revolver. You may have better luck against inexperienced Spies or an enemy Spy intentionally trying to achieve the Die Another Way achievement.
|Shoot the Breeze|
Kill a fully invisible Spy in a single hit.
How to obtain: You can obtain this achievement by using any method capable of killing a Spy in one hit, including charged shots, headshots, or critical hits from your melee weapon. If you know a Spy is in an area, look for shimmers of cloak and shoot where you think he will go.
|Socket to Him|
Headshot an enemy Demoman.
Difficulty: Very Easy
How to obtain: Try to headshot any Demoman that you see. A Demoman will often stand still while laying sticky traps and will usually pay little attention to you when locked in a melee battle.
|The Last Wave|
Provide an enemy with a freezecam shot of you waving to them.
Difficulty: Very Easy
How to obtain: Taunt with any primary weapon except for the Huntsman equipped immediately upon killing an enemy.
In a single round, get a kill with 3 different weapons.
How to obtain: The three kills do not have to be done on the same enemy or in a single life. You can change your loadout at any time during the round, so it is possible to perform this with three different melee weapons, for example.
|Trust Your Feelings|
Get 5 kills with the Sniper Rifle without your scope.
How to obtain: A no-scoped shot will only deal 50 damage. If need be, weaken your target with a headshot, Submachine Gun fire, or Jarate first.
Kill a Medic that is ready to deploy an ÜberCharge.
How to obtain: Killing enemy Medics is one of your highest priorities. Keep in mind that Medics will actively avoid wide, open areas to avoid being sniped, so hit them from an unexpected angle.
|William Tell Overkill|
Pin an enemy Heavy to the wall via his head.
How to obtain: A fully charged headshot from the Huntsman will kill any Heavy that is not overhealed, so aim at him when he ventures close to a wall.