Firewatch – Ol’ Shoshone Achievement Guide

How to unlock Ol’ Shoshone and (probably) other bugged achievements.

Guide to Bugged Achievements

Fixing Bugged Achievements

Important: If you’ve already gotten the tape of Ol’ Shoshone and didn’t get the achievement, then this section is for you. If you don’t know how to find the tape, skip to the next section.

This method should work for any bugged achievement, but I’m going to focus on Ol’ Shoshone for this guide. You should not lose your savegames. Well, here’s how I unlocked it:

  • Step 1: Try to get the achievement (see next section).

If you follow those steps and it doesn’t unlock, then it’s bugged.

  • Step 2: Right-click Firewatch in your Steam library, then click “Properties…” > “Local Files” > “Browse…”
  • Step 3: Delete the folder “Firewatch_Data”.
  • Step 4: Again, right click Firewatch in your library, then “Properties…” > “Local Files” > “Verify integrity of game files…” then press Play when this is done.
  • Step 5: Aaand that’s it! The achievement should pop up when you launch the game.

Ol’ Shoshone

Now, here’s what to do ingame to unlock (or attempt to) Ol’ Shoshone! I recommend doing this before you follow the first part of the guide.

First, start a new game in Free Roam (this will make it easier). You’ll also need to bring the axe. Go up the Thorofare trail from your tower, then veer left like this:

Look for a dead elk with a tracking collar, and once you see that you just have to clear away some brush with your axe and you’re at the place! The tape will be next to a camping chair with a note on it. Grab the tape and hold E to save it, and the achievement should pop.

But it probably won’t, because it’s glitched. See Fixing Bugged Achievements above.

Note: forgot to say this earlier but you do NOT have to listen to the tape, you just need to save it.

Egor Opleuha
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Egor Opleuha, also known as Juzzzie, is the Editor-in-Chief of Gameplay Tips. He is a writer with more than 12 years of experience in writing and editing online content. His favorite game was and still is the third part of the legendary Heroes of Might and Magic saga. He prefers to spend all his free time playing retro games and new indie games.

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