Opening the gate in Shanty Town on hard is impossible

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#1 Posted by LegendaryBadass (379 posts) -

I'm breezing through the game with zero help whatsoever and a very rare death, that is until I have to turn the gate in Shanty Town while an unlimited number of goons are shooting at me. I even go find a secret tomb to use the camp fire save, come back to quiet music, then boom I get jumped. The worst part of it in how ever time I start twisting the wheel I get an instant barrage of fire arrows on me.

Has anyone done this on hard and have any tips? Am I screwed for leaving the area and trying to work my way back.

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#2 Posted by LegendaryBadass (379 posts) -
And yes, I know to shoot the barrier with fire first.
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#3 Posted by oldscooltennis2 (2287 posts) -

I would suggest clearing the area first. There are only a finite number of enemies during that segment. I had some trouble with this too but I got through it by dodging A LOT and the shotgun is your friend. 

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#4 Posted by bishnickee (41 posts) -
I think I know the area, if I am correct make sure you keep the guy from turning the siren at the top of the middle building, I found keeping that thing off shortened the wave on enemies. Again just going off memory for the area
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#5 Posted by Baroni88 (345 posts) -

I agree, just wait them out, kill them as they show up and you'll kill them all. It just takes a little bit. 

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#6 Posted by AtomicBaconBits (8855 posts) -
Um, I had no problems with that part on Hard. Just use melee combat when they get close and shoot whoever gets on the siren. It was pretty easy and I never died.
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#7 Posted by LegendaryBadass (379 posts) -

I made it through last night, and I can now certianly attest that this is a glitch.


Originally, I was nearly at the end of the waves when I decided to backtrack and enter a secret tomb. When I exited the tomb that confliced with the game's scipted event. Each time I tried to fight my way back to the gate I was met with goons spawning on top of me ready to blast me away. It was trial and error, but I got lucky on one attempt and no one spawned. So I basically exited the tomb, walked around the right wall and jumped the fence to get to the gate. Granted, I did the same thing a dozen times and was killed within seconds the previous 11.