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Saint's Row

How to Complete the You Are Already Dead Challenge

Nathan Garvin

Information about how to unlock and complete the You Are Already Dead Challenge in Saints Row.

How to Unlock and Complete the You Are Already Dead Challenge

You Are Already Dead is a Challenge in Saints Row that will unlock after you complete the mission Networking. The You Are Already Dead Challenge tasks you with completing two objectives:

  • Perform 10 takedowns on enemies.
  • Melee kill 15 enemies.

You’ll need to kill any 10 enemies with Takedowns to complete an objective for the “You Are Already Dead” Challenge.

How to Perform Takedowns in Saints Row

Takedowns are a special ability you can perform in combat against pretty much any enemy with a red health bar (you’ll have to damage [Tough enemies] until their yellow armor bar is depleted before they’re vulnerable to Takedowns), just get close to a target enemy and press the DualSense-ButtonTriangle / Xbox-ButtonY button.

Performing Takedowns will restore one health bar, but Takedowns have a cooldown. Your Takedown ability will recharge over time, but you can drastically speed this up by killing enemies. At its best there’s a flow in combat - perform Takedowns to restore your health and thin the herd, then kill enemies to recharge your next Takedown.

For this Challenge’s objective you need to only kill 10 enemies with Takedowns, which you’ll probably do just over the course of normal gameplay. If you want to go out of your way to grind it out, however, you may find it easier to farm specific foes by replaying the @TCHA Side Hustle repeatedly. This allows you to choose exactly which faction you’ll be fighting, allows you to reset your Notoriety after you kill all the marked targets, limiting the scope of engagements to manageable levels, and it’ll earn you extra cash and XP every time you clear an @TCHA event.

How to Perform Melee Kills in Saints Row

Equip any melee weapon and with it in hand simply kill any enemy with a regular attack DualSense-R2 / Xbox-TriggerRight or a strong attack DualSense-L2 / Xbox-TriggerLeft. As long as a melee weapon caused the kill, you’ll increment this counter.

There’s no reason why you can’t work on both of these objectives at the same time, just start an @TCHA event and kill enemies with melee attacks, using Takedowns whenever they’re charged.

You will, of course, find this easier if you lower the difficulty and/or upgrade your melee weapons.

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  • Publisher
    Deep Silver
  • Platforms,
    PC, PS4, PS5, Stadia, XB One, XB X|S
  • Genre
    Action Adventure
  • Guide Release
    22 August 2022
  • Last Updated
    24 September 2022
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