Hyper Light Drifter

Hyper Light Drifter

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Easy 800 Chain Dash Challenge
By Dolo
How to unlock the Uber Dank Drifter costume.
   
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Introduction
I'm seeing a ton of people complaining about how hard it is to get 800 dashes for the Uber Dank Drifter costume, so I wanted to make a guide on the easiest way to do it. Also, this is my first guide, so sorry if things are formatted funny.
How to become an Uber Dank Drifter
1. Make your way to the agility shop. It's located towards the top of the main hub.










2. Inside, you'll find the training area to the right.










3. Turn off your controller! You'll need to be using your mouse and keyboard in order for this to work.

4. Place the aim reticule to either the left or the right of The Drifter










5. This part can get a little tricky. Hit spacebar (or whatever your dash key is) and begin your dash combo. Doing this will make you dash back and forth across the reticule.
*Do not move your mouse at all!*
Timing is key, so if you don't know how to dash consistently, practice it!
See "Tips" if you are struggling.
The Reward










After completing the challenge, you will gain access to two rooms. The left room (unlocked at 100 dashes) contains a gear bit. The right room (800 dashes) contains the skeleton of the legend himself. Don his gear, and become the next Uber Dank Drifter.









Thanks for reading!
Tips
  • Change the dash key to something you're comfortable pressing.

  • The first few dashes have more time inbetween them.
  • The speed ramps up after about 5-6 dashes, then caps. The timing on each dash stays consistent throughout the rest of the challenge. I believe it's a dash every quarter second.
  • Counting the dashes in intervals of fours helped me keep my timing to 800.
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61 Comments
tarRAEsque 21 hours ago 
Just got it, thanks to this guide and the people in the comments who mentioned playing a metronome at 250bpm to keep timing consistent :steamthumbsup:
Zar Aug 5 @ 2:43am 
After two days of nonstop pressing space bar and not moving, I decided to change it to the up key and got so annoyed I used a guitar pick to press down on my up arrow key, to my surprise on the 9th try of doing that it has finally worked. I am now a proud Dank Drifter. To those who are still doing this they key is to have a 240 bpm metronome playing so you can sync with its beat. Good luck, and may the drift be with you.
Tuesday Feb 22 @ 6:07am 
I recommend moving your hand at a certain height before slamming spacebar, this way you'll always have very similar timing every dash because your hand need to travel the same distance. Better tape your keyboard before this tho.
Tuesday Feb 22 @ 6:00am 
780 omfg:slimeHLD:
Silent Fart Drifter Jul 11, 2021 @ 8:27pm 
Haven't tried the keyboard b4 :DrifterHLD:
Meshuggadon Jun 23, 2021 @ 4:22pm 
I feel its also worth noting that i found myself entering a flow state both times, a sort of hyper-focused all other thoughts falling away kind of attention, this is part of the reason i love this game so much is its ability to demand my full attention in that kind of way, something i've only experienced while playing the drums. You know you are in a flow state when you come back for a moment to realize your at 300, 500, 700, dashes and o god dont mess it up now!
Anyway this is probably the least helpful advice, but i hope it helps at least someone
Meshuggadon Jun 23, 2021 @ 4:22pm 
I played this game first in 2016 and am now replaying it, was able to accomplish the 800 dashes both times, with the recent playthrough only taking about 40 minutes of concentrated effort to accomplish, so seeing how many people struggle with makes me feel like a true gamer, ok enough gloating, ive never even beat the game! ill offer my 2 cents for what its worth.
Both times i used a controller dashing clockwise around the room, just felt easier than counter clockwise, if you try to follow each dash individually with your eyes you'll never keep up, at least i couldn't so instead i found myself looking ahead at either side of the room i was dashing toward using my peripheral vision to keep track of where i was, as i was finding myself messing up on the sides the most. Or just fixing my gaze on the middle using peripheral vision again. cont.
SuperPogGaming Jun 12, 2021 @ 3:40pm 
"I've seriously been trying to get this achievement for years on console. Only ever got to 530 or something like that and never touched it again. I love this game, but I'm starting to think this challenge is some kind of torture method." -Ditty

My Reaction: lol
Ditty May 19, 2021 @ 5:22am 
I've seriously been trying to get this achievement for years on console. Only ever got to 530 or something like that and never touched it again. I love this game, but I'm starting to think this challenge is some kind of torture method.
Claytonic Mar 19, 2021 @ 11:24pm 
I just want to throw in my 2 cents. I tried a bunch of auto clickers, but this one:
https://sourceforge.net/projects/fastclicker/
is the one that worked for me. Set it at 4 clicks/s with a button toggle. Other auto clickers I found were not working in-game. Once I figured out the right timing, it worked, hands off, first try.

Now my rant: the achievement is in the game, so the game makers want players to go for it. Regardless of how easy/hard it is to do without cheating, I think this is a very boring and not at all fun activity to do. The abundance of players seeking out solutions to this achievement through outside sources and cheating devices is an additional indication that the challenge is poorly designed.