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* Clueless *
08-24-2012, 03:28 PM
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Overview
- Estimated achievement difficulty: 8/10; or 5/10 for Halo veterans.
- Offline: 31/49 (615:gsicon:)
- Online: 18/49 (385:gsicon:)
- Approximate amount of time to 1000: 30 hours
- Minimum number of playthroughs needed: 2 and 5 Spartan Ops Episodes (25 Chapters)
- Number of missable achievements: None (Mission Select)
- Do cheat codes disable achievements?: No Cheats
- Does difficulty affect achievements?: Yes (See descriptions for minimum settings)
- Glitchy achievements: Chief, Smash!, A Legendary Episode, Digging up the Past, The Challenger (See descriptions for fix)
- Unobtainable achievements: None
- Extra equipment needed?: 4GB Free, A second controller (optional)

x360a.org :: Halo 4 Achievement Guide & Roadmap (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/halo-4/guide/)

Introduction
Halo 4 is the eighth installment of the Halo franchise and is the first of the new "Reclaimer Trilogy" created by 343 Industries. It has been four years since John went into cryosleep (Halo 3). Awoken and ready to fight, John and Cortana must uncover the many secrets & technology the ancient forerunner planet "Requiem" holds.

The Campaign achievements are straight forward and as always, Mission Select is available. There are 7 Terminals you must find and access and skulls are available for use right from the start. A Xbox LIVE Gold Account is required for the Multiplayer and the new gametypes Spartan Ops and War Games. Each week a new Chapter/Episode for Spartan Ops will be available to download.


Installation
Halo 4 is shipped with 2 discs. The second disc must be installed (4GB) in order to play the Multiplayer.
Insert Disc 2, launch the game and follow the instructions. Upon completion, eject the disc and insert Disc 1. You no longer have need for Disc 2.

Campaign Co-op Playthrough on Heroic 12 for 190 :gsicon:
This playthrough will be done Cooperatively with another player (Online or Local) on Heroic to specifically unlock Bromageddon and Bropocalypse. You may choose to play on Legendary to also unlock The Legend of 117 but you will naturally unlock this during your Solo Legendary Playthrough. See The Legend of 117 for tips if you choose Legendary for this playthrough.

Halo 4 allows up to 4 players playing Co-op at a time. Find partners/buddies in the Achievement Trading Thread (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/showthread.php?t=381849).


Campaign Terminals, Skulls, & Mission Specifics 11 for 235 :gsicon:
Upon completion of the Campaign you are able to replay every Mission on any Difficulty. Choose a Mission and set the difficulty to Easy unless specified otherwise.

• Terminals - There are a total of 7 Terminals you must find/access. Please see Terminus achievement description for Terminal locations. Find one for Contact the Domain, and find all for Terminus.

• Skulls - Skulls are available and unlocked right from the start. You do not have to seek them out in Halo 4. Silver Skulls are recommended to activate because you must complete a level on Heroic whilst 3 are activated for Skullduggery. This can be done Cooperatively.

• Mission Specifics - There are 8 Mission Specifics to unlock (ie Digging up the Past, Midnight Launch...) These can be missed during your first playthrough. After you've completed your initial playthrough, load up each Mission and achieve the required Mission Specific task then Save and quit.


Campaign Solo Playthrough on Legendary 2 for 160 :gsicon:
This playthrough will be done Solo on Legendary. You cannot do any part of this playthrough with another player either Online or Locally. Sucessful completion of this difficult playthough unlocks Lone Wolf Legend and The Legend of 117.

See the Roadmap item Difficulties for extra info. See the Guide achievement description for Lone Wolf Legend for tips.


Infinity (Multiplayer) 15 for 160 :gsicon:
The Infinity consists of Spartan Ops and War Games. You will have the option to customize your Spartan IV within the Infinity. Your Spartan IV Ranks up from the points you earn in both game modes.

• War Games - Competitive Halo Multiplayer gameplay.
• Spartan Ops - New Co-op Multiplayer Episodic game mode.


Infinity :: Spartan Ops 9 for 255 :gsicon:
This is a 10 week long Episodic game mode that takes place chronologically 6 months after the events of Halo 4. Spartan Ops allows up to 4 player co-op & you have the option of matchmaking if you are solo. The first 5 Episodes have achievements.

Each week on Mondays at 6 am (Eastern US, GMT -5) there will be a FREE streaming Spartan Ops Episode available to watch, followed by 5 Chapters of gameplay. Please see the Infinity :: Spartan Ops Info and Discussion (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/showthread.php?t=387995) thread for more info as to when new Episodes are available and which achievements are currently obtainable.

Difficulties
The difficulties are Easy, Normal, Heroic, Legendary and the achievements are stackable, meaning unlocking The Legend of 117 unlocks Wake up John and I Need a Hero.

On Easy difficulty, it is possible to unlock the 'Completed Mission...' achievements (Dawn, Requiem, Forerunner, ...) but you will not unlock a 'Completed the Campaign...' achievement on Easy.

Changing difficulty to from Heroic to Legendary on Mission 8 in hopes to unlock The Legend of 117 or Lonewolf Legend will NOT work (cheating). In order to unlock a 'Completed the Campaign...' achievement on a specific difficulty you must NOT change the difficulty settings at any point during that entire playthrough.

In order to unlock all the campaign's 'Difficulty' achievements you must complete 2 playthroughs. One Cooperatively on Heroic, and one Solo on Legendary.

A word about playing Co-op and Solo playthroughs at the same time.
"Both solo and co-op playthroughs have their own save data. As long as you reach a checkpoint in solo, making sure to save and quit after, it'll stamp that progress. Start a lobby with a friend, and you'll see 'Start Co-op Campaign'. Modify the options to your liking, start the game then back out. Return to the Campaign menu with no other players, and everything should be as it was on your solo playthrough."
* Clueless * (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/member.php?u=11698) Credits: hoshinosenshi (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/member.php?u=420164) for the Solo/Co-op playthrough clarification.


--Special Thanks!--
Nozza x360a (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/member.php?u=157531) for the stellar banner! :) and all his help along the way! Cheers Noz!
Maka (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/member.php?u=603) for offering me use of his amazing video guides! Many, many Thanks!!

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* Clueless *
11-06-2012, 05:31 AM
http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/picture.php?albumid=2479&pictureid=14752 Dawn 10 :gsicon:
Completed mission 1 on any difficulty.

Campaign related, cannot be missed. Online not required. Can be obtained on Easy+.
Complete Mission 1 'Dawn' either Solo or Cooperatively.

See Lone Wolf Legend for tips on Legendary difficulty.


http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/picture.php?albumid=2479&pictureid=14753 Requiem 10 :gsicon:
Completed mission 2 on any difficulty.

Campaign related, cannot be missed. Online not required. Can be obtained on Easy+.
Complete Mission 2 'Requiem' either Solo or Cooperatively.

See Lone Wolf Legend for tips on Legendary difficulty.


http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/picture.php?albumid=2479&pictureid=14754 Forerunner 10 :gsicon:
Completed mission 3 on any difficulty.

Campaign related, cannot be missed. Online not required. Can be obtained on Easy+.
Complete Mission 3 'Forerunner' either Solo or Cooperatively.

See Lone Wolf Legend for tips on Legendary difficulty.


http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/picture.php?albumid=2479&pictureid=14755 Infinity 10 :gsicon:
Completed mission 4 on any difficulty.

Campaign related, cannot be missed. Online not required. Can be obtained on Easy+.
Complete Mission 4 'Infinity' either Solo or Cooperatively.

See Lone Wolf Legend for tips on Legendary difficulty.


http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/picture.php?albumid=2479&pictureid=14756 Reclaimer 10 :gsicon:
Completed mission 5 on any difficulty.

Campaign related, cannot be missed. Online not required. Can be obtained on Easy+.
Complete Mission 5 'Reclaimer' either Solo or Cooperatively.

See Lone Wolf Legend for tips on Legendary difficulty.


http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/picture.php?albumid=2479&pictureid=14757 Shutdown 10 :gsicon:
Completed mission 6 on any difficulty.

Campaign related, cannot be missed. Online not required. Can be obtained on Easy+.
Complete Mission 6 'Shutdown' either Solo or Cooperatively.

See Lone Wolf Legend for tips on Legendary difficulty.


http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/picture.php?albumid=2479&pictureid=14758 Composer 10 :gsicon:
Completed mission 7 on any difficulty.

Campaign related, cannot be missed. Online not required. Can be obtained on Easy+.
Complete Mission 7 'Composer' either Solo or Cooperatively.

See Lone Wolf Legend for tips on Legendary difficulty.


http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/picture.php?albumid=2479&pictureid=14759 Midnight 10 :gsicon:
Completed mission 8 on any difficulty.

Campaign related, cannot be missed. Online not required. Can be obtained on Easy+.
Complete Mission 8 'Midnight' either Solo or Cooperatively.

See Lone Wolf Legend for tips on Legendary difficulty.


http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/picture.php?albumid=2479&pictureid=14760 Wake up John 20 :gsicon:
Completed the Campaign on Normal or harder.

Campaign related. Online not required. Must be obtained on Normal+.
Complete the Campaign either Solo or Cooperatively.


http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/picture.php?albumid=2479&pictureid=14761 I Need a Hero 40 :gsicon:
Completed the Campaign on Heroic or harder.

Campaign related. Online not required. Must be obtained on Heroic+.
Complete the Campaign either Solo or Cooperatively.


http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/picture.php?albumid=2479&pictureid=14766 Bromageddon 40 :gsicon:
Completed the Campaign cooperatively on Heroic or harder.

Campaign related. Online not required. Must be obtained on Heroic+.
Must complete the Campaign Cooperatively.

To start a Coop Campaign you must invite a friend to join your CAMPAIGN LOBBY/or join their's. In the CAMPAIGN LOBBY press :xbut: Roster to see a list of available friends to invite. Highlight the one you wish to invite and press :abut: then Invite to Party. Then :abut: START CAMPAIGN.

In addition to the Solo methods Slow or Fast (See Lone Wolf Legend for method descriptions) you can use a third method - always keep 1 Spartan Safe.

Safe


Have a partner (or a 2nd controller) hang back while you Rush or clear out an enemy area.
If and when you die, you will respawn in this Safe area until you defeat the enemies to get to a new Safe checkpoint.
Have the partner (or a 2nd controller) commit suicide and be transported to your new Safe checkpoint.



http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/picture.php?albumid=2479&pictureid=14762 The Legend of 117 70 :gsicon:
Completed the Campaign on Legendary difficulty.

Campaign related. Online not required. Must be obtained on Legendary.
Complete the Campaign either Solo or Cooperatively.

See Lone Wolf Legend for tips on Legendary difficulty.


http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/picture.php?albumid=2479&pictureid=14763 Lone Wolf Legend 90 :gsicon:
Completed the Campaign solo on Legendary difficulty.

Campaign related. Online not required. Must be obtained on Legendary.
Must complete the Campaign Solo.

There are a couple ways to play this difficulty setting effectively. You can playthrough the levels Slow or Fast.

Slow - Pace yourself and kill every last enemy, get a checkpoint and continue playing this way checkpoint after checkpoint. Spending 45 - 60 minutes per level.


Use a powerful weapon combo like PP/BR or BR/Sniper. Use the Plasma Pistol charged shot to deplete shields and then switch to your BR to headshot the unshielded enemies. Use the LightRifle/Suppressor combo or LightRifle/Scattershot combo.
Use a ranged weapon and pick off enemies from afar.
Shoot at enemies while remaining near cover.
Revert to cover if shield is even remotely depleted - by the time you realize you've been shot at your shield will most likely be gone.
Stickies are very powerful, use them often when they are available.
Save Power weapons for the Hunters, or tough enemies near end of levels.

Fast - Rush the enemy, grab only the weapons/ammo for enemies you must fight. You are looking to get to checkpoints with as little resistance as possible, beating the level under 10 - 15 minutes.


Use a powerful weapon combo like BR/Shotgun or Sword, BR/Sniper. Use the Shotgun or Sword to take down an enemy quickly while you are rushing past if you are met with too much resistance.
Find alternate routes that will keep you primarily hidden from enemies.
Use Ghosts, Banshees, Warthogs for speed and their ability to get you to areas you could not get to by foot.
Use a ranged weapon and pick off enemies from afar that will kill you as you Rush (Knights, Turrets).
Use cover when needed but also to remain hidden from enemies walking/running past
Stickies are very powerful, use them often when they are available.
Save Power weapons for the Hunters, or tough enemies near end of levels.

You can use both these methods interchangeably, sometimes you will get to a point where you must clear the area of all enemies before moving on. Adopt a method you feel comfortable with.

Be sure to check out Want to Beat Halo 4 on Solo Legendary? Here’s 13 Top Tips to Help You (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/news/news-13336-Want-to-Beat-Halo-4-on-Solo-Legendary--Here%E2%80%99s-13-Top-Tips-to-Help-You.html)

* Clueless *
11-06-2012, 05:34 AM
http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/picture.php?albumid=2479&pictureid=14764 Skullduggery 15 :gsicon:
Completed any Campaign mission with 3 or more Skulls on Heroic or harder.

Campaign related. Online not required. Must be obtained on Heroic+.
Use 'Mission Select' after initial Campaign playthrough if missed.

Skulls are now available right from the start. Complete a Mission either Solo or Cooperatively with the following Silver Skulls turned on. Mission 1 'Dawn' is a fine choice for attempting this.


Cowbell
Grunt Birthday
IWHBYD


http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/picture.php?albumid=2479&pictureid=14765 Bropocalypse 10 :gsicon:
Completed any Campaign mission cooperatively on Heroic or harder.

Campaign related. Online not required. Must be obtained on Heroic+.
Use 'Mission Select' after initial Campaign playthrough if missed.

Complete a Mission Cooperatively. This should unlock naturally during your first playthrough upon completion of Mission 1 'Dawn'.


http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/picture.php?albumid=2479&pictureid=14767 Contact the Domain 10 :gsicon:
Found a Terminal in the Campaign.

Campaign related. Online not required. Can be obtained on Easy+.
Use 'Mission Select' after initial Campaign playthrough if missed.

Find your first Terminal either Solo or Cooperatively. The earliest Terminal to find is 'Requiem' found on Mission 2 'Requiem'.

See Terminus for a video clip of this and all the Terminals locations in the Campaign.

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/picture.php?albumid=2479&pictureid=14769 Terminus 50 :gsicon:
Found all of the Terminals in the Campaign.

Campaign related. Online not required. Can be obtained on Easy+.
Use 'Mission Select' after initial Campaign playthrough if missed.

Find all the Terminals either Solo or Cooperatively. Hold :xbut: to download Terminal video to be able to watch on Waypoint at a later time.

Note: Finding the last one unlocks the achievement, you do not need to watch them.
Spoilers!: Spoilers within the video and text description. View at own discretion.

Halo 4 - All Terminal Locations - Terminus Achievement Guide - YouTube


Timelinks
• 0:06 - Terminal 1 - Mission 2 'Requiem' - Rally Point Bravo (http://youtu.be/g93_ZW0pb_c?t=6s)
At the end of the level, after defeating 2 hunters, you will come to a long hall. At the end of the hall you will view this terminal in plain sight under a clear ramp that leads to the end.

• 0:35 - Terminal 2 - Mission 3 'Forerunner' - Rally Point Bravo (http://youtu.be/g93_ZW0pb_c?t=35s)
During the mission, near the beginning, you will defeat a small group of crawlers and a promethean knight outside in an open area, and your HUD will begin to become distorted. Masterchief and Cortana will begin speaking about the signal distortion, and masterchief will say "What's with this distortion?". Once this happens, the terminal should be on ground level, under the next objective.

• 1:05 - Terminal 3 - Mission 4 'Infinity' - Rally Point Bravo (http://youtu.be/g93_ZW0pb_c?t=1m5s)
After meeting up with your teammates, there will be a short cutscene and you will spawn inside a ship. Just turn around and the terminal will be directly behind you.

• 1:28 - Terminal 4 - Mission 5 'Reclaimer' - Rally Point Bravo (http://youtu.be/g93_ZW0pb_c?t=1m28s)
Midway through the level, after the first main cutscene, you will end up indoors. You will have to pick up Cortana and make your way through a hallway. Instead of boarding the elevator (primary on-screen objective) take a right and the terminal should be there.

• 1:55 - Terminal 5 - Mission 6 'Shutdown' - Rally Point Delta (http://youtu.be/g93_ZW0pb_c?t=1m55s)
When progressing through this mission, you will come to a section with a bunch of light bridges. At one point you will reach the end of the path and two hunters will appear. The terminal is directly before this checkpoint, but you can easily backtrack. When going from the entrance to the location of the hunters, take the last possible left and the terminal will be located behind the structure on this platform.

• 2:21 - Terminal 6 - Mission 7 'Composer' - Rally Point Bravo (http://youtu.be/g93_ZW0pb_c?t=2m21s)
Once you reach the outdoor part of this level, run across the terrain to the building that says "Atrium" on the side. At the base of that sign is the Terminal. The "Atrium" sign does repeat itself on the side of the building, but this is one the closest and in the most clear sight from where you begin this section.

• 2:59 - Terminal 7 - Mission 8 'Midnight' - Rally Point Bravo (http://youtu.be/g93_ZW0pb_c?t=2m59s)
Once you get to the part of the level where you are in foot, progress through the story by clearing the rooms of enemies and moving forward. Once you enter the 3rd or 4th room, you should see the terminal located behind two pillars. Walk around to the back side to access it.


* Clueless * (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/member.php?u=11698) Credits: Maka (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/member.php?u=603) for the video guide and text description.


http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/picture.php?albumid=2479&pictureid=14768 Digging up the Past 20 :gsicon:
Found and accessed Chief's record in mission 1.

Campaign Mission 1 'Dawn' specific. Online not required. Can be obtained on Easy+.
Use 'Mission Select' after initial Campaign playthrough if missed.

The Chief's record can be found down a ramp on your left after Cortana uploads herself into the chip that you insert into your helmet.
Press :xbut: to access it.

Do NOT head into the next room to touch the control panel before finding the record. It glitches the achievement for some reason.

Glitchy: Can be glitchy!
The Fix: Restart the level. Next time don't touch the control panel and it should unlock.

Halo 4 - Achievement Guide: Digging Up the Past - YouTube
* Clueless * (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/member.php?u=11698) Credits: Plue (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/member.php?u=117455) for the video clip.

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/picture.php?albumid=2479&pictureid=14770 Midnight Launch 20 :gsicon:
Got significant air in the Warthog at midnight in mission 2.

Campaign Mission 2 'Requiem' specific. Online not required. Can be obtained on Easy+.
Use 'Mission Select' after initial Campaign playthrough if missed.

Be the driver in a Warthog and achieve significant air when your console time is at 12:00 am. Only the Driver will unlock the achievement. It's been reported that the achievement may take a couple seconds to unlock.

If 12:00 am has passed you can alter the console's time by either methods


Online - "change your timezone to one that's about to strike midnight so you can stay on LIVE and put a timestamp on the achievement."
Offline - "set your console's clock to 23:50 (to be safe), then load up Mission 2: Requiem.


"Rush through the start of the mission (no enemies), until you reach the Warthog. Press your 360 Guide Button and wait for the time to hit 12pm (midnight). Drive the Warthog down the dirt track for about 20 seconds until you reach a destroyed pipe. Blast your way through it and at the end you'll hit a jump. If done at the right time, the achievement will unlock during mid-air."

Halo 4 - Midnight Launch Achievement Guide - YouTube
* Clueless * (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/member.php?u=11698) Credits: Nozza x360a (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/member.php?u=157531) & lifeexpectancy (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/member.php?u=166825) for this description; Gackt (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/member.php?u=79187) and XenixF47 (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/member.php?u=364711) for their helpful info; Maka (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/member.php?u=603) for the video guide.

* Clueless *
11-06-2012, 05:37 AM
http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/picture.php?albumid=2479&pictureid=14771 This is my Rifle, This is my Gun 20 :gsicon:
Carried a UNSC weapon all the way through mission 3 on Heroic or harder.

Campaign Mission 3 'Forerunner' specific. Online not required. Must be obtained on Heroic+.
Use 'Mission Select' after initial Campaign playthrough if missed.

You start out with 2 UNSC weapons


Assault Rifle
Magnum Pistol (recommended)

Pick one of the two to carry with you as your secondary weapon until the Mission ends. It is ok if you run out of Ammo on the UNSC weapon. - It is NOT ok if you drop it - 'Revert to last Save' if you accidentally drop it.

Note: If playing on Heroic Cooperatively, you mustn't die. You will not respawn with a UNSC weapon. Unless your buddy is willing to 'Revert to Last Save' every time one of you die, your best bet is to play this one Solo, or play it Safe if you must play it Co-op.


http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/picture.php?albumid=2479&pictureid=14772 Bros to the Close 20 :gsicon:
Completed mission 4 without one preventable Marine death on Heroic or harder.

Campaign Mission 4 'Infinity' specific. Online not required. Must be obtained on Heroic+.
Use 'Mission Select' to after initial Campaign playthrough if missed.

Easiest if done Cooperatively. There are a total of 6 UNSC Marines that must survive.

2 Marines - join you after your encounter with Commander Laskey.
4 Marines - are fighting Crawlers, Watchers, Knights at the base of a hill.

You can start at 'Rally Point Bravo' if you've completed the level already.
Use ranged weapons when you can to keep a distance between the Marines and the Promethean Crawlers, Knights and Watchers. If your Marines charge forward, try to keep yourself in front of your Marines to keep the enemy fire focused on you. You will want to take out any Promethean Knights, Watcher and Turrets ASAP from afar, they do the most damage vs your Marines. You will find turrets scattered throughout the area thereafter that are helpful when waiting for Cortana to unlock the hatch. Once she unlocks it, retrieve her chip and the achievement will unlock.

Note: If a Marine dies, you are able to 'Revert to Last Save' as much as you please, the achievement will still unlock. If you happen to get a save checkpoint while one is dead, you must restart the level (back to 'Rally Point Bravo')

Halo 4 - Bros To The Close Achievement Guide (Mission 4) - YouTube


http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/picture.php?albumid=2479&pictureid=14773 Mortardom 20 :gsicon:
In Mission 5, steal a Wraith and use it to kill at least four enemy Wraiths on Heroic or harder.

Campaign Mission 5 'Reclaimer' specific. Online not required. Must be obtained on Heroic+.
Use 'Mission Select' after initial Campaign playthrough if missed.

The easiest way to steal a Wraith is to kill the gunner from a safe distance, and emp blast it with the charged Plasma Pistol shot (hold :rtbut: and release). While it is temporary disabled, you must go along side it press :xbut: to steal it. Make sure you are Holding :xbut: to 'Operate Plasma Cannon'. This will kick out the 'Wraith Operator' and you must shoot him. Then you can Hold :xbut: along side it to 'Operate Wraith'.
Now use it to destroy 4 other Wraiths. The trick is to keep moving & dodging the enemy Wraith's plasma attack while staying a safe distance from them, especially their short/mid ranged gunner's attack. There are a total of 8 Wraiths in the level.

Halo 4: Mortardom - Achievement Guide - YouTube


http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/picture.php?albumid=2479&pictureid=14774 Explore the Floor 20 :gsicon:
In Mission 6, trick or force a Hunter to fall to his demise.

Campaign Mission 6 'Shutdown' specific. Online not required. Can be obtained on Easy+.
Use 'Mission Select' after initial Campaign playthrough if missed.

There are two Hunters found after Rally Point Delta that you can lure into charging you. Jump/Jetpack out of the way at the last moment and one will fall to his demise.

Halo 4 - Explore the Floor Achievement Guide - YouTube
* Clueless * (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/member.php?u=11698) Credits: Maka (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/member.php?u=603) for the video guide.


http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/picture.php?albumid=2479&pictureid=14775 Give Him the Stick 20 :gsicon:
In Mission 7, in solo Campaign, take out both Hunters using only the Sticky Detonator.

Campaign Mission 7 'Composer' specific. Online not required. Can be obtained on Easy+.
Use 'Mission Select' after initial Campaign playthrough if missed.

Kill both Hunters using only the Sticky Detonator while playing Solo.
A Sticky Detonator is acquired in a weapon cabinet in the far left corner in the lab where the two Hunters are wrecking havoc. A second Sticky Detonator is found within the small white room within this lab. It is a remotely detonated weapon. Press :rtbut: to fire a sticky onto a Hunter. The sticky will only explode when you press :rtbut: a second time. You have 5 rounds in the Sticky Detonator, so play this level on Easy because it will take two Sticks to kill each one. Pick up a second round of ammo if you are playing on a higher difficulty.

Halo 4 - Mission 7 - Composer - Give Him The Stick Achievement - YouTube
* Clueless * (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/member.php?u=11698) Credits: Hishoa (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/member.php?u=546801) for his helpful info; NeedToAchieve (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/member.php?u=519265) & Plasma SKX (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/member.php?u=483334) for their video guide.


http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/picture.php?albumid=2479&pictureid=14776 Chief, Smash! 20 :gsicon:
In Mission 8, kill 3 Crawlers in one hit with the Gravity Hammer.

Campaign Mission 8 'Midnight' specific. Online not required. Can be obtained on Easy+.
Use 'Mission Select' after initial Campaign playthrough if missed.

The Hammer is acquired in an armoury room shortly after Rally Point Bravo. Crawlers are the dog looking beasts with orange flame heads. Wait until many traverse the bridge to try to attack you at once, and kill 3 with one swing of the Gravity Hammer. If you wait/survive long enough there will be swarms of them to smash.

Glitchy: Can be glitchy.
The Fix: Just keep at it until it unlocks.

Halo 4 - Mission 8 Midnight - Chief Smash Achievement Guide - YouTube

* Clueless * (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/member.php?u=11698) Credits: NeedToAchieve (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/member.php?u=519265) & Plasma SKX (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/member.php?u=483334) for their video guide.

* Clueless *
11-06-2012, 05:38 AM
http://www.x360a.org/forum/picture.php?albumid=2479&pictureid=14778 Not Some Recruit Anymore 15 :gsicon:
Ranked up your Spartan-IV to SR-5.

Infinity Multiplayer related. Online Required.

Please see Movin' on Up achievement description.


http://www.x360a.org/forum/picture.php?albumid=2479&pictureid=14779 Movin' On Up 25 :gsicon:
Ranked up your Spartan-IV to SR-20.

Infinity Multiplayer related. Online Required.
You Rank up your Spartan-IV and earn points through the Infinity game modes


War Games - Competitive Multiplayer
Spartan Ops - Cooperative Multiplayer


http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/picture.php?albumid=2479&pictureid=14780 I <3 Red vs Blue 15 :gsicon:
Won 5 War Games matchmaking matches.

Infinity Multiplayer :: War Games related. Online Required.

Please see Hanging on the Combat Deck achievement description.


http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/picture.php?albumid=2479&pictureid=14781 Hanging on the Combat Deck 30 :gsicon:
Won 20 War Games matchmaking matches.

Infinity Multiplayer :: War Games related. Online Required.
Win 20 matchmade games within War Games mode. Does NOT need to be in a row, nor in one sitting.


http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/picture.php?albumid=2479&pictureid=14782 Operation Completion 15 :gsicon:
Completed a Spartan Ops Mission on any difficulty.

Infinity Multiplayer :: Spartan Ops related. Online Required. Can be obtained on Easy+.
Complete a Spartan Ops Chapter either Solo or Cooperatively.


http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/picture.php?albumid=2479&pictureid=14783 A Legendary Episode 40 :gsicon:
Completed all chapters in Spartan Ops Episode 1 on Legendary difficulty.

Infinity Multiplayer :: Spartan Ops related. Online Required. Must be obtained on Legendary.
Complete all 5 chapters within Spartan Ops Episode 1 'Infinity' either Solo or Cooperatively. This cannot be done using matchmaking, those games are set at Heroic difficulty only.

Glitchy: This achievement can be glitchy and won't unlock for some.
The Fix: "Complete the missions co-op legendary and if it doesn't unlock then play 1 mission legendary solo and you will unlock it this way."

* Clueless * (http://www.x360a.org/forum/member.php?u=11698) Credits: MyRifleIsBroken (http://www.x360a.org/forum/member.php?u=549830) for the fix.


http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/picture.php?albumid=2479&pictureid=14784 Dedicated to Crimson 80 :gsicon:
Completed all chapters in the first 5 episodes of Spartan Ops on any difficulty.

Infinity Multiplayer :: Spartan Ops related. Online Required. Can be obtained on Easy+.
Complete all 5 chapters within all the 5 Spartan Ops Episodes either Solo or Cooperatively for a total of 25 chapters.

Glitchy: This achievement can be glitchy and won't unlock for some.
The Fix: Replay a mission Solo (Easy is fine) and it should unlock.


http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/picture.php?albumid=2479&pictureid=14785 Crimson Alone 20 :gsicon:
Completed a Spartan Ops chapter solo on Legendary.

Infinity Multiplayer :: Spartan Ops related. Online Required. Must be obtained on Legendary.
Complete Chapter 2 'Sniper Alley' (Episode 1 'Infinity'), it's the easiest chapter to do this Solo.


http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/picture.php?albumid=2479&pictureid=14786 Roses vs Violets 20 :gsicon:
Found one of the RvB Easter Eggs in Spartan Ops.

Infinity Multiplayer :: Spartan Ops related. Online Required. Can be obtained on Easy+.
You can find a RvB Easter Egg within Episode 1 'Infinity' Chapter 5 'Core' either Solo or Cooperatively.

While standing on the bridge (right side/north side) look down into the lava below. You will see a small chest. Zoom in/Scope in and shoot it to unlock the achievement.

Halo 4 - Roses vs Violets Achievement Guide - Red vs Blue Easter Egg - YouTube
* Clueless * (http://www.x360a.org/forum/member.php?u=11698) Credits: cheevo360 (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/member.php?u=343374) for this Easter Egg description; NeedToAchieve (http://www.x360a.org/forum/member.php?u=519265) & Plasma SKX (http://www.x360a.org/forum/member.php?u=483334) for their video guide.


http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/picture.php?albumid=2479&pictureid=14787 No One Left Behind 20 :gsicon:
Saved at least one Marine in Chapter 3 of Episode 2 of Spartan Ops on Heroic or harder.

Infinity Multiplayer :: Spartan Ops related. Online Required. Must be obtained on Heroic+.
Save at least one Marine in Episode 2 'Artifact', Chapter 3 'Hacksaw' either Solo or Cooperatively.

This is very easy to do online Cooperatively with 3 other players. There are about 4 Marines to protect. If you stay with them and take out the Elites, Hunters, and Ghost & Wraiths ASAP, you should have no problem keeping at least one Marine alive throughout the Chapter.


http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/picture.php?albumid=2479&pictureid=14788 Knight in White Assassination 20 :gsicon:
Assassinated a Knight in any Spartan Ops mission.

Infinity Multiplayer :: Spartan Ops related. Online Required. Can be obtained on Easy+.
When behind a Knight, press and hold :rbbut: to perform an assassination either Solo or Cooperatively.

You can find a Promethean Knight within Episode 1 'Infinity' Chapter 4 'Sacred'.

Approach the corner in the video clip to 'spawn' the Knight. Wait for him walk away, then get behind him and assassinate him. If he sees you, run away and hide until he gives up and walks back to his normal spot and try again.

Halo 4 - Knight in White Assassination Achievement Guide - YouTube
* Clueless * (http://www.x360a.org/forum/member.php?u=11698) Credits: cheevo360 (http://www.x360a.org/forum/member.php?u=343374) for this description; Maka (http://www.x360a.org/forum/member.php?u=603) for his video guide.


http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/picture.php?albumid=2479&pictureid=14789 What Power Outage? 20 :gsicon:
Completed Chapter 4, Episode 5 of Spartan Ops without losing a generator on Heroic or harder.

Infinity Multiplayer :: Spartan Ops related. Online Required. Must be obtained on Heroic+.
Don't lose a generator during Episode 5 'Memento Mori', Chapter 4 'The Cauldron Base' either Solo or Cooperatively.

There are 2 generators you must protect. If you are playing Co-op with 4 players you will spawn with 2 Warthogs at the start of the level. If you are playing Co-op with 2 players, you will spawn with Mantis at the start of the level. Using the Mantis to protect the generators is reported to be the easier method.

Get in the vehicle of your choice and use it to kill the enemies up until you reach the generators. Position your vehicles between or around each generator to protect the one that will be attacked (the side the covenant is dropped off on, that generator is usually attacked). There are also stationary turrets located above each generator if you need extra firepower.

A warthog tactic that works (3+) - Position the Gauss Warthog between the generators.
Have the second Warthog be Spartan driven with 2 marines (one with rockets). Use this Warthog to ambush the Covenant after each time they are dropped off. Your marine with rockets will usually take care of the Phantom's plasma gun, and large groups of Grunts.
Drive back and forth under the bridge and attack the Covenant from behind as they push toward each generator.

Repeat if unsuccessful.


http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/picture.php?albumid=2479&pictureid=14790 No Easy Way Out 20 :gsicon:
In Ch 1, Ep 5 of Spartan Ops survived the enemy assault during the defense on Normal or harder.

Infinity Multiplayer :: Spartan Ops related. Online Required. Must be obtained on Heroic+.
Survive the assault during Episode 5 'Memento Mori', Chapter 1 'Spartan Miller' either Solo or Cooperatively.


Can only be obtained on Heroic+ (description is wrong)
You CAN die
One sensor must NOT be destroyed.
You must clear out all the enemies before activating the final orange switch.


After surviving the assault, and protecting at least one sensor beam, the achievement should unlock. Then you may activate the final orange switch to open the portal for the final jump.

Halo 4 - No Easy Way Out Achievement Guide - YouTube
Credit: Maka (http://www.x360a.org/forum/member.php?u=603) for his video guide.

* Clueless *
11-06-2012, 05:38 AM
http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/picture.php?albumid=2479&pictureid=14791 The Challenged 10 :gsicon:
Completed a Challenge.

Infinity Multiplayer related. Online Required.

Please see The Challenger achievement description.


http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/picture.php?albumid=2479&pictureid=14792 The Challenger 20 :gsicon:
Completed 25 Challenges.

Infinity Multiplayer related. Online Required.
343i provides Daily, Weekly & Monthly challenges that you are able to complete for a substantial amount of credits that will work toward your Rank. To view these challenges and track your progress on completing them:

Press :start: to access your Spartan Hud, press :dup: to choose CAREER and then::abut: CHALLENGESOr visit Waypoint :: Challenges (http://www.halowaypoint.com/en-us/intel/challenges) to view them.

Complete a total of 5 for The Challenged, and 25 for The Challenger.

Glitchy: May not unlock upon the 25th completed Challenge.
The Fix: Complete a 26th or 27th Challenge and it should unlock.

* Clueless * (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/member.php?u=11698) Credits: SiLeNt Sc0pE 16 (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/member.php?u=36686) for the fix.


http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/picture.php?albumid=2479&pictureid=14794 Armorer 5 :gsicon:
Changed your Spartan's armor in the Spartan Armor card.

Infinity related, Online required.
Press :start: to access your Spartan Hud, choose CUSTOMIZE and then:

:abut: SPARTAN ARMOR:abut: Helmet
Change your Helmet, Torso or any other body location to an Armor piece other than the default Recruit to unlock


Note: You are not able to change your Armor until you reach Rank SR 8


http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/picture.php?albumid=2479&pictureid=14795 Badge 5 :gsicon:
Changed your Emblem in the Spartan ID card.

Infinity related, Online not required.
Press :start: to access your Spartan Hud, within CUSTOMIZE choose:

:abut: SPARTAN ID:abut: Emblem
Change it to any Emblem other than the default Recruit 'Dog Tags' to unlock


Note: You are not able to change your Emblem until you reach Rank SR 4, but you are able to change your Emblem colour from the start.


http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/picture.php?albumid=2479&pictureid=14796 PWND 5 :gsicon:
Changed your Service Tag in the Spartan ID card.

Infinity related, Online not required.
Press :start: to access your Spartan Hud, within CUSTOMIZE choose:

:abut: SPARTAN ID:abut: Service Tag
Change it and press :start: Done



http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/picture.php?albumid=2479&pictureid=14797 What a Poser! 5 :gsicon:
Changed your Spartan's pose in the Spartan ID card.

Infinity related, Online required.
Press :start: to access your Spartan Hud, within CUSTOMIZE choose:

:abut: SPARTAN ID:abut: Stance
Change it to any 'non-Recruit' Stance


Note: You are not able to change your Stance until you reach Rank SR 13

* Clueless * (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/member.php?u=11698) Credits: iGoTiT4FrEe (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/member.php?u=26146) for the Rank requirement info.


http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/picture.php?albumid=2479&pictureid=14798 The Cartographer 5 :gsicon:
Created and saved a Custom Map in Forge.

Infinity related, Online not required.
Infinity :: Forge Game Type: Basic Editing
Map Haven
:abut: Start Forge:xbut: Place Object
:abut: Magnum
:abut: Drop Object
:start: Press start
:abut: Save as New Map...
Rename it '123'
:start: Done (2x)



http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/picture.php?albumid=2479&pictureid=14799 Game Changer 5 :gsicon:
Created and saved a Custom Game type in War Games.

Infinity related, Online not required.
Infinity :: War GamesGame Type: Capture the Flag
Map: Haven
:abut: Game Options
:dright: Score to Win (change 3 to 4)
:ybut: File Options
:abut: Save as new...
:start: Done (2x)



http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/picture.php?albumid=2479&pictureid=14800 Snapshot! 5 :gsicon:
Saved a Screenshot from the Theater.

Infinity related, Online not required.
If you have not played a game yet, unlock The Cartographer first, so you have a film to work with.

Infinity :: Theater :abut: Start Film.
:abut: [Camera] Take Screenshot
:abut: Autoname and save.


Be sure to see The Director to save a Film Clip before you 'End Film'.


http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/picture.php?albumid=2479&pictureid=14801 The Director 5 :gsicon:
Saved a Film Clip from the Theater.

Infinity related, Online not required.
If you have not played a game yet, unlock The Cartographer first, so you have a film to work with.

Infinity :: Theater:abut: Start Film
:abut: [•] Record Clip
:abut: [Square] Stop Recording
:abut: Save as...
Rename it '111'
:start: Done (2x)


Be sure to see Snapshot! to take a screenshot before you 'End Film'.


http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/picture.php?albumid=2479&pictureid=14802 Sharing is Caring 5 :gsicon:
Uploaded a File to your File Share.

Infinity related, Online required.
If you have not played a game yet, unlock The Director first, so you have the film clip to work with.

Infinity :: Theater:abut: Local Films:abut: Haven:ybut: 111 (File Options)
:abut: Upload to File Share

Morbious17
11-06-2012, 05:45 AM
That was quick.

BiggD
11-06-2012, 05:46 AM
Great guide, my man!

iBuzz7S
11-06-2012, 05:54 AM
Great guide, my man!
You might want to look at the profile again. ;)

This is great. While I personally am in no rush for the achievements, it's great to see someone who actually posts around the forums regularly, contribute this and not one of the random members who only post videos and ONLY do it so their videos can be used in a guide.

This will come in handy in the next few weeks.

Thanks to all who is apart of it.

Spock
11-06-2012, 05:59 AM
and not one of the random members who only post videos and ONLY do it so their videos can be used in a guide.

God damn, that gets annoying.

Have you had the game since Friday OP, or are you just really quick? :p

Teh Phantomz
11-06-2012, 06:53 AM
Guide is coming along nicely, well done :)

JEEP43524
11-06-2012, 06:59 AM
WoW this is look cool !!!

XCVii 007
11-06-2012, 07:11 AM
This'll be a very helpful guide, from what I can already tell. :)

Plue
11-06-2012, 07:32 AM
Hey, I think I have a better video for the achievement: Digging Up the Past. I think you should put this one in its place. Halo 4 - Achievement Guide: Digging Up the Past - YouTube

lifeexpectancy
11-06-2012, 07:39 AM
He prob had the guide made before the game even came out. I know I've had mine in a word doc 99% complete since last week since all the achievements are self-explanatory except for the chapter-specific ones and a couple Spartan Ops ones. I just was waiting till midnight MY time to put mine back up since it got taken down and add in all the youtube vids and the last couple descriptions, but seeing as this one is just fine there's no reason to have two on x360a. I'll stick with my walkthrough on TA. Good work OP.

iGoTiT4FrEe
11-06-2012, 07:46 AM
http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/picture.php?albumid=2479&pictureid=14797 What a Poser! 5 :gsicon:
Changed your Spartan's pose in the Spartan ID card.

Infinity related, Online required. [?]
Press :start: to access your Spartan Hud, choose CUSTOMIZE and then:

:::: SPARTAN ID :::: ------------------------------------------------- :::: :lbbut: • • • :rbbut: ::::
Service Tag
Emblem
Emblem Colours
:abut: Stance
Gender



nice guide, it also should be noted that you can't change your pose/stance until you rank up to SR13

;)

lifeexpectancy
11-06-2012, 07:52 AM
FYI for midnight launch you can change your clock and still do it ONLINE for the datestamp. Just change your timezone to one that's about to strike midnight so you can stay on live and put a timestamp on the achievement.

* Clueless *
11-06-2012, 08:12 AM
Hey, I think I have a better video for the achievement: Digging Up the Past. I think you should put this one in its place. Halo 4 - Achievement Guide: Digging Up the Past - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gShPCmB8HhY)

Thanks for this! Added it :D

nice guide, it also should be noted that you can't change your pose/stance until you rank up to SR13

;)

Noted & changed, thanks for spotting this!

FYI for midnight launch you can change your clock and still do it ONLINE for the datestamp. Just change your timezone to one that's about to strike midnight so you can stay on live and put a timestamp on the achievement.

Brilliant! Will update this ASAP

Gman2
11-06-2012, 09:49 AM
you will have to find a minimum of 3 Skulls.

There is no skulls to find in the campaign?

Very good guide though in depth and simple.

Cheevus Christ
11-06-2012, 09:55 AM
this is the best guide so far well done

* Clueless *
11-06-2012, 09:57 AM
There is no skulls to find in the campaign?

Very good guide though in depth and simple.

:biglaugh Edited it. Nope, no skulls to find in the campaign :( only terminals.
Note that you can't watch the clips in game, you must 'download' them in game to unlock them for viewing in Waypoint. I believe they ran out of disk space.

Cheers! ;)

theNomad
11-06-2012, 11:23 AM
:biglaugh Edited it. Nope, no skulls to find in the campaign :( only terminals.
Note that you can't watch the clips in game, you must 'download' them in game to unlock them for viewing in Waypoint. I believe they ran out of disk space.

Cheers! ;)

Nice looking guide, sure it'll come in handy at some point in the not too distant future. I kinda wanna do it legendary solo without any aid for my 1st playthrough, just to say I did it (not sure how hard it'll be yet).

They mentioned a few weeks ago about the terminals being accessed via waypoint only, due to time constraints in including them on disc. Kinda pissed me off a little because 343i did such a good job with anniversary's terminals (would have been nice in months or even years to come to give the game a playthrough to view the terminals & cutscenes.

I'd have liked to have seen Skull collecting included as well, just makes it fun to see how long it goes before someone finds them all, or find the trick to make them appear like H3's rings.

Anyhow thanks fella for the hard work, damn wish my game had come on damned time. :woop:

Burnout x360a
11-06-2012, 11:27 AM
Excellent guide, nice and simple. Thanks. :)

feanorfenwe
11-06-2012, 01:06 PM
Need help with challenges? I will be posting challenge guides on my blog every morning for Halo 4 at http://facetioussincerity.blogspot.com/

THE DEADLY DOG
11-06-2012, 01:16 PM
Ya'll had to know DLM was going to do this guide... Nobody likes Halo more.

Gackt
11-06-2012, 01:43 PM
Great guide DLM :D

THE DEADLY DOG
11-06-2012, 01:47 PM
Great guide DLM :D

http://www.mememaker.net/static/images/memes/951214.jpg

XperimntNterror
11-06-2012, 01:58 PM
Superb guide! This will come in very handy. :)

UltimateTT66
11-06-2012, 04:41 PM
ADMINS _ Sticky this topic please!!

Maka
11-06-2012, 04:56 PM
Hey, I've made video guides for this game. I will updated this playlist with the video as they are released. I try my best to get good quality and commentary in there.
http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLBmi6vaTfD_fAu40t9PWAU8sd9WudZINl&feature=view_all

Also, if you want to merge instead of having two guides, please respond to my PM.

Fiatim
11-06-2012, 06:04 PM
An easy way to get "The Cartographer", "Snapshot!", "The Director" and "Sharing is Caring".
Go to Forge and edit any map, adding a gun for example is sufficient, then save the map. "The Cartographer" will pop.
Exit and go to the Theatre, load up your run from the Forge, using the onscreen hud take a screenshot, "Snapshot!" will pop, next record again using the hud, even a seconds long video should be sufficent, upon stopping the recording "The Director" will pop.
Exit and navigate to the fileshare and upload either your picture or video from the above and "Sharing is Caring" will pop.

Needless to say these are the only achievements bar "PWND", "Badge" and "Armorer" I managed to get before work today. :(

Tsaako
11-06-2012, 06:12 PM
Thanks for the guide, I'll be sure to use this.

yourbreakfast99
11-06-2012, 06:52 PM
im not gonna try to get 1000G, im just going to try to have fun and beat the campaign and lpay online then hope to get at least 700G

Darkforce412
11-06-2012, 06:57 PM
dam this is the fastest completed guide iv ever seen great freaking job
man:)

123yhman
11-06-2012, 07:14 PM
Wow great guide! Can't believe it's out the day of release too!

Maka
11-06-2012, 07:47 PM
There are 7 total terminal locations, and you must access them (using x - by default) to unlock this achievement. There will be spoilers in the video and text description. View below:

Halo 4 - All Terminal Locations - Terminus Achievement Guide - YouTube

Location 1: Requiem [0:06]
At the end of the level, after defeating 2 hunters, you will come to a long hall. At the end of the hall you will view this terminal in plain sight under a clear ramp that leads to the end.

Location 2: Forerunner [0:35]
After a few minutes, you will defeat a small group of crawlers and a promethean, and your HUD will begin to become distorted. Once this happens, the terminal should be in a relatively plain sight under the tower structure.

Location 3: Infinity [1:05]
After meeting up with your teammates, there will be a short cutscene and you will spawn inside a ship. Just turn around and the terminal will be directly behind you.

Location 4: Reclaimer [1:28]
Midway through the level, after the first main cutscene, you will end up indoors. You will have to pick up Cortana and make your way through a hallway. Instead of boarding the elevator (primary on-screen objective) take a right and the terminal should be there.

Location 5: Shutdown [1:55]
When progressing through this mission, you will come to a section with a bunch of light bridges. At one point you will reach the end of the path and two hunters will appear. The terminal is directly before this checkpoint, but you can easily backtrack. When going from the entrance to the location of the hunters, take the last possible left and the terminal will be located behind the structure on this platform.

Location 6: Composer [2:21]
Once you reach the outdoor part of this level, run across the terrain to the building that says "Atrium" on the side. At the base of that sign is the Terminal. The "Atrium" sign does repeat itself on the side of the building, but this is one the closest and in the most clear sight from where you begin this section.

Location 7: Midnight [2:59]
Once you get to the part of the level where you are in foot, progress through the story by clearing the rooms of enemies and moving forward. Once you enter the 3rd or 4th room, you should see the terminal located behind two pillars. Walk around to the back side to access it.

One Winged Joker
11-06-2012, 07:53 PM
Whoa! Take it easy! :p

Nice guide! I'll use it!

NeedToAchieve
11-06-2012, 09:10 PM
If you want to use any of my videos you can - I think our guide is better than the ign one for Mission 5 - Mortardom - You decide

Halo 4 - Mission 5 - Reclaimer - Mortardom Achievement Guide - YouTube

I don't usually spam my videos for views and i apologise if this offends - Maka i guess you are scrapping your guide now, If adding your videos to the comments?

Wing Gundam Zero
11-06-2012, 09:42 PM
Great guide, but I think 10-15 hours issn't a lot considering you have to complete it solo, on Legendary.

InjectDisparity
11-06-2012, 09:52 PM
How do I create a custom game type? I've changed all the settings to what I would like in the War Games: Custom Game game options, but I can't find how to save it?

I thought it would be press X for file options, but that seems to be faded out. It isn't another problem caused by the servers being down is it?


[Edit] - I feel so stupid right now, just had to click Y to save it!

Gman2
11-06-2012, 10:00 PM
The roses vs violets achievement I did in co-op and I didn't have to even shoot the item you had to shoot, if someone else shoots it you should get the achievement.

Shpeshal Ed
11-07-2012, 01:48 AM
Anyone else having issues with Game Changer?

I've created a SWAT game type, saved it, uploaded it, got the cheevo for the upload, but not the the creation of the game type?

AspireIV
11-07-2012, 02:41 AM
Thanks for this :) helped me ALOT :)

NeedToAchieve
11-07-2012, 02:55 AM
Anyone else having issues with Game Changer?

I've created a SWAT game type, saved it, uploaded it, got the cheevo for the upload, but not the the creation of the game type?

Game changer video here, Not sure what you are doing wrong

Halo 4 - Game Changer Achievement Guide - YouTube

Au Asterix
11-07-2012, 08:54 AM
http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/picture.php?albumid=2479&pictureid=14783 A Legendary Episode 40 :gsicon:
Completed all chapters in Spartan Ops Episode 1 on Legendary difficulty.

Infinity Multiplayer :: Spartan Ops related. Online Required. Must be obtained on Legendary.
Complete all 5 chapters within Spartan Ops Episode 1 'Infinity' either Solo or Cooperatively.

Glitchy: This achievement can be glitchy and won't unlock for some.
The fix: "Complete the missions co-op legendary and if it doesn't unlock then play 1 mission legendary solo and you will unlock it this way."

* Clueless * (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/member.php?u=11698) Credits: MyRifleIsBroken (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/member.php?u=549830) for the fix.




Can you get legendary difficulty when searching for a game or only if you create one?

Nozza XBA
11-07-2012, 09:09 AM
Nice merge guys. I knew it'll be the better option! Got some info on the following.

Movin' On Up
Ranked up your Spartan-IV to SR-20.

You also get XP from doing stuff in Forge and Theatre. Depending on what you do, it can be a little as 80xp.

----------

Game Changer
Created and saved a Custom Game type in War Games.

Can anyone point me in the direction on how to save a game? I went to the 'Custom Games' tab and edited in some random new settings, but nowhere on the menu's or in game stuff could I see a save link?

captaincurse
11-07-2012, 10:55 AM
"Changing difficulty to Legendary on Mission 8 in hopes to unlock The Legend of 117 or Lonewolf Legend will NOT work. In order to unlock a 'Completed the Campaign...' achievement on a specific difficulty you must NOT change the difficulty settings at any point during that entire playthrough."

Not sure of the wording here. First part I understand. But the second part; Is that in context of the first sentence. Because that's never been an issue before in previous Halo games... when you complete the campaign you will unlock the "Completed the Campaign" achievement at whatever the lowest difficulty of any level was. This seems to contradict that. Or am I just reading it wrong... would seem like a glitch if that is the case.

Anyone see this happen?

metallicorphan
11-07-2012, 11:45 AM
Great guide,thank you for posting this

there is one.. i think.. mistake

• 1:05 - Terminal 3 - Mission 4 'Infinity' - Rally Point Bravo
After meeting up with your teammates, there will be a short cutscene and you will spawn inside a ship. Just turn around and the terminal will be directly behind you.

• 1:28 - Terminal 4 - Mission 4 'Infinity' - Rally Point Bravo
Midway through the level, after the first main cutscene, you will end up indoors. You will have to pick up Cortana and make your way through a hallway. Instead of boarding the elevator (primary on-screen objective) take a right and the terminal should be there.

I think Terminal 4 is in Mission 5(the description is correct)


But other than that,great stuff

kyboy
11-07-2012, 12:09 PM
I'm on my phone an for some reason the videos didn't have any sound. Which Spartan ops episode is the white Knight video showing? That way I can get the achievement an mainly, the helmet.

Thanks

DawningWolf
11-07-2012, 01:40 PM
So I try uploading a file to file share and it keeps saying it can't every time. Is anyone else having this problem?

Semtronix
11-07-2012, 01:56 PM
Great guide,thank you for posting this

there is one.. i think.. mistake



I think Terminal 4 is in Mission 5(the description is correct)


But other than that,great stuff

Terminal four is definitely on the fifth mission (Reclaimer). I just did it, was somewhat confused by the level, but the description is correct so it worked out fine. Just wrong mission.

kyboy
11-07-2012, 04:36 PM
Never mind. I over looked where it showed the episode at the beginning of the video. I got it now. Thanks for the guide an videos, It's been really useful so far.

mcnichoj
11-07-2012, 04:43 PM
Great guide.

KuShNsTieN
11-07-2012, 09:21 PM
Nice guide Dead! will be using this when i pick this up friday

Crysis Hero
11-07-2012, 09:38 PM
http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/picture.php?albumid=2479&pictureid=14771 This is my Rifle, This is my Gun 20 :gsicon:
Carried a UNSC weapon all the way through mission 3 on Heroic or harder.

Campaign Mission 3 'Forerunner' specific. Must be obtained on Heroic+.
Use 'Mission Select' after initial Campaign playthrough if missed.

You start out with 2 UNSC weapons


Assalt Rifle
Magnum Pistol

Pick one of the two and carry it with you until the Mission ends. It is ok if you run out of Ammo on the UNSC weapon. - It is NOT ok if you drop it.
Might be worth mentioning that if you die, you will spawn with non UNSC weapons.

ReverendSID
11-07-2012, 09:44 PM
Great guide, very well laid out. Definitely will use for mop up. There's just one thing I wanted to point out.

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/picture.php?albumid=2479&pictureid=14788 Knight in White Assassination 20 :gsicon:
Assassinated a Knight in any Spartan Ops mission.

Infinity Multiplayer :: Spartan Ops related. Online Required. Can be obtained on Easy+.
When behind a Knight, press and hold :xbut: to perform an assassination either Solo or Cooperatively.

There is no control scheme where Melee (and thus Assassinate) is :xbut:. The default scheme has it on :rbbut:. In the majority of control shcemes (5 out of 7) :xbut: is Reload.

Might be worth mentioning that if you die, you will spawn with non UNSC weapons.I didn't. Played through on Legendary, died plenty of times always spawned with my nearly empty Magnum.

lotsanoisy69
11-07-2012, 09:55 PM
Very helpful video posts

* Clueless *
11-07-2012, 10:49 PM
There is no control scheme where Melee (and thus Assassinate) is :xbut:. The default scheme has it on :rbbut:. In the majority of control shcemes (5 out of 7) :xbut: is Reload.

Cheers for this! I play bumper jumper so the default setting can get confusing. Seems like it doesn't change then.

Cheers ;)

Edit: fixed the typo in the Terminal guide... level 4 was mentioned 2x - Thanks to everyone and Maka!

DuCLuX
11-08-2012, 12:54 AM
Might be worth mentioning that if you die, you will spawn with non UNSC weapons.
If you die in Co-Op you will respawn without your weapon, therefor losing the achievement. Meaning if on Co-Op you must make it through without dying, which is simple as you can hang back and act as a spawn point for your partner the whole mission. However, on Solo, it is also easy as you may die as many times as you want because you revert to last checkpoint, which will load up whatever weapons you were holding at the time, which should have been a pistol/assault rifle if you were going for this achievement.

In the end, if your a terrible player, you might want to grab the help of a skilled friend who is willing to let you hold back while he/she does the level, but if you are skilled it may be simpler to run through this yourself.

randomtoaster
11-08-2012, 01:50 AM
Now that was quick! Fantastic guide, cheers!

Barad
11-08-2012, 01:52 AM
Already a full guide, very nice. Difficulty is higher than I expected so should be a nice challenge.

Crimson x360a
11-08-2012, 02:29 AM
Thanks for the guide.

IOnEI Falcon
11-08-2012, 04:51 AM
For Bros to the Close do you need to start at the beginning of the whole mission or can I load to the middle load where you start right away with the marines?

Nozza XBA
11-08-2012, 09:40 AM
DLM, just a quick note one some of the button icons you may of used during the guide.

For example, 'Knight in White Assassination', you've put press :rbbut: to assassinate. Though this maybe right for you, some people may of changed the controller button layout.

So like myself, :ls: is melee. So it may be worth swapping them out and putting in the work "melee" or whatever words needs to replace it. Just so people don't get confused or don't know how to assassinate, they're not standing there constantly pressing :rbbut: with nothing happening.

Tyger7
11-08-2012, 09:56 AM
DLM, just a quick note one some of the button icons you may of used during the guide.

For example, 'Knight in White Assassination', you've put press :rbbut: to assassinate. Though this maybe right for you, some people may of changed the controller button layout.

So like myself, :ls: is melee. So it may be worth swapping them out and putting in the work "melee" or whatever words needs to replace it. Just so people don't get confused or don't know how to assassinate, they're not standing there constantly pressing :rbbut: with nothing happening.

True, but most people do play on default settings and they know if they changed it because they are the ones who set it up that way. If this is true, they would know what melee was instead. Lots of games let you change the layout of the controls, so of course most guides would have to then change their icons too ;)

Gman2
11-08-2012, 10:05 AM
For the explore the floor achievement I got splattered by a ammo crate from the hunter and died and flew off the platform and got the achievement lol

Unless he fell off, I didn't see that. I went flying.

funky305
11-08-2012, 11:17 AM
Nice guide so far ! :)

Fenix66D
11-08-2012, 02:32 PM
Hey, DLM, another superb guide. The added videos are soooooo.. helpful. Your work and effort is greatly appreciated!

JONBLEACH
11-08-2012, 07:05 PM
http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/picture.php?albumid=2479&pictureid=14775 Give Him the Stick 20 :gsicon:
Took out both Hunters using only the Sticky Detonator in mission 7.

This achievement, on the xbox says you have to do it on solo.
It also doesnt really say u have to take both out at same time just u need to kill em with the sticky thing. Its kinda vauge description

bLaKgRaVy
11-08-2012, 07:17 PM
http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/picture.php?albumid=2479&pictureid=14775 Give Him the Stick 20 :gsicon:
Took out both Hunters using only the Sticky Detonator in mission 7.

This achievement, on the xbox says you have to do it on solo.
It also doesnt really say u have to take both out at same time just u need to kill em with the sticky thing. Its kinda vauge description


This too:

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/picture.php?albumid=2479&pictureid=14773 Mortardom 20 :gsicon:
Hijacked a Wraith and used it to kill at least four enemy Wraiths in mission 5 on Heroic or harder.

Campaign Mission 5 'Reclaimer' specific. Must be obtained on Heroic+.
Use 'Mission Select' after initial Campaign playthrough if missed.

The easiest way to hijack a Wraith is to kill the gunner from a safe distance, and emp blast it with the charged Plasma Pistol shot (hold :rtbut: and release). While it is temporary disabled, you must go along side it press :xbut: to hijack it.
Now use it to destroy 4 other Wraiths. The trick is to keep moving & dodging the enemy Wraith's plasma attack while staying a safe distance from them, especially their short/mid ranged gunner's attack. There are a total of 7 Wraiths in the level.

On Xbox.com, it says "In mission 5, steal a Wraith and use it to kill at least four enemy Wraiths on Heroic or harder." Not "hijack". People might think that it's similar to hijacking a Ghost or something and try to do it that way, making it more complicated than it should be.

Why the discrepancy with achievement descriptions on here? It's like that for a lot of them...

Jonesy999
11-08-2012, 07:49 PM
For the achievement game changer, your supposed to be in Wargames, not in Forge...

* Clueless *
11-08-2012, 08:41 PM
Game Changer
Created and saved a Custom Game type in War Games.

Can anyone point me in the direction on how to save a game? I went to the 'Custom Games' tab and edited in some random new settings, but nowhere on the menu's or in game stuff could I see a save link?

Noz, you must press :ybut: to Save it ;)

"Changing difficulty to Legendary on Mission 8 in hopes to unlock The Legend of 117 or Lonewolf Legend will NOT work. In order to unlock a 'Completed the Campaign...' achievement on a specific difficulty you must NOT change the difficulty settings at any point during that entire playthrough."

Not sure of the wording here. First part I understand. But the second part; Is that in context of the first sentence. Because that's never been an issue before in previous Halo games... when you complete the campaign you will unlock the "Completed the Campaign" achievement at whatever the lowest difficulty of any level was. This seems to contradict that. Or am I just reading it wrong... would seem like a glitch if that is the case.

Anyone see this happen?

Changed it a bit:
Changing difficulty to from Heroic to Legendary on Mission 8 in hopes to unlock The Legend of 117 or Lonewolf Legend will NOT work (cheating). In order to unlock a 'Completed the Campaign...' achievement on a specific difficulty you must NOT change the difficulty settings at any point during that entire playthrough.

Might be worth mentioning that if you die, you will spawn with non UNSC weapons.

Yeah, I ran into this last night playing Co-op :( You cannot die if playing Co-op or you can play with a buddy who will revert to last save everytime someone dies... :/

Your best bet is to play this one Solo.

Cheers! ;)

Hishoa
11-08-2012, 09:03 PM
http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/picture.php?albumid=2479&pictureid=14775 Give Him the Stick 20 :gsicon:
Took out both Hunters using only the Sticky Detonator in mission 7.

Campaign Mission 7 'Composer' specific. Can be obtained on Easy+.
Use 'Mission Select' after initial Campaign playthrough if missed.

The Sticky Detonator is acquired in the far left corner in the room with the two Hunters wrecking havoc. It is a charged shot weapon. Press :rtbut: to fire a sticky onto a Hunter. The sticky will only explode when you press :rtbut: a second time. The trick is to get both the Hunter's health down, so that one sticky will kill them both while they are near one another.

From the way this reads, it implies you need to kill both Hunters with the same Sticky Detonator round. I can confirm you can kill the Hunters separately with the Sticky Detonator and still unlock the achievement.

bLaKgRaVy
11-08-2012, 10:28 PM
Originally Posted by Crysis Hero
Might be worth mentioning that if you die, you will spawn with non UNSC weaponsOriginally Posted by Dead Like Me
Yeah, I ran into this last night playing Co-op :( You cannot die if playing Co-op or you can play with a buddy who will revert to last save everytime someone dies... :/

Your best bet is to play this one Solo. But, if you play this solo and die, as long as you "revert to last checkpoint" you will be okay and respawn with UNSC weapons, correct? If you die but respawn without actually choosing to revert, then hit another checkpoint, basically you're screwed? Just want to be clear on this.

* Clueless *
11-08-2012, 10:32 PM
From the way this reads, it implies you need to kill both Hunters with the same Sticky Detonator round. I can confirm you can kill the Hunters separately with the Sticky Detonator and still unlock the achievement.

Excellent find. The video also implies this. I'll see if I can find a screenshot of a Sticky Detonator location, and just remove the video altogether.

For Bros to the Close do you need to start at the beginning of the whole mission or can I load to the middle load where you start right away with the marines?

Not sure. I will check this out in a minute and let you know/edit the guide accourdingly.

Edit: Something just came up and I won't be able to check this until later this evening.

ReverendSID
11-08-2012, 10:41 PM
But, if you play this solo and die, as long as you "revert to last checkpoint" you will be okay and respawn with UNSC weapons, correct? If you die but respawn without actually choosing to revert, then hit another checkpoint, basically you're screwed? Just want to be clear on this.
No, if you're playing it solo then when you die you automatically revert to your last checkpoint. You don't have to pause and select the revert option, it just does it. All you have to do if you're solo is hold onto your one human weapon the whole time. You will likely run out of ammo for it pretty quickly, but that's okay. Just never drop it, even if you pick it right back up. If you accidentally switch it for another weapon that's when you'll have to revert to last save.

bLaKgRaVy
11-08-2012, 10:44 PM
No, if you're playing it solo then when you die you automatically revert to your last checkpoint. You don't have to pause and select the revert option, it just does it. All you have to do if you're solo is hold onto your one human weapon the whole time. You will likely run out of ammo for it pretty quickly, but that's okay. Just never drop it, even if you pick it right back up. If you accidentally switch it for another weapon that's when you'll have to revert to last save.

Awesome, thanks for the clarification. I haven't played Halo solo since Halo 3 (and then if was only a couple of levels until my bro-in-law wanted to play them all in co-op), so I wasn't sure if you reverted automatically or need to. Makes sense. Thanks.

xGethPrimex
11-09-2012, 12:16 AM
DLM i think you need to change the information on Moving on up and The challenger.
What you missed out is i done both solo challenges on legendary this weekend that earn good exp, it doesn't need to be multiplayer modes exactly, campaign has a weekly challenge which can happen like this week now so frequently i got the 1st challenge achievement and sr5 rank without playing multiplayer so if you look closely the campaign challenges count also. :) I also don't understand about completing the whole solo legendary achievements either; I done 2 solo missions on legendary i had to play the completed mission on legendary on heroic to get the skull challenge done so i forgot to do that one so i'm not sure if that affects what i have did was either wrong or alright, though i never touched heroic on mission 3 which is i'm currently on, there was no start unlike all halo games but alpha starts which also i'm not sure if it occurs as an error not completing it in solo legendary as i play them by my own anyway cause i dont trust anyone ever.

Gackt
11-09-2012, 12:51 AM
• 1:05 - Terminal 3 - Mission 4 'Infinity' - Rally Point Bravo
After meeting up with your teammates, there will be a short cutscene and you will spawn inside a ship. Just turn around and the terminal will be directly behind you.

Your Rally point is wrong, Alpha is the one you need to start at, Bravo is far beyond that point. :D

Edit: NVM I'M JUST DUMB LOL!! :biglaugh
Good thing I went through the whole level instead of just turning around when starting...lmao.

NeedToAchieve
11-09-2012, 01:07 AM
From the way this reads, it implies you need to kill both Hunters with the same Sticky Detonator round. I can confirm you can kill the Hunters separately with the Sticky Detonator and still unlock the achievement.
Halo 4 - Mission 7 Composer - Give Him The Stick Achievement - YouTube

cheevo360
11-09-2012, 04:10 AM
Hey thank for put me in achievements guide. I didn't notice you mention me in 2 of achievements as my friend told me last night when he enjoyed read through guide and help him so much. I am so happy help. :)

You welcome Dead Like Me. :)

XenixF47
11-09-2012, 04:42 AM
Absolutely amazing! Love the addition of the button presses! I dare say this is darn near idiot proof!

cheevo360
11-09-2012, 04:50 AM
Absolutely amazing! Love the addition of the button presses! I dare say this is darn near idiot proof!

Yeah me same love it. There few achievement guides have it or even quite lots. It is help lots and lots easy. :)

Gackt
11-09-2012, 05:04 AM
Midnight Launch 20
Got significant air in the Warthog at midnight in mission 2.

Campaign Mission 2 'Requiem' specific. Can be obtained on Easy+.
Use 'Mission Select' after initial Campaign playthrough if missed.

Be the driver/passenger/gunner in a Warthog and achieve significant air when your console time is at 12:00 am.



Only Driver gets it, just did this with 3 people and only I got the achievement, gunner and the passenger did not.

XenixF47
11-09-2012, 05:05 AM
I believe it is worth noting that the Midnight Launch achievement may unlock a few seconds after landing, as it did for me. I was about to throw a fit, or my controller, when it did not pop "in midair" as noted in the guide. Usually not a big deal but given the time sensitive nature of this achievement (one minute window) I feel it is an important point lest someone reload checkpoint in their haste and miss it.

* Clueless *
11-09-2012, 06:17 AM
DLM i think you need to change the information on Moving on up and The challenger.

I fixed the Challenger

This too:
On Xbox.com, it says "In mission 5, steal a Wraith and use it to kill at least four enemy Wraiths on Heroic or harder." Not "hijack". People might think that it's similar to hijacking a Ghost or something and try to do it that way, making it more complicated than it should be.

Why the discrepancy with achievement descriptions on here? It's like that for a lot of them...

Just noticed this! The guide shell was created in August, and since then there have been some description changes and achievement modifications. I will def change them to reflect the xbox.com ones. Thank you for pointing this out!

Halo 4 - Mission 7 Composer - Give Him The Stick Achievement - YouTube

Added the video! Perfect! Cheers for the contribution! ;)

Hey thank for put me in achievements guide.

:biglaugh Anytime! You were like the first member to play Spartan Ops. You helped tremendously.

Absolutely amazing! Love the addition of the button presses! I dare say this is darn near idiot proof!

I'm a visual learner, and I'm making the guide so that others like me should have no problem sorting through it. Cheers!

Only Driver gets it, just did this with 3 people and only I got the achievement, gunner and the passenger did not.

Added your helpful info Gackt. Makes no sense as to why only one should get it... everyone was air borne at 12am. :(

I believe it is worth noting that the Midnight Launch achievement may unlock a few seconds after landing, as it did for me. I was about to throw a fit, or my controller, when it did not pop "in midair" as noted in the guide. Usually not a big deal but given the time sensitive nature of this achievement (one minute window) I feel it is an important point lest someone reload checkpoint in their haste and miss it.

I agree, added your info. :D

SGT J1ngles
11-09-2012, 07:16 AM
cheers for the guide super quick

* Clueless *
11-09-2012, 08:55 AM
For Bros to the Close do you need to start at the beginning of the whole mission or can I load to the middle load where you start right away with the marines?

Just following up, just started this level at Rally Point Bravo and got the achievement.

Cheers! ;)

ObitoxXxAkatsuki
11-09-2012, 10:40 AM
nice work =)

Gackt
11-09-2012, 02:08 PM
Added your helpful info Gackt. Makes no sense as to why only one should get it... everyone was air borne at 12am. :(


I agree :(   

TrevelyanL85A2
11-09-2012, 02:29 PM
For the Chief, Smash! achievement, are you able to find a better video? It cuts out halfway through :(

secretkaos187
11-09-2012, 03:40 PM
Good Guide. I would recommend to readers to Attain the solo Sp Op mission on Sniper Alley. You can let them come to you alot and break lines of sight easier. IMO

mcnichoj
11-09-2012, 03:56 PM
For the Chief, Smash! achievement, are you able to find a better video? It cuts out halfway through :(Try hitting refresh, I get that problem with YouTube on some computers.

cheevo360
11-09-2012, 07:32 PM
I fixed the Challenger



Just noticed this! The guide shell was created in August, and since then there have been some description changes and achievement modifications. I will def change them to reflect the xbox.com ones. Thank you for pointing this out!



Added the video! Perfect! Cheers for the contribution! ;)



:biglaugh Anytime! You were like the first member to play Spartan Ops. You helped tremendously.



I'm a visual learner, and I'm making the guide so that others like me should have no problem sorting through it. Cheers!



Added your helpful info Gackt. Makes no sense as to why only one should get it... everyone was air borne at 12am. :(



I agree, added your info. :D

Yeah it is cool. :) :D

v SnOwMaN v
11-09-2012, 07:58 PM
http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/picture.php?albumid=2479&pictureid=14771 This is my Rifle, This is my Gun 20 :gsicon:
Carried a UNSC weapon all the way through mission 3 on Heroic or harder.

Campaign Mission 3 'Forerunner' specific. Must be obtained on Heroic+.
Use 'Mission Select' after initial Campaign playthrough if missed.

You start out with 2 UNSC weapons


Assalt Rifle
Magnum Pistol

Pick one of the two to carry with you until the Mission ends. It is ok if you run out of Ammo on the UNSC weapon. - It is NOT ok if you drop it - 'Revert to last Save' is you accidentally drop it.

Note: If playing on Heroic Cooperatively, you mustn't die. You will not be respawned with a UNSC weapon. Your best bet is to play this one Solo or Safe if Co-op.

Dos this mean for this one. We just have to have at least one USNC weapon us at all times or do you we have to carry one in our hands the whole mission.

OR

Can I have a magnum in my pocket and pickup and use any weapon I want.

* Clueless *
11-09-2012, 08:27 PM
For the Chief, Smash! achievement, are you able to find a better video? It cuts out halfway through :(

Sorry about that, will search for one.

Good Guide. I would recommend to readers to Attain the solo Sp Op mission on Sniper Alley. You can let them come to you alot and break lines of sight easier. IMO

I agree! Much easier & shorter then attempting the first Solo Spartan Ops Legendary

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/picture.php?albumid=2479&pictureid=14771 This is my Rifle, This is my Gun 20 :gsicon:
Carried a UNSC weapon all the way through mission 3 on Heroic or harder.

Campaign Mission 3 'Forerunner' specific. Must be obtained on Heroic+.
Use 'Mission Select' after initial Campaign playthrough if missed.

You start out with 2 UNSC weapons


Assalt Rifle
Magnum Pistol

Pick one of the two to carry with you until the Mission ends. It is ok if you run out of Ammo on the UNSC weapon. - It is NOT ok if you drop it - 'Revert to last Save' is you accidentally drop it.

Note: If playing on Heroic Cooperatively, you mustn't die. You will not be respawned with a UNSC weapon. Your best bet is to play this one Solo or Safe if Co-op.

Dos this mean for this one. We just have to have at least one USNC weapon us at all times or do you we have to carry one in our hands the whole mission.

OR

Can I have a magnum in my pocket and pickup and use any weapon I want.

Basically keep the pistol as your secondary weapon. Pick up any other weapon as your primary. I'll see if I can fix the wording to help.

MixMaker1
11-09-2012, 09:37 PM
Where are you guys at with achievements? I have 42/49. Need the "SR-20" and "Complete 25 challenges" left.

xGethPrimex
11-09-2012, 10:32 PM
Sorry about that, will search for one.



I agree! Much easier & shorter then attempting the first Solo Spartan Ops Legendary



Basically keep the pistol as your secondary weapon. Pick up any other weapon as your primary. I'll see if I can fix the wording to help.

I kept both for the rest of the semester on mission 3, i assassinated those resident evil rip off knights when they stoped looking to hunt me, the shield thingy is useful on legendary as i done it on that difficulty cause no one HAS answered my question that if i have done a legendary mission already doing it on heroic as i had to do thunderstorm challenge.

So all i did as i can be a iron fist, when those forerunner doggies show up, they lure close to me and i just wait for one of them to use melee and i cancel the shield thing and i'll melee them it takes 2 of the B buttons to do it so i hold the b as well to assasinate the white knight as they have the same enemy movement trait to elite heros and zealots.

I just think using forerunner weapons are in legendary 100% useless except what the white knight posseses.

BloodGodAlucard
11-09-2012, 10:35 PM
I apologize in advance if this is a stupid question, but I didn't go for this achievement equivalent in Reach. So I just want to be sure about how it works. For the solo Legendary achievement, do you have to do it a continuous playthrough? (Start to finish?) Or can you change the difficulty and play the levels in any order later on? Because I started the game on Legendary, but I couldn't beat it. So I dropped it down and enjoyed the game. Now I want to go back and finish it for the achievement. Do I have to replay the levels I've already beaten? Or can I just start on the next level I need to complete on Legendary?

For example, say I beat the first 3 missions on solo Legendary already. Can I just start the game up on solo Legendary on mission 4 and continue to the end for the achievement?

Thanks to anyone that answers my question. I appreciate the help. Also, here is a really helpful guide on how to beat the game solo on Legendary difficulty. It's what I'm going to use to help me beat it. Hopefully it can help others too. :)

Halo 4 Legendary Difficulty Walkthrough - Mission 1: Dawn (1/2) - YouTube

ColdSpider72
11-09-2012, 10:58 PM
I apologize in advance if this is a stupid question, but I didn't go for this achievement equivalent in Reach. So I just want to be sure about how it works. For the solo Legendary achievement, do you have to do it a continuous playthrough? (Start to finish?) Or can you change the difficulty and play the levels in any order later on? Because I started the game on Legendary, but I couldn't beat it. So I dropped it down and enjoyed the game. Now I want to go back and finish it for the achievement. Do I have to replay the levels I've already beaten? Or can I just start on the next level I need to complete on Legendary?

The game tracks each difficulty that was completed for each chapter. So yes, you can go back and finish the chapters you missed on legendary and skip the chapters you already completed. You don't have to do it all in one playthrough.

BloodGodAlucard
11-09-2012, 11:01 PM
The game tracks each difficulty that was completed for each chapter. So yes, you can go back and finish the chapters you missed on legendary and skip the chapters you already completed. You don't have to do it all in one playthrough.

Thanks for the speedy response. I appreciate it. :)

NeedToAchieve
11-09-2012, 11:52 PM
For the Chief, Smash! achievement, are you able to find a better video? It cuts out halfway through :(

Hi Trev this is our video

Halo 4 - Mission 8 Midnight - Chief Smash Achievement Guide - YouTube

Also this is the thread to all the achievements we have done - Level specifics, Terminals etc - More once the Spartan Ops episodes release...

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/showthread.php?t=397502

Shiftie
11-10-2012, 12:02 AM
For Chief, Smash (On Legendary) I found the best way to do it was to grab the 2 Promethean grenades from the supply cache in the defense area (the one in the video) and then run across the bridge to where the crawlers spawn, shooting the first three that spawn and then I stopped just over halfway across the bridge. Once the next set spawns and one of them is about to cross the bridge, I tossed the first Promethean grenade, and as soon as that was about to blow I threw the second. The grenades act like a wall to have them pile up at the start of the bridge and also do the bit of damage once they explode to help damage the group and ensure some kills with a hammer smash (really important on Legendary). Thus, as soon as the last grenade blows, sprint in and smack at the center of the group. I only had two hammer smashes left and only needed one using this method and I got it first try, while I attempted the video method probably around 20.

The one thing to point out in this method on Legendary is that the crawlers will still try and shoot at you while they stopped by the grenades, but weaving back and forth on the bridge did a fine enough job to dodge the attacks. Chances are this is also easily doable as you're crossing that bridge to leave the area while the turrets shoot at the crawlers.

* Clueless *
11-10-2012, 12:10 AM
For the solo Legendary achievement, do you have to do it a continuous playthrough? (Start to finish?) Or can you change the difficulty and play the levels in any order later on? Because I started the game on Legendary, but I couldn't beat it. So I dropped it down and enjoyed the game. Now I want to go back and finish it for the achievement. Do I have to replay the levels I've already beaten? Or can I just start on the next level I need to complete on Legendary?

For example, say I beat the first 3 missions on solo Legendary already. Can I just start the game up on solo Legendary on mission 4 and continue to the end for the achievement?

The game tracks each difficulty that was completed for each chapter. So yes, you can go back and finish the chapters you missed on legendary and skip the chapters you already completed. You don't have to do it all in one playthrough.

@BloodGodAlucard & Shaun72 I had a bad experience in Halo 3 with this. Jumped around playing co-op and solo a bit too much and muddled this one up. I wrote the Roadmap with that experience in mind - I would hate for someone to be nearly finished with their Solo on Legendary run only to be cheated out of the achievement.

Shaun - was this the case in Reach as well? I didn't enjoy the campaign enough to play it a second time, let alone solo... But I'll take your word for it. :)

Hi Trev this is our video

@NeedToAchieve I like it! Into the guide it goes :p

Cheers! ;)

BloodGodAlucard
11-10-2012, 01:04 AM
@BloodGodAlucard & Shaun72 I had a bad experience in Halo 3 with this. Jumped around playing co-op and solo a bit too much and muddled this one up. I wrote the Roadmap with that experience in mind - I would hate for someone to be nearly finished with their Solo on Legendary run only to be cheated out of the achievement.

Shaun - was this the case in Reach as well? I didn't enjoy the campaign enough to play it a second time, let alone solo... But I'll take your word for it. :)

Thanks for the warning Dead. I actually never played Halo 3 on Legendary since I wasn't interested in going for achievements back then. I'll keep that in mind though. It might be worth it to just start over from the beginning. I'll probably keep going as is though since I really don't want to have to replay the levels I already finished. Hopefully it will work out. If I can manage to beat it, I'll report back and let everyone know for sure. :)

ColdSpider72
11-10-2012, 01:56 AM
Shaun - was this the case in Reach as well? I didn't enjoy the campaign enough to play it a second time, let alone solo... But I'll take your word for it. :)

Yes, it was that way for Reach as well as Halo 3 (don't remember if it could be done that way in CE or Halo 2, though).

vithzeral
11-10-2012, 02:05 AM
There seems to be a glitch with Digging Up the Past where sometimes it won't unlock and you have to restart the level. Quite a few people are having a problem with this and I think it's related to the control panel in the next room where you can check various ship functions. I suggest not to mess with this panel until after you get the achievement.

Crimson x360a
11-10-2012, 03:58 AM
There seems to be a glitch with Digging Up the Past where sometimes it won't unlock and you have to restart the level. Quite a few people are having a problem with this and I think it's related to the control panel in the next room where you can check various ship functions. I suggest not to mess with this panel until after you get the achievement.

Had same problem first try reload level fixed it.

Jet1337
11-10-2012, 07:34 AM
That Terminus vid was shit. "Duhhh...play the mission for a while and you'll end up here". Really informative, dumbass...

Does anyone have a better Terminus guide?

KuShNsTieN
11-10-2012, 07:57 AM
http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/picture.php?albumid=2479&pictureid=14769 Digging up the Past 20 :gsicon:
Found and accessed Chief's record in mission 1.

Campaign Mission 1 'Dawn' specific. Can be obtained on Easy+.
Use 'Mission Select' after initial Campaign playthrough if missed.

The Chief's record can be found down a ramp on your left after Cortana uploads herself into the chip that you insert into your helmet.
Press :xbut: to access it.


Achievement didnt pop for me, i was playing on legendary... anyone else having problems getting this?

EDIT: Seems you have to restart the level. And cant touch anything in the first room like vithzeral said

DEG23
11-10-2012, 08:36 AM
^^^Unlocked for me on Legendary but i'm not sure if i touched anything before that part.

Awesome job on the guide DLM, the Spartan Ops achievements were confusing me until i realised we need to wait for the next episodes, that will teach me to go on an achievement blackout:p

aholland835
11-10-2012, 04:39 PM
A little thing I discovered for this achievement.

Give Him the Stick 20

In Mission 7, in solo Campaign, take out both Hunters using only the Sticky Detonator.

When I played this through the first time I got this achievement on Heroic by only finishing off the hunters with the Sticky Detonator. Buy this I mean that I had already shot them up a lot and hit them with grenades before killing them with one sticky each.

There was also a Sticky Detonator in the office at the back of the room you find them in, far right side, that I used for this.

Hope this is useful.

jordash
11-10-2012, 04:49 PM
This was EXACTLY what i was looking for. Thanks Dead Like Me

ReverendSID
11-10-2012, 05:03 PM
There was also a Sticky Detonator in the office at the back of the room you find them in, far right side, that I used for this.

There's also a weapon rack on one of the walls that has 2 of them in it.

kyboy
11-10-2012, 05:23 PM
So do you have to only use the sticky detonator or can you shoot em some then finish em with the sticky?

I mak3 big boom
11-10-2012, 06:24 PM
No way this is an 8. More like a 5.

Great guide either way :D

waxc3
11-10-2012, 06:39 PM
Game Changer is incorrect. There is no Basic Editing in that mode. Just select capture the flag (or any mode), then any map, then hit Y and start, start.

LordDurham
11-10-2012, 08:02 PM
Is it normal I managed to unlock The Challenger and Not Some Recruit Anymore even though I didn't play any multiplayer games yet? I only completed campaign on heroic and two on legendary all by mysef. I do was log on xbox live though. I don't know how the multiplayer system works yet, my guess is you still get points from campaign, but it doesn't seems like according to your guide.

ReverendSID
11-10-2012, 08:23 PM
Is it normal I managed to unlock The Challenger and Not Some Recruit Anymore even though I didn't play any multiplayer games yet? I only completed campaign on heroic and two on legendary all by mysef. I do was log on xbox live though. I don't know how the multiplayer system works yet, my guess is you still get points from campaign, but it doesn't seems like according to your guide.
If you played the Campaign missions Dawn on Legendary difficulty you completed one of the Weekly Challenges for Campaign. This would have gotten you 4750 XP, which is enough to get to level 5. So, yes, it's normal that you got The Challenged and Not Some Recruit Anymore by playing solo Campaign. Other than from challenges though, you do not get XP from playing Campaign, either solo or co-op.

waxc3
11-10-2012, 09:31 PM
And you can get a ton of XP in Spartan Ops as well as the campaign challenges. Spartan Ops so far is very easy and so are the challenges. I got to level 13 just playing that mode a few times.

* Clueless *
11-11-2012, 01:08 AM
No way this is an 8. More like a 5.

Great guide either way :D

I agree. I've completed my Co-op Heroic playthrough - it was tough at times because the Knights are a new enemy and are difficult to read in terms of damage taken...

A bit of Knight Info:
Headshots do the most damage. Assassinations are 1 shot kills ;)
They have shields - when you see a faint blue burst from their body their shields are down.
And then I believe there are two face modes, one is flaming red... almost as if you've shot off the white shell on their face.

Anyhoo, I'm currently on Level 6 'Shutdown' Solo Legendary and I'm not finding it any more difficult than my Co-op Heroic playthrough. If anything I'm finding it a bit easier... having had experience and know which gun combo works the best for me. I'm thinking it's more of a 5 or 6 for Halo vets. After I'm finished with the campaign I'll edit the Roadmap accourdingly.

My set up for the first half of the campaign
Primary (Grunts, Jackals, Elite):
I use the BR & Pistol as much as I can for headshots until ammo is scarce.
Then I grab a Carbine because there is usually plenty of ammo available.

Secondary (Shield takedowns & EMPs):
Always had a 60%+ Plasma Pistol for depleting Elite shields, Banshee, Ghost, Wraith emp.
Only dropped the Plasma Pistol for a Sniper, Railgun, or for a quick use of Rockets (quick vehicle/banshee takedown) or Sticky Detonator.

My set up for the second half of the campaign
Primary (Crawlers & Watchers, headshoting Knights): LightRifle

Secondary (Knight take down): Scattergun - when I'm out of ammo I pick up a Suppressor and unload it close range on the Knights.
I'll drop the Scattergun temporarily for a Binary Rifle or Incineration Cannon.

Use Pulse Grenades! For some reason, they never killed any Knights in my Co-op Heroic run, but in my Solo Legendary run I'm killing plenty!

Hope this helps! It will make Solo Legendary a breeze!

Cheers! ;)

ReverendSID
11-11-2012, 01:42 AM
Use Pulse Grenades! For some reason, they never killed any Knights in my Co-op Heroic run, but in my Solo Legendary run I'm killing plenty!

Hope this helps! It will make Solo Legendary a breeze!

Cheers! ;)
I'm almost tempted to ask if you're sure you're on Legendary. :p Cause My experience was the exact opposite. Pulse grenades would occasionally help kill a Knight on Legendary if I threw it exactly when they were charging to throw theirs (otherwise they'd always dodge it) Never outright killed one, but take their shields down maybe. But killed several of them on Heroic runs for level specific achievements.

Jakez123
11-11-2012, 02:17 AM
I'm almost tempted to ask if you're sure you're on Legendary. :p Cause My experience was the exact opposite. Pulse grenades would occasionally help kill a Knight on Legendary if I threw it exactly when they were charging to throw theirs (otherwise they'd always dodge it) Never outright killed one, but take their shields down maybe. But killed several of them on Heroic runs for level specific achievements.

Yea. Pulse nades are terrible. Stick to guns or frags/plasma. One clip of the supressor reduces their shields + stuns them at point-blank range.

* Clueless *
11-11-2012, 02:57 AM
I'm almost tempted to ask if you're sure you're on Legendary. :p Cause My experience was the exact opposite. Pulse grenades would occasionally help kill a Knight on Legendary if I threw it exactly when they were charging to throw theirs (otherwise they'd always dodge it) Never outright killed one, but take their shields down maybe. But killed several of them on Heroic runs for level specific achievements.

I know! I'm doubting it too myself, but I'm getting the challenge complete message for #?/8 Legendary complete.

It could be the range from which I'm throwing the Pulse Grenades. I'm throwing them from Mid/Long - short range pretty much only works the way Jakez explained.

Also, a charged Plasma Pistol shot on Knights works wonders... followed by about 2 or 3 scoped LightRifle headshots to finish them off. I should be done with this playthrough within the next 2 hours - and then I'll know for sure if it was Legendary.

Edit: It was Legendary. :/ Compared to Halo 2 the difficulty was a 3! Ran through this in 8 hours probably.

Jakez123
11-11-2012, 03:05 AM
Also, a charged Plasma Pistol shot on Knights works wonders... followed by about 2 or 3 scoped LightRifle headshots to finish them off. I should be done with this playthrough within the next 2 hours - and then I'll know for sure if it was Legendary.

I think the knights have a mask to protect their head/face. PP is useful - but on later levels there are none

ReverendSID
11-11-2012, 03:31 AM
When I was playing the 1st 4 levels on Co-Op Legendary yesterday, I discovered that the Shotgun Melee combo actually worked on Knights. Of course, getting close enough to do it on Legendary is pretty hit and miss, and not likely to work solo. :p lol

bLaKgRaVy
11-11-2012, 06:23 AM
Not to complain or anything, but this guide was stickied the day it went on the forum. According to the rules, guides aren't supposed to be stickied until it's complete. Maybe this is an exception since DLM is on the guide team? Seems kind of elitist, don't you think?

The same thing happened with Shiftie's Medal of Honor: Warfighter guide. It was stickied the day after it was posted. And both games have two guides, and both second guides were written by Maka. I found Maka's guides a good compliment to the "stickied" guides and had information in them that was useful that wasn't in the stickied ones. What's up with that?

Can my guide be made sticky even though it's not finished?
No, guides will only be made sticky when the guide is complete and has been approved by a MOD or Staff member. Make sure you put in the extra effort, some guides are made sticky but have later been removed due to another guide being at a higher standard.

Tyger7
11-11-2012, 06:32 AM
Not to complain or anything, but this guide was stickied the day it went on the forum. According to the rules, guides aren't supposed to be stickied until it's complete. Maybe this is an exception since DLM is on the guide team? Seems kind of elitist, don't you think?

The same thing happened with Shiftie's Medal of Honor: Warfighter guide. It was stickied the day after it was posted. And both games have two guides, and both second guides were written by Maka. I found Maka's guides a good compliment to the "stickied" guides and had information in them that was useful that wasn't in the stickied ones. What's up with that?

Staff member auto approved! ;) You're right, in all fairness if there are more than one guide then maybe neither or both should be stickied, not just one. Because neither have been completed nor submitted. I think that Maka has agreed to let Dead Like Me use his videos. I don't think he is still updating it (correct me if I am wrong). I did put his in the useful links thread. I am using his personally because of layout reasons (shorter straight to the point descriptions since I have played a lot of Halo and just need a quick reference).

XenixF47
11-11-2012, 07:08 AM
I danced around a knight in a cloak for quite some time before I #facepalmed when I realized the EASIEST way to get the Knight in White Assassination achievement: Plasma Pistol overcharge. When struck with a Plasma Pistol overcharge knights stop what they are doing and start screaming. When shot from melee range, this gives the player Ample opportunity to simply stroll around behind them and, well, "off with their head!"

* Clueless *
11-11-2012, 07:28 AM
Not to complain or anything, but this guide was stickied the day it went on the forum. According to the rules, guides aren't supposed to be stickied until it's complete. Maybe this is an exception since DLM is on the guide team? Seems kind of elitist, don't you think?

The same thing happened with Shiftie's Medal of Honor: Warfighter guide. It was stickied the day after it was posted. And both games have two guides, and both second guides were written by Maka. I found Maka's guides a good compliment to the "stickied" guides and had information in them that was useful that wasn't in the stickied ones. What's up with that?

Admin stuck this guide because it was the most complete at that time. I had a more filled in shell of a guide with a full Roadmap.

@Tyger: Maka is still working on it with the intention to finish it.

Just checked and his guide is nearly complete so I stuck his as well.

His videos are excellent quality - short, easy to follow with great commentary.

Tyger7
11-11-2012, 07:38 AM
Admin stuck this guide because it was the most complete at that time. I had a more filled in shell of a guide with a full Roadmap.

@Tyger: Maka is still working on it with the intention to finish it.

Just checked and his guide is nearly complete so I stuck his as well.

His videos are excellent quality - short, easy to follow with great commentary.

Oh I checked the other night and a few things that seemed like part of the campaign were missing. Guess he started updating again. I am playing on legendary solo so I haven't really been following a lot except quick looks at what level related achievements there were.

D3ATHBR1NG3R96
11-11-2012, 12:53 PM
Nice looking guide. Will definitely be using this later on!

mrj3d
11-11-2012, 03:35 PM
Excellent guide thanks! It's helped me a few times already and will many more. :)

NeoSant
11-11-2012, 07:42 PM
So, if I played 2 missions on Solo-Legendary and then change to heroic to play a mission with a friend, I have to complete that 2 missions again (and the other 6 obviously) to get the Lone Wolf Legendary achievement??

Also, Great guide.

xGethPrimex
11-11-2012, 08:12 PM
DLM i'm in the same progression as you are but i'm stuck on the hunter bit though :P it seems annoying and silly but i dont use jet packs on that mission it's useless to be honest.
I just start to keep prescion weapons to shoot the head and mostly i use the 3 silver skulls which helps ALOT so the knight is an difficult assasination unless you distract it with a auto sentry as i do use it alot :) and hardlight shield seems useful on forerunners than convenant.

So i'm almost done mission 6 anyway on my own and i haven't finished the campaign so dont spoil the stuff on me :P

m4milo
11-11-2012, 09:07 PM
Thanks for the guide!

Kev5890
11-12-2012, 12:21 AM
I need some major help with the Mortardom achievement. I am playing on Heroic and have tried literally everything.

When I get into the gunner seat, the enemy hops out...however it explodes EVERY single time when they leave the wraith.

When I punch the vehicle until the enemy is visible, I have tried beating him down and shooting him...every time he dies, so does the vehicle.

I have watched the video 10 times over and I don't understand...I am replicating this perfectly, yet the wraith always dies.

BloodGodAlucard
11-12-2012, 01:13 AM
I need some major help with the Mortardom achievement. I am playing on Heroic and have tried literally everything.

When I get into the gunner seat, the enemy hops out...however it explodes EVERY single time when they leave the wraith.

When I punch the vehicle until the enemy is visible, I have tried beating him down and shooting him...every time he dies, so does the vehicle.

I have watched the video 10 times over and I don't understand...I am replicating this perfectly, yet the wraith always dies.

Try using this video's method. I hope it helps. :)

Halo 4: Mortardom - Achievement Guide - YouTube

Kev5890
11-12-2012, 03:16 AM
Try using this video's method. I hope it helps. :)

Halo 4: Mortardom - Achievement Guide - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rJZmS-AAmdQ)

Same method I tried, every time the wraith explodes when the enemy hops out. I am doing exactly what all of these videos tell me to do lol

Nevander
11-12-2012, 07:07 AM
I think Mortardom is glitched...

I hijacked the very first wraith which drops down when you destroy the first particle cannon.

Then destroyed the one at the shields, then the next three which drop down during the next area after the shields. That's four.

Wtf? Anyone else have this problem? I did die between the third and fourth but it shouldn't matter should it? Since it reloaded the checkpoint.

ReverendSID
11-12-2012, 01:33 PM
I think Mortardom is glitched...

I hijacked the very first wraith which drops down when you destroy the first particle cannon.

Then destroyed the one at the shields, then the next three which drop down during the next area after the shields. That's four.

Wtf? Anyone else have this problem? I did die between the third and fourth but it shouldn't matter should it? Since it reloaded the checkpoint.
That's exactly what I did, including the dying between the 3rd and 4th Wraiths, and it unlocked for me.

hoshinosenshi
11-12-2012, 09:01 PM
'No One Left Behind' is now obtainable. Play the mission Hacksaw under Spartan Ops and keep at least one of your AI team alive. Much easier with a full team.

LordDurham
11-12-2012, 10:23 PM
'No One Left Behind' is now obtainable. Play the mission Hacksaw under Spartan Ops and keep at least one of your AI team alive. Much easier with a full team.

Yeah I tried to solo it so far and didn't manage to get it. Pretty sure it's possible but I think a bit of luck is involved considering your marines are total idiots.

hoshinosenshi
11-13-2012, 02:13 AM
Starting/Hosting a Co-op game while in the middle of a Solo playthrough will overwrite your Solo playthrough if you have not completed the current level.

If you wish to play Co-op with another without overwriting your Solo playthrough you must finish the started mission and Save and Quit. Only then will it be deemed safe to join their game.

Both solo and co-op playthroughs have their own save data. As long as you reach a checkpoint in solo, making sure to save and quit after, it'll stamp that progress. Start a lobby with a friend, and you'll see 'Start Co-op Campaign'. Modify the options to your liking, start the game then back out. Return to the Campaign menu with no other players, and everything should be as it was on your solo playthrough.

I had done this more than a couple of times with checkpoints on my solo Legendary playthrough, and didn't lose progress.

Shadden
11-13-2012, 02:44 AM
Great guide. Thanks a lot for it ! :)

Nevander
11-13-2012, 04:50 AM
That's exactly what I did, including the dying between the 3rd and 4th Wraiths, and it unlocked for me.

I did it again and then it unlocked. I guess one of them didn't register or the AI accidentally killed one and I didn't notice (didn't see them get the killing blow). Oh well it's done now.

Flame Sama
11-13-2012, 07:17 AM
Just got the No One Left Behind achievement.
Kinda tricky-took a few tries to get it because the marines are dumber than a sack of shit.

How I got it was three-player co-op. My buddy ran with the energy sword and took out as many elites as possible, we grouped up on the hunters and the wraith, and I ran up top asap to take out the phantoms at the end.

Tyger7
11-13-2012, 07:27 AM
So Approx Time is 840 hours huh?

Maybe correct the 5 weeks thing. The achievements just aren't all obtainable yet which you mentioned in the "unobtainable" part ;)

Nevander
11-13-2012, 09:03 AM
How did you get the achievement images smaller than usual? They look much nicer when they're smaller. Great guide by the way DLM. Keep up the great work here! ;)

bLaKgRaVy
11-13-2012, 04:09 PM
http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/picture.php?albumid=2479&pictureid=14771 This is my Rifle, This is my Gun 20 :gsicon:
Carried a UNSC weapon all the way through mission 3 on Heroic or harder.

Campaign Mission 3 'Forerunner' specific. Must be obtained on Heroic+.
Use 'Mission Select' after initial Campaign playthrough if missed.

You start out with 2 UNSC weapons


Assalt Rifle
Magnum Pistol (recomended)

Pick one of the two to carry with you as your secondary weapon until the Mission ends. It is ok if you run out of Ammo on the UNSC weapon. - It is NOT ok if you drop it - 'Revert to last Save' if you accidentally drop it.

Note: If playing on Heroic Cooperatively, you mustn't die. You will not be respawned with a UNSC weapon. Your best bet is to play this one Solo or Safe if Co-op.

"Assalt" is spelled wrong. So is "recomended".

Pixo
11-13-2012, 05:10 PM
So I somehow just completed the Drop Bears challenge after one assassination. Says I completed it and I have 25 challenges done now and no achievement. Any way I can unlock this now?

noob school bus
11-13-2012, 07:07 PM
So I somehow just completed the Drop Bears challenge after one assassination. Says I completed it and I have 25 challenges done now and no achievement. Any way I can unlock this now?

Sometimes it takes an extra challenge or two for the chieve to pop.

xGethPrimex
11-14-2012, 01:58 AM
i just need a few more achievements mainly the episodes one till there releasing and i think the achievement difficulty isn't really 8 (hard) at all, give it a 7 because some achievements on certain missions might need skill and the lone wolf achievement on legendary isnt that hard as i done it, it took me in campaign play about 20 hours, the terminals are more easy to find than halo 3's I already have like almost 800G on this game so this ones unlike halo 3 achievements and odst ones so this one is a fair 7 instead of 8

Chozo_Lord
11-14-2012, 04:29 AM
Massive thanks for this thread. Definitely using it for the Terminals.

Also, did anyone else find it amusing that the game is rated as a 6/10 for Halo veterans? Haha we got this!

Infernal
11-14-2012, 05:39 AM
Great Achievement guide, it's been very helpful so far (:

Jakez123
11-14-2012, 01:23 PM
Massive thanks for this thread. Definitely using it for the Terminals.

Also, did anyone else find it amusing that the game is rated as a 6/10 for Halo veterans? Haha we got this!

Heh I think it should be lower.

Nozza XBA
11-14-2012, 01:31 PM
This is my Rifle, This is my Gun

Maybe worth noting that you can die, and revert to last save to.

I did this coop with a buddy on Legendary. When I died, I obviously lost my guns and was given a new set. So we just restarted a new checkpoint/save and I had my magnum back. Same tactic as you mentioned if you drop/swap the gun.

Still works.

Lekgolo137
11-14-2012, 06:14 PM
"Badge" achievement doesn't require LIVE, I completed it offline just by changing emblem's color.

By the way I completed 31/49 achievements offline, in the first post you say 28 so there's gotta be another two mistakes.

Tyger7
11-15-2012, 01:09 AM
Maybe worth noting that you can die, and revert to last save to.

I did this coop with a buddy on Legendary. When I died, I obviously lost my guns and was given a new set. So we just restarted a new checkpoint/save and I had my magnum back. Same tactic as you mentioned if you drop/swap the gun.

Still works.

Hmm I died probably 40 times solo legendary if not more. Never manually loaded checkpoint. I always had the loadout I had when obtaining checkpoint. Unlocked no problem

AmpleSteak
11-15-2012, 01:20 AM
Doing legendary co-op right now Gt: Rozay151

ReverendSID
11-15-2012, 01:30 AM
Hmm I died probably 40 times solo legendary if not more. Never manually loaded checkpoint. I always had the loadout I had when obtaining checkpoint. Unlocked no problem
Yeah, that's solo. If you play co-op then when you die you respawn with covenant or forerunner weapons unless you manually reload the checkpoint.

Fyrestarter00
11-15-2012, 09:24 AM
Obviously not mine, here it is since it is currently achievable.

Halo 4 - No One Left Behind Guide - YouTube

bwfcskillsinhd
11-15-2012, 08:02 PM
this is a truly awesome guide.probably one of the best ive seen on this site! very helpful,well done!

SiLeNt Sc0pE 16
11-15-2012, 09:29 PM
Awesome guide! Very informative and organized. You might want to add that for "The Challenger" achievement, it may not unlock as soon as you complete 25 challenges. It unlocked when I completed my 26th challenge, and the same thing happened to a bunch of people.

This is the thread where the issue is discussed:
http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/showthread.php?t=399615

MysticMidnite04
11-16-2012, 11:00 AM
So I somehow just completed the Drop Bears challenge after one assassination. Says I completed it and I have 25 challenges done now and no achievement. Any way I can unlock this now?

I just hit 25 challenges as well and didn't get the achievement

Buzz VII
11-16-2012, 08:27 PM
Awesome Guide! Planning to run through it a lot this weekend!

DarkSephiroth
11-17-2012, 12:26 PM
There was another thread (made by LickableLemons) about Nak3dHalo's speedrun videos and I really think a link to those should be added to the legendary solo achievement as he lets you know a lots of great ways to get through legendary solo!

Here's the link that was in the other thread:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=-uFKRjpD1Jg#!

I don't know if there is a playlist for all of them but they are easy to find from that link.

Ps. Very good guide! :)

Aurahead
11-17-2012, 08:13 PM
It is so painful to wait for new episode XD

devron420
11-18-2012, 03:49 AM
thanks for this achievement info.. it was very helpful

Kno Logic
11-18-2012, 06:48 PM
Damn this is my first Halo in a long time a lil bit overwhelming.

WOBBLY LEG MAN
11-19-2012, 01:12 AM
No One Left Behind - 20G
"Saved at least one Marine in Chapter 3 of Episode 2 of Spartan Ops on Heroic or harder."

Just done this solo on Legendary due to a very fortunate glitch. For some reason there was a marine glitched into one of the pillars surrounding the tower which couldn't be shot at because only his gun was poking out of the wall haha. So once I cleared all the enemies, Palmer went "well at least you managed to save one marine.." and the achievement popped. That will have saved me a lot of time and effort!

Dragon BLaZe o
11-20-2012, 12:57 AM
Thanks for this detailed guide very helpful.

Ray5555
11-20-2012, 08:34 AM
http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/picture.php?albumid=2479&pictureid=14773 Mortardom 20 :gsicon:
In Mission 5, steal a Wraith and use it to kill at least four enemy Wraiths on Heroic or harder.

Campaign Mission 5 'Reclaimer' specific. Online not required. Must be obtained on Heroic+.
Use 'Mission Select' after initial Campaign playthrough if missed.

The easiest way to steal a Wraith is to kill the gunner from a safe distance, and emp blast it with the charged Plasma Pistol shot (hold :rtbut: and release). While it is temporary disabled, you must go along side it press :xbut: to steal it. Make sure you are Holding :xbut: to 'Operate Plasma Cannon'. This will kick out the 'Wraith Operator' and you must shoot him. Then you can Hold :xbut: along side it to 'Operate Wraith'.
Now use it to destroy 4 other Wraiths. The trick is to keep moving & dodging the enemy Wraith's plasma attack while staying a safe distance from them, especially their short/mid ranged gunner's attack. There are a total of 8 Wraiths in the level.


There is a few things wrong with this

1.) after you plasma lock the wraith you need to hijack it by being directly over the gunner seat. Or else you will only be able to plasma grenade destroy it, or tear it apart.

2.) the totals are random. On my legendary solo run there were 13-14. 2 when they first appear, 1 at the first barrier, 4 when you have to destroy the ship, 6-7 at the very end of the level. On my legendary co-op playthrough there was only 11. 1 in the first time you see them, 1 at the barrier, 3 at the ship, 6 at the end.

xGethPrimex
11-20-2012, 08:59 PM
I don't understand the bro to close achievement, how can there be 6 if i can only see 5 in solo?

That doesn't make sense, i have like 5 people and it's like hard so i dont see 6 in overall and honestly this is the hardest achiever in the game so far

StarsRPD
11-20-2012, 10:52 PM
I don't understand the bro to close achievement, how can there be 6 if i can only see 5 in solo?

That doesn't make sense, i have like 5 people and it's like hard so i dont see 6 in overall and honestly this is the hardest achiever in the game so far

Heroic right?

There is 2 in the start then they meet up with 4. stay behind the barrier with the Railgun and look after them while shooting all the enemies across the level. Then move along and let them go to the turrets. If you count 5 reload checkpoint.

xGethPrimex
11-20-2012, 11:06 PM
i see 5 everytime i give my 2 marines light rifles i dont mostly see them, so i dunno if a friend in here will help me is my next idea or i'm gonna lone wolf rush cause i only done campaign solo legendary and heroic is nasty on the turrets and knights side though. I just kept eye overall 3 more i dont see 4 even on legendary i saw 3 so i dunno how it makes sense to me :( but they get killed when turrets focus then and the railgun i use is for the knight, watchers and mainly if the turret eye gets naked the closed eye doesnt work :(

StarsRPD
11-21-2012, 12:07 AM
They die easily so I got this on my 5th attempt or so. Just make sure you take most of the heat in the battle. If you're stuck on a checkpoint with 5 marines restart from main menu. If it is glitched for you co-op might work.

xGethPrimex
11-21-2012, 12:33 AM
i chose co op as my 2nd option i did count out the "6th opposing marine" so i gave a last railgun explosion till the face when i got the achievement now

Lewi
11-21-2012, 12:52 PM
No One Left Behind - 20G
"Saved at least one Marine in Chapter 3 of Episode 2 of Spartan Ops on Heroic or harder."

Just done this solo on Legendary due to a very fortunate glitch. For some reason there was a marine glitched into one of the pillars surrounding the tower which couldn't be shot at because only his gun was poking out of the wall haha. So once I cleared all the enemies, Palmer went "well at least you managed to save one marine.." and the achievement popped. That will have saved me a lot of time and effort!

thats awesome. these achievements that make you save weak ass marines could be really annoying potentially. but the AI on the marines for H4 are actually pretty good. even the driving on solo for the 5th level reclaimer they were alright. i found that it was always because i missed only 1 shot that i would die.

WOBBLY LEG MAN
11-21-2012, 09:35 PM
thats awesome. these achievements that make you save weak ass marines could be really annoying potentially. but the AI on the marines for H4 are actually pretty good. even the driving on solo for the 5th level reclaimer they were alright. i found that it was always because i missed only 1 shot that i would die.

Yeah they're nowhere near as bad as Kat's driving skills haha. Having problems with the 4th mission achievement trying to save all the marines, there's always one that just runs out like Leeroy Jenkins and fucks it up for me!

Dog Face
11-22-2012, 03:46 AM
Is the "Game Changer" achievement glitched? I can't save the gametype. I go to just game options and hit 'Y', nothing. I select game options and hit 'Y', still nothing. Am I missing something [read the guide here/watched a video] because this shouldn't be that hard.

bLaKgRaVy
11-22-2012, 07:20 PM
Is the "Game Changer" achievement glitched? I can't save the gametype. I go to just game options and hit 'Y', nothing. I select game options and hit 'Y', still nothing. Am I missing something [read the guide here/watched a video] because this shouldn't be that hard.

Wasn't glitched for me. What the guide doesn't say to do is actually change something when you press A for "Game Options" to make it custom (like match length, respawn time, etc). Then you press Y and "Save as...".

The guide omits the important step to change a setting...

DEG23
11-22-2012, 11:23 PM
Does anyone have any tips for No One Left Behind? I tried this with a friend last night, but the AI is awful. Both times the two of us were killing the enemies non stop but we kept losing the marines.

On our first attempt we were using ghosts circling around the main structure but we noticed the marines were following us and getting killed in the open.

So on our second attempt, we stayed inside the structure but were overwhelmed with elites and the few remaining marines were running around the top of the structure and were taken out when the phantoms showed up:(

Dog Face
11-23-2012, 12:06 AM
Wasn't glitched for me. What the guide doesn't say to do is actually change something when you press A for "Game Options" to make it custom (like match length, respawn time, etc). Then you press Y and "Save as...".

The guide omits the important step to change a setting...
I did that too. I've done what I said + changed every option you can change under Game Options. I've changed just one thing, a few things. Can't get it to let me save.

Dog Face
11-23-2012, 12:08 AM
Does anyone have any tips for No One Left Behind? I tried this with a friend last night, but the AI is awful. Both times the two of us were killing the enemies non stop but we kept losing the marines.

On our first attempt we were using ghosts circling around the main structure but we noticed the marines were following us and getting killed in the open.

So on our second attempt, we stayed inside the structure but were overwhelmed with elites and the few remaining marines were running around the top of the structure and were taken out when the phantoms showed up:(
Play on Heroic [My brother and I did it on legendary] and give the marines the power weapons [Rockets/whatever else] and then stay close to them. Do what you were doing by staying inside with one person and the other move around outside of the area you're in to protect them.

DEG23
11-23-2012, 04:06 AM
Play on Heroic [My brother and I did it on legendary] and give the marines the power weapons [Rockets/whatever else] and then stay close to them. Do what you were doing by staying inside with one person and the other move around outside of the area you're in to protect them.

Completely forgot about giving marines different weapons:p I'll give this a try, thanks.

* Clueless *
11-23-2012, 10:50 PM
Wasn't glitched for me. What the guide doesn't say to do is actually change something when you press A for "Game Options" to make it custom (like match length, respawn time, etc). Then you press Y and "Save as...".

The guide omits the important step to change a setting...

Apologies, I completely left out the change.

Fixed it:

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/picture.php?albumid=2479&pictureid=14799 Game Changer 5 :gsicon:
Created and saved a Custom Game type in War Games.

Infinity related, Online not required.
Infinity :: War GamesGame Type: Capture the Flag
Map: Haven
:abut: Game Options
:dright: Score to Win (change 3 to 4)
:ybut: File Options
:abut: Save as new...
:start: Done (2x)



Cheers for pointing this out! ;)

Fechdog
11-25-2012, 03:49 AM
http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/picture.php?albumid=2479&pictureid=14770 Midnight Launch 20 :gsicon:
Got significant air in the Warthog at midnight in mission 2.

Campaign Mission 2 'Requiem' specific. Online not required. Can be obtained on Easy+.
Use 'Mission Select' after initial Campaign playthrough if missed.

Be the driver in a Warthog and achieve significant air when your console time is at 12:00 am. Only the Driver will unlock the achievement. It's been reported that the achievement may take a couple seconds to unlock.


I did this with my brother by changing the timezones. He drove and I was the passenger, not the gunner, and when he did the jump, both of us received the achievement.

Asturgis
11-25-2012, 04:04 PM
im not gonna try to get 1000G, im just going to try to have fun and beat the campaign and lpay online then hope to get at least 700G

Bro, your sig size is nearly twice too high :)

@ *Clueless* Thanks for this guide and the feminine touch, because contrary to a lot of others, this one is perfectly presented and extremely clear.

* Clueless *
11-25-2012, 07:58 PM
I did this with my brother by changing the timezones. He drove and I was the passenger, not the gunner, and when he did the jump, both of us received the achievement.

Were you both on the same xbox? This achievement is not unlocking for Warthog passengers playing Campaign Co-op through Xbox LIVE.

@ *Clueless* Thanks for this guide and the feminine touch, because contrary to a lot of others, this one is perfectly presented and extremely clear.

Cheers for the kind words Asturgis!

I've published quite a few guides and have learned what works/doesn't work - and came up with a unique set of fragmented info with colours and tried to keep it uniform throughout.

Campaign/Infinity, Solo/Coop, Difficulty, Online/Offline...

I don't like reading long paragraphs in guides and having to search for such info within. That's just my preference/style though.

Cheers! ;)

Fechdog
11-25-2012, 11:27 PM
Were you both on the same xbox? This achievement is not unlocking for Warthog passengers playing Campaign Co-op through Xbox LIVE.

Sorry. I forgot to mention that it was on splitscreen on the same box. Sorry for the wasted post.

bwfcskillsinhd
11-26-2012, 12:12 AM
why is the "no easy way out" unobtainable until dec 3rd as stated in the guide??? i have access to this episode now!

EDIT - forget it,the achievement says "ch 1 Ep 5" perhaps it should read the other way round.the guide is indeed correct Ep 5 Ch 1 is indeed unavailable until dec 3rd

BustaMo
11-26-2012, 06:13 PM
Thanks! Was able to grab 4 extra achievements that I didn't have yet!

twinkie
11-26-2012, 08:52 PM
finally, the challenger unlock at 29 :mad:

lowernest
11-27-2012, 06:03 PM
"This is my Rifle, This is my Gun 20
Carried a UNSC weapon all the way through mission 3 on Heroic or harder."

the thing is, when you start the mission, you start off with an AR and pistol. However, after you board the pelican 1/3 in (and the parts with the Mantis), you start off with the AR and a DMR instead when you die.

I carried the pistol all the way for the first 1/3, and the DMR for the rest but it didn't pop. Has anyone done it with the AR?

Asturgis
11-27-2012, 06:39 PM
Halo 4: Mortardom - Achievement Guide - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rJZmS-AAmdQ)



*Clueless* sugar, you absolutely, ABSOLUTELY need to replace that video with another one, please, for the love of God :)

Never have I heard such terrible voiceover, it doesn't even help by telling you when they start or how to do the highjacking properly because they keep failing and everything is cut between Wraith kills, except a little bit at the end but they don't tell you how many more there are after this point and if it's enough to actually start there.

This guy (the one who is skilled) had made some really great vids in the past, but since he's backed-up by that other guy, it's just unwatchable...


"This is my Rifle, This is my Gun 20
Carried a UNSC weapon all the way through mission 3 on Heroic or harder."

the thing is, when you start the mission, you start off with an AR and pistol. However, after you board the pelican 1/3 in (and the parts with the Mantis), you start off with the AR and a DMR instead when you die.

I carried the pistol all the way for the first 1/3, and the DMR for the rest but it didn't pop. Has anyone done it with the AR?

Bro, I think you are mistaking 2 different levels. It's Mission 3, not 4 :)

lowernest
11-28-2012, 03:01 AM
Bro, I think you are mistaking 2 different levels. It's Mission 3, not 4 :)

WELL, FUCK. That just made a whole lot more sense.

2Chalupas
12-01-2012, 12:13 AM
Maybe I missed it,

When we are going for the difficultly related achievements in solo campaign, co-op campaign, and Spartan Ops. Can we just "mission select" them all, or does it have to be done in order? Hopefully at least the co-op lets you do it in any order. It seems that way with the co-op, I just want to be sure.

It might be tough for me to find someone to play the campaign all in order. I'll be lucky if I can find people on here to just do it one at a time. :p

hackney gee
12-01-2012, 11:05 PM
i dont know if this achievement " Hanging on the Combat Deck"
is glitched. i know i didnt win 20 games it even shows i won 17 out of 20 and i still got the achievement. the thing that im thinking is i played 3 custom games on my own to check out and learn the map, and quit. i won cos there was no one with me and i got some xp. so basically if anyone that hasnt got this achievement could you try it out. ps i did the 3 custom maps on online mode.

TangoLit
12-02-2012, 05:29 PM
i dont know if this achievement " Hanging on the Combat Deck"
is glitched. i know i didnt win 20 games it even shows i won 17 out of 20 and i still got the achievement. the thing that im thinking is i played 3 custom games on my own to check out and learn the map, and quit. i won cos there was no one with me and i got some xp. so basically if anyone that hasnt got this achievement could you try it out. ps i did the 3 custom maps on online mode.


I had a very similar experience. I played a few custom games when I first was messing with H4, and one of them gave me xp with a win even though I was not playing anyone. Then, I got "Hanging on the Combat Deck" at 19 / 20.

hackney gee
12-02-2012, 11:25 PM
I had a very similar experience. I played a few custom games when I first was messing with H4, and one of them gave me xp with a win even though I was not playing anyone. Then, I got "Hanging on the Combat Deck" at 19 / 20.


so im not alone :) so if this actually works it could be put in the guide, will save countless loses last minute, or very bad matchmaking which you end up with very poor players :)

* Clueless *
12-03-2012, 01:07 PM
Updated the final achievements.


http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/picture.php?albumid=2479&pictureid=14790 No Easy Way Out 20 :gsicon:
In Ch 1, Ep 5 of Spartan Ops survived the enemy assault during the defense on Normal or harder.


Infinity Multiplayer :: Spartan Ops related. Online Required. Must be obtained on Heroic+.
Survive the assault during Episode 5 'Memento Mori', Chapter 1 'Spartan Miller' either Solo or Cooperatively.

Can only be obtained on Heroic+ (description is wrong)
You CAN die!
You will NOT unlock the achievement if you press the button before all the enemies are cleared.
You will NOT unlock the achievement if both terminals are destroyed.

This will unlock once you survive the FULL assault and at least one of the terminals is not destroyed. It should unlock once there are no more waves of Knights, Watchers, and Crawlers. Wait for it to unlock, and then you may press the button to activate and open the portal for the final jump.

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/picture.php?albumid=2479&pictureid=14789 What Power Outage? 20 :gsicon:
Completed Chapter 4, Episode 5 of Spartan Ops without losing a generator on Heroic or harder.

Infinity Multiplayer :: Spartan Ops related. Online Required. Must be obtained on Heroic+.
Don't lose a generator during Episode 5 'Memento Mori', Chapter 4 'The Cauldron Base' either Solo or Cooperatively.

Best to do Co-op with 4 players. There are 2 generators you must protect. A good method is to use both Warthogs that are at the start of the level. Use them to kill the enemies up until you reach the generators.

Position both Warthogs between or around each generator to protect the one that will be attacked (the side the covenant is dropped off on, that generator is usually attacked). There are also stationary turrets located above each generator if you need extra firepower.

Repeat if unsuccessful.


http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/picture.php?albumid=2479&pictureid=14784 Dedicated to Crimson 80 :gsicon:
Completed all chapters in the first 5 episodes of Spartan Ops on any difficulty.

Infinity Multiplayer :: Spartan Ops related. Online Required. Can be obtained on Easy+.
Complete all 5 chapters within all the 5 Spartan Ops Episodes either Solo or Cooperatively for a total of 25 chapters.

Glitchy: This achievement can be glitchy and won't unlock for some.
The Fix: Replay a mission Solo (Easy is fine) and it should unlock.

DarkSephiroth
12-03-2012, 01:09 PM
I have played episode 5 chapter 1 now two times on legendary and haven't got the No easy way out achievement so I guess it's glitchy too...

StarsRPD
12-03-2012, 04:05 PM
Episode 5 chapter 1 achievement works in matchmaking Heroic 4 players.

GeneralGranko
12-03-2012, 05:13 PM
No Easy Way Out 20 :gsicon:
In Ch 1, Ep 5 of Spartan Ops survived the enemy assault during the defense on Normal or harder.

This achievement is glitched! You can obtain it, but itīs weird!
It says to survive it, but i died 7 times (Iīm not lame, but it was just boring for me), my teammates died 5,3 and 1 times. One of the sensors got destroyed but the second survived, and we got this cheevo, or atleast I, I donīt know if others got it because I didnīt ask them (they were randomīs) - but I bet they got it too.

StarsRPD
12-03-2012, 09:57 PM
We all died on Heroic and still got it. I think you just need to complete the mission on Heroic. Edit: I read on TA it might have to do with not activating the orange button* after/during the defense.

Aurahead
12-03-2012, 10:55 PM
Yay for 1000/1000 ^______^

PS: Thanks for super awesome roadmap!

NightTied
12-03-2012, 11:50 PM
We all died on Heroic and still got it. I think you just need to complete the mission on Heroic. Edit: I read on TA it might have to do with not activating the orange buttons after the defense.

After reading this I also decided to give matchmaking a try for this achievement.
I also unlocked it - however everyone had at least one death, though both of the generators were both still running.

Siegfried
12-04-2012, 12:32 AM
What Power Outage? 20
Completed Chapter 4, Episode 5 of Spartan Ops without losing a generator on Heroic or harder.


Infinity Multiplayer :: Spartan Ops related. Online Required. Must be obtained on Heroic+.
Don't lose a generator during Episode 5 'Memento Mori', Chapter 4 'The Cauldron Base' either Solo or Cooperatively.

Best to do Co-op with 4 players. There are 2 generators you must protect. A good method is to use both Warthogs (or the Mantis) that are at the start of the level. Use them to kill the enemies up until you reach the generators.

Position both Warthogs between or around each generator to protect the one that will be attacked (the side the covenant is dropped off on, that generator is usually attacked). There are also stationary turrets located above each generator if you need extra firepower.

Repeat if unsuccessful.

DON'T do this with 4! Do with only one more person. You'll have Mantis instead of warthogs and it will be incredibly easy.

StarsRPD
12-04-2012, 12:45 AM
DON'T do this with 4! Do with only one more person. You'll have Mantis instead of warthogs and it will be incredibly easy.

Yep I found this out helping a friend. I did both methods and the warthogs was tougher. Fuel rod cannon for the hunters helped. Still there's a boatload of elites near the end.

potentginger
12-04-2012, 02:33 PM
true it was i have all 49

drexsack
12-04-2012, 03:56 PM
DON'T do this with 4! Do with only one more person. You'll have Mantis instead of warthogs and it will be incredibly easy.

Yes, using a Mantis is really easy, we didn't even die on legendary and had a lot of fun (after we died like 50 teams each chapter before).

The spartan ops 5.1 Achievo was kinda glitchy for me. Played 4 player matchmaking, I didn't die (but my whole team did), but I didn't get it. One generator survived. We had a 3 sec black screen in the begining, maybe that ruined it. Or somebody pushed this button too early, I don't know. I'll have a try later, can't ne that difficult to achieve.

tubb311
12-04-2012, 07:51 PM
http://blogs.halowaypoint.com/Headlines/post/2012/12/04/Halo-4-Crimson-Map-Pack-Achievements.aspx

Opiate42
12-05-2012, 05:29 PM
Updated the final achievements.
No Easy Way Out
Can only be obtained on Heroic+ (description is wrong)
You CAN die!
You will NOT unlock the achievement if you press the button before all the enemies are cleared.
You will NOT unlock the achievement if both terminals are destroyed.

This will unlock once you survive the FULL assault and at least one of the terminals is not destroyed. It should unlock once there are no more waves of Knights, Watchers, and Crawlers. Wait for it to unlock, and then you may press the button to activate and open the portal for the final jump.

Thanks for the clarification, some buds and I did this last night several different ways and it never unlocked. One friend did it solo Legendary, saved both terminals and it still didn't pop. When we all teamed up, we tried on Normal and on Heroic, one dude survived with no deaths, but still nothing.

I think there may have been an enemy hiding somewhere we missed before hitting the orange button.

Mikey Roxx
12-05-2012, 07:52 PM
Just got No Easy Way Out in a head-scratching way. I was playing on Legendary and hadn't yet activated the last button, but both terminals were destroyed, and the achievement popped with a single crawler left, still firing away at me.

Glitched in a good way?

* Clueless *
12-05-2012, 11:14 PM
Thanks for the clarification, some buds and I did this last night several different ways and it never unlocked. One friend did it solo Legendary, saved both terminals and it still didn't pop. When we all teamed up, we tried on Normal and on Heroic, one dude survived with no deaths, but still nothing.

I think there may have been an enemy hiding somewhere we missed before hitting the orange button.

Try playing it co-op with 4 randoms. Seems this is the way people are able to get it - making sure one objective survives, and all enemies are killed.

Good luck! ;)

xGethPrimex
12-06-2012, 12:06 AM
the power outage achievement is preffereable on solo i don ei t on legendary as well and the mantis really sure is better than dumb-hogs on multiplayer cause they lack firepower and the reason i prefer the solo because i killed about 5 phantoms before reinforcements were deployed, that achievement is by far the easiest this week on solo, but for co op it depends whoever sucks or is good.. similar to the hacksaw mission one. Either way the defending both sensors on the 5th episode chptr 1 i prefer co op searching this week and the power outage, no co op i prefer solo cause it's easier but on heroic it's nastier than legendary cause some ai's can make some mistakes and errors than heroic.

Sonic1896
12-06-2012, 02:23 AM
Just got No Easy Way Out in a head-scratching way. I was playing on Legendary and hadn't yet activated the last button, but both terminals were destroyed, and the achievement popped with a single crawler left, still firing away at me.

Glitched in a good way?
Same thing happened to me. We both died around 5 times each. Both terminals were destroyed. It popped then he started talking about data from the terminals we saved. What ever I'll take it.

JeZis
12-07-2012, 12:18 AM
http://blogs.halowaypoint.com/Headlines/post/2012/12/04/Halo-4-Crimson-Map-Pack-Achievements.aspx

o for fucks sakes i just wanted to 1k it and sell it not even a week after being able to 1k the game they already have dlc coming out.....

i think ill say fuck it and stick to 1000/1000 for the coming halos god knows there going to beat this horse for years to come.

Xenolith666
12-07-2012, 04:33 AM
/sigh Bros to the close did not unlock for me.. even counted to make sure that I had 6 at the end and I did.. no cheevo.. will try again some other time.. that's bs

Jeerrraayyyyyyy
12-07-2012, 04:10 PM
Got the No Easy Way Out achievo online w/ randoms on Heroic. Both points were defended and I died twice and it popped after that part of the mission was over.

Shadow_Dog
12-08-2012, 01:09 AM
So I beat all the chapters in the 5 episodes but it still did not give me an achievement. What can I do because I really do not want to replay all of them. TT

bLaKgRaVy
12-08-2012, 04:16 AM
So I beat all the chapters in the 5 episodes but it still did not give me an achievement. What can I do because I really do not want to replay all of them. TT

Did you not read the solution in the very guide you are posting in? Oh, how silly of me, of course you did... :p

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/picture.php?albumid=2479&pictureid=14784 Dedicated to Crimson 80 :gsicon:
Completed all chapters in the first 5 episodes of Spartan Ops on any difficulty.

Infinity Multiplayer :: Spartan Ops related. Online Required. Can be obtained on Easy+.
Complete all 5 chapters within all the 5 Spartan Ops Episodes either Solo or Cooperatively for a total of 25 chapters.

Glitchy: This achievement can be glitchy and won't unlock for some.
The Fix: Replay a mission Solo (Easy is fine) and it should unlock.


If played solo, do one mission in co-op. If played in co-op, do one mission in solo. Or if done in solo, try playing a mission again solo.

I bolded it so you can't miss it. Have fun.

Jakez123
12-09-2012, 02:31 AM
o for fucks sakes i just wanted to 1k it and sell it not even a week after being able to 1k the game they already have dlc coming out.....

i think ill say fuck it and stick to 1000/1000 for the coming halos god knows there going to beat this horse for years to come.

You could possibly wait for the War games map pass to go half price then buy it then.

twinkie
12-09-2012, 03:32 AM
bros to the close wasn't so bad with 2 players. did it with my nephew who's 10 :woop:

immortality20
12-09-2012, 06:48 AM
Wow, it's going to take me forever to get to 25 challenges. I only got 4 so far and trying for about 3 days for them. The weekly ones are just insane like winning 70 matches. Oh well, guess I might get it a month or 2 down the line by doing some dailies/spart ops one.

Pyrlaster
12-09-2012, 07:24 PM
Bros to the Close 20
Completed mission 4 without one preventable Marine death on Heroic or harder.

Campaign Mission 4 'Infinity' specific. Online not required. Must be obtained on Heroic+.
Use 'Mission Select' to after initial Campaign playthrough if missed.

Easiest if done Cooperatively. There are a total of 6 UNSC Marines that must survive.

2 Marines - join you after your encounter with Commander Laskey.
4 Marines - are fighting Crawlers, Watchers, Knights at the base of a hill.

You can start at 'Rally Point Bravo' if you've completed the level already.
Use ranged weapons when you can to keep a distance between the Marines and the Promethean Crawlers, Knights and Watchers. If your Marines charge forward, try to keep yourself in front of your Marines to keep the enemy fire focused on you. You will want to take out any Promethean Knights, Watcher and Turrets ASAP from afar, they do the most damage vs your Marines. You will find turrets scattered throughout the area thereafter that are helpful when waiting for Cortana to unlock the hatch. Once she unlocks it, retrieve her chip and the achievement will unlock.

Note: If a Marine dies, you are able to 'Revert to Last Save' as much as you please, the achievement will still unlock. If you happen to get a save checkpoint while one is dead, you must restart the level (back to 'Rally Point Bravo')

Halo 4 - Bros To The Close Achievement Guide (Mission 4) - YouTube



Is this easier with 2 people or not?

* Clueless *
12-10-2012, 05:30 AM
Is this easier with 2 people or not?

Check 2 posts above, the member was able to get the achievement with a 10 year old as his buddy :)

I'd say yes, it is much easier with a 2nd player.

Cheers! ;)

eastx
12-13-2012, 07:57 AM
My partner and I both got Midnight Launch on a single attempt. I was driver, she was gunner. We were offline and played via System Link. Popped for both of us during the first jump.

Remain Supreme
12-14-2012, 05:34 AM
Thanks for the guide Clueless, Proving to help me a lot on my achievement hunting

xrevolution97
12-23-2012, 07:17 PM
I can't wait to use your guide to help me out on these achievements. :)

optics
12-23-2012, 09:40 PM
http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/picture.php?albumid=2479&pictureid=14790 No Easy Way Out 20 :gsicon:
In Ch 1, Ep 5 of Spartan Ops survived the enemy assault during the defense on Normal or harder.

Infinity Multiplayer :: Spartan Ops related. Online Required. Must be obtained on Heroic+.
Survive the assault during Episode 5 'Memento Mori', Chapter 1 'Spartan Miller' either Solo or Cooperatively.


Can only be obtained on Heroic+ (description is wrong)
You CAN die
One sensor must NOT be destroyed.
You must clear out all the enemies before activating the final orange switch.


After surviving the assault, and protecting at least one sensor beam, the achievement should unlock. Then you may activate the final orange switch to open the portal for the final jump.


I got the achievement by doing this solo on Heroic ... AND both my sensors were destroyed. I had at least 4 waves left. After they were destroyed, it was telling me to activate the last switch. I chose not to activate it. Kept killing the remaining waves and the achievement unlocked even though I had one White Knight left to kill. So basically, you just have to kill all enemies. The achievement description says nothing about the sensors. "Survive" the assault basically means just kill everyone that comes.

Tyger7
01-02-2013, 11:18 AM
I got the achievement by doing this solo on Heroic ... AND both my sensors were destroyed. I had at least 4 waves left. After they were destroyed, it was telling me to activate the last switch. I chose not to activate it. Kept killing the remaining waves and the achievement unlocked even though I had one White Knight left to kill. So basically, you just have to kill all enemies. The achievement description says nothing about the sensors. "Survive" the assault basically means just kill everyone that comes.

Yeah, this is almost story related if you kill all enemies. Maybe say something like...

"After defending the the two sensors in this mission, there will be a final switch you must activate to open a portal. Before doing so, make sure you eliminate all enemies. The achievement unlocks after you press the switch."


http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/picture.php?albumid=2479&pictureid=14770 Midnight Launch 20 :gsicon:
Got significant air in the Warthog at midnight in mission 2.

Campaign Mission 2 'Requiem' specific. Online not required. Can be obtained on Easy+.
Use 'Mission Select' after initial Campaign playthrough if missed.

Be the driver in a Warthog and achieve significant air when your console time is at 12:00 am. Only the Driver will unlock the achievement. It's been reported that the achievement may take a couple seconds to unlock.


Thanks for pointing this out. The reason some people have not been getting this achievement in one warthog is likely because of time difference. When my friend and I got this, our console times were different (even though we live in the same state). I think the time is based off your internet provider. I was about 50 seconds ahead of him time wise. This would mean that if I got mine, he would not get his because his time was not matching. Maybe someone can try to do this and see if the achievement can unlock for a passenger/gunner?

BiggD
01-02-2013, 01:25 PM
Maybe someone can try to do this and see if the achievement can unlock for a passenger/gunner?

I can confirm that the Passenger and Gunner WILL unlock the achievement. I (the driver) drove the Warthog off the cliff at exactly 12:00 and my two friends were in the Warthog. We all live in the same state so our times were synced up (one friend was 35 seconds ahead of us), but they both got it.

So all in all, as long as it's midnight for all the players, it doesn't matter if you're driver or not.

Harry94
01-02-2013, 09:35 PM
Thanks for the guide, trying to make it my first 1000G :D

Might get the DLC to get all the points.

A COMPLEX CHUG
01-03-2013, 04:45 PM
Thanks for this guide, most informative.

gully89
01-14-2013, 04:55 PM
someone mentioned to me that there was a glitch in the campaign where you loaded the last rally point of every mission and completed that on legendary and the game would think you had completed the full thing on legendary and give you the achievement? anyone know if this is correct?

bLaKgRaVy
01-15-2013, 07:03 PM
someone mentioned to me that there was a glitch in the campaign where you loaded the last rally point of every mission and completed that on legendary and the game would think you had completed the full thing on legendary and give you the achievement? anyone know if this is correct?

You couldn't even make it to Page 2 of the forum?

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/showthread.php?t=407885


and another glitch for Level 6:
http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/showthread.php?t=399321

Diego9
02-10-2013, 06:56 PM
I just got the last achievement for this game! Thanks for the guide Clueless.

MH Maximus
03-17-2013, 12:16 PM
Bird of prey not unlocking?

joseaurelio89
03-18-2013, 12:54 PM
Thank very much

RebelConformist
04-09-2013, 03:31 PM
As of two weeks ago, I can confirm that you can still unlock the Lone Wolf achievement by loaded the last checkpoint of each level.

sargasso
04-14-2013, 10:53 AM
So, in reference to the DLC oriented achievements: how would you all recommend finding games (pertinent to specific map packs) without going about finding twelve players intent on boosting, as it were? I ask as, being in England, it is somewhat difficult to organise a time frame in unison with that of disparate continents. Also, with only the Castle DLC play-list available (as a game mode), I have been unable to find any (other) dlc specific maps altogether when playing in a public lobby. Either I'm unlucky, or clueless; invariably the latter.

GhostReconSpart
05-12-2013, 11:28 PM
Game is pretty fun, achievements are ok difficultly wise.

HumdingerXIII
05-15-2013, 05:30 AM
Great guide, Thanks

TatManBingo
05-15-2013, 05:57 AM
I have to start playing this again.

MrB88
06-16-2013, 01:59 AM
i need help with spec ops

bLaKgRaVy
06-16-2013, 08:03 PM
i need help with spec ops

Ok, then post in the Call of Duty forum... ;)

ryu2050
07-05-2013, 09:07 AM
Hi does the legendary glitch still works??

bLaKgRaVy
07-17-2013, 03:38 PM
Hi does the legendary glitch still works??

Why wouldn't it?

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/showthread.php?t=407885