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Old 11-17-2010, 11:38 PM   #1
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200k Firefight Solo

I'm attempting these 200k Firefight achievements solo, as my unreliable hours don't really help me get a team.
Does anyone have any tactics for each specific map? I've already done them on Alpha Site and Security Zone, so i've got the last 6 to do.
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Old 11-20-2010, 06:34 PM   #2
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I'm trying to draw from memory here, as it has been a while.
Mostly it's just best to camp out in enclosed spaces near your original starting point and pick the enemies off one by one. Try to keep cover over your head.

Windward: try staying in the central hall as it provides excellent cover. you can also surprise the covenant on the landing pads sometimes, cause some serious damage and then retreat.
Rally Point: One way is camping in the underground room, however you can get surprised there by people barging in. My favourite way was simply running along the top path from where you can snipe most enemies as they come towards the stairs.
Lost Platoon: Just stay near the main building, camp your warthog in front of the stairs, with the back pointing up so you can use the machine gun if need be.
Last Exit: Keep moving on the walls surrounding the courtyard. concentrate fire first on flyers or snipers, if need be, retreat towards the central room or the high sniper spot.
Crater: my favourite one, just stay near your starting point and rain death down on your enemies as they are dropped in. do mind the stairs though, as they can attack you in both flanks.
Chasm Ten: can't remember the first thing about this one, i think i just winged it completely without any form of strategy.

I hope this helps in any way, even if the tips are somewhat vague. Mostly its just about keeping safe and taking it slow, rather than rushing out.

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Old 11-22-2010, 03:30 AM   #3
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Do it on easy first of all, even normal is probably too difficult. Just sit back and play conservatively and you'll eventually get it.
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Old 11-23-2010, 01:11 AM   #4
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I've gotten most of them by myself, just play on easy and use the gravity hammer. Take anywhere from 1-2 hours. The only one you will have trouble in is Lost Platoon since the map is huge and you will take large damage from being out in the open.
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Old 11-23-2010, 01:30 AM   #5
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Bloody hell mate, you have got some patience haven't you! it must take ages!

I need to get around to doing these but i cba doing them solo, Goodluck!
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Old 12-14-2010, 03:41 AM   #6
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I've gotten most of them by myself, just play on easy and use the gravity hammer. Take anywhere from 1-2 hours. The only one you will have trouble in is Lost Platoon since the map is huge and you will take large damage from being out in the open.
The only one I've managed to do solo was Lost Platoon, and it seemed rather easy to me: almost used the way that people suggest a team should do it: Splazer for Wraiths and stole a Chopper as soon as I could, but until I got the chopper I camped on the Warthog gun back a bit from where it spawns, backing it up a bit avoids plasma 'nades and everything seems to line up at the entrance to the alcove, even the buggers; while on the chopper, duck into where the warthog spawns when the Phantoms come and go up the stairs to shoot wraiths with splazer. Kill stuff for a few hours until achievement pops!
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Old 01-11-2011, 05:06 PM   #7
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A friend and I got up to 189,000 points on Chasm Ten but ended up loosing because the fucking Mythic skull was on and we couldn't finish off the Engineers
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Old 01-11-2011, 11:22 PM   #8
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Damn engineers ruin that map for me especially when so many of them spawn.
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Old 01-18-2011, 11:39 AM   #9
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On my old profile i did them solo. come to think about it i was crazy lol
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Old 10-05-2011, 02:19 AM   #10
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The only one you will have trouble in is Lost Platoon since the map is huge and you will take large damage from being out in the open.
Really? I thought Lost Platoon was the easiest one. I've been doing these Firefight achievements solo on easy and they've been taking me about two hours each but Lost Platoon only took me 90 minutes. Just grab a Chopper and rack up the Splatter Spree and Vehicular Manslaughter bonuses.

For the other maps just grab a Gravity Hammer as soon as possible and kill everything you can with it. Don't throw it away if it runs out of energy. You can still rack up Hammer Spree and Dream Crusher bonuses with melee attacks.

Don't worry if you seem to be getting points very slowly on easy. Once you get into the second set you will be racking up lots of points with the skull multipliers.
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Old 12-06-2010, 05:30 PM   #11
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I played Rally Point on normal for 80 minutes acquiring 190,000 only to be smashed against a wall by a hammer brute. Pissed me off. Switched it to easy and after an hour I had 80,000. Its not worth the hassle by yourself.
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Old 12-14-2010, 01:43 AM   #12
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Do it on easy with a hammer, melee 10 people, kill someone with another weapon. Repeat. It takes an hour or two, but it works. Did it for every level.
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Old 01-17-2011, 09:13 PM   #13
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how ironic!

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I'm attempting these 200k Firefight achievements solo, as my unreliable hours don't really help me get a team.
Does anyone have any tactics for each specific map? I've already done them on Alpha Site and Security Zone, so i've got the last 6 to do.
well those two are the only ones i need now!!! lol now that i know its possible, im prolly gonna go for it tonight (ill EDIT post and see how it goes)

the others were pretty easy with 3 or 4 people, im assuming i should be able to make it. the only problem i will have is camping the spawn spots :P
*i only tried to solo one time, and i ended up camping to get a killionaire each drop off, and of course getting (cowbell 3X explosion) plasma naded off the screen lol*

EDIT: umm ya, tried alpha site on normal difficaulty. got to 180,000 and then lost the last life to a hammer fuck. grrrrrr

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Old 01-24-2011, 01:39 AM   #14
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Ok, here is the methid I used.

Play normally until Hammer-Cheiftain comes. Kill him.
Take his hammer. Melee people with it(DONT USE ITS CHARGE).
If you really need to use the hammer charge to clear enemies around you.
Whenever you get a Dreamcrusher medal(10kills in a row with the hammer) get 1 kill with any other weapon. repeat getting a Dreamcrusher and getting a kill with another weapon.

At wave 5 use whatever is left of the hammer's charge to get another hammer then continue getting as many dreamcrusher medals as possible.

I like to have a Hammer and Fuel rod becuase the fuel rod is a 5 hit kill on hunters and the ammo is plentiful.

The difficulty is set on easy. It should take you 1 and a half hours every game to get 200k.
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Old 01-24-2011, 07:08 AM   #15
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I did most of mine offline. It was unfortunate that there was no matchmaking for firefight 1.0

General recommendations (some are mentioned above)
I did it on easy. Takes around an hour and you usually finish around the 4th set or just after. Try to throw a grenade as grunts/jackals jump off the phantom. Camp the drop site for the phantoms after you've completed a round (and hence killed a hammer brute) with the hammer. Easy killtacular, etc.

Vehicles usually don't count so on maps like Lost Platoon don't worry about killing em (they'll drop another one eventually anyway.)

Hope this helps.
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Old 10-17-2011, 02:51 AM   #16
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possible, but it takes so damned long.
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Old 07-25-2012, 04:51 PM   #17
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I tried last exit on normal. I got close with 180k in the second set with a ghost, but early muckups meant I didn't make it. If you've got the time, easy difficulty may be your best bet.
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Old 07-26-2012, 07:30 PM   #18
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Anybody know of a few decent guides for particular maps? I haven't done any firefight match on ODST yet, but I figured I have to go at them solo since I have a poor connection.
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Old 08-20-2012, 10:46 PM   #19
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I just tried last exit with my son (very new to Halo) on easy and we got 186k in about an hour. He died a lot to start with but will get better. We will try again in the morning!
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Old 08-31-2012, 08:32 PM   #20
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Anybody know of a few decent guides for particular maps? I haven't done any firefight match on ODST yet, but I figured I have to go at them solo since I have a poor connection.
for specific maps? not that i can think of, you could just youtube search some walkthrus, but i can give you general tips that will help. most of my 200ks were with buddies, but several of them i completed solo.
  • staying alive is key, as the higher sprees you get the more pts are awarded.
  • after you complete a round and kill the hammer chieftan, grab his hammer.. this will be your primary weapon thru the entire firefight.
  • use B (not RT for strong melee) this will kill the enemy but not deplete the hammer charge, also each kill counts toward your 'hammer spree.'
  • after you hit 10 in a row, kill one enemy with your other weapon of choice then repeat the hammer spree. this will reset the spree allowing you to net all those points over and over in one life.
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