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Old 11-13-2011, 12:18 PM   #1
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Achievement Guide & Roadmap



Index:To simplify the search and take you directly to where you need to be, hit CTRL+F and type in the Code to jump directly to the section you need for quick referencing.

1. Overview
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2. Introduction
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3. Road Map To Success: Overview
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A.Road Map: Campaign Run
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B. Road Map: Mop-up
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10. Achievement Listing
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11. Conclusion
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Overview
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-Estimated achievement difficulty: 7/10
-Offline: 44 = 1000/1000
-Online: 0 = 0000/1000
-Total Play time required: 10-15 hours
-Minimum Play Sessions: 1
-Number of missable achievements: 0 (Chapter Select available)
-Glitched achievements: 0
Stackable Achievements: Yes
-Do skulls disable achievements?: No
-Does difficulty affect achievements?: Yes






Introduction ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------SEC02
10 years after the launch of one of the best selling series of all time, Halo: Combat Evolved is finally being brought back with a total graphic overall and a pretty selection of Achievements to boot. It launched with 44 achievements, all attainable through one or more playthroughs of the Campaign. A few of them look to be a bit of a doozy, but nothing is impossible. For the sake of ease, I’m going to suggest these be done in 2 separate playthroughs, but for those of you looking for a challenge, why not set this on Legendary and see if you can't get all of them in a single playthrough.




Road Map To Success: Overview ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------SEC03
In this section we’re going to lay down the ground work and pick the fastest and simplest route to get every achievement quickly. For specific assistance on a certain achievement, see the achievement list below or CTRL+F the name of the achievement to go straight to it.





Road Map: Campaign Run ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------SEC3A

Your experience with the past Halo games will determine the difficulty you choose to play first. In my experience, my first playthrough was on Legendary running solo. If you can’t handle it at first, do the best you can and return to the higher difficulty later. Anyway, onto the game itself.

Without worrying about the secondary campaign achievements, just play the campaign. Playing every level and beating the campaign alone will unlock Pillar of Autumn, Halo, Truth & Reconciliation, The Silent Cartographer, Assault on the Control Room, 343 Guilty Spark, The Library, Two Betrayals, Keyes, & The Maw, Birth of A Spartan, Believe in A Hero, & Living Legend.


Progress so far: For certain you should have all 10 level completions as well as the 3 difficulty completion achievements:
30% Overall Completion
13/44 Achievements
330/1000






Road Map: Mop-up
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At this point you’re sure to be familiarized with the level layouts and the best strategies to approach each encounter. It’s simply a matter of using the Chapter Select and approaching each individual achievement as you feel most comfortable with. If you did your initial playthrough on Heroic or Legendary, you’re likely to have at least a few of these already, so just get whichever ones you’re missing.


Progress so far:After this step, you should be at 100% completion! Congratulations on completing what I believe is the hardest achievement list in the series.
100% Overall Completion
44/44 achievements
1000/1000

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  • All achievements can be earned in cooperative play. However, certain achievements can only be earned one person at a time, so certain maps will have to be played twice in co-op.
  • Skulls do not deactivate Achievements, so the use of the Bandana skull for Infinite ammo will make all of these achievements easier to earn.
  • Most of the achievements can be earned easily with the use of a second player on a dummy controller. Leave the main controller (the one tied to your account) inactive except when you have to kill a certain number of something and use it as a HUB for you to respawn at when player 2 dies. This prevents the need of constantly respawning



Achievement Listing
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Note: The achievements are listed in order of possible completion, so anybody interested in doing these in a single run can consult this list so they can be sure they don't miss anything.

Looks like the Oddball 10
Found your first Campaign Skull

Co-Op Attainable: Yes

See “Headhunter” for more details

For a guide to the Skulls and Terminals, refer to:
http://www.xbox360achievements.org/f...d.php?t=344002

What have we here? 10
Found your first terminal

Co-Op Attainable: Yes

See “Dear Diary” for more details

For a guide to the Skulls and Terminals, refer to:
http://www.xbox360achievements.org/f...d.php?t=344002

Overshields are for sissies 10
Complete “Pillar of Autumn” on Legendary without picking up an overshield

Co-Op attainable: Yes
Dummy Controller: Yes

Set the difficulty to Legendary and push your way forward. There are 4 overshields on this level, 2 in each of the drop ships that dock onto the PoA, so they’re easy to avoid. I strongly advise the use of the Plasma Pistol to take out Elites shields and the pistol to finish them and kill the grunts. No Jackals or Hunters are on this level.

Walk it Off 25
Complete the level “Pillar of Autumn” on Legendary without picking up a health kit.

Co-Op attainable: Yes
Dummy Controller: Yes

This will be one of the tougher achievements in the game due to the tight corridors of the level. Your biggest saving grace is that there are no jackals on this level and your enemies do not use the Needler on this level. Heroic and Legendary also allow you to use grenades earlier on in the level, so the corridors make frags more effective against enemies. Look for side hallways whenever possible. They can sometimes lead you around certain fights.


He’s Unstoppable 20
Complete any level on Heroic or Legendary without taking Health Damage

Co-Op attainable: Yes
Dummy Controller: Yes

This one goes well with "Walk it off." Obviously if you can't pick up health packs, you don't want to lose any health at all. Kills two birds with one stone. If you prefer to do it separate, however, level 4 "The Silent Cartographer" is typically the easiest level to beat due to the excessive number of marines, warthogs, and rocket launchers they give you throughout the level.




Pillar of Autumn 25
Complete the level “Pillar of Autumn” on any difficulty

Co-Op attainable: Yes
Dummy Controller: Yes

Story Related; Cannot be missed

Standard Operating Procedure 10
Complete one level on Normal in Co-op mode.

Co-Op attainable: Yes
Dummy Controller: Yes


See “Bro Hammer” for more details

Brovershield 20
Complete one level on Heroic in Co-op mode.

Co-Op attainable: Yes
Dummy Controller: Yes

See “Bro Hammer” for more details

Bro Hammer 50
Complete one level on Legendary in Co-op mode.

Co-Op attainable: Yes
Dummy Controller: Yes

To complete the 3 co-op achievements in the game, pick any level and do whatever it takes to reach the end. You have infinite lives and no time limit, so you can work together with a friend or just have one person doing all of the work while the other hangs back as a respawner (This works well for dummy controllers.) The fastest way to do this in a single playthrough is to set the Pillar of Autumn to Legendary and beat it in Co-op, netting you all 3 at the same time and eliminating the need to repeat a level at a later time.

No-Fly Zone 10
Destroy 3 banshees on the level “Halo” on any difficulty

Co-Op Attainable: No. The player that is going for the achievement must kill all of the banshees. Sharing kills on Co-op will not work
Dummy Controller: Yes

There are 4 banshees to be found on this level. The first two attack immediately after crossing the bridge in the beginning of the level. The best way to destroy them is with the pistol, though the AI is programmed for the second one to flee after the first is destroyed, so you have to be quick about it. The other two will attack you after you save the marines in the first of the three regions. You’ll be attacked in the open plain area heading toward your second region. Neither will flee, however, so again, make short work of them with your pistol.

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How Pedestrian 25
Beat the level “Halo” without ever entering a vehicle

Co-Op attainable: Yes
Dummy Controller: Yes. Recommended.

This is going to be a long mission, but with no enemy vehicles to worry about, vehicle firepower isn’t necessary anyway. Get ready for a long walk though. The only issue you’re come up against is a large gap in the first part of the tunnel after getting the warthog drop. The only way across is to grenade jump across. Be sure to have a frag or plasma grenade handy to do this because you aren’t going anywhere otherwise.

In Co-op, having one player drive the warthog will allow the other person to eventually teleport over the gap without having to grenade jump.)

Halo 25
Beat the level “Halo” on any difficulty

Co-Op attainable: Yes
Dummy Controller: Yes

Story Related; Cannot be missed

All according to plan... 10
Kill all of the enemies in the first encounter on “Truth & Reconciliation” without being detected

Co-Op attainable: Yes
Dummy Controller: Not Necessary

Immediately after getting off of the dropship, head to the cliffside toward the back of the canyon, but stand back far enough to avoid being seen. There are 2 shade turrets, 2 elites, 2 Jackals, and a handful of grunts (mostly asleep) Start by eliminating the Elites, than the Jackals, than the turrets. After that it's just a matter of taking out the grunts scattered around the canyon.

Note: Whatever you do, do not leave the cliff-side or the marines will move in and blow your cover. Do not stop hunting for enemies until the marines move on their own. That signifies that your done.

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Close Quarters Combat 25
Complete the level “Truth and Reconciliation” with at least 4 rounds left in your sniper rifle

Co-Op attainable: Yes
Dummy Controller: Yes

For this mission, there’s a positive and a negative (well, a few.) The positive is you start with 48 sniper rounds and there are ammo caches all over the first part of the level and a handful in the second part on the ship (look for the bloody marine corpses.) The downside is you’re going to want most of those rounds for the Elites, you must keep the sniper rifle in your possession up to the end, and there is no pistol in this level to fall back on. That said, smart use of grenades, melee, and Optic Camo should get your through most of this level fairly painlessly.

Doing it co-op also simplifies this task as both players have Sniper Rifles. Sharing an equal load of the work will enable both players to conserve more ammo. Solo players can use a dummy controller to eke out the damage while the 1st player can hide as well.

Note: Bandana means you'll have infinite ammo in your sniper, which guarantees you have at least 4 round at the end.

Truth and Reconciliation 25
Complete the level “Truth and Reconciliation” on any difficulty

Co-Op attainable: Yes
Dummy Controller: Yes

Story Related; Cannot be missed

Beachhead 10
Storm the beach on “Silent Cartographer” without losing any marines on Heroic or Legendary difficulty.

Co-Op attainable: Yes
Dummy Controller: Not Necessary

What to do, what to do... Two pelicans just landed on the beach, one with you and a few marines and the other with a handful of marines as well. Impressive... except your up against 3 jackals, 4 elites, and a dozen grunts in a wide-open area. Even worse, you can’t use the cover you have because you have to be quick to stem the death of your eager marines. The grunts are easy targets for the marines as long as you’re careful about grenades, but look for the 3 by the cliff to the left right when you start out. They’re sneaky little buggers. At the end of the fight, 2 elites and the 3 jackals are dug into the rocks fairly well. Grenades and pistol fire are the best way to flush them out quickly.

A combination of the Boom skull and Bandanna skull (as well as Grunt Funeral if you've got it) makes short work of the beach assault. Just headshot grunts and grenade Elites if necessary. You should kill them before the marines even get a chance to get close.

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Grenadier 25
Escape the map room on “Silent Cartographer” without firing off a single shot on Heroic or Legendary

Co-Op attainable: Yes
Dummy Controller: Yes

You heard the description. Take your finger off of that trigger button. You won’t be needing it. Fortunately for us, you have grenades and melee to rely on. Maker sure you're fully stocked on Frags and plazzies before you go down (there's a cache of frags on the floor with the hunters. The elites on the bottom floor should drop plenty of grenades as well.) Assuming you killed everything before activating the map, there should be no enemies on this floor. On your way up to the next floor, you’ll be stormed by 2 jackals on the rampway. Usually a frag makes good work of them. After leaving the ramp room, a door to the right will lead down another ramp and a camo should be just at the exit. Use it and you can easily bypass the entire floor (make sure you beat down any pesky elites you run into on your way. On the next floor you’ll have an elite and a few grunts. A frag is good for that followed with a melee to put the elite down for good. Go up the final ramp to the top floor and immediately to your right will be your exit blocked by an elite. Pop a grenade in there and make a run for the tunnel (if he doesn't die, he shouldn't follow you.) Around the next turn and BAM! Blocked by a Gold Sword Elite. As he taunts you quickly stick him with a plasma grenade. All you have left now is a few invisible elites at the very top of the structure. Lure them over one at a time and beat or grenade them to death and you’re path to the pelican will be open!

Grenade Jump trick: IF you're any good at grenade jumping, instead of going up to the second floor from the map room, there will be a small room across the way. Two jackals will be on the platform above. Take them out with a grenade, than grenade jump up and you'll be right next to the aforementioned camo pickup. This is a good way to prevent the entire room from being alerted.

Note: If you've got it, Grunt Funeral skull is excellent for this scene because a single frag can set off a decent chain reaction of grunts if time it right.

The Silent Cartographer 25
Complete the level “Silent Cartographer” on any difficulty

Co-Op attainable: Yes
Dummy Controller: Yes

Story Related; Cannot be missed

Skulls Taken! 25
Discover half of the skulls hidden throughout the Campaign

Co-Op attainable: Yes
Dummy Controller: Yes

See “Headhunter” for more details

For a guide to the Skulls and Terminals, refer to:
http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/showthread.php?t=344002


Heavy Reading 25
Read half of the terminals hidden throughout the Campaign

Co-Op attainable: Yes
Dummy Controller: Yes

See “Dear Diary” for more details

For a guide to the Skulls and Terminals, refer to:
http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/showthread.php?t=344002

Wraith Hunter 10
Destroy 4 wraiths on the level “Assault on the Control Room” with a scorpion tank

Co-Op attainable: No
Dummy Controller: Yes

This is pretty simple. There are 4 wraiths to destroy in total. When you first reach the snowy cannon, avoid destroying the 1st wraith tank you encounter. Proceed to the next canyon and you'll find a scorpion tank. Since you can't backtrack from the drop, proceed forward into the canyon and kill everything, including the two wraiths, with your tank. Go back to where you found the tank and the 1st Wraith should've come over and dropped down. Blow it up, than proceed with the level. After emerging from the tunnels, there will be 1 more wraith on the far end past the spire. Destroy it and the achievement will pop.

Note: The player going for the achievement must kill all 4. Kills cannot be shared during co-op play.


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I’ll Take That 25
Fly a Banshee on the level “Assault on the Control Room”

Co-Op attainable: Yes
Dummy Controller: Yes

Toward the end of the level, you'll come to a snow-covered bridge crossing another canyon. Two banshees will be parked in the distance. There are any number of options you could use. A normal run n' gun might work if you can kill the Elite fast enough. If you've got a sniper rifle, you can casually snipe the Elites before they enter the banshee. With careful aim, a rocket launcher or grenade will flip the banshee or knock it off the edge, allow you to pick it up when you get to the ground floor.

On Co-op, there's an easier trick. Do NOT use the camo found in the corridor before the final room preceding the bridge. Instead, go into the room and kill the hunters and grunts. Have the player that needs the cheevo go back to the camo and have the other player wait next to the teleport point in the hallway before the bridge. Right as the player picks up the camo, teleport him and have the invisible player run out and head straight for the banshee. Achievement earned.

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Assault on the Control Room 25
Complete the level “Assault on the Control Room” on any difficulty

Co-Op attainable: Yes
Dummy Controller: Yes

Story Related; Cannot be missed

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This Ones for Jenkins! 10
Kill 50 Flood Combat Forms on the level “343 Guilty Spark” on Heroic difficulty or higher.

Co-Op attainable: Yes, but easier Solo
Dummy Controller: Yes

This one will come naturally as you progress through the level. Just make sure you kill everything and find a shotgun is quickly as possible. They'll start showing up a few rooms after the ambush and there will be one on top of the bloody crate you use to escape guaranteed.

It can be done in co-op mode, but after the first player gets his achievement I suggest they stop killing immediately so the other player will have enough to get his as well.

Breaking Quarantine 25
Escape the Forerunner Facility on the level “343 Guilty Spark” in under 21 minutes

Co-Op attainable: Yes
Dummy Controller: Yes

Assuming you don’t get turned around, this is a fairly short level. Coupling it with killing 50 combat forms will slow you down, but it’s definitely not impossible. The trickiest spot is one of the containment rooms. You’ll notice a crate covered in blood with a shotgun on top. Use this crate to jump up to the second floor since there is not an actual path up.) Otherwise this is very straightforward.

Note: When you come to a flickering broken bridge, it is possible to jump across if you time it perfectly/ This can shave a minute or two off of the clock as well.

343 Guilty Spark 25
Complete the level “343 Guilty Spark” on any difficulty

Co-Op attainable: Yes
Dummy Controller: Yes

Story Related; Cannot be missed

That Just Happened 10
Complete the level “The Library” on Heroic or Legendary without dying

Co-Op attainable: Yes
Dummy Controller: No

This one is pretty self-explanatory. Just beat the level like you normally would, but don’t die at all in the process. Shotgun is your best friend, rocket flood are your worst enemy, and carrier forms will always sneak up behind you. Bandana skull will make this level much easier since you don't risk being ambushed while searching for more ammo. Your best bet is to simply hunker down in each portion of the level and just grenade and shotgun anything that comes at you from around a corner. When your radar is no longer red, move on to the next segment and repeat.

Note: The dummy controller trick will not work on this level. In Co-Op both players MUST survive.

Speed Reader 25
Complete the level “The Library” on Legendary in under 30 minutes

Co-Op attainable: Yes
Dummy Controller: Yes

Note: Reverting to the last checkpoint will put your time back to what it was when it saved, so dying has no effect on attaining this achievement in single player.

For most people, this is the equivalent of Reach’s Solo Legendary achievement. This is one of the two biggies that puts the list difficulty rating up for inexperienced players. If you’re lucky, you’ll get this in just a regular playthrough. If you’re familiar with Legendary in the Other Halo titles, you might be able to pull this off in 20 minutes or so. Again, always have a shotgun. I also recommend having the rocket launcher whenever possible. It’s good when they start to pile up. Your best bet is to find a good corner to put your back against and just keep your finger on the trigger. Bulk doors will slow you down automatically. If you don’t have a bulk door, you better be moving forward.

Assuming you don't die too often, having a dummy controller can be beneficial as long as you don't have to back-track too much. Otherwise you're probably better off just trying to solo the level for this achievement.

Note: Bandana skull will make this easier because Shotgun ammo can and probably will be scarce at times. The skull eliminates the need for that.



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The Library 25
Complete the level “The Library” on any difficulty

Co-Op attainable: Yes
Dummy Controller: Yes

Story Related; Cannot be missed

Look out for the little guys 10
Beat the level “Two Betrayals” on Heroic or Legendary without killing any grunts

Co-Op attainable: Yes
Dummy Controller: Yes

Don’t kill cannon fodder? That seems kinda redundant... Fortunately, the number of Grunts on this level is fairly limited. the real trick is to let the Flood and Covenant fight it out with each other, than pass through when the fighting has finally stopped. The flood will almost always beat the covenant or at least wipe out most of the grunts before they lose. Just skip past the rest in whatever vehicle you’re using.The majority of the grunts will be encountered within the first part of the level as you escape the pyramid. Once you get past the first core and inside on the bridge, the grunts are gone until you get close to the scene where you lost the tank in "Assault on the Control Room."

On Co-op, you can have one player kill the grunts while the other player hangs back to get that profile the achievement.

Leave it where it lay 25
Complete the level “Two Betrayals” on Legendary without picking up a new weapon

Co-Op attainable: Yes
Dummy Controller: Yes

This is another one of those good/bad situations. Good news is, you start with a shotgun. Flood problem solved. Bad news is there’s a severe shortage of ammo for the weapons in this level and shotguns really aren’t that great against the Covenant. Again, you want to let them two factions fight each other and you pick off stragglers whenever possible.)

On co-op, if one person dies, they will respawn with an AR instead of a shotgun. This will not void the achievement so long as you continue to not pickup weapons. (This is a good means of keeping your plasma pistol battery full for those pesky elites.)

Note: Bandana skull makes this easier as the Plasma Pistol is good for Elite Shields and shotguns are good for flood. Everything else just gets grenades.

Two Betrayals 25
Complete the level “Two Betrayals” on any difficulty

Co-Op attainable: Yes
Dummy Controller: Yes

Story Related; Cannot be missed

Tying up loose ends 10
Kill every elite on the level “Keyes” on Heroic or Legendary

Co-Op attainable: Yes
Dummy Controller: Yes

Remember the last good new/bad news achievement I mentioned? This one is worse. Good news is, the Flood are kicking the Covenants ass. Patience and persistence and you can eliminate most of the Elites early on. Before re-entering the ship, just make sure that everything is dead down below just to be sure. Once on the ship, again, make sure everything is dead. After encountering the Proto-Gravemind (Keyes Blob) this is where the bad begins. All grunts and Elites will be Spec-Ops units. There are easily 20 or so Elites from this point up to the hangar bay. Make sure you explore every nook and cranny of the 3 floors in the Hangar bay to ensure you got everything. Enter the banshee and end the level to make the achievement pop.

Popcorn.gif 25
Kill 100 Infection form flood on the level “Keyes” on Heroic or Legendary

Co-Op attainable: Yes
Dummy Controller: Yes

I’d be worried if you can’t get this one actually. Just shoot the little poppers. One pop will kill a few of them each time. They also rupture when they hit your shield. so getting 100 should be no problem by the end of the level.

Cheap Trick: While beneath the ship, you will come to a cliff-side where there will be hunters fighting Carrier flood forms. Don't drop down, but instead stay up top and the carriers continue to spawn. With the Bandanna skull, they will continue to spawn and you can just continue to grenade them until you get the achievement.

Keyes 25
Complete the level “Keyes” on any difficulty

Co-Op attainable: Yes
Dummy Controller: Yes

Story Related; Cannot be missed

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This side up 10
Complete the warthog Circuit on “The Maw” without being forcibly ejected from your seat

Co-Op attainable: Yes
Dummy Controller: Not Necessary

Translation: Don’t flip the vehicle over. You have plenty of time to spare, so if you’re not sure of a ramp or jump, be safe and take the easy way around. Nothing fancy and this should be cake (and this cake isn’t a lie.) At the large jump, I personally find doing a 360 degree spin through the air helps balance the vehicle as it falls, but it's a more advanced trick that takes practice.

Never tell me the odds 25
Complete the Warthog circuit on “The Maw” on Legendary with over a minute left on the clock left.

Co-Op attainable: Yes
Dummy Controller: Yes

Legendary has no actual effect on the warthog circuit in terms of difficulty so long as you don’t let the sentinels shoot at you for too long. Three tricks to getting this easy. First, drive carefully. Like I said above, you have plenty of time, so don’t flip your vehicle. It takes less time to detour than it does to get going again. Second, look for the side openings on the curved tunnels between rooms. These are nice little shortcuts if you can hit them right. Last, don’t stop when Foehammer messages you. Keep going and it will pause the timer shortly, which gives you a decent 20 second bonus.

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Dear Diary 50
Read all of the Terminals hidden throughout the Campaign

Co-Op attainable: Yes
Dummy Controller: Yes

By time you reach "The Maw" you should've already found all of the terminals hidden throughout levels 1-9. Simply find the last terminal hidden in this level and after watching the video the achievement will pop.

For a guide to the Skulls and Terminals, refer to:
http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/showthread.php?t=344002

Headhunter 50
Locate all of the skulls hidden throughout the campaign

By time you reach "The Maw" you should've already found all of the skulls hidden throughout levels 1-8 (there is no skull on level 9.) Simply find the last skull hidden in this level and after walking over it the achievement will pop.

For a guide to the Skulls and Terminals, refer to:
http://www.xbox360achievements.org/f...d.php?t=344002



The Maw 25
Complete the level “The Maw” on any difficulty

Co-Op attainable: Yes
Dummy Controller: Yes

Story Related; Cannot be missed.

Birth of a Spartan 10
Complete the Campaign on Normal

Co-Op attainable: Yes
Dummy Controller: Yes

See “Living Legend” for more details

Believe in a Hero 20
Complete the Campaign on Heroic

Co-Op attainable: Yes
Dummy Controller: Yes

See “Living Legend” for more details

Living Legend 50
Complete the Campaign on Legendary
Co-Op attainable: Yes
Dummy Controller: Yes

Once every level is beaten on Legendary, this achievement will pop. If you do it your first time through, the achievements stack, so you will earn “Birth of a Spartan” and “Beleive in a Hero” as well.

Tsantsa 50
Complete any level with 3 skulls activated on Heroic or Legendary

Co-Op attainable: Yes
Dummy Controller: Yes

This will be familiar to anybody that’s used the skulls in the past Halo titles. My personal suggestion is Bandana, Grunt Birthday Party and Boom on 343 Guilty Spark. GBP will be useless most of the level and Bandana mixed with Boom makes grenades plentiful for large groups of flood. This level is relatively short, so it shouldn't take too long to plow through. If you're brave enough, you can attempt this achievement as early as Level 3 as you'll have picked up the skull from PoA and 2 skulls from Halo.)

Conclusion
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Congratulations on your completion of Halo Combat Evolved Anniversary. I hope you found this guide to be beneficial in your hunt for and I hope you found the advice I gave to be as valuable as I considered it to be when I was writing this guide. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, feel free to let me know. Any tips or ideas to make some of these achievements easier are always welcome and will be added with full credit included of course.

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It lives! And I've still got a handful of little changes and updates to make to some of the cheevos when I get home from work tonight.
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Who hoo! Nice work on the guide (so far). Planning on adding some vids soon?

PS: Fix that Bro whatever the name is for completing a mission on co-op legendary. You have the Heavy Reading achievement name there instead
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For the "Never tell me the odds" achievement, playing on Legendary reduces the timer to 5 minutes instead of 6 on lower difficulties, or at least it did in CE. I doubt they've changed that. So a bit more effort is required than on other difficulties.
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It would look nicer if instead of redirecting players to look at the Maw level you just say "Story related achievement cannot be missed".

I can also confirm that you can use a friend or dummy to get you through the achievements that require you to not shoot or get hurt and stuff.

When it comes to co-op and the 3/4 banshees on "Halo", whoever kills the 3rd banshee gets the achievement and to get it for the other person you have to start over.
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It would look nicer if instead of redirecting players to look at the Maw level you just say "Story related achievement cannot be missed".

I can also confirm that you can use a friend or dummy to get you through the achievements that require you to not shoot or get hurt and stuff.

When it comes to co-op and the 3/4 banshees on "Halo", whoever kills the 3rd banshee gets the achievement and to get it for the other person you have to start over.
I'll make a note that object-based achievements cannot be shared. I'm sure it's the same way for the Wraiths on AotCR.

I'll also change the Level-based cheevos to say Story Related.

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For the "Never tell me the odds" achievement, playing on Legendary reduces the timer to 5 minutes instead of 6 on lower difficulties, or at least it did in CE. I doubt they've changed that. So a bit more effort is required than on other difficulties.
I'll make a note of that in the guide.

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Who hoo! Nice work on the guide (so far). Planning on adding some vids soon?

PS: Fix that Bro whatever the name is for completing a mission on co-op legendary. You have the Heavy Reading achievement name there instead
I was looking for that one actually I remember somebody pointed it out to me the first time I posted this, but they deleted it before I could check which one I needed to fix. Fixed Now.
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Complete the level “The Library” on Legendary in under 30 minutes

For most people, this is the equivalent of Reach’s Solo Legendary achievement. This alone puts the list difficulty rating up for inexperienced players.) If you’re lucky, you’ll get this in just a regular playthrough. If you’re familiar with Legendary in the Other Halo titles, you might be able to pull this off in 20 minutes or so. Again, always have a shotgun. I also recommend having the rocket launcher whenever possible. It’s good when they start to pile up. Your best bet is to find a good corner to put your back against and just keep your finger on the trigger. Bulk doors will slow you down automatically. If you don’t have a bulk door, you better be moving forward.
These video's will help alot:



They really helped me as i have never been good at this level.

Also, for all of the level specific achievement's it's alot easier to do co op with a dummy account and play that way, the main profile (the one your getting the achievement for) wont move and will be a great respawn point if you die.
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Also, for all of the level specific achievement's it's alot easier to do co op with a dummy account and play that way, the main profile (the one your getting the achievement for) wont move and will be a great respawn point if you die.
Agreed. Seconded.
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Also, for all of the level specific achievement's it's alot easier to do co op with a dummy account and play that way, the main profile (the one your getting the achievement for) wont move and will be a great respawn point if you die.
The videos were added to the guide. As for the dummy controller, that was actually one of the tipis I added to my General Tips section at the top of Post #2. It really does work great for people trying to get the achievements easily.
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Read all of the Terminals hidden throughout the Campaign

By time you reach "The Maw" you should've already found all of the terminals hidden throughout levels 1-9. Simply find the last terminal hidden in this level and after watching the video the achievement will pop.

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The videos were added to the guide. As for the dummy controller, that was actually one of the tipis I added to my General Tips section at the top of Post #2. It really does work great for people trying to get the achievements easily.
Dedicating Post #1 to the road map and general info will be neater and easier to navigate than the way you have it now with control+F.

The format for an achievement guide:
Post #1 = Roadmap and general info
Post #2 = Non missable story related ach
Post #3 = story related
Post #4 = collectables miscellaneous

I know you mean well with your current layout but it is very difficult and easy to lose casual viewers.

For example

Post #1:
Overview, intro, roadmap, general info/tips

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10 unmissable story related achievements, birth of a spartan, believe in a hero, living legend, standard operating procedure, brovershield, brohammer, tsansta, he's unstoppable.
for tsantsa refer to the collectable guide
for he's unstoppable refer to "walk it off" and "overshields are for sissies"(semi related)

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all the other achievements in order of unlock

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The videos were added to the guide. As for the dummy controller, that was actually one of the tipis I added to my General Tips section at the top of Post #2. It really does work great for people trying to get the achievements easily.
Yeah it does make them easier. This game is still amazing after 10 years of playing it. Knowing tricks and glitches for every level really makes the game and achievements easy. (for me at least)
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Hi, can you be a little more specific for the 'according to plan' achievement? I must have tried it 20 times but it won't unlock. Do you mean that the enemies just can't shoot at you, or can't be alerted at all? If its the latter, then I think it's impossible.

Also you say 2 elites, but I've got grunts, 1 elite and 2 shield dudes. Also, none of the grunts jump on the turrets after I've taken out the gunners. Thanks.
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Also for Tsantsa achievement, my achievement description differs to yours; mine reads 'Complete any level with at least three skulls active on Heroic difficulity or higher.'. There is no mention of using the skull 'Iron'. Are the achievement lists different for different regions?

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Fantastic to have a guide up so quick *thumbs up*

However like the action frampton said the description for this guide seems to be wrong for some regions or maybe just in general.

For example I just earned Tsantsa by using the skulls BOOM, Bandana and Grunt funeral. Just did pillar of autumn on legendary. With those 3 skulls it is actually easier than without them.
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Hi, can you be a little more specific for the 'according to plan' achievement? I must have tried it 20 times but it won't unlock. Do you mean that the enemies just can't shoot at you, or can't be alerted at all? If its the latter, then I think it's impossible.

Also you say 2 elites, but I've got grunts, 1 elite and 2 shield dudes. Also, none of the grunts jump on the turrets after I've taken out the gunners. Thanks.
You get the achievement for killing them all without them shooting back. You will know when they see you because the music starts. Took me a few tries, try on Easy.
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You get the achievement for killing them all without them shooting back. You will know when they see you because the music starts. Took me a few tries, try on Easy.
Thank you, I got it. Seems that pausing and hitting restart level was stopping me get the achievement. Quit game, played level from the beginning (not continue option) and I got it first time by doing exactly the same thing I'd done previously. Not sure if anyone can confirm that or not.
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Oh, and you have 'looks like the oddball' set at 25G, but it's only worth 10G.

Thanks for the guide.
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Pretty sure you are right about the ''according to the plan'' achievement frampton. I had tried about 10 times. Hadn't been shot at all after messing up the first 2 times, marines would just move up and then the elite + 2 grunts + 2 jackals would run over the hill in the background. It simply wouldn't unlock. I was either dying or using revert to last save.

Tried again after backing out to the menu and starting the level that way. And BAM first time it unlocked before that group come from the background. So it seems like if you fail it then you have to reload the level (or maybe just restart the level so you get the cutscene again?)
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So Co-Op and unlimited ammo, you still think it's the hardest in the series (and it only takes 5-7 hours as well). I know people think it's the hardest in the series but with the update maybe it isn't anymore? I haven't played it yet so I don't know. I never played the original. Just assuming unlimited ammo means all weapons?

I don't mind the sections you put the guide in, except that every step having it's own short section doesn't seem to make sense. Maybe make the roadmap one full section. The problem is, if someone else makes a roadmap it will be chosen over yours based on format alone, not content
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the Bandanna skull is a real pain in the arse to get, I needed this one for the 25G achievement for collecting half the skulls....the grenade jump you have to perform to get the skull is so frustrating.....thankfully I never have to do it again
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I'm playing through with my friend on Legendary co-op.....and yep, it's solid game....got to say, I'm really loving the update, 343 have done a great job.
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So Co-Op and unlimited ammo, you still think it's the hardest in the series (and it only takes 5-7 hours as well). I know people think it's the hardest in the series but with the update maybe it isn't anymore? I haven't played it yet so I don't know. I never played the original. Just assuming unlimited ammo means all weapons?

I don't mind the sections you put the guide in, except that every step having it's own short section doesn't seem to make sense. Maybe make the roadmap one full section. The problem is, if someone else makes a roadmap it will be chosen over yours based on format alone, not content
Unlimited ammo is for all weapons and grenades. Weapons need to reload still though.
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