Halo 3

Halo 3 Achievements

Too Close to the Sun

Destroy an enemy banshee with the spartan laser or missile pod in a ranked playlist or in campaign.  

In the campaign on the level "The Covenant" you start off with a laser and there are Banshees flying around in the sky. Simply keep firing until you get one and reload your last checkpoint if you keep missing and run out of ammo. Some people report having difficulty getting this even when blowing up a Banshee, but this is how I did it, so it does work.

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User Comments
Comment #1 by MasterMack002
Wednesday, August 04, 2010 @ 09:18:24 PM

Easiest done on the mission "The Storm" at the point right before you get
attacked by the Scarab, there are lots of banshees around just get on a missile
pod and fire away.

Comment #2 by Bloodtheif138
Monday, August 23, 2010 @ 09:28:30 AM

where is the easiest place to get this acheivement?

Comment #3 by xuxa29
Sunday, May 01, 2011 @ 08:32:29 PM

I think this achievement is gliched on my xbox

Comment #4 by Dramatic Unknown
Sunday, June 12, 2011 @ 04:21:11 AM

Fuck this achievement, it says when you get a spartan laser, shoot the banshees. I hit like 5 and i dont get this fucking achievement! What the fuck?????????????

Comment #5 by Gummybear5000
Sunday, July 24, 2011 @ 10:49:57 AM

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Comment #6 by Gummybear5000
Sunday, July 24, 2011 @ 10:51:03 AM

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Comment #7 by ricanlinkci10
Tuesday, August 09, 2011 @ 08:56:54 AM

I got this achievement on The covenant. You need a buddy. Go through the level normally until you get up to the hornet. Have your buddy fly the hornet and you sit in a passenger seat. Fly up close to a banshee and blow it to pieces with the Spartan laser.

Comment #8 by S1rJ0hn0fY0rk
Friday, November 04, 2011 @ 01:45:16 PM

why do it on the covenant level? i got this day one on the stormlevel before the scarab came in. lot easier there with the missle pod as you get lock on and infinite rounds so long as you don't rip it off the stand

Comment #9 by Uberpok3
Wednesday, December 28, 2011 @ 11:58:38 AM

The technique in the guide is works but maybe it will be a little frustrating to non-psycho players like me. This video shows a easier way to get this achievement:


Comment #10 by loma101
Wednesday, February 22, 2012 @ 08:58:47 PM

yes, i watched that video. it looks really easy. gonna do it right now.

Comment #11 by Jack Famine
Monday, April 16, 2012 @ 06:34:21 PM

this cheevo just won't pop for me :(
blown up about a thousand banshees (tried on various difficulties/missions and both solo and co-op)
glitched ass :(

Comment #12 by GH0ST5OLD13R
Monday, July 02, 2012 @ 02:38:52 PM

Just go onto The Storm, get on a missile pod, and shoot at the Banshee's. Brings the achievement up right on impact of the Banshee.

Comment #13 by Tom5429
Wednesday, July 04, 2012 @ 08:54:57 PM

Where do you find this on campaign easily?

Comment #14 by PBH198st
Saturday, November 03, 2012 @ 11:00:18 AM

I have two controllers and friends to help out who ever want to do this need at least 3 or 4 controllers. Add me gt is (junglefever198) lets do this before halo 4 comes out!

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Tuesday, July 09, 2013 @ 08:49:45 PM

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Comment #16 by nselvo
Sunday, August 18, 2013 @ 05:02:13 AM

I just did this on The Covenant. Whenever I would hit one at the very beginning of the level, it wouldn't pop. So I cleared the beach and walked down it to the area at the bottom of the forest. I looked up and hit a banshee with the spartan laser, and it popped no problem. Try it there if you don't feel like doing this on The Storm. Also, the banshees weren't too difficult to hit in this area.

Comment #17 by gamerchick5683
Wednesday, October 23, 2013 @ 04:06:40 PM

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Comment #18 by Phenominality20
Wednesday, March 26, 2014 @ 04:07:23 PM

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Comment #19 by Gilbert Prime
Sunday, July 24, 2016 @ 09:52:23 PM

I prefer "The Storm" for this achievement. If you don't get it in the Scarab area, you can tote a missile pod all the way to the end and take down one of the slow moving Banshees circling the big AA gun.

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Game Info
Bungie Software


US September 25, 2007
Europe September 26, 2007

Resolution: 720p
Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1
Online Players : 1-16
ESRB: Mature
HDD Space Required : 5.8 GB
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