Halo 4

Halo 4 Achievements

Midnight Launch

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 if playing Co-op through XboxLIVE. 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 method

  • 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 12am (midnight). Drive the Warthog down the dirt track" hitting jump after jump until the achievement unlocks.

CreditNozza x360a & lifeexpectancy for this description; Gackt and XenixF47 for their helpful info.

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User Comments
Comment #1 by Keirris
Monday, September 10, 2012 @ 11:57:00 AM

Yeeehaaaaah!! lols Should be easy enough ;p

Comment #2 by starwarsfan0402
Sunday, October 21, 2012 @ 12:10:17 PM

this sounds like fun, buti wonder if there will be a height counter or not

Comment #3 by Kreten
Monday, October 22, 2012 @ 03:13:13 AM

why don't you wonder elsewhere and leave this area for help with achievement

I just beat the level and only time you use Warthog is when its sunny

Comment #4 by Downesey
Monday, October 22, 2012 @ 10:46:31 AM

turns out you need to set your xbox's time to midnight for this to work. im assuming they expect people to get it and play immediatly. its right near the start of chapter 2, so im assuming right after midnight launches

Comment #5 by Kreten
Thursday, October 25, 2012 @ 01:28:08 PM

Thanks Downesey, I thought it meant midnight in game not actual time. But I've completed campaign solo on legendary and now can mop up :)

Comment #6 by Kreten
Friday, October 26, 2012 @ 01:28:57 AM

well I tried what you said and it didn't work.

Comment #7 by NIVEKTTOCS
Wednesday, October 31, 2012 @ 08:38:42 AM

Game hasn't released here yet, but if you set your clock to midnight, by the time that you get in there to launch it might be to late. You may have to set the clock a couple of minutes before 12am. It may only give you a one minute window to get it done 12:00am - 12:01am. Not to mention you have to hit the height requirement within that window. Like I said the game doesn't drop here til the 6th so I haven't done it myself so this is just speculation on my part. Good luck.

Comment #8 by Don Relentless
Wednesday, October 31, 2012 @ 09:35:56 PM

@#7 The game hasnt released anywhere yet.

"Midnight" must be a location, or a spaceship or something.

Comment #9 by Darkforce412
Saturday, November 03, 2012 @ 10:08:48 AM

i saw online that u really do need to set your xbox clock to 1:55 on the second mission and go to the jump until its midnight then speed up for the jump then ur done. shouldnt be hard, just a little annoying.

Comment #10 by XCVii 007
Tuesday, November 06, 2012 @ 01:15:33 AM

In Mission 8: Midnight (Rally Point - Bravo), you'll make your way through some portals. In one area you will reach, there will be 4 weapons you can choose from. Choose to pick up the Gravity Hammer. Stow the weapon and use your other firearm, until you get reach a point where you must defend the area. Crawlers will come out in droves out on a narrow walkway, and this is the perfect time to unlock the achievement.

Comment #11 by XCVii 007
Tuesday, November 06, 2012 @ 01:18:20 AM

Oops, wrong link and info. Here is the correct link:

I don't know how to delete comments from this page. ARGHH!

Comment #12 by demonmana
Tuesday, November 06, 2012 @ 09:24:55 AM

system tempering achivments blow especially since you cant change the time specificly while your offline, i found a way around this simply by changing your time zone to one that brings you between 11pm an 12 am

Comment #13 by catherineishere
Tuesday, November 06, 2012 @ 09:48:18 AM

I did exactly what he did in the video and the achievement didn't pop!

Comment #14 by catherineishere
Tuesday, November 06, 2012 @ 09:56:36 AM

NVM! I forgot to set it to PM. Once i changed it I got cheevo!

Comment #15 by P4ndAK1l7a
Tuesday, November 06, 2012 @ 12:36:29 PM

Achievement Guide

Comment #16 by Depressionz9
Tuesday, November 06, 2012 @ 02:11:38 PM

@#15 Nailed it.

Comment #17 by remedy916nos
Tuesday, November 06, 2012 @ 02:33:06 PM

put together a video for this achievement, done the easy way! please check it out and support our channel! HALO 4!!!!

Comment #18 by secondfavorite
Wednesday, November 07, 2012 @ 12:28:17 PM

It is not really all that hard. The video in 15 is good, 17 is the wrong achievement.
Just make sure you clock in exactly at 0:00 when you go, tried it at 11:59 AND 0:01 just to test and can confirm, neither work. Achievement only popped at exactly 0:00.
Did not get it where video showed, there is a bigger jump just a bit further down and immediately popped there.
Best of luck and hit me up w/any questions
on this or any other achievements I have
gammertag: secondfavorite

Comment #19 by KingJuanII
Wednesday, November 07, 2012 @ 04:48:44 PM

Does this need to be at exactly 12? or within a few minutes?
I know you can change the time, but I plan on really getting it really at midnight (Dont ask me why)

Comment #20 by smashingrascal
Wednesday, November 07, 2012 @ 05:15:04 PM

Kind of a pointless achievement isn't it? How is changing your clock worth an achievement? But it's free gamerscore so whatever.

Comment #21 by Zertein
Wednesday, November 07, 2012 @ 11:00:55 PM

Just got it, can be any time at midnight not just the day it came out. You just have to do it EXACTLY at midnight.

Comment #22 by aCrAzYhInDu122
Thursday, November 08, 2012 @ 03:34:11 PM

All you gotta do is drive off the edge at midnight. It's pretty easy lol I just tried it, and the cheevo popped up.

Comment #23 by smashingrascal
Thursday, November 08, 2012 @ 04:18:47 PM

Just change the timezone whenever the clock is around XX:50 It should give you enough time to set up your warthog. The first jump you get is at the beginning of the tunnel just after you get the warthog. Got it today but stil think it really pointless.

Comment #24 by Fear Hal Jordan
Thursday, November 08, 2012 @ 07:20:03 PM

Ooooh. Midnight in real time. Ok...thx guys.

Comment #25 by goodzorr
Friday, November 09, 2012 @ 05:00:31 AM

Ugh hate achievements that mean messing with your clock, just like the one in Arkham City with Calendar Man. Unless you're really that anal that you'll remind yourself to do it at a specific time.

Comment #26 by Distractor08
Friday, November 09, 2012 @ 10:29:23 AM

#22 has the right idea. I couldn't get enough airtime on the jumps, so I just drove off the cliff a the achievement popped. Just get on the warthog and hit the xbox button and just wait till the time says 12:00 am, then just ride to your doom :). BTW it doesn't have to be at that second. As long as it says midnight, you are good. Now time to look up the WPA2 key since I scanned out :(.

Comment #27 by Miss Tracey
Friday, November 09, 2012 @ 08:43:44 PM

You must disconnect from the internet first. You can't be signed into live. Go to your console settings and change the time to 11:50 PM. Then quick hop over to Halo and start the second mission. Get up to the Warthogs and get in one. Drive it up to the edge of the cliff. Watch the time via the center button and at 12:00 am, drive off the cliff. Then change the time back and connect to the net and all that. Enjoy.

Comment #28 by Bloody Sky
Saturday, November 10, 2012 @ 12:20:52 AM

Note that you can do this at midnight on any day. It doesn't have to be midnight of November 6th. I just got this achievement tonight (without messing with my clock), so I can personally confirm this.

Comment #29 by Hitomis Freund
Saturday, November 10, 2012 @ 08:23:07 PM

Just tested: This achievement can be obtained on the difficulty level "Easy" in Solo mode!

Comment #30 by JonAiello
Saturday, November 10, 2012 @ 11:03:33 PM

does it have to be 12:00 exact, or 12:00 through 12:59?

Comment #31 by Diegopie
Sunday, November 11, 2012 @ 12:21:56 AM

@#30 I think it has to be exactly 12:00 because I tried it at 12:19 and it wouldn't unlock.

Comment #32 by MyHERO
Sunday, November 11, 2012 @ 06:22:11 PM

Has to be 12:00!!! You can change time zone offline if u want... I started my Xbox at 11:54? and i discoverd i had to do this achievement to.. lowl xD

Comment #33 by KyleRuth
Sunday, November 11, 2012 @ 07:59:02 PM

Change your time to 11:54 or 11:55. You can get it on the first jump, but the third jump is the easiest to do. This is at the beginning of the level.

Comment #34 by stoneskin rebo
Sunday, November 11, 2012 @ 11:06:06 PM

What a garbage achievement.

Comment #35 by stoneskin rebo
Sunday, November 11, 2012 @ 11:13:04 PM

What a garbage achievement.

Comment #36 by LastNV
Tuesday, November 13, 2012 @ 02:02:10 AM

Just got this legit. Also instead of going off the ramps you can just drive off the cliff where the huge forerunner tower is where you got the warthog.

Comment #37 by jontylikeskk
Tuesday, November 13, 2012 @ 05:04:24 AM

Got this just, set my timezone so that I was near to midnight, still logged into Xbox live. Got a Warthog (takes about 1 minute to get from initial spawn, skipping the intro, to the place where the Warthogs are), waited until the dreaded hour (00:00) and then went for the jump off the cliff method. However I thought I had totally failed as my Warthog hit the edge of the cliff and went sidesways barrel rolling a couple of times down the route, but the chievo popped! Had hardly any hang time just rolled a couple of times. I am guessing that the most important thing is the 00:00 time and just get the Warthog off its wheels for a bit....

Comment #38 by o MALFUNCTION o
Saturday, November 17, 2012 @ 01:17:30 PM

Changed the timezone, opened the level, waited until 23:59 and did as many jumps as possible. Worked a treat.

Comment #39 by The Legend 101
Saturday, November 17, 2012 @ 11:17:52 PM

i think it works on the fourth ramp

Comment #40 by RAN3Y
Tuesday, November 20, 2012 @ 05:31:01 PM

Disconnect your Xbox from the internet in order to get this achievement now, or you can always just wait till around midnight & do it without disconnecting your internet.

System Settings> Console> Clock> Change time to 11:55

Take your time, Load up the requiem rally point Alpha. Get to the point where the warthogs are, sit inside the warthog & hit your big Xbox button on your control & wait till the time say 12:00am. Once then drive right off the cliff.

{BONG} Midnight Launch Achievement.

Your welcome.

Comment #41 by Jynn
Thursday, November 29, 2012 @ 02:59:23 AM

Be a man, wait for midnight in real time.

Comment #42 by Xannic
Thursday, November 29, 2012 @ 02:28:32 PM

When you first get the warthog, there's a series of bumps in the terrain that are easy enough to get the achievement off. Worked a charm, just sat at the biggest hill (going backwards over the first one is what I did) for twenty minutes, then just started driving back and forth over it. Bam.

Comment #43 by Xannic
Thursday, November 29, 2012 @ 02:31:28 PM

When you first get the warthog, there's a series of bumps in the terrain that are easy enough to get the achievement off. Worked a charm, just sat at the biggest hill (going backwards over the first one is what I did) for twenty minutes, then just started driving back and forth over it. Bam.

Comment #44 by Havok1496
Sunday, December 02, 2012 @ 01:57:59 AM

easiest way to get it is like the people above have said drive off the cliff. Get in the warthog that is in the crashed part of the ship the one near the weapons on the wall. Get it in wait til 12 and drive straight and just fall off the cliff you will get it no problem.

Comment #45 by dracon74
Sunday, December 02, 2012 @ 11:03:46 PM

I just went through the first tunnel you go through after you get a warthog, oh, and it was actually midnight. It feels so much cooler getting these legit

Comment #46 by Edinja123
Tuesday, December 04, 2012 @ 12:59:41 PM

Are there any kind souls out there that could help me with the Halo reach matchmade achievemets? Then I could help you with bromageddon and could even let you go afk for some mission and i can clean it by myself. Please someone I really need them

GT : Rogstah Junior

Comment #47 by Savage12anahalf
Thursday, December 20, 2012 @ 05:57:49 PM

Got this one legit, and probably one of my (sadly) most impressive achievements, simply because I wasn't watching the time or trying for it. Just got lucky and hit it exactly right.

Comment #48 by Endyf
Monday, December 31, 2012 @ 06:07:55 PM

I just got this on the turn of the new year, since my night out was cancelled I thought it would be my first achievement of 2013 while everyone else was out celebrating...

Comment #49 by SD Dragon13
Wednesday, January 02, 2013 @ 12:51:05 AM

This achievement is bugging the crap out of seems that manually adjusting the time on my console isn't working correctly. I also don't 100% understand what the timing window is on the achievement, is it EXACTLY at midnight, not a minute later, or is there a little wiggle room? I am also bummed, #48, since I was trying to do the same thing as you, but alas, it didn't work for me...
Seems this will be the Halo 4 equivalent of Reach's "assassinate an Elite and survive the fall" achievo that gave me so much trouble....LOL sigh.

Comment #50 by smurf2k8
Monday, January 14, 2013 @ 07:44:31 PM

yup just drive straight off the cliff at 00.00 xbox time...worked for me

Comment #51 by PompeyKilla
Wednesday, January 16, 2013 @ 11:43:31 AM

You can only adjust time settings while offline. Disconnect, re-adjust, load level, drive off cliff between 0:00 and 00:01

Comment #52 by Manolos War
Thursday, April 04, 2013 @ 11:16:36 AM

I just got the achievment. I waited in the entrance of that cave for a few seconds after 23:59 and did all the way until reachs the last ramp and i did not get the achievment. I looked the clock and was still 23:59 and i turned back and lauched me to suicide in that hole, i died and got the achievment. If you did not get, just turn back after you passed the last ramp and suicide yourself in that hole, maybe works.

Comment #53 by RaikuZerO
Saturday, April 27, 2013 @ 07:41:51 PM

@49 i loved that achievement on Halo Reach lol this one seems it'll be fun also :)

Comment #54 by mnemo
Monday, July 08, 2013 @ 04:34:34 PM

THAT was easy. Changed my time zone to have midnight come an hour earlier, waited for 0:00 in the Xbox Guide (Xbox button). Don't rely on any other clock you might have, since Halo 4 obviously uses the Xbox's clock as reference. And a minute is LONG, I think I needed 10 seconds - it popped right on the first jump!

Comment #55 by goldbergsdragon
Thursday, October 10, 2013 @ 06:18:13 AM

*Achievement/Trophy Hunters*

Comment #56 by EndearmentRSxb1
Monday, November 04, 2013 @ 02:50:32 PM

Just follow the video guide. I screwed up and it still gave me the achievement when I followed the guide.

Comment #57 by H1N1
Monday, December 09, 2013 @ 02:01:59 AM

Got it at real midnight.

Comment #58 by UncleBiff
Monday, July 07, 2014 @ 08:18:17 PM

I got this achievement at midnight on New Years 2013. Got it the moment it hit midnight and 2012 ended. Got the time stamp and everything. I thought it was pretty cool. Told my friends "I got this one at midnight on New Years!" and they're like "Ya know you can change your clock and get it offline" and I'm like "Yeah, but you don't get the timestamp and that's pretty cool being able to say you got it at midnight on New Years with the 1/1/2013 on it!" and they're just like "... or you can just change your clock and get it offline."

People don't appreciate anything. *pout*

Comment #59 by Blunt Eastwood
Saturday, September 06, 2014 @ 04:24:31 PM

Make sure your time is set to midnight on your console.
Start the mission a little early. The warthog is about a 2 minute hike.
If you get to the hog before midnight. Just pause and wait until it is midnight.
You do not even have to drive down the path and try and get air. Just got off the cliff to your right at a decent rate of speed, and pop.
Worked for me and a friend first try.

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US November 06, 2012

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