Halo 4

Halo 4 Achievements


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. 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  and release).
While it is temporary disabled, you must go on top of it and press  to steal it. Make sure you are Holding  to 'Operate Plasma Cannon'. This will kick out the 'Wraith Operator' and you must shoot him.
Then you can Hold  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.

Note: If you die, it will restart with you inside a fully repaired wraith.

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User Comments
Comment #1 by theNomad
Friday, September 14, 2012 @ 10:15:29 AM

This sounds a pain in the ass cheevo, jackin a wraith is hard enough, then keeping it shielded long enough to take out 4 others sounds tricky.

Got a sneaky feeling it'll be a case of jackin 4 wraiths and parking them in a unpopulated area, then blowing 'em up empty when you've the 5th.

Comment #2 by MyHERO
Wednesday, October 03, 2012 @ 06:21:02 PM

Hmm it said *enemy* wraiths.. Maybe yur tactic won`t work...

Comment #3 by 2and2makes5
Sunday, October 28, 2012 @ 02:42:33 PM

At least on Legendary, I was not able to hijack a Wraith and kill the driver without it exploding. So, I had to snipe the driver out. I'm not sure if it's just my Halo skillz improving or what, but I found this Wraith to be the best in the series. The 4 Wraiths don't all come at once - it's more of a Firefight-type deal, where Phantoms keep flying in with either a Wraith or 2 Ghosts. Actually quite easier to do this part with a Wraith than with the Warthog given to you. It takes 2 mortars to take out an enemy Wraith (on Legendary at least... I haven't played it at all on other difficulties).

Comment #4 by rknb117
Tuesday, October 30, 2012 @ 03:13:29 AM

Does hopping in the turret still make the driver get out?

Comment #5 by SanjuroTsubaki
Wednesday, November 07, 2012 @ 01:08:17 PM

Pretty easy achievement on Legendary. Just kill the gunner, jump in the turret. Elite comes out, kill him. You have yourself a vehicle.

You're going to want to use this anyway for a good portion of the mission anyway.

Comment #6 by El Grunto 14
Wednesday, November 07, 2012 @ 07:34:05 PM

Can anyone else get a wraith to spawn on heroic when retrieving the target locator? It did during my first playthough on legendary but won't spawn on heroic.

Comment #7 by XenixF47
Thursday, November 08, 2012 @ 04:42:40 PM

To jack a Wraith:
1. Kill gunner
Hint:Use BR or similar weapon to take down shield/headshot so as not to
damage Wraith)
2. Use a Plasma Pistol overcharge to stun Wraith
3. Close distance to Wraith, stunning it again if necessary
4. Stand on top of STUNNED Wraith, causing driver to hop out
Hint: You can also jump in the turret to make the driver jump out then
use the turret to kill the driver
5. Hop in Wraith and own everything

Hope this helps, enjoy!

Comment #8 by Hoebagger
Thursday, November 08, 2012 @ 05:12:23 PM

For anyone having trouble with this: GRAB A PLASMA PISTOL FROM A DOWNED ENEMY!

Comment #9 by MochaRaf
Thursday, November 08, 2012 @ 05:24:04 PM

For those people who are trying to take the wraith early on in the mission, simply take the steps as prescribed in the posts above to hijack it, once hijacked take off the winged tips and it will fit into the mammoth no problemo.

Comment #10 by NATE iz KING
Friday, November 09, 2012 @ 02:37:07 AM

You don't have to get out of the wraith once you get it other than to lase targets. It actually is the easiest way to be the mission quickly because you are pretty much immune to ghosts in a wraith.

Comment #11 by Cirrusstrafe
Friday, November 09, 2012 @ 04:50:48 PM

I can't seem to get it to trigger jumping in the turret. No matter what occurs I am stuck boarding it. Worst crap ever, every time I fail to get this thing (or it blows itself up, or my 'helpful' NPC allies blow it up) I am stuck killing like 8 ghosts and six elites before I can clear out to it. Is there any way to force a checkpoint here?

Comment #12 by nickstaxxx
Friday, November 09, 2012 @ 11:09:19 PM

has anyone tried getting this achievement in the spartan ops?
there is also an XP Glitch i found in the SO games as well but don't want to reveal it yet so there wont be a patch to fix it tomorrow or something.

Comment #13 by Havok1496
Saturday, November 10, 2012 @ 12:53:30 AM

i am not sure how it works on heroic i think there might be less wraiths. I did it on legendary and there were a ton. I had to steal three though because they get damaged quick. So best thing to do is get the sniper rifle from the mammoth it is a god send. After that you have to find a plasma pistol. Snipe the gunner out of the wraith, use the plasma pistol hop into the gunner seat wait for the driver to get out and kill him then get into the wraith. This will take a few tries probably it did for me you have to make sure everything is perfect. Also, if there are other elites around they may get into the wraith once you kill the gunner. So use the first wraith you encounter. A good way to get it is to run up the cliff that has a pathway leading up to top of the cliff. You can snipe from the

Comment #14 by Havok1496
Saturday, November 10, 2012 @ 12:55:31 AM

top. It is on the far left past the mammoth. It is a good place to snipe the gunner from and any other elites. Then carefully either rush the wraith or get a plasma pistol from one of the jackals. Use the first wraith until you reach the point with the three shields. At this point swap out for the other wraith. Your's might not be damaged mine was. after you get through that you will have to defend the mammoth i had like six other wraiths come so plenty for the achievement. You may want to swap out for another wraith here or just chance it. Always make sure you snipe long range so the wraith doesn't move around or shoot to much when you want to kill the gunner, and good luck.

Comment #15 by Havok1496
Saturday, November 10, 2012 @ 12:58:03 AM

Also if you are having trouble getting into the gunner seat you have to run up very close to it for the game to give you the option to get in. The plasma pistol is your best friend here.

Comment #16 by birdshake
Saturday, November 10, 2012 @ 01:47:39 AM

IGN posted a walkthrough for this achievement on their youtube page. It's worth checking out.

Comment #17 by Garconis
Sunday, November 11, 2012 @ 01:07:30 AM

#16, you could have provided a link...

Comment #18 by Geonovast
Sunday, November 11, 2012 @ 08:46:27 PM

#12, it says you have to do it in mission 5.

Comment #19 by smashingrascal
Monday, November 12, 2012 @ 03:54:32 AM

I'm guessing restarting a checkpoint everytime you kill a wraith would be too easy?

Comment #20 by Floyd.
Monday, November 12, 2012 @ 03:31:44 PM

I hijacked the very first Wraith, killed three, saw no others, crossed the tributaries and then it auto-destroyed my Wraith. Up and disappeared.

Comment #21 by lewisito
Monday, November 12, 2012 @ 08:07:19 PM

Much easier way to do this guys, i just did it on legendary solo, Wait until the end of the level when the Infinty is right above you and your have to take out the shield.

You will meet up with a load of marines and be offered a scorpion tank, however if you look around there are at least 7 Wraiths in this area, and with a bit of luck (took me 4 tries) you can capture one and then its just a case of happy hunting.

For easy i waited till all the local marines had been killed off as they ruined my first 2 tries by killing off wraiths as i was about to take them out. Good luck guys and hope this helps.

Comment #22 by Graderone
Monday, November 12, 2012 @ 08:54:00 PM

@ #20... I had the same happen to me on Heroic. Got 3 before the tributaries; then forced to abandon my wraith. Later in mission 5, when you get to the Scorpion tanks; you can hijack another wraith. I got the achievement in this area after killing one more.

Comment #23 by PBH198st
Sunday, November 18, 2012 @ 03:52:15 PM

I need help on this who ever want to do this add me ( junglefever198) and message me letting me know this is the achievement ya looking forward to do

Comment #24 by The Legend 101
Monday, November 19, 2012 @ 01:36:14 PM

this idea might be harder but i boarded the wraith,punched the cockpit until the elite was showing,hopped off,ran away, and sniped the driver then ran back to it and u have a wraith

Comment #25 by Saintchess
Tuesday, November 20, 2012 @ 06:30:18 PM

this is the 2 time that I stole a wraith, and destroyed 4 more but the achievement doesn't pop up, there is a glitch on this achievement or something?, cuz the 1st time that I did "digging up the past" I didn't get it either,? so I turned off the xbox and did everything again and it worked. But that achievement was easy, this one is a little harder and this is the 2nd time that I get to kill all 4, and still not getting it!!!! >:(

Comment #26 by rknb117
Saturday, November 24, 2012 @ 04:05:22 AM

Spent 20 minutes, killing amrines before they could destroy a wraith, and getting splattered by a wraith because I forgot to pick up a plasma pistol before...

Comment #27 by Xannic
Thursday, November 29, 2012 @ 02:25:10 PM

This is simple enough to accomplish on solo heroic. Only took me a few times because I got too close.

THE PLASMA PISTOL IS YOUR ABSOLUTE BEST FRIEND, HERE. Charge up a shot or three, let it loose on the first wraith you encounter. Should be when you're going to pick up the target locator.

Stun it, melee the gunner a few times, hop in. Driver will hop out. Dispatch. Voila, wraith is yours. Just don't get too close to objectives when you're blowing it up, and you can easily get this achievement before having to abandon the Mammoth.

Comment #28 by th3sil3nc3r1987
Thursday, November 29, 2012 @ 03:40:17 PM

Can anyone tell me why everytime i hijack a wraith in the second part of this, it blows up as soon as i get in it?

Comment #29 by Say Anything
Sunday, December 02, 2012 @ 10:35:16 PM

Can be done on co-op, best achieved on the last rally point.

Comment #30 by Y88GAL
Thursday, December 06, 2012 @ 08:31:38 AM

I hijacked the wraith on the bit where you have to destroy the 3 shields. Then you get to the next part before where wraiths keep spawning along with the ghosts. They only spawned 3 wraiths!!! Proper annoyed. My wraith practically had full health after the 3rd I destroyed then my next objective was to get on the enemies ship. So when I tried for it they only spawned 3 wraiths not 4 which wasn't fair

Comment #31 by E vee dub
Thursday, December 06, 2012 @ 11:48:22 AM

I unlocked this as I shot my last blast toward my 4th wraith, but I died and my last shot found it's target before the game reloaded.

Boo-yah! Baby!

Comment #32 by KoD And Chips
Wednesday, December 26, 2012 @ 02:52:36 PM

can anyone help me with this please KoD AnD Chips

Comment #33 by foobz001
Wednesday, December 26, 2012 @ 08:11:20 PM

I need some help with this please anyone GT foobz001 add me please and thanks

Comment #34 by Batou67
Friday, December 28, 2012 @ 06:07:26 PM

You can try this earlier in the level around the same time that you fight the Lich but there are enough Wraiths in the end of the level to just do it then. And since you're going to have to hijack a wraith at the end of the level anyway, you may as well just wait til then to do it.

REMEMBER to pick up a Plasma Pistol during the "Sniper Alley" section at the latest, as I think this is the last time in the level you can get one. From this point all Grunts seem to have Needlers.

When you get teleported next to a Wraith at the end of the level, kill all UNSC allies or else they'll blow up the Wraiths you're trying to get for yourself. Clear the area of Covenant troops and engage the Wraith at the first sandy ramp bit. EMP, kill the gunner. EMP again, get in the gunner seat, kill the driv

Comment #35 by Batou67
Friday, December 28, 2012 @ 06:08:49 PM

driver. If you accidentally destroy the first Wraith you can use try the same method on the next one you come across, there are more than enough Wraiths in this section to get the achievement.

Comment #36 by Envysin
Sunday, January 06, 2013 @ 01:31:28 PM

Looking for help to get this achievement message me if you can help.

Comment #37 by PompeyKilla
Wednesday, January 16, 2013 @ 10:15:15 AM

I also found this easier towards the end of the level. There are 6 Wraiths in this area. Hit the Wraith to your right with a Plasma Bolt, jump in the gunner seat, shoot the pilot when he jumps out. Use this Wraith to kill all your allies before they steal your kills and thee rest is pretty easy

Comment #38 by c4s70r
Sunday, January 20, 2013 @ 11:09:12 AM

does anyone know if you can still get credit for your wraith kills if you reset the mission? i hijacked a wraith when you have to get the target locater but only got 3 kills before i was forced to abandon it when gypsy team was called back before crossing the second tributary because the mammoth wouldnt open the doors again.

Comment #39 by SelenaG811
Saturday, January 26, 2013 @ 04:00:54 AM

everytime i steal a wraith it just blows up -.-

Comment #40 by babablacksheep3
Sunday, February 17, 2013 @ 03:13:06 PM

Just jump in the turret on the wraith and the driver jumps out. pretty simple. Gotta try this achievement after I get This Is My Rifle, This Is My Gun.

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Saturday, February 23, 2013 @ 04:38:24 PM

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Comment #42 by Ant64
Wednesday, June 05, 2013 @ 01:31:14 PM

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Wednesday, June 05, 2013 @ 01:32:53 PM

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Comment #44 by MRKR4ZY
Tuesday, August 20, 2013 @ 12:38:31 PM

looking to do this, anyone wanna sqaud up to do it.. gt is M1sta KR4ZY

Comment #45 by goldbergsdragon
Thursday, October 10, 2013 @ 06:31:43 AM

*Achievement/Trophy Hunters*

Comment #46 by XRenard
Tuesday, December 03, 2013 @ 02:52:16 PM

Does it unlock if you play the mission since a rally point? Or you need to complete it from the beginning?

Comment #47 by Solid Ice19
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 @ 02:46:48 PM

It seems to be the hardest achievement!

Comment #48 by legofreak689
Friday, February 06, 2015 @ 03:54:08 PM

This achievement isn't THAT hard. The hardest part is getting the wraith. For me, I was fortunate enough to have on of my marines use the scorpion to shoot a wraith and kill both the driver and gunner. So I took that wraith and destroyed the others and got the achievement. So technically I did and didn't hijack the wraith.

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US November 06, 2012

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