Halo 4

Halo 4 Achievements

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Completed Chapter 4, Episode 5 of Spartan Ops without losing a generator on Heroic or harder.   

Infinity Multiplayer :: Spartan Ops related. Online Required. Must be obtained on Heroic+.
Don't lose a generator during Episode 5: Memento Mori  • Chapter 4: The Cauldron Base either Solo or Cooperatively.

There are 2 generators you must protect. If you are playing Co-op with 4 players you will spawn with 2 Warthogs at the start of the level. If you are playing Solo or Co-op with 2 players, you will spawn with Mantis at the start of the level.

Get in the vehicle of your choice and use it to kill the enemies up until you reach the generators. Position your vehicles between or around each generator to protect the one that will be attacked (the side the covenant is dropped off on, that generator is usually attacked). There are also stationary turrets located above each generator if you need extra firepower. 

Using the Mantis (1-2) to protect the generators is reported to be the easiest method.

A warthog tactic that works (3+) - Position the Gauss Warthog between the generators. 
Have the second Warthog be Spartan driven with 2 marines (one with rockets). Use this Warthog to ambush the Covenant after each time they are dropped off. Your marine with rockets will usually take care of the Phantom's plasma gun, and large groups of Grunts. 
Drive back and forth under the bridge and attack the Covenant from behind as they push toward each generator.

A warthog blocking tactic that works (3+) - Use the warthogs to try and "block" the 4 main entrances to the base, which will give you more time to kill enemies, and block them from getting within range of damaging your generators. From here, you can use the Warthog or Gauss Warthog to kill enemies (ranging from grunts to hunters) as they flood from each direction, or you can stay on foot, running around and killing them. After about 3-5 minutes, the enemies will stop spawning, and as long as both generators are still active, everyone in the game will get the achievement.

Repeat if unsuccessful.

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User Comments
Comment #1 by Colonel Russell
Monday, November 12, 2012 @ 10:33:00 PM

This will be a painin the ass.

Comment #2 by BarbaricTroge
Wednesday, November 14, 2012 @ 09:53:57 AM

Hope this can be done co op.

Comment #3 by Xenharmonic
Wednesday, November 14, 2012 @ 02:39:26 PM

If it's anything like No One Left Behind then it'll work on co-op, just did that one with 2 other Spartans

Comment #4 by rapax11b
Saturday, November 17, 2012 @ 06:37:19 PM

Did bros to the close by myself.... that was hard because theyre retarded

Comment #5 by The Legend 101
Saturday, November 17, 2012 @ 11:32:44 PM

got this achievement 3 days ago pretty simple

Comment #6 by Xenharmonic
Sunday, November 18, 2012 @ 07:19:03 PM


No you haven't, this achievement isn't able to get until the week of December 3rd. Maybe you commented on the wrong achievement haha

Comment #7 by The Legend 101
Sunday, November 18, 2012 @ 11:58:46 PM

no i didnt Xenharmonic im a 343 worker haha

Comment #8 by turdfurguson
Monday, November 19, 2012 @ 10:10:34 AM

well i'm the owner of 343, and i have never heard of you. haha ha

Comment #9 by The Legend 101
Monday, November 19, 2012 @ 12:51:33 PM

well turdfurguson why would the owner of 343 comment on my comment,have a account on this website,plus u dont even know my name and i bet ur xenaharmonics brother,backing him up

Comment #10 by The Legend 101
Monday, November 19, 2012 @ 01:02:46 PM

also mr.T ur last online was 04-08-12 u would have played ur own game. it came out november the 11th month

Comment #11 by Xenharmonic
Monday, November 19, 2012 @ 04:28:35 PM

Well you just proved you are a troll The Legend 101, just checked your gamertag (dylangodzilla) and it says you haven't even played Halo 4! Doh!

Be gone!

Comment #12 by The Legend 101
Monday, November 19, 2012 @ 06:14:49 PM

u be gone Xenharmonic they make it possible to block certain games from veiw for a reason like i bet u dont know i even played Battle Field 3.major troll face

Comment #13 by The Legend 101
Monday, November 19, 2012 @ 06:18:31 PM

also why do u care i was just trying to say u should get it pretty easy u started everything

Comment #14 by Xenharmonic
Wednesday, November 21, 2012 @ 05:33:32 PM

Because you are creating confusion, implying readers of this achievement that they can get it already. I highly doubt that a "343 worker" would spell and post as poorly as you have.

Comment #15 by The Legend 101
Thursday, November 22, 2012 @ 08:07:34 PM

oh my god Xenharmonic an adult cant be lazy and spell things wrong and this page is to help people not start fights

Comment #16 by The Legend 101
Thursday, November 22, 2012 @ 08:13:48 PM

and what do you mean i only misspell you and dont capitalize

Comment #17 by Tarento
Friday, November 23, 2012 @ 01:05:20 PM

No one has this achievement yet, anyone who says otherwise is a tool.

Comment #18 by The Legend 101
Friday, November 23, 2012 @ 06:30:24 PM

thx #17 i dont need to comment anymore u finished the fight

Comment #19 by Tarento
Monday, November 26, 2012 @ 11:12:36 AM

Looks like you don't have the achievement, Legend. Nice trolling.

Comment #20 by Colonel Russell
Monday, November 26, 2012 @ 06:00:53 PM

Calm down kids. Maybe you should hold off on commenting until your balls drop.

Comment #21 by Colonel Russell
Monday, November 26, 2012 @ 06:03:07 PM

I have finally pinpointed when this comment section went to hell. Comment #6

Comment #22 by The Legend 101
Monday, November 26, 2012 @ 11:41:10 PM

Thanks Tarento my goal is to troll,troll people like you.

Comment #23 by Editehsan
Tuesday, November 27, 2012 @ 10:52:16 AM

anybody know what we should to do for this one ?

Comment #24 by Tarento
Tuesday, November 27, 2012 @ 11:12:52 AM

@23, probably two or three generators in a tiny map that we have to defend against some Knights.

Comment #25 by Xenharmonic
Tuesday, November 27, 2012 @ 04:51:09 PM

haha Colonel Russell I couldnt help it. Yeah my bad lol

Comment #26 by evildeceptacon
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 @ 10:14:05 PM

if people turned on the mics and didnt go gun crazy it can be done! you need friends for this one!

Comment #27 by LB HOSS SAUCE
Saturday, December 01, 2012 @ 07:03:06 AM

Ok so ive been trying for a while but cant get it. what do these generators look like?

Comment #28 by evildeceptacon
Saturday, December 01, 2012 @ 10:48:04 PM

its the next dlc! i read it wrong! please correct if i was wrong

Comment #29 by evildeceptacon
Saturday, December 01, 2012 @ 10:50:13 PM

am i missing a option to play any episode in co-op? seems like only the weekly episode!!!

Comment #30 by Xenharmonic
Sunday, December 02, 2012 @ 06:37:31 PM


This achievement isnt available until Dec 3rd, because that is when Episode 5 is released. As of today, (2nd Dec) only Episode 4 is out, therefore this achievement cannot be completed. I suggest reading the achievement description properly.

Comment #31 by Akinokaze
Monday, December 03, 2012 @ 09:25:25 AM

Just got this first time solo on legendary, it's not all that hard just prioritize your targets and make heavy use of the mantis.

Comment #32 by MizFit
Monday, December 03, 2012 @ 02:00:41 PM

Add me: x MiizFiit
if intrested in quickly rushing through this chapter of spartan ops and mopping up the final achievements. Also assisting me through chapter 4.

Comment #33 by Hoschi Hawkes
Monday, December 03, 2012 @ 05:58:42 PM

Like #31 wrote: Done in Solo on legendary. No problem. Stay in the mantis until you have to put up the guns. Do this, then keep on with the mantis.

Comment #34 by Totally Dubbed
Monday, December 03, 2012 @ 08:27:25 PM

Posted a video on it :)

Comment #35 by Garconis
Monday, December 03, 2012 @ 09:11:52 PM

Definitely easiest on Solo. I did it second try on Solo Heroic. I tried Co-Op in between, but the AI and my teammates were retarded, and you don't get a Mantis. Just a bunch of worthless Warthogs.

Comment #36 by ToxxikShadow
Tuesday, December 04, 2012 @ 12:24:15 PM

When you're doing this, just remember 2 things: 1) If you're cycling ammo on both guns at once, you still have your RB stomp. Aimed right it takes out enemies pretty easily. Secondly, if you do lose your mantis, there is a rocket launcher right by your spawn to take out groups of pesky elites.

Comment #37 by kushdogg
Tuesday, December 04, 2012 @ 03:15:28 PM

I lost a generator on literally the last elite.

Comment #38 by abj57
Tuesday, December 04, 2012 @ 10:57:33 PM

I'm gonna try solo since they allow the mantis. Tried twice co-op just now and retarded teammates don't defend or they move the warthogs and blow it up

Comment #39 by Distractor08
Wednesday, December 05, 2012 @ 04:43:28 PM

I could've got this solo on legendary, but I already did it with people online. In some way I think solo is much easier since u have a mantis compared to a warthog.

Comment #40 by YourMom'sAHeavy
Thursday, December 06, 2012 @ 08:06:08 PM

If you want to work on this and any of the other Halo achievements send a message or friend request to GT: Cav723

Comment #41 by RyuHo7
Thursday, December 06, 2012 @ 11:17:22 PM

i'm looking for anyone to help me with this achievement, gt is RyuHo7

Comment #42 by BigSamGardner
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 @ 09:30:25 PM

If anyone needs help with this or any others, I am more than happy to help. Hit me up. GT is same as my handle.

Comment #43 by How did I do that
Wednesday, December 26, 2012 @ 11:56:14 PM

This can be done on co-op. Just go to the mantises and have everyone get in one then each one defend the generator. Me and my friend (who honestly isn't that great). Did it in no time and barely any damage was taken to the generators. Not as hard as it sounds.

Comment #44 by ChUyHa85
Wednesday, January 02, 2013 @ 02:51:40 PM

Need some help with these ones, please add me so we can do this
GT: ChUyHa85

Comment #45 by Achil1es24
Wednesday, January 02, 2013 @ 03:23:32 PM

haven't done this yet, but figured it'll be easier with help. Gt is username

Comment #46 by damnbloodymess
Tuesday, January 08, 2013 @ 03:09:48 PM

No wonder I didn't get this achievement I read it as Chapter 5, Episode 4. The lack of generators should've tipped me off.

Comment #47 by Xtra Cheddar
Thursday, January 17, 2013 @ 06:51:31 PM

If anyone needs this achievement i'm getting people for tonight, i bought a capture card and need to break this bad boy in and hopefully if everything goes good ill upload it to youtube to help other people know what to do, and im actually looking for people with good connection and are good so i can basically use them as youtube recording achievement partners i guess, message me quick, preferably US due to time zone but if youre open to time then just no little kids

Comment #48 by Gahdsey
Thursday, January 31, 2013 @ 08:56:30 PM

I need it. GT: Gahdsey

Comment #49 by Ramirez1975
Thursday, March 14, 2013 @ 12:02:01 PM

Straight forward enough. Stay in the Mantis and alternate weapons. When you get into the base there is a ridge between the two guns you activate, hop onto of that with the Mantis and you can shoot to both sides. When the Phantoms turn up shoot off the main gun with rockets/gun fire.

Comment #50 by MADD MAN 123
Thursday, April 04, 2013 @ 06:25:09 PM

I'm on right now and need at least one person to do this easily, msg me ASAP
my GT is MADD MAN 123

Comment #51 by XxKinkillaxX
Monday, May 06, 2013 @ 02:03:39 PM

hit me up with a msg need most of the spartan ops achievos~
GT: LTGL xKinkillax

Comment #52 by Pay4NameChange
Tuesday, June 04, 2013 @ 12:50:46 PM

Looking to get this stupid cheevo, only using a short term card.


Comment #53 by KD35xball4life
Saturday, June 08, 2013 @ 07:26:31 PM

Looking to get this message me im always on

Comment #54 by cookygonecrazy
Monday, June 17, 2013 @ 02:05:59 PM

Need someone to help me with this one. GT: cookygonecrazy

Comment #55 by MONEY9O9
Friday, June 21, 2013 @ 11:44:39 AM

Need help with this, message me on XBL.


Comment #56 by KingDan06
Thursday, June 27, 2013 @ 08:50:35 PM

I'm still looking to boost for this

Add me if you want to help each other out


Comment #57 by The Legend 101
Sunday, July 07, 2013 @ 07:57:51 PM

@#30 trying to start fights again. i see,eh

Comment #58 by BullZeye
Sunday, July 14, 2013 @ 07:36:08 AM

Does anyone still need this one? Would like to do it in a 2-player group.

Comment #59 by cgmehring
Saturday, August 24, 2013 @ 03:36:27 PM

Looking to do this one. gt = chris833

Comment #60 by TheAfterSheep
Sunday, August 25, 2013 @ 08:38:53 PM

I know that a lot of this has been previously stated in the comments above, but I would like to reiterate a few tips that I found extremely helpful for this achievement:

1. Play on Heroic.
2. Play alone: while this may seem counterintuitive, it is actually much easier to beat this level alone, as you will have access to many Mantises (two at the start and two by the generator). That way, when one Mantis becomes damaged, you can swap it out for a new one. Furthermore, the heath of each generator is inversely proportionate to the number of players.
3. Prioritize your targets: heavier infantry such as Elites and Hunters deal significantly more damage to the generators than Jackals or Grunts, so you should always take them out first. In addition, infantry with Plasma Pistols can stun y

Comment #61 by The Junt
Monday, August 26, 2013 @ 01:33:07 PM

I'm down to try and get this cheese. Message me or send me a FR.
GT = The Junt

Comment #62 by PhxZoN
Sunday, November 17, 2013 @ 11:17:05 PM

Looking to do this achievement as well. Feel free to add me.

GT: PhxZoN

Comment #63 by Micky1991
Tuesday, March 11, 2014 @ 07:30:07 PM

If Anyones Boosting This Add Me
GT : SLAY3R2014

Comment #64 by Micky1991
Wednesday, March 26, 2014 @ 10:24:40 PM

need Players To Do This Get Me Added
GT : SLAY3R2014

Comment #65 by FURburger241
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 @ 10:43:33 PM

Could really use help on this if anyone still plays thanks GT:FURburger241

Comment #66 by Joshywa7
Wednesday, May 28, 2014 @ 11:15:03 PM

Looking for help with 3 spartan ops achievements. I can return the favor to you. Message me, NOT THROUGH VOICE MESSAGE, explaining why you need help. If send a voice message, I will ignore you. I don't care. GT: Joshywa7 PS. if you send a friend request without saying why, I will also ignore you.

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343 Industries


US November 06, 2012

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