Halo 4

Halo 4 Achievements

Pump Yer Brakes

In Crimson DLC matchmaking, score the killing blow on a Mantis.  

The Spartan Laser, Plasma Pistol, and Plasma Grenade are essential tools for this achievement.

"Score the killing blow" translates to, "Obtain a vehicle destroyed medal on the Mantis."

  • The Spartan Laser can be used to get a ranged kill on the Mantis.
  • EMP Overcharge the Mantis and stick it with two Plasma Grenades.
  • The Mantis can be boarded (only from behind) and instant-killed with a single Grenade plant.

Overall, remember the weaknesses of the Mantis:

  • Slow movement & turn speed/long cooldown and reload times for weapons
  • Long shield recharge time/very vulnerable when the shield is down

Once you have destroyed the Mantis, the achievement will unlock.

Rate this achievementAverage Rating (Based on 1 votes)
User Comments
Comment #1 by Proper Ryan
Tuesday, December 11, 2012 @ 02:54:40 AM

may also unlock with "David and Goliath" achievement if no one around to help take out Mantis.

Comment #2 by viwotoy
Tuesday, December 11, 2012 @ 11:56:42 AM

Im look for boosting all The cheevos. Add me if you have 3-4 controllers!

I K o P p n I

Comment #3 by BFMV Jay
Tuesday, December 11, 2012 @ 05:04:11 PM

looking to boost big foot, now they fly?
gt:BFMV Jay snd msg if ur in
and this one als0

Comment #4 by ninevoltz
Tuesday, December 11, 2012 @ 10:35:34 PM

Willing to boost this (and help with any others in return). GT ninevoltz

I have 1 controller so add me only if you are OK with that.

Comment #5 by matarael
Tuesday, December 11, 2012 @ 11:26:43 PM

Actually this cheevo you dont need to boost. I got it scoring my first kill in a mantis. The description is a little off it made me think you had to score the last kill of the match but I got it at the start.

Comment #6 by Erlando
Thursday, December 13, 2012 @ 06:25:16 AM

boost this with me
gamertag: SizableXerlendX

Comment #7 by JackAzzMcTittles
Sunday, December 16, 2012 @ 03:19:31 PM

wow. i boarded a mantis, got 'david and goliath' stuck a grenade in it, & a teammate stole the kill somehow with a DMR >:(

Comment #8 by Larry Tanng
Friday, December 21, 2012 @ 09:52:10 AM

I'm game to do this for the next 3 days.

GT: Larry Tanng

If my friends list is full, then send me a message, and an invite.

Comment #9 by DragonDarknesx
Friday, December 21, 2012 @ 04:05:55 PM

I still need all new achievements :D so if you want to boost this one and others just add me :D I've got 4 Controllers :D GT 'DragonDarknesx'

Comment #10 by jhino88
Tuesday, December 25, 2012 @ 02:42:57 AM

Will have a boosting party Dec.27th for Dlc achievements. Message Gt: jhino88 or daytona0500 

Comment #11 by Halo3master5000
Friday, December 28, 2012 @ 05:12:37 PM

Is your offer still open?
I'd like to get this achievement along with all of the others from the DLC.

GT - Halo3master5000

Comment #12 by Batou67
Friday, December 28, 2012 @ 06:34:40 PM

Not too hard, and you should get David and Goliath at the same time.

A great place to get this is on Shatter, using Active Camo. Hide and wait for a Mantis to come by, the jump out and board him, using a grenade.

Comment #13 by jackster and dh
Saturday, December 29, 2012 @ 12:00:14 AM

I need all achievements, and will help all in party. I have 4 controllers.

GT: Jackster and dh

Comment #14 by GMx MadnezZ
Thursday, January 03, 2013 @ 07:01:11 PM

I m going to boost all the dlc achievements.
(I have 4 controllers)
GT: GMx MadnezZ

Comment #15 by o teejae o
Thursday, January 03, 2013 @ 07:47:43 PM

Hey guys I need 2 people with four controllers to boost all the DLC Achievements. Just friend request me on Live....

GT: o Teejae o

Comment #16 by BIGRED202
Friday, January 04, 2013 @ 02:37:34 PM

Willing to boost. Send me a message. I have four controllers. GT. BIGRED202

Comment #17 by Major Xpro
Friday, January 11, 2013 @ 01:16:16 PM

I have 4 controllers add me Xpro PT

Comment #18 by Lyle912
Friday, January 18, 2013 @ 07:35:10 PM

Looking to boost and help boost this and all other DLC achievements. Add me: Lyle912. Will be on the next 3 days. Preferably people with extra controllers. If we get 12 people we can have full lobby and make this go a lot faster. Add me: Lyle912.

Comment #19 by Gothmule
Monday, January 21, 2013 @ 03:36:58 PM

Hey Guys Im Looking To Do All These Achievements, its gotta b matchmaking so if u hav spare coontols that would b good, or any other friends.
i have 4 controllers so ill defently make it a lil easier :)
messge me on XBL :P

Gamertag - Gothmule

Comment #20 by SmellyJellies
Sunday, January 27, 2013 @ 04:24:49 PM

Anyone looking to boost the Crimson DLC achievements today? I currently need four more people (or one person with four controllers).


Comment #21 by Skinticket11
Tuesday, January 29, 2013 @ 07:16:05 PM

I didn't get this one by climbing the mantis but tried a few times till I realized how to get it, it says BLOW.... So I tried it with a sticky grenade and git the cheevo try getting it by being the last to take the mantis down with grenades it worked for me hopefully will work for y'all's to :D

Comment #22 by Unknow 118
Monday, February 11, 2013 @ 12:05:07 AM

Hey, I am looking to boost this achievement along with most of the other Crimson DLC achievements. I own 4 controllers, so if you would like to boost as well or need another person for boosting, send me a message on Xbox live telling me which achievements you are looking to boost. I don't accept random friend requests, sorry. Only people with mics and that cooperate too please. Thanks!

GT: Ho1yHotCakes

Comment #23 by 0WNAG3
Tuesday, February 12, 2013 @ 12:24:35 AM

Hey, I'm looking to host an achievement party this Saturday, (Feb. 16th) for the CRIMSON DLC
I'm looking to start this at 2:00pm (Chicago time), but I will be online earlier. If we can get enough people that would be awesome.

I'm looking to help get all the newest achievements, as well as get them myself. I don't want people to quit after they get theirs, so please stick with us until we're ALL done.

If you want to join, send me a message over XboxLIVE as soon as possible.
My gamertag is Bill0wnag3
(That is a zero, not a capitol "o")

Comment #24 by Xbox360 Dando
Thursday, February 21, 2013 @ 06:55:20 AM

Looking to get all of the Crimson DLC achievements. GT: Xbox360 Dando

Comment #25 by Xbox360 Dando
Friday, February 22, 2013 @ 04:06:12 AM

Crimson Achievements done. Bring on Majestic.

Comment #26 by Evan Capoeira
Thursday, February 28, 2013 @ 12:33:02 PM

I am boosting all majestic and crimson achievements.
Will help anyone who adds me, I am on often and will help even if I have them.

I have mic and 2 controllers.

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> GT: Evan Capoeira

Comment #27 by HubDub
Saturday, March 02, 2013 @ 05:02:21 PM

looking to do the Crimson achievements invite me if you would like them
gt: xSwaiG

Comment #28 by Pumpstar
Saturday, March 16, 2013 @ 11:54:57 PM

I need this one, I have 4 controllers. add/message me
GT: Pumpstar

Comment #29 by DarkFireReaper
Friday, April 05, 2013 @ 02:15:31 PM

Still looking for a group for this one, I have 4 controllers and am willing to help with others.

Comment #30 by KatKitty24
Friday, April 05, 2013 @ 05:05:24 PM

I have 2 controllers and need this. My GT is Vadersville just let us know why you're adding us :)

Comment #31 by JubJub44
Sunday, June 09, 2013 @ 02:53:45 PM

I'm looking to boost all the crimson map pack achievements. I have 2 xbox 360s and 8 Controllers. Need help for the achievements to be done on the wreckage map. I'll help if you help me

Here's my gamer tag: JubJub44

Comment #32 by StuMoir94
Tuesday, June 18, 2013 @ 05:35:03 PM

Boosting for all multiplayer achievements with a full lobby, send me a message GT: GodOfTheArena94

Comment #33 by Saladfingas
Saturday, June 29, 2013 @ 11:32:06 AM

Looking to boost all crimson achievements happy to help anyone needing them currently me and a friend have 8 controllers so need sum1 or more than 1 to get up to 12 controllers please message me if ur interested gamer tag : saladfingas

Comment #34 by LewisEardley
Sunday, September 22, 2013 @ 03:42:17 PM

Looking to get all Crimson 'Mantis' achievements - which means we need 16 controllers to get a full 'Big Team Battle' lobby, in order to get the map: Shatter (which has the Mantis).

I have 4 controllers - who else has? Message me, I'm on UK time and free evenings and weekends.

Comment #35 by your7sins
Saturday, December 21, 2013 @ 11:11:52 PM

I bought Halo 4 when it was first out and recently bought the G.O.T.Y. edition. It's proven to be mostly a waste of $40, being I can't seem to find other people who have the (DLC) maps I need to play on. I enjoy getting the achievements and helping other people do the same. If you need help with anything and don't mind helping me get some of the achievements I'm trying to get, feel free to add me on XBL. I'm an easy-going, team player, with a mic/headset and get along well with everyone I game with, etc. My gamer tag is: your7sins

Comment #36 by your7sins
Wednesday, January 08, 2014 @ 11:20:23 PM

I still need this achievement. Since posting on the threads, I've had many people add me, some who don't have all the DLC. If you decide to add me, just let me know you have the Crimson map pack along with how many controllers you have, please. I have 4 controllers. I'm an easy-going, team player, with a mic/headset and get along well with everyone.

My gamer tag is: your7sins

Comment #37 by your7sins
Wednesday, January 22, 2014 @ 02:19:22 PM

I think it's funny 343 just added a 'new' playlist category recently (which will be removed by Feb. 3'd) for people to work on the DLC achievements. It's ONLY for 4v4 games, not 8v8 (which it total bullshit because you need a bigger map with more vehicles to get most of them in this DLC, especially the Mantis achievements. The category is usually populated by small numbers of people...ever. 400-600 is what I see every time I play a game in it. Then, almost every game...people quit out of the game if it's not a map they want/need. THIS is why people boost. Everyone looking to get more achievements completed having constrictions on which they can accomplish based on the stupid fucking manner 343 went about setting up a category for people to play in.

Comment #38 by SPYRO894
Monday, January 27, 2014 @ 02:19:56 PM

wanting to try and get the fallowing achievements
(bird of prey)
(i see you)
(clever girl)
(pigs can fly)

(hello nurse)

(size isnt everything)
(big foot)
(david and golith)
(pump yer brakes)

Comment #39 by Muscledkenneth
Friday, February 14, 2014 @ 03:09:17 PM

looking for people to do this and other mp dlc achievements

GT: Muscledkenneth

Comment #40 by xAlucard
Thursday, April 03, 2014 @ 03:06:14 AM

looking for ppl who want to boost these and other achievements for dlc. i have 3 controllers

Comment #41 by IzzySM
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 @ 10:11:36 PM

I've got 2 Xbox 360's with a total of 8 controllers, and both me and my GF needs the achievements in the Crimson Map Pack, so we need 8 more to be able to get the Shutter map on Big Team Slayer for sure, as it seems to be impossible to do it with regular matchmaking.
We're free from now until my vacation ends on May 2nd.
Live in Sweden (GMT+1) and able to play most of the time.

Gamertag: IzzyXboxOne (as well as my GF: Pialouize).

These are the achievements we're looking to boost:

Size is Everything
In Crimson DLC matchmaking, kill 20 enemies with a detached Machine Gun Turret.

In Crimson DLC matchmaking, kill 20 enemies using the Mantis' stomp attack.

David and Goliath
In Crimson DLC matchmaking, board an enemy Mantis.

Pump Yer Brakes
In Crimson DLC matchma

Comment #42 by SuperTrickster
Thursday, May 22, 2014 @ 08:03:36 PM

Recently downloaded dlc maps looking to boost achievements add or message me

Comment #43 by Dreadstone8
Monday, June 09, 2014 @ 05:24:58 PM

Looking to boost Halo 4 Achievements, Mostly DLC ones though, Gamertag: Dreadstone8 add me and say you lookin to boost.

Comment #44 by ReaperMercenary
Thursday, November 20, 2014 @ 12:23:19 AM

Message GT- ReaperMercenary to do this and other achievements

Comment #45 by smsms01
Tuesday, November 25, 2014 @ 01:25:49 AM

Looking to boost this with other online achievements
GT: smsms01

Comment #46 by Longs
Monday, January 26, 2015 @ 06:41:01 PM

I'm on this evening with 8 controllers looking to clear up the crimson dlc. Ideally need 3 controllers total to try and do this on big team battle to get the map shatter.

GT Superlonghurst

Comment #47 by jad11mumbler
Thursday, March 19, 2015 @ 04:41:27 AM

I need all DLC achievements. Ill help anyone who needs any as well. Gt jad11mumbler

Comment #48 by Sr Gabo
Saturday, July 11, 2015 @ 02:37:38 AM

I need all DLC achievements. Ill help anyone who needs any as well. Sr Gabo.

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343 Industries


US November 06, 2012

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