Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary

Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary Achievements

No-Fly Zone

Destroy three of the four Banshees on “Halo” on any difficulty during a single play-through.  

There are 4 banshees to be found on this level. The first two attack immediately after crossing the bridge in the beginning of the level. The best way to destroy them is with the pistol. The AI is programmed for the second one to flee after the first is destroyed, so you have to be quick about it. The other two will attack you after you save the marines in the first of the three regions. You’ll be attacked in the open plain area heading toward your second region. Neither will flee, however, so make short work of them with your pistol.

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Comment #1 by Crims0nPenguin
Saturday, October 15, 2011 @ 03:00:53 PM

I don't remember where the last banshee was. I remember two after you cross the bridge, however I only got one when I left the cave.

Comment #2 by Tarvu
Sunday, October 16, 2011 @ 12:35:48 AM

Two at the start, two whilst you're wondering around the end.

Comment #3 by swatchvy
Sunday, October 16, 2011 @ 03:11:55 PM

I was wondering if the banshees would make their way onto the list, very happy to see that they did.

Comment #4 by chizrocker88
Wednesday, October 19, 2011 @ 03:37:07 PM

@3: Same here. I always shot em when I played through it lol

Comment #5 by CaptFrost
Tuesday, October 25, 2011 @ 08:25:44 PM

This is great! I always killed all four when I played on Halo PC or I felt like I failed somehow for letting them get away. :D

Comment #6 by Restricted-Access
Wednesday, November 02, 2011 @ 11:37:50 AM

Hmmm... I always took-out both of the Banshees when you first get on Halo (I would unload a clip on each one, so I knew a few shots would finish them off, and made sure they were NOT near the cliff-edge, where they fly away when you destroy one of them).

The next pair... I would kill one of the pilots BEFORE he gets into his Banshee, then I would get into it and take-out the other one in the air! This is probably the reason they don't "require" you to get 4 of them (so you can still steal a Banshee)! Awesome!!!

Comment #7 by EXsektor
Saturday, November 12, 2011 @ 06:16:49 PM

They have to die by you ! Using a guy in a warthog turret dosent count :(

Comment #8 by EXsektor
Saturday, November 12, 2011 @ 06:19:03 PM

Oh and where can I steal a banshee ? Whenever I see any of the 4 it's because they are raining hell down upon me :)

Comment #9 by K1LLERAnish
Wednesday, November 16, 2011 @ 09:58:22 AM

I never knew you could steal a banshee!

Comment #10 by miss sxe X1000
Wednesday, November 16, 2011 @ 03:49:17 PM

can this be done on easy? iv completed it on legendary and am going back to get cheevos i missed

Comment #11 by miss sxe X1000
Wednesday, November 16, 2011 @ 04:30:51 PM

just got it, it can be done on easy :)

Comment #12 by dusty125
Wednesday, November 16, 2011 @ 08:33:14 PM

Okay, I don't know how many times I have replayed this level looking for the second set of banshees, but they NEVER show up. WHAT DO I HAVE TO DO FOR THEM TO COME OUT!?

Comment #13 by DR Yuill-Kirkwood
Wednesday, November 16, 2011 @ 10:50:55 PM

#12 once you come out of the tunnel to the next open are you have 3 places you have to go to save the other troops, do one of them, I usaly go to the one on the left with the underground section first. But once that area is secured and you come back to them middle they they should be spiralling really high not far from the crash site.

Comment #14 by Restricted-Access
Wednesday, November 16, 2011 @ 11:35:47 PM

I wish we could "edit" our comments here! I was confusing the place where you can kill the Elite pilots and steal a banshee - a completely different level.

As for the second pair of Banshees... after I exited the tunnel, I always went to the canyon to the right, tried to rescue the marines there and when I came out from that canyon pass... the Banshees would show-up! They are EASY to take out with the gun on the back of the Warthog, but if you're trying for that "How Pedestrian" achievement... you'll have to use your pistol (did you save some ammo?)! Good luck!!!

Comment #15 by Chrometatertot
Thursday, November 17, 2011 @ 01:32:49 AM

I never even knew there were four banshees on this level. I have never seen the second set before in my life.

Comment #16 by MoneyFCMike92
Thursday, November 17, 2011 @ 11:24:14 PM

@Chrometatertot, I've had the second pair on me after a while when I first played CE years ago. These days, I go through fast enough that they rarely appear anymore. Although, I had a huge run through of the game today, getting whatever easy achievements that I could on normal. So, that meant doing the "no warthog" achievement. I was surprised that I never even saw the damn banshees in that playthrough. Ah, well, I guess I'll have another go at it in a little while.

Comment #17 by Zealous Dragoon
Friday, November 18, 2011 @ 04:00:37 PM

I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong. I destroyed both banshees at the start of the level and then the other two after I saved the first group when I returned to the middle of the field and the achievement didn't pop up. I destroyed all four with my pistol and could tell they were destroyed since I could see smoke from the banshees. :(
I'm not even sure what I'm doing wrong...

Comment #18 by Galiant
Friday, November 18, 2011 @ 04:15:43 PM

@ Zealous Dragoon they have to actually blow up in a plasma explosion... if they are just smoking and flying around, then obviously they arent destroyed...
but for me, i am one of those people that didn't even know there was a second set of banshees lol. but this level always was one of my least favorites, and i think i only ever beat it enough to beat the game and coop with friends

Comment #20 by PackNCheese
Saturday, November 19, 2011 @ 03:48:13 AM

If you're playing co-op or using a marine and one person has to kill all 3 to get it, it doesn't split like the T&R one

Comment #21 by furtim elite
Saturday, November 19, 2011 @ 11:01:03 AM

so easy did this years ago time to revisit

Comment #22 by Otherwhen
Sunday, November 20, 2011 @ 05:50:12 PM

I got really frustrated by this, as three times in a row only one banshee appeared. Right at the start of the level w hen crossing the bridge... :(

Comment #23 by MPx50
Wednesday, November 23, 2011 @ 07:56:52 PM

one playthrough of the campaign or mission???

Comment #24 by kwantum
Saturday, November 26, 2011 @ 02:01:09 PM

i tried to get this unlocked playing co-op but i believe it only counts for whoever actually fires the final round to bring the 3 banshees down. i managed to unlock this one for myself but my friend didn't get it even though she was shooting at them with me.

two in the beginning, shoot them until they smoke. wait for them to circle around away from the cliff, then fire on them and destroy them quickly. the next set of banshees will appear after you save the second group of marines. you should be given a warthog after saving the first group of marines, drive that to the next group of marines, save them and when you come back to the valley like area the banshees will appear.

Comment #25 by funkimchi
Wednesday, November 30, 2011 @ 05:20:06 PM

I had the same problem of having the second group of 2 banshees not
spawning or showing up. I tried the level on easy and normal with no luck.
I watched youtube vids of others and the 3rd and 4th banshees would not
appear. But then I tried this. When you exit the tunnel after exiting
the room where you activate the light bridge, you can choose which group
of marines to save. When I sent to the left side where three jackals and green
flashing lights are located first. Then, after saving the second group,
I went over the hill to the right and the banshees appeared. Others have
stated here or elsewhere that you need to complete this and cannot die
between killing the first group of banshees and the second group (hence one
play through). But I died trying to grenade jump in th

Comment #26 by WhisperFire26
Saturday, December 10, 2011 @ 06:17:31 PM

I think that I figured out the single playthough or single play: No co-op permitted.

I'm going to try this. It didn't specify what difficulty so I'll try it on easy and see what happens.

Comment #27 by WhisperFire26
Sunday, December 11, 2011 @ 09:00:13 AM

Update: I attempted this several times by going starting the same level where the achievement can be done (Halo and Assault on the Control Room for the wraiths) and found that at least for Halo, the second set of banshees do not appear whatsoever.

So I started a new game from the Pillar of Autumn on easy with any skull selection that I wanted (I like piñata just for the candy) and played the level as usual with the exception of when the warthog was dropped, I tossed a grenade next to it to make it flip over but not destroy it so that it would get rid of the marines who climbed one (usually one would die and the other would run), rescue the two life pods in the two areas on the right side of the tunnel exit and as I make my way to the third (and cross the river) I get some new friends.

Comment #28 by WhisperFire26
Sunday, December 11, 2011 @ 09:01:43 AM

(sorry for the typos, I had a little feline helper who wanted to type for me)

Comment #29 by Isbjorn
Wednesday, January 04, 2012 @ 01:02:27 PM

you personally have to kill all 3 did this co op partner killed one i killed the other two no achievements.

Comment #30 by BRG TANK53
Wednesday, January 18, 2012 @ 11:27:30 AM

i thought i would get this one after the third one blew up but then realized when it didn't, 'just because im driving the warthog doesn't mean those gunner kills are mine too'. then i drove him off the edge

Comment #31 by THE 1 2 P
Tuesday, January 24, 2012 @ 10:51:15 PM

The second set of banshees never show up for me.

Comment #32 by salvodevil
Friday, February 24, 2012 @ 04:27:55 AM

when it means a single play through can you revert to the last checkpoint before u die and still get the acheivment

Comment #33 by Icarusael
Thursday, April 26, 2012 @ 05:55:09 PM

holy hell! first time I tried, I missed them, 2nd try, the achievement didn't pop up. This is the most boring achievement of all time -_-

Comment #34 by Purple Wedge
Tuesday, May 08, 2012 @ 07:13:35 AM

this can glitch and it depends on which way you leave the first area or marines you save. after they have been picked up leave by the same way you entered and follow the river to the next point. before you go under the rock the two should be there high up

Comment #35 by steb9780
Friday, June 29, 2012 @ 06:06:04 AM

I am just on with getting this achievement now. There's definitely some type of glitchiness to this. I saved the marines to the right, as soon as the pelican came in for evac. they were there over the rocks where I had come from. Tried picking them off for ages....nothing. So moved to the place where they should be they appeared started shooting them and they Looks like I will have to run through the level again.

Comment #36 by E vee dub
Thursday, August 09, 2012 @ 02:23:00 PM

I couldn't find the last 2 because I was looking up in the sky, while they were stuck flying into the river bank at ground level.

Comment #37 by GrimmTrixX
Sunday, September 02, 2012 @ 04:10:46 PM

i just played on legendary.. shot down 1 after about 60 shots, other one fleed right away thus giving me no time to kill him and then no other banshees ever showed up at all...

Comment #38 by MyHERO
Wednesday, October 31, 2012 @ 06:35:04 AM

I always shoot the 4 Banshee`s down in that level xDD Even in Halo CE PC

Comment #39 by Rwalsh
Saturday, November 03, 2012 @ 12:54:13 PM

EASY , START ON EASY GET OUT YOUR PISTOL AND SHOOT THE HELL OUT OF THE BANSHEES .2 at the start and 1 near the river area before you get to the marines.`DING` achievement unlocked

Comment #40 by dzidziunek
Saturday, November 24, 2012 @ 12:12:51 AM

How do you get 2 at the start! as soon as you shoot one the second flies away!

Comment #41 by ese yogi
Thursday, November 29, 2012 @ 08:37:56 PM

I did it on co-op, but didn't get the achievement. I destroyed the last two with the warthog turret. With the first two one got away and the other may have been destroyed by my 2nd player-maybe that's why I didn't get it.

Comment #42 by fat_hill
Thursday, August 22, 2013 @ 06:08:54 PM

Sorry if anyone's said this but don't let the AI destroy them for you by accident. I took out one at the start and then didn't realise a guy had jumped in the gun after I'd saved the 1st set of marines and was attacked by the next 2. I thought I'd taken them both achievement, confused I realised that there was a guy in the warthog turret. Thankfully I restarted the checkpoint which put me just up the hill, got out of the warthog and took them both out myself = achievement!

Comment #43 by bizzybee82
Wednesday, November 06, 2013 @ 01:13:54 PM

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Game Info
343 Industries


US November 15, 2011
Europe November 15, 2011

Kinect: Compatible
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