Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary

Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary Achievements

Leave It Where It Lay

Complete the level “Two Betrayals” on Legendary difficulty without picking up a new weapon.   

This is another one of those good/bad situations. Good news is, you start with a shotgun. Flood problem solved. Bad news is there’s a severe shortage of ammo for the weapons in this level and shotguns really aren’t that great against the Covenant. Again, you want to let them two factions fight each other and you pick off stragglers whenever possible.

On co-op, if one person dies, they will respawn with an AR instead of a shotgun. This will not void the achievement so long as you continue to not pickup weapons. This is also a good means of keeping your plasma pistol battery full for those pesky elites.

Note: The Bandana skull makes this easier as the Plasma Pistol is good for Elite Shields and shotguns are good for flood. Everything else just gets grenades.

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User Comments
Comment #1 by xGallade
Friday, October 14, 2011 @ 10:09:21 PM

So we can only use the Shotgun and Plasma weapon throughout the entire mission?

Comment #2 by Poisonheadcrab
Saturday, October 15, 2011 @ 12:02:04 AM

Oh snap, on Legendary?

...hmm, they actually decided to give us a couple challenging ones, didn't they?

Comment #3 by zctSIXstring
Saturday, October 15, 2011 @ 03:49:42 AM

Banshee ftw

Comment #4 by DRNoob
Saturday, October 15, 2011 @ 07:43:55 AM

I hope I don't run out of ammo LOL

Comment #5 by Darkforce412
Saturday, October 15, 2011 @ 10:44:23 AM

dam some of these achievements are just bullshit.

Comment #6 by Apendix Nine
Saturday, October 15, 2011 @ 12:27:37 PM

My memory is a bit foggy, but I think you could just play it in co-op. Doing so, you should be able to just kill yourself whenever you need ammo. Or you might get returned to the latest checkpoint, as I don't remember what happens when just one of the co-op players dies on ledgendary.

Comment #7 by Dave viking
Saturday, October 15, 2011 @ 01:04:56 PM

Cool achievement, this is a tough level, one of my faves though because it has everything. Love the last covenant group that kick the crap outta the flood before the end with two wraiths, hunters, elites with swords woop woop.

Comment #8 by Spartanwarninja
Saturday, October 15, 2011 @ 07:41:52 PM

This will be a bitch on solo.

Comment #9 by OclaviusMaximus
Friday, October 21, 2011 @ 10:54:53 AM

Good thing the shotgun is anti-everything. If memory serves me correctly, the hardest part should be getting to the first banshee, past the wraith guarding them.

Comment #10 by Gen Fire Dragon
Monday, October 24, 2011 @ 10:50:21 PM

@7 Yeah you could kill yourself in co-op and respawn with plasma pistol/AR combo, but then you would have lost your shotgun. Why would you want to lose your shotgun? It was a power weapon in the first Halo.

Comment #11 by Kaiyo
Tuesday, November 15, 2011 @ 10:35:57 PM

Bandanna Skull will make it easier by alot.

Comment #12 by faolchu_scath
Wednesday, November 16, 2011 @ 10:12:14 PM

Hardest part is defiantly the last banshee, eventually just ran through and grabbed it ignoring everything else

Comment #13 by Kuljack
Wednesday, November 16, 2011 @ 11:46:00 PM

Who needs co-op respawns, when they give you the bandana skull. Go-on get your gangsta cheif on with a shotty.

Comment #14 by furtim elite
Saturday, November 19, 2011 @ 11:02:22 AM

looks like bandanna time =)

Comment #15 by King Latifah
Saturday, November 19, 2011 @ 11:44:22 AM

Does this mean you can't pick up grenades?

Comment #16 by Emelious91
Saturday, November 19, 2011 @ 04:34:28 PM

I don´t know why guys are writing, that you could die for ammo. The moment you have another weapon in your hands the achievement disables (friend tried the bug and achievement didn´t pop at the end. Bandana skull would be an easy way to get this.

Until now me and my mate did all achievements on legendary together without a skull and this one is also possible. I think only the challenge makes this game interesting, otherwise you could "cheat" with the skulls and sell the game after 1-2 days^^

Comment #17 by MoneyFCMike92
Saturday, November 19, 2011 @ 07:12:15 PM

The only thing fucking me up right now is the final battle. I really want to grab a sniper and rocket launcher, and make it a whole hell lot easier, but I guess I'll wait and pray that the rocket-weilding flood takes out the wraiths (maybe even the hunters), and the covenant take out those rocket whores.

Comment #18 by PackNCheese
Saturday, November 19, 2011 @ 08:59:09 PM

@16 of course you can pick up grenades
@17 wrong, you can die and still get it
@18 get a ghost, use the A button "wheelie" to get over that lip and make a run for the banshee

Comment #19 by MoneyFCMike92
Saturday, November 19, 2011 @ 10:54:39 PM

@PackNCheese, yeah, I've tried that. I finally got a little lucky and managed to get the banshee without getting killed by the wraiths. I know that a guy did a speed run of this level and got the banshee in decent shape, but I got out of the wraiths and shade turret with only one health bar left. Maybe I could've done that a whole lot cleaner, but I finally got this achievement.

Comment #20 by SN1P3R VIPER
Sunday, November 20, 2011 @ 01:09:27 AM

Solo = bandana and lots of death but achieve is in the bag.

Comment #21 by MasterZ
Sunday, November 20, 2011 @ 11:17:29 PM

damn...even with bandana this is gonna b super hard if not nearly impossible to solo. in my personal opinion this is the hardest level in the game

Comment #22 by HereticZombie
Monday, November 21, 2011 @ 09:54:29 PM

easy with bandana, and co op

Comment #23 by HereticZombie
Monday, November 21, 2011 @ 09:55:29 PM

easy with bandana, and co op

Comment #24 by Jaker12587
Wednesday, November 23, 2011 @ 06:58:03 PM

Any suggestions for getting through the last portion of the level to get the banshees? The wraiths and hunters are making it impossible for me to get in one before I die.

Comment #25 by Rafter88
Saturday, November 26, 2011 @ 02:20:54 AM

Turn on 2 skulls
Infinite ammo
Extra explosive damage =

Lob frag grandees the entire time and unlimited shotgun ammo.


Comment #26 by TheJolle
Saturday, November 26, 2011 @ 02:33:54 AM

At #25 To get trough the last part, with bunch of elites, wraiths, hunters... Make sure you have full health, then backtrack and grab a Ghost. Then just speed past all the enemies, hop onto Banshee and fly away. Might take few tries but it's the easiest method by far.

Comment #27 by Evokyr
Saturday, November 26, 2011 @ 07:20:48 PM

lol, i tried it and wow... this achievement is the worst one of the entire game
i play on solo with banadana and boom skull, and even then it´s impossible.
i made it to the 3rd "blabla" thing... was so hard to get to there but it's getting
harder every thime you get a little closer to the end. thanks bungie for making me
do all this bullshit for just 25G :)

Comment #28 by baboulas
Sunday, November 27, 2011 @ 05:07:02 AM

-Guide to succeed-
Get a second controller, sign in a guest or other profile.
Use bandana skull. Ammo is important in this mission.
Play through the entire level with you guest/other profile, and on your main, commit suicide at certain points to get closer. Use ghost at two points to speed run the elites, grunts and flood, and try to get some help from a person around you, in the second generator room, as it is a pain in the as even with respawing, you'll see what I'm talking about. Anyway. Do this and the achievement will be yours.

Comment #29 by BadGrunt67
Sunday, November 27, 2011 @ 06:02:41 PM

I just did this legit solo and somehow did not get anything. Sad

Comment #30 by Veetzs
Friday, December 02, 2011 @ 03:44:27 AM

At #28 you do realise it wasn't Bungie who made this remaster, nor the achievements.

At #26 I always found boom too powerful if you're not careful in the in-your-face areas.

At #29 You don't even need to die, if you use the tunnels between rooms where you can teleport the other player.

Comment #31 by Tammy Tee
Tuesday, December 06, 2011 @ 02:06:12 PM

Does anyone know if you die and it respawns you with the AR does that take the achievement away from you? It's a new weapon but technically you didn't "pick it up" Lemme know please if you can. :) Thanks!

Comment #32 by MasterZ
Tuesday, December 06, 2011 @ 10:16:10 PM

holy crap hate this level sooo much. for me this is by far the hardest level in halo ce, being like twice as hard as library.

Comment #33 by GC328
Friday, December 16, 2011 @ 11:11:05 AM

Guys, I need help with Halo CE co-op on Legendary together with other achievements. I got the bandana skull so it'll be easier. Let me know if you want ot coop with me. My gamertag is GC328. Message me on Xbox Live. I'm free most evenings after 7pm (Central)

Comment #34 by Xynthoan
Sunday, December 18, 2011 @ 04:53:17 PM

19: You can do that? Sheesh; and I just tried getting there on foot and died a bunch (still made it via solo).

Okay, I did this on solo and it took me only three days. Method: bandana skull and for those of you who got the pre-order game should also use the Grunt Funeral.
Grenades are one key tactic to use; mainly frag. Throw a bunch to attempt to hit enemies far off in hallways and bridges.
For the first Wairth, try taking that out with your plasma pistol. It takes a while but it'll give you something less to worry about when going for the first Banshee.
I'd say the two hardest parts I had with the level was the second generator, getting the second and third Banshees.
Getting those two banshees can be difficult because the enemies are concentrated in the area; even when you get the

Comment #35 by Xynthoan
Sunday, December 18, 2011 @ 05:00:39 PM

*even when you get the banshee you have to get out fast as the enemy will still fire at you (third banshee I got out with only one health bar left for the ship).
When doing the second generator you willencounter the flood. Orfourse eliminate them but before you go into the generator, infection forms (the little ones) will appear in the back. Take them out first. When you disable the generator, run to the back of the room as flood will come out of the exit door (one has a rocket). Let your shields regenerate and use grenades, but have your shotgun out if some combat forms charge you.
After that fly your banshee, fly below the peak of the island and take out any banshees that may be slying around and proceed through the tunnel , still flying. (for those of you who may not have thought of t

Comment #36 by Xynthoan
Sunday, December 18, 2011 @ 05:09:58 PM

*still flying. (for those of you who may not have thought of this strategy).
When going for the last banshee, stick to the right wall of the canyon. Do not attack any enemies except for the ones that will attack you after the first big rock (the wraith will take too long so you may as will just avoid it's fire).
Your shields will likely be low when you get to the banshees, so hide behind the big rock next to the banshees to regenerate. Run to the banshee and fly away as fast as you can.
If your banshee is low on health when you get out, know that sentinals will come out of the door leading to the third generator. If that's the case then just land your banshee next to the door and avoid the sentinals by running into the door; they will not follow once the door closes.
After all that, th

Comment #37 by Xynthoan
Sunday, December 18, 2011 @ 07:24:50 PM

*After all that, there are not more enemies, you watch the cutscene, and the achievement is yours.

Comment #38 by Banana Smurfer
Sunday, January 01, 2012 @ 07:58:44 AM

If anyone is able to run this on Legendary with me, I'd like to knock this and Look Out For The Little Guys out at the same time. I have all the skulls if needed. Gamertag is Banana Smurfer.

Comment #39 by FLAMINGDOG2000
Monday, January 02, 2012 @ 12:29:57 AM

I need help with this achievement and a couple more so if u need help or u want to help me send me a meesage and we will do it right away

Comment #40 by Downfall360
Monday, January 02, 2012 @ 10:08:34 PM

the sniper rifle in the beginning of the level just pisses me off because of this achievements.

Comment #41 by friedeggs069
Tuesday, January 03, 2012 @ 12:09:27 PM

To make it clear! If you die on co-op it DISABLES the achievement! but im not sure if you DIE on solo u can still get it! Im still trying to confirm it! But for now dont die on co-op if your trying to get it!

Comment #42 by friedeggs069
Tuesday, January 03, 2012 @ 01:36:11 PM

confirmed!! just got achievement!!! the hardest part in my opionion was the part where you cross a bridge and there is another bridge across from it w/ flood on it and 2 banshees circuling around it! you can die on solo!

Comment #43 by combustible lemon
Wednesday, January 11, 2012 @ 11:36:18 AM

on solo with infinite grenades and every death you spawn with a shotty is easier imo than co op where once you are dead you have to make do with that piece-o-crap assault rifle that is next to useless on legendary

Comment #44 by Distractor08
Saturday, January 14, 2012 @ 02:08:40 PM

Well I just got this done. Bandana is a MUST and i decided to use boom as well. The good part about boom is it will take out the elites very quickly. The bad part is the wraith's blast range becomes huge and destructive. To avoid this I use a ghost and bypass it (had to kill the first one though, everything else can be passed).

Comment #45 by Mr BOND 3535
Sunday, January 15, 2012 @ 10:09:01 PM

Looking for somebody to do the grunt one with but I'll help on this one as well. I have all the skulls GT Mr BOND 3535

Comment #46 by Noob in the Sky
Sunday, January 22, 2012 @ 01:41:35 PM

I'm pretty sure they meant for everyone to use Bandana on this one. Plasma pistol is perfect for the sentinels at the start and finish, shotgun brings the flood down with ease, the covenant mainly get blown up by grenades. Once you take care of the first Wraith and board the banshee it's all downhill from there.

Comment #47 by KennedyENG
Wednesday, February 08, 2012 @ 07:09:40 PM

just use 2 controllers

Comment #48 by Pelo
Wednesday, February 22, 2012 @ 09:09:29 PM

@ #41 Thank you, I was going to try this co-op and wasnt sure if we'd have to reload the checkpoint if one of us die.

Comment #49 by Jake12137
Tuesday, March 13, 2012 @ 09:39:46 AM

I managed to do this solo without changing. Hurrah for infinitive grenades from a distance. Took me about an hour and a half (I think, kinda lost track of time)...

Comment #50 by Selvil
Tuesday, March 20, 2012 @ 08:46:59 AM

Infinite grenades makes this one a cake walk.

Comment #51 by Diabologey
Saturday, July 07, 2012 @ 12:37:53 PM

Looking for help with these Achievements:

That Just Happened
Speed Reader
Look Out for the Little Guys
Leave It Where It Lay
Tying Up Loose Ends

Message me on Xbox and we can knock these out together.
Gamertag: Diabologey

Comment #52 by Zylost
Sunday, July 22, 2012 @ 11:44:12 AM

Hard To Get This One... Im A Newbie

Comment #53 by E vee dub
Wednesday, August 08, 2012 @ 10:04:43 PM

Not very fun, even with the BANDANNA skull on.
Challenging for sure.

But achievement unlocked.

Comment #54 by Masterwonka
Tuesday, August 21, 2012 @ 11:56:42 PM

Activate the grunt skull, infinite ammo and explosion multiplier and have fun getting this. Im on it as I type this (This time not getting my ass handed to me)

Comment #55 by GDX
Saturday, September 08, 2012 @ 05:13:09 PM

I solo'ed this using the following skulls:
Grunt Birthday Party

At the final battle I've used the ghost and stucked to the right wall. I flew behind the right wraith to the rocks behind the bungies (if u fly straight to the bungies, you are most likely going to get killed by a wraith). I got out, jumped through the small V-shape between the rocks, entered a bungie and got out with 5 health bars remaining on my bungie.

I've tried killing the wraiths but I declared it impossible.

Comment #56 by Squishyfishyum
Saturday, October 20, 2012 @ 09:43:46 PM

Picking up a weapon automatically disables the achievement even if you die or go back to the last checkpoint.

Comment #57 by xxhiddenxx
Saturday, November 03, 2012 @ 08:50:21 AM

i need help with this too GT: hidden assasin6

Comment #58 by El3ctricBac0n
Friday, November 23, 2012 @ 11:29:30 AM

i think wraiths have a weak spot in the back of them where the circle thingy is just try to sneak up on them and shoot them with the shotgun there

Comment #59 by Vicousvern
Tuesday, February 19, 2013 @ 03:53:16 AM

Tried this yesterday solo, completed the level and didn't get it because of that turned over Warthog at the bottom of the spiral slope nearing the end. I went to flip it and picked up a rifle, still not the hardest achievement ever, will try again soon enough.

Comment #60 by BlazingNoble
Tuesday, April 09, 2013 @ 06:40:26 AM

did the 2 of these today on my 3rd try. if you are strugling the hard part is done, you should know the lay of the level. now put it on legendary and kill everything on controller 2, at certain points you may need controller 1 (your profile) to grenade suicide so he catches up to controller 2. took me an hour or so. very do-able just stick at it keep killing everything with bandana skull infinate ammo and the 2 achievments for this level are yours

Comment #61 by BlazingNoble
Tuesday, April 09, 2013 @ 06:42:15 AM

btw keep sniper you get up the tower at the start for the whole time to make life way easier for you, if you die and lose it go back to your body and get it or its gone

Comment #62 by Portense
Monday, May 27, 2013 @ 08:28:18 PM

Looking for someone to partner up and get this achievement, will help with other achievements - Gamertag: Portense

Comment #63 by D86
Monday, January 27, 2014 @ 03:43:44 PM

lookin for someone to help with this gt: xD86x

Comment #64 by narukirageta
Thursday, January 30, 2014 @ 12:22:47 AM

does anyone know if your partner picks up a weapon does that null and void the achievement?

Comment #65 by Micky1991
Thursday, April 24, 2014 @ 09:37:41 PM

Can sumone help me with this
GT : SLAY3R2014

Comment #66 by Micky1991
Sunday, July 13, 2014 @ 10:55:26 PM

Need These 2 Done On Legendary
343 Guilty Spark and Two Betrayals

and I Would Be Graveful If Someone Will Help me With These Achievements

That Just Happened
Look Out for the Little Guys
Leave It Where It Lay

and Last Skull On Maw Add Me GT : SLAY3R2014

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US November 15, 2011
Europe November 15, 2011

Kinect: Compatible
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