Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary

Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary Achievements


Storm the beach of “The Silent Cartographer” with no marine casualties on Heroic or Legendary.   

Two pelicans land on the beach, one with you and a few marines and the other with a handful of marines as well. Unfortunately, you're up against 3 jackals, 4 elites, and a dozen grunts in a wide-open area. Even worse, you can’t use the cover you have because you have to be quick to stem the death of your eager marines. The grunts are easy targets for the marines as long as you’re careful about grenades, but look for the 3 by the cliff to the left right when you start out. They’re sneaky little buggers. At the end of the fight, 2 elites and the 3 jackals are dug into the rocks fairly well. Grenades and pistol fire are the best way to flush them out quickly.

A combination of the Boom skull and Bandanna skull (as well as Grunt Funeral if you've got it) makes short work of the beach assault. Just headshot grunts and grenade Elites if necessary. You should kill them before the marines even get a chance to get close.

Here's a video for further assistance:

Rate this achievementAverage Rating (Based on 6 votes)
User Comments
Comment #1 by DanMan555
Saturday, October 15, 2011 @ 03:53:55 PM

A little challenging.

Comment #2 by Xenolith666
Saturday, October 15, 2011 @ 04:14:27 PM

Hell on legendary I remember any marine backup I had was wiped out in about 15 seconds.

Comment #3 by Booldozer
Saturday, October 15, 2011 @ 05:36:05 PM

Thats shit! I remember the marines being retards

Comment #4 by Owen2rules
Saturday, October 15, 2011 @ 07:35:37 PM

rush in there, cross fingers no plasmas get thrown and the marines on the left dealing with 3 grunts dont die. and bam. easy.

Comment #5 by Spartanwarninja
Saturday, October 15, 2011 @ 07:40:21 PM

Just played this level on PC on legendary today and pulled it off.

It's not that hard. Just switch to pistol when you get off the Pelican.
-Headshot the 2 grunts by the rock.
-Pick up the Plasma Pistol and headshot the grunts in the middle section.
[look out for the ones in the furthest right side]
-Noob combo the elite.

For some annoying reason, the marines still charge up ahead. So make sure you
grenade spam the jackels and then noob combo the elites as fast as possible.

The biggest marine killer here is the plasma grendaes. Which is why
killing the grunts in the beggining is the most important part.

Comment #6 by lornesbored
Sunday, October 16, 2011 @ 03:56:50 AM

should be easy to do in co-op :)

Comment #7 by Brightside
Sunday, October 16, 2011 @ 08:45:06 AM

I love achievements based on luck...

Comment #8 by FroZeNSouL
Sunday, October 16, 2011 @ 03:10:54 PM

supprised theres no warthog launching, although that would require killing all the marines :P

Comment #9 by Darkforce412
Thursday, October 20, 2011 @ 10:58:13 AM

what if we dont take the marines with us do they still die?

Comment #10 by XX Bobs Fury XX
Friday, October 21, 2011 @ 04:05:20 PM

There goes my usual plan of betraying all the marines.

Comment #11 by Contender19
Tuesday, October 25, 2011 @ 09:20:43 PM

i just hope in the options menu there is still the option to restart from last checkpoint so we can keep trying to get this!

Comment #12 by Opiate42
Wednesday, October 26, 2011 @ 02:13:08 PM

And the marines who like to run into your grenades, or into your line of fire, or just randomly into the middle of a cross-fire...argh.

Comment #13 by TheJolle
Tuesday, November 08, 2011 @ 01:47:42 PM

Hard, because marines are retards

Comment #14 by Sigurd
Sunday, November 13, 2011 @ 11:06:14 PM

I used to always charge in with a Plasma Pistol and the marines would 'nade ME. :P

Comment #15 by TerrorfirmerIE
Wednesday, November 16, 2011 @ 09:03:03 AM

This is actually very easy. I did it on Heroic first time. Just basically run ahead, grenade spam, and draw fire, use the pistol for headshots. Done.

Comment #16 by Eleriel
Thursday, November 17, 2011 @ 08:26:29 AM

use your skulls ;)

Boom, bandanna, grunt funeral (if you have it)... then start throwing.

Comment #17 by OBWON
Thursday, November 17, 2011 @ 05:39:54 PM

easy just use your pistol and head shot the grunts

Comment #18 by PackNCheese
Thursday, November 17, 2011 @ 09:32:35 PM

It's incredibly easy on co-op. one guy gets the grunts in the rock, the other charges straight in, group up and lob grenades at all the elites, you have a ton

Comment #19 by SN1P3R VIPER
Sunday, November 20, 2011 @ 01:12:32 AM

Whether you use skulls or not, spray enemies with assault rifle and lead the charge draw fire to you and it's easier then it seems. If you have to use skulls but realize boom and grunt funeral can likely kill your marines faster. One dead grunt blown behind you and there goes your achieve as your marines will run past and timed death bomb will have you restart mission repeatedly.

Comment #20 by MasterZ
Sunday, November 20, 2011 @ 11:15:37 PM

SUPER easy. i did this on heroic solo without even trying to. just headshot teh grunts and rush teh elites with plasma pistol overcharge/magnum. as long as a) grunts dont decide to stick 1 of the marines or b) u r too careful and try to stay back the entire time and snipe with the pistol without physically rushing this should b easy

Comment #21 by krool1969
Monday, November 21, 2011 @ 04:28:19 PM

I got this, purely by luck, the very first time I tried. Don't use any explosives, turn Grunt funeral" skull off. The most likely way for them to die is in an explosion.

Comment #23 by TheFarewell
Thursday, November 24, 2011 @ 03:13:05 AM

1st try heroic. Just rush in. With hand gun and pick up grenades on the way and just lob em.

Comment #24 by SquallErrLeon
Friday, November 25, 2011 @ 10:44:09 PM

Boo-urns, save your ads for the Superbowl.

Comment #25 by bigtankdawg
Monday, December 12, 2011 @ 01:37:20 AM

Does anyone know when this is suppose to pop up?

Comment #26 by deathwing07
Wednesday, December 21, 2011 @ 01:50:48 PM

looking for help on this one if you need it to just send me an invite
gt ... deathwing07

Comment #27 by Aagame
Sunday, December 25, 2011 @ 09:51:24 PM

Got this on 1st try. Much easier on Heroic. Try to use the frags on the grunts (or, if you're a good shot, the pistol) and pick up a Plasma Rifle as soon as you can. Those things tear through the Elites shields, allowing you to go up and punch them out. Note that the Marines will lag behind a little bit if you're fast, so you don't need to worry about the explosions of the grenades as long as you throw forward.

If you're still having trouble, grab a friend and have one deal with Elites, and the other with Grunts.

Comment #28 by Downfall360
Wednesday, January 04, 2012 @ 02:42:43 AM

yeah this isn't hard on heroic.I got it in 3 tries, one of which was because revert to last save doesn't work (I accidentally stuck my own marine the 1st try, 2nd no causulaties but discovered revert doesn't work, 3rd. perfect.). you start with 6 marines on heroic in case you feel like doing a head count.

and don't use boom. alot of those grunts I headshott'd dropped plasmas they were about to throw

I wouldn't try this solo on legendary, unless you're a halo god.

Comment #29 by TJRH
Wednesday, January 11, 2012 @ 10:55:35 PM

free microsoft points!
just visit this website

Comment #30 by Raz Raptre
Saturday, January 14, 2012 @ 02:49:15 AM

If a marine doesn't die, but gets injured, will you still get the achievement? Cuz none of the marines got killed, yet i never got the achievement, I tried 4 times.

Comment #31 by PipBoy1997
Saturday, January 14, 2012 @ 08:46:07 AM

#30 one had to of died then. they can get injured.

Comment #32 by ComaNineZero
Sunday, January 22, 2012 @ 05:40:34 PM

got it on 1st try. BANDANA and BOOM skulls both on. just spammed grenades til it popped

Comment #33 by JCP07
Tuesday, March 20, 2012 @ 09:17:19 PM

Did this first try on heroic with the Grunt funeral skull on. Then rush in before the troops and just aim for grunts and stay back.

Comment #34 by AlkamistStar
Friday, April 27, 2012 @ 09:00:36 AM

If anyone needs help, here's how I got it.

Comment #35 by ShadowAssasin29
Monday, April 30, 2012 @ 10:03:12 AM

Did it on legendary by myself, it took me a few tries but pulled it off

Comment #36 by SandpiperN121PP
Sunday, June 17, 2012 @ 04:43:21 PM

My friend and I did this first try and just plowed thru the beach... it was awesome! :)

Comment #37 by Delta1knight
Thursday, July 12, 2012 @ 05:04:58 PM

That Just Happened
Speed Reader
Look Out for the Little Guys
Leave It Where It Lay
Tying Up Loose Ends
Never tell me the odds

Message me if you are interested.
Gamertag: delta1knight

Comment #38 by kaarapuzz
Monday, July 16, 2012 @ 09:26:36 AM

Got in 1 try on Heroic with GRUNT FUNERAL skull on. headshot grunts and spam granades. good luck.

Comment #39 by MyHERO
Wednesday, October 03, 2012 @ 06:25:56 PM

Easy.. Just run like a crazy on the beach and spam with grenades and snipe with ur Pistol (Alot easier with Bandanna skull) I did it after my 2nd try on Heroic...

Comment #40 by KINDZ DROCK420
Thursday, July 03, 2014 @ 04:45:23 AM

Simply with the skulls on even on legendary.

You need to register before being able to post comments.

Game Info
343 Industries


US November 15, 2011
Europe November 15, 2011

Kinect: Compatible
You need to log in or register to use MyAchievements.




You need to log in or register to rate games.

User Score is based on 998 user ratings.