Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary

Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary Achievements

Breaking Quarantine

Escape the Forerunner facility on the level “343 Guilty Spark” in 21 minutes or less.

Assuming you don’t get turned around, this is a fairly short level. Coupling it with killing 50 combat forms will slow you down, but it’s definitely not impossible. The trickiest spot is one of the containment rooms. You’ll notice a crate covered in blood with a shotgun on top. Use this crate to jump up to the second floor since there is not an actual path up.) Otherwise this is very straightforward.

Note: When you come to a flickering broken bridge, it is possible to jump across if you time it perfectly/ This can shave a minute or two off of the clock as well.

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User Comments
Comment #1 by Crims0nPenguin
Saturday, October 15, 2011 @ 02:58:51 PM

I think we all want to escape that level in 21 minutes or less...

Comment #2 by Spartanwarninja
Saturday, October 15, 2011 @ 07:32:16 PM

HSH World Record solo on this is 5:40 on easy and 7:32 on legendary.

Can be done easily since you don't have to do this on legendary.

Comment #3 by BiggD
Sunday, October 16, 2011 @ 08:27:41 PM

@ 1, I actually lol'd at your post hahah. This seems like it'll be fun though.

Comment #4 by lx Skillz JA xl
Friday, October 28, 2011 @ 02:56:24 PM

Top comment Agreed

Comment #5 by Waggy
Wednesday, November 09, 2011 @ 08:00:07 AM

Really easy if you know the way

Comment #6 by F3ROZ753
Wednesday, November 16, 2011 @ 11:18:34 PM

LOL @ #1

Comment #7 by ltskitzo
Friday, November 18, 2011 @ 07:08:32 AM

Came back to this one on easy, Plowed through the entire level in under 25 mins, even got lost at one point. So yeah, not a troubling achievement at all

Comment #8 by S1rJ0hn0fY0rk
Saturday, November 19, 2011 @ 11:06:16 AM

even getting lost twice and killed three times, i still had this done solo legendary in just over 15 minutes...also got kill 50 combat forms halfway through it. just make sure you don't throw stickys on the combat forms too much, you're sure to die.

Comment #9 by SN1P3R VIPER
Sunday, November 20, 2011 @ 01:14:33 AM

Completely agree with 8 get frag happybif anything. Don't rush 21 min is a lot of time and you will get lost lol.

Comment #10 by DuckyStyle
Tuesday, November 22, 2011 @ 05:21:51 PM

i actually got this by accident when i was rushing through to get all terminals so yea this isn't that hard

Comment #11 by lx Skillz JA xl
Wednesday, November 30, 2011 @ 03:57:18 AM

Not really that harded

Comment #12 by PistolPete10101
Thursday, December 01, 2011 @ 02:16:54 AM

are you allowed to pause the game?

Comment #13 by Xynthoan
Thursday, December 01, 2011 @ 10:49:13 PM

Now, I don't remember if I timed it right or if I went over the limit, but when it says "escape," the achievement refers to from when you first meet the Flood or when you first enter the facility?

Comment #14 by DiamondVogel
Tuesday, December 20, 2011 @ 09:26:23 PM

hmm... will have to try

Comment #15 by Hekel 1
Monday, December 26, 2011 @ 03:18:16 AM

It is from when the objective escape comes up and u should get it when u regroup with your men at the surface

Comment #16 by TonedTyphoon
Tuesday, January 31, 2012 @ 06:03:25 PM

Thanks 4a the advice!!!

Comment #17 by Sickboy254698
Sunday, February 12, 2012 @ 04:49:04 PM

U get the achievement as soon as you hit the button on the last elevator.

Comment #18 by Fliphalo
Tuesday, February 14, 2012 @ 04:12:58 PM


Comment #19 by jimfranya
Wednesday, February 29, 2012 @ 09:25:21 PM

Easy to get lost in this level...

Comment #20 by Jackkrauser1140
Wednesday, April 04, 2012 @ 07:39:04 PM

got it in ten minutes on normal...speed reader will be much harder

Comment #21 by Stingrea
Saturday, June 23, 2012 @ 11:22:33 AM

Play through this on easy / normal and get to know your way round before attempting this.....

Comment #22 by Chipmunk97
Thursday, July 12, 2012 @ 12:16:31 AM

Normal difficulty, Bandanna skull on.. Easy as pie!

Comment #23 by Delta1knight
Thursday, July 12, 2012 @ 04:41:48 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 #24 by Stingrea
Saturday, July 14, 2012 @ 05:01:39 AM

So far I have helped over 10+ people with this and especially the speed runner achvio! I can help 2 or 3 more people with these... as I wont be on halo for a while! So hit us up a message folks! Gt; Stingrea (my time zone is GMT) I will be on from 1.30pm - 3.30pm 10.30pm 11.30pm! MON right through to Friday! I wish I could help a lot more of you guys but am finding it hard to find the time and what not.. so if YOU are one that needs help hit us up as ive stated above ^ I can help up to 3 more people!


Comment #25 by Mr Jordy Bear
Tuesday, October 23, 2012 @ 08:35:03 AM

Comment #26 by dzidziunek
Sunday, November 25, 2012 @ 04:39:47 PM

Forget about the flickering bridge mentioned in the Achievement Guide notes. As soon as I stopped trying that I got the achievement.

Comment #27 by mikeinshadows
Sunday, June 30, 2013 @ 06:20:58 PM

Looking to do Co-op to get the last few achievements on this game.

I still need:

Breaking Quarantine
Speed Reader
and Never Tell Me The Odds

Add me/send me a message on XBL @mikeinshadows

Comment #28 by KountryBlumpkin
Sunday, April 13, 2014 @ 10:40:41 AM

Has anyone had an issue with this not unlocking? I ran through with a Youtube guide and it didn't unlock for me.

Comment #29 by Probie18
Saturday, July 26, 2014 @ 12:55:55 AM

Easy. I got this on my first ever play through of this level.

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Game Info
343 Industries


US November 15, 2011
Europe November 15, 2011

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