Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary

Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary Achievements

Tying Up Loose Ends

Kill every Elite on the level “Keyes” on Heroic difficulty or above.

Good news is, the Flood fight the Covenant frequently. Patience and persistence and you can eliminate most of the Elites early on. Before re-entering the ship, just make sure that everything is dead down below just to be sure. Once on the ship, again, make sure everything is dead. After encountering the Proto-Gravemind (Keyes Blob) this is where the bad begins. All grunts and Elites will be Spec-Ops units. There are easily 20 or so Elites from this point up to the hangar bay. Make sure you explore every nook and cranny of the 3 floors in the Hangar bay to ensure you got everything. Enter the banshee and end the level to make the achievement pop.

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User Comments
Comment #1 by Spartanwarninja
Saturday, October 15, 2011 @ 07:28:17 PM

This one will be a bitch. Suprised no-one's posted any concerns about this
achievement yet but everyone seems to be worrying about the 'no pedestrian'

There is 2 elites on the beginning over the 'hole', I'm pretty sure if they get
out of sight/range and you proceed past this point. You would have to re-start
this attempt.

Not to mention you have to clear out every stage, scouting for EVERY elite.

This would be on my list of the harder and annoying ones.

Comment #2 by Tarvu
Sunday, October 16, 2011 @ 12:41:32 AM

It's not so much the start as the end that bothers me, there are so many Spec-Ops Elites that I usually ignore and head for the exit. They'll be a bitch to kill.

Comment #3 by BiggD
Sunday, October 16, 2011 @ 08:30:56 PM

Dude this achievement is gonna be insanely annoying!

Comment #4 by Darkforce412
Monday, October 17, 2011 @ 02:03:10 PM

can u use co op with this to get the cheevo or does it have to be only u to kill the elites?

Comment #5 by BiggD
Monday, October 17, 2011 @ 08:44:08 PM

Probably can be done co-op, as long as every Elite is killed she you complete the level. I think a good majority of these can be obtained through Co-Op, cause it doesn't specify otherwise.

Comment #6 by mentaljason
Tuesday, October 18, 2011 @ 07:42:26 PM

Ya given that this is for 10G its probably just about having them all die. I remember doing a huge skip it the end of the level that made the last fight in Keyes' room

Comment #7 by XX Bobs Fury XX
Friday, October 21, 2011 @ 04:03:12 PM

This should be alright as long as we know where they all are. It may take a couple of playthroughs though.

Comment #8 by lx Skillz JA xl
Wednesday, October 26, 2011 @ 02:57:42 PM

Got a feeling this one is going to be hard

Comment #9 by Dark Splank
Wednesday, November 16, 2011 @ 04:48:04 PM

Eaeasy, just don't get into the banshee at the end and walk around every corridor until yoyou think you did it.

Comment #10 by Dark Splank
Wednesday, November 16, 2011 @ 04:49:46 PM

Also, the elites at the start across hole do not count! I never killed them when i got the achievement.

Comment #11 by Daniel Lindholm
Saturday, November 19, 2011 @ 02:58:08 PM

I ran around like an idiot for like 30 minutes at the end looking for the last ones until I gave up and entered the Banshee. But then I got it :P I thought there was just one little sucker left somewhere that I had missed haha.

Comment #12 by Blood Nanokrest
Saturday, November 19, 2011 @ 05:45:07 PM

Help, I did this but no achievement, GT - Blood Nanaokrest

Comment #13 by Blood Nanokrest
Saturday, November 19, 2011 @ 05:46:19 PM


Comment #14 by PackNCheese
Sunday, November 20, 2011 @ 12:09:45 AM

It's not necessarily a hard achievement, you just have to sweep all the corridors in the final area.

Comment #15 by ObligatoryFate
Sunday, November 20, 2011 @ 04:52:59 AM

In the final room on the third floor there were like a dozen elites that kept spawning from the door on the opposite end of where you enter this room for the last time.

Comment #16 by most wanted sp
Sunday, November 20, 2011 @ 06:11:01 AM

this is so hard can someone help me with it ?

Comment #17 by Diego Knyte
Sunday, November 20, 2011 @ 08:38:36 PM

Cheevo pops when you enter the Banshee. Gotta extra search the hallways, almost missed the last 2.

Comment #18 by ShadowX1790
Monday, November 21, 2011 @ 01:10:12 AM

Do the elites infinitely spawn when you get to the banshee room the first time, before before you get to Keys? There are 4 in the middle area but after that they just keep keep coming. Jumping off of the balcony along with flood.

Comment #19 by Newfie Big Mack
Monday, November 21, 2011 @ 02:07:28 PM

Where are all of the Elites coming from? I just tried this and it was impossible.
There was 4-5 elites going down to the banshee, 4-5 at the banshee, another 3 over where the phantom is. Then some more spawn upstairs. Then even more spawn. Had to give up and go in the banshee. Does anyone know the count on legendary?

Comment #20 by deathstealer9
Monday, November 21, 2011 @ 08:56:18 PM

looking for a partner to do this. GT:Shadow1123

Comment #21 by V4Vodka
Tuesday, November 22, 2011 @ 01:46:42 PM

On legendary, an insane number of elites keep spawning at the end, making this
More of a pain than an actual challenge. Save yourselves the headache and do
This on heroic as the elites stop spawning after a few waves. I suspect they may
Actually spawn infinitely on legendary.

Comment #22 by seaymeh
Tuesday, November 22, 2011 @ 05:34:28 PM

@21: I'm sure they don't infinitely respawn, but me and a friend spent a good ten minutes killing the elites in the end. After we were done there we were able to walk two feet with out getting destroyed and scanned the hallways and didn't find anymore.

And heroic is way easier.

Comment #23 by SN1P3R VIPER
Wednesday, November 23, 2011 @ 04:05:05 AM

QuickDraw1988 posted on another sight
Follow this and it's cake the one fuzzy area at the end where it says there are two left after the 4 at banshees are hiding inside the doors on banshee level it's a giant u shaped tunnel pretty much. And I have had same instances where sometimes no final elites spawn or two plus 4-6 grunts kill them and snag your cheve.

Comment #24 by Teamlexodus
Wednesday, November 23, 2011 @ 03:32:29 PM

killed every elite in the level checked whole level 3 times and killed the 2 over the hole. no achievement anyone?

Comment #25 by TryShootingBack
Wednesday, November 23, 2011 @ 09:12:04 PM

Were you on heroic?

Comment #26 by erveii
Thursday, November 24, 2011 @ 10:37:55 PM

i tried it on heroic but no cheevo form e itried every corridor twice even the ones on the rear corridor on the banshee section and the two at the very beginning before entering on the hole. i killed every bastard with the pink shit gun and no cheevo for me fuck !

Comment #27 by Nation
Friday, November 25, 2011 @ 03:54:16 PM

So lucky did this on my first go, some tips, use bandana skull, make sure u get the two or three before u leave the ship, wen on ground take sniper, before u go up in the grav lift submerge yourself in the water i think i got one standin rite in the corner in the pool to the right, then jus triple check every door corridor then when u get to the top of the room go to the bottom n start agen, theres a couple of corridors that u dont hav to go down normaly u have to find it, then right at end shed loads of elites come out, take them all out when on ground floor go check corridors agen, jus as you go for banshee there will b a few more, one is hidden sat in a turret below the middle level turret to the left of banshees, unlocks when u get in a banshee, takes about an hour hope this helps

Comment #29 by DJMarinus
Monday, November 28, 2011 @ 06:32:56 AM

Does some1 know if you can do this on co-op?

Comment #30 by DJMarinus
Monday, November 28, 2011 @ 07:47:48 AM

Ok guys, just did this on Co-Op splitscreen and yes you both get it. So team up with some1 and make shure you whype out every corridor, and watch your back befor you jump into the swamp.

Comment #31 by World of Midnight
Monday, November 28, 2011 @ 02:25:35 PM

yes, on Legendary they respawn infinitely. I killed elites about 4 hours, got into the banshee -> no ach

tomorrow I'll do this on Heroic and it'll be pretty easy, huh? :)

Comment #32 by WolderWald
Tuesday, November 29, 2011 @ 03:08:31 AM

i do this my first try

Comment #33 by Hoschi Hawkes
Tuesday, November 29, 2011 @ 06:10:00 PM

Dont (!) try this at legendary. At some points they spawn infinitly...

Comment #34 by DanMan555
Friday, December 02, 2011 @ 05:35:59 AM

Just got it by myself on legendary. They don't spawn infinitely but there is a ton of them at the end that spawn. There were like four waves of them. Very frustrating achievement since you don't know you got it until you get in the banshee.

Comment #35 by DanMan555
Friday, December 02, 2011 @ 05:38:23 AM

And for the people worrying about the elites in the beginning that are across the gap, they don't count.

Comment #36 by TG Ammo
Monday, December 05, 2011 @ 12:04:32 AM

Does it still count if the flood or like a grunt's plasma grenade killed the elite? Or does it have to be you that does all the killing to unlock the achievement?

Comment #37 by jonnyboy383
Saturday, December 10, 2011 @ 07:13:51 PM

@36 u don't need to kill the elites yourself. flood kills count. just got the achievement no problem

Comment #38 by TheMrPib
Friday, December 23, 2011 @ 09:23:57 PM

i hate this one it just brings my blood to a boil cuz ive tried it so many times but no achievement. its like my xbox is giving me the finger and screaming fuck you

Comment #39 by kingfatass010
Saturday, December 31, 2011 @ 07:28:04 AM

omfg got up to the end and accidently got in the fucking banshee fuck!!

Comment #40 by FLAMINGDOG2000
Monday, January 02, 2012 @ 12:33:27 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 #41 by Downfall360
Tuesday, January 03, 2012 @ 02:18:53 AM

I can confirm there not infinite on legendary. I can also confirm whoever at 343i's idea it was to make this cheevo pop when you get in the bansheee was a moron. I I went back as far as I could looking for more spec ops elites because I found some in a corrioder, wandered, got the dropship to shoot at me, discovered that in CE you cannot destroy the turret and right when I was gonna give up some more spawned., so i went back through everything AGAIN, and then double checked AGAIN. I seriously spent an extra hour backtracking, also found an area you can backtrack too that has flood that spawn every time you turn the corner. that was fun.

if it weren't for the fact that I didn't want to come back to this level again i would have given up (this is still my 1st playthrough, I'm trying to g

Comment #42 by EL1T3 x
Sunday, January 08, 2012 @ 12:42:59 PM

I need help with this my GT is : IzK I EL1T3 x. Thanks :DDD Also it would help if you had a mic :)

Comment #43 by rik raeymaekers
Thursday, January 12, 2012 @ 01:48:42 PM

add me for the achievement GT: Rik Raeymaekers

Comment #44 by tranman1
Friday, January 13, 2012 @ 12:54:00 PM

Looking to get this achievement. Send me a msg GT : xX H311Spawn Xx

Comment #45 by Lone Onyx
Tuesday, January 24, 2012 @ 04:30:51 PM

You don't need to do this achievement co-op at all. Follow the link to the guide that #23 posted, it really helped me when I was doing it. Also getting the bandanna skull really helps, it's so much easier killing an elite when you have unlimited ammo and grenades.

Comment #46 by Pjryb90
Monday, March 12, 2012 @ 12:44:30 AM

In co-op do you have to me the one to enter the Banshee in order to get the achievement

Comment #47 by Selvil
Tuesday, March 20, 2012 @ 08:50:30 AM

Can the flood still kill some elites or do you have to personally dispatch them?

Comment #48 by secretspy911
Tuesday, March 20, 2012 @ 08:25:20 PM

Here's a tip: You usually get a checkpoint just before the Banshee at the end. So, save and quit, reload and try to kill all the Elites remaining. If you think you got them all, get into the Banshee.

If the achievement doesn't pop, go to your dashboard and reload your save. That way you won't have to redo the whole stage and you can look for the missing Elites.

Comment #49 by josethemuffinman
Saturday, April 07, 2012 @ 08:26:26 PM

if u do it by urself or with a friend it would be better if u activate the bandanna skull it gives u infinite ammo and unlimited grenades and doesnt matter how many times u died in the game as long as all the elites die

Comment #50 by SweptbackFlame
Monday, April 23, 2012 @ 12:09:10 PM

Just to clarify something here... Not sure if it was mentioned, I'm too lazy to read the comments lol...

The Elites don't have to die by your hands...If the Flood kills any of them it still counts towards the achievement, just as long as they all die in the end.

Comment #51 by Jawsant
Saturday, April 28, 2012 @ 07:14:53 AM

message me if you want to do this in co-op
Gamertag: Batt1sta

Comment #52 by Ds Snak3
Saturday, June 02, 2012 @ 02:30:59 PM

It really wasnt that bad just take your time and look around and retrace all your steps. Make sure you kill the two before you jump in the hole. If you're collecting skulls I suggest you put the one that gives you unlimited ammo/grenades helps a lot

Comment #53 by adamb killer
Saturday, June 02, 2012 @ 08:01:05 PM

just did this one today and i didnt have time to kill the two elites b4 jumping into the hole.

Comment #54 by xxhiddenxx
Tuesday, June 12, 2012 @ 12:14:51 PM

this one was really simple but it takes a while but remember u dont have to kill them yourself u cud have the flood do all the work. bandana, grunt funeral, and cowbell help alot

Comment #55 by Diabologey
Saturday, July 07, 2012 @ 12:39:08 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 #56 by Delta1knight
Thursday, July 12, 2012 @ 04:39:51 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 #57 by Masterwonka
Wednesday, August 22, 2012 @ 12:18:07 AM

Pretty easy..

Comment #58 by xMetalXDeviantx
Saturday, August 25, 2012 @ 11:15:13 PM

Looking to do this co-op. Also want to complete the campaign on Legendary via Co-op. Gamertag is: xMetalXDeviantx Just send me a message on xbox live or add me whatever works :). Also looking to complete other achievements as well. Would appreciate the help and I'm willing to help anyone else who needs it. Thank you!

Comment #59 by alphawolf918
Sunday, August 26, 2012 @ 03:54:37 PM

Trying this today, hopefully we can get it.. seems to be easy enough..

Comment #60 by Koldomordor
Thursday, September 13, 2012 @ 07:31:41 AM

This is not as bad as people think. I did it in my first try on Legendary. Just double check that you cleared all Elites before you leave... Be patient and take your time.

Comment #61 by Mr Jordy Bear
Tuesday, October 23, 2012 @ 08:37:41 AM

Comment #62 by UjustGotSpooged
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 @ 12:19:04 PM

need this add me: UjustGotPlugged

Comment #63 by THE 1 2 P
Monday, May 20, 2013 @ 10:39:31 PM

Since nobody has mentioned this yet I will add that you can get this achievement in a co-op game and you personally don't have to kill them all, just make sure that they all die regardless of how many of them you each kill. Me and my friend just did it. Make sure to go thru every green door available to search for hidden elites and at the end of the level the achievement will pop for both of you.

Comment #64 by Portense
Monday, May 27, 2013 @ 08:26:34 PM

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

Comment #65 by nselvo
Thursday, August 15, 2013 @ 10:10:02 AM

When I did this on legendary, I killed at least 50 elites after the banshees landed, and they did not stop spawning nor did the grunts. No achievement. When I did this on heroic, between 4-6 elites spawned with the banshees, and the achievement popped when I got in the banshee. Do it on heroic.

Comment #66 by lornesbored
Sunday, July 27, 2014 @ 06:34:50 PM

fuck this achievement.

Comment #67 by linogele
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 @ 10:20:31 PM

Need help on this one?
Me too

GT: Kronos1845

Comment #68 by FreshMastaFunk
Monday, February 02, 2015 @ 11:53:03 PM

Need help on this achievement! I'll help you out with whatever you need cuz im no shmuck!

GT: Freshmastafunk

Comment #69 by Dinin
Sunday, June 28, 2015 @ 02:35:30 AM

Utter bull on Legendary. You'll kill all the Elites and if you're lucky more will spawn on the floor above/below you. If you're unlucky they'll spawn behind you in the room you just left. One to come back to on Heroic.

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US November 15, 2011
Europe November 15, 2011

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