Halo: Reach

Halo: Reach Achievements

Gods Must Be Strong

Completed the Campaign on Legendary difficulty.     

Legendary is much harder in this Halo then others in the past as the AI is much tougher. Here are tips on how to complete the campaign on Legendary:

  • Conserve your ammo. Running out of ammo is severely dangerous. Enemies already take a large amount of bullets, and there isn't much ammo to be found laying around. If you do find yourself out of ammo for a weapon, swap it for anything. You need to have a weapon no matter what.
  • Be patient. Nothing will get you killed faster then running out of cover blindly.
  • If you need to, run out and see where enemies are at to get a feel of what's to come.
  • Save your grenades, they will become your lifesaver. Use them only in extreme measures and taking out large groups of enemies.
  • During any portion of the campaign, be on the lookout for the "Drop Shield" ability. This is the best ability to have during the game. It shields you from enemies fire/grenades, and heals you while you are inside it.
  • Always be on the move, never stop and be in one area. Enemies will just point all their fire at you and kill you almost immediately.
Rate this achievementAverage Rating (Based on 22 votes)
User Comments
Comment #1 by rcmacdon
Monday, September 20, 2010 @ 10:30:22 AM

8 hours in (no cut scenes) still 2 levels to go....the end of exodus was extremely hard as high level elites come from every door simultaneously and follow you around.

Comment #2 by LzYGuL
Saturday, September 25, 2010 @ 08:25:42 AM

Took forever to beat! You die alot and it takes a while, but it's doable. Definately have to scout a bit before rushing into the fray. Took a good three days for me to beat.

Comment #3 by nybanx
Wednesday, September 29, 2010 @ 11:05:13 PM

all you need to do to get this one is do it with a friend or in split screen and keep one guy safe. Then u can rush in and pick 1 off at a time till their all dead.

Comment #4 by Kills
Thursday, September 30, 2010 @ 04:34:25 AM

Say like if u stop playin one level on legendary do u haf to start over on the whole campaign

Comment #5 by Megas Elekmatos
Thursday, September 30, 2010 @ 08:34:50 AM

Killshotum, you don't have to restart the whole campaign over. Your progress is tracked. Say you get through the first 3 levels on Legendary and then decide to do one on Heroic; you keep your progress for your first 3. Even if you do the rest of the campaign on Legendary all you have to do is go back and beat that last one on Legendary and yo're set. Nybanx you do have a point. People complain because the AI actually gets smarter (and there are more troops from what I've seen) in co-op than in solo. They don't realize though that using the method you described (spawn teammate hanging back safe) makes that utterly pointless. So Legendary is still a whole lot easier on Co-Op. Anyone wanting a challenge should do it solo. So much fun; but a lot of patience is required.

Comment #6 by p1psqu3ak
Friday, October 01, 2010 @ 07:06:09 PM

I frickin hate this achievemet!!! so f***in hard!!!!

Comment #7 by p1psqu3ak
Friday, October 01, 2010 @ 07:07:41 PM

anyone want to help me on this? gamertag is XXP1PSQU3AKXX

Comment #8 by phoenix15t
Friday, October 08, 2010 @ 07:32:10 AM


Comment #9 by G3O15
Friday, October 22, 2010 @ 10:42:08 AM


Comment #10 by pwnyou2295
Monday, November 01, 2010 @ 07:04:38 PM

I'm so going for this achievement.

Comment #11 by SithAssassin666
Sunday, November 14, 2010 @ 11:42:11 AM

the more that play, the harder it gets

Comment #12 by blackzr
Wednesday, November 17, 2010 @ 08:35:56 PM

I wonder why the guide didn't mention anything about Plasma Pistol for taking down the shield then any ranged weapon for headshot...

This method is the best.

Comment #13 by blackhawk risen
Tuesday, November 23, 2010 @ 12:41:43 AM

This is going to be very challenging...

Comment #14 by dragonleo 424
Friday, December 17, 2010 @ 11:27:32 AM

Comment #15 by LeGrimmReaper13
Wednesday, December 22, 2010 @ 09:19:54 PM

Any one notice the only way Bungie makes these games harder is by increasing the amount of shots necessary to fill up a guy before they die and change is so the enemy AI aim only at the player while decreasing the amount of shots necessary to kill the player? I dunno, there isnt anything that makes it more challenging. Just more painful and less fun to play.

Comment #16 by Bouncing Bird
Tuesday, December 28, 2010 @ 01:39:46 PM

Can anybody help me with this. My gamertag is bouncing bird

Comment #17 by I DLord I
Tuesday, January 04, 2011 @ 09:48:08 PM

@Bouncing Bird

Send me a message on XBL and I will help you. I do however recommend you do it on solo to get both achievements.
-any precision weapon matched with a plasma pistol will make quick work of even the toughest elites.
-you do not have to kill everything! I actually completed entire segments on Legendatr solo by just hoofing it past hordes of enemies.
-backtrack, backtrack, backtrack. Take note of weapon locker locations and heavy weapons dropped by the slain. A lot of the levels allow you to backtrack significant distances so take advantage and hoard weapons like its the zombie apocalypse.

Comment #18 by Gallagher619
Thursday, January 06, 2011 @ 02:15:50 AM

make it easy on yourself...

this guy's super helpful.

Comment #19 by WatcherF
Sunday, January 09, 2011 @ 07:16:06 AM

Right! That's it....going for it right now! Wish me luck :-)

Comment #20 by JimmyD24
Sunday, January 16, 2011 @ 02:16:13 PM


Comment #21 by thunderlordx
Monday, January 24, 2011 @ 09:43:08 AM

wow! my friend beated this in 1 day, i beated this in 2 days.on this
gamertag:darklordx.i dont think i have live 4 that just wait
until i get live,bye,peace out:)

Comment #22 by spaider42
Saturday, February 05, 2011 @ 12:01:52 PM

is it just me or is most of the campaign achievements quotes from halo 3, odst, and wars?

Comment #23 by roza
Monday, February 07, 2011 @ 05:42:33 AM

I'm finding that running for it works well. I got through Winter Contingancy with only 6 deaths the other day, most of those were from flipping the truck in the middle of a fight and sliding onto a plasma grenade. just look for safe areas to run to and hang back in battles. leave the npc's to take care of all that stuff.

Comment #24 by shad0wruck3r
Friday, February 11, 2011 @ 02:34:28 AM

I'm down to help anyone out if they wanna co-op it but you'll end up with more points pushing thru yourself. One crucial to remember is to NOT LOSE YOUR COOL. It's a game, you'll beat it eventually. But if you wanna beat it faster you can add me- Shad0wruck3r

Comment #25 by Battlecrabs
Wednesday, February 23, 2011 @ 12:11:26 AM

This one's not even worth it. Why bother to team up if you need to play through again by yourself to get the other achievement?

Comment #26 by F3arTh1sR3aper1
Monday, March 28, 2011 @ 06:41:11 PM

I am gonna hate doing this achievment

Comment #27 by KILL3R B3RRY
Friday, April 01, 2011 @ 02:45:46 AM

It was all worth it in the end, a solid achievement and fantastic game

Comment #28 by Marcel U2
Friday, April 01, 2011 @ 11:29:07 PM

DLord tips are really helpful, especially the plasma pistol + precision weapon

Comment #29 by YonderGrunt
Saturday, May 14, 2011 @ 10:36:56 PM

Really hard. Best way to do it is to play with friends online
or at home.

Comment #30 by Schir
Thursday, June 02, 2011 @ 09:48:58 AM

Its easy, just finish the game on normal or something then progress thru it one level at a time, also a tip put on the scoring and you can help rank up quicker along with a gold skull.

Comment #31 by Halo4
Tuesday, June 14, 2011 @ 07:30:12 PM

Hardest work I ever did!

Comment #32 by mig0
Monday, June 20, 2011 @ 02:56:53 AM

I just finished Exodus. I think Solace was the hardest but you
definitely have to be careful not just about conserving ammo but being smart
about taking on the covenant. Assassinations are your best friend. I made a
lot more use of hologram in trying this on legendary than I ever did and it
works great.... most of the time. And I got stuck on Solace because there
were 2 elites in a room and I didn't have proper weapons to get them, and
could not assassinate one/both of them. I restarted (and followed the tips
on mahalo) and got past it.

Comment #33 by WickedDemon904
Monday, June 20, 2011 @ 09:28:46 AM

im looking for some players to help me get this in co-op

Comment #34 by Just Elite x
Thursday, June 23, 2011 @ 08:56:23 AM

Looking for players to help in co-op, add me (:

Comment #35 by Just Elite x
Thursday, June 23, 2011 @ 09:01:16 AM

New gamertag: Ts x Astro

Comment #36 by Jopp3 26
Saturday, July 09, 2011 @ 01:23:53 PM

Comment #37 by Brawldud
Saturday, July 09, 2011 @ 02:48:38 PM

I already have it, but I'm willing to co-op with anyone who has yet to nab this one. My GT is Brawldud.

Comment #38 by uupb1
Sunday, July 17, 2011 @ 07:54:54 PM

yo i wana get at least half done tonight msg me!!!!!

Comment #39 by uupb1
Sunday, July 17, 2011 @ 07:58:01 PM

btw please be mature not an annoying 10 yr old

Comment #40 by Playaya
Friday, July 22, 2011 @ 05:21:14 AM

right now i'll play start solo campaign and start the pillar of autumn on legendary.. THIS IS IT

Comment #41 by uupb1
Tuesday, July 26, 2011 @ 09:49:58 PM

i still want/need this

Comment #42 by Infamous8152
Thursday, July 28, 2011 @ 03:51:05 PM

Doing this on Legendary was such a B****!!

Comment #43 by Bigfatpanda
Thursday, August 11, 2011 @ 04:38:52 AM

This is probably the hardest achievement that I have to do. imade it through winter contingancy
Without dieing and without getting on a drivable vehicle and it took me an hour to finish this will probably take me 3 to 4 days

Comment #44 by neap13
Saturday, August 13, 2011 @ 12:39:22 PM

need help compleating message me if u need help or wanna help

Comment #45 by gul kanin
Sunday, August 14, 2011 @ 11:23:43 AM

Comment #46 by DragonCrusaderV
Friday, August 19, 2011 @ 04:44:33 PM

need 3-4 more people to do this, add me if you want to do it, gamertag: DragonCrusaderV

Comment #47 by marius aleksand
Friday, August 19, 2011 @ 10:04:32 PM


Comment #48 by wwefan4life
Tuesday, August 23, 2011 @ 09:53:40 AM

i need to get this achivement still if any one wants to do this im on all the time and we can do this message me on my gt wweMelina Perez if you want to do this it will be better if we have four people but any number is fine

Comment #49 by EzioZBladez
Tuesday, August 23, 2011 @ 01:34:35 PM

free ms points

Comment #50 by Peanut092
Monday, August 29, 2011 @ 01:46:00 AM

I need the legendary campaign achievements. If you need them or are looking for a co-op partner. just add or message me and we can attempt to beat it. GT Peanut 092

Comment #51 by staggeringfate
Tuesday, August 30, 2011 @ 10:56:29 PM

does continuing a level from a checkpoint count as a loss towards an acheivement?

Comment #52 by ObviousUncle78
Friday, September 02, 2011 @ 01:18:24 PM

Just do it by yourself and get two achievements at once.

Comment #53 by Knaussenheimer
Tuesday, September 20, 2011 @ 03:14:16 PM

This can be done with another player too right? and will completing this also unlock the achievements for beating it on the lower levels?

Comment #54 by wwemaster707
Sunday, October 02, 2011 @ 10:50:22 AM

got to the end of long night of solace in only 2 hours!!!! With a friend!

Comment #55 by Wired Planet
Sunday, October 02, 2011 @ 05:52:24 PM

I can do Long Night Of Solace in about 30-40 on Legendary with another person...

Winter Contingency 15 mins (dash tricks)
Oni Sword Base 15 mins (I give my passenger the rocket launcher)
Nightfall 9 mins (dash tricks and the fork lift trick)
Tip of the Spear 15 mins (I just use the ghosts to blow up the turrets and dash)
Long Night of Solace 25 mins
Exodus 20 mins (this level has several tricks for haste)
New Alexandria 20 mins (stick to the grenade hawk)
The Package 25 mins (this goes by fastest with other players)
Pillar of Autumn 30 mins (this varies, but I'm still the fastest)

Add me.

Comment #56 by AmazingFatality
Wednesday, October 12, 2011 @ 07:19:16 AM

Yeah. I did this by my self took about 2-3 hours. Really easy in my opinon They
should honestly make the campaign on these harder to me. However when playing
with all of the skulls on it took me about 8 hours to beat the game. Was really
intense. I suggest doing that. Then come back and say legendary is "hard"

Comment #57 by greenscore
Friday, November 04, 2011 @ 10:39:58 PM

That was actually hard cause when you reach the level when emily is going to die,
you better plane a day that your going to do nothing cause good luck.

Comment #58 by iVenom
Thursday, November 17, 2011 @ 11:12:11 AM

just gotta do long night of solace and boom achievement

Comment #59 by CoolDudeClan
Sunday, December 04, 2011 @ 04:18:22 AM

Guys just look up speed runs on youtube for each level it makes it super easy people have found some amazing ways to skip certain parts of levels, like nightfall in 5 minutes etc.

Comment #60 by Slay3r v
Monday, December 05, 2011 @ 06:36:23 PM

I am almost done with it alone, if anyone needs help though just add me. My gamertag = sLay3r v

Comment #61 by Aerocious
Sunday, December 11, 2011 @ 06:54:45 AM

wanna do some co-op. gt is Aerocious
friend me and say Halo on for a while now

Comment #62 by Grimyest
Tuesday, December 20, 2011 @ 01:41:07 PM

this game is retarded 1st of all the whole enemys eating bullets and still not dying isnt hard its stupid, 2nd why the fuck will they let u go on to the next level if u havnt finised the last level u were on?, 3rd y would they randomly change the difficulty u were playing on? i wont play this game again 4 aphew months its fuckin stupid.

1 thing i will say dont bother trying 2 shoot the biger enemys just run up on em and punch em fast till they die thats how i been doing it

Comment #63 by V3T Hunter
Monday, January 09, 2012 @ 11:30:29 AM

I need someone to do coop on the last 2 missions. My gamertag is Ask Cheevz. I'll be online all day.

Comment #64 by Josephcarey28
Saturday, January 14, 2012 @ 02:31:04 AM

You could do it with two controllers and hide with one but you wouldn't get A monument to all your sins though

Comment #65 by Kudas
Sunday, January 15, 2012 @ 03:09:11 AM

Hey, if someone wants to get this achievment i can help. My GT is Kudas LTU

Comment #66 by Gh03t V8
Tuesday, January 17, 2012 @ 11:25:13 AM

looking for players to do this add Gh03t V8 (:

Comment #67 by CloneNiNJA
Friday, February 03, 2012 @ 03:59:43 PM

for coop legendary message me gamertag CloneNiNJA

Comment #68 by IRVO93
Wednesday, February 08, 2012 @ 01:24:06 PM

just go on youtube for videos of each mission on legendary mode

Comment #69 by FFIOB23
Thursday, February 23, 2012 @ 12:59:50 PM

looking to get this add me

Comment #70 by YUNG x FAME
Tuesday, May 01, 2012 @ 11:27:09 AM

get at me on co op

gamertag YUNG x FAME

Comment #71 by Dae1373
Wednesday, May 02, 2012 @ 03:31:52 PM

I did this solo so I could also get "A monument to all your sins" .. Now that's an achievement..!!

Comment #72 by RocketBee873
Thursday, June 28, 2012 @ 03:22:18 PM

i need help with this i beat the campain on heroic solo but for me ledgendary solo is impossible for me send me a message if you need a partner

Comment #73 by Avenged Prophet
Tuesday, July 03, 2012 @ 05:13:59 PM

So funny this achiev! So hard but so funny :)

Comment #74 by Halbryt
Tuesday, July 03, 2012 @ 05:48:05 PM

If anyone wants to do it still and needs the achievement, add me up.
GT: Halbryt

Comment #75 by jirachifan
Saturday, July 07, 2012 @ 11:46:04 AM

i need the last two levels ill do a few extra with someone to help them out some hit me up in game jirachi1

Comment #76 by lIx PHEONIX xIl
Saturday, July 07, 2012 @ 09:03:04 PM

I need help with this. :'( gt same as username.

Comment #77 by JaR x Swift
Sunday, July 08, 2012 @ 06:51:05 PM

need help with this, message me around 3:00 england time

Comment #78 by needtoboost
Monday, July 16, 2012 @ 11:58:53 AM

Will not be able to play for a week due to work, but I have a headset, completed Halo 3 on legendary, be on English times, gt: vG dArK Night96.

Comment #79 by xz0mbie1337x
Thursday, July 19, 2012 @ 07:33:28 PM

Looking for someone to do the campaign on legendary with. Send me a message or add me :)
GT: xAmberJayx

Comment #80 by Zylost
Sunday, July 22, 2012 @ 11:41:57 AM

If Anyone Wants To Play Campain Let Me Know... Looking To Unlock This Achievement

Comment #81 by Bruppes81
Sunday, July 22, 2012 @ 06:21:22 PM

Definitely a stuck at Nightfall, the three shade turrets are giving me trouble.

Comment #82 by needtoboost
Monday, July 30, 2012 @ 09:35:16 AM

I have completed it so please no more friend requests to vG dArK Night96 please.

Comment #83 by dborrell
Tuesday, November 27, 2012 @ 10:08:18 AM

Can you just do the 10th & 11th mission, because it just says Complete it on Legendary?

Comment #84 by wmhafiz
Sunday, January 06, 2013 @ 08:48:42 PM

Looking to play co-op campaign on Legendary difficulty.

My GT : wmhafiz

Comment #85 by loyalflash84
Thursday, February 21, 2013 @ 06:35:54 PM


Comment #86 by loyalflash84
Thursday, February 21, 2013 @ 06:37:22 PM


Comment #87 by XDylanblood13X
Thursday, March 28, 2013 @ 07:11:04 PM

if u need help i can help u with its achievement add me XDylanblood13X

Comment #88 by YUNG x FAME
Saturday, March 30, 2013 @ 12:27:39 AM

looking for Co op partner... for this and other halo games... GT: YUNG x FAME

Comment #89 by xApexStarz
Sunday, April 28, 2013 @ 04:29:54 PM

just got it today, wasn't that easy, with like 100 attempt in the last mission.

Comment #90 by Milllzy
Monday, July 15, 2013 @ 11:21:31 AM

looking for co-op partners to do this with gt is Milllzy

Comment #91 by EclipseWuN122
Thursday, August 29, 2013 @ 12:12:45 AM

Would anyone like to do co op with me? Msg me

Comment #92 by XRenard
Thursday, November 14, 2013 @ 04:43:37 PM

Hey fellas,I just found good tactique for this achievement:

>Plasma pistol/headshot weapon combo ALWAYS
>Kill grunts first, then skirmishers and jackals, and finally Elites, Hunters, Vehicles. (use plasma pistol to take out shields, try headshots always, shoot at the uncovered hand from jackals, then blow its bird brain.)
>Cover well and let the covies get closer, then headshot them and advance fast to next cover.
>Don't waste your grenades, use them on vehicles/tough enemies (stick a zealot, then headshot it!).
>Energy sword, Shotgun, assault rifle are worthless, hammer is fine, plasma weapons are good, needler is great, DMR and needle rifle + plasma pistol are the best choice.
>Use heavy weapons to the last bullet.
>Don't use vehicles unless if necesary (EMP and you're toast).

Comment #93 by VacuousVermin0
Wednesday, March 05, 2014 @ 09:05:20 AM

i'm going to do a legendary run this week end GT same as username. Keep in mind to message me at least a day earlier and i am doing this for fun not the achievement because i already have it.

Comment #94 by IcyFire109
Friday, July 11, 2014 @ 03:19:52 PM

I really need help from somebody. Please :)


Comment #95 by rafa08g
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 @ 01:44:34 AM

looking to to the campaign on legendary with a good team GT: rafa08g

Comment #96 by llTHExBATMANll
Sunday, October 05, 2014 @ 02:21:01 AM

Looking for this achievement and ANY other Halo achievements. GT is LLthexbatmanLL

Comment #97 by Xtreme Code X
Thursday, October 16, 2014 @ 11:10:42 AM

Looking for help on this achievement gamertag Xtreme Code X

Comment #98 by MarkItZ3R0
Thursday, November 13, 2014 @ 06:33:00 AM

Trying to get some help nabbing this achievement. Gamertag is MarkItZ3R0. Please note that's a 3 and a 0 (aka zero) in my gamertag..the normal MarkItZero was already taken...thanks a LOT Big Lebowski fans :p

Comment #99 by Turrn Up
Saturday, February 28, 2015 @ 02:29:28 PM

If anyone needs a partner for this, msg me. GT: Turrn Up
I will delete this post when i found someone so if its still up, i still need it

Comment #100 by MattrickBT
Tuesday, May 05, 2015 @ 10:27:09 AM

Wasn't that tough. A few parts are difficult as hell. The worst part is the sporadic checkpoints which either takes ten plus minutes each death to advance too...or they happen seemingly every minute. I literally had a checkpoint, where I was low on ammo, with a covenant dropship landing on top of me, which basically gave me about three seconds to not die, then had to fight to the bone to survive. When the final dropship shows up in the last mission, I was trapped in a building and had to use the hologram to lure enemies inside so I could shotgun them since it was the only weapon I had. The hologram was my thing of choice. Works very well against the hunters to turn them around.

Comment #101 by Eeleet
Thursday, March 03, 2016 @ 03:03:17 AM

If anyone needs help getting this achievement, I'll help you

GT: Eeleet

Comment #102 by AsSelf
Thursday, May 05, 2016 @ 12:30:28 PM

Easy going, team player with over 101,000 gamerscore.

Add me for co-op and achievements.

GT: your7sins

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Game Info
Bungie Software


US September 14, 2010
Europe September 14, 2010
Japan September 15, 2010

Backward compatible on Xbox One: Yes
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