Halo: Reach

Halo: Reach Achievements

They've Always Been Faster

Cleared the 2nd mission without setting foot in a drivable vehicle.  

*Must be done on Normal or harder difficulty*
You first area you find a drivable vehicle during the 2nd mission(Winter Contingency) after the first firefight with the Covenant. Avoid all vehicles during the 2nd mission. First you must find a Covenant outpost, then it will tell you to go save the survivors. After you have found and fought off the Covenant drop ships that come, you will have completed this.

Rate this achievementAverage Rating (Based on 9 votes)
User Comments
Comment #1 by Freeman
Sunday, August 08, 2010 @ 03:59:57 AM

sounds interesting

Monday, August 16, 2010 @ 04:39:33 PM

Apposed to setting foot in a non drivable vehicle? /:?
mission 2 is clearly a vehicle mission

Comment #3 by xSpArKyxKnIgHtT
Thursday, August 26, 2010 @ 11:55:33 PM

this will be a joyride.

Comment #4 by Larry Tanng
Sunday, September 05, 2010 @ 06:56:23 PM

Fun and dangerous!

Comment #5 by dykephiler
Tuesday, September 14, 2010 @ 01:30:02 PM

here is some info on how to get the achievement basically what appears to be the first mission is technically the 2nd mission you have to complete Winter Contingency win out getting in a vehicle.

Comment #6 by Collier1313
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 @ 10:27:34 AM

I did this on multiplayer with my brother and we didn't get the achievement. Has anyone else had problems with it? We did not get into a vehicle but we did skip the cut scenes, do you think this had anything to do with it?

Comment #7 by The Day Dreaming Sheep
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 @ 11:05:45 AM

Yeah, had the same problem. Replayed the level as I had to get into a vehicle because one of the AI guys was stuck behind it. Still haven't unlocked the cheeve, but don't have the game at home to try again until the weekend.

Comment #8 by DustinEchoes
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 @ 05:32:55 PM

I didn't get it because of the hazy description of "2nd Mission", which I took to mean the second playable level. Bungie apparently consider the opening cinematic it's own mission, which is odd considering IT'S A CINEMATIC!!!

An hour of my life wasted sprinting through mission 3!

Comment #9 by chunlionline
Thursday, September 16, 2010 @ 11:43:45 AM

its easy

Comment #10 by kiba cheetah
Thursday, September 16, 2010 @ 05:25:27 PM

i walked through the entire level. (started at the lvl 1 cinematic) and i diffident get that or the moa thing.(emus right?)

Comment #11 by jennerd
Friday, September 17, 2010 @ 07:24:34 PM

I also went through Winter Contingency on legendary with skulls on, didnt get into any vehicles and still didnt get the achievement. Is there something we're missing?

Comment #12 by bloo68
Friday, September 17, 2010 @ 09:30:53 PM

i have alos had the problem i wonder if it has anything to do with the helicopter u get in at the end would u have to walk to the next point too?

Comment #13 by LeeJ2512
Saturday, September 18, 2010 @ 12:37:18 PM

why can't somebody just list the actual name of the mission instead of goin "the second mission"? i went thru winter contigency on easy but never got it :( was late for the cinema because i was tryin to get the damn achievement

Comment #14 by DasThief
Saturday, September 18, 2010 @ 12:47:29 PM

so whats the actual second level? cuz this is confusing

Comment #15 by DiaKitty702
Saturday, September 18, 2010 @ 03:14:59 PM

Winter Contingency

Comment #16 by Dizzatron
Sunday, September 19, 2010 @ 03:15:01 AM

its pretty obviously winter contigency but i got no idea why i havent got it
i actually thought it somthin to do with gettin in the falcon but i didnt and i got randomly got Zapped into it

Comment #17 by sneaky seabass
Monday, September 20, 2010 @ 03:40:49 AM

Make sure you're not playing on easy difficulty. I can't find anywhere in the game where it says you can't get the achievements related to a certain mission number while playing on easy, but from what I can tell you have to be on normal, heroic or legendary for it to count.

Comment #18 by Fazzaaa
Monday, September 20, 2010 @ 11:55:22 AM

it pops just before you get in the falcon

Comment #19 by Gator Pin
Tuesday, September 21, 2010 @ 05:18:00 PM

There seem to be quite a few achievements I've had to do more than once in order to get it for some reason

Comment #20 by MufasaTheMan
Wednesday, September 22, 2010 @ 02:47:20 PM

When you pick the difficulty MAKE SURE its not on easy for ANY achievement! The description of the difficulty clearly says "ACHIEVEMENTS CANNOT BE UNLOCKEK ON THIS DIFFICULTY"!

Comment #21 by BOBO 7000000
Wednesday, September 22, 2010 @ 10:32:52 PM

What you need to do is blow up the first viechele and just bassicly sprint the rest of the way. the reason you destroy the viechele is because if carter or jorge ( noble team) gets in the truck then the achivment will be deactivated.

Comment #22 by joe112509
Sunday, September 26, 2010 @ 01:45:54 PM

i also recently ra through winter contingency on legendary but also didnt get the achievement. but like bobo said its probly becauseif noble team gets in viechle achievement is disactivated

Comment #23 by TheUglyCasanova
Sunday, September 26, 2010 @ 09:48:45 PM

So easy. I destroyed the first vehicle like said above (Jorge actually went to jump in it as I tossed a second grenade to blow up and luckily he just floated over it while it exploded) lol. Got the achievement for killing Moa's and this one within like 10 minutes. :)

Comment #24 by Gritch
Saturday, October 02, 2010 @ 06:01:08 PM

I had grief with this one but I can 100% guarantee an achievement if you follow this.

Follow the guide below, but do NOT set difficulty to easy as you defo will not get the ach.
I followed the guide on easy, no ach, repeated on normal and the baby popped up!

Comment #25 by Dermpit
Monday, October 11, 2010 @ 08:20:53 AM

u cant do it on multyplayer

Comment #26 by phoenix15t
Monday, October 11, 2010 @ 08:42:59 AM

When you chose your difficulty level at the beginning bottom left a box pops up.
I you choose easy note: it states acheivements NOT unlocable at this difficulty setting.

Comment #27 by alex the plamf
Tuesday, October 12, 2010 @ 06:02:55 PM

good to do this with a few buddies, one can drive and three stand on the flat part athe back (lol) you should get it when you hit the part where you get in the falcon

Comment #28 by SennixNZ
Monday, October 25, 2010 @ 12:04:19 AM

boring achievement

Comment #29 by AaDoHa
Sunday, November 28, 2010 @ 09:23:03 PM

Took a little while. I hate walking. Even when I'm not gaming.

Comment #30 by CkooZ
Wednesday, December 15, 2010 @ 04:14:01 AM

Whas playing on Heroic, thats pretty harsh, but nice when you counqer!!!

Comment #31 by XxSHADY FAN36xX
Wednesday, December 22, 2010 @ 01:59:17 AM


Comment #32 by MissPlannie
Monday, December 27, 2010 @ 08:17:49 AM

not even one foot!!!??? :P

Comment #33 by Jacobsen94
Friday, January 14, 2011 @ 04:42:44 PM

Guys there seems to be a lot of you trying this mission (winter contingency) on 'easy' difficulty level setting. Whereas actually you cannot earn any achievments on this difficulty setting as it clearly states under the information when you go to choose the difficulty setting. Hope this helps :)

Comment #34 by dragonos66
Wednesday, January 19, 2011 @ 10:37:19 AM

this is one was easy

Comment #35 by EpicAchievementHunter11
Saturday, February 05, 2011 @ 07:51:43 AM

@collier1313 1 of you might have touched a car/vehicle ie you jumped on traler or walked within 5 metres of its a littlebit glithced so try and stay away as far as possible and good luck i dont have achievement yet but im offline for a year so i have it but it dosent say till i go on live :)

Comment #36 by RedHusky
Saturday, February 12, 2011 @ 12:12:21 PM

Like the easiest achievement ever. 25 points? OK, sure..

Comment #37 by Dramatic Unknown
Saturday, February 19, 2011 @ 10:34:21 PM

I got this achievement. All you have to do is you dnt use a vehicle at all during the mission. Oh and i dont think it will work with CO OP

Comment #38 by lashin out 9
Monday, February 21, 2011 @ 07:44:38 PM

For all you numskulls, if you read the information on each of the difficulties
it will say on easy "Can not get achievements on this difficulty"

Comment #39 by Triple Jester
Friday, February 25, 2011 @ 12:33:43 AM

i messed up so bad by going on the freaking forklift near the end... so dont go on the forklift

Comment #40 by DIRTYDINOSUAR
Saturday, May 14, 2011 @ 06:46:57 PM

i got this by accdent i was just running thru the whole mission

Comment #41 by Sm0keytrip0d
Sunday, May 15, 2011 @ 05:06:03 PM

this was way too easy...

Comment #42 by CampbellSoupDC
Wednesday, June 01, 2011 @ 04:32:02 PM

Normal Is So Easy After Dieing 1000000 Times On Legendary

Comment #43 by StressMan
Sunday, June 26, 2011 @ 10:41:15 AM

Blow the first truck up and make sure your teammates don't touch the second.

Comment #44 by Th3L4st5partan
Friday, July 22, 2011 @ 08:19:32 PM

im pretty sure you have to do this on solo those who are asking

Comment #45 by Seththeslayer4
Tuesday, August 23, 2011 @ 10:12:33 AM

This is really easy!
I like 2 stay on the ground anyway. U just got 2 run long boring paths.Ugg.
Y cant it just be dot kill an enemy with a vehicle. That would be less time consuming.

Comment #46 by Seththeslayer4
Tuesday, August 23, 2011 @ 10:14:13 AM

Second play through. Easy!
Boring. But easy.

Comment #47 by Seththeslayer4
Tuesday, August 23, 2011 @ 10:24:44 AM

Hay....xSpArKyxKnIgHtT. This aint a Joyride....Its a Joyrun! HA HA!

Comment #48 by Knaussenheimer
Monday, September 19, 2011 @ 09:48:35 PM

Does this have to be on single player? cuz I did it over Xbox live with a friend on co-op campaign but i didn't get it. also the person I did it with did got in a drivable vehicle so that might have screwed it up too. Whatever though I'll go back to it alone some other time.

Comment #49 by TheMacLover
Tuesday, February 07, 2012 @ 09:35:09 PM

The achievement seems glitched after the recent title update, unless they changed the requirements. When I first played when the game came out, I got the achievement right when I hit the button to reset whatever I was asked to reset.

Now I played with a different account and I got the achievement right before getting into the pelican to get to the relay station section of the 2nd mission. Weird. I'm not complaining, but it is weird.

Comment #50 by R4R44V15
Wednesday, May 23, 2012 @ 10:47:41 PM

I never got this one because I always thought they were talking about ONI... Haha. Well this helps...

Comment #51 by xXJuicyGiantXx
Tuesday, June 19, 2012 @ 06:24:12 AM

yep definitely ran through sword base on legendary and it didnt pop, probly should have checked on here beforehand

Comment #52 by DeceptiSean
Friday, August 10, 2012 @ 02:06:42 AM

Yay finally got it after I realized this wasn't the first mission.

Comment #53 by Wheelie209
Monday, September 03, 2012 @ 11:12:43 PM

i got this my 2nd time doing the mission (heroic)

Comment #54 by LastNV
Thursday, September 06, 2012 @ 05:12:03 PM

100% Guarantee to get this achievement:
Difficulty: Normal
Do the mission solo NOT online or multiplayer

Running through the level should be pretty straight forward, if you see a car don't go near it and the AI shouldn't go in it either, you can blow up the cars to be safe (nades or shoot the hood with your AR)
The achievement will unlock BEFORE the falcon comes in to pick you up.

Comment #55 by loyalflash84
Thursday, February 21, 2013 @ 07:05:34 PM


Comment #56 by khangkiller
Monday, June 22, 2015 @ 09:17:22 PM

i got it in couch co op with my brother!

You need to register before being able to post comments.

Game Info
Bungie Software


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

Backward compatible on Xbox One: Yes
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 4588 user ratings.