Halo: Reach

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Banshees, Fast And Low

Hijacked a Banshee during the Reach Campaign.

*Must be done on Normal or harder difficulty*
The easiest level to do this on is during the fifth mission found in the campaign, "Tip of the Spear". During the mission you will find a Jet Pack, this may come in handy if you need it. You can start at Rally Point B, which puts you at the part where your team flies the falcon into the Spire. As you near the spire, you will see Banshee's flying just before the Spire. On the left side, there is a Banshee that flies near the ground a lot and bumps into the ground. Follow this Banshee around until it dips low enough to get inside. Press and hold to hijack the Banshee.

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User Comments
Comment #1 by notty
Wednesday, August 04, 2010 @ 10:56:23 AM

love this name I always hear them say it in halo 3

Comment #2 by Larry Tanng
Sunday, September 05, 2010 @ 05:59:00 PM

I did this in Halo 3 Campaign. It was hard though, compared to mutiplayer.

Comment #3 by Siegfrid
Friday, September 10, 2010 @ 07:22:20 PM

its gonna be hard if the put it in a specific mission xD

Comment #4 by Siegfrid
Saturday, September 11, 2010 @ 10:35:54 AM

I found out that it has to be in a mission called ¨The package¨ rally point bravo on normal or higher

Comment #5 by jabak1
Saturday, September 11, 2010 @ 04:14:14 PM

this is the one im trying to get what level is the package on

Comment #6 by jabak1
Saturday, September 11, 2010 @ 04:15:46 PM

oh ok its lvl 9

Comment #7 by unbredrocketeer
Thursday, September 16, 2010 @ 01:13:24 AM

its not working

Comment #8 by rsattler
Monday, September 20, 2010 @ 01:30:46 AM

check out the "inside xbox" video on this - shows when and how to get it.

Comment #9 by mitchv79
Tuesday, September 21, 2010 @ 12:25:15 AM

That is not correct by the way...I just got this achievement in level 5 while inside the spire's electromagnetic field. Once you get inside the field and get out of the wreckage of your bird, there will be a jetpack on the ground. After you go towards the spire for a minute you will come to a ridge that overlooks the area. I was sniping from here when a Banshee tried to ambush me from behind, but hit the ground and got stuck on the rocks. As it got free and began to ascend, I quickly jetpacked up to it and hijacked it. The achievement unlocked right then and there for me!

Comment #10 by XToastySniperX
Tuesday, September 21, 2010 @ 08:53:18 PM

Yes, there are multiple ways to obtain the achievement. I do though, believe "The Package" level is the easiest way to unlock it. Just make sure you are doing this on Normal difficulty or higher, just to be safe. ;)

Comment #11 by DJ Swizzle
Tuesday, September 21, 2010 @ 10:39:24 PM

This is where I did it. Only took a few moments, got it my second try.
Easy peasy!

Comment #12 by jakeman20
Wednesday, September 22, 2010 @ 09:18:43 PM

I got this in the Spire also, but I used the good old plasma pistol charge to knock it to the ground. I found out you can only steal it disabled if it is right-side up.

I wish I could connect me 360 to live, but my router is being weird. Want to upload my map and update my achievments.

Comment #13 by BOBO 7000000
Wednesday, September 22, 2010 @ 10:29:49 PM

A good place to get this is when you have to defend dr. halseys office because there is a jetpack ability near the entrence so pick it up and then just fly over to one of the banshees and hi-jack it. you can also do this when you are clearing out the spire because they just ussally float around the edge near the tower.

Comment #14 by boomwhacker
Friday, September 24, 2010 @ 12:13:49 AM

Heres a really easy way: Load mission 'Exodus' rally point Bravo. Wait for the Falcon transport to land. There will be friendly soldiers in the Falcon. Stand next to the turret and shoot the soldiers in the Falcon to turn them hostile towards you. You should see a message saying 'hold X to board enemy vehicle' and you can get into the turret and it unlocks this achievement.

Comment #15 by LGC0724
Saturday, September 25, 2010 @ 12:26:01 PM

boomwhacker is absolutely correct. Worked on my first try. Thanks man.

Comment #16 by HolaPicco
Saturday, September 25, 2010 @ 12:41:06 PM

Ive tried the Exodus thing with the Falcon ... THIS DOES NOT WORK

Comment #17 by Villainous Foil
Saturday, September 25, 2010 @ 03:00:30 PM

On the Tip Of The Spear mission, last rally point, either use a charged blast from a plasm pistol to bring it down and hijack it or use the jet pack and wait till one is flying low enough.

Comment #18 by soccerkid
Saturday, September 25, 2010 @ 08:43:48 PM

Comment #19 by conman0115
Saturday, September 25, 2010 @ 10:49:14 PM

has to be done on the Tip of the Spire Mission after you get the jetpack. get its attention then when it flies near you jump on it and hijack it.

Comment #20 by Bl4ckSh33p
Sunday, September 26, 2010 @ 03:54:47 AM

Got it while defending the doctors office in this huge cavern. I shot it down with the small alien pistol (overload for EMP) and then jumped in. I tried the same in another mission where you have to destroy the two big cannons right next of each other but it did not work there! I had the banshees on ground in front of me and I could not enter them.

Comment #21 by Slashen00
Tuesday, September 28, 2010 @ 06:33:26 PM

I keep Plasma Pistol overload on these things, and every time I get close, they take back off -_- It's driving me crazy!

Comment #22 by Turbowheel
Wednesday, September 29, 2010 @ 09:50:49 PM

I was following what the insider video said. I did it on Spire but they never dipped down. So I was killing guys waiting for a banshee to go near the corner and suddenly a banshee tries to splatter me but hit the ground behind me and it took a few seconds for it to take off again but it was plenty of time for me just to walk up and steal easily. I didn't have to use jetpack or anything and I didn't hit it with a plasma charge. The banshee pilot just absolutely failed when it came to splattering anyone LOL!!!!! It literally fell right into my hands!!!

Comment #23 by MidasMakeItRain
Tuesday, October 05, 2010 @ 04:51:52 PM

i actually did this on exodus, i was playing with friends and they left me at the night club so i sprinted and jumped off the landing pad and got close enough to hitch a ride.

Comment #24 by Dite
Monday, October 11, 2010 @ 11:08:22 PM

I did the exodus thing that boomwhacker mentioned and it worked for me, too.
Just in case there's any confusion from it, two Falcons come down. You are supposed to get on the one on the right, but I walked to the one on the left. I got as shot the guy on my side closest to the front of the falcon. Even headshots took a couple of bullets to kill him, but you see after he dies only took one shot, then it said I could board the enemy Falcon.

Comment #25 by dane man 1
Friday, October 22, 2010 @ 06:07:56 PM

dude, level 8. right at the beginning. your on a platform and sposed to fly some ship, just hang out up there and banshees will drive by really slowly, sprint and jump at one and its easy.

Comment #26 by Purepkliam
Wednesday, December 22, 2010 @ 12:30:17 PM

This is easy! On the mission new alaxendra I just cleared the first room. Picked up a plasma pistol. Got back into my falcon landed on this random building waiting for a banshee to spot me then I EMPED it and then it crashed next to me, I hijacked it and then bam 25 beutiful points

Comment #27 by Helter Skelters
Thursday, December 23, 2010 @ 09:32:55 PM

there is a bug. on one of the missions where there a falcons that will pick you
up. here you can kill some humans(not civ) and get them to attack the hijack
the machine gun on the falcon.

Comment #28 by rozsomak
Thursday, December 30, 2010 @ 08:49:01 AM

Comment #29 by HAHAURD3D
Wednesday, January 05, 2011 @ 06:01:27 AM

just shoot it down whit a plasma pistol and board in it, easy

Comment #30 by Bionickel
Friday, January 28, 2011 @ 09:29:42 AM

I hijacked it on the 'tip of the spear' mission, when you go down with the Falcon
with Jorge. After going to the place where you can see the shade-like plasma
cannons, if you're lucky a banshee will come flying straight toward you. Just
side-step, wait for the idiot to hit the cliff wall, then go close and press x.

Comment #31 by reubencollar
Monday, February 14, 2011 @ 12:12:34 PM

I got this in "the package".
I jet-packed onto a nearby phantom and then just smashed out a passing unsuspecting banshee

Comment #32 by downtowndad7
Sunday, March 20, 2011 @ 08:01:45 PM

I kinda walked into this one... I was trying for it yes, but while walking over
to the other Banshee I was reloading at the same time the 2nd banshee fell right infront
me and boom.....I hijacked it without even trying.... broken clock is right twice a day

Comment #33 by Gummybear5000
Wednesday, March 30, 2011 @ 11:13:10 AM

I done this achievement on Tip of the spear. When you crash pick up a jet pack kill a grunt and take a plasma pistol wait til a banshee is lowish and over charge your pistol, fire it at the banshee the banshee will come down and just press x to hijack it SO SIMPLE! Also on the mission where you fly around the city in the falcon jump of a landing pad and you can do it. On winter contigency at the end where you go in the bunker if your lucky also a banshee will fly low and can even crash and get stuck in the bunker. On exodus you can do the team kill technique but it dosnt always work or you can do it on the package quite easily. IT MAKES YOUR LIFE EASIER IF YOU DO THIS ON NORMAL BUT DONT DO IT ON EASY AS IT DOSNT COUNT

Comment #34 by m00ney79
Wednesday, April 13, 2011 @ 01:47:02 AM

This one was really easy for me on tip of the spear. Just do it like the video from the guide shows. i honestly didn't even need to jetpack and i got it my first try when the banshee came down towards the ground. I did it on my solo legendary playthrough too, the banshees didnt seem to fire at me very much if at all here.

Comment #35 by noahman12
Saturday, April 16, 2011 @ 06:26:55 PM

go to the top of the spire in tip of the spear, and go around the edge. There will be a banshee stuck trying to get into the spire. Do this on normal. It worked for me.

Comment #36 by SwanBomber
Friday, April 22, 2011 @ 08:22:18 PM

Did this on Tip of the Spear by accident after a banshee tried to splatter me.

Comment #37 by Joey2Slowy
Thursday, June 02, 2011 @ 12:00:11 PM

It works on Exodus with the Falcon, just shoot the soldiers inside until they turn on you. I loaded RP Bravo and had the achievement in 30 seconds.

Comment #38 by RainofFlame
Sunday, June 05, 2011 @ 10:12:32 AM

i got this on new alexandria lol

Comment #39 by darthabyss567
Saturday, June 11, 2011 @ 05:39:46 AM

one of the most known ways to get this achievement is on the mission' New Alexandria. What you can do is to grab a jetpack after destroying the jammer inside the hospital (the jetpacks will be behind the said jammer). Once you have your jetpack, you can go to your falcon and go to one of the taller buildings on the level and wait by the edge. Usually, banshees will spawn toward the base of the building and slowly work their way up. When they reach the top, you can use your jetpack to fly to the nearest banshee. It might take a couple of tries. but this is the way I got the achievement.

Comment #40 by Saiyanest
Tuesday, July 19, 2011 @ 06:49:48 PM


Comment #41 by LimitingSleet3
Thursday, July 21, 2011 @ 12:31:11 AM

just jetpack to the nearest hill and wait, this should raise the chances of hijack around 70%!!!!!!

Comment #42 by wwemaster707
Thursday, August 04, 2011 @ 05:49:26 PM

Easy. Just go to exodus rally point bravo. Betray 3 members on your team (not
the civilians!) as soon as the falcon hits the floor. Then when they start
shooting you go to the falcon on the left and hold x on the left side. Its a

Comment #43 by yumlolliyum
Saturday, August 06, 2011 @ 02:50:12 AM

I've done this achievement on three different levels, I found the easiest to be either 'The Package' or 'New Alexandria'. The only problem doing it on New Alexandria is getting the banshee close enough.

Comment #44 by Seththeslayer4
Tuesday, August 23, 2011 @ 10:19:40 AM

HA HA! (Lockjump) That dont happen every day. HA HA!

Comment #45 by Knaussenheimer
Monday, September 19, 2011 @ 09:51:54 PM

I dis this on the level new Alexandria too right before getting in my helicopter for the second time. A banshee flew at me and I hijacked it with no problem. I actually managed to do it a couple times just for fun.

Comment #46 by greenscore
Friday, November 04, 2011 @ 10:49:41 PM

Got this one by defending the doctor on legendary and fun to win to, not only
that i had to jacked a on of the alien guns to shot the banshee down.

Comment #47 by CBgamer v3
Wednesday, February 22, 2012 @ 02:22:27 AM

Me and my friend just used the EMP on the banshee then I hopped on. Easy!

Comment #48 by XxOquigoxX
Sunday, March 25, 2012 @ 09:38:49 PM

Just go on "Tip of the Spire" get a plasma pistol, and then whenever you get to the Spire, there should be 2 banshees acting retarded, just EMP BLAST one and then hi-jack it, Boom, achievement.

Comment #49 by halosc50
Wednesday, April 18, 2012 @ 07:17:23 PM

#48 same here

Comment #50 by iAmSenorChang1
Monday, April 30, 2012 @ 07:05:06 PM

Fun achievement, also its easy to do on the 9th mission when your defending Holsey's lab

Comment #51 by layneleland15
Saturday, May 05, 2012 @ 04:36:22 AM

The fastest way and I believe easiest way to get this achievement is on Exodus. Load Rally Point Bravo in Exodus on normal difficulty. You will start on the landing pad waiting for the falcons, just as the falcons are about to land betray two of the marines accompanying you on the ground and when you stand next to the falcon with a gunner on the turret it should say, "Hold X to board enemy Falcon." Do that and you will get the achievement, it literally takes less than a minute and practically no effort at all.

Comment #52 by Irish Rascal
Thursday, May 17, 2012 @ 12:25:13 PM

^^ That's how I did it, simple enough.

Comment #53 by Nathan2904
Saturday, June 09, 2012 @ 10:36:14 AM

this achievements is so easy if you know how to get it

Comment #54 by LA Greed
Friday, July 27, 2012 @ 07:54:25 PM

it was really easy on the spire cause their was alot flying around so all you pretty much needed to do is wait till they flew near you and jump and/or fly on it.

Comment #55 by Bgrngod
Sunday, December 16, 2012 @ 02:02:36 AM

More than just a little retarded that some are not jackable at ALL. No prompt even when you get right on them. Specifically, the very start of the mission where you get the grenade launcher that that desables vehicles... why the fuck they don't let you jack the 3 that come flying out you right then, is a friggin mystery.

Comment #56 by tatimwarrior21
Monday, January 21, 2013 @ 12:35:18 AM

The Package, rally point Bravo, just pick off a Banshee in mid air with an overcharged plasma pistol, & keep stunning it until you are close enough to jump in.

Comment #57 by delta3xray
Friday, January 25, 2013 @ 08:53:22 PM

Just got this one at the beginning of New Alexandria; instead of getting into the Falcon, I noticed there where a pack of nearby banshees floating overhead so I shot at them until one got too close...

Comment #58 by pld90
Friday, June 07, 2013 @ 05:40:31 AM

This glitch is still working. Tried it by myself.

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Bungie Software


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

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