Halo: Reach

Halo: Reach Achievements

If They Came To Hear Me Beg

Performed an Assassination against an Elite to survive a fall that would've been fatal.

*Must be done on Normal or higher difficulty*
The easiest level to get this done on is right at the start of Pillar of Autumn. At the start, you will come to the edge of the cliff. If you look down, you will see a semi truck on the left and a car on the right. Between the semi truck and car, you will see a elite and three grunts. As soon as start the mission, Emile will say, "Race you to her". The Elite will back up and put you in reach to hit him. *Sprint off the cliff, and immediately hit to stop the sprint*. As you are falling, fall on his back. Just before you hit him, hold down to perform the assassination. This may take a couple tries.

* - You must stop the sprint as soon as you jump. The game still thinks you are running and doesn't recognize that it would be a height big enough to kill you.

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User Comments
Comment #1 by xSpArKyxKnIgHtT
Friday, August 27, 2010 @ 12:04:24 AM

kill an elite to ensure my survival cool.

Comment #2 by darkcarebear
Saturday, September 04, 2010 @ 11:40:05 PM

Sounds like this is suppose to be from an interactive campaign cut scene or something like that

Comment #3 by Larry Tanng
Sunday, September 05, 2010 @ 06:59:55 PM

Sounds more like a glitch trick than a realistic skill move.

Comment #4 by Siegfrid
Friday, September 10, 2010 @ 07:19:26 PM

hmmm, its a gay achievement, you can´t do it in the campaing D:, maybe in sword base base with the help of a friend.

Comment #5 by Kaitong
Sunday, September 12, 2010 @ 11:39:16 AM

It's doable in the campaign dude, there's a clip floating around on here somewhere of someone getting it :)

Comment #6 by AlmightyZing
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 @ 01:56:07 AM

This achievement is pissing me off. Seems to be glitched for me because I've done it three times already following the video's guide. did the special assassination and everything. It better unlock soon!

Comment #7 by SAD
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 @ 03:12:44 PM

Just check out the Halo Reach forum post guide by SideDish120. =]
All props goto SideDish120. xD

Comment #8 by W A R 89
Thursday, September 16, 2010 @ 07:56:49 PM

I really do think that this one is glitched. It took me nearly an hour of trying to get it with getting it right several times.

Comment #9 by Aido2034
Friday, September 17, 2010 @ 01:27:06 AM

you need to make sure your sprint is turned off midair because if you are sprinting you can survive the happened to me a couple of times but then i finally got it took about 30 minutes though

Comment #10 by Zenyalore
Friday, September 17, 2010 @ 01:55:41 PM

Thanks Aido, that's exactly what I needed for this achievement. I tried for about an hour before reading your comment. After I turned sprint off I got in in 15 minutes.

Comment #11 by C16
Friday, September 17, 2010 @ 03:53:33 PM

It doesn't matter when or if you turn your sprint off, it's still completely possible to die from a full sprint jump, still sprinting while landing. Don't confuse people, since it's really difficult to get get a jump far out enough to land near the Elite without a lengthy sprint off the ledge.

Comment #12 by x Rex
Saturday, September 18, 2010 @ 11:29:44 AM

wow mine is glitched is there any way to get around it PM me please

Comment #13 by garbagekid 322
Saturday, September 18, 2010 @ 04:34:03 PM

man i read this before trying the achievement and was like man look at all these ppl bitching...but now i know why. i too have done it corectly more that a dozen times and still havent gotten the achievement

Comment #14 by deadmaninc22
Saturday, September 18, 2010 @ 06:02:54 PM

ive been trying to do this in the beginning of 'the pillar of autumn' level and i can never get it to show the assassination animation, it always looks like i punch him in the back or i splatter against the

Comment #15 by skeggs1664
Saturday, September 18, 2010 @ 06:21:55 PM

Right I've just been having a complete mare with this and then I tried something and it worked first time. Basically don't re-spawn from the check point just before the jump, re-start the mission from pressing start. Also use the pistol, I found it easier to perform the assassination with it.

After spending about 30 mins re-spawning and trying from the check point I tried this and it worked first time. Hopefully this helps some of you guys and gals

Comment #16 by GT113
Sunday, September 19, 2010 @ 05:01:57 AM

I'm sorry this is sad. If you look at my file share and download the clip
"Ninja Strike" you will see how I got this achievement. It was my first try and
I got it while preforming it. I suggest you look at it if you're having trouble
with this one.

Comment #17 by MrBMcCoy
Sunday, September 19, 2010 @ 09:16:04 PM

Wow, this took a little longer than it should have. I did the assassination
three times before it gave me the little animation thing!? Wonder why it
performed the attack, killed it, didn't kill me, and never gave me the
achievement?! But I finally got it!

Comment #18 by GIjoe1409
Sunday, September 19, 2010 @ 09:39:00 PM

well i still cant get it cuz everytime i start the mission over theres a different elite and they keep moving too far away and when i do hit one i dont get the animation

Comment #19 by haloguy40
Sunday, September 19, 2010 @ 09:42:39 PM

WTH....aparently im a moron, cause when i jump off the cliff in pillar of autumn, I COME NOWHERE NEAR THE ELITE....IM ALWAYS A FOOT OR TWO BEHIND HIM.....any ideas or tricks i can try?

Comment #20 by Magikalmerlin12
Sunday, September 19, 2010 @ 10:33:41 PM

I just have decided that this is glitched...I have tried every trick out there and nada.

Comment #21 by haloguy40
Sunday, September 19, 2010 @ 11:26:27 PM

well ive gotten the distance part down....i was ending the sprint too early...but now i gotta get the timing down for the even killed him once w/ the hit..but i still

Comment #22 by haloguy40
Monday, September 20, 2010 @ 12:17:51 AM

FINALLY....i got it...on my 6th time getting the special animation for it....

Comment #23 by Sjukt Sleten
Monday, September 20, 2010 @ 02:52:55 AM

I don't know for sure but i bet that you are supposed to jetpack behind someone and aassassinate them! :D

Comment #24 by ViperTwoZero
Monday, September 20, 2010 @ 07:03:11 AM

Is there a certain level to get the on???

Comment #25 by RottenPower
Monday, September 20, 2010 @ 08:11:45 PM

The last level there is a cliff you come to. There's a elite that moves about in a pattern. To the middle of the street, or to the left and right in the dirt. Wait for him to move to the dirt and use your sprint ability to jump. HOWEVER, remember to turn it off before you get to him or the fall won't be fatal. Another thing to remember is how you actually get assassinations. Get a little bit more behind him than you think you need, and it's probably closer to where you need to be. Do not try to land anywhere ontop of him, because you can't extend the assassination animation that way.

Hope this helps!

Comment #26 by DJ Swizzle
Monday, September 20, 2010 @ 10:54:38 PM

This is impossible, been trying for over 20 mins. Got the assassination animation once but no achievement. Also assassinated a grunt once on accident...

Comment #27 by DJ Swizzle
Monday, September 20, 2010 @ 11:02:51 PM

Finally got it after 31 minutes.

Comment #28 by Kenjamin
Tuesday, September 21, 2010 @ 09:55:19 AM

By far the worst of the achievements for this game. So bad, that even XBox live has an "insiders moves" video about it now. Even with all the videos and guides, it still ends up being a total crap-shoot.

Good luck, and have patience.

Comment #29 by FreezeDry
Tuesday, September 21, 2010 @ 10:22:40 AM

Is it just me or does the elite seem to move away right when you get to him? Took me several tries to get it right. I was actually trying to demonstrate the difficulty of it to a friend and got the achievement my first try while he was watching. He's like what's so hard about that? He has no idea...

Comment #30 by MufasaTheMan
Tuesday, September 21, 2010 @ 01:39:32 PM

So i have no idea if this will help or not but I'm on day two of trying to get this damn thing and I think i figured it out. I think the difficulty has to be on Legendary for it to unlock. I changed the difficulty and got it first try after two freakin' days! Hope this helps!

Comment #31 by ISteezy
Tuesday, September 21, 2010 @ 03:14:47 PM

This achievement is very easy to do if you attempt it on the level
"Nightfall". Just make sure you set the level to legendary before you start.

Here's a video guide i made for it.

Comment #32 by ISteezy
Tuesday, September 21, 2010 @ 03:16:20 PM

Comment #33 by wellsy29
Wednesday, September 22, 2010 @ 09:04:49 AM

thanks for that link i managed to get the achievement on my second go

Comment #34 by blast space
Wednesday, September 22, 2010 @ 05:14:39 PM

It's not so much hard as it is confusing; let me explain:
On Pillar of Autumn of whatever as soon as you get past that first path when you start theres a ledge. If you look down theres an elite (MAKE SURE HE STAYS IN THAT SPOT) switch to your magnum and also make sure that the difficulty is on legendary, as you are trying to increase your chances of death. Sprint towards the ledge and jump. About midway down back out of the sprint and right before you land (behind the elite) hold the melee button. Good luck guys it took me a few times.

Comment #35 by DeCiMaTiNGoRiLlA
Wednesday, September 22, 2010 @ 05:30:51 PM

i read all these and tried it all for about 3-4 hours then gave up really and then by randomness i just let off the left stick instead of holding forward after jumping which made my gun pop back up and did it like it was an automatic thing... had sprint on the whole time, and used the rifle... so yeah

Comment #36 by Bubnick
Thursday, September 23, 2010 @ 01:46:43 AM

I tried for about an hour straight jumping straight off the cliff with no success, I then moved to the other side of the large rock on the right and tried from there and got it first time, I have a video on my file share if it helps at all.

Comment #37 by Denots Almighty
Thursday, September 23, 2010 @ 07:27:07 PM

took me awhile but i got it within 25 min and 30 sec!! woot!! lol but that was a painful achievement.... o.0

Comment #38 by The Day Dreaming Sheep
Thursday, September 23, 2010 @ 08:58:05 PM

OMFG! Don't even go there on this one. I've done the assassination over 50 times now (no exageration, a few hours over two days), using different areas to jump off, pistol/rifle, running/not running, respawning/restarting you name it. Even had two other people try it, several time who both have the cheev but couldn't get it on my account! Really pissed off with this one.

Comment #39 by Cuthred
Friday, September 24, 2010 @ 11:20:16 AM

I doubt it works on nightfall as the jump down the ledge is not fatal? I did not get it twice although I assassinated the elite ... crap achievement

Comment #40 by foxfireattack
Friday, September 24, 2010 @ 12:19:58 PM

Comment #41 by G Nut
Friday, September 24, 2010 @ 10:56:54 PM

The only possible place I found to get it was the very beginning of Lv. 10, Pillar of Autum. Watch the Elite below and get his pattern/timing down. Then when he's at the closest point take a few steps back then sprint to the edge and jump. The guys are correct when they tell you that your sprint must be off while free-falling or this won't work. I found the best way to make sure is tap the button in air before getting close to the ground to melee. Took me a bunch of tries but I finally got it.

Comment #42 by Eviltoastman
Saturday, September 25, 2010 @ 03:59:50 AM

There are at least three spots this can be done from, it's certainly not glitched and it certainly requires a bit of skill. I like this sort of reward for outlandish/flair playing. Excellent achievement.

I got this on my fifth attempt (the previous four times I was well short or to the left of the elite so died from the fall) and got it.

Comment #43 by o0OPICKLEO0o
Saturday, September 25, 2010 @ 02:19:32 PM

i was about to give up trying for this, after about an hour and many assinations with no achievement! but as luck would have it, the achievement flashed up just as i was about to throw my pad in the bin!! haha. anyway i just stood on the cliff edge (start of piller of autumn mission) waited till the elite moved close, i took e few steps back ran jumped towards him, guided myself down towrds him, then pulled RB when i got behind him. simple!!! oh cancel run halfway down.

Comment #44 by cleancutninja
Saturday, September 25, 2010 @ 02:22:39 PM

No joke, i have this assassination down to an art form.
I have completed the animation well over 100 times done it more than 10 times in a row
Tried both assult rifle and pistol
different angles on the cliff, ledges, spots for the elite
seperet difficulties everything
and i still can't get this achievement

Comment #45 by ReapinChronic
Saturday, September 25, 2010 @ 10:08:26 PM

Ha after about 3 hours of trying this achievment all diffrent was i finally decided i was going about it all wrong. so to help eveyone else this is how i got it instead of letting go of run as soon as i left the cliff i decided to hold it and point my character directly at the target facing down to speed up my decent and only letting go of run when im an inch away from hitting that SOB. also i turned on on the black eye and tilt skulls the tilt to make me more likly to die when i take damage and the black eye so my shield wont regenerate and before jumping at the start of the mission i threw some nades on myself to kill my shield. tho i dont think you have to use the skulls just try to speed up your decent to the ground. hope this helps everyone.

Comment #46 by ReapinChronic
Saturday, September 25, 2010 @ 10:13:22 PM

Ha after about 3 hours of trying this achievment all diffrent was i finally decided i was going about it all wrong. so to help eveyone else this is how i got it instead of letting go of run as soon as i left the cliff i decided to hold it and point my character directly at the target facing down to speed up my decent and only letting go of run when im an inch away from hitting that SOB. also i turned on on the black eye and tilt skulls the tilt to make me more likly to die when i take damage and the black eye so my shield wont regenerate and before jumping at the start of the mission i threw some nades on myself to kill my shield. tho i dont think you have to use the skulls just try to speed up your decent to the ground. hope this helps everyone.

Comment #47 by Bl4ckSh33p
Sunday, September 26, 2010 @ 08:12:28 AM

Just tried it in Pillar of Autumn and killed the Elite at the beginning with and without the animation a few times but the achievement does not get unlocked. :(

Clip here:

Comment #48 by ZeinVoncy
Sunday, September 26, 2010 @ 12:18:27 PM

I'm no longer sure what to do here. I have done this assassination 4 times, with 3 different assassination animations. It was done on legendary, it was me and my friend on his campaign. I even have the recorded failed attempts. How can I get the achievement? Just keep spamming it? I've already spent over 2 hours attempting this.

Comment #49 by ZeinVoncy
Sunday, September 26, 2010 @ 07:45:02 PM

Just got it, had to perform it 3 more times to get the achievement to pop. Just keep at it is the best way to go for this. Good luck all!

Comment #50 by Kegluneg
Sunday, September 26, 2010 @ 08:39:13 PM

ARGH!!!! Been doing this the last days and the achievement doesn't show up!!! There must be something I'm not doing it... Do i screw things if I cancel the sprint or it must end by itself before killin the elite?

Comment #51 by ZeinVoncy
Monday, September 27, 2010 @ 06:40:45 AM

Just stick with it and do not give up. I had to perform the assassination 7times to get it. I got the same animation when the achievement popped as I did the first time I did the assassination.

Comment #52 by ZeinVoncy
Monday, September 27, 2010 @ 06:42:03 AM

Btw: just manually cancel the run in midair.

Comment #53 by schrodog
Monday, September 27, 2010 @ 07:57:00 AM

why is this an achievement this is insane

Comment #54 by quball16
Tuesday, September 28, 2010 @ 11:23:16 AM

I have dne it five times and have not got the achievment...any advice

Comment #55 by Guidestone
Tuesday, September 28, 2010 @ 02:32:11 PM

The key (as stated before) is to make sure you hit the sprint button again right after you jump. Also I found that I was able to jump a little further out when I started my run on top of the rock and jumped the instant I couldn't see land anymore. Also it's much easier if you are already looking down when you start your run. Good luck!

Comment #56 by Slashen00
Tuesday, September 28, 2010 @ 06:36:43 PM

I swear, getting an elite aimed -just- right is ticking me off -_- I'm so going to watch a video here in a sec. I've been trying not to, ya know?

Comment #57 by shaggy32003
Wednesday, September 29, 2010 @ 05:05:00 PM

Use this video to help with this acheivement:

Its on Nightfall... At first I had my doubts with it but it did work. I was trying for it on Pillar of Autumn with no success, but did it on Nightfall and within minutes i had it. The jump doesnt actually kill you but you can get the acheivement here. I also have a clip of me doin it on File Share.

Comment #58 by Turbowheel
Wednesday, September 29, 2010 @ 06:05:43 PM

Finally, I did everything then I read all the suggestions here soo....I finally got it. I put the iron, tilt, and black eye skulls on, put it on Legendary, went on Pillar of Autumn beinning jumped over the edge, and everytime I pressed the sprint button again in midair. The first time I assasinated with animation, I got the achievement.

It is kind of a glitch. When you are on land and use sprint and just suddendly stop the ability usually stops as well, but in the air no matter if you are pushing forward on left joystick or not if you have sprint on before you jump and did not press the button again in midair then the game doesn't count it as off because your descent is still technically going forward though not as much because unlike on the ground, you are not completely still. So even

Comment #59 by Turbowheel
Wednesday, September 29, 2010 @ 06:07:22 PM

Finally, I did everything then I read all the suggestions here soo....I finally got it. I put the iron, tilt, and black eye skulls on, put it on Legendary, went on Pillar of Autumn beinning jumped over the edge, and everytime I pressed the sprint button again in midair. The first time I assasinated with animation, I got the achievement.

It is kind of a glitch. When you are on land and use sprint and just suddendly stop the ability usually stops as well, but in the air no matter if you are pushing forward on left joystick or not if you have sprint on before you jump and did not press the button again in midair then the game doesn't count it as off because your descent is still technically going forward though not as much because unlike on the ground, you are not completely still. So even

Comment #60 by Turbowheel
Wednesday, September 29, 2010 @ 06:14:36 PM

So basically I'll reaffirm what has been said before. The key is to push the sprint button again in midair. It guarantees the ability is stopped. It may work better if you put the black eye tilt and iron skulls on with Legendary difficulty but I don't know for concern. All I know was it worked for me. Also I used the assault rifle and not the pistol, it seems to have longer melee range and gave me alot more assasinations than the pistol did.

Comment #61 by 12abomb12
Wednesday, September 29, 2010 @ 06:58:02 PM

this achievement doesnt take that long you guys...

Comment #62 by bailey23
Thursday, September 30, 2010 @ 04:04:14 AM

i kept trying on normal, and would keep just doing regular melee, or land on him
and crush him, SO FRUSTURATING! :D must of heard 'heres a destination six, pillar
of autumn, race ya to her' about 100 times.
so i decided to switch things up, change the difficulty to herioc, so that there was
more of a chance i would die from the fall. so i just did what i had been doing,
nailed that elite fucker first shot. i was so happy i ran around the house for five
minutes yelling FUCCK YEA!
it all goes down to luck i guess, sometimes you'll land it others you won't.

Comment #63 by Eldenshier
Thursday, September 30, 2010 @ 05:06:01 PM

Man i wish i was as lucky as you bailey. Ive done the assasination about 200 times without luck. Also ive played the whole time on Legendary and if your not going to die anywhere else i dont know. I wish bungie would come out and tell you exactly how to do this cause its so glitched. If i wasnt a person who had to complete a game completly i would have given up on this achievement a long time ago.
Im going to try this on nightfall. And see if what others are saying is going to work. I will reply back if it does.

Comment #64 by whipcreamdream
Friday, October 01, 2010 @ 02:53:44 AM

This achievement is really easy on Nightfall I got it first try after about 2 hours of failing on the pillar of autumn

Comment #65 by Sith wiva Splif
Friday, October 01, 2010 @ 05:47:17 AM

I succesfully assassinated him about 10 times and no achievement so i gave up. A little while later i retried and got it first time. i guess if you do it but dont get the achievement dont keep retrying from the checkpoint but just reload the level!

Comment #66 by Twztdfmgtr
Friday, October 01, 2010 @ 10:01:03 AM

After nearly 2 hours, I finally got this on Tip of the Spear.

Comment #67 by WildOne
Friday, October 01, 2010 @ 10:01:31 AM

This achievement is realy *beep*. I have no problems, when it takes time for a realistic thing, but this one is only luck or I don`t know.
I run, jump, press LB to stop the run, assassinate the elite and... nothing. I tried more than 2h, but never get the achievement.
I reload the level for retries, but nothing helped. And a friend of mine got it in the first time.
What`s the problem, bungie?!?!?

Comment #68 by fox5200
Saturday, October 02, 2010 @ 08:27:42 AM

117 deaths. 1 hour. Only 4 assassination animations. No achievement. This is by far the most frustrating achievement... I give up. Screw 100%.

Comment #69 by Kaelum
Saturday, October 02, 2010 @ 11:57:02 AM

This achievement is BS. Ive been working on it for 4 days now. Done nightfall, tip of the spear, AND the last level. NONE of which will give me the achievement.

Comment #70 by zakura123
Sunday, October 03, 2010 @ 01:23:07 PM

this is easy to get on the pillar of autumn mission start just sprint of the first edge and try to land on the elites head see wasnt that easy

Comment #71 by Destroyer789
Sunday, October 03, 2010 @ 03:56:59 PM

This achievment is harder to get than the Mile High Club in Call of Duty 4. I'm not kidding. I beat Mile High Club after a bunch of tries and have spent HOURS tryin to get this. I've used every trick that everbody suggests. All of them don't work. Never before has an achievement been so impossible. Bungie needs to fix this!!!!!

Comment #72 by loekes
Monday, October 04, 2010 @ 02:42:41 AM

the achievement works fine, i only needed 20 jumps.
remember to turn sprint off after u jump otherwise it wont count.
this can be done at the start of the "pillar of autumn mission" just beneath the cliff is an elite, when he is on the right place make the jump and get him.

Comment #73 by milespage
Monday, October 04, 2010 @ 08:47:17 AM

If you're having issues such as trying this in "Pillar.." for 3 hours with no luck, then have a go at it on "Nightfall". I got it first time.

Comment #74 by Dark Legionnare
Tuesday, October 05, 2010 @ 08:52:33 PM

I must have tried this literally hundreds of times. Sprint off, sprint on, jump behind the Elite, jump on the elite, pistol, assault rifle, head stomp animation, neck stab animation, etc... Well I finally took a whack a week later and tried something I hadn't done yet. I looked literally straight down as I came down on the elite and assassinated him. To my surprise I finally got it, THANK GOD! Oddly enough I got an animation that belied me being on the ground when I got it? So it's kind of confusing but check my file share at this link and grab the video to watch what I did from my eyes. It should help to actually see what someone who tried relentlessly did to finally get it. Also, watching someone else's video in their file share is what made me finally try staring straight down. Take

Comment #75 by Dark Legionnare
Tuesday, October 05, 2010 @ 08:53:51 PM

It cut my post, didn't know there was a limit. Here's the link...

Cheers and good luck,


Comment #76 by karmashock
Tuesday, October 05, 2010 @ 11:17:29 PM

I just got this achievement and it was a PAIN. I did it on "The Pillar of Autumn", same as most everyone else. It took me a couple hours to do it. I got different animations at least 50 times.

As I was doing it, I recalled someone on here said that you wouldn't get it if you loaded the last checkpoint, and you should instead restart the level. I gave it a shot, and it worked! I figure you have to get the animation the first time you run through the level. At least, that's how it worked for me.

Like I said before, I did it at the start of "Pillar of Autumn" on Legendary. Nothing else special, no skulls or anything. I just had to do it on the first jump.

Comment #77 by Sayians Rage
Wednesday, October 06, 2010 @ 02:58:07 PM

that comment by karmashock is true, i've been trying for weeks using the re-
spawn, when you die restart the mission. you must do it first time to get this

Saw the comments thought here i'm for some of that and got it after 5mins.

This site saved my xbox and my telly.

Good times

Comment #78 by WildOne
Wednesday, October 06, 2010 @ 03:26:09 PM

Got the achievement tonight, but I don't know, why. All I made different was, that I jumped from the edge behind the stone. And then I got it. Finally!
But I think, something is wrong with that achievement. Good luck to everybody.

Comment #79 by Mince Pie 77
Thursday, October 07, 2010 @ 05:11:41 AM

Thanks for all the advice guys - still haven't got it. I have 118 assassinations on my file (you can check it!)

Pretty sure at least 100 of them are from the pillar of autumn and another 10 or so from Nightfall. I'm getting the animation, the fall is enough to kill me (plenty of deaths to prove it!!)

Tried with Legendary, Heroic, skulls on, skulls off, scoring on, scoring off, lowering shields before, not lowering shields, landing on him, behind him, everything possible and I still don't seem to be able to get this - Anyone know anywhere with good deals for controllers nad telly's coz I'm gonna need some soon!

Comment #80 by karmashock
Thursday, October 07, 2010 @ 03:48:23 PM

Did you "Restart Level" instead of "Load Last Save"? I did all of those things you mentioned with no luck, but I got it when I loaded the level and got it on my first jump, pretty sure any animations after don't count.

Comment #81 by ThePilch
Friday, October 08, 2010 @ 04:39:58 AM

Following Karmashock's advice, and by looking for trends in the posts online, the only constant is people restarting the mission each time they fail.

Turned on iron skull on legendary, and did it within 15 tries. After 4 days of trying you have |NO| idea how relieved i was!

Props to karma for noticing this, i recommend turning on Iron skull for all who still haven't got it!

Comment #82 by lagrew
Friday, October 08, 2010 @ 06:46:35 PM

ok for all having problems with this make sure your difficulty is set to legendary. much easier and you do not have to be soo precise on the stopping the sprint thing, or using the assasination move.

Comment #83 by Mince Pie 77
Friday, October 08, 2010 @ 08:20:37 PM

@ karmashock - again, thanks for the advice but still no luck. I now have 150 assassinations but no achievement. Tried restarting level, Iron on, Legendary and still no luck.

This game is going back and this achievement can suck my big fat one! I paid £18 for it, getting £28 trade in so my 965 achievement score will have to suffice. I've spent literally 6 hours (probably more) and at least 600 deaths at this one achievement. No more, sorry bungie - it is glitched.

People may say it isn't and I'm doing something wrong but I don't see what it is. I've tried everything. My mate got it after 7 minutes, his brother got it after 20 attempts. I'm sitting at 150 successful assassinations out of several hundred attempts and no achievement.

I give up :o(

I still enjoyed the game, but wa

Comment #84 by Eythan
Saturday, October 09, 2010 @ 06:14:58 AM

this achievement wasnt too hard, what you have to do is sprint off the cliff at the start of pillar of autumn and melee the elite at the bottom, takes a few tries but aint too hard (:i realise somebody already said but for those of you who go to the bottom without reading well here you go

Comment #85 by deth888
Saturday, October 09, 2010 @ 06:16:26 AM

Okay guys, there is no glitch or anything, and im pretty sure all this past info is crap, all you have to do before you do the pillar of autumn jump is make sure you are signed into xbox live, for some reason this makes all the difference, i feel bad for all you guys who tried it a million times cuz I am in the same place ha, and as soo as i signed in, first time it work ugh.

Comment #86 by WildOne
Saturday, October 09, 2010 @ 08:45:46 AM

I was everytime signed in and didnt get the achievement. I read a lot of things in forums, do this, do that, but nothing helped.
Then I tried it with two pads in local mode, but I never got a assassination. So I tried it again with one pad and at the first assassination I got, the achievement poped up. I didnt restart the level after a miss, just restarted after the checkpoint.

Comment #87 by NitroGuy247
Sunday, October 10, 2010 @ 02:10:07 PM



Comment #88 by Mince Pie 77
Sunday, October 10, 2010 @ 02:39:51 PM

Performing the assassination on both the Pillar of Autumn and Nightfall isn't hard - the hard part is getting the achievement to pop.

Many people say "This is glitched" Many people say "It isn't glitched"

You tend to find the ones saying it is are people who DON'T have the achievement and the ones saying it isn't DO have the achievement.

I Don't have it as previously stated. I believe it is glitched with my nearly 800 (at least) attempts of doing it. My 180 successful (recorded) assassinations in campaign trying EVERYTHING stated in this guide.

Restarting level, trying different levels, on Legendary etc etc and NOTHING has worked.

This achievement IS glitched and I don't care about those people saying it isn't glitched - you are only saying that coz you have it (and yes I a

Comment #89 by Mince Pie 77
Sunday, October 10, 2010 @ 02:41:36 PM

am probably only saying it is coz I haven't got it)

Sod it, got £56 trade in coz the muppet in the shop gave me the £28 trade in on a card and then gave me the game back so took it to another shop for another £28 :o) what a tool!!

Paid £18, got £56 back.... /me is a happy chappy and this achievement can still suck my big fat one!

Comment #90 by Dermpit
Monday, October 11, 2010 @ 08:23:04 AM

u cant have sprint enabled when u jump

Comment #91 by pauljayreed1023
Monday, October 11, 2010 @ 06:21:04 PM

Finally Got it : This is how

Stage : Beginning of Pillar of Autumn (Where you look down over the cliff with
Emile and see an Elite and a few grunts between two trucks )

First carry you pistol instead of your assault rifle I found I jumped further

Seconed walk up to the cliff first and get a look of where the elite is and
wait until you see which way he is backing up

Third now that you have an idea of where he is going to be, you dont have to
have a huge running start but get a good one, you'll figure out your timing on
this after a few jumps

If your coming up short its because your turing off your sprint too early,
remember you want to be behind him for an asasination not on top of him

Comment #92 by Big Stoz
Tuesday, October 12, 2010 @ 09:33:08 AM

I offically fucking hate this achievement!!!!! I have tried it nearly a thousand times and still sod all. However many times I try I just can get near the big ugly bastard, he either moves at the last second or I'm short. I know I am probably doing something totally retarded but try as I might I just can't get it.....and relax :o)

Comment #93 by DancingJesus94
Tuesday, October 12, 2010 @ 02:28:02 PM

OK, this one was awkward as hell but I finally got it just a few minutes ago. First of all, the basics. This has to be on Normal, obviously, and played at the start of the level "Pillar Of Autumn"
Now, at the very start on the over-look you've all heard about, look down and see that infamous Elite. He keeps moving around, and there are four possible locations he stands in. Two locations you cannot reach him in, two locations you can. The two REACHable (GEDDIT?! I'm so alone....) are the ones at the front of that overturned truck thing.
When you see him move there, go back a bit, then hit the gas and just hurl yourself over the edge. As soon as you've reached the appropriate distance, make sure to turn off Sprint, or it wont work. As you fall, wait until the very last possible second, unt

Comment #94 by DancingJesus94
Tuesday, October 12, 2010 @ 02:30:30 PM

**until you're literally right behind him. Like, seriously, you've got to be eye-level, not just above him.
What most people, including myself, achieve is that animation where the Elite is on thr ground, and you jump on his neck or something. That is not, repeat NOT the right one. I figured that out just before I got it. You actually have to get the animation of stabbing him with the knife, or else it wont work.
So, to recap, turn off sprint, be on Normal, and wait until you're eye-level with the back of his head before mashing RB

Comment #95 by alex the plamf
Tuesday, October 12, 2010 @ 06:08:45 PM

ATTENTION: the main reasons alot of people don't get these ones are

A: you have to let go of the sprint button and the left analogue at the last second because the sprint animation cancels the achievement.

B: you are better to play on heroic or legendary to ensure the fall will kill you as you can survive it alot of the time on normal

Comment #96 by chaser711
Wednesday, October 13, 2010 @ 01:06:00 AM

A main reason that ppl dont get this is that, you have to assassinate early. Make sure that you dont even touch the elite, or it'll count as if you'd landed on the elite, which would cancel out the achievement cos you wouldn't have died from the fall.

Comment #97 by ImmortalShrimpy
Wednesday, October 13, 2010 @ 03:04:35 PM

It doesn't matter what gun you use, or what scene you get when you assassinate the elite,as long as you are playing on legendary you should get the achievement. I think on the other difficulties it is only a brute in the elite style armor and that is why everyone is having such difficulty.

Comment #98 by Hiro kurisaki
Thursday, October 14, 2010 @ 10:48:21 AM

Bungie mentions this problem here:

Comment #99 by HokeyCokey2303
Thursday, October 14, 2010 @ 06:43:44 PM

After 2 solid hours of trying I unlocked this one. The only thing I changed which I think made it unlock was I stopped pushing forward as I assassinated the elite. Now, after reading the previous post I can confirm that it isn't glitched but it is most definitely a pain in the ass!

Comment #100 by Dark Prince8594
Saturday, October 16, 2010 @ 06:23:45 PM

Took me about 40 minutes to get it on my first play-through. Hope i never have to get this one again!

Comment #101 by skylerman3
Saturday, October 16, 2010 @ 08:16:46 PM

so easy to get just do piller of autonm on legendary sprint jump assassinate

Comment #102 by MurDoc Back
Tuesday, October 19, 2010 @ 10:41:25 AM

It's glitched for some people... it's no argue. When we hear about 50 people who gets it, and the other 50 does excactly the same as all of those 50 who do, and still don't get it, then it's glitched

And that's plain hard facts, i just can't seem to understand why BUNGIE hasn't done anything about it yet??

Comment #103 by Stone28
Wednesday, October 20, 2010 @ 08:21:51 PM

It took me an hour, but I FINALLY GOT IT!!!!'
It was an epic 25g into my GamerScore!

Comment #104 by BloodyMayahm
Thursday, October 21, 2010 @ 04:43:37 PM

Took me about half an hour...even when i was following the instructions exactly

Comment #105 by AJaySummer
Monday, October 25, 2010 @ 01:55:46 AM

I found that it worked only when I waited for Emile to move from his spot after he says "He'll race you"

Comment #106 by PassionForRugby
Tuesday, October 26, 2010 @ 06:30:29 PM

Worst achievement in the game by far!

Comment #107 by Benjamite7180
Friday, October 29, 2010 @ 03:01:25 AM

do it on legendary, it's very easy

Comment #108 by warbunnykid
Saturday, October 30, 2010 @ 08:53:57 AM

This was a piece of cake for me...with my pistol,on the last level,on legendary....took me about eleven

Comment #109 by Varden Goss
Monday, November 01, 2010 @ 03:10:08 AM

Spent alot of time trying to do this but I may have figured out the problem. Turn off sprint once your in the air.

Comment #110 by Brucebruce4913
Monday, November 01, 2010 @ 11:16:15 PM

I've looked over everyone's info in this forum. And you know what? Everyone that got it is a freakin expert, and everyone that didn't thinks its a glitch... jury is still out as far as I'm concerned....been tryin this achievement since October......its feakin November....nuff said!

Comment #111 by PyrathasResrctd
Monday, November 08, 2010 @ 02:02:43 AM

here here almost had it though frickin elite moved

Comment #112 by love piston 911
Tuesday, November 09, 2010 @ 06:46:22 PM

I have a video posted on on this one look up love pison 911 and download the video

Comment #113 by HunterS312
Wednesday, November 10, 2010 @ 10:20:39 AM

I tried to get this achievment on pillar of autumn...3 hours later still got nothing I'm really pissed I even assinated the elite many times all sorts of ways but still don't have the achievment,meanwhile my friend tried 10 minutes and got it on his.

Comment #114 by SEVERED HEAD
Thursday, November 11, 2010 @ 05:21:56 PM

Tip for people having trouble "aiming the Elite": wait till he is heading toward the lower right spot, then run down the path to till you see "checkpoint". Then if you don't get it when it's time to try again, he will be heading right where you want him. Atleast hthat is how it seemed for me. It makes more attempts possible with less wait time. Also: HOLD the RB BUTTON do not click it. Once I read that tip, I took me two try to get it on LEGENDARY.

Comment #115 by xI mindless Ix
Thursday, November 11, 2010 @ 06:06:34 PM

yeah it takes a good 30 mins to get it the first time and if u do it and not get the achievment its because you have landed on the Elite and not assanated him sorry about the spelling guys

Comment #116 by HunterS312
Friday, November 12, 2010 @ 10:43:05 PM

This one is really tuff but I finally got it. As soon as u start pillar of autumn sprint past Emile go over to the ledge, there should be a big rock there, on the side of the rock facing the pillar of autumn there should be a red bush when Emile says "race u to her" sprint and jump off the ledge while u are falling towards the elite stop sprint and press RB to assaniate it.

Comment #117 by xXxMikeyy
Sunday, November 14, 2010 @ 06:39:04 AM

OH MY GOD, after a while of trying this so many times, I finally decided to look down the entire time! It worked! If you're looking down at the ground, you know EXACTLY when to jump and hit RB as soon as you see your feet near the elite's hump. Good luck to all!

Comment #118 by SithAssassin666
Sunday, November 14, 2010 @ 11:44:54 AM

you will get this if you are able to time it perfectly

Comment #119 by cmidnite
Sunday, November 14, 2010 @ 04:30:03 PM

There is definitely something flaky with this one. I had tried for several hours over a couple of days with no luck of unlocking the achievement even though I got the assassination medal multiple times. When I did finally get it I did everything the same, the only difference being I had unlocked "Make it Drizzle" just prior to making another round of attempts. I don't know if it was just my time or if unlocking the other achievement cleared whatever was preventing this one from registering. It just seemed like an odd coincidence it unlocked on my first attempt that day.

Comment #120 by FASTASSNEON
Tuesday, November 16, 2010 @ 06:37:36 PM

this was a fairly easy thing to do, its just a matter of timing it just right. . . . . i had very lil trouble doing this.

Comment #121 by FASTASSNEON
Tuesday, November 16, 2010 @ 07:43:30 PM

hey tinybippy, with the problem you are having, my question is, are you turning off your sprint feature before you are about to kill the guy?? if you dont turn it off the game will not award you the achievment.

Comment #122 by Dakid9
Tuesday, November 16, 2010 @ 07:50:36 PM

This achievement was super hard, and, only if you dont really care, it seems like too much of a hastle to try and achieve

Comment #123 by Sonichee
Monday, November 22, 2010 @ 11:02:33 PM

Holy Crap! After weeks of trying and untold assassinations and misses, I followed a reccomendation to uninstall the game from yoour hard drive and try it. 5 assassination I have this ridculously cool, but very glitched achievement. Hopefully that helps anyone that has tried ever single othher trick in the book like I did. Good Luck!

Comment #124 by Anarchy2k5
Friday, November 26, 2010 @ 05:15:41 PM

this achieve must b glitched...i did it once on normal, and twice in a row on legendary and i still don't have the achieve...if u don't believe me, look me up, Spartan A2K5, and i have put the vid in my file share as proof... or watch it here

Comment #125 by Anarchy2k5
Friday, November 26, 2010 @ 05:16:46 PM

this achieve must b glitched...i did it once on normal, and twice in a row on legendary and i still don't have the achieve...if u don't believe me, look me up, Spartan A2K5, and i have put the vid in my file share as proof...or watch it here

Comment #126 by FASTASSNEON
Friday, November 26, 2010 @ 05:20:56 PM

how do any of you figure that its glitched? i went through i played on heroic and as i stated before, had very little trouble getting it done

Comment #127 by Anarchy2k5
Friday, November 26, 2010 @ 06:07:49 PM

ok, i have successfully done the assassination 6 times now, without sprint active, and holding down the RB button throughout the entire move...and still no achievement...and u say there is no glitch?

Comment #128 by FASTASSNEON
Saturday, November 27, 2010 @ 10:42:16 AM

ill recover my old gamertag and go do it again, and let you know how many times it takes me to get the achievement on heroic.

Comment #129 by AaDoHa
Sunday, November 28, 2010 @ 09:16:36 PM

I actually had a blast doing this achievement. I pulled out my pistol for slightly increased visibility.

Comment #130 by Sanral
Wednesday, December 01, 2010 @ 11:29:13 AM

This one is glitched, spent at least one hour trying on heroic, got the animation several times, but no achievement. Tried it once more 2 weeks later and got it after 30 minutes. I'm still wondering why I didn't get the achievement the first time I got the animantion; and yes I stopped Sprint during the jump.
I think the game only gives you the achievement when it feels like it. :P

Comment #131 by PvtRadio72
Sunday, December 05, 2010 @ 02:34:05 PM

yah I still don't know why you cant get it even after the animation

Comment #132 by AlcoStudent
Wednesday, December 08, 2010 @ 12:39:08 PM

Really really hard. Both me and my housemate tried this on pillar of autumn and both assassinated the elite there and neither of us got the achievement. What The Hell do I have to do to get it?!

Comment #133 by Stuzzcut
Wednesday, December 08, 2010 @ 12:43:46 PM

Same tactics as many above - sprint and cancel once you get the distance needed.

Despite the game awarding a successful assassination, it is not enough. You may will notice that an assassination cut-scene takes a fraction of a second to kick-in after you pressed B. If you've tried this achievement many times you will notice you will hit the floor or land on the elite slightly before the cut scene. The difficult thing is to jump accurately enough to guarantee that the short time you need to hold B leaves you off the ground/elite.

This all of has to be balanced with when you cancel the sprint mid-air. I successfully assassinated the guy 100 times before i realised this, then it just took me 5 attempts to do it twice on 2 friend's games. Take care.

Comment #134 by drducks
Saturday, December 11, 2010 @ 12:29:51 PM

Thanks for all of that guys, especially Stuzzcut directly above me here. I did this like 100 times at the beginning of Pillar of Autumn, like the video in the guide shows, and it wouldn't award me the damn achievement. i guess it makes a little more sense now. It's still a shitty achievement and i'm still pretty angry about it.

Comment #135 by drducks
Saturday, December 11, 2010 @ 12:47:06 PM

also, thanks for this vid, iSteezy:

Comment #136 by Mince Pie 77
Tuesday, December 14, 2010 @ 03:14:57 PM


Please refer to my previous comments 79, 83, 88 & 89...

Then tell me how much of a tool I am!! I did get rid of the game for said prices.... Then re-bought the Limited Edition on special at Gamestation last Friday. Spent another several attempts and still nothing.... Kept trying...

Literally 5 minutes ago I got it!!! What a relief!! It most definitely isn't glitched (but then we all new that... we were all just angry that we didn't have it...)

Took the advice of the above people who said to have Iron on, Legendary and to look at your feet when you jump off the cliff. My problem was that I was doing the assassination too LATE - if you have the same problem (no popping chieve..) I suggest holding RB a fraction of a second earlier - trust me, it DOES work.

Now, time to reach

Comment #137 by Mince Pie 77
Tuesday, December 14, 2010 @ 03:16:25 PM

** 450,000 credits for the last chieve (without DLC...)

Thanks again for the advice!!

Comment #138 by CkooZ
Wednesday, December 15, 2010 @ 03:11:41 AM

WAy to dificult..... keep on trying!

Comment #139 by niko da bos
Wednesday, December 15, 2010 @ 10:08:14 AM

got this one 3rd try or so, looks nice but its a shame theres like a 1/10 million chance we will get this in matchmaking ha

Comment #140 by DiaXon
Saturday, December 18, 2010 @ 12:14:56 AM


I tried for awhile about 20 mins. I saw the animation kill 2x
but I didn't get the achievement. So I signed out and then signed back in.
This Kicks you out of the game you were in so just reload. 3 tries later
(I'm a bad jumper) and it worked.

So if you got the kill but not the achievement sign out or restart halo.

Comment #141 by Av3ng3dSev3nf0ld
Thursday, December 23, 2010 @ 01:47:46 PM

Easy achievement got it on my first try

Comment #142 by Goode6
Thursday, December 23, 2010 @ 08:44:46 PM

Comment #140 by DiaXon
Saturday, December 18, 2010 @ 12:14:56 AM


I tried for awhile about 20 mins. I saw the animation kill 2x
but I didn't get the achievement. So I signed out and then signed back in.
This Kicks you out of the game you were in so just reload. 3 tries later
(I'm a bad jumper) and it worked.

Did the exact same things and it worked for me.........

Comment #143 by Jordash109
Saturday, December 25, 2010 @ 03:32:27 AM

Try it on Nightfall. Took me 10 minutes, vs the 3 hours on The Pillar Of Autumn. However, the elite moves around more on Nightfall..

Comment #144 by Pichonson
Sunday, December 26, 2010 @ 09:40:37 PM

It IS possible, but it is the hardest achievement in the game. Be sure to check the vid on "achievement guide"

Comment #145 by rozsomak
Thursday, December 30, 2010 @ 08:52:43 AM


Comment #146 by STONE DEVIL
Friday, December 31, 2010 @ 03:33:33 PM

THIS IS ONE OF THE DUMBEST MOST ANNOYING ACHIEVEMENTS EVER!!!! I've been trying for months on and off and there is NO set pattern or guaranteed direction the Elite will walk in. They should have made more places available in the campaign to get this.

Comment #147 by goku1207
Saturday, January 01, 2011 @ 07:04:53 AM

This Achievement makes me so ANGRY!! I swear its just pot luck if you get!

Comment #148 by SynysterNinja13
Sunday, January 02, 2011 @ 04:10:01 PM

let me say this, its may look simple, but its bloody hard to do:

at the start of the mission "the pillar of autumn" go to the edge of the cliff and look down at the road and you will see an elite and three grunts. The elite will move around in sort of a triangular formation but eventually he will move onto the dirt off the road. When this happens, run back and sprint off the edge (note that while in mid air, turn of Sprint with the "LB" Button) and when you get near enough, hold the "RB" Button to assassinate him.

Comment #149 by SynysterNinja13
Sunday, January 02, 2011 @ 04:11:19 PM

sorry, "B" button to assassinate him

Comment #150 by rodney iz god
Sunday, January 02, 2011 @ 09:43:36 PM

@149- no its the right bumper not the b button, the b buttom is melee

Comment #151 by rodney iz god
Monday, January 03, 2011 @ 09:09:28 PM

sorry b button isn't melee my mistake

Comment #152 by duyzurich
Tuesday, January 04, 2011 @ 01:51:19 AM

Worst achievement ever. Took me forever and caused much frustration. Thanks Bungie - not.

Comment #153 by mhatch
Tuesday, January 04, 2011 @ 09:48:58 AM

After trying for a couple of days, decided to try switching back to the male Spartan instead of female, and got it on Autumn in two tries. Reach is prejudiced? :). It still took two tries, so could be coincidence, but...

Comment #154 by Firefly Omega
Tuesday, January 04, 2011 @ 12:27:21 PM

I haven't had a chance to test this theory out for myself yet, but I've read that an easier way to achieve the Assassination is to use a Jetpack and fly as high as you can above an elite and allow yourself to drop on top of them, holding the melee button as you make contact. If for any reason the Elite starts to wander before you reach him, you can always reactivate the Jetpack's thursters and try again.

Like I said, not tried or tested and it might just be a waste of your time. But if you're still struggling; you may as well give it a go, right?

Good luck, oh, and lemme know if it works...

Comment #155 by Opiate42
Wednesday, January 05, 2011 @ 02:20:04 PM

F***'n F***ity F*** F***

Still haven't got it, got the game day one. After countless Lemming jumps using numerous tactics, I refuse to try anymore. Damn frustrating.

Comment #156 by GigaWat
Thursday, January 06, 2011 @ 09:15:40 AM

I actually did the opposite of #153 and succeeded on my second try... how odd

Comment #157 by Rage542
Thursday, January 06, 2011 @ 11:35:40 AM

I just got it, i recommend you try and keep your crosshair red for as much as the freefall as u can. seemed to work first time with this, but i did try like 40 times without this method before.

Comment #158 by mariorivera327
Thursday, January 06, 2011 @ 09:05:05 PM

i Figured it out when ur in the air after you stop the sprint....crouch and it will propel u down faster.

Comment #159 by KEVINRUBY
Friday, January 07, 2011 @ 08:55:01 AM

pain in the butt

Comment #160 by Hiigarian
Saturday, January 08, 2011 @ 11:39:21 AM

Even though some claim that it can be done on Nightfall, I myself did on on
the last level, the Pillar of Autumn, after 10+ tries (and I've tried the
Nightfall way for 40 mins, 35+ tries!). The trick is to land directly BEHIND
the Elite, and to do that (that is, to get that kind of distance), you need to
turn off sprint (LB) just a second sooner before you land, and in that precise
moment, press the melee button (RB) to start the execution animation. Even though I got
the animation on two occasions, only the third one nailed me the achievement

Comment #161 by gamer4life1
Sunday, January 09, 2011 @ 11:18:29 AM

on my 43rd try i finnally got this achievement

Comment #162 by Merthew
Tuesday, January 11, 2011 @ 11:29:08 AM

I didn't even get to finish the game because I was trying to get this stupid achivement and now my xbox quit ready any copies of Halo Reach........ LAME!

Comment #163 by Xx Killa Wu xX
Thursday, January 13, 2011 @ 07:17:34 PM

this is gonna be soooo lame......

Comment #164 by r6rider17
Thursday, January 13, 2011 @ 07:23:03 PM

I got this achievment and it was easy. You don't have to get that animation, you have to use your sprint, then you have to assassinate the elite at the grass patch.

Comment #165 by r6rider17
Thursday, January 13, 2011 @ 07:24:06 PM

Message me back if I'm wrong.

Comment #166 by astreal2000
Thursday, January 13, 2011 @ 10:34:53 PM

Just got this achievement after 30 mins.

Comment #167 by Hotb55
Friday, January 14, 2011 @ 10:42:13 AM

It's pretty easy once you know how to do it

Comment #168 by butcher1022
Saturday, January 15, 2011 @ 07:26:05 PM

ok so this one just poped for me and i can confidently say that the gun dont matter the checkpoint dont matter and the animation dont matter. firstly what u need to perfect is the timing of when u press the meele button if ur just assasinating them without the animation then its to late if ur not hittin em at all obliously to early, i personally pressed it as soon as i could react to my crosshairs turning red.when u jump u wanna be lookin down at em and try to land not on their head but right behind them as close as possibe(dont forget to tap the lb button in the air to stop the sprint but u dont have to let off the joystick). now if ur gettin the animation with no cheevo its because ur not ending the sprint high enough in the air. it will take a couple tries but u wanna line up ur jump an

Comment #169 by butcher1022
Saturday, January 15, 2011 @ 07:27:33 PM

and turn off sprint as high up as u can so u free fall longer. put all this together and u got ur cheevo

Comment #170 by RU31
Monday, January 17, 2011 @ 12:06:29 AM

I really think that most of what people are saying is just coincidental things that happened when the achievement worked for them. I think that the achievement is just really picky for some reason. If you just keep trying to get it, it will eventually pop, have faith.

Comment #171 by TSpin42
Friday, January 21, 2011 @ 06:34:39 PM

There really is nothing you can do differently to make it work or not. I assassinated the guy on Pillar of Autumn 15 times and it gave it to me on the last one when absolutely nothing had changed in my form. All i can tell you is what everyone else says, just keep tryin til it pops.

Comment #172 by caddyjack
Saturday, January 22, 2011 @ 11:43:17 AM

difficult and annoying :(

Comment #173 by caddyjack
Saturday, January 22, 2011 @ 11:43:17 AM

difficult and annoying :(

Comment #174 by WideEyedFox
Saturday, January 22, 2011 @ 06:24:21 PM

My Son did it tonight. He did it on the Pillar of Autumn level, I think with the Black Eye skull turned on. Used a grenade to drop his shields and then ran/jumped off the ledge to perform an assassination of the Elite below. He's 10 years old.

Comment #175 by VicariouslyxMe
Sunday, January 23, 2011 @ 06:45:58 PM

Yeah, took about an hour here. I did it on pillar of autumn and it seemed easier to go around the boulder to the right of you at the cliff. Gives you a perfect line of sight when the elite walks to the grass and try to fall a little short. Sounds crazy but you kind of need to brush the ground right when you catch him.

Comment #176 by DrunkerDrunk
Monday, January 24, 2011 @ 08:11:51 AM

I think I figured it out. If you miss him entirely you die... Good jump. if you touch him, say hit him and he didn't die or no assassination you live. You have to come down just close enough to assassinate but don't touch him, like with your feet or arm, before the assassination. I think you can land on him and live and then assassinate him.

Comment #177 by DrunkerDrunk
Monday, January 24, 2011 @ 08:22:10 AM

And it looks like you did it but the game thinks you would have lived. Plus everything everyone else said and don't touch him just kill him.

Comment #178 by shan97
Wednesday, January 26, 2011 @ 05:46:59 AM

i got this achievement in like 2 and a half mins (note) make sure its on at least normal worked for me

Comment #179 by Xenodimension
Wednesday, January 26, 2011 @ 10:01:09 AM

Just got this also, had more difficulty getting the timing down, once I jumped I would turn off sprint and wait until I was right on top of him and hold down RB and got it easily.

Comment #180 by Bionickel
Friday, January 28, 2011 @ 09:32:48 AM

This thing is IMPOSSIBLE! I have killed and killed and killed about a hundred
poor Elites and I got nothing! I also tried landing everywhere - head, back,
spine, hand, mouth...nothing works!!

Comment #181 by rdeuce79
Friday, January 28, 2011 @ 09:41:53 AM

@ #180, this is difficult but not impossible. It took me almost an hour to finally get this on Pillar of Autumn. Things that worked for me:
-use the handgun
-walk to the edge by the rock & look down at the eliteto line up your jump
-you only have to sprint for a second or two so don't back up too far before you jump.
-stop sprint about halfway down
-melee just milliseconds before you land on him looking down the whole time

I did this on normal difficulty, no skulls or anything like that. Watch the youtube video it helped me a lot.

Comment #182 by thetshadows
Friday, January 28, 2011 @ 10:42:50 PM

This was quite the tricky achievement to get. The best place to get this is on the last mission (not Lone Wolf because that isn't really a mission). You can do it on any difficulty, except easy. Just run and jump off the cliff at the begining of the mission when the elite is near it. You will have to jump off near the larger rock near some bushes, when jumping you'll have to hold down the sprint ability and let go of it right before you perform the assassination move on him. *Note - If you accidentally bump into the elite before the assassination it won't count because you will have technically survived the fall. The fall has to be approx. 50 Meters which it will tell you when your zoomed in with the visor. Good luck to anyone who goes for this one.

Comment #183 by mrfrost3y
Saturday, January 29, 2011 @ 06:49:17 AM

2 hours of trying to do this then i gave up and had one more go then 1000/1000

Comment #184 by Village Moron
Saturday, January 29, 2011 @ 12:08:27 PM

After i got the achievement, i wanted to play Assassin's Creed
The assassination itself was sick!

Comment #185 by Tr3mbl3Tr3mbl3
Sunday, January 30, 2011 @ 11:51:30 PM

This is bullshit. I've read like every comment, every Achievement guide on the internet, and have personally nailed the assassination about a dozen times and it doesnt pop up. I'm starting to think different copies of the game are fucked for this because Ive read about other people who cant get it no matter what, even when people who have it try on their game. And it sucks because I'm two away from a perfect 1250

Comment #186 by Steebenv
Monday, January 31, 2011 @ 07:05:53 PM

whats the other one Tremble?

Comment #187 by Skydude252
Saturday, February 05, 2011 @ 10:34:23 AM

Screw pillar of Autumn, got this second try on Nightfall (needs to be Legendary, or the elite on the ground won't be there). Well, second try when it actually triggered the assassination, I screwed it up a few times also.

Comment #188 by IHI a z e xX
Saturday, February 05, 2011 @ 10:59:35 PM

It took me a few tries but it was fairly easy to get

Comment #189 by HackedInPieces
Thursday, February 10, 2011 @ 03:41:05 PM

ISteezy you the man thanks for that video

Comment #190 by Kieran0ify
Friday, February 11, 2011 @ 03:53:33 AM

pretty frustrating lol i didnt realise you had to turn sprint off for the acheivement to activate

Comment #191 by Flywheel 95
Sunday, February 13, 2011 @ 05:12:11 PM

I tried and tried for so long on PoA but I finally got it on the the beginning of Nightfall

Comment #192 by 90sDude
Tuesday, February 15, 2011 @ 06:11:00 AM

Can't be done for lots of ppl, because:
since there was a patch, but i tryed it out, and if you melee mid-air you dont
fall damage at all. Pls bungie make a minor patch and sort this out, i have over
5 hours into this achi, and dozens and dozens of succeful assasinations, yet no

Comment #193 by Mortanius
Tuesday, February 15, 2011 @ 08:05:17 PM

Just got it on Nightfall. Look, all these tips and such.. they are all vodoo remedies, akin to standing on one leg and flapping your arms so that you"ll please the chicken god and he'll give you ready cooked chicken.. this achievement is a luck based achievement.

Prepare to spend hours trying to get it. Or none at all.. Or days.. But keep trying and odds are you'll get it eventually.

Comment #194 by Morchild
Friday, February 18, 2011 @ 02:07:17 AM

@#193 Mortanius is right. This is completely luck based. I got it in a few minutes, most of which I spent trying to get a decent jump off point to actually get to the elite.

Comment #195 by Dirka
Sunday, February 20, 2011 @ 04:52:00 PM

HELL YES!!!! I finally got it on Nightfall. I just assassinated the first elite and then waited for the elite down below to face away. I did this on Legendary, turned my sprint off right before I landed on him, and on my third assassination animation I got it. I really does seem to be all about luck!

Comment #196 by APurpleDragon
Monday, February 21, 2011 @ 06:26:23 PM

I did it on Pillar of Autumn, it took me about 45min but like people are saying if you don't turn off sprint you can survive the fall. Also, if you land on top of the Elite then you will either just die, or kill him with a melee attack, or assassinate him after touching him. All of these will make the achievement not spawn.

Comment #197 by AidenLeeWalker
Sunday, February 27, 2011 @ 08:09:47 AM

This is so annoying, ive literally perfected the assassination like 20times. Still no achievement :(

Comment #198 by Reuby 2 Shoes
Tuesday, March 01, 2011 @ 06:39:30 PM

I did this twice and never got the f***ing achievement. WTF?!

Comment #199 by Ryan Jones
Wednesday, March 02, 2011 @ 01:23:13 AM

I've done this 40 times today, with different variations, AND NO ACHIEVEMENT!! GAH

Comment #200 by twitch223
Wednesday, March 02, 2011 @ 09:46:31 AM

Something that helped me get this achievement that I haven't read about much: Use the pistol while performing the assignation. Make sure you train your sights on the elite so that the reticule is red as you initiate the assignation. I jumped on his back when I did this. Remember to turn off sprint so your high enough to die from the fall, I did this on legendary at pillar of autumn.. Hope this helps.

Comment #201 by cochran2015
Thursday, March 03, 2011 @ 10:08:31 AM

To everyone saying that they did it but the achievement didn't pop: You have to cancel the sprint about midway down. So sprint off the cliff, press the sprint button again when you're about 3/4 of the way down, and then assassinate.

Comment #202 by brokncontroller
Thursday, March 03, 2011 @ 11:40:07 AM

"Did it" about 3 times before the achievement hit. Glad to have this one behind me.

Comment #203 by Douglas Quaid
Saturday, March 05, 2011 @ 04:35:24 PM

This achievement is insane!

Comment #204 by Maqrkk
Sunday, March 06, 2011 @ 11:17:00 AM

Ridiculously bugged is all I can say. Must've done the assassination about 50 times, in several different ways, on different maps. Tried all different tips being given (using pistol, cancel sprint, etc) but no luck. Wonder why this hasn't been fixed yet. How could this achievement have made it into the game in the first place? -_-

Comment #205 by chewbar
Sunday, March 06, 2011 @ 03:03:21 PM

Not really bugged (except for one minor point) but most people don't fully understand what is needed for this achievement. The hardest part is not to actually land on the back of the elite, you want to be behind him and not on top of him. That way, if you miss the assasination, you'd end up dying rather than breaking your fall on the elite and live from that. However, there is one grassy section behind the truck to the right that can be glitchy, I've lived through several missed jumps in that area so I have a feeling if that glitch happens while you're trying for the achievement, it'll cause you not to get it. Stay away from that grassy patch!

Comment #206 by SteelCity1492
Thursday, March 10, 2011 @ 11:00:21 AM

Tried this for over an hour, completed at least 10 assasination's before the achievement finally popped......massive pain in the arse

Comment #207 by gasaraki03
Saturday, March 12, 2011 @ 03:31:22 PM

This was one the hardest achievements took like an hour and like 20
assassinations later i got the achievement.

Comment #208 by FullerAlphaCrow
Sunday, March 13, 2011 @ 07:22:24 AM

I got this achievement in about 10 miniutes by my self and the second (2nd) time I actually assassinated the elite Using Recon Controls when i'm used to Default controls.

Comment #209 by FullerAlphaCrow
Sunday, March 13, 2011 @ 07:29:29 AM

Also you can get this achievement only on Heroic or Harder

Comment #210 by Kavery
Saturday, March 19, 2011 @ 02:54:04 PM

i ve been stuck try this achevement for ages my problem is i can kil the elite
with melee and survive but can't get the assasination animation in the jump, it driving me crazy

Comment #211 by HolyHa1fDead
Saturday, March 19, 2011 @ 11:12:48 PM

After spending over an hour at the start of Pillar of Autumn I gave up trying to get this. Then I tried iSteezy's suggestion to get this at the start of Nightfall on legendary and I got it in 10 minutes. On Nightfall the Elite is much closer so you can worry less about the running and jumping and more about the assassination.

Despite what the achievement description says, the fall does not need to be fatal. The fall at the start of Nightfall only does 50% shield damage.

Comment #212 by lobo91011
Sunday, March 20, 2011 @ 12:58:05 AM

I simply CAN-NOT figure this out. I have done it several times yet it refuses to register!

Comment #213 by firebatt15
Saturday, March 26, 2011 @ 06:43:14 AM

Hahaha... hah... hah.... sigh... Took me about an hour to do it but I finally
did. Just kept jumping and jumping off the cliff in pillar of autumn, either
missing, landing on the elites head with neither of us dying, or landing on the
elite punching him and him dying. Finally the first time i got an assassination
animation i got the achievement. I didn't even get that special looking
animation.... >.> Oh and people should stop misinforming others, I did it on

Comment #214 by cooper1
Monday, March 28, 2011 @ 04:17:54 PM

yes, doing this on Nightfall is way easier.. got it in like 10 minutes!

Comment #215 by eXodusOnFiRe
Sunday, April 03, 2011 @ 05:37:23 PM

Hey guys, just wanted to give some hope to those that haven't got this. After 2 days of continued attempts and over 300 deaths I did get this achievement. I also did alot of research in between.

This achievement isn't isn't even buggy, it's just really really picky about the circumstances required to occur for it to pop. It doesn't matter where you do it (nightfall or pillar) doesn't matter what skulls etc etc, all that extra stuff it doesnt matter, you can be on normal or higher. Make sure to not be sprinting and the most important part is getting the assassination properly. I made a file and put it on my file share. It is 3 minutes long because I wanted to show the failed attempt so you can see how to NOT do it. There is a trick with the assassination that you cannot mele

Comment #216 by eXodusOnFiRe
Sunday, April 03, 2011 @ 05:38:33 PM

too late (i know some of you know this) but it is hard to explain in text and better seen then said. Just understand that the full animation of your melee(if you have pistol equipped you sort of swing your left arm, well if you time it so that wen the arm is fully extended you land on the elite that will initiate the proper asassination) when you get the animation that you sort of zoom in and like jump on his head to kill him..that is the WRONG animation, that means you landed ON the elite and basically made the achievement null.

Comment #217 by eXodusOnFiRe
Sunday, April 03, 2011 @ 05:42:07 PM

Just please take the time to watch my file and slow it down on the failed attempt and on the successful attempt so you can take notice to the differences maybe. There was a video on youtube that alerted me to the difference in when you do the melee(it comes down to basically milliseconds) but once I realized it I got it after 10-15 attempts.

You'll notice my frustration near the end of the video where I basically keep messing up and having to restart, but it culminates into me landing the assassination perfectly(you'll notice the different animation from the failed attempt and also the timing of the melee)

Honestly if I can do this any of you can, just know that the achievement will not come easy. just do a little video hunting and learn what you can about the frames and such and you

Comment #218 by axxo
Monday, April 04, 2011 @ 01:31:57 PM

As of today this achievement is glitched! Ive been trying the last 2 hours, and had like 60 assassinations and stil no achievement. Did it on legendary on Pillar of autumn

Comment #219 by axxo
Monday, April 04, 2011 @ 01:37:24 PM

Where can i file a report to bungie?

Comment #220 by Eldenshier
Monday, April 04, 2011 @ 06:19:56 PM

Hello again guys. If you don't remember, i was one of the people who couldn't do this after trying for many hours straight. I gave up on doing this about two months ago until last weekend. I only had three more achievements on reach to do and this one was one of them. I go on pillar of autumn and on my second attempt on got the stupid achievement. Thank you Lord, i finally got it. My suggestion for those who cant get it, stop trying to do it for about two weeks to a month and play multiplayer or work on the other achievements. Then come back after that time and try it. It worked for me so i hope it works for you guys.

Comment #221 by Thextremeedge
Tuesday, April 05, 2011 @ 09:08:55 AM

The Pillar Of Autumn -Legendary

This took me almost 18 minutes. Here are some tips of what I did to get this achievement.

1) Switch To Pistol
No reason other than making it easier for you to see what you are doing. Since Pistol takes up less screen.

2) Pick One Spot Elite Goes To

Pick one of the two closer spots the elite goes to and watch him to go to that spot and remember how long it takes him to get there. I found going back and forth kind of screwed my timing and distance up making it harder and more time consuming. Make sure you watch him to make sure he is going to your spot not the opposite. I can’t stress watching him enough.

3) Turn Sprint Off right after jump

you have to use your sprint to reach him. Use sprint on the run up and turn it off in the air. I turn

Comment #222 by Thextremeedge
Tuesday, April 05, 2011 @ 09:10:11 AM

I turned it off right after I left the ground that way I had more time to focus on controlling the jump towards the elites back. In case you have no idea how to shut it off, hit the sprint button again.
(FYI, I left sprint on one time and I got the assassination and got the cut away, however, no achievement . I actually landed on his back if it worked with it on I should have had it.)

4) Timing and Consistency

these are obviously the most important. This is why I stress watching the elite. You have to time your jump up with the spot you choose to attack him. If you watched him enough you should roughly know how long it takes him to get in the right spot. I was jumping while the elite was still walking to the spot I choose.

(If you wait till he is in place or close to being

Comment #223 by Thextremeedge
Tuesday, April 05, 2011 @ 09:11:45 AM

(If you wait till he is in place or close to being in place, he will be walking away as you are falling to your death and then he will be merely laughing at your corpse as you failed.)

You actually want to land just behind his neck. If you are landing in front or on top move the spot you are jumping from back a hair away from edge of cliff. If you are falling short move it towards the end of the cliff. Make sure to control your jump while landing. There is a red bush on the right side that is what I used to figure out where to jump.

I had several melee hits and survived, don’t get frustrated it just means you are close. The more frustrated you get with this the longer it is going to take you.

Use your grenades to kill your self quicker and start back up at the check point.


Comment #224 by Thextremeedge
Tuesday, April 05, 2011 @ 09:13:16 AM

If you want to see my clip for this achievement I uploaded on Halo Reach File Share my gamer tag is TheXtremeEdge.

Comment #225 by nemonobody
Saturday, April 09, 2011 @ 10:06:53 AM

i cannot get this!!! its so complicated!!

Comment #226 by NoVa Decoy
Saturday, April 09, 2011 @ 04:06:11 PM

Worst acheivement tried it a hundred times but still no acheivement

Comment #227 by Benjaminjaninja
Tuesday, April 12, 2011 @ 01:16:26 PM

After spending about 15 mins turning off sprint as soon as i jumped, I took 5 minutes to get it, and it worked the first time I got him.

I was starting to get a bit annoyed with Emile for saying 'There's our destination Six' so many times...

Comment #228 by LM MILO
Wednesday, April 13, 2011 @ 07:03:18 AM


Comment #229 by stevo 4204
Wednesday, April 13, 2011 @ 11:56:29 AM

takes a few tries

Comment #230 by XxXCOEXxX
Thursday, April 14, 2011 @ 06:54:13 AM

you can always cheat and do it on spire LOL

Comment #231 by maxximum
Friday, April 15, 2011 @ 11:43:55 AM

lol all the noobs saying it is `glitched' yeah whatever mate. grow some.

Comment #232 by m00ney79
Saturday, April 16, 2011 @ 03:45:11 AM

Finally got this. The problem I had was that I was reading the guide on how to do it and was holding RB to do the assassination. I had forgotten that I had changed my controller config to use B for melee and assassination instead. Only took me a few tries after I realized i was pressing the wrong button.

Comment #233 by Litejk
Saturday, April 16, 2011 @ 06:51:19 AM

This is a tricky one, but NOT impossible

Comment #234 by b312s117
Saturday, April 16, 2011 @ 01:04:00 PM

I did today,took a while but after hard work i did it.

Comment #235 by thewillennium
Sunday, April 17, 2011 @ 03:11:04 PM


Comment #236 by b1zarr0
Sunday, April 17, 2011 @ 05:22:57 PM

he either wants to stomp on the elites head like a goomba or just to the melee attack without going into the assassination

also for some reason if I turn the sprint off in mid air he doesnt get to the elite :(

Comment #237 by b1zarr0
Sunday, April 17, 2011 @ 05:47:58 PM


quit goddamn punching during the fall!! (assuming you can be bothered to even jump far enough)

Comment #238 by b1zarr0
Sunday, April 17, 2011 @ 05:54:03 PM

Fucking hell!!! that damn elite moves in a random pattern WTF?

Comment #239 by b1zarr0
Sunday, April 17, 2011 @ 06:08:24 PM


Comment #240 by b1zarr0
Sunday, April 17, 2011 @ 06:09:48 PM

did the head stomp assassintation...still no achievement WTF!?!?

Comment #241 by b1zarr0
Sunday, April 17, 2011 @ 06:17:30 PM

what the shit!?!? I don't jump far enough if I let go of the sprint as soon as Im off the cliff

this achievement is bullshit and I am quite convinced that anyone who got claims to got it merely hacked their profile to get it and are using fancy video editing tricks when showing off how to get it!

Comment #242 by iTz RaiiN
Sunday, April 17, 2011 @ 11:24:47 PM

if anyone is willing to team up with me to get this achievement just send me an invite, i still haven't gotten it too

Comment #243 by Travers36
Monday, April 18, 2011 @ 12:41:39 PM

For all of you having problems getting this one on Pillar of Autumn (I tried for HOURS) give up on that and try Nightfall. Make sure it's on Legendary. After you sneak up on the first elite and take him out there is one below. If you jump off there (don't have to sprint but can, just make sure it's off). Achievement popped on my first try. I had never been so elated and pissed at the same time

Comment #244 by sevo92
Wednesday, April 20, 2011 @ 03:51:20 PM

I`ts very easy. You can do it from checkpoint right away (u dont have to restart mission)

Comment #245 by SmoothAsEgg5
Friday, April 22, 2011 @ 09:33:16 PM

took me about 15 minutes. luckily the 'chievo unlocked

Comment #246 by alex1233
Tuesday, April 26, 2011 @ 12:57:18 PM

lo saque en el primer intento esta muy easy si kieren ayuda mandenme la solicitud de amigo a sampledmeteor

Comment #247 by iTz RaiiN
Wednesday, May 04, 2011 @ 09:25:07 AM

still need help with this one message me if willing to help

Comment #248 by nman4498
Wednesday, May 04, 2011 @ 11:56:20 AM

i need help ive tryd a hundred times

Comment #249 by TOC x InSaNiTy7
Thursday, May 05, 2011 @ 03:17:09 AM

Iv read the comment and tried it all, Iv deleted my Gamertag and recovered it (advice on My friend who got it on his Gamertag and has tried using my Gamertag and it just wont happen! On Pillar Of Autumn level I jump off the cliff, turn off sprint almost immediately, perform the assassination but nope! I can even jump straight off the cliff and land on the ground without sprinting and I survive without losing any health or shields O_o

Comment #250 by Rivboets
Thursday, May 05, 2011 @ 08:38:51 PM

This achievement took me only around 10 tries.
Just do it on the Pillar of Autum.

Comment #251 by Jimmy S
Monday, May 09, 2011 @ 10:17:12 AM

I've tried this achievement for 4+ hrs and still havent got it!!
Im getting really f@$king frustrated to the point where im gonna throw my xbox!

I watched all the possible videoes on youtube, cleared my cache, etc, etc.
Done the 'Assassination' over 150 times in the correct motion (jumping on the head)
I release sprint with loads of time to get the right fall speed and still nothing.

Do not understand this fkd up achievement! PLEASE HELP!!!

Comment #252 by Jimmy S
Monday, May 09, 2011 @ 10:31:45 AM


Comment #253 by DIRTYDINOSUAR
Saturday, May 14, 2011 @ 06:45:38 PM

i finally got this after 4 weeks of trying :D

Comment #254 by Sm0keytrip0d
Sunday, May 15, 2011 @ 05:29:42 PM

got this on my 1st try

did it on that bit where its just you an emile.

p.s:you need to sprint of the edge then turn sprint off when your
near the elite

Comment #255 by alex1233
Monday, May 23, 2011 @ 05:53:10 PM

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Comment #256 by sausage76
Monday, May 23, 2011 @ 06:04:22 PM

the clip was really helpful... but make sure you do it on single player - u wont get get the achievement on co-op.... :P

Comment #257 by guy298
Thursday, May 26, 2011 @ 07:04:54 AM

I got this on the 10th try. it's not that hard.

@256 WHAT! @237-242 calm down it's just an achievement.

Comment #258 by LSM Iscariot
Friday, May 27, 2011 @ 01:19:46 PM

Okay folks here is what I did, I tried a lot on Pillar of Autumn and sucked at it, I could never actually do the assassination. I switched to nightfall and did it this way;

Sneak up on the first elite, melee him but don't assassinate as it could wake up the 2 sleeping grunts, kill the 2 sleeping grunts with a whack to the head as well, I did this with the pistol.

continue along the trail until you get a checkpoint (just so you have a close place to re=try from)then move a little way back along the trail, maybe a few meters, just so you are over looking the purple tall thing (I don't know what it is called or what it does)the elite moves around quite fast so watch the full circuit a few times to get a feel and then when he is nearest the cliff run and jump off and assassinate, I found

Comment #259 by LSM Iscariot
Friday, May 27, 2011 @ 01:20:56 PM

it easier because it's a shorter fall than the last mission.
I did this on legendary.
Let me know if this works for anyone else too. PM/XBL message me!

Good luck!

Comment #260 by flyingbuddha
Saturday, May 28, 2011 @ 11:48:03 AM

Took me 60+ hours for those that are stuck on this cheevo :p

Finally got it on Nightfall, just persist. You don't need to do anything like resetting the cache or remove/retrieve your gamertage (wtf!), I'd say it's harder than the Mile High Club achievement on MW, and that was something!

When mine popped, I didn't die from it, the power for my health was flashing red and I lost one bar of health (so the blocks were flashing yellow)

Ran up to the checkpoint on nightfall (melee killed the elite at top and two grunts) got the save, then ran back along the path I just came from and jumped up to the left to stop the annoying computer sniper disturbing them. I then sprinted across to the elite on the ground, spun around and snapped his god damn annoying neck.

Comment #261 by walteria
Tuesday, May 31, 2011 @ 03:22:03 PM

Is there another button I can use to sprint? My sprint button on my controller refuses to co-operate making this achievenemt that much harder to accomplish! I've done this once, I may have, to have my son do this for me! I've done everything everyone suggested but can't get my controller to do what I need it to do.

Comment #262 by walteria
Tuesday, May 31, 2011 @ 03:27:38 PM

then when the controller does work, I'm always too late!

Comment #263 by walteria
Tuesday, May 31, 2011 @ 03:59:14 PM

I dropped the controller walked away then tried it again and woah mama, I got it! Dang I didn't realize it was that easy!

Comment #264 by CampbellSoupDC
Tuesday, May 31, 2011 @ 07:53:31 PM

Same Iv Done It 3 Times And It Wont(Bleep Bloop) For Me

Comment #265 by MakoSOLDIER7
Wednesday, June 01, 2011 @ 04:49:09 AM

So after trying for about 4 hours and mastering the assassination (where you see the animation of Noble 6 killing the Elite) but NEVER getting the achievement, I went into the Controller Options and changed my Button Layout to 'RECON' where 'Melee Attack' is switched to the (B) button. After doing so I got it my first try on 'Pillar of Autumn'.

Worth a shot if you feel like you've mastered this achievement and still haven't gotten it. Best of luck guys!

Comment #266 by darthabyss567
Saturday, June 11, 2011 @ 05:47:40 AM

For me, this achievement is mostly trial and error. The only way I was able to get this achievement is on the very beginning of the Pillar of Autumn. At the very start of the mission you are on a ridge where you can look down and see an elite patroling a small area directly below. I got this achievement by backing up about three steps, activated my sprint ability and jumped off the cliff and landed on the elite (doing this requires carful timing, where you must wait for the eliute to stop on one of his patrol spots.)

Comment #267 by LiL420NiP
Sunday, June 12, 2011 @ 10:03:34 PM

This achievement would be easier if the stupid A.I. would wait and not run into battle.

Comment #268 by soxx
Monday, June 13, 2011 @ 01:32:56 PM

this is a very difficult archivement to unlock, I tried about 30-45 time to do it.

Comment #269 by Halo4
Tuesday, June 14, 2011 @ 07:53:17 PM

That is the hardist thing i ever did in my whole life!!!

Comment #270 by missmeli273
Tuesday, June 14, 2011 @ 11:51:03 PM

I've noticed why it may not work for some people. When you're performing this assassination, it has to be the one where you push the Elite over and jump on his head crushing it. I don't think it counts the assassination if you stab the Elite. I'm pretty sure on this because I didn't get it the first time when I stabbed it, and my friend didn't either and I saw his video of him stabbing the Elite as well.

Anyway, my two cents, good luck with it!

Comment #271 by Lebowski
Wednesday, June 15, 2011 @ 08:01:29 AM

I read the tips here before attempting it and got it in under 10mins, real nice and easy, thanks.
Remember to click LB in the air to 'turn run off' and time your jump carefully! Good luck
Did it on Normal difficulty, no skulls on.

Comment #272 by ballerchk03
Wednesday, June 15, 2011 @ 03:31:57 PM

it is doable! i probably jumped on that elite 20 times or so before i finally got it!

Comment #273 by JeanRob
Wednesday, June 15, 2011 @ 05:00:34 PM

I officialy hate this achievement. Done it more than 10 times both in normal and legendary, with several different animations, and always stopping the run as soon as I jump. And... NOTHING.
Worst of all, the elite is never where the video shows, it always changes places between reloads, and is 95% of the time too far to reach (in the red bush instead of the closer orange one) or even between the 2 trucks or the edge of the bridge!

Comment #274 by fmwade
Monday, June 20, 2011 @ 08:56:09 AM

Got the animation like 30 times when the achievement starts to pop up finally the screen freezes and now I have to get it fixed and it didn't save the achievement wtf

Comment #275 by tayldav
Wednesday, June 22, 2011 @ 04:13:22 PM

I swear this achievement is purely based on luck, as i got it with the stabbing animation, not the normal skull crushing assassination. Not that i really care, took me long enough as it was!

Comment #276 by kelseyeileen
Thursday, June 23, 2011 @ 06:03:15 AM

i had a hard time just getting the animation. i usually just assassinated him then died.. i figured out that i was trying to sprint from too far back and wasn't holding down the RB button early enough. Got it after a good couple tries.

Comment #277 by kingfatass010
Tuesday, June 28, 2011 @ 07:47:33 AM

i've tried this one on pillar of autumn and nightfall and i still haven't got
this onef*******ck

Comment #278 by rghostface
Tuesday, June 28, 2011 @ 08:28:03 PM

yaaaaay!! i literally just got this after about 90 mins of trying
i found singing nicki minaj helped

Comment #279 by Relytia
Wednesday, June 29, 2011 @ 12:08:50 PM

This literally took me three or so hours before I finally got it. Even after trying many different video tips, it still took forever to find that "sweet spot" to transition from sprinting to attack mode. *sigh* what a relief it was when I got it.

It seems this achievement is very glitchy. Probably something a tester did and Bungie thought it was cool so they put it in as an achievement. As it turns out, it's not cool, it's infuriating.

Comment #280 by MORTAL DRAGON97
Saturday, July 02, 2011 @ 04:51:42 AM

Comment #281 by Chenadog
Sunday, July 03, 2011 @ 12:55:01 AM

Looking back at my temp file i have lost 1 hour 10 min and 40 seconds of my life for 25G but i did it after realizing i needed to hold mele longer to assasinate and with the help of this visual timing page i found. Hope this helps:

Comment #282 by Chenadog
Sunday, July 03, 2011 @ 12:56:13 AM

this too:

Comment #283 by fLx YoungBloos
Tuesday, July 05, 2011 @ 12:49:33 PM

Finally I got it !!!
I've played over 2 hours on the map pillar of autumn and i haven't got this fucking achievement... but then I switched to nightfall and i had it in 10 min. !!!

I made an video, you guys can watch it in my file sharing, i think this will
help you !

Gamertag : fLx YoungBlood

Comment #284 by Sisco89
Wednesday, July 06, 2011 @ 09:57:10 AM

After trying to get this since i got the game at christmas, I finally got it!!! Used the skull n grenade combination as mentioned above n got it on third attempt. First and second attempts were next to the red bush on the right when u look down, and third was on the left left near the truck! Dont know if this is of any significance :S! Just glad i can keep the remainder of my sanity now this is done!!!

@271: I dont think the style of assasination has any effect on the achievement because i got it by snapping the elites neck.

Comment #285 by GhostFalcon3
Sunday, July 10, 2011 @ 04:52:41 AM

@285 ah, nice to see that this method is working. Was thinking of trying this as it seems to be taking forever.

Comment #286 by firedancer84
Tuesday, July 12, 2011 @ 03:15:57 PM

INSANE ACHIEVEMENT! I have performed the assassination legitimately over 10 times now and clocking up over a good hour or two. I pulled off the jump (switched off sprint), aimed correctly at the Elite, melee'd the dude and landed safely but NOTHING! What the sweet shit is going on!?

Comment #287 by DrGreenThumb305
Wednesday, July 13, 2011 @ 11:06:06 PM

I stopped playing Reach a while back, but remember how stupid this achievement is. I tried it probably over 100 times and got the animation at least 15 times.. no achievement. Stupid, useless, and annoying achievement IMO.

Comment #288 by Arc797
Wednesday, July 20, 2011 @ 02:26:51 AM

I remember this one, me and a friend were attempting it over the mic until I hear him shout out that he got it, me thinking he was BS'ing me checked his achievements and there it was flipping me off, after two more tries I got an achievement more satisfying than all of the Vidmasters. I hate to see people getting pissy at Bungie just because they can't get a little 25G achievement though, it's quite pathetic.

Comment #289 by xxhiddenxx
Wednesday, July 20, 2011 @ 07:44:09 AM

this one was really hard cause the stupid elite kept moving and wat really pissed me of was the fact that when i missed, the grunts shot at my dead body. so when i killed the elite and the grunts, i teabaged them all LOL

Comment #290 by LimitingSleet3
Thursday, July 21, 2011 @ 12:33:06 AM

this was too tough I got it in my 27th try!!!!!!! It really pissed me off though

Comment #291 by shd
Friday, July 22, 2011 @ 08:47:57 PM

gay gay gay gay gay gay gay gay gay gay 27th try? how about 500 tries and still nothing?

Comment #292 by LimitingSleet3
Saturday, July 23, 2011 @ 12:18:17 AM

^ What the F***? Man you REALLY have bad luck. It's a pain in the back side but 500 tries and didn't get it? there is absolutely something wrong!!!!!!

Comment #293 by AvengingPack
Monday, July 25, 2011 @ 07:24:57 PM

Totally Fcukd fcukin achievement!! 3 hrs of my life and still no plop!

Comment #294 by LordZOmbiE
Friday, July 29, 2011 @ 05:44:13 PM

I assassinated the fuck**g Elite like 30 times before the achievement popped up. Totally gltched!

Comment #295 by Seththeslayer4
Monday, August 01, 2011 @ 01:39:21 PM


Comment #296 by Seththeslayer4
Monday, August 01, 2011 @ 01:46:58 PM

If any1 is reading comment 296-300?
Let me know!?
I stoped reading comments at #100 or someth'n then just started skip'n through
the list and I just kept hear'n the same old sh*t!
(Its glitched!)(No it aint!)(Yes it is!)(Do this!)(Do that!)!!!!
Ok!Most of this is just bull sh*t.Ok?

Comment #297 by Seththeslayer4
Monday, August 01, 2011 @ 01:54:42 PM

1st off I aint gunu say its easy. Even though it only took me like 11min. and
40sec. of try'n this. I got a heads up from some of my friends that this was a tough 1.
And my brother'n'law said so 2 and he is a beast at Halo. So I aint gunu say it
aint tough. But I dont think its glitched and if it is itill only stop u 1c or

Comment #298 by Seththeslayer4
Monday, August 01, 2011 @ 02:49:03 PM

Just tu clear thing up real quick. It dosent matter what difficulty ur on.
I was on Heroic. It dosent matter wether u start over or start from the check point.
I dont remmember what my Assassination looked like but Im perty sure I stabed him n the back and then n the neck.
I was on (Pillar of Autumn)(mission 10)(mission X)!
There is a rock 2 ur right.Not that right ur other right! HA HA! Jk.
Sprint keeping that rock so close if u moved any closer u would be on top of the rock.
Whate untill the last sec. then Jump. Stop Sprint. Watch ur feet.Line up and Assassinate em. Good Luck.

Comment #299 by Seththeslayer4
Monday, August 01, 2011 @ 03:17:29 PM

If ur hav'n 2 much truble that way try this.
I came up with it but never got 2 try it. Sad. If u use this let me know.
Set up a Fire Fight,Gruntpocalypse. Then customize it 2 Elites only n'sted of Grunts.
All Elites.All the Time. The set ur Jump 2 like 500% or higher.
Then set the gravity 2 be'n really heavy.U should be able 2 kill ur self with just 1 jump. How cool is that!? U can Equipe Jet Pack just n case.
Look for an Elite 2 Assassinate and (If They Came To Hear Me Beg)!!!!
If u use this let me know.
Good Luck.

Comment #300 by FeZx Crimony
Thursday, August 04, 2011 @ 10:29:33 AM

@Anyone who thinks this achievement is impossible.
The only reason why this achievement is hard
is because... When you assassinate the Elite, you might've
survived. This is caused by the shaped ground,
causing you to slide instead of bang on hit.
This all happens when you fall off the Spire.
None the less, this is an insane achievement.

Comment #301 by LimitingSleet3
Saturday, August 06, 2011 @ 11:49:59 AM

^ OR a glitch cuz this game has a good number of glitches

Comment #302 by plyio
Monday, August 08, 2011 @ 10:40:30 PM

If anyone gets this far down the comment list like I did, let me help out (finally got it 2 hours in).
3 Places to do it: Nightfall *recommended see below*, Pillar of autumn, Tip of the Spear (last load)

What we know:
It is glitched, by glitched I mean, not working as intended. Too lazy to look it up but thanks whoever posted
"If your lunge is too forward it will slow your fall and this achievement will not be triggered as you are no longer traveling at a terminal velocity. Try lunging straight down on the target Elite’s head as you are falling so you don’t lose terminal velocity. This usually takes multiple attempts and can be tough to trigger. Don’t give up!"

So this achievement is based on speed, not healt

Comment #303 by plyio
Monday, August 08, 2011 @ 10:47:01 PM

not health, not player model, not distance, so pitch the skulls and use whatever weapon you prefer.

Pillar of Autumn Method: Bungies FAQ basically said that you have to fall at the same direction as the melee or your speed will change to the melees before hes assassinated. So fall directly behind, looking down and smack just behind his head.

Nightfall Method: The reason I prefer this one is that you take "Terminal Falling Velocity" and replace "Top running speed" Sprint runs just as fast as your falling speed before they instantgib you. The melee is actually now the same direction as you should be traveling (forward) and will just lunge you ahead as to changing your fall speed. Do it on legendary and hug left before you do a full assassination on the top level guard as to not ale

Comment #304 by plyio
Monday, August 08, 2011 @ 10:48:18 PM

alert anyone but the other elite. I personally like jumping after him while hes on the left side of his patrol (looks like a baseball diamond). Feel free to reload save point as it doesnt affect the acheivement. Good luck!

Comment #305 by semaj117
Wednesday, August 10, 2011 @ 10:48:58 AM

this achievement was difficult

Comment #306 by Awesomesawce
Thursday, August 11, 2011 @ 12:35:16 PM

Did it on normal difficulty on the pillar of autumn mission. The cliff jump on the first elite. I tried it a bunch of ways and got the assassination (and survived) but you have to hit it a special way to unlock the achieve. I believe you have to stop your sprint in order for it to go through.

Comment #307 by jelte hardcore
Tuesday, August 16, 2011 @ 06:43:09 PM


put BLACK EYE skull on
difficulty normal or higher
and start campaign

and at the beginning.
throw a hand grenade at yourself
so you will lose your shield and almost all of your life
and walk through the check point
and just do the you jump like in the video
only now you have almost no health so you will die every time

Comment #308 by willowroxana
Wednesday, August 17, 2011 @ 08:58:41 AM


i know what the problem is.
you can not!!!!!!!!!!!! connect to xboxlive for this
and download the new extra that he want you to do when you are connected
to xboxlive.

so when you want to play it for the first time.
you insert the disc for the first time you have to have discoment
internet before you put the disc in and play the game and get the
achevement than when you got it
you can connect again and do the internet games

i dont have any xboxlive at the moment du to not having internet.
i got this the first time i landed on the alite.
did took me half a hour yust to land on the alite and not yump to my death. :)
but i got it in 1 go on the the pillar of autumn level.
dont need to restart level when you fale and yump to your death.
dont need to trow a handgran

Comment #309 by willowroxana
Wednesday, August 17, 2011 @ 09:02:28 AM

dont need to trow a handgranade at yourself.
got it on normal/can do normal and higher so your shield will be gone faster.
but it dousent make a differens.

my brother did already play on xboxlive
and he cant get it on the same xbox. ore on hes xbox
i also tryed it same way as i got myn.
so the download they ask you to do in the beginning of the game with xboxlive
is giving a glitch for this acheavment.

so hoop this helps somebady there.
yust when you are gona play for the first time do not have your xbox on
xboxlive. play it without xboxlive till you have the acheavement.
you will also get more points than the 60 per level you get when you
have connected to live. like per level about 2000 on easy till 10000 on
verry hard

Comment #310 by Travis2310
Thursday, August 18, 2011 @ 08:31:37 PM

This is a stupid fucking achievement. Who would think of some dumb shit like this? Fuck Bungie.

Comment #311 by Jayrusky
Saturday, August 20, 2011 @ 11:49:33 AM

this is mad hard

Comment #312 by isntthisswell
Sunday, August 21, 2011 @ 03:05:51 PM

i have spent hours trying to get this achievement jumping off the same cliff, assassinating the dude and not getting the achievement. I challenged a friend to do it and he got it on his 3rd try doing the same thing i was. This is ridiculous!

Comment #313 by EzioZBladez
Tuesday, August 23, 2011 @ 01:36:55 PM


Comment #314 by Baller1492
Wednesday, August 24, 2011 @ 02:46:36 AM

I FINALLY got this achievement. Took me multiple tries though. I read that you have to not be using your equipment when you assassinate him.

Comment #315 by leprechaun
Monday, August 29, 2011 @ 03:50:28 PM

Got this last night after about an hour of trying- almost gave up but when it happened it was surreal lol.

Comment #316 by joel1007
Wednesday, August 31, 2011 @ 12:23:42 AM

i spent 6 hour trying for the oringal 1000
i quit after that ,
fucking achievement

Comment #317 by AnimeLiam
Wednesday, August 31, 2011 @ 12:56:46 PM

I was trying to do this with a friend, I got it on something like the 10th attempt, we were there for another hour for my mate lol, he was raging sooo much xD

Comment #318 by ZombieSlayer388
Thursday, September 01, 2011 @ 01:04:14 PM

This achievement is f***ing impossible now. I remember when Reach first came out. I was using a different Xbox Live account. I got the achievement after 4 tries. With my new account, I've been trying for about 5 months. This is BS! I should have accidentally unlocked this achievement by now. Bungie needs to patch this crap. I'm only missing this achievement, the achievement for collecting all the flags in stockpile, and the achievement for 2 deaths from the grave. After that, I'll have completed 100% of Reach. All 59 achievements.

Comment #319 by Tyhon
Monday, September 05, 2011 @ 04:46:30 AM

This achievement is really glitched! I've assassinated that elite a couple of time while deactivating "sprint" when I'm in the highest point in the air. Everytime I miss the elite I die. And yet no achievement whatsoever...
Bungie really needs to patch it!

Comment #320 by Purple Wedge
Tuesday, September 13, 2011 @ 11:10:14 AM

My honest advise to everyone is forget this achievement, i've tried it at least 100 times and its glitched. I've done everything that you are suppose to and watched all the vids on youtube but still nothing...what hacks me off more than the fact its glitched it the fact that bungie put a stupid achievement like this in the game

Comment #321 by phreum
Wednesday, September 14, 2011 @ 05:44:19 PM

I figured it out.

This achievement DOES seem to be glitched. But I believe I have the solution.

If you attempt the kill, see the animation but the achievement fails to pop, restart the mission at that time. Reattempt and reassess.

Basically, if you see the animation and the achievement doesn't pop, you must restart the mission. You may then attempt it over and over again until you see the animation. If you don't get it upon seeing the animation, then go ahead and restart the mission.

I tried this on not 2 but 3 accounts and found this to be the solution. If you see the animation but don't get it, then that 'restart' is bad and you must then go ahead and restart again. Every time you have a failed animation, that means you must restart.

Comment #322 by phreum
Wednesday, September 14, 2011 @ 05:45:33 PM

If you jump but don't see the animation, you may reattempt on that particular checkpoint.

Comment #323 by LimitingSleet3
Sunday, September 18, 2011 @ 06:46:44 AM

@322 and 323 when I tried it first time it showed the animation 3 or 4 times but I didn't restart the mission and still got the achievement

Comment #324 by Kelpto
Wednesday, September 21, 2011 @ 07:39:33 AM


Comment #325 by WhisperFire26
Wednesday, September 21, 2011 @ 11:18:06 AM

Dude, I lost count on how many TIMES that I got that guy and it did not trigger the assassination animation. Hell, a couple of times I stood right on top of him.

Do you have to do this on Legendary? I run into the problem of that Elite side stepping and going "HA HA HA"

Comment #326 by Knaussenheimer
Thursday, September 22, 2011 @ 09:04:15 PM

I finally got this after like forty tries. I managed to do the assassination earlier (after about twenty tries) but I guess te fall wouldn't have been fatal so I didn't get the achievement but bottom line keep trying no mater how many times you fail, you'll do it eventually.

Comment #327 by SuperFlyFlys
Sunday, September 25, 2011 @ 01:59:29 AM

Easy 7 tries

Comment #328 by molnar17
Sunday, September 25, 2011 @ 06:11:06 AM

i know this is the completly wrong forom but would anyone like to boost some timeshift multiplayer achievements with me i commented on this forom because no one goes on the timeshift one

add me Gamertag : molnar17


Comment #329 by inmate00187
Tuesday, September 27, 2011 @ 03:32:22 PM

Stupidest ach ever. Will never buy another halo game after this crap.

Comment #330 by MoneyFCMike92
Wednesday, September 28, 2011 @ 02:16:37 AM

inmate00187, that's a pretty dumb reason. I will say that this achievement should've had more thought and consideration put into it.

However, the guys who suggest doing this on Nightfall have the right idea. That's how I finally got this bitch of an achievement. I got unlucky and it took me a while to get it, though. But I'm sure that others can get in a way fewer attempts than I did.

Comment #331 by captaincurse
Saturday, October 08, 2011 @ 07:26:34 AM

Just got this.

On Pillar Of Autumn - without restarting the level every time.

I got kind of lucky that I pulled the Checkpoint save at just as the Once More Into the Breach label showed up and the elite was in the right place near the truck. I was able to run off the cliff without looking each time and after a few goes at it - I did 4 perfect back to back assassinations (and the jumping on the head animation repeated each time) and the achievement unlocked on the forth one.

This is my second day attempt at this - spent a good couple of hours yesterday to no avail - got it within about half an hour today. I'd say that this requires an extremely accurate set of requirements to get this - basically beyond a players control - but is doable if you stick with it.

Good luck!

Comment #332 by direckt
Monday, October 10, 2011 @ 08:27:04 AM

hell yeah only took me 17 minutes on Pillar of Autumn!!!! done...

Comment #333 by LKP
Saturday, October 15, 2011 @ 03:58:38 PM

realized that you had to hold melee to assasinate 6 months after owning the game...

Comment #334 by Eside Duz It
Wednesday, October 19, 2011 @ 07:28:37 PM

can u do it multiplayer

Comment #335 by Murkin Muffley
Thursday, October 27, 2011 @ 10:10:41 PM

Sounds weird but i've been trying this for 30+ minutes and i saw on another site someone had the same problem, and he said he restarted the mission, not the checkpoint and when the elite you jump on was gold he pulled off the assassination and the cheevo popped, now i did the same thing and when the elite was gold IT WORKEEEDDDD!!!! keep trying until he's gold, let us know if it works this way for you too

Comment #336 by Karijou
Wednesday, November 02, 2011 @ 10:49:27 AM

Still working on this after three hours last night.


Comment #337 by Slanny
Thursday, November 03, 2011 @ 04:56:05 PM

I always bloody miss.

Comment #338 by greenscore
Friday, November 04, 2011 @ 10:56:06 PM

I did it in easy they dint give it to me, put it on normal still dint had it,
went strait to legendary and got it with pressure cause it was a school nith
:P and it's pretty cool if you wont to survive a big fall.

Comment #339 by Resist
Saturday, November 05, 2011 @ 08:02:05 PM

Tried every suggestion multiple times without success. Best I can figure is that it's just coincidental when people performed certain things and they think that is how they got the achievement. Honestly what difficulty/skulls you are on, the animation you get, checkpoints/restart, etc don't make any difference. After reading Bungie's comment on the achievement the only factor which seems to matter is to maintain terminal velocity. This means a couple of things:

Cancelling sprint as soon as you can (to increase falling speed rather than travelling speed).

Face down at an angle not forward so when you lunge the movement is down and not forward (and therefore not slowing your descent)

And landing directly behind the Elite, not on him.

This is the only conclusion that makes logical

Comment #340 by Resist
Saturday, November 05, 2011 @ 08:03:59 PM

*This is the only conclusion that makes logical sense without any nonsensical factors. This achievement is possible regardless of whether the player considers previously mentioned superstitious ideas.

Comment #341 by AtomicThumbs
Sunday, November 06, 2011 @ 04:31:59 PM

After doing the assassination dozens of times and getting nothing I decided to turn on the Black Eye skull and get rid of my shield with grenades. I got it on my first try after that.

Comment #342 by jonthepaddy
Monday, November 07, 2011 @ 11:13:55 AM

I tried this countless times in a couple of different places and never got it yet my mate got it after a few tries

Comment #343 by salasaha
Saturday, November 12, 2011 @ 11:11:17 AM

fairly hard to get so i rekon it should be around 50g and took me about half an hour to get

Comment #344 by crackedeggs1
Monday, November 21, 2011 @ 01:12:31 AM

For those who think the achievement is glitched, it is. Took me about a week to get, successfully performing about 100 assassinations and committing suicide over 1000 times.

I normally play at a friend's house, local Co-op. I'm almost always P2. In fact, after he logged out we discovered I actually didn't have a save file because he was primary every time. He had to log back in to give me access to The Package.

He got it first assassination as P1, then sat there for days watching me fail and not understanding what was different about my attempts. Then we logged my gamertag in as P1, and what do you know, first assassination it pops.

So the glitch with this achievement is that it only counts for player 1. If you're playing any other slot, give up, it won't work.

Comment #345 by Bozilla96
Monday, November 21, 2011 @ 04:26:42 PM

i HATE this achievemnt

Comment #346 by Agent Strange
Thursday, November 24, 2011 @ 05:01:29 PM

i remember this one, took forever

Comment #347 by hurrdedurr
Tuesday, December 06, 2011 @ 04:13:42 PM

still don't have this achievement, I give up
A Monument to All Your Sins was a far easier achievement than this :/

Comment #348 by wheelzmcbibb
Friday, December 23, 2011 @ 12:35:24 PM

i have tried this one a million times and i get the clip of preforming it but i never get it, i stop the sprint as soon as i jump off the cliff and i still dont get it if anyone could help me id be grateful - gt LoneWolfMcQu4de

Comment #349 by corp
Saturday, December 24, 2011 @ 08:17:31 PM

okay, just spent 30 mins to get this. for anyone just trying to get this, do it on Pillar of Autumn like the video says. also, do NOT "revert to save;" instead, RESTART THE LEVEL, skip the video, and you have to do it right the first time. honestly, after 20+ jumps, it's not hard to jump out to the elite each time. the FIRST time i restarted the level instead of going back on a checkpoint, the achievement popped up.

Comment #350 by Darktranqulity
Wednesday, December 28, 2011 @ 08:59:54 AM

Just got this. Done on legendary, the elite was by the overturned vehicle (not the truck), pistol out, stopped running at the peak of the jump. The crosshair was white, not red (aim just off the elite)

After getting the animation several times, i figured that the 'load' itself was glitched, not the achievement. If you get the animation, but no achievement, don't restard the save. Instead, quit and load up the mission again from the begining (pillar of autumn).

May have been luck, but i have saved it to my file share. GT: DarkTranqulity

Comment #351 by Yug1D0rk
Tuesday, January 03, 2012 @ 04:23:47 PM

is it wrong that I got this on my 4th try?

Comment #352 by XBOGreen
Wednesday, January 04, 2012 @ 02:26:11 PM

Well it can be accomplished, but chances are, it's going to be a very long time until that happens, especially for me!

Comment #353 by Zombie Patox
Friday, January 13, 2012 @ 05:56:57 PM

Easily the hardest achievement in the game... takes about ten tries for the dang thing to pop out!!!

Comment #354 by jedi_nagol
Wednesday, January 18, 2012 @ 01:22:49 AM

He. Keeps. Effing. Moving!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Comment #355 by Figgy Pudding
Sunday, January 22, 2012 @ 03:02:24 PM

piss easy achievement. took me about 30 minutes.

Comment #356 by ratman7891
Sunday, February 05, 2012 @ 09:44:37 PM


Just in case for people still having trouble. I got this on Legendary (just because i was playing it, DO NOT DO ON EASY) on the level "Nightfall". You start the game and have to assassinate the first Elite. After that do not go any further. Look down the cliff where the elite was standing (the elite you just killed). There will be an elite on the ground patrolling. He will patrol left, then middle, then right, then back to left again and will repeat forever. It would be good to get familiar with the timing of the moves so you don't jump and he's turned away and then kicked you in the face.

I did this by waiting until he patrols left and facing away me (of course) and then as soon as he got to that left position, i ran back, Speed

Comment #357 by ratman7891
Sunday, February 05, 2012 @ 09:45:40 PM

ok that didnt work

Comment #358 by ratman7891
Sunday, February 05, 2012 @ 09:48:04 PM


Step 1:

Just in case for people still having trouble. I got this on Legendary (just because i was playing it, DO NOT DO ON EASY) on the level "Nightfall". You start the game and have to assassinate the first Elite. After that do not go any further. Look down the cliff where the elite was standing (the elite you just killed). There will be an elite on the ground patrolling. He will patrol left, then middle, then right, then back to left again and will repeat forever. It would be good to get familiar with the timing of the moves so you don't jump and he's turned away and then kicked you in the face. Next Comment has step 2.

Comment #359 by ratman7891
Sunday, February 05, 2012 @ 09:50:03 PM

Step 2

I did this by waiting until he patrols left and facing away me (of course) and then as soon as he got to that left position, i ran back, Speed Ran to the edge of the cliff, jumped, turned off Speed Run and then while facing forwards, until i was just a fist away from the elite (more closer to his back and not his head) i Meleed and assassinated the elite. Next comment has step 3.

Comment #360 by ratman7891
Sunday, February 05, 2012 @ 09:52:20 PM

Step 3

Whenever i failed i just reverted to checkpoint, which made it quicker. After doing this about 20 times (also 20 minutes) the first assassination i did successfully was when i got the achievement. No glitch, no checkpoint reverting problems, just simple. This isn't as hard as people make it out to be as long as you do it in this level.

Hope i helped.

Comment #361 by FakedAlloy
Sunday, February 12, 2012 @ 02:32:50 AM

I did this about 30 times,completed it maybe 5 times but no chevo popped,so I just continued on.what a drag

Comment #362 by SiriuSutibu
Friday, February 24, 2012 @ 08:56:26 PM

Easy to do watch youtube

Comment #363 by Krewltee
Thursday, March 01, 2012 @ 03:15:17 AM

I was so happy when this one popped. Took me a couple of hours to get it right.

Comment #364 by WartyHogger
Friday, March 02, 2012 @ 12:35:33 AM

One I won't be getting. so broken and bugged. Not only do I get an elite that stands still, but I test what happens when I don't even try to melee, with no boost of course, I die to fall damage, try it in the exact same spot, assassinate 500+ times, no achieve. Hope bungie fixes it, shouldn't be RNG of having to retry and do the exact same thing over and over until your hand falls off when they eventually just go, ok, we'll give it to you. This achieve is harder than beating the game solo, on legendary.

Comment #365 by Earl Swagger 7
Monday, March 05, 2012 @ 06:13:15 PM

Can someone please watch the video on my file share and tell me what i am doing wrong. video titled pillar of autumn, gamertag: earl swagger 7

Comment #366 by davevshalo
Wednesday, March 14, 2012 @ 11:41:48 AM

i got this achievement after about thirty minutes of trying i swear its more by look than anything

Comment #367 by Kak108
Friday, March 16, 2012 @ 05:38:17 AM

Pplz this achievement takes like 1m just go on campaign last mission not lone wolf walk forward a bit but make sure it's on normal and then jump n assasinate him

Comment #368 by XxOquigoxX
Sunday, March 25, 2012 @ 09:45:43 PM

Honestly this achievement isn't hard at all, all it takes is a bit of patients, and as well a little bit of skill.. The mission before the last mission, where it's just you and Emile, heading towards the gun that shoots the scarabs and everything, there should be a cliff that you walk past. Down there, there should be a elite, facing the other way, now if you wait to long, the elite will start moving, and you'll lose your chance in getting this achievement, the best thing to do at that moment, is to sprint and as you jump let go of sprint, that should give you enough distance to get right behind the elite and just enough air to where if you don't make the assassination you die. Also note that it's not bad if you die, beacsue you should hit a checkpoint right when you reach the cliff, so th

Comment #369 by timpeee
Monday, April 02, 2012 @ 08:09:32 AM

when u use sprint before jumping it doesnt count and u cant jump so far without it ,but if u press sprint again middle air, it kind of undo that sprint

Comment #370 by Thanagar
Tuesday, April 10, 2012 @ 08:39:47 PM

Spent around 4 hours trying this on pillar of autumn. Got it third try on nightfall. No skulls or any other random stuff people try and say. Even did load last save not restart level. Put it on legendary assassinate the first elite then as soon as the one right below faces away sprint until you are right behind him, end the sprint, then assassinate him. I had the pistol out also.

Comment #371 by xMayaku72
Friday, April 13, 2012 @ 11:23:16 AM

#4 is doable on campaign on the last one mission at the very begining theres an elite, try it :)

Comment #372 by values15
Saturday, April 14, 2012 @ 06:48:56 AM

I've done it successfully on Pillar of Autumn about 30 times now. Ended the sprint as soon as possible, jumped as far as possible, got both the headstomp animation and the knife in the neck one. landed on top of him and landed behind him. I've used the pistol, I've done it on the first try without checkpoint or reload save. I'm going completely fricking insane!

Comment #373 by values15
Saturday, April 14, 2012 @ 06:50:45 AM

And still no achievement! (I guess that part was too important to forget to mention)

Comment #374 by values15
Saturday, April 14, 2012 @ 07:16:28 AM

Okay I finally got it on my 50th successful assassination. I was basically on auto-pilot because by now I can almost do it in my sleep. Really.

The final one was different because I was certain I had failed, my jump was way off, I landed on the elites left shoulder and I thought I wasn't even behind him. But since I was barely paying attention I think I hit the meleebutton too early. I could barely even see the elite, all I saw was the dirt road in front of him. but number six stomped on his head and popped the achievement anyway!

Most random achievement ever.

Comment #375 by E vee dub
Monday, April 16, 2012 @ 08:35:03 AM

I waited almost 2 years to play this game.
This achievement just put this game in the trash bin.
I, too, have done this several times over a 30min period, and no achievement unlocked.

Side note:
The game sucks. The story is so boring, I actually skip the cut scenes, and I usually never do that.
Halo has lost its savor.

Comment #376 by redfiendfyre
Monday, April 16, 2012 @ 03:03:31 PM

i agree halo reach is't good
iv'e being play this game since it came out
and it's just boring
the story is mostly about a
spartan team who get's there ass kicked
but the multiplayer is't that bad

Comment #377 by Bacon MacAnus
Monday, April 23, 2012 @ 09:02:49 PM

I have done this, successfully, about 30 times now, and no achievement, am I missing something?

Comment #378 by Dae1373
Wednesday, April 25, 2012 @ 05:38:52 AM

Took me almost four LONG hours, but I finally got it. I can't really help those of you who haven't got this achievement because to be honest, I have no idea how I got it. I followed the video exactly as it was shown, and had been doing so for almost four hours. I must have assassinated the Elite over one hundred times and the achievement just wouldn't show. I was getting really frustrated and angry, and then I decided that this achievement wasn't worth my time, so after one more jump I was going to quit. I jumped off the edge, (this time without even looking because I didn't even care anymore) and seeing the Elite, I re-directed my fall and assassinated him, and then all of a sudden, the achievement popped! I was delighted, yet, confused.. I hadn't done anything differently to what I had b

Comment #379 by GeneralGamer
Friday, April 27, 2012 @ 02:07:11 PM

This achievement is extremely difficult!

Comment #380 by Dae1373
Wednesday, May 02, 2012 @ 03:34:49 PM


Comment #381 by iAmSenorChang1
Saturday, May 05, 2012 @ 10:36:58 AM

watch this video and you will most likely get it within ten minutes
(this is on the mission: Nightfall and it has to be an Legendary for it to work)

hope I helped :D

Comment #382 by tmarshallnield
Tuesday, May 08, 2012 @ 08:27:42 PM

A very difficult achievement in terms of patience. I would say that my advice is timing. I waited for him to fully do a 180 turn then I ran and jumped. Make sure to turn your sprint off, at least I turned mine off, and then waited till I was behind him in the air by 2 to 3 inches then assassinated. My problems were: (1) I was hitting RB too soon and (2) I usually didn't provide enough space between me and the elite to perform the assassination. Trust me when I say that I was just as frustrated as the rest of you. Good luck guys and gals and everything in between!

Comment #383 by tmarshallnield
Tuesday, May 08, 2012 @ 09:05:47 PM

I also forgot to mention that I did this one on Nightfall.

Comment #384 by Deadly Krueger
Monday, May 21, 2012 @ 11:50:41 PM

Ok, after trying since launch to get this friggin thing, I can sit here and say that the nightfall definitely works! I got it on my second try. I just woke my girlfriend up from yelling "yes" really loud too lol

Comment #385 by FrankJaeger
Wednesday, May 23, 2012 @ 03:20:08 PM

This one is definitely glitched- freakin' Bungie. I had to do the assassination many times on Legendary and it eventually popped. The jump and timing aren't so hard once you've done it a few times, but even when the assassination animation takes place after turning off sprint, the achievement will likely not pop for many tries. I know I was doing it correctly because EVERY time I missed the Elite, I died instantly. There are even times that you will just melee the Elite and it will not do the full animation, just the hit which pisses him off then you just restart and try again. At least the checkpoint on Pillar of Autumn is right by the cliff. Going through a level only to have it fail this many times would be unbearable.

Comment #386 by MajkiTHEH3AD
Monday, May 28, 2012 @ 09:16:07 AM

Okay guys finally beated this if you still cant achieve this try this way:
Put on legendary and 11 skulls on ( off only Iron and blind) now start PoA go on cliff and look down on elite you need gold or silver/white one . if you have right one keep jumping (i got this while he went to left side from classic spot where he starts) good luck

Comment #387 by bluemonkey619
Wednesday, May 30, 2012 @ 05:21:37 PM

this took me a few tries but then i got it yippi!!

Comment #388 by iTzChris SH
Wednesday, May 30, 2012 @ 06:52:35 PM

Choose the mission "Nightfall". You must play it on Legendary, or else an Elite will be missing (the one you must assassinate). At the start of the mission you will see the first Elite. Beat him down, don't assassinate him because it will alert every enemy in the area. After you kill him, you will see the second Elite below you. Wait until he's not facing you. Make sure to sprint towards him, jump for it, and attack him right when you're about to touch the ground. It took me about 7 successful assassinations to get achievement, but I believe that it's WAY easier to get your 25G in this mission rather than at the Pillar of Autumn.

Comment #389 by Diamond Gun
Sunday, June 03, 2012 @ 11:01:23 PM

this achievement is glitchy than all i seen and it's a rip off to assassins creed anyway so the achievement is risky.

Comment #390 by jfishracket
Thursday, June 07, 2012 @ 08:32:15 PM

I've spent forever on this achievement. My timing must be incredibly off. are there and tells of when to jump off the cliff?

Comment #391 by xXtHraShErXx
Monday, June 11, 2012 @ 05:15:18 AM

dont understand done this millions of times

Comment #392 by Foci Poke
Thursday, June 21, 2012 @ 09:58:17 AM

It may take a few tries before it pops. Just do it again if it doesn't work. You'll
Get it eventually.

Comment #393 by Dead Space 19
Monday, June 25, 2012 @ 08:57:40 PM

After about 2000 tries got it.

Comment #394 by UltimaDragoon89
Monday, July 02, 2012 @ 12:48:51 PM

This and the solo legendary are all the stand between me and finishing all the stock achievements.

Comment #395 by xburner zero
Tuesday, July 17, 2012 @ 02:55:39 AM

I love getting this achivement - so funny how many i tried to get it until finally get it unlock but all you got to do is wait and wait for the the time to strike and save that vid as a trophy.

Comment #396 by Yramesor4
Sunday, July 22, 2012 @ 02:19:09 PM

Omg just got this achievement what a mission. I can assure you it's not glitched but it's just really awkward to get as most of the time the elite slows your fall velocity which makes the fall non fatal and is why 90% of the time you don't get the achievement. Just keep trying all the tips on here work great you just need that bit of luck to get it just right....annoying I know as it takes the skill out of it

Comment #397 by SRHKING89
Sunday, July 29, 2012 @ 01:35:04 PM

Took so long till I got some tips off YouTube:
1) pillar of autumn
2) legendary
3) black eye on
4) when mission starts throw 1 grenade at feet and then throw other grenade close by too lower shields even more but not kill you. Then after you get the checkpoint you won't have to do this every time.
5) aim for the back of the elite, not directly above him, almost as if your aiming for the ground right behind him
6) don't forget to turn off sprint in midair

Good luck! I can't believe how long this took, the most important step for me was throwing the grenades and turning on the black eye skull. At first I thought it was how high or aiming at the ground. But after I turned on the skull and threw the grenades, guaranteeing the fall was going to kill me, I got it after the second at

Comment #398 by ShonSuperStar
Monday, July 30, 2012 @ 01:04:03 PM

If people are successfully assassinating the elite, but are not getting the achievement, read on:

- I use recon controls (B to melee)
-Must have assassinated him 5 times with no achievement
- Switched to default controls (RB to melee)
- Got it first time

I also saw someone mention this in vice versa (Using default then changing to recon) So my advice would be to just try it in different controller configurations. Hope this helps.

Comment #399 by The Gwyn Reaper
Wednesday, August 01, 2012 @ 06:59:57 AM

SRHKING89 is right - heres the vid:

Got it straight away on Heroic. Black eye skull and two grenades, people!

Comment #400 by The Gwyn Reaper
Wednesday, August 01, 2012 @ 07:02:15 AM

I used 'Recon' controller setup (B to melee) and the assault rifle.

Comment #401 by funkimunki360
Saturday, August 04, 2012 @ 11:58:17 AM

Aaaahh, finally popped. Thanks to Nightfall Inc. for the tips. I had done pretty much everything listed, that being: On Pillar of Autumn, with Black Eye on Heroic, using grenades to weaken yourself before the checkpoint. I used the assault rifle with Recon control settings (not sure it matters)and turning off sprint mid-air.

But the one change I made after trying 50-60 times was to STOP pushing forward on the left joystick and just simply drop behind the elite. With this change I got it on the 2nd try. Many thanks to Nightfall Inc.

Comment #402 by DeceptiSean
Thursday, August 09, 2012 @ 09:19:42 PM

Most aggravating achievement ever!

Comment #403 by Skyrim25799
Saturday, August 11, 2012 @ 09:09:04 PM

Load "Pillar of Autumn" on legendary and when you reach the big cliff before the small bridge and see the elite. Sprint off and about halfway stop sprinting and hold the melee button behing the elite. It took me several tries because the elite moves a lot.

Comment #404 by Wheelie209
Monday, September 03, 2012 @ 11:14:53 PM

This is the awesomest achivement ever!!!

Comment #405 by LastNV
Thursday, September 06, 2012 @ 06:29:06 PM

(Legendary-PoA) I got the assassination and survived and everything and still not achievement...definitely glitched..I'm doing everything right the achievement just doesn't pop up..

Comment #406 by firehazardcs
Monday, September 10, 2012 @ 06:47:54 PM

Had the animation happen 3 or 4 times with the orange elites. Restarted the mission, had a blue elite down there and the achievement popped on my first try. Overall probably took me between 10 and 15 minutes.

Comment #407 by Trojan129
Monday, September 24, 2012 @ 01:27:10 AM

oh man just got it on the 15th try. run from the right side of the gig rock and be sure to use "left button" again to stop the sprint action half way down.

Comment #408 by the splitter 96
Friday, September 28, 2012 @ 01:38:01 AM

Took me sooooooo fucking long to get this achievement. Actually broke a controller i was so angry at one point. so um yeah, so happy i got it though

Comment #409 by popejohnstevens
Saturday, September 29, 2012 @ 06:32:15 PM

my best advice. dont give up! it takes a long time sometimes and can be frustrating. this achievement is stupid i must say

Comment #410 by W3am
Friday, October 19, 2012 @ 06:35:21 AM

This achievement has caused me more hassle and time spent then beating the campaign on heroic.

Comment #411 by nerokilla
Saturday, November 03, 2012 @ 03:37:35 AM

Wow, So i just spent the last few hours trying to do this, so i read some of the comments, and followed what they did and got it first try.

Set to legendary.
Turn Tilt and Blackeye skulls on.
When the game starts throw 2 nades at your feet.
Go assassinate elite...

Comment #412 by Irishdemon22
Thursday, November 22, 2012 @ 11:52:09 AM

Just got this after hours of trying over a couple days. I read all of the comments and tried to do it all, and I think it just comes down to luck and/or precise timing. This achievement is definately glitched but is possible to get with extreme discipline in your form.
Here is how to replicate exactly how I got it.
1. Co-op. I was doing it on co-op with my wife's account just to see where the elite was moving first. (May not be required but if you have a 2nd controller it can't hurt.

Comment #413 by Irishdemon22
Thursday, November 22, 2012 @ 12:00:05 PM

2. Done on Pillar of Autumn: Legendary, with Iron, Black Eye, Tilt, Grunt Birthday Party and IWHBYD on. Mission Start, and if you fail, reload from the start of mission.
Wait until the NPC (think it was Emile) starts running away.

3. Look almost STRAIGHT DOWN. This I can confirm is important as I tried hundreds of attempts without doing this and then when I tried it I got it almost effortlessly on mine AND my wife's account.

4. Release sprint about half way down but make sure you are going to land almost right on top of the elite.

5. Wait 'til you are almost on top of the elite to hold RB
(takes practice for the timing, but if you can get the assassination where you stand on his back and stab him.

Hopefully, by following these steps you too can get this achievement fairly si

Comment #414 by Irishdemon22
Thursday, November 22, 2012 @ 12:01:56 PM


Good luck, and if one way doesn't work for you keep trying different methods eventually you will find the one that does.


Comment #415 by D33MER13
Friday, December 14, 2012 @ 07:36:49 PM

Pain in the a** achievement.

Comment #416 by ed311
Saturday, December 22, 2012 @ 04:08:35 AM

lost count of how many times I failed before getting it

Comment #417 by SloMoo
Thursday, January 10, 2013 @ 11:01:05 PM

I hate this achievement! grrrrr

Comment #418 by SloMoo
Thursday, January 10, 2013 @ 11:03:22 PM

can anyone verify if it has to be a blue elite?

Comment #419 by IronAvengerr
Tuesday, January 15, 2013 @ 11:07:36 AM

Pain in the ass achievement this one.

Comment #420 by SloMoo
Tuesday, January 15, 2013 @ 10:29:02 PM

WOO-motherf@cken-HOO!!! This achievement took me forever. PoA, with Iron, Black Eye, and Tilt skulls on Legendary is the way to go! Gotta get the jump off right at the edge of the cliff and look straigth down. i turned off sprint right before I hit the melee button. got the knife stab to the neck cutscene.

My best advice if you're not getting this take a few days off and try again. The jump right at the edge of the cliff was what i did different today. It gives you an extra bit of height to the fall.

Good luck

Comment #421 by tatimwarrior21
Monday, January 21, 2013 @ 12:10:54 AM

I just got it! My strategy on Pillar of Autumn was to wait until the elite moved to the little red bush just behind the overturned bus, then I jumped directly on top of him (turned off sprint 1/2 to 2/3 of the way down)& timed the melee just right. And I had started from the beginning of the level for the achievement to pop. I started from the respawn point & got the assassination a couple of times but no achievement. (didn't use any skulls)

Comment #422 by Shadowsniper02
Monday, January 28, 2013 @ 09:33:31 AM

Tried for about 3 hours straight going at it on pillar of autumn to get this and still nothing. Got everything knife animation possible for it and still nothing. Watched more videos than sanely should have been allowed and all give different ways of doing it and yet none work for me. Will try nightfall but not very hopeful. Definitely one of the worst halo achievo's ive ever had to do (-_-)

Comment #423 by MH Maximus
Monday, February 18, 2013 @ 07:52:18 AM

Did this for 3 hours before it popped, most memorable achievement ever. "Stay low let me draw the heat, just deliver that package" pillar of autumn 6 race u to her. Got this about a year ago

Comment #424 by krphilabaum
Friday, March 08, 2013 @ 08:54:31 PM

Just got this on my 3rd attempt. Uploaded to my File Share as 'If They Came To Hear Me Beg'. Think I didn't turn off run with RB quick enough first two attempts.

Comment #425 by Toprocker22
Sunday, March 10, 2013 @ 11:21:21 AM

After 30 minutes, 10 melee's and 5 glitched assassinations, I FINALLY GOT IT. What a pain in the ass! My only tip is when you are in the air and turned off sprint, try to position your body perfectly with the back of his, just running and jumping straight at him resulted in missed melee's and then splattered spartan on the ground.

Comment #426 by JBSlick81
Monday, March 11, 2013 @ 12:50:07 PM

Glad to see some recent comments. I'm thinking of starting this game up. Is 100% achievement harder then Halo 3?

Comment #427 by TREX1979
Monday, March 18, 2013 @ 02:35:01 AM

Only if ur going for the DLC chivos lol - I finally got it after 1hr I just wasn't turning off my running quick enough cause I did it like 6 or 7 times before it finally unlocked & the only thing I can think of was the running button u gotta hit it to turn it off be4 u assassinate him

Comment #428 by Vulger Spartan
Tuesday, March 19, 2013 @ 03:53:04 AM

Did this several times just like in the video successfully & t never popped for me. I hate bungie. I hate 343. I hate Halo.

Comment #429 by Neff132
Wednesday, April 03, 2013 @ 11:50:18 AM

Like most of you I tried that achievement for about three to four hours straight. I didn't get it.
Now that I've finally done it (on Nightfall by the way), I'm quite certain that the reason this doesn't work isn't the sprinting problem. I sprinted all the way through the air up onto the Elite and still got it.
Instead, the real reason it doesn't work is that you mustn't hold the left joystick forward while assassinating. I got the achievement the first time I tried that way.
Hope it'll work for you guys!

Comment #430 by x Demonic Fate
Saturday, May 04, 2013 @ 08:38:56 AM

This achievement never seems to work for me ;p.

Comment #431 by noble7resolute
Sunday, May 12, 2013 @ 01:10:06 AM

500 tries later and pretty sure you have to fall straight down at the exact spot where you need to be to assassinate (i.e. can't be pushing either joystick)

Comment #432 by Ultras500
Wednesday, July 10, 2013 @ 01:35:25 PM

phew, 27 mins exactly. Hardest part I found was the bastard kept moving out the way as I was about to hold down B, was also my second animation

Comment #433 by tjckhhsa
Friday, July 19, 2013 @ 07:09:52 AM

This one was fun I did it with my step brother. I got it after 200 deaths and he got it after 600. It was annoying but it was definitely memorable.

Comment #434 by nselvo
Sunday, August 18, 2013 @ 04:49:36 PM

After trying this almost 100 times, I took the advice from one of the guys that commented way above me and looked straight at the ground when I held the melee button, and it immediately worked. I did it on legendary with the iron skull active. Couldn't hurt to try.

Comment #435 by Violent Jmann
Sunday, January 26, 2014 @ 03:57:57 PM

I got to say is that someone fucked up here.

1. The elite never moved to the same place
2. The sprint didn't always work
3. The bastard kept moving at the last second.
4. When you did finally do it the achievement never popped

Thank you Bungie. Please don't make crap achievements again

Comment #436 by mracree9
Sunday, February 16, 2014 @ 02:02:03 PM

Whoa WOO! I just got it! Had to post! Must've tried everything here (on PoA) and decided about 1.52pm that if I hadn't done it by 2pm I'd come back when I've finished campaign!

I didn't use the pistol either! Stand on the edge of the cliff until you see the Elite move, either right (behind the bus) or left, then move back a few paces and run up with Sprint activated, halfway take it off and just before you land on his head press RB!

Killed it, then jumped on his body and popped!

Comment #437 by batmite51
Thursday, May 08, 2014 @ 09:54:46 AM

Still my favorite achievement.

Comment #438 by charles011
Saturday, June 07, 2014 @ 07:24:11 AM this easily explains it straight forward and better than any other video i've seen online .Got it on my second try .

Comment #439 by EpicHood
Saturday, June 21, 2014 @ 06:26:56 PM

I've been trying this for forever and I can't seem to get it, every time I land on him I just melee when i try the assassination...

Comment #440 by xEShikariii
Saturday, July 05, 2014 @ 01:42:33 AM

I did this on my old account after hours of trying and now I have to do it again on my new account! might drive me insane hahaha

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Sunday, July 13, 2014 @ 11:00:57 PM

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Comment #442 by TirelessFiver
Thursday, August 28, 2014 @ 09:58:00 PM

I just did this achievement and wanted to note something. I recently tried this on Normal, made the jump, got the assassination cut scene several times but the achievement did not pop. Frustrated, I backed out, restarted on Legendary difficulty, made the jump, got the assassination cut scene and achievement immediately popped. Moral of the story - do on Legendary difficulty only.

Comment #443 by BethesdaFan
Thursday, August 28, 2014 @ 10:01:21 PM

I got it today on Pillar of Autumn. I can confirm =

- Sprint off (press LB) on the half way
- Look straight on the ground
- Be right over him (over his head) and not behind him
- Animation for me was the T-Bag

If that doesnt work for you it's probably just random, in fact i didn't get it before i tried out what i mentioned above so i might help you too.

Good Luck

Comment #444 by OdieKT
Sunday, September 21, 2014 @ 07:13:48 PM

Finally got it. But wasn't on Pillar of Autumn. Got it on Nightfall on Legendary

Comment #445 by marioosh
Saturday, October 04, 2014 @ 12:25:47 PM

Finally got it. I don't think achievement is random. There is just a lot of prerequisites to be met. I can't tell exactly how I've done it but I try my best.

- It was on Pillar of Autumn. Nightfall demands anticipation for elite to be in rihgt spot and in general takes more time for each try. I was good on Pillar and wasn't willing to put more time just to lern new scenario with no guarantee of success.

- In my case Elite was blue. Some say it must be gold or white. On vids I saw people getting achievement with gold elite. Probably it doesn't matter.

- I was on legendary no skulls. Probably it doesn't matter also as long as it is normal or above and you doing it right.

- Achievement popped out while reverting to checkpoint. So there is no need to restart mission. I also watched

Comment #446 by marioosh
Saturday, October 04, 2014 @ 12:27:18 PM

- Achievement popped out while reverting to checkpoint. So there is no need to restart mission. I also watched vid someone getting it while starting from checkpoint.


Sprint > jump of the ledge (left stick forward and LB) > LB in the air to stop sprinting > RB to assassinate

Short press of RB execute just mele attack so you must hold it a little while longer.

- Make a good checkpoint. Start Pillar of Autumn and sprint forward. Just before a big rock checkpoint will be created. Go to ledge and look at the elite. It be near the spot and should be going stright to the convenient spot as on vid. If he is further away make yourself a favor and restat mission and prepare a new checkpoint. A good one will save your time during repetitions.

- I was able

Comment #447 by marioosh
Saturday, October 04, 2014 @ 12:28:32 PM

- I was able to assasinate elite nearly each time but without achievement. Something was wrong. If you are in the same situation try to modify execution.

I was fiddling with sprint button first, moment in the flight when to stop sprint an so on.
Make few exercises. Jump on the ground still sprinting. You will see that you take no damage at all. Then try to find a proper moment of disengaging sprint so the jump will kill you.

Achievement requires jump to kill you normally without making assassination.
Probably it doesn't matter when you stop sprintg very much. If early in the air you may be unable to reach an elite, if late you could over jump elite. In both cases you should die from height or from velocity. Watching vids from nightfall with unlocks of the achievement I wonder if

Comment #448 by marioosh
Saturday, October 04, 2014 @ 12:30:18 PM

I wonder if height is prerequisite at all. On nightfall there is no way to die from excesive height.

Then I went to the assassination button RB. It was the moment when I got the achievement. It was unexpected :)
Dont't remember exactly what I have done but it was about engaging RB in the right moment. I reached elite with high velocity (disengaged sprint late just before the elite) and assasinated him. Everything was smooth and quick.


A lot of comment are very confusing or not informative at all.
Mortanius comment on that is superb.

"all these tips and such.. they are all vodoo remedies, akin to standing on one leg and flapping your arms so that you"ll please the chicken god and he'll give you ready cooked chicken."

When I try unlocking this achievement on other acco

Comment #449 by marioosh
Saturday, October 04, 2014 @ 12:31:38 PM

When I try unlocking this achievement on other accounts with additional expierience I may be able to give some more tips.

Comment #450 by UnratedxMuffin
Thursday, October 16, 2014 @ 05:09:13 AM

idk how in the fuck i got it but i did it on nightfall instead of that stupid fucking cliff and on nightfall that first guy i got it on him dont ask me how but i got it fuck this achievement

Comment #451 by Gilbert Prime
Friday, October 24, 2014 @ 08:26:07 PM

Got this one on The Pillar of Autumn. No fancy strategies. Simply did my best to wait, sprint, jump, unsprint, aim, and assassinate. Took 19 attempts but I got that Elite. The only advice I have is to back up and start sprinting the moment the Elite moves toward the strike zone. Other than that, it's just luck.

Comment #452 by str8giGGin
Saturday, October 25, 2014 @ 09:18:50 PM

after a few days of going for this, biggest thing is TIMING
-legendary, full shields, no skulls
-make sure to turn off sprint
-press and hold RB directly at the moment you're about to hit Elite, too early or late it wont count, timing is the biggest issue

Comment #453 by Tryston Senpai
Thursday, November 27, 2014 @ 07:07:22 PM

I got lucky with it after 2 hours of attempting it.

Comment #454 by J6L3B6
Friday, January 16, 2015 @ 06:06:50 AM

Glitchiest achievement ever....i did it 100 times correctly and didnt get it until around 300. I tried to get it on my friends console and got it really quick...sometimes it works quick sometimes long :(

Comment #455 by Spazaz Man
Monday, January 26, 2015 @ 05:31:23 AM

Took about 30 min. of trying and 2 animations to pop, but it finally did :) just stick with it

Comment #456 by Spiderkid13
Monday, March 23, 2015 @ 01:57:26 PM

Whorst achievement ever. Did it several times, never popped up

Comment #457 by Goatlips
Thursday, April 23, 2015 @ 07:27:36 PM

It's not's RB to assassinate! It's the melee button! I use Green Thumb, you know, so I can melee easier, so it's R3!

Comment #458 by Goatlips
Thursday, April 23, 2015 @ 09:29:56 PM

The guide is poor and wrong. I've performed the assassination animation but not got the glitchy thing to ping. However - you need to know how to jump: You need to be standing next to the red bush on the corner of big rocky mound and staring at the nearest gray boulder, with Emile just in view at the top of your screen; If you then start your Sprint during the "Race you..." line and jump the cliff while still looking down the Sprint auto-ends (your gun aims forward) and you get time to aim the (held) melee button (Use Green Thumb/R3). Don't cancel the Sprint!

Comment #459 by Goatlips
Thursday, April 23, 2015 @ 10:26:10 PM

Tip: Use the pistol - your view is obscured less.
I did this with the method I described on my 2nd Assasination animation on Legendary (4 animations on Normal hadn't got the achie). Make sure you HOLD melee. Still rare you actually land on him, as he's shifty. Probably 30 mins.

Comment #460 by Rather Dashing
Friday, June 19, 2015 @ 01:01:48 AM

This achievement's pretty easy once you get the hang of it. Make sure you toggle the sprint as soon as you're sure you'll hit the elite.

Comment #461 by o MALFUNCTION o
Wednesday, August 12, 2015 @ 12:09:03 PM

Spend hours trying to get the sneaky elite! But still one of the coolest achievements :)

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