Halo: Reach

Halo: Reach Achievements

Wake Up Buttercup

Destroyed the Corvette's engines & escort in under 3 minutes in the 6th mission on Heroic or harder.   

This is done on "Long Night of Solace". At the start, you will be protecting the ship from the enemies that are attacking it. After this, you will see the long purple Covenant Ship that you have to attack. Immediately go behind it and start shooting rockets at it's engines. Slow down by holding down on the to not approach the ship so quickly. After this is done, start taking out the enemies that they send out to attack you. Banshees can easily be taken out with the cannon, but the Seraphs are a different story. To easily take out Seraphs, use the cannon first to take out their shields, then hit them with one attack of the missiles. This will make them much easier and faster to deal with. Once there are only 5 enemy ships left, they will show up on your screen with red arrows pointing where they are. Take out the remaining ships to complete this.

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Comment #1 by chunlionline
Thursday, September 16, 2010 @ 11:40:59 AM


Comment #2 by DHc FiReHawK
Thursday, September 16, 2010 @ 03:05:42 PM

A hard one. Luckily, i got plenty of other good halo players :D

Comment #3 by Dashinleopard
Friday, September 17, 2010 @ 04:17:11 PM

Only play with a friend on heroic.

Comment #4 by KilljaKK
Monday, September 20, 2010 @ 07:27:16 PM

Did this on Legendary by myself. As soon as the mission starts, just boost as far out as possible and then turn around and take out the engines with missles. Don't wait to be prompted to start. From then on just shoot every ship you see (priorities towards Seraphs). Your team easily takes out banshees but don't waste time looking for Seraphs, shoot a banshee or two while you look.

Comment #5 by DJ Swizzle
Tuesday, September 21, 2010 @ 10:42:04 PM

Missed it my first time, got it my second. It just sucks having to go through the 10 mins of target practice before you get a shot at the vette.

Comment #6 by cbssi
Thursday, September 23, 2010 @ 12:25:40 PM

I can destroy the engines within twenty seconds, but the escort always takes me way too long. What gives?!

Comment #7 by Bl4ckSh33p
Sunday, September 26, 2010 @ 03:59:49 AM

Finished it on heroic in coop with one other player. I thought we failed because it felt like ages but we did it, not too hard. :)

Comment #8 by Woodie
Monday, September 27, 2010 @ 03:44:29 PM

As long as you have another couple of players with you this is fairly easy

Comment #9 by Slashen00
Tuesday, September 28, 2010 @ 06:38:00 PM

Bah, THIS one is a pain. My friends won't focus on the targets I tell them to, so they're all shooting at the same ships -_-

Comment #10 by RaynorHaCsA
Saturday, October 02, 2010 @ 04:15:27 PM

I just laughed so hard at my 7 year old unlocking this for me. He couldn't understand why I was laughing so much :)

Comment #11 by LAXm1dd1e45
Wednesday, October 13, 2010 @ 01:44:16 PM

Stupid Seraphs. Now I gotta go do it all over again.

Comment #12 by Stone28
Wednesday, October 20, 2010 @ 08:24:11 PM

This is how you do it.
Go to the mission and start on Rally Point Alpha.
Then do it in Co-op.
Have one person take care of the engines, and the other work on the seraphs.
Then, after you blow up the engines, help with the seraphs.
I got it 1st try this way. :D

Comment #13 by GreedViolence
Friday, October 22, 2010 @ 11:34:57 AM

this was way easy. on legendary by myself on my first try i got it in under 2 minutes

Comment #14 by AJaySummer
Monday, October 25, 2010 @ 01:59:48 AM

Can this achievement be unlocked with 4 players in matchmaking?

Comment #15 by Tha Kings King
Wednesday, December 15, 2010 @ 05:32:14 PM


Comment #16 by Voodoowhoodoo
Wednesday, December 29, 2010 @ 02:18:53 PM

I managed this no probleemo on solo heroic. When you first see the corvette, maneuver left and down until you align yourself with the rear of the corvette. Then unload your missiles into the engines. From then on, as KilljaKK says, focus on the Seraphs, then mop up the Banshees. Simples. :)

Comment #17 by TheFallOfJordan
Monday, January 03, 2011 @ 01:32:56 PM

Umm. I think I have a problem. I just ran through the entire mission, on heroic, and NEVER saw the Corvette. Ummmmm....

Comment #18 by TheFallOfJordan
Monday, January 03, 2011 @ 01:39:57 PM

Nevermind, I got it! Whoever said Rally Point Alpha is wrong; it's bravo. Also, just follow everyone's tips on here, and it should come, either through co op or single

Comment #19 by TheFallOfJordan
Monday, January 03, 2011 @ 01:45:05 PM

ACTUALLY, Nevermind again. It is alpha... Pardon my last 3 comments, I just suck xD

Comment #20 by Carlito7094
Friday, January 07, 2011 @ 04:13:17 PM

I got this through 4 player co-op on matchmaking, rinsed it pretty quick, but if your not-on line it is still pretty easy with 2 players

Comment #21 by MASTERGAMER1010
Monday, January 17, 2011 @ 02:09:07 PM

i've just completed this achievement on single player heroic in just 2 minutes.

Comment #22 by neal22
Saturday, February 05, 2011 @ 08:52:09 PM

yo i can't seem to get this achievement but im doing it fast as hell, does anyone here want to do co-op if so ill request you thanks

Comment #23 by Devil Ownpag
Tuesday, February 08, 2011 @ 11:19:28 AM

do it with friends, it really hard to do it by yourself.

Comment #24 by F3arTh1sR3aper1
Monday, March 28, 2011 @ 06:46:42 PM

I didnt know this was an achievement until after i unlocked :D

Comment #25 by jcrosby
Thursday, March 31, 2011 @ 12:57:18 PM

anyone want to help get this then invite me... CVilleCracker69

Comment #26 by Kilo666Charlie
Thursday, April 14, 2011 @ 12:30:48 PM

here's a hint, turn on scoring... if it goes over the time limit, just reload the last checkpoint... also get good at Halo, i did this my second run through campaign (first on Heroic because i like to know what's coming up so i ran it on normal first) kill the engines without being prompted (you can kill 'em before you're even finished being told to if you do it right) then fly around and kill things. DO NOT switch to your missiles... stick to the cannons. you can kill the Serephs easily enough with your cannons on Heroic, swapping to missiles and waiting for a lock wastes time. there will be a blue/red (depending on distance) circle (more of an ellipse really) leading the ship, SHOOT THERE your rounds WILL curve a little and you have to lead your opponents anyway because of the high speed

Comment #27 by BeN7721
Tuesday, June 07, 2011 @ 11:13:43 AM

hey can anyone help me out with this one?

Comment #28 by cpdufohunter
Thursday, June 23, 2011 @ 10:40:33 PM

I got this my second time because the first time I got to close to the engine and got sucked into it

Comment #29 by TreeOfMana
Sunday, July 17, 2011 @ 07:41:09 AM

First time go on this one - KilljaKK's advice certainly worked for me.

Comment #30 by Swonely
Sunday, July 24, 2011 @ 08:24:58 PM

First try on Co-op in matchmaking. Assign 1-2 people to destroy the engines,
while the others take care of the escort.

Comment #31 by DarrkHawk
Friday, August 05, 2011 @ 05:30:15 PM

Could anyone possibly give me a hand with this achievement? I can't seem to do it alone and it one of 3 more achievements I need to finish all achievements.
Help will be greatly appreciated.

Comment #32 by DarrkHawk
Friday, August 05, 2011 @ 09:01:48 PM

Nevermind. Just got it on solo for my first attempt tonight.

Comment #33 by iLordLoss
Monday, August 22, 2011 @ 10:58:38 PM

Hey can someone help me with this one? It's the last I need.
Ilordloss is my tag.
P. S. I don't have a mic.

Comment #34 by iLordLoss
Sunday, October 16, 2011 @ 11:31:10 AM

Still need this one!!
I have a mic now :)

Comment #35 by Aphobic
Saturday, December 24, 2011 @ 10:05:49 AM

Finished this one on heroic just now on the fourth attempt. I found that the key is to knock out the engines really quickly then just start pumping the seraphs and banshees.

If you get to the point where they talk about trying to board the vette and you haven't received the achievement just reload from last save (as Kilo666Charlie suggested) and try harder. You don't need to do the whole ten minute intro again, just from last checkpoint.. provided you got there fast enough and left yourself with enough time!

Comment #36 by FakedAlloy
Sunday, February 05, 2012 @ 12:36:09 AM

I got up to the part where we had to dock the ships after the big firefight,I didnt see any sight of this corvette ship at all

Comment #37 by JohannBrigtsen
Tuesday, May 01, 2012 @ 11:08:06 AM

Add/Msg: Reuben Johnson if you wanna do this in co-op it probably easier and faster that way.

Comment #38 by Colonel Russell
Saturday, May 12, 2012 @ 11:30:48 PM

#37 /sigh

Comment #39 by SirTViola
Thursday, May 17, 2012 @ 09:36:28 PM

Im not much into Halo, but i can kill Banshees in one-two cannon shots, kill one seraph in about 4-8 secs, and well, I'm COD Veteran player, would that achievement be to hard for me?

Comment #40 by R4R44V15
Wednesday, May 23, 2012 @ 10:49:40 PM

Still haven't tried in co-op.. maybe that'll help if I get a friend!

Comment #41 by broomica
Thursday, June 21, 2012 @ 03:44:22 PM

i got this during my co-op legendary run through so id adivse having a freind but shouldn't be to hard on solo heroic

Comment #42 by Zandai
Sunday, July 08, 2012 @ 03:07:24 AM

what was annoyong about this was i kept dying right when it said check point which ment have to do the whole part over again T_T

Comment #43 by Bruppes81
Sunday, July 22, 2012 @ 06:33:49 PM

Not too hard

Comment #44 by wallinarna
Tuesday, August 07, 2012 @ 02:49:25 AM

Here are free ms points!!!

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Comment #45 by DeceptiSean
Thursday, August 09, 2012 @ 09:23:42 PM

Did this first try alone on legendary because I read this thread first, thanks.

Comment #46 by DeceptiSean
Thursday, August 09, 2012 @ 11:06:16 PM

Rockets were a waste of time, stick to canons, kill everything and roll.

Comment #47 by venomhacker13
Thursday, September 06, 2012 @ 12:04:10 PM

Yes just got this solo on legendary in under 2 minutes

Comment #48 by TREX1979
Tuesday, March 12, 2013 @ 12:13:55 AM

#46 is right no rockets -- also if u go for the 5 engines right away u get a check point and after u kill a few more u get another check point - I never got the achievement cause of 1 bastard banshee so I reloaded check point and then got the achievement so if u don't get it or u think ur taking too long just reload check point it restates your timer again lol

Comment #49 by TREX1979
Tuesday, March 12, 2013 @ 12:15:57 AM

Oh & that was on solo legendary so it's not that bad remember if u think u won't make the time just reload check point it restarts timer from when u hit that check point

Comment #50 by tjckhhsa
Friday, July 19, 2013 @ 07:12:03 AM

This is really annoying I started timing myself and every time I'm only a few seconds off!

Comment #51 by rafa08g
Tuesday, September 23, 2014 @ 06:11:07 PM

need a good tean to do this with GT: rafa08g

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Game Info
Bungie Software


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

Backward compatible on Xbox One: Yes
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