Halo: Reach

Halo: Reach Achievements

Poppin' & Lockin'

Noble 1: Destroy a vehicle using Armor Lock in a matchmade game.

This achievement can only be unlocked in Matchmaking within any competitive playlist that has a loadout with the Armor Lock ability and a vehicle. To get an Armor Lock kill, you must wait until an enemy vehicle (preferably a smaller vehicle, such as the Ghost or Mongoose) attempts to splatter you. Just before the vehicle hits, activate Armor Lock. If done properly, the vehicle should explode upon contact and you will get your achievement. The easiest playlist for this achievement is Big Team Battle, as there are more enemies and maps with vehicles on them.

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User Comments
Wednesday, December 01, 2010 @ 10:46:21 AM

All you have to do is go on the New mans and choose Armor Lock and then what until a ghost comes in front of you , and just as he is about to splatter you activate the Armor Lock.

Wednesday, December 01, 2010 @ 10:47:32 AM

Sorry i meant Maps.

Comment #3 by AUSTINscooter
Saturday, December 04, 2010 @ 05:04:52 PM

i cant seem to get the timing right i either stun it because i do it early or
i do it to late and get killed

Comment #4 by squidlytendencies
Monday, December 13, 2010 @ 05:09:09 PM

got this one on powerhouse by armor locking when being hit with the hammer.
don't know why it happened but it did

Comment #5 by itsasmallboat
Friday, December 17, 2010 @ 04:22:29 PM

Works best with covenant vehicles especially the Ghosts.

Comment #6 by Rocketman162
Sunday, December 19, 2010 @ 06:26:58 AM

I got this one on swordbase after I got stuck and got a double kill :D :S Simalar with the double from the grave swordbase is great for the beyond the grave one

Comment #7 by LegacyJcrzy
Thursday, December 30, 2010 @ 03:22:12 PM

Really easy, just stand in front of a ghost and use Armor Lock when thier boosting toward you. May take a few trys but its fairly easy. I personally got it unexpectedly the most unexpected way possible, I was playing Multi-Team on Reflection and this guy stuck me I used Armor Lock and i dont know WHAT happened but I killed him AND took the shield off his friend... plus a nice little bonus... THE ACHIEVMENT!!

Comment #8 by Ge0rgesStPierre
Wednesday, January 05, 2011 @ 12:09:34 AM

My friend got this swordbase no vehicles there

Comment #9 by KEVINRUBY
Friday, January 07, 2011 @ 08:50:04 AM

where the best place to get this

Comment #10 by Fata1Stryke
Saturday, January 08, 2011 @ 11:56:09 AM

I also got this without a vehicle kill. Got hit with a hammer on one of the community maps, locked, popped out, boom achievement. I think the EMP killed someone nearby.

Comment #11 by Shoot em all up
Saturday, January 15, 2011 @ 02:14:26 PM

Anyone want to boost this?

Comment #12 by EL3M3N4L H3R0
Saturday, January 22, 2011 @ 08:24:28 AM

who else thinks this is so f***ing satisfying? you have to do it at the last minute so they cant slow down, but if you do its like "yah b**ch, you cnat splatter me i splatter you!"

Comment #13 by aahelpmee
Tuesday, January 25, 2011 @ 03:54:50 PM

Im up for boosting on this I also have 2 controllers, GT: DryAdam1st

Comment #14 by ghost10221987
Sunday, January 30, 2011 @ 05:10:52 PM

I too got this on Sword Base while in Armor Lock. I don't even think I technically should have gotten any kills, but I got a double EMP Kill and pop!

Comment #15 by Avaron89
Monday, February 28, 2011 @ 02:02:31 PM

did it to a banshee

Comment #16 by Pointblank25
Friday, March 11, 2011 @ 02:28:42 AM

Pissed off a ghost driver by shooting at him with a pistol on Invasion; came
at me with boost and armor locked his sorry hide. Very satisfying achievement!

Comment #17 by Band0fgyPsys4
Monday, March 14, 2011 @ 12:29:31 AM

i actually got this one on breakpoint and was a total accident. i thought my armor ability was sprint or evade so i was trying to book it and avoid getting splattered. next thing i know, the ghost explodes and "pop."

Comment #18 by LoneMasamune
Thursday, March 17, 2011 @ 10:02:28 AM

The best place to do this is the new battle creek.....
But I've done this multiple times just to figure out that I don't have Noble.....:(

Comment #19 by AgroCragg
Monday, March 28, 2011 @ 07:33:04 PM

i think i got this about a hundred times before this achievement even came out

Comment #20 by agonydotGOV
Sunday, May 01, 2011 @ 09:06:05 PM

I got this on Highlands in the Defiant pack against a ghost. Think it was a stockpile game... but you would probably want something focused on kills, like a slayer variant in a big team battle. Objectives seem to make players more reckless, but more often it just distracts from killing, making it harder to bait some poor bastard into gunning for you.

Comment #21 by Sm0keytrip0d
Sunday, May 15, 2011 @ 05:17:57 PM

because this was hard to do...

Comment #22 by Jerst29
Saturday, May 28, 2011 @ 02:07:27 AM

this works if a wraith rams you too right?

Comment #23 by AlkamistStar
Tuesday, June 28, 2011 @ 09:00:17 AM

Finally got this one. I found it easy to do on BTB All-Stars, or Big Team Battle. I got mine in a Elite Slayer game.

Comment #24 by Relytia
Wednesday, June 29, 2011 @ 12:17:32 PM

Such a satisfying thing to do anyway, let alone get an achievement for it. Rad!

Comment #25 by Swonely
Sunday, July 24, 2011 @ 08:37:24 PM

Big Team Battle: Elite Slayer. So easy.

Comment #26 by twgjt1
Wednesday, July 27, 2011 @ 03:59:01 AM

I got mine on a map with no vehicles but I did get an EMP kill with armor lock. Count it!!!

Comment #27 by GranpaQB
Wednesday, July 27, 2011 @ 06:13:24 PM

um i dont have the map packs but my friend did this achievement without the map packs i destroy a ghost with armour lock and does not work can someone help me

Comment #28 by CheeseFour20
Saturday, July 30, 2011 @ 10:33:39 AM

Can help with this one as well, my GT is CheeseFour20

Comment #29 by ThoracicKez
Wednesday, August 10, 2011 @ 08:13:01 AM

i got this when i was nearly dead so i went into armor lock and came out 5 seconds later, i didn't destroy any vehicles or kill anyone but it still unlocked

Comment #30 by ObviousUncle78
Friday, September 02, 2011 @ 01:26:27 PM

Just go by a vehicle and use armor lock.

Comment #31 by flickj88
Thursday, September 15, 2011 @ 12:38:55 AM

can some 1 help me on this i did what all the post above said and none of this is working can some 1 help me on this GT: Flickj88

Comment #32 by Edgehead179
Thursday, September 15, 2011 @ 12:28:53 PM

If you're going to boost this, head on over to the arena with 3 more friends (2 controllers each) and armor lock each other off the edge of the cliff. I had to resort to boosting for this because no matter what I did the achievement would not pop. I once did an armor lock against 4 enemy vehicles and they all exploded at the same time and still nothing (yes, I had all the maps).

Comment #33 by QuiGonJimmm
Wednesday, October 12, 2011 @ 02:25:51 PM

this one is quite glitchy from what i've heard, I'm proper stuck on it though, I cant seem to destroy it without then dying : usually from bullets from the other team hhaha :(

Comment #34 by Grimace McDeath
Sunday, October 16, 2011 @ 09:37:21 AM

Hey, anyone want to try boosting this add or msg me on live
GT: Grimace McDeath

Comment #35 by Sconzee
Sunday, October 16, 2011 @ 08:24:21 PM

i got this cheevo and i dont even have the dlc!

Comment #36 by Aphewscruzloos
Saturday, October 29, 2011 @ 05:39:20 PM

I'm looking to do this and a few other DLC achievements TONIGHT. I've already got 4 controllers ready to go for 1030pm eastern time. Finishing any achievement will be easy if EVERYONE in the game is working on it. Leave your gamertag under my post if you'll be there that way people are motivated to do it because they'll see so many people...AND send me a request...aphewscruzloos7.

I'll be on sparingly between now and then but that will be the time.

Tell everyone!


I'm putting this message on every dlc achievement...let's keep the list together on one of them.


Comment #37 by AtomicThumbs
Tuesday, November 01, 2011 @ 10:51:47 AM

This one is easy. Entice an enemy player on a ghost to splatter you and just before he hits you activate armor lock. The ghost should explode and you will get the achievement.

Comment #38 by th3badwolf
Friday, November 04, 2011 @ 03:51:09 PM

****** BUG FOUND *******

You do not need to actually destroy a vehicule for this one.
The achievement WILL UNLOCK if you actually kill someone while locked
using the armor lock deflection.

EXAMPLE: I got mine on a SPLOCKET game,I locked myself to deflect a rocket and that rocket killed the opponent.

Please correct the post,thanks.

Comment #39 by Lorme4
Monday, November 21, 2011 @ 05:54:31 PM

Hey guys this one actually glitched 4 me. I was playing a them death match and i was only credits away from warrant officer grade 2 when i was on countdown and i jumped down from the pillar and i went into armor lock and the second i got out a grenade bounced off me and killed some1. The achievement popped. I looked at it and i thought it was strange because i had not bought the dlc map

Comment #40 by louiswu
Monday, December 19, 2011 @ 06:06:13 PM

Hey guys I'm looking to boost this, have 1 extra controller

GT: Dawgslinger

Comment #41 by jedi_nagol
Friday, January 20, 2012 @ 07:56:34 AM

This is strange, I don't have the Noble Map pack DLC but it unlocked for me after I went in armor lock mode, popped out of it and pummeled another player. I thought it was part of the original 1000 but I guess not. Anyone have any idea how this happened?

Comment #42 by REIDYZDAMAN911
Saturday, February 11, 2012 @ 05:18:04 PM

@41 that's what happend to me i have'nt boght any dlc maps and i got this achievement then i thought i would try another dlc achievment and got the achievement so i just started collecting other dlc achievement's and keep getting them (:

Comment #43 by HubDub
Wednesday, April 04, 2012 @ 02:03:40 PM

If anyone could help me with the remaining 7 achievements I need I can help with any others you may need. I need the following
Offensive Driver
Poppin' & Lockin'
You Blew It Up!
Return to Sender
Candy from a Baby
All Alone
License to Kill

Comment #44 by ZombiePhoenix07
Thursday, April 05, 2012 @ 03:13:25 PM


Comment #45 by PyrathasResrctd
Sunday, April 15, 2012 @ 10:29:57 PM

need this and a few other achieves my gt is PyrathasResrctd got 2 controllers
I am in Pacific time zone so weekday evenings work for me.

Here is a list of other achieves I need

Make it rain
one down 51 to go (I am so close every time yet so far)

Noble 1
Totally worth it
You blew it up!
Poppin & lockin

Crackin Skulls
candy from a baby
All Alone

Bounty Hunter

Comment #46 by HubDub
Monday, April 23, 2012 @ 12:31:48 AM

I have 2 controllers

Comment #47 by xguard10
Friday, April 27, 2012 @ 09:24:38 AM

Someone chucked a grenade on me and it killed someone else and I got the achievement lol

Comment #48 by deltemis
Wednesday, May 09, 2012 @ 08:12:41 AM

anyone still boosting this? i still need this and a few others
gt: deltemis
i also have an extra controller, add me with the word boost and i'll know
i'm on most of the time

Comment #49 by Irish Rascal
Thursday, May 17, 2012 @ 12:57:06 PM

I'm really needing some help with the new achievements for the anniversary map pack. I only have 3 left for the 1700. Any help would be awesome! Oh and my gamertag is my username GT: Irish Rascal

Comment #50 by Aufinator
Tuesday, June 12, 2012 @ 10:39:15 AM

I got this achievement, I don't even have the map packs WTF!!!

Comment #51 by Ninjawahwa
Saturday, July 14, 2012 @ 09:24:36 PM

Me too

Comment #52 by iitsMeTrey
Sunday, September 23, 2012 @ 04:55:49 AM

ok, i cant get these achievements. if anyone wants to boost for these MSG Remiix Emotions also i have for controllersC; please help me.!

Comment #53 by Eric508
Saturday, September 29, 2012 @ 06:56:56 PM

anyone wanna boost this? NinjaDude727

Comment #54 by D Hawk 736
Friday, October 05, 2012 @ 09:44:58 PM

Me too got the achievement first time I play reach didnt even know it was DLC but I use armor lock and kill a dude who trhow me a plasma granade and got it

Comment #55 by IisDAYJD
Saturday, October 06, 2012 @ 02:14:41 PM

I have all the DLCs and basically need all the achievements of the DLCs. Im getting every halo achievement before halo 4 comes out. i have 2 controllers and available most of the time and all day 10/6 and 10/7. GT is IisDAYJD and cell is 2089144315 Ill do it anytime even if its in the AM.

Comment #56 by PBH198st
Tuesday, October 30, 2012 @ 06:12:01 AM

I have two controllers and friends to help out who ever want to do this need at least 3 or 4 controller. Add me gt is (junglefever198)

Comment #57 by Motna
Thursday, November 01, 2012 @ 02:19:34 AM

going for all the dlc achievements. i will help you. GT: Motna

Comment #58 by Deathslayer569
Saturday, November 03, 2012 @ 07:08:21 PM

After several failed attempts, since I suck with Armor Lock, I finally got it :D

Comment #59 by Luke217
Thursday, January 03, 2013 @ 03:40:03 PM

Please help. Looking for people to help boost DLC achievements.

Comment #60 by Physicist
Monday, February 11, 2013 @ 05:13:41 PM

I am looking for a group to get all of these noble and defiant and anniversary cheevos. Message me I will be on XBOX live all night

Gamertag: Physics Paragon

Comment #61 by MeatyMark
Thursday, February 28, 2013 @ 10:42:30 AM

looking to boost ALOT of halo reach achievements,
including this one, online most of friday evening
and most of the weekend end, my GT is my username,
message me or add me if you want to boost!

Comment #62 by noble7resolute
Sunday, May 12, 2013 @ 01:21:12 AM

got his one during big team matchmaking asshole in a ghost thought he was cool running everybody over then got stiffed with my armor lock

Comment #63 by iHeineken91
Friday, June 28, 2013 @ 02:53:07 PM

Looking for achievements:

-Bounty Hunter
-Don't Touch That!
-Poppin' & Lockin'

Got 4 controllers and all DLC.

GT: iHeineken91

Comment #64 by gelfling120742
Sunday, September 01, 2013 @ 07:10:19 PM

Looking to boost all dlc cheevos. Must have atleast 2 controller, a mic, and all dlc maps. Gt gelfling120742. Message me on live if interested

Comment #65 by Wizza991
Saturday, October 19, 2013 @ 03:27:32 PM

Boneyard is a pretty good map for this

Comment #66 by pbonk44
Sunday, November 10, 2013 @ 12:19:31 PM

looking to boost, this and a few other dlc.

GT: AttestedBarley2

Comment #67 by SliferNoSlifing
Wednesday, December 11, 2013 @ 10:32:44 PM

Looking to boost this and most Defiant/Anniversary achievements. Have two xbox's, three to four controllers, and three Gold Accounts. Will help in return. - SliferNoSlifing.

Comment #68 by VanillaUnicycIe
Thursday, July 03, 2014 @ 05:52:23 PM

Add me to boost any DLC cheevos on reach add GnarlySquid7 or VanillaUnicycIe the l in "cycle" is a capital "i" I have 8 controllers(2 xboxes) and a mic

Comment #69 by God of Thumbs
Thursday, July 10, 2014 @ 02:32:51 AM

Need help with this. Message me on live. I have a second controller. GT is same as username.

Comment #70 by Xtreme Code X
Friday, November 21, 2014 @ 04:33:31 PM

Need help with this and the rest of the noble map dlc I have 4 controllers gamertag Xtreme Code X

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

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