- Estimated achievement difficulty: 2/10 [Achievement Difficulty Rating]
- Offline: 0
- Online: 22 [1000gs.png]
- Approximate amount of time to 1000gs.png: 3-5 hours [Estimated Time to 100%]
- Minimum number of playthroughs needed: 1
- Missable achievements: None
- Does difficulty affect achievements: N/A
- Unobtainable/glitched achievements: None
- Extra equipment needed: Halo 5 Guardians, Xbox one

Welcome  to Halo 5: Forge, a PC version of Halo 5 that only contains Forge mode and a slimmed down multiplayer. Originally released so you could create higher quality maps quicker using a PC, it gives quite a quick and easy completion but does require playing with up to 8 people.

Minimum system requirements:
I've posted the minimum requirements below but you can try and play the game if you're just short. This may be useful if you want to boost some of the achievements and you have a second device like a laptop. Some maps may struggle to load but simpler ones still should.

Memory: 8 GB
Video Memory: 2 GB
Processor: Intel i5 at 2.3 GHz or AMD FX6120
Graphics: GeForce 650 Ti or AMD R7 260x

Forge mode: The first thing you should do is play the Forge tutorial. This will teach you the basic controls you need to get through the other Forge achievements and also net you the Monitor Bootcamp (70G) achievement.

Thereafter you will want to create a new map and work on getting all the achievements that require creating maps etc. These shouldn't take too long and can all be done on the same map.

Note: Capped (30G) currently requires you to have Halo 5 Guardians installed on your Xbox to gain it.

The next step is multiplayer achievements. 

Friendly Forging (40G) requires you to play Forge mode with at least one other person, but the rest require multiplayer matches. For this, having a second computer you can play on is useful. Alternatively, use the achievements boosting thread here to find people.

Most of the achievements require one other player but Running Riot (125G) can be grinded out by yourself.

Take note of Squad Goals (50G) and Playtest (50G) as these require three other people, and finally Community (100G) requires seven other people.

​​​​​All in all, Halo 5: Forge is a quick completion, and whilst it doesn't make up for the fact there's no proper Halo 5 on PC, if you like Forge or are looking for relatively easy gamerscore from a Halo game, this is it. Just be sure to note that some of the achievements will almost certainly require you to get a party together.
[XBA would like to thank Caramel Cardinal for this Roadmap]

Halo 5: Forge Achievement Guide

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There are 22 achievements with a total of 1000 points

  • Forge with another player.

    Simply invite a friend to your fireteam then start a new Forge game. Alternatively, you can either start a public session and hope someone joins or use the custom games browser and join a Forge game (just make sure it is a Forge session not an actual game).
  • Create a map in Forge Mode with 5 or more vehicles.

    Enter Forge on a main Forge map like Alpine. 

    Go to the "+" icon on the upper right - "Gameplay" - "Vehicles" - "Land" and place a vehicle, for example a warthog, Once placed, left click then hit CTRL+D to copy it. Place five in total.

    Press ESC then save the map and the achievement will unlock.
  • Change the Skybox within a Forge Map.

    Enter Forge on a main Forge map like Alpine.

    Click on the "Globe" in the top right corner and select "Lighting" - "Theme/Skybox" and then just change it and the achievement will unlock.
  • Save your first Forge map.

    This will come naturally along with any other Forge achivement.

    In Forge, change anything then simply hit ESC then save.
  • Create a Forge Map with 50 or more Props.

    The description of this is slightly wrong.

    It should be "Create 50 Forge maps with 50 or more Props." Fortunately this is quite simple and quick to do.

    In Forge mode first go to the "+" icon on the upper right - "Props" - then select a small prop like a box and place it in "Boxes" and place it. Then click the object and press CTRL+D on your keyboard to duplicate the box until you have 50+ of them. There is an "objects counter" at the bottom. Once done hit CTRL+S to save the map.

    Once done, hit CTRL+D to copy the object again, followed by CTRL+S to save the map. This counts as a new map. Repeat 50 times and the achievement will unlock.
  • Create a Forge Map containing an object scripted to move.

    In Forge mode select an object you have placed and press "P" to open the properties menu, then go to scripts, add script. Set the condition to "on timer", delay to "1.0" and action to "move offset" then change one of the values for x, y or z. Then simply save the map and the achievement should unlock.
  • Modify the COLOR, MATTE/METALLIC, or MATERIALS properties of an object.

    In Forge mode select an object you have placed (e.g. a box) and press "P" to bring up the properties menu, and then from there select "colour" and simply change the colour to anything else.
  • Create a map containing a Halo 2 BR, Halo 1 Magnum, and SPNKR Rocket Launcher.

    In Forge, select the "+" icon on the upper right - "Gameplay" - "Weapons" - "UNSC" - "Battlerifles", place a Halo 2 BR, then go back and go to "Magnums", place a Halo 1 Magnum. Finally go to "Rocket Launchers" and place a SPKNR (Standard).

    Then save the map and the achievement will unlock.
  • Change the Reference Color of any category in Forge Mode.

    In Forge, click the "Globe" in the upper right corner, go down to "Referenced colors" then change it to anything else.
  • Play a Custom Game by yourself on a map you created.

    Once you have saved a map, go back to the main menu, select Forge, my data, then select your saved map and select custom game with any game mode. Start the game and press "ESC" and quit the game. The achievement will then unlock.
  • Win 25 Custom Games.

    Whilst you could try and win normal games using the custom games browser, to boost this quickly you will need another player. If you start a game with another player on the other team then end the game as soon as it starts it will be a draw which will count as a win for both of you.

    You should look to get this whilst working towards Running Riot (125G) 
  • Complete 117 Custom Games on player created maps.

    Create a custom game on a map you have created, start the match, then end it immediately, then just repeat the process. You can be in the game by yourself and don't need anyone else in it.
  • Complete a Custom Game with at least a 10 KDA.

    Unless you are a skilled Halo player, it is recommended that you boost this. Simply start a Slayer match with another player on any map, first to 10 kills. Then, kill your enemy 10 times without them killing you and the achievement will unlock.
  • Bookmark another player's map.

    From the Main Menu, select Forge, then select "most liked," click any map, then select the like and bookmark buttons.
  • Complete the Forge Tutorial.

    This should be the first achievement you get since it will teach you the basic controls. From the main menu select Forge, then Tutorials Once it has loaded follow the instructions you are given, and at the end the achievement will unlock.
  • Be in a Fireteam with 3 or more of your friends.

    This can be glitchy in a good way: they dont need to be your friends. If you join a custom game with three or more people then play through to the end, so long as there are still three other people in the match you should end up in a lobby as part of the Fireteam. 
  • Capped



    Attach a screenshot to your Forge Map.

    Note: Due to a change in the way screenshots are handled with the old Xbox app and new, this is currently only obtainable if you have Halo 5: Guardians.

    Launch Halo 5: Guardians on Xbox One and take a screenshot of anything, then upload it.

    Then wait 10 minutes or so, go back to Halo 5: Forge on your PC and go to Forge > My Files > your map > Link Screenshot. Select the screenshot then attach and save.
  • Win a 1v1 Custom Game on a map you authored.

    Once you have created a map, simply start a game with one other player and win.

    Note: you could take a well know map that is already done, open it in Forge then re-save it as your own, to make sure it works.
  • Complete a 4+ player Custom Game on a map you created.

    You will need 3 other people for this, since the online is mostly dead, so whilst it may be possible for you to host a game and get random people to join, your choices are to get a group of friends together, or use the boosting thread here to find people. See Community (100G) for more detail.

    Note: To get random people to join you, try finding a popular map on the Forge list then re-saving it as your own.
  • Complete a Custom Game with 7 other players on a user created map.

    This is the hardest to achieve since you need to find enough people, and the online is pretty much dead these days, though if you use the custom games browser you may find one on a custom map with some people in it (make sure it is a custom map; most games that are played are played on standard ones).

    Note: This can be glitchy in a good way: it's possible you don't all need to be in the game at once. If they join then leave at the end it should still unlock, though to help it may be best to ensure that people get at least one kill before leaving.

    Also, if you have a second device (e.g. a laptop) that almost meets the minimum requirements you should still be able to join your own game. You also don't need an active Gold subscription to play online, just an account, so you could join with one gamertag, get a kill, quit, sign out of that account then re-join again.
  • Get 7 headshot kills in a single Custom Game.

    This may come naturally if you play online and use the Battle Rifle or other precision gun and always go for the head. Alternatively, it is recommended that you do this at the same time as Elitist (45G).
  • Create a Camera and Animation Location on a Forge Map.

    In Forge mode, click the "+" icon in the top right - the go to "Extras"> "Cameras/Animations", place a camera somewhere, then place an animation location somewhere, then save the map.

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