Halo Reach: Achievement Guide

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Halo: Reach Achievement Guide
Composed by Fire Fawx

Hey everyone, I decided to do another achievement guide. This time for Halo: Reach! I hope this helps out... if you have any questions about a certain achievement or anything, you can ask here or send me a PM. Let's get started.


The following achievements are related to finishing campaign missions.  All you have to do is beat them on Normal difficulty (or higher). Playing on Easy will not unlock these achievements. The achievements will stack based on the level of difficulty you are playing on.

We're Just Getting Started (10G) - Complete the 2nd mission on Normal or harder.

Protocol Dictates Action (10G)
- Complete the 3rd mission on Normal or harder.

I Need A Weapon (10G) - Complete the 4th mission on Normal or harder.

To War (10G) - Complete the 5th mission on Normal or harder.

You Flew Pretty Good (10G) - Complete the 6th mission on Normal or harder.

Into The Howling Dark (10G) - Complete the 7th mission on Normal or harder.

Dust And Echoes (10G) - Complete the 8th mission on Normal or harder.

This Is Not Your Grave (10G) - Complete the 9th mission on Normal or harder.

Send Me Out... With A Bang (10G) - Complete the 10th mission on Normal or harder.

The Soldier We Need You To Be (25G) - Complete the Campaign on Normal difficulty.

Folks Need Heroes... (50G) - Complete the Campaign on Heroic difficulty.

Gods Must Be Strong (125G) - Complete the Campaign on Legendary difficulty.

A Monument To All Your Sins (150G) - Complete the Campaign on Legendary difficulty -- alone.
You will unlock this achievement when finishing every mission by yourself on Legendary difficulty.
  • You can find helpful strategies and tips when playing on Legendary all over the internet. Obviously, you'll want to take your time, use cover and health packs a lot. If you're up for a challenge, go ahead and try Legendary. Good luck, Spartan.


They've Always Been Faster (25G) - Clear the 2nd mission without setting foot in a drivable vehicle.
This is really simple, but you have to do it on Normal difficulty or higher. On Winter Contingency, simply do not get in any drivable vehicles during the entire mission.

KEEP IT CLEAN (5G) - Kill 7 Moa during the 2nd mission of the Campaign.
Moa are the ostrich looking creatures in this game. You'll come across a lot of them in the 2nd mission, "Winter Contingency". Simply shoot and kill 7 of them to unlock this achievement. *No animals were harmed in the making of this achievement.*

Two Corpses In One Grave (25G) - Kill 2 vehicles at once with the Target Locator in the 3rd mission.
On ONI: Sword Base, choose the Rally Point Alpha checkpoint. Make sure the difficulty setting is on Normal or higher. Once you start, move forward a little bit and on the left you will see the Target Locator. Pick it up and proceed forward. Go down the hill a bit and you will see 2 Wraiths which you will need to destroy at once with the TL. Wait until they move towards the middle of the pathway and mark the target right on them (or near them). They should both be destroyed and you will unlock the achievement.

Banshees, Fast And Low (25G) - Hijack a Banshee during the Campaign.
Load up Tip Of The Spear mission, on Rally Point Bravo. Make sure you're on Normal difficulty or higher. After you crash land from riding in the falcon, proceed up the hill and you'll run into some enemies. If you notice above, there will be at least 2 Banshees flying around. Focus on one and try to get close enough to hijack it (press and hold X). Be careful because one of your teammates might destroy it. If they do, focus on the other one. This might take some time to do but you'll eventually get it. Also, having a jet pack equipped might help you.

Your Heresy Will Stay Your Feet (25G) - Kill the Elite Zealot before he escapes during the 5th mission.
Load up Tip Of The Spear mission, on Rally Point Alpha. Again, make sure you're not on Easy difficulty. Once you're past the bridge, you'll run into some buildings. Not long after you'll hear about the Elite Zealot, who you're ordered to take down. Make you're way through the level until you see the Elite Zealot. He will have a little red arrow above him. You can take him out easily with a DMR from far range, just make sure you kill him before he escapes. Pretty simple achievement, just make sure you keep an eye out for him.

If They Came To Hear Me Beg (25G) - Perform an Assassination against an Elite to survive a fall that would've been fatal.
A lot of people have a tough time with this achievement for some reason. Nobody knows exactly why. Sometimes it will unlock, sometimes it won't. So expect to give it a few tries. It took me about 20-30 attempts until I finally got it. The easiest way to do this is on Pillar Of Autumn at mission start and jumping off the cliff right when you start the level onto an Elite and assassinating him. You'll see the Elite standing next to some Grunts down below. The trick is to run and jump, but while in the air, tapping LB to get out of sprint (watch your sprint meter to the left) and then performing the assassination on the Elite. If you just jump off you probably won't make it, so make sure you run and jump. Timing and accuracy is extremely important (and some luck). You must be out of sprint while doing the assassination, though. If you do it but don't unlock the achievement, don't give up! Keep trying. Make sure you're not on Easy difficulty.

Wake Up Buttercup (25G) - Destroy the Corvette's engines & escort in under 3 minutes in the 6th mission on Heroic or harder.
Make sure you're on Heroic difficulty! On Long Night of Solace at Rally Point Alpha, you'll need to destroy all the engines on the Corvette and escort out in under 3 minutes. This one is kind of difficult to explain and/or show you in text, so here's a video
showing you how it's done.

Tank Beats Everything (25G) - Finish the 9th mission on Legendary with the Scorpion intact.
This one can be challenging. You'll need to prevent the Scorpion from being destroyed all the way through the mission, "The Package" on Legendary difficulty. My advice is to move slowly and look around a lot. Try and take out enemies from far away because if you get to close or if you get in an area where you're surrounded, you probably won't make it. If you die and the Scorpion blows up, but you start back at your last checkpoint with the Scorpion intact, that is OK. You can still get the achievement. Overall, you'll just need to take your time with this one. Be patient!

I Didn't Train To Be A Pilot (10G) - Kill 3 of the anti-aircraft batteries during the 8th mission.
On the mission, "New Alexandria", when you're assisting the Pelican, you'll need to destroy the 3 anti-aircraft turrets on the building. Each one has a little red arrow above them, so you can't miss them. Simply shoot and destroy all 3 them. Easy as cake.

Doctor, doctor (5G) - Use a Health Pack to replenish life after taking body damage.
This achievement is pretty much impossible not to get when playing through the campaign. Health packs are everywhere. When your health is not full, restore it by using a Health pack.

That's A Knife (10G) - Perform an Assassination on an enemy.
To perform an assassination, sneak up behind an enemy and hold down the melee button (RB). You will then perform an assassination. Doing this for the first time will unlock this achievement for you.

Lucky Me (25G) - Earn a Triple Kill while Jetpacking in Campaign, Firefight or Matchmaking.
I got this while doing Firefight. Make sure you have a jet pack on and a powerful weapon. Wait until you see 3 or more enemies nearby, jet pack up in the air, and fire away. I used a rocket launcher but you can use whatever you please. Grunts are good enemies to kill while doing this achievement.

I See You A Favor A .45 (10G) - Kill 10 enemies in a Firefight or Campaign session with the M6G pistol.
Another easy one. Simply kill 10 enemies with your secondary M6G pistol. You can do this in Firefight or during the Campaign.

An Elegant Weapon (10G) - Kill 10 enemies in a Firefight or Campaign session with the DMR.
Just like "I See You A Favor A .45" achievement, except you need to use the DMR instead of the pistol. Simply shoot and kill 10 enemies during the Campaign or in Firefight.

Swap Meat (10G) - Trade weapons with an AI ally in Campaign.
Really easy. Go up to an ally and hold down X to trade weapons with them. You must have ammo in your gun to trade.

A Spoonful Of Blamite (10G) - Kill 10 enemies in Firefight or Campaign with a supercombine explosion.
You can do this in the Campaign or Firefight. Shoot 10 enemies using the Needler until they explode and die. The enemies must explode in order to get this achievement. The enemy needs to be big enough and playing on a higher difficulty is recommended. You'll see a pink badge pop up on your left if an enemy explodes. I did this in Firefight and kept shooting Hunters in the back until they blew up. Do this 10 times. The Needler is the gun with pinkish crystals sticking out of it.


Crowd Control (10G) - Earn a Killionaire medal in Firefight.
A Killionaire is where you kill 10 enemies within 4 seconds. Watch for the drop ships when enemies are coming out of them. Using a Rocket Launcher is a good idea. Get a good look and blast away at them. This may take awhile to get if you're not using an easy Firefight playlist set up.

Score Attack (10G) - Score 15,000 points in Score Attack Firefight Matchmaking.
Just like it says. Play until you score 15,000 points in a Score Attack Firefight game. Note: you can't unlock this by doing an easy firefight achievement playlist set up.

Firestarter (10G) - Score 50,000 points in a Firefight game.
You can unlock this in an easy firefight achievement playlist or you can do it normally. It shouldn't take that long to unlock. Just keep going until you reach 50,000 points.

Blaze Of Glory (25G) - Score 200,000 points in a Firefight game.
Same as "Firestarter" achievement, but you have to reach 200,000 points.

Heat In The Pipe (75G) - Score 1,000,000 points in a Firefight game.
Same as "Firestarter" and "Blaze Of Glory" achievements, but you have to reach 1,000,000 points. This is one of the most challenging achievements to get in the game if you're not using an easy firefight achievement playlist. You can Google or Youtube good Firefight strategies. Good luck.

Game, Set, Match (25G) - Complete a Firefight set on Legendary without dying.
Make it through a full Firefight set on Legendary without dying once. My advice is to play like you're playing the campaign on Legendary. Be very careful and cautious. Take your time!


Be My Wingman Anytime (5G) - Let a teammate spawn on you 5 times in an Invasion Matchmaking game.
You should be able to get this one while playing Invasion frequently or even in one game, make sure you are in cover and away from danger so that your teammates can spawn on you easier. They have to spawn on you 5 times.

Yes, Sensei (10G) - Earn a First Strike Medal in a Matchmaking game.
To unlock this achievement, all you need to do is get the first kill in a matchmaking game. Getting the first kill earns you a First Strike Medal, which then awards you the achievement.

Skunked (10G) - Win a game of Invasion in the 1st phase.
Self explanatory. Win a game of Invasion in the 1st phase. If you don't get it your first try, keep playing and you will eventually get it! Teaming up with players you can count on is a good idea :)

What's A Killing Spree? (5G) - Earn a Killing Spree in multiplayer Matchmaking.
A Killing Spree is where you kill 5 enemies in a row without dying. If you play multiplayer a lot, you're bound to get this sooner or later.

Knife To A Gun Fight (5G) - As an Elite, kill 5 Spartan players in Matchmaking.
A good way to do this is to play Invasion and when you are on the Elites side, kill 5 Spartans. You should be able to get this in no time.


Make It Rain (10G) - Purchase an item from the Armory that requires the rank of Lt. Colonel.
Play and rank up until you reach the rank of Lt. Colonel. Each item will tell you what rank you need to be to purchase it. Also, make sure you have enough credits to buy it!

The Start Of Something (15G) - Reach the rank of Corporal in the UNSC.
You can play Firefight or Matchmaking and keep ranking up until you reach this rank.

An Honor Serving (25G) - Reach the rank of Captain in the UNSC.
Same as "The Start Of Something" achievement, except you must reach the rank of Captain.

A Storage Solution (5G) - Use the File Browser to upload a file to your File Share.
You can get this achievement by going to the File Browser > New Custom Search > Filtered Search and download any screen shot or film clip, etc. Once it is downloaded, go back to Local Files and find the file you just downloaded. Then just upload it to your File Share and the achievement will unlock.

A New Challenger (10G) - Complete all of the Daily Challenges in a given day.
Complete all the challenges for a certain day. Press start from any lobby and go to challenges for more info.

One Down, 51 to Go (10G) - Complete a Weekly Challenge.
Similar to "A New Challenger" achievement but this is for a certain week. Press start and go to challenges to check out what's going on for that week.

Make It Drizzle (10G) - Purchase an item from the Armory.
Buy any item from the armory and this achievement will unlock. Start > Armory.

Cool File, Bro (5G) - Recommend a file to someone.
You can do this by going to the File Browser > New Custom Search > Filtered Search > and find any file such as a map variant, etc. Download it and then go to "Recommend to friends". A pop-up will show and the achievement will unlock. Cool Achievement, Bro.

Lemme Upgrade Ya (10G) - Advance a Commendation to a Silver state.
For this achievement, you'll need to upgrade a Commendation to a Silver state. Look at your service record to see all the Commendations. You can choose any one of them to advance up to Silver. Playing Score Attack is a good way for head shots in the Firefight Commendations, or some parts of the campaign you could play over and over to work on a Commendation. Basically, just focus on one and play a lot. You'll unlock this achievement over time. If anyone else has good strategies or quick ways to earn this achievement, post them!

That's all for now. Tag if needed. Thank you reading. If anyone has any questions/comments go ahead and post them here.
Special thanks to ADrunkCanadian for helping out with this guide.

-Fire Fawx


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