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Halo Reach Achievements Guide: Becoming the Best Spartan

by: M.S. Smith ; edited by: Michael Hartman ; updated: 4/17/2012 • Leave a comment

Halo Reach, like any Xbox 360 game, has plenty of achievements. This guide provides a list of achievements and what you need to do to find them and earn them.

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    Halo Reach Achievements Guide

    Reach is out, and by now you may have gone through the single-player campaign. If you do so on just normal difficulty you will end up with a few achievements, but not anywhere near all of them. So what do you need to do to claim all the gamerpoints that Halo Reach can offer? This guide will help you find out.

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    Single Player and Co-Op Achievements

    Halo Reach Achievements   A Monument To All Your Sins (150G): Complete every mission in Halo Reach alone on Legendary difficulty. Very self-explanatory. And difficult.

    Banshees, Fast and Low (25G): Hijack a Banshee in campaign. There are a few places to do this. The easiest is probably the Tip of the Spear mission once you enter the Spire’s shields. There are a couple Banshees here that will dive at you if you stand on the highground.

    Blaze of Glory (25G): Achieve 200,000 points in a Firefight game. Can be cheesed by choosing options that make Firefight easier.

    Crowd Control (10G): Earn a Killionaire medal in Firefight. This means you have to kill 10 enemies within four seconds of each other. Not too hard to manage against Grunts.

    Doctor, Doctor (5G): Replinsh health using a Health Pack. Easily done at numerous points in both campaign and multiplayer.

    Dust and Echos (10G): Complete the 8th mission on Normal or harder.

    Firestarter (10G): Score 50,000 points or more in Firefight.

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

    Game, Set, Match (25G): Complete a Firefight mission on Legendary without dying.

    Gods Must Be Strong (125G): Complete the campaign on Legendary.

    Heat The Pipe (75G): Score 1,000,000 points in a Firefight game. You may need to turn on options like unlimited ammo in order to manage this one.

    I Didn’t Train to Be a Pilot (10G): Take out 3 anti-aircraft guns during the 8th mission. This is the one in which you pilot a Falcon around New Alexandria.

    If They Came to Hear Me Beg (25G): Perform an Assassination against an Elite to survive a fall that would have been fatal. No, seriously. You can earn this achievement at the beginning of the last mission. There is a cliff overlooking some Grunts and one Elite. Sprint off the cliff, aim for the Elite, and hit your Melee attack button just as you land behind him. Needless to say, you may need to try this one a few times to get it right.

    Halo Reach Achievements List   I Need a Weapon (10G): Complete the 4th mission on Normal or harder.

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

    Keep It Clean (5G): Kill 7 Moa during the 2nd mission. The Moa are the Ostrich-like birds. You’ll have to mow down just about everyone Moa you see to earn this achievement.

    Lucky Me (25G): Earn a Triple Kill while Jetpacking. Also can be earned in some multiplayer matches.

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

    Score Attack (10G): Earn 15,000 points in Score Attack Firefight Matchmaking. You’ll probably have to co-op with other players to manage this achievement.

    Send me Out…With a Bang (10G): Complete the 10th mission on Normal or harder.

    Swap Meet (10G): Trade weapons with an AI ally in Campaign.

    Tanks Beat Everything (25G): Finish the 9th mission on Legendary with the Scorpion intact. You don’t need to actually use the tank all the way through, however. The easiest way to earn this achievement is to park the tank if it is becoming heavily damaged and then clear out the level using other methods. Then go back and pick up the tank afterwards. You’ll earn the achievement once the tank arrives the Sword Base gate.

    The Soldier We Need You To be (25G): Complete the campaign on normal difficulty.

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

    Your Heresy Will Stay Your Feet (25G): Kill the Elite Zealot before he escapes during the 5th mission.

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    Multiplayer Achievements

    Halo Reach Achievements Guide   Be my Wingman, Anytime (5G): Let a teammate spawn on your 5 times in an Invasion Matchmaking game.

    Knife to a Gunfight (5G): Kill 5 Spartan players as an Elite in multiplayer. Go play Invasion mode to do this!

    Skunked! (10G): Win a game of Invasion in the first phase. This isn’t too hard, but can be difficult to do on your own since you have to also depend on the five other players you’re teamed with.

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

    They’ve Always Been Faster (25G): Clear the 2nd mission without setting foot in a vehicle. This means ignoring the civilian vehicle your commander tells you to drive.

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

    Two Corpses One Grave (25G): Kill 2 vehicles in one shot with the Target Locator during the 3rd mission. You’ll have to lure the two Wraiths together. This can require some maneuvering, but if you’re patient they should eventually drive close to each other.

    Wake Up, Buttercup (25G): Destroy the Corvette’s engines & escort in under 3 minutes during the 6th mission on Heroic or harder. This can be difficult Try to take out the engines in one pass using missiles, then take out the escorts and weapons. You’ll need to be accurate so you can take out the escorts quickly.

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

    What’s A Killing Spree? (5G): Earn a Killing Spree in multiplayer matchmaking.

    Yes, Sensei (10G): Earn a First Strike Medal in a matchmaking game. This medal is earned by being the first player in the game to get a kill.

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    Rank and Challenge Achievements

    Halo Reach Achievements Xbox 360   An Honor Serving (25G): Reach the rank of Captain. This will take some time. You can cheese it by playing Firefight with all the options slanted in your favor, but it will still take awhile.

    A New Challenger (10G): Complete all of the Daily Challenges in a given day. Self-explanatory.

    Lemme Upgrade Ya (10G): Advance any Commendation to Silver level. You can view your commendation progress by taking a look at your service record.

    One Down, 51 to Go (10G): Complete a Weekly Challenge.

    The Start of Something (15G): Reach the rank of Corporal. This only requires that you reach 10K credits (and you start with 5K) so you can finish this by playing just a few rounds of multiplayer.

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    Weapon Achievements

    An Elegant Weapon…(10G): Kill 10 enemies in Firefight or Campaign with the DMR. You’ll likely achieve this one before the end of the first mission.

    That’s a Knife (10G): Perform an Assassination on an enemy.

    I See You Favor a .45 (10G): Kill 10 enemies in Firefight or Campaign with the M6G Pistol. This is usually best achieved at the beginning of the game since you start with a pistol and face relatively weak opponents.

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    Misc Achievements

    A Storage Solution (5G): Use the file browser to upload a file to file share. The easiest way to do this is to take a snapshot of a game in the Theatre mode and then upload it.

    Cool File, Bro (5G): Recommend a file to someone.

    Make it Drizzle (10G): Purchase any item from the Armory

    Make it Rain (10G): Purchase any item from the Armory that requires a rank of Lt. Colonel.

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