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Halo 3 Achievements

This is a list of Halo 3 Achievements. There are a total of 49 original achievements that were shipped with the game, worth a total of 1000 Gamerscore (GS), with another 30 DLC (Downloadable Content) achievements worth 750 GS.[1] Some achievements unlock certain armor permutations.


Campaign

Icon Name Description Gamer-
points
Level Completion
Mission 1 completed achievement Landfall Finish the first mission of the Campaign on Normal, Heroic, or Legendary. 20 Gamerscore
Mission 2 completed achievement Holdout Finish the second mission of the Campaign on Normal, Heroic, or Legendary. 20 Gamerscore
Mission 3 completed achievement The Road Finish the third mission of the Campaign on Normal, Heroic, or Legendary. 20 Gamerscore
Mission 4 completed achievement Assault Finish the fourth mission of the Campaign on Normal, Heroic, or Legendary. 30 Gamerscore
Mission 5 completed achievement Cleansing Finish the fifth mission of the Campaign on Normal, Heroic, or Legendary. 30 Gamerscore
Mission 6 completed achievement Refuge Finish the sixth mission of the Campaign on Normal, Heroic, or Legendary. 30 Gamerscore
Mission 7 completed achievement Last Stand Finish the seventh mission of the Campaign on Normal, Heroic, or Legendary. 40 Gamerscore
Mission 8 completed achievement The Key Finish the eighth mission of the Campaign on Normal, Heroic, or Legendary. 40 Gamerscore
Mission 9 completed achievement Return Finish the final mission of the Campaign on Normal, Heroic, or Legendary. 50 Gamerscore
Campaign Completion
Campaign Normal completed achievement Campaign Complete: Normal Finish the Campaign on Normal. 125 Gamerscore
Heroic Campaign Complete: Heroic Finish the Campaign on Heroic
(unlocks achievement for Normal, if not earned).
125 Gamerscore
Legendary Campaign Complete: Legendary Finish the Campaign on Legendary
(unlocks achievement for Normal and Heroic, if not earned).
125 Gamerscore
Skulls
Iron skull achievement Iron Find and claim this skull. 10 Gamerscore
Black Eye skull achievement Black Eye Find and claim this skull. 10 Gamerscore
Tough Luck skull achievement Tough Luck Find and claim this skull. 10 Gamerscore
Catch skull achievement Catch Find and claim this skull. 10 Gamerscore
Fog skull achievement Fog Find and claim this skull. 10 Gamerscore
Famineskull Famine Find and claim this skull. 10 Gamerscore
Thunderstorm skull achievement Thunderstorm Find and claim this skull. 10 Gamerscore
Tiltskull Tilt Find and claim this skull. 10 Gamerscore
Mythic skull achievement Mythic Find and claim this skull. 10 Gamerscore
Miscellaneous
Marathonman Marathon Man Locate and access all 7 Terminals in the Campaign. 40 Gamerscore
Meta-game
Guerilla achievement Guerilla Score over 15,000 points in the Campaign meta-game on the first mission. 10 Gamerscore
Demon achievement Demon Score over 15,000 points in the Campaign meta-game on the second mission. 10 Gamerscore
Cavalier achievement Cavalier Score over 15,000 points in the Campaign meta-game on the third mission. 10 Gamerscore
Askar achievement Askar Score over 15,000 points in the Campaign meta-game on the fourth mission. 10 Gamerscore
Exterminator achievement Exterminator Score over 15,000 points in the Campaign meta-game on the fifth mission. 10 Gamerscore
Ranger achievement Ranger Score over 50,000 points in the Campaign meta-game on the sixth mission. 10 Gamerscore
Vanguard achievement Vanguard Score over 50,000 points in the Campaign meta-game on the seventh mission. 10 Gamerscore
Orpheus achievement Orpheus Score over 15,000 points in the Campaign meta-game on the eighth mission. 10 Gamerscore
Reclaimer achievement Reclaimer Score over 15,000 points in the Campaign meta-game on the final mission. 10 Gamerscore

Multiplayer

Icon Name Description G
points
Rank
Graduate achievement Graduate Earn 5 EXP or finish 10 games to complete the requirements for Basic Training (Online). 10 Gamerscore
UNSC Spartan achievement UNSC Spartan Earn your Sergeant rating to be recognized as a true Spartan (Online-20 exp). 15 Gamerscore
Spartan Officer achievement Spartan Officer Advance to the Spartan Officer ranks (Online-70 exp). 25 Gamerscore
Achievements - Multiplayer Only
Two for One achievement Two for One Score a Double Kill with a single spartan laser shot in a ranked free for all playlist. (Online). 5 Gamerscore
Triple Kill achievement Triple Kill Kill 3 enemies within 4 seconds of one another in a ranked free for all playlist (Online). 5 Gamerscore
Overkill achievement Overkill Kill 4 enemies within 4 seconds of one another in a ranked free for all playlist (Online). 5 Gamerscore
Lee R Wilson achievement Lee R Wilson Memorial Score 5 grenade sticks in any ranked free for all playlist (Online). 5 Gamerscore
Killing Frenzy achievement Killing Frenzy Kill 10 enemies without dying in any ranked free for all playlist (Online). 5 Gamerscore
Steppin' Razor achievement Steppin' Razor Score a Triple Kill with the sword in a ranked free for all playlist (Online). 5 Gamerscore
Mongoose Mowdown achievement Mongoose Mowdown Splatter an enemy with the mongoose in a ranked free for all playlist (Online). 5 Gamerscore
Up Close and Personal achievement Up Close and Personal Kill 5 enemies by melee or assassination in a ranked free for all playlist (Online). 5 Gamerscore
MVP achievement MVP Earn the MVP by scoring the most points in any ranked playlist (Online). 5 Gamerscore
Maybe Next Time Buddy achievement Maybe Next Time Buddy Board the same vehicle within 10 seconds after being boarded in any free for all playlist (Online). 5 Gamerscore
Achievements - Multiplayer or Campaign
Too Close to the Sun achievement Too Close to the Sun Destroy an enemy Banshee with the Spartan Laser or Missile Pod in a ranked playlist or in campaign. 5 Gamerscore
We're in for some Chop achievement We're in for some Chop Destroy an enemy vehicle with an equipment in a ranked playlist or in campaign. 5 Gamerscore
Fear the Pink Mist achievement Fear the Pink Mist Kill 5 enemies with the Needler in a ranked free for all playlist or in campaign without dying. 5 Gamerscore
Headshot Honcho achievement Headshot Honcho Kill 10 enemies with headshots in a ranked free for all playlist or in campaign. 5 Gamerscore
Used Car Salesman achievement Used Car Salesman Destroy a vehicle that has three or more enemies in it in a ranked playlist or in campaign. 5 Gamerscore

Downloadable Content

An additional 30 achievements, totaling 750 GS, were leaked at PAX 08. All 30 of these, worth of 750 GS, were added in Title Update 2, however, only 23 can currently be unlocked (leaving the remaining 7 to be unlocked alongside the release of the 2nd part of the Mythic Map pack, with Halo 3: ODST.)

Note: The achievements in italics are impossible to gain until the publication of the 2nd part of the Mythic Map Pack, with Halo 3: ODST.


Icon Name Description G
points
Annual achievement Vidmaster Challenge: Annual Complete Halo on 4-player Legendary LIVE Co-op, with Iron, and everyone in Ghosts. 0 Gamerscore
7 on 7 achievement Vidmaster Challenge: 7 on 7 Enter into any ranked or social playlist with 7 EXP on the 7th of the month.* 0 Gamerscore
Lightswitch achievement Vidmaster Challenge: Lightswitch Get to the rank of Lieutenant in any playlist in the new EXP progression system. 0 Gamerscore
Brainpan achievement Vidmaster Challenge: Brainpan Find all the hidden skulls on the mythic maps. 25 Gamerscore
Citadel skull achievement Citadel Skull On Citadel, find the hidden skull. 25 Gamerscore
84 Assembly Skull On Assembly, find the hidden skull. 25 Gamerscore
89 Sandbox Skull On Sandbox, find the hidden skull. 25 Gamerscore
Heretic skull achievement Heretic Skull On Heretic, find the hidden skull. 25 Gamerscore
Longshore skull achievement Longshore Skull On Longshore, find the hidden skull. 25 Gamerscore
88 Orbital Skull On Orbital, find the hidden skull. 25 Gamerscore
74 Ghost Patrol On Longshore, get 3 kills with a Ghost during any ranked or social match. 25 Gamerscore
Blades of Fury achievement Blades of Fury On Heretic, get a Sword Spree during any ranked or social match. 25 Gamerscore
Pull achievement Pull On Citadel, get a Shotgun Spree during any ranked or social match. 25 Gamerscore
Hammer time Hammer Time On Assembly, get 5 Hammer kills in any ranked or social match. 25 Gamerscore
Post Mortem achievement Post Mortem On Orbital, get 2 Death From the Grave medals during any ranked or social match. 25 Gamerscore
Get the Horns achievement ... Get the Horns On a Mythic map, get a Bulltrue medal during any ranked or social match. 25 Gamerscore
77 Awww, Too Bad On a Mythic map, get a Killjoy medal during any ranked or social match. 25 Gamerscore
78 Killtacular On a Mythic map, get a Killtacular during any ranked or social match. 25 Gamerscore
Have Fun Respawning achievement Have Fun Respawning On a Mythic map, get an Extermination during any ranked or social match. 25 Gamerscore
80 Save This Film On a Mythic map, get a Perfection medal during any ranked or social match. 25 Gamerscore
Delicious Brains achievement Delicious Brains On a Mythic map, Infect 2 humans during any ranked or social match. 25 Gamerscore
Zombie Repeller achievement Zombie Repeller Mythic map, kill 2 Zombies during any ranked or social match. 25 Gamerscore
83 Tank Dropper On any Mythic map, get a kill on another player while in monitor mode. 25 Gamerscore
Road Rage achievement Road Rage On a Legendary map, get 5 Warthog chaingun kills during any ranked or social match. 25 Gamerscore
Flag Dropped achievement Flag Dropped On a Legendary map, get 2 Flag Carrier kills during any ranked or social match. 25 Gamerscore
Alas, Poor Yorick achievement Alas, Poor Yorick On a Legendary map, get 3 Oddball Melee kills during any ranked or social match. 25 Gamerscore
Double Double achievement Double Double On a Legendary map, get two Double Kills during any ranked or social match. 25 Gamerscore
Look Both Ways achievement Look Both Ways On a Legendary map, get a Splatter Spree during any ranked or social match. 50 Gamerscore
Defend This achievement Defend This On a Legendary map, get a Flag Melee kill during any ranked or social match. 50 Gamerscore
Came... From... Behind achievement Came... From... Behind On a Legendary map, get 3 Assassinations during any ranked or social match. 50 Gamerscore


*Bungie later announced in a weekly update that, to receive this achievement, you actually have to reach 7 EXP on the 7th of any month, not enter with 7 EXP.

Trivia

  • Unlocking at least 49 achievements and 1000 gamerpoints gives the Security helmet and Katana body in multiplayer.
  • Finding all skulls unlocks the Hayabusa Armor.
  • "Marathon Man" refers to Bungie's Marathon series, where interactive computer terminals were plentiful.
  • The name of the "Askar" achievement is actually in Bahasa Melayu (the formal language in Malaysia) and the meaning is "soldier". Also in Swahili (the official language of Kenya and Tanzania), the word "askari" can mean soldier or policeman. Similarly, in Pashto/Pashtu/Pushtu/Pakhto (representative of dialectal differences in pronunciation) Asgar can mean soldier, or more generally a member of any armed force. (Pashto is one of two official languages of Afghanistan, and is also spoken in the tribal region of Northern Pakistan.)
  • Originally, there were 49 total achievements. 49 is equal to 7 times 7, which is another seven reference in the Halo series. There are 30 total new achievements, taking the total Halo 3 achievements count up to 79 with 7 + 9 = 16, and 1 + 6 = 7.[2] With 59 achievements after AU2, 5 + 9 = 14 = 2 * 7.
  • Out of the original 49 achievements, the online-only achievements (except better luck next time buddy and MVP) were only obtainable in the playlists Lone Wolves and Head to Head. Occasionally Double EXP Weekend playlists do have Ranked FFA playlist(s) as well, like: Legendary Brawl. The new achievements added with AU2 are obtainable in both ranked and social playlists, providing it is on the required map(s).
  • Some players have been known to use the language glitch for the Halo 3 online achievements, and this is considered boosting and frowned upon by most Halo gamers.
  • The UNSC Spartan Achievement, which you receive for reaching sergeant status online, has been known not to unlock for some people regardless of rank. This was later investigated by Bungie and was found that this is because their consoles are turned off before actually receiving the achievement. It should also be noted that, with the new EXP system, the achievement can be obtained through reaching UNSC Spartan level on a playlist. This still, unfortunately, will not unlock the UNSC Spartan pin on a player's global service record.
  • The "Vidmaster Challenges" were from Bungie's Marathon series, where players who wished to prove they were the absolute best had to complete insane challenges such as playing through the game without the use of health items, with only fists, on the highest difficulty setting. Those that succeeded made videos to mark their achievement, thus spawning the term "Vidmaster". Recent rumor about the December issue of Game Informer suggests that when you buy Halo 3: ODST and have all Vidmaster Challenges completed then Recon armor will be unlocked in Halo 3 multiplayer. This was confirmed in a bungie weekly update.
  • Legendary map achievements can be obtained on a Mythic map, making them much easier to be staged because of how Team Mythic works.

References

  1. Bungie.net Halo 3 Service Record
  2. http://www.computerandvideogames.com/article.u?id=196476

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